Organizing Committee Members - Nanomat 2018
Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics
Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the College of Engineering, and the Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2) and affiliated faculty in John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In 2013-14, he served as an ASME/AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, United States Congress, Washington, DC. He holds two M.S., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA, and two honorary and two semi-honorary doctorates. His research interests include fundamental studies with a focus on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/Nano tribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, and biomimetic. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, 800+ scientific papers (Goggle Scholar h-indexâ€“105+; Web of Science h-indexâ€“80+; ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science since 2007 and in Biology and Biochemistry since 2013; ISI Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry since 2011), and 60+ scientific reports.https://nlbb.engineering.osu.edu/
Bharat Bhushan(Research Area)
Fundamental studies in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology/nanomechanics and nanomaterials characterization in bio/nanotechnology and biomimetics with a focus on scanning probe techniques.
Senior Research Officer
National Research Council
Dongfang Yang received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Guelph in 1995. He joined the National Research Council of Canada in London, Ontario in 2001 and is now a Senior Research Officer. His current research interests include laser materials processing; pulsed laser, sputtering and e-beam deposition of thin films; new materials development for energy storage devices; chemical and optical sensors development; and electrochemical studies of organic adsorption and self-assembly monolayer. He is currently serving as a member of the editorial board for 7 scientific journals including â€œThe Research & Reviews in Electrochemistryâ€, â€œCurrent Chemical Researchâ€ and the journal â€œSensors & Transducersâ€. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship at both Lakehead University and Western University in Ontario, Canada.
Dongfang Yang(Research Area)
His research interests are concerned with laser materials processing, pulsed laser, sputtering and e-beam deposition of thin films; new materials development for energy devices.
Head- Nanoelectronics Research Group
Kar Seng (Vincent) Teng(Biography)
Dr.Teng leads the Nanoelectronics Research Group in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. He has the expertise in the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale electronic materials and devices, as well as controlling their properties through surface engineering for novel applications. He has been awarded research funding from NHS-National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), The Royal Society, Welsh Government, HEFCW, Sir Halley Stewart Trust and industries etc. He serves as an Associate Editor for RSC Advances.
Kar Seng (Vincent) Teng(Research Area)
Dr.Teng research interest is in the study of nanoscale electronic materials and devices. This involves the application of nanotechnology in electronics, which has a major impact in healthcare, computer, photonic and energy technologies. His 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 and nano-plasmonics for photovoltaic technology etc. Other research interests include dilute magnetic semiconductor for spintronics and the use of scanning probe microscopy and other surface science techniques for the study of semiconductor surface and interface.
University of Delaware
Bingqing Wei (Biography)
Dr. Bingqing Wei (B. Q. Wei) received his Ph.D. degree in 1992 from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, USA. Dr. Wei was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University from 2003 to 2007. He was a Research Scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Wei was a visiting scientist at Max-Planck-Institut fÃ¼r Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany in 1998 and 1999. From 1992 to 2001, he was a faculty member at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Bingqing Wei (Research Area)
Dr. Weiâ€™s research interests lie in nanomaterials and their energy applications. He has published more than 260 scientific papers in refereed international journals and his research work has been intensively cited more than 15000 times by peer scientists with the h-index of 62.
Dr. Fenniri received all his degrees from the UniversitÃ© de Strasbourg, France. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA, he moved to Purdue University, IN, USA, where he initiated his independent academic career, and established the Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology (1999). In 2003, He joined the National Research Council as a founding member of the National Institute for Nanotechnology and as professor of chemistry and bioengineering at the University of Alberta (Canada, 2003-2013). Dr. Fenniri is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Fenniriâ€™s contributions appeared in over 220 publications, 20 patents and patent applications, and over 500 contributed national and international conference papers. Dr. Fenniri has also lectured extensively around the globe and has been an invited professor at several institutes and universities.
Hicham Fenniri(Research Area)
Nanotechnology for Biomedical applications, nanoscale materials for drug delivery, and cell therapeutics and regenerative medicine.
Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse
Lavinia Balan obtained the Ph.D. degree from the University Henry PoincarÃ© in Nancy, France, in 2005. Her Ph.D. was devoted to the elaboration of an original material for the anode of Li-ion batteries. After a post doctorate in Orleans and then in Mulhouse, she joined the Department of Photochemistry (DPG) of Mulhouse in 2006 as a CNRS Senior Researcher. She opened a new field of research in this laboratory, viz. the photoassisted synthesis of metal nanoparticles and metal-polymer nanocomposite materials. Since December 2009, L. Balan joined the Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse (IS2M) CNRS-UMR 7361
Lavinia Balan(Research Area)
Her lines of research are concerned with the (photo)chemical synthesis of metal/polymer nanocomposites and design, customization and characterization of metal nanoparticles and nanocrystals (quantum dots) suited for advanced applications in the fields of optic, photonics, plasmonics, information storage, imaging or biology.
Leibniz University Hannover
Boris N. Chichkov (Biography)
Graduated with honors and received Ph.D. in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Started his scientific career at P.N. Lebedev Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and later worked in many research centers worldwide. At present, he is Professor of Physics at Leibniz University Hannover and Head of Nanotechnology Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.v
Boris N. Chichkov (Research Area)
Laser physics and laser applications, quantum and nonlinear optics, Nano- and bio-photonics, Nano engineering, biomedical implants and devices, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Portuguese Electrochemical Society
Luisa M.D.R.S. Martins(Biography)
Professor Martins got her Chemical Engineering degree (1990), Ph.D. (1996) and Habilitation (2015) from Instituto Superior TÃ©cnico, University of Lisbon. She is Researcher (Core Member) at Centro de QuÃmica Estrutural (Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Group) of Instituto Superior TÃ©cnico, since 1992 and member of the Research Core Team and of the Executive Committee of the PhD programme - Catalysis and Sustainability. She was appointed (1996) as Adjunct Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. She is also the Vice-President of the said Department. Prof. Martins has authored more than 120 manuscripts, 13 patents, and 5 book chapters, and supervised several PhD (12) and Master (15) students. She is also President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society.
Luisa M.D.R.S. Martins(Research Area)
Functionalized Materials, Nanocatalysis, Electrochemistry
An-Najah National University
Hikmat S. Hilal(Biography)
Hikmat S. Hilal is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Advanced Materials. He obtained his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the University of Manchester in 1980 and 2016, respectively. Since then he has joined An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. His teaching activities span general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, catalysis, solid state & semiconductors, group theory, organometallics and structural methods, for B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. His research involves solar energy utilization in electricity production and water purification/disinfection. Hila established the first group in Palestine in areas of advanced materials related to solar energy and semiconductor research. His group includes colleagues and students who have published more than 100 articles and conference papers. He published 5 books and research book chapters together with a patent. He has been active in conferences as a member of organizing committees and scientific committees and invited as a speaker. His works stem from his research lab inside Palestine. He is a permanent reviewer for the highliy ranked journals Electrochimica Acta, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and others. He established and chairs the Center of Excellence in Materials Sciences & Nano-Technology.
Hikmat S. Hilal(Research Area)
Photoelectrochemical solar energy, Nano-crystalline semiconductor surface modification, environmental chemistry, analysis of toxic elements in drinking waters, waste water recycling, transparent conducting thin film technology, flexible solar cells, other modern applications of advanced materials, new composite materials, metalloporphyrin intercalation inside clays and zeolites.
School of Chemisty in Beihang University
Yongmei Zheng, Ph.D., is a professor at School of Chemistry, Beihang University. Publications are more than 90 SCI papers included in Nature, Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ACS Nano, Chem. Mater., J. Mater. Chem. A, etc., with 12 Cover stories, and a book â€œbioinspired wettability surfaces: Development in micro- and nanostructuresâ€ by Pan Standard Publishing, USA. Her work was highlighted as the scientist on News of Royal Society of Chemistry, ChemistryWorld in 2014. She is a senior member of Chinese Composite Materials Society (CSCM), member of Chinese Chemistry Society (CCS), American Chemistry Society (ACS), Fellow member of NANOSMAT Society, International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), and International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Editorial board member of Scientific Report in nature. She won an ISBE outstanding contribution award in 2016 by ISBE, in Ningbo of China, and also an IAAM award Medal in 2016 by IAAM, in Sweden, due to the notable and outstanding contribution in the field of "Advanced Materials Science and Technology".
