Meet our Plenary Speakers
Dr. S.A. Sherif is a tenured Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is the Founding Director of the Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory, the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center and the Director of the Mobile Energy Laboratory at the University of Florida. He served as Co-Director of the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction at the University of Florida (2009-2013). He also served on the faculties of the University of Florida (1991-present), University of Miami (1987-1991), and Northern Illinois University (1984-1987). He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Life Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Vice President of Commission B-2 on Refrigerating Equipment of the International Institute of Refrigeration, a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2014-2019), Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (2020-2025), and as Subject Editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2005-2011). He has also served as Subject Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board Member of 30 other archival journals. He has one book, more than 350 refereed papers, 200 technical reports, and two US patents.
Belkacem OULD BOUAMAMA is full Professor of automatic control, and head of international relations and research at Polytech Lille, Graduate School of Engineering within University of Lille (France). He achieved his State Engineer diploma from the Algerian Institute of the Hydrocarbons and Chemistry (INHC), received his Ph.D from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, and the Habilitation to Conduct Researches (HDR) in 2002 from University of Lille, France. He is the leader of research PERSI group at the CRIStAL laboratory of the National Center for Scientific Research in Lille, where his research activities concern Integrated Design for Supervision of System Engineering based on multiphysics Bond graph modeling. Their industrial applications are mainly process engineering, renewable energies, and mechatronic systems. He made over 180 scholarly contributions including nearly 65 peer-reviewed research papers in this domain, and co-author of nearly 20 books and book chapters in Diagnosis and Prognosis, and bond graph modeling of mechatronic systems. He has given than 15 invited talks and tutorials and keynotes around the globe.
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Prof. Ir. Dr Siti Kartom Kamarudin is the Professor of Chemical Enginering at Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is now the Director of Fuel Cell Institute of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is a world expert on low carbon energy conversion technologies called fuel cells using hydrogen and alcohols as fuel. She was awarded more than 10 Million of research funding from international and local grants. Professor Siti Kartom is very active in participating in local and international exhibitions. Her research in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for Portable Application successfully generates portable electricity from a micro fuel cell system. The important constituent for the cell is methanol that can easily be acquired at a reasonable price. Methanol is biochemically produced and it is fed to the fuel cell system by the user. Her research has received numerous acknowledgments from local and international authorities such as WIPO Award for the Best Women Invention from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Best Innovation Award from Taiwan Invention Products Promotion Association (TIPPA). Aside from the medals and awards for her research, she also has received numerous publication awards. She has published more than 500 articles including 250 articles in high impact journals. She has been cited in international journals namely, 8000 times in SCOPUS with H-index of 45. She was awarded the 'Malaysia Rising Star' in 2015 and 2016. Later in she was awarded 'The World Most Influential minds' by Clarivate listed as top 1% world scientist in engineering for having the highest number of papers that highly cited since 2015-2020.
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Currently a fellow of ASME, ASCE, EMI and HKIE, Ir Professor C.W. Lim received a BEng from University of Technology of Malaysia, MEng and PhD from National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, respectively. Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong (CityU), he was a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Queensland and The University of Hong Kong. Professor Lim is also a visiting professor at various universities including the University of Western Sydney, Dalian University of Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, etc. He has expertise in theory of plates and shells, dynamics of smart piezoelectric structures, nanomechanics and symplectic elasticity. He is one of the editors for JoMMS, Assoc Editor (Asia-Pacific Region) for JVET, Assoc Editor for IJBC, subject editor for AMM, etc. and also on the editorial board of some other top-ranked international journals. He has published one very well-selling title in Engineering Mechanics entitled “Symplectic Elasticity”, co-authored with W.A. Yao and W.X. Zhong from Dalian Univ of Tech., as recorded in April 2010 by the publisher, World Scientific. He has published more than 320 international journal papers, accumulated more than 11,000 citations and has an Google Scholar H-index 56. One of his papers co-authored with G. Zhang and J.N. Reddy, is a highly cited paper in JMPS and the most cited paper since 2009 in the journal, while another co-authored with L.H. He and B.S. Wu was granted the IJSS 2004-2008 most cited article award. He was also awarded Top Referees in 2009, Proc. A, The Royal Society. Professor Lim is also a registered professional engineer in HK. Recently Prof Lim is honored with the 2020 J.N. Reddy Medal which is a very prestigious international award.
