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New Horizon Institute , USA
Biography :

Derrick Love completed his doctoral studies in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2008. Dr. Love has numerous diversified publications and has been cited over 100 times. He currently serves as an Assistant Superintendent and Dissertation Chair for Grand Canyon University. Dr. Love continues to serve in K-12 and higher education.

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Professor , Washington University
Washington University , USA
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Ramesh K Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. He received PhD in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of 20+ journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ASME, AIAA, IEEE, SAE and SME.

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Computational Electromagnetics, Aeroelastic Analysis Using Neural Networks, Control Theory and Applications to Flight Control, Aortic Stenosis, Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Tokyo Institute of Technology , Japan
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Masatake SHIRAISHI is Professor at College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Japan. He completed his Engineering from Graduate School at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is also Member of ASME (American Society for Mechanical Engineers) and visiting professor of many universitys like Visiting Oklahoma State University, National University of Singapore, Erlangen University, Germany, Beijin Institute of Technology. He is also Board Committee Member of ASME and Outstanding Paper reviewer of ASME.

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Curtin University , Australia
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Neamul Ahsan Noman Khandoker is a Senior Lecturer in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia. He obtained his PhD, MPhil, and B.Sc. Engineering degrees all in mechanical engineering from Monash University, Australia; RMIT University, Australia; and BUET, Bangladesh respectively. Dr. Khandoker aims for lifelong learning and developing a career as a successful engineering educator and researcher. His key areas of strength are desire for continuous improvements; strong background in the principles of mechanical engineering, ability to grasp new concepts and methodologies quickly, efficiently plan, direct and co-ordinate the activities of engineering teaching and research with a particular focus on application of solid mechanics and FEM in material characterisation, mechanical design and advanced manufacturing processes. He has been fortunate to have secured several federal competitive research grants in his fields of expertise from Malaysian government. He is an active researcher publishing research articles regularly in indexed journals.

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Department Head and James Worth Bagley Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University , USA
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Nicolas H. Younan is currently the Department Head and James Worth Bagley Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Ohio University in 1988. Dr. Younan’s research interests include signal processing and pattern recognition. He has been involved in the development of advanced signal processing and pattern recognition algorithms for data mining, data fusion, feature extraction and classification, and automatic target recognition/identification. Dr. Younan has published over 300 papers in journals, refereed conference proceedings, and book chapters. He has served as the General Chair and Editor for the 4th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, Co-Editor for the 3rd International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, Guest Editor, Sensors Journal, Remote Sensing, Electronics, Pattern Recognition Letters, and JSTARS, and Co-Chair for the Workshop on Pattern Recognition for Remote sensing (2008-2010). He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society, serving on two technical committees: Image Analysis and Data Fusion, and Earth Science Informatics (previously Data Archive and Distribution). He also served as the Vice Chair of the International Association on Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Technical Committee 7 on Remote Sensing (2008-2010).

