ICCE-26 Keynotes

    Partial list of KEYNOTE lecturers of ICCE-26, July 15-21, 2018 in Paris, France



    Debes Bhattacharyya is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and has been the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials at the University of Auckland since 2004. In 2016, he was felicitated as the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Professor by SRM University in Chennai, India. He also held an Adjunct Professor position at Washington State University, Pullman, USA (2011-17). Professor Bhattacharyya was the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department from 1999 to early 2005. His research interests include the mechanics and manufacturing of composite materials. He has held visiting positions at various universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and the US, and has been given a number of international awards. He has delivered > 65 keynote/plenary/invited lectures at international conferences. He is currently the Editor and Associate Editor of three international journals and has served/is serving on the Editorial Advisory Boards of several journals. Prof. Bhattacharyya has more than 450 scientific/technical publications including several edited/authored books and a number of book chapters. He has successfully implemented several international patents. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, NZ and a Distinguished Fellow of EngNZ. For his international academic achievements he was awarded an honorary ‘Doctor of Engineering’ (honoris causa) by the University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 2012. In the same year he was awarded by EngNZ the Supreme Technical (John Cranko) Award for his professional contributions. He is a member of the Executive Council and past President of the Asian-Australasian Association of Composite Materials. He has been involved in the supervision of more than 60 PhD candidates and has overseen 22 postdoctoral fellows/research associates. He has served as the Reviewer/Assessor for more than 35 international journals and organisations in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Hong Kong, Poland, Singapore & NZ. He is involved as an international expert with Brain Korea 21+ program in advanced/nano-materials area (2014-19). For his overall achievements he has received several awards including two gold medals at the House of Lords, London, UK and Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., USA.





    Donghwan Cho is full professor of Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Korea. He received a B.S. degree at the Department of Polymer Science and Technology, Inha University, Korea in 1984 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Department of Polymer Science in the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He continued his work at the University of Akron as a postdoctoral fellow until 1991. Then, He returned to Korea and joined the Composite Research Lab, Agency for Defense Development (ADD), Korea, as senior research scientist. At the ADD, his work focused on carbon-carbon composites and carbon fiber/phenolic composites for high temperature applications. Three years later, he joined the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Kumoh National Institute of Technology as assistant professor. Professor Cho has now been teaching and doing research for 25 years. During that time, he also worked, as visiting professor, with Professor L. T. Drzal at the Composite Materials and Structures Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, in 1998, 2009 and 2010, respectively. His research areas are mostly related with fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites focusing on carbon fiber-reinforced thermosetting/thermoplastic composites and natural fiber-reinforced composites. Specifically, he is interested in composite interface/interphase, mechanical, thermal and interfacial properties, matrix resin curing, fiber surface modification/treatment, extrusion, injection molding, long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) processing, performance of CFRP and biocomposites and composite property improvement with carbon nanoparticles (carbon nanotubes, graphite nanoplatelets). He has now been serving as an editorial board of Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. He was a co-editor of "Carbon Letters” SCI journal. He served as President of the Korean Carbon Society for the last two years of 2015-2016 and also as a Vice President of the Polymer Society of Korea in 2017. He published about 190 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented about 540 conference papers and abstracts at international and domestic conferences. Also, Professor Cho holds about 30 patents as mostly principal founders and has given about 90 invited talks in conferences, universities, research institutes and companies.



    Dr. T. C. Mike Chung is a professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Chung Yuan University (Taiwan) in 1976. In 1979, he came to the US for his graduate study in the Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania. After finishing his Ph.D work in 1982 on conducting polymers with Professor A. J. MacDiarmid (Nobel Laureate), he spent two years as a Research Associate at the Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids with Professor Alan J. Heeger (Nobel Laureate), University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1984, he moved to Exxon Co., Cooperate Research to study the synthesis of functional polyolefin polymers. In 1989, he joined the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University, as an associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In 1992, he was promoted to Full Professor. Professor Chung has more than 30 years’ experience in polyolefin research in both industrial and academic laboratories. In the eighties, he pioneered the research in synthesis of functional polyolefin using the combination of single-site metallocene catalysts and designed comonomers and chain transfer agents. In the past decade, he has been focusing on new functional polyolefin materials for energy storage and green environment applications. He has published 2 books, 235 papers, and 45 US and 10 international patents in polyolefin technology area. 





