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Keynote 1: Lasers and Terahertz Radiation Interact with Matter

Dr. Jianquan Yao, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at Tianjin University, China



Keynote Speaker’s Short Bio:

Dr Jian-quan Yao is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Tianjin University, and an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He completed his BE, ME and PhD at Tianjin University, He was a Visiting scholar at Stanford University and University of California, USA, from 1980 to 1982. His research focuses on laser and optoelectronic science, and he proposed and developed "Theory and Method for Optimal Phase Matching Calculation of Biaxial Crystals", which is called "Yao Method" by international academic circles, therefor he has a certain reputation in the world. Until now, He has completed over 10 national key scientific and technological research projects, like the 863、973 projects, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He Published 4 representative monographs and published over 1000 research papers; He has won the Second Prize of the National Invention Award, the Second Prize of the State Education Commission and Tianjin Science and Technology Progress Award (4 times), the First Prize of the Military Science and Technology Progress Award, and the Special Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and so on. He was rated as "National Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions", "National Advanced Scientific and Technological Worker in Universities", "National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker" and "Tianjin Super Model Worker" and enjoys special allowances from the China State Council.

Keynote 2: Be Ready for AI Third Wave!?

Dr. Chunsheng Yang, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Principal Research Officer at the National Research Council, Canada



Abstract of the Keynote Talk:

We have witnessed the achievements of AI research and its impact on human life and society over the past few decades. Since its inception at the Dartmouth Conference 1956, AI has gone through several boom and bust cycles. Each bust pushed AI research from one boom to yet another prosperous boom. For example, the most recent bust from 1987 to 1993 led to another AI research boom which has lasted almost 20 years (2000-2019). During the last two decades, many dreams in AI research have become reality. However, today AI development run into many barriers in meeting the expectations of public in the commercialization AI technologies such as safe-driving, self-abstracting, self-learning, etc. In this talk the speaker will explore where is boundary to impede the AI advancement by reviewing the AI history, and the major achievements from the first and second AI waves. Then speaker will share the vision of next AI wave in order to be ready for AI third wave. We believe in that the AI third wave is coming and will be a much stronger torrent!


Keynote Speaker’s Short Bio:

Dr. Chunsheng Yang is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) and Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (FAAIA). He is a Principal Research Officer at the National Research Council Canada and a distinguished Professor with Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan). Dr. Yang is an Adjunct Professor with Carleton University (Canada), Chongqing University (China), and Beijing Normal University (China). He is interested in data science, machine learning, hybrid reasoning, intelligent systems, digital twins and Prognostic and Health Management (PHM). He received a Hons. B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Harbin Engineering University, China, an M.Sc. in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and a Ph.D. from the National Hiroshima University, Japan. He worked with Fujitsu Inc., Japan, as a Senior Engineer and engaged on the development of intelligent traffic management for ATM backbone telecommunication networks. He was an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 1986 to 1990 working on Hypercube Distributed Computer Systems. Yang has been the author for 226 technical papers (book chapters) and reporters published in the referred journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Yang is a Program Co-Chair of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2016) and a Program Co-Chair for the 17th International Conference on Industry and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems in 2004. He is also a guest editor for the International Journal of Applied Intelligence and the Journal of Clustering Computing. He severs scientific advisor for several instructions such as NSERC, Irish Research Council, etc.

Keynote 3: Asset Administration Shell - Digital Twin for Smart Manufacturing

Dr. Hong Seungho, Emeritus Professor at Hanyang University, Executive Advisor/Fellow, Nestfield Co. Ltd., South Korea



Abstract of the Keynote Talk:

This presentation will discuss the basic concepts of the Industrial Digital Twin. Primarily, it explains the framework of the Asset Administration Shell (AAS), a digital twin technology developed to achieve Autonomy, Interoperability, and Sustainability in smart manufacturing. In addition, this presentation will show the effects of the AAS technology on future smart manufacturing by introducing some examples, including order-controlled production, plug-and-production, transparency of delivered products, smart products, circular economy, etc.


Keynote Speaker’s Short Bio:

Dr. Hong Seungho is an Emeritus Professor at Hanyang University and Executive Advisor/Fellow, Nestfield Co. Ltd. He was a Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering at Hanyang University before 2021. He is a HoD and Chairman of IEC SyC Smart Manufacturing at Korean National Committee. He is also a HoD and Chairman of IEC TC65 Industrial-process Measurement, Control and Automation at Korean National Committee. He is a Guest Professor at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China.

Keynote 4: Thinking on the Future Development of Aviation Health Management Technology

Dr. Yong Shen, Vice Chief Engineer of AVIC Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute, China



Abstract of the Keynote Talk:

The report introduces the overall awareness, technical connotation development status at home and abroad of the aircraft health management system. The thinking of the technical challenges, System application and development trends are also pointed.


Keynote Speaker’s Short Bio:

Dr. Yong Shen received the Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is currently a researcher, a special grade expert in health management technology of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC), and a vice chief engineer of AVIC Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute (AVIC SAMRI), with the State Council Special Allowance. He has long been engaged in the technical research and system development of aircraft condition monitoring and fault diagnosis. He was responsible for multiple pre-research projects from the 10th Five-Year Plan to the 13th Five-Year Plan, and has made outstanding contributions in the field of Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), including presiding over the development of the HUMS of ZTA helicopter, which has been applied. He has published more than 40 papers of various types, compiled 2 national military standards and a volume of basic aviation technology series. He has awarded the Group Science and Technology Progress Award of AVIC and individual meritorious service of aeronautical science and technology research for many times, and won the Shanghai May 1st Labor Medal once.

Keynote 5: Liquid Metal Filled Magnetorheological Elastomers and Applications

Dr. Weihua Li, Senior Professor and Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Research Strength at the University of Wollongong, Australia



Abstract of the Keynote Talk:

Recently, the demand for wearable sensors is growing due to their ability to help monitor motion and provide clinically relevant data for healthcare. Most of them detect strain through their resistance change during deformation. However, they generally exhibit a negative piezoconductive property, that is, their conductivity decreases when stretched. This causes high resistance under stretching, limiting their applications in highly stretchable electronics. In this work, liquid metal magnetorheological elastomers filled with iron microparticles are reported. These materials exhibit a sharp decrease in resistance when stretched, indicating the unconventional positive piezoconductive property. The application of such new materials for wearable sensors are reported.


Keynote Speaker’s Short Bio:

Dr. Weihua Li is a Senior Professor and Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Research Strength at the University of Wollongong. He completed his BE, ME at University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), and PhD at Nanyang Technological University, respectively. He was with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of NTU as a Research Fellow from 2001 to 2003, before he joined the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering as a Lecturer. His research focuses on smart materials and their applications, microfluidics, Lab on a Chip, and intelligent mechatronics. He serves as editor or editorial board member for several international journals. He has published more than 350 journal papers with >19,000 citations and an h-index of 75 (Google Scholar). He is a recipient of Fellow of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Australian Endeavour Fellowship, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Supervision, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Interdisciplinary Research Excellence and numerous Best Paper Awards.

Keynote 6: Prognostic and Health Management Technology for Power Conversion System

Dr. Yiqiang Chen, Deputy Chief Engineer of National Key Laboratory, The Fifth Electronics Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China



Abstract of the Keynote Talk:

Power conversion system, such as electric drive and power supply, is the “Heart” of intelligent and electric equipment, such as aircraft, high-speed train and automobile. Traditional reliability assurance methods based on pre-life prediction and post-failure analysis have some defects, such as high cost, low efficiency and poor accuracy. Prognostic and health management (PHM) technology is based on failure physics, which is used to predict and evaluate the reliability of a product in a real environment, and major accidents may be avoided. This report reviews the development status and quality reliability problems of power conversion system at first. Then introduces the research progress of the PHM technology for the power conversion system. Lastly, expounds the development status and trend of PHM key technology for the power conversion system.


Keynote Speaker’s Short Bio:

Yiqiang Chen, Ph. D., research fellow, deputy chief engineer, team leader, Principal investigator, has long been engaged in basic theory, method and application research of microwave, power, information processing and reliability of electronic products, progress has been made in failure mechanism and model of device, PHM of power conversion system and system on chip (SoC). About six SoC failure monitoring and warning chips have been successfully developed and verified, and a series of instruments such as the semiconductor device quantitative evaluation system and power cycle test system have been developed, and it provides a technical support for the reliability and security of electronic products. He has won the China Electronic Information Science and Technology Innovation Team Award, the Science and Technology Innovation Team Award of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the working skills competition award of Guangdong Province, and the first, second and third prizes of provincial and ministerial level science and technology progress. He was selected as one of National Young Talents, the Outstanding Young Talents in Sience and Technology Innovation of Guangdong Province, the Outstanding Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, the Special Support Project, and the Pearl River Science and Technology Star. He is the experts on national Science and Technology Achievements Evaluation Center, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, a department of the central government, Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City Science and technology project evaluation. He is responsible for more than 20 projects, such as national key R & D Program, National Natural Science Fund, Major International Cooperation Projects, high quality projects of MIIT, pre-research on installation and development. As the first author or corresponding author, has published more than 80 SCI papers in IEEE EDL, IEEE TED, APL and other journals, and applied for 70 international and domestic invention patents, of which 7 U.S. invention patents and 40 Chinese invention patents have been granted, publishing reliability editing 3 books, 8 standards, 2 sets of software, the joint cultivation of doctoral, master more than 20 students.

Keynote 7: Electric Vehicle Battery Thermal Management Systems with Thermoelectric Cooling, Phase Change Material and Micro-Channel Heat Sink

Professor Saim Memon, Deputy Head of School of Engineering at Arden University, England, UK



Abstract of the Keynote Talk:

Thermal management of an electric vehicle's battery has become critical in order to remove heat generated by the battery and preserve its efficiency. This research intends to highlight the thermal management of the mass manufacturing of Electric Vehicle Batteries. To demonstrate the experimentally and theoretically validated configurations for the electrical and thermal analyses of predicted electric vehicle batteries. The first configuration is to design and model lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery in comparison to Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) battery and simulate the influence of increasing the outside surface temperature on it’ s electrical energy storage and performances. The second configuration is the extension or involves the first configuration but with an integration of thermoelectric generator (TEG) cooling mechanism to minimise the elevated temperatures of both batteries and assess batteries output electrical characteristics. The third configuration is the extension of the first configuration but with an integration of phase change material (PCM) to understand the influence of increasing the outside surface temperature on its electrical energy storage and performances using third configuration. The fourth configuration is the implementation of high-performing micro-channel heat sink for effective heat extraction from the power electronic devices within the electric-vehicle.


Keynote Speaker’s Short Bio:

Professor Saim Memon is Deputy Head of School of Engineering at Arden University, England, UK. He is a Distinguished Professor in Renewable Energy Engineering at Zhejiang Ocean University. Previously, he was Associate Professor in Renewable Energy Engineering at Department of Engineering & Technology, University of Huddersfield, UK. He is the Visiting Academic and Head of Solar Thermal Vacuum Engineering Research Group at London South Bank University. Prior to this, he was Senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Course Director of three MEng/BEng/HND courses with expertise of accreditation and validation of course curriculum and degree apprenticeship program at Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, London South Bank University, London, UK.

Saim studied PhD in Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering as part of EPSRC Funded CALEBRE Project (Loughborough University, UK), PGCert Teaching Qualification (University of Aberdeen, UK), MSc in Mechatronics (Staffordshire University, UK), BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering MUET. He is Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and has Qualified Teacher Status by General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Saim has multidisciplinary research expertise in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Renewable Energy Materials Engineering. His specific research experiences are on: energy-materials for vacuum-insulated-smart-windows to net Zero Energy Buildings; vacuum based photovoltaic solar thermal collector; applied semi-transparent photovoltaics and PDLC films; translucent vacuum insulation panel; renewable energy technologies; thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting applications with vacuum-insulation; smart-grid integration to electric-vehicles with fast charging battery mechanism and; harvesting the concentrated solar irradiations to useful electrical energy.

Saim published over 100 research articles in the form of journals, book-chapters, patent-provisional, conferences, book-editor, newsletter and magazines. Saim collaborated with at least 50 international and national scholars across 25 countries globally. Saim raised funding of £261,789 from H2020, Innovate-UK, The IET/IMechE Engineering-Education-Grant-Scheme EEGS, DAIWA-Anglo-Japanese, Royal Academy of Engineering participation and Newton-Fund participation grants. Saim currently leads international collaborations as part of Solar Thermal Vacuum Engineering Research Group. Saim has been invited and keynote speaker in numerous international conferences/workshops and presented research findings and developed collaboration with researchers in the UK, Japan, China, Egypt, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, South America, Kenya, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, Belarus, Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Italy, Algeria, India, USA, UAE, Hong Kong and Spain.

Saim taught 41 BEng/MSc modules and supervised over 25 PhD/MEng/MSc & BEng projects. Saim was nominated for Best Supervisor, Outstanding Lecturer and Research in Action Awards by Staff and Students for four consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) at LSBU. Saim demonstrated and evidenced his excellent track record in Teaching and Supervision practices throughout his career. Saim developed and led a project that engaged local London Engineering students on Solar Car Challenge as part of the IET IMechE Engineering Education Grant Scheme. Saim also organised and chaired international and national conferences. Saim was the founder of DEEE Society at LSBU for students’ academic-industrial engagement. Saim has outstanding volunteer contributions throughout his academic career as evidenced on his profile such as: he contributed to the society as elected vice-chairman of The IET Young Professionals; elected Executive Officer at Staffordshire University Students Union; elected committee member of Postgrad Taught Students at NUS UK; elected vice-chair at Loughborough University Postgraduate Association; elected honorary secretary and committee member at Vacuum Group Institute of Physics; and many more volunteer roles he held and continue to serve our global academic societies.