University of Texas-Dallas,
Science and Technology of Multifunctional/Biocompatible Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCDTM) Coatings and Applications to a New Generation of Implantable Medical Devices
Auciello graduated with honors with M.S. (1973) and Ph.D (1976) degrees in Physics from the Physics Institute “Dr. Balseiro” (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo-Argentina). EE-University of Córdoba-Argentina (1970). Researcher-University of Toronto-Canada (1979-1984), Associate Professor-NCSU-USA (1985-1988), Distinguished Scientist-MCNC-USA (1988-1996), Distinguished Argonne Fellow (1996-2012)-Argonne National Laboratory-USA. Currently, Auciello is Distinguished Endowed Chair-University of Texas-Dallas. Auciello is directing basic and applied research programs on multifunctional oxide and novel ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) thin films and application to industrial, high-tech, and medical devices. The UNCD film technology is commercialized for industrial products by Advanced Diamond Technologies, founded by Auciello and colleagues, (2003, profitable in 2014), and by Original Biomedical Implants (OBI-USA, 2013) and OBI-México (2016) for medical devices. Auciello has edited 20 books and published about 500 articles in several fields, holds 20 patents, He is associate editor of APL and Integrated Ferroelectrics, He was President of the Materials Research Society (2013) Auciello is Fellow of AAAS andMRS
New paradigms in the research and development of nanocarbon thin films are providing the bases for new physics, new materials science and chemistry, and their impact in a new generation of multifunctional biomedical devices. This talk will focus on discussing the science and technology of thenew paradigm material named ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCDTM) in thin film form and integration into a new generation of medical devices and implants as described below: UNCDfilms co-developed and patented by O. Auciello and colleagues are synthesized by novel microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition and hot filament chemical vapor deposition techniques using an Ar-rich/CH4 chemistry that produces films with 2-5 nm grains.The fundamental science underlying the synthesis and properties of the UNCD films and applications to devices will be discussed. The UNCD films exhibit the lowest friction coefficient (0.02-0.04) compared with metals (≥ 0.5) currently used in many prostheses (e.g., hips, knees), electrically conductive UNCD coatings with nitrogen in grain boundaries can enable a new generation of neural electrodes, UNCD coatings are extremely biocompatible. Original Biomedical Implants (OBI-USA) and OBI-México, founded by Auciello and colleagues, are developing new generations of implantable medical devices based on the biocompatible UNCD coatings, namely: a) UNCD-coated silicon based microchip implantable inside the eye as a key component of the artificial retina to return partial vision to blind people by genetically-induced degeneration of photoreceptors; b) new generation of Li-ion batteries with ≥ 10x longer life and safer, using UNCD-based electrodes, membranes and inner wall battery case, enable next generation of defibrillator/pacemakers; c) new generation of implantable prostheses (e.g., dental implants, hips, knees) coated with UNCD eliminates failure of current metal-based implants due to synergistic mechanical wear / chemical corrosion by body fluids; d) UNCD-coated polymer with brain neurons tailored stiffness enables next generation less invasive electrodes for neural stimulation.
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dietmar W Hutmacher is a Professor at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation of QUT, where he leads the Regenerative Medicine Group, a multidisciplinary team of researchers including engineers, cell biologists, polymer chemists, clinicians, and veterinary surgeons. Professor Hutmacher is a multidisciplinary biomedical engineer, an educator, an inventor, and a creator of new intellectual property opportunities. Prof Hutmacher is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with expertise in commercialization. Prof Hutmacher was awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship in 2012 and the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University Munich in 2013 and holds an Adjunct appointment at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Prof Hutmacher has supported a bone tissue engineering concept from the laboratory through to clinical application involving in vitro experiments, in vivo preclinical animal studies and ultimately clinical trials. As a reflection of his pioneering ethos, his recent research efforts have resulted in traditional scientific/academic outputs as well as pivotal commercialisation outcomes. He is one of very few academics in the field of biomaterials/tissue engineering who have taken a research programme from the holistic concept through to clinical application. His pre-eminent international standing and impact on the field are illustrated by his publication record (more than 200 journal articles, edited 8 books, 50 book chapters and some 480 conference papers) and citation record (more than 9500 citations, h-index of 50). Three of his papers in Materials Science have received citations in the top 1% for the field, and he is also ranked by Thomas Reuters 45th world-wide in citations per paper (54 per paper) in Materials Science over the past decade. Over the past 10 years in academia he has been lead CI, Co-CI or collaborator in grants totalling more than AUD$ 35 million. During the most recent 4 years in Australia, he has been an investigator on external grants totalling in excess of AUD$8 million. These grants have included ARC Discovery, ARC Linkage, ARC LIEF NHMRC Projects, NIH, and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia awards.
