Prof Werner J Blau is Professor of Physics of Advanced Materials at Trinity College Dublin, as well as holding several; honorary professorships in China at SNIOM CAS, ECUST and Xi’an. For over two decades, his research has addressed the fundamental issue of structure-property relationships in polymeric and nano-materials and made unique and original contributions towards understanding and applications in optically-active nanostructures. He won the 2015 NANOSMAT PRIZE “for outstanding contributions in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and for professional career achievements, in particular for your breakthrough and inspirational research in the field of molecular engineering of advanced materials and the investigation of basic materials, processes and devices for molecular nano-electronics and bio-nanotechnology.”
Qiu He Peng is mainly engaged in nuclear astrophysics, particle astrophysics and Galactic Astronomy research. In the field of Nuclear Astrophysics, his research project involved a neutron star (pulsar), the supernova explosion mechanism and the thermonuclear reaction inside the star, the synthesis of heavy elements and interstellar radioactive element such as the origin of celestial 26Al. In addition, through his lectures, he establishes Nuclear Astrophysics research in China. He was invited by Peking University, by Tsinghua University (both in Beijing and in Taiwan) and by nuclear physics institutes in Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou to give lectures on Nuclear Astrophysics for many times. He has participated in the international academic conferences over 40 times and he visited more than 20 countries. In 1994, he visited eight institutes in USA to give lectures. He is the first Chinese Astrophysicist to visit NASA and to give a lecture on the topic, “Nuclear Synthesis of Interstellar 26Al”. In 2005, he visited USA twice and gave lectures in eight universities again. Inviting six astronomers of USA to give series lectures, he has hosted four consecutive terms summer school on gravitational wave astronomy. After the four summer school obvious effect, at least 20 young scholars in China in the field of gravitational wave astronomy specialized learning and research. 220 research papers by him have been published
HidemiShigekawa is Professor of Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He received a B.D., an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. From 1987 to 1988 he worked at Bell labs. as a visiting researcher, using the synchrotron radiation beam linebuilt in National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY.From 2018, he has been the vice president of the Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science
Professor Xiaoming Sun gained his B.S. degree and Ph.D. in Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2005, respectively. After postdoctoral work at Stanford University, he joined State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology at 2008. His main research interest is separation and assembly of inorganic nanostructures to functional nanomaterials. His recent work focuses on superwetting properties of nanoarray electrodes for gas-involved electrocatalysis. Professor Xiaoming Sun has published 125 journal articles (eg. Nat. Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Acc. Chem. Res.) as corresponding author. These publications have been cited for >10000 times. The H-index of his publications is 46 per SCI data base
Masaharu Oshima, Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo (UTokyo) is now a project researcher at Institute for Solid State Physics, UTokyo, and a distinguished professor at Tokyo City University. He graduated from Dpt. of Industrial Chemistry, UTokyo in 1972, and received his Doctor of Engineering degree from UTokyo in 1984. He has been engaged in synchrotron radiation research for semiconductors, and nanotechnology for more than 37 years. He became a professor at Dpt. of Applied Chemistry, UTokyo in 1995. He was the Presidents of the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research, and the Surface Science Society of Japan. He has published more than 610 papers in international refereed journals. He received ECS Best Paper Award and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Award etc.
Gabor Patonay is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. In 1982 he left Hungary and became a Postdoctoral Associate in Professor Isiah Warner’s group in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University specializing in fluorescence spectroscopy, separations and instrument development. He joined the faculty of Georgia State University (GSU) in 1987, where he is currently Professor and Analytical Division Head. Dr. Patonay’s research interests at GSU include many analytical and environmental chemistry areas, specifically NIR fluorescence related research developing new bioanalytical and biomedical applications using NIR probes and labels; biomolecule separations using HPLC and CE; development of presumptive forensic analytical techniques and use of nanotechnology in bioanalytical chemistry. Dr. Patonay published over 200 papers and presented over 250 conference presentations. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Analytical Chemistry Insights.
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.
Dr. Mirosław Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Energy and Fuels at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland), and in 2018 D.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Wrocław University of Technology (Poland) in the discipline: chemical technology. In addition, he obtained a certificate of completion of postgraduate studies: Professional Research and Development Project Manager at the Krakow University of Agriculture (Poland), Research and Development Project Manager at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (Poland), and Electrical Energy Markets from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 75 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 many editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the organizing and scientific committees international conferences in Europe, Asia and United States of America.
Dr. Ashok Kakkar is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec Canada. His group is involved in designing complex macromolecular architectures for simplifying administration schemes in delivering active pharmaceutical agents. He received his PhD from University of Waterloo, and had conducted post-doctoral work at Cambridge (UK) and Northwestern (USA). His group is very well recognized and has published extensively in the area of drug delivery and diagnostics, including editing a book “Miktoarm Star Polymers: From Basics of Branched Structure to Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications,” RSC 2017.
