Material Science and Engineering Technology

ICMSET2019 Keynote & Invited Speakers

Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

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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. Zhang Hua
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Dr. Hua Zhang obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Nanjing University in China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and completed his Ph.D. with Prof. Zhongfan Liu at Peking University in China in July 1998. He joined Prof. Frans C. De Schryver’s group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium as a Research Associate in January 1999. Then he moved to Prof. Chad A. Mirkin’s group at Northwestern University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in July 2001. He started to work at NanoInk Inc. (USA) as a Research Scientist/Chemist in August 2003. After that, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore from November 2005 to July 2006. Then he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor. On March 1, 2011, he was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor. On Sept. 1, 2013, he was promoted to Full Professor. Until 01 Jan. 2019, he has filed 73 patent applications and 460+ papers with total citation of over 55,000 and H-index of 117. He is one of the Chairmen of the Editorial Board of ChemNanoMat (2015-), sits on the Advisory Board of Chemical Society Reviews (2012-), Materials Chemistry Frontiers (2016-), Matter (2019-), Nanoscale (2012-), Nanoscale Horizons (2015-), and NPG Asia Materials (2018-); the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano (2014-), Advanced Functional Materials (2018-), Chemistry of Materials (2014-), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014-), Small (2012-) and Nanofabrication (Versita, 2012-); the Editorial Board of ACS Omega (2016-), Applied Materials Today (2015-), Carbon (2013-), CHEM (2016-), Chinese Science Bulletin (2014-), Energy Storage Materials (2015-), EnergyChem (2018-), Graphene Technology (2016-), Materials Today Energy (2016-), npj 2D Materials and Applications (2016-), Science China Materials (2014-), and NANO (2007-); the International Advisory Board of Chemistry – An Asian Journal (2018-); the International Advisory Panel of Materials Research Express (2014-2016); the International Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem (2012-2015); and the Scientific Advisory Board of Small Methods (2017-). He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Nanoscience (2007-) and was one of the members of the Advisory Committee of IOP Asia-Pacific (2010-2013). In 2015, he was elected as an Academician of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). In Nov. 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Moreover, he received the 2015 ACS Nano Lectureship Award (2015), the World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award (2013), SMALL Young Innovator Award (2012) and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (2011). In 2016, he was listed in the top 300 most cited researchers in the field of materials science and engineering by Elsevier Scopus. In 2017, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2017" in Chemistry and Materials Science. In 2016, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" in Chemistry and Materials Science. In 2015, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2015" in Chemistry and Materials Science, and also listed as one of 19 “Hottest Researchers of Today” in the world (please see the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 by Thomson Reuters, 2015). In 2014, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2014" in Materials Science, and also listed as one of 17 “Hottest Researchers of Today” and No. 1 in Materials and More in the world (please see the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by Thomson Reuters, 2014).


Prof. Jun Song CHEN
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

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Professor Jun Song CHEN received his Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University in 2012. After that, he worked at the Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as an Alexander von Humboldt researcher from 2013 to 2014. He is now a Professor at the School of Materials and Energy, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He was one of the “Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers” in 2015 and 2016, and “Elsevier Chinese Highly Cited Researchers” in 2017. His research interests include the design of nanostructured materials for energy-related applications, such as supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, and water splitting.


Assoc. Prof. Aleksey Vedyagin

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In 1997 I was graduated from Omsk State University. From 1999 to 2001 I was post-graduate student at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. I defended my PhD thesis entitled “Catalytic dehydrogenation of methanol over supported copper catalysts” in 2005. From 2004 till 2014 I was an associate professor at Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia. At the same time, since 2004 till 2008 I was a scientific researcher at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis. In 2008 I became a scientific secretary of the institute. Now I am a deputy director on science of BIC, head of Laboratory for nanostructured catalysts and sorbents research, head of Department of materials science and functional materials. My scientific interests are heterogeneous catalysis, oxide and metal catalysts, carbon nanostructures, carbon-based composites, dense and porous membranes, nanomaterials, nanotoxicology, etc.