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Nanoworld Institute and The Fondazione EL.B.A.,
Claudio Nicolini was born in Udine, Italy. He received the doctoral degree in physics from the University of Padua, in 1967. After serving as Adjunct Professor at the University of Bari, he moved for 17 years to the United States, of which he became citizen since 1974, and was originally at Brown University, MIT, and BNL. He then moved to Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, where after a period of intensive training and research in pathology he became Associate Professor of Pathology and then Professor and Chairman of the Biophysics in 1976. In 1985, he was called “Chiara Fama” Professor and Chair of Biophysics at the University of Genoa, in Italy until 2012 , where he was successively Director of the Biophysics Institute, the Department of Biophiscal M&O Sciences and Technologies and the CIRSDNNOBNanoworld Institute (www.ibf.unige.it). From 1993 until now is Life President of the Fondazione Electronics Biotechnology Advanced-Nicolini (www.fondazioneelba-nicolini.org) and from 2004 of the Fondazione Piantoni. He was Chief Editor of Cell Biophysics (USA) , Science and Technology Advisor to Italian Prime Minister Craxi, Member of the National Science and Technology Council upon Parliament election, Scientific Director Industrial Consortium CIREF, Founder and CTS President Technobiochip; President Polo National Bioelectronics , President Scientific Technological Park of Elba Island. On May 29 2008, has been elected in Moscow as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences for life (http://www.ras.ru/win/db/show_per.asp?P=.id-60571.ln-ru), while on January 25 2010 in Moscow (Russian Federation) has been awarded the Professorship Honoris Causa of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology at Moscow State University for Life. From 1 November 2010 until October 31 2012 has been Visiting Research Professor at Biodesign Institute Arizona State University (USA) and at Curie Paris University, in addition to be Visiting Scientist at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility and at New England Biolab. Presently is Life President of the Nanoworld Institute and of the Fondazione EL.B.A. ( ELectronics Biotechnology Advanced) Nicolini having headquarters in Bergamo and laboratories worldwide. Still now among the 100 Top Italian Scientists in all disciplines and times in the entire world (H index >30). He received several awards and prizes and has authored more than 500 publications in international scientific journals (SCI), 38 patents (WPI) , 29 books and Series Editor in Bioelectronics (Plenum) and Nanobiotechnology (Pan Stanford). His main scientific activities concerned cancer research, biophysics and nanotechnology, pioneering world-wide chromatin structure-function, molecular bioelectronics and nanobiotechnology.
Serhii E. Shafraniuk
Serhii E. Shafraniuk is Research Associate Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University. At Northwestern (2002-present) he serves as a PI in research projects related to electromagnetic properties of carbon nanotube and graphene field effect transistors, thermoelectric transport in carbon nanotube and graphene multi-barrier devices, and qubits. He has received the B.A. degree (cum laude) and the PhD degree in physics from Kiev State University, Ukraine, in 1980 and 1985, respectively. Besides, Serhii had been honored the Doctor of Sciences degree from the Institute of Metal Physics, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 2001. His thesis work has focused on non-equilibrium phenomena in inhomogeneous superconductors. Before coming to USA, Serhii had been working in various leading research centers in Europe and Japan (1990-2002). In particular from 1995 to 1999, he was a Foreign Research Staff Member at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan. Prof. Shafraniuk has served as organizing committee member of several International Symposiums and Conferences related to the superconductivity nanoscience, and condensed matter.