Professor Dr Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah is currently the Deputy Dean (Research, Postgraduate & Network) at School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia in PhD (2004) in the field of chemical engineering. His research works mostly encompass the use of novel functionalized nanoporous materials as catalysts in oleochemical conversions, waste treatment, green technology and production of renewable energy sources. He is among the pioneer researchers in the world to focus on the use of ultrasound to accelerate heterogeneous catalytic processes. He is the recipient of several innovation and publication awards based on his research works. His research expertise is often sought after for the assessment of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports on proposed strategic commercial projects such as oil refinery, petrochemical complex, sanitary landfill, smelting plant, used acid lead battery, paper mill etc. Various industrial problems have been successfully solved through his consultancy projects. He has been involved in the propagation of science and technology through more than 200 refereed publications in journals and book chapters mainly as the main author, and also involves as a technical committee member to nearly 100 international scientific conferences held across the globe. Many invitations on various roles have also been received to share his research experience with government officers, research scientists, junior researchers and school children. The objectives of the events vary from the latest development in nanoporous materials research, critical research skills, understanding science, promotion of sustainability, community awareness, carrier development to the understanding of policy and regulatory aspects. He is an academic external assessor to UniMAP and UniKL-MICET for their undergraduate and doctoral program, respectively. He also acts as an article reviewer to more than 100 different leading international journals in his area of expertise. In addition, he is an evaluator to research proposals received from the university, local ministries as well as international scientific associations in the USA, Oman, Qatar and Chile. He is one of the recipients of the Top Research Scientist Malaysia 2014 award. His h-index (Scopus) currently stands at 39.
Prof/Dr. Yoshifumi Ogami received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1989. He worked asa Research Assistant in Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan from 1988 to 1995.He was a visiting scientist in Institute of Theoretical Dynamics, University of California in Davis, U.S.A from 1991 to 1993. Since 2002, he has been a Professor in Ritsumeikan University, Japan. His research interests include developing code for three-dimensional panel method for moving and deforming objects in fluids and simulations of heat and mass transfer in continuous fluids and rarefied gas flows. Additionally, he is supervising many projects related to industry–university cooperation.
Milos Janecek has completed his PhD from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and postdoctoral studies from University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada and Clausthal University of technology, Clausthal, Germany. He is a full professor and the deputy head of the Department of Physics of materials at Charles University, Prague. He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of Materials Engineering in Slovak Republic.
Prof. Dr. Lucien Veleva is majored in Electrochemistry (Eng.) in Sofia, Bulgaria, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. Her PhD is done in Institute of Physical Chemistry (Bulgaria) and after that was working as researcher in the “Institute for Protection of Metals from Corrosion” (Sofia, Bulgaria), as a head of National Laboratory for Testing of Corrosion. Since 1994 is Associated Professor at Applied Physics Department (Center for Investigation and Advanced Study - CINVESTAV, Mexico), teaching in Master/ Doctor Degrees programs, and also is adviser of thesis. In 2011 she received Doctor Honoris Causa; in 2012 - Francis La Que, Award ASTM G01, USA; in 2013 – NACE International Distingished Career Award, She has more than 200 articles in international journals, chapters in international books and 4 patents.
Dr. Ichiro Tanahashi has been a Professor in materials science at Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan since 2004. He received Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University in 1992 and he got a licence of Professional Engineer, Japan in 2000. He worked as a researcher at Central Research Laboratories of Panasonic Corporation (formerly Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.), Japan from 1981 to 2001. He has been working at OIT since 2001. His research interests include developing nanomaterials (colloidal metal particles), biomimetic materials and hight performance electric double-layer capacitors. He has published more than 80 papers and 310 patents.
