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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
P. M. Raj is an Associate Professor with BME. His expertise is in the areas of packaging of electronic and bioelectronic systems, power-supply and wireless component integration in flex and rigid packages, biocompatible packaging with high-density feedthroughs. He also has a joint appointment with ECE at FIU. He is an adjunct faculty with the Georgia Institute of Technology, ECE Department and Packaging Research Center, where he co-lead several technical thrusts in electronic packaging, working with the whole electronic ecosystem, which includes semiconductor, packaging, material, tool and end-user companies. He is widely recognized for his contributions in integrated passive components and technology roadmaping, and also for promoting the role of nanomaterials and nanostructures for electronics packaging applications, as evident through his several industry partnerships, invited presentations, publications and awards.
His research led to ~290 publications, which include ~80 journal papers, 14 book chapters and 12 articles in widely circulated trade magazines, and more than 175 conference publications. He received 8 patents with several other provisional patents and invention disclosures. His papers received more than 20 best-paper awards. He has been a research faculty at GT-PRC for 19 years, where he mentored more than 25 MS and PhD students.
He is the Associate Editor for IEEE CPMT transactions and IEEE Nanotechnology magazine. He is the Co-Chair for the IEEE nanopackaging technical committee. He has been instrumental in forming the “Nanopackaging” technical sessions at the IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY conference. He chaired power and RF component and module sessions at the IEEE Electronic Component and Technology Conference (ECTC). He also co-chaired high-temperature packaging sessions at the IEEE/SEMI/iNEMI Future Car Electronics workshop. He has been actively involved with the PSMA (power sources manufacturers Association) and takes pro-active role in shaping up power electronics sessions at APEC and PEIM conferences. He is also in the steering committee of IEEE EPS IoT Committee. He was reviewer for about 100 journal papers. Dr. Raj is also a STEM ambassador and frequently offers nanoscience and nanotechnology demonstrations at local schools and hosts K-12 field trips.
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.