Jamal Khatib, BEng, MEng(Sc), PhD, CEng, EUR ING, FICE, FHEA, PG.Cert. Ed, PG.Cert. PjtMgt, Cert. EnvMgt, MIEI(till 2015), MEPC, MIRED, SMUACSEE, MOIA, is presently Professor of Civil Engineering at the Faculty Engineering at Beirut Arab University (BAU)-Lebanon and Emeritus Professor of the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) – UK. His academic career began in 1987 as a Research Student/Assistant/Fellow, at the University of Aberdeen. In 1994 he moved to take another Research Fellow post at the University of South Wales (USW) until 1997. He then took a permanent position as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). During that time and due to research collaboration with IMUST-China, he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor in 2001. After 9 years at SHU, he moved to the UoW as a Reader in Civil Engineering and became a Professor in July12. In 2010, he achieved the Chartered Engineer status of the Institution of Civil Engineer (ICE), the European Engineer status (EUR ING) in 2015 and in 2016 he achieved the Fellowship status of the ICE. Areas of research specialism include a number of sustainable construction materials themes: a) use of waste in the production of construction materials, b) novel construction materials (e.g. metakaolin), c) concrete subjected to harsh environments, d) lightweight and self-compacting concrete and e) behaviour of structural materials. Prof Khatib was one of the early UK researchers who conducted research on metakaolin as partial substitution of cement and his publications in this area have been extensively cited. According to the ISI Web of Science and Scopus Prof Khatib has an H-index of 20 and 21 respectively. Microsoft Academic classified Prof Khatib as one of the top authors in cement (G-Index:18). According to Google scholar there is over 5000 citations and an H-index of 27. Many papers were ranked as the top 25 articles. The products of his extensive research activities have been comprehensively disseminated through: over 400 refereed academic journal & conference papers, text books, abstracts, research seminars and workshops; articles and features. He acts as a reviewer to over 100 international academic journals, book publishers & others. He sits on the technical committees of many international conferences. Publons classified Prof Khatib as one of the top reviewers globally with 2100 merits. He is an Editorial Board member of 10 academic Journals including the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor roles. Prof Khatib was a submitting member for the RAE/REF 1996 (USW), 2001 (SHU) & 2008/2014 (UoW).
Professor Zizi Abdeen is an Egyptian national and a researcher Professor in polymer lab. Petrochemicals dep., Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. She completed her PhD & M.Sc. degrees in Polymer Chemistry from Ain Shams University, (Egypt), where she also completed her B.Sc., Degree in Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Cairo University, (Egypt). She main stream research is at the frontier of materials/polymer science and emerging fields such as nanotechnology/nanocomposites. She has a keen interest in the development of intelligent materials based on bio resources such as chitosan and starch through chemical modification and advanced biotechnology processes. He is author of over 33 articles on polymers, biomaterials, hydrogels and nano composites systems and reviewer of over 15 International journals and a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Polymers and Biomaterials in different International journals. She was sharing as technical committee in more than ten international conferences.
Anna Szymczyk is currently working as an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin (Poland). She awarded her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Technology at the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Szczecin University of Technology in 1994 and 1999, respectively. In 2003-2005 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (Spain). In 2013 she receive habilitation degree in Materials Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology. Her main research interests include multiphase polymer systems, thermoplastic elastomers biobased polymers and polymer nanocomposites. Up until now, she published more than 50 articles (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9670-6395) in ISI-indexed journals.
Dr. El-Newehy has been an Associate Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, since May 26, 2014, and at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt, since March 31, 2013. He has been an Assistant Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, since April 1, 2009 - May 26, 2014, and at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt, since February 27, 2005 to March 31, 2013. He was a visiting professor at Donghua University, Shanghai, China from March 20-30, 2013 and at Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea from July 15-29, 2012 and from June 19-25, 2013 and from March 20-29, 2014. He was a Postdoctoral at Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Japan, from December 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009, and a Postdoctoral (ICS-UNIDO Fellow), BIOLAB, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, from June 1, 2008 to November 30, 2008. Moreover, he was a research scholar at the Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, and at the Department of Chemistry, Colleague of Humanities & Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, from May 22, 2002 to May 22, 2004, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. In addition, Hewas an Assistant Lecturer (April 6, 1999–February 27, 2005) and a Demonstrator (October 25, 1995–April 6, 1999) at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt. He is a Member of American Chemical Society, Saudi Chemical Society and Egyptian Society of Polymer Science and Technology. He has more than 120 publications with over of 2500 citations (h-index 26). He is a reviewer of scientific journals. He has received Tanta University and King Saud University Research Awards. Also, he has received Distinguished Research Award "7th position", 2010 (1431-1432 H), King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (31 January 2011) and his name was enrolled in “Rector's List for Distinguished Research and Inventors". He received “King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence; “Research Quality Award: Science and Engineering 1436 H (2015 G)”, For Academic Year 1435/1436 H (2014/2015 G) King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 1/8/1436 H (19/5/2015 G)
Dr. Jun XU is now an associate professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University. He obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degree at Dept of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 1997 and 2002, respectively. He was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2011 and Feng Xingde Polymer Prize for winning "The Best Paper Nomination from China" published in the journal of Polymer in 2011. He was supported by the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. He teaches Polymer Processing and Applications, Experiments on Polymer Physics and Experiments on polymer processing to the undergraduates. His research interests are in the field of polymer crystallization, biodegradable polymers, bio-inspired materials, polymers for energy storage and 3-D printing, etc.
M. G. Buonomenna (Salerno, 1975), graduated in Chemistry in 1998 (110/110), obtained the license and status of Professional Chemist in 1999 (100/100). She was awarded a Research Fellowship in Membrane Materials and Operations in 1999 from the Institute on Membrane and Technology (ITM) (former IRMERC)-National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Materials in 2005 from the University of Calabria. In 2014 she obtained the qualification of University (Associate) Professor in Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies. Her research activities relate to membrane science and technology for sustainable processes. She is author of more than 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, more than 90 contributions published in conferences proceedings, 8 chapters of scientific books, editor of 1 book on advanced membrane materials, guest-editor of 8 Special Issues in peer-reviewed international journals, and member of the Editorial Boards for a number of international peer reviewed journals. She has been an Invited Speaker in numerous international conferences. She serves as reviewer for several international scientific journals and as Expert Evaluator for International Funding Agencies.
Maria Laura Di Lorenzo is Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials of the Italian National Research Council (IPCB-CNR). Before, she worked in prof. Bernhard Wunderlich's group at University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA). Her main research interests focus on thermal analysis, structure and morphology of biobased and biodegradable polymers, polymer crystallization and melting, crystallization kinetics, and structure-property relationships.
T.M. Ting obtained his Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) from University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is a Research Scientist attached to Radiation Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency since 2001. His research interest is in the field of functional polymeric fibrous materials, polymer and fibrous modification using radiation-induced grafting techniques, solid-liquid separation processes, pollutants decomposition using ionizing radiation. To date, he has published more than 30 articles in ISI-indexed journals.
Dr. Varaprasad Kokkarachedu is an Investigator and Principal Investigator Fondecyt Project 11160073 at the Center for Advanced Polymer Research (CIPA) Concepcion, Chile. He holds a Ph.D in Polymer Science and Technology from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, INDIA. He was the recipient of 3 International Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Creighton University USA, Tshwane University of Technology South Africa and Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. During his this period, he developed modern antibiotic and biomaterials. His research focuses on Nano Multifunctional Biomaterials for Advanced Biomedical, Energy, Environmental and Industrial Applications. He has published over 86 articles with 22 h-index and more than 2015 citations and the recipient of 5 research grants (two projects ranked as 1 and 4th). He received most cited Articles Awarded from Elsevier Journals. Member in MRSC, ACS, and other Societies. Research Interest: Design, development and characterisation of Nanobiomaterials for advanced biomedical, energy, environmental and industrial applications. My primary objective is to translate necessary nano and polymer technology research results into improved human life.
Prof. Suresh is an Institute Chair Professor with the Department of Chemical Engineering, and currently the Deputy Director in charge of Academic and Infrastructural aﬀairs at IIT Bombay. He joined IIT Bombay in 1988 after a brief stint in industrial R&D with Hindustan Lever Research Centre. During his tenure at IIT Bombay, apart from being engaged in teaching and research, Prof Suresh has also held important administrative responsibilities such as Chairman, GATE Western region, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, and Dean, Faculty Aﬀairs, IIT Bombay. He has also held Visiting positions at National Chemical Laboratory, India, Monash University, Australia, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia and Washington University in St Louis, USA. In research, Prof Suresh's interests are in the broad area of transport and reaction, with current research being on membrane forming processes, solid state reactions, liquid phase organic oxidations and some fundamental issues on heterogeneous transport-reaction processes. He has guided 27 doctoral students towards their PhD degrees in these areas. Prof. Suresh has made pivotal contributions in the area of reaction engineering, and multiphase and interfacial systems. He has over 75 publications in international journals (some of which have over 100 citations) and a similar number of conference presentations to his credit. He has two patents to his name. He has been conferred many awards and honours, among which may be mentioned the Visiting Fellowship of the Indian National Science Academy and the Herdillia award for excellence in basic research by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2010. He was awarded a 3-year membership of the American Chemical Society in July 2015 in recognition of engagement with the Society’s mission.
Pejman Heidarian is a Ph.D. researcher at Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Australia—his research is supported by Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR). He received his master’s degree in Polymer Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. His areas of research interests include isolation and characterization of bio-based nanomaterials (e.g. nanocellulose, nanochitin, etc.). His parallel areas of interests are also to develop bio-based composites and hydrogels suitable for biomedical and tissue engineering applications. He is recently working on developing self-healing polymers.
Longan Shang is currently working as a professor in the School of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University (China). He awarded his Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, in 2013. His main research interests include thermal analysis, structure and morphology of biodegradable polymers, biosynthesis process, and structure-property relationships. Up until now, he has published more than 70 articles in ISI-indexed journals, and served as editorial board members for several international journals.
Alexander Bilibin has graduated the Chemistry Department of the Leningrad University (now Saint Petersburg State University) in 1965. He began his scientific career at the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, defending his Ph.D. thesis on the development of a solid-phase method for peptide synthesis on new carriers. After that, Bilibin undertook development and study of new polymeric objects - thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers with mesogenic groups in the main chain and in 1987 defended his doctoral thesis on this problem. In 1990 A. Bilibin was elected as Professor, Head of Macromolecular section of Saint Petersburg University. He has composed many new courses for students and graduate students, some of which are multidisciplinary (Colloidal aspects of macromolecular chemistry). A. Bilibin was the supervisor of 15 PhD students and two doctoral students. He has a very wide scope of interests - liquid crystalline polymers, polyelectrolytes and their complexes, self-assembly, biopolymers, polymers for drug delivery systems etc. and all these topics are presented in his lectures. He is the author of more than 200 indexed papers. A. Bilibin has organized several international and regional conferences on polymer science. Several times he worked as visiting Professor (Germany, 1994; S. Korea 1991 and others) He is awarded Russian Order of Honor and Order of Friendship. Since 1998 he is affiliate IUPAC member.
Soliman Soliman completed his PhD from Lorraine University, France and did postdoctoral studies at the same University. He is a Lecturer of polymer chemistry at Faculty of Science, Cairo University. He is an editorial board member and reviewer of many reputed Journals. His research interests include the controlled synthesis of sensitive polymers and formation of smart nano-objects based on biomaterials, which can be used as intelligent drug delivery systems.
