Prof. Fadi Dohnal

Accelerating transient dynamics in mechatronic systems

The Organising Committee of the Biosystems Engineering 2020 conference is delighted to announce that Prof. Fadi Dohnal from Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Lienz, Austria has agreed to give a keynote speech at the conference. Prof. Fadi Dohnal received his PhD in Dynamics in 2005 from Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and his habilitation in 2012 from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He earned a diploma in mechanical engineering as well as in applied physics. He worked in different academic positions all focusing on vibration and wave dynamics at the Nihon University, Japan (earthquake dynamics), University of Southampton, U.K. (structural dynamics), Technical University Darmstadt, Germany (rotordynamics), and as visiting scholar in nonlinear dynamics at Utrecht University, Netherlands, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He worked in the heavy-duty industry and is a certified Principal Engineer in Rotordynamics. His main interest lies in the broad field of nonlinear dynamics (identification, numerical simulation, and experimental implementation) with the deliberate design of nonlinearities for the exploitation in future products in biomedical and industrial engineering.

He organised national and international conferences, minisymposia and training courses. He is a member of the DIN/VDI Standards Committee in Acoustics, Noise Control and Vibration Engineering (NALS) and Austrian Standards, a former member of ASME, GAMM and EUROMECH. Since 2016, Dohnal heads the Division for Mechatronics Lienz at UMIT, Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria.

Prof. Seref Sagiroglu

Big Data Analytics for Smart Grid Systems

 Prof. Sagiroglu, born in Antalya, completed his undergraduate education in 1987 at Erciyes University, Department of Electronics Engineering. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Wales College of Cardiff (now Cardiff University) in 1994. He continues his academic career as a professor in Software Engineering at Gazi University, Department of Computer Engineering.

Prof. Sagiroglu is an outstanding academician with h-index of 29, i10-index of 65, more than 3300 citations, 6 patents, national and international projects, he has organised more than 50 national and international events as chairman, co-chairman, or organising committee member. International events include conferences such as International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (www.iscturkey.org), IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (www.ubmk.org), Big Data and Cyber Security Sessions in IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (www.icmla-conferences.org), Big Data Analytics, Security and Privacy Workshop (www.bigdatacenter.gazi.edu.tr), National Cyber Terrorism Conference (www.siberteror.org), Big Data, Deep Learning and Fighting Cyber Terrorisms (www.cyberterrorbigdata.org) and Turkey Open Data Conference (www.acikveriturkiye.org). He is also a founding member of the Information Security Association (BGD), The Turkish Science Research Foundation (TÜBAV), and The Foundation of the People Caring for the Future (GÖNDER). He is also member of IEEE, ISACA and TBD.

Dr. Sagiroglu has carried out such duties as BGD Executive Board Member, TÜBAV General Directorate, Directorate of Institute of Science at Gazi University, the member of IEEE Biometric Task Force, President of IPv6 Council Turkey, editors of International Journal of Information Security Science (www.ijiss.org), International Journal of Information Security Engineering (www.dergipark.gov.tr/ubgmd) in Turkish and CyberMag (www.cybermag.com.tr). He is also the author of BTHABER. Prof. Sagiroglu has also voluntarily been involved in many social projects and carried out projects in Scientific Research Projects such as TUBITAK, European Union, Sectors, University BAP Unit.

Prof. Sagiroglu has delivered more than 500 seminars, talks, conference presentations at universities, schools, sectors, institutions and organisations. Recently he has been invited as keynote speaker and invited speaker in topics of Information Security, Big Data, Cyber Security and Defense, Artificial Intelligence, Biometric Applications, Innovation Culture Creation at national and international conferences.

Prof. Mohamed Bouaziz

Olive by-products: Valuable Nutrients, Drugs and functional Bioactive Compounds

Prof. Mohamed Bouaziz was awarded PhD in Analytical chemistry and Bioactive compounds from natural substances (olive by products and medicinal plants) from Sfax University, Tunisia and Kew Gardens, London UK. He has been working on the Food chemistry and food bioactive ingredients for the past 21 years. Now, as a full Professor, he is Director of Studies and member of the Scientific Council at the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Sfax-Tunisia. In addition he is Scientific Evaluator Expert of the Euro-Mediterranean project, Scientific Evaluator Expert CNEAR assessments of research laboratories in Tunisia and Member of the National Commission: Instance of Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Accreditation INEAQA. He has published more than 188 papers in top-ranked International Food Chemistry journals (h-index=32 in Scopus). He has extended his valuable service for many years and has been a recipient of many award and grants. His international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study.

Dr. Jorge Ferreira

Biorefining of low-value streams and residuals with edible filamentos fungi

Dr. Jorge Ferreira has obtained a BSc degree in Applied Biology, a MSc in Bioengineering at the University of Minho in Portugal, and a PhD degree in Resource Recovery with specialization in biotechnology at the University of Borås. His research career has been devoted to the development of environmentally friendly processes for valorization of wastes and industrial side-streams. He has acquired extensive experience in the use of edible filamentous fungi for production of various value-added products including bioethanol, fungal biomass for feed, chitin and chitosan, and fungal pigments. He has also been devoted to the establishment and strengthening of process development links between the academia and the industrial sector. As a result of his passion for multidisciplinary approaches, his research expertise has more recently branched out to anaerobic digestion, recycling of bioplastics and biocomposites, and production of new biodegradable polymers.

Professor Seid Mahdi Jafari

Cutting-edge nanoencapsulation technologies for food experts

 Prof. Seid Mahdi Jafari received his PhD degree in Food Process Engineering from the University of Queensland (Australia), in 2006. He has been working on the nanoemulsification and nanoencapsulation of food bioactive ingredients for the past 15 years. Now, as a full Professor, he is an academic member of GUASNR (Iran). He has published more than 115 papers in top-ranked International Food Science journals (h-index=29 in Scopus) and 25 book chapters along with editing 11 books with Elsevier. In November 2015, he was awarded as one of the top 1% scientists of the world with the highest citations by Thomson Reuters (Essential Scientific Indicators) in the field of Biological Sciences. Also in December 2017, he was selected as one of the top national researchers of IRAN by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology.

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