Prof. Dr. Nima Shamsaei is currently the Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University, where he is also the founding director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), a NASA and NIST funded research center focused on advancing the additive manufacturing (AM) technology. NCAME is also one of the two U.S.-based founding partners of the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE). Prior to joining academia, Dr. Shamsaei spent many years in the industry, including leadership positions, specializing in fatigue analysis and durability test development. Dr. Shamsaei then took his skillset to Mississippi State University in 2013 and initiated a research track in the AM field. The focus of his research was on the structural integrity of AM metallic materials, which is his continued primary area of interest at Auburn University. His research work has resulted so far in publishing over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings as well as 90+ technical presentations including 50+ invited talks or keynote/plenary speeches in the areas of fatigue, fracture, mechanics of materials, and AM material/part qualification. Several government agencies and private companies sponsor many of his research projects in order to advance AM technology for faster industrial adoption. He has served as the guest editor for the International Journal of Fatigue 1st, 2nd, and 3rdspecial issues on Additive Manufacturing in 2017, 2019, and 2021. Dr. Shamsaeialso organizes multiple AM-related symposia and conferences in ASTM, TMS, and ASME.
Professor Shoujin Sun is an internationally recognized researcher in the advanced manufacturing of titanium alloys including laser materials processing, high-speed machining, and additive manufacturing. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Northeastern University, China in 1985, a Master of Engineering degree from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1988, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1998. Professor Shoujin Sun has conducted his research into the processing and characterization of metal and carbon matrix composite materials, laser materials processing, materials deformation of metals during high-speed marching and additive manufacturing (3D printing) in the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, National Research Institute for Metals (currently known as National Institute for Materials Science) in Japan, RMIT University and the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. He has received multiple national and international research awards including the 1st class of Science and Technology Progress Award by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2nd class of Chinese National Science and Technology Progress Award, Commercialization Award by CAST CRC, Gordon Dunlop Award for Scientific Excellence in Research Leading to a Technological Achievement by CAST CRC, and most recently the prestigious Thatcher Bros Prize 2017 by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK
Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell is Professor and Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Mysore India, and Visiting Medical Physicist Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford UK. Geoffrey Mitchell carried out his doctoral work at the University of Cambridge in the UK and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge and a JSPS Fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan. Prior to his current position, he was Professor of Polymer Physics at the University of Reading, UK, and from 2005 the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy at Reading. His research work bridges physics, biology, chemistry, and technology and he is passionate about the opportunities afforded by Additive Manufacturing. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce and a member of the Institute for Physics and Engineering of Medicine
Professor Emeritus Shi-chune Yao received his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1974. He worked at Argonne National Lab for 3 years before joining Carnegie Mellon University in 1977. He also served as the Pao YuKang Chaired professor at the Zhejiang University in China since 2010 for twice of three-year terms. Prof. Yao has conducted research on multi-phase systems for over 30 years. He performed research on boiling, spraying, and cooling electronics. Recently he has focused on MEMS micro thermal systems and modeling of additive manufacturing of metal products. Dr. Shi-chune Yao is a LIFE FELLOW of the ASME and served as the chairman of the Fire and Combustion Committee and the Long-Range Planning Committee previously. He has organized various national and international conferences. He also served twice as the interim Head of the Mechanical Engineering Dept. at CMU.
Dr. Flavio Bartolomeu is currently a postdoctoral junior researcher on Center for Microelectromechanical Systems (CMEMS-UMinho) focused in Multi-material Laser Powder Bed Fusion for advanced developments: technology, fabrication and prototypes validation. He graduated in 2015 with a master thesis regarding the Selective Laser Melting manufacturing optimization for different metallic materials. In 2016, he started his PhD in Mech working on a thesis entitled: Smart design of multi-functional and multi-material NiTi-Ti6Al4V cellular structured implants by Selective Laser Melting. He earned his PhD in 2019. Flavio Bartolomeu has currently 33 ISI/Q1 journal publications with more than 1000 citations (h17). He has more than 25 contributions in international and national conferences and he was supervisor work in 2 master students' theses, was the jury in 6 MSc theses, 2 PhD theses and contributed to more than 40 peer-reviewing processes for high-quality journals. Currently, he is the supervisor/tutor of 3 PhD students, 3 MSc students, and he is guest editor for Metals and Materials (MDPI). Flavio Bartolomeu is responsible for the development of novel solutions by exploiting a disruptive technology developed in his laboratory (Multi-material Laser Powder Bed Fusion). Since 2016, he has been daily working at CMEMS-UMinho, immersed in Additive Manufacturing, including several materials and structures, and exploiting creative design thinking to fabricate new solutions for high-value applications. Flavio Bartolomeu is an enthusiastic Mechanical Engineering determined on a meaningful research career as the leader of an Advanced Additive Manufacturing research group focused on innovative multi-functional products with the true potential to be applied in industry.
