Organizing Committee

Prof. Predrag Krstic of Stony Book University, is owner of the TheoretiK consulting, and previously a member of senior research staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research covers a wide range of fields in theoretical atomic physics, laser physics, plasma physics and nuclear fusion, computational physics and chemistry, plasma-surface interactions, molecular electronics and bionanotechnology. His work has been disseminated in more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, in several patents, in book chapters, more than a hundred of invited talks. He is editor of a number of conference proceedings and elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Anton Liopo has a Ph.D. degree in Institute of Physiology from National Academy of Science of Belarus. His research interests in the past decade were focused on developing novel functional nanoparticles, which included gold nanorods, single-walled carbon nanotubes and polymeric nanoparticles, and their use for in vivo and in vitro applications. In TomoWave, his research interests focused on binding between bioactive molecules such as antibodies, peptides and high light absorption nanoparticles from different materials, shapes and constructions for cancer therapy, molecular and optoacoustic imaging and diagnostics. Now he has more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

He is working at Department of Mettallurgical Engineering as an Associate Professor. He worked at LS-Nikko Copper Smelting company for one year as a researcher and did various projects including copper smelting, recovery of nickel from smelting dust, and refining of tellurium and selenium etc. He has done many projects related with fabrication of nanosized metallic powder, recycling process, composite material, corrosion engineering, powder metallurgy and extractive process.

Dr. Lianxi Zheng is an associate professor in Khalifa University. He received his BE degree on Electronic Engineering from Southeast University (China), and his Ph.D. on Physics from The University of Hong Kong. His current research interests are carbon nanomaterials and their composites & hybrids. The potential applications include artificial muscle, e-textile, nano mechanics, nano-electronics, energy harvest/storage devices, and nanostructured bio-sensors.

Dr. Mirosław Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Energy and Fuels at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland), and in 2018 D.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Wrocław University of Technology (Poland) in the discipline: chemical technology. In addition, he obtained a certificate of completion of postgraduate studies: Professional Research and Development Project Manager at the Krakow University of Agriculture (Poland), Research and Development Project Manager at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (Poland), and Electrical Energy Markets from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). Currently Dr. Mirosław Kwiatkowski is working an assistant professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels. His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 80 conference proceedings. He is the editor in chief of The International Journal of System Modeling and Simulation (United Arab Emirates), an associate editor of Micro & Nano Letters Journal (United Kingdom) and a member of the many editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the organizing and scientific committees many international conferences in Europe, Asia and United States of America. Dr. Mirosław Kwiatkowski is also a regular reviewer in a most reputable scientific journals.


Ricardo Branco has completed his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra. From 2000 to 2015, he was Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra.

Research Interest

His current research interests include mechanical behaviour of materials, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, multiaxial fatigue analysis of notched components, application of finite element method to fracture mechanics.

Andrés Cantarero is Full Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Valencia. After his Ph. D., he spent two years at the Max Planck Institute of Solid State Physics as a postdoc, where he came back several times as visiting professor. His main field of research has been optical spectroscopy studies of semiconductor nanostructures, mainly Raman spectroscopy. He developed several phenomenological models on Raman spectroscopy and lattice dynamics and, more recently, using density functional theory. He has also been working on transport and magnetic properties of solids. His main interests nowadays are thermoelectric materials, an exciting topic within energy harvesting. He organized several Schools and Conferences, is the co-author of around 330 publications, 3 book chapters and 3 patents. He was the principal investigator of more than 20 national projects, three European projects and several local projects. He belongs to the Molecular Science Institute of the University of Valencia and the Applied Physics Department.

Prof. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor Director, Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2) at Ohio State University,Dr. Bharat Bhushan is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Bhushan came to OSU in 1991 after a 15-year career in industry, working primarily for IBM Almaden Research Center. A professor with diverse interests, Dr. Bhushan’s works in biomimetic interface science, surface engineering, nanotribology, and materials research. His research has focused on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, and biomimetics. Dr. Bhushan spent the 2013-2014 year working as an ASME Science Fellow in Congress. His work there focused on policy and funding of various scientific government agencies, setting science and engineering goals for the country, and STEM education. Dr. Bhushan is a prolific author (h-index – 76+; ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science since 2007 and in Biology and Biochemistry since 2013; ISI Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry since 2011), influencing many different fields. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, nearly 900 scientific papers, and 60+ scientific reports. He has also edited 50+ books and holds 20 U.S. and foreign patents.

Lavinia BALAN obtained the PhD degree from the University Henry Poincaré in Nancy, France, in 2005. Her PhD was devoted to the elaboration of an original material for the anode of Li-ion batteries.

