Seiki Chiba was Executive Director for Advanced R&D Project Development, SRI International. He served on SRI for 22 years. Prof. Chiba was supervising advanced R&D programs including Japanese Government projects. Now, he is CEO & professor, Chiba Science Institute. He has published more than 367 papers in the various areas and has been serving as editorial board members of AWMC, Industrial Engineering & Management, Industrial Engineering & Management, Steel Structures & Construction, and Journal of Material Science. He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Material Science from the University of Wales.?
Material Science including Carbon Nano tubes, Electroactive Polymers (Artificial Muscles) and Hydrogen Generation &Hydrogen Safety
Dr. Petra Bele received her PhD from the University of Yamanashi, Japan and is a permanent senior staff member at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Physics department, since 2005. With a fundamental background in Electron Spin Resonance (EPR) and Magnetically Modulated Microwave Absorption (MMMA) on organic metals and superconductors she was amongst scientists, who developed the MMMA technique. Her actual scientific research field and expertise is Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) on nanomaterials and biological samples, besides the imaging technique, image processing and 3D-reconstruction on biological (proteins, DNA) and solid state samples (nanoparticles). Besides her scientific research, she was, or is still involved as scientific coordinator/administrator for several international projects funded under the European Commission. Dr. Bele is also a distinguished referee for several scientific journals and since 2007 member of the Editorial Board (Associate Editor) for the scientific journal “ Fuel Cells – From Fundamentals to Applied Systems.
Metallurgy & Material Science
Luca Camilli is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Danish Technical University (Denmark), where he is the leader of the Surface and Interface Science and Technology group. He obtained his master's degree in Materials Science and Technology from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy), where he also obtained his PhD in Physics. After his postdoctoral studies at Brookhaven National Laboratory and at the Danish Technical University (as a Marie Sk?odowska Curie fellow), he became Assistant Professor in 2018. His research interests encompass surface science and materials with low dimensionality. In particular, he has worked with carbon nanotubes during his PhD, while he studied two-dimensional materials during his postdoctoral studies, when he focused on the electronic properties of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride and their hetero-structures. Currently, he is working on mono-elemental two-dimensional materials beyond graphene (such as, silicene and germanene), and on Ge-based layered materials. Luca serves as a reviewer for many journals in the field of physics and materials science. He is also an active member of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. Currently, he is a recipient of the Villum Young Investigator grant, given by the Velux Foundation.
He has more than 29 years at Postdoctoral level.. project Major research field is Solid State Materials-Crystalline and Nanostructured. Materials (Materials Synthesis and Characterization).The publications are well cited and the h- and i10- indices are respectively 21 and 55. His Major contributions are: Observed, for the first time, ??? ring conformation in [M(en)3] 2+ systems and mixed stacking and double stacking in some 1,2 – dithiolene complexes. Systematically studied the nucleation kinetics of several inorganic and organic compound crystals and grouped the results into four rules. Proposed two simple methods (seeded free evaporation and gel-solution) and succeeded in growing several large crystals. Fabricated a low-cost sample holder for the electrical (both AC and DC) measurements and derived the required formula for determining the dielectric constant. Discovered that conducting inorganic crystals can be grown by combining alkali and alkaline earth halides non- stoichiometrically. Grown, for the first time, multiphased ternary mixed crystals (leading tonanoparticles aggregation) of alkali halides with abnormal dielectric properties. Discovered that proper solid solutions can be prepared directly from the reactants taken at suitable proportions even if the end members have lattice mismatching. Succeeded in growing quasi binary mixed crystals in the form of ZnxCd(2- x)(SCN)4 with good size and quality and possessing useful optical and electrical properties. Grown and characterized several organic and semi-organic NLO material crystals by modified Bridgman and solution methods. Proposed a simple solvothermal method using domestic microwave oven and successfully prepared with reduced size, homogeneity and phase purity and characterized several important pure and doped II – VI compound and several other nanocrystals and all nanophases of Fe2O3and NiS.
Solid State Materials- Preparation and Characterization of New and Hybrid (Doped/Mixed) Crystalline and Nanostructured Materials.