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Tanya Amanda Camacho-Villegas

Tanya Camacho-Villegas is a Researcher for Mexico in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Unit, CIATEJ, A.C., located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (2014-present). She is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers level I. She works in recombinant protein design, cloning, and production (batch and bioreactor scale). She specializes in phage display for isolating single-domain antibodies such as vNAR´s or peptide isolation with diagnostic applications. Recently, she used the vNAR as an immuno-carrier for NPs for theranostics applications for breast cancer and glioblastomas as models.
She has received a BSc in Biology from the Science Faculty, UABC (2004) and a Marine Biotechnology MSc in CICESE (2007) focusing on the selection and validation of vNARs with anti-cytokines properties as candidates for TNFalpha and VEGF165 neutralizing in humans disorders.
She has received a PhD in Molecular Ecology and Biotechnology from the Marine Science Faculty at UABC (2012). She received a distinction in the Ph.D. dissertation
and fellowships from CONAHCYT for MSc, Ph.D., and Postdoc studies. She was the leader of four projects related to biotechnology companies. She was the author of patents related to vNAR as anti-cytokines or immuno-carriers for drug delivery.

Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado

Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Reed College in Portland, OR, USA. His research focuses on designing functional and dynamic (i.e., stimuli-responsive) crystalline materials, with an emphasis on boron, for applications of chemical separations, pharmaceutics, petrochemistry, and electronics. His lab integrates knowledge of organic-, supramolecular-, reversible- and mechanochemistry.

Before joining Reed, he was an Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Iowa (USA) as a CONACyT fellow, and his BSc in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry from Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico).

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).

Shanmuga Sundar Dhanabalan

Dr. Shanmuga Sundar Dhanabalan is an accomplished researcher with a proven track record in designing, developing, and translating micro- and nano-scale devices. CIA’s primary objective is to advance the field of medical and healthcare by creating next-generation products that enhance quality of life and well-being, making a significant contribution to society. He is currently leading a team developing ‘wearable and connected sensors’ at RMIT University, focusing on materials, flexible and stretchable devices, wearables, optics, and photonics. CIA graduated with a Ph.D. in flexible electronics in June 2017. He secured a competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Chilean government from 2018 to 2021. In 2021, he joined as a Research Fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne. CIA studies have led to 38 publications in referred international journals, 1 provisional patent, 1 Indian patent, 10 book chapters, and 7 books in progress as editor. He has presented at 19 national and international conferences. Several outcomes have been highlighted by scientific websites (such as Photonics Media, USA). CIA's research work has led to securing grants from Australian government research schemes, such as the Cooperative Research Centres Projects, the ARC Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health, Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund, and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre's Commercialisation Fund.

Marco Evangelisti

I am a senior staff scientist at the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials 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 at the University of Leiden (2001–2004) and the CNR Institute of Nanoscience in Modena (2004–2009), before joining the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials 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 caloric 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 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Small, Coord. Chem. Rev., J. Mater. Chem. A etc. with more than 8900 citations and a H-index of 49.

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.

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.

Dilip K Maiti

Dilip K. Maiti was born September 09, 1970, in West Bengal, India. He received his BSc. in chemistry in 1991 and MSc. (organic chemistry major) in 1993, from the University of Calcutta, India. He achieved his Ph.D. on stereoselective synthesis, from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in 1998. He carried out his postdoctoral research in the School of Medicine, Wayne State University, USA. In 2005, he joined as a Reader faculty at the University of Calcutta and became full Professor in 2011. His major research activity is focused on organic synthesis and fabrication of smart organic nanomaterials, sensors and devices.