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Professor, Research Center for Smart Energy Technology
Toyota Technological Institute , Japan
Biography :

Masafumi Yamaguchi is Professor Emeritus at the Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Nagoya, Japan and Senior Research Scholar of the Research Center for Smart Energy Technology (SET) at the TTI. He is also a Visiting Professor of the Kyushu University and Chairman, Research Committee of the Super High-Efficiency Solar Cells, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)

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Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Japan
Biography :

Jun Akedo received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Waseda University, Japan, in 1984 and 1990, respectively.,From 1989 to 1992, he worked as Research Associate in the Department of Applied Physics, Waseda University. He joined the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, AIST-MITI, Tsukuba, Japan, in 1992. In 2001, he was the Research Leader of the Integration Process Technology Research Group, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). From 2002 to 2006, he was the Project Leader of Nano Structure Forming for Advanced Ceramic Integration Technology. His research field is ferroelectric materials and ferromagnetic materials, and their application to micro devices.

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Senior Technology Advisor, Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering
Baker Hughes , USA
Biography :

Valery N. Khabashesku received his PhD and professorial Doctor of Sciences degrees in Chemistry from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He is currently a Senior Technology Advisor at Baker Hughes a GE Company and also holds Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering at Rice University. He joined BHGE in 2012 to lead a Nanotechnology Center of Excellence after 20 yr service as Research Professor of Chemistry at Rice University and Chemical Engineering at University of Houston. His expertise is in nanomaterials chemistry and oilfield and biomedical applications of nanotechnology. He authored more than 350 technical papers and holds over 50 patents.

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Professor, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
University of Oldenburg , Germany
Biography :

Gerd Kaupp studied chemistry at the University of Würzburg, Germany and had postdoctoral appointments at Ames, Iowa, Lausanne, and Freiburg i. Br, where he became appointed as an associate professor. From there he was appointed full professor at the University of Oldenburg in 1982. He guided a successful research group with various projects and cooperation with numerous industries and worldwide academic research groups. He served as guest professor for three international universities. Prof. Kaupp is now a retired member at the University of Oldenburg and pursues his scientific interests also with consulting. His expertise is in chemical kinetics, laser photochemistry, waste-free benign syntheses and productions, solid-state chemistry, reactive milling, mechanochemistry, atomic force microscopy AFM, scanning near-field optical microscopy SNOM, nano scratching, nanoindentation, standardization in nanomechanics, and bionics. He is a keynote speaker in these fields, published numerous scientific papers and books and is the inventor of patents in solid-state and environmental chemistry. Email: gerd.kaupp@uni-oldenburg.de

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Protein Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Korea University , South Korea
Biography :

Jeewon Lee has completed his PhD 25 years from Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S.A. He is the professor of Korea University, Republic of Korea. He has 116 publications (including Nat. Nanotechnol., Nat. Catal., and Adv. Mater. journals) that have been cited over several hundred times, and his publication H-index is 33 and has been serving as an editorial board member of Biotechnol. Pioproc. Eng., J. Ind. & Chem. and J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. journals. Also, he is the senior vice president & board member of the Korean Society for Biotechnology and bioengineering (KISS). He has received many outstanding awards, some of them being ‘10 Most Outstanding Research Achievements 2014’, ‘Outstanding Basic Research Award 2013’, etc..

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Chief Research Officer, Institute of Metallurgy
Ural Federal University , Russia
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Head of the Group of Functional and Energy Materials and Interfaces (FEMI), Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences
University of Surrey , United Kingdom
Biography :

Tina Lekakou is a Reader in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences at the University of Surrey. She is Head of the Group of Functional and Energy Materials and Interfaces (FEMI), encompassing applications in engineering, energy, transport, medicine, architecture, design, and textiles. After completing her Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College (London), she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College working on the modeling and simulations of turbulent, multi-phase flows in mixing vessels and pipes. She joined the University of Surrey as a lecturer in polymers and polymer composites in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Lekakou's expertise covers the areas of multi-materials processing and device fabrication and modeling of materials.

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Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
National Taiwan University , Taiwan
Biography :

Tai-Horng Young has completed his PhD at the age of 30 years from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He is the professor of National Taiwan University now. He has over 200 publications that have been cited over 5000 times, and his publication H-index is 40 and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed Journals.

