ICCME Past Speakers

Keynote Speaker #1

Prof. Wang John, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Introduction Professor Wang’s research focuses on new functional ceramics, electroceramic and composite materials that are inevitably required for the next generation of energy generation and storage, electronics and healthcare. His research group has been working on novel fabrication techniques for these materials and understanding of the correlations between their structural parameters, at various length scales ranging from molecular, nanometer to micrometer ranges, and their functional properties.
More recently, Professor Wang’s research is concentrating on carbon-based materials, nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for energy generation, energy storage and biomedical applications. He and his research group have successfully developed several types of new nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for applications in energy generation storage and drug delivery.
More details here https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/mse/staff/wang-john/
Topic 2D Materials: 2D Atomic, 2D Molecular and 2D Morphological, Which One?

Keynote Speaker #2

Prof. Hua Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong   
Introduction Professor ZHANG Hua received his bachelor and master degrees at Nanjing University, China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and completed his doctoral degree under Prof. LIU Zhongfan at Peking University, China in July 1998. After spending a few years as research associate/postdoctoral fellow in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium with Prof. Frans C. De Schryver and Northwestern University, USA with Prof. Chad A. Mirkin, he started to work at NanoInk Inc. (USA) as a Research Scientist/Chemist in August 2003. Afterwards, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore in November 2005. Then he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor in July 2006 and was promoted to Full Professor in September 2013.
Topic Phase Engineering of Novel Nanomaterials

Keynote Speaker #3

Prof. Sreeramamurthy Ankem, University of Maryland, USA   
Introduction Dr. Sreeramamurthy Ankem is a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. His research interests include: Physical and mechanical behavior of structural materials including titanium alloys and stainless steels, modeling microstructure evolution in multiphase systems, finite element modeling (FEM) of deformation and damping behavior of composite materials, and biomedical implants. He has over 95 publications in these areas. Prof. Ankem has received many awards and he is a Fellow of the professional society ASM International (FASM).
Topic Recent Advances on the Deformation Behavior of Two-Phase α+β Titanium Alloys

Keynote Speaker #4

Prof. Yuji Suzuki, The University of Tokyo, Japan   
Introduction Yuji Suzuki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr.Eng. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1993, respectively. He is currently with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo, as a Professor. He serves as Steering Committee Member of PowerMEMS Conference, Organizing Committee member of IEEE International Symposium on Electret, and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. He also served as a general co-chair of IEEE MEMS2010 (Hong Kong) and Chair of Micro-Nano Science and Technology Division, JSME. His research interests include MEMS-based energy harvesting using electrets, micro energy conversion such as microscale combustion, and optimal design/control of micro heat and fluid flow.
Topic Electret-based Vibration Energy Harvesting: Opportunity for IoT/Wearable Devices

Keynote Speaker #5

Prof. Jun Yanagimoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan   
Introduction Professor Jun Yanagimoto received his Dr. Eng. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo in 1989. He started his academic career as a lecturer at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. In 2003, he was appointed to the Chair of Forming as its third professor since its creation in 1952. His area of interest covers forming theory to forming and processing of metallic and non-metallic materials, such as three-dimensional FE (finite element) analysis of forming processes, microstructure control of product by hot forming using numerical analysis, heavy-reduction controlled rolling, forming of metal-matrix composites, sheet forming for the light-weight construction, and forming/joining of non-metallic sheets.
Topic Numerical Analysis for Microstructure Control in Hot Forming Process

Keynote Speaker #6

Prof. Ying Tan, Peking University, China   
Introduction Ying Tan is a full professor and PhD advisor at the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science of Peking University, and director of Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Peking University. He received his B.Eng from Electronic Engineering Institute, M.S. from Xidian University, and PhD from Southeast University, in 1985, 1988, and 1997, respectively. Then a postdoctoral fellow and associate professor at University of Science and Technology of China. He worked at Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1999 and 2004-2005. He was an electee of One Hundred Talent Program of China Academy of Science (CAS) in 2005. He is the inventor of Fireworks Algorithm (FWA).
Ying Tan is a full professor and PhD advisor at the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science of Peking University, and director of Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Peking University. He received his B.Eng, M.S., and PhD from Southeast University, in 1985, 1988, and 1997, respectively. He was an electee of One-Hundred-Talent-Program of China Academy of Science (CAS) in 2005 and the inventor of Fireworks Algorithm (FWA).
He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (IJCIPR), the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (TEC), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (CYB), IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (NNLS), International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR), International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJAI), etc. He also served as an Editor of Springer’s Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) for 20+ volumes, and Guest Editors of several referred Journals, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Information Science, Softcomputing, Neurocomputing, Natural Computation, IJSIR, IJAI, etc. He is an IEEE senior member and a member of Emergent Technologies Technical Committee (ETTC) of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society since 2010. He is the founder general chair of the ICSI International Conference series since 2010. He won the 2nd-Class Natural Science Award of China in 2009.
His research interests include computational intelligence, swarm intelligence, swarm robotics, data mining, pattern recognition, intelligent information processing for information security, etc. He has published more than 280 papers in refereed journals and conferences in these areas, and authored/co-authored 11 books and 12 chapters in book, and received 4 invention patents.
Topic On Fireworks Algorithm Research and Its Application to Material Engineering

Keynote Speaker #7

Prof. Masahiro Furuya, Waseda University, Japan  
Introduction Prof. Masahiro Furuya has been a professor at Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University since April 2019. He has been a deputy associate vice president at the Energy Transformation Research Laboratory in Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) as well. He received Ph.D. degree from the Delft University of Technology in 2006. He started his research carrier at Argonne National Laboratory in 1992 as a visiting researcher for four months. His research is focused in the areas of thermal-hydraulics, multi-phase flow, electro-chemistry, photo-catalysis, and powder production. His engineering field is nuclear engineering, as well as chemical engineering and bioengineering. He also gave lecture courses on severe accidents and so on in English as a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Keynote Speaker #8

Prof. Wenjun Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong   
Introduction Wenjun Zhang obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1994 from Lanzhou University. He was a postdoc at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (1995 to 1997) and at the City University of Hong Kong (1997 to 1998). From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a Science and Technology Agency Fellow at the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Japan. He joined CityU in 2000 again as a Senior Research Fellow. He is currently a Chair Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry, the director of the Center Of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF), and the associate director of Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy (HKICE). His research focuses on thin film technology, nanomaterials and devices, and surface and interface engineering. Prof. Zhang was/is the Visiting Professor at Siegen University, Germany, Cuiying Guest Professor at Lanzhou University, Guest Professors at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Soochow University, Hefei University of Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (CAS), and Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (CAS).