Konstantinos Poulas was born in 1970 in Athens. He studied biology at the University of Athens where he also completed his Ph.D. Since 2003, he has been faculty member of the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Patras. He has more than 80 publications in peer reviewed journals and he is currently participating in HORIZON2020 and national projects. He serves as Scientific Advisor of two biotechnological companies in Greece and co-founder of another two. He is currently offering services within the University of Patras for autoimmune diseases’ diagnosis and biochemical/chemical analysis, while he is the Director of BioHealth Hub, within Patras Science Park.
Autoimmunity, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology, structural biology.
Dr Abbas Amini is an associate lecturer, a registered member of Western Sydney University graduate supervisory board at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, and the member of Work Health and Safety Committee of the same university. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he had conducted research with other Australian universities and CSIRO, at Monash University, Deakin University, and the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a book published in 2016. Abbas started his teaching, industrial and scientific journey from obtaining an associate’s degree in mathematics, BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering, and PhD in both nanotechnology and mechanical engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has also updated himself by several Australian and Canadian nationally recognized professional certificates and diplomas, e.g., FULT (Foundations of University Learning and Teaching from Western Sydney University), TAE, WHS, CNC etc., since then. With his intense schedule, he has been extensively involved in teaching for many years, and worked in industry, e.g., Magna Powertrain, Toronto, Canada, as a professional engineer and industrial designer for a period of six years. Dr Amini is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an active reviewer for and editor of several ISI journals, and a committee member of 14 international conferences to-date, including the co-chair of 8th International Conference of ICCAE 2016, Melbourne, Australia, Mar. 3-4, 2016. Dr Amini is supervising four PhD candidates at present, and is open for scientific and funding collaborations.
Dr Amini's research focus in particular covers a wide range of multidisciplinary aspects: biomedical materials, bioplastics, shape memory alloys, water treatment, drug delivery systems, piezoelectric materials, graphene, graphane, CNTs, biodegradable polymeric nano-composites, TiO2, ZnO, environmental sustainability and water efficiency, experimental analysis, multi-scale (nano to macro) modelling of multi-physics phenomena, indentation methods, 3D printing, phase transition, mechanics of materials, fabrication of modern composites, manufacturing, offshore naval structures, and ship design.