Prof. Kyle Jiang
University of Birmingham, UK
Biography: Kyle Jiang is a fellow of IET, fellow of HEA, and board member of HKSME. He was awarded PhD degree in mechanical engineering by King’s College London in 1994.
Kyle Jiang is a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham. He is the Director of Micro/Nanotechnology Research Centre at University of Birmingham. His research interest covers microengines, turbochargers, micro and nano fabrication and nanostructures for energy and biomedical applications. He is active in organising and participating European projects, EPSRC projects and Innovate UK projects. He has over 230 publications in books, book chapters and research papers in peer reviewed journals and international conference proceedings, including Nature Communications, Journal of Power Sources, Optics Express, and Nanotechnology. He is the inventor of 9 patents.
Professor Jiang was the General Chair of IEEE 12th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEENANO 2012), general Co-Chair of NSTSI11, Publicity Chair of IEEE NANO 2013, and chaired many conference sessions. He is an editorial member of several International Journals, and appointed as Birmingham City Ambassador.
Prof. Tatiana Perova
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Biography: Prof. Perova completed her PhD at Leningrad State University in 1979. She joined the staff of Vavilov State Optical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1979, where she was involved in the characterization of condensed matter using far-infrared and Raman spectroscopy. In 1998 Prof. Perova took a position of the Research Director of Microelectronic Technology Laboratory (MTL) at Trinity College Dublin and from 2007 she is the Director of MTL. Since 2011 she is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and since 2013 she is a Fellow Emeritus. Prof. Perova’s research interests are principally related to the optical characterization of condensed matter, with an emphasis on the analysis of the composition, stoichiometry, molecular orientation, stress and strain in amorphous solids, liquid crystals, photonic crystals and semiconductors. She has over 270 publications in books and referred journals. Prof. Perova has given numerous invited talks at Universities and Research Institutes in Europe, Russia, Australia and Mexico and several invited and keynote talks at International Conferences. Prof. Perova is acting as a Reviewer Editor for the journal Frontiers: Frontiers in Materials and is a member of the Editorial Board of Asian Chemistry Letters journal.
Prof. Marco Casini
SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy
Biography: Prof. Marco Casini is a leading academic in the Green and Smart Building sector with over 20 years experience in Building Sciences. He is an environmental engineer, PhD in Environmental Engineering and Professor of Architecture Technology and of Environmental Certification of Buildings at the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University. Since 2015 he is Executive Board member of Department PDTA and of Faculty of Architecture. Since 2016 he is the Faculty Advisor of Team Sapienza competing in Solar Decathlon ME 2018.
Prof. Casini's research activities cover a wide spectrum of topics within sustainable architectural design and energy efficiency of buildings, focusing on advanced materials and nanotechnologies for smart building envelopes as well as integrated renewable energy systems.
He has been member of several Public Technical Working Groups (Italian Environment Protection Agency, UNI, Bank of Italy, Italian technical body of the Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces, Regione Lazio) for the development of specific standards on environmentally sustainable construction.
He has authored over 70 scientific publications on energy and environmental efficiency of buildings, latest the book "Smart buildings: Advanced materials and nanotechnology to improve energy-efficiency and environmental performance" (Woodhead Publishing Elsevier, 2016).
Prof. Yuri V. Vorobiev
Biography: Yuri V. Vorobiev obtained his Master Degree in Radio physics from Kiev State University (Kiev, Ukraine) in 1959, his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from Kiev State University in 1966, and Degree of Dr. Sci. in Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics from Institute of Semiconductor Physics of Ukrainian Academy of Science in 1984.
In 1986 became a full professor of National Polytechnic Institute NTUU KPI of Kiev. Since 1996 Professor Titular of CINVESTAV-Queretaro, that is a Material Research Center of National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. Authored over 200 publications in books and referred journals, 10 patents, 4 textbooks, and supervised 46 Master and 10 PhD theses. The area of his scientific interests includes optoelectronics, semiconductor physics, devices and materials for solar energy conversion.
Prof. Vorobiev is a member of Ukrainian Engineering Academy and Academy of Sciences of High School of Russia. In 2005 obtained Award of Premio Nacional de CONAE, Mexico, for the best project in Renewable Energy Sources.