Expertise mainly focused in the use of renewable resources and nanocomposites in sensors, drug delivery and environmental recovery. Coordination of 10 research projects with financial support from government sponsoring agencies. Published 141 scientific articles. Published 3 chemistry books in Portuguese and 3 books about Biopolymers in English. Published 197 papers in Conferences and Scientific meetings. Co- convener of the Sixth International Conference on Natural Polymers, Biopolymers and biomaterials: Applications from macro to nanoscale (http://www.biopolymers.macromol.in/) and Chairman of the Fifth International Conference on Natural Polymers, Biopolymers and biomaterials: Applications from macro to nanoscale (https://www.icnp2017rio.com/). Supervisor of 128 undergraduate students; 29 M.Sc. students, 12 Ph.D. students and 6 Post Doc. Nowadays I am the supervisor of 8 undergraduate students; 5 M.Sc. students, 10 Ph.D. students and 3 Post Doc. Member of the editorial board of Current Applied Polymer Science (ISSN 2452-2716) since 2016, Associate Editor of the MedCrave Online Journal (MOJ) Polymer Science (ISSN: 2574-9773) since 2017, and Editor of the Academic Journal of Polymer Science, since 2018. Award Young Scientist of Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ 2011 and 2014), member of Post Graduate Program in Science and Technology of Polymers of the macromolecules Institute / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) since 2008, member of Post Graduate Program in Civil Engineering (COPPE/UFRJ) between 2015-2019 and member of Post Graduate Program in Nanotechnology (COPPE/UFRJ) since 2019.
Dr. M.A. de Paoli graduated (Bachelor) in Chemistry from the University of Brasília (1970) and PhD in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) from the University of São Paulo (1974). He was a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a researcher at several European institutions and a Visiting Professor at the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Commander and Grand Cross of the Order of Scientific Merit of Brazil. He is currently a Collaborating Researcher at the State University of Campinas. He has supervised 70 graduate students, Masters and Doctors. He has extensive experience in the area of Chemistry, with an emphasis on Polymers and Electrochemistry, currently working on the following themes: degradation and stabilization of polymers, formulation of thermoplastics, polymeric composites with vegetable fibers, polymeric blends, photoelectrochemistry and polymeric solid electrolytes. He has worked on research projects in interaction with the industrial sector and has several national and international patents. The current interest in research is focused on "polymeric materials with low environmental impact".
Dr. Sabu Thomas, is a pro-vice chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University. He completed his PH.D in 1987 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Inda. He was a professor at the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London and Fulbright Fellow from the USA. His name was cited in the list of most productive researchers in India and secured 5th Position in 2008. He was also listed as the most cited researcher in materials science and engineering by Elsevier Scopus data in 2016. His research areas include polymer blends, fiber filled polymer composites, nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomer crosslinking, dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering, polymer nanocomposites for electronic applications, and water purification.
Dr. Guibal obtained a doctorate (PhD) in waste management from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon (France) in 1990, after getting his diploma from French engineering school, Ecole des mines d’Alès, in 1986. He has published about 200 scientific publications. He is developing a research at the frontier between environmental engineering and material sciences, “playing” with the properties of biopolymers, ionic liquids and metal ions for designing new materials and applications (metal extraction, wastewater treatment, supported catalysis, etc.). Dr. Guibal is currently co-editor of this journal (Current Applied Polymer Science), published by Bentham Science Publishers.
Dr. Denis Rodrigue obtained a Ph.D. (1996) in chemical engineering from Sherbrooke University (Canada) with a focus on rheology and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. He then moved to Laval University (Canada) where he is now a full professor in chemical engineering. His main research areas are polymer processing in general with an emphasis on the chemical, electrical, morphological, physical, rheological and thermal properties of complex structures such as blends, composites, fibers, films, foams, membranes and multilayers. He has over 200 papers published in international journals and over 12 book chapters.
Prof. C.W. Kan is a professor and associate dean (strategic planning and development) at the School of Fashion and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a BSc in textile chemistry. He obtained a Ph.D. from the same University. He has experience of working in private and public sectors in the area of textile evaluation and safety and health management for more than five years before joining the Institute. His research interests are in the area of (i) textile coloration and finishing, (ii) surface treatment of textile materials, (iii) textile products evaluation, (iv) textile testing instrumentation, (v) safety and health management and (vi) environmental management. He holds the professional qualification of chartered colourist, chartered textile technologist, chartered chemist and chartered safety and health practitioner. He has a fellowship from the Society of Dyers and Colourists, Textile Institute and Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K. In addition, he is a member of the 1- Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and 2-Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel. Recently, Dr. Kan published more than 180 SCI journal papers and 250 conference papers in his research area.
