Dean at Capitol Technology University, Maryland
Cyberpsychology, and Its Influence on The Aviation Sector in The Future
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Georgian Aviation University
Dean of Engineering Faculty at Georgian Aviation University
Senior Technical Fellow
Dr. Darren McKnight is currently Senior Technical Fellow for LeoLabs. Working closely with partners and customers throughout the industry, he creates new data depictions, develops risk algorithms, and leads space incident investigations. As a member of the International Academy of Astronautics’ Space Debris Committee, Darren has been active in position paper development, selection of symposia papers, and execution of the annual International Astronautical Congress. His current focus is on developing technical solutions and encouraging global behavior that leads to sustained space operations assurance through limiting the risk of debris collision hazard to space systems in Earth orbit.
Aerostar Avion Institute
Tammera L. Holmes has served as President & CEO of AeroStar Consulting Corporation in Chicago, Illinois since 2008, and in 2016, Holmes launched her non-profit, The AeroStar Avion Institute to begin opening doors for youth in a career field that for most is still very foreign. Her focus is to get more youth and young adults, African Americans, females, and other under-represented populations onto pathways in STEM careers, particularly in the Aerospace industry. Her workforce strategies and innovative thought leadership has been proven to promote access to, and persistence in jobs within Aviation and Aerospace. She is an upstanding role-model in the community and a global leader in the Aviation industry. Her programs and strategic solutions are literally giving "Wings to Dreams."
Dean of Doctoral Programs
Capitol Technology University
Professor Ian R. McAndrew FRAeS is a very highly qualified academic with extensive experiences within industry and internationally recognised researcher with extensive teaching experience at all levels of education. Conference and Journal publication of 82 over 32 years, six books and numerous Keynote presentations around the world. Has supervised 179 students to their doctoral completion in USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Kenya and South Africa. Extensive consultancy experience internationally for multi-nations and organisations. Leading a global doctorate program of in excess of 450 students. As the Dean of Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University he is responsible for 36 different Doctoral Programs ranging from Cybersecurity, Analytics, Aviation, Aeronautical Science and Technology based.
Dr. Timothy Sands is on the engineering faculty at Cornell University since 2020, where his research and teaching focus on astronautical engineering and systems engineering. From 2010 through 2020, he was an executive and senior leader of both military postgraduate universities (the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Naval Postgraduate School respectively), serving sequentially as Chief Academic Officer, Associate Provost, Dean, Associate Dean, and research center Director in addition to serving as a Fellow of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He executed the DARPA Challenge for digital manufacturing analysis, correlation, and estimation (DMACE), investigating the science behind the burgeoning field of digital manufacturing.
University of Modena Italy
Francesco Pellicano is Aeronautical Engineer and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, he is currently Full Professor, Head of the Centre Intermech MoRe and was committee president of 2 BsC and 2 MsC programmes. He was coordinator of EU Regional projects: METaGEAR (Gears, Materials, Robotics), INDGEAR (condition monitoring) and HPGA Fortissimo (applications of high performance computing); he was coordinator of several international and national projects. He published 2 Books, more than 80 Journal papers and more than 100 conference papers. Bibliometry: 176 papers on Scopus, h-index 36, more than 3000 citations. His research activities are: Fluid-structure interaction: cooperating with Prof. Amabili and Païdoussis developed models for vibration and stability analyses of shells interacting with incompressible heavy fluids, compressible and supersonic fluids; recently interactions with non-Newtonian fluids were investigated. Gear stress and vibration modelling and testing, the research was focused on vibration aspects of gears including nonsmooth dynamics and chaotic vibration, optimization using Genetic Algorithms, Diagnostics and Prognostics. Vibration control using active passive techniques: active control through piezo-electric actuators, active control of suspension through variable stiffness for earthquake applications; linear and nonlinear dynamic absorbers and applications to railways bridges; quasi-zero stiffness suspension for earthquake applications; origami isolators and applications to automotive. Shell dynamics and stability: modal interactions, nonlinear random responses and synchronization phenomena, thermal effects and their impact on the dynamic scenario. Vibration of carbon nanotubes: development of new continuous shell models for investigating the vibration characteristics of single and multiwalled nanotubes considering size effects and van der Waals interactions.
