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
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.
Nanotechnology, nano drug delivery Nanoparticle synthesis Biopolymers, bionanocomposites, bioconjugates, biosorbents
Dr. Abdeen Mustafa Omer (MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Occupational Health Administration, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. 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, 15 books and 150 chapters in books.
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).
Crystallooptics, Solid state physics, Photonics, Light-matter coupling in composite nanostructures
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.
Dr. 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. Dr. Sumit Kumar Gupta had been associated with Maharishi Arvind Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur for last 8 year 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 24 research papers in highly reputed UGC Approved International Journals. He has participated in 14 National and International Seminars and delivered over 19 lectures in the international and national conferences. He has been selected as Speaker keynote in 3 International Conference in material science 2017, London Dubai, & USA.He has written 7 books for B.TECH engineering. He has been appointed as 40 International Editorial Board member in UGC approved Peer Reviewed, Thomson’s Reuters International Journals. He guided 12 M.sc (physics) Projects, 3 MPhil (Physics) thesis, 10 MTECH Projects and 4 students ongoing PhD Supervision.
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.
Absorption of light by chiral metal complexes and their hybrid materials
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.
her interests include the two overlapping areas: metastable materials (glasses, nanoparticles, photonic materials) and hybrid matrices (inorganic-organic).