Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Guo-Quan Lu, IEEE Fellow, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Biography: Guo-Quan LU received the B.S. degrees in physics and in materials science and engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree in applied physics and materials science from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1990.
He is currently a Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University and the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. He was with the Alcoa Technical Center, Alcoa Center, PA. He has held a Cheung Kong Guest Professorship with the Tianjin Key Laboratory of Advanced Joining Technology and the School of Material Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, since 2007. His current research interests include materials and processing development for electronic packaging of microelectronics, power electronics, and optoelectronics. Prof. Lu was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award and the Research and Development 100 Award in 2007.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Shoufeng Yang, University of Southampton, UK
Biography: Dr Shoufeng Yang is Professor of Additive Manufacturing within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.
Dr Shoufeng Yang is Professor within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton and Chair of Additive Manufacturing. He has his first degree and Ph.D both from Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Queen Mary, University of London. He was then appointed as EPSRC platform grant research fellow, RCUK academic fellow, lecturer, and senior lecture at QMUL before he moved to University of Southampton as Senior lecture and Associate Professor then Professor.
He has been working in additive manufacturing (3D printing) for 20 years. His main research interests is the second generation of additive manufacturing i.e. multi-materials additive manufacturing (MMAM), in which both the materials composition and the shape of objects are computer controlled throughout three dimensional space. He has created dry powder micro dispensing devices that allow three dimensional functional gradients to be built by selective laser melting. This project was selected for prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (royalsociety.org/From-music-to-sand-painting/). Majority of his projects are funded by EPSRC, DSTL, Horizon 2020 and various industrial funding. His research interests include MMAM, artificial neural network (ANN), pharmaceutical powder printing, pyro techniques material 3D printing, metamaterials, inkjet printing and dry powder printing, combinatorial materials research and tissue engineering scaffold fabrication.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Lin Zhang, Beihang University, China
Biography: Lin Zhang is a professor of Beihang University, China. He received the B.S. degree in 1986 from Nankai University, China, the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in 1989 and 1992 from Tsinghua University, China. His research interests include service-oriented modeling and simulation, cloud manufacturing, model engineering for simulation, agent-based control and simulation. Currently, he serves as the Past President of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), a Fellow of SCS and ASIASIM, the executive vice president of China Simulation Federation (CSF), a chief scientist of the 863 key projects, and associate Editor-in-Chief and associate editors of 6 peer-reviewed international journals. He authored and co-authored more than 200 papers, 10 books and chapters. He received the National Award for Excellent Science and Technology Books in 1999, the Outstanding Individual Award of China High-Tech R&D Program (863), 2001, the National Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers Awards in 2014.
Plenary Speaker I
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 51 referred journal papers, has obtained 13 invention patents and has attended 29 international conferences among 14 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.