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Prof. Zongjin Li
University of Macau (UM), China

 

Biography: Dr. Zongjin LI is Chair professor at Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at University of Macau (UM). He joined UM after his service Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1994 to 2016. He received his B.E. from Zhejiang University, Hongzhou, China in 1982 and obtained both his M.S. and PhD from Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A, in 1990 in 1993, respectively. He is a fellow of American Concrete Institute and a registered professional engineer in Hong Kong, China. He is a member of committees of ISO/TC71, First vice Chair of China Group of RILEM and Founding President of ACI China Chapter.
He has done extensive researches in the area of cement-based materials and non-destructive evaluations. As the chief scientist, he has led a China Key National Basic Research Project (973), ‘Basic study on environmentally friendly contemporary concrete’, which has made a great contributions to advance concrete technology in China. As the founding chair of Gordon Research Conference, “Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Development” in 2014, he has brought the research conference of building materials into a higher scientific level.
He has published 5 technical books, in which ‘Advanced Concrete Technology’ published by John Wiley has been collected by many national libraries and most major university libraries and used by many universities as text or reference books for civil engineering. He has also published more than 400 technical papers with a SCI H-index of 36 and Scopus H-index of 39. In 2016, he has been selected as the one of the 150 most cited authors in Civil engineering field. He has also been awarded five US and seven Chinese patents. Three of his patents have been developed into commercial products.
He received the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from American Concrete Institute in 2017 and Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award from British Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.

 

Prof. Arcady Zhukov
University of Basque Country, Spain

 

Biography: Dr. Prof. A.P. Zhukov graduated in 1980 from the Physics-Chemistry Department of the Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute (presently National University of Science and Technology). In 1988 he received Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Solid State Physics (Chernogolovka) of the Russian Academy of Science, in 2010- Doctor of Science (habilitation) in Moscow State “Lomonosov” University. Present employment: Ikerbasque Research professor at the Advanced Polymers and Materials of the University of Basque Country, Spain. He has published more than 600 referred papers in the international journals (total number of citations of A. Zhukov’s papers, updated October 12, 2020: 9024, Citation H-index = 51). A. Zhukov, edited conference proceedings, chaired Donostia International Conference on Nanoscaled Magnetism (DICNMA), III Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Donostia International Workshop on Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology – DINEMN, 7-th International Workshop on Magnetic Wires (2015), 24th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials (ISMANAM 2017), few sessions at MMM and Intermag Conferences, gave a number of plenary, keynote and invited talks at few international conferences. He is an associate Editor of IEEE Magnetic letters and International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, member of several editorial boards and various committees of International Conferences. A. Zhukov edited two books: “Novel Functional Magnetic Materials” and “High Performance Soft Magnetic Materials”, wrote two books: “Magnetic properties and applications of ferromagnetic microwires with amorphous and nanocrystalline structure” and “Magnetic sensors based on thin magnetically soft wires with tuneable magnetic properties and its applications”, few book chapters (i.e. for the Handbook of Magnetic Materials ed. by Prof. K. Buschow).