Yongmei Zheng(Research Area)
Her research interests are focused on bio-inspired surfaces with gradient micro- and nanostructures to control dynamic wettability, which develop the surfaces with characteristics of water repellency, anti-icing, anti-frosting, or tiny droplet transport, fog-harvesting
University of South Africa
Ajay Kumar Mishra (Biography)
Ajay Kumar Mishra is a full Professor at the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at College of Science, Engineering & Technology, University of South Africa, Florida Science Campus, South Africa and also a â€œFellowâ€ member at â€œRoyal Society of Chemistryâ€ UK. He received his B. Sc, M. Sc., degrees in 1997 and 2001 respectively from Purvanchal University Jaunpur, India and M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003 and 2007, respectively, from The University of Delhi, India. From March 2006 to September 2009, he was postdoctoral fellows at various South African Institutes/Universities. In addition, he was appointed as â€œSenior Lecturerâ€ in October 2009 at the Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, South Africa where he was promoted to â€œAssociate Professorâ€ in November 2011 until December 2014. Recently, he was appointed by University of South Africa as â€œFull Professorâ€ since January 2015. He is also working as â€œAdjunct Professorâ€ at Jiangsu University, China. His research interests include synthesis of multifunctional nano-materials, nano-composites, biopolymer and/or petrochemical based biodegradable polymers, polymers based materials/composites, smart materials, CNT and graphene-based composite materials and water research. He has authored over 100 scientific papers. He has hosted several visiting researchers/scientists/postdocs in his group. He has also developed a number of collaborations worldwide. He has delivered a number of including Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. For his outstanding research profile, he was awarded a number of international awards. Prof. Mishra also served as Associate Editor as well as a member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed international journals. He has edited several books by the renowned publishers and also a reviewer of many international journals. He is serving as member advisory board of a number of international scientific societies, conferences and workshops.
Ajay Kumar Mishra (Research Area)
My research interest is in four broad areas, namely: Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Polymers, Composite/Nanocomposites and Water Research. I am actively involved in the area of nanotechnology towards the development of smart materials for various applications in the field of materials science and water research. I train and supervise Honours, Masters and Doctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows under the following research themes: 1.Synthesis of multifunctional nano-materials, nano-composites, biopolymer and/or petrochemical based biodegradable polymers and polymers based materials/composites for various applications, special attention to drug delivery. 2.Nanotechnology towards to the development of smart materials for various applications in the field of Materials Science/Polymer Science/Water Research/Bio-inorganic Chemistry. 3.Organometallic Chemistry/Bio-inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis in the area of Inorganic Chemistry. 4.Carbon nanotube and graphene based composite materials for technological applications.
University of Aveiro
Nikolai A. Sobolev (Biography)
Nikolai A. Sobolev received his MSc and Ph.D. in Physics with summa cum laude from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. Presently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Aveiro (Portugal). N.A. Sobolev is author/co-author of more than 180 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings with the referee, 3 book chapters, 6 Inventorâ€™s Certificates of the USSR. He held Visiting Professor and Visiting Scientist positions at the Universities of Jena (thrice), Ulm (twice), NUST MISiS of Moscow (twice), Technical University of Berlin. He was the chair or member of committees of more about 30 international conferences and held numerous invited talks at scientific meetings. He is a member of editorial boards of seven research journals.
Nikolai A. Sobolev (Research Area)
His scientific interests cover the fields of defects in semiconductors and quantum size semiconductor structures, electron magnetic resonance, optical spectroscopy of solids, magnetically doped semiconductors, magnetic nanostructures, composite multiferroics, resistive switching and memristors.
Murugan Ramalingam (Biography)
Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (a unit of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine-Bengaluru), Christian Medical College Campus, India. Concurrently he is Adjunct Professor at the Tohoku University, Japan. Prior to joining the CSCR, he was Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Institut National de la SantÃ© et de la Recherche MÃ©dicale, FacultÃ© de Chirurgie Dentaire, UniversitÃ© de Strasbourg, France. He has worked at the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. National Academies Associateship program. He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the University of Madras. He has also undergone training in Ethical and Policy Issues on Stem Cells from Harvard University, USA, and in Operations Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Murugan Ramalingam (Research Area)
His current research interests are focused on the development of multiphase biomedical materials, through conventional to nanotechnology to biomimetic approaches, microfabrication, cell patterning, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering and drug delivery.
