Full Professor in Technologies and Production Systems School of Engineering, Politecnico di Bari (2000 - today). Head of the Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering Laboratory and of the MICROTRONIC-Micromachining, Micro 3D scanning and Micro-measurement Laboratory of the DMMM – Politecnico di Bari. Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (23/07/1981), Associate Professor (1992-2000), Assistant Professor (1984-1992). • “Doctor Honoris Causa” conferred by the Academic Senate of the Politechnic University of Tirana – PTU (Albania - October 16th, 2009). • Fellow for life since 2006 of CIRP – Collège International pour l’étudescientifique des techniques de Production mécanique, now International Academy for Production Engineering. • Deputy Dean of the 1st Faculty of Engineering (2010-2012), Politecnico di Bari, former Deputy of the Rector for European Project, Rector's Delegate for the Evaluation of Educational and Research Activities, Director of the Master Degree Course in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,Vice Director of the Department. • Member of the Editorial Board of the “CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology”, edited by Elsevier Science, of the journal "Virtual and Physical Prototyping", published by Taylor & Francis (till 2015), and of the journal “SCIRES-IT - SCIentificRESearch and Information Technology”, published by CASPUR-CIBER Publishing.
Dr. Dimitris Drikakis is Professor of Engineering Science and has been the Executive Dean (Engineering) and Associate Principal and at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (till June 2017). Since July 2017, and in addition to his continued Professorial role, Dimitris has taken on new leadership roles as Executive Director of Global University Partnerships (USA and Far East), Executive Director of the Strathclyde Space Institute. Prior to his current appointment, he was Head of Aerospace Sciences at Cranfield University and Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Computational Science (2003-2015); Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Queen Mary University of London (till 2003); and has also held academic positions at the University of Manchester; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; and University of Marseille, France. His expertise is in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluid mechanics (particularly compressible flows), and micro/nanoscale processes at fluid-solid interfaces. He has been active in both fundamental and applied research across Engineering and Applied Physics, including Aerospace, Mechanical, Nuclear (Defence and Fusion), and Oil and Gas Applications. His work has directly influenced areas as diverse as improved understanding of complex aerodynamic and gas dynamic flows, turbulent mixing in inertial confinement fusion, and novel gas filtration nanotechnologies using carbon nanotubes. He has received: 1) The William Penney Fellowship Award (twice in 2008 and 2011) by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE Plc) in recognition of his contributions to compressible fluid dynamics. 2) The Innovator of the Year Award (2014) by the Innovation Institute for a new generation carbon capture technology that uses carbon nanotubes for filtering out carbon dioxide and other gases at low or zero energy cost. This platform technology has the potential to be used across a wide range of applications in the power generation, automotive, aerospace, chemical, marine and built environment sectors. 3) The Technical Achievement Award at the International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. To date, he has co-authored two books in the field of computational fluid dynamics and has published 161 journal and 238 conference papers/book chapters in the above technical areas. He has graduated 45 PhD students who now hold positions in academia and industries around the world. He has served on the Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); has been a member of the Board of Directors of the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN); currently: Member and Deputy Chair of the European Research Council (Engineering) panel; an expert evaluator for the European Commission; Chair of the UK's Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC); and former member of the Advisory Board of Japan-Europe Aerospace Research and Technology Co-operation. He has been an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering; The Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society; and the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, as well as a member of editorial board in 16 scientific journals, including the journal of Physics of Fluids.
Kerim (Karim), Allahverdi (Allahverdiyev) Born on 01 April 1944. Graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1967. Ph.D. and DSc (Physical-Mathematical Sciences) at Institute of General Physics USSR Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. Member of European Academy of Science. Member of European Academy of Sciences.312 publications in Solid State Physics, Materials Science, Laser and IR Spectroscopy.Two monographs: “Dynamic and Static Nonlinear Effects in GaSe- type Layered Crystals”; 1993, pp. 229; Science, Baku (the book written in Russian).
