Organizing Committee

Alexander Seifalian

Alexander Seifalian

Professor , NanoRegMed Ltd, UK

Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a year at Harvard Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at the treatment of liver. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers and registered 14 UK and International patents. On editorial boards of 41 journals. He is currently CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of his research.  During his career, Prof Seifalian has led and managed many large projects with successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients. In 2007 he was awarded the top prize in the field for the development of nanomaterials and technologies for cardiovascular implants by Medical Future Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He was the European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012 for the “synthetic trachea”. Prof Seifalian won the Nanosmat Prize in 2013 and in 2016 he received the Distinguish Research Award in recognition of his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society. His achievements include the development of the world first synthetic trachea, lacrimal drainage conduit, and vascular bypass graft using nanocomposite materials, bioactive molecules and stem cell technology. He has over 15,000 media report from his achievement; include BBC, ITV, WSJ, CNN, and many more. Currently, he is working on the development and commercialisation of human organs using graphene-based nanocomposite materials and stem cells technology. He has commercialised a novel functionalised graphene oxide for medical and other industrial applications. He also commercialised new biodegradable nanocomposite materials for medical and other industrial applications. He is British citizen and completed his school in UK (concord college) and his scientific training at London University

Sotirios Baskoutas

Sotirios Baskoutas

Professor, University of Patras, Greece

Sotirios joined the Materials Science Department of the University of Patras in 2001, where he is currently Professor (Full). Dr. Baskoutas has visited and worked in several Universities and Research Institutes outside Greece, such as the Department of Physics, Universita di Roma La Sapienza (Italy), Department of Physics Fundamental y Experimental, University of Laguna, Tenerife (Spain), Free University of Brussels (Belgium), Research Institute of Solid State Physics and Optics, Budapest (Hungary), Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Canada), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Munich (Germany), INT Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany), Department of Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Germany) and Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan (Armenia). His research interests are focused mainly in theoretical but also experimental studies in semiconductor nanostructures, with emphasis to their electronic and optical properties. Dr. Baskoutas has authored over 150 research articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of condensed matter physics and materials science with more than 4500 citations. He serves as an editorial board member in several scientific journals and has been a member of 40 International and Greek research projects (in 10 of them as project leader).

Janusz Cwiek

Janusz Cwiek

Professor, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

D.Sc. Eng. Janusz  Cwiek  graduated from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Gdansk in 1988. Since 2009 he has been working  at Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, where he was employed as professor. Since 2014  he has organized a new unit Educational and Scientific Center of Railway Transport, and serves as its Acting Director. Since November 2016 he has been working at the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology, where he is the Head of the Department of Rail Transport. He is interested in metallic and composite materials, mechanisms of degradation, and surface engineering. He has published over 80 research articles and prepared 100 expertise and R&D works for industry.

Mirosław Kwiatkowski

Mirosław Kwiatkowski

Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Dr. hab. eng. Mirosław Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland), and in 2018 D.Sc. degree at the Wrocław University of Technology (Poland). His published work includes more than 45 papers in reputable international journals and 80 conference proceedings. He is the editor in chief of The International Journal of system Modeling and Simulation (United Arab Emirates), an associate editor of Micro & Nano Letters Journal (United Kingdom) and a member of the editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the organizing committees conferences in Europe, Asia and USA and a regular reviewer in a reputable scientific journals