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Research areas: biophotonics; nanophotonics; optical sensors; microlasers
Dr. Yu-Cheng Chen is currently an assistant professor at School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received a Ph.D degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2017 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care before he joined Singapore. His research focused mainly on the development of novel photonic sensors, optical microcavity, biophotonics, bioimaging, and on-chip laser devices. He has already published more than 60 top journals and proceedings, which are widely reported by more than 200 media outlets worldwide. Being as the pioneer in the field of biolasers, Dr. Chen’s research group is devoted in inventing novel mechanisms to achieve tiny lasers with programmable and bio-intelligent functions for on-chip disease diagnosis, neuro-analysis, and cancer detection.
Wan-Ting (Grace) Chen
Research areas: Chemical recycling of plastic waste into fuels, polymers, and chemicals; Biofuel and biodegradable plastic material development; Microplastic pollution mitigation; Green solvent formulation.
Wan-Ting (Grace) Chen is an assistant professor in the department of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), where she directs the Plastics & Environment Research Laboratory. Grace received her B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University, M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a postdoctoral training in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. Her research group has extensive experience in the sustainability area. Prof. Chen’s current research focuses on four topics: 1) Chemical recycling of plastic waste into fuels, polymers, and chemicals, 2) Biofuel and biodegradable plastic material development, 3) Microplastic pollution mitigation, and 4) green solvent formulation. Her lab is equipped with reactors for hydrothermal processing of plastic waste and biowaste, as well as characterizations for fuel/polymers/thin films/microplastics. In addition, her lab also has a license to a specialized software, Hansen Solubility Parameters in Practice (HSPiP), to study polymer dissolution/precipitation behavior, coating removal, polymer diffusion, and packaging failure mechanisms. The Chen Group’s research program contributes to the development of new multi-disciplinary materials on the topic of plastic waste recycling, biobased/biodegradable plastic material, microplastics and safer solvents design. Prof. Chen is affiliated with American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE). To date, she has published 30+ peer-reviewed articles, one book chapter, and one U.S. patent, with a total citation of 1800+ and an H-index of 21.
Research areas: Sustainable aviation, Combustion emissions, Environmental impacts, Alternative fuels, Systems design, Numerical modelling
Dr Irene Dedoussi is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft, and a Research Affiliate of the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment at MIT. Her research focuses on the environmental impacts of emissions from aviation and other energy and transportation sectors. Dr Dedoussi’s work aims to help make informed engineering, systems design, and operational and policy choices towards the sustainable growth of these sectors. Dr Dedoussi obtained her PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. She also holds an SM from MIT, and an MEng (Hons with Distinction) and a BA (Hons) in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
Danielle Densley Tingley
Research areas: Circular Economy, Embodied Carbon, Built Environment, Buildings, Sustainability, Retrofit
Danielle is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is a Director of the Urban Flows Observatory, leading research on understanding the use and stock of resources in cities. She is the principal investigator of the EPSRC funded grant 'multi-scale, circular economic potential of the non-residential building stock and the co-creator of regenerate - a tool that explores 'how circular is my building' - in order to engage design teams to embed circular economy strategies into building design. Danielle is passionate about reducing the impact of the built environment on the planet. She particularly focuses on methods to reduce the demand for new material use, e.g. through increased retrofit to extend building lifetimes and reduce operational carbon, as well as applying circular economy principles to new built environment design.
Research areas: Soft robotics, haptics, medical devices, artificial organs, functional materials, control
Thanh Nho Do is currently a Scientia Lecturer at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia where he heads the UNSW Medical Robotics Lab. In 2015, he received his PhD degree in Surgical Robotics from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), University of California Santa Barbara, USA. He also worked as a Research Fellow and group leader at the Robotic Research Centre (RRC), NTU, Singapore. His research interests include soft robotics, surgical robotics, wearable haptics, human-machine interaction, heart assistive devices, functional materials, capsule endoscopy, nonlinear control, and mechatronics in medicine.
Zhijie (Sasha) Dong
Research areas: transportation and logistics, optimization, machine learning, emergency management
Dr. Zhijie (Sasha) Dong is currently an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Texas State University. She received her Ph.D. degree from Cornell University (2015), M.S. degree from Columbia University (2012), and B.S. degree from Nanjing University (2011). Before joining Texas State, she interned at CSX Transportation and worked at FedEx Freight as a Senior OR Scientist. Dr. Dong’s current research focus is on applying and inventing data and computational science methods (e.g., machine learning and optimization) to tackle challenging problems in transportation, logistics and other complex systems. Her research has been sponsored by different agencies, including National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal Highway Administration, Texas Department of Transportation as well as Material Handling Institute. Dr. Dong’s work has been recognized by international and national awards, including several Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) annual conference best paper awards. She is the recipient of NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award (known as mini-CAREER), and INFORMS MIF Early Career Award; and was selected as the NSF Operations and Systems Engineering Extreme Events Research (OSEEER) Early Career Mentoring (ECM) Program Fellow.
Research areas: Environmental Engineering, Water Treatment, Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development
Manabu Fujii is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University in 2007 for his research on the trace metal dynamics in environmental waters. After he worked as a postdoctoral fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, PD) for three years at Tohoku University and University of New South Wales, Australia, he moved to an Assistant Professor position at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2015, he has been working as an Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and visiting faculty member at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST, Egypt). His primary research interests include water science and engineering such as development of sustainable water and wastewater treatment technologies and the characterization of affected water environment, which are particularly relevant to SDG 6, SDG 11 and SDG14.
Research areas: Catastrophe Risk Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Uncertainty Modelling and Quantification
Dr Carmine Galasso is the Professor of Catastrophe Risk Engineering in the University College London (UCL)’s Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, UK. Before joining UCL, Carmine worked as a Catastrophe Risk Modeler at Applied Insurance Research (AIR) Worldwide, San Francisco, USA; and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, USA. He earned his MSc in Engineering Management (2007) and his PhD in Earthquake Engineering (2011) from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy. Carmine’s research focuses on developing and applying probabilistic and statistical methods and computational/digital tools for catastrophe risk engineering and disaster risk reduction. He is investigating risks to building portfolios and infrastructure exposed to multiple natural hazards, including earthquakes, strong wind, and flooding, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and community-based infrastructure (schools, hospitals, heritage assets). The ultimate goal is to provide society with a sustainable, safer, and more resilient built environment through new engineering research and solutions. Carmine’s research is mainly funded by the UK Research Councils, the European Commission, the British Council, the World Bank and its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Motorola Solution Foundation, and the Willis Research Network. Carmine is a key investigator of the newly funded £20M Global Challenges Research Fund Urban Disaster Risk Hub by UK Research and Innovation, where he leads a Risk Working Group. The Hub works in a number of cities in the Global South, collaborating with local, national, and global organizations to strengthen disaster risk governance by undertaking integrated, multi-scale and cross-disciplinary research to better understand natural multi-hazard risk and its drivers.
Research areas: Materials Innovation, Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Analytics, Process Engineering
Inge Herrmann is a chemical engineer with additional training in (pre)clinical research. After graduating with a PhD from ETH Zurich, she underwent further training at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), the University of Illinois (US) and the Imperial College London (UK). Since 2015, she is heading a research group at Empa specialized on nanoscale materials and devices for healthcare. In 2019, Inge Herrmann joined the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich where she is heading the Nanoparticle Systems Engineering Lab. She is an expert in nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, spectromicroscopy and translational nanomedicine. She has spearheaded several translational nanomedicine projects, and serves as a scientific advisor of the spin-off companies hemotune, anavo and veltist commercializing technologies emerging from her lab.
Research areas: Green chemical production, Mixed and pure culture fermentation, Process scale-up/down, Mechanistic and data-driven modeling, Thermodynamics, Process analytical technology
Assistant Prof. Dr. Helena Junicke leads a group in Fermentaion Scale Translation (scale-up/scale-down) at the Technical University of Denmark and is an expert for the design and analysis of sustainable bio-processes with a particular focus on producing biofuels and high-value chemicals from various sources. Helena obtained her Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Free University Berlin and holds a PhD in Environmental Biotechnology from Delft University of Technology. During her PhD, she studied the fundamental kinetic and thermodynamic regulation of interspecies electron transfer during biogas formation. As Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow (H.C. Ørsted Fellows Programme), she combined lab fermentations and advanced process simulations to elucidate green chemical production in mixed microbial cultures across scales. Helena has gained industry experience within several companies, including her own firm developing data science solutions for the bio-based industry.
Research areas: Photovoltaics, Perovskite solar cells, tandem solar cells, kerfless wafering, porous silicon
Dr. Sarah Kajari-Schröder is the head of the research group "Future Technologies PV" at the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH). Her group currently focuses on the development of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, with emphasis on the co-evaporation of the perovskite top solar cell. Prior work at ISFH includes kerfless wafering based on porous silicon layer transfer, which enables a substantial reduction in silicon consumption per solar cell, and the mechanics of PV modules, in particular cracking of crystalline silicon solar cells and the impact of the cracks on module aging. 2009, she received her PhD in physics at the University of Ulm, Germany, in the group of Quantum Optics on the Hamiltonian ratchet effect.
Research areas: Internet of Things, 5G/6G wireless networks, secure wireless systems, smart grid communications
Dr. Janise McNair is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, where she leads the Wireless and Mobile (WAM) Systems Laboratory. Dr. McNair obtained her PhD in 2000 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she helped pioneer the field of multi-technology mobility management for next generation wireless systems. Currently, her research interests are Internet of Things, 5G/6G wireless systems, and creating secure, robust networked systems for a variety of novel application environments, including precision agriculture, food safety, construction site human safety, and smart grid security. Currently, Dr. McNair is a member of the Experts Group in Intelligence, Science and Technology for the US National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine and a member of the leadership board of the UF Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World.
Research areas: nanoelectronics, spintronics, neuromorphic engineering
Damien Querlioz is a CNRS Researcher at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies of Université Paris-Saclay. His research focuses on novel usages of emerging non-volatile memory and other nanodevices, in particular relying on inspirations from biology and machine learning. He received his predoctoral education at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and his PhD from Université Paris-Sud in 2009. Before his appointment at CNRS, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University and at the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique. Damien Querlioz is the coordinator of the interdisciplinary INTEGNANO research group, with colleagues working on all aspects of nanodevice physics and technology, from materials to systems. He is a member of the bureau of the French Biocomp research network. In 2016, he was the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant to develop the concept of natively intelligent memory. In 2017, he received the CNRS Bronze medal. He has also been a co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award and of the 2018 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award.
Research areas: mechanical metamaterials, advanced manufacturing, nonlinear dynamics
Prof. Jordan Raney is a member of the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research group is primarily experimental, and focuses on advanced manufacturing techniques, nonlinear dynamics of mechanical metamaterials, and failure of composites and structures. He holds bachelors degrees in physics and computer science from the University of Minnesota and master's and PhD degrees in materials science from Caltech.
Research areas: Smart grids, power systems, Distributed Energy Resources
Reza received his Ph.D. degree from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering department at Monash University. His research aims to develop smart grid solutions to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure electricity supply. His research team is particularly interested in the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) in power networks, monitoring and visibility of power networks, and power system protection. Dr. Razzaghi has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the 2019 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and the IEEE Power and Energy Society Basil Papadias Award.
Research areas: Complex networks and systems, modeling and control of complex and nonlinear systems, epidemic models, cooperative and networked robotics
Alessandro Rizzo received is Ph.D. in Electronics and Automation Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of Politecnico di Torino, where he established and directs the Complex Systems Laboratory. He conducts and supervises research on complex networks and systems, modeling and control of nonlinear systems, and cooperative robotics. Dr. Rizzo is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship of the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He is the author of one book, two international patents, and more than 180 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He was a recipient of the Award for the Best Application Paper at the IFAC world triennial conference in 2002 and of the Award for the Most Read Papers in Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier) in 2009. He also was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society and one of the recipients of the 2019 Amazon Research Awards in robotics.
