Freidoon Rastegar is an engineer and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience. He is the founder of Du Fu Engineering LLC, an OEM for roll to roll coaters. Freidoon was the Director of Equipment at MiaSole. Freidoon was also the former Director of Engineering at NanoH2O and during his tenure, he successfully reduced the cost of polymer manufacturing.
Dr. Krause is an expert in non-destructive testing (NDT) of materials using eddy current and ultrasonic techniques. Thomas W. Krause received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, in 1987, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, all in physics. He was with the Applied Magnetics Group, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, from 1992 to 1996. In 1996, he held a position as Physicist with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, developing non-destructive testing technology for the nuclear industry. In 2006 he accepted a position as Associate Professor with the Royal Military College of Canada. In 2008 he was promoted to full professor. He has 24 years of research and development experience on advanced NDT technology including pulsed eddy current, eddy current, magnetic Barkhausen noise, and ultrasonic testing of materials and structures.
Shaofang Fu completed his PhD from Washington State University USA in 2017. She is the Principal Development Engineer in FormFactor, Inc. She has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
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.
Reza Nekovei is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Texas
A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Nekovei has been conducting research in the field of
Micro/Nano scale integrated circuit design for over 20 years, including modeling of
circuits for nano-electronic and photovoltaics devices. He has also been involved in the
design and fabrication of over 100 integrated circuits. Dr. Nekovei has received over
three million dollars of funding for his research and development work from state,
federal, and international agencies.
Jun Ni is currently worked as an professor in Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, China. He done his B.S. in Department of Physics, Hunan University, Changsha.(1978-1982) and M.S in Institute of Solid State Physics, Academia Sinica, Hefei. (1982-1985) and Ph.d in Institute of Solid State Physics, Academia Sinica, Hefei.(1985-1989). Jun Ni awarded the first class prize of natural science, Chinese Academy of Science, for the research achievement on the nonlinear relaxation due to the interaction between dislocations and point defects, 1993. (T.S. Ke, Zhengang Zhu, Qianfeng Fang, Qi Tan, and Jun Ni.). The second class prize of the progress in science and technology, National Education Committee of China, for the research achievement on the electronic structures and materials design for the micro-structures, 1995. (Binglin Gu, Jianlin Zhu, Jun Ni, Wenhui Duan, and Jiajiong Xiong).
The second class prize of the progress in science and technology, National Education Committee of China, for the research achievement on the physical properties and computational design of the low dimensional quantum structures, 1998. (Binglin Gu, Jianlin Zhu, Jiajiong Xiong, Jun Ni and Jian Wu). And also he awarded design and quantum properties of low dimensional structures, 2000.(Jianlin Zhu, Binglin Gu, Wenhui Duan, Jun Ni and Jiajiong Xiong).
Dr. Li Hua received his B.Sc and M.Eng degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Wuhan University of Technology, P.R.C., in 1982 and 1987, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1999. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Li was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the end of 2005, he was a Visiting Scientist on invitation at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Johns Hopkins University. From 2001 to 2006, he was a Research Scientist in the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing. Dr Li joined NTU as an Assistant Professor in June 2006 and he was promoted to Associate Professor in March 2013. He is currently in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at NTU. His research interests include the multiphysics modelling of soft matters (smart hydrogel in BioMEMS and biological cell in microscale fields); development of highly efficient numerical computational methodology (meshless & multiscale algorithms); simulation of sustainable energy (building energy efficiency and fuel cell system); and structural dynamics (high-speed rotating shell and composite materials structure). He has sole-authored a monograph book entitled “Smart Hydrogel Modelling” published by Springer, co-authored three monograph books entitled "Reduced Modelling of Planar Fuel Cells – Spatial Smoothing and Asymptotic Reduction” by Springer, “Meshless Methods and Their Numerical Properties” by CRC Press and “Rotating Shell Dynamics” by Elsevier, and 2 book chapters, one on MEMS simulation and the other on hydrogel drug delivery system modelling, and authored/co-authored over a 150 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. He received the Silver Award in HPC Quest 2003 - The Blue Challenge presented by IBM & IHPC in 2003, and Winner of Top Project of the Singapore Maritime Institute Forum – Research Showcase 2015. He is also extensively funded by agencies, such as NRF, EDB and SMI, including the principal investigator of a computational BioMEMS project awarded under A*STAR’s strategic research programme in MEMS, and by industries, including SUN Microsystems (Oracle), Sony, Philips, Lloyd's Register, Emerson, ABB, DSO and JTC.
Bogdan Vasyliv has completed his PhD in Materials Science from Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute in Lviv, Ukraine. He is currently a Senior Researcher in the Department of Mechanics and Automation Engineering at Lviv Polytechnic National University in Ukraine. His research interests include improvement of structural integrity and functional properties of structural ceramics and cermets. He has published 2 books and more than 50 papers in reputed journals.
