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Section Board for 'Smart Materials' (35)

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Prof. Dr. Seung Hwan Ko
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: energy devices; wearable electronics; flexible electronics; stretchable electronics; soft robotics; sensors; actuators; electronics
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Prof. Dr. Hanfeng Liang
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College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 3610051, China
Interests: electrocatalysis; energy storage; surface engineering; coatings; plasma
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Dr. Jurij Koruza
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Department of Materials and Earth Sciences, Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: ferroelectrics; antiferroelectrics; piezoelectrics; ceramic processing; sintering; sensors and actuators; transducers
Dr. Ichiro Imae
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Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
Interests: organic thermoelectrics; smart windows using conducting polymers; synthesis of novel conducting polymers
Prof. Dr. Ling Wang
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Interests: soft materials; bioinspired materials; functional nanomaterials; liquid crystals; soft robotics; photonic crystals
Dr. Massimo Cocchi
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National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity, Via Piero Gobetti 101, Bologna, Italy
Interests: organic thin films; electroluminescence; photoluminesce; photopysics of organic active materials; Organic Ligth Emitting Diode (OLED)
Dr. Carlos Frontera
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Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: oxide materials with high electron correlation; oxide thin films; X-ray/synchrotron/neutron diffraction characterization of thin films and inorganic materials; crystallography; x-ray absorption; XMCD-XLD
Dr. Valeria Braccini
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CNR-SPIN Genova, C.so F. M. Perrone 24, 16152 Genova, Italy
Interests: superconducting thin films; Fe-based superconductors; critical current and pinning properties in superconductors; superconducting wires and tapes
Prof. Dr. Denis Vinnik
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Laboratory of Single crystal growth, South Ural State University, 76, Lenin prospekt, 454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia
Interests: functional magnetic oxides; single crystals; ceramics; crystal structure
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Dr. Xiangzhong Chen
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Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: magnetic materials; functional dielectric materials; biomaterials; ferroelectric materials; piezoelectric materials
Prof. Dr. Béla Iván
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Polymer Chemistry Research Group, Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, Hungary
Interests: functional polymers; responsive (smart, intelligent) polymers; nanostructured polymers; amphiphilic conetworks; hyperbranched polymers; living polymerizations; renewable polymers
Prof. Dr. Seung-Boo Jung
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Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Syunkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
Interests: electronic package technology, lead free solder, interconnection technology for electronic module, electronic materials for thermal emission and high radio frequency signal(5G), direct printing technology with funtional pastes, fabricate metal based nanocomposites
Dr. Mihai Stoica
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Laboratory of Metal Physics and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: metallic glasses; amorphous alloys; soft magnetic materials
Prof. Dr. Michael R. Koblischka
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Institute of Experimental Physics, Saarland University, P. O. Box 151150, D-66044 Saarbrücken, Germany
Interests: microscopic imaging (sem, 1.9ebsd, tem, afm, stm); magnetic force microscopy; magneto-optic imaging (kerr effect, faraday effect); magneticmaterials (nd-fe-b, manganites, ferrites); superconducting materials; flux pinning
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Prof. Dr. Albert Guijarro
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Department of Organic Chemistry and Universitary Institute of Organic Synthesis, Campus of San Vicente del Raspeig, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Interests: 2D and 3D polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; helicenes and heterohelicenes; organic superconducting materials; chirality
Prof. Dr. Georgios C. Psarras
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Smart Materials & Nanodielectrics Laboratory, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: smart materials; polymer nanocomposites; polymers; nanodielectrics; dielectric behavior; conductivity; storing/retrieving energy; stimuli responsive materials; active dielectrics
Prof. Dr. Qi Zhang
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1. BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, UPV/EHU Science Park, 48940 Leioa, Spain
2. IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Plaza Euskadi, 5 48009 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: functional materials (ferroelectric, pyroelectric, piezoelectric materials); electrochemistry (Li battery, solid electrolyte, corrosion); surface engineering
Dr. Elena Villa
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National Research Council - CNR, Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technology for Energy, Unit of Lecco, Via G. Previati 1/E, 23900 Lecco, Italy
Interests: shape memory alloys; magnetic shape memory alloys; thermo-mechanical and physical characterization; microscopy; application devices development
Prof. Dr. Jie Yang
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School of Engineering, RMIT University, PO Box 71, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
Interests: nanocomposites and functionally graded structures; mechanics of micro- and nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS); structural dynamics and stability; smart structures; computational mechanics
Prof. Dr. Binyang Du
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Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Yuquan Campus, Polymer Building, Room 419, Zheda Road No. 38, Hangzhou 310027, China
Interests: environmental responsive microgels/hydrogels; (multi)block copolymers; quartz crystal microbalance
Prof. Dr. Jian-Zhong Jiang
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International Center for New-Structured Materials (ICNSM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Interests: metallic glasses; high-entropy alloys from preparation; characterization to properties together with synchrotron radiation techniques and simulations; phase transformation
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Prof. Dr. Ioannis Giapintzakis
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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, PO Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Interests: thin-film solar cells; thermoelectricity; resistive switching phenomena; thermal transport; interface effects; growth of epitaxial thin films and nanostructures; magnetism; superconductivity; irradiation effects
Prof. Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA
Interests: smart materials; ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs); electroactive polymers; SMAs; biomimetic robotics; robotic surgery; artificial muscles
Prof. Dr. 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
Interests: structure-property relations, metals, engineering polymers, self healing materials, sensorial materials, materials by design
Prof. Dr. 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
Prof. Dr. 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 Department, Engineering Sciences Faculty, Ariel University, Ariel 407000, Israel
Interests: materials science; interface science; metamaterials; foundations of thermodynamics; plasma science
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Prof. Dr. Dong-Joo Kim
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Materials Research and Education Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 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. Jan Frenzel
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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
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, GR-45110 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; cementitious materials; life prediction of aging structures; structural health monitoring in aerospace, energy, civil and cultural heritage applications
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Prof. Dr. Reza Montazami
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2094 Black Engineering Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2023, USA
Interests: mechanics and advanced manufacturing of soft; organic; transient electronics and ionics
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Prof. Dr. 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, UK
Interests: alloy design; intermetallics; Nb-silicide alloys; phase transformations; refractory metal alloys; solidification
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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
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
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