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Dr. Ozgur Keles
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Chemical and Materials Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192, USA
Interests: Nanocomposites; hierarchical composites; additive manufacturing; automatic discovery
Prof. Xu Yang
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Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia
Interests: asphalt materials; pavement materials; composite materials for construction; numerical modeling
Prof. Ernesto Monaco
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
Interests: aerospace structures; vibro-acoustics; composites structures modeling and testing; non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring
Prof. Da-Hua Wei
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Institute of Manufacturing Technology/ Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology (TAIPEI TECH), Taipei 10608, Taiwan
Interests: thin films/coatings; nanoparticles; nanostructured devices; functional nanomaterials
Prof. Sheng-Chieh Chen
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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
Interests: composite filter media; air and liquid filtration
Dr. Prakash Srirangam
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WMG, University of Warwick, UK
Interests: metal matrix composites; light alloys; materials characterisation; 3D X-ray tomography; synchrotron radiation
Dr. Sebastian Schmeer
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Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbHErwin-Schroedinger-Strasse 58, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interests: mechanical characterization of composites; crash; energy absorption; testing of composites; continuous fiber-reinforced composites; composite component testing; validation of material models; strain rate dependency
Dr. David May
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Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interests: impregnation; preforming; permeability; liquid composite molding
Prof. Tomasz Siwowski
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Department of Roads & Bridges, Rzeszow University of Technology, 35-959 Rzeszow, Poland
Interests: composite structures; composites for structural strengthening; design; FE simulation; structural testing; non-destructive evaluation; structural health monitoring
Dr. Felipe Vannucchi de Camargo
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: structural analysis; stress analysis; composite materials; smart materials; polymers; fiber-reinforced materials; fem numerical simulations; sustainable design
Prof. Dr. Josip Brnić
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Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Rijeka, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Interests: material testing; creep; fracture mechanics; material mechanical properties; FEM, theory of elasticity and plasticity
Prof. Dr. Alfredo Güemes
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Department Aeronautics, University Politecnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: composite material; structural health monitoring; fiber optic sensors; smart structures; aerostructures
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Prof. Dr. Patrizia Bocchetta
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Innovazione, Università del Salento, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: electrochemistry; electrolytes; energy conversion; proton conducting materials; green materials; energy conversion; energy storage
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Prof. Fariborz Kargar
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
Interests: composite materials; thermal interface materials; thermal characterization; graphene; 2D materials; brillouin light scattering; raman spectroscopy; phonon transport; heat transport; magnetic materials
Prof. Papanicolaou Catherine
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Civil Engineering Department, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece
Interests: mechanical properties; flowability; self-compacting lightweight concrete; manufactured sand; lightweight sand; sand ratio; water permeability coefficient
Dr. S.R. Atashipour
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Lightweight Structures Research Group, Division of Structural Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: lightweight sandwich structures; adhesive joints; plates and shells; laminated FRP composites; functionally graded materials; pressure vessels; timber building structural elements
Dr. Yiji Lu
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Durham Energy Institute, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Interests: nano additives; nanocomposites in energy systems; future energy systems; energy storage & conversion; renewable/clean energy research; alterative/cleaner fuels
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Prof. Chao-Ming Huang
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Department of Materials Engineering, Kun Shan University, No. 195 Kunda Rd., Yung-Kang Dist., Tainan 710303, Taiwan
Interests: electrodeposition; supercapacitor; energy saving; MnO2; Ni foam; asymmetric supercapacitor
Dr. Traian Zaharescu
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National Institute for Electrical Engineering, INCDIE ICPE - CA, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: radiation processing of polymers; characterization of polymer durability; antioxidants; evaluation degradation of polymer composites; polymer hybrids; radiation effects on solid materials
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Dr. Rock Keey Liew
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Pyrolysis Technology Research Group, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Malaysia
Interests: advanced composite material; carbon composite; metallic carbon; material energy; chemical activation; microwave heating; thermochemical reaction; catalysis; waste recovery
Prof. A. Scattina
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino TO, Italy
Interests: lightweight design; thermoplastic composite; passive safety of vehicles; human body models
Prof. Ibrahim Guven
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Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
Interests: peridynamics; low-velocity impact damage in composites; high-velocity impact damage incomposites; multiscale mechanics; CNT-based composites
Prof. Saifang Huang
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Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: refractory materials; sialon materials; dental ceramics; glass-ceramics; nucleation and crystal growth; solid-state electrolytes; electrodes; lithium ion batteries; supercapacitors; phosphors for solid-state lighting
Dr. Francisco J. Gonzalez
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Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila, México
Interests: conjugated polymers; polymer electrolytes; composite materials for energy storage
Dr. Namkon Lee
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Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), 10223 Goyang, Korea
Interests: high-performance cementitious composites; multi-functional cementitious composites
Prof. Myung-Hyun Kim
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Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University, 2, Busandaehak-ro 63beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, Korea
Interests: fatigue and fracture of composites; marine applications of composites; structural integrity assessments
Prof. Dr. Wen-Cheng Chen
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Distinguished Professor, Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Interests: biomaterials; material analysis; polymer chemistry; medical engineering; functional fiber composites; nanomaterials; tissue engineering; hydrogels
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Prof. Dr. Shanju Zhang
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Interests: conductive polymers and their composites; polymer nanocomposites; hybrid nanocomposites; morphologies and structures
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Dr. Xiaowei Zeng
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Interests: computational mechanics; computational modeling of material failure; bioinspired composite; bone mechanics
Prof. Joung Sook Hong
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Institute of Chemical Processes, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: polymer composite; emulsion; rheology
Prof. F. Dumas-Bouchiat
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Institute of research for ceramics, University of Limoges, Limoges, France
Interests: pulsed Laser deposition; thin films and nanostructures; advanced functional oxide thin films and nano-composite materials opto-electronic and magnetic applications; metallic nanoparticules; surface plasmon resonance; vanadium dioxide
Prof. Hanieh Kargarzadeh
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Polymer Division, Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sienkiewicza 112, 90-363, Lodz, Poland
Interests: advanced nanocomposites; functional biopolymers; nanocellulose; nanolignin; polymer blending; chemical and physical modification of polymers; nanocomposites characterization
Dr. Lukasz Figiel
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WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: multiphysics modelling; computational micromechanics/homogenization; data-driven modelling
Prof. Joseph P. Feser
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: thermal conductivity; thermal transport; thermal characterization; ultrafast lasers; molecular dynamics; wave transport; thermoelectric materials; phonons
Dr. Nuno Cristelo
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Departamento de Engenharias, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: alkali activation; fibre reinforcement; alternative binders
Prof. Ajay Kottapalli
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Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG), Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, 9712 CP Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS); Flexible electronics; Nanoelectronics; Nature-inspired sensing; Soft polymer sensors; Biomimetic materials and sensors; Biomedical MEMS
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Prof. Michela Simoncini
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Faculty of Engineering, Università eCampus, Via Isimbardi 10, 22060 Novedrate (CO), Italy
Interests: composite materials; lightweight alloys; material characterization; metal forming operations; metal cutting operations; solid state welding; sustainable manufacturing
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Dr. Jonathan P. -H. Belnoue
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Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TL, UK
Interests: mechanics of materials; composite materials; manufacturing; multi-scale mechanics; computational mechanics
Prof. George Stefanou
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Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 541 24, Greece
Interests: particle and fiber reinforced composites; multiscale modeling; stochastic finite elements; random fields
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Katunin
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Department of Fundamentals of Machinery Design, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: fatigue and fracture; degradation of materials; mechanics of composites; non-destructive testing of engineering materials; lightning strike protection; electromagnetic interference; electrically conductive materials; rheology; physical testing of composites; wavelet analysis; signal and image processing; technical Diagnostics; fractals; numerical simulations (FEM); mathematical modeling
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Prof. Farid ABED-MERAIM
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Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, Paris 75013, France
Interests: theoretical and applied mechanics; mechanics of materials; computational mechanics; stability & bifurcation
Dr. Parvez Alam
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School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
Interests: biological composites; biomimetic design; mechanical metamaterials; structure and function; engineering composite mechanics; modelling and simulation
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Dr. Nisa Salim
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Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: nanostructured carbon materials; polymers at interfaces; carbon fiber composites; structural supercapacitors
Dr. Chien-Lin Huang

Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
Interests: polymer physics; polymer synthesis; polymer engineering; chemical engineering; functional fiber composites
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Prof. Dr. Christian Mittelstedt
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Institute of lightweight construction and design, Dept. Mech. Engng., Technical University Darmstadt, Otto-Berndt-Str. 2, D-64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: structural mechanics; buckling; stability; thin-walled structures; aerospace engineering; free-edge effects; additive manufacturing
Dr. Dimitrios Tzetzis
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Digital Manufacturing and Materials Characterization Laboratory, School of Science and Technology, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: composites and nanocomposites; hybrid materials and layered materials; strength of materials; mechanics of materials; materials processing; analytical characterizations; nanoindentation; destructive and non-destructive testing; 3D printing and nanomaterials
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Prof. Luis Rodriguez-Tembleque
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Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla 41004, Spain
Interests: computational mechanics; wear; contact mechanics; fracture and damage mechanics; micromechanical modeling; smart composites; multi-scale analysis; piezoelectric composites; multifield materials; carbon nanotubes; nanocomposites
Dr. Angelica Bertacci
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Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Bologna 40126, Italy
Interests: preventive dentistry; dental materials; fluoride; electron microscopy (SEM, SEM-EDX)
Prof. Nariman Yousefi
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: graphene; 2D nanomaterials; layered nanocomposites; bio-inspired composites; advanced multifunctional materials; 3D graphene-based macrostructures; nano-enabled water treatment; environmental nanotech
Prof. Dr. Heung Soap Choi
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Department of Mechanical and Design Engineering, Hongik University, 2639, Sejong-ro, Jochion-eup, Sejong City 30016, Korea
Interests: light-weighting transportation vehicles using composite materials; repair of composite structures; mechanical behaviors of fiber metal laminates; thermo-hygro-mechanical behavior of composites; reliability of composite materials
Prof. Georgios Ι. Giannopoulos
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Peloponnese, 1 Megalou Alexandrou Street, GR-26334 Patras, Greece
Interests: analysis and design of structures; fracture mechanics - structural failures; contact mechanics - friction; computational methods: finite element method, boundary element method, molecular dynamics, molecular mechanics; materials science; thermomechanical interactions of material components; characterization of materials, nanomaterials, composite and nanocomposite structures, nanosystems; algorithms; quality management and control; project management; artificial intelligence
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Dr. Jidong Kang
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CanmetMATERIALS, Natural Resources Canada, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A5, Canada
Interests: mechanical behavior of structural materials and joints; structural integrity; welding mechanics
Dr. Arvind Keprate
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Department of Mechanical, Electronics and Chemical Engineering, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway
Interests: multi-scale damage modeling of composite materials; additive manufacturing; applied AI; risk and reliability
Dr. Md Minhaz-Ul Haque
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Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Interests: cellulose and lignocellulose based polymer composites and nanocomposites
Dr. James A. Sherwood
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Interests: composites manufacturing; sports engineering; textile mechanics
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