Dr. Mao is a world-leader in the research on plasticity, deformation physics and fracture mechanics of materials and a pioneer in atomic scale experimental mechanics with over 300 publications including 230 journal papers with over 20 Science, Nature and Nature-serials articles. He has achieved international reputation in in-situ transmission electron microscope and is amongst the most cited in the field ( over 16,700 citations, H-index=65). He has given over one hundred keynote, plenary and invited talks in national/international conferences and symposiums, Dr. Mao has been honored by distinguished awards at his home institution and internationally, such as Elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Elected APS fellow (American Physics Society), Elected Fellow of IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials), ASME fellow, Vebleo Fellow (prominence recognition in the field of science and engineering), the TMS-SMD Award, the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award, Esso Research Excellence Award, the William Kepler Whiteford Endowed and the John Swanson Endowed Professor. Dr. Mao was also past chairs for TMS (Metals, Materials & Minerals Society) Committee on Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, IMS (International Metallographic Society) finance committee, Guest-editor for Material Science & Engineering International Journal, and Editorial Board member for Nanomaterials, Acta Metallurgica Sinica, and Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials.
Dr. Ram Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, USA. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on green energy production and storage using conducting polymers and composites, nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, bio-based polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta published over 185 peer-reviewed articles in leading science journals, made over 250 national/international/regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, and received over one and a half million dollars for research and educational activities. He is serving as a member of editorial board for various journals.
Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda received his Ph.D. from India in 2003. Dr. Nadagouda worked for General Electric (GE) in Bangalore, India, for two years before moving on to work with the late Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid (2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Nadagouda went on to become an Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) postdoctoral fellow at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), and subsequently achieved his current position as a Physical Scientist at EPA's Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also an adjunct professor at Wright State University, Dayton, OH. His research focus includes PFAS, water treatment, nutrient recovery, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, membrane research, green chemistry, polymer blends, solid coatings, solid-state chemistry, and drug delivery. He has received several Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) from the EPA, including the National Risk Management Research Laboratory Goal 1 Award. He is the recipient of the "Chemist of the Year" award from ACS chemical Society. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of several international journals and has published nearly 300 papers in reviewed journals with a citation index of ~18000(H index 65) and holds several patents.
Zhong-Yong Yuan is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He received his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry from Nankai University in 1999. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1999 to 2001. He then moved to Belgium, working as a research fellow at the University of Namur from 2001 to 2005, prior to joining Nankai University as a full professor. In 2006, he was awarded the “Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University” by the Ministry of Education. He is currently the Director of the Institute of New Catalytic Materials Science, Nankai University. His research interests are mainly on the self-assembly of hierarchically nanoporous and nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications. He is co-author of 330 ISI publications with h-index 60, 1 book, and 4 book chapters.
After graduating as an engineer at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle (Limoges, France), Frédéric CHAPUT obtained, in 1988, a PhD in Science of Ceramic Materials at Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau near Paris). From 1993 to 1994, for 6 months, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Los Angeles (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) where his research interests focused on cathode materials for lithium batteries. Thereafter, he spent part of his professional career (20 years) at Ecole Polytechnique as Researcher in the field of hybrid organic-inorganic materials for optical applications. Furthermore, he has worked in several Hightech French companies (Essilor, Varioptic, Mathym) as Visiting Scientist or Scientific Advisor. He co-founded Mathym SAS in September 2013. In these companies he has developed nanoparticles in the form of colloidal solutions for various applications including optical, mechanical or biomedical. He is currently Research Director of CNRS (French National Research Center) at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Chemistry Laboratory. His current main scientific interests revolve around the study of inorganic nanoparticles for a wide range of applications. He is co-author of over 200 scientific publications. In recognition of his research work, he has received numerous awards. He has filed several patents in various field.
Paulo DE MORAIS, Ph.D., full Professor of Physics at the University of Brasilia (UnB)-Brazil up to 2013, Appointed as UnB’s Emeritus Professor (2014), Visiting Professor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)-China (2012-2015), Distinguished Professor at the Anhui University (AHU)-China (2016-2019), Full Professor at the Catholic University of Brasília (UCB)-Brazil (since 2018), CNPq-1A Research Fellowship since 2010, 2007 Master Research Prize from UnB, 2008-member of the European ERA NET Nanoscience Committee, Member of the IEEE-Magnetic Society Technical Committee, Senior Member of the IEEE Society, 2012 China’s 1000 Foreign Expert Recipient, and 2012 Academic Excellence Award from Brazilian Professor’s Union. He held two-years (1987-1988) post-doc position with Bell Communications Research-New Jersey, USA and received his Doctoral degree in Solid State Physics (1986) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He graduated in both Chemistry (1976) and Physics (1977) at the UnB. He is member of the Brazilian Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-IEEE. He has served as referee for over 40 technical journals and has conducted research on nanomaterials for over 35 years. His main interest is in preparation, characterization and applications of nanomaterials and nanocomposites.
Dr Jun Wei is currently the Principal Scientist in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), the Additive Manufacturing Program Manager for the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Program Manager of Structural Electronics Program, Adjunct Professor at National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. Dr Wei’s research includes additive manufacturing, flexible and printed electronics. He has authored and co-authored more than 500 publications in Chemical Society Reviews, Progress in Materials Science, Science Advances, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, JACS, Energy & Environmental Science, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Small, Nanoscale, Inorganic Chemistry, Acta Materialia, Additive Manufacturing, etc. with citations over 15000 times and H-index of 58. He is holding more than 60 technology disclosures and patents. He is serving several international conference committees and editorial boards.
Dr. Sagar E. Shirsath has received his PhD degree in 2010 from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India. Currently he is working as a lecturer at Vivekanand College, Aurangabad, MS, India and a visiting fellow of University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is the recipient of the prestigious JSPS postdoctoral fellowship in 2012-2014 at Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan. He also worked as a research fellow at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2017-2019. He serving as an editorial board member of 10 international research journal. Dr. Sagar Shirsath’ research area are: magnetism and magnetic materials, piezo/ferroelectrics, thin film, interface engineering, nanomaterials etc. As on August 2020 he has published more than 200 research papers in international peer reviewed journals that attracted a total citations of more than 5000 with an impressive h-index of 45. He received many national and international awards and honors.
Xiao-Yu Yang, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Royal Society of Art. He received his Ph.D. from Jilin University (co-educated at FUNDP of Belgium). After a postdoctoral fellowship at the FUNDP, he worked as a “Chargé de Recherches” at the FNRS in Belgium. He is currently working as full professor at WHUT. His research is aimed at hierarchical assembly techniques and hierarchical structured materials for applications in catalysis, energy, environment and ocean techniques. He has authored and co-authored over 200 scientific publications. Some important results have been published on leading journals such as Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem, Matter, Energy. Environ. Sci., Nano Lett., ACS Nano, and Chem. Soc. Rev. etc. A dozen highlighted hot papers have been selected as “Cover paper”, “Hot paper”, and “Annual trends in chemistry”. He has earned a dozen international important honors.
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Dr. Fouad Laoutid obtained a master degree in material science from University of Montpellier in 1999. He received his PhD degree from University of Montpellier/Ecole des Mines d’Alès (France) in 2003 and joined Materia Nova research center (Belgium) in 2006. After his PhD, he has worked at the technical incubator of Ecole des Mines d’Alès in 2003 on the development of fire-resistant polyurethane foam before joining Ecole des Mines d’Alès in 2004 as a lecturer. He is currently R&D Programe Manager of the polymeric and composite unit. His research interests concern the development of sustainable flame-retardant polymeric materials, including biobased materials, (nano)composites and polymer blends. He has in charge several academic and industrial research projects. Dr. Laoutid obtained a “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in polymer chemistry in 2016 at the University of Montpellier. He is Vice-President of the French Chemical Society Group "Thermal degradation and fire behavior of organic materials" since 06/2015.
Dr. Kim received his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 2011 and researched further for 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow at Texas Materials Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, USA during 2012-2014. In 2014, he joined in the department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Gachon University as an assistant professor. Dr. Kim is an expert in the design and synthesis of advanced electrochemical energy storage and conversions including electrode materials as well as electrolyte modification for various secondary batteries and polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is also interested in the binders by modifying and synthesizing polymeric materials to enhance the electrochemical performance, and he has published over 70 refereed papers, 10 patents in his research field.
Dr. Han is an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Engineering at the Inha University, South Korea. He got B.S. and M.S. in Department of Environmental Engineering at Yeungnam University, Korea, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He achieved Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering program, Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering at University of Cincinnati, USA in 2014. He was an ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellow in The Office of Research and Development at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, USA until he joined Inha University in 2018. The research interests are water treatment using advanced oxidation processes, environmental nanotechnologies, environmental chemistry, treatment/sensing of algal toxins in surface waters, green chemistry, nutrient recovery using nanotechnology in surface water and wastewater, and fate and transport of nanomaterials from commercial products in the environment. Currently, he focuses on the formation of microplastics and nanomaterial release from polymer nanocomposites by environmental weathering.
Dr. Matthaios Santamouris is the Anita Lawrence Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is a past a professor at the University of Athens, Greece and visiting Professor at the Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece. Editor and author of 15 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings published by Earthscan, Springer, etc. Guest editor of twelve special issues of various scientific journals. Scientific coordinator of many international research programs and author of almost 290 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international scientific journals. Reviewer of research projects in 15 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc. Expert in various International Research Institutions. Highly Cited researcher according to Clarivate in 2017 and 2018.
Dr. Bi is a Senior Scientist and Group Manager with the Joining Technology Group in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Program Manager of “Large Format Hybrid Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing”, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore. He also holds the adjunct positions with National University of Singapore. Dr. Bi received his PhD in laser material processing from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2004. Before joining SIMTech in 2008, he worked as a Research Fellow at Rolls-Royce Technology Center, University of Nottingham, UK. His field covers additive manufacturing, welding & joining, advanced materials, numerical simulation, process monitoring & control, as well as equipment development. He has published more than eighty peer reviewed journal and conference papers, served as the technical committee member and invited speaker for international conferences, as well as editorial board member of international journal. He holds three patents and more than ten technology disclosures related to additive manufacturing, welding and joining.
Nasir Mahmood is a Vice-Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Engineering at RMIT University. His research interests include chemical designing and synthesis of advanced materials and their heterostructures for sustainable society, especially in energy (storage and conversion), environment (wastewater treatment and microwave absorption), health (early disease detection and drug delivery). He obtained his PhD with distinction in Materials Science and Engineering from Peking University, China in 2015. His early career began at the University of Wollongong, Australia (2015-16) followed by securing a research fellow position at Tianjin University, China (2016-17) and RMIT University (2017-19). He co-founded a Centre of Micro-Nano Functional Materials and Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Sichuan, currently he is an honorary member of the group. He has served as guest editors and editorial board member of several journals. Based on his innovative work, he has been awarded with several distinctive awards including one of the most prestigious award of China named as "Beijing Science and Technology Award". He has authored 80 peer reviewed journal articles, 2 patents, 1 book, 5 book chapters. Nasir’s team also initiated the development of 2D heterostructures to integrate nanoscale and microscale features in one structure, boosting surface reactions for catalytic water-splitting, supercapacitors and diffusion limits in batteries.
