ICMST 2018 Keynote Speakers
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. Fan-Tien Cheng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Speech Title: Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (Industry 4.0 + AVM = Industry 4.1)
Abstract: Virtual Metrology (VM) is a method to conjecture manufacturing quality of a process tool based on data sensed from the process tool and without physical metrology operations. In other words, VM can convert sampling inspection with metrology delay into real-time and on-line total inspection. This talk will first introduce the theories and functions of the Automatic Virtual Metrology (AVM) system and then demonstrate how to apply AVM to high-tech (semiconductor, TFT-LCD, etc.) and traditional machine-tool (automobile wheel machining, airplane engine casing, etc.) industries. The current Industry 4.0 platform can only keep the faith of achieving the nearly Zero-Defects state without realizing this goal. In other words, Industry 4.0 only emphasizes "Enhancing Productivity" but not "Improving Quality". The key reason for this inability is the lack of an affordable online and real-time total inspection system. The Zero-Defects state can be achieved by adopting the AVM system due to its capability of providing all products total inspection data. As the AVM system is integrated with the Industry 4.0 platform, the goal of Zero-Defects can be accomplished, which is defined as "Industry 4.1." This talk then focuses on how to utilize Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analysis, Cloud Manufacturing (CM), and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) along with the AVM technology to develop an Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (AMCoT) that construct a smart manufacturing platform for achieving the goals of Industry 4.1.
Biography: Soon after Fan-Tien Cheng graduated from the department of Electrical Engineering of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in 1976, he got in the Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST), serving as Research Assistant at the most basic level and then got promoted to Senior Scientist in 19 years. Then he went back to NCKU to start his teaching career and devoted the knowledge and practices he had learned in CSIST to the research domains of manufacturing automation and e-Manufacturing for industries such as semiconductor, TFT-LCD, solar cell, machine tool, and aerospace to help achieve the goals of enhancing the industry competitiveness by successfully improving manufacturing processes and lowering production cost.
Professor Cheng’s research achievements are significant both academically and industrially in the domains of e-Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, and Industry 4.1. Among those, he has been taking the lead especially on the academic and practical applications of VM technologies. So far, he has more than 25 VM-related journal papers, dozens of VM invention patents both domestically and internationally, and 35 AVM-related technology transfers to high-tech industries like semiconductor (TSMC, UMC, ASE), TFT-LCD (CMI, AUO), solar cell (Motech) and traditional industries such as aerospace (AIDC) and machine tool (FEMCO) as well as foundations/associations like ITRI and MIRDC. In one word, he has exceptional contributions in both the academy and industries.
Some of Professor Cheng’s honors and awards include: 2011 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science and Technology from the Executive Yuan, three times of National Science Council (NSC) Outstanding Research Award (2006, 2009, 2013), 2006 NSC Outstanding Industry-University Cooperation Award, 2012 National Invention and Creation Award—Gold Medal (System and Method for Automatic Virtual Metrology) of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA), University-Industry Economic Contribution Award from MoEA, Industry-University Cooperation Award for College Teachers of Ministry of Education, NCKU Chair Professor since January 2009, 17th TECO Award from TECO Technology Foundation in 2010, 2014 Outstanding Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation, 2014 K.-T. Li Science and Humanities Chair, 2015 20th Outstanding Achievement Award of The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, 2016 Machinery Industry-University Contribution Award of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), and 2016 Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) Outstanding Technology Transfer Award (for enhancement and extending applications of AVM), as well as IEEE Fellow since January 2008, 2013 IEEE Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production (for contributions to the development of the AVM System), two times of IEEE ICRA Best Automation Paper Award in 1999 and 2013, and IEEE CASE Best Application Paper Award in 2017. He was also the Program Chair of IEEE CASE 2014, the Award Chairs of both CASE 2016 and ICRA 2017, and the Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2014~2015).
Prof. Sujan Debnath, the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia
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.
