The Open Conference Proceedings Journal

(Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Medicine, Engineering & Technology)

ISSN: 2210-2892 ― Volume 10, 2019

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Co-Executive Editors:

Atta-ur-Rahman (Biography

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry (Cambridge University, 1968), has over 1,055 international publications including 210 books. He won the UNESCO Science Prize (1999) and was elected Fellow of Royal Society (London, 2006). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Cambridge University and many others. Furthermore, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, and the Austrian government honoured him with its high civil award “Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande" (2007). He is the only scientist from the Muslim world to be Foreign Fellow (“Academician”) of Chinese and Korean Academies of Sciences. The University of Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia, has established “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery” in his honour. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was the Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Pakistan, and he is Chairman of UN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation for UNESCAP region covering 62 countries.


Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge

Dimitri P. Mikhailidis (Biography
Dimitri P. Mikhailidis

Dimitri Mikhailidis graduated from the University of London (BSc, MSc, MB,BS and MD) and is Academic Head, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Free Hospital campus, University College London Medical School. He is also a Visiting Professor, Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia and at two universities in Saudi Arabia. His research interests are dyslipidaemias and thrombosis. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FFPM) and American College of Clinical Pharmacology (FCP). He has 22,093 citations on the ISI index, Core Collection (H-factor 64).


Academic Head, Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Royal Free Hospital Campus
University College London Medical School
University College London (UCL)

Honorary Editor:

Ferid Murad (Biography
Ferid Murad

Dr. Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., serves as a Member of Advisory Board of MediGen Group LLC, Arginox Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Tissue Regeneration Technologies, LLC. He served as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Abbott Laboratories. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences as well as the Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Murad received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work with nitric oxide signaling. Among his many other awards and honors, he received the Albert and Mary Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (in 1996), and the Baxter Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences from the Association of American Medical Colleges (in 2000).


(Nobel Laureate)
Palo Alto Veterans Hospital
Palo Alto, CA

Section Editor:

Mohamed Eddouks (Biography
Mohamed Eddouks

Mohamed Eddouks is Professor at Moulay Ismail University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, Morocco with a Master Degree from University of Paris 6, a specialized certificate from Paris 7 and PhD degree from University of Liege, Belgium and post-doctoral fellowship at Faculty of Medicine of Montreal, Canada. His contribution to the field of phytotherapy of diabetes and hypertension includes four international books and more than 90 peer-reviewed articles. He has been honored with many national and international awards. He has been the founder Dean of Polydisciplinary Faculty of Errachidia.


Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia
Moulay Ismail University

Editorial Board Members:

Elias C. Aifantis (Biography
Elias C. Aifantis

Elias C. Aifantis is a Professor of Mechanics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/GR, Emeritus Professor at Michigan Technological University/USA, Distinguished Research Professor at King Abdulaziz University/SA (formerly) and Distinguished Visiting Expert at ITMO University/RU and Southwest Jiaotong University/China (formerly). He has promoted highly interdisciplinary work in mechanics of materials by bringing into the field of solid mechanics ideas from diffusion theory, chemical reactions, and nonlinear physics. He has pioneered theories on dislocation patterning and material instabilities, gradient elasticity and plasticity, chemomechanics and nanomechanics. His current interest is on neuronano-electro-chemo-mechanics. He has published >570 articles and received >8700 citations and 47 h-factor (ISI Web of Science). He is included in the ISI Web of knowledge list of the world’s most highly cited authors in engineering.


Department of Mechanics
Aristotle University

Angel Cid-Arregui (Biography
Angel Cid-Arregui

Dr. A. Cid Arregui obtained his doctorate in Medicine (MD) and Molecular Biology (PhD) at the Autonomous University of Madrid and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. Dr. Arregui has more than 20 years of research experience in the field of cancer associated with human Papillomaviruses. Dr. Arregui is currently a group leader in the Tumor Immunology department of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany.


German Cancer Research Center

Sabino A. Bufo (Biography
Sabino A. Bufo

Born in Italy, May 25th, 1950. Doctor in Chemistry (1975), University of Bari, Italy. Contract Researcher 1976-1979, Adjunct Professor 1980-1984, University of Bari, Italy. Researcher at ENIRICERCHE (formely ASSORENI), the Association among Companies of ENI Industrial Group (National Petroleum Company - Holding) for Research Development and Planning (1982-1984). Associate Professor of Agricultural Chemistry 1985-1994, University of Bari, Italy. Full Professor of Soil and Agricultural Chemistry from November 1st, 1994, University of Basilicata, Department of Sciences. Coordinator of international PhD Program 'Applied Biology and Environmental Safeguard'. More than 145 scientific publications, 4 chapters in University books, hundreds of conference communications.


Department of Sciences
University of Basilicata

Jia P. Chen (Biography
Jia P. Chen

Dr. Jiaping Paul Chen is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. He joined the NUS in 1998 after he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology), Atlanta, GA, USA. His current research activities lie in the following areas: treatment of toxic metal ions by functionalized membranes and sorbents, ballast water management system, electrochemical technologies for organic and metal waste treatment, and instrumental and modeling analysis of environmental processes. Dr. Chen, as an author/co-author, has published more than 105 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 6,365.


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
National University of Singapore
Kent Ridge

Hung-Yuan Chung (Biography
Hung-Yuan Chung

Prof. Dr. Hung-Yuan Chung (S’85-M’89-SM’11/FIET’11) received the Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, R. O. C., in 1987. He also received the outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor award and Electrical Engineer award of Kaohsiung branch of the CIEE in 2009 and 2003, respectively. He is a Fellow of the IET (U.K.). His research and teaching interests include Systems Theory and Control, Adaptive Control, Fuzzy Control, Neural Network Applications, Bio-informatics and Bio-control Applications. He has authored or co-authored over 300+ technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.


Department of Electrical Engineering
National Central University

Pedro J.M. Coelho (Biography
Pedro J.M. Coelho

Prof. Pedro Coelho graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 and received his Ph.D. in 1992 at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is a full professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of IST and is presently the head of the Department. He has more than 80 papers published in international journals, 100 papers presented at international conferences, and co-author of a book on Combustion (in Portuguese) for undergraduate and master students. He works on the numerical simulation of heat transfer and combustion problems. Specific areas of interest are radiative heat transfer, turbulence-radiation interaction, turbulent diffusion flames, mild combustion and industrial combustion equipment.


