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. 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).


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.



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