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Editorial Board

Andrij Holian

Editor-in-Chief (Western Region)
Andrij Holian
Professor & Director
Department of Toxicology
Center for Environmental Health Sciences
The University of Montana
Missoula
USA

Biography :

Dr. Holian attended Bowling Green State University, where in 1971 he received a B.S. in Chemistry. He received his Ph.D in Chemistry from Montana State University in 1975. Following positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University, he moved to Texas and joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1984. During his tenure in Houston, Andrij rose to the rank of full professor and became the Director of Research for the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center. In July of 2000, he came to the University of Montana to serve as Director of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is also the Scientific Director of the CEHS Inhalation and Pulmonary Physiology Core, the Director of the UM Toxicology Graduate Program and the UM Program Director of the MUS Collaborative Materials Science PhD Program.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pulmonary Diseases
Nanomaterial Toxicity
Silica and Scavenger Receptors

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Menaa Farid

Editor-in-Chief (Europe Region)
Menaa Farid
Professor
International Consulting Expert
Healthcare and Biosystems
Paris
France

Biography :

Dr. Farid Menaa is an inter- and multi-disciplinar professional (director, professor, researcher and entrepreneur) with increasing international recognition. His strong background is mainly related to medecine, biology, pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics and genetics. Dr. Menaa has studied and worked for/with several reputed institutions worldwide, including Sorbonne (Paris, France), CNRS (France), INSERM (France), CEA (Ministry of Defence, France), SKCC/sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (USA), Schools of Medecine of Paris (France), Wuerzburg (Germany) and Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil). Among other responsibilities he carried out, Dr. Menaa has been, for several years, the R&D director of Fluorotronics, Inc. San Diego, CA, USA, a premier company specialized in fluorine chemistry and nanotechnology. Dr. Menaa was also a principal investigator in projects related to Oncology, Dermatology, Stem Cells, Genetics and Hematology. Dr. Menaa is currently an international consulting expert in healthcare and biosystems for a number of organizations and serves as an editorial board member for a large number of esteemed journals in medecine, sciences and business. Dr. Menaa holds dozen of peer-reviewed manuscripts and is a respected member of prestigious scientific/medical organizations and meetings where he is often invited as a chairman.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicine
Genetics
Oncology
Gerontology
Genetics
Fluorine Chemistry
Nanotechnology
Biophysics
Biochemistry

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Xuping S

Editor-in-Chief (Asia-Pacific Region)
Xuping Sun
Professor
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Changchun
PR China

Biography :

1997 Assistant Professor, China West Normal University, China
2004 Associate Professor, China West Normal University, China
2006 Professor, China West Normal University, China
2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow), Konstanz University,
Germany
2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Toronto University, Canada
2008 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University, USA
2010 Professor, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2011 Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department and Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials
Research, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
He has published over 140 research papers on international journals, including J. Am. Chem. Soc; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed; Adv. Mater.; Nucleic Acids Res.; Small; Anal. Chem.; Chem. Commun. etc.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanoelectrochemistry
DNA Nanotechnology
Biochip
Nanomedicine
Supramolecular Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry

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Adnane Abdelghani

Executive Editor
Adnane Abdelghani
Professor
Head of Nanotechnology Laboratory
National Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Tunis
Tunisia

Biography :

Prof.Dr.A.Abdelghani is a Full Professor at the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT, Tunisia) working mainly in the field of Microsensors and Microsystems. He obtained the master degrees in "Microelectronic Devices" at the INSA of Lyon (France) in 1994, then a Ph.D thesis from Ecole Centrale of Lyon (France) in 1997. He obtained a post-doc position in Germany between 1997-2000 in the field of biophysics. He obtained the Habilitation in Physics in Tunisia (faculty of Science of Tunis) in 2004 and a Habilitation (worlwide recognition for conducting and leading research) in "Sciences pour l’Ingénieur" in 2009 at the Ecole Normale Supérieur de Cachan (France). He organized three International Conferences in Tunisia in the Field of Nanotechnology (2009, 2012 and 2014) with the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). He is now the leader and principal investigator of a research group working mainly on gas sensors based on functionalized carbon nanotubes (metallic oxides, nanowires, nanoneedles, polymers) and on the development of interdigitated gold microelectrodes integrated in microfluidic cell for bacteria analysis in biologic medium. He published more than 80 papers in International Journals and supervised more than 10 Ph.D thesis and 30 masters student. He edited two chapters book in the field of optical microscopy and biosensors. Prof. Abdelghani is part of worldwide renowned scientists as editorial member of several peer-reviewed scientific journals. He was a coordinator of Science For Peace NATO Project (2009-2011), National science Fondation Project (2009-2013), Tunisian Coordinator of Tempus-Project (2013-2016) and coordinator of a recent second NATO-SFP project (2013-2016). Prof. Abdelghani developed worldwide collaborations and industrial partnership. He is deeply involved in industrial applications in his field of research with implications for the design and the development of affordable and cost-effective sensing devices for diagnostics and theranostics which will have an effective impact in the developing countries.

 Biography
Research Interest :

He is now the leader of research group working mainly on gas sensors, optical fiber sensors, ions sensors, conductor polymers, biosensors and microfluidics.

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Bruce Kim

Executive Editor
Bruce Kim
Professor
Department of ECE
University of Alabama
USA

Biography :

Bruce Kim is the director of the Sensor Electronics Laboratory in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama, USA. He earned his Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Currently, he is the associate professor, and Adjunct Professor of Materials Science Engineering in The University of Alabama. He has published over 150 Reviewed papers, and he was author of 3 book chapters. He has teaching experience of more than 15 years. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Design and Test of Computers, associate editor of IEEE Transactions of Advanced Packaging. He served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of nanotechnology, sensors, materials and biomaterials. He organized a one day workshop in ICs in Wireless Communications. He received many awards such as IEEE Meritorious Service Awards and NSF CAREER Award.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Advanced packaging materials, 3D packaging for integrated circuits, nanomaterials, nanowires, nanotubes, nano sensors, nanoelectronics for biological applications and chemical gas sensing.

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Eduardo Sobarzo Sanchez

Executive Editor
Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Department of Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)
Spain

 

Biography :

Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)".

. He received his B. Sc. (1996) and Ph.D. (2003) degrees from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile in the study of the synthesis and chemical reactivity of a small and unknown group of isoquinoline alkaloids called “oxoisoaporphines”. On October, 2003, he got a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores-Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (Spain) in the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Santiago de Compostela for studying the synthesis and pharmacological behaviour of compounds derived from (-)-quinic acid as natural pesticides, and the synthesis and conformational characterization of molecular self-assembling peptide nanotubes for chelating metal ions as possible natural ionic channels. Dr. Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez is reviewer of some journals as Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, ARKIVOC, Journal of Molecular Structure, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Natural Products, and reviewer of international and national grants for Spain, Argentina and Chile. He is applicant of numerous grants in the scope of the pharmacology of synthetic and natural products, and as author of patents about the synthesis of modified drug-delivery and treatments against neurodegerative disorders and parasites.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His current research focuses on the design and synthesis of compounds from natural source as coumarin and 3-aza- and oxoisoaporphine derivatives as drugs in the treatment of cancer, platelet aggregation and monoamino oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. Also, he carry out the synthetic modification of natural cyclodextrin as better drug delivery linked to natural polymer as polycaprolactone (PCL), poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), etc in several studies on parasitic diseases.

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Ahmed Safwat

Ahmed Safwat
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Queens University
Kingston
Canada

Biography :

Professor Ahmed M. Safwat was born in Egypt. He received his B.Sc. with Honours from Kuwait University. He received his M.Sc. from Queens University, where he completed his Ph.D. work in two years. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University in June 2003. He is the Founding Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Wireless Networks (AWN). Professor Safwat was the Co-Chair of the International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications, and Mobile Computing (WirelessCom) 2005. He also served as the Publicity Co-Chair for the IEEE International Workshop on Information Assurance in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNIA) 2005. He was the Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2004 Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks. In addition, he was the Chairman of the IEEE IPCCC 2004 Workshop on Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications and Networks (EWCN). He was also the Chairman of the IEEE VTC 2003 Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks Symposium. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Technical Program for the Workshop on Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications and Networks (EWCN) in conjunction with IEEE IPCCC 2003. He serves on the editorial and advisory boards of many international journals and conferences, respectively. Professor Safwat has been tasked to lead cutting-edge projects in the field of wireless networks, nanotechnology, and bioelectronics. He is the inventor of many landmark technologies, including PA-VBS, Q-GSL, ECPS, E2LA, A-Cell, ACA, ECCA, MTCD, ASRS, ISRS, PIMCM, R-MIMD, X-MIMD, and E-MIMD, among others.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Professor Safwat research interests include, but are not limited to, wireless networks, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, bioelectronics, stochastic processes, mathematical optimization, and ubiquitous/pervasive computing.

