Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Portland State University , USA
Biography :

Ephraim Suhir is Distinguished Member of Research Staff, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ (ret), and is currently on the faculty of the Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA, and Technical University, Vienna, Austria. He is also CEO of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) ERS Co. in Los Altos, CA, USA. Ephraim is Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine (he was born in that country); Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK, the Society of Optical Engineers

Research Interest :

Materials Science

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Founding Director, Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS)
Saarland University , Germany
Biography :

PROFESSIONAL STATUS since 2009 Founding Director, Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS), Research Center of the Steinbeis Foundation, Saarbruecken, Germany since 1995 Head, Institute for Functional Materials at Saarland University, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, Saarbruecken, Germany since 2008 Founder and Chairman, European School of Materials (EUSMAT), Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany since 2014 Editor, Practical Metallography - Preparation, Imaging and Analysis of Microstructures, Hanser Publisher, Munich, Germany PROFESSIONAL CAREER 1991–1995 Max-Planck group leader “Materials Characterization and Microstructure Design”, MPI for Metals Research (Prof. G. Petzow), Stuttgart Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart 1990–1991 Post Doc at Max Planck Institute for Metals Research (Prof. G. Petzow, Prof. A. Seeger), Stuttgart 1988–1990 Head of the Lab “Microscopic Microstructure Characterization”, Department Physical Metallurgy, Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (Freiberg Mining Academy) 1985-1987 Graduation and Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.): “X-ray Diffraction on point defects in GaAs single crystals”, Department Physical Metallurgy, Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg 1980–1985 Degree (Dipl.-Ing.): Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science & Engineering, Department Physical Metallurgy, Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg Freiberg Mining Academy FIELDS OF WORK AND MAIN SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS: ? 3D microstructure research in the micro, nano and atomic scale to understand quantitative correlations between microstructural features and processing as well as properties ? New theoretical and experimental methods for image analysis, visualization and classification. ? Microstructure design by Laser interference structuring and functionalization using Direct Laser Interference Patterning (DLIP). ? Advanced microstructure morphologies for high performing functional metallic materials. PUBLICATIONS - total number: >400 >340 peer reviewed, >100 non peer reviewed, 11 patents, 12 book chapters, 1 textbook 2 TEXTBOOK: J. Ohser and F. Mücklich „Statistical Analysis of Micro Structures in Materials Science“ John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2000, 381 pages, 303 Refs., 115 Figs., 52 Tabs., 64 Program codes AWARDS and HONORS ? President (Science) of the German Materials Society, (DGM 2019-2020) ? Full member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), 2018 ? Fellow (FASM) of the American Society for Materials (ASM), USA, 2018 ? Henry Clifton Sorby Award 2016 for the lifetime achievement in microstructure research, IMS in the American Society for Materials, ASM International (USA) ? Berthold Leibinger Innovation Award 2016, best innovation in applied Laser technology (2nd award), Berthold Leibinger Foundation, Germany, shared with coworkers: A. Lasagni, C. Gachot, A. Rosenkranz, M. Hans, K. Trinh, ? German Copper Prize 2013, best industrial copper innovation of the year, German Copper Institute, Düsseldorf, shared with coworkers: D. Britz and C. Selzner ? Löhn-Prize 2012, for the most innovative transfer project of a Steinbeis Institute, Steinbeis-Foundation, Germany, shared with coworkers: D. Britz, C. Selzner ? Fellow Member of the Honor Society for Materials Science and Engineering (ASMu, USA, 2010) ? Werner Köster Prize 2010, for “Quantitative 3D Characterization of Graphite Morphologies in Cast Iron” German Materials Society, DGM, shared with coworker: A. Velichko ? Honda Initiation Grant 2010, Honda R&D Europe, innovative scientific idea with high potential for automotive industry, Honda Foundation, Japan, shared with coworker: C. Gachot ? Morton Antler Memorial Lecture 2009, honored at the International World Conference on Electrical Contacts ICEC Vancouver, IEEE (USA) ? Roland Mitsche Prize 2008, awarded for lifetime achievements in the field of microscopic microstructure research, German Materials Society, DGM (Germany) and Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials ASMET (Austria), ? Werner Köster Prize 2007, for “Laser Interference Metallurgy – using as a tool for micro/nano Structuring”, German Materials Society, DGM, shared with coworkers: C. Daniel, A. Lasagni ? Alfried Krupp Prize 1997, annual prize for Germany’s most promising younger University Professor (first Materials Scientist), Alfried Krupp Foundation, ? Georg Masing Memorial Prize 1995, annual prize for the most promising junior materials scientist, German Materials Society, DGM ? Student Excellence Award of TU Freiberg Mining Academy, for the best student of the year 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION of DISSERTATIONS ? >40 supervised and successfully completed doctoral dissertations ? Out of them: 5 full professorships: Germany (Dresden), Austria (Vienna), USA (Tennessee), China (Dalian), Chile (Santiago d.C.) and further leading positions in national and international companies LEADERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS Since 2019 Since 2017 2016-2018 President (Science) of the German Society for Materials (DGM) Board of Directors, International Metallographic Society in the American Society of Materials (ASM International) Selection Board for Fellows of the Foundation of German Business sdw (Responsible Professor for Universities in Southwest Germany – Trier, Saarbruecken, Kaiserslautern), Berlin 3 2015-2016 2006-2015 since 2010 “Fachkollegiat” of the German Science Foundation (DFG) Selection Board of the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation (Feodor Lynen Program) EU-Coordinator of the European Graduate School DocMASE (Erasmus Mundus Doctorate) “Advanced Materials Science and Engineering”, Saarbrücken-Linköping-Barcelona-Nancy- Lulea since 2005 EU-Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Program AMASE (Advanced Materials Science and Engineering) Saarbrücken-Lulea-Barcelona-Nancy 2008-2013 Supervisory Board of the German Society for Materials, DGM, Germany 2006–2008 Chairman of the Advisory Board of the German Society for Materials, DGM, Germany 2002-2006 Member of the Advisory Board of the German Society for Materials, DGM, Germany 2006-2008 Visiting Professor at Dalian University, Dalian, China (several visits) since 2006 Appointment “Foreign Advisor for the Korean Society for Metallography”, KSM, Korea 1998-2002 Chairman of the Expert Committee on Metallography, DGM, Germany since 1995 Reviewer mainly for German Science Foundation, Humboldt-Foundation, Volkswagen-Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Science Fond Austria, Ministries of Science and Technology for the Federal Government of Germany and for EU LEADERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (only conference chair activities shown) ? Conference Chair: MSE2018- Germany’s most comprehensive international conference on Materials Science and Engineering, Darmstadt, September 2018 ? Conference Chair: EUROMAT 2013, Sevilla, Spain (largest conference in Materials Science and Engineering in Europe, 2500 participants, 54 symposia, organized by fems (EU) ? Conference Chair: MSE2008 – Germany’s most comprehensive international conference on Materials Science and Engineering) Nuremberg, Germany, 1200 participants, 23 symposia, organized by DGM ? Conference Chair: INTERNATIONAL 3D MICROSTRUCTURE MEETING 2011 Saarbrücken, organized by Saarland University and Fraunhofer Society, Germany ? Conference Chair: GERMAN COPPER CONFERENCE 2010 Saarbrücken, organized together with the German Copper Institute, Düsseldorf ? Conference Chair: EUROMET2000 – 3rd European Congress on Metallography Saarbrücken, organized by DGM, Germany ? Conference Chair: GAFOS 1999 – German-American Frontiers of Science Potsdam, Germany, organized by NAS (USA) and Humboldt Foundation (Germany) EDITORIAL BOARDS AND REVIEW ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS Editor of “Practical Metallography – Preparation, Imaging and Analysis of Microstructures” Carl Hanser Publ., www.practical-metallography.com , (editor in chief since 1998) 4 Editorial Boards: Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (MMA, Springer and ASM), International Journal of Materials Research (IJMR, Hanser), Materials Science and Technology (MST, Maney), Reviewer for scientific journals: for many appropriate journals, most frequently for: Scientific Reports (Nature), Adv. Mat., Adv.Eng.Mat., Intermet., Acta Mat., IJMR, MMA, Wear, Appl. Surface Science, phys.stat.sol., Materials (MDPI) and others NON SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES Since 2015 Board member, Commercial Council of the Saarland State Bank (Saarländische Landesbank) Since 2010 Advisory Board member, Saarland Venture Capital Society (SWG - Saarländische Wagniskapital Gesellschaft) HONOURARY ACTIVITY Since 2015: Board and Managing Director of the University Society of Saarland (Universitätsgesellschaft des Saarlandes)

OCM Member
Associate Researcher
Energy Research Institute , United Kingdom
Biography :

Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an associate researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the built environment and master of philosophy degree in renewable energy technologies from the university of nottingham. He is qualified mechanical engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from university of El menoufia, Egypt, BSc in mechanical engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the national council for research/energy research institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for national water equipment manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book “who’s who” in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 7 books and 150 chapters in books.

Research Interest :

renewable energy

OCM Member
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).

Research Interest :

Crystallooptics, Solid state physics, Photonics, Light-matter coupling in composite nanostructures

OCM Member
Brunel University , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr Yan Huang is a Senior Lecturer in materials science at Brunel, having previously worked at University of Manchester as a Research Fellow from 1996 to 2003 and then Confae Technology Ltd as the Technical director before joining Brunel in 2010. He is a founding member and co-investigator of the UK government EPSRC Future Liquid Metal Engineering HUB where he leads the activities on light alloy processing involving both solidification and plastic deformation. He has extensive experience in process innovation for combined solidification and thermomechanical processing (semisolid forming, twin roll casting, and integrated cast-forming), solid state joining, severe plastic deformation for light alloys and light metal matrix composites. Dr Huang leads metallic biomaterials research at Brunel, working on both traditional permanent titanium implants and novel biodegradable magnesium medical devices for orthopaedic cardiovascular applications. He has long-term interests in the characterization of microstructure and texture evolution during thermomechanical processing and fundamental issues of strengthening, plastic deformation and grain boundary migration.

OCM Member
Dean, Department of Physics
Parishkar College of Global of Excellence , India
Biography :

Sumit Kumar Gupta Dean, Faculty of Science Parishkar College of Global of Excellence Jaipur in the Department of physics, With over 15 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience, he has held various administrative positions as the Head of Department in various degree colleges and engineering colleges and has a vast experience of teaching in IIT-JEE Institute.He had been associated with Maharishi Arvind Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur for last 8 years as Associate Professor. Prior to that, he was associated with Agarwal PG College, Subodh PG College, Global Institute of Technology, Joythi Vidhyapeeth University Jaipur, as faculty positions for 7 years. In his 15 years teaching, administrative and research duration, he has published 27 research papers in highly reputed UGC Approved International Journals. He has participated in 14 National and International Seminars and delivered over 18 lectures in the international and national conferences. He has been selected as Speaker keynote in 20 International Conference in material science 2017-2019 London, Dubai, USA, Italy, France, Sweden, South Korea & Netherland . He has been written 7 books for B.TECH engineering. He has been awarded Best Dean of Year 2018 by Global Education and Corporate Leadership (GECL) at Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology, Meerut India.

OCM Member
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Tokyo University of Science , Japan
Biography :

Takashiro AKITSU, Ph.D. is a full Professor for the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division II at Tokyo University of Science. He completed his undergraduate school training (chemistry) from Osaka University, Japan and his graduate school training (physical & inorganic chemistry, especially coordination, crystal, and bioinorganic chemistry) from Osaka University (Ph.D. 2000). After Keio University and Stanford University, He moved to the current affiliation since 2008. Dr. Akitsu has published up to about 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has had posters presented at international level. He has been a peer reviewer of many journals and acted as an organizing committee of several international conferences.

Research Interest :

Absorption of light by chiral metal complexes and their hybrid materials

OCM Member
Instituto Superior Técnico , Portugal
Biography :

M. Clara Gonçalves graduated in Chemical Engineering (from IST, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) though her scientific career has been developed in Materials Science. She started as a scholarship at LNETI (Ceramic Group) (1985) and as visiting researcher at Instituto de Cerámica y Vídrio, Madrid, Spain. In 1986 she joined the IST as a Trainee Assistant where she obtained her PhD degree in Materials Science, in 1993 (Heavy Metal Fluoride Glasses). She was a visiting researcher at Instituto de Física e Química de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, in 1990 (Prof. Michel Aegerter’s group), and at Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, in 1996 (Prof. Liliana Hubert-Pfalzgraf’s group) and a post-doc at the Chemistry Department of Southampton University, UK (Prof. George S. Attard’s group) (2000). In 2017 she obtained the Habilitation degree in Materials Science, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her current teaching activities are largely in the areas of Science and Technology of Glass and Ceramic. Her research is carried out at Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE/IST) She edited 4 books, authored (or co-authored) 16 book chapters, 70 scientific papers, 1 International Patent, 2 trademarks.

Research Interest :

her interests include the two overlapping areas: metastable materials (glasses, nanoparticles, photonic materials) and hybrid matrices (inorganic-organic).

OCM Member
Associate Professor
University of Alberta , Canada
Biography :

Dr. Aman Ullah received his PhD (with distinction) in Chemical Sciences and Technologies in 2010 at the University of Genova, Italy by working together at Southern Methodist University, USA. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow before accepting an Assistant Professor position at the University of Alberta. He is currently an Associate Professor with Tenure. He has been teaching a graduate course entitled “Renewable Biomaterials”. This course deals with fundamentals in bio-based materials development, characterization, and various industrial applications. Aman has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals and 6 patents/patent applications. His research is focused on the development of biochemicals, biopolymers/biomaterials, nanomaterials from lipids and other renewable resources. He has participated and presented his work in more than 100 National and international scientific meetings and conferences, including several keynote, plenary, and invited lectures at conferences and research centres in Asia, Europe, and America. In addition, he has received several awards including Canadian Rising Star award by Grand Challenges Canada.

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