D. Remiens is born the 27 October 1959. He received the PhD degree in electronic from the University of Lille1 in 1986. Between 1986 and 1987 he held a Postdoc position at Alcatel (Marcoussis) and between 1987-1990 a researcher position at CNET (National Center of Telecommunications-Bagneux) on laser and integrated optics group. In 1992 he has been Associate Professor position at the University of Valenciennes on Electronics and Electrical Engineering. His main research interests concern functional materials growth and characterizations at LAMAC (Laboratory of Advanced Ceramics materials) between 1991-2002. In 1993 he has obtained a professor position at the University of Valenciennes. In 2003 (at present) his group has been integrated the Institute d'Electronique, de Microelectronique et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN). He is the leader of the Materials for Integration in Microelectronics and Microsystems (MIMM) team in the MAMINA group. He is author or co-author of about 200 international publications and more than 180 communications with many invited communications. He is the supervisor of 31 PhD students. He is the leader at CNRS of ferroelectric materials in thin film form. His research activity covered not only the materials science but also MEMS (NEMS) devices design and realization.
Dr. Jian Wang is a full professor of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2006, and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as technical staff member for 9 years. His research focuses on quantitatively exploring the structure-properties relations of structural and nanostructured materials using multi-scale theory, modeling and experimental methods and techniques. He was awarded the LANL Distinguished Postdoctoral Performance Award (2009), the LDRD/Early Career Award (2011), TMS MPMD Young Leader Award (2013), International Plasticity Young Research Award (2015), Journal Outstanding Reviewer Awards for Scripta Materialia (2016), Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (2016), and Acta Materialia (2017), and Materials Today 2018 Rising Star Award in the category of Materials Genome Innovation (2018). He served as Editorial Board of International Journal of Plasticity (2015~), Scientific Reports (2016~), and several others. He has published more than ~250 peer-reviewed papers (> 10,500 citations and H-index = 61), and delivered 100+ invited/keynote presentations.
Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng is the Director of Center for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He co-authored over 1,000 SCI indexed international journal papers and 8 authored books which received ~100,000 citations and ~ 147 H-index. He mentored ~ 50 PhD students and ~ 150 research engineers and scientists. He is regarded as the modern father of electrospinning and nanofibers. He is named among the World’s Most Influential Minds and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics. A European study placed him among the only 500 researchers with H index over 146 in the history of science and technology (http://www.webometrics.info/en/node/58). He received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK; and The TGMP from the Harvard University, USA. He is a Distinguished Alumni of IITM, India. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He received numerous recognitions which include China Talent and Changjiang Scholar (Yangtze River Scholar); India-UK Cambridge Nehru Fellowship of India, and Singapore LKY Fellowship; CUT Honorary Engineering Doctorate; APA Distinguished Researcher Award,IFEES President award- Global Visionary; GEDC Ambassador; ASEAN Outstanding Engineer Award; IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award; IITM Distinguished Alumni Award; NUS Outstanding Researcher Award; CPS Biomaterials Award. He chairs the Circular Economy taskforce at NUS, and a member of Enterprise Singapore’s National Mirror Committee for ISO/TC323 on Circular Economy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer NATURE journal Materials Circular Economy. He is an editorial board member of Springer NATURE journal Advanced Fiber Materials; Elsevier Journal Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering; and NATURE Scientific Reports.
Prof. Giovanni Meneghetti research fields deal with the development of local approaches for structural durability analysis of welded components and structures, fatigue design of structures in metallic materials, experimental analysis of strains, in-field load data acquisition, development of design methodologies for structural integrity and fatigue behaviour of bonded joints in composite materials. Most cited paper award in 2017 from the Editorial Board of the Journal Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (G. Meneghetti, C. Guzzella, B. Atzori, The peak stress method combined with 3D finite element models for fatigue assessment of toe and root cracking in steel welded joints subjected to axial or bending loading, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 37, 2014).
Pascal Van Der Voort (1967, www.comoc.ugent.be) is full professor at Ghent University, Dept. of Chemistry and is the director of the research group COMOC (Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis). He studied Latin-Sciences and obtained his Master in Chemistry with the greatest distinction from the University of Antwerp (1989), followed by a PhD in chemistry with greatest distinction from the same university (1993). His PhD work was also converted to a book in the series of Elsevier “Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis” on the surface characterization and modification of silica gel. (vol. 93, 1995). From 1994-2003 he was a postdoctoral research fellow from the FWO (formerly NFWO), where his research interests focused on templated mesoporous silicas in adsorption and catalysis. He did research stays in Georgia Tech (School on Chemical Engineering, 1997-1998) and in Montpellier (ENSCM-2001). After a break at the Flemish Interuniversity Council (2003-2006), Pascal Van Der Voort obtained a tenured position at Ghent University in 2006 and founded the research group COMOC in 2007. This group has now grown to a sizeable group, containing in the last years typically 25+ researchers. The research interests are mainly in the field of porous hybrid materials MOFs, COFs, PMOs and advanced functional materials for applications in chromatography, microelectronics, urban mining, catalysis and adsorption. He teaches general chemistry, solid state chemistry, nanoporous materials, materials chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis in several faculties of Ghent University. He is a board member of the “Taskforce Sustainable Chemistry” at UGent, regrouping the faculties of Science, Bioengineering and Engineering, and proposing innovating research initiatives for a more sustainable society at University level. He is board member of the biannual “Nano” conferences in Canada and the NCCC (Dutch Chemistry and Catalysis Conferences) and the DZA (Dutch Zeolite Association). He has 300 papers indexed in the web of science, h-index = 53. He authored 2 monographs, holds several EU, US and international patents and co-authored around 250 conference abstracts. He is also in the editorial board of Materials.
Marco Salerno did his M.Sc. work in Physics at the University of Pisa in 1993, on AFM measurements of surface friction of piezoceramics and biomolecular patterns. Between 1995 and 1998 MS worked on the development of a low-end, Neural-Network-driven AFM at the Scientific and Technological Park of Elba Island (Leghorn). MS received his Ph.D. for SNOM investigations of Plasmons in gold nanoparticles at the University of Graz (Austria) in 2002. In 2003 MS was a postdoc in electrochemical STM of Metalloproteins at the University of Modena. From 2004 to 2006 MS has fabricated and characterized patterned substrates for OLEDs and polymer DFB lasers, as a researcher of the National Nanotechnology Lab in Lecce. MS has been Team Leader of the SPM Lab of IIT in the period 2007-2011, and since 2012 he is Research Technologist. MS current research interests are in nanoindentation, dental composites and implants, and nanoporous alumina. MS has published more than 130 papers, approximately half of them as either first or last author.
At NUS, Dr. Shah Kwok Wei is leading a research team to conduct advanced research on smart nanomaterials, nanostructured phase change materials and their green building applications, as well as nano enhanced thermal management. His group have vast experience in the development and synthesis of nanomaterials and phase change materials to enable new superior functionality and unique properties of these materials, which can be applied into many fields such as building materials, vehicle coatings, even medical apparatus and military industry. The work of his research group is that heat insulating nanoparticles and nano-enhanced phase change materials are incorporated into smart concrete and glazing, and thus there will be vast improvements such as solar heat gain absorption, insulation and reflection, acoustic insulation, and self-cleaning, achieving air conditioning cost reduction, energy efficiency increase, and better indoor comfort.
Ermelinda Falletta is got her master degree in Chemistry at the University of Palermo and her PhD in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milano. She works in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Milan. She has focused her research on the development of new “green” approaches for the preparation of innovative polymeric materials and their application in the field of technology, biomedicine and environmental remediation. She has published more than 70 scientific papers published on international journal and numerous book chapters.
J.Temuujin is currently Chief Research Scientist at Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Temuujin received his MS degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine in 1991. Then he joined the Institute of Chemistry, Mongolian Academy of Sciences as a junior research fellow and worked on the utilization of natural minerals for value added products. In 1995, he awarded his PhD from Mongolian Technical University, then he went to Japan as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was awarded postdoctoral fellowships from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Organization (DAAD) and Royal Society (UK) to perform ceramic research. He also served as senior research fellow and adjunct senior research fellow at the Curtin University (Australia). In 2006, he was awarded his Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he was elected into Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He has published over 100 research papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals and Conference Proceedings with total citations of over 4000.
Dr. Lugo received his PhD in Applied Physic Department at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 2002. In 2009, he joined in the department of Applied Physic at University of Vigo as a senior research. Dr. Lugo is an expert in the design and development of advanced fluids including lubricants, refrigerants as well as different heat transfer fluids or ionic liquids for a wide range of applications. His current main scientific interests revolve around the study of nanofluids and nano-enhanced phase change materials (NePCMs) under the perspective of the modified thermophysical properties, rheology and heat transfer coefficients. He has served as referee for over 30 journals and he has published over 100-refereed papers.
Dr. Bo Chen received his B.S. in Physics from Zhejiang University in 2007, and his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2012. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in Department of Applied Physical Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on photovoltaic materials, perovskite solar cells, perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, photocatalysts, nanostructure, focused-ion-beam pattering and 3D reconstruction. He has published over 50 research articles, one book chapter, three invited review papers, with total citation over 4000 and H-index of 29. He has served as referee for over 30 journals.
Prof. Jun Li has received his Ph. D. in surface sciences from Princeton University and postdoctoral training in electrochemistry at Cornell University. He has developed his research career on nanosciences and nanotechnologies through his employment with Molecular Imaging Co. (1997-1998), the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore, 1998-2000), NASA Ames Research Center (2000-2007), and Kansas State University (2007 – present). He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, invited book chapters, and edited book. He is the inventor of 14 granted patents. His research work in nanotechnology has been highlighted in over 40 public news reports (including Nature, MIT Technology Review, etc.). Prof. Jun Li’s research is focused on integrating nanomaterials (nanostructured carbon materials, semiconductors and metal oxides) into functional devices for (1) energy conversion and storage (supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries, future batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, and photocatalytic water splitting and toxic removal); (2) nanobiosensors (nanoelectrode array based electrochemical biosensors, nanostructured electrical neural interfaces, and nanoscale dielectrophoresis devices for capture and detection of bacterial cells and viral particles); (3) fundamental electrochemistry studies, and (4) next-generation nanoelectronics (on-chip electrical interconnects and thermal interface materials).
Prof. Low gained his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from Monash University prior to taking up a lectureship Curtin University in 1989. He has authored and edited more than 10 books and is author of over 250 archival research papers. His published work has received more than 5965 citations with an H-index of 44. He was awarded a Visiting Professorship at Osaka University by the Japanese Ministry of Education in 1995/1996. He is also the recipient of the prestigious 1996 Joint Australian Ceramic Society/Ceramic Society of Japan Ceramic Award for excellence in ceramics research.
Dr. Huachun Lan received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China. his research interest includes: (1) Adsorption technologies. Novel adsorption materials developed and applications for heavy metals removal and precious metals recivery. (2) Separation technologies. Novel menbranes developed and its applications. (3) Electrochemical technologies. Novel electro-Fenton processes for organic matter degradation. Dr. Lan has published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed journals, including Environmental Science & Technology, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Water Research et al. He have received 4 awards, including two first prizes of the Environmental Protection Science and Technology(2014, 2016), China Patent Excellence Award (2015) and the second prize of national technological innovatio (2017).