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Dmitri Lapotko

Dmitri Lapotko
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Rice University
USA

Biography :
 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanotechnology, Biomedical Nanophotonics

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Donna J Nelson

Donna J Nelson
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
USA

Biography :

Dr. Donna Nelson, is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. She took her BS in chemistry at the University of Oklahoma in 1974, obtained her PhD in chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin with Michael J. S. Dewar in 1980, did her postdoctorate at Purdue University with Herbert C. Brown during 1980-1983, and joined the University of Oklahoma in 1983. She was a Faculty Fellow in the OU Provost´s Office 1989-1990, a Visiting Professor at MIT 2003, and assistant to American Chemical Society President Dr. Ann Nalley since 2005. Dr. Nelson´s current research pertains to energy and scientific workforce development and she frequently speaks on the interrelationship of both topics. She has over 100 publications. She has received several honors, including Fulbright Scholar, NSF ADVANCE Leadership Award, SACNAS Distinguished Scientist of the Year, Women´s eNews "21 Leaders for the 21st Century," AAAS Fellow, Guggenheim Award, National Organization for Women "Woman of Courage" Award, Ford Foundation Fellowship, Oklahoma Outstanding Professor Award, Minority Health Professions Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee, Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, NSF Creativity Extension, and many keynote talks. In the last 4 years, she has spoken at over 100 national meetings of professional societies and organizations, US Congress Capitol Hill briefings,

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her chemical research involves functionalizing single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), which has applications in energy research and technology development. Recently her group reported the first COSY NMR spectrum of covalently functionalized SWNTs.

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Baohua Huang

Baohua Huang
Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences
4614 Chemistry Building
University of Michigan
USA

Biography :

I started my research as a Research Associate at Ohio State University in 1998. I synthesized novel intramolecularly hydrogen bonded dendrons and dendrimers which could achieve dendrimer secondary conformational orders. In 2002, I joined a biotechnology company, Dendritic Nanotechnologies as a Senior Scientist. I served as project leader on projects such as development of dendritic architectures for biological and electronic nano-device construction. I joined University of Michigan as a Research professor in 2007. I work on a NCI project performing dendrimer synthesis for targeted cancer drug delivery. Targeting vectors are attached to the dendrimers and serve as precision guidance systems that direct the system to sites of disease, while bypassing healthy tissue. I also worked on a DARPA funded project that uses dendrimers and linkers as a drug delivery/release platform for improved delivery of analgesics on the battlefield. My expertise focuses on using nanoparticles as a platform for targeted drug delivery in cancer

 Biography
Research Interest :

The design and synthesis of nanoplatforms for targeted drug delivery with triggered releasing mechanisms

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James F Leary

James F Leary
Professor of Nanomedicine
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Purdue University
USA

Biography :

Professor James F Leary moved to Purdue on July 1 2005 and became the SVM School of Veterinary Medicine Endowed Professor of Nanomedicine and a tenured full professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. He is also a Member of the Bindley Biosciences Center Birck Nanotechnology Center and the Oncological Science at Discovery Park ,where his laboratories are located. He is also a Member of the Purdue Cancer Center. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the AIMBE American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering the highest honorary for biomedical engineers in the United States. For the previous 10 years Dr Leary was a tenured Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Pathology, Biophysics, Microbiology, Immunology and Human Biological Chemistry Genetics as well as an Assistant Director of the Biomedical Engineering Center an affiliated Senior Scientist in the Sealy Centers for Molecular Sciences Structural Biology Cancer Cell Biology Vaccine Development and the Program in Bioinformatics. He also served as Assistant Vice President of Research for Advanced Technology Prior to this position. Dr. Leary was an Assistant and Tenured Associate Professor of Experimental Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical School. Dr. Leary·s research and teaching career as a professor spans more than 31 years. His original training includes an aerospace engineering degree from MIT a Masters degree in space physics and a PhD in Biophysics from Penn State University with a postdoctoral fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in cytometry and immunology. His research has been funded by NIH for more than 25 years. He is the holder of 8 US Patents with 4 currently pending and is the author or coauthor of 108 papers and book chapters in the fields of highthroughput technologies minimal residual disease monitoring developmental immunology cancer research and nanomedicine. He is the original inventor of highspeed flow cytometry and rareevent analysis techniques. Dr. Leary has served on numerous national expert review panels for more than 25 years. He is a frequently invited speaker and he and his lab group have given 203 invited presentations at national and international scientific conferences.

 Biography
Research Interest :

(1) Development of new high-throughput and BioMEMS technologies including miniaturized cell sorters and portable devices for detection of microbial pathogens in food and water, (2) Re-engineering adult human stem cells (and “cancer stem cells”) at the single cell level (the new field of “cytomics”) for regenerative medicine, and (3) Development of smart nano-engineered systems for single-cell drug/gene delivery for nanomedicine.

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Abdul Ahad

Abdul Ahad
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics
King Saud University
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Biography :

Dr. Abdul Ahad did his post-graduation and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Department of Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arab. He has filled for two patents with Indian patent office. He has published various high quality research and review articles in several peer-reviewed journals of international repute. He has contributed for chapters in highly acclaimed book entitled as “Practice of Hospital, Clinical and Community Pharmacy”. India: Elsevier Health Sciences. He is on Editorial Board of several Pharmaceutical journals and reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals of high impact. His current interest lies in Nanotechnology products for transdermal delivery, Nano-vesicular formulations, controlled release formulations, drug delivery specifically for the management of hypertension and inflammation.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanosized vesicular-based transdermal therapeutic system for the management of hypertension
Molecular Mechanisms Involved in the Modulation of Major Drug Metabolizing Enzymes and Transporters by Common Herbal Remedies of Saudi Arabia
Development and evaluation of novel penetration enhancer based transdermal drug delivery systems for management of hypertension
Transdermal delivery of valsartan: preliminary skin permeation studies, formulation development and evaluation

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Suzy V Torti

Suzy V Torti
Professor
School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Torti received her BA from Reed College in Portland Oregon and her PhD in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from Tufts University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California at Berkeley and a research fellow at Stanford University. She was appointed to the Biochemistry faculty in 1993.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research interest includes biomaterials, molecular biology/molecular medicine, technology/technique development, information sciences, cancer/oncogenesis, cell growth, differentiation, statistics/mathematics, animals, cells/membranes/tissues, educational service, medical technology/devices, animals, whole, basic mechanisms, biotechnology, drugs/therapeutic agents, reproductive system, urinary system/kidney, biological/chemical compounds ,human cells only.

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Nikhil Koratkar

Nikhil Koratkar
Professor
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
USA

Biography :

After receiving his doctorate from the University of Maryland at College Park Nikhil Koratkar joined the faculty of the Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in January 2001 as an Assistant Professor He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006 and to Full Professor in 2009 Professor Koratkar is a winner of the NSF CAREER Award 2003 AHS FrancoisXavier Bagnoud Award 2004 RPI Early Career Award 2005 and the Electrochemical Society·s SES Young investigator Award 2009 He has published over 60 archival papers in top ranked journals including Nature Nature Materials Nano Letters ACS Nano Advanced Materials and Small He is an associate fellow of AIAA and associate editor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Koratkar\'s group is exploring structural and materials concepts such as advanced composites for energy generation, conversion and storage. Koratkar\'s group synthesizes a variety of nanoscale structures (carbonnanotubes, graphene, metal and silicon nanorods, nano-beams, nano-springs etc.) using techniques such as chemical vapor deposition and obliqueangle deposition. Our research is focused on the study of these novelnanomaterials for energy and sustainability. The nexus between energy,sustainability and nanotechnology is an area that shows potential forgreat scientific and technological advances.

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Hayat Onyuksel

Hayat Onyuksel
Professor
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
University of Illinois
USA

Biography :

Professor in Pharmaceutics and Bioengineering, Postdoc at University of Michigan 1980, PhD in Pharmaceutics at  University of London 1978, BS in Pharmacy at University of Ankara 1971.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Drug delivery using nanotechnology and nanomedicine, Novel treatment of Alzheimers disease using PEGylated phospholipids, Early detection and targeted chemotherapy of breast cancer, Phospholipid micelles as solubilizing agents, targeted drug carriers, and sensitizers of resistant cells, Formulation and delivery of peptide and protein drugs using lipi-based carrier systems, Targeted therapy of rheumatoid arthritis, Liposomes (StealthR, targeted and conventional) as drug delivery systems, ultrasound contrast agent and model membranes.

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Maria Hepel

Maria Hepel
Professor
Department  of Chemistry
State University of New York
USA    

Biography :

Professor Maria Hepel joined the Chemistry Department of the State University of New York in 1986. Currently, she is Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, SUNY at Potsdam. She is also affiliated as a Research Professor with Department of Chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo. She received her Ph.D. from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. She is a recipient of numerous grants including the current grant to study autism funded by the Department of Defense and NSF CCLI grants. She published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and 7 patents. Her publications received 1420 citations (impact factor 11.7). She has received the SUNY President Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Endeavor in 1995 and 2001. She also received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998 and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Research in 2003.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research interests include adsorption, monolayer and thin surface films; nanowires; ion-channels in phospholipid films; binding of drugs to DNA-modified electrodes; DNA damage by toxicants; biosensors for oxidative stress monitoring; antioxidants; use of gold nanoparticles for the detection of diseases biomarkers & diagnosis; detection of biomarkers for diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases; conformational changes of proteins and peptides; controlled drug electro release from conductive polymers; immunosensors and piezoelectric sensors; photoelectrochemistry and photoelectrochemical degradation of organic pollutants; corrosion inhibitors; electrochromic materials; electrocatalysts for methanol oxidation; detection of heavy metals & pesticides in water samples; and nanotechnology projects involving the use of AFM/STM, Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Nanobalance, DLS, RELS, Raman, Fluorescence and FRET techniques and Lab-on-a chip.