Mechanical Engineering Department
Instituto Superior Técnico
Technical University of Lisbon

Hongxing Dai (Biography
Hongxing Dai

Dr. Hongxing Dai is now a Professor, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology. At present, Dr. Dai has been working on the preparation, characterization, and catalytic applications of well-morphological, nanosized, and porous materials. Dr. Dai has published over 250 articles (more than 5000 citations and a h-index of 39) in international renowned journals, 6 books or book chapters, and over 70 authorized patents.


Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Beijing University of Technology

Juraj Gregan (Biography
Juraj Gregan

Dr. Gregan obtained PhD in genetics from the University of Vienna and worked as a postdoc at the University of Oxford and the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna. He started his first laboratory at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna and since 2013 he works as an associate professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava.


Department of Genetics
Comenius University

Zulfiqar Habib (Biography
Zulfiqar Habib

Dr. Habib earned his PhD degree in Computer Science in 2004 from Kagoshima University Japan followed by the award of Postdoctoral fellowship of two years by JSPS. Currently he is holding the position of Professor and Chairman at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. He has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching, research, and administration in Pakistan, Germany and Japan. Dr. Habib is member of editorial board, advisor and reviewer of many famous ISI journals and funding agencies. He has been invited as keynote or tutorial speaker to numerous conferences and involved in various academic activities. He has published a large number of highly cited research papers in impact factor journals.


Department of Computer Science
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Pao-Ann Hsiung (Biography
Pao-Ann Hsiung

he received B.S. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1991 and 1996, respectively. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and the Dean of International Affairs, National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan. He has published more than 250 papers in international journals and conferences. He was the recipient of the 2010 CCU Outstanding Research Award, the 2001 ACM Taipei Chapter Kuo-Ting Li Young Researcher, and the 2004 CCU Young Scholar Research Award. Dr. Hsiung is an IET fellow, a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM, and a life member of the IICM. His main research interests include cyber-physical systems, reconfigurable computing, smart traffic optimization, and smart grid design.


Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Chung Cheng University

Mohamed Khayet (Biography
Mohamed Khayet

Dr. Mohamed Khayet is director of the “Membranes and Renewable Energy” research group of the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), director of the Department Applied Physics I (UCM) and an Associated Researcher in IMDEA Water (Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies on Water, Spain). He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1997 from the UCM. He is an expert on polymeric membrane science and nanotechnology. He has published more than 130 papers in international journals with an H-index of 40, inventor of 6 issued Patents and published 3 books on membrane science. He received the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) in 2012.


Department of Applied Physics I
Faculty of Physics
Complutense University of Madrid

Chunxiang Li (Biography
Chunxiang Li

Professor Chunxiang Li received his doctor degree in structural engineering from Tongji University in 1999. He possesses seven years of experiences in building engineering project development and management in four corporations in Shanghai and Nanjing. He fulfilled his post-doctoral research requirements on structural vibration control in 2000 and then, has been on the faculty of Shanghai Jiaotong University and faculty of Shanghai University. The research interests include the structural vibration control, structural wind engineering, and intelligent disaster prevention and mitigation system. He has published 322 research papers.


Department of Civil Engineering
Shanghai University

Yiu-Wing Leung (Biography
Yiu-Wing Leung

Dr Yiu-Wing Leung received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989 and 1992 respectively. He has been working in the Department of Computer Science of the Hong Kong Baptist University and now he is a full professor. His current research interests include three major areas: 1) networking, 2) Internet and cloud computing, and 3) systems engineering and optimization. He has published more than 80 journal papers in these areas, and most of which were published in various IEEE transactions/journals.


Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Andrei N. Lipatnikov (Biography
Andrei N. Lipatnikov

Professor Andrei Lipatnikov received his Ph.D. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1987. Subsequently, he was employed by that Institute until he was invited to join Chalmers University of Technology in 1996. His academic activities have been concerned with modeling of burning of gaseous mixtures in turbulent and laminar flows, pollutant formation in flames, autoignition of premixed reactants, thermo-acoustic instabilities, fuel sprays, as well as numerical simulations of turbulent flames in laboratory burners and internal combustion engines. He has authored a monograph and more than 250 scientific contributions, including 91 journal papers.


Department of Applied Mechanics
Chalmers University of Technology

Mirosław Miller (Biography
Mirosław Miller

Prof. Miller obtained doctorate in Chemistry from the Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland. He was Professor at WUT, Research Centre Julich (Germany), Institute of Power Engineering (Warsaw), and International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields (Wroclaw). He is co-founder and first President of Wroclaw Research Center EIT+ (2008-2012) and founder of several technology spin offs. Prof. Miller is a holder of Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and Welch Foundation (US).

Currently Prof. Miller is Professor at Polish Academy of Sciences, Expert of European Commission in Regional Innovation and Horizon 2020. He is Author of over 120 scientific publications cited > 900.


Polish Academy of Sciences
Expert of European Commission in Regional Innovation and Horizon

Lorenzo Lo Muzio (Biography
Lorenzo Lo Muzio

Prof. Lorenzo Lo Muzio, a board certified dentist and oncologist, is a Full Professor of Oral Pathology and Medicine at the University of Foggia – Foggia – Italy. From 2012 he is the Director of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Foggia. Prof. Lo Muzio has extensive experience in the field of oral and skin cancer and is a long-time advocate for increasing public awareness of the disease. He has published more than 400 scientific publications.


Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University of Foggia

Rajendra P. Pawar (Biography
Rajendra P. Pawar

Dr. Rajendra P. Pawar is working as the Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Deogiri College Aurangabad. He has been working in this profession since last 29 years. His research areas of interest include synthetic organic chemistry, green chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, synthesis of biologically active heterocyclic compounds etc. He has around 150 publications in various journals of national and international repute on his credit. He has completed two minor and one major research project funded by UGC, New Delhi.


Department of Chemistry
Deogiri College

Sudhindra Rayaprol (Biography
Sudhindra Rayaprol

Dr. Sudhindra Rayaprol obtained his PhD in Physics from Saurashtra University (Rajkot, India) in the year 2003. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Tata Insitute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Institut fur Anorganishce und Analytische Chemie, WWU-Muenster (Germany). He is currently working as a Scientist in the UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Mumbai Centre. His research activities are neutron diffraction and physicalproperty studies on novel magnetic materials. His research interests are in studying structure-property correlations in novel functional materials and search for new functional materials.


UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
Mumbai Centre

Gustavo P. Romanelli (Biography
Gustavo P. Romanelli

Prof. Romanelli obtained a doctorate (Pd.D.) in Chemistry from National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. Prof. Romanelli performed Postdoctoral activities in Spain, Germany, Italy, Brasil and Colombia. Currently Prof. Romanelli is member of CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina) and Adjunct Professor in La Plata University (Argentine) where he teaches Organic Chemistry. He has published more than 160 scientific publications. Dr. Romanelli is Editorial board members of The Open Catalysis Journal, Recent Patent in Catalysis, Current Catalysis and Current Green Chemistry, published by Bentham Science Publishers.


Department of Organic Chemistry
La Plata University
La Plata

Yasuhide Shindo (Biography
Yasuhide Shindo

Dr. Shindo received his Doctor of Engineering from Tohoku University in 1977. He is currently a President of Tohoku Polytecnic College and an Emeritus Professor of Tohoku University. Dr. Shindo also served on the Board of Editors of International Journal of Solids and Structures and as the Editor in Chief of Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, and is currently serving as the Editor in Chief of The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal and the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. His primary research interests are in the areas of mesomechanics of material systems and structures, electromagnetic fracture and damage mechanics, dynamics and cryomechanics of advanced composite materials/structural alloys, and reliability and durability of micro/nano components and devices.


Department of Materials Processing
Tohoku University

Margarita Y. Simeonova (Biography
Margarita Y. Simeonova

Dr. Simeonova obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria. She has an experience in the research of polymer drug carriers (nanoparticles) and published more than 40 scientific publications. At present Dr. Simeonova is Associate Professor in the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Department of Polymer Engineering where she teaches courses in bachelor and master degree "Film forming polymers", “Methods for deposition of coatings and adhesives”, “Theoretical backgrounds of the design of polymer coatings and adhesives”, “Thin layers composite materials”.


Department of Polymer Engineering
University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy

Chieh-Chih Tsai (Biography
Chieh-Chih Tsai

Dr. Chieh-Chih Tsai is the director of oculoplastic service of department of ophthalmology at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and associate professor of School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. He is a well-recognized surgeon, researcher, and teacher. His research and clinical interest includes ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, diagnosis and management of ocular adnexal and lacrimal disease, and the pathogenesis of thyroid eye disease. He has had Executive positions in the Taiwan Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Department of Ophthalmology
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Shih-Pai Road, Sec. 2 Taipei

Andreas G. Varias (Biography
Andreas G. Varias

Dr. Varias is Mechanical Engineer at the Thermal Projects Engineering and Construction Department of Public Power Corporation S.A. He has received his Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics and his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. He has worked more than 20 years in research, in the areas of Fracture Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials and Computational Mechanics, publishing more than 60 original scientific studies. He has also worked in standardization for about 10 years in the Ministry of National Defence in Greece, where he redesigned the standardization framework of Hellenic Armed Forces and introduced novel standardization tools, enhancing productivity, transparency and interoperability within the public sector.


Department Of Thermal Projects Engineering And Construction
Public Power Corporation S.A.

Arkady S. Voloshin (Biography
Arkady S. Voloshin

Dr. Arkady S. Voloshin is an internationally known scientist contributing in two areas of knowledge: biomechanics of human musculoskeletal system and optical methods in experimental mechanics. He is author of over 90 papers published in the high quality, internationally recognized scientific journals and over 175 papers presented and published in proceedings of various international and national scientific conferences.

Dr. Voloshin is a recipient of several awards for his contribution to the field of experimental mechanics. He is on the faculty of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics and Bioengineering Program at Lehigh University.


Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Lehigh University

Ioannis V. Yentekakis (Biography
Ioannis V. Yentekakis

Dr. Yentekakis obtained Diploma (1983) and Ph.D. (1987) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras. From 1987-2001 he served as postdoctoral fellow at Princeton Univiveristy USA and at ICE-HT/FORTH GR, as visiting professor (periodically) at Cambridge University UK (collaborating with Prof. R.M. Lambert), and as Assistant Professor at the Dept of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras. From 2001 he served as Associate Professor and currently (2006-) Full Professor of Physical Chemistry and Catalysis at the school of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete. Dr. Yentekakis has published >100 peer-reviewed publications (received >3000 citations, h-index=32), >120 conference proceedings, 3 patents and 10 books.


School of Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Crete

Maysaa El Sayed Zaki (Biography
Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Maysaa El Sayed Zaki PhD, MD in Clinical Pathology-Clinical Microbiology and Immunology is Professor at Mansoura Faculty of medicine and director of clinical laboratories in Mansoura university children hospital and member of the higher promotion committee for Egyptian universities Professor (Clinical Pathology).Professor Dr Maysaa has over 120 scientific papers and projects either presented or published. She is internationally recognized expert in many areas of advanced medicine including clinical microbiology, diagnosis of infectious diseases, molecular biology, Clinical research and drug discovery.. Recent publications also include books on the use of modern technology in laboratory diagnosis like omics technology and nanomedicine. Dr Maysaa has awarded the university award of Academic Excellence and is a member of Who,s Who for International Executives.


Department of Clinical Pathology
Mansoura University

Chi Zhang (Biography
Chi Zhang

Dr. Chi Zhang received M.Sc. degree in EE from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in EE at the University of Texas at Dallas(UTD), TX, under supervision of Dr. John. H. L. Hansen in 2012. In 2006, he joined the Center for Robust Speech Systems, UTD. His research interests are focused on analysis, modeling, and classification of speech under different vocal effects. In 2012, he joined Carnegie Speech working on spoken English skills evaluation. In 2017, he joined Midea American Corp. working as a senior software engineer to develop speech recognition algorithms for A.I. enabled household appliances.


Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Texas
Richardson, TX

Paulo Piloto
Department of Applied Mechanics
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB)

Kunwar S. Bartwal
Department of Atomic Energy
Laser Materials Development & Devices Division
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT)

Philippe Boisse (Biography
Philippe Boisse

Prof. Philippe Boisse is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at INSA Lyon, France. He received his Ph.D. degree from University Paris 6; 1994 HDR (accreditation to supervise researches). He has served as President of ESAFORM (European Association for Material Forming) (2008-2012), and President of AMAC (French association for Composites Materials). He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Material Forming (Springer), and member of the Editorial Boards of various well-reputed journals. He has over 100publications in peer-reviewed journals, and 12 chapters of books. Major fields of research of Dr. Boisseare Textile composites, Composite forming, Mechanics of fibrous materials, Finite element simulations for forming processes, and Textile mechanical properties.


