Dr Shouxun Ji is a Reader at the College of Engineering, Brunel University London, UK. His research activities are carried out at Brunel Centre for Solidification and Technology (BCAST) and the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing (IMM). His research interesting includes the metallurgy of lightweight materials and the manufacturing of hybrid structure, including aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys and cast iron. He has led and participated a number of research projects supported by EPSRC, IUK and industries. The development of new casting alloys and manufacturing of hybrid structure have been licensed to several companies for industrial applications. The advanced magnesium piston, lead-free detonating cords, aluminium alloys for elevated temperatures in automotive engines, aluminium alloys with improved strength and ductility, high pressure die casting of thin-wall componentsfor automotive applications, monoblock casting technology for heat exchanger, and recyclable aluminium structural casting alloy have been used in different countries. Dr. Ji serves as a member of the editorial board of four international scientific Journals, technical committee member in BSI and 3 ISO divisions of aluminium alloys and magnesium alloys. He is the technical reviewing member of EPSRC College. He is the keynote and/or invited speaker, the Session chair for 8 international conferences in the past 4 years, the organizational scientific member of 5 international conferences, and the reviewer of numerous scientific journals. Dr Ji received the innovation award of CMF UK 2017.
After completing his degree in Physics at the University of Pisa and PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Napoli, Andrea Di Schino joined Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA (CSM), a european leading centre for Materials Research. After spending more than 10 years in CSM he joined the University of Perugia as Professor of Metallurgy. His main interest is to combine fundamental theoretical research and experiments to explain mechanisms and discover new insight in the field of steel metallurgy. Author of more than 200 papers relating to physical metallurgy and product development, he is member of the Editorial Board od several Journals (Acta Metallurgica Slovaca, Metalugija, Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, SciFed Journal of Metallurgical Science, Materials Research India).
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1989 Research Associate, University of Electro-Communications; 1994 Lecturer; 1997 Associate Professor; 2014 Professor, Toyohashi University of Technology. Working on microstructural control of metallic materials by high-temperature deformation or severe plastic deformation. Original papers250.
Dr. Mohamed Zaky Ahmed graduated from Suez Canal University, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 1997, obtained his master in 2002 from the same department. Dr. Ahmed received his PhD in the field of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Sheffield-UK in 2009. During his PhD study about thick section friction stir welding of aluminum alloys established very strong relation with The Welding Institute (TWI) staff in Sheffield that still in collaboration till now. Dr. Ahmed joined the British University in Egypt (BUE) in September 2016 as Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department having previously been Associate Professor at the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, Suez University where he established number of research centers such as the friction stir welding center through STDF funded project as the principal investigator. Also he is the Co-director of the Metallurgical and Materials research center of scientific excellence at Suez University that is established through another STDF funded project. Dr. Ahmed with his team have successfully designed and manufactured the first Egyptian Friction Stir Welding Machine for research and development that enriched the research and development in the field all over Egypt as well as the collaboration with industry. Dr. Ahmed is supervising more than 25 master and PhD students in a number of universities. Dr. Ahmed co-authored over 40 publications in the fields of materials processing and characterization in international scientific journals and conferences.
Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University, Presently working in University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK. Iran Majored in Thermal Fluids. M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran Majored in Thermal Fluids Simulation of Jet Formation in a Shaped Charge. B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran. 15 years teaching experience, the summary of course written and taught at a postgraduate level and undergraduate level. H. Hemida, M.M. Rashidi, LiftTrain, Aerodynamic Lift Force of Trains Subjected to Cross Winds, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Project, Dec 2016-Present, 200 k GBP. M.M. Rashidi, K. Shah, Study of Existence Theory and Numerical Simulation of Initial and Boundary Value Problems for Fractional Differential Equation, Grant Putra, Research Management Centre (RMC), Universiti Putra Malaysia, 1st Feb 2018 1st Feb 2020, MYR 150,000.
