ICANM 2017: International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials
August 7-9, 2017, Toronto, Canada
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The Keynote Lecture "  Effective remediation of radioactive cesium-contaminated dry soils with a functional magnetite and its intrinsic performances " will be given by Dr. Yoshiharu Mitoma.

Dr. Yoshiharu Mitoma received his Ph.D. form Kyushu University in 1997 and he is currently  Professor at the Prefectural University of Hiroshima. Dr. Mitoma was awarded the Young Chemist Award from the Asian Chemical Congress (2005, Seoul, Korea) and from the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (Houston, Texas, USA). He was a peer in juries for different projects of two Japanese ministries (MEXT and METI). Currently, his studies specifically examine new dechlorination methods for use with dioxin and dioxin-like compounds using nanoparticles under dry or environmentally friendly conditions. His research also elucidates new solidification and immobilization methods for toxic heavy metals in soil.

The Keynote Lecture Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) aspartic protease with AuNP: Molecular dynamics " will be given by Dr. Chris Whiteley
Dr. Chris Whiteley is a Emeritus Professor Biochemistry; Rhodes University; Grahamstown; South Africa. He is a Research Professor, National Taiwan University Science & Technology; Visiting International Professor in Enzymology; School Bioscience & BioEngineering; South China University Technology; Guangzhou, PRC; 2007-2012; Visiting Research Scientist, Dept Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004; Visiting Professor of Biochemistry; Institute Biomedical Technology; Veterans General Hospital; Yang Ming University; Taipei, Taiwan; Visiting Professor of Enzymology & Organic Synthesis; Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Visiting   Professor of Organic Synthesis; University British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada; International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO); South African Neuroscience Society (SANS); International Society for Neurochemists (ISN); South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB); Executive Member; Royal Chemical Society(London);MRSC (C.Chem); South African Chemical Institute (SACI); MSA. Chem. Inst.

Publications: 6
book-chapters ; 110 peer-reviewed papers on Biomedical Enzymologty and Nanomaterials.

The Keynote Lecture " Corrosion control in reinforced concrete via nanocarriers " will be given by Dr. D.A.(Dessi) Koleva.
Dr.D.A.(Dessi) Koleva ia a professor at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; She is an  expert in the field of electrochemistry and corrosion, cathodic protection with emphasis reinforced concrete structures. She is a holder of patent on pulse cathodic protection; Winner of a prestigious VENI research grant., 2008/11 and three Marie Curie Grants 2002/2007 on galvanic nano-composite coatings and corrosion/protection for infrastructure. She has performed a pioneering research on simultaneously evaluating electrochemical phenomena and cement based microstructural properties, related to corrosion and corrosion control in reinforced concrete. More recently this cross-border research involves the application of nano-materials and wastes for corrosion control. She is the main lecturer and organiser of the international post-graduate course on corrosion and Corrosion Control for infrastructure, CSC2I (RIEM and Methrohm supported) .

The Keynote Lecture " Cermet Nanostructured Composites and High Pressure Cold Spray Coatings for Engineered Surfaces " will be given by Dr. Gobinda Saha.

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 industrial nanomaterials .

The Keynote Lecture " Nanocomposites based on conductive polymers and transition metal dichalcogenides " will be given by Dr. Rabin Bissessur .

Dr.   Rabin Bissessur is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Prince Edward Island, where he is also currently serving as the Department Chair. His teaching responsibilities include a preparatory course in chemistry, general chemistry courses, analytical chemistry, analytical instrumentation and materials chemistry. Dr. Bissessur received his PhD from Michigan State University. His research interests are in the field of nanocomposite materials, conductive polymers and solid polymer electrolytes. He has authored/co-authored 47 refereed articles, and 14 book chapters.

Plenary talks

The Plenary Lecture " Novel Nafion – Free Nano-Composites for High Temperature Fuel Cells Applications: Recent Approaches " will be given by Dr. Amani Al-Othman .

Dr. Amani Al-Othman is a Professor department of Chemical Engineering at the American University of Sharjah/UAE.She has received her Master’s degree in Mining, Metals and Materials engineering from McGill university, and her Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Ottawa. Her research interests includes composite high temperature membranes, electrodes for fuel cells, bio-electrodes, and nano particles for drug delivery applications.



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