Professor. Lee received his Ph.D. from Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech. U.S. in 1991. He finished M.S. and B.S in Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Currently he is a Professor and Director, Konkuk Aerospace Design Airworthiness Research Institute, KADA, a Center of Excellence, Ministry of Education, Korea. He served as the president of the Korean Society of Aeronautics and Space Sciences, KSAS, a major academic society in Aerospace in Korea, and served/serving as a vice president or president of several academic societies including the Innovative Defense Acquisition Society-Korea, IDEAS-K, KSAA, and KOSSE, KSCM. He is the corresponding author or co-author of over 600 publications including 13 patents and 74 top international journal papers. His research interests are Urban Air Mobility, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization, MDO, Aerodynamic Design and Optimization, Aerospace Vehicle Design for Aircraft, Space Launcher, UAV/Drones, Digital Twin/Flight simulation and Artificial Intelligence Applications for Aerospace Vehicles. He received several honors and awards in his academic career. He has been serving as the Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, General Chair of International Conferences, the technical program chair, and the symposium chair for various international conferences including APISAT, ACSMO, KSAS, KSAA. He served as a Specialized Member at Defense Acquisition Committee, Ministry of National Defense, Korea and at Policy Planning Committee / Business Committee, DAPA, MND, Korea.
African Aviation and Aerospace University
A former senior aviation executive and Training Captain for 20 years with 12,500 hours, Prof. Tilmann Gabriel has managed sustained growth for leading airlines, as well as start-ups, Airports, MRO, business jet, helicopter operations, aircraft manufacturers and large training operations. As Director of the renowned Master Programmes for Aviation Management of CITY, University of London, Prof. Gabriel has led hundreds of aviation employees to a Master degree. As member of the ICAO CBTA Task Force to design the new pilot licenses based on Core Competencies, Gabriel focuses on the combination of Bachelor programmes with the ICAO Annex 1 licenses. In Nigeria, he currently serves as the founding Vice Chancellor of the first African Aviation & Aerospace University, opening in September 2023. With leadership experience in European, African, American, and Middle Eastern markets, Gabriel remains a key innovator in airlines and aviation companies and reinforces a safety culture environment while cultivating leadership, integrity and individual responsibility. Gabriel was contracted as transaction advisor to the Nigerian Government for the business plan, privatisation and start-up of Nigeria Air.
Chair of Theoretical Physics
RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr. Ubbo Felderhof Chair of Theoretical Physics A (13. Januar 1936 in Amersfoort) ist ein niederländischer Physiker. Er ist emeritierter Universitätsprofessor für Theoretische Physik an der RWTH Aachen. An der Universität Utrecht 1963 bei Nico van Kampen promoviert, wurde Ubbo Felderhof 1971, nach Forschungsaufenthalten bei Irwin Oppenheim am Massachusetts Institute of Technology und bei Michael E. Fisher an der Cornell University, zum Reader für Theoretische Physik am Queen Mary and Westfield College in London ernannt. 1975 folgte er dem Ruf auf eine Professur an die RWTH Aachen.
University of Bristol
My research is concerned with developing polymeric materials with improved performance suitable for use in demanding environments and technologically relevant applications (e.g. satellites, military and civil aerospace, high performance automotive applications, micro-/opto-electrionics and polymer filters). This may take the form of novel synthesis (of monomers) or blending of existing commercial materials. To gain the best out of these materials, it is of key importance to understand the structures that they form (in terms of the bonds they form or the 3-dimensional structures that they adopt) so that these might be subtly improved. My group employs cutting edge techniques to combine state of the art computer modelling and simulation techniques, with sophisticated analysis (at the atomic or molecular level through spectroscopy or at the macroscopic scale through thermo-mechanical techniques). Computer simulation requires the use of software both developed by us, e.g. in the kinetic modelling of polymer cure and commercial packages e.g. in the calculation of the physical and mechanical properties of synthetic polymers.
Washington University in St. Louis USA
Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in 2001, Professor Agarwal was the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Wichita State University from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 2001, he was also the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor at Wichita State University. From 1978 to 1994, Professor Agarwal worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. From 1976 to 1978, Professor Agarwal worked as a NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center and as a Principal Research Engineer at Rao and Associates in Palo Alto, California from 1975 to 1976.
University of Liverpool
Professor Zhongwei Guan is Executive Director of Advanced Materials Research Centre of Technology Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi. He received his first degree on Solid Mechanics in Sichuan University China in 1982 and was awarded PhD on Structural Behaviour of Polymeric Pipelining in University of Bradford UK in 1993. He was Reader in Lightweight Composite Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool. He has published more than 160 SCI papers in refereed leading international journals on lightweight composite structures subjected to extreme loading conditions such as projectile impact and blast, covering fibre metal laminates, PVC foambased sandwiches and SLM lattice structures, corrugated sandwiches, timber structures, high temperature TP prepreg, etc., with a h-index of 37 in Google Scholar and citation more than 4400. He was Chairman of the 5th International Conference on Computational Methods held in Cambridge in 2014. He is a member of editorial board of International Journal of Impact Engineering and Applied Composite Materials. He also serves as a scientific committee member of more than 20 international conferences and has given more than 20 keynotes, thematic and plenary speeches.
