Prof. Aliasgahr Ensafi
Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
Research Area: Energy-based nanomaterials and sensors
BIO: Prof. Ali A. Ensafi was graduated in Analytical Chemistry (Ph.D.) in 1991 from Shiraz University (Iran). Then, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT, Iran). He became a full professor in 2001 at Isfahan University of Technology. He joined as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR, USA) in July 2021.
As a visiting professor, he was at the University of Waterloo (Canada) from 1999 to 2000 and at the University of Arkansas (USA) from 2007 to 2008.
He is Head of the Center of Excellence in Sensors & Green Chemistry of IUT, Research & Technology of Iran, and Head of the Department of Chemistry at Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.
He has an H-index of 71 and has published more than 540 ISI papers, and he has more than 150 international and national oral presentations.
He has been awarded three international awards. He is co-authors of 18 books (Academic Press, Elsevier, American Chemical Society & Springer publishers), Editor of a book “Electrochemical Biosensors, Elsevier”, Associate Editor of the two journals including Biosensors & Bioelectronics X (Elsevier), Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society (Springer-Nature), and Editorial Board of 15 International Scientific Journals.
Prof. Ensafi is in the top 1% of Scientists in Chemistry in Thomson Routers, Essential Science Indicators.
His research program is developing sensors and biosensors (based on electrochemical and spectroscopic methods) and new energy source-based nanomaterials for fuel cells, supercapacitors, and energy storage.
Prof. Jaffar Ali Mohammed
Pondicherry University, India
Research Area: Bioenergy, biophotonics, biosensors, biofuels, photocatalysis, solar biofuel
BIO: Prof. Jaffar Ali Mohammed was graduated in College of Engineering, Anna University(M.Sc.) in 1988 and graduated in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Ph.D.) in 1998. he joined the Department of Green Energy Technology atPondicherry University in 2010 and he became a full professor in 2016 at IPondicherry University. He has an H-index of 16, His research expertise in Bioenergy, NanoBiology, soft Condensed Matter, Biophotonics and so on.
Prof. K. K. Aruna
Rathinam Research Center, Rathinam Technical Campus
Research Area: Electrochemistry, materials science, fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, Green hydrogen generation
Speech Title: Materials Towards Electrochemical Energy storage and conversion systems
BIO: Dr. K. K. Aruna is an electrochemist passionate about exploring materials for energy storage and conversion systems. She was awarded Ph.D degree in Nanoscience and Technology (Interdisciplinary Physics), from PSG Institute of Advance Studies, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, INDIA for her thesis entitled “Novel Three-Dimensional Nanocarbon Hybrid Networks Modified with Noble and Non-Noble Electrocatalyst for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”. Her research is focused on tuning, engineering and analyzing novel electrocatalyst materials for energy storage and conversion systems namely water electrolyzers for H2 production, Fuel cells for energy generation, supercapacitors, and batteries as charge storage devices. She has published 25+ papers in peer-reviewed international journals. She serves as a reviewer for some reputed journals like Carbon, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Materials Research, etc. She also leads as Guest Editor for few special issues like ‘Measurement Sensor’, ‘Current Materials Science’, ‘Green Materials’ etc. She has experience in developing membrane electrode assemblies for electrolyzer and fuel cells. Also, she works on coin cell assembly for batteries and supercapacitors, in collaboration with national-level institutions and companies. She takes immense pleasure in working individually and with a team where knowledge can be shared and ideas can be explored. She is profoundly interested in transporting research works to the technological readiness level (TRL), which can be channeled toward the commercialization of products. She runs a few government-funded projects namely from the Aeronautical Research and Development Board, UGC-DAE, IIT-TIH, and BRNS as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. She is actively involved in national and international level collaboration for clean and sustainable energy applications. She is an awardee of “Short-term visiting-scientist from the University of Bayreuth, Alexander Von Humboldt Centre for Excellence, Germany, and also from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).