Invited Speakers



Invited speakers

ICAMEM2023 invited experts in catalytic and materials research attend conference and deliver invited speech. If you are interested in attending us, please send your CV with your speech title and abstract to us


Prof. Gunel Imanova
Ministry of Science and Education Republic of Azerbaijan, Institute of Radiation Problems, Azerbaijan

Prof. Gunel Imanova work at the Ministry of Science and Education Republic of Azerbaijan, Institute of Radiation Problems as a Leading Researcher.She work at the UNEC Research Center for Sustainable Development and Green Economy Named After Nizami Ganjavi as a Scientific Researcher. SheI graduated from Baku State University with a bachelor's and master's degree with honors (2002-2008). From 2005 until now, she has been working as a chief laboratory technician, junior researcher, researcher, senior researcher and currently Leading Researcher at the Ministry of Science and Education, Institute of Radiation Problems. In 2018, she has defended her Ph.D. degree in physics. In 2022, she was awarded with the title of associate professor. Due to the productive scientific activities in 2018 and 2022, she was awarded with diplomas by ANAS Institute of Radiation Problems, Council of Young Scientists and Specialists, Trade Union Organization and Women's Council. She has participated in so many international conferences in 2020-2022 and was awarded with more than 90 participant and speaker certificates. I am continuing my scientific research on the topic of doctor of sciences at the Institute where she is currently working. She is a member of the editorial board of 12 foreign publishing houses (in one of these memberships, she is the editor-in-chief of a journal established in Canada). She is the author of more than 100 scientific works. Prof. Gunel Imanova's 4 books hasbeen published, such as 1 monography in Azerbaijan, 1 book in India and 2 books in Moldova.


Prof. Gennadi Mikhasev
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Speech title: Anti-plane shear waves in elastic bodies with coating accounting for surface energy

Professor Gennadi Mikhasev’s research arears include localized dynamics of thin shells, non-classical theories of laminated shells assembled from smart materials, anti-plane shear waves in elastic bodies accounting for the surface energy, modelling nanoscale structures, biomechanics. He got his first PhD in Solid Mechanics from the Leningrad State University in 1984 and second degree, D.Sc., in the Theory of Thin Shells from Saint Petersburg State University in 1998.  Dr. Mikhasev published more than 230 journal papers, 19 chapters in the Springer books, he has co-authored 5 books, including “Localized Dynamics of Thin-Walled Shells. – Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2020”, and “Thin-Walled Laminated Structures. Buckling, Vibrations and Their Suppression. – Cham: Springer- 2019p”. He has been a faculty member of the Vitebsk State University (1985–2001), including three years as Chair of the Department of  Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Chair of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics at Petersburg State Transport University (2001-2002), Vice-rector for scientific work at Vitebsk State University (2002-2009),  Head of the Department of Bio- and Nanomechanics at the Belarusian State University prior to the recent appointment as Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (since September 2023). He got positions of Visiting Professor at Gdansk University of Technology (2018), and at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (2019).  Dr. G. Mikhasev is a recipient of many grants, such as Grants of the DAAD (1995, 1999, 2003), Jadwiga Queen Foundation (2011), the German Research Foundation (2013, 2014), the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tubitak, 2022).  Prof. G. Mikhasev has trained more than 40 graduate students, 15 master students and 9 PhD students. 


Asst. Prof. Xavier Moya
University of Cambridge, UK
Speech title: Barocaloric materials for sustainable heating and cooling

Xavier Moya is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy. He completed a BA in 2003, and a PhD on magnetic shape memory alloys in 2008, at the Physics Department in the University of Barcelona. He works on the thermal properties of materials, focusing on phase transitions involving structural, electrical and magnetic degrees of freedom. Possible applications include environmentally friendly cooling and heating, and to this end he launched a start-up called Barocal Ltd.

Professor Moya was awarded the Young Researcher in Experimental Physics Prize 2015 by the Spanish Royal Society of Physics, the Emerging Talent Award 2017 by the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK, and the 2019 Global Cooling Prize. He is a member of the UK Young Academy.


Dr. João Horta Belo
University of Porto, Portugal
Speech Title: Unveiling the kinetics of first-order phase transitions in giant magnetocaloric materials

J. H. Belo concluded his PhD in Physics at FCUP, in 2017. The beauty of multifunctional materials and their potential applications lead him to deepen his experience in the material synthesis, ranging from the macro to the nanoscale, while simultaneously lead him to enhance his capabilities in different experimental characterization techniques (morphological, chemical, atomic structure, transport and magnetic) and its global interpretation.


