Composites 2023 International Conference

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jie Yang

RMIT University, Australia

Dr. Yang is a Professor in Engineering in the School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. He received PhD in solid mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China in 2002. Prior to joining RMIT as a Lecturer in 2007, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland from 2002-2004, a research fellow then a lecturer at the Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong for 3 years from the end of 2004. His main research interests include advanced composite structures, nanocomposites, structural stability and dynamics, smart structures and control, and nano/micro-mechanics.

He is an author of over 370 papers including 275 journal papers which have so far attracted over 19900 Google Scholar citations with h-index 79. He is the Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Clarivate Analytics and is named by Australian Research Magazine as Global Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2020, Australia’s Research Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 as well as in Structural Engineering in 2021. Prof Yang is the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Structures (JCR Q1), Associate Editor of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines (JCR Q1), and the editorial board member of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Thin-Walled Structures, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Scientific Reports, Materials, and Shock and Vibration, etc


Prof. Francesco Paolo La Mantia

University of Palermo, Italy

Scientific activities:

Rheological and mechanical properties of polymer systems; processability, characterization and compatibilization of polymer blends; liquid crystal polymers; nanocomposites; biodegradable polymers; plastics recycling.

Author of about 380 scientific papers (Citations 11500, h = 52, Google Scholar; Citations 8300, h = 43, SCOPUS. (October 2022)), four books on plastics recycling and two books on liquid crystal polymers, as well as several book chapters and two teaching books on polymers. About 400 communications at National and International conferences, about 50 technical papers and 12 patents. Many invited plenary lectures at National and International conferences.

Coordination activities:

  • Coordinator and Responsible of many national and international research projects, as well as contracts with industries and public organizations.
  • Chairman of several National and International conferences.
  • Former President and currently treasurer of the MoDeSt International scientific society.
  • Former President of AIMAT (Italian Association of Materials Engineering) Society.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of International Peer Reviewed Journals, such as Polymer Degradation and Stability, Polymers, Nanomaterials, Materials, Recycling, Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Functional Materials, Polimery, Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology.
  • Guest Editor of 12 Special Issues of Polymers, four Special Issues of Materials and two on Recycling.

Evaluation activities

  •  Reviewer of research projects for public national and international Institutions (Research Ministries of France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Luxembourg, etc.), as well as private Institutions.
  •  Referee for several scientific ISI journals, such as: Polymer Degradation and Stability, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering and Science, Polymer, Polymer Composites, Journal of Rheology, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Composites Engineering, International Polymer Processing, etc.

Managing activities

  • Coordinator of the Degree Courses in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chairman of the Department of Chemical, Processes and Materials Engineering, University of Palermo.
  • Member of the Administration Board of the University of Palermo (1997-2002) and President of the Finance and Business commettee.
  • Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Palermo (2004-2010)
  • Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Palermo (2004-2010)
  • Vice-Rector of the University of Palermo, March-October 2015.
  • Delegate of the Rector for: Research and Research Evaluation, Strategic Planning,Decentralization, etc
  • Vice-Rector for Planning, Development and Strategic Management
  • President of the Polythecnic School of the University of Palermo.

Prof. Alejandro J. Müller

University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain

Prof. A.J. Müller holds an IKERBASQUE (Basque Foundation for Science) Research Professorship at POLYMAT and the Department of Polymers and Advanced Materials: Physics, Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. He is an Editor for POLYMER (Elsevier), IF (2021): 4.432 (Q1), in the joint areas of Polymer Physics and Physical Chemistry. He is a Corresponding Member of the “Academia Nacional de la Ingeniería y del Hábitat de Venezuela (ANIH)". In 2021 he was elected as a corresponding member of the “Academia de Ciencias de America Latina (ACAL). He has co-authored more than 500 publications and achieved an h index of 71 and 17000+ citations to his publications. He has won several awards, including the international "Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Prize." (2011).


Prof. Roie Yerushalmi

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Roie Yerushalmi joined the institute of chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. in 2008 Since 2015 he is Associate Professor at the Hebrew University. His research combines molecular-level design and surface chemistry in the context of nanoscience and materials science. His main research interests focus on the design and synthesis of hybrid nanostructures for photocatalysis, electrical & optical applications, and energy harvesting. The research program includes the development of new methodologies for combining surface chemistry and materials science research of atomic and molecular layer deposition schemes, NW synthesis, hybrid nanostructures, ex-situ doping of nanostructures, nanostructure array assembly, and comprehensive characterization of complex nanostructured systems by the application of analytical methods. Prof. Yerushalmi received a starting grant from the ERC (European Research Council), the Krill Prize from the Wolf Foundation, the career development award from the Human Frontier Science Program, and the Kennedy prize.


Prof. Monssef Drissi-Habti


Monssef Drissi-Habti ( is Research Professor at The French Institute for Transports. He a PhD thesis (1994) and the title of Research Professor since 1999 both on thermo-mechanical behavior of ceramic composite materials for aerospace. He worked in Japan from 1995 to 1999 as visiting researcher in NIRI Nagoya and Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo. He then worked until 2003 at Brown University of Engineering, RI, USA. His experience includes ceramic matrix composites for thermal protection of space crafts on both space programs HERMES (European Space Program) and NIPPON HOPE (Japan Space Program). His experience also includes thermo-mechanical behavior of smart composite materials. In USA, he worked on super-alloys 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 based on smart composite materials in offshore wind-energy generation, transports, smart cities and safety-security of critical infrastructures. He is PI of many projects on smart composites. He is author of about 70 scientific papers in scientific journals with referees and sixty articles in conference proceedings.