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Professor, Chemical Engineering
The Northeastern Supramolecular Nanomaterials Lab , USA
Biography :

Dr. Fenniri was educated at the University of Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, receiving his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biochemistry (1989, top of his class), and his M.Sc./Ph.D. degrees in supramolecular science and engineering (1990/1994) under the supervision of Professor Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Laureate). He then joined the Scripps Research Institute in California, USA, where he carried out his postdoctoral training under the supervision of Professor Richard A. Lerner (President and CEO). In 1997 he moved to Purdue University, where he initiated his independent academic career, and established the Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology (1999). In 2003, He joined the National Research Council and the University of Alberta to build and lead the Supramolecular Nanoscale Assembly program, and contribute to the shaping of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), its research programs and facilities, and the recruitment of highly qualified personnel. NINT has since grown from 4 principal investigators in 2003 to a vibrant research and technology organization of over 350 researchers in 2013. In addition, Dr. Fenniri held a full professor position with the Department of Chemistry (since 2003-2013) and adjunct full professor positions with the department of biomedical engineering (since 2010) with the faculty of medicine, and with the department if Chemistry (since 2013) at the University of Alberta. Dr. Fenniri is currently Professor Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Fenniri has achieved international recognition as a leader in the areas of self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry, nanomedicine, combinatorial chemistry, and materials sciences. His group works at the forefront of basic and applied nanosciences, in collaboration with various academic institutions, federal laboratories, and with the private sector. Dr. Fenniri’s contributions appeared in over 190 publications, 8 patents, and over 400 contributed national and international conference papers. Dr. Fenniri has also presented his work in over 150 invited distinguished lectures, colloquia and seminars around the globe. His research programs are supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, the US National Institutes of Health, the National Research Council of Canada, the University of Alberta, and several private, provincial and federal funding organizations. Dr. Fenniri is the recipient of several academic and professional honours and awards, including the Xerox UAC Award (2006–2008), the 3M Faculty Award (2000, 2002), the Showalter Trust Fund Award (1999, 2001), the Trask Trust Fund Technology Innovation Award (2000), the Cottrell Teacher Scholar Award (2000–2005), and the US National Science Foundation Career Award (1999–2003). Dr. Fenniri is Member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and serves on several national and international scientific boards, panels, and committees. Dr. Fenniri has been an invited professor at the Université de Strasbourg and the Collège de France (2010), the National University of Taiwan (2007), and the University of Colorado Boulder, USA (2004). He has also been DAAD Visiting Professor at Regensburg University, Germany (2002, 2003).

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Senior Assistant Professor
International Medical University , Malaysia
Biography :

Dr. Fabian Davamani completed his PhD at IBMS, University of Madras and worked at National Institute of Immunology, India and National Science Council, Taiwan as a post doctoral fellow. Currently working as a faculty in International Medical University, Malaysia; previously worked at Loyola College, Chennai and Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani, India. Worked on infectious diseases of the eyes, genotyping of BPD patients, peptides and truncated protein internalization, mechanism and pathways, developed nano formulation against microbes. Biosaferty officer and Deputy Head, Center for Bioactive Molecules and Drug Delivery (BMDD) in International Medical University (IMU) and Head microbiology research focus group IMU.

Research Interest :

Cell and Molecular biology (Cloning, protein expression and purification, signaling) Microbiology (Clinical isolation and related study, antimicrobial testing nano-formulations) Microfluidic chip applications for research and diagnosis (Surface Plasmon based binding assay and diagnostics)

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Associate Research Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology , USA
Biography :

Dr. James Liang is a Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. Previously, Dr. Liang served as professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and Associate Research Professor at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Dr. Liang is currently editorial board members of three scientific journals and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. There are three research projects in Dr. Liang, Laboratory: 1) Bacteria responsible materials for bio-fouling and medical device infections; 2) Therapeutic peptides; and 3) Nano-technology enabled bacteria and cancer cell sensing.

Research Interest :

Dr. James Liang's research interests are bioactive peptides, functional polymers, and their potential pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.

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Associate Professor
University of Leeds , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr Antony is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds. His primary research interest is in the area of Particulate Mechanics and Physics, especially on the bulk behaviour of powders and grain under industrial process conditions as a function of particle-scale properties. He performs a number of inter-disciplinary research projects including in the area of biomechanics. He uses wide range of computational tools such as DEM, FEM, theoretical and experimental procedures in his research. He has obtained the prestigious MIT Young Researcher Fellowship Award for Exemplary Research in Computational Mechanics. He has made several publications in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. He serves as a member of editorial boards for many international journals in his filed including Journal of Nanotechnology and Research Letters in Nano Technology. Also, he serves as a regular referee for several international journals, including Physical Review Letters and Physical Review E. He has served as a guest editor for the Jl. Granular Matter and the lead editor of the book ‘Granular Materials: Fundamentals and Applications’, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London in 2004. He is a member of many professional bodies worldwide. His research sponsors include EPSRC, Royal Society, DTI, ICI, BNFL, P&G, Pfizer, Borax Hosakawa Micron, Bridon International Ltd, Merck Sharp & Dohme, DuPont and Kayser-Threde. His biography is included in the Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World and the Directory of International Biography Centre, Cambridge.

