Dr. Chin-Tarng Lin, D.D.S., Ph.D., has devoted several decades to perform molecular pathological cancer research. He was a pathology professor and is an Emeritus professor right now at the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University. He has published more than 92 papers and obtained 12 patents and has been invited to give the scientific seminar over 75 times. He has presented 191 abstracts to attend the world wide biomedical science meetings. His research interests include the development of immunohistochemical localization of protein, mRNA and DNA molecules at the light and electron microscopic levels and peptide histochemistry to identify the peptide targeted binding protein. He has established 10 nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell lines (NPC-TW01to10) and five endometrioid cancer cell lines (OV-TW59-P0 to-P4) in his laboratory. His major interests are to investigate the molecular pathogenesis of NPC with or without Epstein-Barr virus infection and of ovarian cancer. He and his colleague have identified 3 specific peptides to localize their targeted proteins, to identify the cancer xenograft by MRI and to perform peptide-targeted chemotherapy for different cancers with a minimal adverse event.
Shen-Ming Chen(???) received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. From 2010, he has been a Distinguished professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He has been the Dean(Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000.His research interest includes Nanocomposite materials research, organic electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, conducting polymer Electrochemistry, Nanoelectrochemistry, chemical sensors, biosensors, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis.
Biomaterials and Nanomaterials
Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken, of the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Nano Materials Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), and a recipient of the President of Israel Achievement Award for coordination of a European Funded Research. Gedanken is a pioneer of sonochemistry – a discipline in which chemical reactions are accelerated through the application of ultrasonic sound waves. His many discoveries include a process that removes heavy metals ions from polluted water using aquatic plants and microwave radiation – a fast and low-cost method for producing purified water on the one hand, and metallic nanoparticles on the other hand.
Nanotechnology Research, Materials Research, Drug Discovery, Drug Design, Drug Delivery, Anti-cancer Drug, Infectious Diseases, Renewable Energy Research
Dr. Chandra P. Sharma was Senior Scientist G and Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Trivandrum and has been Head, Biosurface Technology Division, SCTIMST Thiruvananthapuram from January 1980 to February 2014. He has been Associate Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, and Associate Dean, PhD Affairs, SCTIMST Thiruvananthapuram. He is presently Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University and Hon. Emeritus Professor, CBEAS, Purbanchal University, Nepal. He is basically a Solid State Physicist from IIT Delhi and received his training in Biomaterials area in the University of Utah (USA) with Prof. D.J. Lyman as a graduate student and in the University of Liverpool, England with Prof. D.F. Williams as a Post Doctoral Research Associate. Dr. Sharma has been awarded FBSE by The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science & Engineering (IUS-BSE) in 2008 and FBAO (Fellow Biomaterials and Artificial Organs) by Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs (India) in 2011. He was also British Council Scholar/Research Fellow at Institute of Medical and Dental Bioengineering, University of Liverpool, UK during June 1989 to September 1989 under Indo-UK Programme, British High Commission, New Delhi. Dr. Sharma has published over 370 research papers with over 5000 citations (Scopus) and has processed 38 patents including in Canada, European Union, Japan and USA. He has edited several special issues of International Journals as a guest editor and a book with Dr. Michael Szycher on Blood Compatible Materials and Devices with Technomic Publishing Company - 1991. He is also editor of the book "Biointegration of Medical Implant Materials: Science and Design" with CRC Press/Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010, Update on Chitosan: A Non-Viral Gene Delivery Vector" with Dr. Viola B Morris - Smithers Rapra, 2012 and "Oral Delivery of Insulin" with Dr. Sonia TA - Woodhead Publishing, 2014. He has been recognized with various awards and honors such as MRSI medal (1994) and MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize Award 2009 - Materials Research Society of India, Distinguished Scientist award - Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (SBAOI) and shares Whitaker and National Science Foundation Award - International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO) USA and Hall of Honors - International Biomaterials Center, USA (Founder Prof. C. William Hall). He has delivered many key note addresses, plenary lectures, invited lectures, IUS-BSE lecture and chaired sessions in National and International conferences including World Biomaterials Congresses and TERMIS World Congresses. Dr. Sharma also chaired and organized a symposium in the 7th World Biomaterials Congress, Sydney, Australia, May 17-21, 2004 on “The Scientific Basis for Biocompatibility and Biological Safety” for SBAOI with a keynote address of Prof. D.F. Williams. He has organized the Indo-Australian Conference on “Biomaterials, Implantable Devices and Tissue Engineering” (BITE 2005) as a Co-Chair with Dr Ramshaw, 2nd Indo-Australian Conference on “Biomaterials, Implants, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” (BITE&RM 2007) as a Co-chair with Prof. C. Rolfe Howlett at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum on January 19-21, 2005 and January 10-12, 2007 respectively. He has been the Co-chair of the 3rd Indo-Australian Conference with Prof. Laura Poole-Warren at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia on January 21-23, 2009. He has also been the Co-chair of the 4th Indo-Australian Conference, 25th Aniversary celebration of SBAOI and 4th General Meeting of STERMI with a theme "Innovations in Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Systems" along with Prof. Harish Padh, L.M. Manocha and Prof. Zee Upton held at Sardar Patel University, Ahmedabad on February 10-12, 2011. He was the Co-Ordinator of the Workshop organised by Prof. David F Williams, Editor-in-Chief, Biomaterials during March 16-17, 2011 at SCTIMSt with a theme "New Visions for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine". He has organized the 19th Annual General Meeting of MRSI with a symposium on “Materials for Hostile Environments” during February 14-16, 2008 as a Co-Chair with Dr. G.S. Bhuvaneshwar at SCTIMST. Dr Sharma chaired and organized a symposium on “Diabetes Technologies” for SCTIMST with a key note address of Prof. N.A. Peppas in the World Biomaterials Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 28-June1, 2008. Dr. Sharma also organized two symposia on “Nonviral gene delivery vectors: challenges and future perspectives” and “Tissue engineering applications in wound healing: challenges and future perspectives” during the 9th World Biomaterials Congress held at Chengdu, China from June 1- 2012. Dr. Sharma was WBC Ambassador 2012 in Chengdu China. Dr. Sharma chaired a session entitled "Biomaterials and Biocompatibility" and organized a symposia entitled "Tissue Engineering and Implants: Role of Biocompatibility" (with a keynote by Prof. D.F. Williams) during the TERMIS AP 2013 Annual Conference (Oct 23-26, 2013) held at Wuzhen, China. Dr. Sharma was also Co-Chair of the first three national conferences of SBAOI (1987-89). He has also delivered invited/special lectures in various Universities such as Columbia University (USA), Kansas State University (USA), Nanyang Technical University, Singapore and Philipps University, Marburg, Germany (under DST-DAAD programme). His staff and students have received several awards like Institute Award for best scientific contributions SCTIMST (Chandy T., 1989), Whittaker Foundation and National Science Foundation Student paper Award (Sindhu CV, 1997), “Bajpai-Saha” award for the best paper presentation, SBAOI (Sindhu CV - 1996, Shefi Angel - . Dileep KJ - 1998), MRSI Best poster presentation award (Sunny MC - 1994, Paul W. -1996 & 1998), Best oral presentation award, MACRO 2004 (Kaladhar K, 2004), Elsevier Travel Award (Viola M. - 2008, Soniya TA - 2008), Rudolf Cimdins Scholarship (Viola M., 2009), AAPS International Affairs Committee Travel Award (Sonia TA 2010), SBAOI Best Oral Presentaion Award (Paul W. and Susan Alex 2012) etc. Paul W. was awarded with FBAO (Fellow - Biomaterials and Artificial Organs) by Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) in 2011. Dr. Sunita Prem Victor was awarded the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA), DBT New Delhi in 2014. Dr. Sharma is member of editorial board of several international journals and many national and international societies and reviewer of reputed journals such as Molecular Pharmaceutics, Langmuir, Biomacromolecules and Biomaterials etc. He is listed in MARQUIS WHO'S WHO, Reed Elsevier Inc., NJ. He has also been chosen as the International Man of the Millennium by IBC Cambridge, England. He is the founder of the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (SBAOI) and the Society for Tissue Engineeering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI). He is the founder editor - Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs - a journal published by SBAOI. He has been the member of IUSBSE since 2003 and observer member since 1996 and has represented SBAOI as Ambassador in the WBC 2004 - Sydney and WBC 2008 - Amsterdam. He is also