Gagik Sh Shmavonyan is Full Professor at National Polytechnic University of Armenia. He got his PhD in Physics in 1996 and DSc in Engineering in 2009 at the same university. He did Postdoc at National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2001-2002). He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, UK (2000, 2003), Polytechnic of Milan, Italy (2004-2005), University of Bremen, Germany (2002, 2006), Free University Berlin, Germany (2011), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2012), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2013-2014) and University of Cergy-Pontoise, France (2016, 2017). His current research interests are 2D atomic materials, their structures and devices. He has authored more than 100 refereed papers, 20 patents, 4 books and a chapter in a textbook for European students. His most significant reasearch awards are: Cleantech Oscar Award (2015, Silicon Valley, USA); ARPA Institute Invention Competition Awards (2013 and 2014, Los Angeles, USA)
Holder of the First Class Golden Medal for Sciences and Arts and the recipient of the 2010 Appreciation State Prize in the realm of Advanced Technological Sciences. Professor Ammar is currently the Chairman of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology Department, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries, Future University in Egypt; formerly, Dean of the Pharmacy Division, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. He has 130 research papers published in international scientific journals. These research papers cover most of the areas related to pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. Design of nanotechnology –based new drug delivery systems lies at the top of his research interests during the past two decades.
Dr. Alexander L. Kalamkarov is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada since 1993, and Director of Smart Materials Centre since1995. He was awarded the PhD degree from the Moscow State University in 1979 and the Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in1990. His academic career spans over 40 years in Research and University teaching. He has taught in the Universities in USA, England, France, Australia, Japan, and visited numerous Universities and Research Institutes around the world. Research performed by Prof. Kalamkarov in mechanics of advanced composites and smart structures is internationally recognized. He has authored more than 350 research publications, including 150 refereed journal papers, 8 Research Monographs and 2 US patents. Prof. Kalamkarov is awarded the CANCAM Gold Medal for the outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics in 2011. He has served as a Vice-President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and is a Member of numerous prestigious International Editorial and Advisory boards in the area of composite materials and smart structures.
Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of 35+ years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He has also worked in Nanotechnology and computational modeling of top-down Nanofabrication, in particular in nanoparticles properties, synthesis, and their applications in drug delivery and their health effects. For past ten years, he is also working in the area of clean and renewable energy; the topics include, wind energy, solar thermal energy, chemical looping combustion for carbon capture, geological sequestration of CO2, and fuel cell and battery modeling. He is the author and coauthor of over 460 publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow sixteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.
Prof. B. S. Panwar, got his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has published more than 100 papers in the international journals and conference with good citation index. He is recipient of International IBM Faculty Award, Adjunct Professor at University of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada, recipient of mobility exchange grant of Canadian International Development Agency, and a senior member of IEEE. He has served as Vice Chancellor of ITM University Gurgaon Dean research as Sharda University Greater Noida and had additional charge of Vice-Chancellor (officiating). At present he is associated with DIT University Dehradun.
Qiuhe Peng is mainly engaged in nuclear astrophysics, particle astrophysics and Galactic Astronomy research. In the field of Nuclear Astrophysics, his research project involved a neutron star (pulsar), the supernova explosion mechanism and the thermonuclear reaction inside the star, the synthesis of heavy elements and interstellar radioactive element such as the origin of celestial 26Al. In addition, through his lectures, he establishes Nuclear Astrophysics research in China, He was invited by Peking University, by Tsinghua University (both in Beijing and in Taiwan) and by nuclear physics institutes in Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou to give lectures on Nuclear Astrophysics for many times. He has participated in the international academic conferences over 40 times and he visited more than 20 countries. In 1994, he visited eight institutes in USA to give lectures. He is the first Chinese Astrophysicist to visit NASA and to give a lecture on the topic, “Nuclear Synthesis of Interstellar 26Al”. In 2005, he visited USA twice and gave lectures in eight universities again. Inviting six astronomers of USA to give series lectures, he has hosted four consecutive terms summer school on gravitational wave astronomy. After the four summer school obvious effect, at least 20 young scholars in China in the field of gravitational wave astronomy specialized learning and research. 220 research papers by him have been published
Gabor Patonay Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. In 1982 he became a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University. He joined the faculty of Georgia State University in 1987, where he is currently Professor and Analytical Division Head. His research interests include many analytical and environmental chemistry areas, specifically NIR fluorescence related research developing new bioanalytical and biomedical applications using NIR probes and labels; biomolecule separations using HPLC and CE; development of presumptive forensic tests; analytical and nanotechnology in bioanalytical chemistry. He published over 200 papers and presented over 250 conference presentations.