Research Interest :

Multiscale Modelling and Experiments. Nano Mechanics, Micro Mechanics, Granular Materials and Powder Technology. Mechanics of Space Materials and Design of Space Exploration Devices. Sensing Stresses in Human Eye. Building Structures from Wastes. Diversity in Engineering and Inter-disciplinary Research.

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Director, Nanoprobe Lab for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics , Nanotechnology
The Ohio State University , USA
Biography :

Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, a Graduate Research Faculty Advisor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and the Director of the Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage & MEMS/NEMS (NLIM) at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. B.E. 1970, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India; MS 1971, Massachusetts Institute of Techology, Cambridge; MS 1973, University of Colorado, Boulder; PhD 1976, University of Colorado, Boulder Dr. Bhushan holds two M.S., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA, and three semi-honorary and honorary doctorates. He received his Doctor Honouris Causa from Metal-Polymer Research Institute of National Acad. of Sci., Gomel, Belarus in 2000; and Doctor of Technical Sciences Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland in 1996. He has organized various international conferences and workshops. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships. He is a member of various professional societies, including the International Academy of Engineering (Russia).

Research Interest :

Fundamental studies in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology/nanomechanics and nanomaterials characterization in bio/nanotechnology and biomimetics with a focus on scanning probe techniques.

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Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Research Institute , USA
Biography :

Shaker A Mousa finished his PhD from Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, OH and Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. He also received his MBA from Widener University, Chester, PA. He is currently an endowed tenure Professor and Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research Institute and Vice Provost for Research at ACPHS. Prior to his academic career, he was a senior Scientist and fellow at The DuPont Pharmaceutical Company for 17 years, where he contributed to the discovery and development of several FDA approved and globally marketed diagnostics and therapeutics. He holds over 350 US and International Patents discovering novel anti-angiogenesis strategies, antithrombotics, anti-integrins, anti-cancer, and non-invasive diagnostic imaging approaches employing various nanotechnology platforms. His has published more than 1,000 journal articles, book chapters, published patents, and books as editor and author. He is a member of several NIH study sections, and the Editorial Board Member of several high impact Journals. His research has focused on diagnostics and therapeutics of angiogenesis-related disorders, thrombosis, vascular and cardiovascular diseases.

Research Interest :

Dr. Mousa's current research interests include: Adhesion molecules in health and diseases, Novel therapeutic and diagnostic targets, Treatment and prevention of ischemic and coronary artery diseases, Angiogenesis modulation, vascular and tissue remodeling, and novel anti-platelet, anti-thrombotic and anti-ischemic therapies. Dr. Mousa received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from The Ohio State University, completed postdoctoral research in Cardiovascular Pharmacology at the University of Kentucky and earned his MBA from Widener University. A native of Alexandria, Egypt, he received his B.Pharm. and M.Sc. degrees from Alexandria University. He was elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FACB), and is a member of several national and international societies. He was recently awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institute of Health.

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Professor, Engineering
The University of California , USA
Biography :

