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.
Computational Electromagnetics, Aeroelastic Analysis Using Neural Networks, Control Theory and Applications to Flight Control, Aortic Stenosis, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Claudia Masselli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Salerno (Italy). She earned the Ph.D title in Industrial Engineering on March 2017, discussed the thesis entitled "Magnetic refrigeration an attraction toward our future". The main research topic is solid-state refrigeration both experimentally and numerically. Through the development of two-dimensional finite element models, she investigates the energetic performances of different solid-state materials in solid-state refrigerator. Her researches embrace, also, the energy and environmental optimization of vapor compression cycles. She is the winner of the Young Researcher Award Certificate of merit” for the paper “Analyzing the energetic performances of AMR regenerator working with different magnetocaloric materials: investigations and viewpoints”, presented at the 2nd AIGE/IIETA International Conference and 11th Aige National Conference on "Energy Conversion, Management, Recovery, Saving, Storage and Renewable Systems Genoa (Italy), on 12-13 June 2017.
Solid-state cooling, Vapor compression refrigeration, Solar cooling
He is currently an emeritus fellow in National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics (in 1964), Master’s degree in Physics (in 1967) and Ph.D degree in Physics (in 1970) from Tokyo Metropolitan University. He has worked at Toshiba R&D Center from 1970 to 2000. He was a chief fellow during 1996 - 2000. He moved to Tohoku University as a professor of Department of Materials Science in 2000. He also worked as a project leader of National CREST-JST Project “Development of fundamental technologies for spin quantum dot memories” during 2001 - 2007. He retired Tohoku University in 2006 due to the retired age. He entered NIMS as a NIMS fellow and a leader of spintronics group in 2006. He is an emeritus fellow since 2010. He was also a Chair Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea during 2013 - 2014. He has worked on research and development of magnetic materials and devices concerning rare earth permanent magnets, amorphous materials, metallic multilayers and spintronics. He has served as board of directors in Magnetic Society of Japan during 1989 - 1992, an editor of IEEE INTERMAG Conference (Seoul, Korea, 1998) and a member of Graduate Student Award Judge at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, (Boston, 2008). He has received Magnetics Society of Japan Award (2009), Fellow of The Japan Society of Applied Physics (2008), Purple Ribbon Medal from the Prime Minister, Japan (2000), Real Advances in Materials Award from National Association for Science, Technology and Society, USA (1994), etc.
Spintronics, Magnetic Materials
Roman Boca has completed his PhD at the age of 27 years from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is professor of chemistry since 1993, presently at the University of SS Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia. He has over 300 publications that have been cited over 3000 times, and his publication H-index is 33. His main scientific focus was quantum chemistry of coordination compounds and presently the theoretical and experimental molecular magnetism [A Handbook of Magnetochemical Formulae, Elsevier, Amsterdam 2012; Theoretical Foundations of Molecular Magnetism, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1999].
Advanced functional materials and devices for information storage and sensors, including magnetoresistive materials/structures and devices, multiferroic materials/structures and devices, strain/stress sensitive materials and devices, resistive switching materials and resistive random access memory (RRAM) devices.
João Amaral completed his PhD. studies in Physics in December 2009, and is currently a Senior Researcher at CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has published over 65 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. His scientific career has focused mainly on the magnetic, thermal, and thermodynamic properties of magnetic and magnetocaloric materials, and their application in magnetic refrigeration and heat-pumping devices. Notable achievements include the development of the Landau theory of phase transitions in the context of giant magnetocaloric materials, and the development of the freely-available simulation tool MFSS (mean-field simulation suite) for the characterization of magnetocaloric materials under the framework of the Bean-Rodbell mean-field model. Currently, his main research interest lies on the development of predictive computational tools for the search of new, high-performance magnetic refrigerants and permanent magnets.
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Robert C Pullar completed his PhD at the University of Warwick (he was the first person to ever produce hexaferrite ceramic fibers), and after working as a post-doc in London at South Bank University and Imperial College, is now a Principal Investigator in the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has published >120 papers (h-index =28), with 33 and 2 book chapters being on ferrites, including a major review [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmatsci.2012.04.001] which is now the most cited hexaferrites paper of the last 50 years (>570 citations). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
Hexagonal ferrites, Magnetic Ceramics, Multiferroic Ceramics, Microwave Ceramics, Multifunctional photocatalysts, Biomaterials and Bioceramics
Kaiyou Wang, PhD, Professor in Institute of Semiconductors in Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of State Key Laboratory for Superlattices & Microstructure, obtained his PhD in 2005 at School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham. He worked as a Researcher Assistant from March to the end of May/2005 in University of Nottingham. He then worked as a Researcher in Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory from June/2005 to the end of March/2009. During his stay in UK, he had twice short visits to Institute of Physics, Poland and also a short visit to Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. He joined State Key Laboratory for Superlattices & Microstructure, Institute of Semiconductors in CAS as a member of “100 Talent Program”. In 2012, he has been awarded the “National Outstanding Youth Foundation” from NSFC. In 2014, he was selected to be excellent in the “100 Talent Program” final assessment. His current research interests include: (1) spintronic devices; (2) physical properties based on low dimensional nano-electronic devices.
Edouard B Sonin is an Emeritus Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His research interests focus on the superfluidity theory and the vortex dynamics in superfluids, superconductors, and magnetically ordered materials. He has over 230 publications including two books.
Vortices in superfluids and superconductors, Coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism, Topological defects in magnetic materials
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey in Solid State Physics. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. He shifted to Firat University in 1980, and became professor in 1996, and He has already been working as professor. He published over 50 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 100 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions of oral or poster. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last three years (2014 - 2016) over 20 conferences as Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by South Asian Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE), and other institutes and companies. He joined as Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair at 6 conferences held in first half of 2017. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File.
Martensitic phase transformations and shape memory effect and applications to copper-based shape memory alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and crystallography, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
Dr. Peng-Sheng Wei received Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Department at University of California, Davis, in 1984. He has been a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering of National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, since 1989. Dr. Wei has contributed to advancing the understanding of and to the applications of electron and laser beam, plasma, and resistance welding through theoretical analyses coupled with verification experiments. Investigations also include studies of their thermal and fluid flow processes, and formations of the defects such as humping, rippling, spiking and porosity. Dr. Wei has published more than 80 SCI journal papers with the corresponding author, delivered keynote or invited speeches in international conferences more than 110 times. He is a Fellow of AWS (2007), and a Fellow of ASME (2000). He also received the Outstanding Research Achievement Awards from both the National Science Council (2004), and NSYSU (1991, 2001, 2004), the Outstanding Scholar Research Project Winner Award from National Science Council (2008), the Adams Memorial Membership Award from AWS (2008), the Warren F. Savage Memorial Award from AWS (2012), and the William Irrgang Memorial Award from AWS (2014). He has been the Xi-Wan Chair Professor of NSYSU since 2009, and Invited Distinguished Professor in the Beijing University of Technology, China, during 2015-2017.
Solid-state cooling, Vapor compression refrigeration, Solar cooling
Prof. Dr. Run-Wei Li is the director of Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Physics (IOP), CAS in 2002, then worked in Osaka University, Japan as a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) research fellow, and in Kaiserslautern University, Germany as an AvH (Alexander von Humboldt) research fellow. In 2005, he joined in the International Center for Young Scientists, National Institute for Materials Sciences, Japan as a senior research fellow. He joined in NIMTE as a full professor in 2008, and was promoted to be the deputy director of NIMTE in 2013. Now his research interests focus on flexible functional materials and devices for sensors and storage. He has filed more than 70 patents and published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a referee for over 50 international journals such as: Nat. Nanotech., Nat. Rev. Mater., Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater. and so on
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rare-earth free permanent magnets
Dr. Mrinal Pal started his research carrier in 1992 as a junior scholar and completed Ph.D. work in 1997 from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. He appointed as a faculty member (Lecturer) at The University of Burdwan in 2002 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006. He moved to CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur in 2010 as a Principal Scientist. Currently, he is Principal Scientist (Normal promotion to Sr. Principal Scientist is due from 2015) at CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata. The research work of Dr. Pal primarily aims at synthesizing Nanostructured materials (including magnetic, multiferroics, spintornics and sensors materials) and understanding their structure-property correlation for various applications. He is engaged in developing various gas sensors for advanced medical application. Dr. Pal has postdoctoral research experience for over four years in countries like Italy, Japan, Russia and India. He has received prestigious awards including STA fellowship of Govt. of Japan and MRSI Medal-2016. He has guided several students for their Ph.D. degree. He has published around 95 papers in SCI journal of international repute and delivered more than 30 invited /keynote talks. He has also delivered several popular lecturers to disseminate scientific advancement among students to motivate them. He is life member of various scientific societies and honorary reviewers of various RSC, ASC, IEEE and Elsevier journals. Dr. Pal has successfully completed and presently involved in several projects and has collaboration in different labs both in India and abroad.
The research work of Dr. Pal primarily aims at synthesizing Nanostructured materials (including magnetic, multiferroics, spintronics and sensors materials) and understanding their structure-property correlation for various device applications. He is engaged in developing various gas sensors for advanced medical application.
Dr. (Ms) T.Theivasanthi of Kalasalingam University doing research in nanomaterials / nanotechnology; has 15 years of teaching experience; published many research articles/ books and h-index 10; life member of Indian Science Congress Association and Magnetics Society of India; member of International Association of Advanced Materials; serving as Editorial Board Member/ reviewer for some scientific journals; lead editor in JNNN special issue (SAGE Publications, UK); achieved many awards/ honours/ recognitions including - Madurai Women Achievers Award - 2013, Motivational Award - 2015 and 2015 Women’s Day Award of St.Annes College; achieved World Record in LIMCA Book of Records-2015 for nanotechnology invention “World’s first superparamagnetic plants materials” – named “Santhi Particles”, World Record– 2016 for innovative products "The World’s lowest priced graphene" & "World’s Smallest Particles of Vegetables" and World Record– 2017 for the invention "The World’s Smallest Anti-Viral Plant Particles". Other innovative products- Superparamagnetic lead nanoparticles, semiconducting lead Nanoparticles, Low cost-mass production of graphene, agricultural nanofertilisers, vegetable powder for diabetes, plants materials for diabetes & psoriasis and nanoparticles for treatment of EBOLA, DENGUE, HIV & H1N1 virus infection. Govt. of India shows interests to develop her inventions for the benefits of public; since Dec-2014, she has delivered lectures (more than 105) in International / National scientific conferences, foreign countries and renowned institutes like National Institute of Technology, Anna University, Central University of all over India; she delivered Motivational Lectures for women, students and staff of institutes / Multi-national corporate companies (Cognizant Technologies); Artha Nyana Academy (Malaysia), Intelligent Society of Malaysia etc. NanoDigest, Economic Times and Telegraph have published news about her research; Thanthi TV, All India Radio, Minnal FM (Malaysia) and Bernama TV (Malaysia) have broadcasted her interviews.
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