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Ashok Mulchandani

Ashok Mulchandani
Professor
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of California
USA

Biography :

Dr. Ashok Mulchandani is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California and the Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology journal. He is elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He has received several honors and awards including Research Initiation award from the national Science Foundation and Faculty Participation Award from the Department of Energy. He has delivered several Plenary and Keynote lectures Prof. Mulchandani has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal publications, 10 book chapters, 12 conference proceedings articles and over 200 conference abstracts. He has co-edited four textbooks that include very popular Enzyme and Microbial Biosensors: Protocols and Techniques and Affinity Biosensors: Protocol and Techniques. Prof. Mulchandani has trained dozen Ph.D. students, over 40 Postdoctoral Fellows and is currently advising a dozen Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Prof. Mulchandani’s primary research interest is in the broad area of “Bio-Nanotechnology” with the overarching goal of developing technologies for the improvement of the quality of life. He applies the tools of biotechnology and nanotechnology for the creation of novel (bio)analytical devices/assays, (bio)remediation technologies, nanomaterial synthesis and protein-based memories. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the development of biosensors for applications in detection of biowarfare and chemical warfare agents for homeland security, disease markers for health care, biological pathogens and toxic industrial chemicals in water, food and the environment and developing environmentally-friendly (green engineering) techniques for heavy metal removal from water and soil and degradation of pesticides and recalcitrant chemicals.

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Vikas Prakash

Vikas Prakash
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
USA

Biography :

Vikas Prakash has finished his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in the year 1985. He has received his PhD in Engineering in 1993 from Brown University. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Case Western Reserve University in 1993 as the Warren E. Rupp Distinguished Assistant Professor of Science and Engineering, and attained the rank of a Professor in 2004. He is an author of over 150 technical articles in journal and conference proceedings. He was elected Fellow of the ASME in 2007. In 2004 he has been invited participant to the Frontiers of Engineering organized by the National Academy of Engineering. He has served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Experimental Mechanics as an Associate Technical Editor. At CWRU, he has served as the Chair of the Executive Committee, Case School of Engineering, from 2007-2008. He currently serves as the Chair of the Strategic Academic Plan Committee of the School of Engineering

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Mechanics of Materials Under Extreme Conditions; Blast and Impact Mechanics; Energy Absorbing Systems, Earthquake Fault and Rock Mechanics; High-speed Frictional Slip, Mechanics of Enabling-materials for Energy & Sustainability; Bio-inspired Materials.

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Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian Wilner

Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California
USA

Biography :

Mary Mehrnoosh EshaghianWilner received a BS degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering 1985 MS degree in Computer Engineering 1985 Engineers degree in Electrical Engineering 1988 and PhD in Computer Engineering 1988 all from the University of Southern California USC. Dr Eshaghian Wilner is currently an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California Los Angeles UCLA. She is also a patent attorney admitted to the State Bar of California and the Washington DC Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Research Interest :

Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner is best known for her pioneering contributions to three areas of Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nano scale Computing. In the area of Optical Computing, she produced one of the first theses that dealt with the computational aspects of optical interconnects for VLSI chips.

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Marie Louise Cairns

Marie Louise Cairns
Professor
Biomaterials Research Group
Queens University
Canada

Biography :

Dr MarieLouise Cairns is a Research Fellow within the Biomaterials Research Group in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Queen’s University Belfast Northern Ireland. She earned her PhD at University of Ulster Northern Ireland and has published papers in the fields of materials science polymeric/ceramic biomaterials and cellsurface interactions. She served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of polymer science. Her current research is conducted on the development of medical polymers with controlled degradation rates. This work is focused on the modification of polymers using high energy radiation and the attendant effect on material degradation with respect to neotissue formation

 Biography
Research Interest :

The modification of bioresorbable polymers involving manipulation of degradation rate and interaction with tissue. The development of more functional biomaterials for medical devices and tissue engineering applications with particular interest on the role of biological interfaces in mediating and controlling the tissue response. Surface analysis and modification for biomedical applications including the use of advanced surface science techniques in the investigation of the interaction between biological systems and implant materials.

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Jagat Kanwar

Jagat Kanwar
Associate Professor
Centre for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Biosciences
Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (ITRI)
Australia

Biography :

Dr Kanwar is an immunologist and molecular biochemist with an international reputation in investigating fundamental and applied molecular aspects of cancer and chronic inflammation. He did his PhD from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER Chandigarh India. Before joining Deakin University in 2006, he was a Senior Scientist/Senior Research Fellow in the University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand. During the past decade his research both academic and commercial has centered on understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms and/or finding treatments for a variety of chronic inflammatory diseases and different types of cancer. Dr. Kanwar has published 55 research articles 12 invited reviews and 5 book chapters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanotechnology based drug delivery of proteins/peptides, siRNA and miRNA to target cancer and chronic inflammation
• Drug discovery for novel anticancer targets for cancer cell survival, death, arrest, and repair
• Development of immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory bioactives, proteins and peptides for neuroprotection
• Development of complementary alternative medicine from the milk derived proteins including metal binding protein (Lactoferrin), and herbal preparation derived active components with a special focus on the treatment of solid tumours (colon and breast cancers).

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Thomas J Webster

Thomas J Webster
Associate Professor
Division of Engineering
Brown University
USA

Biography :

Thomas J. Webster is an associate professor for the Division of Engineering and Department of Orthopedics at Brown University. His degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). Prof. Webster’s research addresses the use of nanophase (materials with fundamental length scales less than 100 nm) materials as more effective implants. To date, his lab group has generated 7 textbooks, 29 book chapters, 91 invited presentations, 192 peer-reviewed literature articles, 306 conference presentations, and 17 provisional or full patents. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Nanomedicine and of two companies.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine

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Karen Martirosyan

Karen Martirosyan
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Texas
USA

Biography :

Dr. Karen Martirosyan joined the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2010 as an Associate Professor in Physics. He earned his BS and MS degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the SEUA and Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator for several Federal (NSF, US AF Research Lab) and State funded research projects totaling over $2 million for the last 5 years. His work has resulted in more than 100 refereed research papers, 5 patents and over 120 presentations at national and international conferences. He serves on the Editorial Board of “International Journal of SHS” and participated in several NSF panels in CBET division.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Martirosyan’s research interests are focusing on the design and fabrication of a novel advance multifunctional nano-tailored devices and systems for energy, environmental and biomedical applications. His research interest covers a broad spectrum of advanced materials, their design, fabrication, characterization and solid state phenomena. Active research is presently being carried out to explore magnetic, ferroelectric, multiferroic nano devices and a variety of biomarkers, MRI contrast agents for biomedical imaging and smart drug delivery systems.

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Agnes E Ostafin

Agnes E Ostafin
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Utah
USA

Biography :

Agnes E. Ostafin has received Ph.D from University of Minnesota. B.S from Wayne State University.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanoreactors, Nanoprobes for biological imaging, Drug delivery, Bone repair and nutrient transport,Cytoskeleton architecture and function, Scanning probe microscopy of biological membranes and polymer surfaces.

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Abdelwahab Omri

Abdelwahab Omri
Professor
Laurentian University
Canada

 

Biography :

Dr. Abdel Omri obtained his PhD from Université de Montréal in 1996. After completing postdoctoral fellowships at McGill University and the University of Toronto (1996-1998), he spent more than 2 years as Research associate at NRC (institute of biological sciences in Ottawa) from 1998 to 2000. Dr Omri is currently Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with a cross appointment to the Department of Biology, the Biomolecular Sciences PhD Programme, School of Rural and Northern Health PhD Programme. Dr. Omri’s research interests are focused on Lipid-based drug and vaccine delivery systems. His laboratory employs a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the antimicrobial resistance to gram negative bacteria in cystic fibrosis patients and in medical devices implants. Dr. Omri is also involved in the education of undergraduate and graduate students through the coordination of several calendar courses in biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology and pharmaceutical technology. In addition to research, Dr. Omri is actively involved in the research training of both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Omri has served in administrative capacities in several international scientific societies. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles over his career on various aspects of drug delivery and targeting in addition to several published book chapters and books (2). He has served on a number of Editorial Boards and Granting Agencies in Canada and abroad. Dr. Omri has 2 patents.

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1. Liposomal delivery of antisense oligonucleotides. Effect on P-glycoprotein function in multidrug resistant cells in vitro and in vivo studies. Cationic liposome formulations are used to promote the penetration of antisense oligonucleotides into the cell membrane and protect them from enzymatic degradation (nucleases).

2. Liposomal delivery of antimicrobial agents towards resistant bacterial pathogens: pulmonary and systemic infections. Construction of liposomes with high encapsulation efficiency, favorable antimicrobial release profile and enhanced bactericidal activity, to overcome the problem of bacterial resistance caused by low permeability of the bacterial cell envelope and by production of antimicrobial-inactivating enzymes.