Universitat de Barcelona
Enric Garcia Torrents, MD-PhD candidate and professor in training, cognitive scientist specialized in psychological anthropology, ethnopsychiatry, social approaches to mental health, and human bio-cultural diversity and its applications in medicine. Currently doctoral researcher at the Medical Anthropology Research Center, University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), and medical student at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, working at the interface between social and health sciences. His main research project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Universities until October 2026, is an action-research one focused on assessing ways to eliminate coercion in mental health settings through patient and stakeholders engagement. His previous research experience includes working for the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) of Stanford Law School (California, USA), the James E. Rogers College of Law of the University of Arizona (USA), and the Institute de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement, The Graduate Institute Geneva (Switzerland), focusing on social networks analysis and the impact of cognitive biases in the decision making process in investor-state and state-state disputes at the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body and other international arbitration courts, and on psychiatric genetics and neurotrophic factors in relation to cortical thickness at FIDMAG Research Foundation, Complejo Asistencial Benito Menni de Hermanas Hospitalarias. His academic background includes two years of a dual degree in neuroscience and smart systems at Keele University (West Midlands, UK), four years of evolutionary anthropology at University Rovira i Virgili and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), a Master's degree in biological anthropology with a specialization in psychiatric genetics and human diversity at the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), and several postgraduate degrees in collective mental health and dialogical practices.
Polytechnic University of Timisoara
Nicolae Crainic graduated in Materials Science and Engineering in 1982, from Materials Science and Engineering Faculty at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, received a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 1998, and is an Associate Professor, in the Department of Mechanical Machines, Technology and Transportation, Mechanical Faculty, Politehnica University of Timisoara and a member of National Center for Engineering of Systems with Complex Fluids (NCESCF) with field of interest as polymer matrix nanocomposites materials, Casting Design and Solidification of Materials, Materials and Proceedings for Moulding.
Sapienza University of Rome
Bachelor degree in aerospace engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome with thesis on ‘Performance and trajectory analysis of sounding rockets’ Master degree in space and astronautical engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome with thesis on ‘Simulations of the optimum truncated real nozzle, in presence of viscous turbulent boundary layer’ Second level master degree in space transportation systems: launchers and re-entry vehicles at La Sapienza University of Rome with stage in AVIO and thesis on: ‘Functional model of H2O2 monopropellant attitude control system’ Research period (PhD) Horizon 2020 at FAU University on the project: ‘optical measurements for fuel mixing in constant volume chamber (CVC)’ Special master degree in aerospace engineering at the School of Aerospace Engineering at La Sapienza of Rome with thesis on ‘Optimization of the combustion efficiency for hybrid rocket engines’ PhD at La Sapienza Uniersity of Rome with thesis on ‘Plasma thrusters design for sustainable space transportation’
Izmir University Of Economics
- Academic level: Ph.D. from Canada and strive to learn more and seeking out new knowledge and experiences. - Research field: Aerospace. -Specialty: Structures and structural mechanics (solid mechanics, aerospace structures, composite structures and material characterization, damage tolerance and durability, Modeling) - Industry: Involved in aerospace manufacturing and steelmaking over 22 years. - Software: FEM and 3D modeling of structural mechanics and aerodynamics properties of next generation of aircrafts and CAM. - Job: Ass Professor and motivate students and improve self confidence in them to achieve their full potentials. - Marital Status: Single and extremely enthusiastic to know a variety of people from varied cultures and learning about their perspectives. - Lifestyle: Rock climber and love to explore the outdoors and enjoy nature.
University of Nevada, Reno
Dr. Alireza Tavakkoli received his BSc (Electronics) and MSc (Electronics) from Sharif University of Technology in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He received his MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006, and 2009, respectively. Dr. Tavakkoli is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in computer vision, digital interactive gaming and robotics. He has a broad background in machine learning and visual computing, with specific training and expertise in computer vision, virtual reality, computer graphics and artificial intelligence. Dr. Tavakkoli's research includes investigating mathematical and computational frameworks to extract high-level salient information from basic imagery with applications to robotics, visualization and assistive technologies. He has been the recipient of several research grants from the industry and federal agencies for his teaching and research.