Dr. Sunil K. Bajpai obtained his doctorate (Ph. D.) degree from Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur(M.P.), India on polymer chemistry. He is professor of chemistry in Govt. Model Science College, Jabalpur (M.P.), India. He has published over 150 research papers in various journals of international repute. He has also authored a number of book chapters, published by reputed international publishers. Over 30 students have obtained Ph. D. under his guidance. His areas of research include drug delivery systems, nanoparticles loaded antimicrobial films for wound healing.
Dr. Nagai is professor of the Department of Applied Chemistry and chair of the Center for Polymer Science in Meiji University, Japan. Currently Dr. Nagai is also the convenor of ISO-TC61/SC11/WG3-Plastics Films and Sheeting. In 2016, Dr. Nagai joined in editorial board members as a regional editor of this journal (Current Applied Polymer Science, CAPS), published by Bentham Science Publishers.
Low, I.M. earned his doctoral degree in Materials Engineering at Monash University, Australia in 1987. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) degree in Materials Engineering also from Monash University in 1983. He is currently attached to the School of Science and is a professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Low authored/co-authored over 230 refereed scientific articles and more than 10 books as of March 2016 and his h-index is 28 with 2784 citations. His research interests include polymer composites, nanotechnology, advanced materials processing and characterisation. He is the current WA Branch President and Federal Secretary of the Australian Ceramic Society He is also the recipient of the prestigious 1996 Joint Australasian Ceramic Society/Ceramic Society of Japan Ceramic Award for ceramics research. He is on the editorial board of several journals such as Journal of Nanomaterials and Journal of Ceramics.
Dr. Nedeljković obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. Currently Dr. Nedeljković is a senior researcher in the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia. His main research interest is the development of synthetic methods for size and shape control of various types of nanomaterials (noble metals, semiconductors and oxides), as well as their usage as building blocks for preparation of polymer based nanocomposites. He has published more than 150 scientific papers during his thirty years long scientific career.
Dr. Ahmed Fatimi is the head of the research team “sciences and chemical engineering” and an associate professor at Sultan Moulay Slimane University (Morocco). In 2008, he received his PhD degree in biomaterials from University of Nantes. From 2009 until 2012, he was as post-doctoral research fellow at Canada research chair in biomaterials and endovascular implants. Dr. Fatimi’s research is focused on developing and formulation of hydrogels for tissue engineering and biomedical use. Dr. Fatimi holds 4 patents, and has published 24 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, and 2 book chapters; moreover, he has presented 46 conference communications.
Dr. Emad Al-Mulla is a Professor at College of Health and Medical Techniques, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, Iraq. He is currently Dean of Babylon Technical Institute at above University. He has received his PhD from University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia in 2010. He was a Post-Doctoral researcher at the same University from April 2012 to April 2013. His main fields of interest are biopolymer nano-composites, bioorganic synthesis, nanomaterials,; He has more than 60 published papers in Scopus and ISI journals.
Dr. Chi-Ping Li received his PhD in Materials Science from Colorado School of Mines in 2014 and followed by postdoctoral research in National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, USA) in 2015. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of National United University in Taiwan as an assistant professor in 2018. His research interests are mainly focused on synthesis of nanostructured films, nanocomposite and functional polymers. Those materials are used in electrochromic windows, lithium batteries, organic photovoltaics, displays, LED and sensors. His goal is to overcome the challenges and produce great but low cost materials in the field of green and renewable energy.
Dr. Madbouly received his Ph.D. from the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral Fellowship (Mainz University, Germany) and the Japan Society for Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (Tokyo Institute of Technology). He served as a senior research scientist at the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi and at the Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, GKSS, Germany. He also worked as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University and Senior Polymer Engineer at Schlumberger. He published over 85 peer-reviewed journal papers with approximately 2600 citations. He also published 8 patents, one book, 9 book chapters, and presented more than 60 talks at national and international meetings, and serves as a frequent reviewer and referee.
Mamardashvili Nugzar Zhoraevich received his M.Sc. degree from the Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology in 1987. He joined Professor Berezin Boris Dmitrievich group at the G.A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISC RAS), Russia, as a Ph.D. course student in 1987 and obtained a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry in 1990. Since that time he has worked at the ISC RAS, obtained Doctor Science degree in 1999, and degree of Professor in 2007. He received several awards including Young Scientist Investigator Award from INTAS in 2001, Award of the Ministry of Higher Education of France in 2002, and award on the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities in 2011. Since 2016 Prof. Mamardashvili is a Deputy Director on Research of the ISC RAS. Prof. Mamardashvili's current research interests include coordination polymers of macrocyclic compounds, supramolecular synthesis focusing on the porphyrins, crown-ethers and calixarenes, their precursors and derivatives. Investigation of molecular recognition of host/guest molecules occurs with non-covalent bonds (ionoc, H-bridge, charge transfer, hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions).
Yunchao Xie is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri (MU). In 2020, he earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MU under the supervision of Dr. Jian Lin. Prior to this, he completed his Master's degree from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and Bachelor's degree from Qingdao Agricultural University. Currently, his research has focused on advanced manufacturing enabled by artificial intelligence and experimental automation, deep learning-assisted inverse design of novel materials, and physics-informed machine learning.
Dr. Naima Belhaneche-Bensemra is a professor at the Environmental Engineering Department of the National Polytechnic School of Algiers where she is in charge of various lectures. She is the Head of the Materials and Environment Interactions Team of the Laboratory of Sciences and Techniques of the Environment. She received the engineering degree in polymeric materials in 1985 from the University Ferhat Abbas of Sétif and the PhD Degree in polymeric materials and composites from university Claude Bernard-Lyon I. She is the author of more than 100 publications, including research articles in peer reviewed impact factor journals as well as invited book chapters.
Dr. M. G. Buonomenna, born in 1975, obtained her degree in Chemistry from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 1998. She holds a Master in Membrane Materials and Operations from Institute on Membrane and Technology (ITM) (former IRMERC)-National Research Council (CNR) and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering and Materials from the University of Calabria. In 2014, she obtained the qualification of Associate Professor in Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies from the Italian Ministry for Instruction, University and Research (MIUR). She has been an invited speaker in numerous international conferences and referee for international Research Agencies as well as journals including Energy & Environmental Science, Chemical Communications, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. M. G. Buonomenna is author of more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 100 publications in congress proceedings, 9 chapters of scientific books and editor of 1 book on advanced membrane materials.
Dr. Emo Chiellini graduated in Chemistry in 1963 at the University of Pisa. He pursued his academic career at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa and at European and Extra-community Universities as a researcher/professor. His main interest for more than half a century in science and technology of polymeric materials includes bioactive polymers for biomedical, pharmaceutical and environmental applications, biodegradable polymeric materials, Nano sciences and nanomaterial. He is the author of more than 500 publications, and holder of 35 patents. He presented more than 300 conferences upon invitation by scientific institutions and industries.
Dr. Ivana Cesarino received her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from UNESP - Sao Paulo State University in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2009 in Analytical Chemistry from USP - Sao Paulo University, in Brazil. She was as admitted in 2014 as Professor at UNESP, School of Agriculture. Her research areas of interest are related with electroanalysis, nanotechnology and utilization of agro industrial residues. Head- leader of Laboratory of Electroanalysis and Nanotechnology (LEN) and co-leader of Residuall Laboratory. She has published 66 articles, 7 book chapters, 1 patent and has more than 100 papers published in conference proceedings and 50 participations in international conferences.
Dr. Dhar is a Senior Scientist in the Fiber Optics & Photonics Division of CSIR-Central Glass & Ceraamic Research Institute, Kolkata. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Institute of Photonics & Electrronics, ASCR v.v.i Czech Republic from 20 009-2010 and then moved to Optoelectronics Research Center, the University of Southampton, UK where he continued until 2012. His main research interests are design, development and optical/material characterization of specialty optical fiber for amplifier, high power fiber laser, and sensing application. He has published more than 100 SSCI Journal papers, around 75 International conference papers, has 2 US patents, 1 European patent and 4 book chapters.
Associate Professor Dr. Xugang Dang graduated from Sichuan University with the degree of Master of Engineering in Leather Chemistry and Engineering in 2017. He received his Ph.D from the same University in 2020, and acted as a Joint-PhD at the Lund University, Sweden. After receiving his doctoral degree, he worked at Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, College of Bioresources Chemistry and Materials Engineering. In 2020, he was conferred the title of full Associate Professor. Dr. Xugang Dang has more than 40 publications in scientific journals (e.g., Green Chemistry, Cellulose, Carbohydrates Polymer, Soft Matter, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, etc.) and conferences, including 10 patents. His current research areas are biomass-based biomedical polymer materials. He is also a reviewer for more than 15 international academic journals and reviewed more than 50 journal papers.
Dr. Dias is Full Professor at the Instituto de Macromoléculas Professora Eloisa Mano (IMA) of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He obtained the degrees in Chemical Engineering and PhD in Science and Technology of Polymers from UFRJ and has research experience in the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and a Post-Doc at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Dr Dias has served as Vice-Director of IMA/UFRJ and received the Award Scientist of Rio de Janeiro State and Productivity Researcher of Brazilian Research Council (CNPq). He is also African Scientific Institute Fellow. His research focuses on polymer synthesis by coordination polymerization, PET recycling and biomaterials. He has supervised more than 40 Master and 28 Doctoral students and published over than 140 scientific papers, 3 books and 300 papers in Conferences and Scientific meetings.
