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University of Stuttgart Germany
Prof. Dr. Guido Schmitz, Institut of Materials Science, University of Stuttgart, Germany. Guido Schmitz studied Physics and Theology at the Universities of Freiburg and Göttingen in Germany. He graduated in Material Physics from the University of Göttingen in the year 1994. After periods as assistant professor in Göttingen and a research fellowship at the Univ. of California, Los Angeles, he was appointed in 2002 as full professor in Materials Physics at the University of Münster, Germany. In 2012, he accepted a call to the University of Stuttgart, to chair the department of Materials Physics. His scientific work is focussed on the understanding of solid state reactions in nanostructured materials and devices, at the cutting edge of microscopy. Atomic transport along grain boundaries and triple junctions, structure and stability of interfaces, or the impact of elastic stress are physical phenomena to be pointed out. From the viewpoint of application, semiconductor metallization, magnetic sensors, solder interconnects, thin film batteries and hydrogen storage should be named. His research team is well known for instrumental and computational developments of the atom probe tomography, an exciting nanoanalytical tool of outstanding resolution and single atom sensitivity. Guido Schmitz received the Werner Köster award of the German Materials Society, holds an honorary doctor grade of the National University in Cherkasy, Ukraine, and is an appointed Fellow of the International Field Emission Society. He serves as the editor in chief of the International Journal of Materials Science.
University of Pau and the PaysFrance
Prof. Dr. Jacques Desbrieres, Emeritus University Professor. Doctor-Engineer from Grenoble University (1980) Engineer from ENSC Paris (National School of Chemistry, Paris, France) (1978) Professor at University of Pau and Pays Adour (UPPA), Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-Chemistry for Materials and Environment After a position as research engineer with Dowell Schlumberger related to the application of polymers in oil well operations, he joined Grenoble University in 1990 and then UPPA in 2004. His research domain is concentrated on chemical modification of natural polymers and relations between their chemical structure, functional properties and their applications. In the last years his research activities were dedicated to physico-chemistry (interfacial properties) of amphiphilic polysaccharide solutions and polysaccharide-surfactant interactions, hydrogels and particularly their characterization and their specific applications (biomedical or cosmetics applications, wastewater treatments) and new “green processes” applied to bio-sourced materials (microwave irradiation as an example). He authored around 200 publications, 26 book chapters and 10 patents. He is member of advisory board of Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Carbohydrate Polymers and has teaching activities in physico-chemistry and polymer science. Awards: In 2009 he was appointed "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" in Iasi (Romania) for his input in Natural Polymer Science.
Graz University of Technology Austria
Prof. Dr. Karin Stana Kleinschek, obtained her PhD degree from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Graz, Austria. Her field of expertise is surface modification and characterization of biopolymers, especial polysaccharides and its usability in biomedical applications, biomaterials, 3D bioprinting and new bioinks development, biopolymer composites. Karin Stana Kleinschek led more than 15 years the Institute of the Engineering Materials and design and the Laboratory for Processing and Characterization of Polymers LCPP at University of Maribor, Slovenia and is from 2020 a Head of the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Bio Based Systems, Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering and Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Austria. She teaches various courses on Organic Chemical Technology, Functional Polymers, Biopolymers in advanced applications, Macromolecular Materials and Material Technologies - Composite Materials. She is also a full Prof at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor. From 2011- 2015 she was a Vice Rector for Research and Development of the University of Maribor, Slovenia. She is a member of various scientific organizations, as for example she is a vice president of research of European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence EPNOE. Since 2013 she is a member of the European Academy for Science and Art and from 2014 permanent member of Slovenian Academy of Engineering. Her scientific bibliography consists of more than 1100 units, including 203 scientific peer-reviewed papers; she participates and coordinates numerous of national as well as international research projects and supervises master, doctoral and postdoctoral students.
Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
Prof. Dr. Susana Fernandes is Associate Professor in Natural Polymers and Chair in Marine Biological Resources Valorization and By-products and Marine Inspired Materials at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), France. She is also Guest Researcher at the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University in Sweden. She is a chemist with expertise in research areas pertaining to functional and bio-inspired (bio)materials. Her research areas are focused on blue and red biotechnology, blue economy, chemical modification of biopolymers and design of functional polymeric materials from renewable resources, marine biomaterials and biomimetics. She obtained her double PhD degree in Chemistry at the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal and in Chemistry of Polymers at UPPA in 2010. And, after that, Dr Fernandes has built up a track record as initiator, promotor or coordinator of various strategic research and projects. She has been able to attract funding as PI to develop her own vision and setting up her own research programs in the different European host laboratories where she have been working (Portugal, Spain, France, Sweden). She has received funding and awards from various national and international funding agencies which includes: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship 2013 (Funded by European Commission, awarded for a period of 2 years at KTH, Sweden), Future Research Leaders Grant 2016 (Funded by FORMAS - Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, awarded for 3 years at Uppsala University, Sweden), ANR TREMPLIN-ERC 2016 Grant (Funded by the French National Research Agency, awarded for 18 months at UPPA, France), Ikerbasque Research Fellow 2017 (Basque Foundation for Science Spain, Spain), Individual Postdoctoral Grant (funded by The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, awarded for 3 years for research between Portugal and Spain). In 2018 she set up a research group MANTA (Chair E2S UPPA – MANTA: marine materials; https://iprem.univ-pau.fr/fr/collaborations/chaires/manta/presentation.html) in the field of Blue Biotechnology and Marine inspired Materials, in collaboration with different academic, institutional and industrial partners. She has served as Guest Editor for Polymers, Materials and Pharmaceutics Editorial Office as Guest Editor and since 2019 she is Academic Editor of PLOS ONE, and part of the editorial board of Polymers. Fernandes has published over 55 peer-reviewed papers, 1 book and 6 book chapters and cited over 2300 times with an h-index of 30. She received the Top Cited Authors Award for 2012-2013 from Carbohydrate Research journal.
University of Niccolo Cusano
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Cacciotti is Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering and Materials Science and Technology at University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano", with consolidated expertise in the synthesis and characterization of (bio)materials and eco-sustainable systems. She is Member of the Research and Projects Committee and Erasmus+ Coordinator for Engineering Area. She graduated in Medical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Master of Science Award ‘Fondazione Raeli’). Afterwards, she completed the Ph.D in Materials Engineering (Ph.D Thesis Award ‘Marco Ramoni 2011, Ph.D Thesis AIMAT Award 2012) and she obtained the II Level Master degrees in “Forensic Genetics” and in "Protection against CBRNe events". She is expert in the synthesis, processing and characterisation of biocompatible nanostructured materials, particularly for applications in the biomedical, environmental and agri-food sectors, including bioceramics (undoped and doped calcium phosphates, bioactive glasses), biopolymers and composites. She is reviewer for more than 100 peer-review journals, e.g. Acta Biomaterialia, Biofabrication, Chemical Engineering Journal, has been/is Guest Editor of several Special issues, and is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals, including Applied Science-MDPI, Applied Surface Science Advances- Elsevier, Biomedical glasses-DE GRUYTER OPEN, Frontiers in Biomaterials, Open Journal of Materials Science-Bentham Science, Recent Patents on Materials Science-Bentham Science, The Open Materials Science Journal-Bentham Open, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science-DE GRUYTER OPEN, and serves on various grant review committees, such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and National Science Center (NCN, NARODOWE CENTRUM NAUKI). For her research activity, she was awarded with: 8th CCT Award “Best Oral Presentation for Young Researchers 2011”, 10th International Award "Giuseppe Sciacca" for Young Students, the European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award (EDA-ESB (European Society of Biomaterials)) Award 2011, "Top Cited Author 2011-2012 ChemEngJ", “L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Italy for Women and Science 2011”, “Under 35 Talents in Lazio 2012”, “Featured Articles and Cover Pages for the following International Journals Chem Eng J, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials Interfaces”, ”Young Researcher Award Elsevier" Materials Science and Engineering C" 2014, “Good Energy Award 2016”, “SRB Excellence Award 2018”, “Best Poster Award for 18th International Conference ”Life Sciences for Sustainable Development” 2019”, “BIOREMED Excellence Award 2019”, “Polymers 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award”, “IOP trusted reviewer 2021”, “Inspirational Scientist Award in the International Scientist Award on Engineering, Science, and Medicine 2021”.
