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Professor, Faculty of Chemical Engineering

Chairman of Biotechnology Research Group, Faculty of Chemical Engineering,

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran


Professor Ghasem D. Najafpour is a distinguished professor in Chemical Engineering and Chairman of Biotechnology Research Center, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran. He is an educated scholar from University of Arkansas, USA with strong background in biological processes. He is deeply involved in research and teaching in biochemical engineering subjects and he has conducted many practical researches in enzyme technology, fermentation processes, biodiesel, biofuel, biosurfactant, wastewater treatment and biochemical engineering.

He is a Chemical Engineer and Biotechnologist, B.Sc., Medical Technology University of Isfahan, Iran (1972), M.Sc., Chemical Engineering University of Oklahoma, USA (1977) and Ph.D., Chemical Engineering University of Arkansas, USA (1983). He served as assistant professor at University of Mazandran, Iran (1983-1989). Visiting Professor at University of Waterloo Canada and University of Arkansas, USA (1990-1991). He also spent his sabbatical leave at University of Arkansas, USA (1992-1993). There, he has expanded his scientific research activities on single cell protein (SCP), Microbial fuel cells, renewable energy and synthetic fuels. He served as associate professor at University of Mazandaran, Iran, (1994-1998) and Universiti of Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (1998 – 2005). Since 2005, he was qualified and appointed as professor in Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran.

Since 2008, he is serving as Editor in Chief of International Journal of Engineering, World Applied Sciences Journal, and Middle East Journal of Scientific Research. He is also Editor in Chief of Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment since 2006. In addition, he is Editor of Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Academic Journals, since 2007. He is an active member of many international institutes, editor and reviewers of number of international journals and many scientific societies. Often he is invited to many international conferences as keynote speakers.

In past decades, he has supervised more than 165 master and 38 Ph.D. students. He has published more than 450 papers in international journals and has written 10 books in the field of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. In year 2006, he has published his 1st edition of his book with Elsevier entitled "Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology". The 2nd edition of "Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology" with 20 chapters is published by Elsevier on Feb. 2015.

A few times, he has been awarded and appointed by the Ministry of High Education of Iran as the best and top researcher in Iranian Universities. He won number of awards for research achievements and winner of gold medal for the Invention/Innovation sponsored by Ministry of Science, Technology Malaysia, 2004. His researches for formulation of transparent soap and natural biodegradable liquid detergent from palm oil’s fatty acids, was patented with SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia (2003). Currently, he is supervising number of PhD scholars and conducting top research projects on microbial fuel cells, biodiesel biohydrogen, biodiesel, biofuel from algae, bioethanol from agro-wastes, enzyme technology, renewable energy, heterogeneous catalytic processes, wastewater treatment and biological treatment processes.








Norani Muti is a professor at the Department of Fundamental & Applied Sciences at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Currently she is holding the position as a Director for UTP Centre of Innovative Nanostructures & Nanodevices (COINN). She obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in Physics from University of Essex, UK. She specializes in the area of Thin Film Technology, Semiconductor Technology and Nanotechnology. She established “Centre of Innovative Nanostructures and Nanodevices (COINN)” at UTP with the objective of establishing a library of nanomaterials and synthesis techniques for accelerated production of innovative and beneficial commercialized products. In 2011, COINN had been recognized as NanoMalaysia Centre of Excellence based on its continuous effort on R&D on nanotechnology, focusing on alternative and renewable energy. Research works undertaken are very much focused on cutting-edge research areas ranging from novel materials with innovative nanostructures to novel nanodevices. She has published over 200 research papers with some of her achievements been awarded medals at various local and international exhibitions. About RM25 million in research funding has been secured with accomplishment of more than 10 research grants as principle investigator. She is also actively involved in International Organization of Standardization in Nanotechnologies (ISO/TC229) as the technical expert and as chairperson of working group 2 (measurement and characterization) in Malaysia.  At international level, she is a Programme Management Board member of Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (LRF-ICON) which is based in Southampton, UK. Nationally, she is the fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and the project leader in NanoMalaysia Institute for Innovative Technology (NanoMITe) Global Research Consortium.






Professor and Dean
National Institute of Technology Raipur (India)


Dr. Rawani is Professor and Dean at National Institute of Technology Raipur (India). He has received his M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Management from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from I.I.T. Delhi. He has more than 33 years of teaching/research and administrative experience of educational institutes. He has visited many countries like USA, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Mauritius, Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia either to deliver keynote speech or to chair the academic conferences. Dr. Rawani has published about one hundred research papers in International/National Journals and International Conferences. He has produced five Ph.D. His areas of interest are Strategic Management, Flexible Systems Management, Fly-ash Management, Quality Management and Environmental Management.



 Dr Rawani is conferred with 'International Corporate Leadership Award in the field of Education' in 2015 at Bangkok and with ‘Pride of Asia International Award’ in 2014 by Economic Growth Society of India. He has also received 'Rashtriya Gaurav Award' in 2010 by India International Friendship Society, India. He was honoured by The Institution of Engineers (India) in 2009 for his valuable contribution in the field of Technical Education. He is the recipient of Best Management Case Award in 'GIFT CASE 2000' competition (executive category) from Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management.










Prof. Dr. Ali A. Ensafi was graduated in Chemistry (Ph.D.) in 1991 in Analytical Chemistry in Shiraz University (Iran). Then, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Isfahan University of Technology (Iran). He became full professor in 2001. He has H-index of 44 (Google scholar). He has published more than 360 ISI papers, and more than 150 international and/or national oral presentation. He is associate editor of Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society (Springer publisher), and Editorial board of 13 International Scientific Journal as can be seen in his site as: ensafi.iut.ac.ir.

His research interest comprises the development of biosensors and sensors with electroanalytical and spectroscopic methodologies appropriate for routine analysis of different compounds such as vitamins, pharmacological and toxicological compounds, carcinogen compounds and DNA degradation, and direct and real time measurement of drug release from therapeutic nanoparticles. His research program is the development of new energy source materials for fuel cell and storage energy too.













Yakupov Nukh Makhmudovich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor, honored worker of science and technology of the Republic of Tatarstan.

 Occupation: The head of the Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics of Shells

 Organization: Institute of Mechanics and Engineering, Kazan Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences (IME KazSC RAS)

 Adress: 2/31, Lobachevsky str., Kazan 420111 Russia

 Born: 25 August, 1950 in Kazan

 Education: 1973 – Kazan Aviation Institute, faculty of "Aircraft", specialty "Manufacture of aircraft", 1982 – defended PhD thesis "Statics of doubly linked flexible plates and shallow shells of complex geometry" (candidate of technical sciences), 1995 – defense of doctoral thesis: "Statics of elastic thin-walled structures of complex geometry" (PhD in technical Sciences).


1973-1978 – design engineer (engineering design office);

1975-1977 – the head of squad (Soviet army);

1978-1991 – engineer, junior researcher, senior researcher, head of Laboratory at Kazan Physical-technical Institute of Kazan branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences);

From 1991 – the head of Laboratory (Institute of Mechanics and Engineering, Kazan Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences).