About the Author
Ruslan Z. Valiev, Co-Chairman, NanoSPD2, born in 1949 in Russia. Since 1995, he is Professor and Scientific Director of the Institute of Physics of Advanced materials, Ufa State Aviation Technical University in Ufa, Russia. In the early 1990’s Prof. Valiev and his co-workers have pioneered the production of ultrafine-grained and nanostructured metals and alloys by the techniques of severe plastic deformation (SPD). His main research interests comprise studies of strength and ductility, and the modeling of superplasticity of SPD produced nanomaterials. He has acted as co-organizer of several international SPD meetings, among these the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Investigations and Applications of SPD which was held 1999 in Moscow and initiated the actual NanoSPD conference series. Ruslan Valiev is a member of several international professional committees, among these the International Steering Committee on SPD, the International Committee of Superplasticity, Orlando, USA, and the International Committee for Nanostructured Materials, Sendaj, Japan.