Auciello graduated with honors with M.S. (1973) and Ph.D (1976) degrees in Physics from the Physics Institute “Dr. Balseiro” (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo-Argentina). EE-University of Córdoba-Argentina (1970). Postdoctoral-McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (1977-1979); Researcher-University of Toronto-Canada (1979-1984), Associate Professor-NCSU-USA (1984-1988), Distinguished Scientist-MCNC-USA (1988-1996), Distinguished Argonne Fellow (1996-2012)-Argonne National Laboratory-USA. Currently, Auciello is Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor-University of Texas-Dallas, Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering. Auciello is directing basic and applied research programs on multifunctional oxide [ferroelectric (piezoelectric) and high-K dielectrics thin films], and nanocarbon thin films (novel ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCDTM) and graphene thin films and application to industrial, high-tech, and medical devices. The UNCD film technology is commercialized for industrial products by Advanced Diamond Technologies, founded by Auciello and colleagues, (2003, profitable in 2014), and by Original Biomedical Implants (OBI-USA, 2013) and OBI-México (2016), founded by Auciello and colleagues, for a new generation of superior medical devices and implants. Auciello has edited 20 books and published about 500 articles in several fields, holds 20 patents, He is associate editor of APL and Integrated Ferroelectrics, He was President of the Materials Research Society (2013) Auciello is Fellow of AAAS andMRS, and has numerous Awards. and He has a H-Index of 68
Michael Russell began work in an East London chemical factory, improving nickel catalysts for hydrogenating phenols to cyclohexanols. A degree in geology, with organic chemistry and ancillary physics, led to prospecting for the same metal, along with copper and gold, in the Solomon Islands. While there he also investigated volcanic solfataras, acidic hydrothermal vents, sedimentary iron formationsand gauged eruptive hazard; thence to British Columbia searching for molybdenum, the Yukon for silver, and then to PhD research into the genesis of zinc-lead ore deposits in Ireland. Here, in the mines, he and his students found 350 million year old hydrothermal chimneys, accompanying fossil worms and associated natural chemical gardens comprising metal sulfides. These experiences and discoveries – augmented by research into magnesite deposits and their alkaline hydrothermal feed sourced from serpentinized ophiolites in the Alps – formed the foundations to the submarine alkaline theory for the emergence of life.
Citations = 9,079; h-index = 51; i10-index=111 Publications more than 150
Awards and Honors
2018 NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
2015 NASA Honours Group Award, Icy Worlds
2009 William Smith Medal, Geological Society of London, Contributions to Applied Geology
1986 Visiting Lecturer Tour to North America, Society for Economic Geology
1984 Distinguished Lecturer for 1984; Institution of Mining and Metallurgy
1984 Distinguished Lecturer for 1984; Society of Applied Geologists
1980 Arthur Claudet Prize, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Paper: N-SGeofractures
Chris Lloyd joined Melbourne Business School in 2003 as a Professor of Statistics.
Upon completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne, Chris held Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer positions at the Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Hong Kong.
Chris’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including Statistics and Computing, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistics and Medicine and Journal of Population Research.
Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Vakhtang Barbakadze has his expertise in isolation and structure elucidation of a new series of plant polyethers, which are endowed with pharmacological properties as anti-cancer agents. He has completed his Ph.D and D.Sci. in 1978 and 1999. He is the head of Department of plant biopolymers and chemical modification of natural compounds at the Tbilisi State Medical University Institute of Pharmacochemistry. 1996 and 2002 he has been a visiting scientist at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, by University Scholarship and The Netherlands organization for scientific research (NWO) Scholarship Scientific Program, respectively. He has published more than 96 papers in reputed journals.
Shailendra Kumar Tiwari completed his PhD at the age of 30 years from Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur (M.P.), India. Presently he is working as a Senior Scientist and Head, Forest Genetics, Plant Propagation and Biotechnology Division of State Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), India. He has published more than 70 research papers in National and International journal of repute. He has also published several technical bulletin related to forestry field. He has attended several international conferences particularly in the field of plant biotechnology. Dr. Tiwari has more than 33 year of research experience in the field of Tree Improvement, Forest Genetics, Plant Propagation and Plant Biotechnology
Mr Mann Mokoatle is employed by The Agricultural Research Council – Onderstepoort Veterinary Research as a Manager: Occupational Health, and as a researcher in Public Health. He is also a member of the ARC – OVR Institute Biosafety Committee. He holds a degree in Environmental Health, a Bsc Honours in Environmental Management, a Higher Certificate in Management, is currently completing his Master’s degree in Public Health –
Occupational Hygiene, and a 2019 Ph.D candidate in Veterinary Public Health with a focus on Biosafety among veterinary science researchers.
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology,Australia
Dr.Caizhi LIAO is the research associate in The University of Queensland, Australia. He got his PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He published over 16 papers in prestigious journals (e.g.,Advanced Materials), 2 filed US patents, 1 book chapter. Meanwhile, he orally presented his work in over 18 international conferences held in US, China, Hong Kong and Europe.
Roxanne Stiglitz has completed her MS and PhD from Clemson University, USA. She is currently an Instructor of Biology at Francis Marion University, USA. She has published 11 peer-reviewed research articles which discuss topics such as invasive plant species, water quality assessment, and rapid assessment of soil organic carbon and total nitrogen using inexpensive color sensor technologies