Dr. Alexander L. Kalamkarov is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada since 1993, and Director of Smart Materials Centre since 1995. He was awarded PhD degree from the Moscow Lomonosov State University in 1979 and the Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1990. His academic career spans over 40 years in Research and University teaching. He has taught in the Universities in the USA, England, France, Australia, Japan, Brazil and visited numerous Universities and Research Institutes around the world. Prof. Kalamkarov is awarded the CANCAM Gold Medal for the “outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics” in 2011. He is awarded the Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2002; the Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) in 2001; and the Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2007. Prof. Kalamkarov is a Member of numerous prestigious International Editorial and Advisory boards and the International Conference Organizing Committees in the area of advanced composite materials and smart structures.
Research performed by Prof. Kalamkarov in the areas of advanced composite materials and smart materials and structures is internationally recognized. He has authored more than 350research publications, including over 150refereed journal papers, 8 Research Monographs and 2 US patents. Prof. Kalamkarov has made major contribution to the fundamental analysis, design and optimization of composite materials and smart composite structures, composite reinforced shells and plates
Zoran Gajic is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He has been teaching linear systems and signals, controls, communication networks, optical networks, and electrical circuit courses at the same school since 1984. Dr. Gajic's research interests are in controls systems, energy systems (fuel and solar cells, wind, smart grids), wireless communications, and networking. He is the author/coauthor of close to 100 journal papers, primarily published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and IFAC Automatica journals, and eight books on linear systems and linear and bilinear control systems published by Academic Press, Prentice Hall, Marcel Dekker, Taylor and Francis, and Springer Verlag. His Prentice Hall book Linear Dynamic Systems and Signals was translated into the Chinese Simplified Language by Jiaotong University Press in 2004. His 1995 Academic Press book Lyapunov Matrix Equation in Systems Stability and Control was republished in 2008 by Dover Publications. Professor Gajic has delivered four plenary lectures at international conferences and presented more than one hundred forty conference papers. He has served on editorial boards for nine journals and as a guest editor for five journal special issues. Professor Gajic supervised 17 doctoral dissertations and 22 master theses. Ten of his former doctoral students hold faculty positions at respected world universities. Zoran Gajic received Dipl. Ing. (5 year program) and Mgr. Sci. (2 year program) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics, and Ph.D. in Systems Science Engineering under direction of Professor Hassan Khalil from Michigan State University in 1984. His research was supported by US National Science Foundation and AT&T Bell Labs. Dr. Gajic was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University in 2003, and the American University of Sharjah (UAE) in 2011. He is a life master of the U.S. Chess Federation and a master of the World Chess Federation. Since September of 2003, Dr. Gajic has been serving as the Graduate Program Director for the Rutgers University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
Mário F. S. Ferreira was born in Ovar, Portugal. He graduated in Physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, and he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992 and the Aggregation in Physics in 2006, both from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is now a Professor at the Physics Department. Between 1990 and 1991 he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. His research interests have been concerned with the modeling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems, quantum well lasers, optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, soliton propagation, nanophotonics, optical sensors, polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers. He is actually the leader of the Optics and Optoelectronics Group of the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication. He has written about 350 scientific journal and conference publications, and several books, namely: “Optics and Photonics” (Lidel, 2003, in Portuguese), “Topics of Mathematical Physics” (Editora Ciência Moderna, 2017, Brazil, in Portuguese), “Optical Fibers: Technology, Communications and recent Advances” (Ed., NOVA Science Publishers, 2016), and “Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers” (John Wiley & Sons, OSA, 2011).
He is a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - The International Society for Optical and Photonics, IEEE Photonics Society, and the Portuguese Physical Society. He has been a member of the “Membership & Education Services Council”, “Publications Council”, “Web Committee”, and “Special Publications Activities Committee” of OSA. He has been a member of the “Symposia Committee” and the “SPIE Awards Committee” of SPIE. He is a Travelling Lecturer of SPIE and OSA, having been invited to present lectures in many countries around the world. He has been the General Chair of the “Optical Sensors” Meeting, part of the annual “OSA Advanced Photonics Congress” since 2010. He served also in the technical committees of various international conferences and as a reviewer of several scientific journals in the area of optics and optoelectronics.
