After completing his first degree and PhD in the Materials Science Department at Cambridge, Bill Clyne held University lecturing posts in Brazil, Switzerland and Surrey (UK), before returning to Cambridge, where he was appointed in 1999 to a chair in Mechanics of Materials. He has been the Director of the Gordon Laboratory (since its opening at that time). His research interests centre on the thermo-mechanics of composites and coatings, particularly processing, numerical modelling and fine scale mechanical interrogation. Details are available at www.ccg.msm.cam.ac.uk. He has authored over 300 papers, two textbooks (on composites) and 10 educational software packages. He is in the original ISI Highly Cited list (www.isihighlycited.com). He has been sole supervisor for over 80 PhD students in Cambridge and has given about 50 Invited Keynote Talks and Colloquia over the past 10 years. He was President of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS - ww.fems.org) and is now an Honorary Member. He has been Principal Investigator for many large projects, with an aggregate value running into several tens of £M, and has chaired 8 large international conferences. He is also the Director of DoITPoMS (www.doitpoms.ac.uk), which maintains a globally-accessed Educational Materials Science website. Current Scientific Council memberships include IMDEA (Madrid), The Materials Science Cluster of Excellence (Erlangen) and the Jülich Helmholtz Centre for Energy and Climate Research. In 2004, he was awarded the Griffith Medal, a premier prize of the Institute of Materials. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008 and Helmholtz International Fellow in 2014.
Xiaoting Rui obtained his PhD from Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China. He is member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, director of Institute of Launch Dynamics in NUST. He is president of Specialized Committee on Launch Dynamics of China Ordnance Society and president of Key Laboratory of System Dynamics of Complex Equipment of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. His research interests include launch dynamics and multibody system dynamics. He proposed the transfer matrix method for multibody systems, which is a novel method of multibody system dynamics with high computational speed, and is called “Rui Method” internationally. He established the theory and technology system of multibody system launch dynamics. He obtained 4 National Technological Invention Awards and National Technology Progress Awards of China. He gained the 3rd Outstanding Talents Award for National Defense Science and Technology Industry of China, and the 1st National Innovation and Pioneer Prize of China.He was awarded National Outstanding Scientific and Technical Worker of China. He has published 8 books and over 400 papers, which have been cited over 2,300 times by others. He is invited as guest editor of special issue of international journal Advanced in Mechanical Engineering. He is member of editorial board of international journal Scientific Word Journal, Journal of ISRN Aerospace Engineering,etc.He was invited by many famous scientists and supported several times by key projects of German Research Council, to give over 50 invited academic lectures in twenty universities and institutes, as well as various international conferences.
Dr.GOPALASAMI SANTHANAM KANDASAMI was born on 19 th Jan 1943 at Tirupur, 30 KM from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.After Schooling ,he has got admission in Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy in 1959 to do Pre University Courses and then B.Sc [Physics] from 1959-1963.Then he has joined P.S.G College of Technology to study B.E. Mechanical Engineering and was awarded the degree in 1966.Then he has joined as an Associated Lecturer in the same College till 1976.During this career he has studied M.E. in the branch of Machine Tools Engineering and completed in1973. After he has joined MIT-MADRAS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY at CHROMEPET at CHENNAI,as an Associate LECTURER and then promoted as LECTURERE he has done Ph.D program and awarded the degree in 1990.The title of his Thesis is “Application of Acoustic Emission Technique for Studies of Machining Processes’.He has started his career as an Associate Lecturer in PSG COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND POLYTECHNIQUE in COIMBATORE from 1967 -1975.He has Joined MIT in 1976 as an Associate Lecturer and promoted as Lecturer ,Assistant Professor and later retired as Professor and HOD of the Dept of Production Technology in 2002. From 2002 to 2013 he was working in reputed self financing engineering colleges in Chennai as Principal , Dean and Advisor.He was an able administrator and gained reputation among students and faculty members.He has guided two candidates for Ph.D program and they have successfully completed the program and awarded the degree in 1996 and 1998 in ANNA UNIVERSITY.He has been the examiner for evaluating the Ph.D Thesis and also for oral examination.During his service he was a member of SYNDICATE OF UNIVERSITY which is a governing body of the University.He has contributed actively in the proceeding of Syndicate. He has been sanctioned Rs 30 Lakhs for establishing MECHATRONICS LABORATORY from AICTE –ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION Central Government Organization.Even after he is retirement from service he is rendering fruitful contributions for Research
Dr Manoj Gupta was a former Head of Materials Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Director designate of Materials Science and Engineering Initiative at NUS, Singapore. He did his Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine, USA (1992), and postdoctoral research at University of Alberta, Canada (1992). In August 2017 he was highlighted among Top 1 percent Scientist of the World Position by The Universal Scientific Education and Research Network. To his credit are: (1) Disintegrated Melt Deposition technique and (2) Hybrid Microwave Sintering technique, an energy efficient solid‐state processing method to synthesize alloys/micro/nano‐composites. He has published over 455 peer reviewed journal papers and owns two US patents. His current h‐index is 56, RG index is 46 and citations are greater than 12500. He has also co‐authored six books, published by John Wiley, Springer and MRF ‐ USA. A multiple award winner, he actively collaborate and visit Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, USA and India.
