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Director of Waikato 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 Manufactures and has been the leader of the Polymers and Composites Research Group, the 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 Ph.D. at Surrey University in the UK. Professor Pickering has participated in an NZ Science Challenge (Science for Technological Innovation) as a co-leader of a spearhead project involving most NZ universities alongside Crown Research Institutes on the 3D/4D printing of biomaterials and is the principal researcher and leader of the NZ Government funded "Āmiomio Aotearoa – A circular economy for the wellbeing of New Zealand" project ($11M). She is currently the Associate Dean of Research for the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing, and Science at the University of Waikato.
Head of Bio Materials Science and Technology University of Niccolò CusanoItaly
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Cacciotti is Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering and Materials Science and Technology at the University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano", with consolidated expertise in the synthesis and characterization of (bio)materials and eco-sustainable systems. She is a Member of the Research and Projects Committee and Erasmus+ Coordinator for the Engineering Area. She graduated in Medical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Master of Science Award ‘Fondazione Raeli’). Afterward, 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 an expert in the synthesis, processing, and characterization 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 a 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: 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”.
Director for Smart MaterialsAwarded the CADCAM Gold Medal for the “Outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics" Canada
Alexander L. Kalamkarov is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada since 1993, and Director of Smart Materials Centre since 1995. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the Moscow Lomonosov State University in 1979 and the Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1990. His academic career spans over 42 years in Research and University teaching. He has taught in Universities in the USA, England, France, Australia, Japan, Brazil and visited numerous Universities and Research Institutes around the world. Prof. Kalamkarov is awarded the CADCAM Gold Medal for the “outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics” in 2011. He is awarded the Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2002; the Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) in 2001; and the Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2007. Prof. Kalamkarov is a Member of numerous prestigious International Editorial and Advisory Boards and the International Conference Organizing Committees in the area of advanced composite materials and smart structures. Research performed by Prof. Kalamkarov in the areas of advanced composite materials and smart materials and structures is internationally recognized. He has authored more than 350 research publications, including over 160 refereed journal papers, 8 Research Monographs, and 2 US patents. Prof. Kalamkarov has made a major contribution to the fundamental analysis, design, and optimization of composite materials and smart composite structures, composite reinforced shells, and plates.
Director of Promotion Center for Global Materials ResearchNational Cheng Kung UniversityTaiwan
Masahiro YOSHIMURA was graduated with B.S. in 1965, M.S. in 1967, and D. Sc. in Engineering in 1970 from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Then 1970, Research Assoc.,1978 Assoc. Prof.,1985 Full Prof. in Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology. During those periods, 1973-1975 Post Doc. in 3 CNRS Labs. (Odeillo, Orleans, and Paris) in France, and 1975-1977 in Mass. Inst. Tech., USA. He was the Director of the Center for Materials Design for 1996-2002. He retired in 2008, Professor Emeritus, from Tokyo Institute of Technology. After experienced several Visiting/Guest Profs. In Tohoku Univ., Japan, Univ. Limerick, Ireland, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Inst. Metal. Res., CAS, Shenyang, China, etc. he has been in National Cheng Kung Univ., Taiwan since Feb. 2010 as a Visiting Chair Prof. then now Distinguished Chair Prof. and Director of Promotion Center for Global Materials Research, NCKU, since July 2011. He received Academic Award (1993) from The Ceramic Soc. Japan, 10th Fulrath Pacific Award(1987) and Fellow(1995) from The Amer. Ceram. Soc., International Award(2001) from