    Monssef DRISSI-HABTI is Research Professor at The French Institute for Transports (IFSTTAR) and is the Director of Durability of Intelligent Composite Structures Consortium, GIS DURSI, which is a consortium of researchers and engineers in charge of developing structures that are based on smart materials. Monssef DRISSI-HABTI holds a PhD thesis (1994) and the title of Research Professor (HDR) since 1999 both on the field of thermo-mechanical behavior of ceramic composite materials for aeronautical and aerospace applications. He worked in Japan from 1995 to 1999 as visiting researcher in NIRI Nagoya and Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, while being a member of Science and Technology Club of the French Embassy in Japan. He then worked until 2003 at Brown University of Engineering, RI USA. The experience of Monssef DRISSI-HABTI includes the development of ceramic matrix composites for thermal protection of space-crafts. He has worked in both space programs HERMES (European Space Program) and NIPPON HOPE (Japan Space Program). His experience also includes the thermo-mechanical behavior of smart composite materials. In The United States, he worked on super-alloys and thermal protection materials for nuclear applications, in collaboration with the Research Centre Norton - St Gobain (Northboroo, MA, USA). His current research is mainly focusing on the development of structures and infrastructures that are based on smart composite materials in offshore wind-energy generation, transports, smart cities and safety-security of critical infrastructures. More heuristically, His research develops multi-scale modeling (from nano to macro) and appropriate choice of composites (and/or multi-materials), sensors and structural health monitoring techniques that include nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, as well.Monssef Drissi is also developing research on multi-modal transport nfrastructure, particularly for autonomous and connected vehicles (CAV). He is particularly interested in the bijective relations between the user, the vehicle and the transport infrastructure (roads, highways, railway lines, etc.). In this respect and in addition to multiple instrumentation by various sensors, massive data processing is at the center of its concerns through the use of IoT, blockchains and bigdata. Monssef DRISSI-HABTI is PI of some research programs on smart composites both in France and in Europe, as well. Author of about 70 scientific papers in scientific journals with referees and sixty articles in conference proceedings, he published two special issues, one in 1998 on Advanced Materials in Japan, the other in 2001 on materials for aeronautical and aerospace applications in Japan, too.





    Yan Yan Shery Huang is University Lecturer in Bioengineering, at the University of Cambridge. She leads the research group 'Biointerface', where her work is driven by translational bioengineering research, focusing on 3D bioprinting/ biomicrofabrication, and developing biomimetic organ-on-chips for high throughput drug testing.

    Shery completed her MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London in 2007 (1st Class; top of the class for four years). With a Cambridge Gates Scholarship, she then pursued a PhD in Physics at Cambridge, focusing on carbon nanotechnology. She was a visiting researcher at University of Texas at Austin (2008). After graduating from her PhD in 2011, she was awarded an Oppenheimer Fellowship and a Homerton College Junior Research Fellowship. Shery was selected as one of the 26 women to be featured in 'The Meaning of Success: Insights from Women at Cambridge' in 2013; and is a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). Her researchhas pioneered low-voltage electrospinning, a technique which reduces the operation voltage of solution electrospinning from tens of kilovolts to just under a hundred volts, while simultaneously allows fibre patterning and 3D meso-fibre printing. Her research has also attracted a high level of industrial interests and supports.

    Shery has given over 20 invited and keynote talks to a number of international conferences. In 2016, she was the lead organiser for the Symposium: Biofabrication of Biomaterials and Tissues, at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in Phoenix, USA. Through her research, she hopes to provide new materials solutions for future healthcare.






    Luna Lu is an associate professor of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and a faculty-in-residence in Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University. She brings together civil engineering, materials engineering and electrical engineering with the focus on the discovery of functional nanomaterials with tunable properties (mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical). By exploring novel materials’ properties, Prof. Lu has made many important original contributions to a broad range of scientific discovery and technology innovations, including thermoelectric nanomaterials for waste heat recovery, piezoelectric nanomaterials for energy harvesting and sensing, multifunctional building and construction materials, and non-destructive testing methods for civil infrastructure. Prof. Lu is the founder and director of SMARTLab at Purdue University, and the co-founder and Chief Scientist of CetoTech Inc.

