Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, is currently working as a Senior Research Scientist and also 'Advisor within the office of the President for University Promotion and Development towards International goals' at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. He has received the B.Engg (Mechanical Engineering) in the year 2010, M.Tech (Computational Analysis in Mechanical Sciences) in the year 2013, Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2018 and Post Doctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in the year 2019. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and an Associate Member of Institute of Engineers (India). Also acting as a Board Member of various international journals in the fields of materials science and composites. He is a reviewer for more than 100 international Journals (for Nature, Elsevier, Springer, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, IOP, Hindawi, NC State Univesity USA, ASM International, Emerald Group, Bentham Science Publishers, Universiti Putra, Malaysia), also a reviewer for book proposals, and international conferences. In addition, he has published more than 180 articles in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals indexed by SCI/Scopus, 9 editorial corners, 60 book chapters, one book, 25 books as an Editor (Published by lead publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley), and also presented research papers at national/international conferences. In 2021, his 17 articles have got top-cited article status in various top journals (Journal of Cleaner Production, Carbohydrate Polymers, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Journal of Natural Fibers, Journal of Industrial Textiles). He is a lead editor of Several special issues. Based on google scholar, the number of citations amounts to 7500+ and his present H-index is 46 with i10-Index of 126. In addition, 1 Thailand Patent and 2 Indian patents are granted. He has delivered keynote and invited talks at various international conferences and workshops. His current research areas include Natural fiber composites, Polymer Composites, and Advanced Material Technology. He has received a ‘Top Peer Reviewer 2019’ award, Global Peer Review Awards, Powered by Publons, Web of Science Group. The KMUTNB selected him for the ‘Outstanding Young Researcher’ Award 2020. He is recognized by Stanford University’s list of the world’s Top 2% of the Most-Cited Scientists in Single Year Citation Impact 2019 and also for the year 2020.
Dr. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai
is currently an Associate Professor at Alliance University, Bangalore. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Polymer Science and Technology) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India in the year 2012. He has research experience in various international laboratories such as Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF), Germany, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, University of Potsdam, Germany, and King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He has published around 130 papers in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals on polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends and alloys, and biopolymers. Also, he has published around 70 book chapters and has edited 25 books. He is a frequent invited and keynote speaker, and a reviewer for more than 70 international journals, book proposals, and international conferences. He received numerous awards and recognitions including the prestigious INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011, Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016, and Best Researcher Award 2019 from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok. He is named in the world’s Top 2% of the most-cited scientists in Single Year Citation Impact 2020, by Stanford University. His research interests include polymer coatings, shape memory polymers, antimicrobial polymer films, green composites, nanostructured materials, water purification, polymer blends, and high-performance composites.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and Postdoctoral Research from School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he completed the Habilitation (Dr.-Ing. habil.) in Mechanical Engineering from Chemnitz University of Technology, Saxony, Germany and worked as a Lecturer for Mechanical and Process Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the Vice President for Research and Academic Enhancement in 2012 and elected President of KMUTNB in November 2016. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012, 2013 at KMUTNB and National Outstanding Researcher Award for the year 2021 in engineering and industrial research by National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). His research interests in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: Applied Science and Engineering Progress and International Advisory Board, eXPRESS Polymer Letters and Journal of Production Systems and Manufacturing Science and the author of more than 321 peer reviewed Journal Articles and edited books and book chapters more than 139 books. He has participated with presentations in more than 49 International and National Conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics.
Professor. Dr. Sabu Thomas is serving as the vice-chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He also a Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and also full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Nano Materials, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. He has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal,Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. He has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France. He has published over 650 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 53 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 6 patents. He has established a state of the art laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi University in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology through external funding form DST, CSIR, TWAS, UGC, DBT, DRDO, AICTE, ISRO, DIT, TWAS, KSCSTE, BRNS, UGC-DAE, Du Pont, USA, General Cables, USA, Surface Treat Czech Republic, MRF Tyres and Apollo Tyres. He has several international collaborative projects with a large number of countries abroad. He has already supervised 75 PhD theses.