S.S. Bukalov has got his Ph.D in physics from the Physical Department of St.Petersburg University, his Dr.Sci in chemistry from the Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Moscow. In 1989 he has founded the Scientific and Technical Center on Raman Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and is the Head of this Center. He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and was the member of Organizing Committee of International Conferences on Raman Spectroscopy.
Prof.Dr. A. Abdelghani is a Full Professor at the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT, Tunisia) working mainly in the field of Microsensors and Microsystems. He obtained the master degrees in "Microelectronic Devices" at the INSA of Lyon (France) in 1994, then a Ph.D thesis from Ecole Centrale of Lyon (France) in 1997. He obtained a post-doc position in Germany between 1997-2000. He obtained the Habilitation in Physics in Tunisia (faculty of Science of Tunis) in 2004 and a Habilitation (worlwide recognition for conducting and leading research) in "Sciences pour l'Ingénieur" in 2009 at the Ecole Normale Supérieur de Cachan (France). He organized three International Conferences in Tunisia in the Field of Nanotechnology (2009, 2012 and 2014) with the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). He is now the leader and principal investigator of a research group working mainly on gas sensors based on functionalized carbon nanotubes (metallic oxides, nanowires, nanoneedles, polymers) and on the development of interdigitated gold microelectrodes integrated in microfluidic cell for bacteria analysis in biologic medium. He published more than 86 papers in International Journals and supervised more than 12 Ph.D thesis and 30 masters student. Prof. Abdelghani is part of worldwide renowned scientists as editorial member of several peer-reviewed scientific journals. He was a coordinator of Science For Peace NATO Project (2009-2011), National science Foundation Project (2009-2013), of Tempus-Project (2013-2016) and coordinator of a recent NATO-SFP project (2013-2016). He is deeply involved in industrial applications in his field of research with implications for the design and the development of affordable and cost-effective sensing devices for diagnostics and theranostics which will have an effective impact in the developing countries. Pr. A.Abdelghani receive the Tunisian President Prize of the "Best Scientific Research" in 22 July 2015.
Dr. Udo Schwingenschlögl is a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. He previously worked at the International Center of Condensed Matter Physics in Brasilia, Brazil, and the Universität Augsburg in Germany.
Prof. Didier LETOURNEUR, engineer, doctor in chemistry, is Director of Research at the CNRS. In 2002, he founded a research structure Inserm-University Paris 13 (ERIT-M 0204), focused on the use of biomedical polymers for 3D structures and contrast agents for vascular imaging. Since 2005, he leads the team of Cardiovascular Bioengineering at Inserm U698 (CHU X Bichat, University Paris Nord and Paris Diderot). After the last evaluation in 2013 by AERES, the laboratory received the A + rating on all 6 criteria. D. Letourneur is actively involved in several national grants (ANR TECSAN, RPIB, Emergence...), in Health cluster Medicen Ile de France, in European FP7 projects and since 2013 as European coordinator in NMP "NanoAthero" large scale program project (16 partners, 10 countries, € 12.8 millions). D. Letourneur is the author of 105 international publications, inventor of 14 patents, and won several prizes "Coup d'Elan for Research" Foundation Bettencourt 2001, Diderot Innovation Award 2009 CNRS-University Paris 7, Cardiovascular Innovation Award 2011 from the Medical Research Foundation, and OSEO Creation-Dev 2013. He has more than 80 invited lectures and seminars and is the co-organizer of numerous national and international conferences (India, Tunisia, Canada) and two Inserm training workshops for Regenerative Medicine (2009 and 2012). Since 2009, he is President of BIOMAT, French Society for Biomaterials.
Dr. Amer is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, a von Humboldt Fellow, Max Planck Society, Germany, and a former Visiting Fellow of the Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, England. Dr. Amer is a member of a number of national and international committees focused on nanomanufacturing and higher education accreditation. He received his Ph.D. from Drexel University 1995.
Dr. Garcia has received his PhD in Physics in 1995 from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He did his Post-Doc at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. In 1998 he joined Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (IMM), CSIC. He also worked from 2007-2008 at Bell Labs (USA) and from 2009-2012 at Columbia University (USA). His work focuses on fabrication by Molecular Beam Epitaxy of self assembled nanostructures and graphene and their electronic and optical properties. He is co-author of >160 publications and 3 patents with >5840 citations. H factor 40. Presently is Director of the IMM.
Carmen Horrillo received her PhD in Chemistry of Madrid in 1992 and has been post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Materials of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy) from 1993 to 1995. Since then she is working as Senior Researcher in the Sensor Research and Development Group of the CSIC. Her research interests are focused on R+ D + i of bio and chemical sensors and electronic noses for environmental protection, quality control of foods and security. From 2005 to 2008, she was member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the CSIC. She has published over 100 indexed articles.
