June 22-23, 2020


Osaka, Japan

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Keynote Session:

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Eui-Hyeok Yang

Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Title: Synthesis and Characterization of 2D Materials and Flexible Electrodes


Dr. E. H. Yang is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. He worked as a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In recognition of his excellence in advancing the use of MEMS-based actuators for NASA's space applications, he received the prestigious Lew Allen Award for Excellence at JPL in 2003. He joined Stevens Institute of Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2006. Currently, his group's research covers the growth and nanofabrication of graphene, carbon nanotubes and 2D materials, as well as the implementation of tunable wetting and surface interaction. Dr. Yang’s service to the professional community includes formal appointments such as Editorial Board Member of Nature’s Scientific Reports and Elsevier NANOSO, and Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors and ASME JEECS. Dr. Yang has published hundreds of papers and provided keynotes, presentations, and seminars at various academic and industrial events. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


I will present two of our primary research topics, as each relates to 1D/2D materials, substrates and surfaces. First, I will focus on our investigation of chemical vapor deposition (CVD)-growth of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) as well as their heterostructures, and characterization to illuminate the role of dissimilar 2D substrates in the prevention of interior defects in TMDs. We further demonstrate the epitaxial growth of TMDs on hBN and graphene, as well as vertical/lateral heterostructures of TMDs, uniquely forming in-phase 2D heterostructures. This research provides a detailed observation of the oxidation and anti-oxidation behaviors of TMDs, which corroborate the role of underlying 2D layers in the prevention of interior defects in TMDs. If the technique could be developed to be highly reliable and high fidelity, it could have a large impact on the future research and commercialization of TMD-based devices. The second research area concerns our development and application of flexible electrodes and energy storage toward wearable and multifunctional electronics. Here, we develop a facile fabrication technique utilizing vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs), which enables high-throughput fabrication of flexible electrodes. For example, our structure shows a high flexibility and stability during stretching up to 20% and bending up to 180 degrees, promising for various flexible electronics applications.


Oral Session 1:

  • Synthesis and Design of New materials | Chemistry of Novel materials & Polymers | Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology | Emerging technologies in Materials science


Khaled Habib

Doctor, University of Iowa USA

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Khaled Habib

Doctor, University of Iowa USA

Title: Novel Electrochemical-Emission Spectroscopy of Metals by White Light Interferometry


Dr. Khaled Habib holds a Ph.D in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the Optical Science and Technological Center of University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, 1988.   Mr.Habib was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Chemical Engineering Dept., and Materials science Dept., of the Technical University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany, 1991-1992.      Mr. Habib is a senior research scientist/a full research professor with KISR (Kuwait).   He specializes in “Laser optical interferometry as non-destructive testing (NDT) methods of materials evaluation in corrosive media, corrosion, and nano-structures of metallic glasses”.   Mr. Habib has in his credit more than 135 articles in international refereed journals in his area of specialization.   He is a fellow of the international Society of Photo- electronics and Optics (SPIE) and a senior member of Optics Society of America (OSA).



A white light, i.e., Fabry-Perot, interferometry was utilized for the first time to determine the rate change of the current density (J) of aluminum samples during the anodization processes of the samples in aqueous solutions. In fact, because the current density(J) values in this investigation were obtained by Fabry-Perot interferometry, an electromagnetic method rather than the electronic, i.e., direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC), methods. the abrupt rate change of the J was called Electrochemical-emission spectroscopy. The anodization process of the aluminum samples was carried out by the DC method in different sulphuric acid concentrations (0.0,2,4,6,8,10% H2SO4) at room temperature. In the meantime, the Fabry-Perot interferometry was used to determine the difference between the J of two subsequent values, dJ, as a function of the elapsed time of the DC experiment for the aluminum samples in 0.0,2,4,6,8,10% H2SO4 solutions. The Fabry-Perot interferometry was based on a fiber-optics sensor in order to make real time-white light interferometry possible at the aluminum surfaces in the sulphuric acid solutions.  The electrochemical-emission spectra of the present investigation represent a detailed picture of not only the rate change of the current density throughout the anodisation processes but also the spectra represent the rate change of the growth of the oxide films on the aluminum samples in different solutions. As a result, a new spectrometer was developed based on the combination of the Fabry-Perot, i.e., white light, interferometry and DC method for studying in situ the electrochemical behavior of metals in aqueous solutions.


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Abdeen Mustafa Omer

University of Nottingham, UK



Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO'S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 7 books and 150 chapters in books.



This communication discusses a comprehensive review of biomass energy sources, environment and sustainable development. This includes all the biomass energy technologies, energy efficiency systems, energy conservation scenarios, energy savings and other mitigation measures necessary to reduce emissions globally. This study highlights the energy problem and their possible saving that can be achieved through the use of biomass energy sources. Also, this study clarifies the background of the study, highlights the potential energy saving that could be achieved. The use of biomass energy source describes the objectives, approach and scope of the theme. However, to be truly competitive in an open market situation, higher value products are required. Results suggest that biomass technology must be encouraged, promoted, invested, implemented, and demonstrated as a whole while especially in remote rural areas.



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Evgenii Krasikov

Department of Reactor Materials and Technologies Institute.

Title: Resilience of the Reactor Pressure Vessel steel at fast neutron intensity decreasing


Education: Moscow Power Engineering Institute: September 1964 - February 1970. Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained: Master’s Degree in Material Science – 1970, Ph.D. – 1974, D.Sc. -2005. Membership of professional bodies: member of Scientific Council of RAS on Radiation Damage Physics of Solids. Years within the firm: since 1974. Key qualification: responsible executor in Radiation Damage Physics of Solids. Professional experience record: since 1974 till now. Moscow, National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute”, Department: Reactor Materials and Technologies Institute.



Statement of the Problem: Influence of neutron irradiation on Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) steel degradation are examined with reference to the possible reasons of the substantial experimental data scatter and furthermore – nonstandard (non-monotonous) and oscillatory embrittlement behavior. In our glance this phenomenon may be explained by presence of the wavelike component in the embrittlement kinetics. We suppose that the main factor affecting steel anomalous embrittlement is fast neutron intensity (dose rate or flux), flux effect manifestation depends on state-of-the-art fluence level. At low fluencies radiation degradation has to exceed normative value, then approaches to normative meaning and finally became sub normative. Data on radiation damage change including through the ex-service RPVs taking into account chemical factor, fast neutron fluence and neutron flux were obtained and analyzed. In our opinion controversy in the estimation on neutron flux on radiation degradation impact may be explained by presence of the wavelike component in the embrittlement kinetics. Therefore flux effect manifestation depends on fluence level. At low fluencies radiation degradation has to exceed normative value, then approaches to normative meaning and finally became sub normative. As a result oscillation arise that in tern lead to enhanced data scatter.

Moreover as a hypothesis we suppose that at some stages of irradiation damaged metal have to be partially restored by irradiation i.e. neutron bombardment serve as radiation annealing of radiation embrittlement of the steel. Nascent during irradiation structure undergo occurring once or periodically transformation in a direction both degradation and recovery of the initial properties. According to our opinion at some stage(s) of metal structure degradation neutron bombardment became recovering factor that result in increase the resilience and frontier of the steel.


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Guillermo Valdes Mesa

Havana University Center Biomaterial, Cuba

Title: The convergence of technologies, generates convergence in the regulations


Born in Havana, Cuba in 1962, graduated in Physics in 1985, working for the Microelectronics Industry, as head of final control investigations degradation production of electronic components, working for the Electronics Industry, department of reliability, characterization work performed Luma-Chroma plate worker Research   Institute of Metrology, work Challenges of Metrology in Cuba in the era of nanotechnology. Work published in the ISO TC 229, ISO TC229 / IEC 113, required for conformity assessment of research and nano-scale productions Tool page. Master of Science. Currently my research is directed towards an analysis of the chains of traceability that are needed in the industrial revolution that we are experiencing the Convergences of technologies, which is approaching the Quantum revolution with the objective of the evaluation of conformity, of a sustainable way, with a minimum of environmental impact and with social responsibility



