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Plenary Talk by
Dr. Manoj Gupta
Dr Manoj Gupta was a former Head of Materials Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Director designate of Materials Science and Engineering Initiative at NUS, Singapore. He did his Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine, USA (1992), and postdoctoral research at University of Alberta, Canada (1992). In August 2017 he was highlighted among Top 1% Scientist of the World Position by The Universal Scientific Education and Research Network. To his credit are: (i) Disintegrated Melt Deposition technique and (ii) Hybrid Microwave Sintering technique, an energy efficient solid-state processing method to synthesize alloys/micro/nano-composites. He has published over 450 peer reviewed journal papers and owns two US patents. His current h‐index is 55, RG index is 46 and citations are greater than 11000. He has also co‐authored five books, published by John Wiley and Springer in 2015. A multiple award winner, he actively collaborate/visit Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, USA and India.
Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub
Professor Abu Al-Rub is currently the Department Head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Associate Department Head at the new established Khalifa University of Science and Technology. He has been a Professor at Texas A&M University with joint appointments with the Civil Engineering Department, the Materials Science and Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, and the Texas Transportation Institute since 2007. Currently, he is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Air Force Institute of Technology of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. He was also a Professor at Louisiana State University and at Catholic University of America in Washington DC, USA.
Professor Abu Al-Rub primary research field of interest is on the development of macro/micro/nano-mechanics-based constitutive models and computational tools that can be used effectively in guiding the design of advanced materials and structural systems. He is the director of the SMART MASDAR Laboratory (Sustainable Materials for Advanced and Revolutionary Technologies at Masdar). Professor Abu Al-Rub has published one book and over 250 publications in archival journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has served as the principle/co-principal investigator of more than 25 projects sponsored by various state, federal, and international agencies; he is responsible for more than $17Million. In 2007, he has been selected among nine leading scientists in the US by National Science Foundation and Department of Energy to design new grades of advanced high strength steels for the auto industry. He is one of the members of the US National Science Foundation supported “International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion.” Professor Abu Al-Rub has received several international awards in the area of Mechanics of Materials. He received the Beer and Johnston Jr. Outstanding Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. He has been among the Scholar Google 100 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering.
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