Professor Hassan Al Nageim is a Professor of Structural Engineering. His; BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from University of Baghdad, MSc in Structural Engineering University College Cardiff, UK and PhD in Civil and Structural Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, UK. In 1977-1979, he has established the new Technology Department at Babylon (Hilla) Technical Institutions, Iraq and worked as a Head of Department. 1983 -1985, he worked as a consultant structural engineer at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company representing the British Inspection X-Ray company. 1989-Date, he worked as a Senior Lecturer, Reader (Associate Professor) in Structural Engineering and in 2003-to date promoted to full Professor in Structural Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. With main roles of taking the lead of Advanced Structural Design and Pavement Engineering subject area, including design and analysis of steel structures, bridges, concrete structures, pavement engineering: design, evaluation and materials developments. Professor Al Nageim is a regular speaker and keynote speakers at different national and international conferences and a consultant to many companies worldwide in the field of structural design and materials innovations and developments. He has published more than 140 scientific conference and journal papers and two books entitled: Structural Mechanics published by Pearson Education; Steel Structures: Practical Studies published by Taylor and Francis. Professor Hassan main research interest’s area is in structural & pavement engineering design and evaluations including innovations in materials technology. Professor Al Nageim is also: A Chartered Engineer and a member of the British Engineering Council, the Founder and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology, established in 2001, ISSN 1464-8164, the Founder and Chairman of the international annual conference on Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology, Sustainable Materials, and Infrastructures, A Fellow of the British Institution of Non-Destructive Testing, UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation UK. Professor Al Nageim also supervised over 16 successful UK PhD students as a director of studies and external examiners for more than 25 successful PhD students from the University of: Anna University, India,Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italia, University of; Nottingham, Greenwich, Portsmouth, Coventry, Salford, Liverpool and Ulster of the UK and University College Dublin. Adjunct Dean to the Gahan Polytechnic and of external examiners and advisor for two academic degree courses in Wolverhampton University and the University of Ulster of the UK. Professor Al Nageim has also extensive experience in managing and development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in; civil engineering, building maintenance management and building surveying at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Professors Al Nageim also playing a major roles as a member of the strategic planning educational and council memberships committees for two Engineering and Materials Institutions in the UK.
Huizhen Wu has completed his PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Sicence and Technology (UMIST) , UK and postdoctoral studies from University of Oklahoma, USA. He is a professor of Zhejiang University and the director of Institute of Applied Physics. He has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals and total citations over 3000 and has been serving as an editorial board member of a reputed journal.
Dr. Yoshie OTAKE has been graduated from Institute of Science and Engineering, Waseda University: Doctor of Science in Elementary Particle Theoretical Physics. Later on she obtained her associate professor position at Ibaraki National College of Technology, and Research Fellow at Elementary particle experimental group in Kyoto University, became Visiting Scientist at Institute of Laue-Langevin, Grenoble France (Search for neutron EDM with crystal technology) in 1995, became research scientist of RIKEN in 1996. Presently she has been working at RIKEN for compact neutron systems development as a team leader of Neutron beam technology team in RIKEN center for advanced Photonics.
Prof. Bin CHEN received his BS, MS and Ph. D degrees in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermal Physics from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1993, 1996 and 2002, respectively. He then worked as lecturer, associate and full professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University. From 2002 to 2004, he worked in National Maritime Research Institute of Japan as JSPS Postdoc Fellowship. His current research concentrates on numerical simulation of multiphase flow and heat and mass transfer related to energy and power engineering. He has been serving as member of the International Information Center for Multiphase Flow (ICEM), senior member of the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) and member of Japan Society of Chemical Engineering. He serves in the editorial boards of the Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Modeling and Simulation, as well as referees for many international journals.
Professor Eduard Babulak is accomplished international scholar, researcher, consultant, educator, professional engineer and polyglot, with more than thirty years of experience. He served as Editor, reviewer, Conference Chair, has successfully published, his research was cited by scholars all over the world. He served as Chair of the IEEE Vancouver Ethics, Professional and Conference Committee. He was Invited Speaker at the University of Cambridge, MIT, University of Surrey, Purdue University, Penn State, Yokohama National University & University of Electro Communications in Tokyo, Japan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, Czech Technical University, Graz University of Technology, Austria, and other prestigious academic institutions worldwide. His academic and engineering work was recognized internationally by the Engineering Council in UK, the European Federation of Engineers and credited by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and APEG in British Columbia in Canada. He was awarded higher postdoctoral degree DOCENT - Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in the Czech Republic, Ph.D., M.Sc., and High National Certificate (HNC) diplomas in the United Kingdom, as well as, the Diploma Engineer (MSc and B.Sc. ) in Electrical Engineering in Slovakia. He is Fellow of the Royal Society RSA, London, UK; Chartered Fellow, Mentor and Member of the ELITE Group of the British Computer Society, London, UK; 2013-2014 Invited Panel Member for the DoD & National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, USA; Expert Consultant for HORIZON 2020 & CORDIS FP6 - FP7 European Commission, Brussellex, Belgium; Mentor and Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM, USA; Nominated Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, UK and Distinguished Member of the ACM, USA; Chartered Member of the IET, London, UK; His biography was cited in the Cambridge Blue Book, Cambridge Index of Biographies and number of issues of Who’s Who.