European Ceramic Soc., IUMRS Somiya Award for International Collaborative Work, IUMRS(2002), Honorary Members in MRS –India (2003), Research Award, Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, Japan(2007), Lee Hsun Award, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, Shenyang, China(2008) and Honorable Permanent Resident Visa, Taiwan(2012), Honorary Fellow of European Ceramic Society(2017), Distinguished Life Member Award from the Amer. Ceram. Soc. (2017) .etc.He is nominated by Thomson-Reuter as ISI Highly-Cited Researcher(2001).Now he has >730 peer-reviewed Papers, 84 Reviews,７Books (51 Book Chapters) & >30 Patents, and >22,500 International. Citations with h-index >75 in Scopus, in Google Scholars: >33,500 Citations with h-index= 88 World ranking #68 in Materials Science. He has served as 23 Organizing Chairs, i.e IUMRS-ICA, Chiba,1997, IUMRS-ICAM, Yokohama,2003, and International Conference in Hydrothermal Reactions, Sendai,2006, 6th ISHA,2016, Tainan, Taiwan. Mater Sci 2017,Valencia,Spain,etc. joined as 64 International Advisory/Organizing Committees, 33 Plenary Lectures, i.e. MS&T, San Francisco(2000), ICMAT, Singapore (2003) ,Hydrothermal/Solvothermal Symposia, Kochi, Japan(2000) Mysore, India (2004),Sendai,Japan (2006), Nottingham, UK (2008), Beijing,China (2010), 3rd SCESCM,Bali(2016), Materials Science 2016,Dubai and 2017,Valencia,2018 Rome, WCSM,Osaka.,etc. and he gave >270 Invited/Keynote Lectures in International Meetings and >140 Lectures in Foreign Univ. He is the Editor in Chief of Mater Sci Letters (Sci Fed), one of the Editors in Solid State Science(since 1988), J.Nanomaterials(since 2004), Nano Letters(2002-2005), etc. and Guest Editors in MRS Bull, Oct.1994 &Sept.2000, Euro. J.Solid State and Inorg. Chem. 1995, Solid State Ionics,152/154,2002, J.Mater.Sci.2006&2007,etc. One of Book Editors in Carbon-related Materials, Springer,2017. He is Founding President(2006-2008), International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association(ISHA), President of the Advisory Board(2010-2014),. Chairman of the Nomination Committee,2002,2004 & 2006 in The World Academy of Ceramics (WAC), An Advisory Officer, IUMRS(Audit Elect 2007-2008, Former President of MRS-Japan), He has cooperated with 24 visiting Professors(12 from abroad), 38 Postdoctoral Researchers, (27 from abroad),12 visiting Researchers from abroad, Supervised 56 Ph.D. ( 16 foreigners) Students and candidates,>70 Master Students, 30 Research Students during his professorship at Tokyo Institute of Technology, In NCKU many cooperation has been going mostly based upon MOU with global academicians. i.e.Profs. Yury Gogotsi(Drexel Univ., USA), Takayoshi Sasaki(NIMS, Japan), Jin-Ho Choy(Ewha Womans Univ., Korea), K. Byrappa(Mysore Univ., India), Shu-Hong Yu(Univ. Sci. Tech. China, China), C.N.R.Rao(India) with 16 Pos-docs, and 11 professors in NCKU With their graduate students, then published>30 papers in high IP(>5) Journals plus additional 8 papers.
Founder & Director of International and Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityIndia
Professor Sabu Thomas is currently Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaim for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering and Green Materials. Professor Thomas has received more than 30 national and international awards which include, FRSC UK, Distinguished Professorship from Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal,CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016,Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Sukumar Maithy Award Faculty Research Award, Trila – Academician of The Year, Fellowship of the European Academy of Sciences He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (D.Sc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France, Siberian Federal University, Russia and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship, National Education Leadership Award – 2017 for Excellence in Education. Prof Thomas also won 6th contest of "mega-grants" - Russian Federation. Recently, he has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists that has been compiled by Stanford University in the US. He figures in the list as the second-best scientist in India in the field of polymer science. Professor Thomas has published over 1200 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 150 books and is the inventor of 15 patents. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 112 and has more than 61,000 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 350 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 40 countries. Prof. Thomas has supervised 115 PhD programmes and his students occupy leading positions in academia and industry in India and abroad.
