He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Trieste in 1985 , then graduated in physics at the University of Bologna in 1988 . From 1986 to 1991 he carried out research in the United States of America at the Bell Laboratories and since 1992 he has been at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa . Associate Professor of Structure of Matter in 1992, since 2000 he is full professor of Physics of Matter. He is deputy director of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa from 2005 to 2010 , when he became its Director. In September 2016 he was appointed by the Renzi government on the Board of the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and Research and left the direction of the Scuola Normale Superiore. In October 2016 he was appointed President of the Pisan Foundation for Science  . From 2006 to 2013 he was vice president of the Toscana Life Sciences Foundation  . From February 2012 to July 2016 he was Extraordinary Commissioner of the Domus Galilaeana and from September 2012 to October 2017 of the Domus Mazziniana.
In 2001 he founded the NEST Laboratory  , an interdisciplinary research and training center on nanoscience that today involves the National Research Council , the Italian Institute of Technology and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in addition to the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa
Masaki Otagiri is currently a Professor of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and DDS Research Institute, Sojo University. He graduated from Nagoya City University with a PhD degree in 1975. In 1980, he joined the Pharmaceutics Department of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University as an Associate Professor and then promoted to Professor of Biopharmaceutics Department, Kumamoto University in 1983. After his retirement from Kumamoto University in 2009, he was appointed as Professor of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo University, Kumamoto, Japan. Masaki Otagiri’s research theme focuses on structural dynamics, function impacts and pharmacutical applicatins of srum albumin. He has published more than 600 scientific articles. He is a recepient of Takeru & Aya Higuchi Memorial Prize (2001), JSSX Acievement Award (2004), AAPS Fellow (2004), Pharmaceutical Sosiety of Japan Acievement Award (2008) and APSTJ Award (2015)
Dr. Elias Sakellis received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Physics, University of Athens. Since then he works as associate researcher at the Department of Physics of the University of Athens and at the National Center for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS, Athens, Greece. His current research interests include the synthesis of nano-structured materials with E-beam PVD, chemical and electrochemical methods as well as the study of their structural, electrical and optical properties. He is the author of more than 45 research papers with more than 340 citations. He has extended experience in electrical measurements of various materials, as well as, an expertise in structural, crystallographical and electronic configuration characterization of nanostructures -including nanoparticles- with scanning electron transmission microscopy (SEM) electron microscopy (TEM) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).
Prof. BAI Chunli, a chemist and an expert in nanoscience, is President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Chairman of the Presidium of the Academic Divisions of CAS. He is also President of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), the Honorary President of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and the Honorary President of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). Prof. BAI graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Peking University in 1978 and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from CAS Institute of Chemistry in 1981 and 1985, respectively. From 1985 to 1987, he worked at California Institute of Technology in US as a visiting scholar. After coming back to China in 1987, he continued his research at CAS Institute of Chemistry. From 1991 to 1992, he worked as a visiting professor at Tohoku University in Japan. In 1996, he was appointed as Vice President of CAS ; in 2004, he was appointed as Executive Vice President of CAS (full ministerial level). Prof. BAI’s research areas include organic molecular crystal structure, EXAFS, molecular nanostructure, and scanning tunneling microscopy. He has been elected member or foreign member of world-known academies of sciences or engineering in approximately 20 countries and territories, including CAS, TWAS, National Academy of Sciences of US, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of UK, the European Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also serves as the Honorary President of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, the Chief Scientist for the National Steering Committee for Nanoscience and Technology, Vice Chairman of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, Vice Chairman of the National Committee for Science & Technology Awards, member of the Central Leading Group for Education, and member of the National Leading Group for Science and Technology. Moreover, he is the Editor-in-Chief of National Science Review and Nanoscale.
Vladimir G. Chigrinov
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Prof Vladimir G. Chigrinov is Professor of Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering and one of the leaders of PSKL HKUST Lab. He obtained his PhD Dr. Sc from Shubnikov’s Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor Chigrinov’s research focuses on Green power saving liquid crystal display and photonic devices. Prof Chigrinov authored 4 books, 17 reviews and book chapters, 218 journal papers, 495 Conference presentations and 78 patents and patent applications in the field of liquid crystals and displays since 1974. His paper on Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) in 1992 is the 4th most heavily-cited and have been an influential paper published in JJAP since the first volume in 1962. Prof Chigrinov is SID Fellow since 02.08. He is the only SID Fellow in Russia and Eastern Europe. He won the Research Excellence Award of SENG, HKUST, that recognizes the efforts of an outstanding faculty member in May 2012. Prof Chigrinov served as Associate Editor of J. SID, Member of Editorial Board of three other International journals, Chair of three International Conferences in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and has attended more than 50 plenary, invited and tutorial talks in about 100 prestige International Conferences since 1974.
