Dr. H. Hosseinkhani, Chemical Engineer, has broad experience in life sciences and is an expert in nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, 3D in vitro systems, bioreactor technology, and bioengineering stem cells technology. His working experience is mainly attributed to academia and industry of biomedical engineering research and development (which includes several years of basic science research experience in a number of premier institutions related to the structure and function of biomaterials, and in polymer-based and mineral-based medical implants development in the medical device industry). He has been awarded several prestigious fellowships including JSPS Fellowship of Japan, and European Marie Curie Fellowship. He authored more than 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed Journals, 5 books, and 10 book chapters (H-index: 49Google Scholar). He is inventor of 16 National and International patents, many of which are licensed to companies acting in the biomedical fields and translated to 7 commercial products. Furthermore, he is the founder of Matrix, Inc., a world leading Biotech Company dedicated to healthcare technology to improve patient's quality of life.
He received the PhD degree in Polymer Science from Hokkaido University under the direction of Prof. Y. Osada and Prof. J. P. Gong. After the PhD, he studied stimuli-responsive polymer gels at Yamagata University as assistant professor. In 2002, he joined the laboratory of Dr. P. Dekepper (CRPP Bordeaux in France) to study nonlinear chemistry in solutions and gels. Now, He works at the department of materials science and technology at Niigata University as associate professor. He has published more than 70 scientific papers, 17 review papers, 8 books, and 7 patents including international patents, dedicated to Soft Materials, especially magnetic responsive gels or elastomers. He has delivered invited lectures not only scientific conferences but also in manufacturing companies. He was honoured with the Encouragement award in Bridgestone soft material frontier prize (2010), Best presented paper award in Chemical Evaluation and Research institute(Japan, 2008) and Best presentation award in The Chemical Society of Japan (1999).
Dr. Sam H.-Y. HSU obtained his PhD degree under supervision of Prof. Kirk S. SCHANZE at University of Florida with focusing on photo physical behaviours of functional metallopolymer materials for solar energy and optoelectronic applications. After that, he received the two-year postdoctoral and research associate’s appointments respectively with Prof. Allen J. BARD and Prof. Edward T. YU in Center for Electrochemistry as well as Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Texas at Austin. During the period of his postdoc and research associate, he completed many outstanding multidisciplinary projects. The area of his expertise stretches from material design to new related disciplines involving material characterization and diverse applications, such as solar fuels, organic and inorganic photovoltaic cells, wastewater treatment and food waste management.
Christopher Koroneos is a chemical engineer. He did all his studies at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Columbia University in New York, USA, where he later was a professor and continues to be associated with the Earth Engineering Center as a Research Associate. Now he is Associate Professor having the chair of Renewable Energy and Energy Management at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. He is also at the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He is teaching at the Interdisciplinary Programme of Post Graduate Studies ‘‘Environment & Development’’ of the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests are in Renewable Energy, Exergy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Development. He has more than 90 publications in Scientific Journals and more than 220 publications in proceedings of International conferences. He is in the editorial committee of 35 scientific journals, and he has participated in 37 national and international research projects.
AMRANE Abdeltif (55 years old) Professor – Exceptional class, UMR CNRS 6226 ISCR, University of Rennes 1. (Google Scholar: h-index: 52; citations: 10859 // Scopus: h-index: 43; citations: 7354). 1998: Thesis Director Enabling Degree (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1991: PhD in Chemistry (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1988: Master (DEA) in Chemistry (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1987: Chemical Engineering Degree (USTHB – Algeria). Since approximately 15 years his research is entirely devoted to the development of combined processes for the removal of organic pollutants in effluent wastewater and gaseous emissions within the CIP team. He has managed 12 PhD theses as thesis director and 3 are in progress; he has also co-managed 17 PhD theses and 6 co-management theses are in progress. He has been involved as a manager or a participant in several national and international projects, as well in international collaborations (Algeria, Belgium, Hungary, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia…). He has published more than 400 international papers including 15 papers in press. He is the co-Editor of three books (Elsevier). He has also published 12 chapter books and has about 130 international and 20 national oral communications.
Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi is born in Hamedan, Iran in 1972. He received his Ph.D. degree from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran in 2002. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (from Bu-Ali University, 2014), he works at Tongji University in Shanghai. He has published two books: Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Applied Examples of MATHEMATICA Software (2007) (320 pages) (in Persian), and Mathematical Modelling of Nonlinear Flows of Micropolar Fluids (Germany, Lambert Academic Press, 2011). Furthermore, he is a Co-Editor in Chief of the Alexandria Engineering Journal. He has published over 300 journal articles and 45 conference papers.
Dr. Davide Barreca is an associate professor of biochemistry from the University of Messina. He earned his degree thesis in the laboratory of the Department of Organic and Biological Chemistry, University of Messina, Italy. He received his doctoral training at the University of Messina, from 2003/04 to 2005/2006 academic years in the Department of Organic and Biological. He is a member of an Italian Society of Neuton Scattering and American Chemical Society. He is on the Advisory Board of International Natural Product Sciences Taskforce. And he is the Editorial Board member of Journal of Chemistry, Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies, Phytomedicine, Plants, Current Molecular Pharmacology, and Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Current Enzyme Inhibition and Current Cancer Drug Targets. He is a Guest editor of the journal of Current Medicinal Chemistry and Plants. Moreover, he is a peer reviewer for many international journals.
Dr. Habil. Vaidotas KAŽUKAUSKAS is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He was awarded Dr. Habil. degree in 1999. The topics of his research work are carrier transport, generation, recombination and trapping phenomena in advanced materials and structures for (opto-)electronic and photovoltaic applications. Prof. V. Kažukauskas is/was involved as a team leader into the six large-scale international projects and other numerous projects. He was awarded the National Science Award of Lithuanian Republic, the National Science Award for the Distinguished Scientist, the Science Award of the Rector of Vilnius University and others. V. Kažukauskas has more than 380 publications, had delivered more than 60 invited lectures at the international conferences, and authored three textbooks.
Dr. Mihail Lucian Birsa is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the same university in 1995. He joined the master program at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi in 1995, and in 2000 was awarded a Ph. D. degree in Organic Chemistry. From 2000 to 2002, he was a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Professor Samuel Braverman at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. In 2003 he was selected as a member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, working with Professor Henning Hopf in TU Braunschweig - Germany. Since then numerous return fellowships were granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Gorin graduated from Tomsk State University with a conjoint Master degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He received his PhD degree in Engineering Science and a higher Doctor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics with specialization in Thermo fluids, both from the Russian Academy of Science. He has a certified academic title of Professor in ‘Thermo physics and Thermal engineering’. His teaching and research experience is about 40 years. Prof A. Gorin is working for Swinburne University of Technology from year 2011. Prior to that he worked as a Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate professor of Chemical Engineering for Curtin University Sarawak Campus to which he joined after his service for The University of Auckland from 2000 to 2003. He was working for the Russian Academy of Science and tertiary education sector in Russia from 1973 to 2000 holding positions of Head of Laboratory, Head of Division, Leading Researcher in research institutions, Vice-Director of Research & Innovation Management Office and Director of Engineering Office in the biggest regional branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and an Associate professor and a Reader in universities. He extended his experience by working as a visiting professor at the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, National Academy of Sciences (Sofia, Bulgaria) and The University of Havana (Supreme Institute of Studies) in Havana, Cuba. Professor Alexander Gorin has published about 180 scientific papers including books, book chapters, journal and conference papers and has been actively involved in teaching of about 30 engineering courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Prof. Sudipta Sen was born on the 26th July, 1958 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. His father's name was Late Satosh Kumar Sensharma and his mother's name was Late Sisirkana Sen. He was the youngest son. He passed the H.S. Examination of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education in 1975.obtained my B. (Met).E. Degree in 1980 & M. (Met).E. Degree in 1982. (Both from the Jadavpur University) .He got the Ph.D. Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1989. Mean while he joined the Regional Engineering College Rourkela in 1988. The Institution is now known as National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He is still working in the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering of the same institution and become Professor in 2020. In the meantime he guided (completed) the works of two Ph.D. students (they have obtained the Degree) and published 26 technical papers in International Journals.
