Organizing Committee Member
Western Sydney University
Dr Abbas Amini is the 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, Penrith Campus. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he conducted research with other Australian universities and CSIRO, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University and Deakin University, and as a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a recent published book in 2016. Abbas started his teaching, industrial and scientific journey from obtaining an associateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree in mathematics, and BSc, MSc, and PhD (from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), all in mechanical engineering. Since then, he has updated himself with several Australian and Canadian nationally recognized professional certificates and diplomas, e.g., FULT (Foundations of University Learning and Teaching form Western Sydney University), TAE, WHS, CNC manufacturing etc. With his intense schedule, he has been extensively involved in teaching for many years in different sectors (including Western Sydney University), and worked in industry, e.g., Magna Powertrain, Toronto, Canada, as a manufacturing engineer and industrial designer. Dr Amini is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an editor of 14 journals, and a committee member of 14 international conferences to-date. Abbas is the member of Advisory Committee of the IntÃ¢â‚¬â„¢l Conf. on Advances in Functional Materials, South Korea in 2016, where he has been recognized as a well-known name in advanced functional materials from Australia. In academic supervisory assignments, Abbas is supervising four PhD and two MSc graduate students, at present.
Dr Aminis research focus in particular covers a wide range of multidisciplinary aspects related to BioNanoTech: indentation methods, shape memory alloys, water treatment, drug delivery systems, piezoelectric materials, biomedical 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, phase transition, mechanics of materials, fabrication of modern composites, 3D printing, and modern manufacturing.