Prof./Dr. J.-P. Lellouche (Full Professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Nanotechnology) leads a laboratory dedicated to Nano(bio)technology and Polymer Science. His current R&D activities include R&D developments in the Materials Science field interfacing with nano(bio)technology, i.e., conducting functional polymers, (b) chemically modified hard nanoscale fillers, (c) UV-photoreactive nano(micro)particles (surface nano(micro)structuration of polymeric coatings, hybrid metallic catalytic particles), (d) antibacterial organic/inorganic NPs and coatings, and (e) innovative surface modifications of iron oxide (magnetite/maghemite) NPs towards gene silencing (siRNA/microRNA in vitro/in vivo delivery) and anti-parasitic bio-activity. Moreover and quite recently, he deeply focused on and elaborated various innovative organic chemistry-based methodologies for the development of effective covalent versatile interfacial chemistries towards chemically taylored non-toxic mechanically hard functional inorganic (i) tungsten disulfive nanotubes and (ii) tribology-effective fullerene-like tungsten disulfide nanoparticles.
Petra Perner (IAPR Fellow) is the director of the Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences IBaI. She received her Diploma degree in electrical engineering and her PhD degree in computer science for the work on “Data Reduction Methods for Industrial Robots with Direct Teach-in-Programing”. Her habilitation thesis was about “A Methodology for the Development of Knowledge-Based Image-Interpretation Systems". She has been the principal investigator of various national and international research projects. She received several research awards for her research work and has been awarded with 3 business awards for her work on bringing intelligent image interpretation methods and data mining methods into business. Her research interest is image analysis and interpretation, machine learning, data mining, big data, machine learning, image mining and case-based reasoning.
Arturs Medvids obtained the degree Dr. Habil. Phys., specializing in Solid State Physics at Latvian University, Riga. He has been the Head of Laboratory of Semiconductor Physics at Riga Technical University since 1989. He was a Professor at the Institute of Technical Physics of Riga Technical University since 1995. In 2001, he worked in Japan as an Invited Professor in Shizuoka University. He was awarded the title of Honourable Guest Professor of Shizuoka University, Japan, in 2009, 2014 and 2016. He has published more than 560 scientific publications which includes papers, conference proceedings, books and patents.