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September 13, 2022
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March 10, 2022
October 13-15, 2022
Director for Bioproducts Discovery & Development Centre (BDDC)Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Composites, Canada
Prof. Amar Mohanty is a Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials at the Ontario Agriculture College and the Director of the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre. He is a Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture and School of Engineering at the Universityof Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is a former Michigan State University professor and is an international leader in the field of bioplastics, biocomposites, and sustainable polymers. Dr. Mohanty is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Composites @ Composites Part C - Open Access. He is one of the most cited researchers worldwide withmore than 800 publications to his credit, including 434 peer-reviewed journal papers, 6 edited books, over 400 conference presentations, 25 book chapters, and 67 Patents awarded/applied (Google Scholar citations 43,515, h-index 94 as of January 24, 2022).He has received many awards, the most recent one being the prestigious MiroslawRomanowski Medal of 2021for his significant scientific contributions to the resolution of environmental problems from the Royal Society of Canada. He also received the Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS). Prof. Mohanty is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), and the Society of Plastic Engineers. He is a pioneer in advanced biomaterial research with a lifelong dedication to developing sustainable materials to reduce the environmental impacts of plastics. His vision in circular economy and innovation in bioproducts for mitigating climate change has catalyzed a number of discoveries.
Director for School of Energy MaterialsMahatma Gandhi UniversityIndia
Professor Sabu Thomas is currently Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaim for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering and Green Materials. Professor Thomas has received more than 30 national and international awards which include, FRSC UK, Distinguished Professorship from Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal,CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016,Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Sukumar Maithy Award Faculty Research Award, Trila – Academician of The Year, Fellowship of the European Academy of Sciences He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (D.Sc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France, Siberian Federal University, Russia and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship, National Education Leadership Award – 2017 for Excellence in Education. Prof Thomas also won 6th contest of "mega-grants" - Russian Federation. Recently, he has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists that has been compiled by Stanford University in the US. He figures in the list as the second-best scientist in India in the field of polymer science. Professor Thomas has published over 1200 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 150 books and is the inventor of 15 patents. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 112 and has more than 61,000 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 350 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 40 countries. Prof. Thomas has supervised 115 PhD programmes and his students occupy leading positions in academia and industry in India and abroad.
Member of UCD Academic CouncilScience Foundation Ireland Principal InvestigatorIreland
Wenxin Wang is a Full Professor in Skin Research and Wound Healing, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Principal Investigator at the Charles Institute of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD), and a member of UCD Academic Council. He won the highly prestigious “Young Scientist Prize in Regenerative Medicine” in 2010 at the TERMIS-EU conference, the “SFI Principal Investigator award” in 2011, and the DEBRA Award for Excellent EB Patient Service in 2014, which highlight his work ethic and achievements. Prof. Wang’s scientific interests are in the areas of biomaterials, stem cell, and gene therapy for the treatments of skin wounds, cardiovascular and neural degenerative diseases. His scientific contribution and achievements have been recognized both nationally and internationally including over 200 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers (Nat. Commun., Nat. Rev. Chem., Sci. Adv., Angew. Chem., JACS, Chem. Sci. and Nano Letters, etc.), 5 book chapters, 24 patents, 140 conference abstracts and presentations, and 110 invited lectures and keynote presentations. Since 2009 he has graduated 19 Ph.D. students and mentored over 25 postdoctoral researchers. His achievements have gained the increased interest in the wider public community with publicity media activities (56 times in TV Documentary, Videos, and Newspapers), for example in RTE-TV, ‘The Sunday Times’, ‘The Irish Times, ‘Science Daily’ and ‘Chemistry World’. He has been awarded significant funding (ca. 11.3 million Euros) from different sources, e.g., SFI, Health Research Board (HRB), Irish Research Council (IRC), Enterprise Ireland (EI), and European Union (EU-FP7 & EU Horizon 2020) to support his research activities. Prof. Wang has acted as the symposium convener and chair, the member of organizing committees, and the member of the conference advisory board for 29 international conferences and has been selected as an expert reviewer and panel member by 25 international research councils and funding bodies. As the founder, Prof Wang has launched 3 companies - Vornia Ltd (www.vornia.com, acquired by Ashland - a Fortune500 US company in Jan. 2018, renamed as Ashland Specialties Ireland), Blafar Ltd. (www.blafar.com), and Branca Bunús Ltd. (www.brancabunus.com). Furthermore, he has licensed 7 new technologies to 4 companies: Ashland, Amryt Biopharm, Blafar, and Branca Bunús, and successfully launched and commercialized 5 newly developed technologies onto the market.
