After completing his degree in Physics at the University of Pisa and PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Napoli, Andrea Di Schino joined Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA (CSM), a european leading centre for Materials Research. After spending more than 10 years in CSM he joined the University of Perugia as Professor of Metallurgy. His main interest is to combine fundamental theoretical research and experiments to explain mechanisms and discover new insight in the field of steel metallurgy. Author of more than 200 papers relating to physical metallurgy and product development, he is member of the Editorial Board od several Journals (Acta Metallurgica Slovaca, Metalugija, Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, SciFed Journal of Metallurgical Science, Materials Research India).
After completing his first degree and PhD in the Materials Science Department at Cambridge, Bill Clyne held University lecturing posts in Brazil, Switzerland and Surrey (UK), before returning to Cambridge, where he was appointed in 1999 to a chair in Mechanics of Materials. He has been the Director of the Gordon Laboratory (since its opening at that time). His research interests centre on the thermo-mechanics of composites and coatings, particularly processing, numerical modelling and fine scale mechanical interrogation. Details are available at www.ccg.msm.cam.ac.uk/. He has authored over 300 papers, two textbooks (on composites) and 10 educational software packages. He is in the original ISI Highly Cited list (www.isihighlycited.com). He has been sole supervisor for over 80 PhD students in Cambridge and has given about 50 Invited Keynote Talks and Colloquia over the past 10 years. He was President of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS - http://www.fems.org/) and is now an Honorary Member. He has been Principal Investigator for many large projects, with an aggregate value running into several tens of £M, and has chaired 8 large international conferences. He is also the Director of DoITPoMS (www.doitpoms.ac.uk/), which maintains a globally-accessed Educational Materials Science website. Current Scientific Council memberships include IMDEA (Madrid), The Materials Science Cluster of Excellence (Erlangen) and the Jülich Helmholtz Centre for Energy & Climate Research. In 2004, he was awarded the Griffith Medal, a premier prize of the Institute of Materials. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008 and Helmholtz International Fellow in 2014.
Prof. Herman Potgieter has been attached to the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa for more than a decade. He currently holds a joint appointment between Wits and the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)in the UK. During his career of 35 years he has supervised nearly 50 postgraduate students to successful completion of their degrees, and has published 215 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings. He has worked in a number of research areas including corrosion, water treatment, extractive metallurgy, polymers and electrochemistry. He is currently part of a group investigating new and novel ways to extract metals from wastes, in particular gold from tailings. Herman Potgieter is one of the associate editors of the journal Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, He is a member of several scientific and learned organizations, e.g. fellow of IOM3, fellow of RSC, fellow of SAIMM, ass. fellow of IChemE, and member of SOMP, MemSCI, and ICorr. He holds chartered status as both a metallurgical engineer and chemist. He held visiting positions at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). King Carlos III University (Spain), Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa) and the University of Manchester (UK).
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RESEARCH INTERESTS Fundamental studies in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology/nanomechanics and nanomaterials characterization inbio/nanotechnology and biomimetics with a focus on scanning probe techniques; Science Policy.
EDUCATION Doctoris Honoris Causa University of Kragujevac, Serbia, 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa Metal-Polymer Research Institute of National Acad. of Sci., Gomel, Belarus, 2000 Doctor of Technical Sciences Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, 1996 Doctor Technicae University of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway, 1990 M.B.A., Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.,1980 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., 1976 M.S., Mechanics University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., 1973 M.S., Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 1971 B.E. (Hons.), Mechanical Eng. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 1970
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1991-Present Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor and Director ofNanoprobe Lab for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., and Graduate Res. Faculty Advisor, Dept. of Mater. Sci.and Eng., Affiliated Faculty, Battelle Center for Science & Technology Policy, John College of Public Affairs,Ohio State University 1986-91 Research Staff Member and Manager Head-Disk Interface, IBM Research Division, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA 1981-86 Development Engineer/Manager, General Products Division Lab, IBM Corporation, Tucson, AZ 1980-81 Research Scientist, Technology Services Division, SKF Industries Inc., King of Prussia, PA 1976-80 Physical Tribology/Program Manager, R&D Division, Mechanical Technology Inc., Latham, NY FELLOWSHIPS(selected) Sept. 13- Aug 14 ASME Science & Technology Policy Fellow, House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, United States Congress, Washington, DC. Jan.-May 07 Senior Visiting Scientist (Jan.-Feb) &Humboldt Research Prize for Senior Scientists (March-May), Max- Planck InstitutfuerMetallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany. Nov. 06 Invited Professor, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Universite Paris Sud XI, Orsay, France April 05; Guest Professor in Nanotechnology, EidgennoessischeTechnischeHochschule (ETH), June-July 07 Nanotechnologyand Mico/NanosystemsGroups, Zurich, Switzerland. July 03;Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Institut de Physique de la Sept.-Oct. 06 Matiere Complexe and Sciences et Techniques de I”Ingenieur, Lausanne, Switzerland Jan.-Feb. 02 Max Planck Foundation Research Award for Outstanding Foreign Scientists, Max-Planck InstitutfuerEisenforschung, Duesseldorf, Germany Dec. 99 United Nations Senior TOKTEN Expert Award, IIT, Delhi and IIS, Bangalore, India. May 98- Sept. 99; Humboldt Research Prize for Senior Scientists, Universitaet Ulm, Abteilung Jan.-Feb. 01 ExperimentellePhysik, Germany March-April 99 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award and Guest Professor, TechnischeUniversitaet Wien, InstitutfuerFeinwerktechnik, Austria March 99 Franco-American Comm. for Edu. Exchange, Interfoundation Grant, Ecole Centrale de Lyon Feb. 99 Guest Professor, Departments of Physics & Engineering, University of Cambridge, U.K. Sept. 98- Feb. 99 Humboldt Research Prize for Senior Scientists, Universitaet Karlsruhe , Institut fuer Werkstoffkunde und Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Materialforschung, Germany July-Aug. 1997 Sony Sabbatical Chair Professor, Sony Corporation Research Center, Fujitsuka, Japan Jan.-Dec. 1989 Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, CA June 1989 Visiting Senior Scientist, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Gomel, Vilnuis and Leningrad May-July 1987 Visiting Senior Scientist, Norwegian Council for Sci. & Indus. Res., Univ of Trondheim, Norway
HONORS AND AWARDS(selected) 1980 ASME Henry Hess Award for the best original technical paper 1981 ASCE/AIME/ASME/IEEE/WSE Alfred Noble Prize for outstanding technical papers 1983 ASME Burt L. Newkirk Award for a notable contribution to the field of tribology 1983 University of Colorado George Norlin Award for attaining eminence in his field of endeavor 1985 University of Colorado Regents Distinguished Service Award 1985 IBM Corp. Invention Achievement Award
Professor Jan AWREJCEWICZ (JA) is aHead of the Department of Automation, Biomechanics andMechatronics at Lodz University of Technology, Head of Ph.D. School on 'Mechanics' (since 1996) and of graduate/postgraduate programs on Mechatronics (since 2006). He is also recipient of Doctor Honoris Causa of Academy of Arts and Technology (Poland, Bielsko-Biala, 2014) and of Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland, Czestochowa, 2014). His papers and research cover various disciplines of mechanics, material science, biomechanics, applied mathematics, automation, physics and computer oriented sciences, with main focus on nonlinear processes. He is a corresponding member of Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2016) and recipient of numerous honors and awards, such as Golden Cross of Merit (1996); Medal of the Ministry of Education (1998); Knight's Cross of the Order of Poland Reborn (2001); Award of the Ministry of Education and Sport for the book "NonclassicalThermoelastic Problems in Nonlinear Dynamics of Shells", (2004), Awards of the Ministry of Science and Education of Poland in (2004, 2006, 2008, 2015); "Golden Lamp" of Łukasiewicz Award, PGNiG, (2006) (only one person from the technical sciences has been awarded in national competition); Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for the book "Nonlinear Dynamics of a Wheeled Vehicle" (2006); Individual II Prize of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for the book "Mechanics" and "Mathematical Modeling of Systems" (2008); The MASTER Program Award of FNP (National Science Foundation of Poland), (2009); The Alexander von Humboldt Award for research and educational achievements (2010/2011); Officer's Cross, Order of Poland Reborn (2013); The Alexander von Humboldt Award (second time) (2016). JA was also chosen for the following distinguished positions:Member of the Polish Central Commission of Scientific Degrees and Titles (2013-2016) and (2017-2020); Vice President of the PolishSociety ofBiomechanics(2012-2016); Member of The Academy of Engineering in Poland (2005-); Chairperson of the 'Technical Committee for Nonlinear Oscillations of the IFToMM' (1995, 2000-2005, 2006-2009); Member of the Committee of Mechanics of Polish Academy of Sciences (1993-2018). He authored/co-authored over 765 journal papers and refereed international conference papers and 50 monographs. JA is Editor-in-Chief of3 international journals and member of the Editorial Boards of90international journals (23 with IF) as well as editor of 25books and 28journal special issues. He also reviewed 45 monographs and textbooks and over 600 journal papers for about of 140 journals. JA supervised23 finalized and 7 ongoing PhD theses, 8 habilitation theses and 37 Master/Bachelor theses. He also issued opinions on 57 Habilitation Theses and Scientific-Didactic Achievements as well as 30 on Scientific, Didactic and Organization Achievements for Professor Title/Position. We was principal investigator in 39 research grants by Polish Ministry of Education and Science (21), Committee for Scientific Research (17), National Science Centre (3). JA also carried long term research at the following Institutions: 1987 - Department of Dynamics and Control, The Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland (1 month); researcher; 1987-1990, 1993 - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Braunschweig, Germany (24 months); researcher; 1990 - Japanese Society Foundation for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo University, Japan (12 months); researcher; 1991 - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University, Japan (3 months); researcher; 1992 - Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology, The Tokyo University, Mitsubishi Endowed Chair, Japan (9 months); Professor; 1995 - E.N.T.P.E., RégionRhônes-Alpes, TEMPRA, Lyon, France (6 months); Professor; 1996/1997 - Department of Mathematics, The Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand (1 month); Professor; 1999 - Le Prix du Ministére de l'EducationNationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie, E.N.T.P.E., VaulxenVelin, France (2 months); Professor; 1999/2000 - Tadeusz Kościuszko Foundation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA (3 months); Professor; 2001/2002 - Fulbright Foundation (Senior Grant Award), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of California, Berkeley, USA (12 months); Professor; 2001/2002 - Région Rhône-Alpes, TEMPRA PECO, E.N.T.P.E., VaulxenVelin, France (3 months); Professor; 2003 - Central European University (Fellowship Program), Department of Mathematics and Its Applications, Budapest, Hungary (2 months); Professor; 2005 - NATO Grant Award (Service des Bourses de RechercheScientifique et Technique du Traite de l'Atlantique Nord (OTAN)); ENTPE, VaulxenVelin (Lyon), France (3 months); Professor; 2010/2011 - Alexander von Humboldt Award for Research and Educational Achievements, The Technical University of Darmstadt and Frauenhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF) (12 months), Professor ; 2016 - Alexander von Humboldt Award for Research and Educational Achievements, The Technical University of Darmstadt (3 months). He was the organizer and Chairperson of the series of international conferences: Dynamical Systems – Theory and Applications” in Łódź, Poland — (14; 1992-2017); "International Conference of the Polish Society of Biomechanics”, Łódź (2014); “Mechatronics: Ideas for Industrial Applications”, Warsaw (2012), Łódź(2014), Gdańsk(2015); “Biomechanics – Modelling, Numerical Simulations, Experimental Investigations and Biomedical Applications”, Łódź (1998); “Nonlinearity, Bifurcation and Chaos. The Doors to Future”, Łódź-Dobieszków(1996) He served as Invited/Keynote Speaker for 52 international and 17 nationalConferences and Tutorials.
Dr Yan Huang leads metallic biomaterials research at Brunel, working on both traditional permanent titanium implants and novel biodegradable magnesium medical devices for orthopedic cardiovascular applications. He recently won three research grants in biomaterials research from the Royal Society, EPSRC and European Commission. Dr. Huang is a founding member and co-investigator of the EPSRC Future Liquid Metal Engineering HUB where he leads the activities on process development and light alloy processing involving both solidification and plastic deformation. He has extensive experience in process innovation for combined solidification and thermomechanical processing (semisolid forming, twin roll casting, and integrated cast-forming), solid state joining, severe plastic deformation for light alloys and light metal matrix composites. He has long-term interests in the characterization of microstructure and texture evolution during thermomechanical processing and fundamental issues of strengthening, plastic deformation and grain boundary migration.