Rossi Setchi is a Professor in High-Value Manufacturing and the Founding Director and Principal Investigator of the Research Centre in AI, Robotics, and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS) at Cardiff. She also leads ASTUTE Cardiff, a team of 20+ academics and researchers helping Welsh manufacturing companies to develop more advanced and sustainable engineering solutions. Rossi has a distinguished track record of research in a range of areas including AI, robotics, systems engineering, additive manufacturing, industrial sustainability, Cyber-Physical Systems and Industry 4.0. Her edited books on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing are among the top Springer publications in 2019 and 2018 that address important United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Professor Setchi has contributed over 240 peer-reviewed publications including 14 books and over 100 journal articles, and secured external grant support totaling more than £25 million. She has collaborated with over 20 UK and 30 overseas universities, 15 research organizations, and 30 industrial companies from more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and Australia. She has provided research leadership on over 30 collaborative projects funded by the UK and overseas funding bodies. Her current and recent projects in the area of additive manufacturing include collaborations with Airbus, Continental Teves, Panalpina, Renishaw, and Sandvik Osprey.
Prof. Dr. Salima Bouvier began her career as a research professor at the University of Paris 13 as lecturer in September 1995. She joined the Compiègne University of Technology in 2009 as a University Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of technology of Compiegne, Centre de recherches de Royallieu, Laboratoire Roberval, BP 20529, Rue Roger Couttolenc, CS 60319, 60203 Compiegne CEDEX, France. Interests: a study of the relationships between the behavior at the microstructure scale and the macroscopic response of materials; multi-scale analysis of the behavior of structural materials; characterization, modeling, and identification of nonlinear behavior, effects on the simulation of shaping processes; modeling of elastic (visco-) plastic behavior and application in the study of rough contact; modeling of the coupled effects of texture and microstructure
Prof. Dr. Adinel Gavrus born in Cisnadie (Sibiu), Romania on 3 august 1967. He obtained in July 1992 the Eng. Diploma (Diploma of Merit) from Mechanical Faculty of Galati Univ. (Romania). In 1993 he received the DEA Master Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in the field of Special Metallurgy and Materials from Mines ParisTech (ENSMP – Paris) & CEMEF - Sophia–Antipolis (France). His Ph.D. in Materials Sciences (Summa Cum Laude) has obtained at Mines ParisTech. – CEMEF in November 1996. The Habilitation in Mechanics of Univ. Rennes 1 (France) has obtained in March 2008. From December 1996 until August 1997 He was Assoc. Researcher at Mines ParisTech (ENSMP – Paris) & Center of Materials Forming - CEMEF (Sophia Antipolis) at France and since September 1997 Assoc. Prof. at Nat. Institute of Applied Sciences of Rennes (INSA Rennes) of France – Department of Mechanical and Control Systems Eng. – Laboratory of Civil and Mech. Eng. From January 2009 he obtained the Professor Qualification from French Univ. National Council (CNU). Specific scientific developments was dedicated to developing Numerical Finite Element House Codes (TORRAO & TRACTRAO) to identify automatically the thermo-visco-plastic behaviour using a complete FE Modelling of the Torsion or Tensile test starting form an Inverse Problem formulation and an Inverse Analysis method based on the Direct Differentiation of discretized FE equations (FORTRAN), using a specific Gauss-Newton minimization algorithm (1992-1997/CEMEF– Sophia Antipolis, Mines Paris’Tech) and to programming in FORTRAN the general OPTPAR Numerical Platform Software to solve Inverse Problems via Non-Linear Optimization & Parameter Identification Methods using Inverse Analysis and Non-Linear Regression Principles (1997- 2013/INSA Rennes, France). The used Software: Forge®, Cast3M, Marc, Abaqus, Ls-Dyna. He currents research interests concerns the Materials Mechanics, Mechanics of Continuum Media, Materials Plasticity and Large Deformations Theory, Numerical Modelling and Simulation of Material Forming Processes, Formulation and Identification of Rheological or Tribological Constitutive Models Behaviour, Inverse Analysis, Inverse Problems, Numerical Optimization Algorithms, Integrated Design/Global Optimisation Techniques, Rapid Dynamics, Impact & Severe Loadings and Applications to Industrial Metals Forming or Materials Manufacturing. Concerning the scientific publication activity, he has a Global h-Index = 13 (700 Citations), ISI WOS H-Index = 7, SCOPUS Index = 7 with 1 Book, 4 Int. Book Chap., 1 Nat. Book Chap., 45 Articles ISI Int. Sci. Journals (Peer-Review), 19 Articles BDI Nat. Sci. Journals (Peer-Review), 64 Articles ISI Int. Conf., (Peer-Review; 3 Invited Lecturer), 37 Articles Nat. Conf. (Peer-Review).