the council member of TERMIS-AP, 2005-08, 2008-10. He has also been President SPSI, Trivandrum Chapter and Convener MRSI, Trivandrum Chapter, India. The projects ongoing and completed by his group relate to the development of Small Diameter Vascular Graft, Hemoperfusion Column, Artificial Wound Dressing Materials - Transdermal Delivery system, Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite, development of nanoparticles and its uses towards drug (peptide) delivery systems and coatings to enhance tissue compatibility of implants, Hemodialysis membranes, improvement of Bioprosthetic Heart valve via surface modifications, and Oral Insulin Delivery Systems (under NMITLI, CSIR, New Delhi) using pH sensitive microspheres/nanoparticles loaded with liposome/ b-cyclodextrin derivatives/ lipids encapsulated insulin. Basic activities also relate understanding of blood/tissue-material interactions at the interface. In case of chitosan, an encouraging wound healing material, Dr. Sharma's group has studied for the first time during 1990s that its haemostatic potential is independent of classical coagulation cascade and appears to be an interaction between the cell membrane of erythtocytes and chitosan. His laboratory has completed prestigious programmes under NMITLI-CSIR New Delhi on oral delivery of insulin and has been awarded the FADDS project (Facilities for Micro/Nanoparticles based Advanced Drug Delivery Systems) under Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Programme, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, with a funding of over US$ 1 million. It is being planned to convert FADDS as a National Facility with a funding of about US$ 3 million.
Biomaterials and Artifical organs
Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 86) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). Prof. Webster has graduated/supervised over 149 visiting faculty, clinical fellows, post-doctoral students, and thesis completing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine (pioneering the open-access format). Prof. Webster currently directs or co-directs several centers in the area of biomaterials: The Center for Natural and Tropical Biomaterials (Medellin, Colombia), The Center for Pico and Nanomedicine (Wenzhou China), and The International Materials Research Center (Soochow, China). He regularly appears on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and BBC News talking about science and medicine. He has received numerous honors and is current a fellow of AANM, AIMBE, BMES, NAI, and FSBE.
Zhenan Bao joined Stanford University in 2004 and is currently holds the rank of Professor in Chemical Engineering. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Precourt Institute, Woods Institute, Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics and Bio-X. Professor Bao received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from The University of Chicago in 1995 and joined the Materials Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. She became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2001. Professor Bao currently has more than 300 refereed publications and ~65 US patents. She served as a member of Executive Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society and Executive Committee Member for the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering division of the American Chemical Society. She is an Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Science. She was an Editor for Polymer Reviews and Synthetic Metals and she serves on the international advisory board for Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communications, ACS Nano, Nature Asian Materials, Materials Horizon and Materials Today. She is one of the Founders and currently sits on the Board of Directors of C3 Nano Co., located in Hayward, California. She is Fellow of AAAS, ACS, MRS, SPIE, ACS POLY and ACS PMSE. She was awarded the ACS Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in 2013 ACS Cope Scholar Award in 2011, and was selected by Phoenix TV, China as 2010 Most influential Chinese in the World-Science and Technology Category. She is a recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize in 2009, IUPAC Creativity in Applied Polymer Science Prize in 2008, American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award 2001, R&D 100 Award, and R&D Magazine Editors Choice Best of the Best new technology for 2001. She has been selected in 2002 by the American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee as one of the twelve Outstanding Young Woman Scientist who is expected to make a substantial impact in chemistry during this century. She is also selected by MIT Technology Review magazine in 2003 as one of the top 100 young innovators for this century. She has been selected as one of the recipients of Stanford Terman Fellow and has been appointed as the Robert Noyce Faculty Scholar, Finmeccanica Faculty Scholar and David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar.