Dr. Wang received his BSc and MSc degrees from Tongji University, China and his PhD degree from Virginia Tech, USA. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wang's work has been awarded the prestigious international prizes including 2011 Geotechnical Research Medal (UK Institution of Civil Engineers) and 2010 Higher Education Institutions Outstanding Research Award - Natural Science Award (the Ministry of Education of China). Dr. Wang has authored and co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications including 60 SCI journal papers and over 60 international conference papers.
Fatehah Mohd Omar is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 2015 by studying the characterization, properties, behavior of ZnO nanoparticles in aqueous systems. Prior to that, she completed both her Bachelor and Masters degree in Environmental Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, in year 2004 and 2007 respectively. She is a member of the International Water Association (IWA) and Malaysia’s NGO Environmental Management and Research Association (ENSEARCH). She is also a member of the technical committee for international conferences such as Water Security Cluster : From Source to Supply 2016 and International Conference of Environmental Research Technology 2017 organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia. Fatehah is an active researcher on the characterization and behavior of nanosize pollutants generated from industries and also nanopollutants in drinking water supply. Fatehah was recently awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Malaysian Fellowship 2016 in October 2016 for her research entitled, “Behavior and Fate of Nanosize Suspended Solids in Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) in the Presence of Natural Biopolymers for the Optimization of Wastewater Treatment Processes”. She is a two time grant receiver from the International Foundation for Science (IFS) from Sweden for her research on the treatability process of new emerging pollutants (nanoparticles) in potable water supply and industrial wastewater process using natural bioflocculants and waste by-product coagulant. She is also engaged in community work on renewable energy via solar panels for the indigenous folk to reduce carbon emissions in remote rural areas in the central region of Malaysia. In April 2016, she represented USM and collaborated with the National Hydraulic Research Institute Malaysia (NAHRIM) at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in Switzerland where they won several awards. She is also engaged with private companies i.e. Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. on the behavior of SiO2 nanoparticles in semiconductor wastewater treatment processes; and SCOMI group on wastewater treatment processes. In December 2014, she received a grant from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Switzerland to hold a conference related to “Nanoparticles in the Environment” at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal.
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.
Holder of the First Class Golden Medal for Sciences and Arts and the recipient of the 2010 Appreciation State Prize in the realm of Advanced Technological Sciences. Professor Ammar is currently the Chairman of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology Department, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries, Future University in Egypt; formerly, Dean of the Pharmacy Division, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. He has 130 research papers published in international scientific journals. These research papers cover most of the areas related to pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. Design of nanotechnology –based new drug delivery systems lies at the top of his research interests during the past two decades.
Dr. Suresh M. Chathoth has obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Technological University of Munich, Germany in 2005. He has done postdoctoral research at the University of Gottingen, Germany and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Presently he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, City University of Hong Kong. He has published more than 40 research papers in reputed international journals. His research interest includes Metallic glass-formation, glass-forming ability, and energy storage systems.
Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of 35+ years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He has also worked in Nanotechnology and computational modeling of top-down Nanofabrication, in particular in nanoparticles properties, synthesis, and their applications in drug delivery and their health effects. For past ten years, he is also working in the area of clean and renewable energy; the topics include, wind energy, solar thermal energy, chemical looping combustion for carbon capture, geological sequestration of CO2, and fuel cell and battery modeling. He is the author and coauthor of over 460 publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow sixteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.
MA Agam completed his PhD from Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, University of Birmingham, UK in 2006. Awarded as Best Malaysian-UK student in 2005 by Malaysian government and published 60 research papers in reputed journals. His research interest span from polymer resists to functional nanomaterials especially for environment preservation. Focus more on overexposure of doped polymers in direct fabrication of graphitic materials such as Diamond like Carbon for advance materials research and applications.
Yuan Dong is a Distinguished Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering at the Hangzhou Dianzi University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering in 2008, and doctorate in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics in 2014, both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, respectively. His current research interests include the heat and mass transport phenomena in low dimensional materials, novel interfaces and intelligent materials, which are investigated through large scale atomistic simulation tools.
Prof. B. S. Panwar, got his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has published more than 100 papers in the international journals and conference with good citation index. He is recipient of International IBM Faculty Award, Adjunct Professor at University of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada, recipient of mobility exchange grant of Canadian International Development Agency, and a senior member of IEEE. He has served as Vice Chancellor of ITM University Gurgaon Dean research as Sharda University Greater Noida and had additional charge of Vice-Chancellor (officiating). At present he is associated with DIT University Dehradun.