University of Ioannina
Aris Ikiades obtained his PhD in Optical Communications from the University of Kent (UK), having received an MSc in 1987 in Laser Physics and Non-Linear Optics from the University of Essex, and a BSc. (Hons) in Applied Physics from the University of South Bank, London in 1984. He is currently employed as an Assistant Professor in Physics department, University of Ioannina, prior to which, from 1993 to 2004 he was a Research Scientist at FORTH IESL, Iraclion, Crete. In the early 90s he was Development Engineer at York Sensors Ltd and before this was a Research Fellow at University of Kent He has published over 40 publications in fibre optics and telecommunication journals and conferences. His research interests are fibre optic sensing, and FBG, LPG Whispering gallery Modes and mirroring evanescent sensing and fibre optic ice detection . His experience includes FBG-based distributed strain / temperature sensor, , fibre lasers and amplifiers, Raman fibre optical Distributed Temperature Sensor and a Q-switched fibre laser. He has participated and coordinated many national and European research projects
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dr. Jeevan Perera is a Senior Engineer at NASA, Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He has had assignments in varying technical and management areas and disciplines including as the risk manager for several manned space programs such as the International Space Station, the Orion Spacecraft (crewed moon and exploration vehicle) and others. Other roles have included the shared responsibility for the management of program business and project planning activities, management and assessment of project budgets, procurement, contracts, configuration management, security, information technology, project schedules, and others. In his early risk work, he designed, developed, implemented and improved the International Space Station risk management process through a phased approach. Under this pathfinding redevelopment initiative, he conceptually designed and oversaw the development of a new comprehensive risk system that is now the standard risk system within all NASA manned programs. His early focus area was in software development which included management/oversight duties over versions of the primary and back-up flight software for the Space Shuttle. Dr Perera has been with NASA for nearly 34 years and has earned both a Jurisprudence Doctorate (licensed to practice law), a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a licensed pilot.
The KMC Group
Jason B. Mello is the CEO and Co-Founder of The KMC Group, LLC. Jason provides executive-level strategic consulting focused on the Defense, Intelligence, and Space market. He is focused on supporting small, medium, and large companies by providing strategic solutions, government engagements, proposal support, and advisory services to C-suite leaders focused on driving revenue and growth. Jason is a sought-after speaker at multiple professional conferences and supports multiple organizations to mentor students in STEM. Previously, Jason served as the President of Firefly Space Transport Services (STS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Firefly Aerospace Inc., leading Firefly’s Government Relations, Capture & Proposal Team and its Federal and Commercial Business Unit focused on commercial, civil, and military requirements for space transportation. During his time at Firefly, Jason’s leadership and key government relationships led to the company's divestiture of its foreign ownership. Leading revenue, he secured multiple commercial launch agreements along with developing a multi-year pipeline key to future growth. Specifically, Jason led the company’s 1st U.S. Space Force contract to fly the United States Space Force’s VICTUS NOX responsive space mission along with capturing major contracts with Lockheed Martin and L3Harris. Jason’s strategic acquisition expertise was key to Firefly’s Northrop Grumman partnership.
Kolbjørn Blix (58) is Vice President of Andøya Space (ASP), heading the Sub-Orbital division. He joined ASP back in 2001 as a Technical Manager, coming from a 20-year long career as an avionics officer in the Norwegian Airforce. He’s married and have four children aged 16 to 34. Since 2001 he’s held several positions in the company, with responsibilities for marketing, rocket launches, payload building and ground-based measurements as main topics.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Rhea P. Liem is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where she has worked since 2015. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering degree from the School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (under ASEAN Scholarship). She earned Master of Science (SM) degrees in Computation for Design and Optimization (supported by the Singapore-MIT Alliance Fellowship Award) and Aeronautics/Astronautics, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She then pursued her PhD degree in the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) Laboratory, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), as a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. She is also a 2012 Amelia Earhart Fellow, which is awarded to women in aerospace research. Supported by several competitive research grants, her research group conducts research on aerospace computation, specifically in the application of computational science and advanced computing capabilities to solve real-world problems in aircraft design, air transportation, and their intersection. To date, she has earned the AIAA MDO Best Paper Award (2012), Runner Up in AIAA MDO Student Paper Competition (2014), and several teaching awards. In addition, her students have won the 2020 Undergraduate Research Award at HKUST and the 2023 AIAA Air Transportation Systems Best Student Paper.