Dr. Leandro Bolzoni is a metallurgist, a mechanical engineer specialized in materials science by training, whose scientific interest is on the physical metallurgy of light metals (i.e. Ti, Al, and Mg). Leandro joined the University of Waikato in July 2015 after completing his Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering (powder metallurgy of titanium-based alloys) at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and spending three years at Brunel University London as post-doc developing effective master alloys for grain refining Al-Si cast alloys. Leandro currently works at WaiCAM, the Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials of the School of Engineering, at the University of Waikato in Hamilton (New Zealand). He leads his own research group currently focused on the development and commercialization of titanium-based materials obtained via powder metallurgy thermomechanical processes. Leandro is the leader of the Titanium Research Group, which is central to the $14.5M MBIE-funded (Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment) Titanium Technologies New Zealand (TiTeNZ) project, a multi-disciplinary platform constituted by universities, Crown Research Institutes and industrial partners. Leandro is a committee member of the Society of Materials New Zealand Inc. (SMNZI) and received different prizes including the Innovation Award from the Cast Metals Federation in 2015 and the Early Career Research Excellence Award from the University of Waikato in 2016. The latest award, the Charles-Hatchett Award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) in 2016 was in recognition of the significant contribution to metallurgical knowledge, and the potential of the results of the research to make a major technical, technological, commercial, environmental or other sustainability-related impacts on important industrial sectors.
David S. Wilkinson is Distinguished University Professor at McMaster University. He received his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto (1972) and his Ph.D. in Engineering Materials from the University of Cambridge (1978). He joined McMaster University in 1979 and was promoted to full professor in 1988. He was the Dean of Engineering from 2008-2012, then Provost and Vice-President Academic from 2012-2017. He was awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor at McMaster University in 2008, a title that was then available to only 8 active faculty members at a time. In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2010 as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Prof. Wilkinson is the author of over 280 scientific publications, specializing in the mechanical behavior of both metals and ceramics. His research interests include the effect of thermomechanical processing on the properties of alloys with a current focus on the formability of automotive sheet and the incorporation of damage into models of deformation and ductile fracture. Prof. Wilkinson was the founding Director of the McMaster Centre for Automotive Materials and Principal Investigator for the Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing Innovation (iAMi) – a $46M research collaboration. He has held visiting professorships at the Max Planck Intitut für Metallforschung (as a von Humboldt fellow), the University of California Santa Barbara, the Institut National des Sciences Appliqués de Lyon, the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (as CNRS fellow) and the University of Tokyo (sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science). He is a recipient of the Canadian Materials Physics Medal (2004) as well as the Dofasco Award (2004), the Alcan Award (2012) and the Silver Medal (2016) of the Metallurgical Society of CIM. He is also a recipient of two awards for contributions to the scientific literature, most notably the Ross Coffin Purdy Award of the American Ceramic Society (2000) for the best paper published globally on ceramics in a given year.
1989 Research Associate, University of Electro-Communications; 1994 Lecturer; 1997 Associate Professor; 2014 Professor, Toyohashi University of Technology. Working on microstructural control of metallic materials by high-temperature deformation or severe plastic deformation. Original papers250.
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 the 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).
Dr Shouxun Ji is a Reader at the College of Engineering, Brunel University London, UK. His research activities are carried out at Brunel Centre for Solidification and Technology (BCAST) and the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing (IMM). His research interesting includes the metallurgy of lightweight materials and the manufacturing of hybrid structure, including aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys and cast iron. He has led and participated a number of research projects supported by EPSRC, IUK and industries. The development of new casting alloys and manufacturing of hybrid structure have been licensed to several companies for industrial applications. The advanced magnesium piston, lead-free detonating cords, aluminium alloys for elevated temperatures in automotive engines, aluminium alloys with improved strength and ductility, high pressure die casting of thin-wall componentsfor automotive applications, monoblock casting technology for heat exchanger, and recyclable aluminium structural casting alloy have been used in different countries. Dr. Ji serves as a member of the editorial board of four international scientific Journals, technical committee member in BSI and 3 ISO divisions of aluminium alloys and magnesium alloys. He is the technical reviewing member of EPSRC College. He is the keynote and/or invited speaker, the Session chair for 8 international conferences in the past 4 years, the organizational scientific member of 5 international conferences, and the reviewer of numerous scientific journals. Dr Ji received the innovation award of CMF UK 2017.
Dr. Mohamed Zaky Ahmed graduated from Suez Canal University, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 1997, obtained his master in 2002 from the same department. Dr. Ahmed received his PhD in the field of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Sheffield-UK in 2009. During his PhD study about thick section friction stir welding of aluminum alloys established very strong relation with The Welding Institute (TWI) staff in Sheffield that still in collaboration till now. Dr. Ahmed joined the British University in Egypt (BUE) in September 2016 as Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department having previously been Associate Professor at the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, Suez University where he established number of research centers such as the friction stir welding center through STDF funded project as the principal investigator. Also he is the Co-director of the Metallurgical and Materials research center of scientific excellence at Suez University that is established through another STDF funded project. Dr. Ahmed with his team have successfully designed and manufactured the first Egyptian Friction Stir Welding Machine for research and development that enriched the research and development in the field all over Egypt as well as the collaboration with industry. Dr. Ahmed is supervising more than 25 master and PhD students in a number of universities. Dr. Ahmed co-authored over 40 publications in the fields of materials processing and characterization in international scientific journals and conferences.
