Prof. Kwang Leong Choy (University College London, UK)
Professor Kwang-Leong Choy (DSc, FIMMM, FRSC) and her team performing pioneering research into novel, sustainable, and cost-effective processing of nanostructured thin films and thick coatings using non-vacuum and environmentally friendly Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) based methods, characterised by unique nanocrystalline microstructure and superior properties for energy, transport, functional, healthcare and biomedical applications. She has over 30 years’ experience in surface coating and nanomaterials. She has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications, including 4 books and 20 patents related to CVD based nanoparticles, nanowires, nanostructured ceramic and composite thin and thick films for engineering applications. She has given over 150 keynote/invited lectures. Professor Choy obtained her D.Phil. in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the Hetherington Prize and Oxford Metallurgical Society Award. She also held academic position at Imperial College London and her pioneering on the Electrostatic Spray Assisted Vapour Deposition has led to the Grunfeld Medal and Prize from Institute of Materials (UK) and a spin-out company. She helped to establish two university spin-out companies. She also held a Chair in Materials, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (2002-2014), where she was the Research Director of University Innovation Centre and University’s Knowledge Exchange Board. Over the past four years, Professor Choy’s work has led to her participation in numerous multimillion pounds research programmes. These include research contracts funded by EU, EPSRC, HEFCE, the Royal Society, Marie Curie, Innovate UK, TSB, Regional Development Agency (RDA) and many companies. She has been the international expert reviewer. She has been awarded Guest Professorships at the University of Uppsala (2001/03), Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE, 2010/2012), and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientist (2011/2013). Professor Choy is now a Director of UCL Institute for Materials Discovery and Professor of Materials Discovery at University College London since February 2014 to lead a multidisciplinary research Institute to integrate fundamental materials, chemistry, physics, engineering and biological principles across the disciplines to create new opportunities in materials creation, discovery and exploitation for the clean energy, aerospace, transport, optoelectronics, engineering, healthcare and biomedical applications. The Institute also plays an active role in materials translation and industrial engagements, linking theory with real world applications. She is also active in several UCL’s Global Engagement programmes with China, Europe and Africa.
Prof. Feng Xing (Shenzhen University, China)
Dr. Feng Xing is a distinguished professor of Shenzhen University, and currently he is deputy director-general of the Department of Education of Guangdong Province. Prof. Xing received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Tsinghua University. From 1999 to 2000, he went to Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his post-doctoral research. He worked as senior visiting scholar in University of California, San Diego from 2001 to 2002 and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2010. His research mainly on high performance concrete, self-repairing concrete and civil engineering. He served as director of Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Durability for Marine Civil Engineering (GDDCE), member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee, vice president of Shenzhen University etc.. Prof. Xing won the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars, making him the first winner in Shenzhen and also the first in the field of civil engineering in Guangdong Province. He is the author of 4 book chapters and 400+ papers (123 SCI). He holds 37 authorized invention patents, which includes 4 US patents and 2 European patents.
Prof. Hui Pan (University of Macau, China)
Dr. Hui Pan is a full professor in the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering and Founding Head of Department of Physics and Chemistry in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Macau. He got his PhD degree in Physics from the National University of Singapore in 2006. From 2006 to 2013, he had worked at National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore) as a Senior Scientist, respectively. He joined the University of Macau as an assistant professor in 2013. Dr. Pan was promoted to associate professor and full professor in 2017 and 2020, respectively. In his research, a combined computational and experimental method is used to design and fabricate novel nanomaterials for applications in energy conversion and storage (such as electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells), electronic devices, spintronics, and quantum devices. He has published more than 170 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B, Adv. Mater., Chem. Mater., ACS Nano, and J. Phys. Chem. B&C. The total citation is more than 8500 (google scholar) / 6970 (SCI). Additionally, he is the author of 5 book chapters and the inventor of 4 USA and 4 China patents. His present h-index is 45 (google scholar) / 41 (SCI).
Prof. Shen-Ming Chen (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
Prof. Shen-Ming Chen
(h-index > 60) received his PhD degrees in chemistry
from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was
a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of
Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University
Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He joined
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei
Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1985. He had
been an associate professor of Department of Chemical
Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology,
Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he
has been a full professor of Department of Chemical
Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei
University of Technology. He has been the Dean (Curator)
of library, National Taipei University of Technology,
Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of
Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs,
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from
1995 to 2000.
Prof. Shen-Ming Chen has published over 500 research and review papers in internationalSCI journals. Some of their papers have been selected as the most cited papers in theJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Biosensor & Bioelectronics. He received threetimes Distinguish Professor awards. He also received three times Outstanding Research Award from National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. He have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications” and contributed four book chapters.
His research interest includes nanocomposites, bionanomaterials, bionanotechnology, electrochemical biosensor, biosensors, bioelectrochemistry,, chemical materials, electroanalytical Chemistry, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis, photoelectrochemistry, metalloproteins, metalloporphyrins, nanotechnology, spectroscopic techniques, scanning probe techniques, quartz crystal microbalance, materials research, fuel cells, solar cell and photovoltaic cells.
Prof. Han-Yong Jeon (Inha University, South Korea)
Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher, graduated from textile engineering department, Hanyang University in 1979. He worked for Hyejeon College, 1982-1990 and Howon University, 1990-1992, Chonnam National University, 1992-2005 and now works for Inha University. Since 1998, he is the director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)-Korea Directory. From 2008-2012, he worked in International Geosynthetics Society as Council member (2006~2012) and he was the 6th president of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). Also, he is members of ASTM D35 and ISO TC221 on geosynthetics from 1998. Now he is elected the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015). He has published 117 papers and more than 742 papers in domestic and international conferences. Also, he wrote 18 texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 98 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho - Science and Engineering in 2003~2014 and Top 100 Scientists in the World: 2005/2011 of IBC (International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies. Area of Specialization Manufacturing, Application and Evaluation of Technical Organic Materials Manufacturing, Evaluation, Standardization & Regulation of Geosynthetics Polymeric Geocomposites etc.