Dr. Olivier Fontaine is the Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Montpellier, Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, with a dual research profile in fundamental electrochemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials. After his doctorate studies in molecular electrochemistry, he earned multidisciplinary expertise through two post-doctorate positions at the College de France (Prof. Clément Sanchez) and the University of St Andrews (Prof. Peter G. Bruce, now Prof. in Oxford University). From these multidisciplinary approaches, he works now with the concern to know "how to use molecular electrochemistry for the understanding of batteries and supercapacitors". In this field, he has made two significant scientific achievements: (1) the use of a biredox ionic liquid that has introduced a new paradigm in the charge storage of supercapacitors and (2) the critical role of redox mediators in lithium-air batteries. From October 2020, he has been appointed to the Institut Universitaire de France as member Junior. This nomination shows the growing interest for the research project he defends.
Prof. Ji Liang received his Ph.D from the University of Adelaide in 2014. After a T. S. Ke fellowship in the Institute of Metal Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a DECRA fellowship in the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials of the University of Wollongong in Australia, he joined Tianjin University as a full professor. His research interests lie in the design of functional carbon-based materials for electrochemical catalysis and energy storage applications.
Prof Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University. He was a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the Royal Society. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Cambridge (in Trinity College). He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007). He was a lecturer at the Bristol University and a Junior Research Fellow in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was a visiting Professor at the Ecole Centrale Lyon, Rice University, University of Paris, UT Austin, IIT Kanpur and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Prof. Mohammed Sobhy received his Ph.D. degree from Mansoura University, Egypt in 2011 and he is now an associate professor at King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. Sobhy has published more than 50 scientific papers in ISI journals. He is currently interested in studying the theory of elasticity and its related applications such as investigating bending, buckling and vibration of elastic and viscoelastic bodies as well as isotropic and anisotropic nanostructures, which are based on an elastic basis. New scientific additions can be clearly observed in his published articles. These can be used indeed in various engineering constructions as well as in various fields of industries including sound insulators and vibration isolators, the manufacture of aircraft, and even in marine and spaceships.
Dr. Saviour A. Umoren is currently Associate Professor / Research Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Advanced Materials (IRC-AM), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), in Saudi Arabia. He has 20 years of experience in teaching and research in both university and industrial environments in the field of corrosion inhibition, leading many research projects in corrosion mitigation. He has authored or co-authored over 120 research articles in international peer reviewed journals, edited one book, contributed 10 book chapters, granted two US Patents and is on the editorial board of 12 international journals. Dr. Umoren's research interests cover the investigation of corrosion and corrosion inhibition phenomena in different environments, with his current research focusing on polymer composites and nanocomposites for corrosion protection and environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors development for industrial metals.
Dr. Ghulam Yasin received his Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy and Materials from Institute of Advanced Materials, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan. He did his Master and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China. He was working as Research Assistant in the Institute of Nuclear & New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2020. Currently, he is working as a Research Fellow (Faculty Member) in the Institute for Advanced Study, and College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Dr. Yasin has over 95 publications in well-reputed peer-reviewed international journals. He is the author of several book chapters and Editor of 16 Elsevier books in the Micro & Nano Technologies Series. He has been awarded various national and international awards. He is currently a regular reviewer for over 40 journals from ACS, Elsevier, RSC, Springer-Nature, and Wiley. Dr. Yasin is serving as Associate Editor, Section Editor, Guest Editor, and editorial board member for several journals. His research focuses on the design and development of nanoscale advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage hybrid devices/technologies, as well as nanostructures and nanomaterials for various functional applications.
Prof. Dr. Ming-Guo Ma received his B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2005) in Chemistry from Shandong University. He completed his Ph.D. (2008) in Materials Physical Chemistry at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Beijing Forestry University from 2009 to 2012. Then, he worked as a visiting professor at University of Konstanz from 2013 to 2014. Now, Prof. Dr. Ming-Guo Ma is a full professor and a group leader at Beijing Forestry University. Prof. Dr. Ma published over 170 international scientific publications, 14 patents, 14 book chapters, and 27 review papers, with total citation over 5000 and H-index of 36. His current research focuses on the green synthesis, properties, and applications of the nanocellulose, biomass nanocomposites and 2D materials for sensors, energy storage, Joule heating, photothermal, wearable devices, and electromagnetic interface shielding.
Prof Xinying Liu is a full professor at the Institute for Development of Energy for African Sustainability (IDEAS), a research institute at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is an expert in the field of catalytic and nano inorganic materials for energy use especially in Fischer Tropsch Synthesis (FTS), process synthesis, biomass to energy systems and alternative liquid fuel processes. He also has nearly 20 years of industrial experiences in carbonaceous material indirect liquefaction process (XTL process), in pilot scale XTL facility design and operation, and small/medium scale XTL plant design (process modelling, conceptual and basic engineering) covering feedstock handling, gasification, gas clean up, Fischer Tropsch synthesis, products refinery, utilities etc. He has expanded his research into various other renewable energy solution suitable for off-grid and rural applications. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He currently serves as the committee member of the catalysis society of South Africa (CATSA). He was elected the member of Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) in 2021.
