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Dr. M.M. Rahman
mr64@rice.edu

Assistant Professor (University of Houston, TX, USA)

Dr. M.M. Rahman primary interested in interdisciplinary materials science research, using an engineering and biology perspective to fabricate nature-inspired hierarchical composites. He is designing next-generation composites via advanced manufacturing technologies including 3D printing, with an emphasis on sustainability for load-bearing structures, textiles, energy, and environmental applications.

Research Assistant Professor (Ajayan group, Rice University): 2019-2024.
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Dr. Soumyabrata Roy
s.roy@rice.edu

Assistant Professor (IIT Kanpur, India)

Dr. Soumya primary interested in finding integrative scientific and technological solutions to the pressing global challenges at the intersection of energy, environment, and mobility. The scope of his research involves a conglomeration of materials design at the molecular level, structure-property-activity rationalization, chemical catalysis, and advanced device engineering. His current research projects are focused on direct air capture of CO2 and its subsequent electroreduction, integration of photovoltaic and electrochemical energy conversion platforms, and sea water splitting.

Research Scientist (Ajayan group, Rice University): 2019-2024.
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Dr. Wei Gao
wgao5@ncsu.edu

Associate Professor (NC State University, USA)

Dr. Gao primary interested in materials chemistry, textile engineering and renewable energy-related technologies, such as supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells.

PhD student (Ajayan group, Rice University): 2012.
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Dr. Yongji Gong
yongjigong@buaa.edu.cn

Professor (Beihang University, China)

Dr. Gong primary interested in Nanomaterials, 2D materials, energy storage.

PhD student (Ajayan group, Rice University).
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Dr. Yung Joon Jung
y.jung@northeastern.edu

Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Northeastern University, USA)

Dr. Jung primary interested in Synthesis of low dimensional nanomaterials; nanoelectronics, flexible devices, chemical sensors and energy application.

PhD student (Ajayan group, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2003).
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Dr. Sidong Lei
slei@gsu.edu

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy (Georgia State University, USA)

Dr. Jung primary interested in Two-dimensional (2D) materials and structures preparation, optoelectronic and transport measurement.

PhD student (Ajayan group, Rice University: 2015).
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Dr. Xuesong Li
xxx@xxx.edu

Assistant Professor(Xiamen University, China)

Dr. Li primary interested in Two-dimensional (2D) materials and structures preparation, optoelectronic and transport measurement.

PhD student (Ajayan group, Rice University).
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Dr. Anyuan Cao
anyuan@pku.edu.cn

Professor(Peking University, China)

Dr. Li primary interested in carbon nanomaterials and applications.

Postdoc (Ajayan group, Rice University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute): 2002-2005.
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Dr. Lijie Ci
lci@sdu.edu.cn

Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering (Shandong University, China)

Dr. Li primary interested in carbon nanotube, graphene, energy storage materials, lithium ion battery, super capacitor.

Postdoc/PhD, (Ajayan group, Rice University).
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Rebeca Romero Aburto

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Imaging Physics
MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Elisabeth Bianco

Kavli Institute at Cornell Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics
Cornell University, Ithica, NY

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Justin Bult

Product Development Associate
Dow Corning, MI

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Brent Carey

Senior Research Scientist
Advanced Materials
Owens Corning

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Nirupama Chakrapani

Program Manager
Intel Corporation, Phoenix, AZ
MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Alin Cristian Chipara

Journeyman Fellow
ARL SEDD Division, Adelphi, MD

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Yoon Young Choi

Principal Designer
Samsung SDI, Korea

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Paris Cox

Core Engineering Speacialist
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC

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Tarek Suwwan de Filipe

Technical Director
Lam Research, San Francisco Bay Area

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charu.galande@gmail.com
Charudatta Galande

Senior Applications Engineer
Yield Engineering Systems, Fremont, California

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wgao5@ncsu.edu
Wei Gao

Assistant Professor
College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

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yongjigong@buaa.edu.cn
Yongji Gong

Professor
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Beihang University, China

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Sanketh Gowda


Tesla Motors, CA

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Anubha Goyal

Materials Engineer
Shell, USA

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Hemtej Gullapalli

Emerging Business Applications Engineer
Analog Garage @ Analog Devices

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Ken Hackenberg

Senior Materials R&D Engineer
Intel, AZ

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Amelia Hart

Carbon Research Scientist
Poco Graphite, An Entegris Company

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daniel@cssnanotech.com
Daniel Hashim

Founder, Executive Chairman, and CTO
CSS Nanotech Inc., USA

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Zehua (Arthur) Jin

Process Engineer
Lam Research, Fremont, CA

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Yung Joon Jung

Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Northeastern University, MA, USA

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Mohammad Kabbani

Materials Engineer
Project Lead at Shell, Houston, TX

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Sumanjeet Kaur

Research Scientist
Porifera Inc., CA, USA

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Kaushik Kalaga

Senior Battery Integration Engineer
Amazon Lab126

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Kunttal Keyshar

Process Engineer
Applied Materials, USA

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Sarah Lastella

Sr. Staff Engineer
MEMS Electroplating

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slei@gsu.edu
Sidong Lei

Assistant Professor of Physics
Georgia State University

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Xuesong Li

Associate Professor of Physics
Xiamen University, China

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Lulu Ma

Editor
Wiley, VCH, Beijing, China

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Akshay Mathkar

Director of Operations
Superior Silica, Mesa, AZ

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john.m.nugent@intel.com
John Nugent

Research Scientist
Intel Corporation, USA

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Fung Suong Ou

Staff Process Engineer
Lam Research, San Francisco Bay Area

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peter.owuor@morganplc.com
Peter Owuor

Materials Scientist
Morgan Advanced Materials
State College, Pennsylvania

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Sehmus Ozden

PCCM Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Princeron University

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Sunil Pal


Micron Technology

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Sruthi Radhakrishnan

Module Engineer
Intel, Hillsboro, OR

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Pavan Raja

Postdoctoral Researcher
Rice University, Houston, TX

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Nachiket Raravikar

Principal Engineer
San Francisco Bay Area

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Marco Tulio Fonseca Rodrigues

Postdoctoral Researcher
Argonne National Laboratory

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Sandeep Razdan

Technical Leader
Cisco, San Francisco

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arshad.udct@gmail.com
Arshad Sayyad

Process Development Staff Engineer
Stryker Corporation, Tempe, AZ

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gang.shi@hotmail.com
Gang Shi

Entrepreneur
CAUSIS, Houston, TX

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trevorjohnsimmons@gmail.com
Trevor Simmons

Research Scientist
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA

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neelum4@gmail.com
Neelam Singh

Co-Founder and CTO
Big Delta Systems, Houston, TX

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caterina.soldano@ing.unibs.it
Caterina Soldano

Research Fellow
CNR – IDASC, Italy

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solgel@gmail.com
Salomeh Tabatabaei

Research Intern
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

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jose.taha@metalsa.com
Jaime Taha-Tijerina

Materials Research Coordinator
Metalsa, Mexico

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Aravind Vijayaraghavan

Lecturer, School of Materials
University of Manchester, UK

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gunaranjan.viswanathan@intel.com
Guna Viswanathan

Program Manager
Intel Corporation, San Francisco, USA

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jon@nantero.com
Jonathan Ward

Research Scientist Senior Staff
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, CA, USA

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Gonglan Ye

Senior Packaging Engineer
Intel, AZ

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Xiaobo Zhan


Postdoctoral Research Associates

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hardebili@uh.edu
Haleh Ardebili

Bill D. Cook Associate Professor
of Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston

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aue4@psu.edu
Ana Laura Elias Arriaga

Research Associate
Pennsylvania State University

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Navdeep Bajwa


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kaushik.balakrishnan@asu.edu
Kaushik Balakrishnan

Program Manager, OKED
Arizona State University

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anyuan@pku.edu.cn
Anyuan Cao

Professor of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Peking University

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jcheng@ntut.edu.tw
Ju-Yin Cheng

Assistant Professor
NT University of Technology, Taiwan

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lci@sdu.edu.cn
Lijie Ci

Professor
Shandong University, China

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sacurran@uh.edu
Seamus Curran

Professor
University of Houston

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Pei Dong

Assistant Professor
George Mason University

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antony.george@uni-jena.de
Antony George

Postdoctoral Researcher
Univerity of Jena, Germany

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Balvinder Gogia


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Myung Gwan Hahm

Assistant Professor
Inha University, Korea

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huma.jafry@gmail.com
Huma Jafry

Founder and Scientist
NanoInnovations, Houston, TX

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s.kar@neu.edu
Swastik Kar

Associate Professor, Physics
Northeastern University, MA, USA

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Ashavani Kumar

Research Scientist
Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA

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seunghyunlee@suwon.ac.kr
Seunghyun Lee

Assistant Professor
Advanced Materials Engineering
University of Suwon, Korea

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Bo Li

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA

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z.liu@ntu.edu.sg
Zheng Liu

Assistant Professor
Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

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Susana Trasobares Llorente

Senior Lecturer
Universidad de Cadiz, Spain

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Mainak Majumder

Associate Professor
Monash University, Clayton, Australia

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gwmeng@issp.ac.cn
Guowen Meng