Prof. Dr. Udayan De, 1973 M.Sc.(Physics), IIT Kharagpur, and 1978 Ph.D. (Calcutta University), worked as a Humboldt Fellow in the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg & 9 other German institutes like Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and as a scientist in the Department of Atomic Energy, India (1982-2010). He specializes in materials science (including ionic & other engineering polymers & polymer-composites) and environmental research. He is presently active as guest professor in engineering and science centres. With over 100 journal publications, in addition to other papers and reports, he has been Referee for Journals, PhD guide, PhD examiner and also on editorial boards.
Dr. Gennaro Gentile, chemist, is a research scientist at IPCB-CNR. His research activities are focused on functional polymer based composite materials. He is a scientific coordinator of several RȦD projects and of the IPCB-CNR laboratory of electron microscopy analysis. He has published more than 100 papers in international journals.
Dr. Huixin He is a full professor in the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University, Newark New Jersey, USA. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry/nanoscience from Peking University, China in 1997. She joined the National University of Singapore as a research associate, working mainly on plastic microfluidic channels and micropatterns by soft lithography. She worked with Professor Nongjian Tao, at Florida International University in 1999, and then moved to Arizona State University. She worked on molecular electronics, including the electronic properties of metallic quantum wires and single chain conducting polymer wires. In 2002, she joined the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University in Newark campus. She has a long interest in working on the electrochemistry of conducting polymers and their composite materials. She has published a number of peer reviewed articles, along with book chapters, conference proceedings, and a few patents.
Prof. Dr. Eslam M. M. Ibrahim is a full professor for materials scince at Sohag University since 2013. He has published more than 80 publications. He presented many talks as an invited speaker at universities, research institutes and conferences. He is a referee in more than 20 journals. His research interests are novel organic and inorganic nanostructures, different shaped carbon nanostructures, thermoelectric nanomaterials and magnetic nanoparticles.
Dr. Puyou Jia obtained a PhD in 2016 at the Beijing Forestry University, China. Then, he joined Institute of Chemical Industry of Forestry Products, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF). He is an Associate Professor and focus on synthesis of bio-based biomass-based monomers and polymers. He has spearheaded a few interdisciplinary initiatives that combine expertise in the fields of polymer synthesis and materials chemistry. He is interested in the atom-efficient, ecofriendly, highly efficient chemical transformations of a variety of biomass into sustainable intermediates, polymer auxiliaries, bio plastics, elastomers and advanced bio-based materials. He has published more than 100 academic paper.
Dr. İsmet Kaya obtained a Ph.D. (1995) in Polymer Chemistry from Fırat University (Turkey). Her main research areas are polymeric materials for advanced technologies for the past 20 years and on the molecular design and synthesis and characterization of oligo-polyphenols/polymers, electrical conductivity, chemical kinetic, chemical kinetic of thermal degradation, cure of epoxy resins, and gas-separating ability. He has over 230 papers published in international journals and one book chapter.
Dr. Santosh Kumar received his B.Sc, M.Sc. and D. Phil. from University of Allahabad, India. He worked as a Research Associate at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India. He was awarded CAS-TWAS Postdoctoral fellowship and worked at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Later he joined as a KU Brain Pool Professor at the Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. He is working in Chemistry Centre, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. During his career, Dr. Kumar has published a number of articles and book chapters, attended and participated in local and international workshops, and conferences.
Prof. Kamal K. Kar, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is Umang Gupta Chair Professor from July 2014 to till date. He pursued higher studies from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and Iowa State University, USA before joining as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials science at IIT Kanpur in 2001. He was a BOYSCAST Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 2003 (May-December). Prof. Kar has published more than 160 papers in international referred journals, 110 conference papers, 06 books on nanomaterials and their nanocomposites, 30 review articles/book chapters and more than 55 national and international patents. http://home.iitk.ac.in/%7Ekamalkk/index.htm.
Dr. Tharanikkarasu Kannan obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of Madras. He has PDF experience from Pusan National University (KRF) and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JSPS). He has working experience as a Project Officer, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras and Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi. Now, he is working at the Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University as a full Professor. His areas of Interest include Polymer/Organic Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry. He has published more than 55 research papers in reputed journals, authored one book in the field of ATRP and written two book chapters.