Ajay Kumar Mishra (MSc, MPhil, PhD, CSci, FRSC) is currently working as Full Professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Applied Sciences, KIIT to be Deemed University, Bhubaneswar, India. Professor Mishra is also affiliated as Director at the Academy of Nanotechnology and Waste Water Innovations, South Africa, Visiting Professor(s) at Robert Gordon University, UK, Bashkir State University, Russia, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa, Hebei University of Science and Technology, China and Adjunct Professor at Jiangsu University, China. Prof Mishra’s distinct educational and research background and hands-on experience have contributed to his emergence as a highly knowledgeable nano-scientists in the field. Prof Mishra completed his MPhil & PhD in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India and obtained BSc & MSc in Chemistry from Purvanchal University (U.P. College), India. Prior to this, he had worked as Professor at University of South Africa, besides working to be Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Prof Mishra also worked as postdoctoral fellow at University of the Free State and University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He served as Director of the Centre of Nanomaterials at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and also Chair of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, South Africa Chapter. Prof Mishra has published around 160 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 32+ books and contributed over 65 book chapters. He has also delivered more than 115 plenary/keynote/invited/guest lectures and graduated 13 PhD’s, 20 Master’s students and hosted 10 postdoctoral fellows. Prof Mishra have been named on a list of the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines globally. Prof Mishra is also reviewers of several key peer-reviewed international journals besides active role as an external examiner. Prof Mishra has also secured number of international grants. Prof Mishra have attained considerable national and international recognition, as well as awards including “Fellow member” and “Chartered Scientist” by Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and Chancellor’s Prize, UNISA, South Africa. Prof. Mishra also served as Associate Editor as well as member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed international journals and books. He is serving as member advisory board of a number of international scientific societies, conferences and workshops.
Dr Yam F.K, received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics and M.Sc. in Materials Science & Engineering from University Sain Malaysia (USM), Malaysia and The National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore in 1992 and 1999, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. from USM in 2007, since then he has been working in USM. Presently, he is Assoc. Professor and Program Chairman of Engineering Physics in School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Based on the information extracted from Google scholar, the H-index of Dr Yam is 24 and the i10-index is 60+, the total citations recorded are 2500+. He has authored and co-authored over 250 journal papers with impact factors, two book chapters and two review articles, these two review articles so far have registered 250 and 220 citations, respectively. For the past 13 years, as main supervisor, he has produced 7 PhD students, 6 M.Sc students. Currently, he is supervising 5 PhD and 1 M.Sc students, and co-supervising more than 8 postgraduate students. His research interests include growth and characterization of III-nitride and metal oxide low dimensional materials as well as other research areas such as photocatalytic pollutant degradation, fabrication of chemical & UV sensors and energy storage device.
Dr. Aniruddha Balkrishna Patil is an assistant professor in the department of Chemistry, Maharshi Dayanand College, Parel, Mumbai. He, did his Ph.D. (Technology) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and Post doctorate from Xiamen University China. He is a recipient of JRF and SRF from DAE during his PhD. He qualified NET and GATE examination. During PhD in 2013, he was selected by RWTH, Aachen University, Germany to conduct six months research work with fellowship. He authored 35 International research articles of high repute such as Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, Nano Micro Letter, Small, Biosensor and Bioelectronics, Journal of Material Chemistry-A, Materials Physics Today, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Biomacromolecules, Materials Science and Engineering: C. In addition, he is an inventor of 5 Indian and 4 Chinese patents, out of which 5 are granted (2 Indian and 3 Chinese). He authored 5 international book chapters. He is a recipient of 4 best paper presentation at national level. He is the associate editor of Current Chinese Sciences and the editorial board member of American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. He is recipient of Young Scientist Award from Indian Council of Chemists and Young Associate Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Javier Rodríguez-Varela is the PhD and Postdoctoral Fellow, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. He has been a full professor at Cinvestav since 2009 and a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences since 2018. He was the former president of the Mexican Hydrogen Society (2012-2014). He has been PI of several research projects funded by the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (Conacyt), including international with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), and PSG Institute of Advanced Studies (India). Guest Editor of Journal of Materials Research, MRS Advances, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry and Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems. He is the member of the Scientific Committee of Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems. He is the co-editor of the book: Advanced Electrocatalysts for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells, (Springer International Publishing). He has published over 80 works in indexed and peer-reviewed journals (Cites ~820, h-index: 17, Web of Science). He is the author of 11 book chapters (2 published by Springer). He has graduated 4 PhD (6 in progress), 13 MSc (2 in progress) and 10 undergraduate students (1 in progress). He is member of The Electrochemical Society, Sociedad Mexicana del Hidrógeno, International Society of Electrochemistry, Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquímica, Materials Research Society y Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales. He has been member of the organizing committee of several international congresses.
Dr. Santoshkumar D. Bhat is presently working as a Senior Principal Scientist in CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute-Madras Unit, CSIR Madras Complex, Chennai. He received his Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry from Karnatak University Dharwad, Karnataka in 2007. He also worked as Quick Hire Scheme Scientist at CECRI from 2007-2009. His area of interest is Electrochemistry, fuel cells, Electrocatalysis, Composite polymer membranes for wide range of applications. He has handled Major CSIR NMITLI, DST, HYDEN projects in collaboration with Industries as Principal Investigator. He is the recipient of prestigious CSIR Young Scientist Award in 2013 for his contribution to the design and development of polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell applications. He has also won the outstanding scientist award in electrochemistry from Venus Research Foundation in 2017. He has published more than 100 articles in prestigious peer reviewed Journals. He has 3 patents granted and 4 book chapters to his credit. He has guided 7 Ph.D. students and 4 M Tech Students.
Dr. Stefano Caporali is presently an adjunct Professor of Material Science at the University of Florence. He graduated in Chemistry (1998), Geology (2010) and received his Ph. D. in Material Science (2006) from the University of Florence (Italy). His research interests cover a wide range of applied and theoretical aspects of electrochemistry and material chemistry, with an emphasis on the electrodeposition of anticorrosion and functional coatings from both aqueous and non-aqueous (ionic liquids) solutions. He pioneered the surface investigation of ionic liquids and their corrosion properties when in contact with steel, brass and light alloys. He was involved in the design and modeling of sustainable and eco-friendly industrial process (nickel and lead free coatings, lead-free noble metal analysis, nanoparticles functionalized ceramics, CTZS photovoltaic materials etc). He was also involved in the study of resource depletion and management, in particular precious metal supply. He is author, or coauthor, of more than 140 publications in international peer reviewed scientific journals which collected more than 2600 citations (H index 26).
