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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, Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland , USA
Biography :

Professor Aris Christou was the Chairman of the University of Maryland, Materials Science and Nuclear Engineering Departments (until July 2003), and presently holds professorial appointments in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Christou received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He presently conducts research in compound semiconductor materials and process science, radiation effects in materials and devices, manufacturing science, and reliability. From 2000-2003, Dr. Christou was the Director of the NSF Center COEDIP, the Center of OptoElectronic Devices, Interconnects and Packaging. Dr. Christou was previously a Professor of Electronic Materials at Rutgers University, and research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory. He has authored two books and has been the editor of three others. Dr. Christou has more than 150 publications in archival journals and 14 patents (including two pending), and has organized international conferences in GaAs devices, materials and reliability. Dr. Christou is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fullbright Fellow, a recipient of the DoD-Berman Publication Awards, and an IEEE Guest Lecturer. Professor Christou was the 2004 recipient of the INEER Achievement Award (International Network for Engineering Education and Research) for achievements in international education and research in engineering, as well as the recipient of the 2007 ASM International Burgess Memorial Award "For his seminal scientific contributions in the field of electronic materials, packaging and devices." Professor Christou is a member of APS, ASM, TMS and MRS, was the past President of the Federation of Materials Societies from 2004-6, and is presently a member of the FMS Board of Trustees.

Research Interest :

The development of materials surface and interface science and methodologies for achieving reliable high frequency devices, optoelectronic devices and circuits

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Professor, Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School , USA
Biography :

Dr. Venkatesan Renugopalakrishnan has obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His graduate studies span both Columbia and the State University of New York. He is a Professor at Northeastern University and Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School where he teaches at the HMS. He is the author of more than 250 papers, Editor of three monographs and is a Member of scientific academies.

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Associate Dean, College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Jackson State University , USA
Biography :

Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou is Associate Dean of the CSET, Presidential Distinguished Professor, and Director of the NIH-funded RCMI-Center for Environmental Health. He is an internationally recognized biomedical scientist whose research focuses on the mechanisms of action of xenobiotic compounds. He is author of 252 peer-reviewed publications and 603 scientific presentations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Toxicology (New York, USA) and of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Basel, Switzerland). He has received several awards for excellence including the 2003 Millennium Award for Research Excellence conferred by the White House (Washington DC).

Research Interest :

Biomedicine

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Professor, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization
Dalian University of Technology , China
Research Interest :

Nanocomposite materials research, organic electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, conducting polymer Electrochemistry, Nanoelectrochemistry, chemical sensors, biosensors, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis

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Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
National Taipei University of Technology , Taiwan
Biography :

Shen-Ming Chen received his Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. From 2010, he has been a Distinguished Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He has been the Dean(Curator) of the library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, the office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000.

Research Interest :

New and Unconventional Energy, Energy Mechanics, Multi-scale Mechanics, Gas hydrate, Shale gas, geothermal Energy

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Professor, Biomedical Egineering Department
University of Connecticut , USA
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Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Clemson University , USA
Biography :

Ian Walker received the B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Hull, England, in 1983 and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and 1989. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, USA. Professor Walker is a Fellow of the IEEE and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. His research focuses on research in the

Research Interest :

Construction, Modeling, and application of Continuum Robots

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Professor, Department of Materials Science
Université Hassan II de Casablanca , Morocco
Biography :

Abdelaziz El Jazouli is a Professor in Materials Chemistry. He began his career at Mohamed V University in Rabat as Assistant, in 1980. After obtaining of his first Thesis (3rd Cycle Doctorate, Solid State Chemistry, 1981), he was promoted to Assistant Professor (Maitre Assistant) position. In 1983, he moved to University of Bordeaux where he obtained his PhD in Materials Sciences (Doctorat d’Etat Es Sciences, 1986). He joined University Hassan II Casablanca, Faculty of Sciences Ben M'Sik, in 1986 and was appointed as Senior Lecturer (Maitre de Conférence), then Full Professor in 1990. He uses numerous techniques, including X-ray and neutron diffraction methods, DSC, DTA, TGA, Raman, UV-visible, EPR, NMR, and Mössbauer to characterize materials and improve the understanding of structure-property relationships, particularly in the areas of optics, magnetism, pigments and biomaterials. He published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and contributed more than 170 communications at national and international meetings. He supervised 20 PhD students and 38 Master students. His h-index and i-10 index are respectively 19 and 39. Abdelaziz was the founder and Director of “Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Solides - LCMS” (1987-2014), Head of Chemistry Department (1993-1994), Director of the Research and Education Unit “Solid Materials Science” (1997-2007), and Responsible of the Research Unit “Environment, Natural Resources and Materials“, associated to CNRST (2010-2011). He was a Professor of Chemistry at ISFORT (Institut Supérieur de Formation en Technologie Agroalimentaire, Casablanca, 1998 - 2000) and UM6SS (Université Mohamed VI des Sciences de la Santé, Biomedical Engineering School, Casablanca, 2015-2017), Associate Professor at University of Bordeaux during 1992, CNRS Fellow at Bordeaux Institute for Solid State Chemistry (ICMCB) during 2008 and 2014, Visiting Professor at University of California Los Angeles during 2008, and Fulbright Fellow at Wake Forest University during 2015.

