KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Prof. Nuno Dinis Corticos


Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Nuno Dinis Corticos is Professor and Chair on Building's Energy Certification at the Department of Technologies in Architecture, Urbanism and Design at Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade de Lisboa; Ph.D in Building Science and active member in Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD) associated to Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). As Researcher focuses on building’s renovation, autonomous maintenance systems, sensor and nano-technology applied to maintenance, building’s performance and renovation's simulations on buildings stock, and maintenance accuracy applied to Unesco heritage; presenting and publishing the outcomes, mainly, at Scopus Conferences and Elsevier Journals. Board technical member at “Building and Environmental”; Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Inc (ARCC); and, European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE). Other accomplishments, Vice-President of the Faculty’s Board, responsible for Financial Management and Maintenance; Building Supervisor on quality and warranty; and Team Leader on architecture designs; and, Judicial Technical Consultant on construction quality.


Prof. Masaru Tanaka


Institute of Materials Chemistry 
and Engineering, Kyushu 
University, Japan

Masaru Tanaka is a professor at Kyushu University. In the period of 1996-2000 he worked for TERUMO Co. and designed novel biocompatible polymers and commercialized as an artificial lung. In 2000 he moved to Hokkaido University and in 2007 he moved to Tohoku University. Stents covered with the self-organized porous 3D films are commercially available in the world clinical market. In 2009 he was awarded a full professorship at Yamagata University. He became a leader of Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers (NEXT Program, Japan 2011-2014). He has received several awards, including the SPSJ Asahi Kasei Award for his intermediate water concept based on the role of interfacial water at materials' interphases. Intermediate water content is a good predictor of biological responses to materials and is using for high-through put materials discovery.

His recent selected papers in 5 years: Biomacromolecules 2019, 20, 2265; Langmuir 2019, 35, 2808; ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2019, 3, 981; Adv. Healthcare Mater., 2019, 8, 1900130; Science Advances 2018, 4, eaau 2426; ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2018, 4, 1591; Biomacromolecules 2017, 18, 4214; Biomacromolecules 2017, 18, 3834; Biomacromolecules 2017, 18, 1609; Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8154; Macromolecules 2016, 49, 2493; ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2016, 2, 212; Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 3808. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 18096; Langmuir, 2015, 31, 7100; Adv. Healthcare Mater., 2014, 3, 775-784; Langmuir, 2014, 30, 10698; Nanomedicine, 2014, 10, 313. Also, more than 200 patents.

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