Ravindra K. Pandey
Roswell Park Cancer Institute,
Ravindra K. Pandey, Distinguished Member, Professor of Oncology and Director of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is a trained synthetic medicinal chemist with extensive experience in drug design, drug delivery, molecular recognition, and tumor diagnostics. His research group has also been looking at the utility of nanoparticles (ORMOSIL, polyacrylamide, gold, rHDL, chitosan and certain polymers) in developing multifunctional platforms. Dr. Pandey received NIH funding in all five areas and his program has been continuously funded by the federal and private organizations since 1992.One of the photosensitizers (HPPH) synthesized in his laboratory is currently undergoing Phase I/II human clinical trials and other two candidates which show potential for tumor imaging by PET and near infrared (NIR) fluorescence-guided photodynamic therapy (including surgery) are at advanced stages of preclinical studies. The current focus of his laboratory is to develop tumor-targeted dual-modality agents, multifunctional biodegradable/biocompatible nanoparticles for imaging and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in combination with other treatment modalities (e. g., surgery and chemotherapy). Efforts are also underway to isolate plant products from Indian and Chinese medicinal plants and investigate their biological efficacy. Dr. Pandey has published/submitted 275 research papers, several review articles, book chapters and has 60 patents to his credit. He has organized several national and international symposiums on PDT and tumor-imaging, and have been invited to deliver Plenary and Invited lectures all over the world. He is the member of the Editorial and Advisory Board of several International Scientific Journals and reviewers of grant proposals of several countries, including the United States (NIH). Dr.Pandey has received western New York Inventor of the year awards (several),international award on heterocyclic chemistry, award for the excellence in PDT by an International Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, the American Chemical Society’s Jacob Schoelkopf award and recently China 1000 Talent Scientists Award for his contribution in translational research. Dr. Pandey is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Photolitec, LLC, a spin-off company of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His research is “truly” translational, and some of his inventions are already licensed to various pharmaceutical companies.
TomoWave Laboratories Inc.,
Anton Liopo earned his PhD degree from the Institute of Physiology of National Academy Science of Belarus (NASB). Dr. Liopo went on to join the Institute of Biochemistry of NASB, where he had much success and was able to work his way up the ladder from a young scientist to a Senior Scientist, Associate Professor and eventually the Director of Government Program. He specialized in biochemistry of bioactive compounds, addiction biology, and investigation of the structural changes of neuronal membrane by atomic force microscopy.
After moving to the United States (2002) Dr. Liopo obtained intensive trainings in molecular biology and nanotechnology at the University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). In two years Dr. Liopo went from his training level to being a leading Researcher for nanoparticle biomedical application at the Center for Biomedical Engineering at UTMB.
In 2010 he was invited to join TomoWave Laboratories Inc. (Houston, TX, USA), where he is presently the lead Scientist over the nanobiotechnology program and director in vivo study. He has created the nano-based contrast agents for optoacoustic imaging and sensing, such as hollow gold nanoshells and gold nanorods at different size and aspect ratio, carbon nanotubes and polymeric nanoparticles. Dr. Liopo is currently performing the investigations of novel nanoparticles to develop molecular probe for improving optoacoustic imaging, laser nanothermolysis, molecular sensing, and contrast diagnostics and therapy. As visiting scientist Dr. Liopo has joined Rice University, Department of Chemistry where he works on biomedical applications of nano-base composites.
Dr. Liopo has served as a member of the International conference committees. He is a regular reviewer for many scientific journals and member of several international scientific societies. Dr. Liopo has more 60 publications in peer-review journals, proceedings of international conferences and book chapters.
Daniel Sunghoi Choi
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology,
Daniel Choi received his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Seoul National University (South Korea) and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Dr. Choi worked as a staff member for three years at the Aerospace Corporation in California which supports the US Air Force. Dr. Choi joined Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/NASA in 1999 as a task manager, leading a number of space-related projects for nine years. He worked on development of high sensitivity gas sensors, nanomaterial-based DNA sequencer/RF devices, MEMS-gyroscopes, and novel microfluidic ion mobility chromatograph for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) project. He served as the committee for NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Prior to joining the Masdar Institute, he was an associate professor of the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program for 2007-2013 at University of Idaho (USA). His leadership at the University of Idaho includes serving as the MSE program director to design/improve the programs to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria, director of the University Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility. Currently, he is Department Head of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Mary M Eshaghian-Wilner
University of Southern California,
Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner has over 26 years of research experience in various areas within the field of Computer Engineering. Additionally, she has worked in the area of patent law for several years. She has published numerous scientific papers, including two books, and has handled the prosecution and infringement analysis of many complex U.S. and international patents. Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner currently is a Professor of Engineering Practice at the Electrical Engineering-Systems Department at the University of Southern California (USC), and since 2004 has been an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining UCLA, she was a tenured full Professor and Department Head at the Computer Engineering Department of Rochester Institute of Technology.
