ICASE 2017 Program
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 Dr. Gerhard P. J. Thiele
 Dr. Gerhard Paul Julius Thiele is a German physicist and a former ESA astronaut. He studied physics at the University of Munich and the University of Heidelberg. He received his doctorate from Heidelberg in Environmental Physics. He was a Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. In 1988 he was selected for the German astronaut team and began basic training at the DLR. In 1990, he was selected as a backup crew member for the German spacelab mission D-2 (STS-55). During the mission in April 1993, he worked in the Payload Operations Control Center of DLR at Oberpfaffenhofen as the alternate payload specialist. In 1996, he was selected by the German Space Agency to receive Space Shuttle Mission Specialist training at NASA. In August 1998, he joined the European Space Agency (ESA), into which the German national team was integrated. In 2000, he completed his only spaceflight, the STS-99 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. During 2003 and 2004, he trained in Russia as the backup for André Kuipers on the Soyuz TMA-4 mission. As from 1 April 2010, he became Resident Fellow with the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna, Austria. He has been appointed as the head of ESA's Human Spaceflight and Operations Strategic Planning and Outreach office (HSO-K) effective from 1 July 2013.
 Prof. Dr. Lenardo Reyneri
Dr. Lenardo is Professor of Electronics at Politecnico di Torino. He has received the M.Sc. degree cum laude at Politecnico di Torino in 1984 and the PhD in 1992. Prof. Reyneri is currently active in the design of low-cost space systems and modular micro and mini satellites for surveillance, environmental monitoring and disaster management. He is leader of a group which gathers academic and industrial partners, aimed at the development of innovative techniques and circuits for low-cost modular space-borne systems. He is one of the developers of the ARAMIS architecture, which resulted in development of innovative manufacturing technologies, circuit techniques, SW approaches and testing methodologies for micro and mini-satellites. A few demos of these innovative technologies will soon be launched into orbit and other demos will fly on the International  Space Station (ISS). Prof. Reyneri has published more than 240 papers and he holds 8 patents. He has also been guest editor and referee of international journals and conferences and acted as program and/or steering chairman of
international conferences. He has also spent three years at the European Space Agency and at the Universities of Pisa Edinburgh and Granada. He has been coordinator of several national research projects, two European projects, together with two large regional projects for technological development of innovative ideas. Cooperation is currently active with MIT in Boston (USA), SUPSI in Lugano (CH) and other European universities active in the field of nano and microsatellites. 
 Dr. Yu Xiaozhou
Dr. Yu Xiaozhou is the Vice Director of National United Engineering Laboratory of Microsatellite Technology and Application. He received his bachelor degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in 2001. He worked as a lecturer in the school of astronautics in NPU after got his doctor degree in 2006. In 2009, he became an associate professor and the Vice Director of Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory for Microsatellites. In 2017,he became the Vice Director of National United Engineering Laboratory of Microsatellite Technology and Application. He has been the project investigator in over ten space projects. Dr. Yu Xiaozhou is the project manager of two CubeSats projects which are a 12U CubeSat Star of AoXiang launched in 2016 and a 2U CubeSat ‘Aoxiang-1′ that was deployed from International Space Station in 2017. In the QB50 international CubeSats project funded by EU FP7, NPU is the Asia coordinator, and he is the key person and consortium board member. For his contribution to space research, he received several awards, including the Young Space Leader Award from International Astronautic Federation, Gold Medal of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of the 18th China Association for Science and Technology Workers Annual Meeting, Talent Allowance of Shaanxi Province and etc.  

Dr. Yu Xiaozhou is working in several international space organiztiosns. He is the member of  of AIAA Small Satellite Technical Committee, member of Space University Administrative Committee of International Astronautical Federation and member of QB50 Consortium Board.

Dr. Yu Xiaozhou is active in the education of space and CubeSat. He is one of the main organizers of graduate students Future Flight Vehicle Competition (FFVC). As the only one flight vehicle competition supported by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, there were thousands of students join the competition. In 2012, he also held a competition of CubeSat in Shaanxi province with the participation of over 100 teams. For the contribution to education, he received several teaching awards, including the special prize of teaching achievement award from Shaanxi province.