University of Liverpool UK
Prof. Dr. Zhongwei Guan is Reader in Lightweight Composite Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool. He has led a research group with eight PhD students, four Honorary Visiting Research Fellows, two Postdoctoral Researchers, one project manager and one financial officer focusing on lightweight composite structures subjected to extreme loading conditions such as projectile impact and blast, covering fibre metal laminates, PVC foam based sandwich and SLM lattice structures, corrugated sandwiches, high temperature TP prepreg, etc. He is also leading an EU consortium (€4.8 millions) with 6 countries to develop adhesive free pure woodbased composite structural members. He has published more than300 research papers in which more than 130 SCI papers are in refereed international leading journals, with an h-index of 32 in Google Scholar and citation of more than 3000. He has recently received IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials) Medal and the International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics(ICACM) Fellows Award. He was awarded a Short Term Invitation Research Fellowship by JSPS. He is also a Guestand Lecture Professor of Sichuan University, South China University of Technologyand Xian Jiaotong University and a Visiting Professor of Kyoto University in Japan. Professor Guan chaired 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. 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.
Pontifical Catholic University Peru
Prof. Dr. Juan's is a professor at Pontifical Catholic University, peru. Thermally sensitive polymers have been synthesized and produced by a combination of the cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-oxazolines and the free radical polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NiPAAm). The polymers made had various polymeric structures such as block copolymers, graft copolymers and hydrogels. In some cases the thermal sensitivity was provided by the NiPAAm segments and in other cases this sensitivity was obtained by the poly(2-oxazolines) segments. The polymers were characterized by NMR, FTIR and GPC and the conformational transition (LCST or Ttr) of the polymers was determined by NMR, turbidity and DSC measurements. The transition temperature of the polymers could be adjusted by balancing their composition (hydrophilic and hydrophobic elements) and their macromolecular structure. An increasing amount of hydrophobic elements in the polymer decreased the value of the conformational transition while a greater hydrophilicity the value of LCST increased. In some cases pH sensitivity was also obtained when elements such as carboxylic acid groups were introduced into the polymer structure. The water-soluble polymers showed the formation of micelles or macromolecular aggregates in water, which in some cases could give rise to the formation of polymeric nanogels, pH- and thermosensitive, by means of irradiation with electron rays.
University of Lund
Prof. Dr. Bjorn Lindman was chair professor in physical chemistry at Lund University, Sweden since 1978, now emeritus. He isguest professor at MidSweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. For several yearshe was professorat Coimbra University, Portugal. His research interests are in the field of colloid science, including surfactant and polymer self-assembly, polymer-surfactant systems, polymer adsorption, amphiphilic polymers and biopolymers like DNA and cellulose. He consults and gives training courses for industry on formulations and is also a co-founder of spin-offs in this area. He is a fellow of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and science academies abroad (Romania and Portugal). Björn Lindman has published over 650 papers in journals and books; these have been cited more than 25000 times, with an h-index of 87. He has received the Overbeek Gold Medal of the European Colloid and Interface Society, and prestigious awards from US, China, Japan, India, UK, Finland and Sweden. He is a cofounder of the European Colloid and Interface Society and has been the president of this organization as well as the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS). In 2015 he received the Life-time Achievement Award of IACIS. He is one of the authors of the textbook Surfactants and Polymers in Aqueous Solutions (2 editions and translated into Chinese and Russian) as well as of Surface Chemistry of Surfactants and Polymers (Wiley 2014).
