Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

Prof. Bharat Bhushan

John Glenn College of Public Affairs,The Ohio State University,USA.

Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the College of Engineering, and the Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2 ) and affiliated faculty in John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In 2013-14, he served as an ASME/AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, United States Congress, Washington, DC. He holds two M.S., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA, and two honorary and two semi-honorary doctorates. His research interests include fundamental studies with a focus on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, and biomimetics. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, 800+ scientific papers (One of Goggle Scholar’s 1612 Highly Cited Researchers (h>100) and h-index–110+ with 60k+ citations; Web of Science h-index–85+; ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science since 2007 and in Biology and Biochemistry since 2013; ISI Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry since 2011), and 60+ scientific reports. He has also edited 50+ books and holds more than 25 U.S. and foreign patents. He is co-editor of Springer NanoScience and Technology Series and Microsystem Technologies, and member of editorial board of PNAS. He has organized various international conferences and workshops. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for Senior Scientists, Max Planck Foundation Research Award for Outstanding Foreign Scientists, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Life Achievement Tribology Award, and Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) Global Award. His research was listed as the top ten science stories of 2015. He is a member of various professional societies, including the International Academy of Engineering (Russia). He has previously worked for various research labs including IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. He has held visiting professorship at University of California at Berkeley, University of Cambridge, UK, Technical University Vienna, Austria, University of Paris, Orsay, ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, Univ. of Southampton, UK, Univ. of Kragujevac, Serbia, Tsinghua Univ., China, Harbin Inst., China, and KFUPM, Saudi Arabia.

Suwan Jayasinghe

University College London, UK

Jayasinghe started his academic career at Brunel University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. At Brunel he obtained his B.Eng(Hon) and M.Eng degrees and subsequently joined the Department of Materials Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London, where he earned his PhD. In the duration of his PhD, his research findings were awarded two top medals (the De Montfort and the Leonardo Da Vinci) presented to him at the House of Parliament in March and December respectively. Following his PhD he completed a post-doc and was later awarded a five year Robert's Fellowship funded by RCUK. In the first year of his fellowship, Jayasinghe pioneered the ability to electrospray and electrospin living cells and whole organisms. These finding have received wide press coverage through learned society periodical, popular scientific press and television interviews. In 2006 Jayasinghe joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCL. In 2009 he was awarded highest honour bestowed to a younger aerosol scientist (SMOLUCHOWSKI Award) by the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF). In 2010 The Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals awarded him with the prestigious Sir George Beilby FRS memorial medal and prize for his seminal contributions to healthcare materials. Jayasinghe has published over 120 scientific papers and is at present fine tuning the discovered platform technologies for their wider utility in basic biology laboratories to their evaluation in the clinic.

Lee D. Wilson

University of Saskatchewan,110 Science Place, Saskatoon,SK.Canada.

Lee Wilson obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Winnipeg in 1992. Wilson obtained a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 in the area of Physical Chemistry. He later joined the Functional Materials Program under the supervision at the National Research Council of Canada as a NSERC Visiting Fellow until 2003. In 2004, Wilson was appointed in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan and is now an Associate Professor. Wilson’s research interests cover a range of topics in physical chemistry, materials and environmental science, colloids, polymers, interfacial phenomena, supramolecular chemistry, and water science. The Wilson research group is actively developing new sustainable materials for the controlled removal of contaminants from water and chemical separations using methods based on green chemistry. Wilson has served as a role model for aboriginal students across Canada and continues to contribute to science outreach in various capacities for aboriginal communities.

Mohini Sain

Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing,University of Toronto.

Dr. Sain specializes in advanced nanocellulose technology, biocomposites and bio-nanocomposites at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry. He is cross-appointed to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. Besides, he is also an adjunct professor of the University of Guelph,University of Lulea, Sweden, Honorary Professor at Slovak Technical University and Institute of Environmental Science at the University of Toronto, and collaborates with American and European research institutes and universities.

Mohammad HadiDehghani

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Professor Dr.Mohammad HadiDehghani is a Full Professor and head of the department of Environmental Health Engineering at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Public Health,Islamic Republic of IRAN. He was graduated in PhD degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).His research interests includeNanotechnology and water treatment field. He is the author of various research studies published at national andinternational journals, and conference proceedings. He has authored eight books and more than hundred peer reviewed papers.Heis an editorial board member and reviewer in many internal and international journals and scientific committees.

Liliana Rubio.

Institute of Polymer Business Intelligence,Brazil

Chemical Engineer, Master in Project Management, MBA in Business Administration, MBA in Innovation Management, Specialist in polymer; focused trainings in Europe, USA and Latin America. Over 18 years’ experience working on new business, R&D and marketing in the polymer and Textile Industry. PMO Polymer Business Intelligence is a Project Management Office, located in Sao Paulo-Brazil, dedicated to project management consulting, mentoring, covering project planning, implementation and execution through a front-to-end creative quantification approach. Founder of SmartTex Hub ecosystem for the value chain of textile Industry and final applications.Winner of the Clariant Corporation Innovation Extra Award 2007: The sustainable project for the Green Industry on renewable resources. Winner Honorable Mention in Think Beyond Plastics 2016 innovation competition on the category Most Innovative Emerging Business as part of the team "Plastic Smog Emissions Closed Loopon" with Modern architecture project K-Rubio Smart House (biocomposites from waste micro plastic particles (beads and fibers).Speaker at conferences and lectures on sustainability and innovation at universities and the main trade fairs of polymer Industry in Latin America and EUA. Author of several articles that have been publish in technology and business magazines

Debasish Sarkar

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela,Rourkela,Orissa,INDIA.

Dr. Debasish Sarkar is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Ceramic,Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Odisha, since 2009. After his undergraduate in Ceramic Engineering from University of Calcutta in 1996, he was employed at Sarvesh Refractories Ltd., Rourkela (1996-1998). He joined National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela as Assistant Professor in 1998. On lien, he pursued M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT, Kanpur. He completed his Ph.D in Ceramic Engineering at NIT, Rourkela in February 2007. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea (2007-2009). At IIT Kanpur, he has worked on the processing of Nanolaminated Ductile Ceramics for structural applications during Master’s Project work. His Ph.D research work was concentrated on the Thermo-mechanical study of Nanostructured Zirconia Toughened Alumina Nanocomposites. Dr. Sarkar pursued his post-doctoral research in the large scale synthesis and characterization of Nanoparticles and Nanocolloids for electronics industry. During his stay at Korea, he also adopted different fabrication technologies of nanostructured oxide and non-oxide ceramics.