Biography: Michael D. Guiver obtained his BSc (London University) and MSc (Carleton University) in Chemistry, and his PhD in Polymer Chemistry from Carleton University in 1988. He has been an Editor for the Journal of Membrane Science since 2009. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters, American Chemical Society, from 2013-2015. He is also on the International Advisory Board of Macromolecular Research and on the Editorial Board of Polymers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, an ACS Poly Fellow, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Barrer Centre, Imperial College, UK. He has published over 220 SCI articles and 11 book chapters and holds about 25 patents and patent applications in the area of polymeric membrane materials. From 1987-2014, he was a scientist at the National Research Council Canada. In 2009-2013, he joined the Department of Energy Engineering at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea as a WCU distinguished visiting professor, under the “World Class University” program, and continued as a BK21-Plus visiting professor from 2014-2018. In September 2014, he was appointed as a National 1000-Plan Foreign Experts professor at the State Key Laboratory of Engines, Tianjin University, China. His ongoing research interests are in membrane materials, specifically polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell and battery applications and the development of specialized microporous polymers for gas separations.
Biography: Ki Bong Lee received his BE and MS from Department of Chemical Engineering, Korea University, Korea in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and PhD from the School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, USA in 2005. He worked as a post-Doctoral research associate in Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, USA from 2006 to 2007. He was a senior researcher at the Korea Institute of Energy Research from 2008 to 2009. He has been a professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University since 2009.
Biography: Dr. Xiaohong Zhu is currently a full professor at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Sichuan University, China. He received his BSc degree in Materials Physics from Sichuan University in 2000 and PhD degree in Condensed Matter Physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. After that, he did 3-year postdoctoral research at CNRS and CEA in France, and then joined Sichuan University as a professor in 2009. From April 2012 to April 2013, he was also a research scholar at the Department of Physics & Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA. He was selected as a New Century Excellent Talent in University of China in 2009 and an Outstanding Young Scientific and Technological Leader of Sichuan Province, China in 2011, and won the 2018 China Industry-University-Research Collaboration Promotion Award. Prof. Zhu’s research interests include mainly graphene-based electrode materials and novel solid-state electrolytes for energy storage devices (supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries), piezoelectric ceramics, as well as multifunctional oxide thin films and related electronic devices. Until now, he has authored/co-authored more than 110 SCI-indexed papers and 2 scientific books.
Biography: Dr. Ru is currently a Professor in department of mechanical engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Ru received his doctorate in solid mechanics at Peking University (China), and then worked in the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science and held a number of visitor/research positions in several universities in Italy, USA and Canada. He joined the University of Alberta in 1997 and became a Professor in 2004. Dr. Ru’s past research areas include plastic buckling of structures, mechanics of elastic inclusions, electroelastic mechanics, and some applied mathematics problems related to solid mechanics. Besides traditional areas of solid mechanics, his recent research interests include solid mechanics at micro/nano scales, cell biomechanics, and dynamic ductile fracture.
Biography: Juan C. Suárez-Bermejo obtained his BSc (Complutense University, Madrid) in Chemistry, MSc (Technical University of Madrid, UPM) and his PhD (Complutense University, Madrid) in Materials Science and Engineering, in 1990. He has been associated editor for the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, on the topics of structural adhesion and fracture mechanics of adhesively bonded joints, 2012-2015. He served as Director of the Structural Materials Research Centre (CIME) of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) from 2014-2018. He is since 2018 Deputy Director of Research for R&D and PhD Studies at the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering School (Technical University of Madrid). He has published over 120 articles, 3 books, 2 books chapter, and holds 3 international patents in the field of hybrid materials for marine and offshore applications. He has been visiting researcher at the Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI) of Osaka University, Japan, 1995-1996. Co-chairman of the 10th European Adhesion Conference (EURADH 2014), held in Alicante, Spain. In 2000 he was appointed as Director of the Non Destructive Testing Lab, in the Network of Accredited Testing Labs of Madrid. He has served as Director of the Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Department, Technical University of Madrid, 2005-2009. Founder of the spin-off company Tekhimat S.L., for the development, design and manufacturing of structural hybrid materials, 2009. His ongoing research interests are in the development of new bioinspired structural hybrid materials, for marine and offshore applications, specifically in the interaction at fluid-structure interface and design of shielding layers for protecting the hull against slamming events during sailing.