Hamid Bahai received his PhD degree in 1993 in Computational Mechanics from Queen Mary College, University of London. Between 1993 and 1995 he worked as a Senior Research Engineer at T&N Technology where he was involved in research and development work on a number of projects for the automotive and aerospace industries. This was followed by a period at Halliburton Inc during which time he carried out design and analysis of a number of major offshore structures. In 1996 he moved to the aerospace industry by joining Astrium, an aerospace subsidiary of European Aeronautics Defence and Space company, where as a senior scientist, he played a leading role in conducting design, mathematical modelling and computational analysis of Euro3000 space craft structures and Arian launcher / spacecraft adapter. It was during this period that he was made a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers for his outstanding technical contributions and services to the scientific and engineering communities. In 1998 he returned to academia and joined Brunel University where he is currently a Professor in Computational Mechanics and Head of Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He has led a number of research projects covering a wide range of topics in the area of Computational Mechanics and has published over 120 papers on various themes in the field. Amongst Hamid Bahai’s many theoretical and applied contributions include the development of a new type of non-linear shallow shell strain based finite element and a novel inverse eigen value formulation for optimising the vibratory behaviour of structures. His current research interests include development of non-linear finite element formulations and fluid-solid interaction algorithmsHe has conducted consulting work in the field of structural integrity for many UK and International companies and has given invited talks and courses the world over on various topics in structural computational mechanics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Computational Mechanics.
Dr. Sachin Ghalme is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Sandip Institute of Technology & Research Centre (SITRC), Nashik (MS), India. He has completed his research in the field of tribological performance of Silicon Nitride-hBN ceramic composite at Manoharbhai Patel Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gondia. He has received the Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Mechanical Engineering from Department of Science and Technology, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (MS), India. He is having a total of 18 years of experience in the field of technical education. He has authored several scientific articles in peer-reviewed and reputed International and National Journals. Dr. Sachin Ghalme is associated with many scientific associations, and along with this he is also a Reviewer of International Journals (SCI & Scopus Index). He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Member of The Institution of Engineers (MIE), International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (MIACSIT), International Association of Engineers (MIAENG), International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He looks forward to guiding many research scholars often developing his own interest in the field which he is expertized. He has completed two minor research projects sponsored by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. His basic research interest includes the tribological performance of industrial lubricants, biomaterials, and applications of nanomaterials.
Nkhume Tshiongo-Makgwe was born South Africa. She is a mother of two adorable boys (10 and 5). She hold a Master’s degree in Extraction Metallurgy from TUT. She presently registered for a PhD in Geology at UJ where she is currently working as a lecturer at the department of Metallurgy. Her research niche area is Coal processing and Usage, Clean coal technology and environmentally associations of coal combustion. Her professional affiliations includes The South African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) and the Southern African institute for mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) where she is an active member. Her achievements includes; Being a finalist for UNESCO: Engineer Your Earth competition in 2014, Being a mentor for South African Women in Engineering, Being a guest speaker for First Avenue Institute: on Importance of studying mathematics for their 2015 girls winter camp, Being a guest speaker at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Science week 2016. Being actively involved with organizing and session chairing for SAMM Young professional’s conference since inception in 2013, Organizing and chairing a session in the SAIMM Entrepreneurship in Mining Forum, In addition, she is the current a member o the SAIMM Young Professional Council (2017-2018).
Toshihiro Miyata is a professor at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) in Japan, and a researcher of the Optoelectronic Device System R&D Center at KIT, where his interests center on optoelectronic devices, especially solar cells using Cu2O. Toshihiro Miyata received his B.E. degree in electronics engineering from KIT in 1987, and his M.E. and doctor of engineering degrees from the KIT in 1989 and 1992, respectively. From 1992 to 1993, he was visiting scientist at the Micro Systems Technology Laboratory at MIT, USA.
