Plenary Speakers


Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

National Univ. of Singapore,




Professor Seeram Ramakrishna is the leading researcher of materials engineering at the National University of Singapore as well as in the world (Index, 2022). He is the Director of the Center for Nanofibers & Sustainability. He is regarded as the guru of electrospinning & nanofiber applications. His Google Scholar lists over 1,000 peer-reviewed journal papers with over 136,000 citations, 168 H index, and 1,144 i10 indexes (Seeram Ramakrishna, 2017). He was named among the World’s Most Influential Minds (Thomson Reuters); and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in cross-field (Clarivate Analytics; ORCID/0000-0001-8479-8686). Microsoft Academic ranked him among the top 50 authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide in terms of publications, citations, h-index, and saliency. He is an elected Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; the Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; and American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer NATURE journal Materials Circular Economy. He is a member of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He is a member of UNESCO’s Global Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 2030 Agenda (EGU2030).  He is advancing intelligent materials and low-carbon materials.  He is an Associate Editor of Advanced Fiber Materials journal and e-science journal. He is an advisor to the Singapore Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE). European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said, “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all” in his foreword for the Springer Nature book on Circular Economy.









 Professor II-Doo Kim

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,

Professor Il-Doo Kim is Chair Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Head of the Advanced Nanomaterials and Energy Laboratory at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and the Director of Advanced Nanosensor Research (ANR) Center and Membrane Innovation Center for KAIST Institute. Prof. Il-Doo Kim's research group is focused on the novel synthesis of various inorganic nanomaterials optimized for application in ultra-sensitive chemical sensors (environmental hazardous gas detection and exhaled breath gas analysis for disease diagnosis), high-performance energy storage devices, and new energy harvesting system based on transpiration driven electrokinetic power generation. Our research works aim at developing new synthetic methods that rely on a modified electrospinning method to produce unique nano-building blocks such as highly porous nanofibers and open tubular structures. In addition, our team rationally designs multi-dimensional catalyst-functionalized nanofibers, i.e., oxide, nitride, and sulfide materials, as cost-effective and highly efficient nano-catalysts. Up to date, Prof. Kim has published over 327 articles, 5 book chapters, and holds 238 international patents. Moreover, a number of patents related to nanofiber synthesis and applications have been successfully licensed to 11 companies. Prof. Kim has been awarded the KAIST Grand Research 2022, the Minister Award (Ministry of Science and ICT 2021), KAIST Grand Prize in International Cooperation (2021), The Scientist of The Year from Korean Journalists (2019), Korea 10 Nanotechnology Award (2019), Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), Academician (2019), Distinguished Proud Award, The Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers (2019), Grand Prize at the 9th KINC Fusion Research Award (2019), the Certificate of commendation by Ministry of Science and ICT (2019), won the Grand Prize of 2018 National R&D Excellence 100 Selection (2018), the Songkok Science Award (2018), the KAIST Technology Innovation Grand Prize 2017 (2017). Prof. Kim currently serves as an Associate Editor of the ACS Nano. He is a member of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology (Fellow, KAST).


Professor Andreas Greiner

University of Bayreuth,


Andreas Greiner received his Ph D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Marburg in 1988 and joined did his postdoc in 1989 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He was appointed associate professor for organic chemistry and macromolecular chemistry at the University of Mainz in 1999. In 2000 he became full professor for polymer chemistry and technology at the University of Marburg and joined in 2012 University of Bayreuth as a distinguished professor for macromolecular chemistry. Since 2013 he is heading the business unit Future Solution of New Materials Bayreuth GmbH for technology transfer. Present research topics are functional biobased polycarbonates, microplastic, biodegradable polymers, electrospinning of polymer nanofibers, polymer-functionalized nanoparticles, poly(p-xylylene)s by CVD, polymers for coatings, filtration, textiles, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, and as electrodes for microbial fuel cells. Greiner has authored more than 350 scientific publications and was ranked no. 36 in Thomson Reuters´s top 100 materials science citation ranking list out of 500.000 materials scientists for the decade 2000-2010.










Professor Rajan Jose

Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology,

Universiti Malaysia Pahang 


Professor Rajan Jose is a senior Professor in the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and is the Main Editor of the Springer Nature journal Materials Circular Economy and Editor-in-Chief of Current Science & TechnologyHe has investigated nanostructured perovskite ceramics for microwave and superconducting electronics during doctoral research at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Trivandrum, India and has received a Ph.D. degree in the year 2002. He has contributed to the science and engineering of a diverse range of materials including inorganic and organic semiconductors, polymers, metals and alloys, materials for molecular electronics, biomaterials, glasses, and glass-ceramics. He was employed as a scientist at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (India), AIST (Japan), Toyota Technological Institute (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore) before joining UMP. He has published over 260 papers in the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) indexed journals which are cited nearly 14000 times with an h-index of 63 according to the Google Scholar database. He holds 25 patents. He has supervised 6 Postdoctoral, 23 Doctoral, and 10 Master’s researchers. Stanford University places him at 2161/285311 Materials Scientists in the list of Lifetime achievers (2021) in the world – representing the top 0.76%. His current research interests include sustainable materials, textile electronics, circular economy, data science, renewable energy devices; most of his research is on the structure-property relationship in materials for the desired device functionality.