John W.Negele Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Professor Negele came to MIT as a visiting assistant professor in 1970, progressing to professor of physics in 1979. Honors received include the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently serves as a member of the DOE Executive Committee on Computational Resources for Lattice QCD, and as the Chair of the Feenberg Medal Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for Advancement of Science.
Laurence D. Marks Northwestern University, USA
Laurence Marks is an American professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University. He is known for his contributions to the study of nanoparticles as well as work in the fields of electron microscopy, diffraction and crystallography. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society
Professor Laurence D. Marks, Ph.D. is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. His most highly cited work is the discovery of a type of nanoparticle which has become known as the Marks Decahedron. He pioneered the use of HREM to study the structure of nanoparticles, the use of direct methods for surfaces with either electron or x-ray diffraction data, in-situ methods for tribology inside electron microscopes, fast methods of obtaining optical and structural measurements from single nanoparticles and most recently a new class of fixed-point algorithms for DFT calculations. His research interests include transmission electron microscopy, density functional theory methods, direct methods for inversion of diffraction data, surface science particularly of oxides, tribology and hip replacements as well as nanoparticle structure, growth and corrosion, with a recent addition of flexoelectricity and triboelectricity. He is the author or co-author of more than 400 refereed publications. He tries to teach his students to follow the science, not the electron.
Janet A.W. Elliott University of Alberta, Canada
Janet A. W. Elliott holds a Canada Research Chair in Thermodynamics, and is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Elliott obtained her B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (Engineering Physics Option) and her M.A. Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics. She has served as a member of the Physical Sciences Advisory Committee of the Canadian Space Agency, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry Executive Committee, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organ Preservation Alliance. She has served on grant selection committees for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Elliott is a member of the editorial advisory boards of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Langmuir, and Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. Dr. Elliott’s research has been recognized nationally in science and engineering by Fellowship in the Chemical Institute of Canada (2015), the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Syncrude Canada Innovation Award (2008), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Doctoral Prize (1998), the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Young Engineer Achievement Award (2001), the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Young Explorer’s Prize (2002) and Time Magazine’s Canadians Who Define the New Frontiers of Science (2002). Dr. Elliott has also received provincial and University awards including the University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award (2004). As one student put it, “She could convince rocks to study thermodynamics.
Abeltif A mrane University of Rennes, France
Abdeltif Amrane, full Professor at the University of Rennes 1. (Google Scholar: h-index: 41; citations: 6289 // Web of Science: h-index: 32; citations: 4106). Since approximately 13 years his research is entirely devoted to the development of combined processes for the removal of organic pollutants in effluent wastewaters and gaseous emissions within the CIP team. He has managed 9 PhD theses as thesis director and 3 are in progress; he has also co-managed 6 PhD theses and 2 co-management theses are in progress. He has been involved in several projects as a manager or a participant, as well in international collaborations (Algeria, Belgium, Hungary, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisiaâ€¦). He has published about 330 international papers including 17 papers in press. He has also published 12 chapter books and has about 130 international and 20 national oral communications.