Dr. Niu is a Professor and the Chair at the Department of Chemistry, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Niu received his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin, and pursued his postdoctoral training at Cornell University and then at MIT. In 2000, Dr. Niu started at University at Albany, SUNY, as an Assistant Professor. Part of Niu's research involves in development of RNA-based modulators against AMPA and kainate receptors, which belong to the ionotropic glutamate receptor family. He holds several patents and has several patent pending on this subject. He is currently serving on the editor board of the journal Scientific Reports.
Professor Michael Thompson obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wales, UK and his PhD in analytical chemistry from McMaster University. Following a period as Science Research Council PDF at Swansea University he was appointed Lecturer in Instrumental Analysis at Loughborough University. He then moved to the University of Toronto where he is now Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry. He has held a number of distinguished research posts including the Leverhulme Fellowship at the University of Durham and the Science Foundation Ireland E.T.S Walton Research Fellowship at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork City. 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 immunochemical and nucleic acid interactions and surface behavior of cells using ultra high frequency acoustic wave physics.
Stuart Taylor obtained his first degree in Chemistry from Brunel University, and then completed his PhD at the University of Liverpool in 1994. He moved to Cardiff University in 1997 to take up an academic position, and he now has over 25 years of research experience in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. He is currently Deputy Director of the CCI and Director of Research at Cardiff University School of Chemistry. He has over 290 publications and patents, and has particular expertise in preparation and design of catalysts for chemicals production and environmental applications. He has an internationally recognized reputation for his catalysis research, employing metal nanoparticulate catalysts, as well as metal oxides and phosphates. He has many invited presentations at international meetings, and has sat on many organizing committees. He has participated in many large projects and leads an active research team, receiving support from a wide range of funding bodies and industry. He has collaborated extensively with industry, examples are ExxonMobil, Sabic, BP, Henkel, Jaguar Land Rover, GM, Invista, Johnson Matthey, Evonik, Dow, Total, rb and ColorMatrix, as well as a number of UK and international academic collaborations.
Mahesh Kumar Singh is currently working as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Tripura University . Dr. Scientist has authored several publications in various journals and books. He was Associate Editor for Inorganic Chemistry Section of Journal of Indian chemical Society, Kolkata.
Dr. Ahmad did his masters in chemistry from IIT, Roorkee (2000) and Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi (2006) in the thrust area of Nanotechnology. Immediately after PhD, he joined Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi as an Assistant Professor of Department of Chemistry in 2006 and became Associate Professor in 2018. He is privileged to work with Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao as visiting scientist in 2015 and 2016. Apart from his wide research interest on Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Dr. Ahmad is more inclined towards the development of functional nanomaterials for photocatalytic and energy applications. He has supervised eight PhD's, 50 post graduate students and currently supervising eight Ph.D. students. Dr. Ahmad has received seven research projects from DST, CSIR, UGC, JMI innovative programme and one international project from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ahmad has published around 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals of international repute and authored a book on Principles of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to his credit. His current research citation is more than 2350 with an h-index of 28 and i10-index of 57.
Dr. Parajuli is a Professor at the Central Department of Chemistry of Tribhuvan University. He received his Ph.D. (Biochemistry) in the area of genetic modification of antibiotic biosynthesis from Sun Moon University, South Korea in 2004. Dr. Parajuli had held positions as a postdoctoral scholar in the area of natural product biosynthesis and enzyme technology in several large academic labs in South Korea and the USA. Dr. Parajuli has also presented his research works in several national/international conferences and seminars.
Jyh-Chiang Jiang Professor
National University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jyh-Chiang Jiang graduated from National Taiwan University in 1986 with a B.S. in Chemistry and received his PhD in Chemistry in 1994 from the National Taiwan University. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at IAMS, Dr. Jiang joined the faculty of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in 2001.
He focuses on the theoretical and computational chemistry study of the heterogeneous catalysis, optoelectronic materials and Li ion batteries. He has worked extensively in the development of combined electronic structure and kinetics methods for simulating processes that involve the reaction mechanisms of H2 production, Hydrogen storage, NH3 oxidation on metal oxide surfaces. Dr. Jiang is also involved in High throughput screening of many new materials for Li ion batteries based on quantum mechanics calculation. In addition, he has been active for many years in design of the optoelectronic materials for DSSCs using quantum mechanics simulation. He has more than 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research has also resulted in 4 patents.