The convergence of nanotechnologies generates synergies among different technologies to say, nanotechnologies, neurotechnology, computers and biotechnology, these technologies must converge) itchier regulations, the application of medical devices in nanotechnologies should lead us to a link between the technical committee TC 210 and ISO technical committee 229 link that does not exist in our work in this moment In this do an analysis of the management of risk from an optical NC-ISO 14971 ). Studying the global trend in this respect as imported for manufacturers medical Devices worldwide. The convergences of technologies is a consequence of atomic precision, where the boundary between the biotic and abiotic mute blur the interaction. The interaction between nanotechnologies, biotechnology and informatics and communications (NBI) generates a synergy of unusual consequences of all is known that the industry of semiconductor)s is the one of greater precision that is atomic, the new medical devices that will be applied in the teranocis will dose Physical principles that will be governed under the laws of quantum mechanicsbut there are two problems that have not been solved even though they are one the non-existence of quantum biology and the transition from quantum to classical mechanics. On the other hand, the redefinition of the international system of units based on the universal constants that will be implemented by 2019 has a deficiency that is the second that redefirms implies redefinition of the meter the chain of traceability proposed for nanometrology presents a serious difficulty when putting the microcopy of atomic force wing of effect  tunnel situation that is changing the verification of the Wiedemann-Franz law at atomic level yields a result where the phononic component is taken into account, a result that launches STM to the cusp of the chain of traceability above inclusive of interferometry.


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Kholmurad Khasanov

Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan

Title: A powerful explosion of light and the synthesis of porous nanomaterial


Kholmurad Khasanov has been working as a prime investigator in the physics area for almost 40 years, and achieved one of his most iconic discoveries in 2011, when He designed and started experimenting with his dynamic emitter. He has published about 100 papers in reputed journals. He has collaborated with several international organizations including NASA and "The Smithsonian"; my works can be found in the "Astrophysics Data System" under the Fluid Dynamics section. My experiments show great results in the production of nano-structures, and the applications.      



American scientist D. Fisher [1] paid attention to the "point of infinite compression, a special “singular” point. Mathematically, it corresponds to a function having an explosive derivative. Professor of the University of Munich R. Kippenhan [2] in his work noted that "from the surface of the star quantum electromagnetic radiation rushes into interstellar space." reaching our atmosphere creates converging spherical waves leading to an infinite point of compression, having an explosive character. Our studies have shown that these electromagnetic waves are to a large extent the ultraviolet radiation of the near range of 400-300nm. The near ultraviolet range is often called “black light,” since the human eyes do not recognize it. Black light when colliding with the atmosphere continuum forms converging spherical supercompression waves. These waves when they reach the atmosphere of the earth create an explosive field.

Our dynamic emitter of the original design generates spherical converging shock waves in a supersonic jet, leading to the point of infinite compression "special point" having an explosive derivative. The jet, interacting with the atmospheric background ultraviolet radiation, entering into the resonance mode generates a powerful explosion of black light (Figure 1) [3], the energy of which provides the synthesis of porous nanomaterial. The principle of operation of the emitter in practice has shown that the energy of a powerful explosion of black light in the laboratory and in production is a safe, cost-effective source of energy.


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K. Nwifior

Ebonyi State College of Education Ikwo, Nigeria

Title: Analysis of Optical Energy Band Gap of Aluminium Zinc Sulphide (Al2ZnS4) Ternary Thin Films Grown by Solution Growth Technique.


K. Nwifior, Department of Physics, Ebonyi State College of Education Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria



Aluminium Zinc Sulphide (Al2ZnS4) Ternary Thin Films were successfully grown on the substrates by Solution Growth Technique ( SGT ). The sources of Aluminium, Zinc and Sulphur ions are Aluminium Chloride, Zinc Sulphate, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acide (EDTA), concentrated ammonia solution and thiourea. The films were annealed at 300ËšC for 2 hours and characterized by UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer in the wavelength range of 300nm-1000nm to determine the optical properties of the films. The optical transmittance was obtained directly by the Spectrophotometer. Other optical properties were determined by theoretical calculations. The average energy band gaps of the films grown at two different temperatures are 3.63 and 3.77eV for different dip times. The other optical properties have been reported. From the results, the wide direct energy band gap exhibited by the films reveals that the films are suitable materials as window layer in solar cells fabrication.


