Abdel-Hamid I. Mourad United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Dr. Mourad obtained his BSc and MSc (1989) in mechanical Engineering from Helwan University, Egypt, and his PhD in Fracture Mechanics area, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 1996, then he joined the Mechanical Design Department, Helwan University, as an assistant professor. In 1998, he took up a postdoctoral fellowship from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Aviation, the Ohio-State University, US. Dr. Mourad joined the Mechanical Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University in August 2000 as an Assistant Professor. He has been promoted to the Associate Professor of Solid Mechanics and Materials Science and Engineering rank in 2003, Helwan University, and to the same rank, in 2005 at the Mechanical Engineering Department, UAE University. In 2007, he took up a Visiting Professor position, from IITB, Bombay. He has been promoted to full professor rank, Helwan University in 2009.His main research areas of interest are: mechanical behavior and characterization of materials, fatigue and fracture of materials, stress analysis, stress corrosion cracking, finite element method, failure analysis and prevention, friction stir welding, durability and degradation of composite materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology. He has supervised many MSc and PhD students’ thesis and led many research projects. Dr.Mourad’s research has resulted in more than 100 referred and peer reviewed international journals and conference papers. He has been also acted as a session chair, co-chair and session developer in many international conferences. He is member of Materials and Fabrication committee, ASME PVP division. Dr. Mourad is the Editor-in-Chief of Emirates Journal for Engineering Research and director of the mechanical engineering graduate studies program, UAEU.
Fracture mechanics, Mechanical behavior of materials, Biomaterials and Tissue engineering, Stress analysis, Characterization of materials, Durability and degradation of polymeric and composite materials
Finite element method
Matthew Bernards University of Missouri, Columbia
He is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri. He received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington (2001) and a dual Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology, also at the University of Washington (2008). His research group is focused on understanding the interactions that occur between biological entities and material interfaces and using this knowledge to design biomaterials that facilitate healing at the molecular level.
Biomaterials and Biointerfacial Sciences (Controlled Surface Chemistry, Protein
Adsorption, Nonfouling Materials, Controlled Protein Orientation, Biomineralization,