Keynote&Plenary speakerS of ICMMT 2019

Prof. Kei Ameyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Kei Ameyama was born in Komatsu, a coastal city in mid-west Japan. He studied Materials Science at Kyoto University and after completing his PhD he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ritsumeikan University, as an Assistant Professor. In 1989, he spent a year as a visiting scientist at the University of Toronto. He has since continued to pursue a career at Ritsumeikan University, becoming a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1996, Chairperson of the Department in 1997, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering from 2007 to 2010. In 2009, he was appointed a board member of the Japan Institute of Metals, and a vice president of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy since 2016. He also works as a committee member for the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan and the Society of Materials Science of Japan. He took up position as head of the Nano-Structure and Powder Technology Research Center at Ritsumeikan University in 2010. In the same year he also became a Project Leader of Industry–Academia Collaborative R&D Programs funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, JST. Through the JST research project, he invented an innovative structure material "Harmonic Structure Designed Materials". The key idea is the creation of a continuous three-dimensional network of hard ultrafine-grained skeleton filled with islands of soft coarse-grained regions. And, the harmonic structure materials solved the strength–ductility tradeoff paradox.



Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdi bin Abd Shukor received his B.Eng. (Mechanical), with Honours from Imperial College, London and his M.Sc. In Advanced Manufacturing Technology & System Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). His Doctoral study was in the field of thin film coating for biomedical applications for which he was conferred Dr. Eng by Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK. Prof Hamdi has devoted his career in nurturing research and innovation and has mentored over 130 postgraduate students, particularly in the field of machining, materials processing and biomaterials. He has authored more than 150 ISI journals and h-index of 20. He is also a director and founder of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Centre), in which has grown from modest-size team of researchers and engineers to an interdisciplinary research hub. Prof Hamdi has obtained recognition from various international and local organizations.


Prof. Vladimir Khovaylo, National University of Science and Technology, Russia

Prof. Vladimir Khovaylo received M.S. degree from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, in 1997 and Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2002. In 2010 he defended habilitation thesis (Dr. Ing. habil.) at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. He was a JSPS Fellow at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan (2002-2004) and a senior researcher at Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Sciences (2004-2009) before joining National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”, Russia, where he is currently a professor of materials science and a deputy director of the Centre for Energy Efficiency Research and Education. He was visiting professor at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2006), Oviedo University, Spain (2007), invited professor at Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan (2008), and JSPS distinguished researcher (2010) and visiting professor (December 2017 – February 2018) at Tohoku University, Japan. In 2016 he was recognized as the Best Research Professor of the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”. From 2017, Prof. Khovaylo is corresponding member of the International Thermoelectric Academy. His research interests include ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, Heusler compounds and nanostructured thermoelectric materials.


Prof. Quang-Cherng Hsu, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Dr. Quang-Cherng Hsu currently is a professor of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST), Taiwan. Prof. Hsu earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University in 1981. After two-year service in military, he joined Metal Industry Research and Development Center, a government fund non-profit research organization, in Kaohsiung as a research engineer about two years. Then, he joined the current University. In 2003~2004, Dr. Hsu visited Ohio State University, U.S.A., as a visiting scholar for one year. During Sept. 12-30, 2016, Prof. Hsu visited Aachen University, German, to study Industry 4.0. From March 3 ~ 26, 2017, Prof. Hsu visited Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, and Hai-Phone University, Viet Nam, and gave intensive speeches. Research interests of Prof. Hsu include Image Processing and Machine Vision, Metal Forming (Forging, Extrusion, Sheet-metal forming), Nano Imprint Lithography Applications, Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Prof. Hsu has published 49 referred journal papers, has obtained 12 invention patents and has attended 28 international conferences among 13 countries to present his research results. Prof. Hsu also likes to organize student's handy-team to attend domestic professional competitions including: Industrial Robot Competition, Computer Aided Measurement and Verification Competition, Mold and Die Industrial Application and Innovation Competition, Image Servo and Precision Measurement Competition, Optical-Electronic Inspection Instrument Competition, and Precision Machinery Competition.


Prof. Hairul Azhar Abd Rashid, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Hairul is a professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia. He is currently serving as the Director of Research Management Center, MMU where he overseas research planning, management and monitoring in the university. He has served MMU for over 18 years in several capacities including Dean of Research and Director for Research Collaborations. Resulting from these research endeavours, Hairul has published 102 peer-reviewed journals and 55 conference papers. He has filed 2 patents and granted 6 Industrial Designs (ID). The research team has collaborated extensively, both nationally and internationally, spanning across academia and industry. In 2014, he was awarded 'Top Research Scientists Malaysia' by Academy of Sciences, Malaysia.