Dr. Muhammad Yusof Ismail 
 Dr. Muhammad Yusof Ismail received B.Eng (Hons.) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2002 and Ph.D. degree in reconfigurable antennas for satellite communication systems from Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 2007. Dr. Yusof is presently an Associate Professor at Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. He founded and established the first research laboratory at Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering called Radio Communications and Antenna Design Laboratory (RACAD). During his involvement at Wireless and Radio Science Centre (WARAS) from 2011-2016, Dr. Yusof has been awarded as the best research coordinator at 2016 Research Excellence Awards in University-Industry Relations on 15th November 2016 for the active MoU colloration between Institute of Space Technology (IST) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).  He has also been exposed to various research grants offered by local and international agencies as well as commercialization strategies when he was previously appointed as Deputy Dean (Research & Development) of Office for Research, Innovation, Commercialization and Consultancy (ORICC), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. His research interests include design of reconfigurable antennas, frequency selective surfaces, planar microwave absorbers and radar cross section control based on active devices. His involvements in various research grant projects awarded from various agencies have contributed to the success of more than 100 publications in ISI and SCOPUS indexed articles and 20 awards at local and international prominent innovation and technology exhibitions.
Prof. Dr. A. Rüstem Aslan 
Prof. Dr. Aslan graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer from the ITU Department of Aeronautical Engineering. He received his MSc degree in 1985. Then, he completed the Diploma Course of the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium) with a scholarship in 1986. He received his Ph.D. from the same institute (Aeronautics and Aerospace Department) together with Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1991. He worked as an adjunct professor in Old Dominion University USA, from mid-2001 to mid-2002. Prof. Dr. A. Rüstem Aslan served as the head of Department of Astronautical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) from 2004 to end of 2013. He is currently the Manager of Space Systems Design and Test Lab where many nano satellites are developed since 2007, and Chair of Rotorcraft Technologies Graduate Program. Dr. Aslan’s research interests include the design, analysis and development of nanosatellites (four in orbit), manned and unmanned rotorcraft systems, computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, and defense and education technologies. 
 Dr. Moutaman Mirghani
 Dr. Moutaman Mirghani is a Professor at the National Center for Research and the Director of the Institute of Space Research and Aerospace (ISRA) since 2013. He was an Associate Professor at Karary University between 2011 and 2013, where he taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students and participated in many academic and scientific committees. Prior to ISRA, he was the director of Nile Center of Technical Research and Communication and Navigation Research Center. He has excellent skills in research, teaching and industry and supervised many academic dissertations and research projects. He published two textbooks in Arabic and two in English, as well as a number of papers and articles on local, regional and international journals. Currently, he acts as the project manager of ISRASAT1 CubeSat project.
 Dr. Mohammad Javed Khan
 Dr. Mohammad Javed Khan is Professor and Head of the Aerospace Science Engineering Department at Tuskegee University. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M, MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Institute of Technology and a BE (Aerospace Engineering) from the PAF College of Aeronautical Engineering of Karachi University. He was the Deputy Chief Project Director (Aerospace) for the joint Sino-Pakistan JF-17 military aircraft program. He also served as the Head of the Aerospace Engineering Department at the National University of Sciences and Technology (Pakistan). He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Pakistan), and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Aircraft (AIAA) and the technical committees of the AIAA on Applied Aerodynamics, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics. He is a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. He has served as Principal/Co-Principal investigator for research projects of over $2.5 million received from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA and the Army. He has received the Tuskegee University Faculty Achievement Award, the Sigma Xi Russell Brown Distinguished Scientist Research Award of the Tuskegee University Chapter, and the Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowship.
 Dr. M. Ebrahim Poulad
Dr. Poulad graduated as a Master’s and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, Canada, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Dr. Poulad is a scientific reviewer for International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Materials Processing, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. He was selected as a member of scientific committee for eSim in 2014 & 2016. He is a member of Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). He is an active member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as a LEED group member, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as Solar Energy Division member, and Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
 Beckry Abdel-Magid, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Beckry Abdel-Magid is Professor in the Department of Composite Materials Engineering at Winona State University, USA. Dr. Abdel-Magid has over thirty years of experience in analysis, design and characterization of composite materials. His research work comprises of characterization of composite materials, durability of FRP composites in extreme environment, recycling of polymers, and application of composite materials in civil infrastructure. Dr. Abdel-Magid’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation NASA, the Department of State, and various sectors of the composites industry. He has numerous publications in the area of composite materials and structures. 
Dr. Ian M. Reaney
Dr. Ian was appointed Professor in 2007 to the Dyson Chair in Ceramics in 2017 and is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society and of the Institute of Materials. He is a leading world expert on the solid-state chemistry of Perovskite and several of the achievements reported in his papers are utilized within the undergraduate/post graduate curricula of world leading institutes. He has published over 300 refereed papers and given 60 invited, keynote and plenary talks at international conferences. His H-index is 55 and his papers have received over 11,000 citations. He won the Edward C. Henry award in 2002, best Knowledge Transfer Partnership building on EPSRC funded research in 2009 and the Verulam Medal in 2017. He has a research group comprising of 10 post-graduate students and 8 post-doctoral researchers/KTP associates. He has supervised to completion more than 30 Ph.D programmes. His portfolio as Principal Investigator includes over £6M grants such as his current, multi-and interdisciplinary grant on ‘Substitution and Sustainability in Functional Materials and Devices’, (SUBST, EP/L017563/1, £2.4M). SUBST is at the forefront of the development of sustainable alternatives to conventional functional materials and successfully integrates researchers from the Management School (Life-Cycle Analysis, LCA), multiscale modellers and electronic & electrical engineers into a coherent materials/device manufacturing programme. He is European representative and affiliate partner in the Centre for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP) whose membership is comprised of 25 of the world’s leading electronic device manufacturers such as Samsung, Mitsubishi, Murata and Taiyo Yuden and for which Sheffield have been nominated as the only international partner.