E. G. Rajan B.Sc., D.M.I.T., M.E., PhD, FIE is the Founder President of Pentagram Research Centre (P) Ltd., Hyderabad, India. He is an Electronics Engineer and a Professor of Signal Processing having about 45 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. He has a number of publications to his credit. He has been a professional member of ACM and an editor of the journal of AMSE, Royal Academy of Doctors, Barcelona, Spain. He received his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering, (Signal and Image Processing), from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, U.P., M.E. degree in Applied Electronics, from Madras University, the then famous DMIT in Electronics Engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology, Chromepet, Madras and B.Sc degree in Physics from Madras University. His contribution to the state-of-the-art of Electronic Warfare and Support Measures has been well recognized in the Government and industrial sectors. He was a noted teacher in the department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He received Distinguished Scientist and Man of the Millennium Award from Who is Who Bibliographical Records, Cambridge, 2000. He authored many books like, Symbolic Computing – Signal and Image Processing, Electronic Order of Battle Records of Military Radars, Computers and Information Technology and Foundations of Information Technology. He is the father of a novel paradigm Symbolic Computing In the Framework of Markov’s Constructive Mathematical Logic. His contribution to Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Modeling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Could be seen in his research publications. Two of his seventy five Ph.D scholars were involved in the design of digital circuits using organic molecules and some of them are working in the area of Big Data Analytics pertaining to Genome Data Base, Biometrics Data Base, Medical Data Bases like MRI and CT Scan imageries of Breast Cancer, Geospatial Data Bases like Multispectral Satellite imageries and Subsurface Three Dimensional Radargrams obtained using Ground Penetrating Radars. He has brought out more than 25 original patentable concepts. One such concept is Codon Space, which advocates the theory of Life Forms as Subspaces of the Information Space called Codon Space. Another concept is a Mathematical Transform, which goes by his name as Rajan Transform. On November 15, 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Gold Medal for his life time achievement in Teaching, Research, Industrial Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr. Anis Haque has 24 years of university teaching and research
experiences in science and engineering. His primary research
interests are in nanotechnology, renewable energy and engineering
education. He received PhD in Materials Science from the Japan
Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in Japan and completed a master
degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in England. Heholds another
master degree and a bachelor degree with honors in Applied Physics and Electronics. He is
the Associate Head and a Senior Instructor in the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the University of Calgary, in Canada. He received several Teaching
Excellence Awards nominated by the students. He is a professional engineer registered at
the province of Alberta, in Canada.
Dr. Haque is dedicated to promoting the teaching of Health & Safety in Canadian universities
and colleges. He has been instrumental as a Director on Minerva Canada’s Board for 6
years, a not-for-profit organization for advancing Health and Safety education in Canada. He
has been a major contributor in developing educational materials, which are now being used
by engineering schools in Canada. He is also involved in a major initiative at the University
of Calgary for upgrading their Health and Safety curriculum in engineering. In 2014, Dr.
Haque received ‘Minerva Education Award of Honour’ for his dedication and significant
contributions in advancing Health and Safety education.
He has true passion for science and engineering outreach among elementary to high school
(K-12) students. Dr. Haque founded AASEE (Association for the Advancement of Science
and Engineering Education), a registered charity, in 2011 and has been serving as the Chair
since then. He has reached more than 5,000 students directly in the K-12 classrooms. He
had also been the Chair of TISP Canada, an educational activity of IEEE. He is a Program
Director at SHAD since 2013, a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high
school students at a pivotal point in their education. Helps recognize their own capabilities
and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. He
served for 4 years as a member on the Board of Examiners of APEGA, the organization that
regulates the practices of engineers in Alberta.
Associate Professor Dr. 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 more than 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.
Gholamreza Shayeganrad is research staff at the University of Southampton. He is senior member of OSA. He received a B.S. and an M.S. from the Tehran University in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in laser physics and laser spectroscopy from the Amirkabir University of Technology in 2009. Upon his Ph.D., he was hired by I. Azad University as lecturer and his level was promoted to Assistant professor on 2009. From 2010 he worked in different multidiscipline international research environments.
Prof. Dr. Abdurazzag Ali Aburas received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences
Tripoli University, Tripoli-Libya in 1987. He obtained his Master degree in Computer &
Information Technology and PhD in Digital Image Processing from Dundee University and De
Montfort University, UK in 1993 and 1997 respectively. He worked in Jordan and UAE
universities for five years, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, faculty of
Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia and International University of
Sarajevo. He worked as visiting full Professor at Tecnológico De Monterrey, San Luis Potosi
Campus, Mexico. At present time, He is working at University of KwaZulu Natal, School of
Engineering, Howard college campus, Durban, South Africa. He has more than 50 publications
in different international conferences and several research papers in international journals. He
has two research patents in image processing filed. Recently, he gives consultation for IT
Company as senior software developer. His areas of research interest are big data/data science,
Computer Security, Curriculum development, Digital Image Processing, Human Mobile
Interaction. He is a member in IEEE, HCI-UK, ARISE and IMA Societies. He served as
member board of studies of Engineering Curriculum development (Reviewer and
Improvement). He introduced new course curriculums such as Programming for Engineering
(2008), Human Mobile Interaction (HMI) (2015), and Big data fundamentals (2017). He
established Cloud Computing and Mobile Research Group (CCMRG) and Software
Engineering Research Group (SERG) (2006-2009). At present time, he is coordinator of
Bigdata research group (UKZNBD). He has supervised a number of PhD and MSc research
projects and currently supervising PhD and MSc research project at UKZN (2019). He has
published reference books based Engineering Education (2013) and Human Mobile Interaction
(2015) and his third book on Data Engineering in progress.
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
Siamak Hoseinzadeh currently working as an Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. His recent interests are Renewable Energy, Energy-Efficiency, Green and Solar Energy, Exergy, Power Plant.
Academic Training/Professional Experiences
◆Professor, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, September 2013 –
◆ Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute for Materials Science, May 2008 – May 2013.
◆ Research Associate, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, March 2007 – May 2008.
◆ PhD, Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, March 2007.
(Supervisor: Prof. E. G. Wang).
◆ B.S., Applied Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, July 2001.
I am interested in the dynamical processes of atoms and molecules at the surfaces/interfaces, and the
structural and electronic properties of solid state materials under extreme conditions (e.g., high
pressure, low temperatures). Investigation methods are based on first-principles simulations and