2024 International Conference on Materials Physics and Composites (ICMPC 2024)



Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Sam Zhang

Harbin Institute of Technology, China


Prof. Sam Zhang received his Bachelor of Engineering (1982) in Metallic Materials at the Northeastern University, Shenyang, Master of Engineering (1984) in Metallic Materials at the Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, Beijing, and Ph.D. (1991) in Ceramic Materials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA,


He came to Singapore in 1991 as Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Nanyang Technological University, and joined in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) (then "Gintic") in 1993 spear-heading into thin film technology. After 7 years in the industry-related research environment, he decided to come back to academic. So at the turn of the Millennium, he made a "home-run" back to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as associate professor and was promoted to Full Professor on 1st October 2006. His other appointments include Honorary Professor of the Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (since November 2004); Guest Professor of Zhejiang University (since November 2006) and Guest Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology (since September 2007). He became Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK, in October 2007, and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, in March 2018, Fellow of Thin Films Society, Singapore, in 2018.


Prof. Sam’s research interests include preparation and characterization of hard and yet tough ceramic nanocomposite coatings, functional thin films, biological coatings, drug delivery for and coatings for clean energy. He once worked in Southwest University, Chongqing, China, in Jan. 2018, and setup the Center for Advanced Thin Film Materials and Devices. In 2023, he relocated to School of Aeronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, People's Republic of China. He also affiliated to Zhengzhou Research Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhengzhou, China.



Prof. Roham Rafiee

Faculty of New Science & Technologies, University of Tehran, Iran


Roham received his PhD in 2010 in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology with a specialization on Nanocomposites. He has completed his MSc and BSc studies both in the general field of composite materials and structures. He began his industrial experience in different sectors including wind turbines, composite pipes, strategic planning and technology transfer projects since 2000. He joined the University of Tehran in 2011 as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, where he founded the Composites Research Laboratory (COMRESLAB). He is a member of several graduate student thesis advisory committees and also collaborating with universities worldwide including the University of Weimar (Germany), UPM (Malaysia) and etc. He has been promoted to the level of Associate Professor after four years in 2015. Then, after 5 years, he was promoted to the level of Full Professor with unanimous approval of all evaluating committee members. 

He has published 80 journal papers (indexed by ISI organization), 67 international conference papers and four chapters in four different books in Woodhead publishing, Springer, Taylor and Francis and World academic publishing. He has also published a book entitled as "Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers: From Nanoscale to Macroscale" in Elsevier. He registered three patents in the field of nanocomposites and composite structures. He is also included in the list of highly cited researchers announced by Stanford University in 2020. Roham has also registered a US patent in the field of nanocomposites in 2021.

He is expert in: Finite Element Analysis; Design and analysis of composite structures; Mechanics of composite materials; Modeling and simulation of Nanocomposites; Stochastic analysis; Strategic planning; Technology transfer coordination.



Prof. Jincheng Wang

Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China


Professor Wang Jincheng is a renowned scholar in the field of materials science. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Donghua University in June 2003 and joined Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences as a faculty member the same year. Throughout his career, Professor Wang has focused on the design, preparation, and application of novel functional rubber materials. His expertise in this area is backed by a solid theoretical foundation and extensive practical experience. Professor Wang has been involved in numerous scientific research projects, totaling 29 in number. Among these projects, he has led 20, including prestigious ones such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China's young project, key projects, and international cooperation and exchange projects. He has also received funding from the Shanghai Shuguang Program, Shanghai Talent Development Fund, Shanghai Baiyunlan Technology Talent Funds, and others. His research findings have been widely recognized and published in over 120 papers in renowned academic journals both domestically and internationally. Notable publications include Composite Science and Technology, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Polymer Testing, Applied Clay Science, Rubber Industry, Synthetic Rubber Industry, Elastomers, among others. His contributions to the academic community are further highlighted by the publication of more than 100 SCI papers. As a distinguished member of various professional committees, such as the Professional Committee of the Chemical Industry Society of China and the Shanghai Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry Society, Professor Wang continues to contribute significantly to the field of polymer materials and engineering.



Prof. Nour F. Attia

National Institute of Standards (NIS), Egypt


Dr. Attia received his B.S. degree from the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University and his M.S. degree from the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt. Then he went to south Korea to join Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) for his doctoral degree and got it from the School of Material Science and Engineering at GIST, South Korea. His research interest focus in preparation and characterization of nanocomposite and nanoporous materials for energy storage applications. Metal and polymer nanoparticles synthesis and applications, and carbon nanomaterials and its applications. Also his interest include graphene exfoliation and characterization for various applications. This in conjunction with his research interest for preparation and characterization of flame retardant materials for polymeric, textile and wood materials. Synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials for water treatments anticancer and antibacterial applications.

Dr. Nour Published around 87 papers in reputable impact factor international journals, and presented in 45 international conferences around the world. Some of his research articles highlighted as cover picture of the journals. Also he published 6 international patents, Dr. Attia is a member of many international scientific association over the world and work as referee for a number of international journals. Dr. Attia got Encouragement Award State in Advanced Sciences and Technologies 2018. Also, he got excellence recognition from first class order from president of Egypt 2020, and Obada International award for distinguished researcher.


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