After graduated from Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University at 1960, Qiu-he Peng was a teacher at Peking University for 18 years and then is teaching at Nanjing University. Q. Peng is mainly engaged in nuclear astrophysics, particle astrophysics and galactic astronomy research. In the field of nuclear astrophysics, Peng's researches involve neutron stars (pulsars), the supernova explosion mechanism and the thermonuclear reaction inside the star, the synthesis of heavy elements and interstellar radioactive element such as the origin of celestial 26Al. 225 papers of him have be published. In recent 10 years, his works are mainly on the astrophysics with both particle physics and condensed matter physics.
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Meet our Keynote Speakers
Professor Ji Wang is the founding director of the Piezoelectric Device Laboratory, Ningbo University. Professor Ji Wang also held visiting positions at Chiba University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Argonne National Laboratory. He received his PhD and Master degrees from Princeton University in 1996 and 1993 and bachelor from Gansu University of Technology in 1983. Professor Wang has been working on acoustic waves and high frequency vibrations of elastic and piezoelectric solids for resonator design and analysis with dozens of US and Chinese patents, over 200 journal papers, and frequent invited, keynote, and plenary presentations in major conferences around world.
Dr. Dhanesh G. Mohan is a Professional Engineer (P.E), Chartered Engineer(C.Eng), writer, and educator. He is a Researcher at the Institute of Materials Joining at Shandong University, Jinan, China. His research is based on Net-Zero Manufacturing concepts and mainly focused on Additive Manufacturing (Friction Stir Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing of high entropy alloys, 3D Composite printing, and Big area additive manufacturing), Surface coating methods, fabrication of high entropy alloys, Corrosion studies, Quantum dots, and Hybrid friction stir welding methods (Laser- assisted FSW, Ultrasonic vibration-assisted FSW, Induction assisted FSW and FSP). Dhanesh published 34 peer-reviewed articles, 2 books, and 2 chapters. He presented his works on 12 international conferences as well. Also, he served as an Editorial Board member for 5 Q1 and Q2 journals and a chair for an international conference. He gained 8 international awards and has 13 international collaborations.
Prof. Dr. Katarina Monkova has been inaugurated in the field of Mechanical Engineering at the West Bohemia University in Pilsen (Czech Republic). Since completing her engineering studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia, with the Rector's Award for her excellent results achieved during her studies (a premiant of the year with a total rating of 1.00 and all exams passed for the first attempt), she has been working continuously at the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies of the Technical University in Kosice with a seat in Presov, Slovakia, currently acting as a Professor of Production Engineering. Her theoretical knowledge and extensive activities for industrial enterprises enable her to combine scientific and professional activities in the fields of production engineering and technical devices design with areas of her interest such as simulation of technical components and cellular materials. She is a member of international scientific organizations (ESIS, SCIEI, IAENG, WASET, IACSIT, SAISE, etc.); a member, steering co-chair and chairperson of scientific committees at domestic and foreign conferences, as well as a member of evaluation and graduation committees. She is also a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals and a reviewer of articles in many distinguished journals (also registered in CC, WoS, and Scopus databases). During her long-term work at FMT TU Kosice with the seat in Presov, she was a responsible researcher and a member of teams in many international and domestic projects. Currently, she is an author of more than 330 publications at home and abroad, with more than 350 citations in the WoS and SCOPUS databases.
Prof. Dr.Ing. Rudiger G. Ballas holds the professorship for electrical engineering at Wilhelm Buchner Hochschule Mobile University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany. In addition to his activity as vice dean of the department of engineering sciences, his research activities focus in particular on piezoelectric materials, sensors and actuators as well as on piezoelectric energy harvesting and (micro) electromechanical systems (MEMS). Before his university career he held leading positions in research and development at different companies concerned with piezoelectric sensors and actuators. He earned his doctorate degree at Technical University Darmstadt, Germany for his research work in the field of piezoelectric multilayered bending actuators. During his predoctoral studies he already received several awards for outstanding work in the field of microstructuring of quartz crystals for high frequency applications in modern telecommunications technologies. Furthermore, in 2017 he received the IAAM Medal due to notable and outstanding contribution in the field of New Age Technology & Innovations, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2020 he was nominated as Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM), Sweden as well as Fellow of Vebleo International Scientific Organization for Materials Science, Engineering and Technology (VSET), Sweden. He is author of various publications and author, coauthor of several textbooks published by the renowned publisher Springer Nature.
Smain FEMMAM is Director of research at the University of Haute-Alsace France and responsible of the Research team on Signals & Safety Systems of Polytechnic Engineers School Sceaux France. He received the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Signal Processing and Computers from Versailles University, France in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Since 2013 he is promoted to a rank of senior director of research (HDR). After that, he joined the CMU Carnegie Mellon University & West Virginia University as Postdoc Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor. His main research area is signal processing, safety systems, communication and embedded systems. He has a strong interest in perception and characterization of signals, optimal filtering, spectral analysis, wavelets and perception haptics. Dr. Femmam is a senior member of IEEE, SEE and GDR ISIS. Member of IEEE C.A. committee France section. Board of Director of the Institute for Engineering and Technology Innovations in the World. He has guided numerous thesis projects, including some doctoral theses. He is active reviewer for several scientific academic journals and committee member of international conferences. He is the (Academic, Chief) Editor-in-Chief, Editor, Editorial Board, Guest Editor & Advisory Board members of more than 20 International Journals. He has authored and co-authored more than 90 papers, four Chapters, one edited Book, seven Books published by Wiley & Elsevier.
Dr. habil. Nicolae Pop, Professor Emeritus, received Ph.D. degree with the title: "Analytical and numerical study of ela0stic contact problems with friction" from the Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca in 1997, Romania, Vice-rector of North University of Baia Mare in 2004-2008, Dean of Faculty of Science in 2008-2012. His became professor to North University, Baia Mare in 2009, senior researcher (computational mechanics) to Institute of Solid Mechanics of Romanian Academy, Bucharest, in 2014, Professor Emeritus, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca-North University Center at Baia Mare, in 2015. Obtained his habilitation and PhD Advisor to Institute of Solid Mechanics of Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania in 2016 in the field of mechanical sciences (computational mechanics, elastic contact problems with friction, elasticity theory, methods control of piecewise-smooth dynamical systems). His scientific works is focused on the nonlinear numerical methods for solving of unilateral contact problems with friction between elastic linear deformable solids, optimal control of dynamic mechanic systems with friction, control of the balance and stability of robots, optimization of recovery time and trajectory for robot, balancing and optimizing the effort from the actuators, with the achievement of the robot's performance in the space of the states (displacements, speeds, accelerations). He has published over 6 books, over 170 papers in journals, proceedings and conferences in the areas, with more than 185 citations in the WoS, director and coordinator of over 6 grants of international and national research - development programs. is a member of over 7 international scientific societies, is on board more than 5 international profile journals, co-organizer of over 7 international conferences in the field of applied mathematics, he participated to offer 12 the visits and Invited lectures.
Prof. Alaa A. Hefnawy is a Professor and leader of the Digital Signal Processing Lab. at the Electronics Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt. He joined the Electronics Research Institute in 1993, and he headed the Computer & Systems Dept. for four years (2013-2017). His department has five main research groups; the digital signal processing group, the biometrics group, the high performance processing group, the artificial intelligent group, and the computer network group. Professor Hefnawy supervised all the research and academic activities of his 77 Faculties, Phd, and MSc students in his Dept. including the currently running research projects. His fields of interest are digital communications, digital signal processing, biometrics, image/speech coding, image indexing and retrieval, pattern recognition and machine vision. Prof. Hefnawy received his B. Sc., M. Sc., and Ph. D. in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 1992, 1995 and 2000 respectively.He was a visiting professor at UBC, Canada in 2015, at Kobe Univ., Japan, twice in 2007 & 2014, and a visiting fellow at Brno Univ. of Technology, Czech, in 2012, and at the Univ. of Texas at Austin (USA), in 2011. Prof. Hefnawy has joined the Ministry of communications and Information Technology of Egypt in 2005 till 2007, as IT Project Manager. He participated also as an Outreach and Implementation Consultant,under the United Nation Development Program (UNDP). He has many publications in his scientific fields, supervised many master and Ph. D. thesis, and attended more than 16 international conferences around all over the world. Prof. Hefnawy has a wide teaching experience for more than 24 years. He has been teaching and enhancing courses in Electrical Communications Engineering and some other conducted and developed custom short courses, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He was teaching in many places; Cairo University, Misr University for Science & Technology, October 6 University, American University in Cairo, and Eltaief University, Arab East College (KSA).
Doctor Mark James Jackson is the McCune and Middlekauff Endowed Professor and University Faculty Fellow at Kansas State University. Born in Widnes, Lancashire, England, in 1967, Doctor Jackson began his engineering career in 1983 when he studied O.N.C. part I examinations and first-year apprenticeship-training course in mechanical engineering. After gaining an Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering with distinctions and I.C.I. prize for achievement, he studied a degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at Liverpool Polytechnic and spent periods in industry working for I.C.I. Pharmaceuticals and ICI Chemicals and Polymers, Unilever Industries, Anglo Blackwells, BREL/Ricardo, Leyland Bus, Rolls-Royce, Rio Tinto Zinc, Unicorn International and Saint-Gobain Corporation. After graduating with the Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree with Distinction under the supervision of Professor Jack Schofield, M.B.E., Doctor Jackson subsequently conducted research for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degree at Liverpool in the field of materials engineering focusing primarily on microstructure-property relationships in vitreous-bonded abrasive materials under the supervision of Professors Benjamin Mills and H. Peter Jost, C.B.E., Hon. F.R.Eng.. He was subsequently employed by Unicorn Abrasives Central Research & Development Laboratory (Saint-Gobain Abrasives' Group) as materials technologist, then technical manager, responsible for product and new business development in Europe, and university liaison projects concerned with abrasive process development. Doctor Jackson then became research fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, working with Professor John Field, O.B.E., F.R.S., and Professor David Tabor, F.R.S., on condensed matter physics and tribology before becoming a lecturer in engineering at the University of Liverpool in 1998. At Liverpool, he attracted a number of research grants concerned with developing innovative manufacturing processes for which he was jointly awarded an Innovative Manufacturing Technology Centre from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in November 2001. Dr. Jackson collaborated with Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Harold Kroto, F.R.S., editing a book on Surface Engineering of Surgical Tools and Medical Devices and a special issue of the International Journal of Nano manufacturing on 'Nanofabrication of Novel Carbon Nanostructures and Nanocomposite Films'. Dr. Jackson was appointed member of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) International Commission for the Development of the 'Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems' Theme on 'Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies',(http://m-press.ru/English/nano/index.html), and still serves in this capacity. The first edition of the encyclopedia was published 2009 and second edition published 2018. Dr. Jackson also conducts teaching and research in the area of naval architecture. In 2015 and 2020, Dr. Jackson was awarded the Certificate and Diploma in Naval Architecture from the Lloyd's Maritime Academy, London, UK. He also conducts work on aspects of laser welding and deposition of thick film coatings in the shipbuilding process.
Professor Mahmoud Shafik is an international expert who has made a personal distinction and international leadership recognition in the field of Intelligent Mechatronics Systems and Digital Technology, with more than 20-years industrial applied research experience in Intelligent Systems, AI Industrial Automation, and Robotics, IoT, 3D Smart Sensors and Actuators for Autonomous Vehicle, Machine Learning, Machine Vision, Steer-by-wire, Innovation for Sustainable Engineering, Control and instrumentation, Cancer Treatment using CVD Diamond Radio Therapy Technology, Information Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired people, Chronic Diseases ICT Technological Solutions, Assisted Living Technology, AD-HOC Wireless Technology, Telehealth, Telecare, Climate Change, Electro-Rheological Fluid Micro Actuators Technologyand Software Tools. Professor Shafik has been chairing and leading several industrial applied research projects from European Commission and UK Research Council, of a budget of several millions of pounds and have made a great economic and social impact in his area of expertise in UK and EU. His research work has brought many innovative outcomes that have been commercially explored by a number of Small to Medium and Large enterprise organisations around the world. This includes: Inter surgical Ltd-UK, Veslatec Oy - Finland, Semelab plc.-UK, PTW Freiburg - Germany, Neotek - France, Kirchmayer Handel & Consulting GmbH - Austria, Spectrum Telecom Installations Ltd - Ireland, Diamond Materials GmH-Germany, Fireworks International Ltd-UK, Pirotecnia Oscense SA-Spain, Total Motion Systems Ltd-UK, Micromech Limited-UK, Smart Technology Ltd-UK, Audi-Germany, Ford-UK, Schlumberger-France, Nissan-Japan and Rolls Royce -UK. Professor Shafik has been supervising and external examiners for several PhD and MSc research students, across UK and worldwide. He has several publications in international/world leading journals and conferences and a number of industrial notes. He has also a series of patents in his areas of industrial applied research and sustainable technology. Professor Shafik is the lead academic of College of Science and Engineering collaboration programmes. He has also made an outstanding contribution to the College and University, as a whole. This is where he has successfully contributed to the vision and business plan to new research and enterprise foundation (IISE). He has also in confidence contributed to the accreditation of several Derby engineering and technology programmes…etc.