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Dr. Dennis W. Smith

Department of Chemistry Mississippi State University, USA

Title: New Perspectives on the Unique Micro and Nano-Structural Features of the Cu/ZnO Methanol Synthesis Catalyst


Dr. Dennis W. Smith, Jr. received his B.S. (1988) from Missouri State University and his Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Florida under the guidance of Prof. Ken Wagener on the scope and mechanism of acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization. He was a Rhone Poulenc Graduate Research Fellow in Lyon, France pursuing novel silicone elastomers, and a Dow Chemical Postdoctoral Fellow (1993) with Dr. Raymond König in Rheinmünster, Germany exploring fundamental aspects of epoxy networks. Dr. Smith joined The Dow Chemical Company Central Research Laboratory as Sr. Research Chemist (1993) and later was promoted to Project Leader (1996) working primarily on the synthesis and characterization of high-performance thermosets for thin film microelectronics applications. Dr. Smith was an original member of the team that invented and implemented SiLK™ Semiconductor Dielectric resins, which led to commercial production (see: Chem. & Eng. News, November 20, 2000, p. 17). He served as National Chemistry Week (NCW) Coordinator (1996) and Chair of the Brazosport Section of the American Chemical Society (1997), which received a National Phoenix Award for their NCW program organized by Dr. Smith. He received three Dow Chemical Special Recognition Awards and was a recipient of the 1997 Dow Chemical Central Research Inventor of the Year Award before joining Clemson University in 1998 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Smith was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001, granted early tenure in 2002, promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 2006, and in 2008, he accepted joint appointment as Professor of Material Science & Engineering at Clemson. In 2010, Prof. Smith worked in The University of Texas at Dallas as Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor and in 2014 he moved to Mississippi State University as department head for Chemistry. Also in 2010, Dr. Smith was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Smith has over 143 publications and 18 US patents/applications.


The vapor phase methanol process, introduced by ICI technology in 1966, and the liquid phase methanol synthesis process (LPMeOHtm) introduced first by ChemSystems, Inc. (now Nexant) in 1975, are seen as the 2 big research/technology advances in the conventional methanol synthesis technology. The success of these 2 processes, both from a scientific and commercial standpoint, primarily is driven by the very superior, almost anomalous, performance of the proprietary Cu/ZnO/Al2O3ICI technical catalyst, and it’s very unique microstructural features, often termed as a “microcrystalline sponge”. The LPMeOHtm process overcomes some of the glaring drawbacks associated with the vapor phase process, viz., highly exothermal nature of methanol synthesis reactions, presence of local reactor hot spots which presents possibility of thermal runaways, and low per-pass CO/H2 conversions.             

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Dr. Donald R. Paul

Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Title: The Polymer Science & their Applications


Dr. Donald R. Paul received his M.S. & Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin. He has published over 700 peer-reviewed papers and edited 10 books on important polymer topics.  In round numbers his citations total about 40,000.  He has been named a distinguished graduate of NC State University and the University of Wisconsin and he has teaching and research awards from UT, AIChE, ACS, and SPE plus being named a Fellow of AIChE, ACS (and by two divisions), SPE and NAMS. He was elected to NAE, and the Academy of Sciences of Mexico and of Bologna. He serves on 13 Editorial Advisory Boards and established a new ACS journal and edited it for 7 years.  He chaired this department for 8 years, founded TMI and was its Director, he helped establish TAMEST and served as its President in 2006.


Smart Materials and Polymer Technology 2020 are the global smart materials market size was valued at USD 32.77 billion in 2016 and is anticipated to expertise sturdy growth at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2017 to 2025. They exhibit responsiveness in a very controlled manner to ever-changing environments. They need a molecular structure that permits them to retort to a good array of external stimuli, like electrical fields, magnetic, fields, pressure, temperature, moisture, and chemicals.Smart material and polymer technology conference area unit organize as a result of several edges of smart materials depend upon the actual fact that it's doable to tailor the structures of materials at extraordinarily tiny scales to attain specific properties, so greatly extending the materials science toolkit. Exploitation technology, materials will effectively be created stronger, lighter, a lot of sturdy, a lot of reactive, a lot of sieve-like, or higher electrical conductors, among several alternative traits. Several everyday business product area unit presently on the market and in daily use that have confidence sensible materials and processes.  Smart Material helps to significantly improve, even revolutionize, several technology and business sectors: data technology, Office of Homeland Security, medicine, transportation, energy, food safety, and biology, among several others. Delineated below could be a sampling of the chop-chop growing list of advantages and applications of technology. Electronics and IT Applications: Smart materials has greatly contributed to major advances in computing and electronics, leading to faster, smaller, and more portable systems that can manage and store larger and larger amounts of information.

