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Prof. (Dr.) H.M Duong

Assistant Professor,

National University of Singapore

Dr. H.M Duong is an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS). 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.

Title-Mass Production and Applications of Cellulose Aerogels from Environmental Waste and Carbon NanotubeAerogels

Abstract

Also a more facile, cost effective, much less time-consuming fabrication method of cellulose aerogels from environmental wastes is innovated for oil spill cleaning and heat insulation applications. The process takes only few days and uses much less non-toxic chemicals such as recycled cellulose fibers from environmental waste, water and Kymene as a cross-linker. The MTMS-coated cellulose aerogels can absorb oil excluding water 4 times larger than that of the best commercial sorbents and can be squeezed to recover over 99% of absorbed crude oil. Thermal conductivities of the cellulose aerogels are very low, 0.034 - 0.037 W/m.K. And 1.5 cm thick and 1.0wt.% cellulose aerogels wrapped on the water canteen gives the most ideal temperature trend with the lowest gradient rise and lowest final temperature of 3.5oC.

A direct and scalable floating catalyst method to fabricate the self-supporting carbon nanotube (CNT) aerogels at higher deposition rates is developed successfully. The whole fabrication process takes only about 1-2 hours and can produce meter-long CNT aerogels continuously without using freeze drying and supercritical drying processes. The density of the aerogels ranges from 0.55 to 32 mg/cm3 with high porosity (>98%) and surface area of up to 170 m2/g. The CNT aerogels are not brittle, easy on handling and even the lightest ones can withstand a weight of ~150 times higher than their own (~15000 times higher than its density) without collapsing. The thermal and electrical conductivities are better than those reported for the CNT and graphene aerogels using the freeze-drying and critical point-drying methods.


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Prof (Steve) Cuong Dang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering College of Engineering Luminous! Centre of Excellence for Semiconductor Lighting and Displays,
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Photonics Institute (TPI)

Dr. Cuong Dang received his Ph.D. in Physics and M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brown University, RI, USA in 2010. He received his M.Sc. in Physics from Brown University in 2006 and his B. Sc. in Physics from Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. He was awarded Vietnam Education Fellowship (VEF) in 2004, and VEF professional development grant in 2009. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate, a senior research associate, and a manager of the Nano-Photonics laboratory at Brown University before joining LUMINOUS! Centre of Excellence for Semiconductor Lighting and Displays, the School of EEE, NTU as a senior research fellow. In September 2014, he was assigned as an Assistant Professor at the school of EEE, NTU.


Dr. Dang’s research on nanophotonics and nanomaterials, as well as their applications in sensors, photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes and lasers has been published and highlighted in top international journals including Nature Photonics and Nature Nanotechnology. His research and development with QD Vision Inc., Lexington, MA, USA was recognized with the first quantum dot product for solid state lighting: “Quantum LightTM Optic.” Then it has been further developed as “Color-IQ,” the world’s first high-volume Quantum Dot product for LCD Televisions. Sony’s BRAVIA 4K 65-inch Televisions that use QD Vision's Color IQ have been named Best of Show Product at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 with their colour enhancement.

Abstract - Colloidal semiconductor nanomaterials and their optoelectronic devices

Colloidal semiconductor nanomaterials are unique material class that possesses wide bandgap tune-ability of quantum structures, stability of inorganic compounds and low-cost, flexible manufacture of solution processing techniques. Disruptive colloidal quantum dot (QD) technology has found the way from the lab curiosities to the consumer electronic products in shopping centres. In this talk, we will discuss the current state of the art and the future of QD light emitting devices covering all the intensity levels from quantum light emitters, light emitting diodes (LED) to lasers. At the single particle levels, QDs are artificial atoms and emitting single photons on demand, such long-sought quantum sources are important for quantum technologies and quantum securities. Ensemble nanocrystal films can be processed as active layers following the flexible organic LED architectures to be quantum dot LEDs (QLED) with the stability advantages of inorganic active materials. Because of huge advantages in lighting and display technologies, QLEDs are actively investigated in both academia and industry. Finally, the most advanced light emitting devices (i.e. lasers) are now can be enabled by the most cost-effective technology (i.e. colloidal process) thanks to semiconductor nanocrystals. Unlike current semiconductor lasers which require at least three different technologies and materials to cover the red, green and blue colour, recent breakthroughs in the nanocrystal lasers have promised “long sought” full-colour single-material lasers.