Polymers, Sensor devices, Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Biomechanism
Dr. Barrera has been recognized for his achievements in research and education and for his efforts in minority mentoring and recruitment to engineering. His awards include the NASA Group Achievement Award (2001), NASA National Research Council Senior Fellow at the Johnson Space Center (1999), the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1993), the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (2002) and the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Award Conference Award (2003). He is a Cluster Lead for the Rice University NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF AGEP), which is directed toward moving under-represented students in science and engineering to the Ph.D. level and the professoriate. Dr. Barrera has a recognized K-12 program called the Materials Magic Show which he and his students present to areas schools. He has published more than 100 papers, proceedings, books, and chapters, given more than 80 talks and has seven patents submitted in his research. He is the chief technical officer of NanoRidge Materials, Inc., which does advanced nanomaterials manufacturing. He is a member of the American Society of Materials (ASM), The Materials Society (TMS), and the American Society of Materials, ASM International, among other professional organizations.
Yuncang Li obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering from Deakin University in 2004 and then took up a research position in Biomaterials Engineering at Deakin University until the end of 2014. He joined RMIT University in 2015. He was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship and won a number of nationally competitive grants including ARC and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council projects. His research focuses on developing metallic biomaterials for medical applications. He has expertise in microstructure-mechanical property relationships, corrosion, and biocompatibility, surface modification, nanostructured metals and alloys, and metal foams. His research has led to 184 peer-reviewed original publications, with an H index of 31 and over 3180 citations (Google Scholar).
Prof. Paul V. Braun is the Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory and the Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He also has a co-appointment as a Professor in Chemistry and is affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Prof. Braun received his B.S. degree with distinction from Cornell University in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Illinois in 1998. Following a postdoctoral appointment at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, he joined the faculty at Illinois in 1999. Prof. Braun has co-authored a book, authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, been awarded multiple patents, and has co-founded three companies. He is the recipient of the Illinois MatSE Young Alumnus Award (2011), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2010), the Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award (2010), the 2002 Robert Lansing Hardy Award from TMS, a Beckman Young Investigator Award (2001), a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2001), the Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2004, 2009), and multiple teaching awards. In 2006, he was named a University Scholar by the University of Illinois, and in 2011 was named the Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Braun has served on the editorial advisory boards of multiple journals. He was a member of the 2010-2011 DARPA Defense Science Study Group, and is now serving as a member of the National Academies Technical Advisory Board for the US Army Research Laboratory.
materials chemistry, polymers, biomaterials, organic and inorganic self-assembly, electronic materials and photonics
Michiya Fujiki was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1954. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry of Organic Synthesis from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1976 and 1978, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1993. Since 1978, he has worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Cooperation (NTT). From 1978 to 1982, he studied low-loss optical plastic fibers, and from 1983 to 1987, he studied the preparation and thin film properties of semiconducting phthalocyanine derivatives. In 1987, he joined the Basic Research Laboratories of NTT. Since then, he has been engaged in the study of synthesis and photophysical properties of optically active polysilanes and ?-conjugating polymers. He moved to NAIST as a full Professor in May, 2002. His research interests include the design and functionality of hierarchical architecture using the 14 group element polymers and phthalocyanine supramolecular polymers, and possible answers to the fundamental question of the origin of homochirality on Earth. He has contributed as an author and/or coauthor of 170 papers, 20 reviews, 15 books, and 150 patents. He is a member of the Chemical Society of Japan, the Society of Polymer Science Japan, the Society of Silicon Chemistry Japan, and the American Chemical Society.
