ICMST 2019 Keynote Speakers
Prof. Kok-Meng Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Speech: Model-based Data-driven Optimization for Intelligent Manufacturing
Biography: Kok-Meng Lee (email@example.com), received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985, respectively. He has been with the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1985. As a Professor of mechanical engineering, his research interests include dynamic systems/control, actuators/sensors, mechatronics, machine vision, robotics, and intelligent manufacturing. He is also Distinguished Professor with the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Pao Yu-Kong Chair Professor of the Zhejiang University.
Dr. Lee is a Life Fellow of ASME and a Fellow of IEEE. Currently, he is founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for Springer International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, and serves as co-Chair on the Conference Advisory Committee for the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics since 1997. He was EIC (2008-2013) for IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics (TMech), and served on the Executive Committee of ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Division (2013-2107, Chair 2016). Prior to serving as EIC for TMech, he served as its Technical Editor (1995-1999) and guest edited four focused sections. He had also held representative positions within the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society: served as Associate Editor for its Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering (2003-2005), Trans. on Robotics and Automation (1994-1998), and Robotics and Automation Magazine (1994-1996), and as Chair or Co-Chair for numerous international conferences; and founded/chaired Technical Committees on Manufacturing Automation and on Prototyping for Robotics and Automation.
Recognitions of his research contributions include Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award, Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Award, International Hall of Fame New Technology Award, Woodruff Faculty Fellow and more recently, ASME Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award. He is also recognized as advisor for more than ten Best Student Paper and Thesis Awards.
Prof. Li Lu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biography: Dr. Lu was promoted to Full Professor in 2004 and is still heavily involved in the research of functional materials, mainly in two directions; i) materials for Li-ion rechargeable batteries which include traditional bulk batteries and all-solid-state batteries, and supercapacitors, and ii) piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials. He has published over 300 papers in international journals and 3 monographs. He has awarded millions dollars in his research funding in the past 20 years. Recently, he received two prestigious Proof-of-Concept project grants awarded by the National Research Foundation of Singapore for development of fast charging Li-ion batteries.
Dr. Lu is the Editor-in-Chief of Functional Materials Letters (World Scientific Publisher), Associate Editor of Materials Technology (Maney Publisher) particularly in charge of functional materials, and member of Editorial Board of Scientific Report (Nature Publishers) in charge of energy storage materials. Due to his contributions to functional materials, he has been invited to deliver plenary, keynote and invited lectures by numerous conferences and institutions.
Prof. Sujan Debnath, Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia
Biography: Dr. Sujan (CEng MIMechE) Joined Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia in October 2008 after completion of two years tenure in Multimedia University, Malaysia. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin Sarawak. Dr. Sujan obtained his PhD Degree from the University of Science Malaysia in 2006 majoring applied mechanics with specific research focuses on interfacial thermal mismatch stress analysis in layered structure.
Over the years, he has been working in the area of thermo-mechanical stress analysis, green composite materials, and polymer composite materials. He has more than 65 publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings.
At present, Dr. Sujan is supervising four PhD and three MPhil students. Dr. Sujan is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK.
Prof. Mohammad Yeakub Ali, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Biography: Professor Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali is attached with the Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at International Islamic University Malaysia since 2004. He becomes full Professor in 2011 and was the Head of the department from 2012 until 2016. He graduated with PhD. from Nanyang Technological University in 2002. He obtained his MEng from Asian Institute of Technology in 1997 and BSc Eng from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1992.
Prof. Ali’s teaching and research interest is in the areas of manufacturing, micromachining, MEMS, metal cutting, engineering management, project management, analytical decision making, and quantitative techniques. He brought a significant amount of research grant from ministry and he has supervised many postgraduate students at Masters and PhD levels. He has published more than 200 articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings. His h index 15. He delivered keynote and invited speech in many international conferences around the world.
In addition to teaching and research, Prof. Ali is an expert in outcome based education and accreditation of engineering programme. In 2016 his programme Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing) (Honours) received the longest term five years accreditation under Washington Accord. Prof. Ali is a Chartered Professional Mechanical Engineer from IMechE, and Engineers Australia. He also member of many international professional societies and associations.
Prof. Erween Abd Rahim, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Biography: Dr. Erween Abd. Rahim is a Associate Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in manufacturing engineering. Dr. Erween holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, with specialization in machining process. Prior to joining academe, Dr. Erween spent 5 years with several manufacturing and business enterprises.
Dr. Erween has numerous publications in the areas of machining processes. He held the position of Head of Precision Machining Research Center since 2016. He is also the author of the Laser Dan Aplikasi Terkini ( Laser and Recent application) and Minyak Pelincir Berasaskan Tumbuhan (Vegetable-based Lubricant) books, both written in Malaysian language.
Assoc. Prof. Vincent Lee Chieng Chen, Curtin University, Malaysia
Biography: Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University Malaysia. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the Engineering Council (UK), Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council (UK), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He received his Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, and Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Nottingham in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He joined Curtin University Malaysia in 2013. Prior joining Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia, he served as a Research Engineer at Daikin Malaysia. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the use of numerical and experimental methods of non-linear dynamics to solve engineering problems. Dr. Lee has received more than RM 200 thousands research grants from government to develop his research.
Assoc. Prof. Petr Valasek, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Czech Republic
Biography: Petr Valášek is associate professor in the field Technology and mechanization of agriculture on Faculty of Engineering – Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic. Currently he works at the Department of Material Science and Manufacturing Technology and he is Vice-Rector for Quality of Academic Activities on CULS. He defended his dissertation thesis "Polymer particle composite systems" in the doctoral study program Special technology in the field of study quality and reliability of machines and equipment. He attended of more than hundred lectures at European universities in Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Portugal etc. He has passed several Keynote lectures at international non-European universities as well. As part of research projects, he actively participates in various international conferences, and cooperates with foreign universities (e.g. China, Malaysia, and Indonesia). Assoc. Prof. Ing. Petr Valášek, Ph.D. is the author or co-author of 94 entries in the database Scopus, h-index 15 and 44 entries in the database Web of Science. Professional interests: Composite systems, Biocomposites, Biomass usage in materials engineering, Composites with Natural Fibres, Manufacturing Technology.
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