King Saud University
Raja Rizwan Hussain(Biography)
Dr. Raja Rizwan Hussain received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in 2006 and 2008 in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan which is ranked among Top 20 universities in the world. Dr. Hussain was ranked as outstanding student and was awarded the best research thesis, prize and medal from the University of Tokyo. He also completed his Ph.D. in a record short period of just two years. He is the editor of several ISI-indexed international journals. He has also served as guest editor for several international ISI-indexed journals. Moreover, he is one of the organizing chairs and member of technical committees for more than 3 dozen international conferences, symposiums and seminars. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international ISI-indexed journals. Dr. Hussain has received more than 80 medals, awards, prizes and distinctions throughout his research, academic and professional career. Dr. Hussain has authored more than 165 research publications including ISI-indexed journal papers, international conference proceedings, edited books, editorials, expos, invention shows and exhibitions, technical reports etc. He is also an inventor of 6 US & WO international patents. He has secured about 20 national and international research grants worth millions of US Dollars. He is an active member of more than two dozen international societies, organizations, councils & committees.
Raja Rizwan Hussain(Research Area)
Steel reinforced concrete technology - materials & structures, especially corrosion.
The Polytechnic of Turin
Fabrizio Pirri has completed Ph.D. in Physics of Matter at Politecnico di Torino and is a Professor of Physics of Matter since 2001 at Politecnico di Torino. In 1999 he was the founder of the Materials and Microsystems Labs (CHI-LAB) of Politecnico di Torino. At present, he is responsible for the Lab with a Research Staff working in the field of microtechnologies and Nanoscience. Since 2003 he is Coordinator, for the Polytechnic of Turin, of the International Master of Science in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems (POLITO, INP Grenoble, EPF Losanne). Since 2005 he is Coordinator of the National MIUR Excellence Laboratory â€œLATEMARâ€ funded by FIRB 2003 call. From March 2011 to May 2016 he was Director of the Center for Space Human Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology. From May 2016 he is Senior Scientist and P.I. of â€œAdvanced Materials Labâ€ at Italian Institute of Technology.
Pirri Fabrizio(Research Area)
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Nano-bio-technologies, Biomaterials, Materials for Energy, Physics of Nanomaterials
Theivasanthi Thirugnanasambandan (Biography)
Dr. (Ms) T.Theivasanthi of Kalasalingam University doing research in nanomaterials / nanotechnology; has 14 years of teaching experience; published many research articles/ books and h-index 9; life member of Indian Science Congress Association and Magnetics Society of India; serving as Editorial Board Member/ reviewer for some scientific journals; achieved many awards/ honours/ recognitions including - Madurai Women Achievers Award - 2013, Motivational Award - 2015 and 2015 Womenâ€™s Day Award of St.Annes College; achieved World Record in LIMCA Book of Records-2015 for nanotechnology invention â€œWorldâ€™s first superparamagnetic plants materialsâ€ â€“ named â€œSanthi Particlesâ€, World Recordâ€“ 2016 for innovative products "The Worldâ€™s lowest priced graphene" & "Worldâ€™s Smallest Particles of Vegetables" and World Recordâ€“ 2017 for the invention "The Worldâ€™s Smallest Anti-Viral Plant Particles".
Theivasanthi Thirugnanasambandan (Research Area)
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Freie UniversitÃ¤t Berlin
Giersig has published over 255 internationally refereed publications covering physics, chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, medicine, nanotechnology and engineering. His work has been cited over 19000 times quoted in the ISI Index (without self-citations) at an average of over 74 citations per publication, while his h-index is currently 72. In the World Ranking by Thomson Reuters of the 100 Top Chemists and Material Scientists of the past decade 2000-2010, Giersig is listed in position 75 in chemistry and 83 in material science.
Michael Giersig(Research Area)
Nano-particles and their application in electronics and bio-medicine
University of Coimbra
Ricardo Branco has completed his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra. From 2000 to 2015, he was Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra.
Ricardo Branco(Research Area)
Mechanical behavior of materials, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, fatigue analysis of mechanical and structural notched components, application of finite element method to fracture mechanics, application of remeshing techniques to fatigue crack growth, low-cycle fatigue, and fatigue crack initiation.