Organizing Committee
OCM Member
University of Leeds , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr.S.Joseph Antony is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds. His primary research interest is in the area of Particulate Mechanics and Physics, especially on the bulk behaviour of powders and grain under industrial process conditions as a function of particle-scale properties. He performs a number of inter-disciplinary research projects including in the area of biosensing of human eye. He uses a wide range of computational tools such as DEM, FEM, theoretical and experimental procedures in his research. He has obtained the prestigious MIT Young Researcher Fellowship Award for Exemplary Research in Computational Mechanics. He has made several publications in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. He serves as a member of editorial boards for many international journals in his filed including Journal of Nanotechnology and Research Letters in Nano Technology. Also, he serves as a regular referee for several international journals, including Physical Review Letters and Physical Review E. He has served as a guest editor for the Jl. Granular Matter and the lead editor of the book ‘Granular Materials: Fundamentals and Applications’, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London in 2004. He is a member of many professional bodies worldwide. His research sponsors include EPSRC, Royal Society, DTI, ICI, BNFL, P&G, Pfizer, Borax Hosakawa Micron, Bridon International Ltd, Merck Sharp & Dohme, DuPont and Kayser-Threde. His biography is included in the Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World and the Directory of International Biography Centre, Cambridge.

Research Interest :

Molecular, Nano and Micro Mechanics, Granular Materials and Powder Technology, Space Engineering, Bio stresses, Extracting Resources from Wastes and Inter-disciplinary Research.

OCM Member
California South University , USA
Biography :

Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner has over 26 years of research experience in various areas within the field of Computer Engineering. Additionally, she has worked in the area of patent law for several years. She has published numerous scientific papers, including two books, and has handled the prosecution and infringement analysis of many complex U.S. and international patents. She is currently is a Professor of Engineering Practice at the Electrical Engineering-Systems Department at the University of Southern California (USC), and since 2004 has been an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining UCLA, she was a tenured full Professor and Department Head at the Computer Engineering Department of Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (1988) from USC. She holds a J.D. degree from the Northwestern California School of Law, and has graduated Cum Laude with an LL.M. degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is registered as a Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is best known for her pioneering contributions to three areas of Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nanoscale Computing. In the area of Optical Computing, she produced one of the first theses that dealt with the computational aspects of optical interconnects for VLSI chips. The OMC model was developed by she as part of her Ph.D. work, and since then, many architectures and algorithms have been designed by on that model.

Research Interest :

Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nanoscale Computing

OCM Member
Washington University , USA
Biography :

Ramesh K Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. He received PhD in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of 20+ journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ASME, AIAA, IEEE, SAE and SME.

Research Interest :

Computational Electromagnetics, Aeroelastic Analysis Using Neural Networks, Control Theory and Applications to Flight Control, Aortic Stenosis, Computational Fluid Dynamics

OCM Member
Northwestern University , USA
Biography :

Professor Surendra P. Shah is a Walter P. Murphy Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and was the founding director of the pioneering National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials. His current research interests include: fracture, fiber-reinforced composites, nondestructive evaluation, transport properties, processing, rheology, nano-technology, and use of solid waste materials. He has co-authored two books: Fiber Reinforced Cement Based Composites and Fracture Mechanics of Concrete. He has published more than 500 journal articles and edited more than 20 books. He is past editor of RILEM's journal, Materials and Structures. Professor Shah is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is also a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Indian Academy of Engineering, and the only civil engineer who is a member of these three academies. He has received many awards, including the Swedish Concrete Award, American Concrete Institute's Anderson Award, RILEM Gold Medal, ASTM Thompson Award, American Society of Civil Engineer's Charles Pankow Award, and Engineering News Record News Maker Award. He was named one of the ten most influential people in concrete by Concrete Construction Magazine. He has been awarded an honorary membership in American Concrete Institute and RILEM (based in Paris). In 2007-2008 he spent time at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai as an Honorary Professor under the auspices of a Fulbright grant and in 2014 he received a Fulbright Senior Lecturer award to spend five months at IIT Madras. Besides teaching at Northwestern University, Professor Shah has taught at the University of Illinois Chicago and served as a visiting professor at MIT, University of Sydney, Denmark Technical University, University of Singapore, Darmstadt University, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, and University of Houston. Currently, he is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an honorary professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dalian Maritime University, Nanjing Technical University, South East University, Nanjing, and a Distinguished Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

OCM Member
University of Glasgow , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr. Julien Reboud is a Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Glasgow (2017 to date). He is an engineer trained within the best of French academic institutions including Paris VI-VII University (Paris, France) and a PhD from Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble, France). He has since developed a track-record of high profile publications (36 peer reviewed papers including PNAS, Nano Letters, Angewandte and Advanced Materials, H=14) and patents (14 awarded or filed, whilst at A*-Star in Singapore or the University of Glasgow). He was awarded the French National Innovation Award during his PhD, the RAEng ERA Entrepreneurship Prize (2013), and was Highly Commended for Technology and Innovation at the Times Higher Education Awards (2014). He has been invited to talk at international conferences (SPIE Photonics West 2011, Semicon 2014, CYTO 2015, Ultrasonics 2016, NanoBioInterfaces, 2016). He served on the organising committee of the IWRA World Water Congress (2015) and helps organising the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (2019).

Research Interest :

DNA Nanotechnology – 3D structures for ultrasensitive medical diagnostics,diagnostic technologies,Electrically controlled giant piezoresistance in silicon nanowires.

OCM Member
University of Glasgow , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr. Minghui Li (David) is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. He received his PhD from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University Singapore for work on super resolution array signal processing and systems. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Li has undertaken a wide range of research activities and acquired extensive knowledge and expertise on phased array system modeling, design and processing through investigation of various projects on modern radar, mobile communications, underwater sonar, sensor networks, medical ultrasound, and nonâ??destructive evaluation (NDE), covering adaptive beamforming, directionâ??ofâ??arrival (DOA) estimation, radar signal processing, deterministic and arbitrary beamforming, array design and synthesis, spatialâ??temporal coding and processing, MIMO, coded waveforms, bioâ??inspired algorithms, and evolutionary computation and optimization. Dr. Li has developed significant international reputation in these areas and has authored over 50 research publications. His algorithms have been successfully applied to practical problems, and prototype systems have been developed.

Research Interest :

Dr. Li has undertaken a wide range of research work on array signal processing, wireless sensor networks, modern radar and communication systems, and evolutionary computation and optimization, covering direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation and tracking, adaptive beamforming.

OCM Member
Materials for Art and Science Use , USA
Biography :

Dr. Rolando Roque-Malherbe born in Cuba; finished a BSc, MSc and PhD in Physics at Havana University and National University for Science and Technology, Russia, respectively. Completed post-doctoral stints at: TU Dresden, Moscow State University, TU Budapest, Central Research Institute for Chemistry of the Hungarian Academies of Science (1978-1984). The group lead by him in the National Center for Scientific Research Cuba (1980-1992), was the world leader in the study and application of Natural Zeolites. In 1993 left Cuba with his family. From 1993 to 1999 worked in the Institute of Chemical Technology, Valencia, Spain, and Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA. From 1999 to 2015 was: Dean, Director and Full Professor at University of Turabo, PR, currently is the President of Materials for Art and Science Use. Has published 135 papers, 6 books, 16 chapters, 16 patents, 42 abstracts and more than 200 presentations in scientific conferences. Currently American Citizen.

Research Interest :

Metal Organic Frameworks,Natural Zeolites, Physical Chemistry of Materials and Adsorption and diffusion in Nano-porous materials

OCM Member
Thomas Jefferson University , USA
Biography :

Arun Kumar PhD is an Associate Professor in Jefferson College of Health Professions his research is focused on nanomedicine, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He has filed over 30 patents and published over 50 research articles. Dr. Kumar has presented his work over 60 conferences worldwide and served on panels in the National Science Foundations and Congressionally directed medical research program. Dr. Kumar is chief editor of the book Nanomedicine in Drug Delivery published in June 5, 2013 by CRC Press CRS press.

OCM Member
Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr.Matthew Thornton has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Chemical Engineering from the University of Huddersfield (UK) and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Nottingham (UK). Following his studies Matthew has worked as a KTP Associate at the University of Reading (UK), researching novel materials for the removal of mercury from crematoria flue gases, for 7 years at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining as a Materials Advisor and the Polymer Sector Leader for the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, at NetComposites as a Project Manager and he joined Haydale Composite Solutions in April 2016 as a Senior Manager for Composites and Nanocomposites.

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