Prof. Vladimir Khovaylo, National University of Science and Technology, Russia
Biography: Prof. Vladimir Khovaylo received M.S. degree from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, in 1997 and Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2002. In 2010 he defended habilitation thesis (Dr. Ing. habil.) at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. He was a JSPS Fellow at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan (2002-2004) and a senior researcher at Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Sciences (2004-2009) before joining National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”, Russia, where he is currently a professor of materials science and a deputy director of the Centre for Energy Efficiency Research and Education. He was visiting professor at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2006), Oviedo University, Spain (2007), invited professor at Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan (2008), and JSPS distinguished researcher (2010) and visiting professor (December 2017 – February 2018) at Tohoku University, Japan. In 2016 he was recognized as the Best Research Professor of the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”. From 2017, Prof. Khovaylo is corresponding member of the International Thermoelectric Academy. His research interests include ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, Heusler compounds and nanostructured thermoelectric materials.
Prof. Zhongwei Guan is Executive Director of Advanced Materials Research Centre of Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi
Professor Zhongwei Guan is Executive Director of Advanced Materials Research Centre of Technology Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi. He received his first degree on Solid Mechanics in Sichuan University China in 1982 and was awarded PhD on Structural Behaviour of Polymeric Pipelining in University of Bradford UK in 1993. He was Reader in Lightweight Composite Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool. He has published more than 170 SCI papers in refereed leading international journals on lightweight composite structures subjected to extreme loading conditions such as projectile impact and blast, covering fibre metal laminates, PVC foam-based sandwiches and SLM lattice structures, corrugated sandwiches, timber structures, high temperature TP prepreg, etc., with a h-index of 41 in Google Scholar and citation more than 5400. He was Chairman of the 5th International Conference on Computational Methods held in Cambridge in 2014. He is a member of editorial board of International Journal of Impact Engineering, Applied Composite Materials and Advanced Materials Letter. He also serves as a scientific committee member of more than 20 international conferences and has given more than 20 keynotes, thematic and plenary speeches.