Born in 1926 (October 20) in Lugansk, Ukraina (then USSR). Graduated from Chelyabinsk State Medical College (Russia) in 1949 as a GP, but received postgraduate training in occupational medicine in the same year at the Central Institute for the Postgraduate Medical Education (Moscow), and was then working as an industrial sanitary inspector and occupational health specialist in different state agencies in Chelyabinsk during 1949 - 1954. In 1954 - 1957 received postgraduate scientific training (as a PhD student) in occupational medicine at the Moscow Institute of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences. Afterwards have been and still is working in the Sverdlovsk Research Institute of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases later on reorganized into the Ekaterinburg Medical Research Center for Prophylaxis & Health Protection in Industrial Workers. Present position: the Head of the Department of Toxicology and Biological Prophylaxis
silicosis; pulmonary particles and nanoparticles clearance and physiologically oriented modeling of the process; toxicology with special interest in combined toxicity & nanotoxicology; occupational exposure limits for fibrogenic and toxic substances; bioprotectors against adverse health effects of occupational/environmental toxic exposures; predisposition to occupational and environmentally conditioned diseases; socioeconomic aspects of occupational and environmental medicine; occupational & environmental epidemiology
Dr. Oxana V. Kharissova (born in 1969 in Ukraine, former USSR, has lived in Mexico from 1995, and naturalized in Mexico in 2004) is currently a Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL). Degrees: M.Sc. in 1994, in crystallography from Moscow State University, Russia, and a Ph.D. in Materials from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. Memberships: National Researchers System (SNI, Level II), Materials Research Society, Mexican Academy of Science. She is the co-author of five books, 12 book chapters, 83 articles, and holds eight patents. Specialties: Materials, nanotechnology (carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanostructurized metals, fullerenes), microwave irradiation and crystallography; nanotechnology-based methods for petroleum treatment. Dr. Kharissova holds the awards “Flama, Vida y Mujer 2017” and “Tecnos” (2004). She is an expert of the National Council for Science & Technology of Mexico (Conacyt).
2D and 3D nanomaterials, graphene derivatives, synthesis, nanotechnology applications, graphene, graphyne, hydrogenation, honeycomb structures
Dr. Huaiyu Shao, currently is a fast-track assistant professor at Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (IAPME) at University of Macau. Before this position, he was an professor at International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University. His research focuses on development of hydrogen energy materials and fuel cell based technology for energy storage application, especially to store fluctuating renewable powers in order to provide stable energy supply. He got his PhD in inorganic chemistry in Peking University, China. He worked as a postdoc in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan from July of 2005 to March of 2009 and in Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany from April of 2009 to April of 2011. He has published 48 scientific papers at journals such as Nano Energy, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Nanotechnology, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, with a total of over 830 citations (Scopus, h-index of 18). He has given more than 45 oral presentations in international conferences and academic visits and about 20 of them are invited talks or plenary ones. He contributes to organization sessions for international conferences such as American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting 2013 Fall (Indianapolis, USA), U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM2014, East Lansing, USA), the 1st International Young Scientists Fusion Forum (2013, Chengdu, China), 2016 International Conference on Small Science (Prague, Czech), 2016 Macau Summit on Carbon and Energy Materials (Macau, China), 2017 International Conference on Environmental and Energy Engineering (Suzhou, China). He serves as a reviewer for 30 scientific journals including Nature Communications, Nano Energy, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, etc. Since 2011, he serves as an international grant-proposal reviewer for Romanian National Research Council.
Hydrogen storage, Nanotechnology, Nano processing techniques, Energy storage, Hydrogen energy and fuel cell.
Vladimir P. Torchilin, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston. His interests include drug delivery and targeting, nanomedicine, multifunctional and stimuli-sensitive pharmaceutical nanocarriers, biomedical polymers, experimental cancer therapy. He has published more than 400 original papers, more than 150 reviews and book chapters, wrote and edited 12 books, and holds more than 40 patents. Google Scholar shows more than 52,000 citations of his papers with H-index of 102. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Drug Delivery, and OpenNano, Co-Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and on the Editorial Boards of many other journals. He received more than $30 M from the governmental and industrial sources in research funding. He has multiple honors and awards and in 2011, Times Higher Education ranked him number 2 among top world scientists in pharmacology for the period of 2000-2010.
Professor Alexander A. Kamnev (born in 1958 in Saratov, Russia), DSc in physical chemistry, is a Leading Scientist at the Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences (Saratov, Russia). Professor Kamnev has published over 120 papers in peer-refereed international journals, has been regularly involved as an organiser of, and as an invited/plenary lecturer at a number of international conferences and in refereeing manuscripts for many scientific journals published by Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, RSC, ACS, etc. He is a member of Editorial Boards of several specialised scientific journals including Spectrochimica Acta Part A (“Elsevier”) and Current Enzyme Inhibition (“Bentham Science Publishers”).
Application of spectroscopic techniques in studying biomolecules (including biomacromolecules), biocomplexes, supramolecular structures and microbial cells; spectroscopic studies of biogenic nanoparticles and detection of biospecific interactions using functionalised plasmonic nanoparticles; bioanalytical applications of vibrational (FTIR, Raman) and Mössbauer (nuclear gamma-resonance) spectroscopies.
Dr. M. Sathiyabama is a Professor at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Her research focus on the development of biopolymeric nanomaterials for crop protection from phytopathogens. She received her Ph.D from University of Madras. She worked as a Postdoc at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and joined Loyola College, Chennai as Lecturer prior to the present post. She had published nearly forty three scientific papers at Journals such as Carbohydrate Polymers, International J of Biological Macromolecules, Food Control, J of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Industrial Crops and Products etc. with 272 citations with h index 9 ( as per Google scholar). She serves as a reviewer for scientific journals including Food Chemistry, International journal of biological macromolecules, BMC Microbiology, PLOS one, FEMS Microbiology letters, Journal of Polymer and environment. She is a member of American Chemical Society. She is in a panel of proposal reviewer for Department of Science and Technology, India. She has been awarded International Visiting Scientist to visit Germany, China under exchange programme by Indian National Science Academy, Govt. of India.