Organizing Committee Members - Chemical Engineering 2018
G.Q. Chen is a professor of systems ecology and sustainability science at Peking University, China and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abudulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. With distinguished contributions as marked by around 300 publications in prestigious journals, Prof. Chen has won a series of awards and honors, including Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.
G.Q. Chen(Research Area)
He has a wide spectrum of research interests including climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, systems ecological modelling, ecological economics, global and regional studies, systems input-output technique.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Xing Wang has obtained his PhD from New York University working on the DNA nanomaterials and the applications in biology. He then conducted his postdoctoral studies at Princeton University working on functions of noncoding RNAs. Currently, Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology & the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He is the director of Nucleic Acid Programming (NAP) Lab at RPI. He has published more than 25 papers in top-tier journals such as Cell, PNAS, JACS, and Nano Lett.
Xing Wang(Research Area)
his research interest is in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Nucleic acid programming, nanomaterials.
Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
Dr. Sohail Murad is Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to this he was Head of Chemical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he joined the faculty in 1979 after receiving a PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He spent 1981-82 at Exxon Research and Engineering Company at Florham Park, New Jersey, while on a leave of absence from the university. He was an ARO Research Fellow at the Ballistics Research Laboratory in 1985. He is the author of over 135 archival research publications and book chapters. He is/has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Scientific Journals International and Research Letters in Chemical Engineering. He is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and member of several other professional societies. He holds honorary faculty positions at Nanjing University (China), Petra University (Jordan), and University of Karachi (Pakistan). He has given many keynote talks at national and international symposia, and has served on panels of the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, etc.
Sohail Murad(Research Area)
His research is focused on alternate energy and its efficient utilization, computational molecular modeling of fluids on membrane surfaces and pores and on heat and mass flows in nanosystems. It has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Army Research Office, American Chemical Society, IBM, Dow Chemical Company, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, and other private and public funding agencies.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Dr. Ping Furlan(Biography)
Professor in Chemistry with twenty-one years of academic experiences at the U.S. Marchant Marine Academy (2011-present) and the University of Pittsburgh (1997-2011). Active member of American Chemical Society (ACS) and leader of various ACS major science outreach programs and 2016 Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting. Research with numerous publications, grants and invited presentations in the areas of developing nanomaterials for marine pollution prevention; nanoscience and technology curriculum materials; and chemistry in maritime industry curriculum materials. Recent ACS recognitions include 2017 Middle Atlantic Regional Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award, 2016 Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award, 2016 National ChemiLuminary Award Finalist, 2015 E. Ann Nalley Middle Atlantic Regional Award, and 2014 New York Section Distinguished Service Award for Leading National Chemistry Week
Dr. Ping Furlan(Research Area)
Research with numerous publications, grants and invited presentations in the areas of developing nanomaterials for marine pollution prevention; nanoscience and technology curriculum materials; and chemistry in maritime industry curriculum materials. Recent ACS recognitions include 2017 Middle Atlantic Regional Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award, 2016 Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award, 2016 National ChemiLuminary Award Finalist, 2015 E. Ann Nalley Middle Atlantic Regional Award, and 2014 New York Section Distinguished Service Award for Leading National Chemistry Week.
Tel Aviv university
Prof. Emeritus at Tel Aviv University, Israel. served as Dept. Chair and Structural Biology, head. Research interest: Nano-technology of biological molecules, Photosynthetic reaction center, Structural Biology (EXAFS) of biological metal canters. Proton turbine ATP synthase. Visiting Prof at U.C.L.A, London Univ. U.C.S.B., Curie Institute, Roche Institute, Cornell University, U. C. Berkeley. 106 scientific publication, 6 patents
Chanoch Carmeli(Research Area)
Nano-technology of biological molecules, Photosynthetic reaction center, Structural Biology (EXAFS) of biological metal canters. Proton turbine ATP synthase. Visiting Prof at U.C.L.A, London Univ. U.C.S.B., Curie Institute, Roche Institute, Cornell University, U. C. Berkeley. 106 scientific publication, 6 patents
President of AISI
California South University
Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management, Oncology, Human Cancer Tissues and Synchrotron Radiation from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and also in Nanochemistry and Modern Molecular Electronicâ€“Structure Computations Theory from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA.He has participated at more than two hundreds reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, India, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor and so on heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than twenty books and book chapters in different fields of Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than eight hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals, books and publishers. Hitherward, he is a member of more than two hundreds reputed international academicâ€“scientificâ€“research institutes around the world. In addition, he is member of the Nobel committee for Chemistry. It should be noted that he is currently the President of American International Standards Institute (AISI), Irvine, California, USA and also Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA.
Alireza Heidari(Research Area)
His research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Modern Electronic Structure Computations, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure, Biochemistry, Molecular Simulation, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Oncology, Synchrotron Radiation, LASER, Antiâ€“Cancer Nano Drugs, Nano Drugs Delivery, ATRâ€“FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Intelligent Molecules, Molecular Dynamics, Biosensors, Biomarkers, Molecular Diagnostics, Numerical Chemistry, Nucleic Acids, DNA/RNA Monitoring, DNA/RNA Hypermethylation & Hypomethylation, Human Cancer Tissues, Human Cancer Cells, Tumors, Cancer Tissues, Cancer Cells, etc.
The Ohio State University
Umit S. Ozkan (Biography)
Umit S. Ozkan is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D from Iowa State University in 1984 and joined the faculty of The Ohio State University in 1985. Between 2000 and 2005, she also served as the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. She has edited five books, has written over 200 refereed publications and book chapters, given over 300 conference presentations and over 125 invited lectures. She has six patents. Professor Ozkan has held and continues to hold many leadership positions in several professional organizations. She is on the Editorial Boards of Catalysis Today, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, Catalysis Letters, Topics in Catalysis, Applied Catalysis B, Catalysis Reviews and ACS Catalysis. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and American Chemical Society. Professor Ozkan is the recipient of many honors and awards among which are ACS Henry H. Storch Award (2017), ACS Energy and Fuels Distinguished Researcher Award (2012), John van Geuns Lectureship Award at the Van't Hoff Institute at the University of Amsterdam (2010). In December 2013, a special volume of Topics in Catalysis was published in her honor. In her research group, Dr. Ozkan has advised and mentored over 100 graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and honors students.
Umit S. Ozkan (Research Area)
Her current research interests are in the areas of heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis