Michael Thompson obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wales, UK and his PhD in analytical chemistry from McMaster University. He is now Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He is recognized internationally for his pioneering work over many years in the area of research into new biosensor technologies and the surface chemistry of biochemical and biological entities. He has made major contributions to the label-free detection of biological macromolecule interactions and surface behavior of cells using ultra high frequency acoustic wave physics. He has also pioneered the development of anti-fouling surface modification, in particular anti-thrombogenic and anti-microbial adhesion materials.Thompson has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of major international journals including Analytical Chemistry, The Analyst, Talanta, Analytica Chimica Acta, Biosensors and Biosensors and Bioelectronics. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the monograph series “Detection Science” for the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He has been awarded many prestigious international prizes for his research including The Robert Boyle Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, E.W.R. Steacie Award of the Chemical Society of Canada, the Theophilus Redwood Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Fisher Scientific Award in Analytical Chemistry of the Chemical Society of Canada and recently the 100-year Anniversary Medial of Comenius University, Slovakia. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1999. He currently holds an Associate Academic post at the Tyndall National Institute, and Adjunct Professorships at both the Universities of Liverpool and Limerick.
Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has been retired due to the age limit of 67; following academic life of 45 years. He published over 60 papers in international and national journals. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File. Scientific fields of Adiguzel are as follow: Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction and crystallography.
Astuty Amrinis the Dean, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, UTM Kuala Lumpur. She received her Bachelor in Materials Eng. (pioneer batch) from USM in 1988, MSc in Corrosion Sc. and Eng. from UMIST, UK and PhD in 2005. Her research interest is devoted to Materials Engineering specifically on high temperature oxidation of alloys, compositional modificationof newly developed (α+β)Ti-Alloys, developing accelerated corrosion test procedures for Malaysia automotive industry, ultraviolet treatment for MIC of steels, rejuvenation of Ni-Cr superalloy turbine blade. She was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Sudan University of Science and Technology in 2016 andalso annually appointed as a Visiting Professor at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand since 2015. She is also a panel of expert for several universities in the area of Materials and Corrosion engineering.
Shen-Ming Chen(陳生明) received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He joined Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1985. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a full professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He has been the Dean(Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000. He received three time Distinguish Professor awards from 2010-2018. He also received Lifetime Distinguish Professor award from 2019. He has published over 900 research and review papers in international SCI journals. Two of our papers have been selected as the most cited papers in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry during the years 2005-2009. He have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications” and contributed four book chapters. His research interest includes Nanostructured Materials, bioelectrochemistry, electroanalytical Chemistry, biosensors, chemical sensors, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis, photoelectrochemistry, metalloproteins, metalloporphyrins, nanotechnology, spectroscopic techniques, scanning probe techniques, quartz crystal microbalance, materials research, fuel cells, solar cell and photovoltaic cells. We have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications” and contributed four book chapters.