Keynote Speakers.

Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair is the leading materials science researcher at the National University of Singapore, NUS. He is among the top four researchers of NUS and among the top six researchers of Singapore. He is the Director of Center for Nanotechnology & Sustainability, and Circular Economy Taskforce Chair. He regarded as the guru of electrospinning & nanofiber applications. His Google Scholar lists over 125,000 citations, 162 h index, and over 1040 i10 index. He named among the World’s Most Influential Minds (Thomson Reuters); and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in materials science and cross-field categories (Clarivate Analytics; ORCID/0000-0001-8479-8686). Microsoft Academic ranked him among the top 50 authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide in terms of publications, citations, h-index and saliency. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; and American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer NATURE journal Materials Circular Economy. He is a member of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee of Singapore Institute of Directors (www.sid.org.sg). He is a member of UNESCO’s Global Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 2030 Agenda (EGU2030). He is advancing intelligent materials and low-carbon. He is an Associate Editor of Advanced Fiber Materials journal and eScience journal. He is an organizer of MRS Materials Circular Economy symposium. European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said, “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all” in his foreword for the Springer Nature book on Circular Economy (ISBN: 978-981-15-8509-8).

Professor Aleksandr N. Pavlenko
Head of the Laboratory of Low-Temperature Thermophysics. Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Aleksandr Pavlenko is Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, a Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics (Novosibirsk, Russia). In 1981 he graduated from the Physics Department of Novosibirsk State University. From 1981 to 1996 he worked as a junior research associate, research associate, senior researcher at the Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS. From 1996 to the present, he is the Head of Laboratory of Low-Temperature Thermophysics at the Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS. In 1990, he defended Candidate 's Thesis "Crisis of heat transfer at non-stationary heat release and dynamics of boiling modes change in the large volume of cryogenic liquid” (PhD), and in 2001 - the Doctor's Thesis "Transfer processes at boiling and evaporation".
He is the author and co-author of more than 400 research works and two monographs. Since 1995 Prof. A. Pavlenko has led research for over $12M in research grants from government and industry sources. In terms of application main practical achievements of A. Pavlenko are bound with the simulation of hydrodynamic and mass transfer processes in the cryogenic packed columns, development of the methods increasing mixture separation efficiency, investigation of heat transfer intensification methods in compact plate and fin heat exchangers. For successful and fruitful cooperation with the largest company of cryogenic machine building he was awarded with four Certificates of Recognition ("Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.”, USA, 2002, 2009). A. Pavlenko is a Scientific Coordinator of the Integration projects of SB RAS, the Supervisor of a number of grants of the Russian Science Foundation, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, working also in cooperation with foreign scientists (Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer, RWTH Aachen University (Germany, 2003-2005); School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin (China, 2013-2018); National Engineering Research Centre of Distillation Technology, Tianjin (2013-2018); Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin (China, 2013-2018), executing officer for the project of the Federal Goal-Oriented Program (FGP) of the Ministry of Education and Science of RF; under his supervision a significant part of research works are being carried out in accordance with the contract with "Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.” (USA, 1992-2020), “BASF SE” (Germany, 2011-2013). Prof. A. Pavlenko is the laureate of the prize of academician S.S. Kutateladze (1998), awarded with Honorary diploma (1999) and the Gratitude (2007) of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary diploma of the Presidium of SB RAS (2009), Honorary diplomas of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk (2009, 2013), Certificate of honour of the Governor of the Novosibirsk region (2019, 2020), International A.V. Lykov award (2020).

Dr. Qiang Xu, University of Huddersfield, UK (Keynote Speaker in MMSE 2013-2016)

Title: Modelling of Creep Rupture

Dr Xu has been Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering at the School of Computing and Engineering, since June 2013 to present. Previously, Dr Xu was Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering at Teesside University from 2006 to 2013. Prior to that he has worked as post-doctoral researcher at UMIST (University of Manchester, Institutive of Science and Technology, UK) on computational creep damage mechanics and Huddersfield on design and machine accuracy improvement. He is a specialist in computational creep damage mechanics, particularly in creep damage constitutive equations, and computational modelling. So far, as the main supervisor, Dr Xu has supervised successfully eight PhD research projects and completed over 15 consultancy and evaluation of grant applications. Dr Xu was Visiting Professor at the Northwest Polytechnic University, China from 2007 to 2012 and served as Overseas Expert at the China Science and Technology Development Centre, Education Ministry, China, in June 2011, for its on-line science and technology journal. He has served a number of conferences as committee members and has been invited to give a number of Keynote presentations in Japan, UK, Portugal, beyond this conference.

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