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ProfessorThe University of Queensland Australia
Professor Yusuke Yamauchi received his Bachelor's degree (2003), Master's degree (2004), and Ph.D. degree (2007) from Waseda University, Japan. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, to start his own research group. At the same time, he started to serve as a professor to supervise Ph.D. students at the Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University. After being granted the ARC Future Fellowship, in May 2016, he joined the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM), Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), The University of Wollongong (UOW) as a full professor. In 2018, he moved to The University of Queensland (UQ). Presently, he is a senior group leader at AIBN (on secondment from the School of Chemical Engineering until 2022) and a full professor at the School of Chemical Engineering. He concurrently serves as an ERATO Research Director at JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics, a Group Leader at Mesoscale Materials Chemistry Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), a visiting professor at Waseda University, an advisory board member of prestigious journals (Small, Small Structures, ChemCatChem, J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater., etc.) and an associate editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier). He has published more than 850 papers in international refereed journals (>10 Nature's and Science's sister journals, >20 J Am Chem Soc, >10 ACS Nano, >10 Chem Sci, >30 Angew Chem Int Ed, >25 Chem Mater, >10 Mater Hor, etc.) with > 50,000 citations (h-index > 115, Google Scholar; h-index > 100 Web-of-Science). He is selected as one of the Highly-Cited Researchers in Chemistry in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and in Materials Science in 2020. He has received many outstanding awards, such as the NISTEP Award by the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (2016), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists (2014), the Young Scientists' Prize of the Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT (2013), the PCCP Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), the Tsukuba Encouragement Prize (2012), the Ceramic Society of Japan (CerSJ) Award (2010), and the Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists (2010). Recently, he was selected as one of Australia's Top 40 Researchers of Research Report published by The Australian in 2019 and 2020.
Member of Academia Europaea ProfessorUniversity College LondonUK
Prof. Junwang Tang is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Chemistry and Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London. His research interests encompass photocatalytic small molecule activation (eg. CH4, N2, H2O, and CO2) and microwave catalysis, together with the investigation of the underlying charge dynamics and kinetics by state-of-the-art spectroscopies,resulting in>170 papers published in Nature Catalysis, Nature Energy, Nature Rev Mater., Chemical Reviews, Chem. Soc. Rev. Materials Today, Nature Commu., JACS, AngewChemie. Prof. Tang has also received many awards, the latest of which is the RSC Corday-Morgan Prize2021, besides the Runner-up of IChemE Research Project 2020, IChemE Business Start-Up Award 2019 and the 2018 IPS Scientist Award. He also sits on the Editorial Board of four international journals, eg. the Editor of Applied Catalysis B.
Head-Materials Science & Engineering Monash UniversityAustralia
Prof. Neil Cameron is Head of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Monash University (Australia) and is also the Monash Warwick Alliance Professor of Polymer Materials. Previously, he was a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Durham University (UK), where he started as an Assistant Professor in 1997. He has a BSc and PhD from the University of Strathclyde (UK). His research is focused on the preparation of novel polymeric materials, with particular emphasis on scaffolds for 3D in vitro cell culture and tissue engineering, self-assembling polypeptides, peptide-synthetic polymer hybrids and sugar-containing polymers (glycopolymers). His research has led to the publication of >170 papers and he has given >160 invited lectures at conferences and colloquia. He was awarded a DTI SMART Award (2001), the Macro Group UK Young Researcher’s Medal (2003), an ICI Strategic Fund Award (2004), a Durham University Christopherson/Knott Fellowship (2008) and he was a member of the team that won the RSC’s Rita and John Cornforth award (2011). He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journals Polymer Chemistry and Polymer and is currently an Associate Editor for PLOS One. He is a member of the International Advisory Committee for the European Biomaterials Congress. He was Chairman of the Macro Group UK from 2013-2016.
Associate Dean Texas A&M UniversityUnited States
Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi is the associate dean for research and advancement and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University at Qatar, a branch campus of Texas A&M University. Dr. Bazzi is also professor of materials science & engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bazzi oversees research administration and services, quality assurance, research instrumentation, research computing, development, academic outreach, and continuing education. He leads an extensive research operation with almost $40 million (12/2020) in active external research funding and an annual expenditure of more than $6 million.Dr. Bazzi was previously the interim chair of the science program (09/2019 to 08/2020), the assistant dean for research (09/2014 to 02/2017),the interim chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program from 09/2014 to 09/2015, and before that the chair of the Science Program from 09/2006 to 08/2014 where he oversaw the growth and expansion of the chemistry, physics and mathematics programs. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Leadership Award in 2018 for his administrative leadership; the Dean’s Achievement Award in 2014 for outstanding service; the Dean’s Leadership Award in 2012 for his performance as chair of the Science Program; and the Faculty Excellence Award in 2011 for excellence in teaching, research and service. He also holds the Shield of H.E. President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon (2003). Dr. Bazzi received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry and organic chemistry, respectively, from the American University of Beirut (1996 and 1998), and his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry with Dean’s Honor List from McGill University (2003). He worked briefly with the United Nations as a chemical weapons inspector in Iraq before doing a postdoctoral research fellowship at Université de Montréal. He joined Texas A&M at Qatar as assistant professor in 2004, was promoted to associate professor (2009), and then to full professor (2014). Dr. Bazzi completed the Management Development Program (June 2014)and the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (June 2018) at Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
ProfessorUniversity of CaliforniaUSA
Professor Gibou is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the Department of Computer Science and in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He served as Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering for 4 years from 2017 to 2021. He received his PhD from the Applied Mathematics Department at UCLA, and did his post-doctoral research in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science at Stanford University. He was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Mathematics, the Regent’s Junior Faculty Fellowship, an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Robert Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching award. Professor Gibou is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computational Physics. The research of Professor Gibou is at the interface between Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Sciences. It is focused on the design of a novel paradigm for high resolution computational methods for large scale computations and their use for a variety of applications including Computational Materials Science, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Image Analysis. The main commonality in these applications is that they are described by complex/free boundaries and similar classes of nonlinear partial differential equations. In addition, the multiscale nature of most interesting phenomena in the physical and life sciences motivate the development and use of versatile computational strategies on spatially adaptive grids and on massively parallel environments. Professor Gibou leads a multidisciplinary research group, named Computational Applied Science Laboratory (CASL). Strong collaborations exist between CASL and other research groups at UCSB and worldwide, especially with experimentalists. It is therefore standard that researchers in CASL benefit from a truly interdisciplinary training in modern science and engineering.
Associate ProfessorUniversiti Sains MalaysiaMalaysia
Ahmad Baharuddin Abdullah is a Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia in year 1999 and Master in year 2002. He pursues his study in metal forming research obtained his PhD in year 2013 from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. His research interest is on sheet metal forming, tool and die, friction stir welding and recently wire additive additive manufacturing. Invented a new method on hole making on composite panel and published more than 10 papers in reputed journal and 1 edited book published by Woodhead Publishing in year 2019 related to the invention. He is actively involved as reviewer for several journals including International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing, Journal of Material Processing Technology and many more. To date, more 150 papers had been reviewed. He is a graduate member of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) since 2003 and obtained his Professional Engineer (PE) status in year 2018.