Professor
Institute of Solid State Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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amohite@lanl.gov
Aditya Mohite

Research Leader
Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA

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tn_narayanan@yahoo.com
T N Narayanan

Reader
Surface Science and Interface Engineering Group
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, India

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ppatra@bridgeport.edu
Prabir K. Patra

Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Bridgeport, CT, USA

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Victor L. Pushparaj

Senior Research Engineer
Applied Materials Inc., USA

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Joubin Reif

Software Engineering Manager
Leia Inc, Menlo Park, CA, USA

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Prasanth Raghavan

Associate Professor
Polymer Science and Rubber Technology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

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fl8799@wayne.edu
Leela Mohana Reddy

Assistant Professor
Wayne State University, MI, USA

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sahoos@nplinda.org
Sangeeta Sahoo

Senior Scientist
National Physical Laboratory
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

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shaijumm@gmail.com
Manikoth Shaijumon

Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Thiruvananthapuram, India shaijumm@gmail.com

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song2012@ustc.edu.cn
Li Song

Professor
NSRL
University of Science and Technology of China

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suhr@skku.edu
Jonghwan SuhrJonghwan Suhr

Associate Professor
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
Department of Energy Science Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

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stalapatra@physics.siu.edu
Saikat Talapatra

Associate Professor
Southern Illinois University, IL, USA

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weib@udel.edu
Bingqing Wei

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware, DE, USA

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jingjie.wu@uc.edu
Jingjie Wu

Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati

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yangshubin@buaa.edu.cn
Shubin Yang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Beihang University, China

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zjzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn
Zhengjun Zhang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Tsinghua University, China

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Pedro Alves da Silva Autreto

Professor
Federal Univesrity of ABC (UFABC)

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Raquel Borges

Researcher
FMC Technologies, RJ, Brazil

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Gustavo Brunetto

Computantinoal Physicist
Campinas Area, Brazil

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Liujun Cao

Chengdu Green Energy and Green Manufacturing Technology
China Academy of Engineering Physics

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kuntal@mail.vidyasagar.ac.in
Kunttal Chatterjee

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Technophysics
Vidyasagar University, India

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Gabriel Coulter

Undergraduate Student
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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Xiaoyang Cui


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Tsanka Dikova

Vice Dean of Educational Affairs
Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria

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happyggh2008@gmail.com
Guanhui Gao

Postdoctoral Researcher
Paul Drude Institute, Berlin

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gaohanyang@sjtu.edu.cn
Hanyang Gao

Assistant Professor
Department of Power and Engineering
Jiao Tong University, China

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gaohui.wang@gmail.com
Hui Gao

Assistant Professor
Lanzhou University, China

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gautam_ceramic@yahoo.com
C. R. Gautam

Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Lucknow, India

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ggeier@mail.colgate.edu
Rick Geier

Professor of Chemistry
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

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Zhongrong Geng

Associate Professor
Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China

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bipinbhu@yahoo.com
Bipin Kumar Gupta

Scientist
National Physical Laboratory
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

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henrik.haspel@kaust.edu.sa
Henrik Haspel

Postdoctoral Fellow
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

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takahito.hibi@gmail.com
Takahito Hibi

Graduate Student
Nagoya University, Japan

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huanghuajie@hhu.edu.cn
Huajie Huang

Hohai University, China

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Esam A. M. Husain

Associate Professor
Marine Engineering
College of Technological Studies, Kuwait

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Gerry Hughes

Undergraduate Student
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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Pratthana Intawin

Graduate Student
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

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Suchittra Inthong

Graduate Student
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

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sujin.physics@mkuniversity.org
Sujin Jose

Assistant Professor
Department of Computational Physics
Madurai Kamaraj University, India

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akabbani@lau.edu.lb
Ahmad Kabbani

Professor of Chemistry
Lebanese American University, Beirut Campus

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akharlam@ipms.kiev.ua
Alexey Kharlamov

Research Scientist
I. N. Frantsevich Institute of Problems in Materials Science, Ukraine

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opkhatri@iip.res.in
Om P. Khatri

Senior Scientist
CSIR – Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India

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cnt@kist.re.kr
Bon-Cheol Ku

Head of The Carbon Composite Materials Research Center
Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

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emer.lahiff@dcu.ie
Emer Lahiff

Research Fellow
Dublin City University, Ireland

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eric.lass@nist.gov
Eric Lass

Materials Research Engineer
National Institute of Standards and Technology, MD, USA

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Rory Leahy

Senior Integration Engineer
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Germany

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jhihfonglin@ntu.edu.tw
Jhih-Fong Lin