Dr. ZuraidaKhusaimiis currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Chemistry and Environment, Faculty of Applied Science. She is a member of the NanoScience and Nanotechnology Center (NanoSciTech), Institute of Science, UiTM.Her qualifications are PhD, Science (UiTM), 2012, MSc, Analytical Chemistry (Universiti Malaya), 2001, BSc. (Hons) (Univ. of Aberdeen), 1992. Her major research interests is on the synthesis of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures utilizing water-based technique in order to realize the goal of advanced devices fabrication through green technology.Her research is towards synthesis of ZnO nanostructures that gives high UV absorption (UV light sensitive), good electrical conductivity, and large radiation hardness using a low cost technique so that it could be widely use today and in a near future. Most importantly, it could help preserve the world for the next generation. The research is mainly supported from university, national and international grants. She is also a member of PersatuanSainsAnalisis Malaysia (ANALIS), Institut Material Malaysia (MIND) dan American Chemical Society (ACS).
Prof/Dr. Abdelilah Chtaini has received his PhD in Poitiers (France) University during the period of 1988 to 1993 Currently, he is working as Professor. In Sultan Moulay Slimane (Morocco) University. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Director of Research, Chtaini A, has participated in several workshops and conferences; Chtaini A research interests are Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering,
Dr. Tohru Higuchi received his Ph.D from Tokyo University of Science in 2000. He worked as Assistant Professor in Tokyo University of Science, Japan from 2000 to 2007 and a visiting scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California in Berkeley, U.S.A from 2007 to 2008. From 2009, he is an Associate Professor in Tokyo University of Science. His research interests include the nanoionics devices using oxide ionic conductor and strongly correlated oxide thin film.He has authored and co-authored 210 journal papers and presented totally more than 550 oral and poster presentations including 30 invited presentations.
M. K. Yaakob is Senior Lecturer at Department of School of Physics and Materials Studies, Faculty of Applied Sciences, UniversitiTeknologi MARA where he has been since 2015. He also currently associated member atInstitute of Sciences, UniversitiTeknologi MARA. He received a B.S. from UniversitiTeknologi MARA in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Sciences (Physics) from the UniversitiTeknologi MARA in 2015. His major research interests are on the computational and experimental studies of multiferroic perovskite oxides.His research is towards designing new multiferroic materials with multifunctional properties for applications in cross coupling (magnetoelectric, piezoelectric, piezotronics and spintronics) effects based devices.
Dr Miyazaki has completed his Ph.D. (1986) in electronic engineering from Hiroshima University. In April 2002 to May 2010, he was a professor at Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter in Hiroshima University. Since June 2010, he has been a professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, and served a vice dean of Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University since April 2017. He was elected a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics in 2009. Since 2013, he has chaired the 154th committee on “Semiconductor Interfaces and Their Application”, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Dr Naveeda Akhtar Qureshi has completed her PhD from Govt. College University Lahore,Pakistan She is working as an Associate Professor in the department of Animal Sciences Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistanis She has published more than 35 papers in reputed journals. Her research field is Parasitology and Entomology. She is supervising and teaching Mphil and PhD students
Dr Fabrice Andrieux BSc, PhD (Electochemistry), MRSC is a Lecturer in Nuclear and Chemical Engineering at the Department of Engineering, Lancaster University. His primary research interest in the development of electrochemical and gravimetry sensors for industrial and medical diagnostic applications, to enable rapid decision making. He is the author of 20 peer reviewed articles and an edited book chapter.
Yuto Moritake received the M. S. and Dr. Eng. Degrees from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 2013 and 2016, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher of the Innovative Photon Manipulation Team (conducted by Prof. Takuo Tanaka) in RIKEN, Japan. From 2017, he is assistant Professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently engaged in research and development of nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanofabrication.
Magnus T. Borgström is Professor in Solid state Physics at the Lund University. He was born in Perstorp, Sweden, in 1974. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. After the PhD degree in 2003 he was a Postdoctor at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, for one year where he was engaged in working on optical properties of semiconductor nanowires (NWs) before joining Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2005, as Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, where he was engaged in working on epitaxial growth and characterization of semiconductor NWs.Since 2016, he is full professor being involved in semiconductor epitaxy, with the current main focus on NW growth and electro-optical studies of materials with promise for energy saving and harvesting applications. He is currently the coordinator of the NanoEnergy part of NanoLund, and the deputy coordinator of the EU-project NanoTandem.
