International Publisher of Science, Technology and Medicine

Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology

Editorial Board

Dennis W. Smith Jr.

Editor-in-Chief:

Dennis W. Smith Jr., PhD
Department of Chemistry and The Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute
The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Biography :

Dr. Dennis W. Smith, Jr. received his B.S. (1988) from Missouri State University and his Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Florida under the guidance of Prof. Ken Wagener on the scope and mechanism of acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization. He was a Rhone Poulenc Graduate Research Fellow in Lyon, France pursuing novel silicone elastomers, and a Dow Chemical Postdoctoral Fellow (1993) with Dr. Raymond König in Rheinmünster, Germany exploring fundamental aspects of epoxy networks. Dr. Smith joined The Dow Chemical Company Central Research Laboratory as Sr. Research Chemist (1993), and later was promoted to Project Leader (1996) working primarily on the synthesis and characterization of high performance thermosets for thin film microelectronics applications. Dr. Smith was an original member of the team that invented and implemented SiLK™ Semiconductor Dielectric resins, which led to commercial production (see: Chem. & Eng. News, November 20, 2000, p. 17). He served as National Chemistry Week (NCW) Coordinator (1996) and Chair of the Brazosport Section of the American Chemical Society (1997), which received a National Phoenix Award for their NCW program organized by Dr. Smith. He received three Dow Chemical Special Recognition Awards and was a recipient of the 1997 Dow Chemical Central Research Inventor of the Year Award before joining Clemson University in 1998 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Smith was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001, granted early tenure in 2002, promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 2006, and in 2008, he accepted joint appointment as Professor of Material Science & Engineering at Clemson. In 2010, Prof. Smith joined The University of Texas at Dallas. Also in 2010, Dr. Smith was elected as Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Smith has over 100 publications and 15 US patents/applications.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Dennis W. Smith, Jr. research interests include:

  • Fluoropolymers from aromatic trifluorovinyl ethers and other fluoroolefins for optical, energy conversion, and tailored surface applications
  • Polyarylene networks and carbon structures from micro and nano processable intermediates via bis-ortho-diynyl arene (BODA) monomers
  • Renewable polymers based on aliphatic polyesters (e.g., PLA, PHA, and derivatives)
  • Reground car tire rubber recycling via functionalization and composite formulation and carbonization
  • Novel carbon fiber precursor polymers based on copolymers with acrylonitrile
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Igor A. Levitsky

Editorial Board Members:

Igor A. Levitsky, PhD
Department of Chemistry
University of Rhode Island, USA

Biography :

Dr. Igor A. Levitsky is the Principal Scientist at Emitech Inc Fall River MA USA and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry the University of Rhode Island RI, USA. Dr. Levitsky earned his PhD in the Institute for Low Temperature Physics 1991, Ukraine. He has published more than 40 regular articles one review and he is coauthor of five US patents. Dr. Levitsky's experience includes work at MIT Department of Chemistry from 1997-199 and Brown University, Department of Physics and Engineering, 2001. He is the potential reviewer of peer reviewed journals in the area of nanotechnology material science physics.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Igor A. Levitsky research interests include:

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David K. Mills

David K. Mills, PhD
School of Biological Sciences/Institute for Micromanufacturing
Louisiana Tech University, USA

Biography :

Dr. David K. Mills received his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Illinois’ College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Mills joined the faculty at Louisiana Tech University in 1994. He is the Marvin T. Green Jr. Endowed Professor in Pre-Medicine within the School of Biological Science in the College of Applied & Natural Science. He holds a joint faculty appointment at the Institute for Micromanufacturing and CBERS, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science, in the College of Engineering and Science. Dr. Mills is also the Director of CATALyST, the Center for Applied Learning to Yield Scientific Thinking, a regional center for science and mathematics education pre K-16+. He has over 50 papers published in national and international journals of education, engineering and science. He has directed over 70 MS and PHD students in the fields of Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology. He is a recent recipient of Louisiana Tech’s Faculty Senate Chair award in 2009 and received the University’s Foundation Professorship award in 2008.In the College of Applied and Natural Sciences, he has received the Outstanding Researcher award in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007, the Outstanding Teaching/Director of Research award in 1999, 2005, and 2007 and the Outstanding Director of Undergraduate Research award in 2000. Dr. Mills is President of organicNANO, a Louisiana company, formed in 2010 that is primarily in the business of developing and commercializing halloysite nanotube (HNT) technology and bioactive polyelectrolyte multi-composite nanocoatings and nanofilms (PMNs). The company’s mission is to develop bioactive therapeutics that prevents infection, advance tissue repair and regeneration at the nanoscale using biocompatible and green biomaterials.organicNANO is a company that has developed halloysite technology along several discrete product lines including 1) a nanoenabled bone cement, epoxy and resins fillers, grouts, and adhesives; 2) dental nanocomposites; 3) enhanced surgical materials including sutures, pads, gauze; and 4) cell culture platforms for tissue regeneration. Currently, organicNANO has three employees. In the next two years, the company plans to double or triple in size, in order to develop the halloysite technology locally. organicNANO is affiliated with Louisiana Tech University where the company president, Dr. David K. Mills has two main laboratories, a cell and molecular biology lab in the CBERS, an image analysis lab in the IfM and a nanofabrication lab in Carson Taylor Hall. He has access to the University’s vivarium, analytical and processing equipment including TEM, SEM, AFM, Confocal, X-Ray, XPS, FTIR, UV and cell culture, histology, materials characterization (AFM, elipsometry, surface profilometry, QCM, etc.) microscopy and molecular biology common labs.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. David K. Mills research interests mainly concern with:

  • The design of novel and dynamic nanofilms
  • Nanoassembly for dental & orthopedic implants
  • Application of nanoscale topographic and chemical cues for controlling chondro- and osteogenesis
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Jaroslaw W. Drelich

Jaroslaw W. Drelich, PhD
Deparment of Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University, USA

Biography :

Dr. Jaroslaw W. Drelich received his BS degree in chemistry and his MS degree in chemical technology from the Technical University of Gdansk (TUG), Poland, in 1983. After earning his MS degree, he worked at the TUG for 6 years as a research associate doing applied research on oily-soil remediation, deoiling of aqueous waste, oil spill clean-up, and designing extraction units for analysis of oil concentration in water. At that time, he also worked as a consultant and an engineer to a few private engineering firms located in Gdansk (Poland), mostly designing wastewater treatment plants and units and analyzing quality of discharged waters from industrial operations. Along with a few other faculty and engineering staff at the TUG, he contributed to invention, development and production of novel coalescence filters designed for cleaning small wastewater stream from dispersed oil. Jaroslaw earned his Ph.D. degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Utah in 1993. He then worked at the University of Utah for four years as postdoctoral fellow and research assistant professor. During that time his work concentrated on fundamental and advanced concepts of surface chemistry that he applied to oil sands processing, mineral processing, and materials recycling. He came to Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) in 1997 and currently is a professor of materials science and engineering. His main research interests are in applied surface chemistry and interfacial engineering for ore dressing and materials processing, nanotechnology, materials recycling, characterization of materials’ surfaces, modification and testing of biomaterials, and formulation of antimicrobial materials. Aside from teaching several courses on characterization and processing of materials at Michigan Tech, Dr. Drelich has edited 5 books, published about 150 technical papers, holds 9 patents and has more than 50 conference presentations, including several keynote addresses, to his credit. He has been appointed in 2011 as Adjunct Professor to the Department of Chemical and Material Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Drelich serves on the External Advisory Board for the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology since 1999 and edited several special issues of this journal containing invited papers on atomic force microscopy, adhesion force measurements, and wetting phenomena. Dr. Drelich also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Characterization and Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology. Currently, he is organizing a new journal Surface Innovations and will serve as the editor to this journal. Dr. Drelich is also an advocate of interdisciplinary capstone senior design projects, and promotes interdisciplinary projects between engineering and business to encourage the students to think about both technical and business viability and interconnections. He is the active member of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), and American Chemical Society (ACS), and has served on a number of different committees; currently, he serves as Chair for the TMS Energy Committee. Dr. Drelich is the founder of Micro Techno Solutions, a start-up company with a mission to apply, promote and commercialize micro- and nano-technologies invented at or in collaboration with Michigan Tech. Micro Techno Solutions leads in an effort to explore applications for and commercialization of recently developed antimicrobial natural minerals. Natural minerals loaded with nanoparticles of elemental copper are explored for development and manufacturing of safe products for personal use and industrial applications with efficient disinfection and microbial control.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The research interests of Dr. Jaroslaw W. Drelich include:

  • Adhesion of fine particles
  • Characterization of materials’ surfaces
  • Biodegradable implant materials
  • Wetting of solids and liquids
  • Colloidal properties of particles
  • Recycling of materials
  • Minerals and oil sands processing
 Research Interest
Robert A. Freitas Jr.

Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, USA

Biography :

Robert A. Freitas Jr. is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM) in Palo Alto CA (USA) and was a Research Scientist at Zyvex Corp. during 2000-2004. He received BS degrees in Physics & Psychology from Harvey Mudd College in 1974 and a JD from University of Santa Clara in 1979. In 1996 Freitas wrote the first detailed technical design study of a medical nanorobot ever published in a peer-reviewed mainstream biomedical journal. More recently, Freitas authored Nanomedicine, the first book-length technical discussion of the potential medical applications of molecular nanotechnology & medical nanorobotics; the first 2 volumes of this 4-volume series were published in 1999 and 2003 by Landes Bioscience. He co-authored Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines (2004), another first-of-its-kind technical treatise, and has 49 refereed journal publications or contributed book chapters. Freitas won the 2009 Feynman Prize in nanotechnology for theory, the 2007 Foresight Prize in Communication, and the 2006 Guardian Award from Lifeboat Foundation, and was awarded the first patent on diamond mechanosynthesis on 30 March 2010.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Robert A. Freitas Jr.'s  Research interests include:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Medical nanorobotics design
  • Molecular machine systems
  • Diamondoid mechanosynthesis (theory & experimental pathways)
  • Molecular assemblers and nanofactories
  • Atomically precise manufacturing
  • Self-replication in machine and factory systems
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Clifford L. Henderson

Clifford L. Henderson, PhD
School  of  Chemical  and  Biomolecular  Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Biography :

Prof. Clifford L. Henderson obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent a short time with Motorola in their Advanced Products Research and Development Lab before returning to academia at Georgia Tech in 1998. His current research interests include: optical lithography, photoresist materials science, stereolithography, rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, polymer thin film science and technology, micro- and nanofabrication, and microelectronic/ optoeletronic/MEMS/NEMS devices. His research group focuses thematically on: (1) developing new materials and processes for micro- and nanofabrication, (2) developing a fundamental understanding of the physiochemical processes that occur in such materials and processes, and (3) developing models that can be used to describe, control, and design such systems. He has authored or coauthored over 100 papers and holds 6 patents in areas related to polymeric materials, lithography, and materials and methods for micro- and nanofabrication.

 Biography
Research Interest :

 Prof. Clifford L. Henderson's research interests include:

  • Polymer synthesis and characterization
  • Directed self-assembly of block copolymers
  • Design of photoresists and related materials for high resolution patterning
  • Materials and processes for nanofabrication and nanoelectronics
  • Organic electronic materials including graphene
  • Materials simulation and modeling
  • Thin film science and technology
 Research Interest
Cengiz S. Ozkan

Cengiz S. Ozkan, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of California, Riverside, USA

Biography :

Dr. Cengiz S. Ozkan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California Riverside. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He has over five years of industrial experience including Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), Intel Corporation and Analog Devices. After completing his PhD studies, He worked for AMCC in San Diego, and concurrently, he served as a consulting professor at Stanford University and a lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of California San Diego. He has been a member of several National Centers including the SRC-DARPA funded FCRP FENA Center, the UMASS NSF MRSEC on Polymers, the UMASS NSF NSEC on Hierarchical Manufacturing, the NCI-NIH funded UCSD NANOTUMOR Center, and the DARPA funded UCR CNID Center. Just recently, he joined the SRC-DARPA funded C-SPIN Center. His areas of expertise include nanomaterials synthesis/processing including graphene, III-V and II-VI materials, hierarchical and multilayered nanostructures, energy storage devices, nanoelectronics, biochemical sensors, nanopatterning for beyond CMOS, and nanoscale characterization. He has more than 200 technical publications including journal papers, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has over 50 patent disclosures, has given more than 100 presentations worldwide and is the recipient of more than 30 honors and awards. He is the Editor-in-Chief for “Nano Communications”. He organized and chaired 14 scientific and international conferences.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Cengiz S. Ozkan's Research Interests include:

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Michael G. Bennett

Michael G. Bennett, PhD
Northeastern University School of Law, USA

Biography :

Dr. Michael G. Bennett is an Associate Professor of Law at Northeastern University, President of the Board of Directors of The Gallery at the Piano Factory and an Executive Committee member of the Young People's Project. Michael was previously the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Science, Technology and Society at Vassar College. He has also held teaching and research positions at Michigan Technological University, Polytechnic University and the University of Virginia, and has served as advisor to several university offices of technology transfer. As an undergraduate at Florida A&M University, Michael studied physics and mathematics. He also holds a J.D. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies from Rensselaer. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he practiced as an associate at the Chicago law firm of Brinks, Hofer, Gilson and Lione. Professor Bennett teaches in the fields of contracts, intellectual property law, and law and technology. His work focuses broadly on innovation--its cultivation, commercialization and societal implications. His National Science Foundation funded research focuses primarily on the nexus of law and emerging technologies, with a particular focus on nanotechnology. Professor Bennett also advises academic institutions on matters related to the generation of intellectual property, technology transfer and plagiarism.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Michael G. Bennett's research interests include:

  • The nexus of law and emerging technologies, with a particular focus on nanotechnology
  • Intellectual property law
  • Law and technology
 Research Interest
Yun Hang Hu

Yun Hang Hu, PhD
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University, USA

Biography :

Dr. Yun Hang Hu is a professor in materials science and engineering at Michigan Technological University. He received his PhD in Chemistry from Xiamen University. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 2100 citations. He has served as a chair or co-chair for 13 international symposia. He is a program chair for ACS fuel chemistry division (2012) and for ACS energy and fuels division (2012-2013). He is an editor for ACS series books, a guest editor (or editorial board member) for three international journals, and a peer reviewer for more than 40 reputed journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Prof. Yun Hang Hu's research interests include:

  • Nano-materials for solar energy
  • Nano-structured materials for hydrogen storage
  • Synthesis of nano-structured materials from CO2
  • Characterization of nanostructured materials
  • Catalysis and catalysts for energy and fuels
  • Low-pressure induced amorphization of solid materials
 Research Interest
Wei-chuan Shih

Wei-chuan Shih, PhD
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Houston, USA

Biography :

Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih is an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering with a joint appointment from Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. Prior to joining UH, he was a Schlumberger postdoctoral fellow at Schlumberger-Doll Research, focusing on development of optical analysis of hydrocarbon fluids and automated remote monitoring system for offshore oil spills. He received B.S. and M.S. from National Taiwan University and National Chiao Tung University, respectively. He obtained PhD from MIT Spectroscopy Laboratory/ NIH Laser Biomedical Research Center under Prof. Michael S. Feld, working on optical spectroscopy for noninvasive chemical sensing and disease diagnosis. He also worked extensively on nano/microfabrication and N/MEMS. His research interests are in biophotonics, neurophotonics, microscopy, computational imaging, N/MEMS, and environmental sensing. He is a recent NSF CAREER Award winner (2012) and inaugural NASA Early CAREER Faculty Award (2012). He received the 2013 Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship (university level). He was a recipient of MIT Martin Fellowship. Among his 22 peer-reviewed journal papers, he is the corresponding author for 13, and 11 were lead-authored by his students.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The research interests of Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih include:

  • NanoBioPhotonics-Exploiting the synergy of Nanotechnology, Biophotonics, and Computational Sensing;, N/MEMS, Environmental Sensing, Forensic analysis
  • Plasmonic Engineering- Nanofluidic sensors, Imaging substrates, Intracellular sensor network
  • Novel Hyperspectral Imaging- Parallel Raman microspectroscopy, Computational multispectral Infrared imaging
  • Neural Probe for Deep Brain Stimulation and Recording- Flexible Optitrode with integrated optical and electrical channels
 Research Interest
Ranjit Pati

Ranjit Pati, PhD
Department of Physics
Michigan Technological University, USA

Biography :

Dr. Ranjit Pati received his Master of Science in Physics from Utkal University (India) in 1990, and received his Ph.D in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics from University at Albany, State University of New York, New York (USA) in 1998. His current research is mainly focused on understanding some of the open issues in Nanoscience. Particularly, he is trying to answer several key questions pertaining to the charge and spin transfer process involving nanoscale junction in a non-equilibrium condition using quantum many body theory.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Ranjit Pati's research interests include:

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Gajanan S. Bhat

Gajanan S. Bhat, PhD
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The University of Tennessee, USA

Biography :

Dr. Gajanan S. Bhat received his bachelor's degree in textiles from the Bangalore University in 1981, M. Tech in Fiber Science and Technology from IIT Delhi in 1984, and his PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science from Georgia Tech in 1990. His dissertation research was to understand the conversion of polyacrylonitrile-based precursors into carbon fibers. After that he joined Image Carpets, Rome, GA, a company producing fibers from post-consumer recycled polyester for carpets, where an analytical laboratory was set up to characterize recycled plastics and fibers. Dr. Bhat joined UTK as a faculty member in the textile science program in August 1990. His research at UTK covers: (i) nonwovens - melt blown, spunbond, and biodegradable, (ii) plastics recycling, (iii) high performance fibers and composites, and (iv) multifunctional fibers and nonwovens using nanotechnology. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses he mentors masters and doctoral students and many of them have gone on to become nonwovens industry scientists. Dr. Bhat has published more than 200 research papers and holds three U.S. Patents. He’s active in several industry organizations including the Fiber Society, Textile Institute and INDA, as well as serving on the editorial boards of professional journals including the Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Journal of Textiles and Journal of Nanomaterials. A TAPPI member since 2002 he’s served in a variety of roles including developing Technical Information Papers, organizing technical conferences and worked as Education Coordinator. He’s been honored with the Fiber Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award and is a Fellow of the Textile Institute. Dr. Bhat has a Ph.D. in Textile and Polymer Science and M. S. in Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is recipient of the 2014 TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division Technical Award and Mark Hollingsworth Prize. The award is intended to recognize outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the industry's technology in the awarding division's field of interest.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Gajanan S. Bhat's research interests include:

  • Biodegradable Nonwovens and Composites
  • Flame Retardant Nonwovens
  • Fiber Spinning
  • Structure and Properties of High Performance Fibers
  • Nanoclay Reinforced Polymers, Fibers and Nonwovens
  • Multifunctional Composites
  • Nanophase MnO7 incorporated Fibers and Nonwovens
 Research Interest
Farid Menaa

Farid Menaa, PhD
Fluorotronics, Inc., San Diego, USA

Biography :

Dr. Farid Menaa (Bsc. Eng., Bsc. Bio., Msc. Genetics, Master Gerontology/Geriatry, PhD Radiation Oncology and Gerontology, EMBA and MD candidate), is an inter- and multi-disciplinary professional. Professor, Principal Investigator, Director, Consultant Editor, Reviewer, Event Organizer and Entrepreneur, Dr. Menaa earned his degrees with highest distinctions from prestigious French universities and institutions (e.g. INSERM, CNRS, CEA/CEN, University of Paris/Jussieu-Sorbonne). Dr. Menaa followed a post-doctoral in Oncology as a NIH-fellow (San Diego, California, USA; 2004-2007), during which he discovered a paradigmatic radiation-induced DNA Damage Signaling Pathway. Subsequently, Dr. Menaa pursed his career in Dermatology, and Stem Cells as a DFG-Fellow (Wuerzburg, Germany; 2007–2009), during which he pointed out the clinical relevance of skin cancer stem cells for prognosis, diagnosis and personalized therapy. Dr. Menaa was promoted as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. (CA, USA; 2009-2010), for which he is actively participating in the development of the disruptive “Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy” (CFS, aka Spectro-Fluor™), a promising gold standard integrative technology with a green touch, for (nano-) biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Further, Dr. Menaa was appointed Principal Investigator in Hematology and Genomics as a FAPESP-Fellow (São Paulo, Brazil; 2010–2012) during which he pioneered new genetic variants of stroke in sickle cell anemia patients for personalized and translational medicine. During his career, Dr. Menaa also followed complementary formations (e.g. Medecine, Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry, Food Sciences and Technology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Nano-Biotechnology, Bio-Computation, and Bio-Statistics). Overall, Dr. Menaa was involved in various R&D projects in multiple areas of medicine, pharmacy, biology, genetics, genomics, chemistry, biophysics, food science, and technology. His main current focuses are related to preventive, personalized, translational, integrative and nanomedicine, especially in the areas of oncology, stem cells, tissue engineering, medecine regenerative, gerontology, in order to implement early diagnosis and efficient therapy. Dr. Menaa has a strong experience with teaching, supervision, leadership, coaching, consulting, research and development, collaborations in several countries. Dr. Menaa is a member of several prestigious organizations (medical and scientific societies), editor and reviewer of a large number of esteemed journals worldwide (>50). Among them, he sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology (JNMN) and Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology (JBNB). Dr. Menaa authored and co-authored more than 100 publications (including peer-reviewed ISI research and review articles, books, book chapters, proceedings, patents). Dr. Menaa is often invited as a speaker and chairman to reputed world congresses and institutions, where he is offering speeches in various areas of medicine, sciences and technology. During his spare time, Dr. Menaa enjoys family, arts, sports and travelling.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Farid Menaa's research interests include:

  • Oncology
  • Gerontology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nanomedicine
     
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Kouros Motamed

Kouros Motamed, PhD
IGDRASOL, Inc., USA

Biography :

Dr. Kouros Motamed is an experienced cancer researcher with proven record of success in directing scientific productivity of multi-disciplinary research teams in academic and industry settings. Dr. Motamed held an Assistant Professor position in the Vascular Biology Center & Dept. of Pathology at Georgia Regents University from 2002 to 2007, where he established novel in vitro co-culture systems of ovarian cancer cells, primary mesothelial cells and macrophages, to test the inhibitory function of extracellular matrix proteins and small molecules. He also initiated and managed multi-disciplinary in-house and outside collaborations to evaluate the role of extracellular matrix proteins in mouse models of Hypertension (DOCA salt and Angiotensin II), Diabetes (STZ, ob/ob), Flow-induced Vascular Remodeling, and Stroke (transient middle cerebral artery occlusion, MCAO). Dr. Motamed also studied mouse models of early and late stage ovarian and prostate cancer to study the molecular signaling of tumor growth and metastasis. After his term in Georgia Health Sciences University, Dr. Motamed was appointed as a Group Head at Abraxis BioScience, where he headed the Molecular Biology & MOA Group researching generation and evaluation of novel in-house and licensed drug delivery systems with particular emphasis on design and execution of Abraxane MOA studies for FDA filings. Other responsibilities included establishment and validation of IHC clinical biomarkers in support of FDA filings. In 2012, he joined Biomiga Diagnostics (A Start-Up Personalized Medicine Diagnostics Company) as the Chief Technical Officer where he directed assay design, sales and marketing of Point-of-Care, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) medical tests, and formulated long-term visions and strategies for personalized medicine product lines. Then he joined IGDRASOL, Inc. (A Start-Up Personalized Nanomedicine Therapeutic Company), as Chief Scientific Officer developing two licensed, Phase 3-ready nanoparticle paclitaxel formulations towards US FDA approval. Following acquisition of IGDRASOL, Inc. by Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., Dr. Motamed was appointed as VP of Clinical Development & Nanomedicine. He currently serves as the VP of Strategic Alliances & Clinical Communications. Dr. Kouros Motamed has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, as well as over 40 published abstracts and 5 patents/patent applications.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The research interests of Dr. Kouros Motamed include:

  • Drug Discovery/Development
  • Angiogenesis/Tumorigenesis/Tumor Microenvironment Normalization
  • Clinical Biomarker/Companion Diagnostic Development
  • Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  • Clinical Development of Personalized Nanomedicines in Solid Tumors
 Research Interest
Hong Ma

Hong Ma
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Clean Energy Institute
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Biography :

Hong Ma is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Clean Energy Institute, University of Washington, Seattle. He received his PhD in Chemistry in 1997. After graduation, he had worked as a visiting scientist for 2.5 years in the Department of Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston. In 2000, he moved to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington. He started with a position of research associate, then research scientist, research assistant professor to research associate professor now. His research expertise is in the areas of organic/polymer materials/devices, molecular self-assembly and surface/interface nanoengineering for renewable energy, flexible electronics, photonics and bionanotechnology. As PI, Co-PI or group leader, he has participated in more than ten interdisciplinary research programs and centers funded by NSF, DOE, DOD and NIH. He has published 106 refereed papers and 41 proceedings. Total Google Scholar Citations exceed 6,740 times (h-index: 41). Two US patents have been licensing to high-tech companies. He has been serving as an editorial board member of several journals, and a technical program committee member for several international conferences.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Organic/Polymer Materials/Devices, Molecular Self-Assembly and Surface/Interface Nanoengineering for Renewable Energy, Flexible Electronics, Photonics and Bionanotechnology

 Research Interest
Alireza Heidari

Alireza Heidari, PhD
Department of Chemistry
California South University, USA

Biography :

Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees form California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management and also in Nanochemistry and Molecular Structure Theory. His research interests are Biophysical Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biomolecular and Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modeling and Structure, Theoretical, Computational and Mathematical Chemistry, Ab initio and Density Functional Methods. He has participated at more than fifty reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Russia, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, China, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than ten books in Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than four hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals. Hitherward, he is a member of more than one hundred reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world.

 Biography
Research Interest :

 Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure

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Igor A. Guz

Igor A. Guz, PhD
School of Engineering
University of Aberdeen, UK

Biography :

Professor Igor Guz is Head of School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. He joined the University of Aberdeen in September 2002 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2003, to Reader in June 2005, to personal Chair in Engineering in August 2007, and to established Sixth Century Chair in Solid Mechanics in February 2010. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, Professor Guz worked at various research/visiting positions in the Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics, Kiev, Ukraine (1991-1998), Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Bratislava, Slovakia (1991, 1992), Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace Engineering, Austria (1993), University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, (1994, 1995, 1996-1997), University of Stuttgart, Institute for Computer Applications, Germany (1994-1996), Imperial College London, Department of Aeronautics (1998-2002), University of Paderborn, Laboratory for Technical Mechanics, Germany (2002). In 1994, Professor Guz received the Doctor of Sciences (DSc) degree for the work entitled “Three-dimensional stability theory of composites with various intercomponent conditions”. In 1995, he was awarded the Prize of the Academia Europaea, and in 2009, The State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology. He was also a recipient of the Research Fellowships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1994-1996, 2002), the Research Fellowships of the Royal Society (1994, 1996-1997), Lise Meitner Research Fellowship of the Austrian Science Foundation (1997) and the Research Fellowship of the President of Ukraine (1994). In 2004, Professor Guz founded the inter-disciplinary Centre for Micro- and Nanomechanics (CEMINACS) in Aberdeen. Professor Guz's research work has appeared in more than 300 publications including 4 books and over 130 journal papers (29 journal papers are the solo contributions). He has been reviewing papers for over a dozen international journals. One of his recent papers (International Applied Mechanics, 2003, 39(7), pp.797-801) has been placed in the top 1% within its field according to Essential Science Indicators. Another paper (Composites Part A, 2007, 38(4), pp.1234-1250) was the most downloaded article of the journal in January - March 2007 according to Top25 Hottest Articles and remained on the list for eighteen months. He made over 60 technical presentations at international conferences and gave over 30 invited talks at leading universities in the UK, USA, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Slovakia and Ukraine. Professor Guz was also organiser and Co-chairman of the Euromech Colloquium 400 "Impact and Damage Tolerance Modelling of Composite Materials and Structures" (27-29 September, 1999, London) and chaired technical sessions at the Third International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Hamburg, Germany, 1995); the Euromech Colloquium 402 "Micromechanics of Fracture Processes" (Seeheim, Germany, 1999); the First MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics (Cambridge, USA, 2001); Deformation and Fracture of Composites Conference (DFC9), Sheffield, UK, 2007; the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting (ACE-X 2008), Barcelona, Spain, 2008; the 7th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC2009), Lisbon, Portugal, 2009; and the 18th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM18), Jeju, Korea, 2011.

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The research interests of Dr. Igor Guz include:

  • Mechanics of anisotropic heterogeneous solids
  • Three-dimensional theory of stability
  • Multi-scale 3-D modelling of composite materials and structures
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Dynamics of moving cracks
  • Behaviour of pre-stressed materials and structures
  • Non-linear materials under large deformations
  • Joining technologies for metal matrix composites
  • Impact and damage tolerance of stiffened structures
  • Numerical methods
  • Rock mechanics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnologies
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Pagona Papakonstantinou

Pagona Papakonstantinou, PhD
School of Engineering
University of Ulster, UK

Biography :

Dr. Pagona Papakonstantinou is a Professor of Advanced Materials at the University of Ulster’s Engineering Research Institute. After doctoral studies at Queen’s University of Belfast on magneto-optical materials and postdoctoral research on femtosecond laser micro-deposition at IESL in Crete, Pagona moved to the University of Ulster in 1998 embarking on a new research programme addressing the synthesis and comprehensive characterisation of diamond like carbon. Currently, she leads a group, which specializes on the fabrication and functionalization of low dimensional carbon based nanomaterials, the characterization of their unique physical and physicochemical properties and the demonstration of these materials in biological sensing and energy areas. She and her team have developed new strategies to synthesize diamond nanorods, vertically aligned graphene nanosheets, nanodots, hybrid structures and have applied these to the study of catalysis, self-assembly and biomolecular detection. Her group’s efforts are also directed on engineering carbon based nanomaterials by atomic defects and probing the local atomic environment by synchrotron light in view of understanding their properties. In a series of papers the detailed electronic structure of the graphene lattice modified with various dopants including nitrogen, oxygen, silicon and chlorine have been investigated by synchrotron based spectroscopies (NEXAFS, PEEM, XPS, VB). She serves on various committees and recently was the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2011) from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Dr. Pagona Papakonstantinou's research interests include:

 

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Sondipon Adhikari

Sondipon Adhikari,PhD
College of Engineering
Swansea University, UK

Biography :

Prof. Sondipon Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University. Currently he is a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the Royal Society. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Cambridge. During this time he was the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust scholar at the Trinity College. He was a lecturer at the Bristol University and a Junior Research Fellow in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was a visiting Professor at the Carleton University, University of Johannesburg and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research areas are multidisciplinary in nature and include uncertainty quantification in computational mechanics, bio &nanomechanics (nanotubes, graphene, cell mechanics, nano-bio sensors), dynamics of complex systems, inverse problems for linear and non-linear dynamics and vibration energy harvesting. He has published about 150 journal papers and 100 conference papers in these areas. He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007) in Engineering (given to an outstanding scholar under the age of 35).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Professor Adhikari's research interests include:

  • Computational mechanics
  • Bio & nanomechanics (nanotubes, graphene, cell mechanics, nano-bio sensors)
  • Nonlocal theory for nano systems
  • Dynamical systems
  • Model uncertainty
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Steve Wilks

Steve Wilks, PhD
College of Science
Swansea University, UK

Biography :