Assoc. Prof. Kazutaka Shirai
Hokkaido University, Japan
Speech Title: Mechanical and structural properties of fiber-reinforced geopolymer and normal concrete composites

Dr. Shirai is currently an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University. He has obtained his doctoral degree at Tohoku University in 2010. His current research interests include structural engineering, earthquake engineering, concrete structures, geopolymer concrete, engineered geopolymer composites, fiber-reinforced cementitious composites, ultra-high performance concrete, earthquake response, vibration control, passive friction device, variable stiffness and damping, optimal design, and seismic retrofitting. He has received several awards, including the Encouragement Prize of JCI (2015) and the Encouragement Prize of AIJ (2013).


Assoc. Prof. Yoshinori Sato
Tohoku University, Japan
Speech Title: Oxygen reduction reaction catalytic activity of nitrogen-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes prepared by a fluorination–defluorination process

Dr. Yoshinori Sato is currently an Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University (Japan). He completed his Bachelor (1994) and Master (1996) degrees in the Materials Science and Engineering at Yamagata University (Japan), and PhD in the Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University in 2002. In 2004, he joined the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, as an Assistant Professor. His current research focuses on “Surface modification and hetero atom doping of carbon nanomaterials via fluorination and defluorination process”. He is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.


Assoc. Prof. Huaiyu Shao
University of Macau, China

Speech Title: Programmable microstructures of additively manufactured metals and alloys

Dr. Huaiyu Shao, was promoted to associate professor recently in the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at the University of Macau. Before this position in Macau, he was an assistant professor at Kyushu University, Japan. His research focuses on the development of next-generation energy storage technologies based on hydrogen energy and battery electrode materials.


Dr. Gao Shubo
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Speech Title: Programmable microstructures of additively manufactured metals and alloys

Dr Shubo Gao is a Research Fellow in the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. from University of Science and Technology Beijing, China, and his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His current research focuses on fabricating high-performance alloys by additive manufacturing and engineering their microstructures to enhance properties.


Prof. Chiaki Terashima
Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Speech Title: Advanced functional materials modified and synthesized by in-liquid plasma processing

Chiaki Terashima received his Ph.D. degree (2003) in electrochemical analysis at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Professors A. Fujishima and K. Hashimoto. His academic career started at Nagoya University as an associate professor (2010-2011) in Professor O. Takai’s group, and then moved to Tokyo University of Science in 2012. He is currently a professor at Tokyo University of Science starting at 2018. His research interests are focused on photocatalysts, diamond electrochemistry, CO2 reduction, and plasma processing in liquid.



Asst. Prof. Nilesh Sonu Varkute
Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi

Speech Title: Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Latent Heat Based Energy Storage System Using Nano-Enhanced Phase Change Material

Nilesh Varkute is an Assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India. His current research focuses on solar thermal energy storage system by using nano enhance PCM material. He received his B.Engg. and M.Engg. from University of Mumbai, India. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB), renewable energy generation and conservation. His primary research goal is energy management through renewable/clean energy sources in mechanical equipments. His work has been published more than 20 times in reputed journals/magazines like Elsevier, Springer Books, and others. He contributed in various international conferences as chair, judging panel, reviewer etc. He has also been a Core Working Committee member and a faculty advisor at ISHRAE (Indian Society heating Refrigeration and Engineers). Apart from this, he bears a keen interest towards development of rural parts of India and bridging the technological gap between the rural and Urban India. Under his initiative, his Institute has adopted 5 villages for their technical growth under the Indian government scheme called ‘Unnat bharat abhiyan’ which stands for ‘Mission for a progressive India’.



Dr. Tingting Yin
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Speech Title: High-Pressure-Engineered Optical Properties of Hybrid Perovskites from Bulk to Low Dimension

Dr. Tingting Yin currently the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow of the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He has obtained his doctoral degree at NTU in 2018. Her research mainly focuses on optical spectroscopy of low-dimensional semiconductors under different external stimuli (high pressure, low temperature, and strong magnetic field), particularly focusing on spectral demonstration, mechanism exploration, and the multi-field manipulation of exciton properties. She has an interdisciplinary research background encompassing optical spectroscopy, high pressure physics, and materials science. She has received several awards, including selected Young Scientist of Global Young Scientist Summit (2024), Women in Science conference grant (2019), and selected Young Scientist of the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureat Meeting (2019), etc.




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