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Prof. Dr. Jordi Puiggalí
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Departament d’Enginyeria Química, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Escola d’Enginyeria de Barcelona Est-EEBE, 08019 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
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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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BIOMLG), University of Catania, 95129 Catania, Italy
Interests: petrophysics; anisotropy; petrofabric
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Dr. James Njuguna

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 Centre, Piazza del Viminale 1, Roma 00184, Italy
2. “Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics—National Research Council (IFAC-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino 50019, Italy
Interests: glassy and glass-ceramic materials; nanostructured materials; microfabrication; integrated optics; optical microresonators
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Dr. Akanshu Sharma
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Institute of Construction Materials, TU Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 4G, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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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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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Prof. Dr. Enzo Martinelli
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy
Interests: structural analysis and design, structural concrete, seismic assessment and retrofitting, sustainable cementitious composites
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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, IL 60048, USA
2. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 842 West Taylor Street, M/C 251, Room 2039ERF Chicago, IL 60607-7022, USA
Interests: experimental and theoretical study of production methods of nonwovens (electrospinning, solution blowing, and melt blowing); advanced manufacturing; experimental and theoretical thermal–fluid sciences at the micro/nanoscale; polymer and oxide materials; nanostructured materials; drug delivery; alternative energy; building science; acoustics
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Dr. Sagar Roy
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Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science, NJIT, Newark, NJ 07102 USA
Interests: membrane-based separation and purification
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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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Prof. Dr. Narayan Bhattarai
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Department of Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Interests: biomaterials; nanofibers; tissue engineering; wound healing and targeted drug delivery; biocompatibility; in vitro toxicity testing
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Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
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Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucuresti CP 060042, Romania
Interests: nanbiomaterials; nanofibers; biofibers; drug delivery and targeting; 3D printed materials
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Prof. Dr. Mário F. S. Ferreira
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Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal
Interests: modeling and characterization of multisection 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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School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland, 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, 99 Daehak-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 34134, Korea
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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Dr. Constantin Chalioris
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Reinforced Concrete Lab., Department of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering Division, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, Kimmeria, Xanthi 67100, Greece
Interests: reinforced concrete (RC); testing; repair; strengthening; fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP); self-compacting concrete (SCC); steel fiber-reinforced concrete (SFRC); damage detection; structural health monitoring (SHM); piezoelectric sensors
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Dr. Ali H. Tayeb
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1. Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
2. Laboratory of Renewable Nanomaterials, Advanced Structures & Composites Center, University of Maine, 5755 Nutting Hall, 04469, USA
Interests: cellulose nanomaterials; surface and colloid chemistry; protein interactions; soft matter; nanopaper & packaging; electronics
Dr. Alessio Cascardi
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ITC-CNR, Construction Technologies Institute—Italian
Interests: composites; heritage; strengthening; retrofitting; artificial Neural network; analytical model; finite element analysis; energy building; drone survey
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
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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Prof. Dr. Donguk Choi
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School of Architecture and Design Convergence, Hankyong National University, 327 Jungang-ro, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do. 17579, South Korea
Interests: fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials in concrete; concrete technologies; construction materials
Dr. Jan Lüdtke
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Thünen Institute of Wood Research, 21031 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: composites; wood technology; paper technology; process technology; wood-based panels; product design; resource efficiency; waste wood; waste wood utilization; circular economy; recycling
Dr. Deesy G. Pinto
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CQM-Centro de Química da Madeira, MMRG, Universidade da Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9020-105 Funchal, Portuga
Interests: nanocomposites; polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); reinforced concrete; high strength concrete; basalt fibers; natural fibers
Dr. Metodi Plamenov Yankov
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DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Bygning 343, Ørsted Plads, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: communication and information theory; machine learning; optical fiber communications; wireless communications; communication systems; forward error correction; nonlinear distortion compensation and mitigation; modulation and coding; information theory in biometrics; fingerprint recognition
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Dr. Carlos Fuentes Rojas
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Department of Materials Engineering (MTM), KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: surfaces and interfaces; wetting behaviour of thermoplastic melts and fibers; adhesion strength; natural and synthetic fibers mechanical behaviour; natural fiber composites
Dr. Giuseppe Ciaburro
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Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Aversa, Italy
Interests: Architecture; Acoustics; Sound; Digital Signal Processing; Acoustics and Acoustic Engineering; Acoustic Signal Processing; Sound Analysis; Audio Signal Processing; Noise Analysis; Acoustic Analysis
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