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Professor, School of Natural & Built Environments
University of South Australia , Australia
Biography :

Yan Zhuge is a Professor in Structural Engineering at School of Natural & Built Environments, University of South Australia, Australia. Yan has lectured in several Australian universities for more than 20 years. She has a BEng (Hons) and a Masters in Structural Engineering from Beijing, China, a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. Prof Zhuge’s main research interests include green concrete materials, composite materials and structures and seismic retrofitting of structures. She has published more than 160 SCI technical papers and has been invited as a keynote speaker at several international conferences. Yan has won several Australian government awards and fellowships and attracted funding from the Australian Research Council and industry. She was the winner of 2018 South Australia Government Winnovation award in Engineering category. She is the executive committee member of Concrete Institute of Australia and the College of Experts of Australian Research Council.

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Research Director, Membranes for Environmental Separations Laboratory (MESL)
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN) , Greece
Biography :

N. Kanellopoulos is the Research Director of the Membranes for Environmental Separations Laboratory (MESL). His research interests are pore structure characterization nanoporous membranes and carbon nanotube arrays and their evaluation of their performance using a combination of in-situ and ex-situ techniques. He is author and co-author of more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed Journals and he is the editor of five books in the field of nanoporous membrane applications. He has received total funding from over 55 European and national programs of the order of 12 million Euros and he participates in two high technology companies in the field of nanoporous materials. He participated in the National representation committee of Greece for the FP6-NMP and FP7-NMP European programs in Nanotechnology from 2001-2009. He was the coordinator of the European Network of Excellence in nanotechnology inside-pores.gr and he was the coordinator of the Committee for the preparation and submission of the proposal for a Greek National Nanotechnology program. He is a member of National Committee for Nanoscience, Materials and Processes over the past ten years, the president of the Greek Fulbright Scholars Association for eight years and since 2011 he is the president of the National Research Center Demokritos.

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Composite platform leader
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology , Luxembourg
Biography :

Henri Perrin holds a PhD in process engineering from the Arts et Metiers Paris-Tech. He began his career as R&D Project leader then as R&D manager in a french technical centre dedicated to Composite manufacturing technologies and led a joint lab on reactive thermoplastics composite manufacturing process. He developed a welding process by co-consolidation (flying parts on A350), succeptorless continuous induction welding. Since 2017, he develops at LIST and in the frame of the NCC-L the structural composite manufacturing and assembly activities and became recently Composite Platform leader. He is the principal investigator of two national funded projects in partnership with new Luxembourg based companies and Project Coordinator of an H2020 Clean sky project on metallization of composite for lightning strike protection. He is co-inventors of 12 patents.

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Professor
University of Seville , Spain
Biography :

Luis Esquivias has completed his PhD at the age of 27 years from the University of Seville, Spain. He is the professor of the University of Seville where he is the director of the laboratory Mechanical Properties, Processing and Modeling of Advanced Ceramics. He has over 120 publications that have been cited over 1400 times, and his publication h-index is 20. Four books published, one patent in the process of exploitation in Europe and the USA. He has been serving as an editorial board member of Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology and Key Engineering Materials.

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Director and President, Instituto de Investigación Lightbourn
Bioteksa , Mexico
Biography :

Luis Alberto Lightbourn Rojas is the President of the Instituto de Investigación Lightbourn, Mexico. He is an expert in plant biotechnology, genomics and cell biology and has over 30 years of experience in plant biochemistry and molecular biology. Throughout his research career, he has focused on how light regulates plant growth and development. In particular, he has made a major contribution to understanding the molecular responses of plants to ultraviolet radiation. He has a range of expertise that has attracted invitations to contribute to a wide range of activities, including assessment of research strategy, industry consultation and government advice.

Research Interest :

Plant biotechnology, genomics and cell biology

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Professor and Head of Chair, Department of Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Lodz , Poland
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Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry
University of Barcelona , Spain
Biography :

He has published more than 300 articles.

