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Technical Program

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We are glad to announce that the plenary lectures will be delivered by:

Maurizio Fermeglia

Professor Maurizio Fermeglia (University of Trieste, Italy)

Lecture title: Materials by design: multiscale molecular modeling of nanostructured materials

Maurizio Fermeglia is full professor at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Trieste, where he holds the course in Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering and Process and Product design. From 2006 to 2012 he was the head of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Information Technology, from 2010 to 2012 he served as president of the Research board of the University of Trieste. He was the director of the Ph.D. School of Nanotechnology at the University of Trieste from 2007 to 2013. From 2013, he is the Rector of the University of Trieste.
Professor Fermeglia research interests are focused: on multiscale modeling for materials design and life science, applied thermodynamics, process simulation, molecular modeling for nanotechnology and nanomedicine.
Maurizio Fermeglia is member of the EFCE working party on thermodynamics and transport properties, IUPAC fellows, member of the AIChE, member of Italian associations GRICU and AIDIC. He received the Italy meets Asia Science Award in 2015. He was scientific consultant of ICS - UNIDO within the Subprogram 'Process Simulation and sustainable development' from 1999 to 2011 and of UNEP for the implementation of PRTR in different countries from 2005 to 2013.

Maurizio Fermeglia

Professor Javier Llorca (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)

Lecture title: Microscale mechanical characterization of fiber, matrix and interfaced in fiber-reinforced composites

Javier LLorca is professor of Materials Science at the Technical University of Madrid and director and founder of the IMDEA Materials Institute. Prof. LLorca, a Fulbright scholar, is a Fellow of the European Mechanics Society and member of the Academia Europaea. He has held visiting positions at Brown University, Indian Institute of Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Central South University (China). He has received numerous awards, including the Research Award from the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Research award from the Technical University of Madrid and the Gold Medal from the Spanish Structural Integrity Society. Prof. LLorca is currently Associate Editor of Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Composites Science and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering A, International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation and International Journal of Engineering Sciences.
His current research interests are focused in the development of multiscale modeling strategies to carry out virtual design, virtual processing and virtual testing of structural materials for engineering applications, including the experimental validation at different length scales, so new materials can be designed, tested and optimized before they are actually manufactured in the laboratory.

Maurizio Fermeglia

Professor Karl Schulte (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)

Lecture title: Novel graphene based nanostructures and polymer nanocomposites and hierarchical fibre reinforced composites

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Schulte has been head of Inst. of Polymers & Composites at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany, until September 2013. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum (Germany) receiving a Ph.D. in 1979. He worked until 1991 with DLR (German Aerospace Research Center, Institute of Materials Science) in Cologne, Germany. Since 1992 he is Professor at TUHH. He had sabbatical leaves at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A. and University of Cambridge, Department Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge, U.K. His research focused on degradation of fibre reinforced composite materials, nanocomposites and the synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and Aerographite, a three dimensional graphitic aerogel.
Prof. Schulte is European Editor of Composites Science and Technology. He published more than 400 peer-reviewed publications. ISIHighlyCited.com listed Prof. Schulte as Highly Cited Researcher in Material Science. He is an elected By-Fellow of the Churchill College in Cambridge, UK. In 2013 the International Committee for Composite Materials (ICCM) named him Composites World Fellow and in September 2014 he received the Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials from the University of Delaware, DA, USA.

The following keynote lectures will also be delivered:

Three-dimensional conducting networks and their nanocomposites, Z.-Z. Yu (Beijing University of Chemical Technology)

Microstructural design and additive manufacturing of multi-directional preforms and their composites, T. W. Chou (University of Delaware)

Mode I and II of laminated composites interleaved with nanocomposite films, G. Marom (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

On the enhanced properties of graphene based nanoreinforced polymers and CFRPs, V. Kostopolous (University of Patras)

Mechanical properties of graphene nanoplatelet/carbon fiber/epoxy hybrid composites: multiscale modeling and experiments, G. M. Odegard (Michigan Technological University)

Nanostructured cnt based sensing films used in multi-functional hybrid composites, R. Schledjewski (Montanuniversitat Leoben)

Selenium encapsulated into ultra-thin Ni(OH)2 nanosheets as cathode materials for lithium -selenium batteries, Y. Luo (Xinyang Normal University)

Degradation of mechanical properties in nylon matrix hybrid nanocomposites at high temperaturesS. Zhu (Fukuoka Institute of Technology)