Prof. Manijeh Razeghi
Northwestern University, USA
Manijeh Razeghi received the Doctorat d'Ã‰tat es Sciences Physiques from the UniversitÃ© de Paris, France, in 1980. After heading the Exploratory Materials Lab at Thomson-CSF (France), she joined Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, as a Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of the Center for Quantum Devices in Fall 1991, where she created the undergraduate and graduate program in solid-state engineering. She is one of the leading scientists in the field of semiconductor science and technology, pioneering in the development and implementation of major modern epitaxial techniques such as MOCVD, VPE, gas MBE, and MOMBE for the growth of entire compositional ranges of III-V compound semiconductors. She is on the editorial board of many journals such as Journal of Nanotechnology, and Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, an Associate Editor of Opto-Electronics Review. She is on the International Advisory Board for the Polish Committee of Science, and is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Optical Sciences of the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. She has authored or co-authored more than 1000 papers, more than 30 book chapters, and fifteen books, including the textbooks Technology of Quantum Devices (Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., New York, NY U.S.A. 2010) and Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 3rd Edition (Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., New York, NY U.S.A. 2009). Two of her books, MOCVD Challenge Vol. 1 (IOP Publishing Ltd., Bristol, U.K., 1989) and MOCVD Challenge Vol. 2 (IOP Publishing Ltd., Bristol, U.K., 1995), discuss some of her pioneering work in InP-GaInAsP and GaAs-GaInAsP based systems. The MOCVD Challenge, 2nd Edition (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2010) represents the combined updated version of Volumes 1 and 2. She holds 50 U.S. patents and has given more than 1000 invited and plenary talks. Her current research interest is in nanoscale optoelectronic quantum devices. Dr. Razeghi is a Fellow of MRS, IOP, IEEE, APS, SPIE, OSA, Fellow and Life Member of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Fellow of the International Engineering Consortium (IEC), and a member of the Electrochemical Society, ACS, AAAS, and the French Academy of Sciences and Technology. She received the IBM Europe Science and Technology Prize in 1987, the Achievement Award from the SWE in 1995, the R.F. Bunshah Award in 2004, and many best paper awards.
Prof. Terry M. Tritt
Clemson University, South Carolina
Prof. Terry M. Tritt is a Professor of Physics at Clemson University. He is a graduate of Clemson University obtaining his BA in 1980 and Ph.D. in 1985. He then served as a National Research Council Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC (1985-1989). From 1989 until 1996 he was a staff scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory before joining the faculty at Clemson University in Aug. of 1996. The focus of his current research centers on materials for thermoelectric (TE) refrigeration and power generation applications. He is considered an expert in the field of thermoelectric (TE) materials research and characterization. His primary research expertise lies in electrical and thermal transport properties and phenomena (especially in measurement and characterization techniques) in new and novel materials. His recent activities are focused on the synthesis and characterization of thermoelectric nanomaterials and nanocomposites & characterization of thermoelectric materialâ€™s parameters, especially thermal conductivity. Prof. Tritt has has served as a symposium organizer of four Materials Research Society Symposia on Thermoelectrics Materials (MRS Volumes 478, 545, 626 and 1044). He was recently an author and lead editor of a MRS Bulletin Theme (March 2006) on Thermoelectric Materials and Devices. He edited a three-volume set on â€œRecent Trends in Thermoelectric Materials Researchâ€ (Academic Press-2000) and has also recently edited a book by Kluwer Press on Thermal Conductivity. He is a former member (1999-2008) of the Executive Board of the International Thermoelectrics Society (ITS) and served as chairman and host of the 24th ITC-2005 at Clemson in June of 2005. He was recently elected as an Academy Fellow of the International Thermoelectrics Academy. In 2008 he was selected as the SCAS Governorâ€™s Research Professor of the Year and the Clemson University Alumni Award For Outstanding Achievement In Research. In Spring 2009 he served as one of four Materials Research Societyâ€™s Meeting Chairs for the annual spring meeting in San Francisco that that hosted over 5000 scientists from all over the world. He was recently promoted to the position of Alumni Distinguished Professor, one of 15 such positions at Clemson University. He has recently been appointed as a Guest Professor at Zhejiang University and Wuhan University of Technology, both in China. He has written over 150 journal publications, over ten review articles and regularly gives invited presentations at national and international meetings as well as many university seminars.
Prof. Ephraim Suhir
Portland State University, Portland
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 â€œStructural Analysis of Electronic Systemsâ€). Ephraim is the third â€œRussian Americanâ€, 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.
Prof. Robert Bradley
University of Oxford in UK
Professor Bob Bradley has over 35 years experience in Materials Science and Surface Physics research and teaching, he is a visitor in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford; holds the University of Wyoming, School of Energy Resources Chair in Carbon Materials Engineering and is Chairman and Managing Director of Matsurf Sciences (UK) Ltd and Black Dog Carbons. He is an internationally recognized authority on carbon materials and surface science. His main areas of interest include surface structure, interfaces, fluid-solid interactions, adsorption, porosity, fibres and polymers. His work has applications in: energy storage, low energy and clean technologies, environmental protection, composites and health care. He has authored over 200 scientific manuscripts; helped win over Â£13m in research funds and supervised over 400 projects and short studies by D.Phil., post-doctoral and ad-hoc research staff, he a is an active supporter of technology transfer and the â€˜ideas to realityâ€™ culture which promotes the development of sound basic science research toward technologies and products. Current research focuses on micro/mesoporous carbons for metal ion batteries and for pollution control, specific and non-specific interactions at carbon surfaces, photo-thermal energy harvest devices, the development of advanced materials from coal extracts and precursors and novel low-cost composites for automotive and aerospace applications. His research groups have hosted a number a prominent scientific meetings including Carbon 2006 World Carbon Conference, he has served on the editorial boards of a number of international journals and the advisory boards of major international conferences - most recently Carbon 2019 at UKY Lexington â€“ and he has multiple global collaborations with leading laboratories. He has just retired as Chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry Materials Division - a position he held for several terms over the past two decades â€“ and has previously received the societies Distinguished Service Award and their Award for Services to Council.
Prof. Haruo Sugi
Emeritus Professor University of Tokyo, Japan
Haruo Sugi graduated from postgraduate school in the University of Tokyo with the degree of PhD in 1962, and appointed to be an instructor in physiology in the University of Tokyo Medical School. He worked at Columbia University (New York) from 1995 to 1966 as a research associate, and in the National Institutes of Health from 1966 to 1967 as a visiting scientist. In 1973, He was appointed to be Professor and Chairman at the Teikyo University Medical School until 2004, when he became Emeritus Professor. Sugi was Chairman of the Muscle Commission in the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) from 1994 to 2004.
Prof. Guoqian Chen
Peking University, China.
Guoqian Chen is a professor of systems ecology and sustainability science at Peking University, China. He has a wide spectrum of research interests including climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, energy policy, systems ecological modelling, ecological economics, global and regional sustainability studies, systems input-output technique. With distinguished contributions as marked by around 300 publications in prestigious journals, Prof. Chen has won a series of awards and honors, including Elsevier Atlas Award, Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.
Prof. You Qiang
University of Idaho and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), USA
Dr. You Qiang is a professor of physics and core-faculty in the Nuclear Energy Program at the University of Idaho and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), USA. He isthe director of Nanophysics and Nanomaterials Research Lab. He is also the Chairman (2019-2021) and a lifetime fellow of Idaho Academy of Science. He received a MS degree at the Harbin Institute of Technology and Chinese Academy of Space Technology in 1985, and a Ph.D. degree 1997 at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He was a research faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1999 to 2002. Dr.Qiangâ€™s research focuses on magnetism and magnetic nanomaterials. He has studied magnetic nanoparticles and nanocomposites for more than 30 years. His expertise includes: synthesis of monodispersive nanoclusters and nanocluster-assembled composites; characterization of magnetic and optical properties as well as transport properties by conductivity, optics, susceptibility and theoretical investigation of magnetic nanoparticle interactions. He applied magnetic nanoparticles in energy, environmental and biomedical nanoscience and nanotechnology. Presently Dr. Qiangâ€™s research interests are a) Magnetic separation nanotechnology for used nuclear fuel recycling; b) High temperature ferromagnetism and giant magnetoresistance of semiconductor oxide nanomaterials for spintronics; and c) magnetic nanoparticles for radiation detector and environmental remediation. He has published more than 100 refereed papers and 4 book chapters, more than 150 invited talks at national and international conferences, world-class universities and institutions, and served on national and international conference organizations and committees, including MMM, MRS, CleanTech, NanoTech and IMC. Heorganized and chaired conferences and sessions for INTERMAG, MMM, APS and NW-APS meetings. He is also a member of editorial board for scientific journals: IEEE Mag Letters, Nanomaterials and J. of Nanoparticles.