Arabian Gulf UniversityBahrain
Prof. Dr. Sumaya Y. Abbas, Assistant Professor in the Dept. Natural Recourses & Environment, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. Sumaya holds Ph.D. and M Phil in Engineering and Sustainability from the University Of Warwick, UK, M Sc. in Environmental Management from the Arabian Gulf University, PG Certificate in Bio-systems Sustainability, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and B Sc. in Biology, College of Science, University of Bahrain. L’OREAL-UNESCO Pan Arab for Women in Science Award winner, Venus International Women Award (Outstanding Woman Achiever), Role Model of Women in the Arab World as a recognized researcher in waste management by ECO-MENA. Published papers and research interest about sustainable waste management and Bio energy, Feasibility of green technologies and socio-economic. Speaker in many international and local conferences, UN ESCWA, EUROMA member.
Osaka University Japan
Prof. Dr. Kei Ohkubo, Chemistry Doctor (Ph.D. Engineering), now is a Professor of Chemistry of Division Innovation Research for Drug Design, Institute of Academic Initiatives, Osaka University, Japan. Kei Ohkubo earned his Ph.D. degree from Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 2001. He was working as a JSPS fellow and JST research fellow at Osaka University (2001-2005), a designated associate professor in Osaka University (2005-2014) and a specially appointed professor at Osaka University (2014-2017). He has been a full professor at Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies, Osaka University since 2017.
Chinese Academy of Science China
Prof. Dr. Daining Fang, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, President of International Association of Applied Mechanics (IAAM), President of Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (CSTAM), and Vice President of Chinese Society for Composite Materials. He received Ph.D. from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1993. After one-year postdoc at Tel Aviv University, and half a year visiting scholar at Maryland University, he has taught at Tsinghua University (1995-2009), Peking University (2009-2015) and Beijing Institute of Technology (2015-present). Professor Fang is an expert of Mechanics of Materials. His research focuses on the mechanical behaviors of advanced materials and structures under magneto-electro-thermal-mechanical multi-field coupling in the aspects of theory, calculation and experiment.
Aix-Marseille University France
Prof. Dr. Philippe Knauth is Professor ("Classe Exceptionnelle") of Materials Chemistry at Aix Marseille Université (France). He earned his PhD in 1987 at Saarland University (Germany) and his habilitation in 1996 at Université d'Aix Marseille. He has spent sabbaticals at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997-1998 and now in 2013 as well as at the National Institute for Materials Science (Japan) in 2007 and 2010. Prof. Knauth is recipient of the CNRS Bronze Medal (1994), has been elected member of the French National Council of Universities (materials chemistry division) since 2003, is President of the regional section "Provence-Alpes-Côté d'Azur" of the French Chemical Society (SCF) since 2010 and is a member of its national administration council since 2012. Prof. Knauth has been working for many years on solid ionic conductors, especially ionic conduction at interfaces, and nanostructured materials for energy storage and conversion. His current research topics include self-organized TiO2 nanotubes for Li-ion microbatteries and ion-conducting membranes for fuel cells.
The University of Huddersfield
Chair in Signal Processing UK
Prof. Dr. Len Gelman, Ph.D., Dr. of Sciences (Habilitation)joined HuddersfieldUniversity as a Professor, Chair in Signal Processing/Condition Monitoring and Director of Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering,in 2017 from Cranfield University, where he worked as Professor and Chair in Vibro-Acoustical Monitoring since 2002. Len developed novel condition monitoring technologies for aircraft engines, gearboxes, bearings, turbines and centrifugal compressors. Len published more than250 publications, 17 patents and is Co-Editor of 12Springer books. He is Fellow of:British Institute of NDT, International Association of Engineers and Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, Executive Director, International Society for Condition Monitoring, Honorary Technical Editor, International Journal of Condition Monitoring, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Engineering Sciences (SCMR),Chair, annual International Condition Monitoring Conferences, Honorary Co-Chair, annual World Congresses of Engineering, Co-Chair, International Congress COMADEM 2019 and Chair, International Scientific Committee of Third World Congress, Condition Monitoring. Len is Editorial Board member of the International Journal “Electronics”, the International Journal “Sensors”, the International Journal “Energies”, the International Journal “Insight”,the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, the International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management,the International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, the International Journal Vibration and Acoustics Research and the International Journal Signal, Image and Video Processing. He was Chair,First World Congress, Condition Monitoring, Chair, Second World Congress, Engineering Asset Management and Chair, International Committee of Second World Congress, Condition Monitoring. Len is Chair of International CM Groups of ICNDT and EFNDT and Member of ISO Technical Committee, Condition Monitoring. Len made 42 plenary keynotes at major international conferences. He was Visiting Professor at ten Universities abroad. Len received two Rolls-Royce (UK) Awards for Innovation, COMADIT Prize (by British Institute of NDT) for significant contribution through research/development in condition monitoring, Oxford Academic Health Science Network Award, William Smith Prize by UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers and USA Navy Award.