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Program Chair, School of Physics
Universiti Sains Malaysia , Malaysia
Biography :

Shahrom Mahmud obtained a BSc. degree in Materials/Ceramic Engineering from Iowa State University (Dec 1986) and MSc (2004) & Ph.D. (2008) degrees from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Having worked as an Engineer for a decade in MNCs (Thomson, Sumitomo, Nippon Steel, Acme, Rolnic, IBM), Dr Mahmud was involved in the manufacturing, development and research of many products (about 1 billion electronic components & ceramics) including magnetic ferrite cores, EMW filters, metal oxide varistors, CERDIP alumina substrates and ceramic tiles. As an academic, he has taught over 20 subjects on mathematics, science and engineering in many offshore degree programmes (Aussie, UK, American) and USM programmes (BSc, MSc, Ph.D.). His research areas are transdisciplinary involving nanomaterials, optoelectronics, bacteriology, anti-cancer, bio-composites and nano-fertilizers. Apart from publishing over 100 publications, Dr. Mahmud has received about two dozen awards in research & innovation and recently obtained one single-inventor patent. He has also provided consultation to over a dozen companies from several countries. Dr. Shahrom Mahmud has been a supervisor for 15 Ph.D. students (8 graduated) and 4 MSc students (3 graduated). His research team, Zinc Oxide Research & Innovation (ZORI), has been actively engaging in transdisciplinary research in that ZORI team has published about 80 ISI papers with total IF>110 and produced three innovative products that won three gold medals. For six consecutive years, he has served as the Chief Judge of one international innovation competition. Currently, Dr. Mahmud is serving as an Associate Professor at the School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Research Interest :

Zinc Oxide Research & Innovation

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Professor, Department of Mechancial Engineering
Manchester Metropolitan University , United Kingdom
Biography :

Alhussein is a very motivated researcher and a lecturer with an engaging style. He has been working for over 21 years with both industry and academia. After obtained a 1st class degree in Engineering Physics from Nasser University in July 1993, he worked with Oil and Power industry until the end of 2000. He then studied Instrumentation Systems Engineering at UMIST and Mechanical Engineering at School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Manchester University and was awarded his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in December 2001 and November 2005, respectively. He has widely published in the fields of electromechanical plants maintenance, diagnostics and on hybrid power systems performance optimisation. Contributions to public domain include over 57 papers in refereed journals and international conference proceedings, a book on diesel engines vibrations, a book chapter on the field of electromechanical plants maintenance and diagnostics and a number of magazine articles. Since 2007, Alhussein has attracted some £700k in funding to support his research activities from the UK, EU and overseas industry. To date, he has successfully supervised to completion seven Ph.D., 3 MPhil, 9 MRes and over 15 MSc projects. He is an editor for the Journal of vibration and wave propagation (CIP, USA), a regular reviewer for a number of journals and conferences within his specialism. Distinctive research work outcomes include the development of specialized computer-based testing scheme allowing programmable analysis of MEMS accelerometers performance, designing of MEMS-based intelligent diagnostic system, an adaptive algorithm for quantifying acoustic power released by the injection process within internal combustion engines and the development of smart power flow controllers for hybrid power systems.

Research Interest :

Sustainable Energy Systems, Power Generation and Distribution Electronic Instrumentation Systems, Mechatronic Systems, Design Vibration Control and Monitoring Methods

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Professor, Department of Geosciences
China University of Geosciences , China
Biography :

Fulong Ning is a professor of China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China. He obtained his bachelor and PhD degree from the same university. He stayed one year in Norwegian University of Science and Technology as a post doctor and in Colorado School of Mines as a visiting scholar. He also shortly visited LBNL, Georgia Tech and TU Delft. He is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers and Expert Committee of China Energy Society. He has authored about 100 technical publications (patents, papers, book chapters, books), and has participated to over 50 scientific international and domestic events including as co-organizer, keynote speaker, chairman. Dr. Fulong Ning was a winner of National high level talents special support plan(Young top-notch talent), Young Yangtze scholar and Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation Award of China.

