The Keynote Lecture "
Cermet Nanostructured Composites and High
Pressure Cold Spray Coatings for Engineered Surfaces
" will be given by Dr. Gobinda Saha.
is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at UNB. Before, he led the R&D at two successive
Nanocomposites manufacturing companies in Calgary, AB in conjunction with
academic appointment at the University of Calgary. His work served as the
bridge divulging theoretical knowledge in nanocomposite materials into the
design, synthesis, testing, and commercialization of two nanostructured
coatings systems developed on the HVOF thermal spraying methodology.
Simultaneously, his research in design, fabrication, processing, and
characterization/testing of smart optical sensor reinforced FRP composites and
modeling has contributed to the dissemination of knowledge through peer-review
publication in over 50 papers, has patent protection application in process.
Dr. Saha has given numerous keynote talks on the topic of Nanostructured
Composites and Biocomposites. He has served as the Chair of ASME Composites
& Heterogeneous Materials Technical Committee, as well the founding member of
the Joint Canada-USA Regulatory Cooperation Council on developing strategies
for nanomaterials including risk assessment and management and uses of