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Dr PARK Sung-Yong

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore

Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS). He directs the Optofluidic and Energy Systems (OFES) Laboratory where his research group not only investigating fundamentals of small-scale fluidic and interfacial phenomena, particularly interacted with photonics, but also developing novel micro/nano systems for energy/water/bio applications. Before joining NUS, he was a research scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly known as Rockwell Science Center) where he led several cutting-edge R&D projects funded by ARPA-E, NASA, and Rockwell Automation. He received his Ph.D. degree (adviser: Prof. Eric P.Y. Chiou) from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010 and was further trained as a post-doctoral researcher in the Optofluidic Systems Laboratory at UCLA.

His research interests include micro/optofluidics, energy harvesting systems, biophotonics, micro-scale thermal management, and Lab on a chip. He was awarded the 2010 Harry M. Showman Prize, which was given to the very only outstanding graduate student who has the best academic and research achievements from the Class of 2010 graduates in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA. He was also the recipient of the Graduate Student Researcher Scholarship from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA in 2006.

Abstract Title– Electro wetting-driven liquid prisms for optics and solar applications

Abstract

Liquid handling and actuation by means of controlling surface tension has proven to have many advantages in small-scale applications due to the surface tension force dominance over body forces. In 1875, Lippmann first explored the phenomenon of the surface tension modulated with an electric field, which is called an electro wetting effect. When an electric potential is applied between a liquid and a solid electrode, the charge redistribution modifies the surface tension at the liquid−solid interface where the like-charge repulsion decreases the work by expanding the surface area. Due to the benefits of large forces in micro/meso scales, a fast response time in the range of microseconds, and low-power operation, the electro wetting technology has been used for numerous applications, including lab-on-a-chip, electronic display, thermal management, energy harvesting, and surface science. In this talk, a broad perspective of the electro wetting technology will be presented from materials to its optics and solar applications. A novel high-capacitance dielectric material, called an ion gel, will be first discussed. Not only it offer 2 to 3 orders higher capacitance (c ≈ 10 μF/cm2) than that of conventional dielectrics such as SiO2, but also is simply fabricated by either a spin or dip-coating method. This high-capacitance ion gel dielectric is used for an electro wetting-driven liquid prism to achieve low-voltage and tunable beam steering performance. We further introduce an arrayed form of the liquid prisms for optics and solar applications such as a tunable Fresnel lens and solar indoor lighting.


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Dr Manoj Gupta

Associate Professor,

National University of Singapore

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

Academic Editor: British Journal of Applied Science & Technology (UK)

Editorial Board Member: Metals (Switzerland), Materials Science and Engineering A (USA), Int Journal of Metals (Hindawi), Results in Physics (Elsevier), Journal of Innovative Engineering (India), Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Bentham Science Publishers), International Journal of Aeronautical Science & Aerospace Research (SciDoc, USA), Journal of Basic and Applied Research International (Int Knowledge Press, UK and India), International Journal of Exploration in Eng. & Tech. (India), Cogent Engineering (Taylor & Francis)

Dr. Manoj is an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Irvine, USA, MEng, IISc, Bangalore, India (Gold Medallist). His research interests include Development of Energy Efficient Techniques such as Microwave Processing and Disintegrated Melt Deposition Processing, Development of light weight materials with current focus on magnesium based nano composites and Development of lead free solders with good strength and exceptional ductility.

Abstract Title - An Insight Into Great Promise of Magnesium Technology Towards a Greener Future

Abstract

Magnesium is one of the god’s own element capable of enhancing the health of living organisms and planet earth. Magnesium is one of the most abundant metallic element in universe, planet earth and human body. It is not toxic and a desirable element to be in food chain. Accordingly, recycling of magnesium is not an issue. From engineering perspective, magnesium due to its light weight (~35% lighter than aluminum) can play a significant role in multiple weight-critical engineering sectors, especially transportation sector, where it can assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions significantly. With the cost of magnesium dropping every year, its use in engineering applications is increasing with materials selectors looking for more diverse combinations of properties beyond the ones exhibited by currently available commercial alloys. This has led to the materials scientists to develop new magnesium based materials utilizing the principles of alloying and composite technology. Accordingly, the aim of this presentation will be to provide an insight into the recent work conducted in the area of nano composites, metastable composites and syntactic composites based on magnesium matrix targeting on their unique capabilities.