Dr Wenxian Yang received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1999. Then he did research in the City University of Hong Kong, Nottingham Trent University, Cranfield University, the University of Durham, and the UK Offshore Renewable Energy CATAPULT Centre. He joined Newcastle University in 2013. With the expertise in machine condition monitoring, fault diagnosis, signal processing, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, system reliability analysis and reliability design, Dr Yang has been consistently striving to use advanced condition monitoring and reliability analysis techniques to help the enterprises to increase economic benefits by lowering the downtime and operation & maintenance costs of their production equipment. The kinds of equipment being dealt with span the air and carbon dioxide compressors used in chemical plants and oil refinery factories, steam turbines used in coal fire power plants, aircraft engines of Rolls-Royce, diesel engines used in military tanks, gearboxes and pumps in water plant, to wind turbines in onshore and offshore wind farms. Dr Yang's research and consultation services are also extended to the non-destructive testing and evaluation of large complex structures, such as the structural health monitoring of bridges, railways, as well as the in-situ assessment of the assembly quality of twin tubes that carry high pressure poisonous gases and fluids. Dr Yang also shows high interest in researching bio-sensors, anti-corrosion and anti-fouling methods/materials, the design and development of various resilience techniques, as well as floating structure stabilizing techniques to help the marine and offshore companies to reduce risks and increase the economic return of their facilities.
Birbal is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University since 1987 (31 years). He teaches courses in applied heat transfer, applied thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and project management. Birbal has performed research for seven years in the area of enhanced heavy oil recovery using steam injection, and thermal recovery of oil and bitumen from oil sands at Alberta Research Council. He has received awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in 2012, from American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2008, from Ontario Natural Gas Association in 1994, from Lakehead University in 1992, and Certificates of Appreciation from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 1990, and Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 1994. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Innovation Ontario Corporation by the Premier of Ontario in 1992 and reappointed in 1995. Birbal is registered with Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO), and member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He received his B. Tech. (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Standing from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, M.S. from the University of Missouri, and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta.
Dimitrios H. Roukos, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery – Precision Cancer Medicine and Founding director of “Centre for Biosystems and Genome Network Medicine” in the Ioannina University, School of Medicine. His translational and clinical research from traditional and single gene investigation to molecular networks and clinical cancer genome NGS analysis has been recognized by international scientific community. He has published > 236 PubMed papers with recent focus on NGS conventional and breakthrough genome analysis (> 80 articles) and more recently in precision cancer medicine (31 articles). These publications have received more than 8420 citations with h-index: 72 (Scopus). He is reviewer in many high impact journals including some with impact factor (IF) >30, evaluator in innovative research projects (EU, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Poland), and member in the editorial board of 25 international journals with IF. He has been invited speaker in many international and world congresses.
Iveta Vasková is Dean of Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling Technical University of Kosice). In the 1990 graduated in the study field Foundry and from 2009 works as an associate professor at study field Metallurgy of Metals. Her scientific and educational activities are focused on study of forming and core mixtures and alloys of non-ferrous metals in a foundry. She successfully organizes international conferences: “Quo Vadis Foundry“ and “Quality Assurance In Foundry”. She applies her scientific experience in editorial boards of journals, for example Manufacturing Technology , Quality Innovation Prosperity, FOUNDRY and in associations (The Association of Foundries and Forges of Slovakia, Czech Foundrymen Society).
Professor in the department of Materials science and Engineering at the Technion.. A MsC. thesis titled "Microstructure and properties of laser printed Ti-6Al-4V" is recently completed. Prof. Bamberger leads a research group in an ongoing industrial-academy consortium on the "Development of Advanced Technologies for Three- Dimensional Printing of Titanium Aero-structures". Since 1988 Prof. Bamberger has published 39 papers in the field of Laser Surface Modification (re-melting & alloying) and has led about 10 funded projects on "laser surface modification" and Additive Manufacturing (AM). Professor Bamberger has vast experience in thermodynamic based development of new Mg & Al alloys, as well as processing and simulation of materials (casting, laser surface treatment and AM). He has published 70 papers on Mg & Al casting, solidification and phase stability. In the last 35 years, Prof. Bamberger has led more than 40 projects funded by (among others) Israel Academy of Science, German Israel research foundation (GIF) and BMBF-Germany
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Dr. Amit Kumar Garg is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manipal University, Jaipur, India. Earlier he worked as PhD scholar in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, India. He received B.E. and M.Tech in ECE from the University of Rajasthan and MNIT Jaipur in 2009 and 2013 respectively. His current research interest includes Fiber Optics & Communication; High-Speed Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON); Flexible, Cost & Energy efficient, Latency-Aware, Bandwidth Scalable and Resilient Optical Access Networks. He served as the founder president, SPIE student chapter, MNIT Jaipur for more than one year. He is the active member of IEEE, SPIE and OSA. He is also the reviewer of various reputed journals including Optical Engineering (SPIE) and Optik (Elsevier). He is the recipient of SPIE Officer Travel Grant to attend “Student Chapter Leadership Workshop (SCLW) 2017”, during SPIE Optical Metrology, 24 -29 June 2017, Munich, Germany.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Sharma is Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and Additional Director, Admissions, Manipal University Jaipur. He has a rich and versatile teaching, an industrial and administrative experience of over twenty two years. During his illustrious carrier, he has served prestigious institutions in capacities of the program coordinator, Head of the Department, Examination In-charge and Principal He has rich experience of developing department laboratories. There are 4 patent publications to his credit. He is recipient of Excellent Engineer Award from United Engineers Council, Rajasthan. He has chaired a number of sessions at International / National Conferences and has been invited as keynote speaker in various National / International Conferences. He has been expert member in BoS, DRC and Faculty Selection Board at various Universities. He has been the remote center coordinator and workshop coordinator for FDPs conducted through ICT by IIT Bombay and NITTTR Chandigarh.
