Dr. Xiaojun Yu is currently an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University in 2002. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Drexel University from 2001 to 2013, and worked as a research associate at the University of Virginia from 2003 to 2005. He joined Stevens Institute of Technology in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in 2005.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University USA
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University USA
Dr. Lifeng Zhang is currently a tenured associate professor of nanoengineeringin North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and an adjunct professor in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Fiber and Polymer Science from the University of California at Davis in 2006.Dr. Zhang has a firm background in fiber and polymer materials. His research interests lie in engineered materials at nanometer scale. The advanced nanomaterials developed in his research including polymer, ceramic and carbon nanomaterials and their nanocomposites have seen a wide range of applications such as structural material, energy conversion and storage, sensors, photo-catalysis, and biomedical uses. Dr. Zhang has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book and 6 book chapters. He has been granted 2 U.S. patents with another 3 pending.Dr. Zhang’s publications have been cited over 4,300 times by researchers from more than 40 countries/ territories across the world.
Dr. Rathnayake obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. She obtained her Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), Department of Chemistry in 2007. Just after she finished her Ph.D., she was a Postdoctoral research fellow at Polymer Science & Engineering, UMass Amherst. She started her academic career in 2009. Prior to join the Nanoscience department at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in 2016, Dr. Rathnayake was in the Chemistry department at Western Kentucky University as an Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor for seven years.
Her current research focuses on Novel nanomaterials design, synthesis, and supramolecular self-assembly for sub-7 nm functional platforms, heterostructures for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. One of the exciting research projects conducted in recent years was developing carbon-based nanomaterials and metal-organic frameworks to study their self-assembly under microgravity at NASA International Space Station collaboration with NASA Glenn Research Center.
Dr. Jun Li received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University in 1995 and did postdoctoral training at Cornell University in 1994 to 1997. He has been engaged in nanotechnology research at Molecular Imaging Co., the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore), NASA Ames Research Center, and Kansas State University. He has published over 140 journal articles, proceeding papers, book chapters, and is the co-inventor of over 26 nanotechnology patent applications. He edited a book on “Biosensors based on Nanomaterials and Devices” in 2014. Dr. Li is a recipient of 2005 Nano 50 Innovator Awards by Nanotech Briefs. His research interests are focused on developing new methods to integrate nanostructured materials, particularly one-dimensional nanowires and carbon nanotubes, into micro- and nano- devices. His previous work includes the development of a bottom-up processing solutions for carbon nanotube interconnect via, carbon nanofiber nanoelectrode array based biosensors, carbon nanofiber thermal interface materials, polypyrrole-coated carbon nanofiber arrays for neural electrical interface, nanoelectrode array based dielectrophoresis devices for pathogen capture and detection, three-dimensional architectured dye-sensitized solar cells, and vertical core-shell hybrid electrodes for electrical energy storage.
Xiaosheng Fang is currently professor in the Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, China. His research focuses on inorganic semiconductor nanostructure-based photodetectors. 180 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, two English monographs, and 4 book chapters have been authored and co-authored. The journal publications have already generated about 15000 citations, and h-index is 69. He was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher (in Materials Science) since 2014.
Chun Hway-Hsueh is a distinguished professor in the department of material science and engineering, National Taiwan University.
Previously, he was a research engineer at the University of California.
Chun has authored or co-authored more than 160 technical publications and he is listed as a highly cited researcher in the materials science category by the Institute for Scientific Information.
He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the National Taiwan University, a master's degree in materials science and engineering from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of California.
Dr. Mohamed El-Esawi is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Botany Department of Tanta University in Egypt. He has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Tanta University in Egypt, and his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Dublin Institute of Technology, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) in Ireland. Afterwards, Dr. El-Esawi joined the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Sorbonne (Pierre and Marie Curie-UPMC) in France as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Following those positions, Dr. El-Esawi joined the Division of Crop Biotechnics of KU Leuven in Belgium as a Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Dr. El-Esawi is very interested in Genetics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Molecular Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Plant-Microbe Interaction, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. He has given numerous talks and participated at more than 55 conferences, meetings, and workshops in highly regarded institutions nationally and internationally. He has received several awards and grants from international organizations including DAFF, IRO, COST.