Michele Aresta, former Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bari-Italy, is Doctor Industrial Chemistry, University of Milan; PhD Engineering HC, University of Bath, Bath, UK; Honorary Pofessor University of Tianjin, Tianjin, China. He acts as CEO of IC2R srl (Innovative Cataklysis for Carbon Recycling) and President of the Scientific Council of the Interuniversity Consortium on Chemical Reactivity and Catalysis, Italy.
Dr. Young Chul Choi has completed his Ph.D. from Chonbuk National University, South Korea and postdoctoral studies from Clemson University, USA. He is the director of International Carbon Research Center in Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology. He has published more than 75 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as a member of Korean delegates for IEC TC 113.
Dr. Zia has over 10 years of teaching and research experience in national and international university fields of Pure and Applied Physics, Material Science. He published 6 SCI/ISI/scopus Q2 papers and 9 conferences. He has been an session cochair and invited speaker at Nanotech-2018 and Gavin conferences for oil and gas. Throughout his career he has been involved in research and academics for teaching, research coordinating, research supervision, counseling and managing the education of students. Specialties: Lecturing, Research, Experimentation, Analytical skills, communication skills, Industrial exposure, Problem designing/formulation, team management, research management, Material Studio, autoCAD, research/ academic writing, Nanomaterials synthesis and applications, spray pyrolysis CVD design and optimization based on Re( new) using RSM etc
Professor Liew is the Head of Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and Chair Professor of Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, Professor Liew was appointed Chair Professor of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong, a tenured Professor at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and the Founding Director of Nanyang Center for Supercomputing and Visualization. Over his academic career, he has published over 700 SCI journal articles. Professor Liew is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as a Highly Cited Researcher in engineering. His publications have been cited over twenty-five thousand times and his current h-index is 66 (ISI) or 82 (Google Scholar). To date, Professor Liew has attracted over US$40 million research and development funds from government funding agencies, industries and higher institutions. He has graduated over 50 PhD students and supervised over 60 Post-doc fellows. His students are well received by industries and many of them have become faculty members of universities worldwide.
Wee-Jun Ongreceived his BEng and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Monash University. In 2015, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales and Monash University Clayton Campus, Australia. In 2016, he joined Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore as a Staff Scientist. Since 2018, he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at Xiamen University Malaysia. In 2019, he is a Visiting Scientist in the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) in Prof.Xinliang Feng’s group at TechnischeUniversität Dresden, Germany. His research interests focus on photocatalytic, photoelectrocatalytic and electrochemical H2O splitting, CO2 reduction and N2fixation using nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. In 2018, he has been named the Emerging Investigator in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. He has authored, corresponding-authored and co-authored more than 50 papers published in Chemical Reviews, Chem, Materials Horizons, Nano Energy, ACS Nano, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Nano Research, Nanoscale, etc. He has been the Lead Guest Editor of several Special Issues in Solar RRL, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Chemistry – A European Journal, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization and Nanotechnology. Currently, he serves as the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry and Frontiers in Materials, Community Board Member of Materials Horizons, and Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Nanotechnology and Nano Futures.
Won-Chun Oh is a Professor in the Department of Advanced materials and engineering at Hanseo University in Korea and School of Materials Science and Engineering at Anhui University of Science and Technology in China. He obtained a Ph.D. degree at Dankook University. And, he is guest professor in some of Universities in China, Thailand and Indonesia. He obtained the ‘Research Front’ award, the ‘Yangsong’ award, the “Excellent Paper Award”, the “Best Paper Award”, the “Award of appreciation”. He is an ICMMA committee board member and, is appointed as one of the “Conference Chairman and Local Chairman” from 2007 to present year. His current research fields are nanostructured materials such as metal/nanocomposite, graphene materials and metal nanoparticles, and their catalytic applications for future energy sources and green chemical technologies. He is the author or a coauthor of 690 papers published in domestic and international journals. He serves as the Editor Chief of the Journal of Multifunctional Materials and Photoscience, Asian Journal of Materials Chemistry and the Advisory Board Member of the Asian Journal of Chemistry.
Hassan Al-Haj Ibrahim has completed his PhD from the University of Leeds, UK. He is the Director of Quality Insurance and accreditation at the Arab University for Science and Technology in Syria and a professor at the department of Chemical engineering. He has published several books on different aspects of chemical engineering and quality assurance in education and more than 45 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of some scientific journals
Omid Akbarzadeh has completed his PhD at the age of 32 years from University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia. He is the postdoctoral research fellow of Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT) of University Malaya, Malaysia. He has strong conceptual and analytical skills that were refined during his years in scientific research and Industry. He has the ability to approach problems from unusual perspectives, often proposing innovative solutions and fresh perspectives in well-established areas, as illustrated by his contributions to the field of GTL and catalysis. He has published several publications and invited for talk in many seminar and conferences.
