Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 88) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). Prof. Webster has graduated/supervised over 149 visiting faculty, clinical fellows, post-doctoral students, and thesis completing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students. To date, his lab group has generated over 13 textbooks, 68 book chapters, 376 invited presentations, at least 503 peer-reviewed literature articles and/or conference proceedings, at least 767 conference presentations, and 42 provisional or full patents. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine (pioneering the open-access format). Prof. Webster currently directs or co-directs several centers in the area of biomaterials: The Center for Natural and Tropical Biomaterials (Medellin, Colombia), The Center for Pico and Nanomedicine (Wenzhou China), and The International Materials Research Center (Soochow, China). He has received numerous honors and is current a fellow of AANM, AIMBE, BMES, IJN, NAI, RSM, and FSBE.
Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Lucie Bacakova, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof. has graduated from the Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1984. She has completed her Ph.D at the age of 32 years from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, and became Associated Professor at the 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University. She is the Head of the Department of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. She is a specialist for studies on cell-material interaction and vascular, bone and skin tissue engineering. She has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals
Professor Haitao Ye joined the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester as the Chair in Materials Engineering in April 2018. Prior to that, he was a Reader and Nanoscience Research Group Convener at Aston University, Birmingham. He was employed as Research Fellow /Senior Research Fellow at London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, following the completion of an Industrial Research Fellowship at the Basic Research Labs of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (Japan).
He is currently the deputy director of the National Biomedical Materials Engineering Technology Research Center. His main academic part-time jobs include the director of the China Biomaterials Society, the deputy director of the Bone Repair Materials and Devices Branch, and the deputy director of the 3D Printing Branch of Biomedical Materials .
1989 to 1997 , has participated in the national eight-five, nine-five research projects, engaged in high-performance high-temperature polymer materials and composite materials research work, and undertake the work of military supporting materials projects, and achieved a number of results He has won the " National Eighth Five-Year Key Achievements " Award and the " Ministry of Science and Technology Progress Third Prize " .
Since 2001 , he has participated in research on polylactic acid synthesis and chemical recycling in major projects of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. He has developed research on synthesis, modification and decomposition properties and chemical recycling of biodegradable polymer polylactic acid. An environmentally friendly catalytic system. In 2004 , he entered the Biomaterials Center of the National Materials Research Institute of Japan, using biodegradable and absorbable polymer materials for drug release systems and tissue engineering research.
In 2006 , he returned to China to join the Biomaterials Engineering Research Center of Sichuan University and the National Biomedical Materials Engineering Technology Research Center. As project leader, has hosted the National High Technology Research and Development Program ( 863 Program) key project 1 , the National Science and Technology Support Program 2 , the National Natural Science Foundation project project 1 , the National Natural Science Foundation of China 3 Xiang And provincial and ministerial level scientific research projects.
Published more than 80 SCI papers, with more than 1,000 citations . Apply for more than 30 invention patents in China and authorize more than 10 patents . Apply for 3 Japanese patents , two of which filed PCT international patent applications and applied for patent licenses in several countries. Development of collagen-based cartilage repair products (in the clinical stage) and bioactive toothpaste (pre-production phase) and other products.
Director of the postdoc school in a CEEX project entitled „Micro and nanostructured elaborated via chemical and electrochemical bioactivation with application in regenerative medicine.Expert evaluator and monitor of national (RELANSIN, MENER, BIOTECH, MATNANTEC) and international projects (LEONARDO Da VINCI, CORINT, Czech Science Foundation, Invited lecture or/and chair person in Conferences and Universities (SUA, Poland, Mexic, Greece, 2010 Hong Kong (2010), Egipt, France, Kuala Lumpur,Great Britain, Denmark (2014), Italy, China (2015), China 2016The Netherlands (2016),Prague 2017, JEJU ( KOREEA ) 2018. Expert in POSDRU Projects. Expert in UNIDO, FP6 and Leonardo da Vinci projects. Member of Romanian Chemistry Society, member of Romanian Biomaterials Society, member ISI ( International Electrochemistry Society), Member of Committee of APCBEES( Asia Pacific Chemistry Biological & Environmental Society), member of International Bionic Society. member of editorial board for Nanobiomedicine (Japan) and of J.of Roumanian Biophysics editor for Coatings ( Special Issue) Micro and Nanocoatings for technological and biomedical applications .Reviewer for J.Nanoparticles research, Biomaterials, Corr. Sci., Electrochimica Acta, J. Non Crystalline solids, Appl. Surf. Sci., Surf. and Coating Tech, Rev. Chim., J.Synthetic metals, Arab.J.of Chemistry, Non crystalyne solids, Mater Chem. and Phys, J. Biosci. Bioeng., J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Medicine, J. Colloid Interface B, Sci Reports J. Nanomaterials, J of Ceramics International. Chairperson and/or member in scientific committee International Conferences Romania, (RICCCE 2005,2007,2009,2011), Greece (Duracosys 2010), Egipt(2011), Hong Kong(2010), Thailanda (International Conference on Biotechnology and Environment Management - ICBEM 2012), Denmark (International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Technology ICBET May 2013 Copenhagen) France (Medical and Bioscience Conference Paris October 2013),Great Britain (2014 4th International Conference on Environmental, Biomedical and Biotechnology, ICEBB 2014 July Nottingham) Italy (May 2015 Florence),The Netherlands (Amsterdam March 2016), Prague 2017 China (5th International Conference on Bionic Eng. 2016), etc. Awards -Silver medal at Geneva International Saloon of Inventions ( 2002) .WOMPI premium at Geneva International Saloon of Inventions ( 2011 ).Premium of Romanian Society of Biomaterials Daniel Bunea 2011.Over 50 papers have CNCS prize, the majority of them being from the red zone and having influence score higher than 1 (Ioana Demetrescu as principal author). Honorary Professor „Dunarea de Jos” University .Corespondent member of Academy of Romanian Scientists. Articles 192 ISI publications starting 1977 and 1600 citations.