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Maria M. Kuznetsova (aka Masha Kuznetsova) is an astrophysicist in the Space Weather Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the director of the Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC). Her main scientific interests are in the area of space plasma physics and space environment modeling. For over 30 years she is actively involved in a study of critical magnetosphere phenomena including magnetic reconnection, mechanisms of collisionless dissipation, current-driven instabilities, particle acceleration, structure and stability of magnetospheric thin current sheets, theory and modeling of FTEs. Her research interests also include global MHD modeling of magnetosphere dynamics and implementation of kinetic effects in MHD models. Dr. Kuznetsova was heavily involved in CCMC activities since it establishement in 1998 andsignificantly contributed to establishing CCMC as one of the world leading space weather modeling and service centers. At CCMC Dr. Kuznetsova leads science-based validation efforts for a wide variety of space weather models, tools and space weather forecasting techniques. Dr. Kuznetsova earned her PhD in theoretical and mathematical physics from the Space Research Institute (IKI) in Moscow, Russia in 1987 and an M.S. in Physics, Physics of Plasma from Moscow State University in 1981. She has worked at the theoretical physics department of Space Research Institute from 1981-1993. In 1993 she joined NASA/GSFC as a National Research Council Research Associate. After the NRC fellowship, Dr. Kuznetsova became a Raytheon principal scientist. She reunited with GSFC as civil service astrophysicist in 2004. Dr. Kuznetsova leads the CCMC support of Modeling Challenges and Focus Groups at the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) and Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR). She launched an International Forum on Space Weather Capabilities Assessment and initiated Space Weather REDI (Research, Education, Development Initiative) program aiming to facilitate hands-on space weather education. Masha Kuznetsova is an organizer of many International Space Weather Schools and is a member of Science Organizing Committees at many domestic and international conferences including International Living With a Star (ILWS) - COSPAR Science for Space Weather Workshop and US/UN Workshop on International Space Weather Initiative. She currently serves as CCMC liaison at NASA LWS and NSF GEM Steering Committees and is a member of NASA’s Space Environment Capabilities Leadership (CLT) Team. Dr. Kuznetsova is a recipient of 2013 NASA Robert H Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award. In 2017 she was awarded NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal.
Higher Education Leader
Dr. Maj Mirmirani is currently serving as the Interim Dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, a position he has held since June 2022. Prior to assuming his leadership role at Ohio University, he was the dean and a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) College of Engineering at Daytona Beach Florida from 2007-2022. Embry-Riddle is the world’s largest and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. Prior to joining ERAU, Dr. Mirmirani was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). At CSULA, in addition to serving as the chair of the department for twelve years, he was also a co-director of the NASA-funded SPACE Center and the director of the Multidisciplinary Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory, which he founded in 2000 – a laboratory funded by multi-year multi-million-dollar grants and contracts from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NASA Armstrong Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the National Science Foundation.
Head of Aerospce Electronics
National Aerospace Laboratories
Hi-Tec Aviation Safety & Security Systems, WA., USA & New Delhi, India Technical Advisor – Aerospace (2011- 2012) HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (HCL), Bangalore & Chennai Consultant – Aerospace & Defense Practice (2010-2011) NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORIES, Bangalore Chief Scientist, & Head, Aerospace Electronics & Systems Division, Head, Technical Secretariat, and Advisor to Director. NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL LABORATORY, Bangalore (1972-76) Sr. Scientific Asst: Avionics> design and development of Airborne Navigation Computer using state of art electronics Jr. Research Fellow: Design of Control Unit for the Airborne Navigation Computer. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY, Chennai Scientist & Consultant – (2010-2014) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, Dona Paula, Goa Head, Marine Electronics/Instrumentation & Computer Div. (1976-2004) Projects: Satellite communication systems for Antarctica, Moored Data Buoys, Drifting Buoys, Adviser to Director, NIO: from 1994-2004. Board of Studies, Deptt. Of Aeronautical Engineering, Adhiyamaan Coll. of Engg. Hosur, Tamil Nadu
Delft University of Technology
Peter has written more than 250 papers and books in the field of comfort, performance and design of interior designs. His latest book is ‘Vehicle Seat Comfort and Design’ (publisher Pumbo, 2016), which is a follow up of ‘Aircraft Interior Comfort and Design’, co-authored by Klaus Brauer, one of the leading designers of the Boeing 787 interior (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2011). One of Peter’s current projects is the interior of the Flying V. Peter received his PhD degree in 1989 at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leiden in the field of biomechanics. He sits on the editorial board of various scientific journals (e.g. Applied Ergonomics).