After a post doctorate in Orleans and then in Mulhouse, she joined the Department of Photochemistry of Mulhouse in 2006 as a CNRS Senior Researcher. She opened a new field of research in this laboratory, viz. the photo-assisted synthesis of metal nanoparticles and metal-polymer nanocomposite.

Since December 2009, L. Balan joined the Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse (IS2M)-CNRS. She has published more than 100 scientific publications, 4 book chapters and 5 patents. Dr. L. Balan has been serving as an editorial board member for many scientific journals.

Field of expertise

 Lavinia Balan research are concerned with photochemical synthesis of metal/polymer nanocomposites and photo-design of metal nanoparticles and nanocrystals (quantum dots) suited for advanced applications in the fields of optic, photonics, plasmonics, imaging or biology.

Vahid Jabbari area of interest falls into polymer chemistry and engineering, organic synthesis and small molecules synthesis, cosmetics and drugs (excipients), organometallics, nanomaterials, water remediation, photochemistry and photovoltaic solar cells, where he has published around 40 research article and patent. He is also editor and referee of several prestigious scientific peer-reviewed journals, and committee member in numerous international conferences worldwide in USA, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, China, Turkey, India, Greece, UAE, Czech Republic, New Zealand.

Dr. (Ms) T.Theivasanthi of Kalasalingam University doing research in nanomaterials / nanotechnology; has 15 years of teaching experience; published many research articles/ books and h-index 10; reviewer in SERB (Dept. of Science & Tech, Govt. of India); life member of Indian Science Congress Association and Magnetics Society of India; member of International Association of Advanced Materials; serving as Editorial Board Member/ reviewer for some scientific journals; lead editor in JNNN special issue (SAGE Publications, UK); achieved many awards/ honours/ recognitions including - Madurai Women Achievers Award - 2013, Motivational Award - 2015 and 2015 Women’s Day Award of St.Annes College; achieved World Record in LIMCA Book of Records-2015 for nanotechnology invention “World’s first superparamagnetic plants materials” – named “Santhi Particles”, World Record– 2016 for innovative products "The World’s lowest priced graphene" & "World’s Smallest Particles of Vegetables" and World Record– 2017 for the invention "The World’s Smallest Anti-Viral Plant Particles". Other innovative products- Superparamagnetic lead nanoparticles, semiconducting lead Nanoparticles, Low cost-mass production of graphene, agricultural nanofertilisers, vegetable powder for diabetes, plants materials for diabetes & psoriasis and nanoparticles for treatment of EBOLA, DENGUE, HIV & H1N1 virus infection. Govt. of India shows interests to develop her inventions for the benefits of public; since Dec-2014, she has delivered lectures (more than 120) in International / National scientific conferences, foreign countries and renowned institutes like National Institute of Technology, Anna University, Central University of all over India; she delivered Motivational Lectures for women, students and staff of institutes / Multi-national corporate companies (Cognizant Technologies); Artha Nyana Academy (Malaysia), Intelligent Society of Malaysia etc. NanoDigest, Economic Times and Telegraph have published news about her research; Thanthi TV, All India Radio, Minnal FM (Malaysia) and Bernama TV (Malaysia) have broadcasted her interviews.

Interests: silver, copper, lead, nanopowder, XRD, semiconductor, superparamagnetism, Electrolysis, graphene, bio-sensors, nano-biofertilizers, fertility, microbial fuel cells, nanocellulose, metal-polymer nanocomposites, solar cells, neutrino detection, satellite.

Tetsu Mitsumata Niigata received his PhD degree in Polymer Science from Hokkaido University in 1999 under the supervision of Profs. Yoshihito Osada and Jian Ping Gong. In this year, he moved to Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University as an assistant professor. In 2002, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Patrick De Kepper of CRPP Bordeaux in France. He works currently at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University as a research professor since 2016. He has published more than 110 scientific papers (including reviews and books) and 11 patents dedicated to soft materials, especially magnetic responsive gels or elastomers.

Dr. Noelle Gogneau, 41 years old, is a CNRS scientist working at Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (C2N-CNRS). She received her Ph.D. degree in Physics in 2004 in Grenoble, France. After a post-doctoral position at EPFL – Lausanne, Switzerland, she joined the C2N-CNRS in 2006. From July 2011, her research activities are centered on the growth and characterization of III-nitrides nanowires by PA-MBE for Nano-Energy applications, with an emphasis on the piezoelectric NWs for developing a new generation of nano/piezo-generators. She is currently the coordinator of the “Properties and application of epitaxial systems” axis of the French research group PULSE

Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in 2001, Professor Agarwal was the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Wichita State University from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 2001, he was also the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor at Wichita State University.

From 1978 to 1994, Professor Agarwal 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. From 1976 to 1978, Professor Agarwal worked as a NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center and as a Principal Research Engineer at Rao and Associates in Palo Alto, California from 1975 to 1976.