3. Liposomal formulations of drugs and vaccine for oral delivery. Liposomes are used to protect the encapsulated agents from the harsh gastrointestinal milieu (low pH, phospholipases, and bile salts) and to enhance their absorption to the systemic circulation and to increase the efficacy of these agents while minimizing their frequency of administration. Special liposomal formulation will be prepared, characterized and assayed for their efficacy in vitro and in animal models.

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Paresh C Ray

Paresh C Ray
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Jackson State University
USA

Biography :

PhD from Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India.

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The development of new scientific concepts and technologies, especially in emerging interdisciplinary fields, is the career goal of Dr. Paresh Ray. As a new faculty Dr. Ray’s vision is to continue research at the interface of chemistry and biology that include exploring new chemical strategies for the control of DNA hybridization, creating new nanobased biosensor, designing exquisite nanostructured biomolecular assemblies, and enhancing our understanding of biomolecular interaction with nanosurface. Dr. Ray thinks that new developments in nano technology and laser spectroscopy can substantially improve the ability to carry out the mission of USA’s Health, Energy and Environmental Research..

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Dennis Douroumis

Dennis Douroumis
Department of Pharmaceutical Science
University of Greenwich
UK

Biography :

Dr Douroumis obtained his Diploma in Chemistry and PhD from the Department of Pharmacy at Patras Univeristy in Greece. He studied the development of electroanalytical techniques for in situ monitoring of drug release from liposomal formulations. He worked as a postdoc fellow 2004 in Friedrich – Schiller University of Jena, Department of Pharmacy with Prof Alfred Fahr. He studied the development of parenteral formulations of antiepileptic drugs.

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Research Interest :

Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials, Liposome Research, Parenteral formulations (IV, SC, IM), Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN), Tissue Engineering (scaffolds, composites), Biomaterials (Hydroxyapatite Composites), Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles, Physicochemical Characterization of Drug Delivery Systems, Modified Release Formulations (wet granulation, direct compression, tablet coating), Taste masking of Bitter Drugs (Hot Melt Extrusion, Fluidize Bed).

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Ivan H El-Sayed

Ivan H El-Sayed
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of California
USA

Biography :

M.D, Boston University School of Medicine. M.A, Boston Medical Center. B.Sc Brown University,

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Research Interest :

Head and neck oncology, minimally invasive endoscopic skull base surgery, skull base surgery, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanotechnology, photothermal therapy, laser spectroscopy, molecular imaging, medical student education.

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I A Levitsky

I A Levitsky
Department of Chemistry
University of Rhode Island
USA

Biography :

Dr. IA Levitsky is the Principal Scientist at Emitech Inc Fall River MA USA and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry the University of Rhode Island RI, USA. He earned his PhD in the Institute for Low Temperature Physics 1991, Ukraine. He has published more than 40 regular articles one review and he is coauthor of five US patents. His experience includes work at MIT Department of Chemistry from 1997-1999 and Brown University, Department of Physics and Engineering, 2001. He is reviewer of peer reviewed journals in the area of nanotechnology material science physics.

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Research Interest :

Chemical, physical and optoelectronic properties of nanomaterials which include carbon nanotubes (CNT), CNT-polymer composites, mesoporous silicon and organic-inorganic nanocomposites. Photoconductivity of single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes; photo and electromechanical actuators based on composites from CNTs and ionomeric polymers; orgzanic -inorganic hybrid solar cells, optochemical sensors based on mesoporous silicon infiltrated with organic materials.

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Predrag Krstic

Predrag Krstic
Physics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
USA

Biography :

Predrag Krstic is the senior research staff in Physics division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, and adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at City College of C.U.N.Y., in 1982. He has published over 150 peer reviewed papers, most of them in the renowned international journals, and is elected fellow of American Physical Society. He has given more than 50 invited talks at international conferences and colloquia. He has served as consultant of International Atomic Energy Agency and National Institute of Health. He served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of atomic& molecular, physics, solid state and nano physics. He has been awarded as a principal investigator and co-investigator at a number of national and international projects in a variety of areas, from developing physical methods for a DNA sequencing and biomolecule sensing, in molecular electronics, to improving the understanding and design of atomic and surface science processes at the nuclear fusion reactor plasma boundaries, to interactions of matter with strong laser radiation. He has organized a number of national and international multidisciplinary scientific conferences, and is editor of more than 10 books of conference proceedings.

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His research interest includes design and function of molecular and bioelectronics devices; biosensors; electromagnetic traps in vacuum and aqueous environment; dielectro- and electro- phoresis; electron tunneling through molecules, molecular electronics; physical methods for DNA sequencing; nanofluidics; classical molecular dynamics; quantum computational chemistry, density functional theory; carbon nanotubes, graphene: structure, interactions; plasma-surface interactions; molecular physics and chemistry; dynamics of molecules interacting with ions, and laser radiation in the fusion and astrophysical plasmas, collisions.

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Alexandru S Biris

Alexandru S Biris
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Sciences
University of Arkansas
USA

Biography :

Alexandru S. Biris is the Director/Chief Scientist of the UALR Nanotechnology Center, USA and Associate Professor in the Applied Science Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, and he was author of four book chapters. He has teaching experience of more than five years and is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Materials Research Society (MRS) and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of Nanotechnology, Physical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Nanomedicine and Energy. He received several awards including 2005 The Northrop Young Researcher of the Year Award.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Biris research interests are in the areas of synthesis of multifunctional nanomaterials and their applications in various areas such as nanomedicine, energy, toxicity and micro-nano fabrication of multi level systems. His focus is on the growth of high quality carbon nanotubes and their applications in biotechnology and medicine such as cancer specific targeting, visualization, and destruction, tissue engineering, sensors, and alternative energy.

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Lan Sun

Lan Sun
Biomass Science and Conversion Technology Department
Sandia National Laboratories
USA

Biography :

Dr. Lan Sun has received her PhD in Biological Engineering from Purdue University in 2008. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher with Sandia National Laboratories working at Joint BioEnergy Institute. She has published several research papers in highly reputed peer-reviewed journals in the area of nanobiosensing and hyperspectral imaging. She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She is serving as a reviewer for several journals in the area of bio & chemical sensing and nanotechnology.

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Research Interest :

Nanobiosensing, biophysical techniques for biomedical and bioenergy applications, mechanistic studies of biomass deconstruction and process engineering.

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Ashwath Jayagopal

Ashwath Jayagopal
Department of Chemistry and Opthalmology
Vanderbilt University
USA

Biography :

Ashwath Jayagopal is a Research Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN USA where he earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2008. He has published extensively on the applications of imaging and therapeutic strategies for ophthalmology oncology and cardiovascular medicine. He is a member of the American Chemical Society the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Heart Association.

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Research Interest :

The main objectives of Dr. Jayagopal·s research are to develop disease-specific imaging and drug delivery agents, and to identify molecular targets accessible by these agents for clinical applications in ophthalmology, oncology, and cardiovascular medicine.

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Antonio Peramo

Antonio Peramo
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Michigan
USA

Biography :

Dr. Antonio Peramo is currently Assistant Research Scientist in Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Michigan, USA. Dr. Peramo completed his doctorate in Applied Physics at the University of South Florida working in applications of polymer physics and surface science related to glycosaminoglycan biology applied to cancer. He then moved to the University of Michigan to complete postdoctoral work in the area of biointegrative materials and tissue engineering applications in soft tissues. Dr. Peramo developed methods in tissue engineering applications in nerve repair using organic conductive polymers. He has published papers in a variety of areas ranging from surface science to tissue engineering. He has served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of integrative materials for medical implants.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Peramo interests relate to the study of biointerfaces for the better integration of tissues with implants and medical devices, including implant surface modification, microdevices for drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Currently, he is also involved in nanomedicine applied to vascular biology. In particular, Dr Peramo is currently developing methods for the physical characterization and use of nanoparticles for applications in vascular biology, including the use of cell-penetrating peptide carriers for the internalization of quantum dots and other nanoparticles in cells and circulating microparticles involved in deep vein thrombosis.

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Mohamed Saafi

Mohamed Saafi
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Strathclyde
UK

Biography :

Dr. Mohamed Saafiis an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama 2001. Before joining the University of Strathclyde, he was an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Safety and Security at Alabama A&M University, USA then an Associate Professor at North Dakota State University,

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Research Interest :

Dr. Saafi’ research interests include the development of nanotechnology-based material and sensing systems for civil engineering applications, nano-biocomposites for renewable energy and nano-engineered structures for sustainable civil infrastructures.

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Chaparadza Allen

Chaparadza Allen
Department of Chemistry
Portland State University
USA

Biography :

Department of Chemistry, Portland State University.

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Research Interest :

Nanoparticle Films, Carbon Nanotubes

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Chris Kepley

Chris Kepley
Nanoworks Division
Luna Innovations Incorporated
University of North Carolina
USA

Biography :

PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. B.S from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. MBA from College of William and Mary, Williamsburg.