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon

Oscar T. Brookins (Biography
Oscar T. Brookins

Prof. Oscar T. Brookins obtained his in economics in 1976 from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. Prof. Brookins has extensive international research and teaching experience in Africa, Europe, and Asia. In recent years, he has contributed principally to the fields of macroeconomics, international finance and development. He currently teaches in the areas of monetary and financial economics and American economic history. He is a member of the Founding Editorial Board of The International Journal of Economic Perspectives and a member of the Founding Editorial Board of Bentham Science’s The Open Economics Journal.In addition, he frequently reviews proposed publications for Routledge, Taylor Francis Group of Great Britain.


Department of Economics
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Cosmin G. Chiorean (Biography
Cosmin G. Chiorean

Dr. Cosmin G. Chiorean is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Romania. In 2000, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering again from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Prof. Chiorean’s research interests focus on improving the computational methods for design of civil structures, industrial buildings and bridges. His research includes both computational and experimental techniques with emphasis on the development and application of advanced numerical methods to solve problems relevant to structural and geotechnical engineering. He has published over 50 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has authored a book entitled “Software applications for nonlinear analysis of 3D frame structures”.


Faculty of Civil Engineering
Technical University of Cluj Napoca
Cluj Napoca

Hani E. Elsayed-Ali (Biography
Hani E. Elsayed-Ali

Dr. Hani E. Elsayed-Ali obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA, in Jan 1982 and Jan 1985, respectively. In Dec 1992, Dr. Elsayed-Ali joined Old Dominion University (Applied Research Center), Norfolk, Virginia, USA, and is currently working there as Batten Endowed Professor and Eminent Scholar of Electrical Engineering. His current research interests are mainly in laser-solid interactions, ultrafast laser probing of surface and thin film reactions, and thin film fabrication and characterization. He, as an author/co-author, has published over 130 refereed journal articles in various journals, and holds 3 patents.


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Old Dominion University
Applied Research Center
Newport News, VA

Gil S. Epstein (Biography
Gil S. Epstein

Prof. Gil S. Epstein is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and is currently Dean of The Center for Designated Programs at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.After completing his doctorate in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1994, Prof. Epstein spent two and a half years at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Department of Economics atBar-Ilan University, Israel,since 1996.In addition, he is a Research Fellow at IZA(Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn), CReAM (Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, London), etc.He has published in various reputable journals mainly in the areas of Governance, Economic Development, Developing Countries, Ethnicity, Economic Growth, etc.


Department of economics
Bar Ilan university
Ramat Gan

Fabio Grizzi (Biography
Fabio Grizzi

Dr. Fabio Grizzi graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan (Italy) in 1995, and, in the same year, received the Steven Newburgh Annual Award for his contributions to the field of basic and applied biomedical research. In 2008, he was invited to become a member of the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Pilot Cancer Antigen Prioritization Process, of the US National Institute of Health. He is currently working in the Laboratory of Molecular Gastroenterology of the Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Milan, Italy. His main field of investigation concerns the complex dynamics underlying the behaviour of cancers of unrelated histological origin. He has authored/co-authored more than 175 articles in various journals, and23 book chapters.


Department of Immunology and Inflammation
Istituto Clinico Humanitas

Mohamed Haidara (Biography
Mohamed Haidara

Prof. Mohamed Haidara is a Professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. Prof.Haidara is an expert in the field of diabetes and oxidative stress, and an award winning and world recognized international reviewer for more than 20 journals. He is a director of research in King Khalid University and mainly targets his research towards endocrine diseases and diabetes. He has published many international publications for major international journals. Prof. Haidarais also a board editor in two of Bentham Science international journals (endorsed by seven Nobel laureates), and of theJournal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis.


Department of Physiology
King Khalid University
Saudi Arabia

Junbo Jia (Biography
Junbo Jia

Dr. Junbo Jia, Ph.D., is an engineering expert at Aker Solutions, Norway. He is currently a committee member of ISO TC67/SC7 Fixed Steel Structures and an invited member of Eurocode 3. He has been invited as speaker and lecturer for industry training and university graduate courses, and permanent members of Ph.D. examination committees by various organizations and research institutes. Dr. Jia is author of three Springer engineering monographs on Applied Dynamic Analysis, Seismic Engineering, and Foundation Dynamics and Modeling.


Department of Engineering
Aker Solutions

György Keglevich (Biography
György Keglevich

Dr. György Keglevich graduated as a chemical engineer. He has been Professor of Chemistry since 1995, and the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology, since 1999. He is engaged in P-heterocyclic and environmental-friendly chemistry comprising MW chemistry, phase transfer catalysis and the development of new catalysts. Dr. Keglevichis the author/co-author of over 460 papers, andhe holds editorial positions in the journals Curr. Green Chem., Cur. Org. Chem., Lett. Org. Chem., Curr. Org. Synth., Lett. Drug Des. Disc. and Curr. Catal. In additions, he is the member of the Editorial Boards of Heteroatom Chem. and Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon.


Department of Organic Chemical Technology
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Mitsunori Kubo
Department of Design and Architecture,Faculty of Engineering
Chiba University

Areg M. Mickaelian (Biography
Areg M. Mickaelian

Dr. Areg Mickaelian, Ph.D., currently holds the following key positions (among others):Director at the ByurakanAstrophysical Observatory (BAO); Co-President, Armenian Astronomical Society (ArAS); Executive Council member (EAAS, IVOA, and SREAC); and, Resident Director of the Isaac Newton Institute (INI) Armenian Branch. His major skills and expertise lie in the subject areas of Spectroscopy, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Astrophysics, Photometry, Extragalactic Astronomy, Astronomy, and Star Formation. Dr. Mickaelian, as an author/co-author, has published over 175 articles.


Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO)
Armenian Academy of Sciences

Alexey M. Olovnikov (Biography
Alexey M. Olovnikov

Dr. Alexey Matveyevich Olovnikov is a Russian biologist who received his Ph.D. degree (1966) in Immunochemistry from the Gamaleya Institute for Epidemology and Microbiology (Academy of Medical Sciences) of the USSR. In 1971, he was the first to recognize the problem of telomere shortening, to predict the existence of telomerase, and to suggest the telomere hypothesis of aging and the relationship of telomeres to cancer. He is famous for being nominated for a Nobel Prize concerning his concept of the telomeres. In 2009, he was awarded the Demidov Prize from the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Institute of Biochemical Physics of Ran Chernyakhovskogo

Qing-Quan Jiang (Biography
Qing-Quan Jiang

Dr. Qing-Quan Jiang obtained his Ph.D. degree (2009)from the Institute of Particle Physics, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China.Since Oct 2013, he is working in a post-doctoral position at Center for Gravitational Experiments, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.His research interests mainly lie in the subject area of Gravitational Theory.