Research Interest :

Computational Chemistry, Electronic Structure, Crystal Structure, Magnetic Materials

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Materials Science and Engineering Division, Materials Science and Engineering Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology , USA
Biography :

Jeffrey W. Gilman received his B.A. in chemistry from Ithaca College, and his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California, Irvine from Kenneth Shea. After a postdoc with Raj K. Razdan at SISA, he worked at the Air Force Research Laboratory on polyurethanes and POSS. He joined NIST in 1994 as a research polymer chemist. He is currently the leader of the Composites Project at NIST. His recent work focuses on interface imaging using fluorescence methods and cellulose nanofiber composites. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, several patents and has authored several book chapters. Gilman has successfully formed four NIST-Industry research consortia and has had a number of externally funded research programs during the 20 years at NIST. In 1999 he was awarded the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal and in 2009 the Jacob Rabinow Award.

Research Interest :

Composites, Polymers, Materials Science

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Director, TSMU Iovel Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry
TSMU Iovel Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry, Georgia , Georgia
Biography :

Nana Gorgaslidze has completed her PhD at the age of 37 years from Saint-Petersburg State Chemical- Pharmaceutical Academy, Russia. She is a director of TSMU Iovel Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry and professor at the department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy at Tbilisi State Medical University. She has published more than 100 publications in reputed journals, the author of 4 books and 2 patens. She is a member of organizing committee of several international conferences and meetings. She has more 40 years of teaching experience at the Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia. She is founder of the Georgian Pharmaceutical Association (President 2002-2005) and newspaper - “Pharmacy”. She is member of Scientist and Young Pharmacists of Georgia. Nana Gorgaslidze has long timework experience in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia in field of state control of quality medicinal and pharmaceutical products and other departments of the same ministry.

Research Interest :

Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Chemistry

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Professor, School of Physics
University of Witwatersrand , South Africa
Biography :

Somnath Bhattacharyya is a Professor in the School of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing his Doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, he has worked as a Researcher in the USA, Germany and England. Later, he established his new research group the Nano-Scale Transport Physics Laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand. His major interest is in the transport properties of carbon and has achievements including the demonstration of resonant tunnel devices based on amorphous carbon, gigahertz transport in carbon devices, n-type doping of nanocrystalline diamond and developing theoretical models for transport in disordered carbon. He has published 04 book chapters and over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interest :

Low-dimensional Carbon superlattice & fast nano-electronic devices, Carbon nanotubes & semiconductor nanowires: Optoelectronics, Quantum transport properties and nano-electronics: Nano-Carbon based quantum devices for information science

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Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Energy
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) , Australia
Biography :

Dr. Xing Li is Research Team Leader of the Excavating and Drilling team in CSIRO’s Mining & Processing Technologies Research Group. The role of this team is to develop excavating and drilling technologies that will help the mining industry deal with the challenge of mechanical hard rock excavation. Xing received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Material Engineering from the Curtin University in 1994 and joined CSIRO in the same year. Xing’s research experience with the CSIRO spans over 20 years. He has played a key role in the development of SMART*CUT technology. Xing's research interests lie in the area of mechanical excavation, cutting tool design, tool wear mechanisms, cutting drum design, superhard materials for cutting tool application, characterization of the advanced diamond composite, assessment of drill bit performance and development of hard rock cutting equipment and method.

Research Interest :

Mechanical Excavation, Cutting Tool Design, Tool wear mechanisms, Composite and Hybrid Materials

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President & CEO, Photonics Laboratories, Inc. and Photonics GTT Inc.
Photonics Laboratories, Inc. , USA
Biography :

Mahmoud El-Sherif is the Founder, President & CEO of Photonics Laboratories, Inc. and Photonics GTT Inc. (Global Technology Transfer). From 1989 to 2003 Dr. El-Sherif has served as a Research Professor of Materials, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University, as well as the Founder and Director of the Fiber Optics and Photonics Manufacturing Engineering Center (FOPMEC) at Drexel University, which was named a Center of Excellence for the State of Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. El-Sherif is a leading inventor in the area of fiber optics and optoelectronics, as well as smart and intelligent materials and structures. He is the creator of the on-fiber active optical tunable coupler, switch and modulator for optical communication systems. In addition, he is the inventor of the on-fiber chemical sensor, smart parachute and smart soldier’s uniform, with embedded fiber optic sensors for detection of stresses and biological threats. He has developed the processing techniques for manufacturing smart structures of metallic, ceramic and polymer materials, using embedded fiber optic sensors for health monitoring and real-time characterization. Dr. El-Sherif served as the Principal Investigator (PI) of several U.S. Federal and State Research and Development Programs with the NASA Lewis Research Center, NASA Langley Research Center, U.S. Department of Defense (Army, Navy and Air Force), and U.S. National Science Foundation. Additionally, he has served as the PI for a number of industrial projects with various companies, including the David Sarnoff Research Center (formally RCA), General Electric, General Motors, Smith and Nephew Richards, Inc., and Vickers, Inc. El-Sherif has served as Project Director for several international collaborative projects with Japan, China, France, Germany, Egypt, and Brazil. He has written over 100 publications on fiber optics and smart materials and structures, supervised Ph.D. and M.S theses on fiber optics and smart materials and structures, and served on the committees of numerous Ph.D. and M.S engineering students.

