Prof Werner J Blau is Professor of Physics of Advanced Materials at Trinity College Dublin, as well as holding several; honorary professorships in China at SNIOM CAS, ECUST and Xi’an. For over two decades, his research has addressed the fundamental issue of structure-property relationships in polymeric and nano-materials and made unique and original contributions towards understanding and applications in optically-active nanostructures. He won the 2015 NANOSMAT PRIZE “for outstanding contributions in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and for professional career achievements, in particular for your breakthrough and inspirational research in the field of molecular engineering of advanced materials and the investigation of basic materials, processes and devices for molecular nano-electronics and bio-nanotechnology.”
Masaharu Oshima, Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo (UTokyo) is now a project researcher at Institute for Solid State Physics, UTokyo, and a distinguished professor at Tokyo City University. He graduated from Dpt. of Industrial Chemistry, UTokyo in 1972, and received his Doctor of Engineering degree from UTokyo in 1984. He has been engaged in synchrotron radiation research for semiconductors, and nanotechnology for more than 37 years. He became a professor at Dpt. of Applied Chemistry, UTokyo in 1995. He was the Presidents of the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research, and the Surface Science Society of Japan. He has published more than 610 papers in international refereed journals. He received ECS Best Paper Award and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Award etc.
Qiu He 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
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has already been working as professor. He published over 50 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 100 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last four years (2014 - 2018) over 50 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by South Asian Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE), web: http://saise.org/, Science and Engineering Institute (SCIEI), web: http://www.sciei.org, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, web: http://www.iacsit.org/, The Academic World Education and Research Center (AWER-Center), web: http://www.awer-center.org/, and other institutes and companies. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File.
Dr. Mirosław Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Energy and Fuels at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland), and in 2018 D.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Wrocław University of Technology (Poland) in the discipline: chemical technology. In addition, he obtained a certificate of completion of postgraduate studies: Professional Research and Development Project Manager at the Krakow University of Agriculture (Poland), Research and Development Project Manager at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (Poland), and Electrical Energy Markets from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 75 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 many editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the organizing and scientific committees international conferences in Europe, Asia and United States of America.
Dr. Ashok Kakkar is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec Canada. His group is involved in designing complex macromolecular architectures for simplifying administration schemes in delivering active pharmaceutical agents. He received his PhD from University of Waterloo, and had conducted post-doctoral work at Cambridge (UK) and Northwestern (USA). His group is very well recognized and has published extensively in the area of drug delivery and diagnostics, including editing a book “Miktoarm Star Polymers: From Basics of Branched Structure to Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications,” RSC 2017.
Gabor Patonay is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. In 1982 he left Hungary and became a Postdoctoral Associate in Professor Isiah Warner’s group in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University specializing in fluorescence spectroscopy, separations and instrument development. He joined the faculty of Georgia State University (GSU) in 1987, where he is currently Professor and Analytical Division Head. Dr. Patonay’s research interests at GSU 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 analytical techniques and use of nanotechnology in bioanalytical chemistry. Dr. Patonay published over 200 papers and presented over 250 conference presentations. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Analytical Chemistry Insights.
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.
Prof/Dr. Yoshifumi Ogami received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1989. He worked asa Research Assistant in Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan from 1988 to 1995.He was a visiting scientist in Institute of Theoretical Dynamics, University of California in Davis, U.S.A from 1991 to 1993. Since 2002, he has been a Professor in Ritsumeikan University, Japan. His research interests include developing code for three-dimensional panel method for moving and deforming objects in fluids and simulations of heat and mass transfer in continuous fluids and rarefied gas flows. Additionally, he is supervising many projects related to industry–university cooperation.
Milos Janecek has completed his PhD from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and postdoctoral studies from University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada and Clausthal University of technology, Clausthal, Germany. He is a full professor and the deputy head of the Department of Physics of materials at Charles University, Prague. He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of Materials Engineering in Slovak Republic.