Prabhat Ranjan has received Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication from Manipal University, India. Currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur. Ranjan has research interest in the arena of computational material science majored in Density Functional Theory. Having teaching and research experience of more than 7 years, Ranjan has published number of research articles in reputed journals. He is the recipient of Materials Design Scholarship (2014), DAAD Fellowship (2014), CFCAM ILD-DE-France (2015) and President Award- Manipal University Jaipur, INDIA (2015). He is the author of Basic Electronics, Published by New Age International, India and Editor of Computational Chemistry Methodology in Structural Biology and Material Sciences, published by Apple Academic Press and CRC Press, USA.
Prof. Herman Potgieter has been attached to the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa for more than a decade. He currently holds a joint appointment between Wits and the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)in the UK. During his career of 35 years he has supervised nearly 50 postgraduate students to successful completion of their degrees, and has published 215 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings. He has worked in a number of research areas including corrosion, water treatment, extractive metallurgy, polymers and electrochemistry. He is currently part of a group investigating new and novel ways to extract metals from wastes, in particular gold from tailings. Herman Potgieter is one of the associate editors of the journal Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, He is a member of several scientific and learned organizations, e.g. fellow of IOM3, fellow of RSC, fellow of SAIMM, ass. fellow of IChemE, and member of SOMP, MemSCI, and ICorr. He holds chartered status as both a metallurgical engineer and chemist. He held visiting positions at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). King Carlos III University (Spain), Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa) and the University of Manchester (UK).
Hemant Raj Singh is having nine years of post PG teaching experienceand working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur, India. He is B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Rajasthan (2007), M.Tech. in Energy Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (2009) (an Institute of National Importance in India) and a Ph.D. research scholar since July, 2015 in the department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He has guided several engineering UG projects and supervised two M.Tech. Thesis. He is having national and international publications. He also has been associated as a reviewer with national as well as international publication houses like McGraw Hill.He is an author of the book entitled” Energy Conservation Opportunities in Dairy Industry “,LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2015. Apart from academics, he has been indulged in LEED Building Platinum Certifications of ITC Groups of Hotels (2010) and done Energy Audit of Hotel TAJ Hari Mahal Jodhpur, SARAS Dairy Jaipur and R.S. Rolling Mills with Petroleum Conservation Research Association Jaipur (2008).
Prof G L Sharma is a seasoned engineer and academician with 32+ years of cumulative experience in the Industry as well as academic. He is an alumni of IIT Bombay. Presently he is Director, School of Automobile, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur and also holds responsibility of Industry Connect.Hehas good mix of experience in Industry (21years) and Academia (11). Prior to joining Academia in 2012, he served in the Indian Navy as practicing Marine Engineer and commissioned officer from 1985 -2012. He took premature retirement to pursue his passion in the field of education to transform the younger generation towards responsible global leaders.He has been instrumental in setting up three new universities in the leadership position. He accumulated extensive hands on experience in all major technologies while serving onboard ships and submarines built in US, France, Germany, Russia, UK and India. He has worked in the different capacities onboard ships as Chief Engineer, Controller Material Planning, Equipment Health Monitoring and Machinery Certification Authority, Marine Engineering Trainer, Curriculum designer, Policy Maker and Production Manager etc. His significant on board warships appointments for 12 years include INS Vikrant, INS Viraat, INS Taragiri and INS Shakti. Dr. GL Sharma belongs to that rare breed Engineering professionals who has all throughout his career was concurrently, yet actively, involved with Academia. He was the Founder Director of Four School and founder member of Amity University Kolkata, Founder Director and Dean Engineering of JECRC University Jaipur. He is fellow of Institution of Engineers, Fellow of Marine Engineers Institutionand life member of Condition Monitoring Society of India. He received his B. Tech (Mechanical) from Naval College of Engineering, Pune, and M. Tech (Systems & Control Engineering) from IIT Bombay and Ph D from IIT Bombay. He also hold Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Masters in Human resource Management. He has more than 45 publications and has won the awards of best theory paper (1998) and best technical paper (2012). He has also undertaken various project during his long spanned engineering career. His area of Interest include Machinery Health Monitoring, Automation and Control Engineering.
