Dr. Antonio Apicella is currently working as a Professor of Materials Science and Technology and acting President of the specialized degree course in “Design for Innovation” since 2011. He is a member of the teaching staff of the new Doctorate in Architecture. He is an author of 200 and more publications in international journals also in international conference proceedings. He completed his graduation in the department of Chemical Engineering in 1977. He worked as a researcher at the Institute of Principles of Chemical Engineering, University of Naples. He also has international collaborations. He included in the register of experts MAP for the evaluation of precompetitive development projects since 2004. Dr. Apicella is holding the session keynote position for Biomaterials-2019 who is going to present a talk on “Customized Biomimetic Dental Implants for Early Bone Regeneration: combined use of nano-diamond modified biodegradable hydrophilic polymeric coatings and 3D sintered Titanium elasto-progressive trabecular structures”.
Dr. Hassane Oudadesse graduated from the Blaise Pascal University of Clermont-Ferrand France. Since 2001, he works in the University of Rennes 1 as Full Professor in the ISCR UMR CNRS 6226. His works concern the conception, synthesis and physicochemical studies of new biomaterials for applications in orthopaedic surgery. He is author of more than 150 papers published in international journals and 70 international conferences. Professor Hassane Oudadesse is a Head of the research unit on Biomaterials since 2001, Vice President of University of Rennes 1, human resources 2008-2012, Director of Master 2 Solid Chemistry and Materials since 2006. He was the President of the Chemical Department from 2002 to 2004 and the President of the specialists commission CNU 33 (Materials Chemistry) 2003- 2008.
Dr. Bharat Bhushan is a Professor and Director, Affiliated Faculty Member and an Ohio Eminent Scholar of the 'Ohio State University’. The one of 1612 Highly Cited Researchers whose h-index is greater than 100 with 65k+ citations. He is an 'ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science. He is from Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry. His research interests in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology/nanomechanics and nanomaterials characterization in bio/nanotechnology and biomimetics with a focus on scanning probe techniques. He has received 'Henry Hess Award for the best original technical paper' in the year 1980, The ASCE/AIME/ASME/IEEE/WSE Alfred Noble Prize for outstanding technical papers in the year 1981. University of Colorado George Norlin Award for attaining eminence in his field of Endeavour in the year 1983. 'NASA Certificate' of Appreciation for investigation of 'Space Shuttle Challenger Accident' in the year 1987. IBM Corp. Research Division Award for outstanding achievement in the year 1987. ASME Board of Governors Award for valued services as Chair of ISPS Division in the year 1998. Pi Tau Sigma & ASME Charles R. Richards Memorial Award to recognize outstanding achievement in the year 2000. 'Innovators Award for Translation of Research in to new products and Technologies' in the year 2017. Dr. Bhushan Chaired several national-level society committees. Gave 400+ invited presentations and 200+ keynote/plenary addresses on six continents. He has Authored 8scientific books, 90+handbook chapters, and 800+ scientific papers. Also edited more than 50 books and holds more than 25 U.S. and Foreign Patents. He completed Doctoris Honoris Causa in the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, 2011, Doctor of Technical Sciences from Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, 1996; He did his Masters from the 'University of Colorado' Boulder, Colo., 1973 in the dept. of Mechanics. It is an honor for us to have 'Dr. Bharat Bhushan' as our most Honorable Organizing Committee Member.
Dr.Sung-Tack Oh is working as a Professor at Dept. of Ob/Gyn, Chonnam University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. He also served as a Chairman (2009-2013) and Director (2005-2009) for the Department. He is a member of many esteemed Organization including AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery). He is also President of KES (Korean Society of Endometriosis)
Dr. Boris Chichkov working as Professor at Laser Zentrum Hannover. He was W3 Professor of Physics at Leibniz Universitat Hannover since 2009. Boris Chickov was the Head of the Nanotechnology Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover since 2004. He is the Head of Strategy Group from 2001-2004. He also worked as Senior Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena from 2000-2001.He is also a Scientific Researcher at Laser Zentrum Hannover from 1995-1997.He has 18k+ citations and H-index is 66 .Boris Chichkov was Editorial Board member of “Applied Physics” , “Biofabrication” and “Materials Science and Engineering” in 2007. He completed his PhD in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in the year 1981.
Dr.María Dolores Torreswas awarded her PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Currently, she has a research position at the University of Vigo (Spain), where is working on the integral valorisation of brown and red algae using environmental friendly technologies to obtain hydrogels and other components of industrial value.
Dr.Dmitry Volodkin is Associate Professor at Nottingham Trent University and heads the group “Active-Bio-Coatings”. He has studied Chemistry at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. Research stays brought him to France (University of Strasbourg) and Germany (Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Technical University of Berlin, Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology). His research activities are focused on design of advanced stimuli-responsive biomaterials for applications in tissue engineering, diagnostics, toxicology, drug delivery. His group engineer self-assembled polymer-based 2D and 3D structures with tailor-made properties and controlled release opportunities: multilayer films, microcapsules and beads, liposome-polymer composites, polymeric scaffolds, etc. Dmitry Volodkin has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and received a number of prestigious scientific awards such as Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Richard-Zsigmondy Price, Alexander von Humboldt and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships.
