5th Ed. Smart Materials and Surfaces - SMS Conference

SMS 2019
23 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 | Lisbon - Portugal
Conference Speakers
Keynote Speakers
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Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Feng’s research field is the high-performance structures with emerging materials and advanced construction technics for civil engineering, including the following interests:

  • ALL FRP (FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER) STRUCTURES AND FRP HYBRID STRUCTURES, including FRP-concrete-steel hybrid columns, FRP bridges and FRP-concrete hybrid bridges, FRP woven web structures, FRP transmission towers, FRP-aluminum hybrid structures,...
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Dr. Feng’s research field is the high-performance structures with emerging materials and advanced construction technics for civil engineering, including the following interests:

  • ALL FRP (FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER) STRUCTURES AND FRP HYBRID STRUCTURES, including FRP-concrete-steel hybrid columns, FRP bridges and FRP-concrete hybrid bridges, FRP woven web structures, FRP transmission towers, FRP-aluminum hybrid structures, and FRP tendons/cables.
  • FRP STRENGTHENING EXISTING STRUCTURES, including FRP strengthening steel to resist buckling or to resist fatigue failure, steel pipeline strengthening, and anti-collapse strengthening for reinforced concrete structures.
  • ADVANCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES, including durable concrete structures, 3D-printed cementitious structures, cold-formed thin-walled steel reinforced concrete structures, industrialized precast concrete structures, and bionic engineering design.
  • INTEGRATION OF STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, including corrosion resistant structures in server environments, sandwich panels integrated solar cell, life-cycle behavior of desulfurization system in power stations, FRP gas flues and chimneys, and maintenance-free offshore structures.

 

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University of Minho, Portugal

Prof. Vasco Teixeira has a PhD degree from University of Minho, Braga-Portugal in Applied Physics. He’s Professor, Entrepreneur and Researcher in the field of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, surface engineering, smart materials, layered nanocomposite functional thin films and nanostructured surfaces.

He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Nano Research, JNanoR...

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Prof. Vasco Teixeira has a PhD degree from University of Minho, Braga-Portugal in Applied Physics. He’s Professor, Entrepreneur and Researcher in the field of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, surface engineering, smart materials, layered nanocomposite functional thin films and nanostructured surfaces.

He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Nano Research, JNanoR ((Honorary Editor is Nobel Prize Sir Harry Kroto). He is author or co-author of more than 110 international scientific papers (ISI), 3 ISI journal volumes, 5 book chapters, 3 awarded industry projects in national industrial innovation contests and he gave 25 invited lectures at international conferences.

He is Vice-President of the SOPORVAC-Portuguese Vacuum Society. He is member of the Executive Committee of the SNN-Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is the Chair for the European Advisory Scientific Committee of the SNN. He is member of the Executive Council (Councillor-2004-2007) and 2007-2010 Triennium of IUVSTA-International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications. He is member of Directive Council of the Portuguese Materials Society. He is Coordinator of TTES-Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Division of the SPM-Portuguese Materials Society and Technical Advisory Member of Tribological and Decorative Coatings of the SVC-American Society of Vacuum Coaters.

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University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Dr Varela obtained his PhD thesis in Physics (USC) in 2000 (Title: Theoretical study of the equilibrium and transport in charged complex fluids in the mean_field approximation", with honors (Extraordinary Prize 2001). From 2000 to 2003 he was an Assistant professor (profesor asociado) in the USC Department of Condensed Matter Physics. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Then as Associate professor (profesor titular) from 2003...

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Dr Varela obtained his PhD thesis in Physics (USC) in 2000 (Title: Theoretical study of the equilibrium and transport in charged complex fluids in the mean_field approximation", with honors (Extraordinary Prize 2001). From 2000 to 2003 he was an Assistant professor (profesor asociado) in the USC Department of Condensed Matter Physics. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Then as Associate professor (profesor titular) from 2003 where he obtained an Habilitation for full*professor in 2014.

