Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees form California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management and also in Nanochemistry and Molecular Structure Theory. He has participated at more than one hundred reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals.he is a member of more than two hundreds reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world. It should be noted that he is currently the President of American International Standards Institute (AISI), Irvine, California, USA.
Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure.
Dr. Jabbari is a Tenured Full Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Director of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Chemical Engineering. He began his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Research at Mayo Clinic upon completion of his post-doctoral training at Monsanto and Rice University. Jabbari’s research is focused on engineering 3D multi-cellular co-culture systems and the effect of spatiotemporal delivery of growth factors and physico-mechanical factors in the microenvironment on function and fate of stem cells for applications in skeletal tissue regeneration and cancer stem cell therapy. He received the Berton Rahn Award from the AO Foundation in 2012 and the Stephen Milam Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation in 2008. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2013. He has published >250 books, book chapters, refereed journal articles (107 peer-reviewed), and conference proceedings, and presented >260 seminars at national and international conferences (67 plenary, keynote, and invited seminars). He currently serves as the Technical Chair as well as the Programming Chair for Bionanotechnology theme of the annual conference of Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (IEE-EMBS). He serves as the Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, Editor of International Journal of Biomaterials, and North America Editor of Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Jabbari has mentored >130 visiting scholars, medical residents, post-doctoral scientists, and engineering students. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations including AIChE, BMES, ACS, EMBS, SFB, TERMIS, MRS, ACS, and AACR.
Bioinspired nanomaterials, self-assembled hierarchical biomaterials, hydrogels for stem cell encapsulation
Dr Anshuman Srivastava, obtained his Ph.D in the field of Material Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India. He has worked as a Joint Director (R and D), IIP Mumbai, Government of India. Presently, he is working as Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, SIET Allahabad, India. He has published many research papers in journals like Composites Science and Technology, Journal of Power Sources, Material Research Bulletin, Journal of composites and many others. He is life member of various professional bodies like Electron Microscopy Society of India, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), IAENG Society of Industrial Engineering, IAENG Society of Mechanical Engineering, Material Research Society of India, Indian Society for Technical Education, Asian Polymer Association, Indian Society for Advancement in Material Processing and Engineering, Senior Member Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers SM No 20170612001, Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society . Presently he is guiding several under graduate and post graduate research work.
Polymer matrix composites, Metal matrix composites, Ceramic Matrix Composites, Natural fibre reinforced Epoxy based Composites, Biocomposites and Nanocomposites.
Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (a unit of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine-Bengaluru), Christian Medical College Campus, India. Concurrently he is Adjunct Professor at the Tohoku University, Japan. Prior to joining the CSCR, he was Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Strasbourg, France. He has worked at the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. National Academies Associateship program. He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the University of Madras. He has also undergone training in Ethical and Policy issues on Stem Cells from Harvard University, USA, and in Operations Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His current research interests are focused on the development of multiphase biomedical materials, through conventional to nanotechnology to biomimetic approaches, microfabrication, cell patterning, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is the author of ~300 publications, including peer-reviewed journal papers, conference proceedings, book chapters, authored books, edited books, and patents relevant to biomaterials, stem cells, and tissue engineering. His current h-index is 33 with more than 7750 citations. He has organized several international conferences and chaired Biomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering sessions. He also serves as a board member of several international scientific and research committees in various public and private bodies and grant reviewer of various international funding agencies. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple biomaterials and tissue engineering-related journals, including the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and the Journal of Bionanoscience. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including CSIR Fellowship (India), SMF Fellowship (Singapore), NRC National Academies Fellowship (USA), Nationale Professeur des Universités (France), Fellow of Institute of Nanotechnology (UK) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
Stem Cell Research,Tissue Engineering
Professor Luísa M.D.R.S. Martins got her Chemical Engineering degree (1990), Ph.D. (1996) and Habilitation (2015) from IST, University of Lisbon. She is Researcher at Centro de Química Estrutural (Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Group) of IST and member of the Research Core Team and Executive Committee of PhD programme - Catalysis and Sustainability. She is (1996) Adjunct Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of ISEL, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon and Vice-President of the said Department. She has authored more than 120 manuscripts, 5 book chapters, 13 patents and supervised 12 PhD and 20 Master students. She is also President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society.
