Day 1 :
Sharda Univeristy, India
Time : 09:10-09:35
S. Packirisamy obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1982. He initiated the work on polymer-deived ceramics in the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization in 1986 and continued to contribute in this area until his superannuation in 2015 as Deputy Director. He was UNESCO Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (1982-83), Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (1993) and Visiting Scientist, Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland (1994). Presently, he is Professor in Chemistry, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. He has to his credit 14 patents, 45 publications in international journals and 4 book chapters, and guided 8 PhD scholars and 15 post-graduate theses. Presenting author
City University of Hong Kong, China
Keynote: Engineered functional nano materials
Time : 09:35-10:00
Professor Liew is a Chair Professor of Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. He was visiting professors of Tsinghua University, MIT, University of Southern California, Texas A&M University and University of Toronto. His research interests encompass computational mechanics, materials modeling, nanotechnology, plates and shells, engineering optimization and fire simulation. Over his academic career, he has published over 700 SCI journal articles. Professor Liew is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as a Highly Cited Researcher in engineering. His publications have been cited over twenty-five thousand times and his current H-index is 79. To date, Professor Liew has attracted over US$50 million research and development funds from government funding agencies, industries and higher learning institutions. He has graduated over 50 PhD students and supervised over 60 Post-doctoral fellows.
Today advances in automotive, aerospace, defense, and energy industries demand new composites and materials with superior combinations of light weight, high performance, affordability, and versatility. This promotes the development of functional nanomaterials which integrate at least one other function beyond the mechanical aspect. Functional nanocomposites can be designed by integrating thermal, electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and possibly other functionalities to provide a unique combination of the individual capabilities. Engineered functional nanocomposites have been proposed to improve the dispersion and increase the volume fraction of reinforcing phases over conventional composites. The functional nanocomposites exhibit unique functionalities with a wide range of potential application which is the focus of this lecture.