He got different Scientific and Academic Management positions:

a) Dean of the Faculty of Physics (USC, since May 2010).

b) Head of the Master Program in Renewable Energies and Sustainability (USC, since 2011).

c) Head of the PhD Program in Renewable Energies and Sustainability (USC, since 2011).

d) Head of the Master Program in Physics (USC, since 2013).

e) Scientific representative of Spain in the Management Committee of the COST Action IS1104 “The EU in the new complex geography of economic systems: models, tools and

policy evaluation“. Scientific  representative of the Grant Holder of the Action.

f) Chair of the 2nd Iberian Meeting on Ionic Liquids (July 20-22, 2011)

He runs more than 15 Research projects and research contracts including several fields of soft matter, ionic liquids and complex systems. Current research project in properties of ionic liquids and their mixtures with cosolvents and inorganic salts of electrochemical interest for energy applications. Active research in the simulation of ionic liquids in the neighbourhood of walls (electrochemical devices).

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Northumbria University, UK

He was a Reader in Thin Film Centre in University of West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK, and a lecturer in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He obtained his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and then worked as a Research Fellow in Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance, and a Research Associate in University of Cambridge.

He has extensive experience in smart thin film/materials, biomedical...

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He was a Reader in Thin Film Centre in University of West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK, and a lecturer in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He obtained his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and then worked as a Research Fellow in Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance, and a Research Associate in University of Cambridge.

He has extensive experience in smart thin film/materials, biomedical microdevices, energy materials, lab-on-chip, micromechanics, MEMS, nanotechnology, sensors and microfluidics. He has established a worldwide reputation from his pioneer research work on shape memory films, piezoelectric thin films, nanostructured composite/films for applications in MEMS, sensing and renewable energy applications.

His research has been funded by Engineering and Physics Science Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Carnegie Trust, UK Fluidic Network, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Government, Scottish Union Physics Alliance (SUPA), Nuffield Foundation, Innovate UK/Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), AWE-UK, EU-Erasmus, Scottish Sensor System Centre/CENSIS, Scottish Funding Council and National Science Foundation of China, etc.

He published over 350 science citation index (SCI) journal papers (including Nat. Comm., Prog. Mater Sci, Nano Energy, Nano Lett., Chem. Mater., J Mater Chem A, Advanced Drug Delivery Review, etc.) 2 books, 20 book chapters, and over 120 conference papers. His current SCI H-index is 42 with over 6900 citations (up to Oct 2018), and his Google scholar H-index is 53.

He has extensive teaching experience in three UK universities with the teaching modules covering Mechanical Engineering, Material Science/Engineering, Physics, Renewable Energy, and Electrical Engineering. He has actively involved in departmental/institutional development in the past 10 years, and served various duties in teaching, research, social and networking activities.

He is associate editor/editorial board members for seven international journals including Scientific Report. He is regular journal paper reviewers for more than 40 journals, and has co-organized 12 international conferences worldwide, and co-edited eight special issues for journals.

He is now served as the Regional President of International Thin Film Society, and Regional Secretary of Taiwan Thin Film Society, and Committee Member of Chinese Society of Heat Treatment and Metallurgy/Chinese Society of Surface Engineering.

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University of Lisbon, Portugal

Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa and Researcher of Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica - IDMEC/IST. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. His research activities have been related to modelling, optimisation and testing of composite and adaptive structures, inverse characterisation of composite and piezoelectric materials, sandwich structures, structural damping and active...

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Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa and Researcher of Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica - IDMEC/IST. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. His research activities have been related to modelling, optimisation and testing of composite and adaptive structures, inverse characterisation of composite and piezoelectric materials, sandwich structures, structural damping and active control of multifunctional structures for noise and vibration attenuation. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Automotive Composites.

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University of Tartu, Estonia

Prof. Alvo Aabloo, from Institute of Technology, Tartu University in Estonia, received his PhD from Tartu University in 1994. Made his postdoc in Uppsala University. Main research interests are electroactive polymer actuators and sensors, computational materials science, robotics incl educational robotics. He is a famous polymer material professor and has wide research interests including Electro-active polymer, Polyelectrolyte and new energy, Simulation on polymer...

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Prof. Alvo Aabloo, from Institute of Technology, Tartu University in Estonia, received his PhD from Tartu University in 1994. Made his postdoc in Uppsala University. Main research interests are electroactive polymer actuators and sensors, computational materials science, robotics incl educational robotics. He is a famous polymer material professor and has wide research interests including Electro-active polymer, Polyelectrolyte and new energy, Simulation on polymer material, Special robots and soft robots, Space application technology etc. Now Prof. Alvo Aabloo is the group leader of Intelligent Materials and Systems Laboratory (IMS lab, www.ims.ut.ee), which is multidisciplinary research unit with aim combine computer modelling techniques, polymeric materials science and engineering at Tartu University. He is leading a multi-discipline group with about 14 core members including polymer, electronic material, computer and robot scientists.