    Dr. Lu has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications; 1 book, 4 book chapters, 1 patent and 5 provisional patents. She has given numerous keynote and invited and contributed talks at top research conferences, including Material Research Society (MRS), The Mineral, Metals and Materials (TMS), SPIE Photonic West and International Conference on Composites/Nano-engineering, etc. Her research work has been featured in national and regional media. She has won several scientific awards, including the most prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. Her work is funded by various funding sources including federal agencies (NSF, DOE, DARPA etc) and multiple private companies. She has also founded several spin-off companies with the technologies invented at her research lab.







    Ayman S. Mosallam is a Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering, also a Professor, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering Technology and the Director of the UCI Structural Engineering Testing Hall at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is also a Fellow and a Control Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Chairman of the International Committee of ASCE LA Chapter. He is a registered Structural Professional Engineer in the District of Colombia and has forty years of experience in structural engineering with a particular interest in polymer composites, green materials, structural health monitoring and repair and rehabilitation of historical buildings and bridges. He has established a graduate joint program between George Washington University and NASA as well as US Army Tank Division in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He is the developer of the first US Army smart assault bridge that is made of sandwich carbon/epoxy sandwich composites with an integrated optical fibers remote sensing nerve system. He has several patents on innovative building system and smart composite repair and joining systems. He is a member of ASCE Construction Institute Materials Directorate (Executive Committee) and a Control Member on the ASCE Structural Composites and Plastics Committee (SCAP). Professor Mosallam serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the International Accreditation Service (IAS). He has published over 500 technical papers, chapters, and reports on structural performance of structural systems and authored, edited and co- edited seven books in this area. He is the author of the ASCE Design Manual for FRP Composites Connections (ASCE MOP 102) and the co-developer of the ASCE/PIC Prestandard Document on Structural Design of Pultruded FRP Composite Structures. He is serving on the editorial board of Composites: Part B Journal and Guest Editor for special issues on Infrastructure Applications for several journals including Composites Part B: Engineering, Reinforced Plastics and Composites Journal, Materials & Design, Journal of Smart Structures, Advances in Civil Engineering Journal and others. He is the Founder of the Egyptian Green Building Council and the principal author of the Green Pyramid Rating System (GPRS). Professor Mosallam is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Outstanding Research Award from the International Conference of Composites Engineering, OCEC President’s Award, Best Design Paper Award from Composite Institute, the Industry Impact Award from McGraw Hill, Best Paper Award from SPI, and the Outstanding Engineering Educator of Year Award from American Society of Civil Engineers, among other numerous national and international awards. He has served as a senior engineering consultant to several international engineering and contracting firms including Flour-Daniel, Dames & Moore, Saudi Ben Laden Group, APATECH Russia, Khateeb & Alamy, EVG, Schnell House S.A., TEKTO International Group, JMV Group, Arab Studies, Nakheel (UAE), SOLIDERE s.a.l., and other governmental agencies such as FHWA, Ohio Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation, New York Department of Transportation, John Wayne Airport Authority, Southern California of Structural Engineering, Irvine Water Ranch, and many others.



    Jinli Qiao is Full Professor of Electrochemistry at Donghua Universtiy, China, where her work foucuses on polymer electrolyte membranes, catalysts, electrodes/devices on electrochemical energy storage & conversion incluing PEM fuel cells, metal–air batteries, CO2 electroreduction and supercapacitors. She received her Ph.D in Electrochemistry from Yamaguchi University, Japan, then she joined the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Starting from 2008 to present, she carried out in total 15 projects funded including by National Natural Science Foundation of China and International Academic Cooperation and Exchange Program of Shanghai Science and Technology Committee, China. As the first author and corresponding author, Prof. Jinli Qiao has authored over 100 journal articles, given more than 40 keynote/invited oral presentations, 4 co-authored/edited books/8 book chapters and holds over 30 JP/China patents. She is now the vice-president/board committee member of International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES), Board committee member of Electrochemical Society (ECS) of China, Society of Solid State Ionics (SSI) of China, Associate Editor of Electrochemical Energy Review (EER), the Editorial Board Member of Green Energy & Environment, and served as the guest editor of international journals of Electrochim. Acta, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy and, Appl. Energy as well as a reviewer/referee of more than thirty high-impacting international journals. As a co-chair/Scientific Advisory Committee/Organizing committee member/Program Committees, Prof. Jinli Qiao has been invited to co-organize more than 15 important international conferences including ICEMTC2013, WHTC2013, CSChE 2014, 227th/232nd ECS meeting, EMN meeting 2016, BFCT2016, MSEP2017, GCC2017, CUE2018, European-AEMC2018, and EEST2014/EEST2015/EEST2016/2018. She is also the member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), The Electrochemical Society (ECS), The American Chemical Society (ACS), Chemical Society of China (CSC) and Electrochemical Society of China (ECSC) and Society of Solid State Ionics (SSI) of China.


    Jyh-Ming Ting is an AES Chair Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. He received a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan 1982, and completed MS and PhD works at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in University of Cincinnati in 1987 and 1991, respectively. In 1990, Dr. Ting worked at Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI), as a Scientist. Four years later, he was promoted to the R&D Director in the company until 1997 when he accepted an offer from NCKU in Taiwan. At ASI, Dr. Ting worked almost exclusively to develop then-novel vapor grown carbon fiber (VGCF) and its composites for various structural and functional applications. The success in VGCF has led to serval patents and awards, including R&D 100 award in 1996. In 1997, Dr. Ting became a faculty in NCKU working on various carbon materials and low-dimensional materials, and their (nano)composites. At the early stage, nano-scaled (composite) thin films and CNT were of interest. In particular, Prof. Ting developed and patented several novel techniques that allow the growth of aligned CNTs on metallic substrates, also holding the record of the growth rate until now. In recent years, in response to the serious issues related to environment, his research focuses on applying low-dimensional materials, mainly nanoparticles and 2D layered structures, and their composites, to energy generation/storage and photodegradation. Highlights from recent works include low-temperature synthesis of high efficiency flexible dye-sensitized solar cell, low-cost synthesis of mesoporous anatase TiO2 beads having high surface area, and excellent electron diffusion rate and light absorption, novel PEDOT catalysts equivalent to or better than Pt, invention of industry-scale of VGCF production, ultra-high thermal conductivity composites, novel technique for simultaneous graphene synthesis and doping, facile synthesis of 1T MoS2, and various 2D (mainly MoS2)-based nanocomposites for supercapacitor, novel TiO2-based composite photocatalysts for photodegradation and hydrogen generation. Prof. Ting has authored over 170 journal articles, given more than 30 invited talks and a few keynote speeches, holds more than 30 patents. Prof. also has serval patents licensed by various companies in Taiwan. The total licensing fee is a record in Taiwan in the field of Materials Science.

    Born in 1968, Lionel Vayssieres obtained his High School Diploma in Mathematics & Life Sciences in 1986, a BSc. and MSc. in Physical Chemistry in 1989 and 1990, respectively and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in November 1995 from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France for his research work on the Interfacial & thermodynamic growth control of metal oxide nanoparticles in aqueous solutions (after his 1994 military duty as a scientist for the French Navy). Thereafter, he joined Uppsala University, Sweden as a postdoctoral researcher for the Swedish Materials Consortium on Clusters and Ultrafine Particles to extend his concepts and develop purpose-built metal oxide nanomaterials for photoelectrochemical applications as well as to characterize their electronic structure by x-ray spectroscopies at synchrotron radiation facilities. He has been invited as a visiting scientist at: the University of Texas at Austin, USA; the UNESCO Centre for Macromolecules & Materials, Stellenbosch University, and iThemba LABS, South Africa; the Glenn T. Seaborg Center, Chemical Sciences Division, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), CA, USA; The Texas Materials Institute, USA; The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland; the University of Queensland, Australia, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was also an independent scientist at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan for 8 years.


    He has (co-)authored over 100 publications in major international journals, proceedings, and book series which have generated over 11200+ citations since the year 2000 (4700+ since 2013, Google Scholar); Top 1% Scientists in Materials Science (Thomson Reuters). Essential Science Indicators (March 2014) shows 232 citations per paper for Materials Science and 89 citations per paper for All Fields; All time 8 ESI highly cited papers (5 as first and corresponding author) in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Environment/Ecology. A single-author 2003 paper No. 1 in the Top 10 hot papers in Chemistry (Jul-Aug 05), No. 2 (Sep-Dec 05) and No. 3 (May-June 05) in the Top 3 hot papers in Materials Science and highest cited paper for the country of Sweden for the last 10 years (Essential Science Indicators). He has been interviewed by In-Cites and by Science Watch in 2006 for this single authored 2003 paper cited now over 2850 times and another time in 2010 for a 2004 highly cited paper in Chemistry cited now over 300 times.


