Greg Sun received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1993. He is currently a professor in Electrical Engineering and founding Chair of the Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests are in optoelectronics, silicon photonics, and nanophotonics. He has published over 150 papers in refereed journals and book chapters, delivered over 150 invited and contributed conference talks, and given over 50 seminars and colloquia. As of November 2018, his work has been cited over 5000 times with the h-index of 41. He served on various conference and symposium committees and as a guest editor for Optics Express, ACS Photonics andJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics. He is now an associate editor for Journal of Lightwave Technology.
Dr. Dong was born in 1969 at Dalian, China. He received his Ph.D. at Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, in 1999. After that, Dr. Dong joined the Physical Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory of the University of Oxford as a Visiting Professor, Kansas State University as Postdoc Fellow, the National Autonomous University of Mexico as Visiting Professor, the Mexican Institute of Petroleum as Postdoc Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor, and the Superior School of Physics and Mathematics, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) as full-time Professor through the program of excellent position, and he has a permanent position as Professor at IPN since 2007. He is the Regular Member of Mexican Academy of Sciences since 2012 and Visiting Professor at Louisiana State University in 2013. He received the maximum top prize “Presea Lazaro Cardenas” and was awarded by Mexico PresidentLic. Enrique Peña Nieto in President Palace in 2017. He is the (Academic, Chief) Editors and Editorial Board Members of more than 10 International Journals. He has authored and co-authoredmore than 200 papers (JCR), one book Chapter, one edited Book, two Books published by Springer. The citations are more than 6600 by Google Scholar.
Gholamreza Shayeganrad is research staffatthe University of Southampton. He is senior member of OSA. He received a B.S. and an M.S. from the Tehran University in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in laser physics and laser spectroscopy from the AmirkabirUniversity of Technology in 2009. Upon his Ph.D., he was hired by I. Azad University as lecturer and his level was promoted to Assistant professor on 2009.From 2010 he worked in different multidiscipline international research environments.
Mehmet Ertugrul received the B.Sc. degree from the Department of Physics, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey, in 1986, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Atatürk University, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1996, 1996 to 2001, and 2001 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor, and a Full Professor with the Department of Physics, Atatürk University, respectively, where he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, since 2003. He was a visitor scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA for several periods and several years. He has authored or co-authored over 166 papers published in international SCI journals. His current research interests include superconducting and semiconducting devices with applications, nanofabrication and nanoelectronics, ultraconductors, metamaterials, wearable antennas, gas and biomedical sensors. He has several national and international awards. Dr. Ertugrul was a recipient of the Award by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) and Ataturk University. He has two of NATO-C grant.
Smain Femmam is Director of research at the University of Haute-Alsace France and responsible of the Research team on Signals & Safety Systems of Polytechnic Engineer School Sceaux France. He received the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Signal Processing and is promoted to a rank of senior director of research (HDR). After that, he joined the CMU Carnegie Mellon University & West Virginia University as Postdoc Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor. His main research area is signal processing, safety systems, communication and embedded systems. He has a strong interest in perception and characterization of signals, optimal filtering, spectral analysis, wavelets and perception haptics. Dr. Femmam is a senior member of IEEE, SEE and GDR ISIS. Member of IEEE C.A. committee France section. Board of Director of the Institute for Engineering and Technology Innovations in the World. He has guided numerous thesis projects, including some doctoral theses. He is active reviewer for several scientific academic journals and committee member of international conferences. He is the (Academic, Chief) Editor-in-Chief, Editor, Editorial Board, Guest Editor & Advisory Board members of more than 20 International Journals. He has authored and co authored more than 90 papers, four Chapters, one edited Book, seven Books published by Wiley & Elsevier.
Dr. Hossein Hosseinkhani is a Chief Scientific Officer at Matrix, Inc. He is well known as Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Philanthropist in Health Care Technology. Achievements include the invention of cardiac tissue regeneration. Member of Tissue Engineering International Society, Biomaterials Society, American Society Gene Therapy.
Prof. Dr. Abdurazzag Ali Aburas received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences Tripoli University, Tripoli-Libya in 1987. He obtained his Master degree in Computer & Information Technology and PhD in Digital Image Processing from Dundee University and De Montfort University, UK in 1993 and 1997 respectively. He worked in Jordan and UAE universities, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia and International University of Sarajevo. At present time, working at University of KwaZulu Natal, School of Engineering, South Africa. He was working as visiting full Professor at Tec de Monterrey, San Luis Potosi Campus, Mexico. He has more than 50 publications in different international conferences and several papers in international journals. He has two research patents in Image processing filed. Recently, he gives consultation for IT Company as senior software developer. His areas of research interest are Big data/data science, Curriculum development, Digital Signal / image / video processing, Coding and Compression, Fractal and Image / Voice Pattern Recognition, Human Mobile Interaction, Algorithms. He is a member in IEEE, HCI-UK, ARISE and IMA Societies. He was a Member Board of Studies of Engineering Curriculum development (Review and Improvement). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia. He introduced two new course curriculums for HMI (2015) and Programming for Engineering (2008). He is Coordinator of Cloud Computing and Mobile Research Group – CCMRG at present time and Coordinator of Software Engineering Research Group – SERG (2006-2009), IIUM. He has published new book based Engineering Education (2013) and Human Mobile Interaction (2015) and proposed publish his third book on Data Engineering in progress.
