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Dr. Naiyang Ma is currently an adjunct associated professor at the University of Utah and a research scientist at ArcelorMittal Global R&D. His research interests are in general strategy of solid waste recycling in economic ways, influences of recycling on production, economy and environment, technologies of recycling industrial solid wastes, process optimization of steel production and sustainability of solid waste recycling. He pioneered the novel recycling strategy - in-process separation of unwanted components from solid wastes using process excess energy. He was the first one who developed a technology to produce clean mill scale, clean water and clean oil by dynamic separation of mill scale from flume water towards zero wastes in the hot rolling process. He has had over 60 publications and five patents. In 2012, he was awarded Association of Iron Steel Technology (AIST) Environmental Technology Award for Best Paper and Presentation. In 2015, he received American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Medal Finalist award. Dr. Ma was a lecturer and later an associate professor at East China Institute of Metallurgy (now Anhui University of Technology), China, from 1985 to 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he was sponsored by Sino-British Scholarship Scheme (SBFSS) and carried out a visiting research at the University of Birmingham, UK.
My research is focused on mechanisms underlying risk for suicide and severe psychopathology among intentionally self-injuring adolescents. I am particularly interested in researching biological vulnerabilities for emotion dysregulation and impulsivity and understanding how these vulnerabilities interact with potentiating environmental experiences across development. Adolescent self-injurious behavior is a risk factor for eventual suicide and a potential precursor to severe adult psychopathology, including borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and treatment-resistant depression. Among these possible outcomes, my interests lie in elucidating developmental precursors to borderline personality disorder and suicide and in the prevention of both conditions. My research is unique in that it brings a developmental psychopathology approach to the literature on BPD and suicide, including an exploration of both biological vulnerabilities and psychosocial risks. Consistent with emerging developmental psychopathology research, I am most interested in understanding the transactions between biology and experience rather than in either of these main effects alone.
Matteo Grattieri joined the group of Prof. Shelley D. Minteer at the University of Utah (USA) as Postdoctoral Research Associate in March 2016. His research interests span the fields of conductive biofilms, extracellular electron transfer and halotolerant bacteria for development of microbial fuel cells (MFC) operating in hypersaline conditions.
He was BS and MS student in Chemistry at Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI) focusing on Physical Chemistry/Electrochemistry topics. He obtained an Erasmus fellowship for a 5 months visiting period in 2010 at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Valencia (Spain) where he performed the thesis “Electrochemical characterization of organophosphorus pesticides: Malathion Study” under the supervision of Prof. F. Vicente. During the MS course, a one-year research activity was conducted with Prof. S.P. Trasatti at UNIMI and the results were reported in the thesis “Micro-sensors applied in the study of the electrochemical mechanism of Microbial Fuel Cells”, defended in December 2012.
He obtained a Diploma Cum Laude (with Honor) for the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in February 2016 at Politecnico di Milano, under the supervision of Prof. M. Bestetti, Prof. S.P. Trasatti (UNIMI) and Dr. P. Cristiani (Ricerca Sistema Energetico S.p.A.) with the dissertation: “Enzymatic-Sensors for Microbial Fuel Cells: From bioelectrochemical mechanisms to electrodes development”. The Ph.D. activity was focused on the development of enzymatic sensors for Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cell (SC-MFC) applications. During the Ph.D. he spent two visiting research periods, joining the group of Prof. P. Atanassov at University of New Mexico (NM – USA) for 5 months and the group of Prof. E.J. Calvo at University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) for 6 months.
Dr. Xuming Wang is a Research Professor in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah USA. He also holds guest professor and adjunct professor positions at Central South University, Shanxi University, Chongqing University, Kunming University of Science and Technology, and the Technology Center of CYMCO in China. Current research interests include mineral processing especially phosphate flotation, rare-earth minerals flotation, soluble salt flotation, and industrial mineral processing; flotation chemistry, surface and interface spectroscopy; hydrometallurgy and high-pressure leach; environment engineering including environment assessment, wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment and recycling. He received his PhD degree and MS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah, USA in 2004. He received his B.S. degree in Mineral Processing Engineering from Kunming University of Science and Technology, China. He has published over 40 journal papers, 2 book chapters, and numerous conference papers in his areas research interest. In 2013, Dr. Xuming Wang was selected as SME Henry Krumb Lecturer. Dr. Wang’s prior experience includes Senor Researcher at USG Research Center; Environmental Research Engineer at Advanced Processing Technologies Inc. Salt Lake City US; Senior Research Engineer at Research Institute of Chemical and Mineral Resources, China; Processing Engineer at Steel Work Hendang Corporation, China.