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 managing strategy development and implementation for R&D for the South East Asia region with emphasis on driving collaborative innovation with customers by leveraging technology capabilities within global Dow. Logan has been in this role since Sept. 2016 and he is currently based in Singapore.


Earlier, Logan Ravisanker was the R&D leader for the Construction Chemicals business in Asia Pacific regionand 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 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.


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

Professor and Vice-Director

Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

Yutaka Ohno is a professor and vice-director of Center for Integrated Research of Future Electronics, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University, Japan. He received Ph. D from Nagoya University in 2000. He became an assistant professor in 2000, an associate professor in 2008, and a professor in 2015 at Nagoya University. He was also a visiting professor of Aalto University, Finland from 2012 to 2013, and a visiting professor of Kyoto University in 2015. He is currently involved in the research of flexible electronics applications of nano-carbon materials.

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.

Dr DUONG Hai Minh

Associate 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 (Physics, UNSW in Sydney Australia)

Adjunct Associate Professor of NUS

Senior Advisor to President of King Mongut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

Dr Lerwen Liu specializes in business development (including strategic marketing, partnerships, fund raising, stakeholder management and more) with technical expertise in fields of nanomaterials, additive manufacturing, solar cells, IoT, nanosatellites and other emerging technologies with applications in functional/green materials and manufacturing, space, agribusiness, environment and health care. She is known to be one of the most connected people with network relationships in government, universities, industry/business sectors and NGOs in the Asia Pacific, Europe, USA and beyond.

Lerwen is currently a Senior Advisor to President of King Mongut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand playing a leadership role in 1) streamlining strategy of education, research & innovation and social impact towards sustainable development goals, industry 4.0 and circular economy, 2) building strategic partnerships with the United Nations, leading universities, government funding agencies and industries worldwide in developing solutions for reaching SDGs and circular economy, and 3) conducting strategic training to KMUTT students and staff preparing the change agents/leaders for the SDGs and circular economy. She also teaches graduate modules (Management of Technology Program) at in NUS on Corporate Entrepreneurship and High-tech Business Model where she incorporates Sustainability and SDGs into business model design and goals. In May 2018, she co-founded the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Platform, supported by KMUTT, which provides transformational training and career opportunities for youth to converge knowledge and skills from different disciplines and co-create innovative solutions for the SDG2030 and circular economy.

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Lerwen is an entrepreneur and passionate advocate of sustainability. She is also an educator in innovation and entrepreneurship. She pioneered education programs of innovation & entrepreneurship towards sustainability in National University of Singapore (NUS), Yale-NUS college and Senior Advisor to President of King Mongut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand. She has conducted workshops and numerous public speaking across in Asian countries and USA on education of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Sustainability.

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 17 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. In 2017, she co-founded the SustaiNovAction Platform (SNAP) with ASEAN youth Mentees creating a platform for sustainability education, innovation and entrepreneurship .

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 recently chaired and co-organized the inaugural conference on entrepreneurship education for sustainable development goals (ICE2018) at the United Nations and KMUTT-KX in Bangkok during Feb. 7-8, 2018

She is an Australian citizen and currently based in Singapore & Bangkok. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, also understands basic Japanese and Italian.

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 .

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