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Changping Yu is an associate professor at the State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and he achieve the PHD from Peking University. His main research areas include helical turbulence theory, large-eddy simulation, and hypersonic aerodynamics. He is the reviewer of several technical journals and conferences and published more than 50 academic articles in the reputable journals.
Head of Space Weather
European Space Agency
Juha-Pekka ("Jussi") Luntama is the Head of the Space Weather Office in ESA's Space Safety Programme. Space Weather Office is responsible for definition, architecture design and implementation of the ESA Space Weather System and delivery of the corresponding pre-operational services. Space Weather Office is also responsible for development of software applications, ground systems, hosted payload instruments and dedicated SmallSat and nanosatellite missions for the ESA Space Weather System. The Space Weather Office is liaising with international entities and representing ESA in international forums on space weather related topics. Mr. Luntama is also the Mission Scientist and Mission Manager for the Lagrange mission that is in preparation to provide unprecedented space weather monitoring data for operational applications from the 5th Lagrangian point, L5.
Sanjay Ghodawat University
Dr. Balaji K is currently working as a Associate Professor and HOD (Aerospace Engineering) in the school of technology at Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur, Maharastra, India with more than twelve years of experience in academics, research and industry. His research area is boundary layer control over an aircraft wing using active and passive mechanisms, Drone ,flutter analysis and AI in aerospace applications. He has published more than 20 papers in Scopus indexed and SCI journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He guided 10 M.Tech students and is guiding 2 PhD students currently. He is also the editorial board and review member of few international peer reviewed journals. He has 5 patents published and 1 is granted. He completed a one week course on Introduction to rocket and satellite engineering at All Russian science Festival. He was the visiting professor to Annai Fathima college affiliated to Madurai kamaraj university, Tamilnadu, India. He has organized and conducted many STTP programs, workshop and seminars. He was the member of AeSI (Aeronautical Society of India), IAENG (International Association of Engineers) and IFERP (Institute for Engineering Research and Publication).He has received the Outstanding Early Career Research award from Sanjay Ghodawat University for the research Contribution.
Ruvimbo is a Policy Analyst in the Africa team. Prior to joining Access Partnership, she gained experience as a Policy Analyst with Space in Africa, Open Lunar Foundation, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa where she has been responsible for research on regional space programs, business development, and policy formation. She also supports various outreach, education, and business initiatives. Ruvimbo Samanga has been recognised as a Young Space Leader by the International Astronautical Federation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Masters in Trade & Investment Law in Africa from the University of Pretoria.
Lovely Professional University
Dr. Amit Kumar Thakur (ORCID Id: 0000-0002-9929-6176) is currently a Professor& HOD (Aerospace Engineering) (since July 2019) in the School of Mechanical Engineering (SME) at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, with more than Twenty years of experience in academics and research. His area of research is Renewable Energy Technologies, Biofuels, Thermal Engineering Aerodynamics, Propulsion and IoT (Internet of Things). He has published over Sixty-Seven (67) Journal papers all Scopus Indexed (20 in SCI-indexed journals), in the peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He guided 11 M. Tech Thesis, and is guiding 4 Ph. D Thesis is currently. His h-index of 11, i-10 index of 8, and total citations of 480 strongly endorse his high research productivity. He has published 3 books with Elsevier, Nova Science Publisher, and CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group and 10 edited books are in progress. He is also acting as an Editorial board member and reviewer of 5 international peer-reviewed Journals. He has Over 180+ Patents Published with 22 Innovative Australian Patent Granted. He completed a three-week summer school program on Environment at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Topper of NPTEL online course. He was the University topper in M. Tech, RGPV, Bhopal. He was the Faculty Advisor of the SAE collegiate club, organizing head of IC engine and robotics workshop. He has organized and conducted many workshops and national-level working model competitions. He is a Member of the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE India), a life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), and a life member of The Aeronautical Society of India (AMeASI). He was the Research sub-coordinator for ADRDE, DRDO in the project of design and development of the deceleration system for the Space capsule recovery experiment (SRE).
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Imroz is an Assistant Professor of HR at the David B. O'Maley College of Business, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior his academic career, he had almost 20 years of professional experience in HR and IT. He is interested in two broad research areas: Human Resource/Organization Development (HR/OD) and IT Service Management (ITSM). In the area of HR/OD, he has completed many projects and conducted research on leadership development, competency model, social network analysis, and team-building. He is also interested in topics such as knowledge management, talent management and succession planning, employee engagement and retention, and data analytics in HR. In the area of ITSM, his past projects include various ITIL processes (e.g. Request Fulfillment, Incident, Problem, Change, and Asset Management), information security risk management, and professional online communities. Dr. Imroz also holds SHRM-SCP, ITIL, and IATA certifications.
