Here are Organising Committee Members
State University of New York
Dr. Venkatesan Renugopalakrishnan has obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His graduate studies span both Columbia and the State University of New York. He is a Professor at Northeastern University and Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Harvard Medical School where he teaches at the HMS. He is the author of more than 250 papers, Editor of three monographs and is a Member of scientific academies.
Brookhaven National Labaratory
Ivan Bozovic received his PhD in Solid State Physics from Belgrade University, Yugoslavia, where he was later elected a professor and the Physics Department Head. After moving to USA in 1985 he worked at Stanford University,the Varian Research Center in Palo Alto, California, andin Oxxel, Bremen, Germany.Since 2003, heis the MBE Group Leader at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and since 2014 also an Adjunct Professor at Yale University. He is a Member of European Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Fellow of APS, and Fellow of SPIE. He received APS McGroddy Prize for Materials Physics, Bernd Matthias Prize for Superconducting Materials, SPIE Technology Award, M. Jaric Prize, BNL Science and Technology Prize, was Max Planck and Van der Waals Lecturer, and is a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation PI. Ivanâ€™s research interests include basic physics of condensed states of matter, novel electronic phenomena including unconventional superconductivity, innovative methods of thin film synthesis and characterization, and nano-scale physics. He published11 research monographs and over 300 research papers, including 30 in Science and Nature journals.
University of Nevada
Dr. Peter E. Sebaaly is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Western Regional Superpave Center (WRSC) and the Pavement Engineering & Science (PES) Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Nevada & Arizona, USA. He earned his B.S.C.E. (1982) and M.S.C.E. (1983) from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Ph.D. (1987) from Arizona State University, specializing in pavements/materials engineering. In 1990, Dr. Sebaaly joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He is currently working on several research projects on the development of new-engineered materials to enhance the durability and sustainability of asphalt pavements and the incorporation of these materials into design methods and specifications for maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction of pavements. Dr. Sebaaly receives funding from various sources including the Nevada Department of Transportation, several state DOTs, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and numerous private companies and international sponsors. Under the directorship of Dr. Sebaaly, the Pavement Engineering & Science Program at the University of Nevada has grown to a sizeable research, teaching, and training program. It continuously supports 4-5 full time research professionals and 12-15 graduate students working on various research projects. The program is well known for its high quality and thorough research activities in road materials analysis and design. Past and current graduates of the program have attained high profile positions in both government agencies and the private sector. At this point the program could not keep up with the demand of the industry for graduate pavements/materials engineers. Dr. Sebaaly is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the University Representative, the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), and International Society of Asphalt Pavements (ISAP).
Biography: Christopher Koroneos is a chemical engineer. He did all his studies at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Columbia University in New York, USA, where he later was a professor and continues to be associated with the Earth Engineering Center as a Research Associate.
University of Manchester
Chamil Abeykoon is an Associate Professor of the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester and he is working mainly with the Aerospace Research Institute and the Northwest Composts Centre and supervising research students affiliated with the Department of Materials and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UoM. Chamil received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2007, with the award of best performance in mechanical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Queens University Belfast, U.K., in 2011, with several publications, in which one of his publications received the Young Author Best Paper Award from the IEEE in 2011. After completing the Ph.D. degree, he briefly worked as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering with the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, a Research Fellow with the University of Bradford, U.K., and a Lecturer of Engineering with the Wrexham Glyndwr University, U.K., before joining the UoM. So far, he has authored 70+ peer-reviewed journals/conference papers. Moreover, he has authored a monograph, â€œPolymer Extrusion: A Study on Thermal Monitoring Techniques and Melting Issues.â€ His current research interests include: process monitoring, modeling, and control; soft sensors and soft sensing; process instrumentation; renewable energy technologies; 3D printing, phase change materials; and heat transfer. He is an Associate Member of the professional bodies, including IESL, IMechE, IOM3 and ICPM; and also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, U.K. Moreover, he is currently serving as an Associate Editor of 8 academic journals including Composites Communications and Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer. Also, he is serving as a visiting professor of Southwest University, China. He has been served on scientific committees, and he has also been invited for keynote speeches of several international conferences.
Dr. Alexander L. Kalamkarov is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada since 1993, and Director of Smart Materials Centre since 1995. He was awarded PhD degree from the Moscow Lomonosov State University in 1979 and the Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1990. His academic career spans over 42 years in Research and University teaching. He has taught in the Universities in the USA, England, France, Australia, Japan, Brazil and visited numerous Universities and Research Institutes around the world. Prof. Kalamkarov is awarded the CANCAM Gold Medal for the outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics in 2011. He is awarded the Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2002; the Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) in 2001; and the Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2007. Prof. Kalamkarov is a Member of numerous prestigious International Editorial and Advisory boards and the International Conference Organizing Committees in the area of advanced composite materials and smart structures. Research performed by Prof. Kalamkarov in the areas of advanced composite materials and smart materials and structures is internationally recognized. He has authored more than 350 research publications, including over 160 refereed journal papers, 8 Research Monographs and 2 US patents. Prof. Kalamkarov has made major contribution to the fundamental analysis, design and optimization of composite materials and smart composite structures, composite reinforced shells and plates.