Founder & Director of the Human Behavior Laboratory, University of Iceland, Iceland
Magnus S. Magnusson, Ph.D., Emeritus Research Professor, founder, and director of the Human Behavior Laboratory (HDL.hi.is), School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland. Author of the T-system, detection algorithms, and software THEMETM (PatternVision.com), initially focusing on the real-time organization of behavior. Co-directed the two-year project “DNA analysis with Theme”. Keynotes in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, the science of religion, proteomics, A.I., robotics, and nanoscience. Associate Professor and Deputy Director1983-1988 in the Museum of Mankind of the French National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Repeatedly, invited Professor at the University of Paris V, VIII & XIII. Now works informal collaboration between 32 European and American universities initiated 1995 at the University Rene Descartes of Paris V, Sorbonne, based on “Magnusson’s analytical model”.
University of Massachusetts AmherstUSA
Yanfei Xu joined the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an assistant professor in 2019. She became an adjunct assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department in the 2020 fall. Before joining UMASS, from 2013-2018, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was active in pursuit of turning polymer insulators into heat conductors. Before joining MIT, from 2011-2013, she passionately pursued GENIUS research funded by European Commission — printable organic electronics and secured Marie-Curie Fellowships with major European institutions and companies, including the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Humboldt University, University of Cambridge, Italian National Research Council, Université de Strasbourg, and the headquarters of BASF SE. She received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Nankai University, where she was awarded “Top 100 Most Influential Scientific Researchers in P. R. China (among all fields)”.
Joining and Welding Research InstituteOsaka University
Soshu Kirihara is a doctor of engineering and a professor of Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan. In his main investigation “Materials Tectonics” for environmental improvements of “Geotechnology”, multi-dimensional structures were successfully fabricated to modulate energy and materials flows effectively. Ceramic and metal components were fabricated directly by smart additive manufacturing, design, and evaluation (Smart MADE) using high-power ultraviolet laser lithography. Original stereolithography systems were developed, and a new start-up company “SK-Fine” was established through academic-industrial collaboration
UniversitiTeknologi MARA (UiTM)Malaysia
Dr. Siti HasnahKamarudin is currently working as a Senior Lecturer under the Ecotechnology bachelor’s degree Programme, School of Industrial Technology of Faculty of Applied Sciences in UniversitiTeknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Her research interest is focusing on Materials, Nanocomposite and Biocomposite Technology as well as Environmental Technology. To date, she has authored and co-authored several high impact indexed article journal publications including Materials and Design (Q1, Impact Factor: 7.991), Functional Composites and Structures (Q1, Impact Factor: 5.076), Polymers (Q1, Impact Factor: 4.329), Nanomaterials (Q1, Impact Factor: 4.034), Bioresources (Q2, Impact Factor: 1.614), Materials Testing (Q3, Impact Factor: 1.589), Indonesian Journal of Chemistry (Q3, Impact Factor:1.287) and Key Engineering Materials (Q3, Impact Factor; 0.45), books, book chapters, e-books, bulletins, e-bulletins as well as newspapers related to eco-green materials. She has won several medals under the award of research publications and innovations such as the Gold award in (APN) (2021), the Silver award in (IiiD) (2017), and the Bronze award in (PRPI) (2007). She also has secured several research grants such as Special Research Collaboration (SRC) Grant and Geran Khas Prihatin (GPK) Grant amounting to RM 40, 000. She was appointed as an Editor for ASEANA Journal, American Journal of Environmental Protection, and World Journal of Textile Engineering and Technology. She received an award of the “High Impact Publication Award” in 2021 for her dedication to publishing in high-impact publication journals. She had been appointed as Experts Advisory Board Member for World Automotive and Autonomous 2021 for being imminent with significant expertise in her area. She was also invited by LexisConferences to deliver the speech as a Keynote Speaker at the conference of “World Summit on Automotive and Autonomous Systems” which was virtually held on 17-18 September 2021 in Rome, Italy. She had been appointed by Asia Packaging Network 2021 as a Secretariat Member and Invited Speaker for the symposium. Recently, she had been invited as an Invited Speaker in (WOBIC 2021). She had delivered nearly 30 Invited Speakers at International conferences globally including Atlanta, Georga, USA. She had been appointed as a Judge for Malaysia Full Scholarship Award under JPA, Students Intake of Bachelor Degree of Education Programme under UiTM, Innovation Competition under JPPM, UiTM and recently in International Further information can be obtained from https://scholar.google.com/citationsuser=XHQdKHEAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
The City University of New YorkUSA
Professor Virinder Parmar, born on 2nd November 1948 at Allahabad (India), did B.Sc. Honors, M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. He has Postdoctoral / Visiting Scientist research experience of nearly ten years at Cornell University, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Polytechnic University of New York (NYU-Poly) and MIT (USA); the University of Basel (Switzerland) and the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London, UK). He has been a faculty at St Stephen’s College and the University of Delhi for 44 years, he recently retired as Professor of Chemistry and has served as Head of the Department of Chemistry and as Chairman of the Board of Research Studies, and Provost of Gwyer Hall at this University. He has been a Visiting Full Professor at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanomedicine (INSET), University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML, USA) from March 2001 to December 2005, an Honorary Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark since March 2008, a Visiting Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI, Indianapolis, USA) in May-June 2015, an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn (New York, USA) in January-April 2013, a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Sciences, Dartmouth (INADS, MA, USA) since November 2016 and a Visiting Professor at the Central University of Haryana (CUH, Mahendergarh, India) since February 2016. He was appointed Full Tenured Professor of Chemistry & First Head of the Department of Nanoscience of the newly formed Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering (JSNN) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG, USA). He has been an awardee of Medals for Excellence in Research from the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI, Bangalore) for the year 2001 and of the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB, Lucknow) for the year 2009. He has been a recipient of the Academic Staff Award from the EXPERTS II Consortium of the European Union (EU) in December 2012 and April 2013.
Texas State UniversityUSA
Dr. Salah A. Faroughi joined Texas State University as Assistant Professor in Fall 2021. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his postdoctoral study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the effect of microstructures (e.g., particle shape, size, type, orientation, and rearrangement) on the geophysics and thermophysics of complex particulate and soft matter. He has published more than 20 journal papers in this area and now serves as guest editor for a special issue in Polymers Journal. Most recently, he works on developing accelerated predictive modeling towards on-demand material design using emerging data intelligence methodologies.
Universitat Rovira i Virigili (URV)Spain
Marc Marín has completed his Ph.D. in 2011 from Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain - Barcelona. He is professor of Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain). He has over 34 publications that have been cited over 190 times, and his publication H-index is 9 and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed Journals.