Dr. Habil. Vaidotas KAŽUKAUSKAS is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He was awarded Dr. Habil. degree in 1999. The topics of his research work are carrier transport, generation, recombination and trapping phenomena in advanced materials and structures for (opto-)electronic and photovoltaic applications. Prof. V. Kažukauskas is/was involved as a team leader into the six large-scale international projects and other numerous projects. He was awarded the National Science Award of Lithuanian Republic, the National Science Award for the Distinguished Scientist, the Science Award of the Rector of Vilnius University and others. V. Kažukauskas has more than 380 publications, had delivered more than 60 invited lectures at the international conferences, and authored three textbooks
Dr. J. Chen is a Distinguish Professor of Fudan University, and the executive president of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences of Fudan University. He obtained Ph.D. on physical chemistry in Fudan University in 1993. His research focuses on the heterogeneous reactions of atmospheric aerosols and the formation mechanism of air pollution. In his group, a series of advanced instruments including Aerosol Chamber, TDMA and Laser-CRDS have been built up to investigate the size distribution, hygroscopicity, optical properties and multiphase chemistry of atmospheric particles. The haze formation and its climate effect are concerned as well. His group found the potential sulfates formation from heterogeneous reactions of the mixed dust with COS. They revealed the relationship between the chemical composition of haze particles and the humidity. They studied the black carbon and PAHs from agricultural straw burning and associated impact on air quality and human health. Dr. Chen is PI of over 20 National, Provincial and Ministerial research projects, has published over 170 SCI papers and holds 20 Chinese patents. He received awards including the First Rank Award of Natural Sciences by Ministry of Education (2009) and Outstanding Academic Leader of Shanghai by STCSM (2013). In 2015, Dr. Chen was awarded the Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms and was approved to receive the State Council Special Allowance. He is the vice president of Atmospheric Science Brand-Society of National Environmental Science Society of China, and the associate editor for the Science of the Total Environment.
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). His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 80 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 conferences in Europe, Asia and USA and a regular reviewer in a reputable scientific journals
Professor Dr Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah is currently the Deputy Dean (Research, Postgraduate & Network) at School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia in PhD (2004) in the field of chemical engineering. His research works mostly encompass the use of novel functionalized nanoporous materials as catalysts in oleochemical conversions, waste treatment, green technology and production of renewable energy sources. He is among the pioneer researchers in the world to focus on the use of ultrasound to accelerate heterogeneous catalytic processes. He is the recipient of several innovation and publication awards based on his research works. His research expertise is often sought after for the assessment of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports on proposed strategic commercial projects such as oil refinery, petrochemical complex, sanitary landfill, smelting plant, used acid lead battery, paper mill etc. Various industrial problems have been successfully solved through his consultancy projects. He has been involved in the propagation of science and technology through more than 200 refereed publications in journals and book chapters mainly as the main author, and also involves as a technical committee member to nearly 100 international scientific conferences held across the globe. Many invitations on various roles have also been received to share his research experience with government officers, research scientists, junior researchers and school children. The objectives of the events vary from the latest development in nanoporous materials research, critical research skills, understanding science, promotion of sustainability, community awareness, carrier development to the understanding of policy and regulatory aspects. He is an academic external assessor to UniMAP and UniKL-MICET for their undergraduate and doctoral program, respectively. He also acts as an article reviewer to more than 100 different leading international journals in his area of expertise. In addition, he is an evaluator to research proposals received from the university, local ministries as well as international scientific associations in the USA, Oman, Qatar and Chile. He is one of the recipients of the Top Research Scientist Malaysia 2014 award. His h-index (Scopus) currently stands at 39.