Sustainable chemistry, Functionalized materials, Homogeneous and Supported Catalysis, Nanocatalysis, Electrochemistry
Prof. Prasad Yarlagadda worked in industry and university over 30 years in number of countries. He is currently Professor in Smart Systems and Project Director: Airports of the Future Research in Queensland University of Technology, Australia. During past three decades Prof. Yarlagadda his wealth of knoweldge in the broad field of Bio-manufacturing to address various Orthoapedic and cardio-vascular problems. He has active collaborations with various medical institutes namely; Princes Alexandria Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane,Australia, Singapore Government Hospital, Singapore and Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatre and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He had active collaboration with number of surgeons and in both orthopaedic and cardio-vascular fields. His recent works on fracture fixation and production of actericidal surfaces on orthopedic implants to minimize post-surgical infection received international attention and greatly enhanced quality of life in aged population. He had number of distinguished appointments in various universities in India, China and Australia. He received more than $15M funding for his research for various national and international collaborators and he published more than 475 papers with number of key note speeches delivered across the world. In 2012 he received a Prestigious Great Honour Award for his outstanding and life time contribution to the discipline of manufacturing in world Arena from Materials Division of Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2016 Professor Yarlagadda was awarded Order of Australia Medal and included in Queens Birthday Honours list in recognition of his outstanding service to Engineering Profession and Indian Community in Queensland, Australia. He is Editor in Chief of Journal of Engineering Technology, Deputy Editor-in-chief, International journal of Achievements in Materials and manufacturing Engineering, International journal of Achieves of Materials Science and Engineering, and also editorial board member of 18 ISI listed Journals. Prof. Prasad had number of community leadership roles as President, Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc., President, The India Australia Society Incl. President, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, (Chapter-209). USA, Chair Person, GOPIO International Science and Technology council are among other leadership positions during past decade
fracture fixation, production of actericidal surfaces on orthopedic
Francesca Scalisi has done her Ph D in “Recovery and Fruition of Ancient Contexts" at University of Palermo. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Architecture, University of Palermo working on Testing of nanostructured materials in the archaeological sites of Agrigento, Morgantina and Villa Romana del Casale.Her main research interests are innovative materials for architecture, nanotechnology for architecture, low-energy architecture. Principal Research Projects are Natural and artificial innovative materials for architecture; Nanotechnologies for unfired clay bricks; Nanotechnologies and Cultural Heritage. Her research program has predominately focused on the Nanotechnology and earth construction, study of the mechanical properties of adobe brick stabilized by Laponite nanoparticles and Nano-structured materials in new and existing Buildings to improved performance and saving of energy. Her International scientific production includes various publications in journals and conferences proceedings; she has authored more than 40 papers and journal articles. She is a reviewer in several International Journals and Research Institute.
Dr. O.L. Shanmugasundaram is a Professor in the Department of Textile Technology at K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, India. He completed his Diploma in Textile Processing in the year 1996 from Erode Institute of Technology, India. He graduated in B.Tech. Textile Technology from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, India in the year 2000. He aced the GATE Examination with 83.21 percentile [All India Rank: 93] in the year 2003. He received his M.Tech. Degree in Textile Technology in the year 2005 from Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University Campus, Chennai and completed his Ph.D. degree in Medical Textiles from Anna University in the year 2011 under the supervision of Dr. R.V. Mahendra Gowda. He served as Joint supervisor for 3 Ph.D. scholars under Anna University and Supervisor for 1 Ph.D. scholar under Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
His current research activities focus on Healthcare and Hygiene Textiles, synthesis of nanoparticles/polymers and its applications in wound dressings and tissue engineering, development of drug releasing sutures motivated by the emerging challenges in the fields of medical and sports textile technology.