Dr. Hosseini is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University (ATU). He joined ATU on August 2017 and established a lab named “Combustion and Sustainable Energy Laboratory” (ComSEL) working on several Combustion and Energy-based projects. Several graduate and undergraduate students are working in various combustion/energy projects (such as alternative fuels, renewable and sustainable energy, flameless combustion, vortex combustion, meso-scale combustion, trapped vortex combustion, phase change material) in ComSEL. He has taught Advanced Heat transfer (a graduate course), Advanced Thermodynamics (a graduate course), Applied Combustion, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Senior Design at ATU. Before joining ATU, Dr. Hosseini was a Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow at Combustion and Solar Energy Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University (SDSU) working on a project funded by Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Hosseini has contributed to write several proposals in combustion field and published more than 60 ISI and Scopus papers in high ranked Journals and attended several international conferences. Moreover, his research contributions have been noticed and deemed significant by multiple companies specializing in the development and application of sustainable energy solutions in industrial settings.
Professor Jan AWREJCEWICZ (JA) is aHead of the Department of Automation, Biomechanics andMechatronics at Lodz University of Technology, Head of Ph.D. School on 'Mechanics' (since 1996) and of graduate/postgraduate programs on Mechatronics (since 2006). He is also recipient of Doctor Honoris Causa of Academy of Arts and Technology (Poland, Bielsko-Biala, 2014) and of Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland, Czestochowa, 2014). His papers and research cover various disciplines of mechanics, material science, biomechanics, applied mathematics, automation, physics and computer oriented sciences, with main focus on nonlinear processes. He is a corresponding member of Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2016) and recipient of numerous honors and awards, such as Golden Cross of Merit (1996); Medal of the Ministry of Education (1998); Knight's Cross of the Order of Poland Reborn (2001); Award of the Ministry of Education and Sport for the book "NonclassicalThermoelastic Problems in Nonlinear Dynamics of Shells", (2004), Awards of the Ministry of Science and Education of Poland in (2004, 2006, 2008, 2015); "Golden Lamp" of Łukasiewicz Award, PGNiG, (2006) (only one person from the technical sciences has been awarded in national competition); Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for the book "Nonlinear Dynamics of a Wheeled Vehicle" (2006); Individual II Prize of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for the book "Mechanics" and "Mathematical Modeling of Systems" (2008); The MASTER Program Award of FNP (National Science Foundation of Poland), (2009); The Alexander von Humboldt Award for research and educational achievements (2010/2011); Officer's Cross, Order of Poland Reborn (2013); The Alexander von Humboldt Award (second time) (2016). JA was also chosen for the following distinguished positions:Member of the Polish Central Commission of Scientific Degrees and Titles (2013-2016) and (2017-2020); Vice President of the PolishSociety ofBiomechanics(2012-2016); Member of The Academy of Engineering in Poland (2005-); Chairperson of the 'Technical Committee for Nonlinear Oscillations of the IFToMM' (1995, 2000-2005, 2006-2009); Member of the Committee of Mechanics of Polish Academy of Sciences (1993-2018). He authored/co-authored over 765 journal papers and refereed international conference papers and 50 monographs. JA is Editor-in-Chief of3 international journals and member of the Editorial Boards of90international journals (23 with IF) as well as editor of 25books and 28journal special issues. He also reviewed 45 monographs and textbooks and over 600 journal papers for about of 140 journals. JA supervised23 finalized and 7 ongoing PhD theses, 8 habilitation theses and 37 Master/Bachelor theses. He also issued opinions on 57 Habilitation Theses and Scientific-Didactic Achievements as well as 30 on Scientific, Didactic and Organization Achievements for Professor Title/Position. We was principal investigator in 39 research grants by Polish Ministry of Education and Science (21), Committee for Scientific Research (17), National Science Centre (3). JA also carried long term research at the following Institutions: 1987 - Department of Dynamics and Control, The Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland (1 month); researcher; 1987-1990, 1993 - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Braunschweig, Germany (24 months); researcher; 1990 - Japanese Society Foundation for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo University, Japan (12 months); researcher; 1991 - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University, Japan (3 months); researcher; 1992 - Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology, The Tokyo University, Mitsubishi Endowed Chair, Japan (9 months); Professor; 1995 - E.N.T.P.E., RégionRhônes-Alpes, TEMPRA, Lyon, France (6 months); Professor; 1996/1997 - Department of Mathematics, The Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand (1 month); Professor; 1999 - Le Prix du Ministére de l'EducationNationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie, E.N.T.P.E., VaulxenVelin, France (2 months); Professor; 1999/2000 - Tadeusz Kościuszko Foundation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA (3 months); Professor; 2001/2002 - Fulbright Foundation (Senior Grant Award), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of California, Berkeley, USA (12 months); Professor; 2001/2002 - Région Rhône-Alpes, TEMPRA PECO, E.N.T.P.E., VaulxenVelin, France (3 months); Professor; 2003 - Central European University (Fellowship Program), Department of Mathematics and Its Applications, Budapest, Hungary (2 months); Professor; 2005 - NATO Grant Award (Service des Bourses de RechercheScientifique et Technique du Traite de l'Atlantique Nord (OTAN)); ENTPE, VaulxenVelin (Lyon), France (3 months); Professor; 2010/2011 - Alexander von Humboldt Award for Research and Educational Achievements, The Technical University of Darmstadt and Frauenhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF) (12 months), Professor ; 2016 - Alexander von Humboldt Award for Research and Educational Achievements, The Technical University of Darmstadt (3 months). He was the organizer and Chairperson of the series of international conferences: Dynamical Systems – Theory and Applications” in Łódź, Poland — (14; 1992-2017); "International Conference of the Polish Society of Biomechanics”, Łódź (2014); “Mechatronics: Ideas for Industrial Applications”, Warsaw (2012), Łódź(2014), Gdańsk(2015); “Biomechanics – Modelling, Numerical Simulations, Experimental Investigations and Biomedical Applications”, Łódź (1998); “Nonlinearity, Bifurcation and Chaos. The Doors to Future”, Łódź-Dobieszków(1996) He served as Invited/Keynote Speaker for 52 international and 17 nationalConferences and Tutorials.
Dr. Dimitris Drikakis is Professor of Engineering Science and has been the Executive Dean (Engineering) and Associate Principal and at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (till June 2017). Since July 2017, and in addition to his continued Professorial role, Dimitris has taken on new leadership roles as Executive Director of Global University Partnerships (USA and Far East), Executive Director of the Strathclyde Space Institute. Prior to his current appointment, he was Head of Aerospace Sciences at Cranfield University and Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Computational Science (2003-2015); Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Queen Mary University of London (till 2003); and has also held academic positions at the University of Manchester; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; and University of Marseille, France. His expertise is in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluid mechanics (particularly compressible flows), and micro/nanoscale processes at fluid-solid interfaces. He has been active in both fundamental and applied research across Engineering and Applied Physics, including Aerospace, Mechanical, Nuclear (Defence and Fusion), and Oil and Gas Applications. His work has directly influenced areas as diverse as improved understanding of complex aerodynamic and gas dynamic flows, turbulent mixing in inertial confinement fusion, and novel gas filtration nanotechnologies using carbon nanotubes. He has received: 1) The William Penney Fellowship Award (twice in 2008 and 2011) by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE Plc) in recognition of his contributions to compressible fluid dynamics. 2) The Innovator of the Year Award (2014) by the Innovation Institute for a new generation carbon capture technology that uses carbon nanotubes for filtering out carbon dioxide and other gases at low or zero energy cost. This platform technology has the potential to be used across a wide range of applications in the power generation, automotive, aerospace, chemical, marine and built environment sectors. 3) The Technical Achievement Award at the International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. To date, he has co-authored two books in the field of computational fluid dynamics and has published 161 journal and 238 conference papers/book chapters in the above technical areas. He has graduated 45 PhD students who now hold positions in academia and industries around the world. He has served on the Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); has been a member of the Board of Directors of the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN); currently: Member and Deputy Chair of the European Research Council (Engineering) panel; an expert evaluator for the European Commission; Chair of the UK's Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC); and former member of the Advisory Board of Japan-Europe Aerospace Research and Technology Co-operation. He has been an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering; The Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society; and the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, as well as a member of editorial board in 16 scientific journals, including the journal of Physics of Fluids.