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Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng is a recognized world’s most influential scientific mind by Thomson Reuters. He works as a professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked as the number one university in Asia and among the top 20 universities in the world.  He received PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, UK.  He studied the General Management Program at Harvard University, USA. He is a distinguished alumni of IIT Madras. He received honorary engineering doctorate from the Central University of Technology, South Africa. He was an awardee of Lee Kuan Yew, LKY Fellowship, Singapore; Changjiang Scholar, China; and Cambridge Nehru Scholarship, India.  He is an elected International Fellow of major professional societies and academies of Singapore, India, UK and USA. He served as NUS Vice-President (Research Strategy) and Dean of Faculty of Engineering. He trained over 50 PhDs and more than 100 research scientists and engineers at the intersections of materials, nanotechnology, biology, medicine and environment.  He delivers keynotes on future trends around the world.  He mentors people of all ages, and advices universities, corporations, Governments and international organizations.  He is well travelled around the world, and into the minds of all walks of people.  He is a scientist, motivational speaker, Op-ed writer, curious and forever-learning human being.

Professor Andreas Greiner, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Andreas Greiner received his Ph D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Marburg in 1988 and joined did his postdoc in 1989 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He was appointed associate professor for organic chemistry and macromolecular chemistry at the University of Mainz in 1999. In 2000 he became full professor for polymer chemistry and technology at the University of Marburg and joined in 2012 University of Bayreuth as distinguished professor for macromolecular chemistry. Since 2013 he is heading the business unit Future Solution of New Materials Bayreuth GmbH. Present research topics are functional biobased polycarbonates, electrospinning of polymer mesofibers, polymer-functionalized nanoparticles, poly(p-xylylene)s by CVD, polymers for coatings, filtration, textiles, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, and as electrodes for microbial fuel cells. Greiner has authored more than 300 scientific publications and was ranked no. 36 in Thomson Reuters′s top 100 materials science citation ranking list out of 500.000 materials scientist for the decade 2000-2010. Greiner is teaching at the Zhejiang University and is guest professor at Donghua University and Nanchang Normal University.


Professor Tong Lin, Deakin University, Australia

Professor Tong Lin received his PhD degree in physical chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences  (CAS) in 1998. He has served as Professor and Personal Chair at Deakin University since 2013. Prof Lin has been an active researcher in the field of electrospinning, functional fibers and polymers. He contributes to the development of needleless electrospinning for large-scale nanofiber production and finding novel applications of nanofibrous materials. Prof Lin has authored or co-authored over 240 peer-reviewed journal articles, 31 books/book chapters, and 80 other papers. Based on the Google scholar database, the total citation of his publications is over 9200, with an h-index over 52. Prof Lin has also been awarded the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK).


Professor Bin Ding, Donghua University, China

Dr. Bin Ding received his ME degree from Chonbuk National University in South Korea in 2003 and PhD degree from Keio University in Japan in 2005. After two years of post-doctoral in Keio University (2005-2007) and a year of post-doctoral in the University of California at Davis (2007-2008), Dr. Ding started his career as a Professor in Donghua University in 2008. Now, he is the Vice Director of Innovation Center for Textile Science and Technology at Donghua University. Dr. Ding has authored 218 SCI papers published on journals such as Nat. Commun., Sci. Adv., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Prog. Mater. Sci., Small, etc., and held over 60 approved patents. He has presided more than 30 projects from Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, industry, etc. He received honors include the Distinguished Achievement Award of The Fiber Society (USA), the “Changjiang Scholar” of Chinese Ministry of Education, Youth Science and Technology Innovation Leader of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, Excellent Young Scientist Foundation of NSFC, New Century Excellent Talent of Chinese Ministry of Education, etc.


Professor Xiumei MO, Donghua University, China

Dr. Xiumei MO is a professor of Biomaterials in Donghua University. She once had two years Postdoc experience in Kyoto University, three years research fellow experience in National University of Singapore, one year visiting professor experience in Aachen University of Applied Science and Technology. In Donghua University she was granted 28 projects related with nanofiber fabrication for different tissue regeneration and hydrogel as tissue adhesive. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal papers. 2 books, 5 book chapters, ISI Web of Science showed that she ranking No.7 in the world on electrospun nanofiber publication. She got the Science Technical Invention Awards from Shanghai Municipality in 2008Science and Technology Progress Awards from State Department of People’s Republic of China in 2009, Nature Science Awards from Shanghai Government in 2015. She is the committee members of China Biomaterials Society as well as Biomedical Engineering Society Biomaterials Branch.