National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos,
George Kordas studied physics first and then continued with the PhD thesis at the Department of Materials Science and Technology both at the University of Erlangen Germany. After his studies, he joined Vanderbilt University in USA and then he moved to the Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois appointed as Quality Associate Professor establishing together with nobles the department of Materials Science and Engineering in the United States. At this University he established together with his colleagues two Science and Technology Centers the one in Superconductivity and the other in Cement, again via sol gel processing. In 1990, he was appointed Research Director at NCSR Demokritos founding the first Sol-Gel laboratory in Greece. In parallel for seven years, he was Professor at the University of Patras. He was Visiting Professor in numerous Universities around the world and holds many awards. In 2015, he founded the company Nano4chem for the implementation of technologies related to drug delivery systems. He was awarded two European Research Council grands entitled "Nano-containers for drug transport for targeted treatment of prostate and breast cancer" which achieves highly localized cancer chemotherapy. His current work is centered on drug delivery systems for targeted chemotherapy including rare cancer diseases in the brain and self-healing phenomena via polymer chemistry.
Nagaland University, India
Ramesh C. Gupta is the Pro Vice Chancellor in the Nagaland University, India. He has recived his degree of M.Sc and Ph.D Chemistry from Lucknow University. He has the experience of 40 yrs and is Professor since 2000. He has delivered inaugural & keynote lecture, plenary & invited talks, chaired technical sessions and is the editorial board member of many journals.
Alcimar Barbosa Soares
Federal University of Uberlandia
Alcimar Barbosa Soares is the Head of the Committees for the creation of the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of the Federal University of Uberlândia in 2005 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Soares is currently a Full Professor and Head of the Biomedical Engineering Lab at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Research on Biomedical Engineering journal, Deputy Editor of the Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing journal, Associate-Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences and Associate-Editor of the journal Innovative Biomedical Technologies & Health Care. He is also member of several scientific societies, such as the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering, the Brazilian Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology and the International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. His research interests include large scale neural systems dynamics, brain machine interfaces, targeted neuroplasticity, biorobotics and rehabilitation / assistive devices.
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Deep Learning for EEG Processing With the Aim of Predicting Epileptic Seizures
Antonio Dourado is Professor and Director of Soft Computing Group of Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. He was the PI of the European project EPILEPSIAE, researching algorithms for EEG-ECG processing for epileptic seizures prediction. He is author or co-author of more than 250 international publications in referred journals, book chapters and conferences. He is member of IEEE and has been co-founder of the European Control Association and of the Portuguese Association of Automatic Control (IFAC National Member). Main research interests: Computational Intelligence, Signal Processing, Data Mining for Medical and Industrial Applications, and Intelligent Control.
The University of Chicago,
Kenji Suzuki, Ph.D. (by Published Work; Nagoya University) worked at Hitachi Medical Corporation, Japan, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan, as a faculty member. He joined Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, in 2001, and he was Assistant Professor in the department and Graduate Program in Medical Physics. Since 2014, he has joined Department of Electric and Computer Engineering and Medical Imaging Research Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, as Associate Professor (Tenured). Since 2017, he has been jointly appointed in World Research Hub Initiative at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, as Full Professor (Specially Appointed). He published more than 320 papers (including 110 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals) in the fields of machine and deep learning, computer-aided diagnosis, and medical image processing and analysis. He invented and has been actively studying a machine-learning framework that learns images directly, now people call a similar machine learning technique deep learning, in the past 20 years. Recently, people call it deep learning. His papers were cited more than 10,000 times by other researchers. He has an h-index of 44. He is one of the top five most cited researchers in the computer-aided diagnosis field by Google Scholar. He is inventor on 30 patents (including 13 granted patents), which were licensed to several companies and commercialized. He published 110 books and 22 book chapters, and edited 13 journal special issues. He was awarded/co-awarded more than 25 grants as PI including NIH R01 and ACS. He served as the Editor of a number of leading international journals, including Pattern Recognition and Medical Physics. He served as a referee for 9183 international journals, an organizer of 6235 international conferences, and a program committee member of 170150 international conferences. He gave more than 100 invited talks and keynote speeches at international conferences and universities. His research was covered in 465 articles in international newspapers, magazines and journals by press and media. He received 26 awards, including 3 RSNA Certificate of Merit Awards, IEEE Outstanding Member Award, Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award, Kurt Rossmann Award for Excellence in Teaching from Univ of Chicago, IEICE 2014 Best Journal Paper Award, Springer-Nature EANM Most Cited Journal Paper Award 2016, and Marquis Who’s Who 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
S.K. Patel College,
Jayvadan K. Patel, Indian pharmacist, researcher. Achievements include development of Bioadhesive Micro/Nano Particles; design of Mucoadhesive Patches; research in Bioadhesive Tablets and Gels. Travel Grant, All India Council Technology Education, 2004, Research Grant, Technology and Science Department, Government of India, 2005.
