University of Western Macedonia
CHRISTOPHER KORONEOS Mayor of the Greek Island of Nisyros Nisyros ? Dodecanese - Greece, Tel. +30 (22423)60502, +30 6972327886, Fax. +30 (22420) 31330 E-mail: [email protected], [email protected] Associate Professor, University of Western Macedonia Department Mechanical Engineering PPC Chair, Â«Renewable Energy and Management of Energy SourcesÂ» Visiting Professor, National Technical University of Athens Graduate Program ?Environment and Development? Research Associate / Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University, New York (USA) http://www.seas.columbia.edu/earth/EECAssociates.html Senior Research Associate, Unit of Environmental Science and Technology Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens Chairman and Vice Chairman and National Representative European Cooperation in Science and Technology, COST: TU1104 Smart Energy Regions, COST Action C24: Analysis and Design of Innovative Systems for Low-EXergy in the Built Environment: COSTeXergy.
Dean of school of Mechanical Engineering
Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
He is a professor of Mechanical Engineering in Department of Thermofluids of Babol Noshirvani University of Technology in I. R. of Iran. Currently he is the Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology. He got his MSc and PhD from Kerman University in Iran. He graduated more than 50 MSc and PhD students and published more than 200 papers in journals and conference proceeding (Google Scholar). He was committee of several international and national conferences and reviewer a lot of high score Journals.
Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi
University of Birmingham
He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2018 highly cited researcher, high academic impact (294 journal papers, 10550 citations, 35 cites/paper, h-index 59). 2002 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University 1997 M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University 1995 B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University
Nader Asnafi is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden, since June 1st, 2016. Nader has a long industrial experience from Esselte Dymo (Manufacturing Engineer), Sapa (Manager of Mechanical Properties), Volvo Cars (Senior Manager of Research and Advanced Engineering), Uddeholm (Vice President - R&D;) and VA Automotive (Senior Vice President - Research, Development and Engineering). He has conducted market studies, business development, and product planning, led research, development and advanced engineering to develop new products, processes and materials, outlined and implemented business development, management strategies and systems, technology strategies and development systems, innovation strategies and systems, materials and production systems and capital rationalization, and rolled out and implemented Lean product development and Lean manufacturing both in Sweden and for Swedish companies internationally.
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Mousa S. Mohsen is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, currently he is the Dean of School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, where he obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA in 1991, and MS and BS degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983 and 1982, respectively. He was involved in many administrative positions; the Dean of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, Vice Dean of Engineering, Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department. His research interests are energy systems, renewable energy, water treatment and desalination, integration of energy and water systems, environment and decision making. In his research, Prof. Mohsen focuses on both the theoretical aspects and practical issues of the problems and he is interested in participating in interdisciplinary projects. His published work exceeds sixty journal papers, and he was an invited speaker in different international conferences and workshops. Prof. Mohsen was involved in curriculum development for a number of undergraduate and graduate programs. Prof. Mohsen managed and coordinated several research projects that are funded by regional and international agencies such as European Commission, Middle Desalination Research Center and NATO science for peace program. Prof. Mohsen is the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental System and Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and he is an associate editor for other international Journals. In 2009 he was awarded the National Research Leader Award by Elsevier Scopus. He is on the directors board of the International Association of Sharing Knowledge and Sustainability, Canada and on the Scientific board of the Sharing Knowledge Foundation, Geneva. He is a member of the International Scientific Committee of many International conferences.
Wai Yuen Szeto
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Wai Yuen Szeto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Transport Studies at that university. He is a Top 1 % Scholar 2015-2017 (according to ISI's Essential Science Indicators). His current h-index is 39 (Google scholars). He is an author of around 130 refereed journal papers, with two papers in Operations Research and more than 25 papers in Transportation Research Part B. His publications have been cited over 4660 times (Google scholars). He received the World Conference on Transport Research Prize in 2001, the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies Outstanding Paper Award in 2003, the best paper award of The 10th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science in 2018, and the Outstanding Paper Award of the 2018 China Urban Transportation Planning Annual Meeting. He also received Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from Transportation Research Part B and Part C in 2013. Currently, he is an Editor of Transportmetrica B, an Area Editor of Networks and Spatial Economics, an Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Transportmetrica A, and an Editorial Board Member of Transportation Research Part C, D, and E, and International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.