Dr. Harsharaj S. Jadhav obtained his Ph.D. degree (2015) in material science and engineering from Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea. Then he joined as Research Assistant Professor at Department of Energy Science and Technology, Myongji University, Republic of Korea. In 2019, he was promoted as Research Associate Professor. His research interests are focused on synthesis of low-cost and no-precious nanostructured electrode/electrocatalysts for secondary batteries (and electrochemical water splitting applications.
Oscar A. Anunziata is Founding Director of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Center (NANOTEC), and Academic Director of the PhD Program in Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Córdoba, Argentina (UTN-FRC). His research interests include: Design, synthesis, characterization, tailoring and modification of microporous (Zeolites) and mesoporous nanostructured materials MS 41 and SBA's and their carbonaceous replicas (CMK), graphene and carbon nanotubes. Incorporation of organic molecular nanowires, and their application as semiconductors and LEDs. Controlled drug release from nanostructures. Development of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for use as H2 reservoirs. He obtained his Ph.D. with distinction, in Chemical Sciences at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, in 1987. He made postdoctoral stays in Spain, Belgium and France. His professional career began at the UTN-FRC in 1987, joining the Argentine Council of Scientific and Technical Research in 1990 (CONICET), where he is currently a Principal Researcher. He has also been a full Professor at UTN-FRC, Argentina, for more than 15 years. He is a Specialist in Epistemology and Semiotics (Argentina-Spain, 2013). He has been member of the editorial board of several international journals and congresses. Thanks to his innovative work, he has received several distinguished awards. He is the author of more than 90 articles in high impact index journals, 4 books and 7 book chapters. He has recently published a paper, where he describes the generation and development of a new chemical group (2021), as is the chemical species based on C (nanostructured)-Zr-SO4, without the presence of Zr oxide, achieving a material based on ordered carbon and Zr, atom by atom, of super acid nature, with promising anticancer applications.
Prof. Zhao, forth-grade distinguished professor, PhD of Harbin Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was a senior engineer at the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has been engaged in the research of crystalline carbon based nano electrochemical energy storage materials for more than 10 years. As the first author, she has published more than 10 articles in international well-known journals such as J. Mater. Chem A, Chem. Commun, Carbon and so on. She has applied for 3 U.S. patents and presided over 2 projects of Innovation and Technology Commission.
Prof.(Dr.) Utpal Gangopadhyay received his Master of Science (Physics) degrees from Kalyani University, Nadia, West Bengal in 1981. He received his Ph.D degree in “Solar Photovoltaic” also from Kalyani University in May 1989. He is around 28years research experience in the field of Mono & Multi-crystalline Silicon Solar Cells and Semiconductor related Device like V-Groove MOSEFT, a-Si : H TFT, Silicon /porous silicon related Microsensors.. He worked as a Research Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea in the year 2001-2002 and a Research Scientists in Photon Semiconductor & Energy Limited Company, South Korea in the year 2002-2003 & 2004-2005 respectively. He is presently the Professor of Physics & Head of the “Centre of Advance Research of Renewable Energy and Sensor Technology”, Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, TIG, Kolkata and responsible for Diamond like nanocomposite related film & devices and Solar PV development programs. He has published around 145 papers in various international/national journals and conferences. He has two Indian patents and published one chapter of book and one book under NOVA Publisher Inc. USA.
Ningbo Liao completed PhD in mechanical engineering in 2008 from Jiangsu University (China). From 2008 to 2011, he worked in Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) as researcher and University of Texas (US) as Postdoctoral Fellow. Prof. Dr. Ningbo Liao serves as the director of Nano-System and Structure Reliability Lab in Wenzhou university and primarily works in micro/nano systems with an emphasis in nano-materials and nano-structures. He has been working in the development of preparing methods and numerical models and simulation methods for various nano structural systems for almost 20 years. His main research areas include gas sensors, high-temperature pressure sensors, anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, thin films devices, multi-scale computations for micro/nano structures & materials, electronic packaging, advanced mechanical design and manufacturing, evolutionary computation for optimization of structures. Dr. Liao has published more than 100 journal papers in micro/nano engineering and was a lead guest editor of Advances in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Oveisi received his MSc degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran. He also obtained his PhD degree from the Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran, in 2015. He was a scholarship researcher at the Northwestern University in USA with Prof. Joseph T. Hupp and Prof. Omar K. Farha. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Zabol. His research centers on heterogeneous (photo-) catalysis with porous materials including metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and porous organic polymers (POPs), potential applications of porous materials for removal of toxic materials and adsorption/extraction of organic pollutants/heavy metals, multicomponent and tandem oxidation reactions.
Prof. Dr. Yang Li is a professor in School of Information Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, China since July 2016. He was awarded Doctor’s degree in Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University (Korea) in year 2015. His PhD thesis has titled Optimized Manufacturing Process and Design Analysis based on Integrated Passive Devices Technology. His research interests cover Micro-Nano electronics materials, IC design and manufacturing process, flexible sensor, and non-volatile memory. He has published over 40 peer reviewed paper as first author or corresponding author, such as Small, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., IEEE T. Electron. Dev., IEEE Electron. Lett. etc., which were cited over 500 times.