Dr.Wong Hin Yong is affiliated to FACULTY OF ENGINEERING (FOE), Multimedia University. Dr. Wong Hin Yong is currently providing services as Dean / PROFESSOR. Dr. Wong Hin Yong has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and International conferences. Dr. Wong Hin Yong contributions have acclaimed recognition from honourable subject experts around the world. Dr. Wong Hin Yong is actively associated with different societies and academies. Dr. Wong Hin Yong academic career is decorated with several reputed awards and funding. Dr. Wong Hin Yong research interests include ENGINEERING
Dr. Anis Haque has 24 years of university teaching and research experiences in science and engineering. His primary research interests are in nanotechnology, renewable energy and engineering education. He received PhD in Materials Science from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in Japan and completed a master degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in England. Heholds another master degree and a bachelor degree with honors in Applied Physics and Electronics. He is the Associate Head and a Senior Instructor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary, in Canada. He received several Teaching Excellence Awards nominated by the students. He is a professional engineer registered at the province of Alberta, in Canada. Dr. Haque is dedicated to promoting the teaching of Health & Safety in Canadian universities and colleges. He has been instrumental as a Director on Minerva Canada’s Board for 6 years, a not-for-profit organization for advancing Health and Safety education in Canada. He has been a major contributor in developing educational materials, which are now being used by engineering schools in Canada. He is also involved in a major initiative at the University of Calgary for upgrading their Health and Safety curriculum in engineering. In 2014, Dr. Haque received ‘Minerva Education Award of Honour’ for his dedication and significant contributions in advancing Health and Safety education. He has true passion for science and engineering outreach among elementary to high school (K-12) students. Dr. Haque founded AASEE (Association for the Advancement of Science and Engineering Education), a registered charity, in 2011 and has been serving as the Chair since then. He has reached more than 5,000 students directly in the K-12 classrooms. He had also been the Chair of TISP Canada, an educational activity of IEEE. He is a Program Director at SHAD since 2013, a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students at a pivotal point in their education. Helps recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. He served for 4 years as a member on the Board of Examiners of APEGA, the organization that regulates the practices of engineers in Alberta.
Prof. Dr. Said Elshahat Abdallah is working as Professor of Agricultural Process Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. He was born on January 6, 1972. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Technical Sciences in November 2005 from the Faculty of Design, Don State Technical University, Russia. He prepared many scientific literatures such as Engineering of Food Factories and Dairy Plants, Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, introduction to agricultural process engineering, Instrumentation, Properties and Testing of Engineering Materials, Fitting of Curves and Differential Equations and Differentiation & Integration, etc… He published more than thirty research articles in international peerreviewed journals. He supervised, has done and examined about twenty M. Sc. and Ph. D. dissertations. He participated in several either local or international conferences on the topics of Agricultural Process Engineering. He contributed in the attendance of many meetings, workshops and training courses. He was awarded: Food Engineer of the Year Award – 2010; Excellence Award in International Scientific Publication – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; Arab Papers Published on Agriculture – 2012; Egypt 25 Foundation Award – 2012; Who's Who in the World – 2013, 2014 and 2015; 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 2013; Top 100 Engineers– 2013; International Biographical Center Man of The Year– 2013; Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Engineering Achievement – 2013 and Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding EducationalAchievement – 2013. He served as: Editor-in-Chief; Associate Editor; Editorial Board Member; Food Expert; Reviewer, etc… in more than five hundred international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Houxiao Wang received his PhD degree from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2013. He conducted the collaboration work attached with the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) in Singapore from 2009 to 2011. He got the NTU Research Scholarship (Singapore) in 2008. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University. His current research interests mainly focus on advanced laser drilling, trepanning, machining, processing and manufacturing assisted by water-based ultrasonic vibrations and/or magnetic fields, materials processing, and focused ion beam (FIB) nanofabrication and nanometrology for optical applications. He is an invited editorial board member of American Journal of Physics and Applications (AJPA). Dr. Wang is currently the member of several professional organizations such as The Optical Society of America (OSA), the Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS), and the Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRSS). He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has been invited as or served as the (honorable) plenary/keynote/invited speaker, the honorable guest/speaker, the (honorable) session chair/co-chair, the honorable/invited organizing committee member, the invited scientific committee member and/or the technical program committee member for around 20 important international conferences in the area.