Pang, Xiao-Feng; Physical and Biophysical professor, Doctorate Adviser, National excellent expert of science and technology of China, bom,December 31, 1954 Chengdu (Sichuan Province); Researcher: Inst of Physics, Chinese Academy of Scs, Beijing 1982-84, Inst of Solid State Physics, Sichuan Normal Univ 1985-87; Prof, Physics Dept, Inst of Southwest Nationalities, Chengdu 1988-98; Prof & Doctorate Adviser, Inst of Life Sc & Techy and High-Energy Electronics, Univ of Electronic Sc & Techy of China, Sichuan 1999-; Visiting Prof: Sichuan Univ, Chengdu 1993-2000, Munchen Univ (Germany) and International Inst of Biological Physics (Germany) 1994-1995, Inst of Physics in Slovak Academy of Scs and Palacky Univ (Czech Republic) 1996, Kaiserslautern Univ. (Germany) and International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy) 1998, East China Normal Univ, Shanghai 1999-2000, National Univ of Singapore 2002-2003，2008， Hong Kong Uni.02/2010 ; Member: New York Academy of Scs, American Asscn for Advancement of Sc, Chinese Centre of Advanced Sc & Techy, International Centre of Material Physics in Chinese Academy of Scs; publs—Solitons (1987), About 383 articles were published in journals in abroad and home. The theory of bio-energy transport in protein molecules and its experimental evidences were built and done, about 60 articles have been published in journals in abroad and home.6 monographs of <
Dr. Mineo Hiramatsu is a Full Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Director of Research Institute, Meijo University, Japan. His main fields of research are plasma diagnostics and plasma processing for the synthesis of thin films and nanostructured materials. He served as chairman and member of organizing and scientific committees of international conferences on plasma chemistry and plasma processing. He was awarded the Japan Society of Applied Physics Fellow in 2017.
Yuichi Setsuhara is Professor and Vice Director of Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University. He joined Welding Research Institute, Osaka University as Research Associate in 1991, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University as Associate Professor in 2001, and has been a Professor in Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University since 2004. He is currently a Vice Director of Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University since 2014. He has published more than 150 papers in SCI journals and has been serving as board members of several committees such as International Scientific Committee for International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering and International Advisory Board for the journal “Plasma Processes and Polymers”.
Dr. Matsuo has obtained his B.Sc. (1999), M.Sc. (2001), and Ph.D. (2008) degrees from Tohoku University in Japan. He worked at Kanazawa Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. from 2001 to 2004 and Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University from 2008 to 2016. From 2016, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy at Kwansei Gakuin University. His main research interests are fundamental, physical and chemical properties of light-weight hydrides; especially hydrogen storage and fast ionic conduction.
Hamed Tavakkoli received his M.Sc. degree in analytical chemistry as superior graduate student from University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran in 2009. He has completed hisPhD in analytical chemistry from Shiraz University, Iran, 2019. He is a member of Iranian Chemical andElectrochemical Societies.His current research interests include synthesis of nanostructures and bioanalysis as well as constructing nanosensors and biosensors.
Dr Alika Khare obtained her PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 1988. After working as Scientific Officer during 1988-1989 at IIT Kanpur she moved to Institute for Plasma research, Gandhinagar, India and from there moved to Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India in 1995, where at present she is working as a professor in department of Physics. Her research interest includes Laser and photonics, laser matter interaction, Laser ablation, nano photonics, nonlinear Optics and instrumentation. She has published nearly 120 papers in reputed peer reviewed journals and few book chapters.
Dr. Pratima Agarwal is a professor at the department of Physics, IIT Guwahati. She completed her Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur in 1996 and joined IIT Guwahati in July 2000. So far, nine students have completed the Ph.D> under her supervision and another 5 are underway. She has published more than 70 research papers in international referred journal
Yu-Tai Tao completed his PhD degree from University of Rochester, USA in 1981 and postdoctoral studies from Harvard University, USA in 1984. He started his career in teh Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan as Associate Research Fellow (1984-1990), and became a Research Fellow since 1990. His research interests include Surface chemistry, materials chemistry, self-assembled monolayers, organic molecular electronic materials and devices, including organic light-emitting diodes, organic field-effect transistors, organic memories. He has published more than 150 papers.
Aksenov Denis Alekseevich. Junior Researcher at the Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials at USATU. Research activity is associated with structural and phase transformations in low-alloyed copper alloys under conditions of severe plastic deformation. He has over 20 publications in peer-reviewed publications. Winner of the competition for the best scientific work of young scientists of universities and research institutions of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.
Raab A.G. In 2008 he graduated from the Ufa State Aviation Technical University, in 2011 he graduated from the magistracy at Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, in 2018 has complete PhD. at Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, From 2006 to the present, he has been working at the Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials. head of the laboratory for erosion cutting and machining of metal materials.
Asfandiyarov Rashid Nailevich, Ph.D. Research activity is associated with metal forming, 3D modeling, and finite element computer modeling. He has over 15 publications in peer-reviewed publications.