Prof. Dr. Lucien Veleva is majored in Electrochemistry (Eng.) in Sofia, Bulgaria, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. Her PhD is done in Institute of Physical Chemistry (Bulgaria) and after that was working as researcher in the “Institute for Protection of Metals from Corrosion” (Sofia, Bulgaria), as a head of National Laboratory for Testing of Corrosion. Since 1994 is Associated Professor at Applied Physics Department (Center for Investigation and Advanced Study - CINVESTAV, Mexico), teaching in Master/ Doctor Degrees programs, and also is adviser of thesis. In 2011 she received Doctor Honoris Causa; in 2012 - Francis La Que, Award ASTM G01, USA; in 2013 – NACE International Distingished Career Award, She has more than 200 articles in international journals, chapters in international books and 4 patents.
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.
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.
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.
MA Agam completed his PhD from Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, University of Birmingham, UK in 2006. Awarded as Best Malaysian-UK student in 2005 by Malaysian government and published 60 research papers in reputed journals. His research interest span from polymer resists to functional nanomaterials especially for environment preservation. Focus more on overexposure of doped polymers in direct fabrication of graphitic materials such as Diamond like Carbon for advance materials research and applications.
Fatehah Mohd Omar is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 2015 by studying the characterization, properties, behavior of ZnO nanoparticles in aqueous systems. Prior to that, she completed both her Bachelor and Masters degree in Environmental Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, in year 2004 and 2007 respectively. She is a member of the International Water Association (IWA) and Malaysia’s NGO Environmental Management and Research Association (ENSEARCH). She is also a member of the technical committee for international conferences such as Water Security Cluster : From Source to Supply 2016 and International Conference of Environmental Research Technology 2017 organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia. Fatehah is an active researcher on the characterization and behavior of nanosize pollutants generated from industries and also nanopollutants in drinking water supply. Fatehah was recently awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Malaysian Fellowship 2016 in October 2016 for her research entitled, “Behavior and Fate of Nanosize Suspended Solids in Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) in the Presence of Natural Biopolymers for the Optimization of Wastewater Treatment Processes”. She is a two time grant receiver from the International Foundation for Science (IFS) from Sweden for her research on the treatability process of new emerging pollutants (nanoparticles) in potable water supply and industrial wastewater process using natural bioflocculants and waste by-product coagulant. She is also engaged in community work on renewable energy via solar panels for the indigenous folk to reduce carbon emissions in remote rural areas in the central region of Malaysia. In April 2016, she represented USM and collaborated with the National Hydraulic Research Institute Malaysia (NAHRIM) at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in Switzerland where they won several awards. She is also engaged with private companies i.e. Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. on the behavior of SiO2 nanoparticles in semiconductor wastewater treatment processes; and SCOMI group on wastewater treatment processes. In December 2014, she received a grant from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Switzerland to hold a conference related to “Nanoparticles in the Environment” at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal.
Yuan Dong is a Distinguished Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering at the Hangzhou Dianzi University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering in 2008, and doctorate in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics in 2014, both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, respectively. His current research interests include the heat and mass transport phenomena in low dimensional materials, novel interfaces and intelligent materials, which are investigated through large scale atomistic simulation tools.
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.
Revathi Rajan is Senior Lecturer in Department of Diagnostics and Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in Management & Science University. She received a B Sc. in Forensic Science (2009), MSc. Forensic Chemistry (2014) and recently received her Ph. D. in Forensic Chemistry (Nanomaterial) from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She won Gold Award in the International Invention and Innovation Competition (iTEX) 2016 for the invention of nanoparticle based fingerprint dusting powder using agricultural waste.