North Carolina State University USA
Prof. Dr. Dimitris S Argyropoulos, Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina State University. He has also served as a Finland Distinguished Professor of Chemistry with the department of Chemstry of the University of Helsinki, Finland and Distinguished visiting Professor with the centre for Advanced Materials and the Department of Chemistry King Abdulaziz University, Jedah, Saudi Arabia. Professor Argyropoulos’sresearch team is internationally recognized for his leading contributions to Green Chemistry using cellulose and lignin wood-based polymers. His work focuses at promoting our understanding of the structure and reactivity of such polymers and the development of novel NMR and material science techniques for the structural elucidation and upgrading of these biopolymers. The efforts of his research group have been disseminated in excess of 200 scientific papers, numerous scientific conferences invited presentations and patents. Professor Argyropoulos is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, International Academy of Wood science and the Chemical Institute of Canada.
University of Salento
Prof. Dr. Alfonso Maffezzoli received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Technology at University of Naples in 1991, working also as associate researcher at University of Washington (Seattle, USA). He joined in 1992 to the University of Salento as lecturer and he has been full professor since 2002. Original contributionshave been developed in the field of thermoplastic and thermosetting matrix composites, bio-based polymers and polymer recycling. He is author of more than 220papers on international journals besides to several patents. According to Scopus, he has an equal to 46 receiving more than 6900 citations.
University of Waterloo Canada
Dr. John Montesano, Assistant Professor. John Montesano is the Director of the Composites Research Group (CRG) and has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo (Canada) since 2015. He earned his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University (Canada) in 2012 and was an NSERC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Toronto from 2013-2015. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and in conference proceedings. His research is focused on developing and implementing advanced experimental techniques and numerical tools to investigate and model the highly intricate multiscale failure processes of high-performance composite materials and structures under cyclic and impact loading.
Master in Nuclear ChemistryUSA
Prof. Dr. Dra Guillermina Burillo Amezcua, Senior Researcher of the Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares T.C. UNAM, and professor The chemistry Faculty of the National Autonomus University of Mexico, UNAM., Investigador Nacional Emeritus of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores; member of the Academia Nacional de Ciencias; Award as Catedrático UNAM 1997-2001, Award UNAM Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (2004); Award to the best article in 2010, by the American Nuclear Society, Latinoamerican Section. Award Nacional de Química, 2015, by the Mexico Chemical Society. Publishing of 159 international and 19 national publications, 8 chapter of books and one chapter in one Polymer Encyclopedia, 3 divulgation articles and 71 publications of memories. Presentation of more than 350 research in Congress and Academic events, several of them by invitations in Turquía, China, Australia, España, Japón, Chile, México, Rumania, Yugoeslavia and USA. Direction of 90 Thesis: 59 Bachelor thesis, 17 Master on Sciences and 14 of Ph degree.
University Putra Malaysia Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Norkhairunnisa Mazlan is an Associate Professor of polymer nanocomposites at University Putra Malaysia. She is currently serving under the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She graduated with honors from Universiti Sains Malaysia's (USM) School of Industrial Technology in 2005. In 2006, she earned her master`s degree in Materials Engineering from USM and in 2012, she received her PhD in Nanotechnology from USM. Her research focuses on the use of natural fibres in composites, nanocomposites and the development of geopolymers for various potential applications.To date, she has authored and co-authored more than 80 publications. Based on her background and knowledge in materials, Norkhairunnisa Mazlan has been involved in multidisciplinary research across department, faculty and communities.