Prof. MineoHiramatsu received his M. Eng. and D. Eng. degrees from Nagoya University and is a Full Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Meijo University, Japan. He also serves as the Director of Research Institute,Meijo University. His main fields of research are plasma diagnostics and plasma processing for the synthesis of thin films and nanostructured materials. Author of more than 150 scientific papers and patents on plasma processes for materials science.Author of 5 books. More than 30 invited speakers at international conferences on plasma science and nanomaterials. Japan Society of Applied Physics Fellow.
Vladislav Gamaleev has completed his PhD at the age of 28 years from Kochi University of Technology, Japan. He is postdoctoral researcher of Meijo University. His research interests include generation of plasma at atmospheric and high pressure in gas and liquid phase, and plasma diagnostics by optical emission spectroscopy. Currently, he is focusing on the generation of oxygen and nytrogen radicals by atmospheric pressure plasma for bio-medical and agriculture applications. Vladislav Gamaleev is a member of Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
Hassan Al-Haj Ibrahim has completed his PhD from the University of Leeds, UK. He is the Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation at the Arab University for Science and Technology in Syria and a professor at the department of Chemical engineering. He has published several books on different aspects of chemical engineering and quality assurance in education and more than 45 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of some scientific journals.
Nikoloz Nioradzehas completed his PhD from The University of Pittsburgh, USA and postdoctoral studies from The University of Texas at Austin,USA. He is the senior researcher at the IvaneJavakhishvili Tbilisi State University, R. Agladze Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Georgia. He has published more than 13 papers in reputed journals.
Guangxin Wang received his PhD from University of Bremen, Germany in 1990. Since then, he has been working as a materials scientist in Germany, USA and China. Right now, he is a professor of Henan University of Science and Technology, China. He has published a book and over 90 technical papers.
Bin Zhang has completed his PhD from Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the director assitant of R&D Center of Lubricating and Protecting Materials,. He has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals and has been won National Prize of China 2 time..
Dr. Sarker is the CEO and CTO of Waste Technologies, LLC (WTL) since 2013 and he is the sole owner of the company. WTL has been working on any waste turning into green fuel especially building 1st commercialization facility in Bridgeport, CT on Waste Plastic to Low Sulfur Diesel (Patent # US 8,927,797 B2) and he has 5 more patent is pending stage since 2011.
Dr. hab. eng. Mirosław Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland), and in 2018 D.Sc. degree at the Wrocław University of Technology (Poland). In addition, he obtained a certificate of completion of postgraduate studies: Professional Research and Development Project Manager at the Krakow University of Agriculture (Poland), Research and Development Project Manager at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (Poland), and Electrical Energy Markets at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 90 conference proceedings. He is the editor in chief of The International Journal of System Modeling and Simulation (United Arab Emirates), an associate editor of Micro & Nano Letters Journal (United Kingdom) and a member of the editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the organizing committees many international conferences in Europe, Asia and USA. Dr. hab. eng. Mirosław Kwiatkowski is also a regular reviewer in a most reputable scientific journals. His research interest include: chemical technology, chemistry and physical chemistry, nanotechnology, material science and engineering, mathematical modelling of the adsorption process, computer science, electrical energy markets and problems connected with economics and management. His research interest include: chemical technology, chemistry and physical chemistry, nanotechnology, material science and engineering, mathematical modelling of the adsorption process, computer science, electrical energy markets and problems connected with economics and management.
Liangxing Hu obtained his Bachelor Degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (China) in 2012. He has completed his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Currently, he is a Research Fellow in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are MEMS, catalytic micro/nanomotors, bubble oscillation, carbon nanotubes, femtosecond laser direct writing, microheater, waveguide, etc.
Prof. Habil. Dr. ArÅ«nas RamanaviÄius is a professor at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. He is head of Department of Physical Chemistry at Vilnius University and NanoTechnas- Centre of Nanotechnology and Materials Science. He is also heading department of NanoBioTechnology at State Research Institute Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology. In 1998 he received PhD degree and in 2002 doctor habilitus degree from Vilnius University. He is a member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Prof. A. Ramanavicius is serving as expert-evaluator in EU-FP7 program coordinated by European Commission and he is technical advisor of many foundations located in European and non-European countries. He has been a national coordinator of several nanotechnology related COST actions.
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an associate researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the built environment and master of philosophy degree in renewable energy technologies from the university of nottingham. He is qualified mechanical engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from university of El menoufia, Egypt, BSc in mechanical engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the national council for research/energy research institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for national water equipment manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book “who’s who” in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 7 books and 150 chapters in books.