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University of New South Wales , Australia
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I am Professor of High-Performance Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and past Professor in the Physics Department in the University of Athens, Greece. In parallel, I am visiting Professor in the following Academic Institutions: Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President and Director General of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece. Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings Journal, Past Editor in Chief of the Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of 16 Journals. Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, published by Earthscan Science Publishers, London, UK.. Editor and author of 16 international books published by Earthscan, Routledge, Springer, and other International Publishers. Most of the published books refer to advanced mitigation and energy technologies for the urban built environment. Author of almost 280 scientific articles published in peer review journals. Among them 3 are hot papers and 16 Highly Cited articles, (SCI). Reviewer and evaluator of research projects in 15 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc.Member of Various International Committees including the Energy Advisory Group of the European Commission. Member of the Advisory Group of the European Union on Science for the Society, Member of the Working Committee of the European Community on the "Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environment", European Commission (JRC Ispra), Member and National Representative to the European Standing Committee : "Indoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Man", European Commission (JRC Ispra), Member of the European Thematic Network on Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality, of the European Commission (JRC Ispra), Member of the Environmental Committee of the European Network Building Research Institutes, ENBRI, Member of the European Working Committee on 'Critical Review of Ventilation Requirements', European Commission (JRC Ispra), Member of the European Working Committee on 'Economic Implications of Inappropriate Indoor Air Quality', European Commission (JRC Ispra), Coordinator of the EEC Task on Research Indicators for the Sector of the Built EnvironmentVice President of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center, International Energy Agency, United Nations, 2007, Vice President of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, 2008, Invited Research Expert to the Chinese University and to the Government of Hong Kong on Urban and Built Environment, Invited Theme Editor of the UNESCO – EOLLS Encyclopaedia on Natural Sciences, Invited Expert by the International Solar Energy Society Group to prepare the State of the Art on ‘Solar Energy in Buildings’, Invited Associate to the PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture) Organisation, Invited Member of the National Committee to prepare the Building Energy Program, Greece, Invited Expert of the World Health Organisation on Heat Protection, 2006, Invited Member of the Scientific Committee ??? Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network, Canada, 2006, Invitation to the Konwakai meeting of experts of Daikin Co, Japan, 2008-2015.My h index in the various data bases are : 78 in Google Scholar, 51 in Scopus without self citations, and 53 in SCI.Included in the list of Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering for 2017, (Clarivate). Also, included in the list of 100 most cited researchers in Building Science and Engineering by the Shanghai Ranking.My research focus on the energy and environmental quality of the built environment. In particular, the main objective of my work is to mitigate the local climate change, urban heat island and decrease the temperature in cities, b) Decrease the energy consumption of the buildings sector and c) Eradicate energy poverty in developed and developing countries. I am working on the development and application of innovative mitigation materials to counterbalance the impact of urban heat island in cities, the development of energy efficient heat dissipation technologies and the adaptation of the urban energy systems to face the challenge of local and climate change. I have designed and optimized, innovative materials for the urban built environment, including cutting edge chromic materials, highly reflective coatings for buildings and urban structures, nanotechnological components, and energy dissipation systems of very high efficiency. Most of the developed systems and materials are commercialized by major international industries and are used in thousands of projects around the world. I have designed, optimized, supervised and monitored more than 50 successful large scale urban mitigation projects using advanced technological systems to decrease the ambient temperature and improve the outdoor environmental quality. Most of the projects are in Europe, Asia and Australia, where I am scientific coordinator of the Darwin, Alice Springs and Western Sydney mitigation Projects. Almost all projects are fully monitored and analyzed in details. It is documented that the achieved peak temperature decrease was close to 2,5 C. All projects were based on the use of advanced reflective materials for pavements and buildings, use of greenery, advanced water systems and dissipation systems based on the use of a low temperature atmospheric sink like the ground or the water. We are developing more advanced and efficient materials for mitigation purposes based on the combined use of elastocaloric, thermoelectric and quantum dots components. Preliminary assessments shown that the cooling potential of the developed materials, when applied in the urban environment, may exceed 4 C.In parallel, together with my research colleagues we work on appropriate methodologies to evaluate the impact of climate change on energy, peak electricity demand, health, comfort and economy. We have developed and applied in real and large-scale projects, several methodologies to assess the impact of the urban heat island. In parallel, we have developed methodologies to assess the impact of urban mitigation technologies in cities. We have evaluated the impact of the urban heat island as well as of the proposed mitigation technologies in energy, peak electricity demand, comfort and health in the cities of Darwin, Sydney, Alice Springs in Australia and Athens, Greece.In parallel, I am working on the design and development of zero energy settlements and zero energy buildings. My main technological and scientific contribution addresses the area of passive and hybrid cooling of buildings, intelligent energy management, indoor environmental quality and advanced building materials. I have designed and applied many advanced energy conservation technologies and renewable energy systems in buildings and open spaces. I have designed, optimized, supervised and monitor more than 500 low energy or zero energy buildings in the world. I have performed research and design some advanced passive and hybrid cooling systems, envelope materials and daylight systems. The recent years, I am working on the development and optimization of zero energy settlements.I have worked in more than 500 major Low Energy Building Projects : (Major Projects : Fatima Sanctuary Portugal, Museum of Acropolis, Sport Facilities in London, Athens Olympic Village, Zero Energy Buildings in Cyprus, Zero Emission Settlements in Europe, etc

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Distinguished Professor
National Cheng Kung University , Taiwan
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Ching-Chuan Huang is a Distinguished Professor at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, department of Civil Engineering since 2010. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Chung -Yuan University, Taiwan, in 1978 and PhD degree from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1990. He worked as a Postdoc at the, Delaware University, USA from 1991. He has been worked as a Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, between 2000-2009. He was as a faculty member National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Civil Engineering Department, between 1991-1999

Research Interest :

Static and Seismic Bearing Capacity of Footings, Slope Stability Analysis, Static and Seismic Behavior Of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Structures, Hydrological-Geotechnical Inter-Discipline Related Journals 1. Journal of Geo informatics & geo statics 2. Journal of Civil &Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering 3. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 4. Journal of Hydrogeology & Hydrologic Engineering Related Conferences Open Access Journals Agri, Food, Aqua & Vet Business & Management Chemical Engineering Chemistry Clinical Dental & Oral Health Dental & Oral Health Earth & Environmental Sciences EEE Engineering Genetics & Molecular Biology Immunology & Microbiology Material Science Mathematics Medical Neurology & Psychiatry Nursing & Health Obesity & Diabetes OMICS Oncology and Cancer Therapeutics Pharma Physics Social & Political Science Videos Photos 15000+ Featured Speaker Presentation Videos Sevil Sonmez University of Central Florida Addiction Therapy 2015 Orlando, Florida, USA | August 03-05, 2015 Chun-Bae Kim Yonsei University, Republic of Korea Addiction Therapy 2015 Orlando, Florida, USA | August 03-05, 2015

