Distinguished Professor Dr. Digvir S. Jayas was educated at the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Pantnagar, India; the University of Manitoba, and the University of Saskatchewan. Before assuming the position of Vice-President (Research and International), he held the position of Vice-President (Research) for two years and Associate Vice-President (Research) for eight years. Prior to his appointment as Associate Vice-President (Research), he was Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department Head of Biosystems Engineering, and Interim Director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Agrologist.
Vinod Kumar Gupta obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Roorkee (now Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee) Roorkee, India, in 1979. Since then has published more than 600 research papers, many reviews and 4 books which fetched him more than 60,000 citations with h-index of 144. Prof. Gupta is an elected Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation (FIWF) since July 2004, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) since 2008 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) since 2017.
Mehmet R. Dokmeci received the B.S. (with distinction) and M.S. degrees from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2000, all in electrical engineering. His dissertation was on hermetic encapsulation of implantable microsystems for chronic use in living systems.,He is currently an Instructor with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He was a Faculty Member with Northeastern University, Boston, where he developed 2- and 3-D nanoparticle and carbon nanotube sensors and systems on flexible, rigid, and complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor substrates. He has four years of industrial experience with Corning-Intellisense Corporation, Wilmington, MA, developing microelectromechanical systems-based products for the telecommunications and life sciences industries. He is the author or co-author of 38 peer-reviewed technical journal articles, 91 conference publications, and two invited book chapters. He holds one patent and two patent applications. His current research interests include micro- and nanomachining and their applications to biomedical and optical devices, nanoscale integration, flexible electronics, and implantable biosensors.,Dr. Dokmeci is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society (MRS), the American Chemical Society, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He and his students received several awards for their research, including the Best Poster Award from the MRS Fall Meeting in 2007 and the Best Poster Award from the 8th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology in 2008. His research was featured on the covers of Nanotechnology in 2007 and 2009 and Advanced Materials in 2011. (Based on document published on 1 August 2012). Show Less
Pratima R Solanki currently working in research area of Nanobio group at SCNS, JNU, New Delhi, India. Nanobio group current working on 'Development of Nanobiochip for Oral Cancer Detection, vitamins and microfluidic based mycotoxin detection.
Dr. Carmen C. Y. Poon graduated from the Engineering Science (Biomedical) Program at University of Toronto (U of T) and obtained her master degree from a collaborative program offered by the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, U of T. She completed her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering (Biomedical) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery. She served as the Managing Editor for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (2009-2016) and AdCom of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) (2014-2016). Carmen is a Senior Member of IEEE. She serves as the Chair of the IEEE-EMBS Technical Committee of Wearable Sensors and Systems, and Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Information Fusion. Her research interests include wearables and unobtrusive sensing, surgical and endoluminal technologies, and health informatics. She receives the IFMBE/IAMBE Early Career Award in 2015.