George S. Nolas is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida (USF). He was Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Marlow Industries, Inc. prior to accepting a position at USF in 2001. Prof. Nolas' expertise lies in the area of materials science and condensed matter physics, specifically, in materials for thermoelectricity and other energy-related applications. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and two books, one of which is the foremost text in the field of thermoelectrics, and holds seven US patents arising from his research. Prof. Nolas is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society. He has organized conferences, symposia, focus sessions and workshops on thermoelectrics. Prof. Nolas has also been honored with four teaching and mentorship awards, and his students have been recognized by dissertation awards, research scholarships, and fellowships.
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Insup Noh, Seoul National Univ. of Science & Technology (Korea). Insup Noh is a professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and a director/founder of Convergence Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials in the Seoul National Univ. of Science & Technology (Korea). Prof Insup Noh's expertise lies in the area of biomaterials for tissue engineering of bone, cartilage and blood vessels by using injectable hydrogels, 3D bioprining with both biodegrable polymers and ceramics. He published more than 100 reviewed papers, 16 patents, several book chapters and 1 book. He serves as an editor-in-chief of Biomaterials Research, and a regional editor-in-chief of Open Biomedical Engineering.
Andrzej Grzechnik is a staff scientist in the Institute of Crystallography at the RWTH Aachen University. He studied geology at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and obtained his PhD in chemistry at the Arizona State University (USA). His research is focused on structure-property relationships in crystalline solids. He is a chair of a special interest group on functional materials in the European Crystallographic Association.
Ewa Schab-Balcerzak is a professor at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, and head of the department of Polymer Chemistry. She is also a a professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences in the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials in Zabrze. She received her PhD in 1999 and DSc in 2010 from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and from Warsaw University of Technology, respectively. In 1999, she was a visiting researcher at LEMP/MAO at the University of Montpellier, France. From 2010 to 2002 she was a Post-Doctoral Research assistant in the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials in Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. In 2003, she worked at Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Polymer Research in Golm, Germany. Her experience and main research interests are in the design, synthesis, and characterization of new processable polymers and low molecular weight compounds for optoelectronic and photonic applications. Her scientific achievements contain over 110 papers in refereed journals, a few book chapters and contributed to over 100 communications in conferences. She is a reviewer for prestigious journals and editorial board member of a few journals.
Prof. Toroghinejad was born in 1968 in Shiraz, Iran. He received his B.Sc. degree in Materials Engineering (Metals Forming Module) from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran in 1992, and M.Sc. degree in Identification, Selection, and Fabrication Methods of Materials in 1996 and PhD degree in Materials Engineering in 2003 both from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. He received a full support scholarship from McGill University during his PhD study in 2001-2003 to accomplish a research on effect of alloying elements on the microstructure and texture of the warm rolled low carbon steels at Prof. John Jonas laboratory. Presently, he is professor in Department of Materials Engineering in Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. His main research interest is severe plastic deformation, nano-structured materials, deformation and annealing textures, thermomechanical processing, hot-dip galvanizing, and coating texture. He has done several industrial projects in collaboration with large steel companies in Iran. He has many published articles on severe plastic deformation processes, texture, and coating.
Prof. Toroghinejad was selected as National Distinguished Researcher of the Year in Engineering and Technical field by The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2011. He was also selected as one of the distinguished researcher of the Year, in IsfahanProvience, Iran, 2009 &2014. He was introduced as one percentage of the world's top scientists by ESI citation database from Thomson Reuters (ISI-ESI).
Dr Jadranka Blazevska Gilev, Associated Professor at the University St Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy-Skopje had finished her PhD in 2007 in the field of thermal, chemical and laser degradation of polymers.
She is teaching several courses at the FTM at the Polymer Department and at the Material Engineering and nanotechnologies Department as:raw materials and processes for synthetic products; Mechanics of polymer materials;Degradation and recycling of polymers;Chemistry of polymers;Modification of polymers,and lasers in polymer chemistry. Her field of interest are:laser induced ablation of polymers, composites, recycling of polymers, and their characterization with different advanced techniques.Prof.Gilev has participated in five international projects, such as FP, Tempus projects, and five national projects in the field of polymer materials and she is PPD-project director on three years Nato Science for Peace project named Novel sensors based on laser ablated graphene-polymer nanocomposites.
She has long term collaboration with the group of Laser chemistry from the Czech Academy of Science and with the POLYMAT Institute from San Sebastian, Spain. Prof.Gilev is author and co-author of 22 scientific papers in recognized journals with impact factor. She is on the Editorial board of several journals in the area of material science.