laureate of “2020 GDR Micro-Nano-Fluidics Young Researcher in Microfluidics Award”McMaster UniversityCanada
Dr. Afshin Abrishamkar is currently a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University. Dr. Abrishamkar‘s research is multidisciplinary at the intersections of chemical engineering, microfluidics, and material science, focusing on developing microfluidic-based platforms for designing novel advanced materials. He received his B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, Iran (2011), during which he spent an exchange period working on biodiesel production at CEFET-MG, Brazil. He then obtained his M.Sc., with distinction, in chemical and process engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (2014). During his master studies, he moved to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) conducting his master’s thesis as a visiting student after being awarded of “LUT Research Fellowship”. Subsequently, he earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland (2018), where his Ph.D. thesis was centered on the application of microfluidic technologies for the controlled synthesis of crystalline materials through fine-tuning their self-assembly process. Lately, he conducted postdoctoral research at PSL Research University in France working on droplet-based microfluidic platforms to study the natural selection in non-biological systems. Dr. Abrishamkar has been the recipient of several honors and awards including IAESTE Internship Abroad Scholarship (2009), LUT Research Fellowship (2013), LUT Foundation Excellence in Studies Award (2014), Fortum Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship (2014), JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest Finalist & Honorable Mention (2016), European Cooperation in Science & TechnologyTravel Award (2017), Swiss Society for Crystallography Travel Grant (2017), SLAS Discovery & Technology Art of Science Contest Finalist & Honorable Mention (2017), Iran’s National Elites Foundation Travel Award (2018), German Chemical SocietyPartial Scholarship (2019), Meetings International Young Scientist Award (2020), and Mitacs Accelerate Award (2021). Most recently Afshin was named the laureate of the “2020 GDR Micro-Nano-Fluidics Young Researcher in Microfluidics Award”.
Center for Sustainable Future TechnologiesItaly
Dr. Mattia Bartoli has always performed at the highest levels throughout his education and training as proved by research outputs with 6published peer-reviewed papers in top journals (H-index 18). He workedatBiorefinery the research Group hosted by the University of Alberta where he contributed to developing new materials and new technologies. During this period, he worked closely with ForgeHydrocarbon a spin-off company of the University of Alberta solving several issues of the innovative lipid-to hydrocarbon technology for renewable hydrocarbon production. Thanks to his contribution, ForgeHydrocarbon was able to move from pilot to commercial stage. In 2018, he joined to Carbon Group hosted by Polytechnic of Turin where he has studied both the production and use of carbon from thermochemical conversion of waste streams for polymer science applications. Since 2021, Dr.Bartoli is working Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO.
Dammam UniversitySaudi Arabia
Dr. ABM Sharif Hossain obtained his Ph.D. in Plant, Nano, and Industrial Biotechnology in 2006, Ehime University, Japan. He holds a position as an Associate Professor in the Biotechnology Program, Biological Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Dammam University, KSA. Dr. Hossain has a total of 225 publications including patents, journal papers, 15 books, 35 book monographs, and book chapters. He has more than 55 articles on are a web of sciences (ISI), He has published a total of 55 Conference abstracts and proceedings. He achieved an h-index: 25 and a total of Google scholar citations: 2590. Dr. Hossain stood the first scientist at Hail University and achieved the Vice-Chancellor award at Hail University, KSA. Dr. Hossain supervised Ph.D.: 6 (UM, UKM, Malaysia), MSc: 12, Undergraduate: 32 (university of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and Hail University, KSA) students. He has completed 19 research projects. He is an Editorial member of 10 Journals. In addition, he is an External Examiner for Ph.D. and MSc Thesis of 5 Universities. Dr. Hossain is expertise in biopolymer-based biomaterials from Biomass, renewable energy, Plant and Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, and Nanobiotechnology like nanocellulose and nanostars crystal derived from plants biomass resources.
University of MalayaMalaysia
Dr. Omid Akbarzadeh Pivehzhani is working with Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre since 2016. His main research area is heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering. He has spent 10 years in academic-industrial projects as a research officer and post-doctoral. Dr. Omid has worked for 5 years in the oil and gas industry as a chemical engineer. He developed advanced smart catalysts, especially for the oil and gas industries. Dr. Omid has contributed to two PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd industrial catalyst projects and worked on an international Airbus R&D project in NANOCAT. Currently, he is the PI of the graphene catalyst project at Hokkaido University in Japan, project member of FRGS grant in UTP, and assigned to the NANOCAT center project. Dr. Omid was the Chairman, keynote speaker, and organizing committee of many international conferences. He is currently the supervisor of three Ph.D. students from different countries. He has published many ISI papers; book chapters and has two approved and granted patents. Also, he has hands-on experience and passed several pieces of training on handling different types of equipment that are being widely used for material synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation. He is in close collaboration with other departments, government agencies, and universities around the world. He is visiting researcher of Jiangsu University China and Hokkaido University Japan. He is a member of the society of petroleum engineers (SPE) and a Senior Member of the Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society. Omid was awarded a full fellowship from UTP during their Ph.D. and was involved as a lab demonstrator and teaching in the different courses of chemical engineering. He was awarded Silver Medal in 27th International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX 2016), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Malaysia, and Silver Medal of Post Graduate Research Project in the 35th Science & Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 35).
