Keynote Speakers


Dr. M V Reddy

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Institute of Research Hydro-Québec,
Centre of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage (CETEES), Hydro-Québec, J3X 1S1, Canada.

Biography

Dr. M.V. Reddy obtained his Ph. D (2003) (mention with highest honors) in the area of Materials Science from ICMCB-CNRS)/ENSCPB, University of Bordeaux, France. From July 2003- April 2019, he worked in Departments of Physics, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore as senior Research fellow. For the last 20 years, he has been working on the nano/submicron sized materials for Li-ion battery materials (cathodes, anodes, supercapacitors and solid electrolytes), including novel methods of synthesis, characterization and evaluation of the electrochemical properties. June 2019-aug 2021 Senior Researcher at Institute of Research Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, Canada,. Currently Senior Research Professional at Noveau monde Graphite, Quebec, Canada.
He has published over 210 papers in various international journals and he gave 140 talks (Plenary, keynote and Invited talks) at various conferences. His h-index; 66 and 16100 citations ( source google scholar). He authored a landmark publication on electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries and their reaction mechanisms that appeared in Chemical Reviews (impact factor over 54; the paper has been cited over 2300 times since 2013). He trained many local high school/college and International exchange students and Ph.D students.
Honors: He won Science Mentorship Programme (SMP) Outstanding Mentor Award (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), from Ministry of Education, Singapore and Inspiring Research Mentor Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) from NUSHS. Won many awards in national and international conferences, for example won 2nd prize in prestigious Intel International Science & Engg. Fair (ISEF 2013) and 1st prize from American Chemical Society, USA. Free life membership award and prize (1000 USD) by International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), USA. Excellent safety lead (2015), Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore. Long service award (2014), National University of Singapore, Singapore. Elected committee Member in Institute of Physics, Singapore (2015- march 2018), Materials Research Society (MRS) Singapore (two times, 2016 to 2020) and Global Materials Network (2012- till now) and Member in MRS-USA and ISE.
International Recognition: Serving as editorial advisory board member in “ Materials Research Bulletin” , Journal of Energy Storage (from July 2020)Materials, Molecules , Nanomaterials (MDPI), and several other open access Journals and Societies. Regional editor: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-ASIA (since Aug. 2011) and several open access Journals, and he served as theme chair for Energy and Environment and session chair for Batteries, Fuel cells and materials for Environmental protection in International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM- IUMRS) 2012, Singapore and Co-chair for ICYRAM 2014 and 2016 conferences held at china and India respectively. Served as a session chair and advisory board in various international conferences. He served as a Ph.D. examiner for various universities (AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, USA, INDIA, IITS) and referee for various international proposals and also advisory board member for many International conferences. http://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=pWKr2M0AAAAJ&hl=en.

Prof. Dr. Ian Ferguson FRSA

Biography

Ian Ferguson is currently the Dean of Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University. Prior to joining Kennesaw State University he had leadership positions in both academia (Imperial College, Northwestern University, Georgia Tech, UNC Charlotte, Missouri S&T, etc.) and industry (GEC, EMCORE, etc.). His research expertise is in building interdisciplinary teams to use compound semiconductor materials and devices for applications in the areas of sensors, illumination, energy harvesting, and spintronics. This research was supported through competitive research grants and contracts through various government agencies and others totaling over $28.5M as a lead investigator in academia and industry. As an international educator and researcher, he has had active collaborations in the US, Europe, and Asia, which has resulted in over 550 refereed journal publications, conference proceedings, books, book chapters, and patents. In addition, he has been actively involved in the entrepreneurial process of establishing new companies in academia and industry, co-founding a business incubator. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), the Institute of Physics (IOP), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).
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PDean of Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Kennesaw State University.

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Mr. Cemal Basaran

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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York | SUNY Buffalo.
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Biography

Professor Cemal Basaran, civil engineering faculty member specializing in computational engineering mechanics, will visit IIT Madras in India to share expertise and strengthen international relations as part of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Fulbright Specialist Program.
Education:
  • PhD, Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, Tucson 1994
  • MS, Civil Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA 1988
  • MS, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 1985
  • BS, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey 1982
Publication:
  • Cemal Basaran, Introduction to Unified Mechanics Theory with Applications,  2020  © Springer - Nature, ISBN 978-3-030-57771-11.
  • Zhang W., Ragab, T., Zhang, J.,  Basaran, C. “Impact of Electrostatic Doping Level on the Dissipative Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons Tunnel Field-Effect Transistors” Carbon,  153 (2019) 120-126,
  • Weixiang Zhang, Tarek Ragab, Ji Zhang, Cemal Basaran, “Influence of Defects on Dissipative Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons Tunnel Field-Effect Transistor” Nanotechnology, Volume 31, Number 4,  October , 2019.
  • Bin Jamal, N., Kumar, A., Rao, L., Basaran, C. “Low Cycle Fatigue Life Prediction Using Unified Mechanics Theory in Ti-6Al-4V Alloys”, Entropy 2020, 22(1), 24;
  • J. Zhang, T. Ragab, W. Zhang, C. Basaran, “High Current Density Electron Wind Forces in Metallic Graphene Nanoribbons”, 2020 Nanotechnology, 31 355203
Research:
Current and Recent Projects
  • Unified Mechanics Theory
  • Nano Electro-Thermo-Mechanics Of 2D Materials
  • Failure Mechanics Of High Entropy Alloys In Space Applications.
  • Fatigue of Hydrogen Embrittled Steel.
  • Very High Strain Rate Failure Mechanics of Soft Steel
Awards
  • Unified Mechanics Theory
  • 2012 Outstanding Paper Award, Itherm 2012 Mechanics Track, 13th Intersociety Conference on Thermal and THermomechanical Phenomenon in Electronic Systems, San Diego, CA.
  • 2011 Excellence in Mechanics Award, ASME, Electronic & Photonic Packaging Division.
  • 2005 Associate Editor of the Year Award, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging.