Organizing Committee Members - Euro Condensed Matter 2019
Michigan State University
Subhendra. D. Mahanti(Biography)
Professor Subhendra. D. Mahanti (S. D. Mahanti) was born in Cuttack, India, on September 24, 1945. He received his B.Sc (Honors in Physics) from Utkal University in 1961, standing 2nd in the University, M.Sc (Physics) from Allahabad University in 1963, standing 1st in the University. After doing research at Allahabad University in an Indo-US project, he went to the United States in 1964 and did his Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics from the University of California, Riverside (1964-1968). After spending two years at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, he joined the physics faculty at Michigan State University in 1970, where he has been a full Professor since 1982 He served as the Associate Director of Center for Fundamental Research and the Director of the physics graduate program. He has been visiting professor at several leading institutions in Europe and India. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Prof. Mahanti retired on August 15, 2013 from his teaching duties and spends most of his time doing research and visiting educational and research institutions in India.
Subhendra. D. Mahanti(Research Area)
His research interests are broad with special focus on the electronic structure of complex systems, looking at the effects of electron correlations in narrow band systems, nature of bonding and the origin of band gaps in multi-component narrow band gap semiconductors, symmetry principles in multi-ferroics, and nature of deep defect states in and transport properties of narrow band-gap semiconductors. His research over the years has been in the area of magnetic materials, high Tc superconductors, multi-ferroics, systems showing colossal magnetic resistance, high performance thermoelectrics, and topological insulators. He has co-organized several national and international conferences, published more than 280 papers in reputed journals, has been reviewer for many journals, and member of several research proposal evaluation panels.
Qiu He Peng(Biography)
Qiuhe Peng is mainly engaged in nuclear astrophysics, particle astrophysics and Galactic Astronomy research. In the field of Nuclear Astrophysics, his research project involved a neutron star (pulsar), the supernova explosion mechanism and the thermonuclear reaction inside the star, the synthesis of heavy elements and interstellar radioactive element such as the origin of celestial 26Al. In addition, through his lectures, he establishes Nuclear Astrophysics research in China, He was invited by Peking University, by Tsinghua University (both in Beijing and in Taiwan) and by nuclear physics institutes in Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou to give lectures on Nuclear Astrophysics for many times. He has participated in the international academic conferences over 40 times and he visited more than 20 countries. In 1994, he visited eight institutes in USA to give lectures. He is the first Chinese Astrophysicist to visit NASA and to give a lecture on the topic, â€œNuclear Synthesis of Interstellar 26Alâ€. In 2005, he visited USA twice and gave lectures in eight universities again. Inviting six astronomers of USA to give series lectures, he has hosted four consecutive terms summer school on gravitational wave astronomy. After the four summer school obvious effect, at least 20 young scholars in China in the field of gravitational wave astronomy specialized learning and research. 220 research papers by him have been published.
Qiu He Peng(Research Area)
Nuclear astrophysics, particle astrophysics and galactic astronomy research.
Portland State University
Ephraim Suhir (Biography)
Ephraim Suhir is on the faculty of the Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA, and Technical University, Vienna, Austria. He is also CEO of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) ERS Co. in Los Altos, CA, USA. Ephraim is Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine (he was born in that country); IEEE Life Fellow; Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK, the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) . Dr. Suhir has authored about 400 publications (patents, technical papers, book chapters, books), presented numerous keynote and invited talks worldwide, and received many professional awards, including 2004 ASME Worcester Read Warner Medal for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering (he is the third Russian American, after S. Timoshenko and I. Sikorsky, who received this prestigious award); and 1996 Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) Award for developing effective methods for predicting the reliability of complex structures used in AT&T and Lucent Technologies products.
Ephraim Suhir (Research Area)
Applied Mathematics, Applied and Mathematical Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Mechanics; Applied Probability, Probabilistic Analyses and Probability-Based Physical Designs of Electron Devices; Probabilistic Methods in Reliability Engineering, Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management; Analytical (Mathematical) Modeling in Applied Science and Engineering; Photonics, Fiber Optics, Mechanics of Optical Fibers and Systems; Design for Reliability (DfR) of Electronic, Opto-Electronic and Photonic Systems; Composite Materials and Systems; Thin Film Mechanics and Physics; Shock and Vibration Analyses and Testing; Dynamic Response of Materials and Structures to Shocks and Vibrations; Thermal Stress Analysis, Prediction and Prevention of Thermal Stress Failures; Solder Materials and Solder Joint Interconnections in Electronic and Optical Engineering;Embedded Systems; Polymeric Materials in Electronics and Photonics; Photovoltaic and Thermo-Electric Modules: Physical Design for Reliability; Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials; Stretchable (Large Area) Electronics and Photonics: Physical Design for Reliability; Lattice-Misfit Systems: Stress Analysis and Reliability Evaluations; Technical Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Monitoring (PHM); Vehicular (Automotive, Aerospace, Maritime) Electronics and Photonics: Design for Reliability; Human-Equipment-Environment Performance and Interaction; Quantification of the Role of the Human Factor in Various Tasks, Missions and Situations
Osman Adiguzel (Biography)
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey in Solid State Physics. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. He shifted to Firat University in 1980, and became professor in 1996, and He has already been working as professor. He published over 50 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 100 conferences and symposia in international and national level as participant, invited speaker or keynote speaker with contributions of oral or poster. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities.
Osman Adiguzel (Research Area)
Martensitic phase transformations and shape memory effect and applications to copper-based shape memory alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and crystallography, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).