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The 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 University 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.
Alessandro Dulli, graduate in Chemical Engineering at University of Padova, Italy and earn a IDIC in Advanced Chemical Engineering at the Imperial College of London, UK. Acquire a broad experience in additives for plastics, performing in product management, innovation and strategic marketing. In his carrier fulfill senior roles in specialty chemicals world class organizations such as Milliken Chemicals and Clariant. Following his interest for accelerating the growth of sustainability in the industry, is now working as Vice-President marketing for Polymateria, Advanced-Tech London scale up, developing technologies for biodegrading polyolefins in open air environment.
Head-Materials EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPrague
Petr Spatenka received the M.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in plasma physics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Charles University in Prague in 1978 and 1986, respectively. He is head of the Department of Materials Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and professor at the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of South Bohemia in ČeskéBudějovice. His research interests include functional plastics, composite materials, plasma chemical processes and their application for surface treatment, and plasma treatment for biological applications and deposition of functional coatings. He is an author or coauthor of over 80 peer-reviewed articles, several patents, numerous conference contributions and three book chapters. He is the founder of the Plasma Tech Ltd. and the president of the Surface Treat Inc. companies.
Vice DirectorPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaPortugal
Geoffrey Mitchell is Professor and Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal. He is Adjunct Professor at the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Mysore India and Visiting Medical Physicist Oxford Univeristy Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford UK. Geoffrey Mitchell carried out his doctoral work at the University of Cambridge in the UK and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge and a JSPS Fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan. Prior to his current position he was Professor of Polymer Physics at the University of Reading, UK and from 2005 the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy at Reading. His research work bridges physics, biology, chemistry and technology and he is a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a Member of the Institute for Physics and Engineering of Medicine.
Federal University of Rio Grande do NorteBrazil
Liana Padilha received her Chemical Engineer graduated from UFSM and PhD in Separation Processes with Membranes from COPPE / UFRJ. She has 13 years of experience in research projects developing laboratory products, pilot plant and industrial stages. She has extensive knowledge in the field of Chemical Engineering, with an emphasis on Separation Processes with Polymeric Membranes, acting on the following topics: synthesis and characterization of membranes, research projects with new separation routes and basic engineering of effluent treatment plants. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at UFRN in the area of transport phenomena. In addition, she collaborates with Startup Vitaltec Engenharia since its foundation in 2016 and actively participates in the project to develop ultrafiltration modules in Brazil in partnership with INMETRO and SENAI".
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.
University 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.
Dr. Shahram Karimi is a tenured professor and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies at Lambton College and an adjunct research professor at Western University in Canada. He obtained his B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D., all in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Toronto. Since joining Lambton College in 2006, he has established a highly active and multi-disciplinary research group working on synthesis, characterization and optimization of micro- and nano-materials for electrochemical power sources, industrial sensors, protective coatings and wastewater treatment processes. A major focus of his research group has been the development and optimization of nanocomposites with specific properties for use in primary and secondary batteries, PEM and alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers, supercapacitors, and hybrid solar cells with emphasis on electro-synthesis, electro-catalysis, and pulsed electrodeposition of metals and alloys with unique chemical, mechanical, electrical and optical properties. Professor Karimi’s research activities extend to include corrosion science and protection, evaluation, simulation and optimization of energy flow and management of hybrid energy systems in industrial and commercial settings, and development of membrane-based processes for industrial wastewater treatment applications.
DirectorWaikato Centre for Advanced Materials and ManufactureUniversity of WaikatoNew Zealand
Professor Kim Pickering has been involved in materials related research for over 30 years, specializing in composite materials. Prior to her current role, she was an industrial researcher at Plessey in the UK. She is the director of the Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials and Manufacture and has been leader of the Polymers and Composites Research Group, University of Waikato since 2000. Professor Pickering was elected as Fellow of Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) in 2008, awarded Chartered Engineer Status and certified on the International Professional Engineers register (IPENZ) in 2005 and has been a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Communities (IoM3) since 2005. She has written more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 patents and has more than 8,500 citations. She received her BSc(Eng) with Honours from Imperial College, London, and her PhD at Surrey University in the UK. Professor Pickering has participated in MBIE's National Science Challenge (Science for Technological Innovation) as a co-leader of a spearhead project on the 3D printing of biomaterials and is the principal researcher and leader of the MBIE funded "Āmiomio Aotearoa – A circular economy for the wellbeing of New Zealand" project. She is currently the Associate Dean of Research for the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science at the University of Waikato.
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.
Senior Research AssociateJožef Stefan InstituteSlovenia
Assist Prof Dr Marija Vukomanovic is a senior research associate at Advanced Materials Department of Jozef Stefan Institute, a leader of Biomaterials team and an associated professor at International Postgraduate School Jozef Stefan. She is holding PhD titles in physical chemistry as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology. Her expertise is in biomaterials science and antimicrobial nanotechnology. As a project PI she has been leading seven national and international research projectson piezostimulation, tissue engineering and designing novel antimicrobials. She serves as Editorial board member in Scientific Reports, Guest associated editor in Frontiers in Materials, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Frontiers in Analytical Science as well as Guess associated editor in Polymers. So far she has been presenting her work in different national and international conferences including several presentations as invited lecturer. She is presenting Slovenia as a Member of the Management Committee for COST action NANO2CLINIC. She is also a member of European Biomaterials Society (International Advisory Committee Member) and Cells and tissue engineering society of Slovenia. For her work she received several national and international awards including Special Price for Innovation with Economical Potential, 13th International Technology Transfer Conference, CTT IJS, 2020, Slovenia, Silver medal for invention, 16th International Exhibition of Inventions, ARCA, Croatia, 2018; Mothers of Science supportive grants, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, BIST, Spain, 2018; Achievement of the year 2011 for the research field of Technique, ARRS, SAZU, Slovenia, 2013 and Award for the best oral presentation, Materials Research Society of Serbia, Serbia, 2011. She is an author of 42 full length articles, two book chapters and two patents.