AIMEN Technology Centre
Dr. Lourdes Blanco Salgado, Senior Researcher and Project Manager in the Advanced Materials department at AIMEN Technology Centre. She holds both a MSc in Chemistry (Physical-Chemistry) and a MSc in Welding Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain). She has experience in non-destructive inspection of materials (Level 2 in Magnetic, Ultrasonic, Liquid Penetrant and Visual Testing) and she has over 8 years in composite materials being highly specialized in advanced manufacturing processes, surface treatments, optimization and characterization of polymeric composite materials and multi-materials, combining composite and metal materials. In the last years, she has been in charge of national and European projects in the field of one-shot and near net shape manufacturing process for the automotive, shipbuilding and offshore sectors.
AIMEN Technology Centre
Dr. Laura Mera, Senior Researcher at AIMEN Technology Centre. She holds an MSc in Advanced Materials Engineering from the University of Liverpool (UK) and was awarded her MPhil in the same field from the University of Vigo (Spain). She has worked at the National Physical Laboratory (UK) and as a visiting researcher in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of NYU (States). She has been working in AIMEN for more than 10 years where she has taken part in a diverse array of projects related to different aspects of composite materials. In the last years she has been involved in European and National Projects related to the development of applications for transport-related industries based on cost- effective manufacturing processes.
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest Romania
MD. Valentin POPESCU is a general surgeon from Bucharest, ROMANIA, with a PhD thesis on natural polymers involved in wound healing and hernia mesh integration at University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest. His research in a multidisciplinary team which involves top surgeons and top researchers from Advanced Polymer Materials Group (APMG) at Politehnica University of Bucharest is focused on tissue integration of artificial polymers used as implants in general surgery. In his career as Assistant Professor he is teaching and orienting young medical doctors and students in the Translational medicine point of view.
Donghua University China
Dr. Atta ur Rehman Khan is currently associated with Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Lab, as a research fellow, in College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Donghua University, Shanghai, China. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology from PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and a Master's in Biotechnology from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He earned his doctoral degree in Biomaterials Science from Donghua University in 2020. He received the grand prize for outstanding international researcher award from Donghua University for the year 2020. In recent years, he published his finding in prestigious journals of materials science. His core interests include the fabrication, characterization and evaluation of polymer-based regenerative biomaterials and drug delivery systems mainly through electrospinning and 3D printing techniques. His major interest is to fabricate bioactive polymer-based composite biomaterials for various biomedical applications mainly including regeneration of soft tissues.
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Sheffield Hallam UniversityUK
Dr Evangelos Kordatos graduated with a MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 2008. He received his MSc in Chemistry and Materials Technology and his PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Ioannina in 2013. Upon the completion of his PhD, he became a Postdoctoral research associate at the Texas A&M University, Texas (USA), working on Non-Destructive assessment of aerospace materials, shape memory alloys (SMAs). Evangelos joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Materials Engineering and became a Senior Lecturer in 2016. Evangelos is the Course Leader for the BEng and MEng Materials Engineering courses at Sheffield Hallam University, UKand he led the MEng Materials Engineering course successful accreditation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).Evangelos’ research is focused on the study of the mechanical and thermal behaviour of advanced materials, such as Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs), Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRPs), Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs), smart materials, etc. He has worked extensively on the non-destructive monitoring of materials.
Federal Institute of Education Science and TechnologyBrazil
Dr. Arlan da Silva Gonçalves concluded his PhD in Biophysics in 2009, by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the PhD studies, he worked mainly in the elucidation of the reactivation routes of acetylcholinesterase inhibited by organophosphorous compounds. This study is of crucial importance to the development of efficient antidotes against poisoning by chemical warfare agents. At a recent work, applied molecular modeling techniques to predict inter and intramolecular interactions between the Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) / antibiotics and Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) / antibiotics complexes, and both for the PEG and PVP model hexamers were constructed and, in the case of antibiotics, Amoxicillin (AMX), Cephalexin (CFX), Azithromycin (AZT) and Penicillin (PEN) were used, in order to verify the possible ability to adsorption in their carrying, when present in water.