Keywords: Magnesium; Nano composites; Syntactic composites; Meta stable composites


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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

Abstract Title - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainability

Abstract

The consequence of climate change and unsustainable growth of economic activities threatens the survival of humanity. To address some of these critical challenges, UN launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in January 2016 that will transform the world by 2030. To make education relevant to providing the right mindset, knowledge and skills for students being ready for contributing to a sustainable future, education institutions worldwide need to re-examine the relevance of their existing curriculum and programs. In this talk, I will share my practice in the past 3 years in creating modules and programs related to innovation and entrepreneurship for sustainability at NUS and KMUTT. I make sustainability as a Purpose for innovation and entrepreneurship which includes the following process:

  1. Develop the awareness of sustainability (social, environmental and economic) and identify problems
  2. Analyse the existing solutions to the identified problems and compare the pros and cons
  3. Propose an innovative solutions (adopting technology and business innovation)
  4. Propose an implementation strategy and action plan (including business model, market strategy, milestone and financial plan)
  5. Address the impact of the innovative solutions on sustainability including social, environmental and economic

My unique methodology:

  1. "Tearing Things Apart" by breaking down in the production value chain, analysing the supply chain and stakeholders’ relationships, identifying where and how to innovate from upstream to downstream through solution driven, system thinking/design.
  2. Re-design product/solution with the principle of circular economy minimizing waste and consumption of materials & energy
  3. Convergence Innovation-adopt the integration of disciplines/technologies/expertise and train holistic mind set and multidisciplinary team work skills.

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.


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Prof Tan B C Vincent

NUS, Singapore

Dr. Tan B C Vincent is an Associate Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Ph.D. degree from the Northwestern University. His research interests includes COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS - Multiscale and Molecular Dynamics Simulations and IMPACT MECHANICS - Flexible armour systems, Biomimetic materials.

Abstract Title - Multiscale Modeling of Polymer - Atomistics to Continuum

Abstract

We present an approach to multiscale modeling of polymers whereby atomistic scale domains coexist with continuum-like domains. The atomistic domains faithfully predict severe deformation of polymer chains while the continuum domains allow the computation to scale up the size of the model without incurring excessive computational costs associated with fully atomistic models and without the introduction of spurious forces across the boundary of atomistic and continuum-like domains. The polymer domain is firstly constructed as a tessellation of Amorphous Cells (AC). For regions of small deformation, the number of degrees of freedom is then reduced by computing the displacements of only the vertices of the ACs instead of the atoms within. This is achieved by determining, a priori, the atomistic displacements within such Pseudo Amorphous Cells associated with orthogonal deformation modes of the cell. Simulations of nanoindentation of a polymer substrate using full molecular mechanics computation and our multiscale approach give almost identical prediction of indentation force and the strain contours of the polymer. We further demonstrate the capability of performing adaptive simulations during which domains that were discretized into cells revert to full atomistic domains when their strain attain a predetermined threshold.


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Dr. Jagdish Chand Bansal

Assistant Professor at South Asian University New Delhi.

Abstract Title - Swarm Intelligence: An Intelligent Way of Problem Solving

Abstract :

With the development of advanced technology, computational requirements have become high.Usually, for high computational needs, traditional algorithms become infeasible. In such case,some intelligent way of problem solving is required and swarm intelligence is one of them. Social creatures, like birds, fishes, ants, bees, termites etc, exhibit an intelligent social behavior during the search of food or protecting themselves from predators. This intelligent social behavior is usually, referred as Swarm Intelligence. Researchers have always been fascinated with swarm intelligence and applied this to develop some advanced intelligent algorithms to solve the problems where either traditional approaches fail or infeasible to use. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm (ABC), Bacterial Foraging Optimization (BFO) and Spider Monkey Optimization (SMO) are some of the algorithms based on the principles of swarm intelligence. The talk comprises some basic principles of swarm intelligence, and demonstrates how they are applied to develop intelligent algorithms, particularly, PSO and SMO.

Brief Bio :

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.


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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.

In 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.

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


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DR. Teena Bagga

Professor, Amity University

Abstract Title - Topic Digital India :- Challenges & opportunities


Abstract :

Digital India stands for transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It is an initiative of government of India to integrate the Government Departments and the people of India. It aims at ensuring that the Government services are made available to citizens electronically within no time and control corruption by making transaction online. Some of the initiatives from government of India like launch of BHIM App ,UMANG App (Accessing government services through single APP) , Start-Up India Portal (for nurturing innovation and self employment ) ,e-Kranti (electronically delivery of services ), Adhaar Identity Platform for every individuals, Goods & Service Tax Network Setup for benefiting Indian citizen & ensuring transparency , SMART Cities projects to focus on health , Transport , e-governance, waste management electronically within city . Connecting to every citizen of India through MYGOV portal etc .

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 .

Digital India Programme also provides opportunity like 1) Bringing public accountability through mandated delivery of Government services electronically 2) Will bring end to corruption system , 3) Save trees and Environment by reducing papers ,4) Knowledge enhancement specially in rural areas by setting up Digital Infrastructure 5) Career & Business opportunities for citizen of India .

This major opportunity of the digital economy has the power to change the lives of millions of people of India. It could be an important vehicle for change and it could provide the opportunity for India to dramatically expand its role and influence in the global economy and become a powerhouse of digital innovation.

Key Words :- Digital India, Digital Infrastructure , IOT, SMART Cities.