Symmetry breaking at elemental particles, atoms, molecules, and polymers levels, the origin of life, Spinning photon chirality, Biomaterials as chiral platforms, The origin of our Universe and the arrow of time
Prof. Polina Anikeeva joined DMSE in 2011. Dr. Anikeeva's Ph.D. thesis focussed on physical properties and design of light emitting devices based on organic materials and nanoparticles, working under the supervision of Prof. Vladimir Bulovic in EECS. She previously held the Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Medicine, Stanford and was in the group of Prof. Karl Deisseroth in the Department of Bioengineering. Her current research is focused on development of optoelectronic and magnetic materials and devices for recording and modulating activity of neurons in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral organs. When asked to describe her research interests, Dr. Anikeeva writes, "My research interests lie within the field of Bioelectronics, and specifically the development of materials and devices that enable recording and manipulation of signaling processes within the nervous system. Our ability to understand the dynamics of neural circuits and develop treatments for neurological (Parkinson’s, paraplegia) and psychiatric (depression) conditions is currently handicapped by the technology available for interacting with the electrical, chemical, and mechanical signaling modalities used by neurons. Today, neural probes remain limited in both function and longevity as they fail to communicate with the neural tissue across its signaling palette for extended periods of time. ....By combining physical modeling, materials synthesis and device fabrication with understanding of electrophysiological and anatomical structure of neural circuits, my group aspires to create enabling tools for systems neuroscience as well as advance the development of future neuroprosthetics." She is enthusiastic about pursuing her research interests at MIT, where collaborations between colleagues, departments, and schools create innovations almost daily. She explains that, "While research is a very significant part, of my life, I cannot possibly imagine a fulfilling career without teaching. My goal, as a teacher, is to infect the students with my curiosity for materials science and to inspire them to become future academic and industry leaders in the field." Every Spring she teaches core undergraduate course 3.024 "Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials" that takes students on a math-packed journey throught the structure-property relations governing optoelectronics and magnetism. In the Fall she teaches an advanced design course 3.156/3.46 "Photonic Materials and Devices" that allows students to engineer realistic photonic devices such as lasers, solar cells, and optical fibers.
Biomaterials, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Electronic Materials, Magnetic Materials, Materials Chemistry, Implants, Nanotechnology, Photonic Materials
Professor Maria Tomoaia-Cotisel completed Ph.D. at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and postdoctoral studies from London University, King’s College, UK. She is a corresponding member of the Academy of Romanian Scientists, Spl. Independentei, 54, Bucuresti-Sector 5, Bucharest 50085, Romania. She was the visiting scientist at Philipps University of Marburg, (1989/1990), Germany, State University of New York at Buffalo (1990/1991), US, National Institutes of Health, (1991-1993) and Molecular/Structural Biotech., Inc., (1994-1997), Bethesda, MD, USA. She is the founder and director of Research Center in Physical Chemistry (2007- ) at BBU, STAR research institute. She published over 250 original research papers, 5 patents, and 10 books in physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, chemical structure, biophysics, bionanomaterials, colloids, and interfaces. She got important awards, e.g., Gheorghe Spacu Award (1983, from the Academy in Romania), Alexander von Humboldt Award (1986, Germany), Japan Society for Promotion of Science and Technology Award (1986, Japan) and Fogarty Award (1991, USA) for science and technology. She is a leader and supervisor for Ph. D. students in Doctoral School of Chemistry at BBU, in physical chemistry, biophysics and material science.
Nanomaterials, advanced nanotechnology for biomedical applications, nanostructured advanced biomaterials, multi-substituted hydroxyapatite based bioceramics for osteoporotic bone remodeling and regeneration, nanomaterials for tissue engineering, nanomicrobials, biocomposites, biomimetic self-assembled scaffolds, porous bioresorbable scaffolds, regenerative medicine, cancer cellular therapy, nanoparticles of gold and silver for cancer therapy, nanoscale materials for drug delivery, as well as biomolecular immobilization and surface modification strategies
She is Scientific Director of the BioCell Lab, Laboratory of Biocompatibility and Cell Culture at Politecnico di Milano. In May 2008, she was nominated a member of The International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICFBSE), a title of public recognition for those members who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and engineering.