National University of Singapore
A former Colombo Plan Scholar, Dr. Goh holds a Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide. In the National University of Singapore, he holds the appointments of Director (Industry Research) at the Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, a joint venture with Georgia Tech, USA, Principal Researcher at the Centre for Transportation Research, and was a Program Director of the Penn-State NUS Logistics Management Program. He used to be Regional Director of Supply Chain Solutions for Asia/Middle East with APL Logistics, crafting logistics engineering solutions for major MNCs (Dell, Nike, Lenovo, VW, BMW, Roche, BBraun) in this part of the world. He was on the board of Rigelsoft, a reverse logistics company. He was also a Professor at RMIT University, and the University of South Australia. Dr. Goh was a Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport (Singapore), past Chairman of the Academic Board of Examiners for the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management, member of the Advisory Committee of the Transportation Resource Centre (NUS) and a past Vice President of the Operations Research Society of Singapore, Associate Senior Fellow of the Institute of South east Asian Studies. His other professional affiliations include membership of INFORMS, and the Academy of International Business. His biography appears in Who's Who in Asia and the Pacific Nations, Whoâ€™s Who in the World, and Outstanding People of the 20th Century. He was a member of the Global Advisory Council (GAC) on Logistics and Supply Chain with the World Economic Forum. He has been involved in executive training for various key organisations in Singapore, for example, PSA Corp., MIS, SIPMM, PSB, J&J;, Siemens Nixdorf, CIT, CAAS, Fuji-Xerox AP, Applied Biosystems, Danzas, DHL, Samsung, SembCorp Logistics, Exel, CEI, Bax Global, IBM, PWC Logistics, Sime Darby, Rockwell Automation, Bank of China, PT SMART, and Mindef. Prof. Goh has also acted as a consultant to organisations both in Singapore and overseas, e.g. Lucent Technologies, Pentex Schweitzer, Trans- Link Express, Perkins Parts, Singapore Post, NCB, Unilever East Asia Pacific, MSAS, TDB, Hewlett- Packard Far East, Siemens Nixdorf, APO, Confectionery Transformation, Danzas-AEI, Bossard Asia Pacific, BBraun AP, Pasminco, Mindef, Cleanaway (China), IE Singapore, ADB, Knight Frank, Rhodia, World Bank, APEC Secretariat, and Fuji Xerox Singapore. He has led projects for companies such as Dell, Asia Pac Breweries, Roche, PSA, IBM, DFS, ERIA, CAAS, Vale, Save the Children, P&G;, and the SEDB. He has held appointments as a visiting Professor in Business Logistics Strategy at Chulalongkorn University, Commonwealth Fellow to the UK, Citibank International Fellow to the US, visiting research fellow at UMIST, visiting scholar at Beijing University, visiting professor at Melbourne University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Q3 Quarterly, Journal for Inventory Research, Paradigm, Value Chain Management, International Journal of Procurement Management, and Advances in Management Research, Euro Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, and has served as an associate editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research. His current research interest is on buyer-seller relationships, performance measurement, and supply chain strategy. With over 400 technical papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences, and won research grant money in excess of SGD 10 million, some of his articles on supply chain management have appeared in the Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Production and Operations Management, EJOR, Supply Chain Management Journal, Industrial Organisations, Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Asian Business, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Transportation Research Parts A, D & E, MIS Quarterly Executive, JOTA, International Journal of Production Research, Decision Sciences, IEEE Trans in Engineering Management, Transportation Science, PLOSOne, JAIS, and Logistics Information Management.