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Research Interest :

Current research is aimed at understanding the signaling pathways involved in the inhibition of inflammation and discovering new ways to turn them off. To this end my laboratory conceives, rationally designs, synthesizes, and tests fullerene nanomaterials as therapies for inflammatory diseases with a primary focus on those driven mast cells such as asthma, arthritis, and allergy. Similarly, we want to understand the signal transduction mechanisms of fullerene inhibition of these disease processes. My past research was dedicated to finding new ways to “turn off” the allergic response by inhibiting Fc?RI/mast cell/basophil responses. First, I was the first to explain why “nonreleaser” basophils fail to release in response to Fc?RI stimulation; they lack the tyrosine kinase Syk. A follow-up publication demonstrated that low doses of antigen-as given during allergen immunotherapy-can induce mast cell desensitization through reductions in Syk levels. Second, we demonstrated that co-aggregation of Fc?RI with Fc?RIIb receptors on human basophils could inhibit Fc?RI degranulation. These studies became the groundwork for collaborations in which we developed molecules that could turn off Fc?RI through co-aggregation with Fc R II.

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Michael R Hamblin

Michael R Hamblin
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
USA

Biography :

Michael Hamblin is a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He was trained as a synthetic organic chemist and received his PhD from Trent University in England. He joined Wellman Labs in 1994. He worked initially in targeted photodynamic therapy (PDT) and prepared and studied conjugates between photosensitizers and antibodies, targeted proteins and polymers of varying charge.

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Research Interest :

Photochemistry and Photobiology, Microbiology.

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Maureen R Gwinn

Maureen R Gwinn
National Center for Environmental Assessment
US Environmental Protection Agency
USA

Biography :

Dr. Maureen Gwinn is a Biologist in the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). She earned her Ph.D at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2001. Dr. Gwinn earned her Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology in 2008. Dr. Gwinn has published on her work in genomics as well as review papers on reactive oxygen species and nanomaterials. Dr. Gwinn has served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals including Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, and Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Dr. Gwinn has organized workshops related to her work in human health risk assessment, and has served as the President of the Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology as well as the K-12 Task Force lead for the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Gwinn has also served as the co-chair of the Women Is Science Committee of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Gwinn currently works in chemical health hazard and risk assessment with a primary focus on pulmonary toxicology and carcinogenesis as well as genotoxicity. Her work focuses on high-impact exposures and assessment of materials like nanomaterials, asbestos and trichloroethylene. Dr. Gwinn’s expertise also includes issues related to the toxicological analysis of nanomaterials.

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Malavosklish Bikram

Malavosklish Bikram
Department of Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Houston
USA

Biography :

Dr. Malavosklish Bikram has received her Ph.D. from University of Utah. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics in University of Houston, USA.

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Research Interest :

Nanotechnology

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Giulia Lanzara

Giulia Lanzara
Carbon Nanotechnology Division
Institute of Advanced Technologies (ITA)
Italy

Biography :

Giulia Lanzara is a Research Associate at Stanford University in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2009 to date) and the Scientific Director of the Carbon Nanotechnology Division at the Institute of Advanced Technologies (Italy) (2007 to date). She was a PostDoctoral Scholar at Stanford University from 2006-2009. In 2006 she got her PhD degree in Structural Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome in collaboration with Stanford University where she conducted her experimental studies on carbon nanotubes. She got her MS in Civil, Structural Engineering at the University of Rome. She is the primary inventor of a Pending Patent filed by Stanford University for the realization of stretchable electronics and bio-inspired materials, and of 2 pending patents recently disclosed to Stanford University, on the field of microtechnologies and carbon nanotubes-based sensors and materials. She was recently awarded by the NSF (USA) as invited speaker at the Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring and Control in Amman (2010), she was awarded at the Made New in Italy competition among the best 10 inventions in Nanotechnologies and Materials (2009), she got an Award (2006) by the National Science Foundation (NSF, USA) for her research in the field of carbon nanotubes, and a recognition from the Hong Kong Machinery and Metal Industry (2007). She was awarded a fellowship from the NSF (2006,USA), a National PhD fellowship (Rome University) and a fellowship for international studies (Rome University). She has been selected for the 2011 Who’s Who in America. She has been awarded several research projects founded by National and International Institutions (NASA, AFOSR, NSF, South Korean Air Force etc.) in the field of nano and micro-technologies, as team leader, PI or Co-PI.She was invited as a speaker to several conferences in the nanotechnologies field, she has been a referee for conferences, Journals, and Books in the same field. She was part of the organization of 3 international Workshops at Stanford University, and she is a member of AIAA. Her research results have been published in top scientific Journals including Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

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Research Interest :

Her research interests are related to nanotechnologies for the realization of advanced materials, bio-inspired materials as well for the realization of novel energy storage devices and nanomedicine applications.

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Roberto Guzman de Villoria

Roberto Guzman de Villoria
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
USA

Biography :

Roberto Guzman de Villoria is currently a Post-doctoral Associate in the group of Prof. B.L. Wardle in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Roberto received his M.Sc. in Physics in 2000 and his M.Sc. in Materials Engineer in 2003 from Salamanca University. He holds his Ph.D. (2007) from Zaragoza University. His PhD. Thesis is entitled “Optimization of Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanofiber/Epoxy Nanocomposites”. As a graduate student in the lab of Prof. A. Miravete, he had been working on several projects with composites and nanocomposites companies, applying carbon nanotubes and nanofibers to several materials. He is a member of MIT’s Nano-Engineered Composite aerospace STructures (NECST) Consortium. Since 2008, Roberto is appointed expert of the Spanish National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective. Roberto has published over 40 journals and conference proceedings and he has applied for 2 international patents in the area of nanocomposites. He enjoys running, rock music, science fiction and paella.

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Research Interest :

Roberto research interests are in the area of nano-engineered advanced composites and nanocomposites. His current research focuses on manufacturing of carbon nanotubes (especially continuously on any kind of substrate), nano-engineered composites and their applications (mechanical, functional, non destructive evaluation).

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James K Gimzewski

James K Gimzewski
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California
USA

Biography :

UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanotechnology, Biomedical Nanophotonics.

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Vijaya Kumar Rangari

Vijaya Kumar Rangari
Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Tuskegee University
USA

Biography :

Ph.D. (1996), Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India(Thermodynamic properties of binary non-electrolyte solutions) M.Sc. (1990) Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

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Research Interest :

Synthesis and characterization of Nanomaterials for advanced and energy applications. Extraction of calcium carbonate Nanoparticles from natural resources and synthesis of calcium based biocompatible nanoparticles for various applications. Fabrication of High Strength Polymer Fiber with Aligned Carbon Nanotube. Fabrication of Fiber Reinforced Structure Nanocomposite (VARTM, RTM, Vacuum assistant hand layup, Compression molding, Autoclave and Filament winding). Fabrication of Nature Fiber Reinforced Composite Fabrication of Nanophased Polymer Foams Development of Flexible Extremities Protection using Shear-thickening Fluid/Fabric Composite Fifteen Years of experience in analysis and characterization of nanomaterials. Ten Years of experience in TEM / SEM analysis and maintenances.

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Sami M Nazzal

Sami M Nazzal
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Louisiana at Monroe
USA

Biography :

Dr.Sami Nazzal is a faculty member in the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences,The University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX. Currently, he is an assistant professor of pharmaceutics. He has several patents to his credit and has published more than thirty peer-reviewed papers, and more than seventy abstracts at regional and national conferences. He has industry and teaching experience of more than eight years. He served as a member of several organizations including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Also, he served as a reviewer on several awards and grant review panels and as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, and drug delivery. He received several grants and awards including the Nutramax Research Achievement Award.

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Research Interest :

Drug product and process optimization using statistical design of experiment (DOE), formulation development of solid immediate and controlled release, and liquid dosage forms, including self-emulsified drug delivery systems, targeted drug delivery and therapy utilizing nanotechnologies with emphasis on lipid nanoparticles.

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Kaushal Rege

Kaushal Rege
Chemical Engineering and Biological Design Programs
Arizona State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Kaushal Rege has received his PhD in 2004 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in Arizona State University, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Molecular and Cellular Engineering Cancer Therapeutics Bioseparations.

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Douglas B Chrisey

Douglas B Chrisey
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
USA

Biography :

Professor Douglas B. Chrisey is a Professor of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia in 1987 and then joined the US Naval Research Laboratory where he spent the next 17 years. His research has resulted in more than 300 citable publications, over 6,000 citations and an h-index value of 42. He has edited or co-edited 15 books and has 18 patents. He also serves as an Scientific Advisor to Nanotherapeutics, the Chief Technology Officer for Nano Solutions, and is President of Omni-Metrics.

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Research Interest :

His research interests include the novel laser fabrication of thin films and coatings of advanced electronic, sensor, biomaterial, and energy storage. These materials were used in device configurations for testing and typically have an improved figure-of-merit. He is considered one of the pioneers in the field of Pulsed Laser Deposition and was the lead inventor of MAPLE processing technique. He is currently publishing in areas of metallic nanoparticle fabrication, biosensing, bionanotechnology, stem cell processing, and polyamorphism.

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Philip J Santangelo

Philip J Santangelo
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Philip J. Santangelo is an Assistant Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. He graduated from Polytechnic University in 1991 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. In 1998, he obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Davis under Dr. Ian Kennedy, on the development of laser-based diagnostics for multiphase reacting jets and droplet streams. Dr. Santangelo followed his Ph.D. with a postdoctoral fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California under Christopher Shaddix, and a position in industry, at Micron Optics, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia. Next, Dr. Santangelo returned to academia as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a research faculty member at Georgia Tech under Dr. Gang Bao until his current appointment at Georgia Tech.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Santangelo’s current research focuses on the development of imaging technology for the study of RNA regulation and the pathogenesis of RNA viruses.