Dr. Luigi Maxmilian Caligiuri (born in 30th of November 1972) is an Italian Physicist. He received laurea magna cum laude in theoretical Physics from University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy in 1995. He has started his research and teaching activity at University of Calabria at Faculties of Sciences and Engineering in several fields of theoretical and applied sciences. From 2001 he is full professor of Physics and, from 2013, also the director of the Foundation of Physics Research Center (FoPRC) in Italy, an independent research organization devoted to advanced research in Physics. He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals of physics and engineering in the fields of theoretical physics, acoustics, biophysics, electromagnetic fields and material sciences. He is editorial board member of numerous international journals related to theoretical and applied physics. His most recent interests relate to coherent quantum field theory and its application to different fields - from fundamental physics to cosmology and brain mechanism - to superluminal physics and to the study of consciousness and mind mechanism from the standpoint of quantum mechanics. He also conducts scientific popularization activity by writing essays in magazines and participating to TV programs
Dr. hab. eng. Mirosław Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland), and in 2018 D.Sc. degree at the Wrocław University of Technology (Poland). His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 80 conference proceedings. He is the editor in chief of The International Journal of system Modeling and Simulation (United Arab Emirates), an associate editor of Micro & Nano Letters Journal (United Kingdom) and a member of the editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the organizing committees conferences in Europe, Asia and USA and a regular reviewer in a reputable scientific journals
Dr. Habil. Vaidotas KAŽUKAUSKAS is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He was awarded Dr. Habil. degree in 1999. The topics of his research work are carrier transport, generation, recombination and trapping phenomena in advanced materials and structures for (opto-)electronic and photovoltaic applications. Prof. V. Kažukauskas is/was involved as a team leader into the six large-scale international projects and other numerous projects. He was awarded the National Science Award of Lithuanian Republic, the National Science Award for the Distinguished Scientist, the Science Award of the Rector of Vilnius University and others. V. Kažukauskas has more than 380 publications, had delivered more than 60 invited lectures at the international conferences, and authored three textbooks
ELSAYED AHMED ELNASHAR, Full-Professor of textiles Apparel, Kaferelsheikh University, Egypt. Born in 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 185 scientific Articles. Editorial board member & Reviewer for more 85 journals, organizer for more than 30 conference and workshop over the world, Founder and editor 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 &Africa universities
Valery A. Petrenko, Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at Auburn University; graduated from Moscow PetrenkoState University, U.S.S.R (1972); received PhD and D.Sc. degrees in chemistry from the Zelinski Institute of Organic Chemistry (1976) and Moscow State University, U.S.S.R (1988), Honor Ranks of Senior Scientist in Bioorganic Chemistry (1984) and Professor in Molecular Biology (1992) from the Supreme Attestation Committee of the U.S.S.R. His Ph.D. research focused on the synthesis of O-specific antigens of Salmonella, and D.Sc. – on directed engineering of DNA and proteins. In 1977 he moved to Novosibirsk and worked as Junior and Senior Scientist (1977-1982), Laboratory Head (1982-1985), Associate Director for Research (1985-1989), Director of Institute, Vice President for Research and Professor (1989-1993) in Scientific Association Vector (Novosibirsk, Russia). In 1993 he joined the faculty of University of Missouri-Columbia as Visiting Professor and Research Professor, and in 2000 – Auburn University as Professor and Graduate Faculty (2001). In Auburn Dr. Petrenko established a research program focused on development of diagnostic and therapeutic probes using phage display and phage nanobiotechnology. Dr. Petrenko is recipient (PI) of grants from the Army Research Office, the National Institute of Health, Calvert Research LLC, and Auburn University, and CoPI in several collaborative grants. He is recipient of the Pfizer Animal Health Awards for Research Excellence (2006, 2011), Auburn University’s Scholarship Incentive Award (2014), Auburn President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award in Pharmaceutical Engineering (2014). He is member of National Academy of Inventors Chapter (2013), Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC), National Cancer Institute (NCI) Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (2009) and Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, included in “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare”, “Who’s Who in America” 2011 (65th Edition), “Who is Who in the World” (15th Edition) and “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” 2011-2012 (11th Edition).
Majid Ghassemi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience and served as the President of the K. N. Toosi University of Technology from 2010 through 2013. Professor Ghassemi has also served in several public and private boards and panels and supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD students, published several books and many journal and conference papers. Professor Ghassemi was recently endorsed by The Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom as an Exceptional Talent.
He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prevention and Treatment and Managing Editor of the American Journal of Mechanical Engineering (AJME) as well as Editorial Board member for many international journals. He also serves as member in several international conferences. Professor Ghassemi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1993.
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has already been working as professor. He published over 50 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 100 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last four years (2014 - 2018) over 50 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by South Asian Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE), web: http://saise.org/, Science and Engineering Institute (SCIEI), web: http://www.sciei.org, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, web: http://www.iacsit.org/, The Academic World Education and Research Center (AWER-Center), web: http://www.awer-center.org/, and other institutes and companies.
Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File.
Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel are as follow: Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction and crystallography.
I have made seminal contributions to generating knowledge in the area of biomechanics. Since joining the University in 2009, and have contributed to several research programmes and have led a number of research projects funded under FP7, Horizon 2020 and Innovate UK. Through these projects I has developed a network of International collaborators and currently supervise several early career researchers. I have an inspiring international research and innovation profile. Combined with my work in conjunction with the industry and the number of IPs that I holds, I have played a crucial role in establishing the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technology at the University. I lead the Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Sciences, an award within the School of Life Sciences and Education. As a Chartered Engineer, I am involved with the relevant professional societies, serve in the editorial panel of international research journals and act as an expert reviewer for national and international funding bodies.