A M Rawani
National Institute of Technology Raipur
Dr. Rawani is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Director and acting Chairman (Board of Governors) of National Institute of Technology Raipur. He has received his M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Management from I.I.T. Kharagpur (India) and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from I.I.T. Delhi (India). He has about 36 years of teaching/research and administrative experience of educational institutes. Dr. Rawani has published more than one hundred research papers in International/National Journals and International Conferences. He has produced five Ph.D. under his sole supervision and currently supervising five more candidates for their doctoral program. He has delivered invited lectures in many countries including Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Mauritius, Dubai, USA, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia. He has served as reviewer for many International Journals and conferences. Dr Rawani is conferred with Fellowship Award by Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering in 2018 for his outstanding contribution in promotion of Industrial Engineering profession. He was also conferred with 'International Corporate Leadership Award in the field of Education' in 2015 at Bangkok and with â€˜Pride of Asia International Awardâ€™ in 2014 by Economic Growth Society of India. He has also received 'Rashtriya Gaurav Award' in 2010 by India International Friendship Society, India. He was honoured by The Institution of Engineers (India) Chhattisgarh State Centre in 2009 for his valuable contribution in the field of Technical Education. He is the recipient of Best Management Case Award in 'GIFT CASE 2000' competition (executive category) from Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management. Dr. Rawani is a Life Member of Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, Fellow Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Fellow Member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering. He is a member of Board of Governors of National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. He had active collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, EGADE Business School Mexico, South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering, Hong Kong and International Economic Development Research Centre, Hong Kong for research and other academic purposes.
Italian National Research Council
Diego Liberati is the Research Director for Information, Control and Biomedical Engineering, and memeber of the Board, within the Institute for Electronics, Information and Communications Engineering of the Italian National Research Council at the Electronics and Information Department of the Milano Institute of Technology. Secretary of the Biomedical Engineering Society of the Italian Electrical and Electronic Engineering Association (and Milano prize laureate in 1987) and member of the Technical Committe on Control Design of the International Federation of Automatic Control, with particular emphasys on neural control, he has chaired the Scientific Committee for the Conferences on Information and Control Technologies in Health Systems sponsored by the Italian Control Association and has been a technological transfer expert with the Milano Chamber of Commmerce. Visiting scientist at Rockefeller University, New York University, University of California and International Computer Science Institute, he has directed joint projects granted by both private (e.g. Hewlett Packard on artificial neural networks in industrial processes monitoring) and public (e.g. European Union on non-linear analysis of brain plasticity) institutions. Having taught signal processing, mathematical modeling, microelectronics, lab instrumentation and control theory in european Universities, he has also mentored dozens of pupils toward and beyond their doctorate.
Alexander L. Kalamkarov
Dalhousie University in Halifax
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 the PhD degree from the Moscow 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 USA, England, France, Australia, Japan, and visited numerous Universities and Research Institutes around the world. Research performed by Prof. Kalamkarov in mechanics of solids, and specifically in micromechanics of advanced composite materialsand smart structures is internationally recognized. He has authored more than 350research publications, including 150refereed journal papers, 8 Research Monographs and 2 US patents. Prof. Kalamkarov is awarded the CANCAM Gold Medal for the â€œoutstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanicsâ€ in 2011. He has served as a Vice-President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and is a Member of numerous prestigious International Editorial and Advisory boards in the area of composite materials and smart structures.