Prof/Dr. Abdelilah Chtaini has received his PhD in Poitiers (France) University during the period of 1988 to 1993 Currently, he is working as Professor. In Sultan Moulay Slimane (Morocco) University. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Director of Research, Chtaini A, has participated in several workshops and conferences; Chtaini A research interests are Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering,
Dr. Tohru Higuchi received his Ph.D from Tokyo University of Science in 2000. He worked as Assistant Professor in Tokyo University of Science, Japan from 2000 to 2007 and a visiting scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California in Berkeley, U.S.A from 2007 to 2008. From 2009, he is an Associate Professor in Tokyo University of Science. His research interests include the nanoionics devices using oxide ionic conductor and strongly correlated oxide thin film.He has authored and co-authored 210 journal papers and presented totally more than 550 oral and poster presentations including 30 invited presentations.
Dr Miyazaki has completed his Ph.D. (1986) in electronic engineering from Hiroshima University. In April 2002 to May 2010, he was a professor at Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter in Hiroshima University. Since June 2010, he has been a professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, and served a vice dean of Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University since April 2017. He was elected a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics in 2009. Since 2013, he has chaired the 154th committee on “Semiconductor Interfaces and Their Application”, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Dr Naveeda Akhtar Qureshi has completed her PhD from Govt. College University Lahore,Pakistan She is working as an Associate Professor in the department of Animal Sciences Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistanis She has published more than 35 papers in reputed journals. Her research field is Parasitology and Entomology. She is supervising and teaching Mphil and PhD students
Dr Fabrice Andrieux BSc, PhD (Electochemistry), MRSC is a Lecturer in Nuclear and Chemical Engineering at the Department of Engineering, Lancaster University. His primary research interest in the development of electrochemical and gravimetry sensors for industrial and medical diagnostic applications, to enable rapid decision making. He is the author of 20 peer reviewed articles and an edited book chapter.
Yuto Moritake received the M. S. and Dr. Eng. Degrees from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 2013 and 2016, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher of the Innovative Photon Manipulation Team (conducted by Prof. Takuo Tanaka) in RIKEN, Japan. From 2017, he is assistant Professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently engaged in research and development of nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanofabrication.
Magnus T. Borgström is Professor in Solid state Physics at the Lund University. He was born in Perstorp, Sweden, in 1974. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. After the PhD degree in 2003 he was a Postdoctor at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, for one year where he was engaged in working on optical properties of semiconductor nanowires (NWs) before joining Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2005, as Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, where he was engaged in working on epitaxial growth and characterization of semiconductor NWs.Since 2016, he is full professor being involved in semiconductor epitaxy, with the current main focus on NW growth and electro-optical studies of materials with promise for energy saving and harvesting applications. He is currently the coordinator of the NanoEnergy part of NanoLund, and the deputy coordinator of the EU-project NanoTandem.
Pang, Xiao-Feng; Physical and Biophysical professor, Doctorate Adviser, National excellent expert of science and technology of China, bom,December 31, 1954 Chengdu (Sichuan Province); Researcher: Inst of Physics, Chinese Academy of Scs, Beijing 1982-84, Inst of Solid State Physics, Sichuan Normal Univ 1985-87; Prof, Physics Dept, Inst of Southwest Nationalities, Chengdu 1988-98; Prof & Doctorate Adviser, Inst of Life Sc & Techy and High-Energy Electronics, Univ of Electronic Sc & Techy of China, Sichuan 1999-; Visiting Prof: Sichuan Univ, Chengdu 1993-2000, Munchen Univ (Germany) and International Inst of Biological Physics (Germany) 1994-1995, Inst of Physics in Slovak Academy of Scs and Palacky Univ (Czech Republic) 1996, Kaiserslautern Univ. (Germany) and International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy) 1998, East China Normal Univ, Shanghai 1999-2000, National Univ of Singapore 2002-2003，2008， Hong Kong Uni.02/2010 ; Member: New York Academy of Scs, American Asscn for Advancement of Sc, Chinese Centre of Advanced Sc & Techy, International Centre of Material Physics in Chinese Academy of Scs; publs—Solitons (1987), About 383 articles were published in journals in abroad and home. The theory of bio-energy transport in protein molecules and its experimental evidences were built and done, about 60 articles have been published in journals in abroad and home.6 monographs of <