ICMST 2018 Plenary Speakers
Prof. Petr Valasek, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Czech Republic
Prof. Suksan Prombanpong, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand
Prof. Dr. Eric Dimla,Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei
Speech title: Artificial Neural Networks: A manufacturing engineering perspective and case study review
Abstract: This paper presents a brief review of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) application in a typical manufacturing engineering scenario. The discussion in the first part centres on the underlying principles and learning algorithms with emphasis on the basic structure of ANNs. It would be extremely laborious and tedious to list all types of neural networks herein but for the purpose of this study, an overview of those networks with proven manufacturing engineering applications was deemed necessary. The merits of ANNs and their applicability was demonstrated by reviewing work performed within the last two decades in the chosen area of manufacturing engineering application, specifically Tool Condition Monitoring (TCM) in metal cutting operations.
Biography: Prof. Dr Eric Dimla, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei since 1st of March 2015. Prior to joining UTB, he was Academic Leader (Engineering) at Southampton Solent University before which he was a Senior Lecturer in CAD and Engineering at Portsmouth University, UK form 2011 to 2014. Prof. Dimla received the MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from University College London(University of London) and did a PhD immediately after that on ‘Tool condition monitoring using neural networks in metal turning operations’ awarded in June 1998. A postdoctoral research fellowship followed in Aberdeen Scotland where he managed and co-ordinated an EU funded project on renewable energy before his appointment as a lecturer. His research interest is within the area of metal cutting tool-wear and condition monitoring/fault diagnosis, intelligent sensor fusion and signal processing for industrial applications. He has published well over 40 papers at International Conferences/Symposiums and International Journals mainly in high speed machining of metals and the application of AI techniques in metal cutting tool wear monitoring. Prof. Dimla is a chartered mechanical engineer and member of both the IET and IMechE.
Prof. Vincent Lee Chieng Chen, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia
Bio: Dr. Lee is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), United Kingdom. Dr. Lee is currently the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Science and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University Malaysia. Dr. Lee joined Curtin University Malaysia in 2013. Prior joining Curtin University Malaysia, he served as a Research Engineer at Daikin Malaysia. He received his Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, and Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Nottingham in 2009 and 2013, respectively. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the use of numerical and experimental methods of non-linear dynamics to solve engineering problems. The current foci of his attention are simultaneous microwave and ultrasound irradiation, resonant valve-less pumping, chatter vibrations in metal cutting, and sports engineering. In the engineering community, Dr. Lee works closely with other institutions such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Materials Malaysia, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Energy Institute, and Engineers Australia, promoting professional engineering practices, and public awareness of engineering, science, and technology. Dr. Lee is also a keen researcher in Engineering Education, particularly in Work-Integrated Learning, and Computer-Aided Engineering.
Prof. Erween Abd Rahim, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Mohammad Yeakub Ali, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
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.
ICMST 2018 Invited Speakers
Dr. T.Theivasanthi, Kalasalingam University, INDIA
Dr. Anika Zafiah Mohd Rus, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
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ICMST 2017 Keynote Speakers
Prof. Cees de Bont, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Professor de Bont has
solid experience and track records in the
management and leadership of sizable and
leading design schools in the world. He took
up the deanship of the School of Design of
the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in
February 2011 after having been the dean of
the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
of the Delft University of Technology ("TU
Delft") in the Netherlands for seven years.
Both TU Delft and the School of Design of
PolyU are ranked by the Businessweek as the
top 60 design institutions around the world.
Professor de Bont has a good mix of academic and industrial experience. He started his academic career in 1993 as Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology at the University of Tilburg after his fulfilment of military obligations. During his appointment in the University of Tilburg, Professor de Bont also acted as a consultant to Philips Design in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He earned substantial industrial experience and was exposed to frontline issues in global business during his appointment as Manager of the Human Behaviour Research Centre in Philips Design. He was subsequently Head of Marketing Research and Strategy at Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care from 1997 to 2005 when he was responsible for generating and utilizing market information for the formulation of the strategy, R&D and marketing plan of the company.
Professor de Bont's research interests are in the areas of design education, consumer behaviour, innovation adoption, design methods and networked innovation. On these topics, Professor de Bont supervised master's students and PhD students. More recently Professor de Bont focuses also on the development of industrial design as an academic discipline, including the quality perceptions of design journals. He edited a book on design methods for succesful innovation that came out in 2013.
Professor de Bont chaired the Dutch Innovation Centre for Electric Road Transport which is a nationwide platform for electric mobility and is a member of various key professional boards and bodies related to design, industrial innovation and market research.
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