Ephraim Suhir is on the faculty of the Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA, Technical University, Vienna, Austria and James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. He is also CEO of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) ERS Co. in Los Altos, CA, USA, 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), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), and the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS); Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Ephraim has authored 400+ publications (patents, technical papers, book chapters, books), presented numerous keynote and invited talks worldwide, and received many professional awards, including 1996 Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) Award (for developing effective methods for predicting the reliability of complex structures used in AT&T and Lucent Technologies products), and 2004 ASME Worcester Read Warner Medal (for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering and laying the foundation of a new discipline “Structural Analysis of Electronic Systems”). Ephraim is the third “Russian American”, after S. Timoshenko and I. Sikorsky, who received this prestigious award. This year he received the 2019 IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) Field award for seminal contributions to mechanical reliability engineering and modeling of electronic and photonic packages and systems and Int. Microelectronic Packaging Society’s (IMAPS) Lifetime Achievement award for making exceptional, visible, and sustained impact on the microelectronics packaging industry and technology.
Applied Mathematics, Applied and Mathematical Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Mechanics; Applied Probability, Probabilistic Analyses and Probability-Based Physical Designs; Probabilistic Methods in Reliability Engineering, Probabilistic Risk Assessment Management; Analytical (Mathematical) Modeling in Applied Science and Engineering Problems; Photonics, Fiber Optics, Mechanics of Optical Fibers; Design for Reliability of Electronic, Opto-Electonic and Photonic Systems; Composite and 'Smart' Materials Systems; Thin Film Mechanics and Physics; Shock and Vibration Analysis Testing; Dynamic Response of Materials and Structures to Shocks and Vibrations; Thermal Stress Analysis and Prediction and Prevention of Thermal Stress Failures; Solder Joint Interconnections; Polymeric Materials in Electronics and Photonics; Photovoltaic and Thermo-Electric Modules: Physical Design for Reliability; Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials; Stretchable (Large Area) Electonics and Photonics: Physical Design for Reliability; Lattice-Misfit Systems: Stress Analysis and Reliability Evaluations; Technical Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Monitoring (PHM); Automotive and Aerospace Electronics and Photonics; Vehicular (Aerospace, Maritime, etc.) Missions Success and Safety; 'Human-in-the-loop': Human-Equipment-Environmental Interaction; Avionics Psychology.
Dr. Zengtao Chen is a tenured professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Alberta. He is an elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has been a faculty member at Harbin Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University and University of New Brunswick prior to the current position. He has been the Director of Graduate Studies and Department Chair for four years at New Brunswick. He won two merit awards and was named one of two University Research Scholars in 2013. Dr. Chen has published extensively in solid mechanics, including more than 190 prestigious journals, three books, numerous conference papers and invited and keynote speeches, with more than 2400 citations and an H-index of 27. He is an editor or guest editor of 8 journals and the scientific committee member of more than 30 mainstream international conferences. Dr. Chen has trained many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and many of them became academics in world renowned institutions, including McGill, Waterloo, etc. Dr. Chen has served as committee member for many organizations and conferences, including Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, Professional Engineers of Ontario, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education of China.
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from the Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received Ph.D.- 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 a research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became a 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 100 conferences and symposia at the international and national level as Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited speaker, speaker, or Poster presenter. He served as the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in the last six years (2014 - 2019) over 60 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 11 Virtual/Webinar Conferences in the first year of his retirement, 2020. Dr. Adiguzel served as his directorate of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University from 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also a Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of the significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates the cooperation of his group and interest in the 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
Karl-Heinz Gresslehner have completed his PhD in the field of semiconductor physics in 1981 at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. He was working more than 10 years in the industry and 24 years as a teacher at a school for higher technical education. Since 2016 he is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria and is the head of the research group “Thermoelectricity”.
Semiconductor Physics, Thermoelectricity
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.
Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Particle Science, Graphene, Chemistry, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, semiconductors
Denis L. Nika is the Chair of the Iu. Perlin Department of Theoretical Physics and Head of the E. Pokatilov Laboratory of Physics and Engineering of Nanostructures at the Moldova State University. He received his PhD degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from the same University in 2006. As a Visiting Researcher he worked in the University of Antwerp (Belgium), Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Dresden (Germany) and in the Nano-Device Laboratory, University of California – Riverside (USA). His research interests include various topics in physics of nanostructures such as phonons and thermal transport at nanoscale; multi-band theory of the electron, hole, exciton and impurity states. He was twice awarded the honorary title “The Best Young Scientist of the Republic of Moldova”. He has over 80 technical journal publications, 7 reviews, 4 book chapters. His H-index is 30 and his papers were cited more than 4400 times (ISI Web of Science, 2018).
Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials, Nano-Device Laboratory