Eshaghian-Wilner received her BS degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering (1985), MS degree in Computer Engineering (1985), her Engineers degree in Electrical Engineering (1988), and her PhD in Computer Engineering (1988), all from USC. She holds a J.D. degree from the Northwestern California School of Law, and has graduated Cum Laude with an LL.M. degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is registered as a Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
National Institute of Applied Science and Technology,
Adnane Abdelghani is a Professor in the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (Tunisia) working mainly in the field of Microsensors and Microsystems. He got Ph.D thesis at the Ecole Centrale of Lyon (France) an Alexander Von Humbold, Post-Doc in Munich (Germany) between 1997 and 2000. He has two habilitation, one in physics (2004, FST, Tunisia) and another in the field of “sciences de l’ingénieur” (2009 ENS-Cachan, France). He organized three international conferences in the Field of Nanotechnology in Tunisia (2009, 2012, 2014). He has published more than 80 publications in International journals and participated in different international projects.
Hassan A. Arafat
Masdar Institute of Science and technology,
Hassan A. Arafat received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH, USA) in 2000. From 2000-2003, he worked at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) (Illinois, USA) as a researcher and project manager for the United States Department of Energy (DOE). His research at ANL was focused on process development for nuclear waste treatment at DOE sites. Between 2003 and 2010, Dr. Arafat served as a faculty member at the Chemical Engineering Department at An-Najah University (Nablus, Palestine). Between 2009 and 2012, he also served as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University (Utah, USA). In 2010, he joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a visiting scholar for six months, after which he moved to Abu Dhabi (UAE) where he now works at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology as an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He is a PI/co-PI on 15 research grants, totaling USD $8.5M, and a recipient of several prestigious international awards and international research fellowships. He is an author of 58 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal papers, one patent, and 70+ conference papers. The focus of Dr. Arafat's recent research interests is on the development of novel membranes for Reverse Osmosis and Membrane Distillation applications in desalination, sustainable and autonomous desalination processes, life cycle analysis, and the development of sustainable solid waste management processes and strategies.
Ramesh K. Agarwal
Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering and the director of Aerospace Research and Education Center at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of 35+ years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He has also worked in Nanotechnology and computational modeling of top-down Nanofabrication, in particular in nanoparticles properties, synthesis, and their applications in drug delivery and their health effects. For past ten years, he is also working in the area of clean and renewable energy; the topics include, wind energy, solar thermal energy, chemical looping combustion for carbon capture, geological sequestration of CO2, fuel cell and battery modeling, and energy economics. He is the author and coauthor of over 460 publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow sixteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.
Ahmad I. Ayesh
United Arab Emirates University,
Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology,
Abu Al-Rub is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2004. Before joining Masdar Institute, he has been an Assistant/Associate Professor at Texas A&M University - College Station with joint appointments with the Civil Engineering Department, the Materials Science and Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, and the Texas Transportation Institute since 2007. Before joining Texas A&M University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University and an Assistant Professor at Catholic University of America. Currently, he is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Air Force Institute of Technology of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. Professor Abu Al-Rub primary research field of interest is on the development of macro/micro/nano-mechanics-based constitutive models and computational tools that can be used effectively in guiding the design of advanced materials and structural systems. He is the leader of the SMART MASDAR Group (Sustainable Materials for Advanced and Revolutionary Technologies at Masdar). He has served as the principle/co-principal investigator of more than 25 projects sponsored by various state, federal, and international agencies; he is responsible for more than $13Million. Professor Abu Al-Rub is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Society of Engineering Science (SES), the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has been awarded several teaching and research awards in mechanics of materials. Among those awards, he received the 2011 Beer and Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.Recently, Professor Abu Al-Rub has been selected among the Scholar Google 100 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering. He is on the editorial board of several journals in the area of multi-scale computational mechanics.
University of Genova,
Evgeniya Peshkova (Eugenia Pechkova), born in Moscow, Russia, 24 May 1976, after taking her Doctoral degree in Chemistry at Moscow State Lomonosov University in 1998, enter the PhD course in Biophysics with the fellowship from Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica. Research contract award for protein crystallization, project for young investigator of University of Genova. After taking her PhD degree in Biophysics with the thesis entitled Protein Crystallography By Thin Film Nanotechnology at University of Genova in 2003, became firstly (2003-2006) Scientific Secretary of Fondazione EL.B.A. (Electronic Biotechnology Advanced) and then Scientific Director (2006-2008) and Principle Investigator of a big FIRB research grant on Organic Nanotecnology. In this context following a postdoctoral position she has acquired the scientific responsibility of the laboratory of Nanobiocrystallography at the Nanoworld Institute,University of Genoa. In 2007 she worked as a Visiting Scientist at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble both in Macromolecular crystallography group, Soft condensed matter and Nanofocusing group. Now is one of the PI of Radiation Damage BAG. She participated as invited speaker to the international conferences on Crystallography, Nanobiotechnology and Medicine and carried out stages at Harvard University; IBM at Almaden, Jefferson Cancer Center, Univ of Massachusetts Medical School and UCLA. From June 1, 2008 she has the permanent position of Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Genova Medical faculty. Author of 37 international scientific publications (SCI), 2 patents; a textbook on Proteomics and Nanocrystallography, chapters to books, co-author in “Biofisica e Propedeutica Biofisica” textbook “ Biofisica” (Italian)
University of Canterbury,
Alkaisi is a Principal Investigator and founding member of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Material and Nanotechnology. He is also the founder and coordinator of the MacDiarmid Institute BioNanoNetwork. He holds a full Professor position at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is 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. Alkaisi is a member of the Editorial Board of Microelectronic Engineering,Member of theEditorial Board of Austin Journal of Nanomedicine& Nanotechnology. 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, interactions of biological cells with surfaces and patterns.Surface texturing and modifications for Solar Cells, Development of nanoscale patterning including three dimensional Nanoimprint Lithography and soft lithography. He has over 120 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).">
Preecha P. Yupapin
Preecha P. Yupapin received his B.Ed. in Physics, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, PhD in Electrical Engineering from Srinakarinwirote University, Mahidol University and City University of London, in 1981, 1983 and 1993, respectively. He was a post-doctor research fellowship in 1994 under the European Community research project. He has been working with Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand since 1985. He has been a visiting professor with Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 2007. He has authored/co-authored more than 615 research papers in Google Scholar database, 429 papers in Research Gate, 415 in Scopus database, 170 papers in Science Direct, 39 papers in Pubmed, and 39 chapters and books. His research interests are in physics, quantum life, telepathy, nano-engineering and nanomedicine. Dr. Yupapin is a member of Thai Institute Physics (TIP), South East Asia Theoretical Physics Association (SEATPA) committee, Optical Society of America (OSA) advisory board member. He was an ENI Award (Nobel Prize in Energy) candidate in 2012. He was the speaker as Plenary and Keynote talks more than 20 times.
Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire,
Rabah Boukherroub is a research director at the CNRS, Unversity Lille1, France. His research interests are in the area of surface chemistry, functional materials, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors and lab-on-chip applications, and development of new tools for studying molecular dynamics in vivo. He is a co-author of 300+ research publications and wrote several book chapters in subjects related to nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and biosensors. He has 8 patents or patents pending.
Solhe F. Alshahateet
Solhe F. Alshahateet is Associate Professor of Crystal Engineering and Organic Supramolecular Chemistry graduated in 2003 from the University of New South Wales / Australia. He works at Mutah University since 2007. He received many awards such as Australian Research Council and Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education scholarships. He was engaged in many projects from local and international funding agencies. Dr. Alshahateet attended many conferences worldwide. He published more than 60 articles mostly in international journals dealing with crystal engineering, supramolecular chemistry and physical organic chemistry. In addition, he is working as a referee for more than 20 international specialized journals. Furthermore, he serves as editorial member in 6 international journals. After completing his PhD (2002) at the UNSW, he undertook research in new synthesis chemistry as a Research Fellow at UNSW for about one year. Since then he had undertaken research into synthesis of new organic materials at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences ICES, Singapore. He had research visitor appointments at the University of New South Wales (Australia) and at the University of South Florida (USA). He has considerable teaching and research experience, recently in his supervision and co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students in many countries worldwide.