Professor Dr. Ahmed El-Mowafy
El-Mowafy is an Associate Professor at Department of Spatial Sciences Curtin University, Australia. He is an international scholar in the area of positioning and navigation using multi-GNSS, quality assurance and sensor integration for real-time applications such as transport and aviation with more than 27 years of experience. He has led many successful research and consultancy projects. His publications include a sole-authored book, two book chapters including a popular open-source book chapter with more than 7600 worldwide copies, and over 150 papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and conferences. El-Mowafy is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including two University “Excellence in Research” awards, the National Australian Office for Learning and Teaching award - Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) 2013, “Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning”, "Excellence & Innovation in Teaching Award (Physical Sciences & Related Studies)”, 2012, Curtin University, and Nominated for the National Australian “Excellence in Teaching Award”, 2015. His international profile includes currently chairing Study Group 4.4.1 “Integrity Monitoring for Precise Positioning”, and active participation in the multi-GNSS working group (MGWG-MGEX) of the International GNSS service (IGS). He also serves on the editorial boards of 4 international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Li-Ta HSU
Dr. Hsu is an Assistant Professor with Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyU). He received the B.S. and PhD. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. He was a visiting researcher with the Faculty of Engineering, University College London (UCL) and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In 2013, he won a Student Paper Award and two Best Presentation Awards from the Institute of Navigation (ION). He was selected for Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) from 2014 to 2016. His current research interests include all aspects of GNSS positioning, and signal processing, including wide-area differential GNSS systems and improving GNSS performance under challenging reception conditions, navigation of UAV and autonomous driving using multi-sensors integration. Dr. Hsu currently is member of ION and IEEE and serves as a member of editorial board and reviewer in professional journal related to GNSS.
Dr. Aquib Moin
Dr. Aquib Moin is an Assistant Professor and Astrophysics Researcher at Department of Physics, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) Al Ain, UAE. He is been involved in leading collaborative programs with international teams of USA, Australia, South Africa and Germany to conduct observational studies of Gamma-Ray Bursts, sources associated with Gravitational Waves and Binary Black Hole Systems using both space-borne (Fermi satellite) and ground-based (VLA) Telescopes, Observations, Data processing, Data Analysis and Interpretation. He is currently developing a Space Science Academic Pathway in Physics and working to build an array radio telescope at UAEU and leading the effort to establish a large-scale, world-class low-frequency radio observatory in UAE for multi-disciplinary space research in collaboration with University of New Mexico, NASA JPL and Naval Research Laboratory, USA. He is also contributing towards the Emirates Mars Mission activities at MBRSC and UAEU’s participation in the establishment of UAE Ground Station with UAE Space Agency. His research affiliation also includes Fermi-LAT Collaboration, NASA GSFC, Washington DC, USA. He was part of the team working on gamma-ray data from NASA’s Fermi satellite.
Dr. Hesham M. El-Kaliouby
Dr. Hesham M. El-Kaliouby pursued his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Cairo University in Geophysics. His area of research during his Ph.D. was “Induced Electrical Polarization in Geophysical Prospecting for Economic Minerals.” He did his Post-Doc from University of Arizona, USA. Dr. Hesham has contributed in research projects in USA, Saudi Arabia, UK and Oman and Egypt. After returning from Oman in 2016, he is now a full time Professor at Department of Geophysics, National Research Center in Egypt. 
Dr. D.D.G.L Dahanayaka
Dr. Dahanayaka did his PhD and Post-doctoral degrees from the Ibaraki University, Japan. He worked as a Scientist of Remote Sensing on Coastal and Inland Water Environment monitoring at National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka for over 12 years and as a foreign researcher at Ibaraki University for 5 years. Currently he holds the position of Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka. Dr. Dahanayaka has published over 100 articles/reports on Environmental Sciences, which include peer-reviewed international journals. He has delivered over 15 invited presentations in USA, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. He has professional experience in advisory capacity while serving in several advisory committees of environmental science, fisheries and aquaculture sectors.
Dr. Mamdouh Abdeen
Dr. Mamdouh Abdeen is a Professor of Geology and Remote Sensing and Head of Geological Applications and Mineral Resources Division and member of board at the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences of Egypt. His Interest is in the fields of Earth Sciences, Neo-tectonics and Remote Sensing. He pursued his Ph.D. in Structural Geology from Heidelberg University, Germany and then a Post-Doc from University of Texas, USA. He has been a research scientist at the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences of Egypt since 1998. He has taught courses in universities in UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Germany. Dr. Mamdouh also served as a geologist in geological survey of Egypt from 1985 to 1997. He has supervised 25 Master and Doctoral Thesis and has published 50 papers in peer review journals.

Mr. Armengol Torres
Mr. Armengol is an independent senior Aerospace consultant and STEM promoter. He is currently volunteering as National Coordinators Manager for the World Space Week Association (WSWA) annual event founded by United Nations in order to promote the benefits of science Space in humanity.
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Abstracts Submission Deadline (Extended)
April 15, 2017
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April 30, 2017
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July 30, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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October 09, 2017 

November 14 - 16, 2017

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