Dr. Kim obtained his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry in 1999 from Hokkaido University, Japan. He was a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Connecticut, USA and Shinshu University, Japan. He is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Organic Materials and Fiber Engineering, Jeonbuk National University, Republic of Korea. His research interest are super capacitors, energy nanomaterial, Nano carbons and carbon fibers, functional Nano fibers, electro catalysts, metal nanoparticles, biosensors, fuel cells, layer-by-layer self-assembled thin films and capsules, nanostructured molecular nanocomposites, hydrogels, and hybrid POSS materials.
Dr. Yung-Chun Lee received his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in 1994. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in 1997 and is now a Distinguished Professor there. Dr. Lee’s research areas include ultrasound non-destructive evaluation, piezoelectric devices, excimer laser micromachining, nano-imprinting, contact printing, roller imprinting, and maskless lithography. He has published 100 plus SCI-indexed journal papers and 2 book chapters. He received the 2018 Outstanding Research Award from the Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan. He has been the PI of several major research projects on developing advanced micro/nano-fabricating methods for industrial applications.
Dr. E.F. Lucas is a Chemical Engineer (UERJ) and completed, MSc and DSc. (in Polymer Science and Technology) and MBA. She is a Full Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is the Director of Laboratory of Macromolecules and Colloids Applied to the Petroleum Industry. She is a Coordinator of Human Resources Program – Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, 2019-2024. Her Researches in polymers applied to petroleum industry. Her Publication includes 2 dictionaries, 2 books, 1 chapter of book, 1 chapter of encyclopedia, 4 Brazilian patents and 161 papers published.
Prof. Leao is full professor of Biocomposites and Bioenergy, Department of Biotechnology and Bioprocess, Sao Paulo State University – UNESP, Brazil. His interests are: natural polymers composites; biofuel and smart materials. Published more than 100 papers; 30 book chapters, attended more than 300 international meetings. Visiting scientist at Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI; visiting professor at Univ. of Toronto and currently at Queensland University of Technology. Founder of: The Water Safe Company; Plastitech; Nanoway and Tech Easy. Coordinator of international and national projects; FAO consultant in several countries; Chair of the Consultative Committee of the Common Fund For Commodities, Amsterdam.
Dr. Liu Xinghai is an Associate Professor at Wuhan University’s Printing and Packaging Engineering department. Liu received his Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry from Wuhan University, China. Dr. Liu’s main research interests are: (1) Flexible film sensor for detecting the small molecules about environmental parameter changes,such as temperature, humidity and harmful substance, which are used in food and drug safety monitoring and environmental analysis；(2) Intelligent Packaging Materials, for instance freshness indicator, TTIs, packing leak indicator etc, which are applied in food and drug quality monitoring, cold chain environmental monitoring and other fields; (3)Extraction of natural active substances and their applications in ink, food preservation and antibacterial, which are used in natural green ink, food preservation and antibacterial fields.
Dr. Pei Li received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. Later on, Dr. Li obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of Toledo in Ohio, USA, in 2010. In 2013, he joined as an Associate Professor in the College of Materials Science and Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, and is currently working there. Dr. Li has published over 50 articles in the areas of gas separation membranes, nanofiltration, electrospinning, pervaporation, and forward osmosis.
Dr. Mohammed Lahcini received both his Master and Ph.D. from the University of Bordeaux 1- France in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He started his academic career at Cadi Ayyad University in 1995 as an Assistant Professor and was appointed as a Full Professor in 2002. He was a visiting scientist at Helsinki University (2002-2012), University of Hamburg (2006-2015), University of Rouen (2010-2012), Qatar University (2013-2016), Zagreb University and Orléans University (2019). In 2013, he was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research award for Experienced Researchers. His research covers organometallic and macromolecular chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis and homogeneous catalysis in biopolymers and bionanocomposites materials and green chemistry including the chemistry of bio-sourced materials.
Dr. Menezes is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining the University, he worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. His productive research career has produced over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications (citations over 3800, h-index - 32), 25 book chapters, and four books. He currently serves as a reviewer on over 50 prestigious journals and as an editorial board member of 10 journals. In addition, he has participated in many national and international conferences in roles such as conference paper reviewer, conference review committee member, conference technical committee member, and session chairman. He has peer-reviewed multiple books, book chapters, grants, and master's and doctoral theses.
Dr. C.R.E. Mansur holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's and PhD in Polymer Science and Technology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Currently, she is an Associate Professor of the Laboratory of Macromolecules and Colloids in Petroleum Industry of Institute of Macromolecules (LMCP/IMA/UFRJ) and works in the areas of Polymers and Colloids applied in the Oil industry and in the pharmaceutical sector, acting mainly on the following topics: treatment of oil and produced water; organic deposition inhibitors; stimulation processes; enhanced oil recovery and controlled release of drugs and cosmetics.