Kaunas University of Technology
Dr. Samy Yousef, senior researcher at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Kaunas University of Technology. Samy Yousef has completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Cairo University, Egypt. After that, he obtained postdoctoral studies from Messina University, Italy, and the University of Technology, Lithuania (two years). Since 2018, He is Associate Professor, senior researcher at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Kaunas University of Technology. He has published more than 58 papers (Scopus) in reputed journals with total impact factor >200 and H index (18). During the last four years, Dr. Yousef has achieved several promising results in materials recovery from different wastes such as WEEE, food packaging plastics, solar cells, textile, glass fibre reinforced polymer composites, and banknote waste, etc. then reprocessing of extracting metals into high added value products and adapting laboratory technology for industrial scale and Circular Economy principles. Also, he participated in developing many sustainable energy conversion strategies for textile waste, clothes dryer, plastic waste, end-of-life cotton banknotes into energy products using pyrolysis technology.
Dr. Muhammad Jehangir has 14 years of diversified experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Registration Affairs, Product development and Pharmaceutical manufacturing, Process Planning, Method development, Method validation, Statistical Methodology, Process & Cleaning Validation, and Equipment Validation etc. Certificate Courses on cGMP, cGLP, Process Validation, CTD Documents, ISO 17025:2017, ISO 9001:2008, 13485-2003, and 14001-2004 have strong scientific, analytical, statistical, managerial and training skills. Currently he is working as a Senior Manager Quality Control and validation for Novamed Pharmaceuticals. It is toll manufacturing oriented company, manufacturing of companies like Getz Pharma, ICI, SEARLE, Macter, Ray, and for Sanofi-Aventis. He is also looking after the Quality of Novamed Healthcare, the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical manufacturing plant.
Karadeniz Technical University
Prof. Dr. Sevil Savaskan Yılmaz was born in Ordu, Turkey. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 1994 at the Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon (Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry), working in the laboratory of Professor Baki Hazer on Synthesis of Novel IonExchangers and their Properties as stabilizers in dispersion polymerization in polar media. She was done the investigations about the synthesis of macromanomericpolymers,macroinitiators, copolymers, superabsorbents, imprinting polymers and their applications for the synthesis. She made guantum chemical computational articles on conformational analysis and reaction mechanisms of polymers and organic molecules. Research interests are the Free radical Polymerization and the Kinetics of polymers, Ionicpolymerization (Cationic-AnionicPolimerization) and kinetics, Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Kinetics, the Mechanical properties of polymers, photocatalysis systems. Theoretical conformational analysis of polymers and stereokimya, The synthesis of macroperoksiinimers and Blok- Graft Copolymers with Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, Ionexchangeresins, macroinitiators, macrocrosslinkers, polymergeleaous, Quantum chemical investigation of mechaism and stereochemistry of electrophilic addition reaction of halogens to alkens with rigid structure Quantum chemical investigation of heterocyclic compounds and Quantum chemical investigation of antitümör compounds and compounds that its formed with DNA molecule. In 2005, she joined a doctoral research about Encapsulation and Release by Shaped Block copolmers as Unimolecular Nanocontainers in the laboratory of F. DuPrez(Gent University, Belgium). Her research interest mainly covers the preparation of controlled architectured polymers by CRPs (ATRP, ITP, and RITP) of original monomers in organic and aqueous media. She did worked at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Project with “Improving Flame Retardant Properties of Polymer Composites Using Silicone Based Polymer” subject as Researcher/Expert, did the studies on preparation of poly(methylsilsesquioxane) and investigation the effect of emulsifier amount on its particle size and polydimethylsilane: electrochemical polymerization without solventor supporting electrolyte in the laboratory of Professor Goknur Bayram at Chemical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University between 2007-2010 years.