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Heidi M Mansour

Heidi M Mansour
Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
University of Kentucky
USA

Biography :

She currently holds Faculty appointments and Graduate appointments in the UK College of Pharmacy, Graduate Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, Faculty Associate of the UK Membrane Center, Faculty Mentor in the NSF IGERT Graduate Training Program and NSF REU Training program joint with the UK College of Engineering. Prior to her faculty appointment at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, she was an Instructor (both in the Graduate and Pharm.D. Programs) and a Postdoctoral Fellow and Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Pharmacy, in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, receiving the 2007 UNC-Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. A Registered Pharmacist for over 10 years, she earned a BS in Pharmacy, PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a PhD Major in Drug Delivery/Pharmaceutics (School of Pharmacy) and a PhD Minor in Advanced Physical & Biophysical Chemistry (Dept of Chemistry), all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

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Research focuses on the application of nanomedicine/nanoimaging, colloidal self-assemblies, targeted multifunctional particulate delivery, nanoliposomal drug delivery, nanoliposomal biophysics, controlled release drug delivery, pulmonary delivery systems, and nanoaerosol science.

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Wilson E Merchan Merchan

Wilson E Merchan-Merchan
School of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
University of Oklahoma
USA

Biography :

Dr. Wilson E Merchan-Merchan has received his PhD in University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in University of Oklahoma.

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Research Interest :

1) Flame Synthesis of Transition Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Energy Storage Devices and Medical Applications
2) Flame Synthesis and Characterization of CNTs and Fullerenes
3) Morphological Studies and Measurements of Soot Particulates and other Combustion Emissions from Traditional- and Bio-fuels
4) Combustion & Plasma Processes

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Anita Kumari Patlolla

Anita Kumari Patlolla
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology/Environmental Science
Jackson State University
Jackson
USA

Biography :

Dr. Anita K Patlolla is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology/Environmental Science PhD Program at Jackson State University Jackson Mississippi USA. She earned her PhD in Environmental Sciences Toxicology – Major concentration at Jackson State University, Jackson MS USA. Dr. Patlolla has published several research papers and chapters in the reputed international peer reviewed journals and books in the area of heavy metals and nanomaterials. Her articles are widely cited by other researchers in the field. She served as a reviewer for peer review journals in toxicology including Environmental Toxicology, Toxicologic Pathology, Basic Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology Prostaglandins Leukotrienes Essential Fatty Acids MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and Hepatotoxicity. She has teaching experience of more than 15 years. She served as chair and cochair of the “DNA repair and Genotoxicity” session in the Annual meetings of the Society of Toxicology. She is a member of several professional organizations including Society of Toxicology SOT, The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC, American Association of Cancer Research AACR, European Association of Cancer Research EARC and Mississippi Academy of Sciences. She received awards such as American Association of Cancer Research MSI Faculty Scholar for the past four years 2007-2009.

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Research Interest :

Toxicity studies of nanostructures and heavy metals with biological systems with an emphasis on elucidating the relationship between the physical and chemical properties (e.g. size, shape, surface chemistry, composition, and aggregation) of heavy metals, nanostructures or nanoparticles with induction of toxic biological response. Dr. Patlolla extensively worked on the toxicokinetics, molecular mechanisms of toxicity and histopathology of heavy metals and nanomaterials in animal models. She has expertise in Genotoxicity Bioassay such as Chromosomal aberrations, Micronucleus Test and Comet assay.

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Manuel Perez J

Manuel Perez J
Associate Professor
Chemistry Department
University of Central Florida
USA

Biography :

2005 – present Assistant Professor, Nanoscience Technology Center, Chemistry Department, University of Central Florida.

PhD Degree: Boston University Boston MA MS Degree: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez PR Chemistry 1990 BS Degree: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez PR Chemistry 1986

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Research Interest :

Nanoparticle technologies and their application in molecular imaging, Interests: molecular diagnostics and sensor design for applications in cancer and bacterialinfections.

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Syam P Nukavarapu

Syam P Nukavarapu
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Connecticut
USA

Biography :

Syam P Nukavarapu PhD is an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut in the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chemical Materials Biomolecular Engineering. He obtained doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Science India and later received post doctoral training at Lehigh University and the University of Virginia. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles reviews opinion articles and book chapters in the area of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Nukavarapu is a member of the various professional societies and has been serving on various editorial boards.

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Research Interest :

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biodegradable Scaffolds, Scaffold Osteogenesis and Vascularization, Osteoprogenitors and Endothelial Progenitor cells, Large and Segmental Bone Defect Repair/Regeneration, Bone Tissue Engineering via Endochondral Ossification route.

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Bikau Shukla

Bikau Shukla
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California
USA

Biography :

He is currently working as a Research Associate in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Southern California. Bikau Shukla has completed ph.D in The School of Engineering. His major field of study is Soot Generation Mechanism and he also worked As a lecturer in the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk, Lalitpur.

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Research Interest :

Bikau shukla Research Interest is to identify the chemical soot precursor by direct experiment and to develop the generation mechanism for controlling hazardous PAHs production during combustion processes.

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Andrew J Bean

Andrew J Bean
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Texas Medical School
USA

Biography :

Dr. Bean received his B.A. from Oberlin College and Ph.D. from Yale University (with Dr. Robert Roth). He did postdoctoral fellowships at The Karolinska Institute (Dr. Tomas Hokfelt), Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (Dr. Ralf Pettersson), and Stanford University (Dr. Richard Scheller) prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Research Interest :

Molecular mechanisms of vesicular trafficking including neurotransmitter secretion, Endocytosis and protein sorting.

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Yongping Chen

Yongping Chen 
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
USA

Biography :

Yongping Chen was born in Anhui province, China in 1975. He has received his B.S. degree in Anhui medical university (1994-1999). He attended the University of Science and Technology of China from 2002-2007 and got his Ph.D. in nano-biological laboratory of the institute of life science. His doctoral research was mainly focused on drug delivery and cancer treatment. After graduation, he served a postdoctoral fellowship in department of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at University of Washington from 2007-2009. From 2009, he moved to Johns Hopkins University as a postdoctoral fellowship.

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Research interests include biomedical applications of nanoparticles, image and treatment of tumor in vivo, drug delivery and phage display.

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Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein

Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein
Associate Professor
School of Chemical Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

Biography :

Dr. Hussein holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Hussein has strong experience in the synthesis, surface modification, and characterisation of carbon nanotubes. He is a principal investigator of many research projects. He has managed to publish over 110 scientific articles, two book chapters, two patents and given talks in invited seminars. Dr. Hussein has received more than 50 national and international awards. In 2005, Dr. Hussein was awarded a Gold Medal for the project “Production of Carbon Nanotubes and Hydrogen” at the 33rd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products held in Geneva, Switzerland. In the same exhibition, he received a special prize in the field of carbon nanotubes from The Technical Culture-Croatia. For his current research interest, Dr. Hussein was awarded a Gold Medal and “The World Invention Award” for the project entitled “Development of New Synthetic Composite for Injectable Bone Replacement Material” at the British Inventors Society, The 9th British Invention Show 13 – 16th October 2009 in Alexandra Palace, London. Recently, Dr. Hussein was also awarded a Gold Medal for the project entitled “Synthesis of Novel 3D Scaffold for Human Skin Cells Cultivation: An Advance in Skin Trade” at the British Inventors Society, The 11th British Invention Show/ 19 – 22nd October 2011 in Old Spitalfields Market E1. Dr. Hussein has established a vivid international research group that now focuses on injectable bone replacement materials. Currently, he is an editor for 10 international journals and nominated as Guest Editor for two international journals. He is also grant assessor and reviews articles for 24 different journals.

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His research interest includes bone replacement materials especially calcium phosphate cements with nanomaterials.

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Hosam A Elbaz

Hosam A Elbaz
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
West Virginia University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Hosam A. Elbaz has received his PhD in West Virginia University during the period of 2007 -2011. Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral fellow at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is serving as an editorial member of Journal of Bioengineering and BiomedicalSciences and Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology. He is a member of American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Chemical Society (ACS), Egyptian General Syndicate of Pharmacists, and Golden Key International Honor Society.

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Research Interest :

Cancer Therapeutics
Carcinogenesis
Cell Cycle and Checkpoint Regulation
Apoptosis
Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
Targeted Drug Delivery
Therapeutic Gene Delivery
Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Narayan Bhattarai

Narayan Bhattarai
Department of Bioengineering
North Carolina A&T State Univeristy
Greensboro
USA

Biography :

Dr. Narayan Bhattarai has received his PhD in Chonbuk National University during the period of 1997-2003. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in North Carolina A&T State University. He is serving as an editorial member of reputed Central European Journal of Engineering journal. He is a member of Society of Biomaterials (SFB), Material Research Society (MRS), Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), Korean polymer society, Korean society of biomaterials, and Chemical society of Nepal. He has honored as Nominated for Burroughs Welcome Fund Award (University of Washington’s candidate, 2007), Elsevier Most Cited Paper Award (Journal of controlled Release, 2005), Graduate Teaching Assistantship (2001-2002), Graduate Student Fellowship (1994-1996) and Undergraduate Best Student Fellowship (1992-1994).

