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Paulo Cesar de Morais

Professor, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil.

Research Interests: Preparation, Characterization and Applications of Nanosized Materials (Magnetic Fluid, Magnetoliposome, Magnetic Nanoemulsion, Magnetic Nanocapsule, Magnetic Nanofilm, Magnetic Nanocomposite, Nanosized Semiconductors, Polymeric dots, Carbon Dots, and Grap.

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Paulo C. DE MORAIS, PhD, was full Professor of Physics at the University of Brasilia (UnB) – Brazil up to 2013, Appointed as UnB’s Emeritus Professor (2014), Appointed as Guest Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology– China (2011), Visiting Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) – China (2012-2015), Appointed as Distinguished Professor at Anhui University (AHU) – China (2016-2019), Appointed as Full Professor at Catholic University of Brasília (UCB) – Brazil (2018), Appointed as CNPq-1A Research Fellowship since 2010, 2007 Master Research Prize from UnB, 2008-member of the European ERA NET Nanoscience Committee, Member of the IEEE-Magnetic Society Technical Committee, Senior Member of the IEEE Society, 2012 China’s 1000 Foreign Expert Recipient, and 2012 Academic Excellence Award from Brazilian Professor’s Union. He held two-year (1987-1988) post-doc position with Bell Communications Research – New Jersey, USA and received his Doctoral degree in Solid State Physics (1986) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – Brazil. He graduated in both Chemistry (1976) and Physics (1977) at UnB. Professor Morais is member of the Brazilian Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE. He has served as referee for more than 50 technical journals, takes part of the Editorial Board of more than 15 technical journals and has conducted research on nanomaterials for over 40 years. He has delivered more than 150 Invited Talks all over the World. He is known for his research in preparation, characterization and applications of nanosized materials (magnetic fluid, magnetoliposome, magnetic nanoemulsion, magnetic nanocapsule, magnetic nanofilm, magnetic nanocomposite, nanosized semiconductors, polymeric dots, carbon dots, and graphene quantum dots). With nearly 500 published papers in peer reviewed journals and 15 patents, he has appeared in recent World ranking of top 1% scientists, such as 2020-Stanford and 2022-Research.com.

Raman Singh

Professor, Monash University, Australia.

Research Interests: The Relationship of Nano-/Microstructure and Environment-assisted Degradation and Fracture of Metallic and Composite Materials, and Nanotechnology for Advanced Mitigation of such Degradations.

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Prof Singh is a senior professor at Monash University, Australia.  He is a Guest Professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2020, 2023, 2024), US Naval Research Lab, Indian Institute of Science, and University of Connecticut. He worked as a scientist at Indian Atomic Energy and as a post-doc fellow at University of New South Wales, Australia.

Prof Singh’s professional distinctions and recognitions include: Guest Professor of ETH Zurich, Editor of a book on Cracking of Welds (CRC Press), Lead Editor of a book on Non-destructive Evaluation of Corrosion (Wiley), Editor-in-Chief of an Elsevier and two MDPI journals, leader/chairperson of a few international conferences and numerous plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, over 268 peer-reviewed international journal publications and 15 book chapter, and several competitive research grants (that includes 4 Discovery, 7 Linkage and one ITRH grants of Australian Research Council).

Prof Singh has supervised 58 PhD students.  His vibrant research group at Monash University comprises of PhD students from different disciplines (Mechanical, Chemical, Materials and Mining Engineering, and Science) as well as from different cultural backgrounds (Australian, Middle-eastern, Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, African, North American and Israeli).

Professor Raman Singh’s primary research interests are in the relationship of Nano-/microstructure and Environment-assisted degradation and fracture of metallic and composite materials, and Nanotechnology for Advanced Mitigation of such Degradations. He has also worked extensively on use of advanced materials (e.g., graphene) for corrosion mitigation, stress corrosion cracking, and corrosion and corrosion-mitigation of magnesium alloys (including for the use of magnesium alloys for aerospace, defence and bioimplant applications).   

Michael Tribelsky

Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Research Interests: Granular Gases as a "New State" of Matter, Wave Scattering in Discrete and Continuous Media (Including Photonic Crystals and Light Scattering by Nanoclusters), Pattern Formation and the Transition to Turbulence in Nonequilibrium Systems, Physical Hydrodynamics and Hydrodynamic Stability, Econophysics (Study of Real Market with Methods of Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics), Growth of Random Surfaces, Statistical Theory of Networks and Random Graphs, Random Walk Theory, Statistical Physics of Polymer and Granular Systems.

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Prof. Tribelsky received his MS from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1973, PhD from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1976, and Dr. of Sci. (habilitation) from Landau Institute in 1985. He received numerous national and international awards: Leninsky Komsomol Prize (1979); COE Professorship, the University of Tokyo, (2006, 2008) and Kyushu University (2007), Japan; Honorary PhD, Yamaguchi University, Japan (2016), etc. Now he heads a laboratory at Lomonosov Moscow State University. His field is theoretical and mathematical physics. Presently, his interest lies in subwavelength optics. He is the author of several books, book chapters, review articles, and more than 100 research papers.