Dr. Steve Wilks obtained his first degree in Physics from the University of Wales Cardiff in 1988 and proceeded to study for a PhD within the same department under the supervision of Prof RH Williams FRS MBE. Dr. Wilks specialized in solid state physics, in particular looking at methods to control the electronic properties of metal contacts to semiconductors. After obtaining his PhD in 1992, Dr. Wilks continued his research at Cardiff as a research assistant, developing an interest in the physics of low dimensional structures and interfaces creating theoretical models to complement his experimental work. In 1994, Dr. Wilks moved to Swansea as a lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering where he established the Semiconductor Interface Laboratory. Dr. Wilks continued his work in low dimensional structures using scanning probe techniques to study semiconductor interfaces and devices at the nanoscale. In 1994 he was awarded the CR Burch prize from the British Vacuum Council for his outstanding contribution to the field of semiconductor interfaces. Dr. Wilks was made a Reader in 1998 and received his personal chair in 2000. Dr. Wilks 's research area has specialized in nanoscale devices and sensors, now based on a variety of material systems. In 2002, Dr. Wilks, along with other colleagues in engineering and Physics, set up the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre in the School of Engineering. Dr. Wilks was Head of the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre until September 2007, he became Deputy Head of School. Along with colleagues in the Medical School, Dr. Wilks has embarked on a new direction, applying Nanotechnology to Health, aimed at developing the next generation of diagnostic sensors having unprecedented sensitivity. Dr. Wilks is currently co-director of the Centre for NanoHealth, a £30M project based on a collaboration between academia, industry and the adjacent National Health Trust. Dr. Wilks was appointed Head of the College of Science in January 2011.

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Dr. Steve Wilks's research interests include:

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Harry E. Ruda

Harry E. Ruda, PhD
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Toronto, Canada

Biography :

Dr. Harry E. Ruda received the B.Sc. degree (with distinction) from Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK in 1983, and Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA in 1982. He was awarded an IBM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, during which he worked on one of the first theories of electron transport in quantum nanostructures. From 1984 to 1989 he was a Senior Research Scientist working at 3M Corporation where he was a key member of their II-VI semiconductor blue laser team. In 1989, he joined the MSE department at the University of Toronto, cross appointed to ECE. In 1997 he was appointed as the Director of University of Toronto’s. Centre for Nanotechnology. He has published over 250 publications in internationally refereed journals (with >2,800 SCI citations), co-authored 4 books and has 14 patents. He has served on the editorial boards of: Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, and the Nanotechnology Research Letters. Dr. Ruda is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Institute of Materials, Institute of Nanotechnology, and the Royal Society of Canada.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Professor Ruda’s research interests focus on: the fabrication, modeling understanding of behaviour of quantum functional nanostructures and their applications to nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.

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Dongyang Li

Dongyang Li, PhD
Department of Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Alberta, Canada

Biography :

Dr. Dongyang Li is a professor of Department of Chemical & Material engineering of Unviersity of Alberta. He is a doctoral advisor at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and has been a visiting Scientist and Professor in Japan and Singapore. He has a PhD in Metallurgic Engineering from McGill University and a PhD in Material Physics from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing. Dr. Dongyang Li is also one of the Technical Research and Development Advisors in Cryotron . Along with his work conducting projects with major oil sands clients, Dr. Li provides valuable third party research and wear analysis capabilities to the Cryotron team. Dr Li is the Editor and chief of the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials. Dr. Li has in excess of 240 publications including more than 190 refereed journal publications. He is a co-author or contributor to the Smithells Metals Reference Book (8th edition, 2004, Elsevier Ltd., UK) and Encyclopedia of Tribology (Springer, in press). Since joined Unversity of Alberta, Dr. Li has established a world-class surface/wear program that has gained high international reputation. Dr. Li has served as an editor-in-chief for International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials and also serves as a member of editorial boards for several other journals. He has also served for a number of international conferences, reviewed journal manuscripts and grant applications for national and foreign agencies.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Professor Dongyang Li ’s research interests focus on

  • Nano- and bio-tribology
  • Tribo-materials
  • Surface science & engineering
  • Computational materials science
  • Photocatalytic materials
  • Bio-medical interfacial interactions

 

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Richard G. Haverkamp

Richard G. Haverkamp, PhD
School of Engineering & Advanced Technology
Massey University, New Zealand

Biography :

Dr. Richard G. Haverkamp is Professor of Nanotechnology in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Massey University, Palmerston North and serves as a Director for the Nanotechnology group. The focus of Dr. Richard Haverkamp research is on nanotechnology applied to soft and hard materials. Dr. Richard Haverkamp is a fellow & member of many national & international societies- American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of New Zealand, Senior Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He serves as an Associate Editor PLoSONE. He has edited over 60 refereed journal publications and has been involved with many Conferences and collaborations.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Richard G. Haverkamp's research interests focus on:

  • Collagen materials – structure of leather and materials for medical applications
  • Nanoparticles – for electrocatalysts and from phytosynthesis
  • Surface reactions – in electrochemistry and catalysis
  • Single molecule stretching – using scanning probe techniques
  • High value products from mineral resources
  • Applications of synchrotron techniques
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Maan M. Alkaisi

Maan M. Alkaisi, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Biography :

Dr. Maan M. Alkaisi is a Principal Investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Material and Nanotechnology. He is the founder and coordinator of the MacDiarmid Institute BioNanoNetwork. He is Professor in microelectronics at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also a founding member of the Nanostructure Engineering Science and Technology NEST research group formed back in 1998 at Canterbury University and was the core group that introduced nanotechnology to New Zealand. Dr Alkaisi carried out his postgraduate studies in the UK where he received his MSc degree from Salford University in 1976 and PhD degree from Sheffield University in 1981 both in Electronic Engineering. His current research interest including high resolution imaging of biological cells, interactions of biological cells with patterns, Bio-MicroElectro Mechanical Systems (BioMEMs), development of nanoscale patterning including three dimensional Nanoimprint Lithography and surface texturing for solar cells. He has over 100 refereed articles and holds two patents, has given a number of invited and plenary talks at international conferences on nanotechnology. Prof Alkaisi is a Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (MRSNZ).

 Biography
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Dr. Maan M. Alkaisi's research interests focus on:

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Pierfrancesco Morganti

Pierfrancesco Morganti, PhD
International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, Italy

Biography :

Pierfrancesco Morganti is a scientist of Cosmetic Dermatology . He has a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Rome (1960) with the highest grades and with a thesis published. After his graduation, he was an assistant at Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Univ. of Rome and for many years, he was the Professor of Cosmetics and Applied Cosmetology at Catholic University of Rome. Dr. Morganti is an founder, Chief Executive and Scientific Director of MAVI since its founding in 1980. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Cosmetology (official organ of ISCD, International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology) since 1983 and the father of use of nanotechnology in cosmetics production. Since 2003, he is the Professor of Applied Cosmetic Dermatology, II Univ. of Naples and Univ. of Pavia and from 2005 he is a visiting Professor of China Medical University Shenyang. He is active in Cosmetic research since 1963 and is the 1996 - winner of “Elegance Cosmetic Engineering Innovation Award as well as 2006 - winner of the International Best Innovator as R&D Director of MAVI Sud, the more innovative Italian SME. Dr. Morganti is the co-author of three books: 1st and 2nd volume of the series Cosmetic Dermatology ; Everyday problems in dermatology (Morganti P. and Ebling JF.) ; A new look at old skin : a challenge to cosmetology (Morganti P. and Montagna W); also co-author Dermatologia cosmetologica (Morganti P. and Muscardin L.). He is the author of over 450 publications in specialized journals and newspapers. Dr. Morganti is an active member of International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, Ohio (USA) as the President and Secretary General, member of Italian Society of Pharmacology, Italian Society of Cosmetic Science, European Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology and several other national and international scientific associations.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Pierfrancesco Morganti's research interests include:

  • Use and potential of nanotechnology in cosmetic dermatology
  • Repair Activity of Skin Barrier by Chitin-Nanofibrils Complexes
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Sandeep Kumar Vashist

Sandeep Kumar Vashist, PhD
HSG-IMIT, Freiburg, Germany

Biography :