Karolina Armonaite has obtained her PhD in computational neuroscience at Uninettuno University, Rome, Italy, in 2022, where she currently is a postdoctoral fellow at the "Uninettuno High-Energy" Research Group. She is also affiliated in the Laboratory LET’S, Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies, National Research Council, Rome Italy. She teaches courses of "Physics of neural networks and artificial intelligence" and "Data Analysis" at the Faculty of Engineering. Her main research interests are applied computational methods and neuroscience.
University of Naples Federico II
Filomena Loffredo is a Researcher at the University of Naples Federico II. Filomena got her PhD in Innovative Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging in 2015. Her research activity is focused on the exposure of humans to ionizing radiation and therefore also concerns space dosimetry for the radiation protection of astronauts during space missions. In this framework, Filomena has developed and validated a code allowing to perform numerical tests with the aim of evaluating the interaction secondary products and their contribution to the dose.
University of Naples Federico II
Born in Naples, he graduated, with honors, in Electronic Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in 1989. He is Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Naples Federico II, belonging to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies. He is the Rector's delegate for the Research Doctorate programs of the University of Naples Federico II, Coordinator of the Research Doctorates in Information and Communication Technology for Health (cycles XXXV-XXXVII) and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (cycles XXIX-XXXIV ) at the Federico II University. He represents the University in the Assembly of the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) on whose Board of Directors he was elected. Representative of the University Research Unit in the Scientific Council of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism (SIEm) where in the role of Secretary he is a member of the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Cassini Radar Science Team coordinated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the US space agency (NASA), and a designated member upon selection of the Mission Advisory Group (MAG) of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the Platinum-1 Mission. He was a researcher and then appointed research officer of the CNR at the IRECE (Institute for Electromagnetism and Electronic Components). He was also (1994,1995) invited researcher at the DLR (Germany), affiliated with NASA (USA) (2010-2018); he has taught at doctoral level and in international tutorials (Spain, Czech Republic, USA). He was the founder and main shareholder of an academic spin-off (2017-2018) which won tenders from the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus, funded for research projects, and incubated in ESA.
University of North Texas
Kamesh Namuduri is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the director of Autonomous Systems Laboratory at the University of North Texas (UNT). He received his B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, India, in 1984, M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Hyderabad in 1986, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of South Florida in 1992. Over the past eleven years, his research is focused on aerial networking and communications. He co-organized a series of workshops on “Airborne Networking and Communications” in conjunction with IEEE, AIAA, AUVSI, and ACM Conferences. He is serving as the chair for two Standards Working Groups (IEEE 1920.1: Aerial Communications and Networking and IEEE P1920.2: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems). He is serving as the Chair for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society’s Ad Hoc Committee on Drones. He is a co-editor for the book titled “UAV Networks and Communications” published by the Cambridge University Press in 2017. He is leading the Smart and Connected Community project on “Deployable Communication Systems” in collaboration with the government, public, and private organizations. This living laboratory project was demonstrated thrice during the Global City Teams Challenge hosted jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. He contributed to the development of research agenda, requirements and blueprints highly deployable communications systems led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Public Safety Telecommunications Council.
