Dr Abbasi is a Reader with the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K., deputy head for Communication Sensing and Imaging group, Program Director for Dual PhD Degree, deputy theme lead for Quantum & Nanotechnology in the University’s Advance Research Centre, CoManager for RF and terahertz laboratory and lead for healthcare and Internet of things use cases with Scotland 5G Center Urban testbed. He has grant portfolio of £6M and contributed to more than 350+ leading international technical journal and peer reviewed conference papers and 10 books and received several recognitions for his research including URSI Young Scientist Awards, UK exceptional talent endorsement by Royal Academy of Engineering, National talent pool award by Pakistan, International Young Scientist Award by NSFC China, National interest waiver by USA, University Research Excellence Award from TAMUQ in two consecutive years, Reward for Excellence from University of Glasgow, Research Culture award University of Glasgow, 7 best paper awards, most downloaded paper in IEEE Terahertz Transaction, cover of MDPI journal twice, and best representative image of an outcome by QNRF. In addition, his work received media coverage by Analog IC tips, Microwaves & RF newsletters, Vertical news, Pakistan Dawn news, BBC news, Scotland TV, Chinese news and many other media houses. Dr. Abbasi is an IEEE senior member and is chair of IEEE AP/MTT Scotland joint chapter and was chair of IEEE young professional affinity group. He is an Associate editor for IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Sensors, IEEE Internet of Things, IEEE open access Antenna and Propagation, senior editor for Frontiers IoT and Sensors Networks section and acted as a guest editor for numerous special issues in top notch journals. He is a committee member for IEEE APS Young professional, IEEE 1906.1.1 standard on nano communication, IEEE APS/SC WG P145, IET Antenna & Propagation and healthcare network. Dr. Abbasi has been a member of the technical program committees of several IEEE flagship conferences and technical reviewer for several IEEE and top notch journals and acted as TPC chair and executive chair for 4th, 5th and 6th international UCET conference 2019, 2020, 2021 in addition to EAI Bodynets 2021 General Co-Chair. He serves regularly as reviewer for EPSRC, MRC and international funding bodies, organiser of conferences, special sessions, workshops and TPC member for several IEEE flagship conferences, in addition to reviewer for Wiley & Sons books, Springer, IET books, IEEE conferences and more than 30 leading journals including Nature. He is Fellow of Royal Society of Arts.

Anna Bershteyn, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Population Health at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. Her lab uses mathematical modeling to inform policy decision-making regarding disease prevention. She received a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT focusing on vaccine discovery using lipid-based nanoparticles.

Karl F. Böhringer received his Dipl.-Inform. degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1990 and his M.S. / Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1993 / 1997. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in 1994-95 and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley from 1996 to 1998. He joined the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 1998, where he is currently Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, Director of the Nano-engineered Systems Institute, and Site Director for the University of Washington / Oregon State University node in the NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network. He held visiting faculty positions at the Universities of Tohoku, Tokyo, Kyoto (Japan), São Paulo (Brazil) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland).

Dr Chen is Associate Professor in Biointerface Engineering at Newcastle University, UK. She is a Principal Editor of Journal of Materials Research and Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports. Her research spans nanobiomechanics, antimicrobial surfaces, biofilm control, cell-materials interactions, cell and tissue mechanics. Her antimicrobial surface work includes developing multiscale structures on orthopaedic implant materials and other bioinspired surfaces to inhibit biofilm formation. She has co-developed individual based models to predict biofilm growth, deformation and erosion.

Daria Smirnova received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2016 from the Australian National University (ANU), followed by work experience in the USA, Russia and Australia. Currently, she holds a prestigious Discovery Early Career Research Fellow position supported by the Australian Research Council at the ANU. In 2020 she was honoured as one of Australia’s leading young researchers in The Australian’s Special Report. Her research interests include nonlinear physics, nanophotonics and topological photonics.

Professor Xiaowu (Shirley) Tang joined the Department of Chemistry & Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) at the University of Waterloo (UW) in 2006. Currently, she is the Associate Dean of Science, Research, and a member of the Board of Directors for WIN. During 2014-2017, she served as the Director of Nanotechnology Engineering (NE) program, Canada’s only undergraduate NE program. Prior to joining UW, she received her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and pursued postdoctoral work at Stanford University. She also had 3 years of industrial experience in Silicon Valley, California, and is a co-founder of LeNano Diagnostics, Inc, a company incorporated in 2016. The Tang NanoBio lab is internationally recognized for its pioneering work on hybrid nanobio-materials and devices, contributing particularly to the material, surface, and physical chemistry of carbon-based nanostructures.


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