Professor Ji Wang has been a Qianjiang Fellow of Zhejiang Province at Ningbo University since 2002. Professor Ji Wang is the founding director of the Piezoelectric Device Laboratory, which is a designated Key Laboratory of City of Ningbo. Professor Ji Wang was employed at SaRonix, Menlo Park, CA, as a senior engineer from 2001 to 2002; NetFront Communications, Sunnyvale, CA, as senior engineer and manager from 1999 to 2001; Epson Palo Alto Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA, as Senior Member of Technical Staff from 1995 to 1999. Professor Ji Wang also held visiting positions at Chiba University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Argonne National Laboratory. He received his PhD and Master degrees from Princeton University in 1996 and 1993 and bachelor from Gansu University of Technology in 1983. Professor Wang has been working on acoustic waves in piezoelectric solids for resonator design and analysis in his research with US and Chinese patents, over 120 journal papers, and frequent invited, keynote, and plenary presentations in major conferences around world. Professor Wang has been a member of many international conference committees and currently serving the IEEE UFFC Technical Program Committees of the Frequency Control and Ultrasonics Symposia, the IEEE MTT-S, and the IEC TC-49. From 2015, Profess Wang is the editor-in-chief of Structural Longevity and members of the editorial boards of several international journals.
Medical Device Consultant
Luca Radice has completed his studies in Biomedical Electronic Engineering from Politecnico of Milano, ITALY in 1991. 25+ years of professional experience in the medical device industry. at the moment, Luca Radice is a consultant in the field of medical devices, starting his professional career as designer from the beginning of medical device directive 93/42/EEC and now on new regulation EU 2017/745. Involved as a product expert in the assessment of technical documentation for Notified Bodies. He is former chairman of Biomedical Engineer committee from Monza e Brianza Order of Engineer. He is also a campaigner who supports associations concerning professional recognition of Biomedical Engineers
Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering (IMCE)
Dr Tanaka started his scientific career at Hokkaido University, where he conducted research into DNA nanotechnology for novel functional materials. Dr Tanaka was part of a collaborative group arraying the DNA at the air-water interface and was successful in publishing J. Am. Chem. Soc. in 1997. Dr Tanaka worked for TERUMO Co. in 1996. He designed novel biocompatible polymers for medical devices such as, stent, catheter, and artificial lung (Commercialized in all over the world as Biocompatible X-coatingTM from 2000 and World shear No.1 from 2006; Biomaterials, 2000). In 2000 he moved to Hokkaido University and became a JST PRESTO researcher, and then moved to Tohoku University and found that the 3D patterned-films can control cell behavior (over 150 original patents). A bile-duct stent which is covered with the 3D films is now commercially available in the world clinical market. In 2009, he has full professorship at Yamagata University. He became a leader of Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers (2011-2014). Thus far, he has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and has received some awards including the Award for Young Investigator of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials (2009), and SPSJ Asahi Kasei Award (2011). Dr Tanaka accepted the post of co-editor of Biointerphases and Section Editor for the Journal of Biomaterials Science Polymer Edition.
University of Buchares
Dr. Anton Alexandru Ciucu – develop his higher education at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Bucharest by obtaining his M.Sc. in 1979. In 1987 he got his Ph.D. in Chemistry, at Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry Department of Analytical Chemistry. Since 2000 he is a full professor of Analytical Biochemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest. Between 1991-1992 he acted as Visiting Professor at University of Louisville, Chemistry Department, USA. He was the vice-Director of the Center for Research and Development of Bioanalytical Techniques (1999-2007).
Research/work interests are focused on sensors and biosensors development and practical applications in bioanalysis, fundamental studies in bio-electrocatalysis (direct and mediated electron transfer in enzyme-catalyzed reactions), enzyme sensors for direct detection of substrates of enzymes expressing bio-electrocatalytic properties. Practically useful solutions are sought for the application of sensors and biosensors in process control, in biomedical applications, e.g. miniaturization for home monitoring as well as for in and ex vivo monitoring and development of portable and hopefully even implantable sensor-chips. Major interest in construction and evaluation of biosensors and chemically modified electrodes, study their applications. Good experience in coordinating and contracting European Projects, having also many and good connections with research centers from Europe and field researchers. Experience in the management of national and European Projects. He has authored over 94 research papers, 6 books, 2 patents and has presented more than 150 scientific communications, plenary lectures at different international conferences. He was the recipient of the 2005 International award at "Global 100 Eco-Tech Awards", organized by Japan Association for EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan, for a proposed technology entitled “NUCLEIC-ACID-BASED BIOSENSORS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF TOXIC CHEMICALS”, A. Ciucu and O.Frincu.
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Li Hua received his B.Sc and M.Eng degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Wuhan University of Technology, P.R.C., in 1982 and 1987, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1999. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Li was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the end of 2005, he was a Visiting Scientist on invitation at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Johns Hopkins University. From 2001 to 2006, he was a Research Scientist in the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing. Dr Li joined NTU as an Assistant Professor in June 2006 and he was promoted to Associate Professor in March 2013. He is currently in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at NTU. His research interests include the multiphysics modelling of soft matters (smart hydrogel in BioMEMS and biological cell in microscale fields); development of highly efficient numerical computational methodology (meshless & multiscale algorithms); simulation of sustainable energy (building energy efficiency and fuel cell system); and structural dynamics (high-speed rotating shell and composite materials structure). He has sole-authored a monograph book entitled “Smart Hydrogel Modelling” published by Springer, co-authored three monograph books entitled "Reduced Modelling of Planar Fuel Cells – Spatial Smoothing and Asymptotic Reduction” by Springer, “Meshless Methods and Their Numerical Properties” by CRC Press and “Rotating Shell Dynamics” by Elsevier, and 2 book chapters, one on MEMS simulation and the other on hydrogel drug delivery system modelling, and authored/co-authored over a 150 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. He received the Silver Award in HPC Quest 2003 - The Blue Challenge presented by IBM & IHPC in 2003, and Winner of Top Project of the Singapore Maritime Institute Forum – Research Showcase 2015. He is also extensively funded by agencies, such as NRF, EDB and SMI, including the principal investigator of a computational BioMEMS project awarded under A*STAR’s strategic research programme in MEMS, and by industries, including SUN Microsystems (Oracle), Sony, Philips, Lloyd's Register, Emerson, ABB, DSO and JTC.
United Arab Emirates
Abdulaziz Alzurahi is a UAE National Mechanical and Biomechanical Engineer who is the founder of Bio-Mechanics STAR (Science, Technology, And Research) Online Research Center. He is a Researcher who has interests not limited to Biomechanics, Materials Science & Manufacturing, Wearable Robots & Biorobotics, Medical Device Design, and Computational Mechanics (FEA & CFD simulations). So far, being an Undergraduate Research Scientist and Engineer in his twenties getting the opportunity to collaborate with Medical Doctors & Surgeon and receiving invitations from professors to be responsible of their research projects.