Daolun Chen is like the United Nations of engineering researchers. Educated in China, Austria and Canada, and with ongoing academic collaborations in these countries, as well as in Brazil, India, Japan and the U.S., Chen sees tremendous value in forming international bonds. First, multiple perspectives yield the best insights. Second, his work on lightweight advanced materials has the potential to reduce carbon emissions, which is a global issue. What’s the connection to the environment? Lighter high-strength materials used in the construction of cars and airplanes, for example, make it possible to burn less fuel for the same distances. Reducing fuel consumption reduces both costs and pollution. But lighter materials such as magnesium alloys present new challenges when it comes to corrosion and welding. Chen studies how well alloys perform when mixed or coated with additional alloying elements. “This is a hot area in engineering. Big manufacturing companies are interested in using lighter materials. And everyone is interested in addressing climate change. Our goal is greater reliability, safety and environmental responsibility. Those are worldwide concerns.”
Dr Manoj Gupta was a former Head of Materials Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Director designate of Materials Science and Engineering Initiative at NUS, Singapore. He did his Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine, USA (1992), and postdoctoral research at University of Alberta, Canada (1992). In August 2017 he was highlighted among Top 1% Scientist of the World Position by The Universal Scientific Education and Research Network and among 2.5% among scientists as per ResearchGate. To his credit are: (i) Disintegrated Melt Deposition technique and (ii) Hybrid Microwave Sintering technique, an energy efficient solid-state processing method to synthesize alloys/micro/nano-composites. He has published over 590 peer reviewed journal papers and owns two US patents and one Trade Secret. His current h-index is 67, RG index is 48 and citations are greater than 17500. He has also co-authored six books, published by John Wiley, Springer and MRF - USA. He is Editor-in-chief/Editor of twelve international peer reviewed journals. A multiple award winner, he actively collaborate/visit Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, USA and India as a visiting researcher, professor and chair professor.
Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair is among the top three impactful authors at the National University of Singapore, NUS . He is the Director of Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology at NUS, and regarded as the guru of electrospinning & nanofibers. He is named among the World’s Most Influential Minds (Thomson Reuters), and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in materials science and cross-field categories (Clarivate Analytics). Microsoft Academic ranked him among the top 26 authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide . He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; and American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer NATURE journal Materials Circular Economy. European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all” in his foreword for the Springer Nature book on Circular Economy. He is a member of UNESCO’s Global Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 2030 Agenda.
Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his PhD in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976 and his Dr. Sci. degree (Doc. Hab.) in Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. He has more than 45-year experience as a teacher and scientific researcher. Long time he was a leader of gas sensor group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in the Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova. 2007-2008 years he was an invited scientist in Korea Institute of Energy Research (Daejeon). After which, until 2017, Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in Korea. Currently, G. Korotcenkov is a chief scientific researcher at Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldova. His present scientific interests starting from 1995 year include material sciences, focusing on metal oxide film deposition and characterization, surface science, thermoelectric conversion, and design of physical and chemical sensors, including thin film gas sensors
Pasquale Arpaia took Master Degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering at University of Napoli Federico II (Italy), where he is full professor of Instrumentation and Measurements. He is Head of the Instrumentation and Measurement for Particle Accelerators Laboratory (IMPALab) and the Augmented Reality for Health Monitoring Laboratory (ARHeMlab). He is Team Leader at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He is Deputy Chairman of the Interdepartmental Center for Research on Management and Innovation of Health (CIRMIS), Head of the Hi-Tech Academic FabLab Unina DIETI and Chairman of the Stage Project of the University Federico II. He was also professor at University of Sannio, associate at Institutes of Engines and Biomedical Engineering of CNR, and now of INFN Section of Naples. He is Associate Editor of the Institute of Physics Journal of Instrumentation, Elsevier Journal Computer Standards & Interfaces, MDPI Instruments, and in the past also of IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging and Manufacturing. He was Editor at Momentum Press of the Book Collection “Emerging Technologies in Measurements, Instrumentation, and Sensors”. In last years, he was scientific responsible of more than 30 awarded research projects in cooperation with industry, with related patents and international licences, and funded 4 academic spin off companies. He acted as scientific evaluator in several international research call panels. He continuously serves as organizing and scientific committee member in IEEE and IMEKO Conferences. He is plenary speaker in several scientific conferences. His main research interests include instrumentation and measurement for magnets, advanced materials, beam, superconductors, power converters. and cryogenics of particle accelerators, biomedical instrumentation, Augmented Reality, Brain Computer Interfaces, evolutionary diagnostics, distributed measurement systems, ADC modelling and testing. In these fields, he published 3 books, several book chapters, and about 300 scientific papers in journals and national and international conference proceedings. His PhD students were awarded in 2006 and 2010 at IEEE I2MTC, as well as in 2016 and 2012, 2018 at IMEKO TC-10 and World Conferences, respectively.
Jingwei Xie received his B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2002) from Nanjing University of Technology, China, and Ph.D. from National University of Singapore (2007). He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Xia group at Washington University in St. Louis (2007–2011). He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery-Transplant and Holland Regenerative Medicine Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research interests center on the synthesis, surface modification, self-assembly of biomaterials at nanometer scale to address problems in the field of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and drug/gene delivery. He has published more than 90 papers in reputed journals and filed 16 inventions.
Brian Cantor is Professor of Materials at Oxford and Brunel Universities. He is also a Trustee of the Science Museums Group and an Editor of Elsevier’s premier review journal, Progress in Materials Science. He has published over 300 books and papers. He invented the field of High Entropy Alloys and discovered “Cantor alloys”. In the recent past, he has been Vice-Chancellor of the Universities of Bradford and York, Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Oxford, a research scientist at GE Labs in the USA, a consultant for Alcan, NASA and Rolls-Royce, and a Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has worked at other universities such as Sussex, Northeastern, Banaras, Washington State, IISc Bangalore and the Kobe Institute, and chaired or been on boards such as the Marshall Aid Commission, the UK Universities Pensions Forum, and Bradford, Leeds and York Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs). He founded, chaired and built up the Begbroke Science Park, the Heslington East Campus, the Hull-York Medical School, the Institute for Effective Education, the Wolfson Cantre for Applied Health Research, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, the National Science Learning Centre, and the World Technology Universities Network. He has received academic prizes, honorary professorships and fellowships in the UK, USA, China and India. He was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in 2013.
Tsuyoshi Kimura received his Ph.D degree from University of Tokyo in 1996. From 1996 to 2000, he was at Joint Research Center for Atom Technology at Tsukuba, Japan, as a postdoctoral fellow. Subsequently, he was a lecturer at Department of Applied Physics in University of Tokyo between 2000 and 2003. He worked as a Limited Term Staff Member from 2003 to 2005 in Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a Member of Technical Staff in Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies from 2005 to 2007. He became a professor of Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University in 2007, and moved to the present institute in 2017. He has extensive research experience in the single-crystal growth of transition-metal oxides (e.g., high- and low-Tc superconductors, magnetoresisitive oxides, magnetoelectric multiferroics, and frustrated spin systems) and in the characterization of structural, magnetic, and electric properties of these materials. So far, he has discovered several fascinating functionalities (e.g., giant tunneling magnetoresisitance, giant magnetoelectric and magnetocapacitive effects) in the research of materials science. Especially, he and his coworker discovered a number of new multiferroic materials.
Having studied Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, where he obtained an Honours Degree and PhD, Prof McGrail worked for ICI plc in the Films and Advanced Materials businesses, the New Science Group, the Wilton Research Centre and ICI Technology until March 2001. During his career with ICI, he conducted R&D on polymers, films, adhesives and composites and achieved the positions of Company Research Associate and R&D Manager. Cytec Engineered Materials (CEM), a world leader in the manufacture of adhesives, composites and carbon fibre for aerospace, etc acquired the composites business from ICI in 2001 and appointed Prof McGrail CEM Director of Strategic R&T. After leaving CEM at the end of 2006, he became Technical Director of the new AMRC with Boeing Composites Centre at the University of Sheffield. From 01 September 2010 to 31 August 2020 he was Director of the Irish Composites Centre (IComp), hosted at the University of Limerick. He is now Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Prof McGrail has presented many papers at international conferences and has 48 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals to his name as well as 47 patents. These patents have not only ring-fenced areas of S&T for ICI, Cytec and the University of Limerick but are being commercially exploited, resulting in the creation of industry-standard products and processes, as well as many jobs worldwide
Qasem Al-Mdallal is currently a Professor of Mathematics at UAE University; he earned his doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada (2004). He then stayed at Memorial as a postdoctoral fellow 2004-2005. In 2005, he joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at UAE University. His research is an interdisciplinary blend of computational fluid mechanics and Numerical analysis in the areas of ODE, PDE, Intego-differential equations, and fractional Calculus. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of several journals.
F.Pacheco-Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. Holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored more than 300 publications, 135 in Scopus and 107 in Web of Science-WoS. Overall citations received in ISI WoS journals 3878 (h-index=32), citations in Scopus journals 4703 (h-index=33) and citations in Scholar Google-8130 (h-index=41). Citations prediction for the year 2029 (around 5.500 citations on WoS, 7.500 citations on Scopus (already has 10625 MR, hM=47) and 16.000 citations on Scholar Google). Has a Platinum SCI-h=107 ((h-index/year)x(citations/SCI articles)). He is in the Top 10 Platinum SCI h-index in the world for the field of construction and building materials. He is a Scopus Highly Cited Scientist-SHCS as per the 2019 Stanford University ranking.
Dr.-Ing. Ankur Bajpai graduated from the University Institute of Engineering and Technology, CSJM University Kanpur, India with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2008. In 2010, he joined the Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Engineering Center (ITMMEC), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for his postgraduate studies. He was the second rank holder in the center and was awarded a Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree in 2012. During his M.Tech programme, he was awarded Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) IIT Master Sandwich Scholarship. As a part of this, he spent 9 months at Institute for Lightweight structures and polymer technology at TU Dresden (Germany) under Prof. Werner H. Hufenbach. In July 2013, Dr. Bajpai joined the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH), at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (TUK) as a Ph.D. student. He later continued to work in the department as a Research Assistant from July 2013 until Dec. 2017 In his Ph.D. project, he focused on Polymer composites. His research emphasized the development of a new generation of epoxy-based calendar roller covers for paper making an application which was carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner. In Dec. 2017, Dr. Bajpai successfully defended his Ph.D. title. During his stay at IVW, he supervised 2 master thesis. Later in 2018, he joined LCPO, Bordeaux INP as a postdoctoral researcher to work on the EU Sudoe project “COMPRESSer”.