Texas A&M University,
Banerjee received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA (with minor in MEMS). He received 3 M.S. degrees and was invited to 4 national honor societies. He attended the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur for his Bachelor of Technology (Honors). Prior to TAMU, Dr. Banerjee worked as a Manager of Advanced Research & Technology (ART) group at Applied Biosystems Inc. (ABI), CA, (currently merged into Life Technologies). Also as a Hiring Manager at ABI he hired ~ 30 PhDs in ~6 months and managed a group of 10~15 PhD engineers / scientists. Previously in a singular capacity, he developed from concept to a commercial product at NanoInk Inc. (called “InkWells™”, which are microfluidic platforms used for bio/nano-lithography of proteins, nucleic acids, etc.). Dr Banerjee has 9 US patents (27 intellectual properties/IP: 8 US provisional patents, 5EP and 5 WO applications), from his work at ABI, Ciphergen Biosystems, NanoInk, Coventor Inc. and TAMU. Since 2005 he has advised 9 PhD and 16 MS students. He received the “Amlan Sen Best Mechanical Engineering Student Award (Endowment)” at the graduation convocation at IIT and the “J.C. Bose National Science Talent Scholarship” from the Govt. of India. He received the “Morris Foster Fellowship (2007-2008)” from Mechanical Engineering Department, the “TEES Select Young Faculty Fellowship (2008-2009)” from the D. Look College of Engineering and was designated as a Faculty Fellow at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at TAMU. He received the “2001 Best Journal Paper Award” from the ASME Heat Transfer Division (HTD), the “New Investigator Award (2005)” from the Texas Space Grants Consortium (TSGC), “3M Non-Tenured Faculty” award (’09-’12), the “ASEE/ AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship (’06, ’07)” at AFRL, and the “ASEE/ ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship (’09)” at SPAWAR.
National Institute of Applied Science and Technology,
Samir Hamza is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (INSAT), University of Carthage, since 1997. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Nancy-Metz, France and joined the Biomaterials and Biomechanics Laboratory at the National Institute of Orthopedics M.T. Kassab, Tunisia, since 1998 and since 2004 he is a visiting Professor of the National School of Engineers of Metz and the University of Valenciennes, France. He is an expert in biomaterials and his work is focused on the development of structural and mechanical properties of the biomaterials for medical applications.
Md Enamul Hoque
University of Nottingham,
Md Enamul Hoque is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering and served as Head for the Bioengineering Research Group at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He received his PhD in Bioengineering from NUS, Singapore in 2007. He has been intensively involved in numerous research projects that are collaborated locally and internationally. His research has been funded by quite a number of funding bodies including Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Nottingham University intercampus research fund etc. He has graduated 3 PhD Students and currently supervising 5 PhD students in collaboration with some local as well as global academics/ researchers. So far, he has filed 2 Malaysian patents out of his research innovations, authored 2 books, edited 2 books and co-authored 7 book chapters. He has also published more than 110 technical papers in high impact referred journals and international conference proceedings. He serves as an editor for 5 journals, as member of editorial board for 6 journals, and technical reviewer for about 25 journals. He has been invited to deliver speeches in a number of international conferences notably as plenary speaker, invited speaker and so on. He has also organized several scientific conferences around the world assuming various roles in the organizing committees. He is an Associate Fellow to the Higher Education Academy, UK. Besides, He is a member of several professional scientific bodies including Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), UK; Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) and Tissue Engineering Society Malaysia (TESMA). His research interests include the areas of Rapid Prototyping Technology, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Nanomaterials, Composite Materials, Bioenergy and Food Technology.