Year of completion Title or Activity Institution 2003 Chemistry Engineer USP – São Paulo of University 2005 MSc. Chemistry Engineer USP – São Paulo of University 2009 PhD.Mechanical Engineer UNESP – São Paulo State University 2010 Post-Doctorate UNESP – São Paulo State University Business Address: Tecnology College (FAT) - Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ),Rodovia Presidente Dutra km 298, Resende-RJ, 27537-000, Brazil Academic quantitative indicators. Please separately indicate the total amount of: - Chapters in books: 7 - Publications in journals: 46 - Proceedings: 65 - Patent applications: 4 - Awards: 10 Links to the web pages MyResearcherID (ISI) or MyCitations (Google Scholar): Citations per year
Dr. Ali akbar Merati is an associate Professor at Textile Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Textile Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology and Phd from the department of Mechanical Engineering of Gifu University in Japan. After 2 years of postdoctoral research he joined the Department of Material Science and Technology of Gifu University. From 2007, he is an academic member of Textile Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology. His specialty is nanofibrous materials and smart textiles. He is the author of more than 120 indexed papers and conference articles and 11 books and book chapters. He is also inventor in 10 patents and has had good cooperation in 15 industrial projects.
Dr. Jignesh H. Trivedi is working at present as an Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) in Industrial Polymer Chemistry at Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat State, India since 2006. He did his B.Sc. (1997) in Chemistry, M.Sc. (1999) in Industrial Polymer Chemistry and Ph.D.(2003) in Chemistry from Sardar Patel University and then served Pesticide India Ltd. (Polymer Division), Panoli, Gujarat State as a R & D officer for a period of about one year (2005-2006). He has also worked as a Project Fellow in the UGC sponsored major research project during 2002-2005. His research area of interest includes Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Potential Applications of Graft Copolymers of Natural and Renewable Polymeric materials and its derivatives. He has published twenty five research papers in the national and international journals of repute. He has successfully completed three major research projects sponsored by different central government agencies in the area of polymer science and two students have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his able supervision. He and his research group has presented about 70 research papers in the area of polymer science at various national and international seminars/conferences/symposia and four research papers have been adjudged to be the Best Research Papers during conferences/seminars. He has also presented three research papers in the area of modification of natural polymers in the Interantional Conferences held at Germany (2009), Taiwan (2013) and Russia (2019). He is the recipient of “Hari Ohm Ashram Prerit Bhaikaka Inter-University Smarak Trust” awards for the two best research papers in the subjects of Chemistry (2006-07) and Industrial Polymer Chemistry (2006-2007). His name has also been included in 32nd (2014) and 33rd editions (2015) of Who’s Who in the World. He is received Venus International Research Award- VIRA 2017 as an Outstanding Scientist in Chemistry in the year 2017 and also received recently Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who. He has successfully worked as a reviewer for recommending research papers for its publication in the International Journals of repute namely Carbohydrate Polymers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Polymer Bulletin as well as Express Polymer Letters. He has worked as an executive member of Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technology, India (2009-2010). He is a Life Member of various Professional Bodies & Societies. http://www.spuvvn.edu/academics/departments/chemistry/jh_trivedi.php
Dr. Athir Haddad, 50 years old, is a Professor working at University of Basrah. He received his Master and Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry in 1994 and in 2002, respectively. During his PhD period, he has focused his research on the Preparation of Hydrogel polymers for soil stabilizer , slow released fertilizers and Polymer drug delivery. He joined the Professor Mauro Angelitti group (University of Camerino, Italy in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he was focus his research on the Preparation of polymers via ROP, ATRP, RAFT and Click Chemistry with Professor Andrew Whittaker (AIBN, University of Queensland, Australia. At 2011, He worked on the preparation of Janus polymers at University of Michigan/ USA. From October 2015 till now, his research activities are mainly centered on the Preparation of poly lactide nanofibers (University of Manchester/UK).