Bialystok University of Technology
Prof. Miroslaw Swiercz received the MSc degree in Control Engineering and a PhD in Control and Robotics from Faculty of Electronics (nowadays: Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology), Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, in 1977 and 1984 respectively. In 2001 he received a DSc (habilitation) in Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering from Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Since October 1981 Prof. Miroslaw Swiercz has been employed at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland, appointed as a: research assistant (1981-1984), assistant professor (1984-2001) and associate professor (2001-to date). In the last period of employment he served as a vice-Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering (1999-2005), a Dean of Faculty (2005-2012 and 2016-to date) and as a Chair of Department of Control Engineering and Electronics (2015-2016). On leave from Bialystok University of Technology (1992-1993) Prof. Miroslaw Swiercz was employed as a Research Fellow in Water Software Systems, Dept. of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, doing research in mathematical modeling of water distribution networks (mainly London Main Ring) and simulation and control of dynamic behavior of water networks. Research activities also included transient analysis in water distribution networks and application of Artificial Intelligence algorithms to demand prediction and control of water networks. He was also a Project Leader, responsible for development of software tools for presentation of water network schematics in GIS environment and database management of mathematical models of water distribution networks. He is an author of one book on application of neural networks to modeling and diagnostics in technical and medical systems, about 20 papers on international journals and over 50 papers in books and conference proceedings. Prof. Miroslaw Swiercz has been serving the scientific community as the member of the IFAC Technical Committee TC8.4 on Biosystems and Bioprocesses (since 2008) and the IFAC Technical Committee TC8.3 on Modelling and Control of Environmental Systems (since 2014). In the period 2006-2007 he was a President of the Polish Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is also the member-founder of the Polish Society of Artificial Neural Networks, a member of the Association of Polish Electrical Engineers (SEP), the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Electrotechnics (PTETiS) and the Secretary of the Polish Society for Measurement, Automatic Control and Robotics (POLSPAR). He is a branch editor (fault detection and identification) of â€žMeasurement Automation Monitoring â€“ PAKâ€ (Poland) and an associate editor of TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control) Journal (Indonesia). He has been serving as a Director of Poland Part of SERSC â€“ Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (Korea) and an editor of several conference proceedings (e.g. Signal and Image Processing conferences organized by SERC).
Sashindra Kr. Kakoty
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (April, 2008 onward) â€¢ Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (September, 2003 to April, 2008) â€¢ Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (August, 2000 to September, 2003). â€¢ Assistant Professor, Jorhat Engineering College (October, 1999 to August, 2000) â€¢ Lecturer, Assam Engineering College (January, 1990 to October, 1999) â€¢ Lecturer, Jorhat Engineering College (August, 1985 to January, 1990) â€¢ Executive Trainee, Oil India Limited, Duliajan (May, 1985 to August, 1985). â€¢ Lecturer: Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari, Guwahati (October, 1984 to May, 1985) â€¢ Site Engineer : Tru-Steel Products (June, 1984 to October, 1984)
Hui Tong Chua
The University of Western Australia
Professor Dr Hui Tong Chua, PhD (NUS), M.Eng. (NUS), B.Eng (1st Class Hons, NUS), is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA). One of his key research achievements is the successful spinning off of his catalytic methane cracking technology, now known as the Hazer Process, as Hazer Group Ltd., which raised $5m in their Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:HZR) in November 2015. Hui Tong is one of the original inventors of the technology. Hui Tong holds a Ph.D., an M.Eng. and a B.Eng.(1st Class Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining UWA, Hui Tong was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Singapore. Hui Tong's ResearcherID is B-1317-2008 (Web of Science).
