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Current issue: 2018
Biography
Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Editorial Board

Wei-Hsin Chen, PhD
Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.iaa.ncku.edu.tw/People/Teacher.aspx?Culture=en-us&ID=1029
Research Interests: bioenergy, hydrogen energy and clean energy

Mo-Yuen Chow, PhD
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://moyuenchow.wordpress.ncsu.edu/
Research Interests: micro/smart grids energy management, collaborative distributed control, battery modeling and SoC/SoH/SoF estimation, mechatronics and automation, computational intelligence, energy systems, mobile robots and unmanned vehicles

Rodolfo Dufo-López, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://janovas.unizar.es/sideral/CV/rodolfo-dufo-lopez?lang=en
Research Interests: generation of electricity through renewable sources (off-grid systems and grid-connected systems), advanced optimization techniques and storage of electrical energy (advanced battery models)

Chua Kian Jon Ernest, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://me.nus.edu.sg/staff.php?id=2164
Research Interests: poly-generation systems, renewable/clean energy technologies, heat recovery systems, bio-thermal processes – cryosurgery, building energy system and efficiency

Arunachalanadar Mada Kannan, PhD
Professor, Fuel Cell Laboratory, Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://faculty.engineering.asu.edu/amkannan/
Research Interests: fuel cells (PEMFC, DMFC, AFC), batteries (SLA, Li-ion) and solar (DSSC, CSP)

Bryan Karney, PhD
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://civmin.utoronto.ca/home/about-us/directory/professors/bryan-karney
Research Interests: design, analysis, operation and optimization of various water resource and water-relate energy systems; pipe networks, water supply systems, hydroelectric systems, including prediction of their physical and economic characteristics

Jang Kyo Kim, PhD
Tenured Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.mae.ust.hk/en/people/faculty/detail/kim-jang-kyo
Research Interests: the development, synthesis, characterisation of structure-property relationships and fracture of advanced materials, including nano-scale reinforcements such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphite nanoplates, nanoclay; polymer-based nanocomposites; fibre-reinforced composites; thin films/coatings; transparent conducting thin films; nanostructured materials for Li ion battery electrodes and supercapacitors; and adhesion and debonding in multi-phase materials

Aidyn Mouradov, PhD
Professor, School of Sciences, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/m/mouradov-professor-aidyn
Research Interests: advanced renewable bioenergy and environmental biotechnology

Meng Ni, PhD
Professor, Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/staff/bsmengni/
Research Interests: solid oxide fuel cells, solid oxide electrolyzer cells, energy recovery from waste treatment, flow batteries and microfluidics

Abdul Ghani Olabi, PhD
1. Director and Professor, Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies, University of the West of Scotland, Ayr, United Kingdom
2. Chair and Head, Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
E-mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/abdul-ghani-olabi http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/eng/dept/sre/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=1
Research Interests: sustainable energy and alternative fuel systems, energy storage systems, prototype developments for tidal energy, hydrogen cell developments, algal solutions for a local energy economy

George Papadakis, PhD
Professor, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://renewables.aua.gr/?team=gpapadakis
Research Interests: photovoltaic and hybrid renewable energy systems (and microgrids), biomass for energy such as investigation of energy production technologies utilizing liquid and solid biofuels

Saffa Riffat, DPhil, DSc (Oxon), CEng, FEurASc, FIMechE, FCIBSE, FinstE
Professor, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/departments/abe/people/saffa.riffat
Research Interests: sustainable HVAC systems, renewable energy and energy storage

Manuel Andres Rodrigo, PhD
Professor, University of Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://blog.uclm.es/manuelrodrigo/
Research Interests: the development of electrochemical processes for a cleaner environment, electrosynthesis of oxidants and fuel cell technology

Pei-Chen Su, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore City, Singapore
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/peichensu/
Research Interests: micro/nano fabrication, electrochemistry, fuel cells, solar cells, and renewable energy

Alfredo Vaccaro, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.ding.unisannio.it/persone/docenti/vaccaro
Research Interests: optimal power system, energy systems with multiple energy carriers, power systems, smart grids optimization, and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Aibing Yu, PhD
1. Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2. Vice Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash Suzhou
3. Founding Director, ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/aibingyu
Research Interests: powder technology, nano-particles and application, simulation of particulate systems, inter-facial engineering in multi-phase processes, physical and mathematical modelling of particulate and multiphase processes, industrial application, and fluid flow, heat and mass transfer in packed and fluidised beds