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prof.Samuel Frimpong

Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Title: Editorial Open Access Research Advances in Augmented Truck Vision for Safe Surface Mining Operations


Frimpong is Professor and Robert Quenon Endowed Chair of Mining and Nuclear Engineering and the Director of the Heavy Mining Machinery Laboratory at Missouri S&T. He holds PhD (1992) from University of Alberta, MS (1988) from University of Zambia, and Postgraduate Diploma (1986) and BS (1985) from Ghana University of Science and Technology. Frimpong has over 25 years of experience in research, education, consulting, and industry practice. He previously worked as Professor and Associate Professor (University of Alberta), Assistant Professor.He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Canada, and a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Society for Modeling and Simulation International.


The creation and maintenance of a healthy working environment in surface mining operations require sustained efforts in pursuing advanced research initiatives toward the development and deployment of powered haulage technologies. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) indicates that, out of the 250 fatalities reported from 1998 to 2002 for surface mining operations, 40% was attributed to powered haulage. Within the same period, MSHA reports that 14% of total days lost and 9% of lost time injuries were attributed to powered haulage. Ruff states that about 675 accidents and 21 fatalities, involving powered haulage equipment, occur each year in surface mining operations. A significant 20 percent of these accidents involve off-highway dump trucks. Many practical solutions and fundamental research have been carried out to improve truck-haul road engagement and reduce dump truck collisions. However, truck tirehaul road engagement, and collision problems persist in surface mining operations. Any meaningful and practical solutions must be focused on the entire truck operating paradigm from loading through loaded and empty haulage to dumping operations. Attention must focus on truck dynamics, collision avoidance and overall situational awareness of operator’s environments. Dump truck dynamics are essential for ensuring stability, and effective tire-ground engagement for efficient operations in challenging terrains. Collision and enhanced situational awareness in difficult environments are also major challenges associated with the operation of these dump trucks as a result of the increasing “blind” areas around the trucks and the operating environment. The sources of these likely collision hazards and lack of perceptual awareness include machine design, which provides limited operator’s field of view, terrain geometry problems, random intrusions by humans and animals, low clearance between passing trucks on horizontal curves, and problems at service stations

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Alexander M Klibanov

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Title: Market Analysis on Recycling and Waste Management


Dr. Alexander Klibanov received his M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemical Enzymology both from Moscow University in Russia. Following his immigration to the United States in 1977, he spent 1.5 years as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, before joining the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he is currently an Endowed-Chaired Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering. His current research interests include medicinal chemistry, new antimicrobial materials; enzyme chemistry and biotechnology; and pharmaceutical formulations. He has authored over 310 scientific papers and 21 issued U.S. patents (plus many pending), has given over 370 invited lectures, including many named ones, all over the world, and is a member of 12 journal editorial boards. Dr. Klibanov has received numerous prestigious professional awards, including the Leo Friend Award, the Ipatieff Prize, the Marvin J. Johnson Award, and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, all from the American Chemical Society, as well as the International Enzyme Engineering Prize. He was elected both to the National Academy of Sciences and to the National Academy of Engineering of the United States. Dr. Klibanov has started six pharmaceutical companies and has been a scientific advisor, consultant, and/or director for numerous pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies, as well as law firms in patent and other IP litigations.


Efficient recycling technology is becoming increasingly more important and it is estimated that the worldwide recycling equipment and machinery market will exceed US$ 1.2 billion (EUR 1.05 billion) by 2025. Baler presses will dominate the machinery landscape with a 30% share in the overall recycling equipment and machinery market, according to the report. Analysts anticipate that metal baling will record a compound annual growth rate of 5.7% over 2018-2025, with a target revenue of US$ 390 million by 2025. Meanwhile, the plastic recycling equipment and machinery sector is expected to witness ‘significant gains’ over the coming eight years. This niche market will see a year-on-year growth rate of 6.3% during the 2018-2025 periods, with target revenue of US$ 470 million by 2025. The study points out that an estimated 7.7 billion tonnes of plastic is manufactured across the globe every year; out of which 5.4 billion tonnes is not recycled. The Asia Pacific region’s market is forecast to exceed US$ 450 million by 2025, with China as a major revenue earner. PET bottle recycling generally encompasses the procedures of waste collection, sorting, shredding, and molding. Market Research Future (MRFR) indicates a CAGR of 5.28% in the global PET bottle recycling market over the forecast period of 2018-2023. The global PET bottle recycling market was valued at USD 4,381.3 Mn in 2017 and is due to reach USD 5,933.6 Mn by the end of 2023.