University College DublinIreland
Dr. Jing Lyu’s long-term research vision is to establish the synthetic mechanism-structure-property relationships of advanced polymer materials with the ultimate aim to expand their application areas. Her career objectives are to utilize multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in materials, chemistry, and computer simulation to design, model, evaluate novel structured multifunctional materials, clarify the mechanism behind their formation and eventually translate their unique properties into practice. Currently, Dr. Lyu is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Wenxin Wang’s group at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Dr. Lyu has had 6 years of research experience, built up broad and interdisciplinary research interests (e.g., design and synthesis of novel structured multifunctional polymers, mechanism study of the controlled multi vinyl monomer polymerization, gelation theory, etc.), and accumulated diverse experimental skills (e.g., controlled polymerization of multi vinyl monomers, Monte Carlo simulation, molecular dynamics, and cell culture). Up to now, she has published 13 peer-reviewed journal papers (such as Macromolecules and Nature Reviews Chemistry co-authored with the worldwide leading polymer scientist Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Advanced Materials, etc), 1 book chapter, 5 conference abstracts, and presentations and secured 1 fellowship/funding (72,000 EURO) - the IRC Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme. She also demonstrated her capacity to be an independent researcher by co-supervising 7 Ph.D./master/undergraduate students and acting as a teaching assistant in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD contributing to various teaching activities for Undergraduate/Master students. In addition, Dr. Lyu has been working as a Product Development Scientist in Blafar Ltd (a biotechnology company, committed to producing functionalized biopolymer products for the cosmetic and medical devices industry around the world) and has built up good collaborations with worldwide leading researchers in both academia and industry.
Rubber Technology CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyIndia
Professor Dr. Kinsuk Naskar received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Polymer Science and Technology in 1998 from the University of Calcutta. In early 2000, he completed his M.Tech in Rubber Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (Silver Medalist). He received his PhD degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands in June 2004. Since August 2004, he joined Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur as a Faculty member. Currently he is holding the position of a full Professor. In 2008 he received a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany and in 2016 he received as the first Indian the prestigious Morand Lambla Award in Lyon, France from the International Polymer Processing Society (PPS). He has more than 160 international journal papers, 85 conference papers, 6 patents, and 15 book/book chapters. He has already supervised 16 Ph.D. students and 40 Master's students.
University of Araraquara (UNIARA)Brazil
Dr. Mayté Paredes Zaldivar received her Bachelor’s degree in Radiochemistry (Nuclear Chemistry) from the Superior Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (2001) and a master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Havana (2009), both in Cuba. She obtained a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (2015) from the São Paulo State University– UNESP, Brazil. Later, she completed a postdoctoral degree at the same Institute in 2017 and the second one in Biotechnology at the BIOPOLMAT group at the University of Araraquara (UNIARA) in 2019. She has worked with polymers in the areas of Chemistry and Materials, mainly on the following topics: physical chemistry of materials, hybrid materials, hydrogels, gamma radiation, 3D bioprinting, and formulation of entomopathogenic fungi for biological control. She currently works on collaboration projects involving UNIARA University and Companies.
J. Tarique is a Ph.D. student at University Putra Malaysia in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his B. Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hindustan college of science and technology, Mathura in 2018. From 2020 till now, he was awarded the Special Graduate Research Assistantship (SGRA) by the University Putra Malaysia (UPM). His research interests include natural fiber biocomposites, bio packaging, materials selection, and material engineering. In 2021, he was awarded the Best Presenter Award (5th Wood and Biofibre International Conference 2021 WOBIC 2021, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP). To date, he has authored or co-authored almost 24 publications (7 papers published/accepted/submitted in international journals, 1 chapter in books, 16 conference proceedings/seminar papers/presentations.