Rolando Pedicini was born in Messina (ME), Italy, on May 25st, 1971. He is a researcher at CNR – Institute for Advanced Energy and Technologies “Nicola Giordano” of Messina, Italy. He obtained a Master Degree in Chemistry, on March 2000, at the University of Messina (Italy). From 2001 to 2003 he was a scholarships winner by Pirelli Labs; from 2003 to 2004 he was a scholarships winner at CNR-ITAE; from 2004 to 2008 he was research grant winner at CNT-ITAE; from 2008 to 2009 he was researcher with temporary position at CNR-ITAE finally from 2009 up to now he is researcher with permanent position at CNR-ITAE of Messina (Italy). His scientific skills cover different energy fields, from production through the use of fuel cells to the storage of energy carriers such as hydrogen, in particular, polymers functionalization (PEEK, PSF, etc.); development of non-perfuorosulphonic, blend and composite membranes (ZrO2, TiO2, etc) and chemical-physical characterisations (SEM-EDX, XRD, TGA, BET). Actually, his main activity is the hydrogen storage on solid material, in particular, development of metallic oxides preparation (MnO2, Fe2O3, etc) anchored to a chlorosulphonated PEEK; polymeric coverage of metal alanate (NaAlH4); natural materials study (volcanic lava); activated carbons from food waste (banana peels, coffee grounds, etc.); materials characterisation in term of morphology, chemical structure materials characterisation in terms of hydrogen storage capability (Sievert’s method). Actually, Dr. Pedicini, is the person in charge of the Research Unit "Hydrogen storage: materials and applications" pertaining to the "Fuel Cells for Polymer Electrolyte (PEFC) and Hydrogen Storage" big area of research at CNR-ITAE. Since 2015 is a member of New European Research Grouping on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (N.ERGHY)-Working Group “Energy Innovation Pillar: Energy to Hydrogen”. Since 2015 is Technical coordinator of two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Instituto Tecnológico de Chetumal (Mexico) and Universidad de Quintana Roo (Mexico). On July 2015 is a winner of CNR Short Term Mobility program in collaboration with University of Patras. In 2014 he worked as an evaluator for National projects banned from the Ministry of Education, University and Research. Dr. Pedicini performs regularly activities as a "Reviewer" for a lot number international scientific journals. Since 2013 he is part of the Editorial Board of following International Scientific Journal: The Scientific World Journal: Energy, Energy Research Journal, MAYFEB-Journal of Energy, SCIREA-Journal of Energy, Academic Star - Modern Environmental Science and Engineering, International Journal of Green Technology. Since 2016 he has been part of the Scientific and Technical Committee Board of the following conferences: Asia Congress on Energy, Environments and Ecology Advances and Development Conference; New Energy and Sustainable Development-NESD2017; The 2nd International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System-NEFES2017; The 2017 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials-PCM2017. He is author/co-author of 32 papers on International Scientific Journals, one book chapter, 71 Congress Communications some of these by invitation, 38 scientific reports for EU and National projects and for industrial contractors.
Position: Leading researcher at the Insitute for Condensed Matter Physics, Lviv, Ukraine Obtained degrees: Dr. Habil. in Theoretical physics, 2014 PhD in Theoretical physics, 2004 Main scientific interests: Development of the theory and computer simulations of polymer macromolecules, charachterised by complexity of topology and chemical structure in solutions. Of particular interest are conformational properties and peculiarities of phase transitions of macromolecules in good solutions. Work experience: 2008-2010: researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leipzig University, Gemany 2011: researcher at Applied Mathematics Research Centre, Coventry University, Great Britain 2014: researcher at Institute for Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany 2015: researcher of Laboratory of Physics, CNRS, University of Lyon, France
He received his PhD degree in Polymer Science from Hokkaido University in 1999 under the supervision of Profs. Yoshihito Osada and Jian Ping Gong. In this year, he moved to Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University as an assistant professor. In 2002, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Patrick De Kepper of CRPP Bordeaux in France. He works currently at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University as a research professor since 2016. He has published more than 110 scientific papers (including reviews and books) and 11 patents dedicated to soft materials, especially magnetic responsive gels or elastomers.