Research Interest :

New and Unconventional Energy, Energy Mechanics, Multi-scale Mechanics, Gas hydrate, Shale gas, geothermal Energy

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Professor, Department of Chemistry
Najran University , Saudi Arabia
Research Interest :

Sensors and Electronic Devices, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology

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Dean & Principal, Department of Mechatronics Engineering
International Islamic University Malaysia , Malaysia
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Professor, Department of Physics
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University , Romania
Research Interest :

Composites, Smart materials, Nanotechnology, Electronics

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Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Novi Sad , Serbia
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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 :

Nonlinear optical properties of glasses: Third and Second order nonlinear susceptibility, Surface Glass structuring by poling, Heavy glass oxides for fiber applications, Laser-induced defects in glasses and Luminescence properties of flaws, Multiscale crystallization in amorphous transparent glass materials.

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Professor and Head, Laboratory of Applied Nanotechnology of Belousov
Laboratory of Applied Nanotechnology of Belousov , Ukraine
Biography :

Andrey Nikolaevich Belousov graduate from Kharkov Medical Institute in 1988. Doctor of Medicine degree on speciality - Anesthesiology and Intensive Care since 2004. Author a new medicine products – nanotechnology preparations based on magnetite nanoparticles (Fe3O4) of the size 6-12 nm (www.nanolab.com.ua): the oral form - Micromage-B (the biologically active additive officially registration in Ukraine); Magnet-controlled sorbent brand of MCS-B for extracorporeal detoxication of biological liquids (officially registration in Ukraine and was allowed for medical practice); NanoBiocorrector for intravenous application – ICNB (intracorporal nanosorbent). A.N. Belousov is author new method of extracorporeal hemocorrection using magnet-controlled sorbent (MCS-B). The published more 200 scientific works on results application of nanotechnology preparation in experimental and practical medicine. At now Andrey Belousov - the Head of Laboratory Applied Nanotechnologies in Ukraine, DM, Professor of Department Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Transfusiology and Hematology Kharkov Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.

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Director, International Center for Actuators and Transducers
University of Pennsylvania , USA
Research Interest :

Fractal Analysis in Piezoelectrics, Size Effect on Ferroelectricity, Antiferroelectric Shape Memory Ceramics, Photostrictive Actuators

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Chair Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology , USA
Biography :

Dr. Leon L. Shaw is Rowe Family Endowed Chair Professor in Sustainable Energy and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, USA. His main research interest is in nanomaterials synthesis and processing for energy storage and structural applications. In the arena of energy storage, his research team has worked on various anode and cathode materials for Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and hybrid redox flow batteries over the last decade. He has authored and co- authored more than 290 archival refereed publications with 8,000 plus non-self citations (according to Google Scholar). He is a Fellow of ASM International, a Fellow of the World Academy of Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, Poland, and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Research Interest :

Novel synthesis and processing of advanced materials for Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, redox flow batteries, hydrogen storage materials, and structural materials

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Director, BeTOP Lab
Ryerson University , Canada
Biography :

Dr. Berardi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) where he directs the BeTOP Lab, a Zero Energy Building and Systems Laboratory, and coordinates a research group composed of nine people (currently 1 post-doc, 3 PhD students, and 5 Master students). His main research interests and contributions are related to the use of applied physics principles for creating new energy-saving technologies and building systems incorporating innovative materials. He has an extensive publication, including over 80 peer-reviewed journals, 70 international conference papers, and three books. His publications have received over 3300 citations in Google Scholar, where he has an h-index of 26, while Scopus database already counts 2000 citations and an h-index of 22.

Research Interest :

The use of applied physics principles for creating new energy-saving technologies and building systems incorporating innovative materials

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Professor, Chemistry Department
Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, CNRS, France , France
Research Interest :

Nonlinear optical properties of glasses: Third and Second order nonlinear susceptibility, Surface Glass structuring by poling, Heavy glass oxides for fiber applications, Laser-induced defects in glasses and Luminescence properties of flaws, Multiscale crystallization in amorphous transparent glass materials.

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Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Electronic & Computer Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology , Hong Kong
Biography :

Professor Chigrinov graduated from Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Moscow Electronics Institute, the Diploma of Engineer - Mathematician (MPhil) in 1973. In 1978, he obtained PhD degree in Solid State Physics (Liquid Crystals) in the Institute of Crystallography , USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1988, he becomes a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Science and obtained a degree of a Professor in 1998. Since 1973, he was a Senior, Leading Researcher, and then Chief of Department in Organic Intermediates & Dyes Institute (NIOPIK). Since 1996 he was working as a Leading Scientist in the Institute of Crystallography , Russian Academy of Sciences and join HKUST in 1999, as an Associate Professor. He was a coauthor of the first LC materials and devices based on Electrically Controlled Birefringence, Twisted Nematic and Supertwisted Nematic and Ferroelectric LC materials, working at understanding the fundamental aspects of LC physics and technology, including electrooptical effects in liquid crystals and optimization of LC device configurations. Some new LC Electrooptical Modes, such as Orientational Instability in Cholesteric LC, Deformed Helix Effect in Ferroelectric LC, and Total Internal Reflection, Surface Gliding Effect and Surface Induced Orientational Transition in Nematic LC were first described by him and confirmed in experiment. The classification of the Domain Structures in LC was made based on his theoretical predictions and simulation results. Efficient Modeling Universal System of LC Electrooptics software was developed with his direct participation and supervision. He was a coauthor of a pioneering work in LC Photoaligning Technology, which has about 500 citations in scientific and technical journals. He is an Expert in Flat Panel Technology in Russia , recognized by World Technology Evaluation Centre, 1994, a Senior Member of the Society of Information Display (SID) since 2004 and become a fellow of SID since Jan 2008. Since 1997 he is a Vice-President of Russian Chapter of SID. He is a member of Editorial Board of "Liquid Crystals Today" since 1996 and Associate Editor of Journal of SID since 2005. He is an author of 2 books, 15 reviews and book chapters, 133 journal papers, 286 Conference presentations and 50 patents and patent applications in the field of liquid crystals since 1974. 7 PhD students defended their degrees under his supervision. He has outstanding poster paper award in IDW'03 and IDW'06, which are the largest display annual Conferences in Japan . He is a Member of International Advisory Committee for Advanced Display Technology Conferences in Russia , Ukraine and Belarus since 1999, European SID Program Committee since 2004, International Advisory Board of International Liquid Crystal Conference since 2006.

Research Interest :

Solid-State Electronics and Photonics (S2EP)

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Professor emeritus, Department of Science and Technology
Linköping University , Sweden
Biography :

Professor Magnus Willander was a full professor in nanophysics and mesoscopic physics in the Department of Physics in Gothenburg University between 1995 and 2006 and from 2006 he is a full professor in Department of Science and Technology (ITN), Linköping University. He has been visiting scientist several times in Tokyo Institute of Technology, guest professor in Gothenburg University during 2008 and 2009. He has published around 850 papers and seven books.

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Associate Professor, Euromed Research Center
Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes , Morocco
Biography :

Saïd El Kazzouli was born in Beni Mellal (Morocco) in 1975. He received his Master’s degree then his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Orleans in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. G. Guillaumet and Prof. A. Mouaddib. He worked then at the same University as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. L. Agrofoglio and with Prof. S. Berteina-Raboin from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he joined the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in USA as a postdoctoral fellow for 3 years with Dr V. E. Marquez. In 2009, he became a researcher (project leader) at INANOTECH, MAScIR Foundation in Rabat, Morocco. In 2013, he joined the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (Morocco) as an Associate Professor.

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Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science
Ryerson University , Canada
Biography :

Dr. Berardi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) where he directs the BeTOP Lab, a Zero Energy Building and Systems Laboratory, and coordinates a research group composed of nine people (currently 1 post-doc, 3 PhD students, and 5 Master students). His main research interests and contributions are related to the use of applied physics principles for creating new energy-saving technologies and building systems incorporating innovative materials. He is an associated faculty in the Center for Urban Research and in the Center for Urban Energy, two national research networks housed at Ryerson. He holds a visiting appointment at the NTNU (Norway) and at the Tsinghua University (China). Before joining Ryerson in 2014, from 2012 to 2014, he was an assistant professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts, US). He has an extensive publication, including over 80 peer-reviewed journals, 70 international conference papers, and three books.