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Research Interest :

Multifunctional nanocarriers for drug delivery and imaging; biocompatible & functional polymers to conjugate therapeutic agents; synthesis, modification and processing of natural and synthetic polymers; stimuli responsive hydrogels, nanostructured scaffolds for tissue regeneration; ceramic and metallic implants; physico- & bio-chemical properties of tissue engineering scaffolds.

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Bhosale PN

Bhosale PN
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Shivaji University
Kolhapur
INDIA

Biography :

1. Aug 1982 to 1985 = Dept. of Physics = DNES Research Assistant = Research
2. 14th Aug 1985 to 19th April 1994 = Lecturer Kisan Veer Mahavidyalaya Wai, Dist. Satara = Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry = Teaching
3. 20th April 1994 to Aug. 1996 = Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur = Lecturer in Senior Scale = Teaching and Research
4. Aug. 1996 to 30th June 2004 = Department of Chemistry, SUK = Reader = Teaching and Research
5. 01 July 2004 onwards = Department of Chemistry, SUK = Professor = Teaching and Research

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Research Interest :

Solid State Chemistry & Materials Science, Electrochemical Energy conversion through ECPV Cells, Smart Materials, Photocatalysis, Thin Film Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Thin Film.

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Subbiah Poopathi
Deputy Director
Vector Control Research Centre 
New Delhi
India

 

Biography :

Dr. Subbiah Poopathi was awarded several honours and endowments for the academic distinction through out the career. A prestigious “Sri. Madana Ramamoorthy Memorial Gold Medal” was awarded for distinction in the subject of Zoology. Several grants and fellowships were received from various agencies including ICMR, DBT and DST etc., other than Young Scientists Award: 2001-2002. ICMR Best Scientist award was received recently from Union home minister of health & family welfare, Government of India. He has been working in the field of biomedical research for more than 20 years and has contributed extensively to the field of biological control of mosquito vectors, resistance and its management. His work on deltamethrin impregnated hessian curtains for protection against mosquitoes was the pioneer work in South India. He has innovated a new technique to study the molecular mode of action of bacterial toxins in mosquito vectors where preceding methods had cumbersome on the process. He has made outstanding contributions in the field of recycling of biological waste materials from the environment for the production of bio-pesticides in mosquito control. Invention on the bird feather based bio-pesticides, a process for attracting and killing the mosquitoes from bacterial filtrates are the other contributions. His contribution in these fields has led to his nomination in the editorial board, reviewers, examiners etc. More than fifty scientific papers in national and international journals and chapters in book were published with the credit of all first authorship in the record. He has got three patents.

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Research Interest :

Insect-plant Interactions: Nutritional ecology of insects. Histo-pathological changes in mosquitoes by intoxication of bio-larvicides.

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Ahsanulhaq Qurashi

Ahsanulhaq Qurashi
Associate Professor
CENT/Chemistry Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Saudi Arabia

Biography :

PhD title “ Selective Pattern Growth of ZnO Nanostructures And Device Applications” School of Chemical Engineering Chonbuk National University South Korea (from 2004 2008 Feb.).
MSc. in Chemistry (July 2002 to July 2004), University of Pune, 411030, INDIA.
1. Member of Royal Society of Chemistry Since July 2010
2. Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering (KICHE) 2005-2008
3. Electrochemical Society Japan 2009

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1. Growth and Patterning of Zero and one- and Two dimensional Metal chalcogenide Nanostructures for renewable energy applications.
2. Functionalization of Nanostructures for bio and chemical and gas sensing and energy conversion applications
3. Fabrication of Micro and nanoscale gas sensors biosensors and chemical sensors

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Shivanand P Puthli

Shivanand P Puthli
Panacea Biotec Limited
New Delhi
India
 

Biography :

He earned his Ph.D. from University of Mumbai (India) and Post-doctorate from Kyoto Pharmaceutical University (Japan). He has published and presented several original research papers, articles and abstracts in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He has conceptualized innovative drug delivery platform technologies and is an inventor in number of patents. He is an invited speaker at international scientific meetings and conferences. He serves as reviewer for more than 30 scientific international journals and is on Editorial/Advisory board of various journals.

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Research Interest :

Pharmaceutics, Drug delivery, Pharmaceutical technology, Pharmacokinetics, Biopharmaceutics and Regulatory affairs.

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Nicola Pugno

Nicola Pugno
Professor
Department of Structural Engineering and Geotechnics
Politecnico di Torino
Italy

Biography :

Prof. Nicola Pugno he is recognised internationally as a leading expert in the important field of Structural Mechanics and the Strength of Materials. I met him in Torino in 2004 where we had a detailed discussion on various key aspects of these topics that interested me, particularly the mechanical strength of nanotube bundles. Recently in 2007, he visited my laboratory here in the US to develop ideas further. He has already greatly advanced our basic understanding of fundamental mechanical and dynamic issues in the context of the strength of cables composed of macroscopic nanotubes bundles. In fact his work was picked out by Nature as a highly prestigious “Highlight” indicating the high level of international recognition that his present research work is achieving.
His recent study on the feasibility of a “Spiderman” suit, which at first sight might seem a somewhat fanciful project, is in fact an interesting study of the importance of his work to the development of new materials exhibiting advanced properties. This work was highlighted by the New Scientist as well as by television, radio and daily newspapers (e.g. the Time, BBC, etc.), underlining the fact that he is not only working in a leading area of 21st Century materials, but also one importantly that members of the general public can relate to and find relevant to them.
Prof. Pugno’s overall scientific output is outstanding. In ten years he has produced ca 130 original publications (also as a single author) in leading international journals (e.g. Nature Materials, etc.), and his scientific activity is increasing rapidly in quality and quantity.

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He is an expert in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and an internationally recognised leader scientist in the field of Nanomechanics. Prof. Pugno is now recognized worldwide for his studies on bio-inspired multifunctional nanomaterials and his achievements have already impacted on several Italian companies, in particular in helping to develop next-generation products, e.g. self-cleaning materials.
 

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Suresh Valiyaveettil

Suresh Valiyaveettil
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Biography :

BSc and MSc Chemistry, Calicut University, India; Ph.D. University of Victoria, BC Canada; Postdoc @ Max-Planck Institute Mainz, Germany, Cornell University, New York, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biomineralization & Biomaterials
Environmental pollution and remedies
Molecular materials for sensors and ion transport membranes
Molecular recognition and Supramolecular chemistry
Nanomaterials and Nanotoxicology
Surface active materials
Synthesis of small molecules and polymers
Water purification

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Abdollah Dehzangi

Abdollah Dehzangi
Department of Psychiatry
University of Iowa
USA

Biography :

Abdollah Dehzangi received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering-Hardware from Shiraz University, Iran in 2007, the Master degree in the area of bioinformatics from Multi Media University (MMU), Cyberjaya, Malaysia in 2011, and the Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics and computational biology from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in 2014. He has also worked as a researcher in National ICT Australia (NICTA) from 2011 until 2014 and as a research assistant at Griffith University from 2014 until 2015. He is currently working as a postdoctral research scholar in Medical Research Centre (MRC) at University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA. His research interests include Bioinformatics, protein fold and structural class prediction problems, Gene Expression and Genome Variant, eQTL, Genomics, Protein structure and function prediction problems, Data mining, Statistical learning theory, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning.

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Research Interest :

Bioinformatics, protein fold and structural class prediction problems, Gene Expression and Genome Variant, eQTL, Genomics, Protein structure and function prediction problems, Data mining, Statistical learning theory, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning

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Bo-Hyun Kim

Bo-Hyun Kim
Research Assistance Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Korea University
Korea

Biography :

Research Assistance Professor: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, Korea (2011-present),Research Associate: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA (2009~2011)“Biophysics of protein misfolding and protein-protein interactions”,Research Associate: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA (2008) “Biophysics of self-assembled silk-elastin like protein Polymer”, Postdoctoral Research fellow: National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neuronal Disorder and Strokes, Bethesda, MD, USA ( 2007),“Development of multi-electrode microarray system for the study of neuronal signaling pathway of neural network” Postdoctoral Research Associate: Electrical Engineering Department, ASU, USA (2006), “Application of conducting polymer nano-junctions for electro-biochemical sensors” Postdoctoral Research Associate: Biomedical Engineering school, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (2005),“The application of nano sized conducting polymers for glucose and DNA sensors”

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Research Interest :

1. Characterization of electrical, magnetic and optical properties of low dimensional nanomaterials

2. Nano-bio electronics and optics with nanomaterials combined with proteins, dyes and conductive polymers

3. Bioimaging and drug delivery using 2D nanomaterials

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Huanyu Dou

Huanyu Dou
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Texas tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
USA
 

Biography :