Postoctoral Researcher
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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n.lertcumfu@hotmail.com
Narumon Lertcumfu

Graduate Student
Chiang Mai Universtiy, Thailand

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Chenglu Liang

Ph.D. Student
Sichuan University, China

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kevin_liuy@foxmail.com
Yang Liu

Ph.D. Student
Sichuan University, China

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Leonardo Machado

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Applied Physics
Universidade Estadual Campinas, Brazil

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manyh05@swu.edu.cn
Yuhong Man

Faculty of Materials and Energy
Southwest University, Chongqing, China

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etunimi.sukunimi@oulu.fi
Melinda Mohl

Researcher
University of Oulu, Finland

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skpanda@cecri.res.in
Subhendu Panda

Scientist
Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

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naka24ysk@gmail.com
Yusuke Nakanishi

Postdoctoral Researcher
Nagoya University, Japan

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sudeep@mie.utoronto.ca
Sudeep Parambath M.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Toronto, Canada

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okkyungcom@gmail.com
Ok-Kyung Park

Postdoctoral Researcher
Carbon Composite Materials Research Center
Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

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Juan Peng

Lecturer
School of chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Ningxia University, China

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niramolp@buu.ac.th
Niramol Punbusayakul

Assistant Professor
Burapha University, Thailand

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aravindputhirath@gmail.com
Aravind P B

Graduate Student
Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

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luluqu@jsnu.edu.cn
Lulu Qu

Associate Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
Jiangsu Normal University, P. R. China

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helioribeiro@hotmail.com
Hélio Ribeiro

Postoctoral Researcher
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

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rongchangru@rdc.faw.com.cn
Changru Rong

Research Scientist
China FAW Group Corporation RD Center, China

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sajith@nitc.ac.in
V. Sajith

Assistant Professor, School of Nano Science and Technology
National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala, India

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gvssastry.met@iitbhu.ac.in
K.S.V. Santhanam

Professor and Department Head
Department of Metallurgical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi

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Farheen N. Sayed

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge

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tiva.sharifi@physics.umu.se
Dr. Tiva Sharifi

Physics Department
Umeå University, Sweden

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jfshen@fudan.edu.cn
Jianfeng Shen

Associate Professor
Institute of Special Materials and Technology
Fudan University, China

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shelkemanju@gmail.com
Manjusha Shelke

National Chemistry Lab
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

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glaura@qui.ufmg.br
Glaura Goulart Silva

Professor
University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Anchal Srivastava

Associate Professor
Banaras Hindu University, India

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jayashreesavithiri@gmail.com
Jayashree Swaminathan

PhD Candidate
CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi, India

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Changyu Tang

Material Researcher
Chengdu Green Energy and Green Manufacturing Center
CAEP, China

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thanik8@yahoo.com
Palanisamy Thanikaivelan

Principal Scientist
Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), India

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geza@oulu.fi
Geza Toth

Docent, Adjunct Professor
University of Oulu, Finland

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Theerapol Thurakitseree

Faculty of Science
Maejo University, Thailand

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ushiba@ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Shota Ushiba

Research Fellow
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Osaka University, Japan

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Alexandru Vlad

Faculty of Sciences
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

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Lidong Wang

Associate Professor
Harbin Institute of Technology, China

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Xingli Wang

Project Officer
Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

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stone@hfut.edu.cn
Yan Wang

Lecturer
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Hefei University of Technology, China

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jqwei@tsinghua.edu.cn
Jinquan Wei

Associate Professor
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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Yingsi Wu

Graduate Student
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
South China University of Technology, China

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kyxie@nwpu.edu.cn
Keyu Xie

Professor
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

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Hui Xu

Associate Professor
School of The Environment
Jiangsu University, China

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rmanohar28@gmail.com
Ram Manohar Yadav

Assistant Professor in Physics
VSSD College, CSJM University, India

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yadavtp@gmail.com
Thakur Prasad Yadav

Senior Scientist
Hydrogen Energy Centre, Department of Physics
Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India

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Hyunseung Yang

Graduate Student
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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yaojianyu1987@126.com
Jianyu Yao

Graduate Student
Chongqing University, China

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yzeng@imr.ac.cn
Zeng You

Professor
Institute of Metal Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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chang.yu@dlut.edu.cn
Chang Yu

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Dalian University of Technology, China

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zhanliang@ecust.edu.cn
Liang Zhan

Associate Professor
State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering
East China University of Science and Technology
Shanghai, China

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zsz07@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
Shizhen Zhao

Graduate Student
Tsinghua University, China

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Jixin Zhu

Professor
Division of Advanced Energy Materials
Nanjing Technical University