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Professor and Department Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Louisville , USA
Biography :

Joel R. Fried has industrial experience at the GE and Monsanto Corporate R&D Centers and had a long and distinguished career at the University of Cincinnati where he is Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Graduate School. During his time at Cincinnati, he served as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Polymer Research Center, and the Director of the Ohio Molecular Computation and Simulation Network and Center for Computer-Aided Molecular Design. More recently, he was Professor and the Wright Brother Institute Endowed Chair in Nanomaterial at the University of Dayton and Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Florida State University. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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Principal Scientific Director, Department of Chemistry
University of the Basque Country , Spain
Biography :

Teófilo Rojo received his Ph.D. from the University of the Basque Country in 1981. He has spent various research periods at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry in Bordeaux (France), the King's College (University of London, UK), the University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of Campinas (Brazil). Since 1992 he has been Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). He has supervised near 30 Ph.D. thesis and more than 45 graduate and master thesis. He is the co-author of over 500 articles with more than 16000 citations and an h-index near 60. He has co-authored twelve book chapters and is co-editor of two books. He has also published several reviews requested by different international journals of high impact factor such as Energy & Environment Science (IF=30.067), Chemical Review. (IF=52.63), Acc. Chem. Res. (IF: 22.323) and Adv. Energy Mater. (IF =21.875), this last coedited by Prof. Rojo. He is the co-author of eight patents related to magnetic and energy materials. Of special note is the PCT patent obtained about the first nanohybrid polymer electrolytes for lithium and sodium ion batteries. Since 2010 he is the Scientific Director of the CIC energiGUNE and his research is focused on the study of materials for both lithium and beyond -lithium-based batteries to improve the power and energy density both by exploring new compounds, optimized microstructures and through the study of the mechanisms that govern their performance. He holds different positions in various scientific bodies in Spain being the chairman of the Solid-State Chemistry Group within the Spanish Royal Society since 2000 until 2010, and advisor for the Minister of Sciences and Education of the Spanish Government. He was awarded the National Prize in Inorganic Chemistry by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) in 2013. In February 2015, he was appointed as an Academic Member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Exacts, Physical and Natural Sciences. From 2014 to 2016 he was an executive board member of the EuCheMs Solid State and Materials Chemistry division and in 2016 he was appointed as a Member of the Working Party on Chemistry and Energy of EuCheMS (European Chemical Science), European Association for scientific discussion in all fields of chemistry related to energy applications.

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Professor, Department of Cosmetology
University of Camerino , Italy
Biography :

Piera Di Martino is a professor at the University of Camerino and a founding member and administrator of RECUSOL. Coordinates RECUSOL activities thanks to continuous and fruitful interaction with the RECUSOL team. He has scientific expertise in Cosmetology Sciences, Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemical Analysis and Physical Chemistry. She is Director of the 2nd level Master in Science of Cosmetic and Dermatological Products, now master at the seventh edition and which takes place with great success since 2011. She is a member of SICC (Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetic Sciences). Within the SICC, he is part of the Scientific Committee for the next IFSCC World Conference assigned to Italy for 2019. It is also part of the "Master's in Cosmetology" restricted Committee of Cosmetica Italia.

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Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals , Saudi Arabia
Biography :

Bekir S. Yilbas received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Birmingham University. He was awarded the Doctor of Engineering in 2005 by Birmingham University owing to his significant contribution to his field of study. He has published over 600 journal papers in reputable international journals and presented over 100 papers at international conferences. He has served as an editorial board member of international journals, including International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture Design, Research and Application, International Journal of Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, International Journal of Nano-manufacturing and Archives of Materials Science and Engineering. He has received numerous awards as recognition of his research work.