Prof. Dr. Amarjeet Kaur is a Professor in Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi. She received her Ph.D. degree in 1997 from University of Delhi. She has been working in the area of conducting polymers for almost last twenty five years. During her Ph.D, she gained experience on synthesis and study of charge transport mechanism of conducting polymers, in particular polypyrrole at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. She achieved her post doctoral research experience on Organic Light Emitting Diodes at Center of Advanced Materials, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA in 2000. Her recent research interest involves nanostructured conducting polymers and other organic materials like graphene and its derivatives for gas sensing, solid state device applications such as organic photovoltaic devices, LEDs, smart windows, EMI shielding, etc. There are about 76 research publications in international peer reviewed journals, six international and one Indian patent to her credit. She has collaboration with various National and International institutes of repute and has many research scholars who pursued Ph.D. under her supervision.
Danuta Matykiewicz graduated from University of Sciences and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering with specialization: Chemical Technology/Industrial Biotechnology in 2010, and obtained Ph.D. Eng. in 2015 in the field of Material Engineering in Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management. Since 2013 she works as a researcher in the Polymer Processing Division, Institute of Materials Technology at the Poznan University of Technology. She is the author and co-author of over 30 peer-reviewed articles. Her research interests are polymeric composites with fibrous and powder filler, hybrid composites and thermal analysis.
Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaid is graduated BSc (Honours) in Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade in 1995 and obtained Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Auckland in 2005. Dr. Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis has 22 years research experience in polymer science working with both academic and industrial groups worldwide. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Green Chemical Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and an Assistant Professor at University of Belgrade, Serbia on government awarded research projects. Dr.MarijaGizdavic-Nikolaidis is an inventor of successfully commercialised antimicrobial polymer technology, which arose from her New Zealand Foundation for Research and Technology ResearchFellowship project. She has been actively engaged as researcher, innovator and science leader in cross-faculty polymer chemistry research at the University of Auckland, with a focus to link academic research with New Zealand industry needs. Dr. Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis is also a member of Editorial Advisory Board for Polymer Science and Technology, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
Stanislav Nešpůrek was born in Ivančice (Czech Republic) in 1940. He received his M.Sc. degree (1962) in electronics and physics of semiconductors from the University of Brno, Ph.D. degree (1969) in chemical and solid state physics from the Charles University of Prague. Since 1969 he worked at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague as a Chief Research Fellow of the Department of Optoelectronic Phenomena and Materials and project leader. He worked as a Professor of Material Science at the Institute of Chemistry, Technical University in Brno. At present he works as a Professor of Electronic Properties of Organic Materials at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia in Plzen. In 1978 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Chemistry Department, University of Queensland, Australia, in 1990 a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Molecular Science, Japan. His research interests include physics and chemistry of molecular materials, and in particular molecular electronics and electronic and optical properties of polymers. He can be reached privately on the address Precechtelova Str. 2495/26, 155 00 Prague 5, Czech Republic or at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universtni 26, 306 14 Plzen.
