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Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from the Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received a Ph.D.- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post-doctoral research scientist from 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as a research assistant, from 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became a professor in 1996, and he retired due to the age limit of 67, following academic life of 45 years.
He published over 80 papers in international and national journals. He joined over 120 conferences and symposia at the international and national levels as Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited speaker, speaker, or Poster presenter. He served as the program chair or conference chair or co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in the last six years from 2014 to 2019 over 60 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker, and Conference Co-Chair organized by different companies in different countries.
Dr. Wei Min Huang is currently an Associate Professor (tenured) at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. With over 25 years of experience on various shape memory materials (alloys, polymers, composites, and hybrids), he has published over 200 papers in journals, such as Materials Today, Accounts of Chemical Research, and Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 300 international journals (including Progress in Polymer Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, and Advanced Functional Materials, etc), project proposals from American Chemical Society, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, etc, and book proposals from Springer, Elsevier, and CRC. He has published two books (Thin film shape memory alloys – fundamentals and device applications, Polyurethane shape memory polymers) and is currently on the editorial board of over three dozen of journals.