Guest Of Honour




Loganathan Ravisanker

Technology Director

The Dow Chemical Company, Singapore

Logan Ravisanker is the R&D Director for the Dow Chemical Company in South East Asia region and he is responsible for driving collaborative innovation with customers and various Dow businesses in the region by leveraging technology capabilities within global Dow. Logan has been in this role since Sept. 2016 and he is currently based in Singapore. Logan also works closely with the Geography leaders with in the region and various stake holders in the value chain of the strategic segments in driving long term growth in line with the regional growth strategy plan. He led the RND integration for Dow Corning and DuPont in the region.


Earlier, Logan Ravisanker was the R&D leader for the Construction Chemicals business in Asia Pacific region and he was based in Shanghai, P.R. China. In this role, Logan was supporting business growth in the geography through innovation, application development and customer engagement. He led the regional technology group in establishing a new flooring and sports technology platform under the brand name ECOGROUNDTM that won the 2017 RND 100 award for Green Technologies. Logan started his career in Dow with the Building Solutions business in 2008 and led the efforts of 5 new differentiated Building Envelop System Solutions launch for China market.


Logan Ravisanker started his career in GE Consumer & Industrial – Tech Mahindra joint Technology Center as a product development engineer and played various other roles between 1997 and 2008 including his 5 years tenure in GE’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky where he worked with research team and launched various refrigeration sub-systems and components for new models to meet the 2001 Energy Efficiency Mandate in North America. Logan then moved to China in 2003 to establish a new technology organization to support regional growth. He built a high performing organization of 50+ research engineers from scratch.


Log earned a degree in Science from Madras University in 1993 and a degree in engineering from Anna University in 1997.

Keynote Speaker




Jani Kotakoski

Associate Professor

University of Vienna, Austria

(Assoc.Prof.) on Experimental complex nanoscale matter/Condensed matter physics at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna

Dr LU Li

Professor

National University of Singapore, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. LU Li is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National University of Singapore. His research interests include ferroelectric, energy storage and nanostructural materials, and thin film deposition. He is Editor-in-Chief of Functional Materials Letters, and Editor of Materials Technology - Advanced Functional Materials

Prof. Yutaka Ohno

Assistant Professor

EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University

He recieved the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation investigated resonant-tunneling phenomena and the optoelectronic-functional devices in 2-D and 0-D semiconductors heterostructures.

He worked for one year as a Research Scientist of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science when he was a graduate student. He became a research associate in 2000, an assistant professor in 2002, an associate professor in 2008 of the Department of Quantum Engineering, a professor of EcoTopia Science Institute in 2015, Nagoya University. He was also a Research Scientist of Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to 2007, a visiting professor of Aalto University, Finland from 2012 to 2013, and a visiting professor of Kyoto University in 2015.

He worked for one year as a Research Scientist of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science when he was a graduate student. He became a research associate in 2000, an assistant professor in 2002, an associate professor in 2008 of the Department of Quantum Engineering, a professor of EcoTopia Science Institute in 2015, Nagoya University. He was also a Research Scientist of Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to 2007, a visiting professor of Aalto University, Finland from 2012 to 2013, and a visiting professor of Kyoto University in 2015.

He worked on GaN-HEMT devices from 2000 to 2004. Currently, he is involved in the explorations of electron transport and optical dynamics in carbon nanotubes, and fabrication and characterization of carbon nanotube FETs and optoelectronic devices.

He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, the Fullerenes and Nanotubes Research Society, and American Chemical Society.

William B. Haskell

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, National University of Singapore

William B. Haskell is assistant professor in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NUS. He earned his PhD in Operations Research from the University of California in 2011. His work emphasises three themes: risk-aware optimisation, sequential decision making, and data-driven decision making.

Prof. (Dr.) H.M Duong

Professor

National University of Singapore

Dr. H.M Duong is an Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and reviewer of several ElSEVIER journal.. Before joining NUS he was a research fellow at University of Cambridge, UK. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Melbourne, Australia and trained as a Postdoctoral Associate in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

His research interest includes a number of emerging fields such as carbon- based nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and their aerogels) and their applications for aerospace structures and energy devices, manufacturing process simulations and thermal transport phenomena in small-scale and/or biological systems. The focus of my research is on the science and applications of carbon -based nanomaterials as well as obtaining a fundamental understanding of heat conduction of CNT arrays and CNT-dispersed nanomaterials with industrial interest through experimental and computational studies.