Prof.Dr. Andrey Chuvilin A head of Electron Microscopy Laboratory, CIC nanoGUNE, Spain, IKERBASQUE Research Professor of Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain. In the year 1998 - Ph.D. (Candidate of Physics and Mathematics), Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and Novosibirsk, Russia and in the year 1983 - Graduated from Saratov State University (Physics Department). 2009 - Ikerbasque Research Professor and Head of Electron Microscopy Laboratory at CIC nanoGUNE. The main specialization at Material science Electron Microscopy Research directions are HRTEM of semiconductor heterostructures and thin layers, Complex analysis of colloidal semiconductor heterostructures for optical applications, Nanoscale phenomena in high-speed machining of metals, Low loss HR-EELS for plasmonic and phonemic applications, Novel guest host materials based on carbon nanotubes and graphene, Nanofabrication of functional 3D structures and devices by FIB and FEBID Current position: Ahead of Electron Microscopy Laboratory at CIC nanoGUNE. Laboratory owns an aberration-corrected TEM, two dual-beam FIB instruments, ESEM, all sample preparation equipment for material science samples preparation, and dedicated data storage and workstations for data processing and simulations. The staff is comprised of a permanent technician (Ph.D.), a permanent specialist dedicated to external services (Ph.D.), postdocs, and Ph.D. students. The laboratory is providing high-end electron microscopy support to the scientists at nanoGUNE, in the Basque country and around the world.
Prof. Dr. Marco Alfano is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He has previously held a faculty position at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy. His Post-Doctoral studies were carried out at KAUST (Saudi Arabia), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Fulbright Scholar), and UNICAL. The interplay between manufacturing and structural performance is a highlight of Marco’s recent research work, which enjoys an even balance between analytical, computational, and experimental methods in fracture mechanics. His recent research has been mainly carried out in the broad area of adhesion science and technology, with particular emphasis on the mechanics of interfaces and adhesion in adhesive joints and composite materials. Marco is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives (Elsevier), the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (Taylor and Francis).
Prof. Dr. Daolun Chen is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He received his BSc and MSc from Northeastern University (China), Ph.D. from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Rer. nat. from the University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Chen has published over 440 refereed journal (355) and conference (87) papers in the area of advanced materials and key engineering materials, and their deformation, fatigue, fracture, welding, and joining, plus over 210 non-refereed conference papers/research reports. His seminal work on nanocomposites leads to a well-known method that bears his name and is twice identified by the Council of Canadian Academies to be one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide. He is a recipient of Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Canadian Metal Physics Award, G.H. Duggan Medal, MetSoc Award for Research Excellence, MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award, Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award. Dr. Chen is an associate editor or Editorial Board Member of 28 journals, including Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, Materials and Design, and Materials Research Letters. He has been invited by science reporters to give interviews and comments on some key scientific breakthroughs published in the journals of Nature and Science. Dr. Chen is an elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (MEASA), Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (FCIM), Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (FCSME), Fellow of CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) Association (FCWBA), Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (FIMMM)
Soshu Kirihara is a doctor of engineering and a professor at Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan. In his main investigation “Materials Tectonics as Sustainable Geoengineering” for environmental modifications and resource circulations, 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.
