MEET Dr. Thomas Willers
Dr. Thomas Willers received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne in 2011, where he continued working as Post-Doctoral Fellow till September 2012. Since October 2012, he is a Head of Department of Application and Science at KRUSS Headquarters in Hamburg, HH, Germany. He has experience in physical and surface chemistry, as well as in solid state and material physics and experimental physics.
MEET Dr. Kock-Yee Law
Dr. Law is an extremely prolific scientist and inventor. He has published more than 125 papers in peer-reviewed
journals and filed over 140 US Patent Applications of which 116 of them have been granted today. His latest research has resulted in two authoritative reviews on superoleophobicity and superhydrophobicity, one research paper in redefining surface definitions, a new book entitled "Surface Wetting. Characterization, Contact Angle, and Fundamentals" published by Springer, and two new patent applications related to the application of self-cleaning technology in paints and fabrics.
MEET Dr. Raymond G. Sanedrin
A self-motivated science professional with excellent experiences in leading projects and teams that resulted in the accomplishment of numerous research goals and establishment of collaborative research studies. Expertise in micro/nano functional materials, chemical surface modification, nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization, protein-protein interactions, DNA hybridization, and protein-virus interactions.
MEET Dr. Prashant R.
Dr. Waghmare is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Prior to that, he was a Mitacs - Elevate Post Doctoral Fellow with an industrial postdoctoral fellowship program. He is also a recipient of Humboldt Research Fellowship award. Dr. Waghmare received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and his Master’s in Thermal and Fluids Engineering with High Honors (Gold Medal). His doctoral degree was in the field of capillarity and wetting. In 2018, Dr. Waghmare has successfully established a Surface Science Hub for Clean Technology (SSH-CT) at the University of Alberta and his core area of research is droplet dynamics and interfacial fluid dynamics.
MEET Wilson Lee
As Director of Business Development for Enercon Industries Corporation, Wilson Lee uses his technical and business expertise to advance plasma and flame surface treating technologies for use in new applications and markets. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University. Over the last twelve years he has worked with a variety of surface modification technologies including plasma, flame, low pressure plasma, CO2 cleaning, Teflon dispersion, and plasma deposition for plastics and composite materials. Wilson holds two patents and introduced over 20 new plastic parts, assemblies and composites to OEMs. As an advocate of education, Wilson has conducted training seminars for engineers on plasma and flame surface treating technologies and applications. In addition, Wilson has spoken at numerous conferences and events about modern surface monitoring, surface testing, and bonding applications. The combination of his technical expertise and business acumen make him a great resource for businesses looking for insights on leveraging surface treating technology to improve surface adhesion of inks, adhesives, paints and coatings.
MEET Dr.Xuehua Zhang
Professor Xuehua Zhang completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. From 2014, Xuehua joined RMIT University in Melbourne as an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering. She was then appointed as a part-time Professor of Physics of Fluids Group at the University of Twente. From September 2017, she is a Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta. Her research topics cover surface Nanobubbles and Nanodroplets, wetting, surface forces, spontaneous emulsification, Microextraction, self-assembly of colloids, evaporation, and dissolution of multicomponent droplets, and bubble dynamics in catalytic reactions.