Prof. Dr. Ashok Vaseashta currently serves as the Chief Research Officer, Executive Director of Research and Chair of Institution Review Board and Office of Research Integrity at NJCU– State University of New Jersey. Concurrently, he serves as Chaired Professor of Nanotechnology at the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Academician at Euro-Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences, Senior Strategic Research Advisor for several organizations, and Professor at Riga Technical University and Transylvania University of Brasov. Inspired by nature and guided by societal necessities, he strives for innovations to address global challenges such as environment, human safety and security, and sustainability using advanced technological solution platforms. He is a scholar, dedicated futurist and visionary leader who provides strategic leadership to promote and advance research initiatives and priorities using data driven decisions. He received PhD from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA in 1990 followed by Kobe post-doctoral fellowship. Following his PhD, he served as professor and researcher at Virginia Tech and Marshall University. He also served as the Director of Research at the Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence and International Clean Water Institute for Norwich University Applied Research Institutes. Prior to his current position, he served as Vice Provost for Research at the Molecular Science Research Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He served as visiting professor at the 3 Nano-SAE Research Centre, University of Bucharest, Romania and visiting scientist at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center of Nanoscale Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. He served the U.S. Department of State in two rotations, as strategic S&T advisor and U.S. diplomat. His research interests span nanotechnology, environmental/ecological science, and safety and security. His research on nanotechnology has been on improving the understanding, design, and performance of nanofibers and sensors/detectors, mainly for applications such as wearable electronics, target drug delivery, detection of biomarkers and toxicity of nano and xenobiotic materials. In the security arena, he has worked on counterterrorism, countering unconventional warfare and hybrid threats, critical-Infrastructure protection, biosecurity, dual-use research concerns, and mitigating hybrid threats including fake-news. In addition, he has made numerous contributions in environmental/ecological science including directing research for International Clean Water Institute, pollution monitoring, contamination detection and remediation, and sustainability through green nanotechnology. He has authored over 250 research publications, edited/authored eight books on nanotechnology, and presented many keynote and invited lectures worldwide. He serves on the editorial board of several highly reputed international journals. He is an active member of several national and international professional organizations. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society (FAPS), Institute of Nanotechnology (FIoN), and the New York Academy of Sciences (FNYAS). He has earned several other fellowships and awards for his meritorious service including 2004/2005 Distinguished Artist and Scholar award.
Ray Chen is the Keys and Joan Curry/Cullen Trust Endowed Chair Professor at The University of Texas Austin. Dr. Chen served as the CTO, Founder, and Chairman of the Board of Radiant Research, Inc. from 2000 to 2001, where he raised 18 million dollars A-Round funding to commercialize polymer-based photonic devices involving over twenty patents, which were acquired by Finisar in 2002, a publicly traded company in the Silicon Valley (NASDAQ:FNSR). He also serves as the founder and Chairman of the Board of Omega Optics Inc. since its initiation in 2001. Dr.Chen’s group at UT Austin has reported its research findings in more than 970 publications, including over 100 invited papers and 74 patents with total citation of ~18,000 and H Index 54. He has chaired or been a program-committee member for more than 130 domestic and international conferences organized by IEEE, SPIE (The International Society of Optical Engineering), OSA, and PSC. He has served as an editor, co-editor or coauthor for over twenty books. Chen has also served as a consultant for various federal agencies and private companies and delivered numerous invited talks to professional societies. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, and SPIE.
J.C. Umavathi completed her Post Doctral from the Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Piazza Roma 21, 82100 Benevento, Italy. She is working as Professor in the Department of mathematics, Gulbarga University since 1993. She has published more than 215 research articles in reputed international journals. She is a recipient of Kalpana Chawla Young Scientist award, Sir J.C. Bose award and Erasmus Mundus Fellowship.
Majid Ghassemi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. Professor Ghassemi has been selected as an Exceptional Talent by the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom, since 2015. He received that honor when he was acting as a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience and served as the President of the K. N. Toosi University of Technology from 2010 through 2013. Professor Ghassemi has also served in several public and private boards and panels and supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD students, published several books and many journal and conference papers. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of several different International Journals. He also serves as organizing member of several international conferences. Professor Ghassemi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1993.
The President and Founder of Focus Nanotechnology
Africa Inc.(FONAI), Journal Nanotechnology Progress
International (JONPI) is Ejembi John Onah with a
doctorate (D.Sc) in Chemistry in the area of nanoscience
and nanotechnology with a first class being one of the first
in the world to be given this, worked as faculty and trained
in top institutions like Max Planck, Cornell University
among others covering the continent of Africa, Europe and North America. He was
classified as a person of extra-ordinary ability by the US and given US presidential
recognition in 2004. Founding President of FONAI, a global organization cutting across
178 countries http://www.Fonai.org. He is the founding Chairman of US-EU-AfricaAsia-Pacific and Caribbean Nanotechnology Initiative (USEACANI) with an academy
and Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI); the #1 nano journal in
scope and coverage with Nobel Laureates as members of Editorial Board. Ejembi is a
member of Advisory Board to $180 million World Bank project. He was a member of
steering committee to EU ‘s $5.6 billion nano project. He has many awards and
- Highly motivated, self and fast learning researcher with 8 years of experience in application oriented engineering research and industrial problem solving, resulting in 3 industrial consultancy projects and 1 technology transfer.
- Good team player with strong leadership skills, capable of making presentations, executive summaries and project completion reports to industry standards, as evidenced by managing industry funded projects.
- Effective technology innovator with hands-on experience in Solar cells, CNT, Graphene, Device fabrication, AFM, SEM, XRD, PVD, CVD, Electrochemical studies & Optical spectroscopy
Suhail Mubarak currently works at the nanomaterials laboratory, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Suhail does research in Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology and Catalysis. Their current project is 'Synthesis of inorganic-polymer hybrid nanocomposites materials for the preparation of SLA 3D printed structures to enhance mechanical, thermal and electrical properties'.
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