Prof. Dr. Manikandan obtained Ph.D. from Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). He completed M.Sc; M.Phil, P.G.D.S.T (Software Technology) degrees from Bharathidasan & Pondicherry Central University. He is currently working as an associate professor in the department/Centre for Nanoscience & Technology, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry, India. He has the honor of developing the key component of the atomic-nuclear based accelerator spectroscopy of ion-beam techniques i.e., proton Induced X-ray emission / proton induced gamma-ray emissions (PIXE / PIGE) fingerprint techniques and high-resolution RBS (Rutherford-backscattering spectroscopy) and low & high energy implantation for materials processing for the formation of various micro, nanostructures and their fundamental functionalities. He became a visiting honorary professor at different universities in South Africa, Russia & Brazil. He has published a number of papers in international journals, along with book chapters and a few patents.
Dr. F. Machado Chemical Engineer, received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – PEQ/COPPE/UFRJ with a collaborative period at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 – CPE/Lyon/France. Worked in the QUATTOR Petrochemical Co. focused on the continuous improvement of polypropylene industrial processes. Started as Professor in the Technological Chemistry Division at the Institute of Chemistry at University of Brasília (UnB) in June 2009. His scientific research is focused on the development of new polymeric materials with improved properties, as well, modeling, optimization, monitoring and control for the development of chemical processes.
Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell is a Professor and Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic Institute Leiria in Portugal. Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell carried out his doctoral work at the University of Cambridge in the UK and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge and a JSPS Fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan. He is a Visiting Member of the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department of the Oxford Universities NHS Foundation Trust. He is the editor of a book “Electrospinning; Principles, practice and possibilities” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr. Mahmoud Mohsin has a Bachelor degree in chemistry, from the University of Mosul / Iraq. He obtained his M.Sc.(1982) and Ph.D. (1984) degrees in Polymer Science and Technology from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) UK, in the Materials Science Center. Immediately after graduation, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Stirling University, UK. In 1990 he joined the newly established the Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) in Polymer Science and Technology at Leeds University, UK. In September, 2000 he moved from Leeds University to join the Chemistry Department at the United Arab Emirates University.
Prof. Leonard Mwaikambo is a research fellow at the University of Warwick. He also served as a researcher at the Institute for Research and Technology of Plastic Materials. He was a visiting professor at the Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic. He is the co-author of a book on biopolymers. Besides, he is editorial board member of the journals; Cellulose, BioResources, and Current Trend in Polymer Science, and a regular reviewer of the journals; Composite Science and Technology, Applied Polymer Science, Macromolecular, Macromolecular Rapid Communication, Polymers and Polymer Composites, and Journal of Materials Science. He has published several peer reviewed articles in the journals, where he serves as editorial board member and reviewer.
Dr. Sérgio Henrique Pezzin, Chemist is a Full Professor at the Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil. He obtained his DSc. in Physical Chemistry (1998) at Campinas State University and worked as a Guest Scientist at the GKSS Forschungszentrum GmbH – Germany (2006-2007) and as visiting professor in Valencia (UPV - Spain). He published more than 70 research articles and book chapters and is currently the leader of the Polymer Materials Group at UDESC, carrying out research on polymer physical chemistry and nanocomposites.
Dr. Pan has interests in general Materials Science and Engineering including polymeric, ceramics, and composite materials. His research is focused on the area of multiscale and multi-physics modeling of materials. Dr. Pan has led and participated in 30 research projects in the broad areas of polymeric aging, steel corrosion, and degradation of cementitious materials. Dr. Pan has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and taught the subject of Materials Science and Engineering for ten years. Dr. Pan is a member of several professional organizations including US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Dr. Parisi obtained a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at University of Calabria in 2007, followed by a Ph.D. in “Environment, Health and Eco-friendly Processes”, with a Ph.D. thesis entitled “Polymeric Materials for Biomedical Applications: Synthesis and Characterization”, from the same university in 2011. During her Ph.D., she was also a Visiting Researcher at the “Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde” (Glasgow, United Kingdom) carrying out research studies in the field of branched polymers. Dr. Parisi is a founder and currently the Technical Director of the spin-off company of the University of Calabria “Macrofarm s.r.l.”.
Dr. Poletto is a Chemical Engineer and obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Materials Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Currently, Dr. Poletto is a professor and researcher at University of Caxias do Sul, working with rocket science, polymers and composite materials. He has published more than 100 scientific publications and several book chapters. He is also member of the Polymer Laboratory Research Group at University of Caxias do Sul.