Ultrafine-grained metastable Ti15Mo alloy prepared by the powder metallurgy technique of spark plasma sinteringBiography
Mgr. Anna Veverková is a PhD. student at Charles University. She has finished her master studies at Charles University in 2019. She has published several paper which can be found not only under name Veverková but also under her maiden name Terynková.Abstract
Titanium alloys are extensivelyused due to their unique mechanical properties such as high strength, low density and excellent corrosion resistance. Two phase alpha + beta Ti alloys are commonly used in aircraft industry and biomedicine. Nowadays, Ti-6Al-4V is used for orthopaedic implants. However, vanadium is considered as a toxic element. Therefore, biocompatible metastable beta-Ti alloys are perspective to replace it. Powder metallurgy is an alternative way for producing titanium alloys. It has got many advantages such as cost reduction thanks to near-net-shape processing or possibility of composition control. Inthis work, Ti-15Mo alloy was prepared by cryogenic milling and spark plasma sintering. Cryogenic milling inserted severe plastic deformation into the material which resulted in ultra-fine grained structure. Spark plasma sintering was performed at temperatures 750°C – 850°C for time periods of 1-3 min. Achieved material was studied by scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and via microhardness measurement. The fully dense material was produced and with ultra fine grained microstructure was preservedaftersintering at lower temperatures. Sub-micrometerequiaxed alpha phase precipitates embedded in fine grained beta matrixformed during cooling after the sintering process.
Structural and Electric Properties of Strontium Barium Titanate Prepared by Tartrate Precursor MethodBiography
Basant has completed her PhD at the age of 28 years from Tanta University under the title of Preparation and study the Physical Properties of Nanoferrites Prepared by Different Methods. She is Lecturer for several undergraduate courses including Ceramics, Modern Physics, Properties of the Matter, Supervisor on Laboratory sessions for undergraduate students, Member in the Quality Unit – Faculty of Science – Tanta University and Supervisor on essay and research for fourth year students. She has published more than 5 papers in reputed journals.Abstract
Strontium barium titanate, Sr1-xBaxTiO3 (BST) was prepared using tartrate precursor method. The X-ray diffraction patterns were used for analyzing the phase compositions. Lattice parameter, crystallite size, x-ray density, bulk density and porosity were calculated. The IR spectra confirm the results of x-ray for the formation of the pervoskite structure. The surface morphology of BST at different barium content (x) was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The DC resistivity was studied as a function of temperature and the mechanism of conduction at different Ba content was established.
Characterization of airborne microbes from the low-income urban setting of Delhi, India.Biography
Maneet Kumar Chakrawarti, am doing my PhD under the kind supervision of Prof. Kasturi Mukhopadhyay. I am also availing Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, India. Currently, we are working on the characterization of air microbial communitiesin different urban settings using traditional microbiological methods as well as high throughput sequencing technologies to estimate microbial diversity and detection of potential pathogens.Abstract
The determination of microbial load and estimation of microbial diversity of air samples collected from low-income urban settings is crucial for public health management.In this study, we have collected the air samples fromthe low-income urban setting (Vasant Vihar Coolie Camp, South West Delhi, India)to analyse the total microbial load (bacterial as well as fungal load) and microbial diversity.We collectedthe air samples with the help ofmicrobial air sampler (Coriolis micro air sampler, Bertin Technologies, France). The microbes werecultured on suitable microbiological media, and the microbial load was enumerated. We used 16SrRNA genesequencingand bioinformatics tools(QIIME) to estimate microbial diversity of air samples. Based on the traditional colony count method, our results showed that the bacterial load was found to be higher than that of the fungal load. The bacterial load was ranging from 503to 1373 CFU/m3. Thefungal load was ranging from 26 to 266 CFU/m3.Next, in our non-culture based method, we extracted the total DNA from the air sample and sequenced on the Illumina MiSeq next-generation sequencing platform using the bacterial 16S rRNA gene. The 16S rRNA gene-based profiling of bacterial communities reveals that Proteobacteria(94.8% of the total sequences)most abundant phylum and followed by Bacteriodetes(4.9% of the total sequences). The Shewanellaceae and Pseudoalteromonadaceae are the most abundant family with abundant genera assigned to Shewanella, Pseudoalteromonas.