Professor Abu Al-Rub is currently the Director of ADAM (Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing) Center at Khalifa University. He is also the Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University. He has been a Professor at Texas A&M University. Currently, he is also an Adjunct Professor at Air Force Institute of Technology of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. Professor Abu Al-Rub's primary research field of interest is in employing digital design and 3D printing for creating multifunctional architected materials and composites for various engineering applications. He has published one book, 5 patents in additive manufacturing, and over 250 publications. He has served as the principal/co-principal investigator of more than 30 projects; he is responsible for more than $26Million. In 2007, he has been selected among nine leading scientists in the US by the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy to design new grades of advanced high strength steel for the automotive industry. He has been among the Scholar Google 100 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering. He has been included in the prestigious 2019 Stanford University’s List of World’s Top 2% of Career-Long Scientists.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of the Civil Engineering School of Engineering, American University in Dubai, Media City, Dubai, UAE. He was a Distinguished Scientists at the Department of Water Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology. Kaveh research in Hydrogeology and Water Management. Their current projects are Artificial Neural Networks, Solute Transport Modeling, Groundwater Modeling System, Algorithm Genetics, Mathematical Modeling, and Numerical Solutions. He has published a large number of scientific books, reports, chapters, journals, and conference papers. Kaveh has contributed to more than 600 publications in journals, books, chapters, and technical reports. He has been successful in a number of research grants. Kaveh has been an editorial board member of 15 ISI International journals and technical reviewer for about 50 scientific journals. He displays extensive teaching experience in groundwater modeling systems and hydrogeology, environmental science, and climate change areas. Kaveh has taught and developed course material for about 25 subjects at various levels and supervised over 15 graduate students. Kaveh has worked with several companies in the groundwater areas. During his American University Dubai & Canadian University Dubai affiliation, Kaveh has developed investigation and forecasting of the number of groundwater resources using the GMS model under climate change conditions. Recently, he had scientific visits from several counties particularly the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and UAE for scientific collaborations.
Prof. Dr. Bekir Sami Yilbas is the University Distinguished Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His research area covers harsh environments and energy harvesting, and self-cleaning applications for photovoltaic panels, surface sciences and engineering, thermal processing, and energy materials.. He published over 500 journal papers in Internationally reputable journals and presented over 120 papers in Conferences. His academic research work received over twelve thousands of citations. In addition, he involved with many industrial projects. Because of his contributions to the scientific knowledge, Dr. Yilbas received many awards over the years. Some of these include President of India’s Prize for 1988, India, the best researcher awards from KFUPM (1997, 2002, 2007), Silver Jubilee Medal for the outstanding achievements in Materials and Manufacturing 2005 by Silesian University of Technology, Poland, Doctor of Engineering Degree from Birmingham University (2005), UK, Donald Julius Groen Prize for 2007 from by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Manufacturing Industries Division, UK, Professor W. Johson International Gold Medal for 2008 awarded by the Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies Steering Committee, Ireland. Professor Fryderyk Staub Golden Owl Award by World Academy of Metals, Poland, and Almarai’s Distinguished Scholar Prize, awarded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Bekir Sami Yilbas supervised many students at graduate and undergraduate levels. He is currently advising many coop and senior design project students.
Prof. Dr. Wei Min Huang has over 20 years of experience on various shape-memory materials (alloy, polymer, composite and hybrid), he has published over 200 papers in journals, such as Accounts of Chemical Research, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and Materials Today, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 290 international journals (including Progress in Polymer Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, and Advanced Functional Materials, etc), project proposals from American Chemical Society, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, etc, and book proposals from Springer, Elsevier, and CRC. He has published two books (Thin film shape memory alloys – fundamentals and device applications, Polyurethane shape memory polymers) and is currently on the editorial board of over three dozen of journals.