Sunan Huang received his Ph.D degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1994. From 1995 to 1997, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley. During 1997-2012, he was a research fellow in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. During 2013-2014, he was a distinguished professor in Hangzhou Dianzi University. He is currently a senior research scientist in Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore. He has co-authored several patents, more than 120 journal papers, and four books entitled "Precision Motion Control" (2nd Edition, Springer) which has been translated into Chinese, "Modeling and Control of Precise Actuators" (CRC Press), "Applied Predictive Control" (Springer) and "Neural Network Control: Theory and Applications" (Research Studies Press). His work has been cited over 4700 times with the h-index of 40. He is a co-recipient of several Best Paper Awards and Supervisor Recognition Award for Champion Team (TSS 1st Singapore Engineering Design Challenge) in 2005. He is also a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Recent Patents on Engineering (2012-2014), a Reviewer Editor, Journal of Frontiers in Robotics and AI, and the Editorial Member, Journal of Advances in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a Session Chair for Asian Control Conference 2017, Session Co-chair for the 2018 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Guest Editor on Special Issue on Precise Motion Control of Asian Journal of Control and Life System Modeling and Simulation of J. Applied Mathematics and Computation.He is also an invited Keynote Speaker at the Robots, Autonomous Vehicles and Deep Learning 2018.
I have been involved with nuclear reactor materials research for almost three decades. I was employed as a consultant to UKAEA, Harwell from 1980-90, and have led a research group interested in nuclear reactor materials at Loughborough University since 1990, with funding support from Rolls Royce Naval Marine, EDF, Magnox, EPSRC, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. My interests are in breeder blanket ferritic ODS steel development for fusion, radiation-induced grain boundary segregation of P in pressure vessel steels, and radiation induced chromium depletion in austenitic steels. Non-irradiation based interests, but still relevant to the current project proposal, are thermally induced chromium depletion modelling and experimental validation in Alloys 600 and 690, modelling and validation of microstructural evolution in ferritic and austenitic steels, and nickel base alloys, and its relation to creep and fracture toughness properties in these alloys. My international reputation in the understanding of grain boundaries is illustrated by my appointment as the leader of the EPSRC Network on Grain Boundaries between 1999 and 2006. I have written about 50 publications on grain boundaries and made may presentations on the topic at meetings worldwide. My overall mission is to provide, by modelling, a better understanding of microstructural changes occurring in high alloy steels and nickel based alloys in irradiation and high temperature environments. This mission is supported by a strong experimental expertise in high resolution microscopy techniques, most of which are available in the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre. I am Past-President of the East Midlands Metallurgical Society, Past-Chairman of the IOM3 Publications Committee, and past-Chairman of the IOM3 Younger Members Committee. I am also Past-Chairman of the Midlands Microanalysis Group.
Prabhat Ranjan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechatronics at Manipal University Jaipur, India, where he has been since 2011. His research interests includes computational material science, material modeling, and compound semiconductor. He has published a number of research articles in international peer-reviewed journals of high repute. He has participated in numerous summer schools, workshops and conferences. He has received prestigious Material Design Fellowship in the year 2014 to participate in the HERMES14 material modeling summer school organized by Imperial College of London, UK. In the year, he has also received DAAD Fellowship from Germany to participate in the 5th MCS 2014 at University of Oldenburg. For his dedication and efforts towards research, Manipal University Jaipur has awarded him with the prestigious Manipal University Jaipur- President Award for the year 2015. He has also received CFCAM-ILE-DE-FRANCE 2015 fellowship to participate in the deMon2K and deMonNano tutorial on DFT and DFTB methods organized by Franch national Computer IDRIS in Orsay, France.
Dr. Sudipta Sen is an Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela – 769008, Odisha, India. He completed his Ph.D., in 1989 from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He joined in N.I.T. (formerly REC), Rourkela in January, 1998. He worked in the school of engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, UK from October, 1995 to January, 1996 under the supervision of Prof. J D Atkinson. Dr. Sen, UK under the Indo – UK, REC Project.