Guest Of Honour




Prof Dr PHAN-THIEN Nhan

Professor

Head Of Department Mechanical Engineering, NUS

Nhan Phan-Thien started his academic career in 1978 as a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 1991 he was appointed a Personal Chair in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney. He was the founding Head of BioEngineering Division at NUS, 2000-2004.


He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1999, the European Academy of Science in 2002, and the Asean Academy of Engineering and Technology in 2016. He published more than 320 technical papers and four books. He was awarded the 2003 Centenary Medal by the Australian Governor General, for service to Australian society and science in Mechanical Engineering, the 1997 Gordon Bell Prize, for Parallel Algorithm in the Price-Performance category, by the Computer Division IEEE, the 1997 Australian Society of Rheology, the 1982 Edgeworth David Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales.


Currently, he is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering, NUS, an Associate Editor, Physics of Fluids, an Editorial Board member, J non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, a Guest Editor on AIP Advances, and an Honorary Professor in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney.

Keynote Speaker




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

Vice-director, Professor, Ph. D Center for Integrated Research of Future Electronics (CIRFE),
Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (IMaSS), Nagoya University

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.

Prof (Steve) Cuong Dang

Assistant Professor

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 .