Ramesh Agarwal’s current research interests include ground effect aerodynamics, flow control, rarefied gas dynamics and hypersonic flow, bio-fluid dynamics, wind energy, energy efficiency of buildings, chemical looping combustion and geological carbon sequestration
Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in 2001, Professor Agarwal was the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Wichita State University from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 2001, he was also the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor at Wichita State University.
From 1978 to 1994, Professor Agarwal 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. From 1976 to 1978, Professor Agarwal worked as a NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center and as a Principal Research Engineer at Rao and Associates in Palo Alto, California from 1975 to 1976.
Over a period of 45 years, Professor Agarwal has worked in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Electromagnetics, Computational Aeroacoustics, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization, Rarefied Gas Dynamics and Hypersonic Flows, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, and Flow and Flight Control. More recently, he has devoted some of his efforts in nanotechnology and renewable energy systems - in particular wind, solar and biomass. He is the author and coauthor of over 600 publications and serves on the editorial board of more than 20 journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences in over 60 countries worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many professional, government, and industrial advisory committees.
Professor Agarwal is a Fellow of 23 societies including: American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Institute of Pysics (IOP), UK, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Energy Institute (EI), Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Academy of Science of St. Louis, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), etc. and World Innovation Foundation (WIF). He has received many honors and awards for his research contributions including the ASME Fluids Engineering Award (2001), ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2006), Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2007), AIAA Aerodynamics Award (2008), AIAA/SAE 2009 William Littlewood Lecture Award (2009), James B. Eads Award of Academy of Science of St. Louis (2009), ASEE/AIAA John Leland Atwood Award (2009), SAE Clarence Kelly Johnson Award (2009), SAE Franklin W. Kolk Award (2009), AIAA Lindbergh Award (2010), SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award (2013), SAE Excellence in Engineering Education Award, SAE International Medal of Honor (2015) and AIAA Reed Aeronatuics Award (2015) among many others.
Dr. Vasiliki E. Kalodimou is the Board/Committee on Research Ethics at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Ε.Ι.Ε), previously was the Director at the Flow Cytometry-Research and Regenerative Medicine Department of IASO Maternity-Pediatric and Research Hospital in Athens, Greece, as well as the CBB Director & Processing Facility Director at MedStem-Cryobanks of IASO. Before her current appointment, Kalodimou served as a hematology research associate at General University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, and as an instructor at both the General University Hospital of Heraklion and the Ipokratios Medical-Technical Institute of Athens. .
Since 2006, Dr. Kalodimou has studied and working with stem cells from placenta, umbilical cord and adipose tissue, in every day practice and their applications in regenerative medicine, clinical trials, medical tourism and Flow Cytometry. Also is working in the area of human genetics & population genetics as well as cellular standards.
In addition to collaboration with state universities and pharmaceutical companies on research projects (16), Kalodimou frequently publishes (45 & 9 books) her findings. She has 2 patents.
She received the experienced “Shining Star” award, AABB PEP Program, 2017, the AABB PEP Volunteer of the Year Award for 2018, she is the AABB PEP International Ambassador, a TEDx Speaker & a Skill Mentor at EUvsVirus for 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic & in October 2020 she received the AABB President’s Award for her work in cellular therapy and as a mentor.
She is in the editorial board and a reviewer in several scientific international journals as well as board member in scientific organizing committee’s for medical conferences worldwide.
Dr. Fred Glover is CEO of Meta-Analytics, Inc., in charge of algorithmic design and
strategic planning initiatives. He also holds the title of Distinguished Professor,
Emeritus, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, affiliated with the Department of
Applied Mathematics, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the
Leeds School of Business. He has authored or co-authored more than 500 published
articles and eight books in the fields of mathematical optimization, computer science,
and artificial Intelligence and he co-founded and previously served as Chief Technology
Officer of OptTek Systems, Inc., the leading provider of optimization software to the
An elected member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering, Fred Glover is the
recipient of the INFORMS Impact Prize and the John Von Neuman Theory Prize, the
highest honor of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science for
distinguished lifetime contributions to the theory of operations research, management
science and combinatorial optimization. Numerous additional awards and honors he has
received can be found on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_W._Glover and
Soshu Kirihara is a doctor of engineering and a professor of Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan. In his main investigation “Materials Tectonics” for environmental improvements of “Geotechnology”, multi-dimensional structures were successfully fabricated to modulate energy and materials flows effectively. Ceramic and metal components were fabricated directly by smart additive manufacturing, design and evaluation (Smart MADE) using high power ultraviolet laser lithography. Original stereolithography systems were developed, and new start-up company “SK-Fine” was established through academic and industrial collaboration.
Dr. Gary A. Kochenberger has a BS in electrical engineering and a PhD in Management Science from the
University of Colorado. He is currently a senior member of the management team of Meta-Analytics,
Inc., and a professor of Business Analytics at the University of Colorado at Denver. His research interests
include combinatorial optimization, resource allocation, pattern classification, data mining, and related
areas. He has held editorial positions at several major journals and is currently on the editorial board of
the journal Networks. He has published 4 books and more than 100 articles on operations research and
optimization. His work is widely cited according to Google Scholar with more than 5,000 citations, an h-
index of 28, and an i10-index of 53.
Prof. Mijia Yang completed a BSCE degree and then worked for one year as a field engineer at a mine construction company. He continued pursuing graduate study in Geotechnical Engineering and came to US in 2001. He completed his Ph.D. study at University of Akron in 2006 and worked as a post-doctoral research associate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln before moving to the University of Texas at San Antonio as an assistant Professor in Structural Engineering. Professor Yang joined North Dakota State University in the department of civil engineering at 2011, where he led multiple projects on structural health monitoring, innovative concrete material, and accelerated pavement repairs. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer (license number 70246) in Ohio.
Dr. Dewidar graduated from the Architectural Engineering
department in 1983 from Cairo University, followed by M.
Arch. in 1988 from the same school in Architectural Design.
In 1990 he was awarded his M.Sc. from the University
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in History and theories of
Architecture. In 1993 he was awarded his Ph.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania in the dialectics between
Materials, Structures, Space and Architectural Style.
He worked in several research projects and taught several engineering courses
during his doctoral studies. He then joined Ain Shams University as a full time
architectural staff member. After earning his Professorship Degree in 2003, Dr.
Dewidar was awarded a teaching/research grant in 2004 at the University of
Pennsylvania where he taught architectural theory and philosophy of technology
for one academic year and conducted his research on architecture in the age of
Dr. Faisal Manzoor Arain is an experienced academic leader and architect with an MS and
PhD in Construction Project Management. He has extensive experience of working at
management and leadership positions in industry and academia in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
Singapore and Canada. Dr. Arain received a certificate from HARVARD University, Boston,
USA upon completion of the Leadership Development Program. He led the development of
Canada’s first Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management degree at SAIT in
Calgary, Alberta and was appointed by the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of
Education, to chair their review panel for new degree programs and institutional review. As
the Chair, he led the review process, which included assessing curriculum excellence,
pedagogical developments, degree development and implementation processes.
Dr. Arain has consulted, researched and published widely in the discipline of Project
Management and Design and Construction Management. He has authored over 120 research
publications, 2 book chapters, and 13 books (http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0028ORPJK).
His research interests include leadership, project management, designing educational
spaces, design and construction interface issues, and the development and application of
knowledge-based systems for management of building projects. Dr. Arain is the recipient of
the Donald S. Barrie Award 2005 conferred by Project Management Institute (PMI) USA. He
was the first person in the Asia Pacific region to win this prestigious award. Dr. Arain serves
on editorial boards of several international research journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of
the International Journal of Construction Project Management published by Nova Science
Publishers Inc., USA.
Dr. Arain worked as Chair, Construction Project Management with Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Alberta. He served as the Associate Dean of the
School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management at NAIT, Edmonton, Alberta.
He also assisted Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina, SK providing educational,
administrative and strategic leadership for a new baccalaureate degree program in
construction management. Dr. Arain recently worked as the Senior Principal/Senior Dean,
Niagara College (NC) Campuses in KSA. As the Senior Principal/Senior Dean, provided
academic quality, administrative and strategic leadership.
Marek Śmieja received a master's degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in
computer science from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, in 2009 and 2015,
respectively. In 2019, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações,
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Currently, he works as an
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Computer Science and Computational Mathematics,
Jagiellonian University, Kraków. His research interests cover deep learning methods in
unsupervised and semi-supervised learning.
Xiang Zhang is a Royal Society Industry Fellow of University of Cambridge, and has over 33 years combined academia (17 years) and industrial (17 years)
experience. He is an expert in polymer and polymeric hybrid materials science and technology, and Head of Medical Materials and Devices. He is the author
of three books “Inorganic Biomaterials”, “Inorganic Controlled Release Technology” and “Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical
Polymers-Materials and Properties”. As a Materials Scientist, he is passionate on “Science for Industry. He undertook his PhD and Postdoctoral research at
Cranfield University where he studied materials physics and micro-mechanics and micro-fracture mechanics of polymeric hybrid (organic and inorganic) materials.
