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Prof. Dr. Jordi Puiggalí
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Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: structure of synthetic polymers; development of biodegradable polymers; study of nanocomposites; polymer physics; polymer crystallization
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Dr. Luciano Ombres
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
Tel. 39 0984 494024
Interests: linear and non linear behavior of concrete structures; design of steel structures; composite structures; rehabilitation of concrete and masonry structures with composite materials (polymeric and cementitious fiber reinforced materials)
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Prof. Dr. Rosalda Punturo
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Departmen Biology, Geology, Natural Environment. University of Catania, Italy
Interests: asbestos; petrography; ophiolite; green rocks
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Dr. James Njuguna
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Centre for Advanced Engineering Materials, School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK
Interests: composites; lightweight structures; nanocomposites; impact resistance; durability; Thermo-mechanical properties
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Dr. Paulo Caldas
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1. School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, 4900-348 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2. Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science – INESC TEC, 4150-179 Porto, Portugal
Interests: long period gratings; optical fibers; optical fiber sensors; interferometers; whispering gallery modes; microresonators; optical fiber communications
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Dr. Torsten Frosch
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1. Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Albert Einstein Strasse 9, D-07745 Jena, Germany
2. Abbe Center of Photonics & Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, D-07745 Jena, Germany
Interests: Raman Spectroscopy and Instrumentation; Gas sensing; Fiber sensing; Chemical Imaging; Pharmaceutical spectroscopy and Biosensing; Elucidation of drug target interactions; environmental monitoring
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Dr. Giancarlo C. Righini
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1 “Enrico Fermi” Historical Museum of Physics and Study & Research Centre, Italy
2 “Nello Carrara" Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), National Research Council, Italy
Interests: glassy and glass-ceramic materials; nanostructured materials; microfabrication; integrated optics; optical microresonators
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Jun. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Akanshu Sharma
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Innovative Verstärkungsmethoden mit Befestigungen, Institut für Werkstoffe im Bauwesen, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 4, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel. +49-711-685-68034
Interests: inelastic static and dynamic analysis of reinforced concrete structures; static and dynamic testing of RC structures and sub-assemblages; seismic retrofitting of structures with innovative techniques; seismic behavior of cast-in and post-installed anchors in concrete; seismic performance assessment of RC structures; anchorages with supplementary reinforcement; numerical modeling of structures under seismic loads; modeling of anchorages for interaction between structure and equipment; impact behavior of reinforced concrete structures; fracture mechanics of concrete structures; modeling of bond between reinforcement and concrete; performance of RC structures subjected to fire loads
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Prof. Dr. Bodo Fiedler
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Institute of Polymer and Composites, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Denickestrasse 15, D-21073 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: GFRP; CFRP; fibre metal laminate; fatigue; durability; sensor; SHM; CNT
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Assist. Prof. Dr. Smitha Rao
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Interests: MEMS; nanotechnology; cancer detection and therapy; sensors and devices for biomedical sensing and implantable devices ; nanofiber scaffold for wound healing, tissue culture and sensing
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Dr. Enzo Martinelli
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Tel. +39 089 96 4098
Interests: structural analysis and design; fiber-reinforced composites; sustainable materials
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Dr. Elias P. Koumoulos
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School of Chemical Engineering National Technical University of Athens, 9 Heroon Polytechniou St., Zographos, Athens, Greece
Interests: carbon; nanomaterials; fibres; nanomechanical properties of materials (metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, functionally graded materials for brakes, thruster and valve applications, thin films, elastomers, packaging polymers); polymers and composites; environmental friendly processes
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Dr. Jacopo Donnini
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Ingegneria della Materia, dell’Ambiente ed Urbanistica, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona 60132, Italy
Interests: Fiber-reinforced cement-based materials for structural applications; Repair and strengthening of concrete and masonry structures with advanced composite materials; Self-sensing cement-based materials; Durability of cementitious composite materials.
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Dr. Suman Sinha-Ray
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1. Corporate Innovation Center, United States Gypsum 700 N US-45, Libertyville 60048, IL, USA
2. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 842 West Taylor Street, M/C 251, Room 2039ERF Chicago 60607-7022, IL, USA
Tel. +1 312-996-3439; Fax: +1 312-413-0447
Interests: advanced functional materials (polymer and oxide materials, nano-structured materials); energy storage and optimization; alternative energy; experimental and theoretical thermal-fluid sciences at the micro/nanoscale; drug delivery; experimental and theoretical study of production methods of nonwovens (electrospinning, solution blowing and melt blowing); advanced manufacturing; building science and technology
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Dr. Sagar Roy
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New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Newark, United States
Interests: Polymeric membrane-based separation and purification, Nano-enabled environmental remediation and water treatment, Polymer nanocomposite, Flexible battery
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Dr. Md Selim Habib
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CREOL, The college of optics and Photonics; University of Central Florida, Orlando FL 32816-2700, USA
Interests: design and fabrication of low loss hollow-core fiber; gas-laser nonlinear interaction; supercontinuum generation, mid-IR fiber laser; multi-mode nonlinear optics
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Professor Narayan Bhattarai
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Department of Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, United States
Interests: biomaterials; nanofibers; tissue engineering; wound healing and targeted drug delivery; biocompatibility; in vitro toxicity testing
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Prof. Dr. Mataz Alcoutlabi
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, TX, 78539, USA
Interests: Nanostructured materials as electrodes and separators for metal-ion batteries; Polymer physics and rheology; Material behavior at the nanometre size scale
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Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
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Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucuresti, CP 060042, Romania
Interests: nanbiomaterials; nanofibers; biofibers; drug delivery and targeting; 3D printed materials
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Prof. Mário F. S. Ferreira
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Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal
Tel. +351-23-437-0356; Fax: +351-23-442-4965
Interests: modeling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems; quantum well lasers; optical fiber amplifiers and lasers; soliton propagation; nanophotonics; optical sensors; polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers
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Dr. Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis
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Centre for Green Chemical Science&Department of Molecular Medicine & Pathology,Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, PO Box 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: nanotechnology; conducting polymers; biopolymers; electrospinning; polymer composites; hybrid polymers; microwave assisted technology; bioactives
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Prof. Dr. Hyun Do Yun
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Department of Architectural Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Republic of Korea
Tel. 82-42-821-5622; Fax: 82-42-823-9467
Interests: fiber reinforced concrete (FRC); strain-hardening cement composite (SHCC); recycled aggregate concrete; reinforced concrete structures; seismic retrofitting technology for infrastructures
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Constantin Chalioris
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Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering Division, Reinforced Concrete Lab., University Campus, Kimmeria, Xanthi 67100, Greece
Tel. +302541079632
Interests: reinforced concrete (RC); testing; repair; strengthening; fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPS); self-compacting concrete (SCC); steel fibre-reinforced concrete (SFRC); damage detection; structural health monitoring (SHM); piezoelectric sensors
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faiz Shaikh
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Department of Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley WA 6102, Australia
Tel. 08 9266 9054
Interests: Development of Engineered Geopolymer Composites (EGC); Structural application of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC); Application of nano-technology and nano particles in concrete; utilisation of supplementary cementitious materials (SCM), recycled aggregates, polymers and other industrial by-products in concrete and their effects on superior durability of concrete; Durability of reinforced concrete (RC), ECC and EGC; Repair and strengthening of reinforced concrete using ECC and EGC; Numerical modelling of RC
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