Founder of the field of Robotics at the University of Toronto where he has been since 1982 as a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, cross appointed in the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, and in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and currently a Professor Emeritus. Has supervised to date 46 PhD and 64 MASc theses. Publication record over 11000 citations (128 archival journal papers, 294 papers in major conferences, 15 book chapters and 105 patents granted and applied). Founder and CEO of Engineering Services Inc. (ESI) - www.esit.com, established in 1982. From 2000-2001 Dr. Goldenberg was also the President of Virtek Engineering Science Inc. (VESI). Dr. Goldenberg is also President of Anviv Mechatronics Inc. (AMI), which he founded in 2006. In May 2015 ESI has been acquired by a Chinese consortium located in Shenzhen, P.R. China. Became a public company in Bridging Between AI and Robotics for Business and Product Development Dr. Andrew Goldenberg CEO, Anviv Mechatronics Inc. Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto November 2016 listed in Hong Kong and Dr. Goldenberg was appointed as Chief Technology Officer of the public company. He terminated this appointment on May, 2019. As of May 2019, Dr. Goldenberg has returned to the University on part-time basis to work on graduate research in the use of Artificial Intelligence in advanced Robotics, focusing on Personal Service Robots. He has also founded AI-Embedded Robotics Inc. and ESIRAI Inc. both involved in development of AI driven robotics products. As of May 2019, Dr. Goldenberg has returned to the University on part-time basis to work on graduate research in the use of Artificial Intelligence in advanced Robotics, focusing on Personal Service Robots.
Meet our Invited Speakers
I graduated from Alexandria University, Faculty of Science, Microbiology department. I have received my master’s degree in Microbiology from the same university in corporation with the City of Scientific research and Technological Applications (SRTA-City) as a grant funded by The Academy of Science and Technology. I am working now as an assistant researcher at (SRTA-City) since 2016 in the polymeric material department. I won a Ph.D. Scholarship at Egypt Japan University for Science and Technology (E-JUST) where I was introduced to the MEMS world. My Ph.D. is about the Development of Polymeric Microfluidic Devices for Bioanalytical Applications. I have worked in clean room facilities in order to fabricate microfluidic chips. I have published two review articles and research articles. I am working as a reviewer for different journals and attended many conferences. I am willing to extend my knowledge about MEMS and microfluidics fabrications and applications.
Janka Kovacikova, PhD., is a senior associate lecturer at Linnaeus University at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden. Her research is focused on the Finite Element Method and fracture mechanics problems. She currently develops constitutive micromechanics models of novel green and bio-based natural composite materials and works on establishing prediction models and possibilities of using machine learning in the material/structure design. She defended her PhD. thesis in Applied Mechanics at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, at faculty of Civil Engineering in 2016. She has been a visiting researcher at Lulea University of Technology Sweden, during her PhD. studies. She has been awarded financial grants and published articles, and conference contributions. Additionally, she has been actively co-operating on projects within the industry.
Dr. Quang-Cherng Hsu currently is a professor of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST), Taiwan. Prof. Hsu earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University in 1981. After two-year service in military, he joined Metal Industry Research and Development Center, a government fund non-profit research organization, in Kaohsiung as a research engineer about two years. Then, he joined the current University. In 2003-2004, Dr. Hsu visited Ohio State University, U.S.A., as a visiting scholar for one year. During Sept. 12-30, 2016, Prof. Hsu visited Aachen University, German, to study Industry 4.0. From March 3 - 26, 2017, Prof. Hsu visited Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, and Hai-Phone University, Viet Nam, and gave intensive speeches. Research interests of Prof. Hsu include Image Processing and Machine Vision, Metal Forming (Forging, Extrusion, Sheet-metal forming), Nano Imprint Lithography Applications, Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Prof. Hsu has published 61 referred journal papers, has obtained 14 invention patents and has attended 35 international conferences among 15 countries to present his research results.Prof. Hsu also likes to organize student's handy-team to attend domestic professional competitions including: Industrial Robot Competition, Computer Aided Measurement and Verification Competition, Mold and Die Industrial Application and Innovation Competition, Image Servo and Precision Measurement Competition, Optical-Electronic Inspection Instrument Competition, and Precision Machinery Competition.
Ting Zou received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the M.Sc. degree in automatic control engineering from Xian Jiaotong University, China, in 2005 and2008, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from McGill University, in 2013. She proposed a novel bi-axial accelerometer design based on micro electromechanical (MEMS) techniques and its strap downs, to improve current pose-and-twist estimation at McGill University. Afterwards, she joined the Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, as a Postdoctoral Fellow, working on optimum design of the next-generation transmissions for electric vehicles and trajectory tracking and motion control of autonomous tracked vehicles for mining blast hole drilling rigs. She is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Her current research interests include mechanism design, control of biologically inspired robots, advanced human-robot interaction, soft robots and MEMS. She is member of the ASME, IEEE, and Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers.