Dr. Moinuddin Sarker
Chairman, CEO and CTO Waste Technologies LLC (WTL), United States
Moinuddin Sarker, PhD, MCIC, FICER, M Inst P, Has been working as the Vice President (VP)of Research and Development and Head of Science Team (VP and CTO), at the Natural State Research (NSR), Inc at Stamford, CT and the inventor of NSRâ€™s award winning technology to convert municipal waste plastics into liquid hydrocarbon fuel. He has a M. Sc (1992) and Ph. D. degree in Chemistry from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, UK (1996). He has more than 23 years of professional research experience in different universities and research organizations all over the world including the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, Bangladesh and the UK. During his research work, he carried out research in four different synchrotron radiation sources around the world: CRCL lab. Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, UK (1991-1996), Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (SRRC), Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C (1996-1999), Berlin Electron Storage Ring Company for Synchrotron Radiation (BESSY II)(2000) and Advance Photon Sources (APS), Chicago, USA (2001-2004).He has three patent pending and 100 research publications to his credit in pier reviewed journals and conferences. Dr. Sarker is a distinguished member of 30 professional organizations such as American Association of Naval Engineer (ASNE), Association of Consumer Growth (ACG), Society of Automobile International (SAE), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Physical Society (APS), American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), Canada and many more. Dr. Sarker has been invited speaker various conferences in around the USA and World. Dr. Sarker is the inventor of the technology and product entitles: â€œMethod for converting waste plastics to lower â€“molecular weight hydrocarbons, particularly hydrocarbon fuel materials and the hydro carbon material produced therebyâ€ (US and International Patent Pending). In 2010, Dr. Sarker has received, the International Renewable Energy Innovator of the year Awards 2010 at Washington DC and presented by Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), USA. Currently Dr. Sarker serves as a President of AEE-CT Chapter (Association of Energy Engineers, CT Chapter) since 2012
Prof. Agumba O. John
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), kenya
Dr. Agumba completed his PhD in Physics of materials at St. Albert Ludwigs University-Freiburg in Germany in 2016 and is currently a lecturer of Physics at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Physics from Kenyatta University, Kenya He heads an active research group comprising Physicists, Chemists and engineers from where they undertake a number of multidisciplinary researches. He has presented a number of talks and posters in various international conferences. He also has a nunber of publications in reputable journals. Dr. Fanuel Keheze Mugwangâ€™a has just completed his PhD in Physics at St. Albert Ludwigs University-Freiburg in Germany and is a lecturer of physics at Pwani University, Kenya.
Prof. Rabah Ali Khalil
Professor, University of Mosul, Iraq
Rabah Ali Khalil is a full Professor of Physical Chemistry in University of Mosul, College of Science, Chemistry Department. He completed his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at University of Mosul in 1994, his M. Phil. Degree in Inorganic Chemistry at University of Sheffield in 1990 and his B.Sc. in General Chemistry at University of Mosul as a1st among 128 students. He has published more than 27 papers in reputed journals, serving as an editorial board member of reputed journal, keynote speaker, TPC and OC member at many international conferences. His most cited articles are Kinetic and prediction studies of ascorbic acid degradation in normal and concentrate local lemon juice during storage, Food Chemistry (2007) 101:254-259, Application of a Schiff base derived from sulfanilamide as an acid-base indicator, Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society (2009) 6:345-352, and Theoretical estimation of the critical packing parameter of amphiphilic self-assembled aggregates, Applied Surface Science (2014) 318:85-89. He introduced a new physical insight for the formation of worm-like micelles called Critical Intermolecular Forces (CIF) theory, Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan (2014) 36:211-220. Research interests: Physical Chemistry; Surfactants & Colloids; Computational Chemistry; Physical Pharmacy; Wormlike micelles
Dr. Nima Golsharifi
CEO of the newborn company, ORB, London
Dr. Nima Golsharifi is a serial entrepreneur and CEO creating value by approaching problems from an interdisciplinary perspective using new technologies, believing the best innovations often come from combining ideas from different (and often disparate) fields. He is specialized in energy storage devices, betavoltaics, diamond electronics, thin film devices, and organic semiconductors. Dr. Nima Golsharifi is continuously looking for a way to transfer his academic knowledge and leadership skills to add value, grow companies by employing his fresh ideas and strong multi-disciplinary scientific and industrial experience alongside deep theoretical knowledge, technical background and the large network of academics and business individuals from around the world. Nima developed a cybersecurity software at the age of 17, where his startup managed to serve more than 60,000 clients. As the Founder and CEO of the newborn company, ORB; his initial success allowed him to expand the activities of ORB, worldwide into healthcare, oil and gas and power and energy in a decade. ORB, with its technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and international focus, became a manufacturer and innovator of advanced solutions. Dr. Nima Golsharifi received his first M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and completed his second M.Sc. in Nanotechnology from University College London, where he did continue his Ph.D. studies in the same field. While he has been part of London Centre for Nanotechnology he has been an active diamond scientist where his areas of research included carbons, graphene, diamonds, nanodiamonds, supercapacitors, transistors, sensors and different spectroscopy techniques where he has made several publications and presented at several international symposiums or conferences including September 2012, Granada, Spain; Hasselt Diamond Workshop 2013, international materials research congress 2013 and 2014, CancÃºn, Mexico and MRS 2018, Arizona, USA. Nima worked as lead scientist of supercapacitor project sponsored by Lockheed Martin and following that he has collaborated with Laurence Livermore National Laboratory (LNLL) to file his latest patent. Dr. Golsharifi provided consultations or developed his engineering and management skills in association with companies or organizations across the world including Reed Hycalog, Harington, Red Cross, Bosch, KBR, APS, KTZ, DANA, etc.