Dr. Sandeep K. Vashist completed his Ph.D. from Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, India in 2006. He was a Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company, Dublin, Ireland (2006-2009) and Team Leader at Diabetes Research Partnership, NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, Singapore (2009-2012). Presently, Dr. Vashist is the Head of Immunodiagnostics at HSG-IMIT, Germany. He has done many successful technology transfers (>25) to industries and healthcare; published many high impact-factor (IF) manuscripts; filed several patents; and, presented at several highly prestigious conferences and events. He has received many international awards from renowned institutions such as University of Leeds, UK; awarded for scientific research excellence and innovation many times; and, bestowed with invited complimentary membership of Royal Chemical Society, UK. He is the international expert and reviewer for many scientific funding agencies and several high IF journals in the fields of immunodiagnostics, biosensors, point-of-care devices, assay development, analytical chemistry, bioanalytical sciences, electrochemistry, surface plasmon resonance, nanotechnology, and signal enhancement. Dr. Vashist has extensive knowledge in regulatory affairs and guidelines, clinical trials, validation, quality management, and IP management. Besides these, he is Executive Editor of J Basic Appl Sci and J Pharma Bioanal Sci; Editorial Board member of J Nanomed Nanotechol and J Nanomat Mol Nanotech; and expert reviewer for more than 38 high impact factor journals and funding agencies.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Sandeep K. Vashist's research interests focus on:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Immunodiagnostics
  • Smartphone-based diagnostics and devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Microfluidics
  • Biosensors
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Christopher W Bielawski

Christopher W Bielawski, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Biography :

Dr. Christopher W. Bielawski is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). After receiving a PhD in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he launched his independent career at the University of Texas at Austin where he lead several projects aimed at the synthesis of novel macromolecular materials. More recently, he moved his research program to Ulsan and joined the Institute for Basic Science, a new initiative in South Korea. He has published more than 250 papers and has given more than 150 lectures at various conferences and universities. He has also served on the editorial boards for a broad range of international and interdisciplinary journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Bielawski's research interests include:

• Nanomaterials and composites

• Synthetic macromolecular chemistry

• Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

• Carbon-based materials

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Francisco Torrens

Francisco Torrens, PhD
Institut Universitari de Ciencia Molecular
Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Biography :

Dr. Francisco Torrens is Associate Professor in Theoretical chemistry Research Unit at the Universitat de València. After obtaining a PhD in molecular associations in azines and macrocycles from the Universitat de València, Dr. Torrens undertook postdoctoral research with Professor Rivail at the Université de Nancy I. More recently, Dr. Torrens has collaborated on projects with Professor Tomás-Vert. Major research projects include characterization of the electronic structure of electrically conductive organic materials, theoretical study of new electrically conductive organic materials, protein modelling, electronic correlation, development and applications of high-precision mono and multi-referential electronic correlation methods, development and application of high-precision quantum methods, methodological developments and applications of quantum methods, molecular modelling and chemistry-computer applications for the description and prediction of molecular properties, development and integration of a computational system for the discovery of active drugs against AIDS, cancer pandemics and other microbial diseases of high social impact, starting an electronic journal of scientific-technological and gender spreading, computational design, chemical obtaining and biological evaluation of new antiprotozoal and anticancer drugs, prediction of the environmental impact of chemical substances using chemobioinformatics tools, discovery of new inhibitors of tyrosinase: computational design, synthesis, characterization and experimental corroboration, search for new antimicrobial agents that inhibit the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall and minimal active domains of proteins of the Bcl-2 family. His scientific accomplishments include the first implementation in a computer at the Universitat de València of a program for the elucidation of crystallographic structures, and the construction of the first computational-chemistry program adapted to a vector-facility supercomputer in a Spanish university.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Francisco Torrens's research interests include:

  • Molecular Simulations & Modelling
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computer-Aided Drug Design
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S. Moein Moghimi

S. Moein Moghimi, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical chemistry
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Biography :

Dr. S. Moein Moghimi earned his Bachelor degree in Biochemistry with Honors from the University of Manchester (UK), and his Doctorate in Biochemistry/Immunobiology from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, Imperial College, London. Following postdoctoral training and a University Fellowship at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nottingham University (UK), he moved to the University of Brighton as a senior lecturer in Biopharmacy and Molecular Therapy. In 2008, Dr. Moghimi accepted as the chair of Nanomedicine at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), where he currently heads the Nanomedicine Research Group at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. In 2009, he founded the Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology (CPNN) at the NanoScience Centre of Copenhagen University through a multi-million dollar award by the Strategic Research Council of Denmark, where he acts in the capacity of centre director. Dr. Moghimi is also the honorary professor of Nanomedicine at the Multidisciplinary Research Center, Shantou University (China) and an elected fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology in the UK. Since 2009, Dr. Moghimi has secured over US$13 million in competitive research funds in basic and applied nanomedicine research as the principal investigator and is currently a partner in two large-scale competitive European Commission FP-7 programs in translational nanomedicine/drug delivery, addressing Alzheimer’s disease and atherosclerosis with secured budgets of US$ 14.5 million and US$ 11 million, respectively. Dr. Moghimi’s research activities are focused on pharmaceutical nanoscience, nanotechnology in iMedicine, nanotoxicology and fundamental/translational nanomedicine in relation to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and immunological disorders. He has pioneered research in the design and surface engineering of nanoparticles and functional nanosystems for parenteral site-specific targeting/drug delivery and imaging modalities (e.g., splenotropic entities, lymphotropic agents, ‘phagocyte-resistant’ nanoparticles, cancer nanomedicine, cerebral endothelial-specific nanoparticle-fiber networks) as well as the molecular basis of nanomaterial immune toxicity, polymer cytotoxicity, and preventive measures. Dr. Moghimi serves as the associate editor of Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (Elsevier) and the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, and sits on the editorial/advisory board of over 15 peer-reviewed international journals, including Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Nanomedicine-UK (Future Medicine), and Molecular and Cellular Therapies (BioMed Central). Dr. Moghimi has been a practicing consultant to numerous pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health and food industry companies as well as investment banks, management consultancy firms, and other entrepreneurial enterprises globally for over two decades. He is also a regularly invited assessor and expert evaluator in nanomedicine and pharmaceutical science research centers/research projects for governmental bodies, research councils, and private organizations worldwide (> 50 establishments in 20 countries). As a frequent keynote and guest speaker at many international conferences and organizations, as well as being regular conference chair and organizer, Dr. Moghimi has given over 300 invited speeches and lectures. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious international journals and book chapters, and is the inventor of many patents.

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Dr. S. Moein Moghimi's research interests focus on:

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Ahmad I. Ayesh

Ahmad I. Ayesh, PhD
Department of Physics
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Biography :

Dr. Ahmad I. Ayesh is an Assistant Professor of Faculty of Science, United Arab Emirate University. He has completed in PhD in Physics with Nanotechnology as specialization with the thesis on “Device fabrication using Bi nanoclusters” from University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2007. Dr. Ayesh was successful in securing many competitive project grants, as well as the supervision of many graduate students. His publication record includes many recognized papers in international journals and conferences. Dr. Ayesh had two major contributions to the research at the Department of Physics: i) the establishment of the Nanocluster Devices research group; and ii) the establishment of the Nanocluster Devices research lab in 2008/2009. He is an expert in the field of nano- and micro- device fabrication using both the top-down and bottom-up approaches as well as the self-assembly of the nanostructure within the device. Furthermore, he is an expert in nanocluster fabrication using physical methods.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Ahmad I. Ayesh's research interests focus on:

  • Studying the properties of nanometre scale particles (nanoclusters) and in developing ways of building nano‐electronic devices from these clusters.
  • Investigation of the organic memory device performance using carbon nanotubes as charge storage elements.
  • Development and in vitro assessment of bone‐like calcium phosphate coatings on biocompatible alloys
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Falah Awwad

Falah Awwad, PhD
Department of Electrical Engineering     
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Biography :

Dr. Falah Awwad received the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University (Montreal, QC, Canada) in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal and Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Between August 2007 – Feb. 2013, he was an Assistant Professor with the College of Information Technology (CIT) at United Arab Emirates University. Currently, he is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering – College of Engineering (UAE University). He is a member of the editorial Board of Journal of “Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology” and "Austin Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology". He is the recipient of the CIT Faculty Outstanding Service Award. The evaluation was done based on his professional and community service during the period 2009 - 2012. His scientific research interests are Low-Power High-Speed VLSI Systems including repeater-insertion methodologies for on-chip interconnects, Biomedical Imaging Systems, Network on Chip, Wireless Body Sensors/Sensor Networks, and Network Communication algorithms.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Falah Awwad 's research interests focus on:

  • VLSI Design
  • Medical Imaging
  • Sensor networks
  • Emerging Technologies
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Werner J. Blau

Werner J. Blau, PhD
Molecular Electronics & Nanotechnology     
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Biography :

Prof. Werner J. Blau is internationally known for his work in Advanced Materials Physics and interdisciplinary molecular and polymer nanoscience. His research group at Trinity College Dublin is one of the largest, most active and best-known Nanomaterials groups in Ireland. It has been one of the first in the world to adopt an interdisciplinary approach including Chemists, Physicists, Materials Scientists, Optical and Electronic Engineers, and Polymer Technologists. The Blau group was founded in 1983. Prof. Blau came to Trinity College and Ireland in 1983 as research fellow with Prof DJ Bradley FRS, after completing his doctorate in Laser Physics in Regensburg, Germany. In 1985, Prof. Blau was appointed Lecturer in the Science of Materials/ Physics at Trinity College Dublin. In 1991 he was promoted to Associate Professor and since 2003 holds a Personal Chair of Physics of Advanced Materials. In 1992 he became the Research Director of the Advanced Polymer Research Centre at TCD Physics, a research centre which works closely with indigenous Irish plastics industries for all sectors including electronics, medical devices and materials processing. Prof. Blau is also an Honorary Professor in the Chemistry Department of East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. Prof. Blau published over 340 peer-reviewed papers to-date, edited three books and is co-author of 13 patents/ patent applications, cited over 5200 times on citation index. Prof. Blau has supervised over 80 postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Werner J. Blau's research interests concentrate on:

  • Molecular engineering of advanced materials
  • Properties and applications of responsive molecular and polymeric materials for electronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Processes and devices for molecular nano-electronics and bio-nanotechnology
     
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Adekunle Olusola Adeyeye

Adekunle Olusola Adeyeye, PhD
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
National Univeristy of Singapore, Singapore

Biography :

Dr. Adekunle Adeyeye is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is one of the principal investigators at the Information Storage Materials Lab. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA), Advanced Materials for Micro & Nano Systems. He has won many awards and was named one of the top 100 young innovators in the world by TR100, an award winning MIT magazine on technology. He was a winner of the 2004 NUS Young Researcher Award. Dr. Adeyeye graduated with a First Class Honors from the University of IIorin, Nigeria in 1990. He obtained his MPhil in Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics and PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 1993 and 1996 respectively. He was elected a Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 1996. He then worked as a Senior Research Engineer at the Data Storage Institute, Singapore in 1997, before returning to Cambridge to take up his fellowship at the Nanoscale Science Laboratory. Dr. Adeyeye joined the National University of Singapore as an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering in May 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in January 2006. In July 2012, Dr. Adeyeye was promoted to a Full Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS. In January 2013, Dr. Adeyeye was named one of the distinguished lecturer by IEEE Magnetics Society. Dr. Adekunle's research focuses on the fundamental understanding and exploration of magnetic nanostructures in applications such as ultra high density storage, magnetic random access memory (MRAM) and spin logic. We are developing new functional nanomaterials such as multiferroic and half metals nanostructures for spintronic applications and ultra high sensitive biosensors. He has co-authored more than 150 papers in international refereed journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Adekunle Adeyeye's research interests focus on:

  • Spin-electronics & Magneto-electronics Devices
  • Nanofabrication & Nanomagnetism
  • Data Storage Technology
  • Bio-electronics
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Aharon Gedanken

Aharon Gedanken, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Biography :

Prof. Aharon Gedanken, of the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Nano Materials Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), and a recipient of the President of Israel Achievement Award for coordination of a European Funded Research. Gedanken is a pioneer of sonochemistry – a discipline in which chemical reactions are accelerated through the application of ultrasonic sound waves. His many discoveries include a process that removes heavy metals ions from polluted water using aquatic plants and microwave radiation – a fast and low-cost method for producing purified water on the one hand, and metallic nanoparticles on the other hand. Gedanken is an expert in the fabrication of nanostructures with special properties such as antibacterial, antiviral (i.e. Swine influenza), antifungal and antibiofilm. He has edited over 670 peer reviewed Journal publication and has around 35 patents/ patent applications.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Prof. Aharon Gedanken's research interests focus on:

  • Developing new methods (sonochemistry, microwave dielectric heating, sonoelectrochemistry, and RAPET) for the fabrication of nanomaterials
  • Developing nano materials for various applications
  • Sonochemical coating of nanoparticles on surfaces such as : polymers, ceramics, metals, glasses, textiles and paper
  • Converting biomass to biofuels (biodiesel, and bioethanol)
     

 

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Jean-Paul Lellouche

Jean-Paul Lellouche, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Biography :

Jean-Paul Lellouche received his diploma of Engineer in Organic Chemistry from the EcoleSupérieure de ChimieIndustrielle de Lyon (ESCIL, Lyon, France) in 1978. Thereafter, he joined the Commissariat à l’ EnergieAtomique (Gif-sur-Yvette, Saclay, France) to earn his PhD degree in 1981 (multi-step syntheses of 14C-/3H-labeled organic molecules - radio-isotopic chemistry field). In 1997, he moved to Israel to the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU, Beer-Sheva, Israel) as an Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry (Guastella fellow stipend from the Rashi Foundation). Having joined the Department of Chemistry of Bar-Ilan University since October 2000, he was recently nominated as a Full Professor in Organic Chemistry/ Nano(bio)technology in July 2008. Having a very strong record in multi-step organic synthesis, he is currently developing nanofabrication methodologies based on pyrrole/carbazole/thiophene-based conducting polymers (CPs) and related nanosized composites as well as on functional nanoscale colloids for diverse bio- and immuno-sensing applications. His current R&D activity includes R&D developments at the cutting-edge Materials Science level interfacing with nano(bio)technology such as the fabrication of (i) magnetite-CP nanocomposite particles (gene silencing), (ii) core-shell silica-polypyrrole/carbazole particles as nanofillers for mechanically hard sol-gel/polymeric materials/matrices), (iii) polycarbazole/hybrid silica (h-SiO2) particulate systems for drug delivery, (iv) carbon nanotube/graphene-CP composites for improved solar and fuels (membrane nano-structuration and percolation/charge diffusion control), and of (v) various photo-reactive inorganic nanoparticles for the fabrication of innovative nanoscale catalyst particles (renewable energies). He has authored 308 scientific publications of all types in organometallic, organic/fluorine, and materials science chemistries/engineering among which:106 publications accepted in peer-reviewed international journals, 54 scientific reports amongst which 40 confidential internal reports (period: September 81-October 85), 13 patents, and 79 communications to seminars/congresses, as well as 69 invited seminars. He instructed31 MSc and 15 PhD theses that were defended at the University (10 PhD theses currently onwards), and participated in the education of 17 post-doctor fellows including 3 technical assistants.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Jean-Paul Lellouche's research interests focus on:

  • Functional electroconductive polymers (ECPs) and nano/microparticle fabrication - Functionalization/nanostructuration of polymeric films
  • Magnetically-responsive composite polymer-nanoparticles for ultrasensitive detection of DNA hybridization and drug release using combinatorial approaches
  • ECPs-microarrays for diagnostics
  • ECPs-biosensors/immunosensors
  • High-throughput screening of polymer-supported chiral catalysts
  • (1,3)-dienyliron-carbonyl complexes in asymmetric synthesis
  • Selective deprotective chemistries of-OSiR3 ethers mediated by Vilsmeier-Haack reagents (kinetic resolutions/deracemizations of meso compounds)
  • Functionalization of carbon nanotubes et use in self-asssembling systems/composites materials
  • Polymodal silica and silicon carbide nanoparticles for hard surfaces and their mode of functionalization using ECPs
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Raed Abu-Reziq

Raed Abu-Reziq, PhD
Institute of Chemistry
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Biography :