"My name is Birhan Abebaw Negash (Dr.) I have received a B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Mekelle University, in 2005, an M.Sc. degree in railway system engineering (mechanical) from Addis Ababa University, in 2014, and a Ph.D. degree in Transportation System Engineering from the University of Science and Technology (South Korea) in 2021. In my Ph.D. study, I have been focusing on Hyperloop capsule vehicle dynamics and optimizing ride comfort using a semi-active magnetorheological suspension system. I published four research papers in various international journals, which focused on semi-active magnetorheological damper modeling and designing mixed skyhook-Acceleration driven damper controllers. I have been working in different transportation companies such as Trans Ethiopia and Ethiopia Railway Corporation in a technical and managerial position since I received my B.Sc. degree. Now I am working at Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) as a postdoctoral researcher. In this institute, I am conducting research on optimizing the capacity consumption of a railway network and the punctuality of a train using UIC-2004 Capacity consumption analysis method and RailSys simulation."
Dr. Omid Akbarzadeh Pivehzhani is working with Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre since 2016. His main research area is heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering. He has spent 10 years in academic-industrial projects as a research officer and post-doctoral. Dr. Omid has worked 5 years in the oil and gas industry as a chemical engineer. He developed advanced smart catalysts, especially for the oil and gas industries. Dr. Omid has contributed to two PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd industrial catalyst projects and worked on an international Airbus R&D project in NANOCAT. Currently, he is the PI of the graphene catalyst project at Hokkaido University in Japan, project member of FRGS grant in UTP and assigned to the NANOCAT center project. Dr. Omid was the Chairman, keynote speaker and organizing committee of many international conferences. He is currently the supervisor of three Ph.D. students from different countries. He has published many ISI papers; book chapters and has two approved and granted patents. Also, he has hands-on experience and passed several pieces of training on handling different types of equipment which are being widely used for material synthesis, characterization and performance evaluation. He is in close collaboration with other departments, government agencies and universities around the world. He is visiting researcher of Jiangsu University China and Hokkaido University Japan. He is a member of the society of petroleum engineers (SPE) and Senior Member of Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society. Omid awarded a full fellowship from UTP during Ph.D. and were involved for lab demonstrator and teaching in the different courses of chemical engineering. He awarded Silver Medal in 27th International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX 2016), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Malaysia and Silver Medal of Post Graduate Research Project in the 35th Science & Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 35).
SOHAIB LATIF is a Ph.D. Scholar in Information Security Engineering at the Anhui University of Science and Technology. He has M. Phil. in Computer Science from The University of Lahore, Pakistan. He taught Computer Science relevant subjects at government and private sector of Pakistan for six years. His research interest includes Wireless Sensor Networks, MANET’s, Petri net, Deep Learning, and Internet of Things
Boris Andrievsky received Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering in 1972 from the Baltic State Technical University (BSTU, Saint Petersburg); Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) degree in Control Engineering in 1979 from the same University; Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) degree in 2005 from the Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPME RAS, Saint Petersburg). From 1972 to 2000 he held different positions with BSTU. Since 1998 he is with the IPME RAS, where he is currently a Leading Research Fellow. He also serves as the Principal Research Fellow in the St. Petersburg State University and the Leading Research Fellow in the Baltic State Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. His research interests include adaptive and variable structure control, control of oscillations, applications to control in aerospace, control of mechanical systems and signal processing. He has authored over 200 research papers, several monographs and textbooks.
Giovanni Granati wasborn in 1983 in Rome, the city where 20 years later he discovered the world of falconry. Today Giovanni lives in Abruzzo and despite having a degree in Business Administration, he also deals with many other things: he directs documentaries and programs on the national network, procures supplements for birds of prey, runs his own Bird control company, carries out educational activities with birds of prey and interested in drones. The approach to droningarises from the need to increase the flight capabilities of birds of prey; after two years of research and several attempts, together with Athena Jitariuc they finally patent UFO, a unique and in destructible drone. Ufo can be usedboth to trainraptors and for fun or other purposes: it is easy to use, it does not arm things or people and it is indestructible.