Dr Raj Das is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace and Aviation department of RMIT University, Australia. He is also an honorary academic in the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a principal investigator of the 'Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre' of RMIT University. He is an adjunct academic of the University of Quebec, Canada. He is the Deputy Chair of the 'National Committee on Applied Mechanics' of Engineers Australia. Dr Das has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences. He has a PhD from Monash University, Australia in Structural Optimisation and Failure Analysis. He has previously worked in the University of Auckland, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the University of Manchester. Dr Das has research capabilities in advanced materials, such as metamaterials, auxetic materials, architected materials, composite materials, topology and shape optimisation for materials and structural designs, computational modelling, fracture mechanics, dynamic fracture, damage tolerance based optimisation, numerical modelling and multi-scale analysis using finite element and mesh-less methods, impact behaviour and failure analysis of metals, ceramic and composite materials. He has been extensively promoting applied mechanics, computational mechanics and fracture mechanics research within the Australasian region. He was the chair of four major scientific conferences recently held Australia and New Zealand. He has served on the scientific committees of more than 80 international conferences. He is on the editorial board and review panel of several journals and funding agencies. Dr Das has been granted several national and international awards and fellowships, including the 'Jim & Hazel D. Lord Emerging Faculty Fellowship', 'Research Excellence Award', and 'AUEA Emerging Researcher Award' by the University of Auckland. He has received the 'CONICYT award' from the Government of Chile, 'Certificate of Merit Award' from the International Association of Engineers, Hong Kong, 'UQAC Visiting Fellowship' from the University of Quebec, Canada, and 'Visiting Researcher Fellowship' from the University of Cape Town, South Africa
National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics
Dr. Bogdana MITU received her PhD in Physics, plasma specialization at the University of Bucharest in 2003; she is Senior Scientist 1st degree at National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, since 2011. Nowadays she holds the position of deputy-head of Innovation Centre in Photonics and Plasma for Advanced Materials and Eco-Nano Technologies Main activities relevant for the International Forum on Biopolymers and Polymer Sciencemay be grouped in the following directions: 1) Plasma processing of polymeric materials and surfaces; 2) Development of plasma functionalized or composite track membranes for various filtration processes; 3) Fundamental processes in plasmas and plasma diagnostics for design plasma polymerization and plasma induced graft polymerization processes; 4) Multifunctional materials and polymeric based nanocomposites deposited by plasma and laser techniques (for optical, electrical, stimuli-responsive, biomedical, energy applications). The obtained results have been published in more than 85 ISI papers, which have been cited around 600 times, excluding self-citations, H-index 15.
Dr. Habil. Vaidotas KAZUKAUSKAS is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He was awarded Dr. Habil. degree in 1999. The topics of his research work are carrier transport, generation, recombination and trapping phenomena in advanced materials and structures for (opto-)electronic and photovoltaic applications. Prof. V. Kazukauskas was involved as a team leader into the six large-scale international projects and other numerous projects. He was awarded the National Science Award of Lithuanian Republic, the National Science Award for the Distinguished Scientist, the Science Award of the Rector of Vilnius University and others. V. Kazukauskas has more than 380 publications, had delivered more than 60 invited lectures at the international conferences, and authored three textbooks.
Institute of Chemical Physics
A.A. Berlin carried out fundamental research on the kinetics, thermodynamics and mechanisms of polymerization processes, macrokinetics of ultrafast chemical processes, destruction and combustion of polymeric materials, as well as on the mechanisms of destruction and strength of polymers, reinforced and filled composite materials. He created the theory of macrokinetics of fast reactions in turbulent flows; discovered a new phenomenon - the dispersion of a polymer matrix under the action of microexplosions of capsules with a low-boiling superheated flame retardant; developed ways to reduce the flammability of polymers; introduced new low-flammability polymeric materials. Using the methods of computer simulation, he obtained new results in condensed matter physics concerning transitions from the crystalline to the glassy state, melting and glass transition. Since the early 1970s. together with scientists from Bashkortostan conducts research in the field of destruction and stabilization of polymers, on the creation of new catalytic systems for the production of monomers and oligomers from polymer waste and waste of petrochemical industries. With his participation, new resource and energy-saving technologies have been developed and introduced, which are used in the production of isoprene and divinylstyrene rubbers, isobutylene and methyl ethyl ketone, chloroethyl and dichloroethane. Author of over 600 scientific papers, 7 monographs, 100 copyright certificates, patents. Editor-in-chief of the magazines All materials. Encyclopedic reference Adhesives. Sealants. Technologies , a member of the editorial board of the journals High Molecular Compounds Chemical Physics .
Soshu Kirihara is a doctor of engineering and a professor of Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan. In his main investigation Materials Tectonics for environmental improvements of Geotechnology, multi-dimensional structures were successfully fabricated to modulate energy and materials flows effectively. Ceramic and metal components were fabricated directly by smart additive manufacturing, design and evaluation Smart MADE using high power ultraviolet laser lithography. Original stereolithography systems were developed, and new start-up company SK-Fine was established through academic-industrial collaboration.
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Prof. Tibor Hianik, D.Sc. defended his PhD thesis in 1979 and D.Sc. thesis in 1987 at Faculty of Physics of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since 1989 he has been full professor of Biophysics at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Currently is Head of Biophysics Laboratory of the Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics. The field of his interests involves development of electrochemical and acoustic biosensors, nanomaterials, biophysics of biomembranes and model membranes as well as metal and polymer nanoparticles in biosensing application and drug delivery. As a co-ordinator or principal investigator participated on several EU funded projects. He is member of editorial board of Bioelectrochemistry (Elsevier), Sensors, Biosensors (MDPI), Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Moscow) and General Physiology and Biophysics (Bratislava). He is co-author of more than 230 papers in the leading international journals, two monographs and several book chapters.
University of Athens
Dimitrios P. Nikolelis received his PhD from University of Athens in 1976 and he is a professor of analytical and environmental chemistry in Department of Chemistry, University of Athens. Prof. Dimitrios Nikolelis has coordinated 3 European Projects on environmental biosensors (CIPA96-0231, IC15-CT96-0804 and QLK3-2000-01311). He also was twice a. NATO Director in the following Advanced Research Workshops: 1. Biosensors for Direct Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants in Field, Smolenice, Slovakia,: May 1996 and 2. Portable biosensors for the Rapid Detection of Biochemical Weapons of Terrorism, July 2012. Prof. Dimitrios Nikolelis has over 200 scientific papers in scientific journals and conferences. He is the Editor of 5 books on Biosensors (1. Biosensors for Direct Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants in Field, Springer, 1996, 2. Portable Chemical Sensors- Weapons against Bioterrorism, Springer, 2012 and 3. Portable Biosensing of Food Toxicants and Environmental Pollutants, CRC, 2013 3. 4. Biosensors for Security and Bioterrorism Applications, Springer, 2014. 5. Nanotechology and biosensors: recent advances, Elsevier, 2017. He is the Editor of many scientific journals. His research is targeted on the fabrication of portable biosensors for in the field uses and he has authored a large number of scientific papers on the detection of environmental pollutants such as hydrazines, dioxins, insecticides, toxins, etc. His current interests also include the construction of novel chemical nanosensors that can be used for the rapid detection of environmental pollutants directly in the gas phase. Prof. D. P. Nikolelis group has recently utilized graphene and ZnO to develop chemical nanosensors based on polymer lipid films for species of clinical or food significance such as urea, uric acid, cholesterol, etc. In progress, there is the evaluation and validation of nanosensors that are based on stabilized polymerized lipid films supported on glass fiber filters using a dry spot test using optical methods of analysis (i.e., fluorescence) to detect environmental pollutants such as insecticides, plant hormones, toxins, hydrazines, etc.
National Center for Radiation Research and Technology
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University of Ankara
Ã–nder Pekcan Kadir Has University Prof. Pekcan received his MS Degree in Physics at the University of Chicago in June 1971, and then in May 1974 his PhD thesis on solid state physics was accepted at the University of Wyoming. He started his career at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey as Assistant Professor in 1974. Habilitation thesis on solid state physics was accepted in 1979. He became Associate Professor at Hacettepe University in 1979. He visited ICTP Trieste, Italy as Visiting Scientist between June and August 1980. Between 1980 and 1981 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. He worked as Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada between 1981 and 1988. He was appointed as full Professor at the Department of Physics, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and worked there between 1988 and 2005. He became an Elected Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences TUBA in January 1995. He became the Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at the Istanbul Technical University in 1997. He received the Science Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey TUBITAK in 1998. Prof. Pekcan was elected as Member of the Council of TÃœBA in 2001 and Scientific Board of TUBITAK in 2003, respectively. He was Head of the Department of Physics, and then became Dean of School of Arts and Sciences at the Isik University between 2005 and 2008. He worked as Dean at the School of Art and Sciences, Kadir Has University 2008â€”2012. Now he is Professor at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Kadir Has University. Since 2012 he is a member of Science Academy. In the last few years Prof. Pekcan's work covers mostly the area of biopolymers and nanocomposites. onder Pekcan
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has been retired due to the age limit of 67; following academic life of 45 years. He published over 60 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 120 conferences and symposia in international and national level as Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited speaker, speaker or Poster presenter. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last even years (2014 - 2020) over 80 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by different companies in different countries. Additionally, he retired at the end of November 2019, and contributed with Keynote/Plenary Speeches to 12 Virtual/Webinar Conferences in the first year of his retirement, 2020. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File â€“ Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File. Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel: Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction and crystallography.