Department of Physics
Central China Normal University

Ricardo A.W. Neves-Filho
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
Leibniz Institut fur Pflanzenbiochemie

Jeremy Schaefer (Biography
Jeremy Schaefer

Dr. Jeremy Schaefer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at theSchool of Dentistry,The University of Texas at Houston, USA. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Molecular and Cellular Biologyfrom Baylor College of Medicine,Houston, TX, USA. He is a member of The American Association of Immunologists and an Associate Member of the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center.Dr. Schaefer's research deals with mucosal immunity in general and the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in particular.


Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry, Behavioral & Biomedical Sciences Building, Suite 5314
Houston, TX

Gurmit Singh (Biography
Gurmit Singh

Dr. Gurmit Singh obtained his Ph.D. degree (1982) in Pharmacology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. Heis Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include experimental therapeutics in breast and prostate cancer, with an emphasis in bone metastasis. Dr. Singh served as chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario), and he is a member of the National Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. He currently serves as chair of the Panel on Biology of Prostate Cancer for Prostate Cancer Canada as well as Chair of the Prairies NW Scientific Advisory Board for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Nedunchezhian Swaminathan (Biography
Nedunchezhian Swaminathan

Dr. N. Swaminathan is a co-Investigator with Tanahashi and Miyauchi of the Tokyo Institute of Technology on research grants funded by JSPS and MEXT (GBP2.7M 2010-2015), and he was a member of the Advisory Panel for Global Centre for Excellence for Multidisciplinary Education and Research on Energy Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) from 2008 to 2013. Dr. Swaminathan also served on the Advisory Board and as an International Cooperative Member of Academy for Co-creative Education of Environment and Energy Science at TokyoTech (2012-2017).


Department of Engineering
Hopkinson Laboratory
University of Cambridge

Anastasios I. Zouboulis (Biography
Anastasios I. Zouboulis

Dr. Anastasios I. Zouboulis, Ph.D., is (Full) Professor of Chemical & Environmental Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2007. He is performing research in the field of water and wastewater treatment technologies, including Environmental Biotechnology, wastewater management, reclamation and reuse, as well as in industrial toxic solid wastes stabilization and/or recovery/reuse. He is an author/co-author of more than 200 papers, published in refereed scientific journals, and of more than 150 papers published in the Proceedings of National & International conferences(attracting more than 6000 citations).


Department of Chemistry
Division of Chemical Technology
Aristotle University

Georgina R.D.L. Arnaiz (Biography
Georgina R.D.L. Arnaiz

Rodríguez de Lores Arnaiz obtained a doctorate in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a Superior Investigator, National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), at the Prof. E. De Robertis Cell Biology and Neuroscience Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires. She is Research Director for CONICET Projects.

Emeritus Member for the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN) and Society for Neurosciences (SFN) and Research Director for CONICET Projects.

Emeritus Member for the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN) and Society for Neurosciences (SFN).

Argentine Scientific Society (SCA), Member of the Committee for the Argentine Scientific Society.Committee


Faculty of Medicine
University of Buenos Aires Paraguay
National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET)
Buenos Aires

Sergio Baragetti (Biography
Sergio Baragetti

Sergio Baragetti is full Professor of Machine Design and Computational Mechanics, at Università degli Studi di Bergamo. He received his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, and is Ph.D. in Quality Engineering, Università di Firenze. He is Director of GITT - Centre on Innovation Management and Technology Transfer of the University of Bergamo. Sergio Baragetti is also Director of the Structural Mechanics Laboratory of the University of Bergamo. His research activities include numerical and experimental study of the effects induced by surface treatments on the fatigue behavior of mechanical components, the corrosion fatigue mechanisms in aqueous environments, the study of the surface thin hard coatings effects on the fatigue, contact fatigue and corrosion fatigue behavior of mechanical components, components and structures analysis.


Department of Machine Design and Computational Mechanics
Università degli Studi di Bergamo

Anna Capasso (Biography
Anna Capasso

Prof. Capasso is member of Italian Society of Pharmacology, Italian Society of Neurosciences and International Narcotics Research Conference Group. Prof. Capasso research is documented by about 500 publications including full papers, book chapters and congressional papers.


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Salerno

Seonho Cho (Biography
Seonho Cho

In 1998, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Iowa in U.S.A. He became a full professor at the department of naval architecture and ocean engineering, Seoul National University in 2010. His specialization is in design sensitivity analysis, design optimization methods, isogeometric methods, fluid-structure interactions, and computational nano-mechanics. He has published more than 100 journal papers, 200 conference presentations, and 10 book chapters. He has served as a member of the international scientific committee in 9th-11th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization in 2011, 2013, and 2015.


College of Engineering
Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Seoul National University

Decebal R. Ciurchea (Biography
Decebal R. Ciurchea

Prof. Ciurchea served as physicist and researcher in Nuclear Materials at the Institute for Nuclear Power Reactors in Piteşti Romania until 1987 when he joined the Physics Faculty in the “Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca Romania. PhD in 1992 with a thesis on Texture Induced Anisotropy in Zircaloy-4. Professor since 2002 giving lectures on “Experimental Data Processing” and “Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Materials”. Post docs at Karlsruhe University(Germany) and Université Libre de Bruxelles(Belgium). More than 100 contributions in the field of Materials Science and 3 patents on colloidal graphite. Director in the Romanian consortia in Education and Training in Nuclear Sciences.


Faculty of Physics
Babes-Bolyai University

Philip D. Cotter (Biography
Philip D. Cotter

Dr. Philip D. Cotter received his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences, from the Department of Human Genetics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, USA. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in both Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, Fellow of the Faculty of Science Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. Dr. Cotter is a Principal of ResearchDx LLC, a Contract Diagnostics Organization, Contract Manufacturing, Clinical Laboratory and Consulting Company, specializing in Companion Diagnostics. He has published extensively in the areas of cytogenetics, molecular genetics and prenatal diagnosis.