Bijoy K. Ghosh
Texas Tech University
Bijoy K. Ghosh received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS, Pilani, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Decision and Control Group of the Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1977, 1979, and 1983, respectively. From 1983 to 2006, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, as a professor, and directed the center for BioCybernetics and Intelligent Systems. Presently he is a Dick and Martha Brooks Endowed Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Bijoy received the American Automatic Control Council's Donald Eckman Award in 1988 in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of Automatic Control. He received the United Nations Development Program Consultancy in India under the TOKTEN program in 1993, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science invitation fellowship for research in Japan in 1997. In the year 2000, he became a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering for fundamental contributions to System Theory with applications to robust control, vision and multi sensor fusion. Bijoy is a member of the editorial board of The IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He has held visiting academic positions at the Yale University, USA; Universita di Padova, Italy; Institut Mittag-Leffler and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Tokyo Institute of Technology and Osaka University, Japan. He is a permanent visiting professor at the Tokyo Denki University, Saitama, Japan and Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in 2001, Professor Agarwal was the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Wichita State University from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 2001, he was also the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor at Wichita State University. From 1978 to 1994, Professor Agarwal worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. From 1976 to 1978, Professor Agarwal worked as a NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center and as a Principal Research Engineer at Rao and Associates in Palo Alto, California from 1975 to 1976. Over a period of 35 years, Professor Agarwal has worked in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Electromagnetics, Computational Aeroacoustics, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization, Rarefied Gas Dynamics and Hypersonic Flows, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, and Flow and Flight Control. More recently, he has devoted some of his efforts in nanotechnology and renewable energy systems - in particular wind, solar and biomass. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of more than 20 journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many professional, government, and industrial advisory committees. Professor Agarwal is a Fellow of eighteen societies: American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Institute of Pysics (IOP), UK, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Energy Institute (EI), Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Academy of Science of St. Louis, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and World Innovation Foundation (WIF). He has received many honors and awards for his research contributions including the ASME Fluids Engineering Award (2001), ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2006), Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2007), AIAA Aerodynamics Award (2008), AIAA/SAE 2009 William Littlewood Lecture Award (2009), James B. Eads Award of Academy of Science of St. Louis (2009), ASEE/AIAA John Leland Atwood Award (2009), SAE Clarence Kelly Johnson Award (2009), SAE Franklin W. Kolk Award (2009), AIAA Lindbergh Award (2010), SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award (2013), SAE Excellence in Engineering Education Award, SAE International Medal of Honor (2015) and AIAA Reed Aeronatuics Award (2015) among many others.
University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences
Prof. Igor Palymskiy completed his Dr. Sc. in the year 2012 from Perm University. Now he is the Professor of Physics Department of Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences, Novosibirsk city, Russia. He has published more than 80 papers in reputed journals. He is expertise in area of numerical methods in fluid dynamics, convection of homogenious media and gas with chemical reactions.
K N Toosi University of Technology
Majid Ghassemi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience and served as the President of the K. N. Toosi University of Technology from 2010 through 2013. Professor Ghassemi has also served in several public and private boards and panels and supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD students, published several books and many journal and conference papers. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board member for many international journals. He also serves as member in several international conferences. Professor Ghassemi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1993.
Dr. Houxiao Wang received his PhD degree from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2013. He conducted the collaboration work attached with the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) in Singapore from 2009 to 2011. He got the NTU Research Scholarship (Singapore) in 2008. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University. He is an invited editorial board member of American Journal of Physics and Applications (AJPA). Dr. Wang is currently the member of several professional organizations such as The Optical Society of America (OSA), the Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS), and the Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRSS). He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has been invited as or served as the (honorable) plenary/keynote/invited speaker, the honorable guest/speaker, the (honorable) session chair/co-chair, the honorable/invited organizing committee member, the invited scientific committee member and/or the technical program committee member for around20 important international conferences in the area.
United Arab Emirates University
Dr. Maatouk Khoukhi is an Associate Professor at United Arab Emirates University. He earned his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Tohoku University-Japan in collaboration with New South Wales University-Australia. He has a long record of academic and industrial experience in thermo-fluids, solar energy, and building energy, teaching, research and services.Prior to his current position, he got several positions at Tohoku University, KFUPM and Sultan Qaboos University. He also held visiting faculty appointments at Building Research Centre (CSTB) France, University of Sydney, and University of Sharjah. His research work has been supported by several grants from Samsung, NEDO, and universitiesâ€™ internal and external grants. The total budget of his projects exceeds 3.5 Million USD. He has published more than 80 journal and conference papers and he is currently a reviewer for several journals in his field of specialization.
University of Sharjah
NASER NAWAYSEH studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Jordan and graduated in 1993. He obtained his MSc in Solar Water Desalination in 1996 and PhD in human responses to vibration from the University of Southampton in The United Kingdom in 2004. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton for 3 years. He then joined Dhofar University in Oman and worked as an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department between 2007 and 2013. He joined the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates as an Associate Professor in September 2013.