He is presently an Associate Editor of “Optical Fiber Technology- Materials, Devices, and Systems” (Elsevier) and a member of the Advisory Board of “Fiber and Integrated Optics” (Taylor & Francis), “Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics” (Old City Publishing, Inc.), “Journal of Optics and Photonics” (Herbert Publications), and “International Journal of Optics” (Hindawi Publishing Corporation). He was the Guest Editor of the Special Issues “Fiber and Integrated Optics: Fiber Optics in Portugal” (Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, PA, USA), Vol. 24, Nº 3-4, 2005) and “Fiber and Integrated Optics: Nonlinear Fiber Optics” (Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, PA, USA), Vol. 34, 2015
Loai Aljerf is a Prof in the Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine/DamascusUniversity. 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.
Prof. Sukhdev Roy received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He has been a Visiting Scientist at many universities that include, Harvard, Waterloo, Würzburg, City University, London, Osaka and Hokkaido. He was the Guest Editor of the Special Issue of IET Circuits, Devices and Systems journal on Optical Computing, March 2011. He has published more than 175 papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings and is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, India, and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Dr Dina El-Gayar is an Associate Professor at Chemical Engineering Department and the Coordinator for Gas & Petrochemical Engineering program, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014 from Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the same university 2009. She is the instructor for Process Dynamics and control course & Renewable Energy Resources. She is the coordinator for the national funds and technology transfer in project management unit in the same university. She has researches in the field of wastewater treatment & has published 12 research articles in SCI journals. She worked in Trinex project (Water Energy Food Nexus) funded by Tempus.
CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Prof. Vasudevan Subramanyan is the Senior Principal Scientist of CSIR-Central Electrochemcial Research Institute, Karaikudi. He was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc), honoris causa by LINGAYA’S Vidyapeeth in recognition of his research contribution in the field of electrochemical sciences. He is internationally recognised by many prestigious awards, fellowships and honours for his seminal contribution to education, research and innovation in materials electrochemistry, electrochemical water treatment, hydrogen generation, synthesis of electro-inorganic chemicals, electrochemical waste management, electro-catalysis, magnesium batteries, anti-oxidant water and development of clean technologies. His passion for Tamil, Telugu, Literature, Badminton, Cricket, Hockey and Football stands him apart. He has earned his M.Sc and Ph.D in Electrochemistry from School of Chemistry, Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamilnadu), India.
His research productivity is phenomenal; supervision of large number of doctoral and master’s thesis, over 100 original research papers, 12 national and 1 US patent, 7 book chapters, over 100 invited lectures, keynote address in India & abroad, h-index of 33 and i10 index of 65; 2700+ citations and transferred technologies to different industries that had great societal values. He is first Indian author who contributed two chapters to the WILEY’s prestigious ULLMANN’S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (7th edition).
His recent research is developed a novel technology on preparation of Antioxidant -rich drinking water” based on simple electrochemical process. This water can cause multiple effects in cells and tissues, including anti-apoptosis, anti-inflammation, anti-allergic, anti-aging and metabolic effects, in most cases by reducing oxidative stress and excess amounts of ROS/RNS.
He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (FRSC), Fellow of Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials (FAIHEM), Chartered Chemist (CChem) by Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, Fellow of National Environmental Science Academy (FNESA), Fellow of International Science Congress Association (FISCA), Fellow of International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (FICCE), Fellow of Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (FSAEST) and Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Chennai (FASC).
He is one of the Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of many prestigious journals like Scientific Reports (nature), Environmental Chemistry Letters (Springer Nature), etc. He is an Invited Professor at University of Paris (East), France, Guest Research Professor, Akita University, Japan, Visiting Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and PSG distinguished visiting professor, Coimbatore (India)
He has received innumerable professional awards such as Best Paper Award, Best Import Substitution Award, Best Technology Award, Per Capita ECF Award, International Best Researcher Award, Eminent Scientist Award, International Highest Publication Award, Distinguished Scientist Award, MRSI Medal Award, Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award, Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award, Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, Best Scientist Award, Excellence in Review Award and Outstanding Reviewer Award from different journals. He has been a member of several committees like GITA, DST, CSIR-HRDG, etc.
The Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, Florida, U.S.A. Honorary Advisory Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China Honorary Professor, Istituto per la Ricerca di Base, Monteroduni, Molise, Italy Honorary Professor, La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela Honorary Chair Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, Republic of China Honorary Professor, "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Romania Honorary Chair Professor, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China Chartered Mathematician (U.K.) Honorary Foreign Member, The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts Fellow, The Royal Astronomical Society (London, U.K.) Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences of India Fellow, The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (U.K.) Honorary Fellow, The Vijnana Parishad (Science Academy) of India Fellow, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (U.S.A.) Honorary Academician and Corresponding Member (Foreign Fellow), La Academia Canaria de Ciencias (Spain) Foreign Fellow, Forum d'Analystes (India) Honorary Academician and Foreign Member, The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) Fellow, The International Academy of Physical Sciences Honorary Member (Foreign Fellow), The EU Academy of Sciences Honorary Academician and Corresponding Member (Foreign Fellow), The Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain Distinguished Fellow, International Engineering and Technology Institute (Hong Kong) Honorary Member, The Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute (U.S.A.) President, International Engineering and Technology Institute (Hong Kong) Past President, The Jangjeon Mathematical Society (Hapcheon [Kyungshang], Republic of Korea) Past Vice-President, The Calcutta Mathematical Society (Kolkata, India) Chartered Scientist (U.K.) Editor-in-Chief, Honorary Editor, Advisory Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board Member of a number of international scientific research journals Referee and Editorial Consultant for several Asian, European, and American Journals and Publishers Recipient of numerous Honors, Awards, Prizes, and Grants [including (among the latest) the NSERC 25-Year Award in Canada and the Nishiwaki Prize in Japan in the calendar year 2004, the Honorary Doctor of Science degree awarded by Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan in the calendar year 2006, and the Honorary Doctor of Science degree awarded by the "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia in Romania in the calendar year 2007] Listed in the Second Place among Canada's Top Researchers in the discipline of Mathematics and Statistics in Terms of Productivity and Impact Based Upon a Measure of Citations to Their Published Works (The Globe and Mail, Toronto, March 27, 2012, Page B7 et seq.)
Alex Kung-Hsiung CHANG
National Pingtung University of Sci. & Tech
National Pingtung University of Sci. & Tech
Prof. Dr. Alex Kung-Hsiung received his master and Ph.D degree from Sun Yat-Sen university TAIWAN in 1990 and 1997 respectively major at management. Professor Alex Kung-Hsiung CHANG now is a Professor & CEO AACSB and Director YUNUS Social Business Center, National Pingtung University of Sci. & Tech. TAIWAN. And also as the Chairman YMC Management Association, Editor-in-Chief, YMC Management Review, General Chair iFAIRS international Conference, and Editor, the Journal of Grey Theory. Professor Alex Kung-Hsiung CHANG Won awards like Who's Who in the World 2018-2019, Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2018, Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2008-09, and Cambridge Outstanding Scientist in the World 2008-09.
Dr. Xiaojun Yu is currently an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University in 2002. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Drexel University from 2001 to 2013, and worked as a research associate at the University of Virginia from 2003 to 2005. He joined Stevens Institute of Technology in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in 2005.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University USA
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University USA
Dr. Lifeng Zhang is currently a tenured associate professor of nanoengineeringin North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and an adjunct professor in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Fiber and Polymer Science from the University of California at Davis in 2006.Dr. Zhang has a firm background in fiber and polymer materials. His research interests lie in engineered materials at nanometer scale. The advanced nanomaterials developed in his research including polymer, ceramic and carbon nanomaterials and their nanocomposites have seen a wide range of applications such as structural material, energy conversion and storage, sensors, photo-catalysis, and biomedical uses. Dr. Zhang has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book and 6 book chapters. He has been granted 2 U.S. patents with another 3 pending.Dr. Zhang’s publications have been cited over 4,300 times by researchers from more than 40 countries/ territories across the world.
Dr. Rathnayake obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. She obtained her Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), Department of Chemistry in 2007. Just after she finished her Ph.D., she was a Postdoctoral research fellow at Polymer Science & Engineering, UMass Amherst. She started her academic career in 2009. Prior to join the Nanoscience department at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in 2016, Dr. Rathnayake was in the Chemistry department at Western Kentucky University as an Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor for seven years.
Her current research focuses on Novel nanomaterials design, synthesis, and supramolecular self-assembly for sub-7 nm functional platforms, heterostructures for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. One of the exciting research projects conducted in recent years was developing carbon-based nanomaterials and metal-organic frameworks to study their self-assembly under microgravity at NASA International Space Station collaboration with NASA Glenn Research Center.
Dr. Jun Li received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University in 1995 and did postdoctoral training at Cornell University in 1994 to 1997. He has been engaged in nanotechnology research at Molecular Imaging Co., the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore), NASA Ames Research Center, and Kansas State University. He has published over 140 journal articles, proceeding papers, book chapters, and is the co-inventor of over 26 nanotechnology patent applications. He edited a book on “Biosensors based on Nanomaterials and Devices” in 2014. Dr. Li is a recipient of 2005 Nano 50 Innovator Awards by Nanotech Briefs. His research interests are focused on developing new methods to integrate nanostructured materials, particularly one-dimensional nanowires and carbon nanotubes, into micro- and nano- devices. His previous work includes the development of a bottom-up processing solutions for carbon nanotube interconnect via, carbon nanofiber nanoelectrode array based biosensors, carbon nanofiber thermal interface materials, polypyrrole-coated carbon nanofiber arrays for neural electrical interface, nanoelectrode array based dielectrophoresis devices for pathogen capture and detection, three-dimensional architectured dye-sensitized solar cells, and vertical core-shell hybrid electrodes for electrical energy storage.
