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Section Board for 'Smart Materials' (16)

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Prof. Sybrand Van der Zwaag
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Novel Aerospace Materials group, Faculty Aerospace Engineering Technical University Delft, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 15 278 2248
Interests: structure-property relations, metals, engineering polymers, self healing materials, sensorial materials, materials by design
Prof. Silvia Farè
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Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: polymer synthesis and characterization; biomimetic polymers; synthetic and natural polymers; smart polymers and stimuli-responsive hydrogels; cell-biomaterial interactions; microstructured 2D and 3D structure for regenerative medicine; electrospinning; 3D printing and bioprinting
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Prof. Dr. Edward Bormashenko
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Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ariel University, P.O.B. 3, Ariel 40700, Israel
Tel. 972-074-7296863; Fax: 972-3-9066323
Interests: 1. Foundations of Thermodynamics; 2. Soft Matter Physics. Behavior of Liquids in an Electromagnetic Field; 3. Interface Science. Wetting Phenomena. Wetting of Real Surfaces. Phenomenon of Superhydrophobicity. Biomimetic Surfaces. Switchable Wetting. Wetting Transitions. Liquid Marbles. Dynamics of Triple (Three-Phase) Line. Phenomenon of the Contact Angle Hysteresis; 4. Polymer Science. Self-Assembly in Evaporated Polymer Solutions. Breath Figure Self-Assembly. Soft Lithography. Plasma and UV Treatment of Polymer Surfaces
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Prof. Dr. Dong-Joo Kim
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Materials Research and Education Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, USA
Interests: thin films; piezoelectric materials; dielectrics; 2D materials; sensing and actuating materials
Prof. Dr. Xu Deng
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Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Interests: Superhydrophobic surface; Superoleophobic surface; Surface treatment; Colloids and interface; Surface pattern; Wettability; Bioinspired materials
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Frenzel
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Institute for Materials, Chair for Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
Interests: shape memory alloys; martensitic transformations; processing of advanced functional and structural engineering materials; solidification; microstructure characterization
Prof. Dr. Seung Hwan Ko
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Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: Ag nanowire; Ag nanoparticles; flexible/stretchable electronics; transparent electronics; wearable electronics; Cu nanowires; Cu nanoparticles; laser processing; crack control; soft robot
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Prof. Dr. Jun-ichi Anzai
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Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
Tel. +81227956841
Interests: biosensor; polymer materials; stimuli-sensitive materials; LbL films
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Dr. Dirk Lehmhus
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ISIS Sensorial Materials Scientific Centre, University of Bremen, 28359 Bremen, Germany
Interests: porous and cellular metals; metal foams; syntactic foams; metal matrix syntactic foams; metal matrix composites; powder metallurgy; powder technology; finite element analysis; integrated computational materials engineering (ICME); smart structures; sensor integration; sensorial materials; structural health monitoring (SHM)
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Prof. Dr. Theodore E. Matikas
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece
Interests: Smart sensors and nondestructive methodologies (ultrasonics, acoustic emission, acoustic microscopy, nonlinear acoustics) for real-time evaluation of damage in metallic alloys, coatings, metal and ceramic matrix composites, smart and multi-functional materials, nanocomposites, phononic metamaterials, and cementitious materials. Life prediction of aging structures. Structural Health Monitoring in aerospace, energy, civil and cultural heritage applications
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Prof. Reza Montazami
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2094 Black Engineering Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2023, USA
Tel. 5152948733
Interests: mechanics and advanced manufacturing of soft, organic, and transient electronics and ionics
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Prof. Panagiotis (Panos) Tsakiropoulos
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, England, UK
Interests: Alloy design, Intermetallics, Nb-silicide alloys, Phase transformations, Refractory metal alloys, Solidification
Prof. Nikolai V. Tkachenko
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Laboratory of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 8, Fi-33720 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 40 748 4160
Interests: Photoactive compounds; molecular films; self-assembled monolayers; organic-semiconductor hybrid nanostructures; quantum dots; photopysics and photochemistry; photoinduced electron transfer; organic and hybrid solar cells; ultrafast spectroscopy
Dr. Vance Williams
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Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby B.C., V5A 1S6, Canada
Interests: organic synthesis; liquid crystals; conjugated polymers; gels; self-assembly; molecular recognition; electronic materials; photochromism; novel aromatic systems
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Prof. Dr. Sergey Kustov
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Departament de Física, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fax: +34 971 173426
Interests: Linear and non-linear anelasticity of solids, dynamics of lattice defects, magnetomechanical damping, magnetoelastic coupling, thermodynamics and kinetics of magnetostructural transitions and martensitic transformations, shape memory alloys
Prof. Antoni Planes
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Departament de Física de la Matèria Condensada,Facultat de Física,Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647,08028 Barcelona, Catalonia
Interests: conventional and magnetic shape-memory materials; caloric effects and materials; avalanche criticality in driven materials
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