Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Presentation's title: Trend of stents surface engineering
Nan Huang is professor of Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering of Southwest Jiaotong University, China. He leads a group specialized in cardiovascular biomaterials, surface modification and implantable and interventional devices. The main research themes of the group are biodegradable metals and polymer, surface modification for anticoagulation, anti-infection, anti-restenosis, endothelialization, multifunctional surface modification, controlled drug release, functional nano particles, ion beam process, design and fabrication of implantable and interventional devices and regeneration medicine.
He holds a BSc in Materials Science of Chong Qing University, and a MSc in Materials Science from Southwest Jiaotong University. He has published over 400 papers in international journals. And obtained over 50 patents. One kind of stent was developed by his team with both excellent anticoagulation and anti-restenosis properties. Until now about 150 thousands of patients have been accepted the intervention with this stent in clinic in China and the complications was significant lower than other kinds of stnets.
Prof. Nan Huang has been the Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science & Engineering since 2008, and is the Chairman of the International Committee of the International Symposium on surfaces and the Interfaces of Biomaterials since 2007.
Hanyang University, Korea
Presentation Title: Bio-functional surfaces for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Heungsoo Shin is currently Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Hanyang University, Korea from 2006. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Bioengineering from Rice University, USA (2004) and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He has co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed publications in biomaterials and tissue engineering with h-index of 42 (Google Scholar). He has been recognized by various awards including Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from Society for Biomaterials (2002), Outstanding Rice University Bioengineering Alumnus Award (2012), Yonam Professor Award from LG Yonam Foundation (2013), MR-SPRINGER Award from the Polymer Society of Korea (2013), HYU Outstanding Research Fellow Award (2016). He is currently co-Editors-In-Chief in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews.
University of South Australia, Australia
Presentation title: Nanoengineered surface for medical devices and diagnostics
Professor Vasilev completed his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany in 2005. He is currently an NHMRC Fellow and a Humboldt Fellow, and a Full Professor at the University of South Australia. He is the author of more than 180 publications, 5 patents and has been awarded in excess of 20 million dollars of research funding. His work results in translation of research discoveries to tangible commercial outcomes such as device for bladder cancer diagnostics and antibacterial surface for hip and knee implants, both technologies being currently industrialized with commercial partners. For his work, he has received various honors and awards such as the John A. Brodie Medal for achievements in Chemical Engineering in 2016 and the International Association of Advanced Materials Medal (IAAM medal) for contributions to the field of Advanced Materials in 2017. In 2017, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
Polytechnic of Montreal, Canada
Presentation title: Plasma-based Processes for Biomedical Applications
Michael R. Wertheimer received the B.A.Sc. and M.A. degrees in engineering physics and physics from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1962 and 1963, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in low-temperature physics (superconductivity) from the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1967.
After several years in industrial research, he joined the faculty of Polytechnique Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1973, where he is a Professor Emeritus in the Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering Departments. From 1996 to 2006, he held the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in low-pressure plasma processing of materials. His research interests over the years have included various fields of materials science, including the physics of solid dielectrics, deposition and applications of thin films by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, and applied plasma science and technology in general—his current principal area of activity. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 journal articles and book chapters, has coedited five books, and has 20 patents.
Dr. Wertheimer is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), of the IEEE (FIEEE) and of the International Plasma Chemistry Society (FIPCS). He is currently Co-editor-in-Chief of Plasma Processes and Polymers.
Helmotz Gestacht, Germany
Presentation title : the Magic of the Magnesium-bone Interface
R. Willumeit-Römer started her career as physicist specialized on ribosomal structure research. After her PhD in physics she habilitated in biochemistry and moved from the ribosome towards membrane active molecules such as peptide antibiotics. This was also the link to become interested in antibacterial implant surfaces and biomaterials as such. To date, as Director of the Institute of Materials Research, Division Metallic Biomaterials she is responsible for the development of degradable Mg-based implant materials.
Kumamoto University, Japan
The Interface Formation and Evolution during the in vivo Degradation of Biodegradable Metals
Yufeng Zheng, Distinguished Professor, International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo-Ku, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Dr. Yufeng Zheng, received his Ph.D in materials science from Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 1998. He has been a Tenured Full Professor at the Peking University in Beijing, China since 2004, and adjunct Distinguished Professor at Kumamoto University, Japan, since 2017. His areas of special interest is biomedical metallic materials. Dr. Zheng has authored or co-authored over 400 scientific peer-reviewed articles, with the citation of over 13000 times, and a H-index of 62. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of “Bioactive Materials” (KEAI), Editor of “Materials Letters” (Elsevier), Associate Editor-in-Chief of “JMST” (Elsevier).