Keynote Speakers

ICFCM2018 Keynote Speakers

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The Keynote & Plenary Speakers information of ICFCM2017 is as below:

Prof. Darren Martin

University of Queensland, Australia

Biography: Professor Darren Martin is the Chief Scientific Officer for start-up company TenasiTech Pty Ltd, which is commercialising a polymer nanocomposites platform as applied to large polyurethane and acrylic polymer markets and applications. TenasiTech is the first Queensland start-up to receive Commercialisation Australia funding; has won the prestigious iLab Prize in the national Enterprize Competition; and received the 2010 UQ EAIT Commercialisation award. Professor Martin’s research operates at the nexus of three key themes; (1) Strong fundamental materials science with global benchmarking; (2) Safe biomaterials and nanomaterials; (3) Scalable advanced manufacturing. His efforts in these areas during the past two decades have contributed to two successful start-ups, numerous products and a strong platform for globally competitive nanocomposites innovation. 


Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Biography: Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 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 was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of forty years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), Neuro-Computing, Control Theory and Systems, and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 journal and refereed conference publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide in over fifty countries. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow eighteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.  


Prof. Wenlong Cheng

Monash University, Australia

Biography: Wenlong Cheng is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, Australia, and the Ambassador Technology Fellow in Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. He earned his PhD from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005 and his BS from Jilin University, China in 1999. He held positions in the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering of Cornell University before joining the Monash University in 2010. His research interest lies at the Nano-Bio Interface, particularly addressing plasmonic nanomaterials, DNA nanotechnology, nanoparticle anticancer theranostics and electronic skins. He has published >90 papers including 3 in Nature Nanotech, 1 in Nature Mater and 1 in Nature Comm.  


Prof. Maya Kiskinova

Prof. Maya Kiskinova

Biography: Maya Kiskinova was born in Sofia (Bulgaria). She graduated from Sofia State University “Kliment Ohridski” in 1972 with Master in Chemistry She received her Ph.D in 1977 and Sc. D. Habilitation in 1989 in Physical Chemistry. She had joint appointment in Bulgarian Academy of Science and Sofia State University before moving to Elettra Laboratory in 1990 to coordinate the microspectroscopy and imaging programs. Presently she is the Elettra Research Coordinator, teaches a PhD Course in the University of Trieste and lectures at international schools. She was a visiting scientist at the National Bureau of Standards, now NIST (USA) in 1980, IGF-KFA, now FZJ (Germany) in 1982-1984 and University of Pittsburgh (USA) in 1987-1988. In 2002 she received Italian citizenship for scientific merits and in 2005 was awarded Distinguished Humboldt Research Grant.
Maya Kiskinova is member of many scientific and review panels in Europe, USA and Asia, has chaired and co-chaired a number of international conferences, workshops and schools and is a member of numerous steering and program committees.
Her research interests and achievements cover different aspects of nano-structured organic and inorganic materials, thin films, interfaces, surface reactions, mass transport, electronic and magnetic properties, chemical reactivity, fuel and solar cells, nano-toxicology and transient states of matter. Last two decades her research activities have been focused on exploring the properties and transient states of matter at sub-micrometer length scales and development of relevant synchrotron and FEL-based experimental set-ups.
She authored and co-authored over 300 articles in reviewed journals, 14 invited reviews, one book, three book chapters and 2 U.S. Patents and has over 100 invited, keynote and plenary lectures at International Congresses, Conferences, Symposia and Workshops. H-index 43 (SCOPUS).  


Assoc. Prof. Rongkun Zheng

The University of Sydney, Australia

Biography: Rongkun Zheng obtained his BSc in Physics from Shandong University in China in 1999 and his PhD in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2004. He joined the University of Sydney in late 2004. He currently is an Associate Professor at the School of Physics. His research interest span from Condensed Matter and Materials Phyiscs, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Nanomagnetism and Spintronics, to 1D and 2D Nanostructures, with focus on the Structure-Property relationships in functional materials. Ha has published more than 130 papers and has received over 5000 citations. He has received a number of awards, including an ARC fellowship, and has been invited to national and international conferences in his field.  


Assoc. Prof. Warren Batchelor  

Monash University, Australia

Biography: Dr Warren Batchelor works in the Australian Pulp and Paper Institute within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer. He is an expert on paper as a nonwoven cellulose fibre material, including the relationships between sheet properties and internal structure and is the past Chairman of the Tappi Paper Physics Committee, the peak committee for the field. Dr Batchelor’s qualifications include a BSc (Physics), BSc (Hons) (Physics), PhD (Physics). Following completion of his PhD he undertook postdoctoral work at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada working at the Pulp and Paper Centre, University of British Columbia. He joined Monash University in 1996.