Prof. Dr. Vladimir G. Chigrinov is a Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since 1999. He is an Expert in Flat Panel Technology in Russia, recognized by the World Technology Evaluation Centre, 1994, and SID Fellow since 2008. He is an author of 6 books, 31 reviews and book chapters, about 317 journal papers, more than 668 Conference presentations, and 121 patents and patent applications including 36 US patents in the field of liquid crystals since 1974. He got an Excellent Research Award from the HKUST School of Engineering in 2012. He obtained Gold Medal and The Best Award in the Invention & Innovation Awards 2014 held at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, which was hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 20-22 Feb 2014. He is a Member of the EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS) since July 2017. He got A Slottow Owaki Prize of SID in 2018 http://www.ee.ust.hk/ece.php/enews/detail/660. He is the 2019 Distinguished Fellow of IETI (International Engineering and Technology Institute). http://www.ieti.net/news/detail.aspx?id=184 http://www.ieti.net/memberships/Fellows.aspx Since 2018 he works as a Professor in the School of Physics and Optoelectronics Engineering at Foshan University, Foshan, China. 2020-2024 Vice President of Fellow of Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) Since 2021 distinguished Fellow of Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Dr.Farid Menaa is an inter-and multi-disciplinary professional with a worldwide reputation. He has three international post-doctoral terms in Oncology, Dermatology, and Hematology; MBA Entrepreneurship and MD candidate. During his ongoing career, he has mainly contributed to the identification and functions of new human disease-causing genes and variants, formulated natural products for anti-aging, and developed innovative theranostic strategies against cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases. He has more than 10 years’ experience either in the academic, hospital, or industrial sectors. As Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. he actively participated in the development of the disruptive “Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy”. Dr. Menaa collaborates with various organizations worldwide. He is a member of several prestigious medical and scientific organizations and editorial boards in the field of medicine, science, technology, and business, including in the nano-segment. He has authored more than 100 articles including research and review articles, books, book chapters, textbooks, proceedings, and has participated in over 200 scientific international events including as co-organizer, keynote speaker, chairman. Dr. Menaa’s worldwide collaborations, holistic point of view, and strong expertise in various fields led him to prevent, implement early diagnosis, and develop efficient and safer therapy. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Farid Menaa’s research interest includes Preventive Medicine, Personalized Medicine, Translational Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Green Medicine, Nanomedicine, Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Prof. Dr. Jung-Chang Wang (J.-C. Wang) is a full Professor and Dean in the School of Marine Engineering (D.M.E.), National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Keelung, Taiwan, and is also the Director of the Thermal-Fluid Illumination Laboratory. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Mechanical Ph.D. from National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taiwan in 2007. He has been teaching and researching electronic heat transfer and renewable energy for more than ten years. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals, conferences, and patents, and edited seven book chapters. His main research interest includes applied and software engineering in thermal-fluid science. Research Interests： Green Energy, Two-Phase Flow, Thermal Module, Surface Heat Treatment for Fins, Thermo-Electric NanoFluids, CFD Numerical Method, and LED Lighting.
Prof. Dr. Chang Woo Lee is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Kyung Hee University in South Korea. He also serves as the Director of the Center for the SMART Energy Platform and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA and formerly B.S. & M.S. degrees from Kyung Hee University. He worked as a Senior Researcher at Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) prior to joining the university in 2006. His research interests are in energy materials science and engineering, especially in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion. He has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from the Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received a Ph.D.- 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 a research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became a 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 at the international and national level as Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited speaker, speaker, or Poster presenter. He served as 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 as his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 Ph.D.- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also a Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of the significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates the cooperation of his group and interest in the Powder Diffraction File. Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel: Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction, and crystallography.
Prof. Dr. Akiyoshi Osaka is a Project Professor and Professor Emeritus of Okayama University, Japan, associated with Faculty of Engineering, and also affiliated with the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, PR China, as a Distinguished Professor under the 1000 Talents Plan. He earned B.E. from Okayama University, and M.E. and PhD from Kyoto University. His research area extends from glass and glass ceramics in borates, phosphates, silicates, tellurites, borosilicates, or borophosphates, and to the sol-gel preparation of oxides and organic-inorganic hybrids as well as their biomedical applications. He is an author of over 250 publications and over 10 book chapters. Dr. Osaka was awarded for his achievements with Excellent Ceramic Scientist Award from the Ceramic Society of Japan 1994. He has been elected as Fellow of the Ceramic Society of Japan. Dr. Roger Narayan is a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. He is an author of over two hundred publications as well as several book chapters on processing of biomedical materials. He currently serves as an editorial board member for several academic journals, including as editor-in-chief of Medical Devices & Sensors (Wiley) and associate editor of Applied Physics Reviews (AIP Publishing). Dr. Narayan has also edited several books, including the textbook Biomedical Materials (Springer), the handbook Materials for Medical Devices (ASM International), and The Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering (Elsevier). He has previously served as director of the TMS Functional Materials Division and the ASM International Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee; he currently serves as chair of the American Ceramic Society Bioceramics Division. As the 2016-7 ASME Swanson Fellow, Dr. Narayan worked with America Makes, the US national additive manufacturing institute, on several activities to disseminate additive manufacturing technology, including the development of an workforce/education/outreach roadmap for additive manufacturing, and the development of a repository containing educational materials related to additive manufacturing. Dr. Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the American Ceramic Society Richard M. Fulrath Award. He has been elected as Fellow of AAAS, ASM International, AIMBE, and American Ceramic Society.
Prof. Dr. Hadj Sahraoui Omar, Remote Sensing Department, Algerian Space Agency, was born in Oran, Algeria. He received the engineering degree in Computer Science & data processing (1998) and the Magister degree in Computer Science & Remote Sensing from the University of Sciences & Technologies of Oran in 2008 and 2010, respectively. he received his Dr. (Ph.D.) degree in remote sensing and image processing with honors from the University of Sciences & Technologies of Oran. From 1998 until 2000, Hadj Sahraoui Omar worked as a university teacher at the University of Sciences & Technologies of Oran. In support of the Magister studies he worked from 2000 to until now at the Remote Sensing Department of Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), he was integrated into various research projects, including the large solar radiation project, which lasted 5 years (2012-2017), and other projects of natural disasters like "Geographic Information Systems (GIS) contribution to the mapping of flooded areas and floodplains". Still at the same Department of Remote Sensing Space, and In support of his Doctorate studies, he worked on the correction of radar images (SAR) with a perfect mastery of interferometry and radar differential interferometry, as, he developed tools of GIS and image processing. From 2008 to 2019. Hadj Sahraoui Omar has been a committee member of several international conferences and journals, such as the WSEAS Conference and Journals, the ICAMCS Commission in the ICGDA 2019, the CCSEA 2019 the American Journal of Applied Sciences, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Electronics Letters, IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation. Development of software for managing images and maps for the DOT department. InSAR project for the realization of a precision DEM. PolInSAR project, use of radar polarimetry for image classification. Development of a GIS forest fire prevention system as part of the project (ASAL-DGF). My master's degree entitled on: simulation of an image acquisition chain on board the Microsatellite AlSAT-1. Development of a system within the framework of my doctorate which allows: Extraction of physical parameters from optical images, Radar SAR, and allows to make the interferometric chain. Participation in all phases of the "M'Zab Valley Development" project and also the creation of GIS management and visualization system. Participation in all phases of the "Solar Field" project, modeling and implementation of an SIS system and a GIS system for management and visualization. Development of a forest cadastre prototype. Hadj Sahraoui Omar has (co-)authored more than peer-reviewed journal publications and over papers and abstracts in conference proceedings various spatial remote sensing works, which focus on images for 3D realization, Image processing, solar radiation in different components, also on image processing including all types of radar image processing and development and application of GIS in different areas of natural disasters.
Professor R. M. Mehra is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Electronics and Communication Engineering (EECE), School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, Greater Noida, U.P. India since January 2010. Professor Mehra received his B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Delhi, Delhi, India, and subsequently taught there for thirty-eight years. He has been a post-doctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS, Japan). He has been formally HoD, Department of ECE and Dean Research, Sharda University. Presently he is Advisor, Learning Resource Center and Nodal Officer, International Relations Division, Sharda University. His primary research interests are Semiconductor Materials & Devices and Wireless Sensor Networks. He has supervised 52 Ph.D. Research Scholars for the award of a doctoral degree. He has published 215 research papers in SCI journals with ~4300 citations with h-index 38 (SCOPUS). Currently, he is Chief Editor of Invertis Journal of Renewable Energy, Chief Editor, Journal of Scientific and Technical Research (JSTR), and member of Advisory Editorial Board of Materials Science, Poland. He has executed more than 17 research projects sponsored by national (DRDO, UGC, DST, CSIR, MNRE, IUAC) and international (NSF, USA & JSPS, Japan) agencies. He has widely traveled abroad for research, teaching, and consultancy assignments to universities in the USA, Japan, and Europe. He is a member of several academic and professional bodies and has chaired the Semiconductor Society (India).
