Keynote Speakers.

Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair is the leading materials science researcher at the National University of Singapore, NUS. He is among the top four researchers of NUS and among the top six researchers of Singapore. He is the Director of Center for Nanotechnology & Sustainability, and Circular Economy Taskforce Chair. He regarded as the guru of electrospinning & nanofiber applications. His Google Scholar lists over 125,000 citations, 162 h index, and over 1040 i10 index. He named among the World’s Most Influential Minds (Thomson Reuters); and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in materials science and cross-field categories (Clarivate Analytics; ORCID/0000-0001-8479-8686). Microsoft Academic ranked him among the top 50 authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide in terms of publications, citations, h-index and saliency. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; and American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer NATURE journal Materials Circular Economy. He is a member of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee of Singapore Institute of Directors ( He is a member of UNESCO’s Global Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 2030 Agenda (EGU2030). He is advancing intelligent materials and low-carbon. He is an Associate Editor of Advanced Fiber Materials journal and eScience journal. He is an organizer of MRS Materials Circular Economy symposium. European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said, “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all” in his foreword for the Springer Nature book on Circular Economy (ISBN: 978-981-15-8509-8).

Professor Aleksandr N. Pavlenko
Head of the Laboratory of Low-Temperature Thermophysics. Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Aleksandr Pavlenko is Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, a Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics (Novosibirsk, Russia). In 1981 he graduated from the Physics Department of Novosibirsk State University. From 1981 to 1996 he worked as a junior research associate, research associate, senior researcher at the Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS. From 1996 to the present, he is the Head of Laboratory of Low-Temperature Thermophysics at the Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS. In 1990, he defended Candidate 's Thesis "Crisis of heat transfer at non-stationary heat release and dynamics of boiling modes change in the large volume of cryogenic liquid” (PhD), and in 2001 - the Doctor's Thesis "Transfer processes at boiling and evaporation".
He is the author and co-author of more than 400 research works and two monographs. Since 1995 Prof. A. Pavlenko has led research for over $12M in research grants from government and industry sources. In terms of application main practical achievements of A. Pavlenko are bound with the simulation of hydrodynamic and mass transfer processes in the cryogenic packed columns, development of the methods increasing mixture separation efficiency, investigation of heat transfer intensification methods in compact plate and fin heat exchangers. For successful and fruitful cooperation with the largest company of cryogenic machine building he was awarded with four Certificates of Recognition ("Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.”, USA, 2002, 2009). A. Pavlenko is a Scientific Coordinator of the Integration projects of SB RAS, the Supervisor of a number of grants of the Russian Science Foundation, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, working also in cooperation with foreign scientists (Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer, RWTH Aachen University (Germany, 2003-2005); School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin (China, 2013-2018); National Engineering Research Centre of Distillation Technology, Tianjin (2013-2018); Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin (China, 2013-2018), executing officer for the project of the Federal Goal-Oriented Program (FGP) of the Ministry of Education and Science of RF; under his supervision a significant part of research works are being carried out in accordance with the contract with "Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.” (USA, 1992-2020), “BASF SE” (Germany, 2011-2013). Prof. A. Pavlenko is the laureate of the prize of academician S.S. Kutateladze (1998), awarded with Honorary diploma (1999) and the Gratitude (2007) of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary diploma of the Presidium of SB RAS (2009), Honorary diplomas of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk (2009, 2013), Certificate of honour of the Governor of the Novosibirsk region (2019, 2020), International A.V. Lykov award (2020).

Prof. David BASSIR, IRAMAT, UMR –7065, Université Technologique de Belfort-Montbéliard, 90010 Belfort Cedex, France
Centre Borelli – UMR –9010, ENS Cachan, Université Paris Saclay, France.

David BASSIR is as Professor at the French University of Technology UTBM and also a Senior Research at Borelli Center at the ENS- Paris Saclay University. Previously, he was the dean of IUT at the University of Lorraine (France), Consult for Science and Technology at the French Embassy to serve at the Consulate General of France in Guangzhou (China), General Director of Research at the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du Batiment et de l'Industrie (Paris) and Space Craft engineer at GECI Technology in different space agencies such as Arianespace and Astrium Group. He joined the Mechanical Department of the UTBM as Associate professor in 2001 and the Chair Aerospace Structures in 2008 at Technical University of Delft as visiting professor. He holds a Master and a PhD degree in structural optimization from the University of Franche-Comté (France). He has published more than 150 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including more than 45 articles in indexed journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Int. journal IJSMDO that is published by EDP Sciences.
Integration of the AI and ML approaches for Prediction analysis in welding : Review

Prof.Xuejun (James) Ren, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Xuejun (James) Ren is a Professor of Engineering and Director of at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He graduated from Yanshan University (China) with a BEng (H.) degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 1991 and obtained his MSc-PhD degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design (University of Hull, UK) in 2000. He has previously worked at Uni. of Exeter, Loughborough Uni., Serco Assurance/AMEC. Prof Ren is an editorial board member of “Materials & Design”. His current research interests and activities are in Materials Characterization, Processing, Modelling and Data-led New Materials Development. He has authored/co-authored over 100 SCI journal papers, supervised 15 PhD students. He is PI/coordinator for several EU projects on data-led materials development and manufacturing.