Research projects:Participation in more than 100 projects at national and international level including, UNIDO, Leonardo da Vinci, FP6, CNCSIS, VIASAN, CEEX, PCE, PCCE, etc ; in the period 2006-2019 Director of 15projects, (2 international cooperation with France and Argentina in the field of biomaterials and 13 national). International cooperation France, Spain,Greece, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Argentina, Findland. Publications : Books Participation in elaboration of 18 books including chapters at international level . Patents 9 patents in materials Science .
Joaquin Rams is Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Rey Juan Carlos University, where he is now head of department. He has published more than 90 research articles in JCR journals and directed more than 20 research projects. He has been twice visiting scholar at the Stanford University and has also made stays at the Sussex University. He is assessor of the Australian Research Council and Coordinator for Materials Science and Technology of the national evaluation agency.
Currently he is involved in laser surface modification and in the development of coatings by thermal spray, HVOF, laser cladding and sol-gel coatings. He has focused the use of coatings in light alloys (Al, Mg and Ti) and also in polymer matrix composites. He is also involved in the structural health monitoring of composites.
Dr. Zhaohui Yao received herBachelor Degree of Engineering and the PhD fromTsinghua University (China) in 1990, and 1995, respectively. Shortly she joined Department of Engineering Mechanics atTsinghua University first as a lecturer and then as an Associate Professor in 1998.Now she is a full-professor at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her current research interest is focused on the flow control and condensation control by surfacestopological structures and wettability. Her research led to 3 Chinese National Science Technology Awards.She is a committeeman of Micro/Nano Scale Flow Professional Group in Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Chinese Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics professional committee.
Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in 2001, Professor Agarwal was the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Wichita State University from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 2001, he was also the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor at Wichita State University. From 1978 to 1994, Professor Agarwal worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. From 1976 to 1978, Professor Agarwal worked as a NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center and as a Principal Research Engineer at Rao and Associates in Palo Alto, California from 1975 to 1976. Over a period of 35 years, Professor Agarwal has worked in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Electromagnetics, Computational Aeroacoustics, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization, Rarefied Gas Dynamics and Hypersonic Flows, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, and Flow and Flight Control. More recently, he has devoted some of his efforts in nanotechnology and renewable energy systems - in particular wind, solar and biomass. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of more than 20 journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many professional, government, and industrial advisory committees. Professor Agarwal is a Fellow of eighteen societies: American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Institute of Pysics (IOP), UK, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Energy Institute (EI), Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Academy of Science of St. Louis, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and World Innovation Foundation (WIF). He has received many honors and awards for his research contributions including the ASME Fluids Engineering Award (2001), ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2006), Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2007), AIAA Aerodynamics Award (2008), AIAA/SAE 2009 William Littlewood Lecture Award (2009), James B. Eads Award of Academy of Science of St. Louis (2009), ASEE/AIAA John Leland Atwood Award (2009), SAE Clarence Kelly Johnson Award (2009), SAE Franklin W. Kolk Award (2009), AIAA Lindbergh Award (2010), SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award (2013), SAE Excellence in Engineering Education Award, SAE International Medal of Honor (2015) and AIAA Reed Aeronatuics Award (2015) among many others.
Hendrik Heinz received his Ph.D. degree from ETH Zurich, carried out postdoctoral work at the Air Force Research Laboratory, is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research focuses on the simulation of biomaterials and nanomaterials from the nanoscale to the microscale. He leads the development of the Interface force field and surface models for the simulation of compounds across the periodic table in high accuracy, including minerals, aloys, 2D materials, proteins, polymers. He received Special Creativity and Careers Awards from NSF, the Sandmeyer Award from the Swiss Chemical Society, and the Max Hey Medal from the Mineralogical Society.