After spending a further four years on research for industrial applications, he was awarded an Industrial Fellowship at the University of Cambridge in 1995. His
industry experience was gained in leading an international healthcare company, where, as Principal Scientist and Principal Technologist, his work covered almost
all aspects of medical materials and devices from R&D and manufacturing support to failure analysis and QC. Prior to joining Lucideon, he worked as Director of a
technology company, in the field of nano-conductive materials and diagnostic medical devices
Chien-Yuan Chen was born in Taiwan. Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, 2001. M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1995. He was Associate Research Fellow (2001-2006) at Slopeland Disaster Reduction Division, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Sindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. He was Assistant Professor (2006-2009) and Associate Professor (2009-2013) at Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, National Chiayi University. He is currently as Professor (since 2013) and Chairman at Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, National Chiayi University, Chiayi City, Taiwan. His research is focused on the following: Disaster prevention management and system, Disaster prevention education, Debris flow and landslide hazards prevention and mitigation, Civil Engineering -Geotechnical engineering, GIS application and numerical modeling.
Yahia CHERGUI is a lecturer in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Institute, Boumerdes Algeria. He has completed his PhD from Badji Mokhtar University in Annaba, Algeria. He did all his PhD work in Cardiff University in UK. His research field is Physics(condensed matter, simulation by molecular dynamics). He has many published articles and international conferences. He has been serving as a referee with condensed matter journal (IOP), Energy journal (Elsevier), and recently accepted to be a reviewer of American Journal of Modern Physics since 20/11/2018.
I have earned my undergrad degree from the University of Arizona in Computer Science, and
graduate degrees from Robert Morris University in the same field of study. I didn’t start my
education path off like most, I took some time off after my first year of college, and started to
work in the industry as a Software Engineer with no formal education, and my knowledge was
based on what I read in books and self-taught myself, as I worked in the industry. Five years
later is when I had decided it was the right choice to go through and complete my education.
In which at this time it was based on doing this with a family of five. Working full-time and
attending school in the evenings full-time was not the easiest of methods, I learned more on
how to manage multiple roles and responsibilities in a single period compared to what I would
have learned not being in that situation.
I have spent 21 years working in the Information Technology industry primarily as a Software
Engineer, Architect, and in the management sector. I started teaching computer science as an
Adjunct Professor at both Allegheny College in Pittsburgh, PA, and West Liberty University, in
West Liberty, WV. Since 2018 I have been a full-time assistant professor of Applied Computer
Science at Point Park University.
I’ve served as the Director of Information Technology at a local youth organization for five years
in a volunteer role. I was able to take my experience and turn around an establishment that
thrived on pens and papers to the digital world. Moved all of their registrations, items they were
selling to a mobile app for both android and IOS and on a website.
In addition to other volunteer opportunities that I had started and organized city wide user
groups around various programming languages. This was an outlet to allow developers to
network, help each other, provide guest speakers such as CEO’s, other developers, authors etc;
in addition to having students from local universities network and get a lay of the land. I was
able to get Microsoft and Google to be sponsors of what we were doing and provide financial
backing to help with our meetings
Dr. Christos Chrysoulas received his Diploma and his Phd in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras in 2003 and 2009 respectively. During his Phd (2004-2009) and PostDoc studies (2010-2015) his research was focused on Smart Grids, IoT, Industrial Automation, Machine Learning, Big Data, E-Learning systems, Computer Networks, High Performance Communication Subsystems Architecture and Implementation, Wireless Networks, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), Resource Management and Dynamic Service Deployment in New Generation Networks and Communication Networks, Grid Architectures, Semantics, and Semantic Grid. He joined CISTER Research Center, Porto, as an invited Researched in 2013. He joined University of Porto as Post-Doc Research fellow in 2014 and from July 2015 he was with the University of Essex, holding a Senior Officer Researcher position. From September 2017 till January 2020, he was holding a Lecturer’s position in Software Engineering in the London South Bank University, UK. Currently is holding a Lecturer’s position in Software Engineering in the Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK.
The outcome of this effort was properly announced in more than 40 technical papers in these areas. Dr. Christos Chrysoulas also participated as Senior Research/Engineer in both European and National Research Projects
Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and consulting industry. An Environmental Engineer skilled in Waste Management, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Resource Management, & Air Pollution Control. Strong education professional graduated from University of Sydney, Australia; and Middle East Technical University, Turkey
2020 PhD in Civil, Environmental and Mechanics Engineering cum laude.
Thesis: "Experimental nanomechanics of natural or artificial spider silks and related systems"
Special label “Doctor Europaeus
2016 Master's Degree in Physics. University of Ferrara. 110/110 cum laude.
Thesis: “Mechanical Properties of spider's silk: investigation of nonlinear stress regimes under
Quantized Fracture Mechanics "
2014 Bachelor's Degree in Physics. University of Ferrara. 110/110 cum laude.
Thesis: "IV characteristic of nanocrystalline semiconductors for sensors application"
2010 High school graduate. Ariosto high school in Ferrara. 100/100 cum laude
Ruili Zhang completed her master's in Fluid-Structure Interaction and Control at Northwestern Polytechnical University.
She is currently a Ph.D. student at the Université catholique de Louvain. Her research topic is adaptive curvilinear meshing.
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