Invited Speakers



Jesús Toribio
University of Salamanca, Spain

Professor Jesús Toribio graduated in Civil Engineering in 1982 and then in Mathematics in 1986. In 1987 he was awarded his PhD in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and turned into Associate Professor in that Institution. In 1992 he became Full Professor and Head of the Materials Science Department of the University of La Coruña (at the age of 32, thus being the youngest Full Professor in the area of Materials Science in Spain). In 2000 he moved to the University of Salamanca (USAL) where is currently Full Professor of Materials Science and Head of the Fracture and Structural Integrity Research Group (FSIRG) of that Institution.
His research work is mainly concerned with fatigue and fracture mechanics, environmentally assisted cracking, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement/degradation/damage of metals and alloys (mainly cold drawn pearlitic steel wires for civil engineering and austenitic stainless steels for nuclear engineering and energy applications), covering theoretical, computational and experimental aspects. He actively participates in International Conferences, very often being member of the International Advisory Committee, organising Special Sessions/Symposia, being Session Chairman or delivering Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. Professor Dr. Jesús Toribio has published more than 500 scientific papers, most of them in international books and journals.
He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee 10 (TC10): Environmentally Assisted Cracking of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and has been Director (2013-2017) of the International Congress of Fracture-The World Academy of Structural Integrity (ICF-WASI), being responsible of launching the Ibero-American Academy of Structural Integrity (IA2SI). Prof. Toribio has been awarded a variety of scientific research prizes and awards including: (i) UPM Young Scientist Award of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; (ii) METROTEC Award for the best Technological Research Project; (iii) Honour Medal of the Spanish Group of Fracture (GEF/SEIE) in recognition of his research achievements in the field of fracture mechanics; (iv) Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) in recognition of leadership and outstanding work in engineering sciences; (v) Top Reviewer 2011 in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the Elsevier International Journal Engineering Fracture Mechanics; (vi) Fellow of the European Structural Society (ESIS Fellow) for his outstanding contributions to the art, science, teaching or practice of fracture mechanics and his service to the society; (vii) Honorary Member of the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF) in acknowledgement and appreciation of his outstanding achievements in the research field
of fracture mechanics; (viii) Best Paper and Presentation Award in the International Conference on Energy Materials and Applications (ICEMA 2017) held in 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan, with a paper entitled: Numerical Simulation of Hydrogen Diffusion in the Pressure Vessel Wall of a WWER-440 Reactor; (ix) María de Maeztu Scientific Award of the University of Salamanca (800th anniversary during 2018) in recognition of academic trajectory and excellence in scientific and technological research; (x) Scientific Merit Award of the Portuguese Group of Fracture (PGF) in recognition of scientific contributions during his career.





Narayanamoorthy Bhuvanendran
Dongguk University, Republic of Korea

Narayanamoorthy Bhuvanendran is a research professor in the Department of Energy and Materials Engineering at Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. He earned his Ph.D. from SCSVMV University, India, in 2014, and subsequently held postdoctoral research positions at HySA Systems, University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2014-2015), and the Institute for Energy Research at Jiangsu University, China (2018-2021). His primary research focus involves designing and developing novel nanostructured materials using various wet and dry synthesis approaches for energy and environmental applications, including fuel cells, water electrolyzers, and metal-air batteries. Dr. Bhuvanendran has authored over 50 research articles published in reputable journals and has actively presented his work at numerous national and international conferences. As a principal investigator, he has led various funded research projects and collaborated with several research groups in different countries.





Mourad Mebarki
CRTSE, Research Centre for Semiconductor Technology for Energy, Algeria

Dr. Mourad MEBARKI is a permanent researcher at CRTSE as researcher director, Research Center on Semiconductors Technology for Energetic, Algiers, Algeria. He did his doctoral research, in material physics, and habilitation to supervise research (HDR), at Bejaia University, Algeria. He has published many of research articles, book chapters in many material sciences’ fields, in reputed reviews, and has been serving as a reviewer.