Nekane Guarrotxena Ph.D. from the University of Complutense, Madrid-Spain in 1994 and has been post-doctoral research at the EcoleNationaleSuperieured´Arts et Metiers, Paris-France (1994-1995) and the University of ScienceII, Montpellier-France (1995-1997). From 2008-2011, she was visiting professor in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Materials at University of California, Santa Barbara-USA and the CaSTL at University of California, Irvine-USA. She is currently Research Scientist at the Institute of Polymers Science and Technology, CSIC-Spain. Her research interest focuses on the synthesis and assembly of hybrid nanomaterials, nanoplasmonics, and their uses in nanobiotechnology applications (bioimaging, drug delivery, therapy and biosensing).
Bansil is a University Distinguished Professor in physics at Northeastern University. He served at the US Department of Energy managing the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics program (2008-10), is an academic editor of the international Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (1994-), the founding director of Northeastern University's Advanced Scientific Computation Center, and serves on various international editorial boards and commissions. He has authored/co-authored over 300 technical articles and 18 volumes of conference proceedings covering a wide range of topics in theoretical condensed matter and materials physics, and a major book on X-Ray Compton Scattering (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004).
Dr. Ramesh Chaughule has completed his PhD from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, and a pioneer institute in India. Also he graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Presently he is an Adjunct Professor at Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, India. Dr. Chaughule has pioneered in the field of NMR and MRI. He was deputed to Indonesia by IAEA several times as an IAEA expert in the field of NMR. He is an awardee of many international Fellowships to carry out research programs in different countries. Besides number of research publications and book chapters to his credit, Dr. Chaughule has edited several books on MRI and Nanotechnology published by American Scientific Publishers, USA. He has organized several international conferences in India.
Alicja Porenczuk (born 21-03-1986, Torun, Poland), is a graduate from the Warsaw Medical University in Poland (D.D.S degree in 2010 and PhD in 2015). She is also a trained specialist in restorative dentistry and endodontics. She lives and works in Warsaw. Her scientific studies focus on the laboratory assessment of metal nanoparticles' features and their influence on dental materials, especially resin adhesives. She is the author of 6 articles on nanomaterials, ex. shear bond strength, antibacterial properties, and is planning to widen the range of research in the future. As a private person, she is happily married, loves dancing and yachting.
Professor Zulkhair Mansurov is a General Director of the Institute of Combustion Problems of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Zulkhair Mansurov successfully defended PhD and Doctor of Sciences dissertations in 1973 and 1990, correspondingly. In 1981 Zulkhair Mansurov got 10-months scientific probation at the University College of London, Great Britain. Professor Mansurov's scientific activity includes study and investigations of kinetics and mechanisms of hydrocarbon combustion and structure of cool soothing flames: catalytic carbon formation and its applied aspects. In 2002 group of scientists headed by Professor Mansurov has received Diploma for discovery of "Phenomenon of low-temperature cool-flame soot formation", issued by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Federation, International Academy of the Inventors Association. Professor Zulkair Mansurov's professional career includes longstanding activity in INTAS Council of Scientists. He is a Editor-in-Chief of "Combustion and Plasmochemistry Journal" and "Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal" issuing in English, indexed at Scopus.
Dr. Qasaimeh is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). He established the Advanced Microfluidics and Microdevices Laboratory (AMMLab), where his group are focused in developing microfluidic and MEMS devices for biomedical applications. Prior to joining NYUAD, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School, and earned his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University. Dr. Qasaimeh received several prestigious fellowships and awards during his career including the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and his research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communications and PLOS Biology.
Sondes Machat obtained her Engineer diploma from the « Ecole Supérieure Privée d'Ingénierie et de Technologie » Tunisia in June 2014. She has a good experience in telecommunications, computing, maintaining websites, and management of administrative details of running a high-level conference meeting and workshops. She is now working on developping new ideas of start-up, business plan and implementation of nanotechnology in developing countries.
For the past several years of active research, Wee-Jun ONG published
a number of high-impact journals (e.g. Chemical Reviews, Nano Energy, Nano
Research, Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, Nanoscale, ChemSusChem,
Chemical Communications, Catalysis Science & Technology, ChemCatChem,
Scientific Reports, Chemical Engineering Journal, Dalton Transactions, etc.)
in the solar energy conversion via photocatalytic processes such as CO2
photoreduction, water splitting, degradation of pollutants, etc.
In addition, Wee-Jun ONG was awarded "Endeavour Research Fellowship 2015" by the Australian Government Department of Education for the research exchange in University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Advisors: Prof. Rose Amal and Dr. Yun Hau Ng), "Global Scholar Award (GSA) 2015" by Monash University for the research attachment in Monash University Clayton Campus (Australia) (Advisor: Dr. Chenghua Sun), "Gold Award 2015" for the Monash Publication Award, "Excellence Scholarship Award 2014-2016" by Monash University and "David Trimm Catalysis Award 2015" by University of New South Wales. Very recently, Wee-Jun ONG has been nominated as the Finalist for the 'Young Researcher Award 2016' by IChemE.