Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA
Biography: Prof. V.K..Jain did his B.Tech. from MACT Bhopal (Vikram University, Ujjain), and M. Tech. and Ph.D. from University of Roorkee (now, IIT Roorkee). He has about 44 years of teaching and research experience. He has served as a visiting professor at university of California at Berkeley (USA) and university of Nebraska at Lincoln (USA). He retired as a professor from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur after serving for thirty three years. Dr. Jain has won three gold medals, two silver medals and one best paper award as recognition to his research work. He is editor-in-chief of three International journals and associate editor of Int J. Engineering manufacture and J. Machining Science and Technology. In recognition to the research work of Dr. Jain, he has been opted as a member of the editorial board of more than ten international journals. He has also worked as a guest-editor for more than ten special issues on TQM, CAPP, advanced machining processes, micromanufacturing, and micro fabrication. He has more than 300 publications to his credit. He has written and edited eight books. He has guided fifteen Ph.D. Students and around one hundred M. Tech. / M. E. Students. Dr. Jain has various research areas of interest, viz. Advanced machining techniques (ECM, EDM, AFM, MAF, MRAF, and others), machining of advanced engineering materials, shear strain acceleration phenomenon in metal cutting, computer aided manufacturing, and CAPP.
N C State University, USA
Associate Director, Functional Tissue Engineering Program, Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), USA
Biography: Rohan Shirwaiker is an Associate Professor in ISE and an Associate faculty member of the UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is also the Associate Director of the Functional Tissue Engineering Program at the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI).
Dr. Shirwaiker’s 3D Tissue Manufacturing research group focuses on advancing the science and technology for scalable manufacturing of engineered tissues. They study the fundamental relationships between 3D biofabrication processes, biomaterials, and critical-to-quality attributes of engineered tissues, and develop new tissue manufacturing strategies and platforms. Dr. Shirwaiker’s research is highly multidisciplinary and collaborative and has been supported by over $2.5 million in research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), and Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), and other funding agencies. He has co-authored over 100 journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters, and has 3 patents on biomedical devices and processing technologies. He has been recognized by several awards including the NSF CAREER Award, SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, SME Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award, IISE Manufacturing & Design Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award.
Interim Dean of School of Management
Kettering University, USA
Biography: Dr. Haseeb J. Ahmed is working as Kettering University's Interim Dean of School of Management, effective Nov. 18, 2019. Prior to joining Kettering University, Dr. Ahmed served as Founding Dean, School of Business, Computer Science, & Information Technology; Adams Family Foundation Endowed Chair; and Professor of Finance at Heidelberg University in Ohio. Previously, he served as Chair of the Business Administration & Economics program and Sam Walton Faculty Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. He has been actively involved in corporate relations, community engagements, student placements, programmatic and regional accreditation in higher education and development of innovative academic programs. Dr. Ahmed taught courses in Finance, Economics and Quantitative Methods at various universities. He championed engagement opportunities for students through developing student organizations such as Delta Mu Delta, Tau Pi Phi, Collegiate DECA, Toastmasters and Enactus. He is the recipient of the 2009 Association of Collegiate Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) International Teaching Excellence Award and Regional Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Ahmed earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Finance with minors in Accounting and International Business from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with concentrations in Finance, Economics and Management from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Editorial Advisory Board Member
Materials Research Bulletin and Journal of Energy Storage
Biography: Dr. M.V. Reddy obtained his Ph. D (2003) in the area of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Bordeaux, France. He worked at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS). Singapore. June 2019 to Aug 2021, he worked at the Centre of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage, Hydro-Québec, Canada. Currently working as a Senior Professional Researcher and group leader in Energy storage Technology at Nouveau Monde Graphite (New graphite world) (NMG), Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Over the past 21 years, he has conducted leading research on Materials for Energy Storage, Materials processing & characterization, Nanotechnology, Energy and environment and the development of in situ techniques for Energy storage renewable technologies. Dr. Reddy has published 220 papers in various international journals. He has obtained an h-index of 69 with over 17400 citations. These have recently placed him within the top 2% highly cited researchers in Energy (world Ranking the 1002nd out of 186500 researchers) and Highly cited Researcher in Materials Science in Canada (National ranking:39) Dr. Reddy is serving as an editorial advisory board member in Materials Research Bulletin and Journal of Energy Storage (Elsevier, Scopus journal) as well as several open access journals Awards: Outstanding Science Mentorship Award (2010- 2018), and Inspiring Research Mentor Award (2011 to 2019), 2021 Battery Materials electrochemistry award from the Electrochemical Society of India, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Invited life member in ICDD USA and IPS Singapore and Global Materials Network Invited committee member in various international Research proposals, Ph.D theses examiner and conference organizations and visiting Professor at various Universities.