Karadeniz Technical University
Dr. Zehra Merve Cinan, Research Assistant. Zehra Merve Cinan was born in Istanbul/Turkey. Has done bachelor and master degrees in Nuclear Physics at Karadeniz Technical University.She will present her Ph.D. thesis and complete her Ph.D. degree in a few months.She is working at Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Karadeniz Technical University since 2014. She has done research and articles on nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, nuclear engineering, and nuclear energy studies.Research interests are Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Reactions, Properties of Nuclei, Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Energy Studies, Radiation Physics, Radiation Shieldings, New Technologies in Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric and Composite Materials.She has presented 17 papers in International Conferences and also taken part in the organizing committee of 2 International Conferences.She has attend CHERNOBYL, RIVNE and Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant Technical Training Research with Ankara University Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Odessa National Polytechnic University (ONPU), National Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) of Ukraine and Energoatom.She takes part in the Management Committee and Working Group-3 members of COST Action (CA19114 - Network for Optimized Astatine labeled Radiopharmaceuticals (NOAR)).
College of Engineering & TechnologyIndia
Dr. Pratima Parashar Pandey, Ph. d. is an academician and Scientist in the field of Materials Science and Nanotechnology for the last twenty-five years. Earlier, she was in the field of polymer blends for twenty years and has published about fourteen papers in cited journals. Since last ten years in the field of metal nano polymer composites and have twelve research papers in SCI journals. She has also written a chapter ‘Silver particulate films on softened polymer composite’ in the book ‘Applications of Calorimetry in a Wide Context - Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and Microcalorimetry’ in Intech Publication. She has also written a chapter ‘Nanobiomaterials in Antimicrobial Therapy’ in a book ‘Recent Biopolymers’ published in Intech Publication. Currently, She is Editor for a published book titled ‘Pyridine’, Intech publication. She has been a reviewer, technical program member and invited speaker for many international and National conferences. At present, she is Professor in Applied Science at CET, IILM, G.Noida, India.
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Prof. Dr. Rajendra K Goyal received Ph.D. from the IIT Bombay. He was awarded the best Ph.D. Thesis award by the MRSI. Presently, he is a Professor and Head in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, MNIT Jaipur, India. He has total experience of more than 25 years. His current research interest is nanomaterials, polymer matrix composites/nanocomposites, characterization. He has published over 70 research papers in SCI Journals. His one of the books entitled “Nanomaterials and nanocomposites: Synthesis, Properties, Characterization Techniques and Applications” published by CRC Press has been recommended under “Choice Review” Category. He has guided 3 PhD and 38 M. Tech. students. He is the reviewer of >15 International Journals. He has successfully completed research projects funded by ISRO/UGC/AICTE and industries.
BMS College of Engineering India
Dr. Chethana K.Y, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India. Has Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master degree in Machine Design and perusing a Ph. D in Composites- Crashworthiness structure from BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru. Has 8 years of teaching experience . His research interests are in the fields of Crash-worthiness structures, FEA, Vibrations, Composite materials, Functionally Graded Materials. Has guided more than 10 UG projects. Published 10 Technical papers in refereed International Journals, 3 National Journals, and presented 4 Technical papers in International Conferences.
University of Sheffield
Dr. Frederik Claeyssens is a Senior Lecturer at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Sheffield (U.K.). During his independent career Dr. Claeyssens established a materials microstructuring laboratory, and his main research explores laser-based 2D and 3D direct-write techniques for (bio)materials micro-structuring and the use of these structures in a range of different applications, e.g. tissue engineering, (bio)sensors, and microelectronics. Frederik Claeyssens has published papers in leading chemistry and materials science journals, he has 82 publications in refereed journals which have received 3059 citations, and an h-index of 27.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University India
Dr. Gulshan Kumar done his Master Degree from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar, India with specialization in Polymer Science. Completed Ph.D in polymer science in the year 2004 from Guru Gobind Singh Inpraprastha University, NCT of Delhi, India having the topic of synthesis & characterization of co-polymers of Alkyl-ita-conates with Styrene. Joined Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, NCT of Delhi, India as Assistant Professor during the year 2005. Till now having teaching & research experience of more than twelve years. Immensely contributed in the field of polymer science. Having number of publications in National and International Journals and also presented papers in various conferences in India and abroad like USA, UK, South Korea, Portugal, Italy, Finland, France etc. Presently research work is being carried out in the field of Green Composites and nanocomposites. Some students are also pursuing their Ph.D. and four students had already been awarded degree.