Research areas: MEMS/NEMS, semiconductor, optoelectronic devices, thermal management.
Liwen Sang is an Independent Scientist at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. She completed her Ph.D in Semiconductor Physics at Peking University, then joined NIMS as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2014, She obtained the permanent position in NIMS as the Independent Scientist. She was also supported by the Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and as the PRESTO researcher from 2012 to 2016, and 2019-2023. Her research focuses on the interface engineering of III-V nitride semiconductors, optoelectronic devices, and MEMS/NEMS devices.
Research areas: soft matter engineering, acoustic engineering
Dr. Tian is now an assistant professor in department of biomedical engineering, and a fellow of “100 Talent Program” at Zhejiang University. Dr. Tian did his bachelor studies at Lanzhou University (China), master studies at Nanjing University (China). He then earned his PhD in department of materials at ETH Zürich (Switzerland), and worked in Universität Konstanz (Germany) and University of Bristol (UK) as a Postdoc researcher. In the past, Dr. Tian has been involved several research projects in the field of biology-inspired functional materials. In Zhejiang University, Dr. Tian’s research focuses on the development biological-inspired chemical system for biomedical applications.
Jianhua (Joshua) Tong
Research areas: Energy Materials, Energy Devices, Hydrogen Production, Advanced Manufacturing, Laser Processing
Joshua Tong is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University. He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS) in 2002. Before joining Clemson, he worked in the sustainable clean energy field for about 15 years at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, University of Cincinnati, California Institute of Technology, and the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Tong is leading the Sustainable Clean Energy Laboratory (SCEL) at Clemson. His research focuses on the creation, synthesis, understanding, and engineering of energy materials (e.g., solid state ionics) and the design, fabrication, and demonstration of energy devices (e.g., fuel cells, electrolysis cells, membrane reactors, solid state batteries, thermochemical reactors, and electrochemical sensors). His interested methodologies are additive manufacturing (3D printing), laser processing, reactive sintering, cold sintering, electrochemical synthesis, and additive-assisted synthesis. His interested applications are hydrogen and electricity production, solar fuels production, sustainable ammonia synthesis, natural gas/biogas to value-added chemicals, and carbon dioxide capture/utilization.
Research areas: spacecraft dynamics and control, space robot, in-space servicing and assembly, robust and nonlinear control
Dr. Shunan Wu is an associate professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China. He received the Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, China, including a one-year exchange in University of Glasgow, UK. Before joining SYSU, he worked as an associate professor at Dalian University of Technology, China. His research interests include spacecraft dynamics and control, space robot, space mission design and optimization, in-space servicing and assembly, robust and nonlinear control, and machine learning. He is the author of more than 60 papers on international journals and conference proceedings, and is the editorial board member of other two academic journals. Dr. Wu has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards and honorary titles, such as Natural Science Academic Achievement Award of Liaoning Province, Outstanding Reviewer of Aerospace Science and Technology, Best Conference Paper Award of 4th Deployable Space Structures Conference, and etc.
Research areas: electric vehicles; lithium-ion batteries; battery degradation; lifetime management; state estimation; battery modeling;
Dr. Jiangong Zhu is an Associate Professor in the School of Automotive Studies at Tongji University, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in automotive engineering at Tongji University. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Applied Materials at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. He is a “Humboldtians” Fellow from the support of Humboldt Foundation and a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) fellow. His research interests include electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, battery lifetime and safety management, state estimation, and battery modeling. His current research focus is on applying the ex-situ (post-mortem analysis) and in-situ methods (e.g., impedance, neutron powder diffraction) to investigate the battery degradation, and inventing new science methods (e.g., machine learning and optimization) to prognose the battery state of health and manage the power battery lifespan. His research has been sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China and awarded “Shanghai Overseas High-Level Talent Recruitment Program” in 2021.