Jesus Simal-Gandara, Professor in Nutrition and Food Science at the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo (Spain) He was the 1st Spanish Award of Completion of Pharmacy and Ph.D. Prize at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He also was an Associate Professor in 1991 at the University of Vigo, where he is a Full Professor since 1999. He now leads a research group of excellence at NW Spain, in addition to CIA3 (Environmental, Agricultural and Food Research Center) formed by 10 research groups from different fields (botany, plant physiology, soil science and agricultural chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, nutrition and food science, biotechnology, food technology, food rheology, chemical engineering, and colloidal chemistry), and also is the Head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Food Science at the University of Vigo. He performed research stays at the Université de Paris-Sud (Paris, France), University of Delaware (Newark, USA), Fraunhofer-Institut für Lebensmitteltechnologie und Verpackung (Munich, Germany), Central Science Laboratory (Norwich and York, UK), TNO-Voeding (Zeist, Netherlands), Packaging Industries Research Association (Leatherhead, UK) and The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (Gothenburg, Sweden). He is the editor of 4 national books. He published book chapters in 10 national and 14 international books
Dr. Wenxiu Que is a professor in the School of Electronic Science and Engineering, College of Electronic Information and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He received his Ph.D from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 1995. He joined the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, as a postdoctoral fellow from 1996 to 1998, and as a Research Fellow in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, from 1998 to 2005. He has been an adjunct professor in East China Normal University since 2004 and Tengfei Chair Professor in Xi’an Jiaotong University since 2006, respectively, Distinguished Expert of “Zhejiang Province Thousand Talents Program” since 2013, as well as Chief Technology Officer of Hangzhou Joys Energy Science & Technology Company of China since 2016
Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken, of the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Nano Materials Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), and a recipient of the President of Israel Achievement Award for coordination of a European Funded Research. Gedanken is a pioneer of sonochemistry – a discipline in which chemical reactions are accelerated through the application of ultrasonic sound waves. His many discoveries include a process that removes heavy metals ions from polluted water using aquatic plants and microwave radiation – a fast and low-cost method for producing purified water on the one hand, and metallic nanoparticles on the other hand.
Ahmed Hegazi is currently a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the National Research Center, Egypt. Prof. Hegazi received his master's degree in 1979, and his Ph.D. in 198 Hegazi's research work has been focused lately on bee products and their therapeutic effects. Hegazi organized and contributed to national and international research projects since 1977 and up till now; he has been the principal investigator on multiple research projects within the National Research Center. He has published 222 scientific papers and articles in national and international journals. He also served on the board of multiple national and international scientific journals.