Dr. Liu Bin is Head of Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering since 2017 to present. She is a Professor at National University of Singapore from the year 2016 to present. Dr. Liu Bin is a Dean’s Chair Professor at National University of Singapore in the year 2014-2016. She also worked as Associate Professor in the year 2010-2016. Dr. Liu Bin achieved Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics in the year 2017. She also achieved Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore in 2017. She was awarded with President’s Technology Award in the year 2016. Dr. Liu Bin completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry at National University of Singapore, Singapore in the year 2001. Her citations were 20k+ and H-index was 74. Her Research research interests were Conjugated Polymers, Biomaterials and Bioimaging.
Dr. Jyh-Ping Chen is working as a Professor at Chang Gung University since 1997 to present. He is also Head of Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Chang Gung University from the year 2006-2014.Dr.Jyh-Ping Chen is Professor and Director at Graduate Institute of Biomedical and Biomedical Engineering at Chang Gung University in the year 2002-2006. He is a Research Associate at Molecular Biology Division, United Biomedical Inc., USA in the year 1988. Dr. Jyh-Ping Chen’s H-index was 52 and his citations were 13k+. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, USA in the year 1988. His Research fields include Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Nanomedicine, Biomedical Nanotechnology and Biomedical Engineering.
Professor Ipsita Roy is an expert in microbial biotechnology, natural biomaterials and their biomedical applications. She is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London. Ipsita was awarded the prestigious Inlaks Scholarship and the Overseas Research Students Award to study for her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK. During her time at Cambridge she was awarded the Churchill College Scholarship, the Lundgren Scholarship, Leche Trust Scholarship and the Cambridge University Philosophical Society Fellowship Award. Her PhD at the Department of Biochemistry was on a B12-dependent enzyme, methylmalonyl-CoA mutase. Her postdoctoral work was at the University of Minnesota, USA, at the Bioprocess Technology Institute, where she worked on fatty acid biosynthesis. Ipsita has been at the University of Westminster since 2000 and leads the Applied Biotechnology Research Group. She has published over 100 papers in high ‘Impact Factor’ journals such as Biomaterials, Bio macromolecules, and Journal of Royal Society Interface.
Dr. Rafik Absi is working as a Professor at EBI School of Industrial Biology at Cergy near Paris in France. He obtained his PhD from university of Caen and his HDR (Habilitation) from university of Cergy-pontoise. He is expert for Anses french environment agency and member (2007-11) of the CES. He is involved in several research projects and international collaborations.
Dr. (Ms) T.Theivasanthi of Kalasalingam University doing research in nanomaterials / nanotechnology; has 15 years of teaching experience; published many research articles/ books, reviewer in SERB (Dept. of Science & Tech, Govt. of India); life member of Indian Science Congress Association and Magnetics Society of India; member of International Association of Advanced Materials; serving as Editorial Board Member/ reviewer for some scientific journals; lead editor in JNNN special issue (SAGE Publications, UK); achieved many awards/ honours/ recognitions including - Madurai Women Achievers Award - 2013, Motivational Award - 2015 and 2015 Women’s Day Award of St.Annes College; achieved World Record in LIMCA Book of Records-2015 for nanotechnology invention “World’s first superparamagnetic plants materials” – named “Santhi Particles”, World Record– 2016 for innovative products "The World’s lowest priced graphene" & "World’s Smallest Particles of Vegetables" and World Record– 2017 for the invention "The World’s Smallest Anti-Viral Plant Particles". Other innovative products- Superparamagnetic lead nanoparticles, semiconducting lead Nanoparticles, Low cost-mass production of graphene, agricultural nanofertilisers, vegetable powder for diabetes, plants materials for diabetes & psoriasis and nanoparticles for treatment of EBOLA, DENGUE, HIV & H1N1 virus infection. Govt. of India shows interests to develop her inventions for the benefits of public; since Dec-2014, she has delivered lectures (more than 120) in International / National scientific conferences, foreign countries and renowned institutes like National Institute of Technology, Anna University, Central University of all over India; she delivered Motivational Lectures for women, students and staff of institutes / Multi-national corporate companies (Cognizant Technologies); Artha Nyana Academy (Malaysia), Intelligent Society of Malaysia etc. NanoDigest, Economic Times and Telegraph have published news about her research; Thanthi TV, All India Radio, Minnal FM (Malaysia) and Bernama TV (Malaysia) have broadcasted her interviews.
Dr. Hendrick Heinz working as an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His current Research is in simulations of bionanomaterials. He has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016). Sandmeyer Award of the Swiss Chemical Society (2016). Associate editor for RSC Advances (2015 – 2017). Associate Editor and member of the editorial board, New Journal of Chemistry (2017 – present). He worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Akron, Ohio. During the period (2012-2015) he is a Guest Professor at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Tsukuba, Japan (2014). Max Hey Medal, Mineralogical Society of UK and Ireland (2013). Lead collaborative project with Procter and Gamble, and participated in MURI collaboration. He did his Masters in the year 2000 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He did his Ph.D. in the Department of Materials Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland in the year 2003. He completed his Postdoctoral studies in the Department of Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratory in the year 2006.
