Prof. Petr Valasek, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Czech Republic
Petr Valášek is associate professor in the field Technology and mechanization of agriculture on Faculty of Engineering – Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic. Currently he works at the Department of Material Science and Manufacturing Technology and he is Vice-Rector for Quality of Academic Activities on CULS. He defended his dissertation thesis "Polymer particle composite systems" in the doctoral study program Special technology in the field of study quality and reliability of machines and equipment. He attended of more than hundred lectures at European universities in Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Portugal etc. He has passed several Keynote lectures at international non-European universities as well. As part of research projects, he actively participates in various international conferences, and cooperates with foreign universities (e.g. China, Malaysia, and Indonesia). Assoc. Prof. Ing. Petr Valášek, Ph.D. is the author or co-author of 94 entries in the database Scopus, h-index 15 and 44 entries in the database Web of Science. Professional interests: Composite systems, Biocomposites, Biomass usage in materials engineering, Composites with Natural Fibres, Manufacturing Technology.
Assoc. Prof. Alessandro Ruggiero, University of Salerno, Italy
Alessandro Ruggiero was born in Salerno, Italy. He received the M.S. degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Salerno. He attendend the Tribology Ph.D. course at the University of Pisa in Italy from 1997. From 1999 to 2005, he was Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Salerno. Since 2005 till today, he has been Associate Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Salerno. In 2017 he received the National scientific qualification to Full Professor. He has authored more than 160 scientific papers on WoS/Scopus indexed international journals, national and international proceedings. He collaborates with many International Universities and prestigious Research Centres. His current research interests include dynamics of mechanical systems, tribology and biotribology, noise and vibration control.