Dr. Ullah received his PhD (with distinction) in Chemical Sciences and Technologies in 2010 at the University of Genova, Italy working together at Southern Methodist University, USA. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow, Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Alberta. He teaches a graduate course which deals with fundamentals in bio-based materials development, characterization, and various industrial applications. Aman has published more than 42 papers in reputed journals and 4 patents/patent applications. He has participated and presented his work at more than 90 National and international scientific meetings and conferences, including several invited, keynote and plenary lectures at conferences and research centers in Asia, Europe, and America. In addition, he has received several awards including Canadian Rising Star award in Global Health by Grand Challenges Canada
Aman leads a research group on Lipid utilization - Polymers/Materials Chemistry and mandate of this group is to develop new monomers, biopolymers, biomaterials and bionanomaterials from lipids (plant oils) and other renewable resources for industrial applications. Therefore, his major research interests are on the synthesis of monomers, biopolymers, nano-engineered biopolymers, nano-biocomposites and bioconjugates from renewable resources for various applications.
Dr. Robert Luo obtained his BEng in 1981, MEng in 1984 at Central Southern University in China & PhD in 1994 at South Bank University in London and completed his post-doctoral research at Leicester University in UK. He is a Principal CAE Engineer at Trelleborg IAVS in UK. He is also teaching CAE course for post-graduate students in China. He has performed simulation works on several hundred rubber anti-vibration products in industry over 20 years. He is Charted Engineer, Industrial Adviser and Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers in UK. He has published his own book “Numerical prediction & case validation for rubber anti-vibration system” in both English and Chinese. He, as the first author, has also published nearly 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
His research interests: stress, fatigue, dynamics, creep and relaxation, CFD with FSI evaluations on design and applications of rubber anti-vibration components