University of Delhi
Dr Kamal Nain Chopra has done B.Sc. (University of Delhi), M.Sc. (Physics - IIT, Delhi), M.Tech. (Opto-Electronics - IIT, Delhi), and Ph.D. (Applied Physics - IIT, Delhi). He has served DRDO for a period of 33 years and superannuated as Scientist G, from Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), Delhi, in the year 2005. Subsequently, he has also served as Professor (Physics) in NSIT (DU) and MAIT(GGSIPU), and as Project Scientist in IIT, Delhi, in various Projects, on Topics including Photonics, Thin Films, and Optical Testing. He has about 450 publications including about 390 in peer reviewed international journals (UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and China; including J.Opt.Soc. Am., APPLIED OPTICS, OPTICA ACTA, Nouvelle Revue d'Optique Appliquée, OPTIK, THIN SOLID FILMS, and CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, on various topics including Thin Films Optics, Lasers and Laser Components, Holography, and Modern Optics; 15 Invited talks; 15 Technical reports; and 30 papers in International Conference Proceedings (e.g.Taylor and Francis, UK; and Scientific Net, Switzerland). Dr Kamal Nain Chopra has co-authored a Monograph titled , “Thin Films and their Applications in Military and Civil Sectors”, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, INDIA, 2010. He has authored a Monograph titled, “Unconventional Lasers: Design and Technical Analysis”, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, INDIA, 2017. He has also authored a Book titled, “Conventional and Unconventional Sources of Renewable Energy : Renewable Energy Sources ”, Lambert Academic Publishing, LAP, GERMANY, 2017. In addition, he has authored a Monograph titled, “Spintronics Theoretical Analysis and Designing of Devices Based on Giant Magnetoresistance”, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, INDIA, 2019.His recent book titled, ”Optoelectronic Gyroscopes and Applications” has been published by SPRINGER NATURE in the year 2021. He has authored a Book titled, “Novel Emerging Techniques of Business Management”, Lambert Academic Publishing, LAP, GERMANY, 2021. He has authored another Book titled, "Optoelectronic Instrumentation for Research in Oceanography", Lambert Academic Publishing, LAP, GERMANY, 2021. Recently, he has published a Monograph titled, “ Infrared Signatures, Sensors and Technologies” DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, INDIA, 2022. He has undertaken visits to foreign universities and industries including (i) School of Thin Film Coatings, Department of Physics, St. Jerome University, Marseille, FRANCE [5 months (1984-85)]; (ii) Department of Physics, Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA , including 5 days in M/s. Balzers, Liechtenstein, SWITZERLAND [10 days (1995)]; and (iii) M/s. Elettrorava, Torino, ITALY [15 days (2000)]. He has vast experience of serving the Recruitment and Assessment Boards of DRDO (RAC and CEPTAM), as Chairman as well as Expert Board Member. He is a Reviewer and Editorial Board Member for some leading International Journals. His fields of Specialization are Optoelectronics, Unconventional Lasers, Optical Gyroscopes, Thin Films Designing, Fabrication, and Characterization by modern Techniques, and Specialized Optical Testing Techniques.
Dr Chris Worrall For the last 13 years Chris has been responsible for helping TWI’s Industrial Members solve some of the problems they face with exploiting the benefits of composite materials, using his experience and expertise to deliver composites joining, and structural integrity projects. He has spent 10 years in Japan working in the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and rail transport industries, and lecturing at a University. Before leaving the UK, Chris worked in a research laboratory on the processing of novel thermoplastic composite materials, manufacturing failure analysis, and developing novel testing and analysis methods for composite materials. His 35 years of composites expertise covers; composite-metal joining, thermoplastic composite welding, microstructure characterisation, fire testing and mechanical testing of composite materials (including impact, fracture and toughness), structural and electromagnetic finite element analysis, design of composite structures, manufacturing technology for composite materials. Chris holds a PhD in the field of impact of composite sandwich structures in addition to a BSc in metallurgy and materials science.
Zhejiang Guangsha Construction Vocational Technology
Tang Bingsong, Associate professor. He works at Zhejiang Guangsha Vocational and Technical University of Construction. He is a member of the Architectural Society of China. He is also a member of China Civil and Engineering Society. He is a youth editor of Journal of City Architecture. His interests cover PPP projects, conflict and dispute management in projects. Recent years, he has published many papers in Sustainability, JEM(in Chinese), CEC(in Chinese), PMT(in Chinese), JCEM(in Chinese), etc. The number of papers exceeds over 30. Besides, he has also published 5 books including ‘Dispute management in civil engineering’ and ‘The dispute management and performance improvement in projects based on governance theory’ and so on. He is awarded many times by government. In recent years, he has been invited to participate many international conferences many times and made talks at these conferences, for instance, Nanjing(ICHCE2019), GCRSE2023, etc.
Northwestern Polytechnical University
June 2017 —: I'm full professor in Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China. Currently, my research interests include: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics and Fluid-Structure Coupling. October 2011 — June 2017: I was an associate professor in Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China. At that time, I worked in the field include: CFD/CSD solver coupling technique for the numerical simulation of fluid-structure interaction, flow transition prediction model and new algorithm to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of CFD code. October 2007 — October 2011: I worked as a research scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig. At that time, I worked in the field of further development and improvement of the DLR CFD code TAU with respect to reduced simulation time and improved accuracy for across the envelope full aircraft simulation. June 2005 — October 2007: I worked as a teacher in Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China. I mainly engaged in the research of new numerical simulation algorithm in computational fluid mechanics. Great progress has been made in gridles (or meshfree) method. Preliminary investigation has been carried out in High-order DG method as well.