Osman Adiguzel

Professor, Firat University, Turkey.

Research Interests: 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.

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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 80 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 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 over 120 Virtual/Webinar Conferences, due to the coronavirus outbreak in three year of his retirement, 2020 and 2022. 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.

Ho Soon Min

Professor, INTI International University, Malaysia.

Research Interests: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Chalcogenide Metals, Activated Carbon, Wastewater Treatment, Green Chemistry, Semiconductors, Nano Materials, Thin Film Materials.

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Ho Soonmin is a professor at INTI International University in Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry at University Putra Malaysia in 2010. He had worked for more than 12 years as lecturer, researcher, examination panel member, examination moderator and conference committee for university. At INTI International University, he has taught a variety of chemistry courses such as physical chemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, chemistry & society for undergraduate courses. Currently, he is member of Institute of Materials Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, Malaysian Analytical Sciences Society, Malaysian Solid State Science & Technology Society, Researchers Society of Chemical Sciences, Scientific and Technical Research Association, Asian Chemical Society, Asian Council of Science Editors and World Researchers Associations. As active researcher in university, his research areas include renewable energy, solar energy, chalcogenide metals, activated carbon, wastewater treatment, green chemistry, semiconductors, nano materials, and thin film materials. He has published more than 170 papers in Scopus/WoS/international referred journals, 45 book chapters and 3 books. His research has been widely recognized and successfully received several local and international awards. Lastly, Prof Ho has been appointed as a journal reviewer (reviewed more than 680 papers), journal editor (40 journals), editorial board member (85 journals), chief guest editor and thesis external examiner (35 universities).

Tai-Shung Chung

Emeritus Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Research Interests: Polymeric Membranes for Clean Water, Clear Air, Clear Energy and Pharmaceutic Separation.

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Prof. Chung is a Jade Mountain Chair professor (Yushan Scholar) at the Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology of NTUST, Taiwan. Before joining NTUST, he was a Provost’s Chair Professor at the ChBE department of NUS in 2011-2021. His research focuses on polymeric membranes for clean water, clear air, clear energy and pharmaceutic separation. In 2005-2008, he worked as a Senior Consultant for Hyflux, led and built its membrane research team. He became a Fellow in the Academy of Engineering Singapore in 2012 and received the Underwood Medal from IChemE (Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK) for exceptional research in separations and Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2015. He was a highly cited researcher in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering by the Elsevier and Shanghai Global Ranking in 2016 and received Distinction Award in Water Reuse and Conservation from International Desalination Association (IDA) in 2016. He was also a highly cited researcher from Clarivate Analytics in 2018 and 2019. He was ranked as No. 6th and 7th in Chemical Engineering worldwide by the lists of “the top 2% scientists in the world” published by Stanford University in 2022 and 2020, respectively. He was one of the top 0.1% of scholars on Water Purification over the past 10 years, as "World Expert" by Expertscape (2021). His H-index =124 (Scopus) or 143 (Google Scholar) (Feb 9, 2023). He is an editorial board member of journals including J. Membrane Science, Env. Sci. & Tech., AIChE J., Separation & Purification Tech., I&EC Research, J. Applied Polymer Science, and many others.

Weimin Huang

Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Research Interests: Advanced Shape Memory Materials and Technology, Stretchable and Comfort Fitting, Actuator Design, Mems and Thin Films, Self-Healing, Degradable Materials and Applications, Laser Microfabrication and Local Annealing, Surface Patterning, Assembly, Disassembly and Packaging; Deployable, Bi-Stable Structures, Materials Selection, Yield Surface of Materials.

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Dr Wei Min Huang is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. With over 25 years of experience on various shape memory materials (alloys, polymers, composites and hybrids), he has published over 200 papers in journals, such as Materials Today, Accounts of Chemical Research, and Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 300 international journals (including Progress in Polymer Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, and Advanced Functional Materials, etc), project proposals from American Chemical Society, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, etc, and book proposals from Springer, Elsevier  and CRC. He has published two books (Thin film shape memory alloys – fundamentals and device applications, Polyurethane shape memory polymers) and is currently on the editorial board of over three dozen of journals.

Tokeer Ahmad

Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia, India.

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Nanocatalysis, Organocatalysis, Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis, Photoelectrocatalysis, Water Splitting, H2 Energy and Gas Sensing.

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Prof. Tokeer Ahmad is graduated from IIT Roorkee and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi. Presently, he is full Professor at Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Prof. Ahmad has supervised 14 PhD’s, 77 postgraduates, 9 projects, published 156 research papers, one patent and two books with research citation of 5675, h-index of 45 and i10-index of 112. Prof. Ahmad is active reviewer of 134 journals, delivered 130 Invited talks and presented 128 conference papers. Prof. Ahmad is the recipient of DST-DFG award, SMC Bronze and ISCAS Medals, Inspired Teacher’s President Award, Distinguished Scientist Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Excellence Award of Education, Teacher’s Excellence Award and elected as Member of National Academy of Sciences India. Prof. Ahmad has been figured in World Top 2% Scientists for consecutive three years in both coveted lists including career long by Stanford University, USA.

Sabu Thomas

Professor, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

Research Interests: Polymer Blends, Fiber Filled Polymer Composites, Particulate Filled Polymer Composites, Ageing and Degradation, Pervaporation Phenomena, Sorption and Diffusion, Interpenetrating Polymer Systems, Recyclability and Reuse of Waste Plastics and Rubbers, Elastomer Crosslinking, Dual Porous Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Tissue, Engineering Polymer Nanocomposites for Electronic, Applications Water Purification.

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Professor Sabu Thomas is Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatam Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He was the former Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Sabu Thomas is a highly committed teacher and a remarkably active researcher well-known nationally and internationally for his outstanding contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. He has published over 1400 research articles in international refereed journals. and has also edited and written 210 books with an H-index of 136 and total citation of more than 88,000. He has received many international and national awards and recognitions. Under the leadership of Prof. Thomas, Mahatma Gandhi University has been transformed into a top University in the country where excellent outcome-based   education is imparted to the students for their holistic development. Professor Thomas has received more than 30 national and international awards.

MeiChun Li

Professor, China University of Petroleum (East China), China.

Research Interests: The Application of Biomass-Derived Nanomaterials in Polymer Composites, 3D Printing Inks and Functional Fluids.

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Dr. Mei-Chun Li received his Ph.D. in Applied Chemical Engineering from Korea University of Technology and Education (KoreaTech), South Korea in 2013. He was then employed as a lecturer at KoreaTech, and later as a postdoctoral researcher at Louisiana State University, USA. From 2019 to 2022, he was a full professor at Nanjing Forestry University, China. Currently, he is a full Professor at China University of Petroleum (East China), China. His research interests cover the application of biomass-derived nanomaterials in polymer composites, 3D printing inks and functional fluids.

Aoyang Yu

Associate Professor, Criminal Investigation Police University of China, China.

Research Interests: Application of Nanomaterials in the field of Criminal Science and Technology.

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Aoyang Yu is an associate professor at the College of Criminal Science and Technology, Criminal Investigation Police University of China. His research specialty is criminal science and technology, and he was awarded the Young Technical Talents of the Ministry of Public Security and the Outstanding Backbone Teacher of the University. He has presided over 6 provincial and ministerial scientific research projects and participated in 2 national scientific research projects. In recent years, he is committed to studying the application of nanomaterials in the field of criminal science and technology. As the first author and corresponding author, he has published 3 SCI papers and 2 EI papers.

Sam Hsien-Yi HSU

Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, China.

Research Interests: Dynamic Interfacial Interaction, Waste-to-Energy Technology, Organic Matter Degradation, Material Design and Synthesis, Electrochemiluminescence, Solar Power Generation, Solar Fuel Production.

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Prof. Sam H.-Y. HSU obtained his PhD degree under supervision of Prof. Kirk S. SCHANZE at University of Florida with focusing on photophysical behaviors of functional metallopolymer materials for solar energy and optoelectronic applications. After that, he received the two-year postdoctoral and research associate’s appointments respectively with Prof. Allen J. BARD and Prof. Edward T. YU in Center for Electrochemistry as well as Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Texas at Austin. During the period of his postdoc and research associate, he completed many outstanding multidisciplinary projects. The area of his expertise stretches from material design to new related disciplines involving material characterization and diverse applications, such as solar fuels, organic and inorganic photovoltaic cells, wastewater treatment and food waste management.

Vinayak Adimule

Assistant Professor, Angadi Insitute of Technolgy and Management, India.

Research Interests: Functional Nanomaterials, Material Electronics, Nanocomposites and their Electrical, Electronic, Optical Properties. Synthesis, Characterization and Medicinal Properties of Rare Earth Metal Complexes, Synthesis of Organic Ligand Doping to Rare Earth Nanocomposite and Studying their Photovoltaic Characteristics etc.

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Fifteen years of research experience as senior Scientist, associate research scientist in R&D organizations of TATA, Astra Zeneca India, Trans Chem Ltd. Expert in the area of Medicinal Chemistry, Material Chemistry and Sensors. Overseas Research Fellow of Nanyang Global Research Center, Bangkok, Malaysia. Published more than 150 research articles, and 15 Books/several book chapters in Scopus, Q-ratted journals with high impact factor, attended and presented papers in National and International Conferences, published books in Wiley, Trans-Tech etc., Chaired/ Key note speaker/Organizing secretory for International and national conferences, Editorial Board Member, Life Member of many international societies/research institutions. Recognized Research Guide VTU, Belagavi. Supervising 4 research scholars for Ph.D. Research interest includes Nano Electronics, Liquid Crystals, Liquid crystal Nanostructures, Optoelectronics, Material Chemistry, Sensors and Actuators, Bio Nanomaterials, Medicinal Chemistry.