Mohamed zied chaari received the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication. In 2015, he earned a Dr. Degree in electronics and microwave energy with a thesis on the wireless charging robotic crawlers inside the pipeline wirelessly. Mohamad Ziad Chaari placed fourth on Stars of Science Season 3 in 2011. He has devoted over ten years to R&D in microwave technology and RF harvesting energy. Dr. Zied is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the microwave theory society. Mohamad Zied Chaari is the winner on Stars of Science Season 3 in 2011, placed fourth (Qatar Foundation) and Grand prize of the 7th International Invention Fair in the Middle East-IIFME, held in December in Kuwait. Mohamad's employment repertoire is currently occupied with active roles as Technology Expert at Manufacturing Technology Center (Minister of defense), Technical expert at Qatar Scientific Club, and technical advisor in some projects in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Qatar University. Since 2015, we focus on rapid prototyping and alpha product. With 5-axis CNC, SLS 3D printing, and CNC lathe, it can also do oxidation, oil injection, powder spraying, electroplating, PCB design, and other processes. Dr. Zied has four patents under his name, more than twenty published research, and two books.
Athena Jitariuc graduated in Biotechnology in 2017. She is currently studying to become a Dentist. In addition to her academic career, she also dedicates herself to other activities such as falconry, she manages the marketing part of the Flyboost supplement and is interested in droning. Together with Giovanni Granati you have carried out the Ufo project.
Dr. Gaurav D. Sonawane is serving as an Assistant Professor in an Engineering College, SITRC, Nashik, India from the last 12 years. He has completed his M. Tech in 2010 with a specialization in Manufacturing Engineering. He has published original research papers at various international conferences and journals in the finest area of his research. He is an expert of Metallurgy. His area of interest includes Metallurgy, Manufacturing Science, Dry Machining and advanced PVDcoatings.Dr. Gaurav has worked 6 years on dry machining performance evaluation of DSS 2205. In the said research the advanced coating deposition techniques including S3p provided by Balzer, Switzerland and HiPIMS provided by CemeCon, Germany is compared. Moreover, on this research work he has published 2 papers in SCi Journals. Dr. Gaurav was invited as a Session Chair and also received Best Paper Award at International Conference on Industrial, Mechanical and Manufacturing Science at Berlin, Germany, in May 2019. He is a life member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) and The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). He has received grants for research projects from government agencies and universities around the world. He is having a good publication record with 3 patents and more than 10 papers published.
Dr. Woo has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, and he has obtained PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. He majors in energy system such as HVAC and its heat transfer, optimal design and control of refrigerator, reliability design of thermal components, and failure Analysis of thermal components in marketplace using the Non-destructive such as SEM & XRAY. In 1992.03-1997 he worked in Agency for Defense Development, Chinhae, South Korea, where he has researcher in charge of Development of Naval weapon System. He was working as a Senior Reliability Engineer in Refrigerator Division, Digital Appliance, SAMSUNG Electronics. Now he is working as associate professor in mechanical department, Ethiopian Technical University
Yasser M. Madany is a Doctor of Engineering at Air Defense College, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. He is member of the Association of Egyptian Engineers (AEE) [since 1994], Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [since 2001], European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) [since 2014], Asian Advanced Materials Congress (ASAMC) Advisory / Organizing Committee Member [since 2016], Arab Experts Network (AEN) [since 2020], International Union of Radio Science (URSI) [since 2021]. Dr. Madany is currently a Senior member, IEEE, and URSI Senior Member. Dr. Madany received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE), specialization in Antennas and Wave Propagation from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1994, 2002 and 2005, respectively. He has published Papers (more than 80 research) regarding antennas (microstrip - fractal - bandgap - radar - wireless - active – nanowires), microstrip array antennas (planar - switched - phased - smart – MIMO), numerical methods in computational electromagnetics (MOM - FDTD – FEM), microstrip transmission lines and filters, waveguide and waveguide structures, RF pulse compression systems and technologies, smart communications technologies, smart guidance technologies, CRLH-TL and metamaterial technologies and applications, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) guidance and technologies, radar theory; design and analysis (monostatic – bistatic), microwave engineering (radar – communication) applications, navigation sensor applications, radio frequency identification (RFID) applications, smart communications network systems and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) design and technologies. Dr. Madany has supervised numerous graduation projects (more than 50 project) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. postgraduate degrees (more than 16 theses). He was a technical program committee member in many international conferences, journals [IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components, the Electron Devices Society, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), IET, "Radar, Sonar & Navigation", IET, "Microwave, Antennas & Propagation", ELSEVIER, Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS), Microwave], and SciTech Publishing, Inc. He was engineering laboratory consultant for many fields. Dr. Madany has served as the Technical Program Chair for the 2021 International Telecommunications Conference, ITC-Egypt'2021, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Telecommunications, IJT and Invited Speaker at different international and national conferences. Dr. Madany was included in Who's Who in the World, published in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 editions, respectively, included in Who's Who in Science and Engineering in the 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 editions and included in the 2017, and 2018 Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who.