University of California
Department of Pediatrics
San Francisco, CA

Vittorio Gentile (Biography
Vittorio Gentile

Dr. Gentile is a recognized expert in the transglutaminase research area and has a strong background in the molecular biology and biochemical aspects of the transglutaminase (TG) enzymes expression, activity and function. His work has been focused to the TG2 characterization in normal and pathological cellular events (cell growth and differentiation, adhesion, apoptosis, neurodegeneration) by biochemical and molecular biology studies. Currently dr. Gentile is Researcher at the CIRN (Interuniversity Center of Neuroscience Researches), University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”.


Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and General Pathology
University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Laszlo Goth (Biography
Laszlo Goth

Prof. Laszlo Goth has received his Ph.D. degree (1971) from Veszprem University, Hungary, and Doctor of Science degree (2006) from Hungarian Academy of Science. He is working as Professor at University of Debrecen, Hungary. His research has included the enzyme catalase. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as Pándy memorial medal, and KövérAndrás medal. Prof. Goth has authored more than 120 research articles and 4 books. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals, and he is an expert reviewer for various journals, like ClinicaChimicaActa, Clinical Biochemistry, Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, etc.


Department of Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging
Faculty of Medicine
University of Debrecen

Tzung-Pei Hong (Biography
Tzung-Pei Hong

Tzung-Pei Hong received his Ph.D. degree in computer science and information engineering from National Chiao-Tung University in 1992. He was an associate professor in Chung-Hua Polytechnic Institute from 1992 to 1994 and in I-Shou University from 1994 to 1999. He served as the first director of the Library and Computer Center, the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Administrative Vice President, and the Academic Vice President in National University of Kaohsiung. He is currently a chair professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering. He has published more than 500 research papers in international/national journals and conferences and has planned more than fifty information systems. His current research interests include knowledge engineering, soft computing and granular computing.


Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National University of Kaohsiung

Camille A. Issa (Biography
Camille A. Issa

Dr. Camille A. Issa obtained his Ph.D. degree (1985) in Structural Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Full Professor of Civil Engineering at Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut, Lebanon. Prior to joining LAU, he had served as an Assistant Professor from 1985 to 1993 at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA. Dr. Issa is credited with over 70 scholarly articles published in the form of technical papers in journals, conference proceedings, research reports, and chapters in books. He is currently working on two book manuscripts, one in the area of Finite Elements and the other in the area of Reinforced Concrete.


School of Engineering
Lebanese American University

Chao-Jun Li (Biography
Chao-Jun Li

Dr. Chao-Jun Li is E. B. Eddy Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Green Chemistry and. He served as the Director of NSERC CREATE for Green Chemistry and the Co-Director of the FRQNT Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (CCVC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Chemical Society (ACS) and Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). He has published ca 400 research articles, 6 books, given ca 400 plenary/keynote/invited lectures.


Department of Chemistry
McGill University
Montreal, QC

Qing Quan Liang (Biography
Qing Quan Liang

Dr. Qing Quan Liang is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at Victoria University, Australia. He is the Founder and President of Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (AASCCS). He received the State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award from American Society of Civil Engineers in 2005. He is a member of editorial boards of several international journals including Steel and Composite Structures. His research interests are in the areas of computational mechanics, structural optimization, steel-concrete composite structures, steel structures and concrete structures. He has published 3 books and more than 85 book chapters, high impact journal articles and refereed conference papers.


College of Engineering and Science
Victoria University

Dyi-Yih Michael Lin (Biography
Dyi-Yih Michael Lin

Dr. Lin obtained a Ph.D. in Human Factors/Industrial Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. Currently Dr. Lin is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Entertainment Management, International College, I-Shou University in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Prof. Lin is also serving in the editorial board of Interacting with Computers (Oxford University Press), Journal of Ergonomic Study (Ergonomics Society of Taiwan) and the Open Cybernetics and Systematics Journal (Bentham), and in the program advisory board of the Cross-Cultural Design, a thematic conference under Human-Computer Interaction International. Prof. Lin was Chief Program Chair of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics 2010, and Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction 2006.


Department of Creative Product Design
I-Shou University

Hongyang Ma (Biography
Hongyang Ma

Dr. Ma is a research assistant professor from Stony Brook University in USA. He got his Ph. D. degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics at Peking University (China) in 2003.

Currently Dr. Ma is also a Professor in Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He has published more than 40 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 3 issued U.S patents. His major research interests are mainly focused on the development of new nanostructured materials for water and air purifications.


Department of Chemistry
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Ervin Mingomataj (Biography
Ervin Mingomataj

Dr. Ervin Mingomataj studied general medicine during the period of 1988 to 1993. He is currently working in the Mother Theresa School of Medicine, Department of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, and teaches Human Histology in the Faculty of Medical-Technical Sciences, Medicine University of Tirana, Albania. He received the scientific title "Doctor medicinae" in Charité - University Medicine (2011) and in Albania as well. He was issued the academic title "Associate Professor" from the University of Tirana in 2012 (now Medicine University of Tirana). Dr. Mingomataj, as an author/co-author, has published over 30 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of more than 280.


Department of Allergology
Mother Theresa School of Medicine

Karoly Nemeth (Biography
Karoly Nemeth

Dr. Károly Németh, having a Ph.D. in Geology, works as a Senior Research Officer at the Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. In 2012/2013, Dr. Németh was on research leave and worked as an Associate Professor at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His research focuses on monogenetic volcanoes, volcanic field evolution and phreatomagmatism, and he is currently working on understanding the eruption styles and hazards of the monogenetic volcanoes of Auckland in New Zealand. Dr. Németh has also spent time working with local communities in the Pacific to understand their view on volcanic hazards. He, as an author/co-author, has published over 110 articles in various journals, having more than 1,995 total citations.


Institute of Agriculture and Environment
Massey University
Palmerston North
New Zealand

Maurizio Peruzzini (Biography
Maurizio Peruzzini

Dr. Maurizio Peruzzini, since Feb 2011, is the Director of the Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds at the National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR), Florence, Italy. Currently, Dr. Peruzzini is the Chairman of the “Sacconi Foundation”. He received the prize “Raffaele Nasini” (1993), and won a gold medal by the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the SCI in recognition of his studies on molecular hydrogen complexes. He is an author/co-author of more than 350 scientific publications (having over 10,495 total citations) and 4 patents. Dr. Peruzzini is the coordinator of several national, international and industrial research projects, and the recipient (Principal Investigator) of an ERC ADVANCED GRANT for the project “Phosphorene functionalization: a new platform for advanced multifunctional materials” (PHOSFUN) (2015-2019).


Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds
National Research Council

Antonio Heitor Reis (Biography
Antonio Heitor Reis

Antonio Heitor Reis was born in 1953, graduated in Physics at the University of Lisbon, received his M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (I.S.T.) and his Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Évora. From 1981 to 1986, he did research on energy at the National Laboratory for Engineering and Technology. In 1986, he joined the University of Évora where he is full Professor and teaches physics and engineering topics. His research topics cover fluid flow, flow architectures, energy, atmospheric physics, and physical modeling of human physiology.


Department of Physics and Engineering
University of Évora

Jean-Marc Sabatier (Biography
Jean-Marc Sabatier

Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier is a Director of research at the French CNRS, with Ph.D. and H.D.R. degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. Dr. Sabatier has headed several academic research teams (CNRS, INSERM and University), as well as a combined academic-industry research laboratory devoted to the engineering of therapeutic peptides (ERT62, Marseilles, France). Furthermore, he acts as a consultant for top pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. Dr. Sabatier works in the field of animal toxins. He has contributed to several books in toxinology and virology, and more than 160 scientific articles, 180 communications, and 53 patents in both biology and chemistry. He won the ‘Citizen of the Year Award’ from the Nouvel Economiste (1994) for his work on antivirals.


University of the Mediterranean

Patrick Siarry (Biography
Patrick Siarry

Patrick Siarry was born in France in 1952. He received the PhD degree from the University Paris 6, in 1986 and the Doctorate of Sciences (Habilitation) from the University Paris 11, in 1994. He was first involved in the development of analog and digital models of nuclear power plants at Electricité de France (E.D.F.). Since 1995 he is a professor in automatics and informatics. His main research interests are computer-aided design of electronic circuits, and the applications of new stochastic global optimization heuristics to various engineering fields. He is also interested in the fitting of process models to experimental data, the learning of fuzzy rule bases, and of neural networks. Patrick Siarry is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier & IFAC journal Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and associate editor of Elsevier journal Information Sciences.


Université de Paris
LISSI Laboratory

Tommy R. Tong (Biography
Tommy R. Tong

Prof. Tong obtained his medical degrees (M.B.,B.S., MD) from the University of Hong Kong and the University of the State of New York. He is American Board of Pathology-certified and fellowship-trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center and a consultant at University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles, owns 4 U.S. patents and is a co-inventor in a pending U.S. patent application. He is on the editorial board of multiple journals, including this journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers.


City of Hope National Medicine Center and Beckman Research Institute
Duarte, CA

A. Cevik Tufan (Biography
A. Cevik Tufan

Graduated from Ankara University, School of Medicine in 1994, and from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Collage of Graduate Studies, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Teratology Ph.D. program in 2001. Worked as a faculty member in Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Department of Histology and Embryology from 2002 to 2014. Professor Tufan is a faculty member in Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Medicine, Department of Histology and Embryology since 2014. His main research interest has been the signaling pathways involved in mesenchymal cell differentiation. Professor Tufan was an advisory board member in The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey from 2013 to 2016. He is currently the president of the Turkish Histology and Embryology Association.


Department of Histology and Embryology
Pamukkale University School of Medicine
Kinikli Denizli

Konstantin P. Volcho (Biography
Konstantin P. Volcho

Konstantin Volcho is a Professor of Russian Academy of Science. Prof. Konstantin Volcho received his PhD in 1997 from Novosibirsk State University, Russia. Since than he has been working at Novosibirsk State University and Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (Russia). Research of Prof. Volcho is focused on synthetic transformations of natural compounds and their analogues, including catalytic reactions, for development of new biologically active compounds. Three compounds found with his participation are currently in preclinical studies as anti-Parkinsonian, analgesic and antidepressant agents. The research interest of Prof. Volcho includes development of novel treatments against nervous system disorders, antivirals and anticancer agents. Konstantin authored or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications. He is an inventor in more than 30 issued patents.


N.N. Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Siberian Branch
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Tongwen Xu (Biography
Tongwen Xu

Tongwen Xu is a Full Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China. He received PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University in 1995. Tongwen was a postdoctoral research fellow at Nankai University during 1995-1997. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed publications, 19 invited book chapters, 50 issued Chinese patents . He act as editor in chief of 3 international books and editorial board members for 9 international journals. He received the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2010 and selected as FRSC in 2013. His current researches are focused on the synthesis and applications of functional polymers and membranes.


USTC-Yongjia Membrane Center
School of Chemistry and Material Science
University of Science and Technology of China

Peter K.N. Yu (Biography
Peter K.N. Yu

Professor Peter K.N. Yu is a professor in the Department of Physics, in the Nuclear Radiation Unit (NRU) as well as in the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution (SKLMP) of City University of Hong Kong. Professor Yu's current research includes radiation physics and biophysics, radiation protection and dosimetry, and radioecology.


Department of Physics and Materials Science
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Vladislav B. Zaalishvili (Biography
Vladislav B. Zaalishvili

Prof. Vladislav Zaalishvili received the following degrees: (1) Academic degree of candidate of physico-mathematical sciences, Institute of Geophysics of Georgian Academy of Sciences (in 1986); (2) Academic degree of Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences from the Physics Department, Moscow State University (in 1996); (3) Academic degree of Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, Institute of Geophysics of Georgian Academy of Sciences (in 2005). He is currently Director of Geophysical Institute at Vladikavkaz Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. Prof. Zaalishvili’s research expertise mainly lies in geophysics, engineering seismology, seismic hazard and risk, geoecology, and medical geophysics.


Department of Physics
Severo-Osetinskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet im. K.L. Hetagurova
Russian Federation

Emilia P. Collar
Department of chemistry and properties
(Polymer Engineering Group)
Instuto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros

Trevor Archer (Biography
Trevor Archer

Dr. Trevor Archer is presently working as Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from Uppsala University, Sweden. He has received many awards and honors in his career and he is an active member for several professional societies. He also serves as Editorial Board member and reviewer for various peer reviewed journal and has numerous publications. Dr. Archer’s research interests focus on affective disorders, personal attributes, neurocognition, neurotoxicity and neurodegenerative disorders, physical exercise and brain disorders.


