Dr. Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He has studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and studied on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University, Elazig, Turkey in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has been retired on November 28, 2019, due to the age limit of 67, following academic life of 45 years. He published over 80 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 120 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 seven years (2014 - 2020) over 80 conferences as Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by different companies. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc- theses. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University, in 1999-2004. He received a certificate 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.
Professor Sabu Thomas is currently Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, india. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. Professor Thomas has received more than 30 national and international awards which include, FRSC, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal,CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016,Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Sukumar Maithy Award Faculty Research Award, Trila – Academician of The Year, European Academy of Sciences He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (D.Sc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France, Siberian Federal University, Russia and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship, National Education Leadership Award – 2017 for Excellence in Education. Prof Thomas also won 6th contest of "mega-grants" - Russian Federation. Very recently, Prof, Thomas received the coveted Kairali award from Govt of Kerala. He also received the Chancellors Trophy for the best University of the state from the Chancellor. Very recently Prof. thomas has been ranked by Stanford university under 2 percent top leading researchers in the world. Professor Thomas has published over 1200 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 160 books inventor of 16 patents. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 122 and has more than 71,000 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 350 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. Prof. Thomas has supervised 115 PhD programme and his students occupy leading positions in academia and industry in India and abroad.
Prof Chul Park received his PhD from MIT in 1993. He is Distinguished Professor of Microcellular Engineered Plastics at University of Toronto. He is also the NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Multi-Functional Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites and Foams. He has an international recognition in polymer foam area. He has published more than 1500 papers, including over 470 journal papers and four books with 25,000 Scopus Citations and 84 Scopus H-index. Prof Park serves as Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Cellular Plastics. He has been inducted as an Academician Fellow into 6 academies including the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is also a Fellow of 6 other professional societies including the Society of Plastics Engineers.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong
Chi WU, Ph.D., Wei Lun Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Honorary Professor of Physics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong; In 1982, he graduated from Chemical Physics in the University of Science and Technology of China. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1987 and then remaining as a postdoctoral both under the supervision of Professor Benjamin Chu in the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he moved to BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) in 1989: first as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow for one year to cooperate with Dr. Wolfgang Schrof under the supervision of Dr. Dieter Horn; and then as a permanently hired staff to supervise the laser light-scattering laboratory in the Dispersion Group, the Department of Solid Stat and Polymer Physics. In 1992, he resigned from BASF to join the Department of Chemistry in the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Lecturer (British System); underwent a double promotion to Reader in 1996; became a Professor of Chemistry in 1999 and an Honorary Professor of Physics in 2003; and was further appointed as a Wei Lun Professor of Chemistry in 2010. For his significant contributions in profound understanding of conformation, dynamics and phase transition of macromolecular chains in solutions, Professor Chi Wu was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and 2003, respectively. His research mainly combines synthetic chemistry, polymer physics and molecular biology to design and execute decisive experiments to address certain important problems in biology, macromolecules and polymer colloids, including the development of non-viral vectors for gene and molecular medicines; the nucleation of protein-protein aggregation in neuron-degenerative diseases; the stress-induced stem cell differentiation and its biomedical applications; the design, synthesis and self-assembly of functional macromolecules; the structure and dynamics of polymer solutions and gel networks; and molecular characteristic properties of intractable and special polymers. His current research interest has mainly moved to food science and processing, especially profound processing of soy proteins. For details: http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk
Prof. Jui-Teng Lin received his Ph.D in physical chemistry from the University of Rochester (NY). His current positions include: Chairman & CEO of Medical Photon, Inc. (Taiwan); New Photon Corp, and Visiting Professor of HE Medical University (China).
Editor in Chief of:
Open Access J of Ophthalmology Research (OAJOR):
Editorial Board of: Novel Approaches in Cancer Study; AS Ophthalmology.
Fellow of American Society of Laser Surgery & Medicine (ASLSM).
Awards:WHO's WHO in Leading American Executives (1993);
Model of oversea Chinese Young Entrepreneur (1997).
Guest Editor of Polymers (Special issue, 2022).
Prof. Lin has published 55 book chapters and approx 250 peer-review papers, including about 120 SCI-indexed journal papers. Research areas: photochemistry, phototherapy, vision corrections, corneal surgery, medical lasers design, kinetic modeling.
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca Romania
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca Romania
Giorgiana M. Cătunescu has been a faculty member at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for 13 years. She was an EU-FORA Fellow (2018-2019) in the Nutrition and Bromatology, Toxicology and Legal Medicine Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Seville working on chemical risk assessment.
She delivers lectures and practical seminars for: Food Industry Equipment and Facilities, Food Equipment Management, Agri-Food Marketing, Biological hazard assessment and control in food quality management, while her research activities include microbiology, food biotechnologies, preserving methods, food industry process design, food risk assessment. She was principal investigator in 7 research grants and a collaborator researcher in another 6. She has published 1 scientific book; 4 chapters in international books; 20 articles in ISI journals; more than 20 articles in journals indexed international data bases (IBD); more than 30 short-communications conference proceedings.
Honors: 9 research awarded research articles in the national PN-III-P1-1.1-PRECISI scheme;
Best poster award: “Optimization of bacterial cellulose production for better physical and mechanical properties”, Ioana Bodea, Liviu Bogdan, Giorgiana M. Cătunescu, Carmen Pop, Adriana David, Mircea Dudescu, Anca Rotar at the ”Life Sciences For Sustainable Development” international conference 24th – 25th September, 2020 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Biao HU is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Shenzhen University, P.R. China. He obtained his Ph.D. from the City University of Hong Kong in 2017. His main research focuses on composite materials & structures, structural retrofitting, and sustainable construction materials. He has published some 40 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings (including 30 SCI papers), and these works received more than 500 citations recorded in Google Scholar. He is the principal investigator of 4 research projects and the co-investigator of more than 10 research projects. He serves as the editorial board member of several journals (Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology Research and Construction Progress) and the guest editor of Polymers. He is a regular reviewer of more than 30 peer-reviewed international SCI journals. He received the Moisseiff Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2018.
My name is Ebru Dengiz ÖZCAN. I graduated from Department of Ceramic Engineering, Dumlupınar University. I am a PhD. student in Department of Mining Engineering in İstanbul Technical University. I am also working in a concrete factory ( KARAMAN CONCRETE FACTORY ) as a quality manager in TURKEY. Until the last 3 years, I have worked as a technical sales manager in construction chemicals companies that produce cement and concrete chemicals. I am interested in polymer based grinding aids, cement and concrete productions. I have published two technical research article , one is in SCI journals.
Eri Yoshida received her Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. After she obtained her Ph.D., she joined the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kyoto Institute of Technology, as an Assistant Professor. She moved to the Toyohashi University of Technology as an Associate Professor. In 1999 as a visiting scientist, she stayed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in 2016 as a faculty-exchange program member at the City University of New York, Queens College. She has more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications and reviews and 24 patents. She has been serving as an editorial board member of several international journals. Her research interest is polymer chemistry concerning controlled/living radical polymerization, molecular self-assembly, and supercritical CO2 technology. Her current research focuses on artificial biomembrane models using polymer giant vesicles formed by polymerization-induced self-assembly.
Nader G. Khaligh received his Ph.D. from the University of Guilan, Iran, in 2013. Since 2015 he began his work as a senior research fellow in the Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Center, University Malaya, Malaysia. His publications, including papers, reviews, and mini-reviews, are focused on heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, sustainable chemistry and energy, heterocycles, and multi-task reagents. He has more than 150 ISI publication and one chapter in book. He has been elected as World's Top 2% Scientist Career-Long Citation Impact and World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in 2019, 2020, and 2021. His two papers has been elected as Chines Chemical Letter Excellent paper in 2017 and Best Research Award in International Research Award on Oncology and Cancer Research 2022. He has been involved in many national and international industrial projects. He is associate editor, section editor, and executive editor for three international Journals. He is also a member of editorial board of few international Journals.
Nikolay Belov was born on the 15th April, 1981 at a small town Vurnary in Chuvash Republic, a part of Russian Federation. He learned at school in the same town from 1988 to 1998 and entered Chemistry Faculty of Chuvash State University (Cheboksary) after finishing it. At the 4th year of education Nikolay Belov was assigned to the polymer chemistry department for preparation of the master degree. The subject of his diploma work was concerned with a chemical modification of glue.
After graduating the university, Nikolay Belov entered graduate school in A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis (TIPS) of Russian Academy of Sciences (The Laboratory of membrane gas separation). His PhD thesis devoted to the thermodynamics of sorption of gases and vapors in polymers was defended in 2008th. Later and current fields of interests include sorption, diffusion and permeation phenomena in polymers, preparation, modification and characterization of polymeric materials, membranes, direct liquid-phase fluorination.