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
Lidia BENEA Full University Professor. Doctoral (Ph.D) Supervisor in Materials Science and Engineering. General Manager: CC-ITES Research (Competences) Centre Interfaces – Tribocorrosion and Electrochemical Systems (CC-ITES), www.cc-ites.ugal.ro Faculty of Materials Engineering
Ganesh Raj Joshi
United Nations Center for Regional Development,
Ganesh Raj Joshi joined UNCRD in May 2012 as a EST Researcher. Prior to this, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Environment, University of the Ryukyus, Japan and actively involved in research in the field of earth and environment sciences. He has published numerous articles in peer-review journals in areas of environment, disaster and earth sciences. From 2001 to 2005, he was based in Nepal and worked as a Lecturer in the various colleges including Tri-Chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He holds a Master's degree in Geology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He also earned his second Master's degree in Physics and Earth Sciences and Ph.D. in Marine and Environment Science from University of the Ryukyus, Japan.
Sergey V. Suchkov
Moscow Engineering Physical Institute, USA
Personalized and Precision Medicine as a Unique Healthcare Model through the View of Biodesign and Translational Armamentarium of the Newest Generation
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, maintained his PhD at the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Inst of Med Enzymology. In 2001, and then his Doctor Degree at the Nat Inst of Immunology in Russia. From 1989 through 1995, was being a Head of the Lab of Clin Immunology, Helmholtz Eye Research Inst in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004 - a Chair of the Dept for Clin Immunology, Moscow Clin Research Institute (MONIKI). In 1993-1996, was a Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. At present, Dr Sergey Suchkov, MD, PhD, is: ● Professor, Director, Center for Personalized Medicine, Sechenov University and Dept of Clinical Immunology, A.I.Evdokimov Moscow State Medical and Dental University; ● Professor, Chair, Dept for Translational Medicine, Moscow Engineering Physical Institute (MEPhI), Russia ● Secretary General, United Cultural Convention (UCC), Cambridge, UK. Dr Suchkov is a member of the: ● New York Academy of Sciences, USA ● American Chemical Society (ACS), USA; ● American Heart Association (AHA), USA; ● European Association for Medical Education (AMEE), Dundee, UK; ● EPMA (European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine), Brussels, EU; ● ARVO (American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology); ● ISER (International Society for Eye Research); ● Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), Washington, DC, USA Dr Suchkov is a member of the Editorial Boards of “Open Journal of Immunology”,EPMA J., American J. of Cardiovascular Research and “Personalized Medicine Universe”
He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the K.U. Leuven (Belgium) in 1971 where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1978. The subject of his Ph.D. research was “Non-linear viscoelastic behaviour of dispersions”. He worked as senior researcher from 1978 till 2004 in the private industry (Solvay; Central Research Laboratory) in the field of polymerization and polymer processing. In 1994 he obtained the part-time position of lecturer at the Ghent University, teaching “polymer processing”. In 2004 he obtained the fulltime position of professor at the Ghent University teaching all courses concerning polymer technology, including processing and polymerization processes.
Grenoble Alpes University,
Weak Signals from Big Data for a Strategic Decision: Adoption of Technology
Ali Fouladkar, 28 years old, a researcher in Big Data field, deals with the concept of Big Data, Weak Signal and Strategic Decision. Information System lecturer at Grenoble Graduate Business School (IAE Grenoble). The purpose of his thesis “Detection and Interpretation of weak signals from big data for a strategic decision : adoption of technology” is to identify which Communities of the Organizing Vision influence the decision of adoption a Big Data technologies to detect weak signals and support strategic decision. In the Bachelor and Master Degree level, he achieved the first rank in his university in the field of Business Management. Ali participated in many Research Days and Round Table related to Big Data issues in USA and France. Hisresearcherspresented and cited at high-level international conferences.
Bassey Echeng Bassey
Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria
Dynamic optimal control for multiple chemotherapy treatment of dual listeriosis infection in human and animal population
Bassey Echeng Bassey, a philosopher in Computational Mathematics and Informatics from Kuban State University, Krasnodar Russia and M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. He is a senior researcher/lecturer and presently the Co-coordinator – Head of Pre-degree program, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria. Published more than 27 papers in reputed journals, monographs’ and authorof textbooks that have been cited over 195 times with 9 h-index. Serving as an editorial board member and peer-reviewed of number of reputed journals. Research interests include but not limited to: Mathematical modeling, numerical methods; simulation analysis, mathematical methods, computer technology and programming.
Daniel N Mohsenizadeh
Texas A&M University, USA
Daniel N. Mohsenizadeh is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomic Systems Engineering (CBGSE) at Texas A&M University. Since he joined this research center in June 2014, he has developed a new dynamical modeling methodology for uncertain interaction-based genomic networks, for which he received the First Place Post-Doctoral Award at the 12th Annual Conference of the Mid-South Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society. He received the BS degree from Shiraz University, Iran in 2007, and the MS and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University in 2010 and 2014, respectively, all in mechanical engineering. His PhD research work developed a new measurement based approach to linear systems. His most significant contribution to this subject is his co-authorship of a book entitled “Linear Systems: A Measurement Based Approach”, published by Springer-Verlag in 2013. His research interests are in control theory and applications, optimization, synthesis of fixed structure controllers, cyber-physical systems, large-scale system monitoring, computational biology, and measurement based approaches.
University of California, USA
Ephraim Suhir has completed Ph.D from Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. He has done MS from Department of Naval Architecture, Polytechnic Institute, Odessa, Ukraine. He has total of 23 patents, 16 books, 27 book chapters, 214 papers in archival journals, 132 edited conference papers, 16 articles in trade magazines (400+ publications totally), numerous invited, keynote and webinar presentations to different audiences and at different conferences, symposia and technical meetings worldwide. He has Possesses thorough and in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art in materials, mechanical, electrical, optical, information, telecommunication, reliability and related areas of engineering, of new and emerging technologies, and a clear vision for the most promising directions in the development of applied science and engineering. Works exceptionally well in dynamic and rapidly changing environments, under pressure and in short time frames. Performs effectively across multiple organizations, companies and departments, with specialists from various disciplines and fields, and with people of different mentalities, origins, and cultural backgrounds. He has Developed numerous predictive analytical models that are widely used by engineers and scientists worldwide in the physical design and stress analyses of electronic, photonic and MEMS materials, devices and systems,Made outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering and created a new discipline Structural Analysis of Electronic and Photonic Systems (see ASME Worcester Warner Medal Award citation),Developed a new generation of moisture-resistant nano-materials, with application to optical-fiber coatings. Suhir research interest include Photonics, Fiber Optics, Mechanics of Optical Fibers and Systems,Design for Reliability (DfR) of Electronic, Opto-Electronic and Photonic Systems,Solder Materials and Solder Joint Interconnections in Electronic and Optical Engineering,Polymeric Materials in Electronics and Photonics,Vehicular (Automotive, Aerospace, Maritime) Electronics and Photonics: Design for Reliability
Alex Dommann has been heading the Department “Materials meet Life” at Empa since 2013 and he is also member of the board of directors of Empa. Before he was CTO of the CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique, Neuchâtel. He received his PhD in Solid State Physics in 1988 from ETHZ in Switzerland. His research concentrates on the surface analysis, bio surface interactions, structuring, coating and characterization of thin films and MEMS structures. He is member of different national and international committees and teaches Materials for Medtech, Crystallography and MEMS technology at different Swiss universities and has published more than 130 papers in the fields of thin films, coatings, MEMS, reliability and material characterization. He is also member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Science (SATW) and in 2016 he was appointed adjunct professor at the University of Bern.
University of Regina, Canada
Gordon Huang is currently working as a professor in Environmental systems engineering at University of Regina, Canada. He is also a Canada Research Chair and Fellow at Canadian Academy of Engineering. He completed his Ph.D. at McMaster University, Canada Research Interest Waste management, site remediation, and risk assessment, Simulation and optimization of hydrological and environmental systems, Modeling of energy and environmental management systems, Climate modeling, impact assessment, and adaptation planning
Murata Business Engineering Private Limited, India
I have studied Biomedical Engineering with medical devices being my major. I attended workshops on Medical Equipment, 3D printing, which have always been helpful in learning new technologies. The experience of being an intern at Apollo Spectra Hospitals has made deeper insights into the functioning of devices and understanding healthcare system possible. The projects I have chosen in masters helped me build strong understanding in the process of device development and associated research. Currently, I work in setting up new healthcare businesses thereby bringing in innovative technologies that could revolutionize the diagnostic approaches. Aside from the Startup life, I love travelling, trying new cuisines and experimenting my best at cooking. I am an enthusiastic hiker and most importantly I love hanging out with my friends. I am looking forward towards automating healthcare industry to cater the needs of increasing population. You have got a technology and looking for a platform to bring it up... Don’t hesitate to contact! Specializations: Medical Device Development, Risk Analysis, MATLAB, Computer Aided Design, Graphical User Interface, Healthcare Business setup, Marketing and Analysis
Harvard Medical School, USA
Kunjachan's scientific mission embodies a strong mandate to fight Cancer by forging innovative and experimental principles of Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Noninvasive Imaging, Radiation Therapy, and Advanced Drug Delivery Systems. As a professionally trained pharmaceutical scientist, Dr. Kunjachan has 14+ yrs of research experience in the field of Cancer Drug Delivery. He investigates novel chemo and radiotherapeutic treatment strategies to augment tumor regression and extend progression-free survival in clinically-relevant cancer models.
Technological Institute of Aguascalientes, Mexico
Norma Rangel is a Professor Research at Technological Institute of Aguascalientes (ITA). She realized in 2007 the research of Polyurethane Porous/Hydroxyapatite for Biomedical Applications: Synthesis and Characterization for the degree of PhD in Polymers Science (Mexico). Later, she carried out a postdoctoral study using computational modeling at ITA. To date, She has have published 11 articles in SCI-listed journals and 11 in other journals, 1 book and 6 chapters (Wiley, CRC-Press Taylor, Science Publishing), 37 memories of national and international congress. She has served as a reviewer for 8 SCI-listed journals. Finally, she is a leader of project of controlled release of antifungical with the participation of 14 countries.
James L. Gole
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
JamesGole group is concerned with the study of physical phenomena which fall at the interface of chemical and condensed matter physics and material science. The enhanced activity of nanoscale structures can have a profound effect on the development and modification of MEM/NEMS devices and sensing/tagging/microreactor technology. This includes (1) the action of nanostructures to channel interaction, forming highly sensitive reversible sensor responses and/or highly efficient conversion and transduction at decorated interfaces, (2) new, high yield, nanoscale, exclusive processes forming novel interactive nanostructures necessary for this interface modification, and (3) complementary "active" micro/nano filters. We seek to identify the micro-nanoscale materials phenomenon that form the framework for new interface transformations. PL induced metallization techniques are used to develop highly sensitive chemical sensors and exploit electroluminescence for photocatalysis-based microreactor configurations. Select nanostructure deposition techniques on semiconductor interfaces, focus on the formation of novel and select metal oxide-based nanostructures (nanowires, noanobundles,...) , the effects of main group (N,F) seeding and highly concentrated metal atom doping on these uniquely active structures, and the in situ transformation of these oxides to oxynitrides and oxysulphides. Efficient syntheses to form TiO2-xNx nanophotocatalysts, absorbing radiation throughout the visible spectral region are being extended to the in-situ nitridation of additional catalytic metal oxides and molecular sieves including faujasite, providing significant improvements in catalytic activity and to develop solar pumped sensors. Select transition metal seeding has been used to promote extremely rapid routes for room temperature phase transition and to greatly enhance the infrared signatures of minor contaminants at the interface of a doped oxynitride nano-photocatalyst surfaces.