    He has given 390 talks in 33 countries: 194 lectures at international conferences/workshops (50 plenary/keynote, 121 invited, 21 contributed, 2 tutorials) including one of the prestigious MRS Spring Symposium X lecture in 2015 as well as 196 seminars at universities, governmental and/or industrial research institutes. He also acted as an organizer, chairman, executive program committee, and/or advisory member for major international conferences (MRS, SPIE, ACERS, IEEE, TCM...) and for various projects worldwide (UNESCO, IUPAC...). He is, since 2003, an affiliate scientist at the Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanotechnology and a referee for 80 SCI journals as well as for major funding agencies in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.


    Since 2012, He is a full time 1000-Talent Scholar Professor (China Global Expert Program), chief scientist, co-founder, and scientific director of IRCRE-International Research Center for Renewable Energy (445+ publications, 9500+ citations,, School of Energy & Power Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, P. R. China. He's also the recipient of the 2014 Sanqin and the 2016 National Chinese Government Friendship awards as well as one of the most cited researcher in China in the field of Materials Science in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (Scopus/Elsevier).

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    Brian L. Wardle is Bisplinghoff Fellow and Full Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT where his work focuses on materials and structures. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1992, and completed S.M. and Ph.D. work at MIT in the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1995 and 1998, respectively. After four years at the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. as an Associate and Engagement Manager, Prof. Wardle joined the faculty of MIT in 2003. His research interests are in the areas of nanoengineered advanced composites, bulk nanostructured materials, carbon-based material synthesis, mechanics of additive manufactured structures, power-MEMS devices (fuel cells and energy harvesters), multifunctional materials and other structure and materials topics. Prof. Wardle is Founder and Director of the necstlab research group andMIT’s Nano-Engineered Composite aerospace STructures (NECST) industry Consortium. Prof. Wardle is active in the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN),MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), and the Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) communities at MIT. His research focuses on bulk nanostructured materials, particularly nanoengineered hierarchical advanced composites with enhanced mechanical properties, with recent extensions towards multiple types of multifunctionality. Highlights from recent work include conception and fabrication of aligned carbon nanotubes (CNT) nanoengineered composite laminate architectures, development and realization of a nanostructured aerovehicle ice protection system, discovery of a new class of oxide catalysts for carbon nanotube (CNT) synthesis, creation of novel carbon matrix nanocomposites, and co-invention of out-of-oven manufacturing of advanced composite laminates. Past work includes nonlinear design and operation of thermomechanically stable ultra-thin fuel cells operating in the postbuckling regime, and development and experimental verification of a design tool for optimal-power MEMS energy harvesters. Prof. Wardle has authored over 100 journal articles, given more than 80 invited talks, holds 24 patents with ~40 others pending, is the principal and technical Founder of N12 Technologies Inc., and has numerous patents licensed by small and large companies, including a next-generation nanostructured aerovehicle ice protection system. Professor Wardle’s educational activities cover experimentation and modeling of materials and structures.

    Zuowan ZHOU is now the distinguished professor of Materials Science at Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), one of the top-ranked key Universities in China, affiliated to the Ministry of Education. Professor Zhou is also the Director of the Institute of Polymer Materials, and the Executive Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development of SWJTU. He received his Ph.D. from Donghua University (Shanghai, China, 2002) in Material Science, and got his Master degree from Sichuan University (Chengdu, China, 1992) in Polymer Chemistry and Physics.


    Professor Zhou lead a research group on Functional polymers, nanomaterials and Eco-materials, in which more than 60 proposals have been permitted and acquire high opinions for the finished projects. The main research grants include the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),the Special Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China,National Hi-Tech Program (863 program) of China, National Fund for Scientific Innovation, National Defense Foundation (pre-researching and Basic Program), National Project for Key New Products, the Torch Plan for Industrialization, etc. Dr. Zhou has published about 150 papers and 6 books (editor, co-author for chapters or sections). In recent years, Prof. Zhou presented 25 invited talks and organized more than 10 International Conferences and/or Symposiums. Dr. Zhou has applied for more than 50 items of Chinese Invention Patents and 1 European Patent, of which 28 have been authorized. Several kinds of functional materials developed in Dr. Zhou′s group have been applied in the filed of civil or defense industries as well as the manned space flight project in China.