Dr. Raed Abu-Reziq completed his doctorate at the Hebrew University in catalysis and sol-gel chemistry. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in 2004, he moved to Ottawa University, Canada, for a postdoctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Howard Alper, in the field of nanocatalysis. In 2006 he joined the company Sol-Gel Technologies as a Senior Researcher and spent two years in developing micro and nano-encapsulation systems based on sol-gel process as drug delivery systems. In 2008, Dr. Abu-Reziq was appointed a Senior Lecturer at Casali Institute for Applied Chemistry and Institute of Chemistry. His research focuses on nanocatalysis, green chemistry and developing micro and nanoencapsulation methods. His research group includes two senior researchers, one Ph.D. student and 6 M.Sc. students. Currently, Dr. Abu-Reziq is managing a large project in collaboration with the American industry for the microencapsulation of agrochemicals. Recently, He filed two patents on methods for reduction volatility and toxicity of agricultural actives.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Raed Abu-Reziq's research interests focus on:

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Lucian Mocan

Lucian Mocan, PhD
Department of Nanomedicine
Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

Biography :

Dr. Lucian Mocan received his PhD in 2011 at Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy. From 2002 to 2003 he worked as a general medicine doctor at Emmergency Hospital, Cluj-Napoca and from 2004-2009 he worked at Adult Clinical Hospital, Cluj-Napoca. He worked as Assistance professor in General Surgery at University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iuliu Hatieganu‖ Cluj-Napoca. His Research interests are Nanomedicine, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanomedicine, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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Xing-Jie Liang

Xing-Jie Liang, PhD
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Biography :

Dr. Xing-Jie Liang graduated at Department of Microbiology, College of Life Science, NanKai University and got Ph.D at National Key Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He finished his postdoc with Dr. Michael M. Gottesman (Deputy Director of NIH, USA) at Laboratory of Cell Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Then, he worked as a Research Fellow at Surgical Neurology Branch, NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Strokes, NIH) for 2 years. In 2007, he was an Assistant professor at Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Howard University. Dr. Liang currently is deputy director of Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Chinese Academy of Sciences and a principal investigator at Division of Nanomedicine and Nanobiology, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China. Dr. Liang is a founder member of International Society of Nanomedicine, member of American Association for Cancer Research, and member of American Society of Cell Biology. Dr. Liang is current editorial board member of Biophysics Report, Advances in Nano Research, current nanoscience, Biomaterials Research, Theranostics and guest editor of Biotechnology Advances. Dr. Liang organized the International Symposium of Nanomedicine on AIDS (ISNA-2009) at Beijing, he is also Chairman of Organizing Committee of China-US Bilateral Symposium of Cancer Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine (2008, 2010,2012).

 Biography
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Dr. Xing-Jie Liang's research interests focus on:

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Hui-Ming Cheng

Hui-Ming Cheng, PhD
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, china

Biography :

Dr. Hui-Ming Cheng received his PhD in 1992 at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 1990 he had been working at AIST and Nangasaki University, Japan before joining the Institute of Metal Research, (IMR CAS). Prof. Cheng began his career as a Guest Researcher at Kyushu Industrial Research Institute, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Japan,in 1990; then he was employed as a Research Associate in the Dept. of Materials Sci. and Eng., Faculty of Eng. at Nagasaki Univ., Japan, in 1992, and then took an associate professor position at IMR CAS in 1993. He is currently the director and professor of the Advanced Carbon Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China. His research interests focus on advanced carbon materials and new energy materials. Prof. Cheng is mainly working on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene, new energy materials and high-performance carbon materials. He authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited for more than 8000 times. For his scientific achievements, he was awarded a number of national and international prizes, such as the 2nd class National Award in Natural Science, Ryukiti Hashiguti Award, Khwarizmi Award, Chareles E. Pettinos Award, etc. Prof. Cheng has already supervised more than 30 Ph.D students, given more than 40 invited talks on international and national conferences and symposia, and is Editor of Carbon since 2000 and Editor-in-Chief of New Carbon Materials since 1998. Prof. Cheng takes a leading role in carbon materials research in China.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Hui-Ming Cheng's research interests focus on:

  • Synthesis and application exploration of carbon nanotubes and their composites
  • Applications of novel materials in clean energy field (energy storage and solar energy application)
  • Investigation of new hydrogen storage materials
  • Structure-property relationship of high-performance carbon materials
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Lihong Su

Lihong Su, PhD
School of Science
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Biography :
 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Lihong Su's research interests focus on:

  • Nanometer powder research
  • Function ceramics.
  • Energy material research
  • Li-ion battery
  • Polymer synthesis
     

 

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Li-Ming Zhang

Li-Ming Zhang, PhD
Department of Polymer and Materials Science
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Biography :

Prof. Li-Ming Zhang received his Ph.D. degree (1994.6) in chemical engineering from Southwest Petroleum University (China). He transferred to polymer chemistry and physics when he entered the Polymer Science Institute of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU, China) as a postdoctoral fellow in July, 1994. He joined the faculty of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in SYSU as a lecturer in July, 1996 and was then promoted to an associate professor (1996.11) and a full professor (2002.8). From January of 2001 to July of 2002, he worked as a research support specialist in the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Laboratory (X27C) (with Prof. Benjamin Chu and Prof. Benjamin S. Hsiao, USA). From May of 2011 to May of 2012, he worked as a visiting fellow in the Stanford University (with Prof. Richard N. Zare, USA). He has been in charge of over 30 research projects, and published over 260 refereed scientific papers as well as holds 34 Chinese patents. In addition, he has supervised 7 postdoctors, 20 Ph.D. and 29 M.Sc. graduates. Now he is also serving as an editorial board member for six academic journals and the director of Polymer Science Institute in SYSU.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Li-Ming Zhang research interests include:

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Judy Gopal

Judy Gopal, PhD
National Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan

Biography :

Dr. Judy Gopal, on completion of her PhD in 2006 at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India, was directly recruited as Visiting Scientist in the same institute, where she worked in the Materials development laboratory upto 2009. In 2010 she left for Taiwan to join the Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat Sen University as National Science Council post doctoral fellow where she continues till date. She has more than 30 publications in standard SCI journals. Judy has more than 10 paper presentation - technical excellence awards in various international conferences and young achiever awards to her credit.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Judy Gopal's research interests focus on Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication.

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Hamid Reza Taghiyari

Hamid Reza Taghiyari, PhD
Department of Wood Science and Technology
Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran

Biography :

Hamid R Taghiyari is a scientist at R&D facility - Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University. He received his PhD Wood and Paper Sciences and Technology at the University of Tehran, defended on 11th June, 2008. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has received First-rank medal of research at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (2013), First-rank researcher at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (2012), Certificate of appreciation for issuance of international patent and foreign scientific cooperation (2012), Honored Professor at The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (2011), Honored Professor at Tehran Basije Asatid Organization (comprising of all universities in Tehran Capital) for the year 2011, Honored Professor of Scientific Association at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (2011), First-rank researcher at the University of Shahid Rajaee, Faculty of Civil Engineering (2011), Top Professor at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (2010), Outstanding Researcher at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (2009), Honor student for PhD for the year 2008 (April the fourth, 2008), Third award in the first National Conference on Entrepreneurship Management (Feb. 14 – 15th, 2007) and First award for translation of the book “Industrial Timber Preservation” by Professor Wilkinson at The University of Tehran Publication (2001).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Hamid Reza Taghiyari's research interests focus on Nanotechnology in Wood Science and Technology

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L. P. Singh

L. P. Singh, PhD
Environmental Science & Technology
CSIR- Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India

Biography :
Dr. L. P. Singh is a Senior Scientist in CSIR- Central Building Research Institute. He received his PhD in Physical -Analytical Chemistry from University of Roorkee. He has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has received First Khosla Research Award with Gold Medal by University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India, Second Khosla Research Award with Silver Medal by University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India in 1996, Raman Research Award 2012 by CSIR, New Delhi and Outstanding Concrete Technologist Award” 2015 by Indian Concrete Institute(ICI) and UltraTech, Cement.
 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. L. P. Singh's research interests focus on:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Building Materials (Cement/Concrete, Bricks)
  • Chemical Sensors

 

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