Lucian BAIA earned his PhD degree in 2003 at the Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg, Germany (with Prof. Jürgen Popp). In 2003 he began the academic career as lecturer at the Faculty of Physics of the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2008 he became associate professor at the Department of Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials of the Faculty of Physics of the Babes-Bolyai University and starting with July 2014 is Research Professor at the Centre of Nanostructured Materials and Bionanointerfaces of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Bio-Nano-Sciences that belongs to the same University. His current research focuses on the obtaining and characterization of nano-architectures with controllable morphology and structure for environmental and biomedical applications. He is author or co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed publications (h-index: 17), three books, and three book chapters, and is serving as an editorial board member of the ISRN Nanotechnology Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics and Journal of Electrical & Electronics.
University College London,
Junwang Tang is a Reader in Energy in the Department. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2001. After that, he took a JSPS fellow in Japan and senior researcher in Imperial College London. In 2009, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London. He currently leads a research team of 14 members with financial support from UK EPSRC, Leverhulme, Royal Society, RAE, EU PF7, Qatar and so on. His research interests encompass structure-controlled nanomaterials synthesis by a flow system powered by microwave irradiation, solar H2 synthesis from water, CO2 capture and conversion to a renewable fuel, photocatalytic environmental purification, microwave catalysis and biomaterials fabrication. Such studies are undertaken in parallel with the mechanistic understanding and device optimisation to address the renewable energy supply and environmental purification. His research has led to ~100 papers with 3000 citations, 8 patents and many invited lectures over the last several years. He is an editor of the Frontiers in Energy Research andJournal of Advanced Chemical Engineering and the guest Editor-in-Chief of one special issue of the International Journal of Photoenergy, 2012. He also sits on the editorial board of several international journals. He is the Vice President of the Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology in the UK.
Higher Institute of Computer Science,
Hamdi Baccar is an Assistant Professor in Higher Institute of Computer Science, Tunisia. He obtained his PhD in Electronics in 2012 from National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Tunisia. He is now a member of research group of working mainly on gas sensors, nanomaterials and biosensors.
Satish K Nune
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Satish K. Nune is a senior scientist at PNNL, holds a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry which he earned from the University of Hyderabad (UOH) India in 2004. He is internationally known as an innovator in the development of porous nanomaterials for gas separations, low temperature geothermal applications and energy storage.He serves as a principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI on various projects funded by U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)-ARPA-E and EERE. Dr. Nune was an adjunct teaching faculty at WSU-Tricities. Dr. Nune has over 37 peer reviewed publications, 3 reviews, 1 book chapter and 5 patents (2 US and 4 Japan). Dr. Nune research work is highly regarded with numerous citations (>840) from research groups worldwide and has h-index 18.
University of Wisconsin,
Dr Hasan Mukhtar is Helfaer Professor of Cancer Research, Director and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is also the Co-leader of Cancer Chemoprevention Program, Paul P Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin. He is an author of 490 original peer reviewed publications, many in very high impact journals and is an author of 72 book chapters and two books. He serves as an Editorial Board member /Associate Editor of 38 scientific journals that include: Food Science and Nutrition, Experimental Dermatology, Photochemistry and Photobiology, Clinical Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, International Journal of Cancer, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Apoptosis Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, Nutrition & Cancer, and Cancer Letters. He introduced the concept of nanochemoprevention to enhance the effectiveness of natural products for cancer prevention. Dr Mukhtar obtained PhD in biochemistry in 1971 from Kanpur University, India
Ioannis Zuburitkudis joined the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) in the United Arab Emirates (UAEU) in September 2012. He is also a Professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Design Engineering (MIDE) Faculty of T.E.I. of Western Macedonia in Greece. His prior appointments were at Hellenic Petroleum Company, in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Vacuum and Electrostatics Research Lab of Eastman Kodak Co., in Rochester, NY, USA. He studied Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and continued his graduate studies in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY, USA. His research tries to identify and understand the impact that nano-scaled dimensions have on material properties, and to use such insights to adapt and affect the design and engineering of advanced materials, surfaces and processes that may lead to valuable products. His work on the experimental clarification of the size effects of supported-metal catalysts through solid-state micro-fabrication techniques and the development of a new class of heterogeneous catalysts with very well defined geometrical characteristics at the nano- and micron-scales was pioneering and was recognized by receiving an American Vacuum Society National Prize and traveling funds from the Nanoscale Science and Technology Division of the Office of Naval Research in the USA. At TEI–WM in Greece, he has organized and still directs the NanoMaterials& Manufacturing Processes Laboratory (NanoMaMa Lab), while he has served as the Head of the IDE (now MIDE) faculty. His research has been funded by Greek and EU (European Union) research agencies. Since 2008, he is an active member of EU research networks in the framework of Collaboration in Science and Technology (COST) Action and acts as a Greek Management Committee (MC) member for two of these networks.His current work is mainly concentrated on hybrid organic/inorganic nano-systems (nanocomposites, nanofibers) for various applications. He has published in various peer-reviewed journals, while he has presented his work in many international conferences and has served as an organizer of European conferences. In addition, he has been serving as an editorial board member of a Nanotechnology-related journal.