Dr.José Antonio Gomez Tejedor, (PhD. Dr. Sc., Researcher ID: H-4614-2012) is Associate Professor in UPV, with more than 15 years of experience in the biomaterials research. His research has focused in the synthesis, design and characterization of biomaterials for Tissue Engineering. He has been working on the physical characterization of biomaterials using different experimental techniques: Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) AFM nano-indentation, etc. He has published 51 papers in scientific journals and books that have been cited more than 550 times (h-index = 12) and has made 57 contributions to international conferences.
Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (a unit of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine-Bengaluru), Christian Medical College Campus, India. Concurrently he is Adjunct Professor at the Tohoku University, Japan. Prior to joining the CSCR, he was Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherché Medical, Faculty de Chirurgic Dentaire, University de Strasbourg, France. He has worked at the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. National Academies Associateship program. He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the University of Madras. He has also undergone training in Ethical and Policy issues on Stem Cells from Harvard University, USA, and in Operations Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His current research interests are focused on the development of multiphase biomedical materials, through conventional to nanotechnology to biomimetic approaches, micro fabrication, cell patterning, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is the author of ~300 publications, including 20 textbooks relevant to biomaterials, stem cells, and tissue engineering. His current h-index is 36 with 8600 citations. He has organized several international conferences and chaired Biomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering sessions. He also serves as a board member of several international scientific and research committees in various public and private bodies and grant reviewer of various international funding agencies. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple biomaterials and tissue engineering-related journals, including the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and the Journal of Bionanoscience. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including CSIR Fellowship (India), SMF Fellowship (Singapore), NRC National Academies Fellowship (USA), Nationale Professeur des Universités (France), Fellow of Institute of Nanotechnology (UK) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
Dr. Sankar Narayan Sinha is currently working as Full Professor and Head at the Microbiology and Virology Section, Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India. He is a group leader of the research area for the bionanoparticles, water pollution research, Phytochemicals and antimicrobials and biotechnology.. Prof. Sinha has also developed a number of collaborations worldwide. His research contribution includes many publications in several national and international journals of repute. He has delivered a number of lectures including Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures in many national and international conferences in India and abroad. Prof. Sinha is Editor-in-chief as well as member of the editorial board of many national and international journals. He has edited several books by the renowned publishers and also written several book chapters. He has been reviewing a number of international journals and member of a number of scientific societies.
Dr.Nagendra Pratap Singh earned his Ph.D. degree in 2016 from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Just after completion of his Ph.D. work in 2014, he have started working as Research Associate with Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc Bangalore in the area of nanostructuring and devices. He have started his consulting career in September, 2015 with GE Global Research Centre, Bangalore afterward with BCauSE Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. Noida, India (A semiconductor start-up company). In 2016, he was the postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA. After returning back from USA in 2016, he have started working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology at the BML Munjal University, Gurgaon India where he was teaching mechatronics and material science courses. Currently, Dr. Singh is the Head and Facility In-charge of Electron Microscopy Facility at the inStem & National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), TIFR, Bangalore. He is working with several in-house researchers, Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiC) and several industries such as L’Oreal, Momentive, Mylan, NOPO Nanotech etc. in coordination with Center for Cellular and Molecular Platform (C-CAMP) Bangalore in the area of electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, Cryo-SEM & Cryo-TEM), Micro-CT, AFM, nanomaterials and biomaterials. He is the reviewer of the several journals.
Klaus Müllen was director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Since the beginning of 2016, he holds an emeritus position for continuation of his research there and is fellow of the Gutenberg Research College of Mainz University. His broad research interests range from new polymer-forming reactions, to the chemistry and physics of single molecules as well as graphenes, dendrimers and biosynthetic hybrids. He published about 1800 papers. He received the Max Planck Forschungspreis, Philip Morris Forschungspreis; Nozoe-Award; Science Award of the “Stifterverband”; Innovation Award of the State of North Rhine Westphalia; Nikolaus August Otto Award; Society of Polymer Science Japan International Award; ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry;Tsungming Tu Award, Taiwan; BASF-Award for Organic Electronics; Franco-German Award of the Sociéte Chimique de France; Adolf-von-Baeyer-Medal; Utz-Hellmuth-Felcht Award, SGL Group; China Nano Award; Carl Friedrich Gauß-Medal, van’t Hoff Award of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences as well as the Hermann-Staudinger Award. From 2008-2009 he served as president of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). In 2013-2014 he was president of the German Association for the Advancement of Science and Medicine. He is member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy for Sciences and Art, National Academy Leopoldina,European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), and Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft. In 2010 he received an Advanced ERC Grant for his work on nanographenes. He is associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.