Visit from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

26 September 2018


You are invited to attend guest seminars from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and Texas A&M University.


AFOSR and Collaborative Opportunities in Biophysics

Dr Bin-Salamon

Director: Biophysics Program, AFOSR

Sofi Bin-Salamon received his Ph.D in Chemistry at North Carolina State University in 2005. He then served as a National Research Council Research Associate in the Chemistry Division at US Naval Research Laboratory where he developed nanoelectronic materials. Afterwards, he expanded his work on materials chemistry to include photodynamic therapy. This was initially performed in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University and later continued at the Radiation Oncology Branch within the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health. Dr Bin-Salamon has served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow and Program Manager at the AFOSR International Office. He is currently a Program Manager in the AFOSR Science and Engineering Office.


Interaction of Nanomaterials with Biological Systems

Dr Saber Hussain

Wright Patterson Air Force Base / Wright State School of Medicine

Dr Saber Hussain, Senior Scientist at the Molecular Bioeffects Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and full affiliated Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wright State School of Medicine, Dayton, OH. Dr Hussain’s research interests address discovering fundamental interaction of engineered nanomaterials with biological system with a special focus on benefits & risks associated with nanoscale advanced materials. Recently initiated in the areas of CRISPR/Case9 gene editing, mitochondrial-specific cytokine fingerprints, organ-on-chip technology for bio-imaging and biosensing applications. His research has resulted in author/co-authorship of 150 peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters, and above 200 technical abstracts. He is currently an Associate Editor of Toxicological Sciences and serves as an editorial member of several other toxicology journals. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences & Fellow of US Air Force Research Laboratory. He serves as an expert reviewer for several government and private organizations. Dr. Hussain has been the recipient of numerous scientific awards and has established a strong collaborative network with over 25 organizations of national and international repute.


3D printing research at Texas A&M University

Prof. Zhijian (ZJ) Pei

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University

ZJ Pei is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He is the holder of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Research Professorship. He is also the Director of Research Development for TEES. Prior to joining TAMU in August 2016, he was a professor and the inaugural holder of Ice Professorship in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kansas State University. From November 2016 to November 2017, he was an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation Swanson Fellow, serving as the Assistant Director for Research Partnerships at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office hosted by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. From August 2012 to August 2016, he served as the Program Director of the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment program at NSF and received Director’s Award for Excellence Program Director. He has served as an associate editor for three journals and an editorial board member for seven journals. He serves as the Technical Program Chair for the 2019 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference; and Technical Program Co-chair for the 2018 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference). He holds three patents and has published more than 150 journal papers and more than 150 conference papers. He is a fellow of ASME and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Date of Function

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Start Time

11:00 AM

Finish Time

12:00 PM


MC1-03, Mawson Centre, Mawson Lakes campus


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