In vivo and in vitro antioxidative potential of synthesized manganese dioxide nanoparticlesBiography
Sonali Pardhiya, am pursuing PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. I am working under the supervision of Prof. Paulraj Rajamani. I am also availing Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, India.Abstract
In the last few decades, nanotechnology has been employed throughout biomedical research studies. Nanomaterials are materials having at least one dimension less than 100 nm. Nanozymes are nanomaterial-based artificial enzymes. Nanozymes are tremendously being explored in wide range of applications in biosensing, immunoassays, disease diagnosis and therapy, theranostics, cell/tissue growth, protection from oxidative stress, and removal of pollutants. The aim of this study was to investigate the enzyme mimicking properties of BSA template Manganese dioxide nanoparticles (BSA-MNP) and to show its toxic potential in vitro and in vivo. The synthesized BSA-MNP was found to mimic different enzyme activity such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and peroxidase activity. The effect of the BSA-MNP on HEK-293 cells was observed. Cell viability was found to significantly increase at lower dose; however it was found to be toxic at higher doses. For in vivo study, thirty male Wistar rats were divided into five experimental groups containing six animals in each group. The animals were administered with different doses of the synthesized nanoparticles i.e 0.1, 0.5, 2.5, 12.5 mg/kg body weight once in a week for eight weeks. At the end of the experiment, the rats were euthanized and the oxidative stress markers such as lipid peroxidation, superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione, reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide were assessed in liver, kidney, brain, lungs, testis and spleen. No adverse effects were found in the groups administered with different doses of nanoparticles. Therefore, it may be suggested that the nanoparticle possess antioxidant activities and is non-toxic at lower doses.
Effect of sintering conditions on the microstructure, ferroelectric, and energy storage properties of0.6Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.6(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 ceramic capacitorsBiography
A R Jayakrishnan was born on 31st May 1993. He received his master degree in Physics from St. Aloysius college, Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He is perusing his Ph. D from Central Univerity of Tamilnadu, Thiruvarur. His research interest is lead free ferroelectric materials for energy storage applications. He has published two reputed international journal articles and one conference paper.Abstract
In this work, we made an attempt to study the effect of density of ceramics on their electricalproperties of the0.6Ba (Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.4(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3[BZCT]. The density of pellets is found to be 5.11 g/cm3and 5.43 g/cm3 respectively when the pellets were double sintered with grinding as powder (BCZT-1) and without grinding (BCZT-2) after the 1st sintering around 1250 0C for 3 hrs. The microstructural (XRD and SEM) studies confirmed that thetetragonality and grain size of BZCT-2 ceramics are found to be higher than that of BZCT-1 ceramics. Both the BZCT-1 and BZCT-2 ceramic consist of rhombohedral and tetragonal phase as evident from XRD and temperature dependent dielectricspectroscopy. The values of dielectric constant (εm)at the ferroelectric-paraelectricphase transition temperature (TT-C) are 16420 (BZCT-1) and 21557 (BZCT-2).Further, the saturation polarization of BZCT-2 is 1.6 times higher than that of BZCT-1ceramics.Moreover,strong correlations have been established between microstructure, dielectric and ferroelectric properties. Furthermore, the recoverable energy densities are found to be 149mJ/cm3and 172mJ/cm3 in BCZT-1 & 2 ceramics at an electric field of 35kV/cm.
Effect of different leaves extract on the formation of green synthesized silver nanoparticlesBiography
Kevin V. Alex has completed his master degree in physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research in experimental condensed matter physics under the supervision of Dr.K.C. Sekhar, UGC - Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an awardee of INSPIRE fellowship funded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India. He has published two papers in reputed international journals and one conference paper.Abstract
Silver nanoparticles exhibit excellent electrical, optical and biological properties which can be incorporated in optoelectronic devices such as sensors, photocatalysts, biodevices etc. The green synthesis technique has attracted significant attention of the scientific fraternity in recent years due to its high sustainability, reliability, eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. In the present work, we have synthesized silver nanoparticles via a green synthesis process by using silver nitrate and green leaves extract as the precursors and studied the effect of leaves extract of Indian Aloe, Indian Mint, Guava and Neem on the formation of silver nanoparticles. The colour change of the precursor solution from light to dark brown indicates the formation of silver nanoparticles. Their formation was scientifically verified by the UV-Visible spectroscopy. The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak observed in the absorbance spectra clearly validates the formation of silver nanoparticles. The SPR peak position varies from 347 to 456 nm with respect to various leaves extract. The absorbance peak is found to be higher for neem leaves extract. The presence of various functional groups is also identified using the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Thus, the green synthesized silver nanoparticles can be proposed for sensor device applications.
Dr. Eepsita Priyadarshini is presently working as a postdoctoral fellow at School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She received her PhD degree in Biotechhnology from AcSIR, India in 2017. Her research interest includes synthesis of engineered nanoconjugates and quantum dots, development of nano-based sensors for therapeutic and diagnostic application, biocompatibility and antimicrobial studies of nanoparticles. Her contributions in basic sciences have resulted in a number of publications in reputed SCI journals and patents. She has extensively worked on development of metal nanoparticles based sensors for waste water treatment.