Ikra Khan is currently undertaking a PhD from the University of Birmingam in the IMPaCT centre, UK. She completed her undergraduate in Biomedical Materials Science (BMedSci) from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Date of birth: September 11, 1946. Education: Moscow Power Engineering Institute. Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained: Master’s Degree in Material Science – 1970, Ph.D. – 1974, D.Sc. -2005. Membership of professional bodies: member of Scientific Council of RAS on Radiation Damage Physics of Solids. Years within the firm: since 1974. Key qualification: responsible executor in Radiation Damage Physics of Solids. Professional experience record: since 1974 till now, Moscow, National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute”, Department: Reactor Materials and Technologies Institute.
NicosTsioutsios is a research associate and a Ph.D. candidate at the chair for Process Technology and Industrial Environmental Protection atMontanuniversitaetLeoben(Austria). After receiving his master´sdegree at the same University, where he was testing different substances for a solid oxide fuel cell cathode production, his research interest changed to more process integrated. Since 2015 the focus of his doctoral researchhas been the possibility of the off-gas reduction in the steel production, during the sintering of the iron ore before the blast furnace. To meet the new European proposal ”Low Carbon Roadmap” with a 80% CO2-level reduction, some investigations with the new technologies have to be done. With his sinter test facility at the chairs technical centre, the possibility of gas sintering and its impact on the sintering strength and the return fine ratio are being tested. The new test results will be shown in his presentation at the Metallurgy 2019.
Xixia Liu received his bachelor degree in College of Power Engineering from Chongqing University (CQU) in 2016. He is now a PhD candidate in Department of Materials Science & Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) and his current research mainly focuses on perovskite solar cell, including new perovskite materials calculation and synthesis, carrier transport layer design and photovoltaic device fabrication.
Qingwen Zhou is a Ph.D. candidate from School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, China. Her research is on the intergranular corrosion sensitivity and precipitation behavior of Super 304h austenite stainless steel.
Sumio Iijima is University Professor, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan since 1998 and Senior Research Fellow of NEC. He was formerly Director, Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan. He received his PhD degree in physics from Tohoku University in 1969 and worked in Prof. J. M. Cowley’s group at Arizona State University from 1970 to 1982 and also at Cambridge University in 1979. At Arizona he developed high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), which has been the basis of the current HRTEM method, and studies numerous materials including complex metal oxides of Ti, Nb and W. His work was recognized with the Eugene Warren Diffraction Physics Award from the American Crystallography Association in 1976. Iijima returned to Japan in 1982 to work in the Ultra-Fine Particles Project (JST, Japanese government research agency) and later he joined the NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories in Tsukuba in 1987. In 1991 he discovered carbon nanotubes and opened up a new era of nanoscience and nanotechnology. His discovery was recognized with numerous awards and honors such as the Agilent Europhysics Prize (2002), Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics (2002), the J. C. McGroddy Prize (2002), the Japan Academy Award and Imperial Award (2002), Person of Cultural Merits, Japanese government (2003). He also received the Gregori Aminoff Prize (Royal Swedish Academy of Science, 2007), the Balzan Prize for Nanoscience (Italy-Switzerland, 2007), The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience (2008). He is a member of the Japan Academy, and foreign members of the NAS (2007), the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2009) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012).
Jérôme Colin works in the fields of the mechanics of materials and materials science. He is involved in the modeling of the mechanical properties of nano-structured materials, thin films on substrates and coatings. More precisely, he has developped models in the framework of the elasticity and thermodynamics theories, to characterize the morphological evolution of layers submitted to stress, the formation of atomic defects such as dislocations in strained nanostructures or the delamination and buckling of thin films on substrates.
Ludmila Kučerová has completed her PhD and habilitation (associate professor degree) from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. She is a head of Metallographic laboratory and the head of a Research program of forming technology of Regional technological institute of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. She is also a lecturer at Department of Material Science at the same university. She has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals.
Aramide Fatai Olufemi has completed his PhD from Federal University of Technology,Akure (FUTA),Nigeria.He is postdoctoral fellow at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. His fellowship is being jointly financed by The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and National Research Foundation (NRF) of South He is currently a senior faculty member in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, FUTA. He has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals.
Prof. Henning Friis Poulsen completed his PhD from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research interest is at the interface between structural materials and the use of large scale facilties. He is heading the 3D x-ray imaging centre in Denmark, was granted an ERC Advanced Grant to exploit hard x-ray microscopy in the field of metals, is PI on a national societal partnership for the use of neutron and x-rays by industry, leads the national association for use of neutron and x-ray sources, Dan Scott, and is co-founder of two companies. He has published more than 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals and one textbook.