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Faculty of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, University of Sunderland, UK

Professor Elmarakbi obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada (2004). After a couple of successful postdoctoral fellowships in Canada and Japan, he moved to the University of Sunderland, UK in 2007, where he is, currently, Professor of Automotive Composites. His research interests lie in the area of energy-efficient and safe vehicles (EESVs) including low carbon vehicles, advanced composite materials,...

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Professor Elmarakbi obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada (2004). After a couple of successful postdoctoral fellowships in Canada and Japan, he moved to the University of Sunderland, UK in 2007, where he is, currently, Professor of Automotive Composites. His research interests lie in the area of energy-efficient and safe vehicles (EESVs) including low carbon vehicles, advanced composite materials, including graphene related materials, for automotive applications, hierarchical meso-architectures as heterogeneous catalysts, and multi-functional materials modelling and design.

His work outcomes are recognised both nationally and internationally as evident from his 90+ invited talks and presentations; 150+ peer-reviewed research papers and patents. Most recently, he has published the book: A. Elmarakbi (2013) “Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness”, Wiley, UK.

He is member of the EU Graphene Flagship and also is laureate in the '1000 talents'-program of China. He has been involved in various professional activities: served as an Expert Reviewer for FP7, Horizon2020 and EPSRC; Founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Automotive Composites; Chaired and convened a number of international conferences; and Chairman of the International Conference of Automotive Composites (1st edition was held in Lisbon, Portugal from 21-23 Sep. 2016).

He has an extensive track record of international collaboration with the automotive industry and world-class academic institutions over the last 20 years. He has extensive experience in managing national and international projects, including multi-disciplinary collaborative projects with Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan, and Brazil. He has received many prestigious awards and grants world-wide, including EPSRC, NSERC, JSPS, OGS, FP7, Horizon2020, Graphene Flagship, and several fellowships.

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University of Lyon, France

Prof. Jannick Duchet-Rumeau got a PhD diploma of University of Lyon in 1996 focused on modelling of the interface in a polyethylene/glass system tuned by the grafting connecting chains to improve the adhesion properties. She had a post PhD position in Louvain La Neuve (Belgium) where she worked on polymer nanotubes. In 1998, she got a full professor position in 2010 in the laboratory ‘Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères’ UMR CNRS #5223....

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Prof. Jannick Duchet-Rumeau got a PhD diploma of University of Lyon in 1996 focused on modelling of the interface in a polyethylene/glass system tuned by the grafting connecting chains to improve the adhesion properties. She had a post PhD position in Louvain La Neuve (Belgium) where she worked on polymer nanotubes. In 1998, she got a full professor position in 2010 in the laboratory ‘Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères’ UMR CNRS #5223. Her research topics are related to nanocomposites materials, mesoporous materials, nanomaterials from Ionic Liquids (Head of GDR LIPS http://www.gdr-lips.fr) and tailoring of interfaces/interphases in the heterogeneous materials.

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Zaragoza University, Spain

Dr. Raul Arenal received his PhD in Solid State Physics from Univ. Paris-Sud (Orsay, France, 2005) and in 2013, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR) also at this University. From April 2005 to August 2007, he joined the Electron Microscopy Center in Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, USA) as post doctoral fellow. In 2007, he became research...