Dr. Laura Gabriela Sarbu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. She received a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry in 2015. During the Ph.D. program she joined several times the Prof. Dr. Henning Hopf research team in TU Braunschweig – Germany. She has more than 40 publications in peer-review journals and published 4 books. Also, editorial board member in several journals such as Advance in Medical and Clinical Research, Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Recerca, Chemical Glyco biology journal, International Journal of Bio organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Biomedical Research & Environmental Sciences - Green Chemistry, Journal of Molecular Biology and Drug Design.
Shen-Ming Chen received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He joined Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1985. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a full professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He has been the Dean(Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000. He received three time Distinguish Professor awards from 2010-2018. He also received Lifetime Distinguish Professor award from 2019. He received two times of Distinguished Academic Award from Association of Chemical Sensors in Taiwan (2010 & 2020). He received three times of Distinguished Research Academic Award from National Taipei University of Technology. Professor Lai Tsai-Teh Research Award, Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers,Taiwan. He has published over 900 research and review papers in international SCI journals. Two of our papers have been selected as the most cited papers in the Journal of Electro analytical Chemistry during the years 2005-2009. He have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications”, contributed four book chapters and many Journal’s special issues or conference’s special issues. His research interest includes bioelectrochemistry, electroanalytical Chemistry, biosensors, chemical sensors, electrocatalysis and electro analysis, photo electrochemistry, metalloproteinase, metalloporphyrins, nanotechnology, spectroscopic techniques, scanning probe techniques, quartz crystal microbalance, materials research, fuel cells, solar cell and photovoltaic cells. We have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications” and contributed four book chapters.
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 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 which 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 Senior Member of Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society. Omid awarded a full fellowship from UTP during Ph.D. and were involved for lab demonstrator and teaching in the different courses of chemical engineering. He 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).
Bing-Huei Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2000, Distinguished Chair Professor from 2004–present, Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from 1994-2000, Director of Graduate Institute of Medicine from 2006 to 2009, and Dean of College of Human Ecology from 2012–2015. He specializes in Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food Development and Biological Activity Determination as well as Nanotechnology. Until now, he has published 182 research articles in internationally renowned journals and authored 11 book chapters in edited books published by International Publishers. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious outstanding research award by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was honoured with Distinguished Professor by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China in 2015. Most importantly, Prof. Chen has developed a nano-product “Lycopene Chylomicron”, which has completed a phase III clinical trial in both Taiwan and USA in 2017 and demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of patients with prostatauxe syndrome. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of 2 journals “Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture” and “International Journal of Current Toxins Research” and Associate Editor of 2 journals “Journal of Food & Drug Analysis” and “Asian Science Bulletin”. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 96 journals.
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 been retired due to the age limit of 67; following academic life of 45 years. He published over 60 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 120 conferences and symposia in international and national level as Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited speaker, speaker or Poster presenter. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last even years (2014 - 2020) over 80 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by different companies in different countries. Additionally, he retired at the end of November 2019, and contributed with Keynote/Plenary Speeches to 12 Virtual/Webinar Conferences in the first year of his retirement, 2020. 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.
Prof. Maria Emma Borges China Completed her Doctorate at the University of La Laguna with the thesis Regeneration of a commercial catalyst of mo-ni/al2o3 in fixed bed deactivated by coke, 1995 under the Supervision of Dr. Andrea Brito Alayón. Currently she is working as a professor at University of La Laguna, Spain. She published more than 50 Journal articles and 5 Conference papers.
Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi holds a PhD in Particle Physics, Mathematical Physics and Modeling from Provence University (currently Aix-Marseille University), France and a diploma of advanced studies in Plasma Physics and Radiation Astrophysics from the same institution. He worked with different worldwide research departments in UK, South Korea, China, Greece, Thailand, India, etc. and he is currently affiliated to Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He is the author of more than 285 peer-reviewed papers in peer-refereed reputed journals and a reviewer for more than 100 scientific journals. His research ranges from applied mathematics to theoretical physics including nonlinear dynamical systems, space and astrophysics, general relativity and geometrical physics, physics and chemistry of solids, plasma MHD, neutronics and nuclear reactors, superconductivity and magnetic materials among others.