Dr. Anjanapura V. Raghu received his Ph.D. degree in polymer Science from the Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India, and he served as a Postdoc at Energy Harvest-Storage Research Center, University of Ulsan, Republic of Korea. At present Anjanapura serves as a Professor at the Center for Emerging Technologies, Department of Basic Science, Jain University, India. He has published about 60 research articles in reputed national/international journals, 5 book chapters, 25 conference proceedings, and one review article. He acts as a Potential Reviewer for more than 70 international journals. He is editor/editorial board member in many International Journals. He received many National/International award in his credit.
Dr.Vijaya K Rangari is a professor at Tuskegee University’s Materials Science and Engineering department, Rangri received his Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry from Osmania University, India and a postdoctoral experience at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India and Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Dr. Rangari’s main research interests are: a) Synthesis of various types of nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes using CVD, sonochemical autogenic pressure reactor and microwave techniques; and b) Development of thermoset and thermoplastic polymeric nanocomposites for structural applications. c) Alignment of acicular nanoparticles in polymeric fibers and thin films through melt extrusion for multifunctional textile and food packaging applications.
Dr. Shevchenko graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and technology. He obtained Ph.D. from Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He also holds DSc. in Chemistry from Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He has published over 170 scientific publications, 5 books and book chapters. At present he is Leading Researcher at the Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials.
Dr. Tamer Sebaey is an associate professor of manufacturing and design at Prince Sultan University. His main research interest is the mechanics of composite materials including impact, crushing, microscale testing and modeling, and, more recently, the environmental degradation of FRP composites. His publication record shows more than 50 journal publications in addition to 25 international conference communications. Current activities of Dr. Sebaey include composites for automotive and thermoplastic composites.
Dr. Navinchandra Gopal Shimpi has been working as an Associate Professor, University of Mumbai,Mumbai since April 2014. He is the recipient of Young Scientist Award from APA and Dnyanjoti Puraskar. He has published 65+ papers in International Journals of good impact factor and delivered 40+ lectures. He has gudied students for PhD and eight are under working. He is having two granted patent and four are under examination. He has successfully organized national and international conferences with SDP and STTP.
Dr. Sun received his PhD in polymer chemistry from University of Southern California in 1996. After a postdoctoral research at the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Dr. Sun joined faculty team at Chemistry Department and the Center for Materials Research of Norfolk State University in January 1998. Dr. Sun is supervising an organic and polymeric materials research group consisting of materials science PhD and MS graduate students. Dr. Sun is a member and technical referee of several major scientific societies, and he has published and presented extensively in the area of electro-active organic and polymeric materials and devices.
Dr. Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen completed B.Sc. (2000) degree at Chemistry Department of Ege University, M.Sc (2002) and Ph.D (2008) degrees at Polymer Science and Technology Programme of Istanbul Technical University under the supervision of Prof. Yusuf Yagci. He joined Yalova University, Department of Polymer Engineering in July, 2010 as an assistant professor and in February 2013 he was promoted to full associate professor. He is co-author of more than 90 original research papers and several book chapters.
Dr. Ummartyotin received PhD in polymer science at The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University in 2011 and spent for a year as postdoctoral fellowship Research Associate at Center of Biocomposite and Biomaterials Processing, University of Toronto, Canada. In 2015, he was promoted as an Assistant Professor in materials science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. He specialized in bio-based composite materials, cellulose technology, chitin and chitosan as application such as electronic device, hydrogel in medical technology, as well as food contact materials, photocatalytic process for wastewater treatment. He holds Toray Thailand Science Foundation Awards 2017.
Dr. Kai Wang is serving as Research Assistant Professor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kai received his PhD in Polymer Engineering from The University of Akron in 2017 and joined Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), Virginia Tech as a Postdoctoral Associate in the same year. His research interests include conjugated polymers, polymeric semiconductors, polymer solar cell and photodetectors, halide perovskites, and bio-inspired photo-electronics. So far, Kai has published over 60 peer-reviewed high impact journal papers covering these topics.
Dr. X. Wang received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), and was appointed as an Assistance Professor in ICCAS. His research interests are design, synthesis and application of biodegradable polymers and organic nanoparticles for self-assembly, imaging, drug delivery. Current work focuses on polymeric and dendritic design and synthesis, self-assembly, pharmaceuticals, micro/nano hydrogel, controlled drug delivery and drug-loaded implants.
Dr. Yong Wang obtained Ph. D. in Polymer Physics and Chemistry from Sichuan University and joined Southwest Jiaotong University in 2004. He was awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2004 and the ‘Renewed Research’ from AvH in 2014. Dr. Wang has served as a professor of Polymer Science and Engineering and director of Polymer Materials and Engineering Department in Southwest Jiaotong University since 2010. His research activities are mainly related to polymeric composites, and he has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles in international journals with more than 2000 citations.