Dr. Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner has over 26 years of research experience in various areas within the field of Computer Engineering. Additionally, she has worked in the area of patent law for several years. She has published numerous scientific papers, including two books, and has handled the prosecution and infringement analysis of many complex U.S. and international patents. Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner currently is a Professor of Engineering Practice at the Electrical Engineering-Systems Department at the University of Southern California (USC), and since 2004 has been an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining UCLA, she was a tenured full Professor and Department Head at the Computer Engineering Department of Rochester Institute of Technology. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner received her B.S. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering (1985), M.S. degree in Computer Engineering (1985), her Engineers degree in Electrical Engineering (1988), and her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (1988), all from USC. She holds a J.D. degree from the Northwestern California School of Law, and has graduated Cum Laude with an LL.M. degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is registered as a Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner is best known for her pioneering contributions to three areas of Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nanoscale Computing. In the area of Optical Computing, she produced one of the first theses that dealt with the computational aspects of optical interconnects for VLSI chips. The OMC model was developed by Professor Eshaghian-Wilner as part of her Ph.D. work, and since then, many architectures and algorithms have been designed by on that model. In the area of Heterogeneous Computing, Professor Eshaghian-Wilner is the editor of the field's first book, "Heterogeneous Computing," and she is the co- founder of the IEEE Heterogeneous Computing Workshop. The NSF-funded Cluster-M model was developed by her team, as one of the first paradigms for executing heterogeneous applications to systems. The Cluster-M mapping is still the fastest known algorithm for mapping arbitrary task graphs onto arbitrary system graphs. In the area of Nanoscale Computing, one of Professor Eshaghian-Wilner's most notable results involves the design of highly interconnected multiprocessor chips with spin waves that possess an unprecedented degree of interconnectivity that was not possible previously with electrical VLSI interconnects. These designs have a great potential to be used as part of miniature implantable devices for biomedical applications and nanomedicine. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner serves on the editorial board of Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology, and is a founding series co-editor of "Nature Inspired Computing" for Wiley & Sons. She has edited the first book of this series, "Bio-inspired and Nanoscale Integrated Computing". Professor Eshaghian-Wilner's most recent area of research is in Technology Law. She is investigating how various forms of emerging technologies may be impacted by, and come into conflict with, U.S. and international policies and laws. For example, Pervasive (heterogeneous/ubiquitous) computing and nanotechnology are two emerging technologies in which she an extensive scientific background. While these two technologies are entirely different from each other, they both are seemingly invisible, one in terms of interconnectivity and the other in terms of size. They can therefore introduce continuously magnifying challenges to policies and laws that protect rights and property. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner has founded and/or chaired numerous IEEE conferences and organizations, including the IEEE Women in Engineering affinity division of the Coastal Los Angeles Section. She is the recipient of several prestigious grants and honors including a teaching award for being voted as the best teacher by her engineering students. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner is a nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

Research Interest :

Computing Architectures and Interconnects: Bio-inspired and Nanoscale Computing, MEMS, Optical Interconnects, VLSI and Reconfigurable chips • Computing Networks and Algorithms: Heterogeneous/Cluster/Grid/Cloud Computing, Mapping and Scheduling paradigms/algorithms/tools • Biomedical Applications: Nanomedicine, Bioinformatics, Sequence Alignment, Image-Processing, Computer Vision Technology Law: Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Patent Reform, Digital Rights, Cyber Law/Crimes, Internet Privacy

OCM Member
Professor
Washington University in St. Louis , USA
Biography :

Ramesh K Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he 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. He received PhD in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of 20+ journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ASME, AIAA, IEEE, SAE and SME.

Research Interest :

Renewable and Clean Energy including renewable energy from biomass, wind and Sun, and Chemical Looping Combustion, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage.

OCM Member
Scientist
UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research , India
Biography :

Dr. Goutam Ghosh completed his PhD in 2000 at IGCAR, University of Madras and now working as a senior Scientist in UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India. He also has worked in IQAC, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain as a post doctoral fellow. He has worked in many fields including low temperature physics (structure and magnetism), synthesis of composite nanomaterials, self-assembling systems and so on.

Research Interest :

Interaction of functional nanoparticles with biomaterials, including protein, DNA, cells and so on; targeted application of ions through nanoparticles for therapeutic purpose; effect of ions on physical properties (optical, magnetic, semiconducting) of nanoparticles.

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Scientist
University of Massachusetts Lowell , USA
Biography :

Sina Mohsenian is a research fellow at Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA. He was educated in Physics (2005-2010) at the University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran, during his undergraduate program. He received his Master degree in Plasma Engineering (2010-2012) at Laser and Plasma Institute of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran. After graduating from Master degree, he continued working at SBU as a scientific researcher. During his career at SBU, he performed some research projects in environmental application of thermal plasma sources such as designing two kind of thermal DC plasma torch (twin and single) and their equipment in solid waste treatment and experimental investigation of gas and nano-structured byproducts (hydrogen rich gas and carbon nano-structures). He is currently working at Umass Lowell during his doctoral program on solar radiation and atmospheric NLTE plasma sources such as microwave and gliding arc discharge and their applications in converting abundant low value feedstock, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and water to fuels, chemicals and advanced nano-structures.

Research Interest :

Thermal and non-thermal plasma processing, Plasma simulation, Solar chemical processing, Advanced nano-structures synthesis.

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Assistant Research Professor , Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Desert Research Institute , USA
Biography :

Erick R. Bandala, Assistant Research Professor for Advanced Water Technologies at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Bandala holds PhD degree in Engineering, a Master degree in Organic Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. He has been Full Professor at Universidad de Las Americas Puebla, Mexico (2007-2015) and Titular Researcher (1993-2007) at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (belonging to the Ministry of Environment Mexico). Dr. Bandala is author or co-author of over 100 international publication including 72 peer-reviewed papers in international journals (average impact factor 2.7, >1687 citations, h-index 23); 5 books, 26 book chapters and 65 works published in proceedings of international conferences.