Universiti Malaysia Perlis,
Yarub Al-Douri born in Baghdad; obtained Ph.D in Materials Science. He worked at NUS (Singapore), TUC (Germany), CNRS, France and Malaysia. He has more than 20 years’ experience of scientific research and university teaching, and more than 230 publications till now include patents, books, review chapters, papers, articles and conferences. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Nanoelectronics and Materials (www.ijneam.unimap.edu.my/), Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering (http://www.scirp.org/journal/wjnse/), editor and peer-reviewer of different international journals, member of different international scientific associations, awarded different medals internationally. He has initiated to establish Nanotechnology Engineering Master of Science Program in Malaysia. His research interests are modeling & simulation, semiconductors, non-linear optical effect, nanoelectronics & nanomaterials, renewable energy. Currently, he is affiliated to the Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering.
Kar Seng (Vincent) Teng
Kar Seng (Vincent) Teng is an Associate Professor and leads the Nanoelectronics Research Group in the College of Engineering at Swansea University in the United Kingdom. He received his PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Swansea University, and has extensive research experiences in the study of nanoscale electronic materials and devices. This involves the application of nanotechnology in electronics, which has major impact in healthcare, computer, photonic and energy technologies. His group has the expertise in the fabrication and characterisation of nanoscale electronic materials and devices, as well as controlling their properties through surface engineering for novel applications. His funded research includes the investigation of low-dimensional electronic materials, such as graphene, metal-oxide and nitride nanostructures etc., in the development of ultra-sensitive nano-biosensors for the early detection of diseases, short-wavelength lasers for ultra-high density data storage, nano-plasmonics for photovoltaic technology and fabrication of nanoelectronic devices using printing technology etc. He is also a Journal Editor for Fluorescent Materials.
Al Ain University,
Mosab Arafat from New Zealand is a licensed pharmacist who graduated with Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) and Master (MSc) in Pharmaceutical Technology and later obtained his Doctoral Degree (PhD) in nanomedicines from School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand. His research work interests involved the application of nanotechnology on oral drug delivery system to develop and characterize a nanoformulation of a protein like drug molecules such as insulin for oral administration. Dr Mosab Arafat has developed, improved and formulated a novel oral nanoformulation of the broad-spectrum antibiotic, cephalosporin. He succeeded to increase the intestinal absorption of this antibiotic from 1 to 20 times after been given by mouth instead of injection. He has also applied the advanced in biotechnology to control the release of cardiovascular drug, Diltizem-HCl from 3 to 12 hours inside the human body by using polymers. His novel nanoformulations were tested on both animals and humans. Dr Arafat has lately moved to UAE and currently he is an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and faculty member of the College of Pharmacy at Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE. Dr Arafat was invited as research visitor at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK in 2009, The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2011 and lately at the University of Warwick, England, UK in 2014. Dr Mosab Arafat is also working very closely with many pharmaceutical industries and provided consultancy services to several local/international pharmaceutical companies in UAE, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Moscow State University of Food Production,
Victor Starov Educated at Moscow State University, PhD from USSR Academy of Sciences, DSc from Petersburg University. Joined Loughborough University as a Professor in 1999.Previously Visiting Professor: University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA; Sofia University, Bulgaria; InstitutoPluridisciplinar, Madrid, Spain; Toulouse University, France; and University of Wales, Swansea, UK. Now he is Honorary Professor, Moscow State University of Food Production, Russia (2007 to present). He had the publications 259 all together, h-index 28. Total number of citations: 2762.