King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanyand Postdoctoral Research from School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he completed the Habilitation (Dr.-Ing. habil.) in Mechanical Engineering from Chemnitz University of Technology, Saxony, Germany and worked as a Lecturer for Mechanical and Process EngineeringDepartment at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the Vice President for Research and Academic Enhancement in 2012 and elected President of KMUTNB in November 2016. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. His research interests in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: Applied Science and Engineering Progress,KMUTNB Journal, International Advisory Board of eXPRESS Polymer Letters and the author of morethan 100peer reviewed Journal Articles. He has participated with presentations in more than 44International and National Conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics.
His primary dental degree is a BDS and that was awarded from the University of Adelaide, South Australia in 1982. He was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Sydney in the area of Cariology in 1993.
His research interests and foci are both in Cariology, particularly in Dry Mouth Patients, as well as the Microbiology of deep carious lesions and dental pulpal responses to them. Related to this are activities in clinical trials of bioactive restorative materials in the above patient populations.
As a 30+-year long educator in academic dentistry, I also have interests in the area of advanced dental simulation/haptics and also computer technology in clinical education.
Dr. Hassane Oudadesse graduated from the Blaise Pascal University of Clermont-Ferrand France. Since 2001, he works in the University of Rennes 1 as Full Professor in the ISCR UMR CNRS 6226. His works concern the conception, synthesis and physicochemical studies of new biomaterials for applications in orthopaedic surgery. He is author of more than 150 papers published in international journals and 70 international conferences. Professor Hassane Oudadesse is a Head of the research unit on Biomaterials since 2001, Vice President of University of Rennes 1, human resources 2008-2012, Director of Master 2 Solid Chemistry and Materials since 2006. He was the President of the Chemical Department from 2002 to 2004 and the President of the specialists commission CNU 33 (Materials Chemistry) 2003- 2008.
Dr.María Dolores Torres was awarded her PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Currently, she has a research position at the University of Vigo (Spain), where is working on the integral valorisation of brown and red algae using environmental friendly technologies to obtain hydrogels and other components of industrial value.
Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine Commercialisation Centre, United Kingdom
Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine Commercialisation Centre, United Kingdom
Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a period of time at Harvard Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at treatment of liver. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers, and registered 14 UK and International patents. He is currently CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of his research. During his career Prof Seifalian has led and managed many large projects with successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients. In 2007 he was awarded the top prize in the field for the development of nanomaterials and technologies for cardiovascular implants by Medical Future Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He was the European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012 for the “synthetic trachea”. Prof Seifalian won the Nanosmat Prize in 2013 and in 2016 he received the Distinguish Research Award in recognition of his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society. His achievements include development of the world first synthetic trachea, lacrimal drainage conduit, and vascular bypass graft using nanocomposite materials, bioactive molecules and stem cell technology. He has over 15,000 media report from his achievement,include BBC, ITV, WSJ, CNN, and many more.Currently he is working on development and commercialization of human organs using graphene based nano composite materials and stem cells technology.
Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli is currently tutoring in the University of Western Attica (Technical University) and in University of Skaramanga. She received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree from University of Athens. She also has a PhD degree from Technical University of Athens. She has authored 40 publications and edited 2 books with Springer and Elsevier. She is interested in polymerized lipid films and investigation of mechanism of polymerization using various physicochemical techniques such as raman spectroscopy, electron scanning microscopy, etc.-
Loai Aljerf is a Prof in the Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental
Medicine/Damascus University. He is a specialist in analytical and industrial chemistry. He
obtained many awards and published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers (two of them in
French) in Environmental Sciences, Green Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Synthesis
Chemistry, Concrete, Ceramics, Paper Industry, Petrochemical, Extraction, Separation,
Lithium-Ion-Batteries, and Oral Chemistry. He is a partner in Advances in Cleaner
Production Network, and a member of the German Chemical Society e.V. (GDCh), Asian
Chemical Society, and the American University of Beirut. He is a member of the higher
committee of the 6th International Workshop-Advance in Cleaner Production (São Paulo,
Brazil (May 24th to 26th - 2017)) and in more than 40 conference organizing committees.
Loai Aljerf is in the Cambridge Scholars Publishing-Life Science Advisory Board and an
editor of more than 80 journals and a reviewer for Top journals in Industry, Chemical
Engineering, and Environmental Chemistry.