Research Interest :

Dr. Bandala research interests are related with Environmental Engineering including A) Mechanistic aspects of the use and application of nanomaterials in solar driven advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for environmental restoration B) Development of advanced nanomaterials for water and soil treatment for site restoration C) Synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials for Indoor Farming systems D) Development of Climate Change adaptation methodologies for water security.

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Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
The Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS , Malaysia
Biography :

Dr Bashar has over 20 years of professional materials and structural engineering experience as academic, researcher and engineer in various parts of the world.

Research Interest :

His research interest is mainly focused on using nano-particles in improving the properties of concrete containing recycling materials. Dr. Bashar Has published more than 100 peer refereed research papers.

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Associate Professor, Engineering
Tianjin University , China
Biography :

Dr. Zongwei Xu is Associate Professor for College of Precision Instrument & Opto-electronics Engineering at Tianjin University, China. Zongwei Xu received his Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Manufacture and Automation from Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2007. As Principal Investigator (PI), Four National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects have been granted, including one International Cooperation and Exchange project. Dr. Xu has published more than 50 papers, 5 book chapters, 14 patents. He was invited as Guest Editor for Current Nanoscience, book Section Editor for Springer. He was selected as a representative by Chinese academy of engineering (CAE) in 2015, participated "4th China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium" organized by CAE and US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and "1st Indo-Chinese Young Engineering Leaders' Conclave (ICON-1)" organized by CAE and Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He was granted with "Young Researchers" Award in the 3rd Asian Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology International Conference (ASPEN), Japan, 2009. He was the academic or organization committee member for 8 International conferences. He gave 8 Invited talks at international conferences.

Research Interest :

His principle research interests include Focused Ion Beam (FIB) nano-patterning, Molecular Dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulation, SEM online nanomachining, Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) substrate for Bio-sensing, and Micro/nanoscale optical devices.

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Scientist
Inter-University Accelerator Centre , India
Biography :

Dr. P. K. Kulriya is Senior Scientist at the Materials Science Group, Inter-University Accelerator Centre New Delhi, India. He holds a PhD in Physics and an M.Tech. in Solid State Materials from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and an M Sc in Physics from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He then joined as prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA where he carried out his postdoctoral training on the materials for disposal of radioactive waste under the supervision of Professor Jie Lian. Dr. Kulriya is author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers in leading international journals and delivered seminars at a number of ion beam institutions in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and USA. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Fast Track Young Scientist Project by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is a member of various professional societies, including the National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Interest :

His principle research interests include polymer nano composites electrolytes as solid electrolytes in lithium ion batteries.

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Associate Professor, Faculty of science
Benha University , Egypt
Biography :

Dr. Masoud is Associate Professor at Benha University, Egypt. Emad M. Masoud received his Doctoral Degree in "polymer nano composites electrolytes as solid electrolytes for lithium – ion batteries" from Benha University (Egypt), 2012.Three international research grants have been granted. He worked in Karlsruhe institute of technology and Tuebingen University, Germany. He also participated in the teaching activity for the European master students, Erasmus Mundus. As Principal Investigator (PI), Four National projects have been granted, including one International Cooperation with North Carolina State University, USA (Prof. Dr. Xiangwu Zhang). Dr. Masoud has published 12 papers in international peer - reviewed journals. He was invited as Lead Guest Editor for American journal of nano research and applications, Science publishing group, USA. He worked as a reviewer for many international journals, such as materials chemistry A (Impact factor = 8.8). He was selected for inclusion in many scientific committees of international conferences. He was selected for inclusion in the editorial board of the energy journal (Science Research Association). He presented 2 invited talks in international conferences. His Biography was enlisted in Marquis Who's Who in the world, 2015, 32nd, USA. He was granted the encouragement Benha University Prize, 2017. He also was the Recipient of 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Who`s Who Lifetime Achievement Award.

Research Interest :

His principle research interests include polymer nano composites electrolytes as solid electrolytes in lithium ion batteries.

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Associate professor, Engineering
University of Zanjan , Iran
Biography :

Jafar Ghazanfarian (born in 1984) is at the department of mechanical engineering at University of Zanjan (his lovely hometown) as an associate professor since 2011 and as a lecturer since 2007. He holds his PhD (ranked 1st since the university foundation, 19.46/20) and MSc degrees (ranked 1st, 17.98/20) in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnics) and the Bachelor degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Thermo-Fluids) from University of Tehran. Most of his scientific life has been dedicated to the development of traditional and modern computational methods in diverse fields from biological tissues to nanoscale electronic devices.

Research Interest :

His principle research interests include polymer nano composites electrolytes as solid electrolytes in lithium ion batteries.

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