Saud Abdelaziz Khashan
United Arab Emirates University,
Saud Khashan is currently serving as an associate professor at the Mechanical engineering department of the United Arab Emirates University. He completed his PhD in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and postdoctoral studies from University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA. He is an active researcher in the area of Microfluidics and Nano/Micro magnetic materials, particularly in applications related to particles and cell separations. Also, he works on mathematical modeling and computer simulation for particle-laden flows in micro devices. He has published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and many others in international conferences.
Dr. Lianxi Zheng received his BE degree on Electronic Engineering from Southeast University (China), and his Ph.D. on Physics from The University of Hong Kong. He has worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory as a director’s postdoctoral fellow, CNT Technologies Inc. as a research scientist, and Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor. He has made several significant contributions in the area of carbon nanotube, among which is his invention of a chemical-vapor-deposition method to make word-record long (40mm) CNTs. During his career, he has gained several awards including 2 Nano 50Award from NASA, licensed 3 US patents on CNT preparation, and published over 80 journal papers with an H-index of 24. He has been the treasurer and committee member of IEEE Nanotechnology Chapter (Singapore section), and a member of the editor board for several scientific journals. His current research interest focus on the carbon nanomaterials and their composites & hybrids. The potential applications include artificial muscle, e-textile, nano mechanics, nano-electronics, energy harvest/storage devices, and nanostructured bio-sensors.
New York University Abu Dhabi,
Pance Naumov after acquiring his PhD in chemistry and materials science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2004, Dr. Naumov continued his research as an independent research fellow of the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan. There he established a new laboratory for the study of solid phenomena, while simultaneously performing research at two Japanese synchrotrons. In 2007, he was appointed as Associate Professor at Osaka University, where he established a second, new laboratory for solid-state chemistry, and led a small but very active research group and in 2012 he became an Associate Professor at New York University’s new campus in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The Research in Dr. Naumov’s group at NYUAD is in the domain of structural and solid-state chemistry, nanoscience and photochemistry. In the past few years, he has been focusing on the development of new, frontier, diffraction-based methods for the study of reaction mechanisms in the solid state. His publication portfolio includes about 140 publications that have been cited more than 1600 times, with an h-index of 21. He serves as a member of the review panels with the National Science Foundation (NSF), European Research Council (ERC), The Petroleum Fund of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. He is active reviewer for more than 40 journals published by the Nature Publishing Group, the American Chemical Society, Wiley-VCH, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier and other publishers.
Imen Hafaid obtained her PhD thesis in "Nanomaterials Physics" from National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSA-Lyon) France, in 2009. She get her Habilitation in Phyical-Chemistry (Nanomaterials) from University of Paris 13 (France) in December 2013. She is now a member of research group of Pr. A. Abdelghani working mainly on gas sensors and biosensors. She published more than 20 papers in international journal and was invited several times as visiting professor.
Prof. Mukhles Sowwan is the Director of the Nanoparticle by Design Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) – Japan a visiting professor at SLAC national Accelerator Laboratory-CA-USA. He is the recipient of the AL-Marshak lectureship award (2010) to recognize distinguished physicists form the American Physical society. His work on the design and fabrication of nanoparticles for particular applications is worldwide recognized. For example, read the Nanotechnology-Now news article "Build-a-Nanoparticles " http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=48488, ,the healthcanal new article "OIST new nanoparticle method" http://www.healthcanal.com/medical-breakthroughs/58787-oist-patents-new-nanoparticle-method.html, and the ScienceDaily news article "Creating complex nanoparticles in one easy step" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226074823.htm