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Chengdu University of Technology , China
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Huan Yu, Committee member of Digital Mountain Committee, International Society of Digital Earth; Committee member of Mountain Resource Committee, China Society of Natural Resources; Lifetime member of Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, received a doctorate in geographic information science. He mainly focus on the landscape geochemistry study using geospatial techniques, remote sensing for ecological environment, and intelligent space-time simulation of surface landscape evolution. As the project leader, he presided over 18 projects, such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the China Postdoctoral Science Fund, the National Ecological Environment Changes Monitoring by Remote Sensing, Sichuan Province Postdoctoral Research Project Special Fund and other national and provincial projects; As the first author, he published 42 papers in the "Journal Geographic Exploration ", "Environmental Geochemistry and Health", "International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications", "The Scientific World Journal", "Procedia Environmental Sciences", "Journal of Image and Graphics", "Geoderma", "Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science", and other peer-reviewed publications indexed by SCI, EI, or CSCD.

Research Interest :

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education

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University of Tirana , Albania
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Assoc. Prof. Neritan Shkodrani has been the Head of Department of Civil Engineering, at Civil Engineering Faculty, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, from 2008 to 2014 and actually is the Vice Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania. He obtained his BSc and MSc. (Eng.) at Polytechnic University of Tirana, Faculty of Civil Engineering, a Post-Graduate Diploma in "Earthquake Engineering" at International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE) in Tsukuba, Japan and a Master of "Earthquake Disaster Mitigation" at National Graduated Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan. In 2008 he obtained the Doctor of Sciences Degree at Polytechnic University of Tirana, Faculty of Civil Engineering. Mr. Shkodrani became involved in several important civil and geotechnical projects and a major part of his works is related to interpretation of in situ testing methods and direct application of the results in several geotechnical calculations. From 2014 deeply involved with CPT test, including investigations in site and interpretation of test results. Chair and co-chair of some International Conferences and Symposiums organized in Tirana, and also member of editorial board of some national and international journals in the field of civil engineering. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching Soils Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. From 2014 a Member of British Geotechnical Association (BGA).

Research Interest :

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education

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Manonmanium Sundaranar University , India
Biography :

Professor Dr.V.Manikamdan is full time professor at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Tamil Nadu –India. .He received his doctorate in composite materials from Manonmanium Sundaranar University for Studies on Natural fiber composites. He published many research articles in Science Citation Index (SCI) and International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. He has successfully completed research project on Basalt fiber composites funded by Department of Science and Technology. Also received grant for conferences and student projects. He has 28 years Experience in teaching of Engineering Design related subjects in Mechanical Engineering. Five scholars have completed their Doctorate degree under his guidance. He is member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Indian Society of Mechanical Engineering, (ISME), Indian Society of Training and Development (ISTD), International Society of Advanced Material (665301913402). He has reviewed large number of research paper for SCI& ISI also honorary Editor and Editorial board member in Four Indian journals. Participated and organized workshops and conferences and also delivered guest lecturer in workshops and faculty development program. He has quite interest on nature and practicing Rain water harvesting and maintaining zero waste at his home.

Research Interest :

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education

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Amar Telidji University of Laghouat , Algeria
Biography :

Ali CHEKNANE is a full-Professor at the Amar Telidji University of Laghouat-Algeria. He has completed his PhD in physics. Ali is having 20 years teaching graduate and post-graduate teaching experience at the university as temporary, associated and permanent position. He has published many papers in various journals and conference proceedings on renewable energy subjects. He published more than 50 journal papers, did more than 40 conference presentations and served as an editorial board member for several technical and organizing committees for international conferences. He has many years’ experience of supervising several postgraduate and graduate students. He got an incentive award from “Centre de Development des Energies Renouvelables- CDER”. He was awarded for the best publication in physics in Algeria from the ANDRU agency in 2008. He is the Head of the research team: “Photovoltaic Systems & Devices” at the Laboratory of Semiconductors and Functional Materials. Ali CHEKNANE is the Dean of the Faculty of Technology at Amar Telidji University of Laghouat- Algeria.

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Senior Researcher, Fisheries Oceanography and Marine Ecology
National Marine Fisheries Research Institute , Poland
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Dr. Piotr Margonski is a Senior Researcher, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Gdynia, Poland. Head of Department of Fisheries Oceanography and Marine Ecology (2007-2014). Main scientific interests: (i) recruitment processes of Baltic commercial fish species and environmental and climatic drivers of stock-recruitment relationships, (ii) trophic interactions between zooplankton and ichthyoplankton, and (iii) implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive which includes development and testing of indicators. PI in several EU FP projects: CORE, STORE, MANTRA-East, PROTECT, INEXFISH, ODEMM (Regional Lead), LAGOONS, MAREFRAME, and BONUS BIO-C3 (WP leader). Chair and co-chair of several ICES expert groups. Delegate to the ICES Council. ICES Vice-President (2012 – 2015 & 2016 – 2019).

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