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Antonio Guilherme Basso Pereira

Antonio Guilherme Basso Pereira is a professor at Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR). He has a B.S. (2005), M.Sc (2008) and Ph.D (2013) degree in chemistry from Maringa State University (Brazil). Part of his PhD research was performed at University of California, Davis (UC Davis, 2011-2012). The main research goal is to add value to under used natural polymers, generally, but not only, found as agricultural wastes, to produce polymeric devices for environmental, biomedical and other applications.

Oluwaseun John Dada

Dr. Oluwaseun John Dada is Director of Research and Engineering within the NanoScale and Advanced Materials Lab at Signature EcoSystems Technologies.

He has worked over the past 8 years on NanoScale materials, electrochemistry, advanced materials manufacturing and applications, and over 10 years in Metallurgy and Aluminium Manufacturing.

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.

Yu Dong

Dr. Yu Dong is Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, Australia. He has extensive research expertise in polymer nanocomposites, electrospun nanofibres, green composites, micromechanical modelling, nanomanufacturing and design of experiments. He is a lead editor for "Manufacturing, Characterisation and Properties of Advanced Nanocomposites", MDPI, Switzerland , and "Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites", Elsevier, UK, and a sole editor for "Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications", NOVA Science Publishers, USA. Dr. Dong is an associate editor for Journals of Frontiers in Materials (Polymeric and Composite Materials section) and Applied Nanoscience.

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.

Alexey Kabalnov

Ph. D., Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1985. Russian Academy of Sciences, 1986-1991. Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Company, 1998- current. Langmuir, Advisory Board Member, 2001- 2005. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Advisory Board Member, 2001- 2005.

Mingda Li

Mingda completed his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from MIT in 2015. Before joining the department as a faculty, he carried out research as a postdoc associate at Mechanical Engineering Department of MIT. His research is to study the quantum and functional properties of materials using spectroscopic methods and many-body theory, particularly interplay with materials defects.

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.

Yogendra Mishra

Dr. Yogendra Mishra is a Professor in Nanomaterials at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Sonderborg, Denmark.

His research areas include; New Materials (3D Soft), Hybrid Materials, Sensors (UV, Force, Heat, Gas, Environmental, Biological), Smart Composites, Biomaterials, Energy Materials, Plasmonics, Photonics, Metamaterials (Ion Beam Irradiation), and Catalysis, Heavy Metal Adsorption, Water purification, Filter

Cecilia Mortalò

Cecilia Mortalò completed her PhD at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 2005. Since 2005 she has been a researcher at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technologies for Energy of the Italian National Research Council. The scientific and technological skills are in the field of chemistry and technology of materials. In particular, she has expertise in the preparation and study of a variety of advanced functional ceramic materials for different applications, i.e. in the energy field (solid oxide fuel cells, energy storage systems (ZEBRA batteries), hydrogen separation and purification, protective coatings (protection against corrosion, anti-dirty and antifreeze treatments), phosphors with luminescent properties and colloidal suspensions (inks and nanofluids).
In these areas, she has competences in different conventional and un-conventional synthetic approaches such as sol gel techniques, solid state synthesis (SSR), microwave-assisted syntheses (sol-gel and hydrothermal) and sintering, classic and reactive sintering, wet-based deposition techniques (spin coating, dip coating, air-spray, drop-casting, solvent-casting, EPD). The most recent research activity focuses on high entropy metal alloy (HEA) materials for extreme conditions applications and corrosion resistance in the marine environment.
She has been involved as participant and senior investigator in several national and international projects focused on development of advanced materials for extreme conditions and energy applications and she has published 37 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed ISI journals. She is referee for various international scientific journals and she has been involved as co-guest editor for some special issues and topics.

Edgardo Saucedo

Dr. Edgardo Saucedo studied Chemical Engineering at the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, and received his PhD in Materials Physic at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain in 2007. In 2007, he joined the Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l’Énergie Photovoltaïque IRDEP (Paris, France), with a CNRS associated Researcher fellowship, working in the development and optoelectronic characterization of CIGS low cost based solar cells. In 2009, he joined NEXCIS, a spin-off created from IRDEP, to further pursue their training in photovoltaic technology. Currently, he is the Deputy Head of the Solar Energy Materials and Systems Laboratory at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) in Barcelona, Spain. He holds four patents and has authored or co-authored more than 180 papers. He has more than 300 contributions to the most important Congresses in Physics, Chemistry and Materials, and more than 30 invited talks around the world. He has been involved in more than 15 European and Spanish Projects (Scalenano, Inducis, Pvicokest, KestPV, Larcis, etc.), and he was the coordinator of the ITN Marie Curie network Kestcell (, and he is currently the coordinator of the research and innovation H2020 project STARCELL (, and the RISE (Marie Curie) project INFINITE-CELL ( He has supervised ten (10) PhD Thesis and is currently supervising five (5) more. He has an h index of 31 (2019).