National University of Singapore Singapore
Prof. Jianyong Ouyang’sresearch interests cover conducting polymers, thermoelectric polymers, polymer nanocomposites, polymer light-emitting diodes, polymer solar cells and polymer/nanoparticle memristors. His lab invented many methods to enhance the conductivity of PEDOT:PSS that is the most successful conducting polymer in terms of practical application and demonstrated world-record conductivities of PEDOT:PSS through acid treatment. They also invented original approaches to enhance the thermoelectric properties of polymers and reported world-record thermoelectric properties of polymers. He is also one of the main inventors for the first polymer/nanoparticle memristors in the world. Recently, his lab reported the first stretchable and self-adhesive conducting polymer blends in the world and demonstrated their application as conformal dry electrodes for continuous long-term biopotential monitoring. They also invented the first hybrid ionic/electronic thermoelectric converters (HTECs) that marks the adventure of hybrid ionic/electronic thermoelectrics. He has published more than 190 papers in international journals. His total citation is >19100 in terms of Google Scholar, averagely almost 100 citations/paper, and his H-index is 67.
Founder and director of the Human Behavior LaboratoryUniversity of IcelandIceland
Magnus S. Magnusson, Ph.D., Emeritus Research Professor, founder, and director of the Human Behavior Laboratory (HDL.hi.is), School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland. Author of the T-system, detection algorithms, and software THEMETM (PatternVision.com), initially focusing on the real-time organization of behavior. Co-directed the two-year project “DNA analysis with Theme”. Keynotes in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, the science of religion, proteomics, A.I., robotics, and nanoscience. Associate Professor and Deputy Director1983-1988 in the Museum of Mankind of the French National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Repeatedly, invited Professor at the University of Paris V, VIII & XIII. Now works informal collaboration between 32 European and American universities initiated 1995 at the University Rene Descartes of Paris V, Sorbonne, based on “Magnusson’s analytical model”.
Director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)Inha UniversitySouth Korea
Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, male, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher, graduated from the textile engineering department, Hanyang University in 1979. He worked for Hyejeon College, 1982-1990 and Howon University, 1990-1992, Chonnam National University, 1992-2005, and now works for Inha University. Since 1998, he is the director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)-Korea Directory. From 2008-2012, he worked in the International Geosynthetics Society as a Council member (2006~2012) and he was the 6th president of the Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). Also, he is a member of ASTM D35 and ISO TC221 on geosynthetics since 1998. Now he is elected the 32nd President of the Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015). He has published 154 papers and more than 978 papers in domestic and international conferences. Also, he wrote 25 texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’, and also published 154 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho - Science and Engineering in 2003~2014 and Top 100 Scientists in the World: 2005/2011 of IBC (International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies
Dean of Energy and EnvironmentHead of Excellent Core Research Center of Sustainable MaterialsJapan
Tatsuo Kaneko received a B.S. in Tokyo Tech in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the same university in 1998. One year before received their Ph.D., he joined the faculty as an Assis Prof in the Department of Biology at Hokkaido Univ (1998-2001) and moved to Kagoshima Univ (2001-2004) and Osaka Univ (2004-2006). After that, he joined the School of Materials Science at JAIST where he was promoted to Assoc Prof in 2006 and to Full Prof in 2016. He also joined the Bioengineering Department at UCLA as a Visiting Associate Prof in 2012. Current research interests include gels, soft matters, polyelectrolytes, and biodegradable plastics, based on which 220 papers in high-impact journals such as Nature Materials were published. He has received international prizes such as “Best presentation” at the 251st ACS National Meeting, “Distinguished Award” at the 12th IUPAC NMS-XII, and “Gottfried Wagener prize” The 9th German Innovation Award have also been given.
Head of the Laboratory for Plant Biopolymers/br>USA
Vakhtang Barbakadze has expertise in isolation and structure elucidation of a new series of plant polythers, which is endowed with pharmacological properties as immunomodulatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, and anti-cancer agents. Besides, he interested in enantioselective synthesis and biological activities of a basic monomeric moiety of these polyethers, synthesis of enantiomerically pure epoxides as chiral building blocks for the production of synthetic analogs of natural polyethers by chemical and enzymatic catalysis. He has received a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry and a DSci degree in Biology in 1978 and 1999 from the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia, and the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Tbilisi, Georgia, respectively. He is Head of the Department of Plant Biopolymers and Chemical Modification of Natural Compounds at Tbilisi State Medical University I.Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry. In 1996 and 2002 he has been a visiting scientist at Utrecht University, Departments of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Chemistry, Utrecht, The Netherlands, by University Scholarship and The Netherlands organization for scientific research (NWO) Scholarship Scientific Program, respectively. He is also an organizing committee member and renowned speaker for many reputed scientific conferences. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed journals. In 2004 he was a Georgian State Prize Winner in Science and Technology.
