Claude Billeaud received his MD degree from the Medical University of Bordeaux ( France) in 1979 after a graduation in human cytogenetics (1976). He then studied pediatrics and has been the Clinical Assistant Director of Bordeaux University in the departments of Pediatrics, Neonatology and Intensive Care since 1983. He currently serves as a pediatrician in the neonatal unit at the ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital of Bordeaux, as a scientific manager of Bordeaux-Marmande human milk bank, as a lecturer and head of research (HDR : Habilitation to direct research) in neonatal nutrition at the Medical University of Bordeaux. His particular interest in research led him to graduate in Biology and Health (1988, Bordeaux), be awarded a master in statistics applied to clinical research ( 1991, Montreal) and complete a PhD in nutrition and food science (2000, Bordeaux). Along his career he has often been invited as a guest professor specialised in nutrition and neonatology in various universities abroad ( Montreal, Corrientes in Argentina). Over the last 35 years, he has been an active member of different scientific organisations, either French, European or American, specialised in perinatal medicine (neonatology, pediatrics and nutrition). In this instance, he has served as the President of the Association for Pediatric Education in Europe (A.P.E.E) since 2008 and behalf APEE he is Member of European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP). He has also been very involved in the French human milk banking association (ADLF) for more than 10 years, sharing his academic knowledge focused in nutrition and his long clinical experience in neonatology. He is currently carrying out several researches on the composition of human milk. As an expert in nutrition and perinatal medicine, he is also the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications.
Dr. Al-Hashimi received his MSci Honours degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2003 and PhD
in 2007 from Queen Mary University of London, UK. In 2007 Dr. Al-Hashimi Subsequently worked
as a Senior Development Chemist at Evotec, Oxfordshire, UK. In 2008 he joined Imperial College
London, UK as a postdoc in the chemistry department. In 2012 he joined Qatar University as an
Assistant Professor and in 2013 he joined Texas A&M University at Qatar. He is currently a
Research Associate Professor in Chemistry and presently, Dr. Al-Hashimi serves on the editorial
boards of two journals Current Organic Chemistry and Current Organocatalysis. He has
significant project management experience both in industrial and academic settings. Within the
industrial setting, he has direct experience in working within both longer-term corporate research
and customer focused business units. In academia, he has managed grants in the United
Kingdom, Qatar and currently leads a team of 7 PDRA and 18 undergraduate students, and has
attracted over $12 million in funding since he started his academic career in 2012. He has
published over 60 peer-reviewed papers with an h-Index of 24. He has been awarded with the
Donald C. Bradley prize (2003) UK, ASPIC prize (2004) UK, Lefevre prize (2005) UK, ACMME
research prize (2016) Malaysia and was awarded the best research presentation in energy and
environment pillar ARC16 (2016). He has extensive experience in organic polymers with a focus
on the design and synthesis of organic semiconductor materials for a range of optoelectronic
applications, including field effect transistors, photovoltaic devices, light emitting diodes and
sensors. His other interests center on the development of well-defined novel polymeric materials
for Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) and synthesis of recoverable, reusable
homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. https://scholar.google.com/citations
Dr. Aboubakr M. Abdullah is the Hydro/Qatalum Chair Professor at the Center for Advanced Materials at Qatar University since 2017. He has more than 26 years of experience in chemistry and materials science and engineering Research & Development, Industrial consultations, and project management since he was awarded his bachelor's and Master's degrees in 1993 and 1997 from Cairo University, Egypt and Ph.D. degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003. During his career, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed and 50 conference proceedings articles in the materials, energy, and environment research field in addition to one book chapter and filed and disclosed several intellectual properties. Furthermore, he has supervised many young professionals at the Master and Ph.D. levels.
Full professor in Chemical Engineering at University of Lâ€™Aquila (Italy). Research activities in the recovery of base and precious metals and Rare Earth from e-waste and mineral tailings, treatment of industrial wastewater with more than 200 papers on international journals, more than 120 monographic publications and more than 150 communication to Congresses, extended abstract e poster. 6 patents (3 national patent; 2 EU patents ; 1 WO). President of Spin-off Smart Waste Engineering srl (University of Lâ€™Aquila)
Education and degrees: 1. Education (1954 â€“ 1960) - Higher Institute of Chemical Technology (Sofia, Bulgaria); 2. PhD (1968) â€“ USSR, Moscow Institute of Chemical Mechanical Engineering; 3. Doctor of Technical Sciences (1978), Higher Institute of Chemical Technology (Sofia, Bulgaria).
Specializations: 1963, USSR, Moscow, Supervisor-Prof. V.G. Levich, 4 months; 1968, USSR, Novosibirsk, Supervisor-Prof. M.G. Slinko, 4 month.
Awards: Bulgarian Order of Cyril and Methodius (first class); Russian Federation Order of Mihailo Lomonosow (National Committee for Public Prizes).
International activity: Editor-in-Chief of the â€œTransactions of Academenergoâ€ (Scientific journal of the Russian Academy of Science); Chairman of the Scientific Council of the International Scientific Centre for Power and Chemical Engineering Problems (http://www.int-sci-center.bas.bg);
Monographies 9 (www.iche.bas.bg/Books_BG.htm).
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