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.”
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.
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.
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.
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