Group Leader of the Applied Energy Materials GroupLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Gao Liu is the Group Leader of the Applied Energy Materials Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with over 20 years of R&D experience in developing materials and system engineering for electrical energy storage. Dr. Liu’s lab combines synthetic chemistry, composite engineering, and electrochemistry to solve interdisciplinary problems in energy generation, storage, and usage. The research team uses advanced diagnostics to understand fundamental and critical issues in energy systems, and synthetic techniques to develop new materials that improve overall system performance. Dr. Liu has over 170 peer-reviewed publications and over 20 granted patents.
University of Applied SciencesFH Technikum WienAustria
R&D Team Leader for Biopolymers Italian SMI Spa CompanyItaly
Giovanni Milesi, Aerospace Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, has been working for the packaging industry for more than 20 years in R&D. He is a member of the European Physical Society and OSA Optical Society. Recently has been involved in innovative solutions for the process of polyester resins in the industry of bottles for beverages and dairy. In the last two years, exploiting the benefit of monochromatic radiation delivered by a high power fiber laser, the R&D team lead by Giovanni Milesi, of Italian Company SMI Spa, has reached the feasibility in the field of thermal process and sterilizations of surfaces with related four international patents.
Polymers Materials Chemistry GroupCanada
Dr. Aman Ullah received his Ph.D. (with distinction) in Chemical Sciences and Technologies in 2010 at the University of Genova, Italy by working together at Southern Methodist University, USA. He worked at different research institutes in Asia/Europe/US before accepting an Assistant Professor position at the University of Alberta. He is currently an Associate Professor and leads a research group on the Utilization of Lipids – Polymers/Materials Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has developed and has been teaching a graduate course entitled “Renewable Biomaterials”. Aman has more than 86 publications with 5 patents/patent applications and has incorporated a new spinoff biorefinery. His research is focused on the development of biochemicals, biopolymers/biomaterials from renewable biomass. He has participated and presented his work in more than 100 National and international scientific meetings and conferences, including several invited, keynote, and plenary lectures at conferences and research centers in Asia, Europe, and America. In addition, he has received several awards including the Canadian Rising Star award by “Grand Challenges Canada”, ALES “Research and Innovation Award”, and ASTech Award Finalist for the “30th ASTech Innovation Awards”.
Dammam UniversitySaudi Arabia
Dr. ABM Sharif Hossain obtained his Ph.D. in Plant, Nano and Industrial Biotechnology in 2006, Ehime University, Japan. He holds a position as an Associate Professor in the Biotechnology. The program, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Dammam University KSA. Dr. Hossain has a total of 212 publications including patents, journal papers, 15 books, book chapters. He has more than 50 articles are web of sciences (ISI), He has a total of 51 Conference abstracts and proceedings. He achieved h-index: 25 and total Google scholar citation: 2356. Dr. Hossain stood the first scientist at Hail University and achieved Vice Chancellor award at Hail University, KSA. Dr. Hossain supervised Ph.D.: 6 (UM, UKM, Malaysia), MSc: 12, Undergraduate: 32 (university of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and Hail University, KSA) students. He has completed 19 research projects. He is an Editorial member of 10 Journals. In addition, he is an External Examiner for Ph.D. and MSc Thesis of 5 Universities. Dr. Hossain is expertise in Plant Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology (nanomaterials) like nanocellulose and nanostars crystal, nanobiofilm, and nano biosensor chip production using cellulose derived from plant biomass resources.
King Abdul Aziz UniversitySaudi Arabia
Dr. Hossam Donya is an associate professor in the Physics department, faculty of science, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. In addition, he is an associate professor at the Physics department, faculty of science, Menoufia University, Egypt. He was a former scientist at INL (Institute of nanotechnology of CNRS) Lyon1 University, France. He published more than 20 ISI manuscripts and books. He was a speaker and committee member at many conferences. He is a reviewer in Polymer Bulletin, Physics in medicine and biology, applied radiation and isotopes, Hilton and others. His research interest to develop new polymer nanocomposites for medical purposes like radiation shielding, shaping of medical laser signals.
