ICMM - CSIC, Spain
Dr. Andres Castellanos-Gomez is a Tenured Scientist in the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). He explores novel 2D materials and studies their mechanical, electrical and optical properties with special interest on the application of these materials in nanomechanical and optoelectronic devices. He is author of ~140 articles in international peer review journals and 6 book chapters. He was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2017 and has been selected as Emerging Leader 2020 by Journal of Physics: Materials, included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 and 2019 lists of Clarivate/WOS, selected as one of the 2018 Emerging Investigators by Chemical Society Reviews and selected as one of the Top Ten Spanish Talents of 2017 by the MIT Technology Reviews. He has been also recognized with the Young Researcher Award (experimental physics) of the Royal Physical Society of Spain (2016).
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Josef Jampilek completed his Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Charles University (Czech Republic) in 2004. In 2004-2011, he worked in expert and managerial posts in the R&D Division of the pharmaceutical company Zentiva (Czech Republic). Prof. Jampilek deepened his professional knowledge at the Medicinal Chemistry Institute of the Heidelberg University (Germany) and at multiple specialized courses. In 2017, he was designated as a Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. At present he works at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia), the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Science of the Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic). In addition, he is a visiting professor at the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland) and Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong SAR, China) and an invited professor/expert at various higher educational institutions. He is an author/co-author of more than 30 patents/patent applications, more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 7 university textbooks, more than 40 chapters in monographs, and many invited lectures at international conferences and workshops. He also received several awards for his scientific results, e.g., from Aventis, Elsevier, Willey, Sanofi and FDA. Prof. Jampílek is also an editor, guest editor and member of the editorial boards of several renowned international scientific journals. Scientific fields of prof. Jampilek are drug design, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology as well as drug delivery nanosystems. The research interests of Prof. Jampilek include design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationships of heterocyclic compounds as anti-infectious, antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory agents as well as agrochemicals. He is also interested in ADME, drug bioavailability and solid-state pharmaceutical analysis.
University of Tirana, Albania
Kledi Xhaxhiu is a full time professor at the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana. He is also acting as a co-coordinator of the Albanian Unit of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoAlb). For 1.5 years he was deputy minister of the environment of Albania.
Kledi Xhaxhiu studied Food Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana. Elaborated the diploma thesis at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry-Biology, University of Siegen, Germany. Completed PhD at the same university and faculty at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry. Participated in an internship at the Intermediate Products Department, BASF A.G. Ludwigshafen, Germany. He Post-doctorated at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He has co-authored over 50 publications in international and national scientific journals and has presented in more than 40 international and national scientific conferences. He is an as editorial board member of 6 scientific international journals and member of scientific/advisory board of 12 international conferences.
His research interests of include: nanomaterials, syntheses and structural characterization of solid compounds, thermal expansion and thermal behavior of solids, physical properties of solid compounds and their composites with conducting polymers, such as: thermoelectric and photo-sensorial; adsorption-desorption of heavy metals on layered/channeled solids, adsorption-desorption of organic pollutants from clays and fly ash; carbon paste electrodes for targeted determination and quantification of electro-active compounds in aqueous solutions; sub- and supercritical extraction of essential oils from plants and fruits.
Actually he Xcooperates with several research groups in distinguished universities abroad.
University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Dongyang Li (D.Y. Li) is a Professor at Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta. He received a B.Sc. in Solid Mechanics from University of Science and Technology China, a M.Sc. in Solid-State Physics from Sun Yat-sen University, a PhD in Materials Physics from University of Science and Technology Beijing, and a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Pennsylvania State University before joining University of Alberta in 1998. Dr. Li is on the editorial board for eighteen journals and is the recipient of MetSoc 2020 Distinguished Materials Scientist Award. Dr. Li has in excess of 390 technical publications, including 360 journal publications. He is an invited contributor for authoritative handbooks (Elsevier, Springer, and ASM International). Dr. Li is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
Research Interests: materials design, surfaces and interfaces, wear and corrosion, and computational materials science.
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Supriyo Bandyopadhyay is Commonwealth Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University where he directs the Quantum Device Laboratory. His research has been frequently featured in newspapers, internet blogs, magazines, journals (Nature, Nanotechnology), CBS, NPR and internet news portals.
Prof. Bandyopadhyay won many awards including Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist (2016), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award (2018), the University Award of Excellence (2017), his department’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), and his university’s Distinguished Scholarship Award (2012). His prior employer University of Nebraska-Lincoln gave him the College of Engineering Research Award (1998), Service Award (2001) and Interdisciplinary Research Award (2001). In 2020, he received the “Pioneer in Nanotechnology” award from IEEE.
Prof. Bandyopadhyay served as a Jefferson Science Fellow of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine during the 2020-2021 term and was an adviser to the USAID. He is a Fellow of IEEE, APS, IoP, ECS and the AAAS.
University of Tokyo, Japan
Masahiro Fujita received his Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1985 on his work on model checking of hardware designs. From 1993 to 2000, he was director at Fujitsu Laboratories of America and headed a hardware formal verification group. Since March 2000, he has been a professor at VLSI Design and Education Center of the University of Tokyo. He has done innovative work in the areas of hardware verification, synthesis, testing, and software verification-mostly targeting embedded software and web-based programs. He has authored and co-authored 10 books, and has more than 300 publications. He has been involved as program and steering committee member in many prestigious conferences on CAD, VLSI designs, software engineering, and more. His current research interests include synthesis and verification in SoC (System on Chip), hardware/software co-designs targeting embedded systems, digital/analog co-designs, and formal analysis, verification, and synthesis of cyber physical systems
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Professor at the Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology (SUT). PhD thesis merited an Honors Pass, Institute of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology; discipline: construction; specialization: traffic engineering, post-graduate studies in Organization Management. Habilitated Doctor of technical sciences in the field of transport. Author and co-author of more than 300 scientific papers and chapters of books. Scientific editor of a several monographs. His professionals experience includes more than thirty contract works in the field of transportation. He was among other project manager in SUT in two ERANET projects. His scientific interests combine the problems of the road traffic engineering (including intelligent solutions, electromobility, traffic analysis and prognosis, transport systems modeling and optimization of the transport networks) with the development of the travel behaviors within the cities.
University of Lorraine, France
Dr. Halima Alem-Marchand have a strong background and more than a decade of experience in the designing and the elaboration of surfaces and nanomaterials for applications in healthcare and process engineering. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology and member of two other editorial boards. She co-authored more than 55 peer review publications and participated in more than 70 national and international conferences (some as invited speakers).
Her main research interest are nowadays the development of innovative approach based on personalized organ on chip devices for the evaluation and the enhancement of the therapeutic efficiency of smart nano-objects for cancer therapy application. I am then developing new technologies that combine 3D bio-printing technologies with microfluidic for the development of tumor-on-chip devices and their further use for the screening in-situ of nanomedicine efficiency and toxicity to enable the enlightening of the mechanism involved in the cancer cells fate with a special focus on the protein corona influence on the resulting therapeutic efficiency of the NPs .