Dr. Qiang Xu, University of Huddersfield, UK (Keynote Speaker in MMSE 2013-2016)

Title: Modelling of Creep Rupture

Dr Xu has been Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering at the School of Computing and Engineering, since June 2013 to present. Previously, Dr Xu was Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering at Teesside University from 2006 to 2013. Prior to that he has worked as post-doctoral researcher at UMIST (University of Manchester, Institutive of Science and Technology, UK) on computational creep damage mechanics and Huddersfield on design and machine accuracy improvement. He is a specialist in computational creep damage mechanics, particularly in creep damage constitutive equations, and computational modelling. So far, as the main supervisor, Dr Xu has supervised successfully eight PhD research projects and completed over 15 consultancy and evaluation of grant applications. Dr Xu was Visiting Professor at the Northwest Polytechnic University, China from 2007 to 2012 and served as Overseas Expert at the China Science and Technology Development Centre, Education Ministry, China, in June 2011, for its on-line science and technology journal. He has served a number of conferences as committee members and has been invited to give a number of Keynote presentations in Japan, UK, Portugal, beyond this conference.

Prof. Michael Todinov, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Michael T. Todinov is a professor of mechanical engineering at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Prof. Todinov obtained a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham and a higher doctorate (DEng/DSc equivalent) in mathematical modelling from the University of Birmingham. Prof Todinov pioneered research on reliability analysis based on the cost of failure, repairable flow networks, domain-independent methods for reliability improvement and reverse engineering of algebraic inequalities. In the areas of mechanical engineering, materials science, reliability, risk and mathematical modelling, Prof Todinov authored six books with reputable academic publishers and more than 150 research papers. In 2017, he received the prestige award of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) in the area of risk reduction in mechanical engineering.
Title: Reverse Engineering of Algebraic Inequalities to Generate New Knowledge and Optimise Systems and Processes in Engineering
Algebraic inequalities have huge potential for modern science and technology. They do not require data associated with the values or the distributions of the variables entering the inequalities and are capable of handling deep unstructured uncertainty. The reverse engineering of a valid algebraic inequality often leads to a projection of a novel physical reality characterized by a distinct signature: the algebraic inequality itself. This keynote talk introduces reverse engineering of valid algebraic inequalities for generating new knowledge and substantially enhancing the performance of common engineering systems. In the case of series-parallel systems with interchangeable redundant components for example, the reverse engineering of algebraic inequalities yielded that in such systems, an asymmetric arrangement of components always leads to a larger system reliability than a symmetric arrangement. This finding remains valid, irrespective of the particular reliabilities characterizing the components. Depending on the specific physical interpretation, knowledge, applicable to systems from different application domains can be extracted by reverse engineering of the same algebraic inequality. This talk also introduces the fundamental principle of non-contradiction on which the reverse engineering of algebraic inequalities is based.

Prof. Raul Duarte Salgueiral Gomes Campilho, ISEP – School of Engineering, Porto, Portugal

Raul Duarte Salgueiral Gomes Campilho. Completed the Título de Agregado in Habilitation in Mechanical Engineering in 2020/09/11 by Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Doutoramento in Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009/06/25 by Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Mestrado in M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - Profile of Mechanical Constructions in 2006 by Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia and Licenciatura in Graduation in Mechanical Engineering - Transport Branch in 2003 by Instituto Politécnico do Porto Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto. Is Adjunct Teacher in Instituto Politécnico do Porto Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, and Researcher in Associated Laboratory for Energy Transports and Aeronautics. Published 320 articles in journals. Has 136 section(s) of books and 23 book(s). Participated in 112 event(s). Supervised 5 PhD thesis(es) e co-supervised 1. Supervised 167 MSc dissertation(s) e co-supervised 73. Has received 16 awards and/or honors. Participates and/or participated as Principal investigator in 1 project(s) and Researcher in 6 project(s).

Dr. Li Wang, Queen Mary University of London, UK

DR Li Wang is currently working as Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Experience and Industrial Engagement, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, U.K. Dr Wang has a First degree in Materials science (China), Postgraduate Cert. in Data analysis (China); MPil. Research in Numerical modelling (UK) and PhD in Computational Materials Science; She worked at Solid Mechanics Group (University of Oxford) and Unilever R&D for many years. She has been involved in many new products/brands development as well as special numerical modelling software and data system. Dr Wang has been the speaker in several conferences and industrial events; She is currently supervising three PhD students and jointly supervised one EU Postdoc. Her main research and scholarship activities is in numerical modelling, product development, Sustainability and Engineering education.

Dr. Shiqi Zheng, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China

Shiqi Zheng received the Ph.D. degree in mechatronic engineering from the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2016. He was an Academic Visitor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia, from 2019 to 2020. He is currently a Professor with the China University of Geosciences, Wuhan. His research interests include adaptive and robust control for robotic systems, multiagent systems, and fractional order systems. Shiqi Zheng have published over 40 SCI journal papers and got 10 China patents. As the first or corresponding author, he has published 25 papers in many prestige journals, such as IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Automatica, etc. He has published two books “fractional order adaptive control of AC servo system”, and “adaptive control of uncertain systems”. He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE and has been invited to give a number of keynote presentations in several conferences.





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