Dr. Juan Pablo Carrasco Amador, received his degree in Industrial Engineering in 2002 and his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Extremadura in 2015. He also got his Master's Degree in Research in Engineering and Architecture in 2011. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Graphic Expression of the University of Extremadura and member of the Materials Engineering Research Group (INMA Group). He began his professional activity, in the Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology in Extremadura (FUNDECYT) becoming director of the R+D+i area, and later manager of the Technological Institute of Ornamental Rocks and Construction Materials (INTROMAC). He has extensive professional experience in R+D+i projects at regional, national and international level, in matters as diverse as the valuation of construction materials, production of biodiesel from microalgae and the technology transfer. His main lines of current research focus on areas such as ceramic coatings for industrial applications, electrodeposition processes, supercapacitor design, the optimization of activated carbons and design of bioreactors for effluent treatment.
Henrique received his B. Eng. in 2016 in Materials Engineering from the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP). As a graduating student he was awarded the academic merit, the Lavoisier (Chemistry Institute - 4th region), Engineering Institute, and CREA (Sao Paulo Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy awards. Currently he is a Materials Science PhD researcher studying CaCu3Ti4O12 ceramic systems modified with tungsten and graphene at UNESP. He is also an Associate Researcher in the Sirius Carnauba beamline at CNPEM (Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials). His research interests include but are not limited to ceramic materials with semiconducting behavior.
Dr. Nikolaos Kostoglou is a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science at Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria). He received his Bachelor and Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cyprus (Cyprus) in 2011 and 2012, respectively, before joining the Master program “Energy Technologies and Sustainable Design”, offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Cyprus, from which he graduated with honors in 2014. He carried out his Master thesis at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece). He received his Doctorate with honors from Montanuniversität Leoben in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Christian Mitterer. His research mainly focuses on the development, functionalization and characterization of nanoporous carbon-based materials and nanocomposites for hydrogen storage and he has been actively working in this field since 2013. Other research topics of interest to him are selective gas separation, electrochemical energy storage and water purification. He has published 24 papers in international and high-impact peer-reviewed journals since 2015, has presented his work in 12 conferences and workshops in Europe and USA, has acted as a Guest Editor for three special issues and is an active reviewer for various journals.
Dr. Vishakha Kaushik is working as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics since July 2019. Prior to joining this university, she was working as a postdoctoral researcher in South Korea. She has completed my Ph.D. from IIT Delhi, New Delhi. Her research area focuses on the synthesis of 2D materials including graphene, CNTs, MoS2, and their nanocomposites with other nanoparticles and to study their catalytic and field emission properties. Apart from that, she is involved in the project related to tribology and rheology of 2D materials.
Dr Xinyun Zhai is a Lecturer at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nankai University. She received her BS Degree and Master's degree from Tianjin University in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and PhD Degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Her research interests focus on rare earth-based biomedical materials and rare earth-based functional materials.
Prof. Ming Su obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. He was a Eugene P. Wigner Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is currently a tenured full professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. His research interests include nanomaterials, biomaterials, nanomedicines, advanced materials, and micro-/nano technology. He has created a new field of nanomaterials, i.e. phase change nanoparticles, and explored a panel of innovative applications of these new materials. He has trained over twenty graduates and postgraduates who are now working in academia and industry all around the world.
Dr. Zongjian Liu received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Zhejiang University, P.R. China in 2002. Then he worked as Senior Research Assistant (Sep 2002- Sep 2004) and Research Fellow (Sep 2004- Sep 2005) in the Advanced Coatings Applied Research Laboratory, Department of Manufacturing Engineering & Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong. He joined the College of Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University of Technology, P.R. China, as a faculty in Oct 2005. Since Oct 2006, he has been a full professor of Physical Chemistry at Zhejiang University of Technology. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and holds several patents. His current research interests include nanostructured thin films, nanomaterials and their applications in catalytical hydrogenation, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis.
Dr. Ladislau Vékás is the director of the Center for Fundamental and Advanced Technical Research from Timişoara (2009-), a highly ranked research unit of the Romanian Academy. He was among the founders of the Laboratory of Magnetic Fluids in 1975 at the Politehnica University of Timişoara and from 1991 to 2008 he was the head of this laboratory. He acted as responsible/coordinator of over 50 multi-annual national and international research projects. Research topics: synthesis, manifold characterization of ferrofluids (FF), magnetorheological fluids (MRF) and magnetoresponsive nanocomposite particles; ferrofluidic rotating seals, magnetorheological brakes, clutches and seismic dampers. Sealing FFs and nano-micro MRFs manufacturing, as well as leakage-free FF rotating seal technology were upscaled and transferred to ROSEAL Co. Romania. Professional memberships: Dr. Vékás is member of the International Steering Committee of Magnetic Fluids and he is serving as editorial board member of Romanian Reports in Physics (Romanian Academy), Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, series A, Magnetochemistry (MDPI) and NOEMA (Romanian Academy). He is member of the Romanian Academy and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg). Publications: over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings (140+ in WoS Core Collection); 2 books, 14 book chapters; a great number of talks at national and international conferences, symposia and workshops; he is also co-author of 16 patents in the field of ferrofluids, magnetorheological suspensions and applications.
George Z. Papageorgiou is a Chemical Engineer. He received his Ph.D. from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is an Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece. Among his scientific interests are sustainable and biobased industrial chemistry and chemical engineering. He is dealing with new monomers from biomass and sustainable polymeric materials from renewable resources, biodegradable/biocompatible polymers, polymer blends, nanocomposites, thermal processes, and thermal analysis, biorefineries, polymer recycling, biodegradation and pyrolytic degradation of polymers, drug delivery systems. He teaches topics related to chemical engineering such as unit operations, and also polymer science, product design and sustainable industrial chemistry. He published over 160 peer-reviewed articles in leading science journals and edited a book with title ‘Polymers from Renewable Resources’. He is serving as Associate Editor, Section Editor, and member of editorial board for various journals. Dr. Papageorgiou guest edited five special issues of various scientific journals. He has served as referee for over 90 scientific journals.