Iveta Vasková is Dean of Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling Technical University of Kosice). In the 1990 graduated in the study field Foundry and from 2009 works as an associate professor at study field Metallurgy of Metals. Her scientific and educational activities are focused on study of forming and core mixtures and alloys of non-ferrous metals in a foundry. She successfully organizes international conferences: “Quo Vadis Foundry“ and “Quality Assurance In Foundry”. She applies her scientific experience in editorial boards of journals, for example Manufacturing Technology , Quality Innovation Prosperity, FOUNDRY and in associations (The Association of Foundries and Forges of Slovakia, Czech Foundrymen Society).
Birbal is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University since 1987 (31 years). He teaches courses in applied heat transfer, applied thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and project management. Birbal has performed research for seven years in the area of enhanced heavy oil recovery using steam injection, and thermal recovery of oil and bitumen from oil sands at Alberta Research Council. He has received awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in 2012, from American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2008, from Ontario Natural Gas Association in 1994, from Lakehead University in 1992, and Certificates of Appreciation from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 1990, and Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 1994. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Innovation Ontario Corporation by the Premier of Ontario in 1992 and reappointed in 1995. Birbal is registered with Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO), and member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He received his B. Tech. (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Standing from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, M.S. from the University of Missouri, and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta.
Dimitrios H. Roukos, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery – Precision Cancer Medicine and Founding director of “Centre for Biosystems and Genome Network Medicine” in the Ioannina University, School of Medicine. His translational and clinical research from traditional and single gene investigation to molecular networks and clinical cancer genome NGS analysis has been recognized by international scientific community. He has published > 236 PubMed papers with recent focus on NGS conventional and breakthrough genome analysis (> 80 articles) and more recently in precision cancer medicine (31 articles). These publications have received more than 8420 citations with h-index: 72 (Scopus). He is reviewer in many high impact journals including some with impact factor (IF) >30, evaluator in innovative research projects (EU, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Poland), and member in the editorial board of 25 international journals with IF. He has been invited speaker in many international and world congresses.
Professor in the department of Materials science and Engineering at the Technion.. A MsC. thesis titled "Microstructure and properties of laser printed Ti-6Al-4V" is recently completed. Prof. Bamberger leads a research group in an ongoing industrial-academy consortium on the "Development of Advanced Technologies for Three- Dimensional Printing of Titanium Aero-structures". Since 1988 Prof. Bamberger has published 39 papers in the field of Laser Surface Modification (re-melting & alloying) and has led about 10 funded projects on "laser surface modification" and Additive Manufacturing (AM). Professor Bamberger has vast experience in thermodynamic based development of new Mg & Al alloys, as well as processing and simulation of materials (casting, laser surface treatment and AM). He has published 70 papers on Mg & Al casting, solidification and phase stability. In the last 35 years, Prof. Bamberger has led more than 40 projects funded by (among others) Israel Academy of Science, German Israel research foundation (GIF) and BMBF-Germany
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Dr Wenxian Yang received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1999. Then he did research in the City University of Hong Kong, Nottingham Trent University, Cranfield University, the University of Durham, and the UK Offshore Renewable Energy CATAPULT Centre. He joined Newcastle University in 2013. With the expertise in machine condition monitoring, fault diagnosis, signal processing, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, system reliability analysis and reliability design, Dr Yang has been consistently striving to use advanced condition monitoring and reliability analysis techniques to help the enterprises to increase economic benefits by lowering the downtime and operation & maintenance costs of their production equipment. The kinds of equipment being dealt with span the air and carbon dioxide compressors used in chemical plants and oil refinery factories, steam turbines used in coal fire power plants, aircraft engines of Rolls-Royce, diesel engines used in military tanks, gearboxes and pumps in water plant, to wind turbines in onshore and offshore wind farms. Dr Yang's research and consultation services are also extended to the non-destructive testing and evaluation of large complex structures, such as the structural health monitoring of bridges, railways, as well as the in-situ assessment of the assembly quality of twin tubes that carry high pressure poisonous gases and fluids. Dr Yang also shows high interest in researching bio-sensors, anti-corrosion and anti-fouling methods/materials, the design and development of various resilience techniques, as well as floating structure stabilizing techniques to help the marine and offshore companies to reduce risks and increase the economic return of their facilities.