Activated Carbon synthesized from Saccharum Spontaneum and its suitability for supercapacitor applicationsBiography
Miss Rajshree Samantray is currently a research scholar in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India. She has 4 years of research experience in material science domain. Her research focuses are advanced materials for sustainable energy systems and EDLC Supercapacitors.Abstract
Activated Carbon (AC) is one of the major promising and economical adsorbent due to large surface area and huge pore volume with micro pores, meso-pores or hierarchical pores. In recent years, it has been focused that biomass has great potential applications in energy storage devices, especially in super-capacitors. This work is focused on stem of saccharum spontaneum (Wild Sugarcane), i.e. abruptly available in the wastelands. Activation was done with ZnCl2 treated in an aqueous NaClO solution with impregnation ratio of 2 to 3. The electrochemical studies in an aqueous electrolyte showed high specific capacitance of 420 and 318 F/g, achieved in three electrode and symmetric two electrode system respectively. The structural and surface properties of the pore formed were studied with SEM and HR-TEM. Moreover, it was detected that the activation temperature has significant role in the electrochemical performance, as the activated sample at 700 ºC showed best results than activated at 500 ºC. The performance of fabricated supercapacitor devices using Saccharum Spontaneum derived AC in aqueous electrolyte medium is signifcantly high and suitable for applications on energy storage.
A rational strategy for CVD-grown graphene transfer on arbitrary substratesBiography
Dr Jin-Yong Hong is currently a senior research scientist at the carbon industry frontier research center of Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT). He has completed his PhD from Seoul National University, Korea and postdoctoral studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has published more than 53 papers in reputed journals. His scientific interests focus on the synthesis and functionalization of carbonaceous nanomaterials for energy/environmental applications.Abstract
Degradation in intrinsic properties of chemical vapor deposition (CVD)-grown graphene, as a result of the imperfect transfer process, is a crucial issue that must be solved for successful applications of graphene. Up to date, various transfer approaches have been developed to apply the practical applications to maintain the graphene properties. Despite the high technological demand and the amount of efforts that have been devoted, at this stage there are still critical challenges that have not been solved. In this work, we develop a very simple, yet effective, approach, based on distinctive features (i.e. physical, mechanical, and chemical properties) of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) as a support/carrier material, for transferring CVD-grown graphene from a growth substrate onto substrates with rough features. This novel and facile method can not only result in satisfactory transfer on substrates with terraces or grooves, but also gives rise to a successful result for uneven growth substrates (textured and also crumpled). The outstanding mechanical properties of EVA as a support/carrier material provide a conformal graphene transfer onto such irregular substrates and avoiding tears in the graphene. Moreover, the well-matched solubility parameters between the polymer and the solvent give rise to a highly cleaned graphene surface with minimal polymer residue. Consequently, the graphene transferred with EVA support/carrier material exhibits superior electrical performance compared with most presently used transfer methods.
Electrically insulating and high thermal conductive polymer composites with electrochemically exfoliated graphene@aluminum hybridBiography
Jea Uk Lee has completed his PhD from Seoul National University, South Korea. He has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.Abstract
Thermally conductive but electrically insulating polymer composites are highly desired for thermal management of the microelectronic applications, because of their ease of processing, light weight, and low cost. Graphene has great potential in thermal management applications due to its inherent thermal conductivity and high aspect ratio. However, graphene-based composites show a high electrical conductivity even with a low loading of fillers, which greatly limits their thermal management applications in electronic devices. Therefore, it is critically required to minimize the electrical conductivity of graphene-based composites. In this work, polydopamine (PDA)-coated electrochemically exfoliated graphene (EEG)@Al hybrids, denoted as Al@EEG@PDA, was prepared by a one-step ball milling route. The resulting Al@EEG@PDA was composited with epoxy resin, resuliting in thermally conductive but electrically insulating polymer composites.
A novel approach of phenol adsorption from aqueous solution using activated carbonBiography
Doo-Hwan Jung has completed his PhD from Chungnam national university, Korea and postdoctoral studies from Kyushu University, Japan. He is the president of the Korean Carbon Conference. And he is the director of KIER, a fuel cell laboratory and the professor of UST. He has published many papers in reputed journalsAbstract
Recently, the development of the industrial society and the high growth have caused various harmful substances and the problem of environmental pollution has been intensified, and development of hazardous substances treatment agents has been demanded. Wastewater contains various harmful substances and causes serious problems. Activated carbon is used as various adsorbents because it has a large specific surface area, is cheap, and has excellent adsorption performance. Activated carbon is widely used in industrial fields such as purification of gases and water, catalysts, catalytic reactions and separation processes. In this study, the possibility of activated carbon for the adsorption of phenol from aqueous solution was studied. N2 adsorption / desorption, specific surface area and pore size were investigated to evaluate the effects of contact time, initial concentration and adsorption / desorption characteristics of activated carbon. Adsorption of waste water from aqueous solution was investigated using activated carbon and compared with commercial activated carbon.