Research Interest :

Energy efficiency, Nanotechnologies, Acoustics, Sustainability, Lighting

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Professor, Director and Independent Consultant, Departments of Internal Medicine and Nanomedicine
California Innovations Corporation , USA
Biography :

Dr. Farid Menaa is an inter- and multi-disciplinary professional with worldwide reputation. He has three international post-doctoral terms in Oncology, Dermatology, and Hematology; MBA Entrepreneurship and MD candidate. During his ongoing career, he has mainly contributed to the identification and functions of new human disease-causing genes and variants, formulated natural products for anti-aging and developed innovative theranostic strategies against cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases. He has more than 10 years’ experiences either in the academic, hospitals or industrial sectors. As Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. he actively participated in the development of the disruptive “Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy”. Dr. Menaa collaborates with various organizations worldwide. He is a member of several prestigious medical and scientific organizations and editorial boards in the field of medicine, science, technology and business, including in the nano-segment. He has authored more than 100 articles including research and review articles, books, book chapters, textbooks, proceedings, and has participated to over 200 scientific international events including as co-organizer, keynote speaker, chairman. Dr. Menaa’s worldwide collaborations, holistic point of view and strong expertise in various fields led him to prevent, implement early diagnosis, and develop efficient and safer therapy.

Research Interest :

The development of materials surface and interface science and methodologies for achieving reliable high frequency devices, optoelectronic devices and circuits

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Associate Professor, Agricultural Machinery and Technologies Engineering
Akdeniz University , Turkey
Biography :

Dr. Celik completed his BSc and MSc degrees at the Dept. of Mechanical Science Education in Kocaeli University (Turkey). He completed his PhD study at the Dept. of Agricultural Machinery in Akdeniz University (Turkey). His main research interests are related to Computer Aided Design & Engineering, Engineering Simulations, Finite Element Method, Structural Optimisation, Material Testing, Experimental Stress Analysis, Design of Agricultural Machinery / Equipment, Reverse Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Applications. He has excellent professional/practical experience in machinery design - manufacturing industry and academia for ten years. He has been certified as an advanced user for related engineering design and simulation software. He has taken part in funded scientific/?ndustry jointed research projects in Turkey and in the UK (Lancaster University) and he has more than 60 published papers in the peer reviewed journals, congress/conference proceedings and industrial magazines both in national and international scientific arenas. He is a member of academic staff in Akdeniz University in Turkey and he has been a visiting researcher on a yearly basis at Lancaster University in the UK since 2009.

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Professor, Department of Physics
University of Maribor , Slovenia
Biography :

Prof. Samo Krajl is a Professor in the Department Of Physics at the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia. He has been awarded Silver plaque of the University of Maribor. He has published with colleagues around 150 papers with about 3000 citations.

Research Interest :

Material Characterization, Liquid crystals, Nanomaterial, Polymer

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President, AUTEX, Association of Universities for Textiles
ENSAIT , France
Biography :

Vladan Koncar is Distinguished Professor at ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) an engineering institute in Roubaix, France – at University of Lille. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 at the University of Lille in Villeneuve d’Ascq. From November 2009 to November 2015 he was Head of Research at ENSAIT and Director of GEMTEX research laboratory. Professor Koncar was AUTEX (Association of Universities for Textiles) President from June 2007 to June 2010. Professor Koncar has also been Director of ENSAT International Relations from 2007 to 2009. He still serves as an elected member of ENSAIT Governing Board. He has been promoted Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Iasi, Romania in January 2010. Professor Koncar is the author of more than 250 scientific articles (ISI Web of science referred, book chapters, conference proceedings and patents). His research interests cover the area of flexible textile sensors and actuators, smart textile structures and modeling and control of complex systems.

Research Interest :

Textile Engineering

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Professor, Department of Materials Physics
Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, UCM-ADIF-CSIC , Spain
Biography :

Patricia de la Presa has completed her Ph.D. at the University of La Plata, Argentina. After six years as an assistant researcher at the Universities of Goetting and Bonn, Germany, she moved to the Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain. At present, she is a professor at the Department of Materials Physics (UCM) and works on physical properties of magnetic nanoparticles for technological applications. She has over 70 publications that have been cited over 1100 times with H-index of 18 and has supervised several Ph.D. theses besides Master theses from worldwide students.

Research Interest :

Physical properties of magnetic nanoparticles for technological applications

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The Head of the Department of Electrooptics Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel , Department of Electrooptics Engineering
Ben Gurion University of the Negev , Israel
Biography :

Ibrahim Abdulhalim is a Professor at the Electro-optical Engineering Unit at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He worked in academic institutions and companies such as the OCSC in University of Colorado Boulder, the ORC at Southampton University, the Thin Films Center of the University of Western Scotland, in KLA-Tencor, Nova and GWS Photonics. He has published over 200 articles, two books, 10 chapters and has 20 patents. He is a fellow of IoP and SPIE and an Associate Editor for the Journal of NanoPhotonics and for the Journal of Imaging.

Research Interest :

Construction, Modeling, and application of Continuum Robots

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