Dr. Haijun Yu earned his Ph.D. from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After postdoc training at Ludwig-Maximillians University, UTSouthwestern Medical Centre at Dallas and Tohoku University (Japan), he was appointed as an Associate Professor at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS since 2012. Thereafter, he was promoted to a Professor in Pharmaceutics. He is engaged in the research of polymer-based stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems and cancer theranostics. He has authored > 80 SC indexed publications with total citation > 2000. Dr. Yu is also the receptor of China National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholarship.
Prof. Weifeng Zhao received his BS degree in Polymer Science & Engineering from Sichuan University in 2009 and then obtained his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Sichuan University in 2014. He received another PhD degree in Fibre and Polymer Science at KTH Royal Institute Technology in 2015. Afterwards, Dr. Zhao joined College of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University as an Associate Professor since 2016. Dr. Zhao’s research interests are mostly focused on the development of bio- and blood-compatible polymers and functional hydrogels. Prof. Weifeng Zhao has published more than 90 papers in international journals, and co-chaptered 5 books.
Dr. S. Wazed Ali is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. After obtaining his PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, he joined GE (General Electric) India Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd. (JFWTC), Bangalore as a Research Scientist and subsequently worked as a Scientist at SABIC Research and Technology Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore before joining IIT Delhi in 2014. He has been awarded with 'Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Fellowship' 2008 by the Commonwealth Fellowship Commission, London. He was a recipient of 'Bolton Fellowship' from the University of Bolton, UK for his PhD program at IIT Delhi. He was also awarded with 'Gold Medal' from IIT Delhi in 2006. He has published several research papers in different international peer reviewed journals. He has edited book, co-authored a number of book chapters in various books. He is also an editorial board member of the American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology. His current research areas are smart polymers and textiles, novel nanoparticles for functional soft matters, green chemistry for value added fibrous and polymeric structures.
Dr Rajiv Kumar is currently working as an Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Hariana, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He has 20 years of teaching experience and 13 years of research experience. He has published 33 research papers in various International journals (published by Elsevier, Springer, Bentham Science, ICE publishers, I-Manager’s Publishers etc). He has participated and presented papers in more than 40 International and National conferences. He has been a reviewer of various International journals and reviewed 275-Research papers. He won “Publons Peer Review Award 2018” and “Publons Peer Reviewers Award 2017.”
Dr. Hongtao Liu earned his PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science from Donghua University, Shanghai, China. He was ever a postdoctoral researcher in Université de Montpellier, France. Currently, Dr. Liu is an associate professor in Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China. His research interests are the structure and properties characterization of textile fibers, polymers, composites and oligopeptides. He is a member of the national technical committee on chemical fibers of standardization administration of China. He has published more than 70 scientific publications and has been serving as an associate editorial board member of Current Applied Polymer Science since 2020.
Prof. Paulo Picciani holds a degree in Chemical Engineering at Federal University of Paraná (2001), a master's degree in Analytical Chemistry at Federal University of Paraná (2004) and a doctorate in Science, Science and Polymer Technology at Macromolecules Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008). He is currently an associate professor at the Institute of Macromolecules Professor Eloisa Mano, where he works in the field of polymeric biomaterials devices and applications. Paulo has experience in the area of Science and Technology of Polymers with an emphasis on polymeric nanostructures and electroactive polymers, acting mainly on the following themes: conductive polymers, nanostructured materials, biomolecules and tissue engineering. He is currently a Young Researcher in Our State - FAPERJ.
Vijai Kumar Reddy Tangadanchu earned PhD on the total synthesis of bioactive lipids at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India, and then moved to Southwest University, China to pursue his postdoctoral research. His postdoctoral research is focused on the development of novel methods to facilitate the discovery of bioactive novel azole hybrids, and their in vitro potential biological applications. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA. His current research focuses on the design and development of novel PET radiopharmaceuticals for quantifying receptors, enzymes and transporters in the central nervous system (CNS). These imaging agents are used for diagnosing early-stage neurological disorders and assessing disease progression, as well as monitoring the therapeutic efficacy of treatment for CNS disorders.
Dr. Sarvesh Kumar Pandey completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Master of Science (M.Sc) from University of Lucknow, India in 2008 and 2010, respectively. After cracking CSIR-UGC (NET-JRF), GATE, and BARC national level exams, he joined the Department of Chemistry, Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K), India for his Ph.D. program and obtained his doctoral degree in 2018. After receiving his Ph.D., he served as a Project Scientist at IIT-K. He achieved several prestigious awards for his research contribution in the field of computational chemistry (electronic structure calculations). He is working as a Computational Chemist. DSKP is currently affiliated with the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (IPC), Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru (IISc), India. Computational experiments on various kinds of molecular/ionic species in Chemistry, Astrochemistry and material science research fields are his one of the prime research interests.