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Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado , USA
Biography :

Hendrik Heinz’s research investigates the assembly of biological and nanostructured material at length scales of 1 to 1000 nm using computational tools. His team actively develops, validates, and applies atomistic potentials of oxides, metals, and polymers to solve challenges in materials design. Primary areas of interest include selective binding of biomolecules to mineral surfaces, nanocrystal growth and catalytic activity, and properties of alloys as well as mechanical properties of polymer composites. His research also focuses on the development of the first uniform simulation platform for inorganic and organic materials at 1 to 1000 nm scale, the INTERFACE force field.

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Emeritus Professor, School of Engineering
University of Calabria , Italy
Biography :

Enrico Drioli Emeritus Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Calabria. Founding Director of the Institute on Membrane Technology, CNR,Italy. Since 2012 Distinguished Adjunct Professor, CEDT King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia; since 2010 WCU Distinguish Visiting Professor, at the Hanyang University, Seoul Korea; His research activities focus on Membrane Science and Engineering, Membranes in Artificial Organs, Integrated Membrane Processes, Membrane Preparation and Transport Phenomena in Membranes, Membrane Distillation and Membrane Contactors, and Catalytic Membrane and Catalytic Membrane Reactors. He is involved in many International Societies, Scientific Committees, Editorial Boards, and International Advisory Boards. Currently Chairman of the Section on "Membrane Engineering" of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and coordinator of EU-EUDIME Doctorate School on Membrane Engineering. He has been coordinator of several international research projects. He is the recipient of various Awards and Honours, ex. “Richard Maling Barrer Prize” of the EMS, Academician Semenov Medal of Russian Academy of Engineering Science, MIAC International Award for his contributions in the field of Membrane Science and Technologies, etc. He is author of more than 800 scientific papers, 22 patents and 24 books on Membrane Science and Technology.

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Senior Research Scientist, Physics & Technology Department
Donetsk Physics & Technology Institute NASU , Ukraine
Biography :

Professor Vladimir V. Rumyantsev is Head of Department of Theory of Complex Systems Dynamic Properties at A.A. Galkin Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering (DonIPE). He is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Nanotechnology Department at Donetsk National University (DonNU). He received Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (1988) from DonNU and Dr. Sci. in Condensed Matter Physics (2007) from DonIPE. Prof. Rumyantsev has authored/co-authored 4 books, 2 chapters in books and more than 240 scientific publications. He is a member of the American Physical Society (USA) as well as Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP, Italy).

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Group Leader and Principal Investigator, Center for Emergent Superconductivity
Brookhaven National Laboratory , USA
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Professor, Department of Chemistry
Najran University , Saudi Arabia
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Professor, Department of Applied Sciences
INTI International University , Malaysia
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Professor & Co-founder of ASME Journal, Basic Research, Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Division
Bell Laboratories , USA
Biography :

Dr. Ephraim Suhir is a distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, Basic Research, Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Division, USA. He is currently on the board of faculty of the Electrical Engineering Dept. University of California. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, UK, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Society of Plastics Engineers. He is a co-founder of the ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging and served as its technical editor for eight years (1993-2001). He has authored about 300 technical publications (patents, papers, book chapters, books). He is an editor of the Springer book series on physics, mechanics and packaging of microelectronic and photonic systems. He organized many successful conferences and symposia and presented numerous keynote and invited talks worldwide and has received many professional awards throughout his carrier. He has been recently elected as Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering and Technological Sciences, Ukraine; as Fulbright Scholar, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), State Department, US; and as Editor, Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Journal. He is Member of the Board of Governors and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE CPMT (Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology) Society, Associate Editor of the IEEE CPMT Transactions on Advanced Packaging, Member of the ECTC (Electronic Components and Technology Conference) Applied Reliability Subcommittee, the IEEE CPMT award committee, the IEEE Fellow nomination committee, and the ASME General Awards committee.

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Professor, Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science
Osaka University , Japan
Biography :

He is the head of Hirose group at Osaka University.

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Senior Lecturer, Centre for Electronic Engineering Studies
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia , Malaysia
Biography :

He serves as a Senior Lecturer at NANO-ElecTronic Centre (NET) in the University.

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