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Hiroshi Ishida
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Hiroshi Ishida

Institute of Engineering Division of Advanced Mechanical Systems Engineering
Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Lecture : Olfactory displays: Toward digitalization and reproduction of scents

Hiroshi Ishida received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1997.
In 2004, he joined Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, where he is currently an associate professor in Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering. Hiroshi is a member of the Steering Committees of ISOCS.His research interests are in mobile robot olfaction and olfactory displays. He has been working on the development of bio-inspired robots for chemical source localization.
His recent invention, smelling screen, leads the user to perceive an odor as emanating from an LCD monitor screen.

Website :  Hiroshi Ishida

Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna
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Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna

Head of the Perception Sensing Instrumentation lab
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University, USA

Lecture : Signal processing for chemical sensors: past, present, and future

Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna received a Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 1998.
In 2000 he received an Career award from the National Science Foundation for his work on neuromorphic computation with chemical sensor arrays. He is currently a Professor of Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he leads the Perception, Sensing and Instrumentation laboratory.
His research interests are in understanding how man-made and biological sensory systems interact with, learn from, and adapt to their environments. His current work on chemical sensing involves the development of active sensing algorithms for tunable sensors. Ricardo is a member of the Steering Committees of ISOCS.

Website :  Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna

Andrey Legin
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Andrey Legin

Head of Electronic Tongue team
Chemistry Department
St Petersburg University, Russia

Lecture : Taste sensors: do they really feel taste?

Website :  Andrey Legin

Udo Weimar
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Udo Weimar

Group head,
Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany

Lecture : 20 years of improvements in gas sensors

Prof. Dr. Udo Weimar received his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry. In 2010 he was appointed full professor at the University of Tübingen where he heads the sensor group jointly with Dr. Nicolae Barsan.
Udo Weimar is a member of the Steering Committees of the IMCS and ISOCS.
He has over 15 years of experience in the field of sensing much of it gained within the framework of European projects as the coordinator of the NOSE and NOSE II thematic networks, the GOSPEL Network of Excellence and as the technical coordinator of the AAL IP Netcarity (assistive technologies for older people), the overall coordinator of the FP7 IP Clear-up (resource efficient and comfortable buildings) and one of the coordinators of PleasureHome.

Website :  Udo Weimar

Peter Boeker
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Peter Boeker

Institut für Landtechnik
Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany

Lecture : E-nose: Correlation versus causality

Peter Boeker studied chemical engineering at the University of Nuernberg-Erlangen. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Bonn at the Institute of Physical Chemistry.
Since 1992 he is working at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Bonn. He received the German ‘Habilitation’ about the ‘Objectivation of odour measurements’ in 2003.
Currently the focus of the workgroup at the institute of agricultural engineering is on analytical chemistry issues in the field of trace gas and odour measurements.
This comprises the measurement of food odorants, of toxic components and breath analysis by thermal desorption, gas chromatography (olfactometry) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry as well as the development of new analytical equipment.

Website :  Peter Boeker

Thierry Coutureau
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Thierry Coutureau

Innovation manager Kitchen Electrics Business
Cooking and food department
SEB group international, France

Lecture : Smart home appliances

Thierry Coutureau in charge of Innovation for Kitchen Electrics Business Unit of Groupe SEB;
Groupe Seb is the world leader for small domestic appliances with €4,161M revenue and 200 million products sold every year in more than 150 countries.
Main brand names are: Tefal/ T-FAL, Moulinex, Krups, Lagostina, Rowenta, All clad…..
For electrical appliances, innovation is largely based on a precise monitoring of beverage and food process preparation. The target is to allow anybody to make easily at home what he likes to drink or eat, taking into account his taste, know how, food preference, cooking skill….. .
For this both digital tools and sensor technology are necessary.

Website :  Groupe SEB

David Clapham
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David Clapham

Senior Scientific Investigator
RD Platform Technology & Science
Department of Product Development
GlaxoSmithKline plc
David Jack Centre for R&D, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Lecture : Demand for e-tongue in the pharmaceutical industry

David Clapham is a registered pharmacist with more than 35 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, which he joined immediately after leaving Bath University UK with a  BPharm. degree.
He is currently a Senior Scientific Investigator in the Early Development Sciences group which is part of the Pharmaceutical Development department of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals which he joined in 1976.
David has experience of the formulation of a wide range of dosage forms including solid and liquid oral dosage forms and latterly inhaled ones. His research interests include factors affecting patient compliance, colour measurement, photochemistry, photostabilisation, flavouring of pharmaceuticals, sensory analysis, e-noses, e-tongues, nanoparticles, dosage delivery and cyclodextrins. He has a number of publications and presentations on these topics.

Website :  David Clapham

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Date of creation: 08 January 2015