I was trained in neuroscience, neuroimmunology, immunology and nanomedicine and have combined these disciplines to lay a foundation for experimental studies into neuroimmunopharmacology, nanobiology and targeted brain delivery. The significance of my research lies in macrophage-targeted therapy for anti-viral and anti-cancer treatment. I developed RVG-nanocomplexes, as cell-based targeting for brain tumor targeting delivery to treat glioma. Importantly, tumor-associated macrophages and microglia (TAMs) have an extraordinary ability to home in on diseased brain sites as the targets, which provide an ideal therapeutic strategy by targeted delivery RVG-nanocomplexes to brain tumor. My current research is focused on the brain specific targeted delivery and cell-based therapies for brain tumor. My laboratory is applying basic biological techniques (in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo) and nanotechnology to study newly emerging principles of cytokine and immune cells manipulating neuropathogenesis and ligand-nanoparticle conjungations for cell delivery platforms, especially for treatment of glioma. The proposed researches use RVG-nanocomplexe for glioma chemotherapy to better understanding on how the physicochemical properties to RVG-nanocomplexes can be optimized to maximize the dual benefits of a delivery vehicle across BBB and a specific glioma targeting tools. At present, I am studying the roles of conjugating RVG to core-shell structure of nanocomplexes for BBB-penetrating and gliomaassociated macrophages/microglia specific targeting will allow new chemotherapeutic strategy to be developed, therefore providing RVG-nanocomplexes brain tumor targeting delivery for anti-glioma chemotherapy. Based on macrophage affinity nanocomplexes as toxic therapeutics vehicle and RVG-AChR specific binding for brain targeting across BBB, optimizing RVG-nanocomplex and utilizing particle size will achieve for the specific brain tumor targeting and elimination neuronal cell uptake. To study and complete the proposed researches will have better view and direction on how to bring our innovative delivery platform and technology to clinic application in order to achieve our long-term goal of effectively treating glioma patients.

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Medicine, Neuroanatomy, Neurosciences, Neurovirology, nanomedicine

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Claudio Nastruzzi

Claudio Nastruzzi
Associate Professor
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
University of Ferrara
Italy

Biography :

Claudio Nastruzzi was born in Ferrara on March 29, 1958. 1983 - Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Ferrara, Department of Pharmaceutical Science. 1983-1984 - Fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science of University of Ferrara, working on natural compound synthesis (prostaglandins and leukotriens) and characterization of isosazolic and isosazolinic nuclei reactivity. 1988 - Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science, with a dissertation on the syntesis, antitumor and antimetastatic activity of aromatic polyamidines. 1988-1990 - Post-doctoral position at the Institute for Polymers of the Eidgenissische Technische Hochschule, (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) (ETH), Zürich in the group of Prof. P.L. Luisi. 1990-1991 - Post-doctoral position at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Ferrara, having as main topic the production and characterization of liposomes especially designed for retinoids delivery. Biophysical studies and activity on in vitro cultured cell lines. 1991-1998 - Researcher position at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Ferrara, investigating the production of microspheres, liposomes and microemulsions for the controlled delivery of biological response modifiers. 1998-2009 - Associated Professor at the Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologia del Farmaco, of the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy. 2009-2012 - Associated Professor at the Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, of the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. 2012-Present - Associated Professor at the Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biotecnologie, of the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

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In 2002, Claudio Nastruzzi started the activity of the Laboratory of Biomaterials & Encapsulation (BEL). The main goal of the Laboratory is an integrative concept of research and teaching in the fields of biomaterials, bioencapsulation, drug formulation and drug delivery. Currently are under investigation different formulations including, inorganic matrixes, liposomes, lipospheres, microparticles, nanocapsules, microemulsions and polymeric films. For the development of such delivery systems we are in close cooperation with other groups in the basic, engineering, medical sciences and pharmaceutical industry. Another important field of study of BEL is represented by cell encapsulation and transplantation using natural, synthetic and engineerized polymers. The research group focuses on the development of biomaterials and delivery systems for drugs, biological response modifiers, biotech products and cosmetics. Production and characterization of particulate delivery systems is investigated, including liposomes and microspheres for gene therapy. In particular, new formulations, have been designed and produced for Natural and Peptide (PNA) Nucleic Acids, based on cationic polymeric sub-micron particles constituted by Eudragit RS 100 plus different cationic surfactants such as dioctadecyl-dimethyl-ammonium bromide (DDAB18) and diisobutylphenoxyethyl dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (DEBDA). Moreover, the design and production of advanced cosmetic formulations has been accomplished, based on liquid crystals, microparticles in association with hydrophilic polymers and polymeric surfactants. The laboratory has also expertise in tissue engineering and cell encapsulation protocols (pancreatic islets, Sertoli cells, osteoblasts, etc.) and biocompatibility tests for the validation of biomaterials. The rapid prototyping section focuses on the design and development of small laboratory equipments for biotech applications and microencapsulation protocols. Finally, the laboratory know-how has expanded to the design, production and use of microfluidic chip for the production of nanoparticles and microparticles. Claudio Nastruzzi has published more than 180 papers (see attached list from ISI Web of knowledge) and presented more than 130 contributions to national and international conferences.  

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Pavan Balabathula

Pavan Balabathula
Sr. Research Specialist
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Memphis
USA

Biography :

Dr. Pavan Balabathula is the Sr. Research Specialist at Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at UTHSC. He has more than seven years of experience in research, training and manufacturing of sterile dosage forms. He conducts research and analytical studies for development of novel drug products including nanomedicines according to federal guidelines which includes pre-formulation studies and formulation development of sterile dosage forms for new chemical entities for pre-clinical and Phase I studies. He trains professionals from pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agencies in the Comprehensive Industrial Course in the Preparation of Parenteral Products. The scientific and engineering training of Pavan in the areas of nanomedicine and analytical methodology product development have enabled him to perform and publish in wide range of high impact scientific international journals. In addition his fascinating research endeavors have been commercially very important and resulted in a U.S. patent application. Apart from publications and intellectual property Pavan’s scientific credibility enables him to serve as editorial board member and reviewer for international journals.

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Formulation development of nanotechnology drug delivery systems including iron oxide nanopartilces, liposomes, micelles, and solid lipid nanoparticles, both targeted and non-targeted for treating life threatening cancer and infectious diseases. Analytical method development and validation

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M.Joyce Nirmala

M.Joyce Nirmala
Young Scientist (DST-SERB)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
India

Biography :

Dr. M. Joyce Nirmala PhD is a Young Scientist, Department of Science and Technology-Science and Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB), Government of India. Her current host Institution is the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). She obtained her PhD in Nanobiotechnology from the Centre for Nanobiotechnology (CNBT), VIT University in 2015. She twice received the Research Scholar Award from Vellore Institute of Technology with the highest cash prize for the year 2012 and 2013. This was to honor her maximum number of research publications in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. During her doctoral degree, she published thirty one research articles in reputed peer reviewed International Journals with a cumulative impact factor of 33.81 (total citations=72 as per RG). She worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant (TRA) in the School of Biosciences and Technology (SBST), VIT University (2010-2014). She completed her post graduation (M. Sc) in Biotechnology from VIT University in 2009. Dr. M. Joyce Nirmala did her Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT) in Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) (2000-2003), followed by one year of internship in 2004. She also completed her two years of bond period in the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Clinical Pathology of CMCH, Vellore. She also obtained her Honors Diploma in Computer Applications (2004). She worked on a research Project titled “Anti microbial use and resistance of E. Coli in pregnant women in India” (AMUREC) in the Department of Microbiology, CMCH in collaboration with WHO, Geneva (2005). She also worked on another research project entitled “Pharmacological and biochemical studies of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist in combination with phosphatidic acid” in the Department of Pharmacology, CMCH (2009). She is a Life Member at Innovare Academics Sciences Group. She is nominated as the Editorial Board Member for the “Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology” (OMICS) and “International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research”. She is a regular reviewer of many other International Journals of high repute. She gave an invited talk at TM’s 1st World Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology Online Conference, Target Meeting, TX, USA. She participated in many National and International Conferences.

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Nanobiomedicine and Nanopharmaceutics
Novel drug delivery systems
Antibiotic drug resistance
Drug pre-formulations and kinetics
Nano-bio interaction studies
Nano-toxicity and cancer medicine

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Onkar S. Vaze

Onkar S. Vaze
Formulation Scientist
PTC Therapeutics Inc.,
New Jersey, USA
 

Biography :

Dr.Vaze is a Formulation Scientist at PTC Therapeutics, Inc., New Jersey, USA. He attended Northeastern University, Boston, MA where in 2012 he received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery systems. Doctoral dissertation involved development of a lipid-based delivery system for a small molecule drug, using pharmaceutical nanocarriers to specifically target and inhibit cancer cell multiplication in vitro and in vivo and development of a lipid-based system for effective stabilization and enhanced delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNA). Dr.Vaze has co-authored research papers and a book chapter in high impact scientific international peer reviewed journals. He has more than seven years of academic/industrial experience designing, planning, and conducting comprehensive research, analysis, and experimentation to drive the development of new drug formulations. He has experience in preformulation studies, preclinical formulations and formulation development of small and large molecules and has a strong understanding of US-FDA guidelines. He has also served as a reviewer for high impact peer reviewed scientific journals

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• Preformulation, preclinical formulations and Formulation development (small and large molecules like small interfering RNAs)
• Nanocarriers (liposomes, micelles, nanoparticles) • Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
• SMEDDS and SEDDS
• Solid Dosage form: Tablets, capsules, Drug excipient compatibility, Design of experiments, Quality by design
• Pharmaceutical Technologies: Amorphous dispersions, Hot melt extrusion

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