Curtin University Malaysia
Sujan Denath has around 21 years of teaching, research, and industrial experience in the Mechanical, Materials, and Manufacturing engineering area. I am a Chartered Professional Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, UK (CEng MIMechE) since 2012 and a Fellow (FHEA) of the Higher Education Academy, UK and the Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM). I have been working as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Eng., Curtin University, Malaysia since October 2008. After completion of MSc (Manufacturing Technology), I had been teaching in KPYP Malaysia (Franchised with Liverpool John Moores University, UK, 1997-1998) and subsequently BEng (Hons.), Mechanical Engineering Program in Linton College, Malaysia (Franchised with The Nottingham Trent University, UK) where I served as the BEng Final Year Project Coordinator (2001-2002) and Mechanical Engineering Course Leader (2003~2006). In TNTU BEng (Hons.), I was managing academic matters related to BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Degree Programmer as well as communicating with the parent university, i.e. The Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom (TNTU) regarding course material, course work, organizing course committee meeting throughout the academic year, processing Accredited Prior Learning schemes for students from other institutions for approval of TNTU, providing student counseling regarding their academic affairs, organizing academic meetings with TNTU staff, and Leading BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering team for successful accreditation by the Malaysian National Accreditation Committee. I was also in charge of Final year project coordinator B. Eng (Hons.), Mechanical Engineering Programmer. (2001-2003) where I conducted interim and final presentations and facilitated students to visit industries for project information. I have served as the HOD of Mechanical Engineering from October 2014 to December 2017 in Curtin Malaysia. As the HOD, I had regularly communicated with various stakeholders including industrial partners, parents, students, the local community, and accreditation bodies. I had regular formal and informal interactions with my Curtin Perth counterparts regarding course delivery and management. I was responsible for the management of the staff of the department including recruitment, induction, mentoring, staff development, work planning, and performance review ensuring faculty objectives achieved. I was involved in numerous professional development activities including mentoring, course development, participating in seminars and workshops, engaging with communities and stakeholders which had, directly and indirectly, benefited me, my colleagues, and students, as well as my university. As the HOD of Mechanical Engineering (Curtin Malaysia), the following are my significant achievements: ∙ Led the Department for successful accreditation by Engineers Australia (EA) and Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia ∙ Led the department for successful benchmarking exercise with Monash University Malaysia in 2015 and University Malaya in 2017 ∙ Led the department for successful design and implementation of the Integrated Design Project (IDP) unit which is also known as the Capstone Unit in course curriculum in 2017 ∙
National University of MalaysiaMalaysia
Dr. Nilofar Asim obtained her BSc in Applied Chemistry, MSc in Inorganic Chemistry from Tehran University, and Ph.D. in Materials Science from the National University of Malaysia. She is presently being an Associate professor at solar energy Research Institute, a center of excellence for the research and development in solar energy technology, National University of Malaysia (UKM). She has been involved in the field of materials science for more than 18 years. Her main contributions are in the synthesis of nanomaterials, composites, and investigation of their application; photocatalysts; inorganic polymers (geopolymers); Materials related to a renewable energy application, and using agricultural and industrial wastes as a resource. She has published more than 90 research papers in journals and conferences.
ELSAYED AHMED ELNASHAR, Full-Professor of textiles Apparel, Kaferelsheikh University, Egypt. Born on 19 /8/1965. Have Ph.D. 2000, Msc.1995, Bsc.1989, Helwan University. Diploma1985advanced industrial textiles institute. He holds several academic administrative positions: Dean, Vice Dean, Head of Department, He has many textiles patents, Member of international scientific committees. Development of Faculties of Education commissioned of Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. Has design books published in Germany and Ukraine. Has published over 205 scientific Articles. Editorial board member & Reviewer for more than 115 journals, an organizer for more than 95 conferences and workshops over the world, Founder and editor of two scientific journals. And Smartex Conference Egypt. Member of the editorial board of several international journals and conferences, He has made many scientific agreements with European & African universities. His Research Interests are functional Nano biodegradable, Multistitched 3D Nano Composite and Using remote sensing technology for monitoring of chemical pollutions and bioremediation of chemical-contaminated water.
Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia
Dr. Ankur Gupta is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His research interest lies in Microfabrication and nanotechnology. He won first prize in the Electron Microscopy Contest held in 2013 & 2014. He was selected by the Department of Science & Technology to participate in the “2nd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave” held at Zhejiang University, China in 2017. He received “ISEES Young Scientist Award-2017” and “IEI Young Engineer Award 2020” from the Institution of Engineers (India) in the Production division.
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for WomenIndia
Dr. Pooja Bhati completed her PhD. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in Polymeric biomaterials and scaffolds manufacturing. She works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, Delhi. Currently, She leads the research group in biomaterials, biocomposites, and soft robotics. Her research interests are polymeric foams, bioresorbable scaffolds, biomaterials, biocomposites, polymer processing, and soft robotics. She is particularly interested in the development of scaffolds using innovative manufacturing techniques. She has published her research in various peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Dr. Bhati has filed many patents. She is an active reviewer of various HIGH impact journals. She received Alumni Award for Excellence from her Alma mater. She has delivered Expert lectures in various educational institutes across India.
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic ResearchIndia
Dr. B.V.R. Tata was an Outstanding Scientist at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, India and was a Senior Professor and Dean (Physical Sciences) of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI@IGCAR), Mumbai. He was also Head, Condensed Matter Physics Division (CMPD), Materials Science Group (MSG) at IGCAR, Kalpakkam. After superannuating from IGCAR in June 2016, Dr. Tata joined as a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Palakkad, Kerala. In the year 2017, Dr. Tata was appointed as a Full Professor in the University of Hyderabad (UOH) and currently active in teaching and research in the area of soft matter and photonics in School of Physics, UOH, Hyderabad. He got his M.Sc (Physics) Degree from Andhra University (1977) and Ph. D Degree from University of Madras (1993). After M.Sc he was selected for Bhabha Atomic RC-Training school in the year 1981 and joined in IGCAR as scientific officer in the year 1982. He has carried out Post-doctoral studies at Central laboratory, Osaka (Japan) (1996-97) & Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA (1998). Prof. Tata has received several Awards & Honors. He has published 2 books and over 275 research papers in international journals and conferences. He has earned high reputation both nationally and internationally for the original, elegant and impressive experiments in the areas of phase transitions in polymer nanoparticle dispersions and stimuli-responsive polymer nanogels, bio-colloids, Photonic Crystals and Computer simulations. His research interests are in the areas of Soft Condensed Matter, Computer Simulations, Optics & Photonics. Dr. Tata has delivered invited talks in several National and international conferences and at several prestigious research Institutes and universities in India and Abroad, viz., Japan, Australia, USA, Mexico, Germany, Sweden China, and Singapore.
Sagar Institute of Research and TechnologyIndia
Dr.Yogesh Agrawal working as Associate Professor in the Mechanical engineering department, SIRTE, Bhopal. I have a total of 17 years of Teaching Experience and 2 Years of Industry Experience. I did my Ph.D. (Mechanical) & M Tech (Thermal ) from MANIT, Bhopal. My B Tech completed from RGPV University, Bhopal. I have to Publish more than 40 Research Paper in Reputed Journal and Scopus Indexed Journal. I have filed 3 Patents in which 2 patents have granted by the Government of India. I have published a textbook on Thermodynamics, Dhanpat Rai Publication, New Delhi. I have attended more than 10 International/National Conferences. I have presented more than 10 papers at the International/National Conference. I have attended more than 35 workshops/seminars. I have delivered expert talks in the field of Renewable Energy, thermal engineering, and Entrepreneurship Development Cells. I had completed more than 10 M Tech Project in my Guidance. I have Guided more than 35 B Tech Project. I have reviewed more than 10 Papers in the reputed Journal and worked as an editorial member in the International Journal. I have recognized as a Best Academician and a Leader (HOD) by the Institution and got the Best Paper Presented award.