Ke-Lin Du received the PhD in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 1998. He founded Xonlink Inc., Ningbo, China in 2014. He was Chief Scientist at Enjoyor Inc., Hangzhou, China from 2012 to 2014. He was on research staff at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada from 2001 to 2010. Prior to 2001, he was on technical staff with Huawei Technologies, China Academy of Telecommunication Technology, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. He visited Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2008. Dr. Du has authored four books (Neural Networks in a Softcomputing Framework, Springer, London, 2006; Wireless Communication Systems, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010; Neural Networks and Statistical Learning, Springer, London, 2014; Search and Optimization by Metaheuristics, Springer, 2016). He has also published over 50 papers, and has 4 issued U.S. patents and 28 Chinese patents. Currently, his research interests are signal processing, wireless communications, and machine learning. In the past five years, he has co-supervised 11 MSc students. Dr. Du is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is currently an Affiliate Associate Professor at Concordia University. He has been on Editorial Board or been Associate Editor of 10 journals, including IET Signal Processing and Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing. He also serves on the editorial board of the Chinese edition of IEEE Spectrum. He served as member of technical / program / organizing committees of 53 international conferences. He has reviewed papers for 92 international journals, and numerous conferences, grants, theses, and qualifications. He was included in Marquis Who's Who in 2018.
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Yang Lin is a professor with tenure of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) of China, and the director of the Institute of Automobile Electronic Technology of SJTU. He received the Ph. D degree from SJTU in 1997. His research interests include the electrical and hybrid electrical vehicles and their control, the battery pack and its management, the vehicular powertrain and its control, and the intelligent & connected vehicles and their control. He has presided over more than 30 projects including National 863 Program, the National 973 Program, the National Key Technology R&D; Program, the National Nature Science Foundation of China, etc.. He has publicized more than 200 papers and more than 40 patents. He was awarded more than 10 prizes such as the Shanghai Science and Technology Advancement Award, the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Advancement Award and the China Patent Excellence Award, etc.
Alireza Fadaie Tehrani
Isfahan University of Technology
Dr Fadaei Tehrani joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran in 1997.He received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and his PhD in Manufacturing from UMIST,U.K..Fadaei Joined the newly-created manufacturing group and helped the rapid growth of the department in manufacturing while he was the principal investigator of the manufacturingworkshops and labs. He was also the head of manufacturing group from1999 to 2003 where he expanded the group in the area of non-traditional machining, metrology and CNC. His teaching and research efforts havefocused on manufacturing,quality improvement, innovation and design related to non-traditional processes and Bioengineering. Nearly 72 graduate students have been mentored by Dr.Fadaeito the completion of their degrees. He has published over 180 papers in various journalsandconference proceedings and authored a book onWire cut EDM and co-authored abook on Modern and high speed sheet metal forming. His research mission is creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary and impactful for the benefit of the students, professions and the common good. He is the investigator of the Bioengineering Innovation Center for Cancer at the IUT which is a center for the collaboration of professionals from different engineering departments and medical schools. This lab is currently focused on developing point-of-care devices for detecting and testing of cancers. By merging the advances in microfluidics with microfabrication technologies, the group is trying to introduce novel platforms that lead to fast and accurate detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in early stages. Dr. Fadaei hasserved on the organizing and scientific committee of several national/international conferences and is the recipient of 15 international and national awards and 24 patents. Fadaei has engaged in more than 22 industry granted projects incollaboration with partners across the biosciences, car-part manufacturing, steel producing and energy sectors. He also involves in direct consulting relationships with industry and technology commercialization through start-up ventures.
Siyuan He studied Mechanical Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, China and graduated in 1993 and also Masterâ€™s in 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. in Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 1998 and from University of Toronto in 2005. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Assistant Professor at Ryerson University, Canada for 4 years. He then joined as an Associate Professor in the same university between 2010 and 2017 and then became Professor in Canada.