Dr. Luigi Maxmilian Caligiuri (born in 30th of November 1972) is an Italian Physicist. He received laurea magna cum laude in theoretical Physics from University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy in 1995. He has started his research and teaching activity at University of Calabria at Faculties of Sciences and Engineering in several fields of theoretical and applied sciences. From 2001 he is full professor of Physics and, from 2013, also the director of the Foundation of Physics Research Center (FoPRC) in Italy, an independent research organization devoted to advanced research in Physics. He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals of physics and engineering in the fields of theoretical physics, acoustics, biophysics, electromagnetic fields and material sciences. He is editorial board member of numerous international journals related to theoretical and applied physics. His most recent interests relate to coherent quantum field theory and its application to different fields - from fundamental physics to cosmology and brain mechanism - to superluminal physics and to the study of consciousness and mind mechanism from the standpoint of quantum mechanics. He also conducts scientific popularization activity by writing essays in magazines and participating to TV programs
Mr. De la Parra is an entrepreneur focused on Information Technology, Education and Health. He is creative and results-driven and has 16+ years of Digital Strategy experience in architecture and implementation. Mr. De la Parra is the COO and Co-founding Partner at The Solomon Brokerage Firm. He currently leads as CEO at Mass Media Division and De la Parra Mobile Solutions and is former CEO & Founder at Astrum Salud Móvil and its Telemedicine service Astrum Móvil. Moreover, he is a member of the Board of Advisors, former COO & Co-founder at RegenerAge® Clinic & RegenerAge® Beauty, a member of the Board of Advisors, former Digital Strategy Director & Co-founder at Dr. Jois®, BiorganicAging®, What Skin Needs™/WSN International Pty. Ltd. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors and is former CMO at ReAnima Advanced Biosciences and is a member of the Board of Advisors and former Digital Media Director at Bioquark, Inc. He is also the former Latin America Region Manager and Digital Strategy adviser at CardiacSense and former CITO & Senior Partner at Cerezo Editores. Within the academic and educational fields, Mr. De la Parra acted as the Executive Vice President: Executive Chairman of the WAMS Mobile Health Division, WAMS Chief Coordinating Officer, a member of the WAMS Executive Council (WAMS Executive Board), a member of the WAMS Education & Training Board (ETB), a member of the WAMS Editorial Board, an Honorary Member of the Academy Faculty FWAMS, an Honorary Fellow of the Academy & is also a Senior Partner at WAMS, The World Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also an Advisory Board member, functioned as the Chief Operating Officer and is a Co-founding Partner at The Reprogramming Medicine Association. Mr. De la Parra is also a member of the National Introducing Brokers Association and a part of the National Biofuel Board, (Alliance Program), also being the founder and former Board of Directors member of Astrum Fundación, an Advisory Board member of the Lifeboat Foundation, an Advisory Board member of the Future Worlds Center - Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (Senior TV Program), a Federated member of the International Longevity Alliance, and volunteered as Digital Strategy adviser at the Major Mouse Testing Program. He is also a member of the Web Committee at the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation / Lifespan.io and has volunteered with SENS Research Foundation for the OncoSENS Program in Digital Strategy. Alejandro De la Parra Solomon is on Google+, Facebook, and on LinkedIn. RESEARCH AREAS: Neuroscience, Regenerative Medicine, Continued Medical Education, Information & Communications Technology, Biotechnology, Social Development
Dr CACA graduated from University of Surrey UK in the field of Biophysics. Currently she focus on research related to nanotechnology for tissue engineering and drug delivery. she has strong links with both local and international research collaborators. She is still in touch with her PhD supervisor Dr Richard Sear at University of Surrey. For material science, she worked with Professor Alan Dalton at University of Sussex and Professor Ray Baughman group at Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, USA. In addition, she have learned a lot about Raman spectroscopy for detection of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) following uptake by cells under guidance of Dr Alan Dalton (Surrey Material Institute) and for toxicity of MWNTs as carrier and scaffolds by Dr Nick Plant at Centre for Toxicology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.Her expertise in using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to measure the thickness of extracellular matrix protein was instructed by Professor Joseph Keddie, one of Reader in Physics at Surrey. In terms of immunofluorescence, she gained in depth knowledge related to staining and imaging from Dr Lisi Meira, Dr Alexandra and Rebecca Holland. One of her established collaboration is with Professor Padmanabhan at Medical Faculty, NTU Singapore. In Japan, she collaborates with Associate Professor Yuki Shirosaki and Toshiki Miyazaki at Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) Japan for biomaterials related research.
