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Keynotes & Plenary Talks        

ICANM is pleased to present world-class keynote speakers at our 2018 Conference in Quebec City. These outstanding  keynote speakers  will enlighten and engage attendees and  will ensure you leave the event inspired.

The Keynote Lecture "New uses of biomaterials: challenges for translating into products/technology" will be given by Dr. Azam Ali.

Dr. Azam Ali is Associate Professor and Director for Bioengineering Program in the Centre for Materials Science and Technology (CMAST), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Azam specialises in biomaterials science, tissue engineering and bioengineering. His research activities are largely ‘new uses of biomaterials’ for human and animal health and wellbeing. He is an internationally recognised biomaterials expert who has published over 91 peer-reviewed publications (including book chapters, proceedings), holds 18 international patents and invented a number of medical devices which are currently commercialised in worldwide.

The Keynote Lecture "The Crisis of Modern Physics and Nanotechnology" will be given by Dr.Alexi Gerasimov.  

Dr.Alexi Gerasimov  has  been working in materials research for about 60 years, Prof. Alexi Gerasimov started his career as a Researcher and then became Chair and Head of Department and Scientific-Research Laboratory of Semiconductor Microelectronics at the TSU and was head of Laboratory at the Scientific Institute of Microelectronics.
Prof. Alexi Gerasimov worked not only in academia, but also in microelectronic industry of the former Soviet Union: he was Deputy Director & Chief Engineer of the Industrial-Scientific Association ‘Mion’.
In recent years, he was Scientific Director of the Gerasimov Research Laboratory, the Representative office in Georgia of the Liquid Light Inc. (Seattle, USA).
Prof. Alexi Gerasimov has developed his expertise in the fields of Solid State Physics, Semiconductors, Microelectronics, Nanophysics, and Nanotechnology. He has (co)authored more than 240 publications, among them 2 monographs, obtained up to 10 invention patents. In 1998, the International Committee on Scientific Discovers recognized his work “Exoelectronic emission of solids” as a scientific discovery.
He is Member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Georgia and the Academy of Engineering of Georgia, and Laureate of the Ilia Vekua Award of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.

The Keynote Lecture "Genomics and Epigenetics with 2D Material Nano-Electronics" will be given by Dr.Jean-Pierre Leburton.  
Dr.Leburton joined the University of Illinois in 1981 from Germany, where he worked as a research scientist with the Siemens A.G. Research Laboratory in Munich. In 1992, he held the Hitachi LTD Chair on Quantum Materials at the University of Tokyo, and was a Visiting Professor in the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2000. He is involved with research in nanostructures modeling and in quantum device simulation. His present research interest encompasses non-linear transport in quantum wires and carbon nanotubes, and molecular and bio-nanoelectronics. He is author and co-author of more than 300 technical papers in international journals and books.


The Keynote Lecture "Prepare Students to utilize virtual technology and empower them with a well-rounded STEM set" will be given by Dr.Simon Obeid.

Dr. Simon Obeid is a professor and department chair of the College of Engineering & Information Sciences at DeVry University in Orlando, Florida. Previously, he served as an Associate Dean of the College of Engineering & Information in Columbus, Ohio. He holds MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has worked in the industry as a test engineer for Albany Instruments Incorporated. He has published and presented numerous scholarly articles. His areas of interest are Non-destructive testing, GMR magnetic sensors and STEM education. He has over 16 years of teaching experience in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNC-Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute and DeVry University. He is an ETAC- ABET Program Evaluator. His teaching philosophy is to create intellectually appropriate activities, an exciting environment in the classroom to stimulate student creativity, and to engage students to help them reach their academic and career goals.


The Keynote Lecture " Nanocomposites and their 3D architecture structure development for additive manufacturing) " will be given by Dr.Gobinda Saha .

Dr. Gobinda Saha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UNB. Before, he led the R&D at two successive Nanocomposites manufacturing companies in Calgary, AB in conjunction with academic appointment at the University of Calgary. His work served as the bridge divulging theoretical knowledge in nanocomposite materials into the design, synthesis, testing, and commercialization of two nanostructured coatings systems developed on the HVOF thermal spraying methodology. Simultaneously, his research in design, fabrication, processing, and characterization/testing of smart optical sensor reinforced FRP composites and modeling has contributed to the dissemination of knowledge through peer-review publication in over 50 papers, has patent protection application in process. Dr. Saha has given numerous keynote talks on the topic of Nanostructured Composites and Biocomposites. He has served as the Chair of ASME Composites & Heterogeneous Materials Technical Committee, as well the founding member of the Joint Canada USA Regulatory Cooperation Council on developing strategies for nanomaterials including risk assessment and management and uses of industrial nanomaterials.