American University of Sharjah
Farid Abed is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. He earned his PhD in 2005 in Structures/Mechanics from Louisiana State University (LSU), USA. He taught for three years in the area of structures at Bradley University and LSU. He has more than four years of industrial experience working as a Civil Engineer in the Middle East. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings. Farid Abed taught in the area of structures at Bradley University and Louisiana State University. His Professional Experiences are Bradley University (2007-2008), Louisiana State University (2005-2006), Technical Laboratory, Dubai (1998â€“2000), and University of Sharjah (2000â€“2001).
Qom University of Technology
Anouchah Latifi has obtained his degrees (Bachelorâ€™s Degree on Pure Mathematics, Masterâ€™s Degree on General Physics, Postgraduate Degree on Theoretical Physics and Doctorate on Mathematical physics) from University of Montpellier â€“ France. After spending two years in Potsdam University (NY-USA) and three years in Solvay Institute (Brussels-Belgium) in the research group of Ilya Prigogine (Nobel Prize winner) he had various positions in France, Vietnam French Guyana and Nigeria. He is now a faculty of the Qom University of Technology in Iran where he has been during three years the head of the Energy Engineering group. He is the founder and organizer of the yearly Iranian Mathematical Physics Conferences. He is expertise in nonlinear coupled waves, nonlinear evolution equations and integrability. He has also many activities in solar energy and environmental projects.
Amir Hassanzadeh was born in 1986 in Iran. He received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kashan University in 2009. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering (energy conversion field) both from Urmia University in Urmia, Iran in 2012 and 2016 respectively. He has joined the Faculty of Engineering of Islamic Azad University of Mahabad as a lecturer since 2013, where he is a part time lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He also has published more that 30 journal and conferences papers and is reviewer in more than 7 scientific journals and associate editor of Advances in Engineering Science and Technology (AEST) Journal.
Novosibirsk State Technical University
Dr. Vladimir Zhukov is an Associate Professor at Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia (since 1998). He graduated from the Department of Physics of Novosibirsk State University with a Speciality in Physics in 1982. He worked as an Ð•ngineer at Novosibirsk Branch of the Chemical, Engineering Design Institute (1982-1993) and as a Lecturer at Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies (1995-1998). He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS) in 1991. To date, he has published 29 papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of science and technology.
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic
Dr. Qais Khasawneh received his BSc(1999) From Jordan university of science and technology and received his MSc (2002) and PhD (2008) from the university of Akron, Ohio USA. He has been served as an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department/mechatronics since 2009, and he served as the chairman of mechanical engineering department at Jordan University of science and technology from 2012-2105. He is now working with Abu Dhabi Polytechnic in Abu Dhabi as an associate professor. His research activities involve MEMS, Nanotechnology, renewable energy, and control; he is a member of JEA. During this period he supervised many MSc students in ME and RE. He taught several courses in mechanical engineering both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He received many grant on the national and international level.
Ahmed Ramadan Ahmed Mohamed
Arab Academy for Science
Dr. A.Ramadan is an assistant professor in the Engineering physics at applied science Department, College of Engineering - Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) since 2015. He has fifteen years of teaching experience for the undergraduate students and three years for postgraduate students. Where he obtained his PhD in the field of Sea Wave Energy Conversion from the Engineering physics department â€“ college of engineering - Helwan University â€“ Egypt after finishing his scholarship at Germany (Gerss Scholarship) Hamburg University (TUHH â€“ institute of Hydrodynamic and Ship Theory), Harburg in 2015. He is working now as consultant for Blue Power Co. in the field of Wave Energy and Wind Energy. He is a member of professional mentors, coaches, and consultants the AAST Center of Entrepreneurship networks. He has published 17 papers in international conferences and journals.
Mohsen Saffari Pour
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Mohsen received his B.Sc. (2010), M.Sc. (2012) degrees both in Mechanical Engineering from ShahidBahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran and his Ph.D. (2016) degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in KTH, Sharif University of Technology, and has a research position in industry.