Dr. Patrizia Bocchetta received Chemical Engineering Degree from University of Palermo in the year 1999 and the PhD in 2003 from Politecnico of Milano. In 2012, she became an Assistant Professor of Applied Electrochemistry at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Salento. Her main research interests focuses on (i) electrocatalytic materials for oxygen reduction reaction; (ii) novel proton exchange membranes for H 2 /O 2 fuel cells; (iii) porous anodic alumina; (iv) in-situ spectroelectrochemistry; (v) synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials; (vi) conductive and bio-compatible polymers; (vii) zn-air batteries; (viii) chitosan-based materials for energy conversion and sensors.
Y. Duan Jilin University Changchun (China)
Prof. Yu Duan obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2001) in microelectronics and solid-state electronics from Jilin University, China. Prof. Duan is currently employed as Professor, in the College of Electronic Science & Engineering, at Jilin University. His research interests mainly lie in the subject areas / fields of organic semiconductors and optoelectronics. Other research areas include printing nanoparticle, AgNW, and graphene. Prof. Duan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 100 articles in various journals of international repute, and his documents have received total citations of over 1,160.
Z. Gan Nanjing Normal University Nanjing (China)
Zhixing Gan obtained his B.S. in Applied Physics in 2010 from Northeastern University,
China, and then received his Ph.D. degree at Nanjing University in 2015. After that, he
joined School of Physical Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal University as a
principal investigator. His primary research interests include photothermal effect and
photoluminescence of novel nanomaterials, such as carbon nanomaterials, graphene, 2D
materials, and perovskites.
H. Han University in Leuven Leuven (Belgium)
Dr. Ning Han is now doing research at the Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium.
He received his B.S. and M.S. in Physical Chemistry from Shandong University of Technology,
China. After that, he worked as a research engineer in Curtin University, Australia. He then
moved to KU Leuven to pursue his PhD degree. His current research mainly lies in design
and characterization of oxide-based materials with the application focus on electrocatalysis,
environmental catalysis, and energy storage. He has authored and co-authored over 40
scientific papers published in international journals, and 5 granted patents.
W. Jiang Nanchang Hangkong University Nanchang (China)
Wu-Gui Jiang received a B.S. in Refrigeration Engineering, M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, and Ph.D. in Material Processing Engineering from Nanchang University, China. Currently, he is a Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor at the Nanchang Hangkong University, China. His research interests focus on Nanomechanics of materials and devices, Composite mechanics, and Computational methods of modeling material behavior. He has published several articles in well-reputed journals.
N.V. Kamanina St.-Petersburg Electrotechnical University Petersburg (Russia)
Dr. Natalia V. Kamanina is the Head of the Laboratory for Photo Physics of Media with Nano Objects at Vavilov State Optical Institute and is also currently working as a Professor of the St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI.” She has an interest in the areas of investigations on inorganic soft materials of the UV and IR range, coatings, organic conjugated materials, liquid crystals, laser-matter interaction, nanotechnology, fullerenes, and biological objects. She has an experience in nanoparticles doping process of organics, in recording of amplitude-phase thin gratings in thin films as well as in developing of liquid crystal (LC) cells and spatial light modulators; she has an experience in optical limiting effect of laser radiation over visible and infrared spectral ranges, in medical applications of LC structures to orient human blood cell also. She has published more than 200 scientific papers, 5 books and 7 handbooks for the students. In parallel to her scientific activity, she has been lecturing since 2001.
B. Kumar Kolhan University Chaibasa (India)
Dr. Brajesh Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, TATA College, Chaibasa, India. He received Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India. His research interest is in the development of sustainable and ecofriendly techniques for: (a) natural product extraction, purification and analysis, (b) natural polymers, (c) peptide chemistry, (d) microwave and ultrasound assisted organic synthesis, (e) nanoparticles synthesis and their applications for environmental remediation, (f) active films of organic solar cells, (g) nanomedicine, (h) sensors, and (i) organic synthesis. Dr. Brajesh Kumar has been credited for different national and international fellowships and he has also worked as a faculty member in various universities of India, Ecuador and South Korea.