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Dr. Raul Arenal received his PhD in Solid State Physics from Univ. Paris-Sud (Orsay, France, 2005) and in 2013, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR) also at this University. From April 2005 to August 2007, he joined the Electron Microscopy Center in Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, USA) as post doctoral fellow. In 2007, he became research scientist (Chargé de Recherches) at the CNRS (France), working at the LEM, CNRS-ONERA (Chatillon, France). From September 2010 to December 2011, he was visiting scientist (sabbatical position) at the Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA) at the Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA) of the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). Since 2012, Dr. Arenal is on leave from the CNRS, and he is currently ARAID research scientist at the LMA-INA-Universidad de Zaragoza. Since 2018, he is the Director of the TEM area of the LMA-INA. In addition, since 2007 he is visiting researcher at the ANL (USA). He has published more than 145 papers (H=28 ISI, H=33 Google Scholar) in refereed journals, edited 1 book and published 6 chapters of a book. In 2017, Dr. Arenal has been elected member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and also from this year he has been elected to the board of the YAE. His broad area of research interest lies in electron microscopy focused on materials science and nanoscience: TEM (EELS, HR(S)TEM, electron diffraction, electron tomography). These studies are mainly focused on the growth mechanism, structural and physical (electronic, optical, vibrational, mechanical) properties of nanomaterials based on carbon, boron and nitrogen as well as other nano-structures (in particular, metallic nano-objects for plasmonic/photonic interest). Among his scientific activities, Dr. Arenal is the chair of the HeteroNanoCarb conference series (http://heteronanocarb.org) focused on graphene, NT and related 1D-2D nanomaterials.
 

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University of Cantabria, Spain

José Miguel López-Higuera, (1954), Fellow SPIE 2012; Fellow OSA 2014; Senior IEEE 1998. Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Cantabria, 2015. Member of CIBER-BBN of Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 2016 and also member of instituto de Investigación Valdecilla, IDIVAL, 2017.

Founder and Head of the Photonics Engineering Group, at the University of Cantabria. Founder and Director of the International School...

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José Miguel López-Higuera, (1954), Fellow SPIE 2012; Fellow OSA 2014; Senior IEEE 1998. Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Cantabria, 2015. Member of CIBER-BBN of Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 2016 and also member of instituto de Investigación Valdecilla, IDIVAL, 2017.

Founder and Head of the Photonics Engineering Group, at the University of Cantabria. Founder and Director of the International School of Light Sciences and Technologies, ISLIST at UIMP, 2016. Member of international Committees of Conferences of more than 32 (+32) R&D Institutions and Companies in the field of Photonics (mainly in sensing): International Steering’s (ISC), Technical Programs (TPC), Scientific SC). Director of 17 PhD theses (8 with extraordinary PhD award) framed inside the Photonics/Fiber Sensing field.

His R&D work focuses on Optical Fibre Sensor Systems and Instrumentations for Civil Engineering, Construction, Electrical Power Generation, Aero-space, Siderurgy, Automotive, Environmental, Medical and Biomedical, Smart Structure applications. 112 R&D&i projects (58 with public and competitive funding) acting on 93 of they as manager, coordinator or main researcher).

More than 740 research publications (including 71 invited talks) and 20 patents closely related to optical and fiber techniques for sensors and instrumentations

He has received numerous awards and recognitions being the most recent: admission to the Royal Academy of Medicine of Cantabria 2014; 2014 Awards for their R&D results by the Board of Trustees of the University of Cantabria Research Award; the Lifetime Achievements Award by the EWOFS, Limerick, Ireland, May 2016.

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Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research-National Research Council, Italy

Antonella Macagnano received the Biological Science’s Degree in 1993 at Lecce University and the Professional’s Degree in 1994. Since 2001 she is Research Scientist at the National Research Council (CNR). She has been leader (2001–2013) of the job-order entitled “Bio-inspired Sensoristic Systems and Technologies for Space and Human Safety” at Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of CNR. Since 2013, she...

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Antonella Macagnano received the Biological Science’s Degree in 1993 at Lecce University and the Professional’s Degree in 1994. Since 2001 she is Research Scientist at the National Research Council (CNR). She has been leader (2001–2013) of the job-order entitled “Bio-inspired Sensoristic Systems and Technologies for Space and Human Safety” at Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of CNR. Since 2013, she is Researcher and Leader of the action called “High-Performance Sensors and Sensing Systems for Monitoring Air Quality and Environment” at Institute of Atmospheric Pollutant Research (IIA) of CNR. She has been cooperating with many International and National scientists for designing and studying novel sensors (gravimetric, conductive, capacitive) and bio-inspired sensing strategies, based on nanostructured and biofunctionalized materials for environmental and biomedical applications, within several projects (among them, various as a leader). At present, she is member of the Management Committee of a European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action MP1206 entitled “Electrospun Nano-fibres for Bio-inspired Composite Materials and Innovative Industrial Applications” (2013–2017) and the leader of the Working Group devoted to Industrial/Technical applications.

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