Dr. Zengtao Chen joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Alberta as a Professor in August 2014. He has been a faculty member with the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of New Brunswick for ten years prior to the current position with UofA. His research areas include Mechanics of Materials, Materials Modelling, and Damage and Fracture Mechanics. His recent work includes multiscale modelling of deformation and damage evolution in aluminum and steel alloys, advanced thermal stress analysis of smart materials and structures, nanostructures, and composite structures. He is a Fellow of ASME
Vahid Jabbari area of interest falls into polymer chemistry and engineering, organic synthesis and small molecules synthesis, cosmetics and drugs (excipients), organometallics, nanomaterials, water remediation, photochemistry and photovoltaic solar cells, where he has published around 40 research article and patent. He is also editor and referee of a number of prestigious scientific peer-reviewed journals, and committee member in a number of international conferences worldwide in USA, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, China, Turkey, India, Greece, UAE, Czech Republic, New Zealand.
Dr. Mehdi Anwar currently serves as a Full Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He is the Director of the NSF funded Industry University Cooperative Research Center. He has also served as the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education of the School of Engineering, University of Connecticut from June 2006 till May 2009. He served as the founding Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence from June 2007 till May 2009. Moreover, he was the interim Director of the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center serving from June 2007 till January 2009. He served as the interim Department Head of ECE from June 1999 – August 2001. Dr. Anwar’s interests include localization of one-dimensional structures, transport in semiconductor devices, impurity diagnostics in quantum well structures, Sb-based type-II infrared detectors, noise in semiconductor devices, power performance of GaN-based HFETs and circuits. He has developed measurement techniques to carry out trap characterization in InP and GaN-based HEMTs and load pull setups operating at W-band while the modeling interests span a breadth of subject areas and include transport in DNA, silicon nano-wires, quantum well infrared photodetectors, stochastic quantum mechanics and noise in quantum structures. Dr. Anwar’s team pioneered noise measurement in metamorphic antimony-based-compound-semiconductor (ABCS) HEMTs with quaternary buffer/barrier and ternary. His design launched AFRL to develop the first metamorphic HEMTs with an fT around 200FGHz and Fmin of 0.82dB at 15GHz, using a 0.15 micron gate. He also predicted the inability for the channel to be pinched-off for wide quantum well devices. He has presented over 15 plenary and invited talks at national/international conferences, offered tutorials on nanosensors at Optics East, published over 170 archival journal publications and conference proceedings, co-authored three book chapters and served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $4.4 million in research grants and contracts.
Dr. Hu's research interests include modeling and simulation of micro-/nano-scale thermal transport in novel energy systems, in particular low-dimensional materials and nanostructures, and energy nanotechnology, interfacial heat transfer for advanced thermal management, and multi-scale and multiphysics modeling of complex energy transport process.
Stoyan Smoukov is Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and led the Active & Intelligent Materials lab since 2012 at the University of Cambridge. He has published more than 70 journal papers, cited over 2100 times, with H-index of 22, co-founded a startup company for producing nanofibers, and is leading the work on a number of European projects and industrial collaborations. His current research interests are focused on the fundamentals of confinement, multi-responsive materials, as well as geometry and processing technologies for achieving responsiveness. The longer term goal is to create autonomous material robotics, where the materials themselves are the robots.
Professor Tong Lin received his PhD degree in physical chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1998. After several years of postdoctoral research, he joined Deakin University in 2003, and has served as Professor and Personal Chair since 2013. He has been an active researcher in the field of electrospinning, functional fibers and polymers. He contributes to the development of needleless electrospinning for large-scale nanofiber production and novel applications of nanofibrous materials in diverse areas. He has also been awarded the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK).
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 “The Research & Reviews in Electrochemistry”, “Current Chemical Research” and the journal “Sensors & Transducers”. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship at both Lakehead University and Western University in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Miroslaw Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Energy and Fuels at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland), and in 2018 D.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) in the discipline: chemical technology. In addition, he obtained a certificate of completion of postgraduate studies: Professional Research and Development Project Manager at the Krakow University of Agriculture (Poland), Research and Development Project Manager at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (Poland), and Electrical Energy Markets from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). Currently Dr. Miroslaw Kwiatkowski is working an assistant professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels. His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 80 conference proceedings. He is the editor in chief of The International Journal of System Modeling and Simulation (United Arab Emirates), an associate editor of Micro & Nano Letters Journal (United Kingdom) and a member of the many editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the organizing and scientific committees many international conferences in Europe, Asia and United States of America. Dr. Miroslaw Kwiatkowski is also a regular reviewer in a most reputable scientific journals.
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey in Solid State Physics. 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, Diyarbakir, Turkey. He shifted to Firat University in 1980, and became professor in 1996, and He has already been working as professor. He published over 50 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 100 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions of oral or poster. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last three years (2014 - 2016) over 20 conferences as Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by South Asian Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE), and other institutes and companies. He joined as Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair at 6 conferences held in first half of 2017. 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 – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File.
T.Theivasanthi Dr. (Ms) T.Theivasanthi of Kalasalingam University doing research in nanomaterials / nanotechnology; has 15 years of teaching experience; published many research articles/ books and h-index 10; life member of Indian Science Congress Association and Magnetics Society of India; member of International Association of Advanced Materials; serving as Editorial Board Member/ reviewer for some scientific journals; lead editor in JNNN special issue (SAGE Publications, UK); achieved many awards/ honours/ recognitions including - Madurai Women Achievers Award - 2013, Motivational Award - 2015 and 2015 Women’s Day Award of St.Annes College; achieved World Record in LIMCA Book of Records-2015 for nanotechnology invention “World’s first superparamagnetic plants materials” – named “Santhi Particles”, World Record– 2016 for innovative products "The World’s lowest priced graphene" & "World’s Smallest Particles of Vegetables" and World Record– 2017 for the invention "The World’s Smallest Anti-Viral Plant Particles". Other innovative products- Superparamagnetic lead nanoparticles, semiconducting lead Nanoparticles, Low cost-mass production of graphene, agricultural nanofertilisers, vegetable powder for diabetes, plants materials for diabetes & psoriasis and nanoparticles for treatment of EBOLA, DENGUE, HIV & H1N1 virus infection. Govt. of India shows interests to develop her inventions for the benefits of public; since Dec-2014, she has delivered lectures (more than 105) in International / National scientific conferences, foreign countries and renowned institutes like National Institute of Technology, Anna University, Central University of all over India; she delivered Motivational Lectures for women, students and staff of institutes / Multi-national corporate companies (Cognizant Technologies); Artha Nyana Academy (Malaysia), Intelligent Society of Malaysia etc. NanoDigest, Economic Times and Telegraph have published news about her research; Thanthi TV, All India Radio, Minnal FM (Malaysia) and Bernama TV (Malaysia) have broadcasted her interviews.