Geoffrey Mitchell is a Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, a Coordinator Investigator at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and Emeritus Professor at the University of Reading UK. He is the Director of the Masters Course in Direct Digital Manufacturing at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. He is/was supervisor/co-supervisor of fifty PhD and forty MSc Students.Geoffrey Mitchell received a first degree in Metallurgy from the City of London Polytechnic, an MSc in Physical Research Technigues and a PhD degree in Polymer Physics from the CNNA/Uninversity of Cambridge.He has authored and edited fifteen books, authored and co-authored forty-two Book Chapters and over three hundred papers published in international journals, international conferences and six patents. My ´H´index is 37 see E. Hirsch Proc Nat Acad Sci 102 (46): 16569-16572 2005. In 2016 with Paula Faria he launched the ´CDRSP Knowledge Series´ of books to provide dissemination of CDRSP activities to industrialists.Geoffrey Mitchell is a member of the Editorial Board of “High Performance Polymers”( ISSN: 09540083); “International Journal of Polymer Science” ISSN: 1687-9422 (Print); “International Journal of Physical Science Science” ISSN: 1992-1950; “Current research in biopolymers”; I am editor-in-chief ‘Advances in Chemical and Biological Engineering’. I am also a review and adjudicate for many high profile international journals including Nature, Macromolecules, Polymer, Polymer Testing, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering etc
Dr. Saady taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Windsor in 2011-2012, then he joined Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada at the Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Sherbrooke, Quebec. Dr. Saady worked for Bio-Terre Systems Inc. before he joined the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2016. Dr. Saady is an Environmental Engineer specialized in biotechnologies for waste treatment and converting renewable waste biomass into biofuel and bioenergy such as H2, CH4 and electricity using wet and dry anaerobic digestion and microbial fuel cell. He is licenced as a professional engineer (P.Eng). Dr. Saady published more than 31 peer-reviewed articles of which 5 were single authored. He presented in 10 international conferences in Canada, USA, and India. Dr. Saady served as a member of scientific and program committees for more than 10 international conferences in Canada, USA, and Europe, and served as a member of the organizing committee for 3 conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Advances in Recycling and Waste Management, a peer-reviewed journal, published by Omics International. He also served as a handling editor for the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM) and the International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE) (both are published by Inderscince) from Jan. 2012 to Jan. 2016.
Prof. Peter Foot studied chemistry at the Universities of Southampton and Oxford. Later, working at Brighton and Sussex Universities, he became interested in solid inorganic materials and organic polymers. His current research mainly involves functional polymers and nanocomposites for energy conversion, organic electronics and drug delivery. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and an active member of other professional bodies in chemistry, physics and materials science. He has lectured and collaborated widely in interdisciplinary research. Peter Foot has been leader of the Materials Research Group, Kingston University London (since 1995). He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Materials Research (2008-10). This is now the Nanomaterials and Composites Research Centre. Professor of Materials Science, Kingston University (1998-2013). Current Position: Emeritus Professor of Materials Science (2014-2019) Prof. Foot is currently supervising 5 Ph.D. students at Kingston University. He has previously been the supervisor of 56 successfully-completed research students (8 as co-supervisor), and of 9 postdoctoral researchers. Peter has attracted research funding of almost Â£2M in the past, including a recent KTP award (2013-15) worth about Â£130k from InnovateUK.
Joanna Skopinska-Wisniewska is a researcher at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun in the Chair of Chemistry of Biomaterials and Cosmetics. She received Ph.D. in 2002 in Chemistry. At the beginning, she worked in the field of chemistry and photochemistry of biopolymers. She investigated the effect of radiation on collagen and elastin. Later, thanks to the internship in Laboratory of Bioengineering and Biomaterials at University Laval, Quebec, Joanna Skopinska-Wisniewska became interested in biomaterials and tissue engineering. For many years she has been studying structural proteins and protein-based materials. She is developing new methods of proteins cross-linking. She also works on obtaining hydrogels based on proteins and polysaccharides for medical and cosmetic applications. In 2012 she was awarded START scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science, and in 2013 Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for young scientist. Joanna Skopinska-Wisniewska gives many lectures for students in the field of materials science and cosmetic chemistry. She was a supervisor of numerous Master and Bachelor thesis.
Hendrik Heinz completed his PhD in 2003 at ETH Zurich and carried out postdoctoral studies at the US Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and enabled accurate simulations of complex biomolecular-material interfaces at the nanoscale by developing Interface Molecular Dynamics. He authored more than 70 publications and received several honors and awards.