Organizing Committee Members

Ilaria Cacciotti

University of Rome, Italy

Prof. Dr. Ilaria Cacciotti is professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering and Materials Science and Technology at University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano", with consolidated expertise in the synthesis and characterization of (bio)materials and eco-sustainable systems. She is Member of the Research and Projects Committee and Erasmus+ Coordinator for Engineering Area. She graduated in Medical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She completed Ph.D in Materials Engineering and she obtained the II Level Master degrees in “Forensic Genetics” and in "Protection against CBRNe events". She is expert in the synthesis, processing and characterisation of biocompatible nanostructured materials, particularly for applications in the biomedical, environmental and agri-food sectors, including bioceramics, biopolymers and composites. She is reviewer for more than 100 peer-review journals, member of the Editorial Board of several international journals. She is currently involved in several national and international projects. She is a member of the many international societies.

Alexander L. Kalamkarov

University in Halifax, Canada

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 40 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.

Christopher Koroneos

University of Western Macedonia, Greece

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. Now he is Associate Professor having the chair of Renewable Energy and Energy Management at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. He is also at the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He is teaching at the Interdisciplinary Programme of Post Graduate Studies ‘‘Environment & Development’’ of the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests are in Renewable Energy, Exergy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Development. He has more than 90 publications in Scientific Journals and more than 220 publications in proceedings of International conferences. He is in the editorial committee of 35 scientific journals, and he has participated in 37 national and international research projects.

Tong Lin

Deakin University, Australia

Professor Tong Lin received his PhD degree in physical chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1998. He has served as Professor and Personal Chair at Deakin University since 2013. Prof Lin 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 finding novel applications of nanofibrous materials. Prof Lin has authored or co-authored over 290 peer-reviewed journal articles, 31 books/book chapters, and 120 other papers. Based on the Google scholar database, the total citation of his publications is over 11000, with an h-index over 57. Prof Lin has also been awarded the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK).

Khalil Kassmi

Mohammed 1st University of Oujda, Morocco

Khalil KASSMI, born in Casablanca in 1963, made all the higher education in the University Paul Sabatier (UPS) of Toulouse (France) from 1983 until 1991. In 1991, he obtained his PhD degree in Electronics from UPS in France. His different research was realized in the Laboratory of Automatic and Analysis of the Systems LAAS / CNRST (Toulouse) in MOS technology team. In 1992, he was recruited at SGS Thomson-Casablanca (Engineer), where he was responsible of the assembly chain of the powers electronic components (TO220, Thyristors). Then, in 1993, he integrated the Mohammed 1st University in Oujda, Morocco, as Professor-researcher, and he obtained his PhD degree in Electronics in 1996. Since 2000, he is Professor at the Mohammed 1st University of Oujda. He is responsible of the research team ‘Materials Electronics and Renewable Energies MERE’ of Electromagnetism Signal Processing and Renewable Energies Laboratory LESPRE. He makes researches and manages PhD student thesis on materials and electronic components, cells and photovoltaic systems, solar energy system. He is a coauthor in more than 100 publications and international communications in the field of the photovoltaic renewable energies (materials, cells and photovoltaic systems).

Tseung-Yuen Tseng

National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

Professor Tseung-Yuen Tseng received his Ph.D. degree in electroceramics from the School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. He was briefly associated with the University of Florida, before joining National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, where he is now a Lifetime Chair Professor in the Institute of Electronics. He was the Dean of College of Engineering (2005-2007), the Vice Chancellor (2007-2009) and University Chair Professor of the National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. His professional interests are energy materials, electronic ceramics, nanoceramics, ceramic sensors, high-k dielectric films, ferroelectric thin films and their based devices, and resistive switching memory devices. He has published more than 400 research papers in refereed international journals, several book chapters, and held over 36 patents, and delivered more than 80 plenary, keynote and invited talks in international conferences. His base metal multilayer capacitors invention has been brought into large-scale commercial product. He is an Editor of the Handbook of Nanoceramics and Their Based Nanodevices (5-Vol. set), Handbook of Nonvolatile Memories(2-Vol.), Guest Editor of a special issue of Ferroelectrics (6 Volumes) and Ceramic International, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. Dr. Tseng has received Distinguished Research Award (3 times) from the National Science Council (1995-2001), Hou Chin-Tui Distinguished Honor Award (2002), Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Academic Award (2003), TECO Technology Award (2004), IEEE CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award (2005) and Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution Award(2012), Distinguished Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation (2006), Academic Award of Ministry of Education (2006), National Endowed Chair Professor(2012) and Distinguished Achievement Award of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society(2018). He was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1998, IEEE Fellow in 2002 and Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials Academician in 2015.

Mohd Hasmizam Razali

University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Mohd Hasmizam Razali has a PhD degree in Materials Engineering (Nanomaterials) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), MSc. in Chemistry (Catalyst) and B.Sc (Hons) in Chemical Industry from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Currently he is a Senior Lecturer at School of Fundamental Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia. He has published more than 30 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings locally and internationally related to the nanomaterials and functional materials research. Owing to their significant impacts to the science, economy and society, his innovative research and inventions have attracted global and national interests, enabling him to secure financial support from both private and government agencies. He has been awarded Who’s Who in the World for 3 years in a row 2013, 2014 and 2015 by The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board. In 2014, the Cambridge Biographical Centre listed him as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, due its ability to produce nanomaterials with tremendous improvement compared to conventional commercial materials. On top of that, he is also the recipient of the MAWHIBA Award and GENEVA Gold Medal Award in 1999.

Ivan Bozovic

Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

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, and in Oxxel, Bremen, Germany. Since 2003, he is the MBE Group Leader at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and since 2014 also an Adjunct Professor of Applied Physics 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 the Bernd Matthias Prize for Superconducting Materials, SPIE Technology Award, the M. Jaric Prize, the BNL Science and Technology Prize, was Max Planck and Van der Waals Lecturer, and is a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation PI.Ivan’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 has published 11 research monographs and over 290 research papers, including 30 in Science and Nature journals.

Francisco Torrens

Universitat deValència, Spain

Francisco Torrens is lecturer in physical chemistry at the Universitat deValència. After obtaining a PhD in molecular associations in azines and macrocycles from the Universitat deValència, Dr. Torrens undertook postdoctoral research with Professor Rivail at the Université de Nancy I. More recently, Dr. Torrens has collaborated on projects with Professors Tomás-Vert, Salgado and Castellano. Major research projects include prediction of the environmental impact of chemical substances using chemobioinformatics tools, discovery of new inhibitors of tyrosinase: computational design, synthesis, characterization and experimental corroboration, search for new antimicrobial agents that inhibit the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall, minimal active domains of proteins of the Bcl 2 family, development and application of quantum chemistry methods and techniques to studies of drugs, analysis of pores of BAX at nanometric scale and study of the in vivo antioxidant capacity of phenolic compounds through QSAR/QSPR modelling: crossing of the blood-brain barrier and interactions with cytochromes and drugs. His scientific accomplishments include the first implementation in a computer at the Universitat deValència of a program for the elucidation of crystallographic structures and the construction of the first computational-chemistry program adapted to a vector-facility supercomputer in a Spanish university.

Osman Adiguzel

Ankara University, Turkey

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 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. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. He 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.