Professor Ji Wang has been a Qianjiang Fellow of ZhejiangProvince at NingboUniversity since 2002. Professor Ji Wang is the founding director of the Piezoelectric Device Laboratory, which is a designated Key Laboratory of City of Ningbo. Professor Ji Wang was employed atSaRonix, Menlo Park, CA, as a senior engineer from 2001 to 2002; NetFront Communications, Sunnyvale, CA, as senior engineer and manager from 1999 to 2001; Epson Palo Alto Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA, as Senior Member of Technical Staff from 1995 to 1999. Professor Ji Wang also held visiting positions at Chiba University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Argonne National Laboratory. He received his PhD and Master degrees from Princeton University in 1996 and 1993 and bachelor from Gansu University of Technology in 1983. Professor Wang has been working on acoustic waves in piezoelectric solids for resonator design and analysis in his research with US and Chinese patents and over 120 journal papers. Professor Wang has been a member of many international conference committees and currently serving the IEEE UFFC Technical Program Committees of the Frequency Control and Ultrasonics Symposia, the IEEE MTT-S, and the IEC TC-49. From 2015, Profess Wang is the editor-in-chief of Structural Longevity.
Nader Asnafi is a professor of mechanical engineering with extensive experience from various assignments in the industry in addition to his academic career. He has developed a range of new products, manufacturing systems and materials (more recently with the 3D-printing). He has a long industrial experience in leadership positions from the company Esselte Dymo, Sapa Technology, Volvo Cars and Uddeholm. He also worked as director of studies at LTU and Division Chief of Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology. He has been the appointed reviewer of several national Swedish R and D Programs and has been the chairman of the board of SWEREA IVF INDUSTRIAL MEMBERS ASSOCIATION from 2007 to 2009. He is also the member of the board of WINGQUIST CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, a national center of excellence focusing on virtual product and production development mainly within the automotive industry and the Council of the Institution of Product and Production Development at CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Sweden. He has organized several international conferences and seminars.
Ir. Dr. M.Z. Abdullah is a Professor and Dean of Aerospace Engineering at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Swansea, U.K. His M.Sc and and PhD degrees are from University of Strathclyde, U.K. He has numerous publications in international journals and conference proceedings. His areas of research are CFD, heat transfer, electronic packaging, electronic cooling and porous medium combustion
Prof. Miroslav VÁCLAVÍK is born in 1943. He is a Faculty of Mechanical Engineeringof the Technical University of Liberec– 1966. He done this Ph.D.in – Prague Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of ČVUT Prague (Czech TechnicalUniversity in Prague)– 1972. He was professor in mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Liberec – 2000. He is a General Director of the Research Institute VÚTS Liberec.
Alam Md. Mahbub is a professor at HIT Shenzehn (China) since 2012, having more than 200 technical articles including 85 journal papers, most of which have been published in the top-notched journals, He is the author of two books and has edited two special issues in ‘Wind and Structures. Prof Alam has received a number of awards including South Africa NRF rating (Promising Young Researcher), China 1000-young-talent scholar and 2015 Shenzhen Outstanding Teacher. He is an editorial board member of ‘Wind and Structures, an International Journal’.
Zahid Qamar, Sayyad is currently associated with the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman. He has over 20 years of academic and research experience in different international universities. He has also worked as a professional mechanical engineer in the field for over 6 years in the heavy engineering and fabrication industry (Manager Research and Development; Deputy Manager Design; Production Engineer; Quality Control Engineer). On top of his experience as a researcher/academician, he has been actively involved in research and accreditation work related to engineering education. His technical research areas are Applied materials and manufacturing; Applied mechanics and design; Reliability engineering; and Engineering education. As part of the Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Research group (AM2R) at SQU, he has been involved in different applied research funded projects in excess of 4 million dollars. He has around 200 research/technical publications to his credit (2 research monographs/books, 2 edited book volumes, 5 book chapters, 145 publications in refereed international journals and conferences, and 32 technical reports). He is currently editing one volume (Renewability of Synthetic Materials) for the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials. He has served as Associate editor, Guest editor, and Member editorial board for different research journals (including Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, the Journal of Engineering Research, American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering).
Ching-Fuh Lin obtained the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1989 and 1993, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He is the founding Director of Innovative Photonics Advanced Research Center (i-PARC) and a joint distinguished professor in the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, and Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University. His major research area is in photonics, including solar cells and applications for drones, Si-based photonics, micro-LED technologies, broadband semiconductor lasers & optical amplifiers, etc. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE, and Member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials. He has publishedover 180 journal papers and500 conference papers and holdsmore than 70 patents. He is the author of several books and obtainedmany awards. He has also served in the International Scientific Committee ofEuropean PhotovoltaicSolar Energy Conferenceand Exhibitionfor several years and other photonics societies.
Marehalli .G. Prasad is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. He has been a faculty member at Stevens since 1980. In the areas of his specialization namely Acoustics, Vibration and Noise Control, Dr. Prasad has more than 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. He has written chapters in handbooks and encyclopedia. He has received several awards for his research papers. He has presented several invited lectures at national and international conferences. He delivered the M.S. Narayanan Memorial Lecture at the International Conference ACOUSTICS 2013 organized by the Acoustical Societies of India and France in New Delhi. He has served as UNDP expert in Noise Control for projects in Romania and India. He is a consultant for several industries. Prof. Prasad was the recipient of 2015 Outstanding Educator Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Noise Control Engineering. He is a Fellow of four professional societies namely the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Acoustical Society of America, the Acoustical Society of India and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (USA). He received 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who Publications Board.