Dr. Hosseinkhani has broad experience in life sciences and is expert in nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, 3D in vitro systems, bioreactor technology, and bioengineering stem cells technology. He has long experience in both academia and industry in biomedical engineering research and development, which includes several years of basic science research experience in a number of premier institutions related to the structure and function of biomaterials, and in polymer-based and mineral-based medical implants development in the medical device industry.He has been awarded several prestigious fellowships including JSPS Fellowship of Japan, and European Marie Curie Fellowship. Dr. Hosseinkhani has several issued/pending U.S. patentsand has authored over 100 international publications in prestigious international journals and over 200 presentations at international conferences. He is the founder and chief science officer at Matrix, Inc. a world leading biotech company dedicated to healthcare technology to improve patient's quality of life.
Roya Dastjerdi, 37, PhD, Associate Professor, winner of national and international awards has comprehensively worked on advanced surface and bulk nano-biofunctionalization, medical textiles, regenerative medicine, green, smart, bioactive and antibacterial polymers, size and geometry controlled synthesizing of nanostructures, etc. She has successfully worked on the main fundamental challenges on different humanitarian aspects of nano-bio-engineered textiles and polymers; her accomplishments offer a pathway for many advances with remarkable potentiality to scale-up. She has written one book in the field and recorded 20 national patents. She has been selected as one of the national elite and received more than 200 international invitations from high-ranked scientific events, institutes, publications, and etc.
Dr.Nalini kanta Sahoo is currently working as Professor & H.O.D in MLR Institute of Pharmacy. Also he is advisor for NFPS and Trans Integra Healthcare Ltd. He obtained his Doctoral degree in 2015 from Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneshwar. He has to his credit nearly 45 publications of good scientific merit. He is a member on the Editorial boards of around 50 national and international journals. He is a subject expert for two private institutes and a Q.A. expert for Chegg Pvt. Ltd., USA. He is associated with Vision science research , Malaysia and working as an research scientist on a project of amount 5000 USD. He received best professor in Pharmacy in 2018 and felicitated by former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri K.Rossaiagh on Gandhi Jayanti.
He taught subjects like Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis, Inorganic chemistry, Modern Analytical Techniques, Validation and Quality assurance and Drug Regulatory Affairs at the graduate and post graduate levels. As a teacher, he was quite industrious, dedicated and exhibited notable merit in his academic responsibilities. After serving Yalamarty Pharmacy College till 2014, he joined M.N.R. College of Pharmacy, Medak. Earlier after his graduation, joined Shilpa Medicare Pvt.Ltd.Raichur, Karnataka and worked as a Q.A. Executive for one year during 2005 and 2006.
In his Ph.D. program Dr.Nalini kanta developed newer Liquid chromatographic methods for estimating some important drugs in formulations and biological fluids. This study was of significant value, as these methods can be adopted by analytical laboratories for routine estimation of these drugs in dosage forms and for bioavailability and bioequivalence studies. Thus, during his nearly eleven years of service in colleges and industry, he acquired good skills in the analysis of various drugs in formulations and in biological matrices especially by adopting Liquid chromatography and LC-MS techniques.Nalinikantais familiar with handling of modern analytical instruments including Spectrophotometers. HPLC, LC-MS, FTIR etc.
Dr.Nalini kanta has good communication and inter-personal skills. With his good research experience, he can successfully carry out various research programs in an analytical & bioanalytical divisions.
Dr Mrinal Musib is presently a Senior Lecturer in the department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to that, he was a consultant for Johnson and Johnson at their regional office in Singapore looking after Medical Affairs/Information in ASEAN/APAC regions. Dr. Mrinal received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Medical School (HSC), San Antonio and UTSA and worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Centre in Brooklyn, New York before moving to Singapore. He teaches diverse courses at NUS including advanced courses on ‘Medical device design and regulations’ and ‘Advanced Tissue Engineering’ as well as courses on ‘Biomaterials for Biomedical applications’ and ‘Engineering Ethics’. He is also the NUS-coordinator and principal lecturer in the “Medical Device Regulatory Affairs (MDRA)” program, which is the only program of its kind. His teaching and pedagogical research/initiatives are very well regarded and recognized at the highest level of the University. He was the recipient of the University’s “Excellence in Teaching” (ATEA) award typically given to about 1% of the faculty and Faculty’s ‘Teaching Innovator’ award last year
Dr. Črtomir Donik completed his first degree in Chemistry (BSc.) in 2004 followed by a PhD 2009 in Analytical Chemistry in the research institution, Institute of Metals and Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He worked at the University in Ljubljana at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology and on Institute during 2004 and 2009 in the field of surface science and corrosion and in big Stainless Steel manufacturer as a post-doctoral visiting scientist. His later worked was focused on multimillion Euro projects under EU framework 6programe (2005-2010), named AMBIO which was focused on bio-acceptable anti fouling coatings and surface preparations for prevention of marine (bio) fouling. Currently he is one of the leading researchers at the IMTin group dedicated on researching in the area of biodegradable alloys, especially Fe Mn and Zn based alloys. Currently the group is running three multinational projects in collaboration with world leading experts from academia and industries in additively manufactured biodegradable alloys.