Prof. Mu-Hua Huang
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Mu-Hua Huang is an associate professor in the school of materials science and engineering in Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). He received his BSc degree from Beijing Normal University in 2001, PhD degree from Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Science (ICCAS) in 2006, and then conducted his postdoctoral research in ETH-Zurich Switzerland during 2006-2008 and University of Liverpool UK during 2008-2011. Since 2012, he joined the school of materials science and engineering in Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) as a faculty. His research interests in BIT include porous organic polymers materials, energetic polymers and advanced NMR techniques. Some of his work has been published in top journals such as Nature Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Chemistry of Materials, Polymer Chemistry and so on. He has also hold more than 20 invention patents.
Prof. Hai Zhong
Jinan University, China
Dr. Hai Zhong is an associate professor in the Institute of New Energy Technology at Jinan University.He received his BSc degree from Hunan Normal University in 2008, PhD degree from Wuhan University in 2014. During 2012-2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Pennsylvania State University. In the late of 2014, he joined the National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Power Source at Tianjin Institute of Power Source as solid state batteries research group leader. Then, he joined the Institute of New Energy Technology at Jinan University as a faculty in 2017. His research mainly focuses on the energy storage materials, including thesolid statebatteries, lithium metal batteries. He has published more than 20 papers on the top journals.
Dr. Zeng Shuaibo
Jinan University, China
Dr. Zeng Shuaibo in July 2018, he has joined the New Energy Technology Research Institute of the School of Information Science and Technology of Jinan University as a postdoctoral researcher. Once handsome wave, male, Hubei Tianmen, undergraduate student at Wuhan University of Technology Huaxia College of Vehicle Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, followed by a master's degree in engineering in Guangxi University of Technology Automobile and Transportation School of Mechanical Engineering, 2015 Nian 7 Joined South China He received his Ph.D. degree from the New Energy Research Institute of the School of Environment and Energy, University of Science and Technology, and received his Ph.D. in Green Energy Chemistry and Technology in June 2018 . The author's main research areas are advanced energy storage and conversion materials. He has published more than 30 academic papers in journals such as Small, J. Mater. Chem.A, ChemSusChem, Carbon, Chem Electro Chem, Electrochim Acta , J. Phys. Chem. C. More than 10 patents are now granted. He was awarded the honorary title of Guangxi University of Science and Technology in 2013, the outstanding graduate student of Guangxi University of Science and Technology in 2014, the â€œAcademic Starâ€ of the 4th Graduate Science and Technology Culture Festival of Guangxi University of Science and Technology, and the graduate student of Guangxi University of Science and Technology in 2015. National Scholarship, Guangxi Master's Degree, Graduate Student, 18th The National Solid State Ionology Conference and the International Electrochemical Energy Storage Technology Forum Excellent Paper Award, the South China University of Technology Spring Youbo Innovation Fund, and the 2017 South China University of Technology Ph.D. National Scholarship honorary titles.
Prof. Longzhou Zhang
Yunnan University (YNU), China
Dr. Longzhou Zhang is an associate professor of materials at Yunnan University (YNU), China. He got the degree of B.E. at Xiâ€™an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in 2012. Then he moved to Australia and obtained his PhD from Griffith University in 2018. In the late of 2018, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Yunnan University as research group leader. His research mainly focuses on the energy materials, including the none-metal materials and single metal atom materials, normally applied in the energy transform devices such as fuel cells. He has published more than 20 papers on the prestigious journals, such as Nature Catalysis, Chem, Journal of the American Chemical Society, AngewandteChemie International Edition and Advanced Materials.