Prior to joining the University of Nottingham as a lecturer in Dynamics and Control (June 2013) Dimitrios conducted research in Structural Dynamics and Vibroacoustics within EADS Astrium (currently Airbus Defense and Space) at Les Mureaux, France (2009-'12). The research was funded by the EU FP7 project coded MID-FREQUENCY and resulted in the attribution of a PhD from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. He also holds a MSc with Distinction in Automotive Systems Engineering by Loughborough University (2008-'09) and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2003-'08).
FABES Research Ltd,
University of Seville
Mercedes Jiménez-Rosado studied Industrial Chemical Engineering at the University of Seville, Spain and graduated as MS in 2018. She joined the research group of Technology and Design of Multicomponent Products (TEP-229) through a research grant, developing superabsorbent soy protein-based matrices with micronutrients for horticulture. There, she has gained experience in different fields, such as biopolymers, bioplastics and biomaterials. Actually, she is hired by a predoctoral contract from the Spanish Government under the doctoral program “Installations and Systems for Industry”. She has published 25 JCR indexed articles. In addition, she has participated in 50 national and international congress.
Jose Fernando Rubio Valle
University of Huelva
José Fernando Rubio-Valle studied material engineering at the University of Seville, Spain and completed her MS in 2018. He joined the research group of Complex Fluid Engineering (TEP-185) through a research grant, valorization and characterization of lignocellulosic-based material. There, He has gained experience in any different fields, such as biopolymers and bioplastics. He is currently working under a predoctoral contract from the Spanish government under the doctoral program "Industrial and Environmental Science and Technology." He has published 12 JCR-indexed articles. In addition, he has participated in 16 national and international congresses.
University of Salento
Francesca Lionetto is an Assistant Professor in Principles of Chemical Engineering at the Department ofInnovation Engineering of the University of Salento (Italy). She is recognized internationally for her researchcontributions and achievements in polymer and polymer composite science and technology. She has been avisiting scientist at the University of Nottingham (UK) and at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Since 2005 she is Instructor of Record of courses concerning the Science and Technology of Materials, and inparticular Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Salento.
She is the author of more than 120 scientific publications on international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. She is a member of the Editorial Board of two international peer-reviewed scientific journals and a reviewer for about 40 international journals. She is the author of 2 national patents and 1 submitted European patent. She has scientific collaborations with several Italian and international research institutions. She has carried out research in several European, national and regional projects. Her research activity is related to the rheological, thermal and transport properties of polymers and polymer-based composites and nanocomposite materials. More specifically, her research interests are i) polymer rheology; ii) curing kinetics of thermosetting matrices; iii) polymer composite processing and joining; iv) heat transfer modeling during composite manufacturing; v) polymer-based nanocomposites; vi) hybrid welding of dissimilar materials; vii) ultrasonic wave propagation; viii) microplastics.
SABIC Technology Center , Bangalore
By education Polymer Science & Technologist. As a polymer/ material scientist, have been leading business driven product development projects in Polycarbonate (Melt & Interfacial) – blends and composites in various segments due to strong networking with cross functional teams (Marketing/ Business/ Technology / Manufacturing). Proven credential in translating lab scale innovations into plant trials leading to successful customer validation backed by thorough knowledge of materials testing & evaluation blended with business insights, safety and sustainability.
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. 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 and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has been retired 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 Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited speaker, speaker or Poster presenter. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last six years (2014 - 2019) over 60 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by different companies in different countries.
Additionally, he retired at the end of November 2019, and contributed with Keynote/Plenary Speeches over 60 Virtual/Webinar Conferences, due to the coronavirus outbreak in two year of his retirement, 2020 and 2021.
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.
Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel: Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction and crystallography
Arts et Métiers ParisTech
PROFESSIONAL CAREER 2010 - Present Associate professor at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM – Paris) PIMM laboratory (Processes and Engineering in Mechanics and Materials), CNRS - UMR 8006, fellow in the “Polymer and Composites” group 2008 – 2010 Numerical Engineer in Eurodim company (part of Technip - France) specialized in Mechanical Engineering EDUCATION 2016 Habilitation to conduct researches in Materials Science from the university of Paris-Est (France) 2007-2008 Post-doctoral fellow at University of Paris-Est of Creteil (France) 2006 PhD in Mechanics from the University of Paris-Est of Marne-La-Vallée (France) 2003 Master S3M (Solids, Structures and Mechanic Systems) from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France 2001 Civil Engineer from the National school of engineering of Tunisia RESEARCH TOPICS - Behavior of Polymers and composites, relationship Microstructure/Process/Properties - WEEE Polymer blends recycling, compatibility of recycled blends - Thermal Storage, Phase Change Materials, Energy Efficiency - Micromechanical modelling of heterogeneous viscoelastic materials Anissa EDDHAHAK
Tokyo University of Science
Takashiro Akitsu is Professor of Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division II, Tokyo University of Science, Japan since 2016. He graduated from Department of Chemistry, Osaka University in 1995. By studying crystal and electronic structures of chiral copper complexes, he obtained his Ph.D. from from Osaka University in 2000. Dr. Akitsu studied at the Institute for Protein Research (metalloproteins), Department of Chemistry, Keio University (photo and magnetic functional organic/inorganic hybrid compounds), and Department of Chemistry at Stanford University (physical and bioinorganic chemistry) before moving to Tokyo University of Science. He has published about 220 articles and book chapters. He has also served as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for many journals and was involved in the organizing committees for international conferences. His research field is inorganic coordination chemistry and crystalography. His research interest is hybrid materials of (Schiff base) metal complexes and other (photo-)funtional materials such as polymers, dyes or proteins.
Thomas J. Webster
Hebei University of Technology
Polymeric Biomaterials: What Has Gone Right, What Has Gone Wrong
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr ELIAS RANDJBARAN received his PhD and Master's degrees in Materials Engineering from Department of Aerospace Engineering at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He has been working in the Composite Materials Industry with a Metallurgical Engineering background since 2000. His team and Dr. Randjbaran have published more than 30 papers since 2009 in the internationally recognised academic journals, the citation of their papers is more than 430, the h-index is 11, and they have achieved 15 for the i10-index. Dr. Elias Randjbaran's current research interests are(1)Progressive damage analysis of thin-walled composite laminated structures; (2) Buckling and post-buckling of nano composite structures; (3) Structural crashworthiness and ballistic impact analysis. Dr. Elias Randjbaran is a member of a several societies, including Aerospace Society Malaysia (AEROS Malaysia) , American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Space & Satellite Professionals International, and reviewer of the high-prestige scientific journals.
Alberto José Coelho Cotón
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
3D printing of heterogeneous monolith catalysts and other catalytic devices: application in drug discovery
Richard J. Spontak
North Carolina State University
Anionic Block Polymers as Next-Generation Broad-Spectrum, Self-Sterilizing Antimicrobial Surfaces