Xiaosheng Fang is currently professor in the Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, China. His research focuses on inorganic semiconductor nanostructure-based photodetectors. 180 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, two English monographs, and 4 book chapters have been authored and co-authored. The journal publications have already generated about 15000 citations, and h-index is 69. He was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher (in Materials Science) since 2014.
Chun Hway-Hsueh is a distinguished professor in the department of material science and engineering, National Taiwan University.
Previously, he was a research engineer at the University of California.
Chun has authored or co-authored more than 160 technical publications and he is listed as a highly cited researcher in the materials science category by the Institute for Scientific Information.
He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the National Taiwan University, a master's degree in materials science and engineering from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of California.
Mojtaba Mafi is a physician/Medical Doctor. He received M.D. degree from Tehran university school of Medicine with honors and passed successfully many post graduate Medical education programs approved by Medical Sciences University. He worked clinically in Neurosurgery ward Shariati hospital for Thesis on Brain tumors and Meningioma for 6 years till 2008. He is now active in clinical setting and scientific field. He is editor of many reputed journals.He was speaker of multiple world and international conferences in the field of neurology and neuroscience held in France, Italy, Japan and organizing committee member of International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia in London.
At present A.V. Raghu working as a Professor, Head of Department - Food Technology, at the Center for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Bengaluru, India. He worked at the Reliance Technology Group (RTG) Division, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mumbai, On the development of membranes for fuel cell applications. He completed his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry at Center of Excellence in Polymer Science, Karnatak University, India. He is a Professor in Department of Basic Science, Centre for Emerging Technology, Jain Global Campus, Jain University. He has more than 18 years of experience in Research/Teaching/Industrial/Postdoctoral. He has received many prestigious awards and the most recent was the Life Time Achievement Award-2018 from RSRI Society, India.
Dr. Brij. M. Gandhi, M.Sc.(Biochemistry) and Ph.D.(Experimental Medicine, Norway) is presently CEO and founder of Neo BioMed Services (www.neobiomed.com), providing services and consultancy in health areas and regulatory issues related to biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, including stem cell and regenerative medicine. As Adviser to the Government of India, Dr. Gandhi was involved in management, promotion and policy issues in biotechnology related to international collaborations, medical biotechnology including stem cells and regenerative medicine, infrastructure development, animals and aquaculture biotechnology, biosafety and biosecurity. Prior to that he was Research Scientist at AIIMS, New Delhi working on immunology of parasitic, bacterial and viral infections including amoebic diseases; hepatitis; liver diseases; IVD; food and nutritional health issues.
Dr. Gandhi was trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; London School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine, London; National Institutes of Health, USA; Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen; and University of Bergan, Norway. Dr. Gandhi continues to serve as Advisor / Director to a number of institutions / pharma and biopharma industries with an experience of about 52 years as research scientist, science/policy manager, services provider, adviser/consultant and having over 155 publications.
Vladimir V. Rumyantsev is Head of Department of Theory of Complex Systems Dynamic Properties at A.A. Galkin Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering (DonIPE). He is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Nanotechnology Department at Donetsk National University (DonNU). He received PhD in Theoretical Physics (1988) from DonNU and Dr. Sci. in Condensed Matter Physics (2007) from DonIPE. Prof. Rumyantsev has authored/co-authored 4 books, 2 chapters in books and more than 270 scientific publications. He is a member of the American Physical Societyas well as Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP, Italy) andEditor-in-Chief of Journal of Photonic Materials and Technology(Science PG, USA).
Dr. Mohamed El-Esawi is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Botany Department of Tanta University in Egypt. He has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Tanta University in Egypt, and his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Dublin Institute of Technology, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) in Ireland. Afterwards, Dr. El-Esawi joined the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Sorbonne (Pierre and Marie Curie-UPMC) in France as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Following those positions, Dr. El-Esawi joined the Division of Crop Biotechnics of KU Leuven in Belgium as a Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Dr. El-Esawi is very interested in Genetics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Molecular Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Plant-Microbe Interaction, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. He has given numerous talks and participated at more than 55 conferences, meetings, and workshops in highly regarded institutions nationally and internationally. He has received several awards and grants from international organizations including DAFF, IRO, COST.