Dr. Roshan Lal Virdi is serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Punjabi University Patiala, India, for the last 14 years. He has over 16 years of teaching experience. He has completed his PhD in 2021 in the area of green manufacturing with a specialization in Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL). His fields of interest lie in research topics like green manufacturing, MQL and 3d printing. He has published original more than 20 research papers at various international conferences and journals in the finest area of his research. He is a professional member of the SOMME.
Ph.D. D.Sc. Eng. Marek Borowiec has been inaugurated in the field of Mechanical Engineering at the Lublin University of Technology in Poland in 2003. Since graduating engineering studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the Technical University in Lublin, he has been working at the same Faculty in Department of Applied Mechanicsin assistant position. He started to work on widely understood nonlinear systems. Before PhD period, he expanded his knowledge in the modeling and analysis of systems with asymmetric potential. In subsequent years, his dominant object of research was to analyze the vibrations of the vehicle’s suspension, he graduated PhD thesis in 2009. Since 2010 he focused on energy harvesting system of a nonlinear systems including magnetosctrictive materials. In 2017 he graduated Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) degree in Lublin University of Technology. Currently he is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Applied Mechanical in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Lublin University of Technology, Poland. His current research interests include vibration of complex structure, dynamic and energy harvesting of composite materials. He has published over 36 papers in peer-reviewed international journals with more than 600 citations in the WoS and SCOPUS databases.
Dr. Hailu Shimels Gebremedhen is an Assistant Professor in the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. His projects related to covid-19 are Mechanical ventilator (It is developed in a such a way to control the respiratory rate based on the type of patient who is admitted to the hospital and we are waiting for volume flow rate meter which will enable us to give the proper amount of air to the patient) Outstation hand washing machine (Developed and dispatched for the community and a lot more are getting manufactured based on the need from different NGO's and governmental offices in Bahir Dar city) Personal respiratory for medical persons (PeRSO) with University of Southampton (Developed and waiting for an approval from medical persons) Mixer for production of sanitizer at Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (in use for the production of sanitizer from 10000L of alcohol). Automated filler for sanitizer (the mechanical components are developed and the controlling part is about to finalized).
Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi holds a PhD in Particle Physics, Mathematical Physics and Modeling from Provence University (currently Aix-Marseille University), France and a diploma of advanced studies in Plasma Physics and Radiation Astrophysics from the same institution. He worked with different worldwide research departments in UK, South Korea, China, Greece, Thailand, India, etc. and he is currently affiliated to Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He is the author of more than 295 peer-reviewed papers in peer-refereed reputed journals and a reviewer for more than 100 scientific journals. His research ranges from applied mathematics to theoretical physics including nonlinear dynamical systems, space and astrophysics, general relativity and geometrical physics, physics and chemistry of solids, plasma MHD, neutronics and nuclear reactors, superconductivity and magnetic materials among others.
Matej Babic received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Maribor, Slovenia. He studied Mathematics at the Faculty of Education in Maribor. His is assist. prof. Dr. at Faculty of Information studies, Novo mesto, Slovenia. His research interest is in fractal geometry, graph theory, network theory, intelligent systems, hybrid machine learning, machine learning, bioinformatics, topography of materials after hardening and transport systems.
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Dr Princy Randhawa is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechatronics University at Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, for the last 7 years. She has over 9 years of teaching and industrial experience. She has completed his PhD in 2021 with a specialization in Machine Learning in Wearable Technology. Her fields of interest lie in research topics like Control Systems, Machine learning. She has published original more than 20 research papers at various international conferences and journals in the finest area of his research. She has published 8 papers in SCI journals out of which 3 are Q1 journals. She is having a good publication record with 2 patents, 2 copyrights on her research. She has been rated high performer (10% faculty) for 4 consecutive years. Dr Princy was invited as a Keynote speaker and also received Best Paper Award at International Conference on Intelligent Sustainable Systems in December 2017. She is a professional member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and IEEE. She is also an active member of various NGO's and conducted various cancer awareness and woman sanitation hygiene programs in rural colleges.
Dr. Abdullah Hassaninis a Senior Lab Engineer at Science and Technology Research Center (STRC), American University in Cairo (AUC). He obtained his B.Sc. (2002), M.Sc. (2017) in Production Technology, and Ph.D. in Manufacturing Technology from the Faculty of Technology and Education, Helwan University. Dr. Hassanin's research work focuses on the modern manufacturing technology using Computer-Aided Design systems.