I am Dr. A. Chithambar Ganesh from Chennai. I have been awarded a doctorate of philosophy in civil engineering for investigating the behavior of hybrid fiber reinforced geopolymer concrete and inventing the self-healing paver blocks for very heavy traffic conditions. This was appreciated and found its place in The New Indian Express dated 21.02.2020. I have completed my post-graduation in M, Tech. Structural Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore and Under graduation in B.E. Civil Engineering from Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi. I have six years of experience in research and academics at the Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education. An ideal faculty job has three facets – Research and consultancy activities, Administrative support activities, and academic and student mentoring duties. From the research perspective, I have been awarded the Young Scientist Award by the International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science, and Medicine. I have completed one TNSCST Project under the title UTILIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE IN THE PRODUCTION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BRICKS in 2020. One of my research proposal worth 23,07,000/-under the scheme “RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) FOR CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT” in MOEF&CC is under revision stage. I have a citation of 58 citations with h-index 5 and i-index-1. I have published 32 papers in various reputed international journals out of which 17 are indexed in Scopus and 2 are indexed in SCI with a total impact factor of 9.2. I have presented 13 papers at various International Conferences pertaining to my research areas. I have also completed consultancy works such as Safe Bearing Capacity test, Hardness test, Material Properties test, Approval Plan, Quality Check Compressive strength test worth more than seventy-five thousand rupees. In the administrative supportive activities, I actively coordinated the preparation of various criteria during NBA, ABET, and NAAC and helped to fetch the same for the University. I have been awarded as an active member during the coordination of NBA activities. I have been acting as class coordinator, faculty advisor, cell PD for academics, and center for learning technology. Apart from conventional activates, I have organized 1 International Conference and 1 National Conference, 3 Faculty Development Programs, 1 AICTE sponsored STTP program, 7 workshops,s and seminars, and 5 guest lectures. I have prepared Departmental Newsletter and Magazine every semester. From an academic perspective, I have handled and would like to claim proficiency over the undergraduate courses such as Concrete technology, Design of Concrete Structures, Design of Steel Structures and postgraduate courses such as Advanced Design of Concrete Structures, Design of Tall Buildings, Advanced Steel Structures, Design of Bridges. I like to keep myself updated on the current upgrades over the courses and bring them to the focus of students. I have attended 39 workshop and faculty development programs in the last five years to keep myself updated on the current trends.
St. Aloysius CollegeIndia
Dr. Deepti S. Deshpande from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh India. I am a researcher in Materials Science with 10 years of research experience and 12 years of teaching experience as an assistant professor in Physics at St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) Jabalpur India. I have been honored by the ‘Young Scientist Award’ by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (MPCST), Bhopal MP at 26th MP Young Scientist Congress held at J.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur India, during Feb 28 – March 1st, 2011. I have successfully completed a minor project, been Convener of a successful National level workshop, delivered guest lectures, and accomplished an extended learning program for PG students of other state universities on Statistical Physics. Apart, conventionally, I have been active as a project guide, a proficient learner, and educator as well, at the Undergraduate and postgraduate level, along with much involvement in student-centric academic activities. I prefer to keep myself updated in the field of biopolymers and I have been constantly sharing my research work based on the same, at various seminars, conferences and research articles.
Indian Institute of TechnologYIndia
Dr. Subrata Chattopadhyay is currently working as an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, IIT Patna. He did B.Sc. (Chem Hons.) from Raghunathpur college, The University of Burdwan, and M.Sc. (chemistry) from IIT Madras. Thereafter he moved to DWI- Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, RWTH Aachen University, Germany and pursued his Ph.D. studies under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Martin Moeller and Dr. Helmut Keul. After a short post Ph.D. research stay at the same institute he moved to Ghent University for his second postdoctoral assignment under the mentorship of Prof. Filip Du Prez. He joined IIT Patna as an assistant Professor in 2017 and currently also serving as Head, SAIF, IIT Patna. His research interest mainly lies in the synthesis and applications of functional polymers and materials. He authored several paper in different Peer-reviewed journals, few of them are Macromolecules 2013, 46, 638-646, Green Chemistry 2013, 15, 3135- 3139, Polymer Chemistry 2016, 7, 364-369, Chemical Reviews 2016, 116, 3919- 3974, Chemical Communication 2016, 53, 593-596, Polymer 2019, 180, 121701, ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2021, 3, 2, 789-800, Soft Matter, 2021, 17, 6383-6393