Lucian Baia earned his Ph.D. degree in 2003 at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. Since 2008, he works as Associate Professor at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Advanced Technologies at the Faculty of Physics of the Babes-Bolyai University. His current research focuses on the obtaining and characterization of nanoarchitectures and materials with controllable morphology and structure for environmental and biomedical applications. He is author or coauthor of more than 120 peer-reviewed publications (h-index: 21), three books, and three book chapters, 3 patent applications and is serving as editorial board member for several scientific journals.
Qingqing Dou received her Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore, Department of Bioengineering, in 2012. After graduation, she joined the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore. Her research interest lies in biomedical applicable fluorescent upconversion nanoparticles and other fluorescent materials,thermoresposive hydrogels and photo-responsive hydrogels.
Dr. Artizzu received her Master Degree in Chemistry with honours in 2004. In the same year she was awarded the "Enrico Marcialis" Rotary Club Award for the most original and innovative master thesis in chemistry. Since then she has directed her research interests towards the fields of molecular materials with optical, magnetic and/or conducting properties as well as environmental chemistry, working as research fellow in the Molecular Materials Group at the University of Cagliari and conducting research as visiting scientist at the University of Leuven, BE (2007) and at the University of Gent, BE (2014). In particular, she has been mainly involved in the study of lanthanide-based luminescent materials growing interest in their chemistry as well as in the fundamental study of their photophysical properties, often performing research at the borderline between chemistry and physics and achieving a second PhD in Physics (2015) after the first one in Chemistry (2008). She is currently focusing her research interests on the development of nanocomposite materials based on lanthanide emitters for ICT and biomedical applications. She authored more than 40 publications on prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including several cover and invited articles, and has presented her research results at numerous international conferences.
Dr. Michele Ferrari is Staff Researcher at CNR-ICMATE (Institute of Condensed Matter and Technologies for Energy) in Genova, Italy. After the studies of Chemistry in the field of protection in cultural heritage(University of Genoa), he joined as a postdoc the group of Dr. Miller in 1994 at Max Planck Inst. for Colloids and Interfaces in Berlin. He has been visiting researcher (2001) at MPI-KG (Golm-Germany) with Dr. Miller, MPI-PR (Mainz-Germany) with Dr.Bonaccurso (2006), UNISA (Adelaide-Australia) with Dr.Krasowska (2009), INFLPR (Magurele-Romania) with Prof. Pascu (2013). Member of COST European Action networks in Physics of Droplets (P21), Colloidal Aspects of Nanoscience for Innovative Processes and Materials (CM1101) and Smart and green interfaces (MP1106) - from single bubbles and drops to industrial, environmental and biomedical applications. His scientific interests include wetting, superhydrophobic coatings, application in marine environment, interfacial properties of surfactant systems and AFM in studies of adsorption and self-assembly of amphiphiles at liquid-solid interface. Co-author of more than 90 articles in peer reviewed journals, books, encyclopedia, and co-editor of books and special issues and more than 100 contributions at international conferences. He regularly serves as referee and co-editor of international scientific journals and member of Organizing committees of international conferences and evaluation boards for grant and research contracts. He has been supervisor in PhD and tutor in Chemistry degrees thesis.
Dr Mohammad Rakib Uddin received his PhD in 2010 from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea in the field of Optical/Optoelectronic Devices for computation and communication applications. He did his Post-doctoral research for one and half year at KAIST in the area of Optical/Optoelectronic Device Engineering. After his Post-doctoral research, Dr RAkib joined Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics, South Korea and worked in the area of nano-electronic/photonic devices for communication and computation applications. He published more than 50 articles internationally and registered seven international patents in the US patent applications. Currently, Dr Mohammad Rakib Uddin is Associate Professor at the UniversitiTeknologi Brunei, department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research interest includes Photonics, Electronics and Fiber Optics.
Ajay Kumar Mishra is a full Professor at the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at College of Science, Engineering & Technology, University of South Africa, Florida Science Campus, South Africa. Prof. Mishra is currently working for University of South Africa as "Full Professor" since January 2015. He is also working as "Adjunct Professor" at Jiangsu University, China. His research interests include synthesis nanomaterials/composites, smart materials, and water research. He has delivered a number of including Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. For his outstanding research profile, he was awarded a number of international awards. Prof. Mishra also served as Associate Editor as well as member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed international journals. He has edited several books by the renowned publishers and also reviewer of many international journals. He is serving as member advisory board of a number of international scientific societies, conferences and workshops.