Editorial Board


Riga Technical University,
BiographyDr. Arturs Medvids, optics and spectroscopy physicist, graduated from Physics department of Kiev State University, Ukraine, in 1968. He worked for Institute of Semiconductor Physics of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences 1959-1969. In 1994 obtained the degree Dr. habil. Phys., with specialization: Solid State Physics at Latvian University, Riga. Since 1989 he has been the head of Laboratory of Semiconductor Physics at Riga Technical University and since 1995 - professor at the Institute of Technical Physics of Riga Technical University. In 2001, he worked in Japan as an invited professor in Shizuoka University. He was awarded the title of Honourable guest professor of Shizuoka University, Japan in 2009 and in 2014. He has published more than 531 scientific publications: papers, conferences proceedings, books and patents. He was an Invited speaker at the International conference in USA (Villa Conferences on Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology, 2011), India (1st International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites, 2009), Lithuania (14th International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors, 2010; Advanced Optical Materials and Devices, 2011), Japan (the 12th International Conference on solid Films and Surfaces, 2005), and Ukraine (11th International Young Scientists Conference SPO-2010) and Latvia (5th Baltic Conference on Silicate Materials, 2011)and Plenary speaker at The International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications And Properties, 2012, Alushta, Ukraine
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Adnane Abdelghani

National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Tunisia
BiographyProf. A. Abdelghani is a Full Professor at the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT, Tunisia) working mainly in the field of Microsensors and Microsystems. He obtained the master degrees in "Microelectronic Devices" at the INSA of Lyon (France) in 1994, then a Ph.D thesis from Ecole Centrale of Lyon (France) in 1997. He obtained a post-doc position in Germany between 1997-2000 in the field of biophysics. He obtained the Habilitation in Physics in Tunisia (faculty of Science of Tunis) in 2004 and a Habilitation (worlwide recognition for conducting and leading research) in "Sciences pour l'Ingénieur" in 2009 at the Ecole Normale Supérieur de Cachan (France). He organized three International Conferences in Tunisia in the Field of Nanotechnology (2009, 2012 and 2014) with the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). He is now the leader and principal investigator of a research group working mainly on gas sensors based on functionalized carbon nanotubes (metallic oxides, nanowires, nanoneedles, polymers) and on the development of interdigitated gold microelectrodes integrated in microfluidic cell for bacteria analysis in biologic medium. He published more than 85 papers in International Journals and supervised more than 10 Ph.D thesis and 10 masters student. He edited two chapters book in the field of optical microscopy and biosensors. Prof. Abdelghani is an editorial board member of several peer-reviewed scientific journals. He was a coordinator of Science For Peace NATO Project (2009-2011), National science Fondation Project (2009-2013), Tunisian Coordinator of Tempus-Project (2013-2016) and coordinator of a recent second NATO-SFP project (2013-2016). Prof. Abdelghani developed worldwide collaborations and industrial partnership and deeply involved in industrial applications in his field.
Hermann G. Grimmeiss

Professor, University of Lund,Sweden
BiographyDr. Hermann Georg Grimmeiss is the Prof. of Solid State Physics, Head of Department University of Lund. He was an appointed professor in Physics at the University of Frankfurt (Main) and from 1981-1983 he was Vice-President of Microelectronics at RIFA (Member of the Ericsson Group). In 1991 he was awarded the visiting Miller Professorship at the University of California, Berkeley and from 1991-1993, he was appointed director of the newly founded Institute of Semiconductor Physics (IHP) in Frankfurt (Oder). He served as dean for research 1993-1996. Since July 1, 1996 he is professor emeritus in Solid State Physics. Hermann Grimmeiss has been granted several fellowships (Philips Research Laboratories, Briancliff, NY 1978, IBM Yorktown Heights, NY 1987, Department of Army Fort Monmouth 1987 etc).He held several advisory positions such as special advisor to the Swedish Prime minister 1988-89, Wissenschaftsrat of Germany 1990, Danish Ministry of Education 1991, Committee for Science and Research, Land Brandenburg 1993 to 1996 etc. He has been President of E-MRS 2004-2007. Since 2004, he is Vice-President of the European Materials Forum. He has been editor and co-editor of several scientific journals and is a member of several boards. Hermann Grimmeiss authored, co-authored several book chapters, more than 250 scientific publications as well as more than 70 invited papers at international conferences. He has been chairman of several international conferences and symposia (ICPS 1986, EPS CMD 1986, Nobel-Symposium on Heterostructures in Semiconductors, Arild, Sweden, 1996, E-MRS Spring Meeting symposia on Nanoscience, Strasbourg, 2001 2006, etc) and summer schools (NATO ASI, Erice, Sicily, 1990 and 1995, on SiGe-from basic physics to applications).
Abbas Amini

Associate Lecturer,Western Sydney University,Australia.
BiographyDr. Abbas Amini is an associate lecturer of Western Sydney University, a registered member in graduate supervisory board at the School of Computing, Mathematics and Engineering and the member of Work Health and Safety Committee of the same university. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he had conducted research with several Australian universities such as CSIRO, Monash University, Deakin University and the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group and a book published in 2016. Dr. Abbas started his teaching, industrial and scientific journey after obtaining an associates degree in mathematics, BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering and he completed his PhD in both nanotechnology and mechanical engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He also got updated and received several Australian and Canadian nationally recognized professional certificates and diplomas from FULT (Foundations of University Learning and Teaching from Western Sydney University) TAE, WHS and CNC etc. He has been extensively involved in teaching for many years and worked in many industries as a professional engineer and an industrial designer for a period of six years. Dr. Abbas is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is an active reviewer and editor of several ISI journals and a committee member of 14 international conferences till date, including the co-chair of 8th International Conference of ICCAE 2016, Melbourne, Australia, Mar. 3-4, 2016. Dr. Abbas is supervising four PhD candidates at present and is open for scientific and funding collaborations.