Lerwen LIU, Phd

Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Managing Director of NanoGlobe Pte Ltd

Founding Secretary of Asia Nano Forum

Visiting Professor, King Mongut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

Editor in Chief - Current Nanomaterials (Bentham Science Publishers), Technologies (MDPI, Switzerland), SOJ Materials Science & Engineering (Symbiosis, USA), SciFed Nanotech Research Letters (India)

Honorary Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Advances in Engineering (India) Associate Editor: Journal "Recent Patents on Materials Science

Dr Lerwen Liu is an advocate and educator of sustainability. She is one of the most connected persons especially in the field of nanotechnology with expertise ranging from policy, R&D, business development, investment and education. Since 1999 she has provided strategic services to government agencies, R & D institutions and industries around the world through insightful reports covering policy, technology & capability assessments and commercialization & investment strategy. In addition to her business development services for research institutes and start-ups transferring their innovations to customers around the world, Dr Liu provides strategic advisory services to government and investment bodies in developing ecosystem framework for new industry enabled economic development. Since 2014, she created and taught an interdisciplinary program focusing innovation and entrepreneurship for sustainability at NUS, HKUST, KMUTT and other education institutions.

She founded and co-founded a number of companies covering industries ranging from advanced manufacturing, waste water treatment, marine, space to investment. She is the founding secretary of the Asia Nano Forum connecting 16 economies in the Asia Pacific region and beyond fostering collaborations among its members (leading government and R&D institutions) in Nanotechnology strategic policy, standardization, nanosafety, R&D, infrastructure sharing, education and commercialization.

She is a frequent invited speaker at and organizer/moderator of various international conferences/workshops, high level summit meetings, and strategic industry round tables interacting with stakeholders from government, science & engineering, arts & social science, business and the public.

She is an Australian citizen and currently based in Singapore

Dr. Jagdish Chand Bansal

Assistant Professor at South Asian University New Delhi.

Dr. Jagdish Chand Bansal is an Assistant Professor at South Asian University New Delhi. Dr. Bansal has obtained his PhD in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee.Before joining SAU New Delhi he has worked as an Assistant Professor at ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior and BITS Pilani. He is the editor in chief of “International Journal of Swarm Intelligence (IJSI)” published by Inderscience. He has edited 9 special issues of various international journals published by Elsevier, Springer and Inderscience. He is also one of the organizers of annual conference series SocProS. He is the general secretary of Soft Computing Research Society. His Primary area of interest is Nature Inspired Optimization Techniques. Recently, he proposed a fission-fusion social structure based optimization algorithm, Spider Monkey Optimization (SMO), which is being applied to various problems from engineering domain. He has published 51 research papers in various international journals/conferences. He has supervised two Ph.D. thesis from ABV-IIITM Gwalior and 3 are in progress from SAU New Delhi. He has received Young Scientist Award 2009 from Gwalior Academy of Mathematical Sciences. He has also received Gold Medal at UG and PG level.

Dr. Sanjeev Bansal

Dean – FMS & Director- Amity Business School

Dr. Sanjeev Bansal is Dean FMS & Director of Amity Business School, Amity University Uttar Pradesh. Under his leadership ABS has scaled heights and has been ranked in the top ten Business Schools of India in four successive years. It also has been conferred with many prestigious awards including “Palmer Award” by Wharton.

An admired academician, his doctoral work is an exemplary study in the area of Decision Sciences from Delhi.

n an acclaimed career span of about 28 years in teaching, research and consultancy, he has been invited to be a part of several prestigious academic / professional bodies and in his advisory capacity, has steered them to success.

He is an avid researcher and has more than 125 research papers in prestigious journals to his credit. He has authored twenty two international books which have been exceptionally well received. He has guided several research scholars to produce works of immense educational impact.

Apart from his areas of specialization, he also likes to explore and research the vistas of spirituality, management and quality of work life.

A team leader who leads by example, he is respected for his humble demeanor and visionary administrative skills. He has spear-headed numerous initiatives in the interest of his students who are very close to his heart. With the help of his exceptional people skills he has created a network of the corporate, alumni, students and faculty members to work in synergy to take Amity Business School to unprecedented heights.

A team leader who leads by example, he is respected for his humble demeanor and visionary administrative skills. He has spear-headed numerous initiatives in the interest of his students who are very close to his heart. With the help of his exceptional people skills he has created a network of the corporate, alumni, students and faculty members to work in synergy to take Amity Business School to unprecedented heights.

During his distinguished career he has had many accomplishments and is hailed as an institution builder, a loved teacher and an ardent researcher.

DR. Teena Bagga

Professor, Amity University

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Digital India Programme has its own challenges like 1) Improving Digital Infrastructure (Telecom & IT Infrastructure) in rural area , 2) Digital literacy in rural areas, 3) Controlling security threats like cyber crimes , frauds etc , 4) Encouraging corporate houses to participate actively & finance digital India programme 5) Simplifying regulatory guidelines & policies, building & strengthening framework on cyber security , IOT ,M2M etc .

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