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Azadi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1983. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran and K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, respectively, in 2006 and 2008; and then, the PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013. During his PhD, he has awarded an exchange program by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and also Irankhodro Powertrain Company, in order to perform a fatigue testing project at the University of Leoben, Leoben, Austria, 2012. From 2008 to 2015, he has worked in Irankhodro Powertrain Company, Tehran, Iran and for the last two years, he was a project manager of a national turbo-charged engine. Since 2015, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran. Now, he is an Associate Professor, since 2019. He is the author of two chapter-books, two conference proceedings, more than 100 journal articles, about 120 conference papers, and 13 patents. He has been also funded to perform 8 research projects by Iranian universities and industries; in addition to one international project, entitled "Iran-Austria Impulse". He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Additive-Manufactured Structures and also, an advisory board of the International Journal of Engineering, and also a reviewer in different ISI journals, such as the International Journal of Fatigue, Materials Science and Engineering A, etc. His research interests include solid mechanics, fatigue, fracture, creep, and wear plus to numerical methods, surface engineering, materials characterization, design of experiments, with the application of engine, aerospace, and automotive industries, besides biomechanics. Nowadays, he is working on additive manufacturing to fabricate composites and nano-composites by 3D-printing, in order to evaluate fatigue properties of materials. Moreover, 4D-, 5D-, and 6D-printing is interested besides the bi- and multi-material meta-materials.
Rúben Pereira is an Assistant Professor at Instituto de CiênciasBiomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS, University of Porto) and Assistant Researcher at the Biofabrication Group (i3S, Instituto de Investigação e InovaçãoemSaúde). He holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in 3D bioprinting and has been collaborating with the pharmaceutical industry in the design of biomaterials for skin repair. He has also been involved in research projects in the fields of bioengineering, 3D bioprinting, and tissue engineering. His research interests focus on the development of dynamic hydrogels for the bioprinting of biomimetic cell microenvironments for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications.
Dr. Hicham Es-soufi is a senior research fellow, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences the Meknès, University Moulay Ismail, Meknès, Morocco. He is a director of studies and professor at the High School of Engineering, ESGCNT, Meknès, Morocco. He is an invited professor at the Institute Technique of Agriculture, Marrakech, Morocco. He is an associate editor on the Editorial Board of Open Journal of Composite Materials, SCIRP. Also, he is a reviewer for more than 12 international scientific journals. He is interested in research and development in designing the new materials and studying their physical-chemistry properties like materials of the structure: Tetragonal Tungsten Bronze (TTB), phosphate materials, glass-ceramic materials, and glass materials, especially phosphate glasses. In addition, he is interested in applying the new materials in energy storage, biomedical applications, wastewater, etc.
Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak was born in Koszalin, Poland, on December 30, 1965. He graduated in mathematics (numerical methods and programming) from the University of Gdansk, Poland in 1990. He received the Ph.D. degree in 2007 in computer science from the Polish – Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland. From 1991 to 1994 he was a civilian programmer in the High Military School in Koszalin. He was a teacher of mathematics and computer science in the Private Economic School in Koszalin from 1995 to 1999. Since March 1998 he has worked in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland and since October 2007 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Chair of Computer Science and Management in this department. His research interests connect mathematics with computer science and include computer vision, artificial intelligence, shape representation, curve interpolation, contour reconstruction and geometric modeling, numerical methods, probabilistic methods, game theory, operational research and discrete mathematics.
Dr. Evangelos Kordatos graduated with an MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 2008. He received his MSc in Chemistry and Materials Technology and his PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Ioannina in 2013. Upon the completion of his PhD, he became a Postdoctoral research associate at the Texas A&M University, Texas (USA), working on Non-Destructive assessment of aerospace materials, shape memory alloys (SMAs). Evangelos joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Materials Engineering and became a Senior Lecturer in 2016. Evangelos is the Course Leader for the BEng and MEng Materials Engineering courses at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and he led the MEng Materials Engineering course successful accreditation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Evangelos’ research is focused on the study of the mechanical and thermal behaviour of advanced materials, such as Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs), Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRPs), Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs), smart materials, etc. He has worked extensively on the non-destructive monitoring of materials behaviour developing advanced NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) methodologies based on Infrared Thermography, Acoustic Emission and Ultrasounds.
Dr. Pengcheng Liu now is conducting research activities at The University of Texas at Austin. He also successfully achieved the Humboldt Fellow and will conduct scientific research at The Technical University of Munich in 2022. He is serving as the Guest Editor for the academic journal of Nano Materials Science, and is organizing the Special Issue “Special issue on emerging materials for carbon neutrality”. He received his Ph.D. at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2017. His current research interests are the advanced alkali metal batteries, and focus is paid on the stable alkali metal anode and the interface issues in non-aqueous and all-solid-state batteries.