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Huan-Tsung Chang

Professor Huan-Tsung Chang was born in Chung-Hua, Taiwan in 1962. He graduated from Iowa State University, USA in 1994 and became an associate professor and a professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1996 and 2001, respectively.

His research focuses on preparation of functional gold nanoparticles for control of enzyme activity and for the detection of metal ions, proteins, and DNA. A number of fluorescent gold, silver and copper nanomaterials have been synthesized and used for sensitive and selective for cell imaging and for the detection of various analytes, including anions, metal ions, proteins, and DNA. Carbon nanodots and fluorescent polymeric spheres have been synthesized and applied for cell imaging in his group. In addition, he has developed nanoparticle based mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of polysaccharides, proteins, small analytes, and DNA. His research interests also include surface enhanced Raman scattering, fuel cells, removal of contaminants using nanomaterials, and capillary electrophoresis.

Professor Chang is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was awarded the Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society in 2015, and the Prof. Rudolph A. Marcus Award 2017. He has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).

Robertas Damaševičius

ROBERTAS DAMAŠEVIČIUS received his Ph.D. in Informatics Engineering from Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) in 2005. His research interests include sustainable software engineering, human–computer interfaces, assisted living, data mining and machine learning. He is the author of over 300 papers as well as a monograph published by Springer. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Information Technology and Control journal and has been the Guest Editor of several invited issues of international journals (Biomed Research International, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, IEEE Access, and Electronics). Visit his ResearchGate profile:

Marco Evangelisti

I am a senior staff scientist at the Institute of Materials Science of Aragón, within the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and I am affiliated to the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Zaragoza.

I hold a Laurea (Bachelor’s degree) from the University of Camerino (1996) and a joint PhD degree awarded by the Universities of Leiden and Zaragoza (2001). I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leiden (2001–2004) and the CNR Institute of Nanoscience in Modena (2004–2009), before joining the Institute of Materials Science of Aragón as a "Ramón y Cajal" CSIC Fellow. I tenured as a CSIC scientist in 2010, becoming senior scientist in 2017.

I am an experimental physicist with a keen interest in magnetocaloric and electrocaloric materials and in the development of advanced instrumentation.

Junkuo Gao

Dr. Junkuo Gao is professor at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China. He obtained his PhD in Zhejiang University, China in 2010. Then, he worked at Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as a postdoctor. In 2013, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University as Distinguished professor of Zhejiang Province, director of Institute of New Energy Fiber Materials. His research interest is metal-organic frameworks based nanomaterials for clean energy and green chemistry applications. He has published more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Small, Coord. Chem. Rev., J. Mater. Chem. A etc. with more than 5300 citations and a H-index of 40.

Jeremiah J Gassensmith

Jeremiah's research focuses on several areas:

Development of stimuli responsive "smart" biomaterials
Creating new thermosalient molecular crystalline materials
Using metal-organic frameworks for native protein (i.e. drug) delivery
Supramolecular and macromolecular organic radical contrast agents as MRI sensors

Jorge Gonzalez Garcia

I obtained my PhD from the University of Valencia (Spain) focused on Supramolecular & Bioinorganic Chemistry, in which I worked in metalloenzymes mimetics and anion receptors. Upon completing my PhD in 2013, I performed several postdoctoral research positions in the University of Kansas (USA) and Institute Curie (France), in which I specialized in the development of drugs for non-canonical nucleic acids such as G-quadruplexes, triplexes or i-motifs. Then, I joined the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London as Newton Fellow to develop new tools to target and visualize G-quadruplexes in cells. I continued my projects as IdEx Fellow in the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology in Bordeaux (France). Actually, I’ve started my team in the Institute of Molecular Science in the University of Valencia, where I’ve developed novel systems and methodologies to target non-canonical DNA structures and unravel their biological roles.

Sajid Iqbal

I am serving as an Assistant Professor in the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. My research interests are complex systems, electronic circuits, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), Open education, Open Access, and Robotics.

Raphaël Lévy

PhD, physics, Strasbourg, France, 2002, polymer adsorption with the Atomic Force Microscope

Post-doctoral fellowship, Liverpool, UK, Design of peptides as capping agents for gold nanoparticles

BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, Liverpool, 2006-11, Nanoparticle-based imaging in living cells; biomimetic nanoparticles
2011- Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Our research focuses on nanoparticles, their structure, and applications, in particular for biological imaging both at the single molecule level and for cell tracking in animal models.

Shaolin Liao

Dr. Liao is a Professor (Research & Teaching) at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA. He is also a R&D Staff at Argonne National Laboratory, a laboratory of Department of Energy of U.S.A. managed by UChicago Argonne LLC.

Before joining Argonne, Dr. Liao was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Physics, the City University of New York (CUNY, 2008-2010). Dr. Liao received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, in 2008 and his Bachelor Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2000. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is now joining PeerJ Computer Science journal as an Associate Editor in October 2020. Dr. Liao has 3 granted patents and 1 published patent by the time of October 2020.

Dr. Liao’s research interests span multidisciplinary areas of Applied Electromagnetics: 1) Millimeter/THz wave techniques and 5G/6G; 2) Artificial Intelligence (AI) for 5G/6G big data science; 3) Fiber Lasers & Photonics; and 4) Computational Electromagnetics (CEM).

At last, by October, 2020, Prof. Liao has published more than 80 papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings, including IEEE, SPIE, and Springer. To see Prof. Liao's most recent publication, please visit his Google Scholar profile:

Pengcheng Liu

Pengcheng Liu is a member of IEEE, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He is also a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Bio Robotics, Soft Robotics, Robot Learning, and Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics. Dr Liu is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access, PeerJ Computer Science, and he received the Global Peer Review Awards from Web of Science in 2019, and the Outstanding Contribution Awards from Elsevier in 2017. He has published over 70 papers on flagship journals and conferences. He was nominated as a regular Funding/Grants reviewer for EPSRC, NIHR and NSFC and he has been leading and involving in several research projects and grants, including EPSRC, Newton Fund, Innovate UK, Horizon 2020, Erasmus Mundus, FP7-PEOPLE, NSFC, etc. He serves as reviewers for over 30 flagship journals and conferences in robotics, AI and control. His research interests include robotics, machine learning, automatic control and optimization.

Brendan P Malone

My research focus is in using quantitative methods to precisely understand how soils function and change- spatially, and through time.

I research methods for comprehensive digital soil mapping aiming to characterize soil both in the lateral and vertical dimensions.

I research methods for quantifying (and validating) measures of uncertainty for these comprehensive soil information systems.

I investigate innovative systems for soil measurement, which includes that associated with remote and proximal and soil sensing instrumentation. I have particular interest in infrared and x-ray spectroscopy.

Nicholas Marshall

BS, Chemistry/Mathematics, KSU, 2004. PhD, University of Georgia, 2010. (Locklin) NRC Postdoctoral Associate, NOAA, 2011-2013. Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Berea College, 2013-2015. Currently Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, USC Aiken. Editor of RSC's ChemSpider Synthetic Pages. Our interdisciplinary research group develops new reactions and techniques for modifying materials, solving problems in energy, sensing, and consumer-facing products.