Dr. Yap Pow Seng is currently a Senior Lecturer in Curtin University Malaysia. He graduated with BEng (1st Class Hons) (Environmental Engineering) from the University of Malaya (UM) as the top student. He obtained his MSc (Environmental Science and Engineering) (Singapore Stanford Partnership Programme) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He received his PhD (Environmental Engineering) degree from NTU. He has received scholarships for all his bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees studies. He also has working experience in both industry and R&D. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students from more than 35 different countries, in the fields of environmental engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. He has won several local and international awards. He has published various journal articles and presented his research work in international conferences. He is an active reviewer for several journals in environmental engineering and chemical engineering. His areas of research interests are advanced oxidation processes, adsorption processes, membrane separation processes, nanotechnology, environmental catalysis, renewable and sustainable energy and clean technology.
Chia-Jyi Liu is a distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics, National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Department of Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, USA, 1991. He has been performing research on superconductivity and thermoelectric materials as a postdoc, research fellow, research scientist in Department of Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, USA (1991-1991), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processing, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA (1991-1992), Superconducting Research Laboratory, International Superconductivity Technology Center, Japan (1992-1994), Physics Department, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (1995-1996), Research Scientist, Industrial Research Limited, New Zealand (1996-1996). After that he joined the Department of Physics, National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan in 1996. His current interests include developing novel and technically interesting materials and energy materials such as thermoelectric materials, understanding of structure/property correlations, and fabrication of chemical sensors and devices.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Dean Vučinić joined Vesalius College (VeCo) in 2017, which is affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and became adjunct professor for Foundation/European Business Communication educational programmes. He has been affiliated to VUB since 1988. Before VeCo, he was guest professor and senior research scientist at the VUB Faculty of Engineering Sciences (IR) in 2 departments: Mechanical Engineering (MECH) and Electronics & Informatics (ETRO). He is also the part-time associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology (FERIT), University of Osijek, Croatia. His work is mostly related to Research and Development (R&D) projects, and his interest covers Scientific Visualization, Modelling and Simulation, Optimization methodologies and techniques. His Ph.D. became a book, as in the early 90's he developed "CFView - Computational Field Visualization System", the first-time-ever interactive visualization software for numerical simulations, fully based on the object-oriented technology. VUB spin-off NUMECA is still using his software after more than 20 years, more than 20 VUB PhD-s applied CFView in their visualization and data analysis tasks. During almost 30 years at VUB, he successfully participated in more than 20 European projects under the European Frameworks, EUREKA/ITEA and Tempus educational programs. He is author of more than 60 scientific papers in international reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and in addition, author of several book chapters. He is member of International Boards of Journals and Conferences, acting as chair, session organizer, reviewer and editor. He is promoting and encouraging international cooperation in research and development, and education; realised initiatives with USA, Canada, Russia, Brazil, India, Egypt and Japan, among others. He is the European Commission expert in H2020 and member of international organizations: AIAA, IEEE, ACM, SAE & ASME.