W. Li Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai (China)
Prof. Wanwan Li obtained his PhD in Materials Science from Shanghai University of China in 2004, then he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering & State Key Lab of Metal Matrix Composites of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005, where he was promoted to a Professor in 2013. During 2012 to 2013, he joined the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) as a visiting scholar. His research concerns the design and fabrication of functional nanomaterials and their applications on biomedical diagnosis & therapy. He has published more than 70 articles in scientific peer-reviewed international journals.
R. Rao Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Haryana (India)
Dr. Rekha Rao completed her PhD from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India in 2011. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Haryana. She has supervised several M.Pharm. and PhD Research Projects and has authored many scientific papers in internationally renowned journals.
V. Thomas University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Birmingham, AL (USA)
Dr. Vinoy Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Polymers and Healthcare at Business Engineering Complex, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biomaterials Science from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India. He completed his M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Kerala, India.
L. Wang Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai (P.R. China)
Dr. Liqiang Wang is an associate professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He got his BS and MS degrees both from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in materials science in 2006. Then he became a graduate student in department of materials science and engineering in Shanghai JiaoTong University, where he got his Ph.D. in 2009. His research focus is towards preparing, processing and analyzing of biomedical titanium alloys and titanium matrix composites. He has been a member of many national and international committees and associations. To-date, he has contributed more than 70 journal, book and conference publications, including 10 plenary, keynote and invited talks, 5 book chapters.
H. Wu Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) Xi’an (P.R. China)
Hongjing Wu is an associate professor of Materials Physics and Chemistry at the School of Science of
Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Applied
Chemistry and Chemistry of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in 2007 and 2010. He earned his Ph.D.
degree at Materials Physics and Chemistry, NPU, in 2014. During 2012 and 2013, he worked as a visiting
scholar at Institute of Nanostructured Materials, Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISMN), supported by
China Scholarship Council. In 2014, he was appointed as an associate professor at School of Science of NPU.
His current research activities center on design, characterization and application of nano-oxide based
materials with the focus on environmental catalysis, Li-ion battery energy storage, and electromagnetic wave
absorbing properties of nano-oxide based materials. He authored and co-authored 85 scientific papers
published on ISI journals in the field of materials science and energy. Publications were cited by Google
scholar for more than 2978 times, H-index: 32.
N. Xu Suzhou University of Science and Technology Suzhou (China)
Dr Nan Xu received her PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology (USA). She worked for Rutgers-New Jersey State University (USA) as a Postdoctoral fellow. Currently, she is working at the Suzhou University of Science and Technology (China). Her research interests focus on the design and synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles using a green method for remediation of contaminated soils and underground water; chemical complexation in the interface of solid-water; and co-transport of nanoparticles attached with metal contaminants in the soil, sediment and water environments. Her research has been financially sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (4 grants in total). Dr Xu has published more than 40 peer-reviewed academic papers in journals. Also, she owns 2 Chinese licensed patents.
Dr. Xiuhua Zhao is a Research Professor at the Ministry Education Key Laboratory of Forest Plant Ecology, Northeast Forestry University. He did his Ph.D. in Botany from Northeast Forestry University, Harbin city, Heilongjiang in the year 2009. His Research interests are (a) Extraction, separation of and purification of native compounds (b) Nanomedicine (c) Design and evaluation of drug delivery (d) bioavailability or bioaccessibility enhancement of poorly soluble drugs by nanotechnology (e) Biomaterials.
Prof. Dae Joon Kang Sungkyunkwan University Suwon (South Korea) Biography
Biography of Dae Joon Kang
Dr. Dae Joon Kang is a Professor in Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. (Condensed Matter Physics) from University of Cambridge, UK in 1999. He completed his M.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) from University of Florida, USA in 1991.
He has been awarded with various Honors and Awards:
Innovative Research Award from Nano Korea 2013 International Symposium
Marquis Who′s Who in Asia 2012
The Best Paper Award from Natural Science College, SKKU, 2010
Marquis Who′s Who in the World 2009 and 2014