Department of Psychology
Goteborgs Universitet

Shovit Bhattacharya
Technical Physics Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Victor Borovkov
Osaka University
School of Engineering

Kwok-wing Chau (Biography
Kwok-wing Chau

Prof. K.W. Chau obtainedhis Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Hong Kong, his Master of Science degree (again in Civil Engineering) with distinction from the same university, and thenhis Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Queensland in Australia. He is currently Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is very active in undertaking research works and the scope of his research interest is very broad, covering numerical flow modeling, water quality modeling, hydrological modeling, knowledge-based system development and artificial intelligence applications. Prof. Chau has published over 160 Science Citation Index journal papers (total number of non-self citations is over 7,000).


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Massimo Corcione (Biography
Massimo Corcione

Dr. Massimo Corcione, mechanical engineer and Ph.D. in Thermophysical Properties of Materials, is Professor of Technical Physics. He is the Coordinator of the Ph.D. in Energy and Environment, Coordinator of the Scientific Research Commission of the DIAEE and Scientific Responsible of the DIAEE Laboratory of Numerical Modeling. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the international magazines Progr. Comput. Fluid Dyn., J. Power Techn., Technical Trans., The Open Mech. Eng. J., Energy Sci. Techn., Open Conf. Proceed. J. and Open J. Energy Efficiency. His current research activity essentially concerns natural and forced convection in pure fluids, mixtures and nanofluids, the energy optimization of air conditioning systems and the thermodynamics of metastable liquids.


Department of Astronautical, Electrical and Energy Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome

Masashi Emoto (Biography
Masashi Emoto

He is now a professor of Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences in Japan. He got the professorship in 1993 and his main research theme is NKT cells. he Has worked at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology as a higher ranking senior scientist with Prof. Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufman. He has concentrated on identification of new natural ligand(s) for invariant NKT cells and nowadays he has succeeded to determine their chemical structures. Thus, he is a leading scientist in the field of NKT cells. Concerning to Bacteriology, he is an expert in the field of intracellular bacterial infection in particular Listeria and Salmonella as well as Mycobacteria.


Laboratory of Immunology
Gunma University

Guillermo Fernández-Anaya (Biography
Guillermo Fernández-Anaya

Prof. G. Fernandez-Anaya currently works at the Department of Physics and Mathematics, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México. He does research in Applied Mathematics, Condensed Matter Physics and Control Systems Engineering. He is currently doing research in mathematical theory of control, preservation of properties in linear and non-linear systems, and applications of control to dynamic systems. He has been a full-time professor since 1987. He received the GabinoBarreda medal for the highest average of his Master's degree. He has 120 articles in journals with arbitration, articles in books, congresses, international and national colloquia. He is a Level 2 investigator of the SNI.


Departamento de Física y Matemáticas
Universidad Iberoamericana
Santa Fe

Yuewei Guo (Biography
Yuewei Guo

Dr. Yue-Wei Guo obtained his Ph.D. degree from Naples University (Italy) in 1997. He was then Postdoctoral researcher in Istituto di ChimicaBiomolecolare-CNR (Italy) from 1997-1999 and visiting professor in Hokaido University (Japan) from 1999-2000. He has authored over 350 original research papers and reviews in peer-reviewed and SCI-indexed journals, and 14 invited bookchapters for international/national publishers. Dr. Guohas received several international or domestic awards in recognition of his scientific work, such as “Paul-Scheuer-Awar” (2010). His research focusis on chemistry, cheoecology and bioactivity of secondary metabolities from marine benthic invertebrates (molluscs, sponges and coelenterates, etc.), and flora.


Chinese Academy of Sciences , Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica

Muhammad Tayyeb Javed
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science

Suman K.Jana
SABIC Research & Technology Pvt

Bon-Woong Koo
Principal Scientist at Varian Semiconductor (Applied Materials)
Massachusetts, MA

Claudio Maldonado (Biography
Claudio Maldonado

Dr. Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D., currently works at the Department of Physiology, University of Louisville,Louisville, KY, USA. His general research interests are in composite tissue transplantation (CTA) and cardiovascular research. His specific research interest in cardiovascular research has been on cardiac electrophysiology and arrythmogenesis. Currently he is collaborating with Dr. Tyagi to examine a novel arrythmogenic mechanisms induced in patients suffering from hyperhomocysteinemia. He, as an author/co-author, has published over95 articles in various journals, having total citations of over 2,075.


Department of Physiology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Muraleedharan G. Nair (Biography
Muraleedharan G. Nair

Dr. Muraleedharan G. Nair is a Senior Associate to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Professor in the Department of Horticulture, at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. He is an accomplished natural products chemist with extensive experience in mechanism-based bioassays and extraction, isolation, purification, structure elucidation and chemical synthesis of natural products. Dr. Nair is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Chartered Chemist (CChem), UK.Dr. Nair is the author/co-author of more than 220 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 150 published scientific abstracts, and inventor/co-inventor of more than 54 US patents and 34 international patents.


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Horticulture
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Marc Poirot (Biography
Marc Poirot

Dr. Marc Poirot is First Class Research Director (DR1) at the Institut National de la Santeet de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Paris, France. He heads the team 'Cholesterol metabolism and therapeutic innovations' (Cancer Research Center of Toulouse, France). Dr. Poirot has skills and expertise in the subject areas of medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and drug development. He obtainedhis in Chemical Biology (1991) from the University of Toulouse (France). His main research interests are in the study of deregulations in sterol metabolism in cancers, the identification and the characterization of new sterol metabolites involved in these deregulations, and the determination of: (a) their metabolic fate, and (b) their molecular mechanisms of action.


Cancer Research Center of Toulouse
University of Toulouse

Tukaram J. Shinde (Biography
Tukaram J. Shinde

Dr. Tukaram Jaysing Shinde obtained his M.Sc., M.Phil.and Ph.D. degrees fromShivaji University Kolhapur(India) in 1990, 2001 and 2011 respectively in the fields of applied electronic and ferrite material.He is working as Associate Professor ofPhysics at Smt. K.R.P. KanyaMahavidyalayaIslampur, India.Dr. Shinde has published over 50 research articles in various scientific journals and presented papers at national and international conferences. He attended and participated in conferences held in China and Singapore.


Department of Physics
Rajarambapu Patil Kanya Mahavidyalaya

Prince Samar
Department of Sciences
Devicescape, San Bruno

Jochen Schein
Institut für Plasmatechnik und Mathematik, Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, 85579
Universität der Bundeswehr München

Jiri Spevacek
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague 6
Czech Republic

Qiang Zhang
Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Intelligent Computing
Dalian University


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