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  • 20 Apr. 2019

    Submission Deadline
    Before April 20, 2019

  • 30 Apr. 2019

    Notification of Acceptance

    Before April 30, 2019 

  • 10 May 2019

    Registration Deadline
    Before May 10, 2019

  • 29-31 May 2019

    Conference Date
    May 29-31, 2019

Keynote Speakers for ICAMM 2019



Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Lihui Lang

Team leader, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation

Beihang University, China


Dr. Lihui Lang, obtained his Ph.D degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1998. He is working now as full professor, scientific committee member of Stamping and Forging Technology, Plasticity Engineering. Mainly focuses on automotive, aircraft and aerospace fields, his team research covers Hydroforming including sheet hydroforming and tube hydroforming, Fiber Metal Laminates Composite, High Temperature/Pressure Forming of powder and Gradient Function/Structure Materials, Powder Technologies, Warm/hot Forming/Hydroforming of Lightweight Materials, High Efficiency Exchanger, KBE system. He has published more than 200 papers in journals, most of which were cited by SCI and EI. One technical book named as Innovative Hydroforming and Warm/Hot Hydroforming was published. Supported by NICHIDAI Die Manufaturing Company Youth Prize. Awarded by the Mechanical Engineering Society of UK for the “Thomas Stephen Prize”. Obtained more than 30 patents.

Keynote Speaker II


Prof. Sergei Alexandrov

Beihang University, China
Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


Dr. Sergei Alexandrov is a Visiting Professor at Beihang University (Beijing, China) under the program “Recruitment Program for Global Experts” (“1000 Talent Plan”) and a Research Professor at the Laboratory for Technological Processes of the Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1990 and D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics in 1994. He worked as a Professor at Moscow Aviation Technology Technical University (Russia), a Visiting Scientist at ALCOA Technical Center (USA), GKSS Research Centre (Germany) and Seoul National University (South Korea), and was a Visiting Professor at Aveiro University (Portugal), University of Besancon (France) and Technical University of Malaysia (Malaysia). He is a member of the Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Sergei Alexandrov has published more than 400 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including three monographs and around 230 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He has participated in the scientific committee of several international conferences and served as a reviewer in a wide range of international journals. He is on the editorial board of several journals including Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Springer) and Structural Engineering and Mechanics (Technopress). His research areas are plasticity theory, fracture mechanics, and their applications to metal forming and structural mechanics.

Speech Title: The strain rate intensity factor in plasticity and its applications

Abstract: Narrow fine grain layers of material are often generated in the vicinity of frictional interfaces in manufacturing processes as a result of severe shear deformation. Such layers affect the performance of structures and machine parts under service conditions. Therefore, it is of importance to develop a method to connect parameters of manufacturing processes and parameters that characterize properties of fine grain layers generated by these processes.
The objective of the present paper is to develop a general approach to relate the strain rate intensity factor introduced in and parameters that characterize the microstructure and thickness of fine grain layers. This approach is used in conjunction with axisymmetric direct extrusion of an AZ31 alloy. The thickness of the fine grain layer is determined experimentally. Also determined is the distribution of average grain size and hardness near the friction surface. The strain rate intensity factor is found using an available semi-analytical solution.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Umemura Kazuo

Tokyo University of Science, Japan


Dr. Kazuo Umemura is a full professor of Tokyo University of Science. His specialty is biophysics, especially, nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology. One of his recent interests is nanoscopic research of hybrids of biomolecules and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Unique structures and physical/chemical properties of the hybrids are promising in biological applications such as nanobiosensors and drug delivery.
Dr. Umemura received his B.S. degree in Physics from Nagoya University. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees were given from Tokyo Institute of Technology. After working at several institutes/universities as a researcher in Japan and in China, he became a professor of Tokyo University of Science. Kagurazaka campus of Tokyo University of Science is located at the center of Tokyo, so five subway/railway lines reach in front of the campus.

Speech Title: Microscopic studies of bioconjugates of nanocarbons

Abstract: Hybridization of biomolecules and nanocarbons is effective to enhance specific properties of the nanomaterials. Wrapping of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is an example of the hybridization procedures. By wrapping CNTs with biomolecules such as DNA, water soluble isolated CNT hybrids can be fabricated. Solubilization is important especially for biological applications because many of biological applications are realized in aqueous solutions. Isolated CNTs reveal extraordinary optical properties, in particular, near-infrared area. Therefore, hybridization with biomolecules is effective to improve functions of CNT nanodevices.
In this talk, I introduce overview of nanobiosensing using bioconjucates of CNTs. Near-infrared spectra of the conjugates dramatically fluctuated due to CNT conditions and atmosphere around the conjugates. Several research groups have focused on developing new nanobiosensing techniques using the specific optical responses. It has been reported that the spectra were changed when an aliquot of coffee, caffeine, ascorbic acids, glucose, or dopamine was added to the conjugate solutions. In our case, we evaluated catechin that is one of the major components of Japanese teas. Furthermore, disappearance of the catechin effects could be detected using the bioconjugates.


Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Steven Y. Liang

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Steven Y. Liang holds a 1987 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, and was Georgia Tech’s founding Director of Precision Machining Research Consortium and Director of Manufacturing Education Program and has been Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Liang served as Chief Technical Officer, Vice President, and then President of Walsin Lihwa Corp., a publicly-traded manufacturing entity with over USD6 billions of yearly revenue. Dr. Liang's technical interests lie in advanced manufacturing, precision engineering, and materials-centric production, and in these areas he has supervised over 80 post-doctoral studies, Ph.D. dissertations, and M.S. theses and has authored in excess of 400 book chapters, archival journal papers, and professional conference articles. He has delivered more than 60 keynotes and invited seminars at industries, peer institutions, and conferences in over 20 countries on manufacturing science and technology. Dr. Liang served as President of North American Manufacturing Research Institution and Chair of Manufacturing Engineering Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI) and Editor of International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (Springer). Dr. Liang is the recipient of Robert B. Douglas Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award of SME, Ralph R. Teetor Education Award of SAE, Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award of ASME, Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal of ASME, etc. Dr. Liang is a fellow of both ASME and SME.

Speech Title: Mechanics Modeling of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Abstract: Recognized as a milestone technology, additive manufacturing (AM) has promised unparalleled part complexity and small-batch cost effectiveness. However the control of AM throughput and build quality has been challenged by the deficiency in the fundamental understanding of materials mechanics to support systematic prediction, monitoring, and optimization. a fair amount of experimental observations and numerical finite element modeling (FEM) studies have been pursued and documented, but they unfortunately suffer from the need of trial-and-errors and the lack of knowledge extendibility. Aiming at a scientific scope and engineering applicability far beyond experimentation and FEM, physics-based analytical modeling flanked by computational mechanics of materials is developed at Georgia Tech and presented herein to quantify the thermodynamics, heat-transfer, and materials thermos-physical behaviors in powder bed and powder feed metal AM. Closed-form solutions have been established for temperature distributions. Subsequently the corresponding thermal stresses, residual stresses, microstructure, build distortion, and mechanical properties are expressed as explicit and algebraic functions of process parameters and powder properties, factoring in the effects of scan strategy, and powder packing. Bounded-medium solutions have been established by folding boundary thermal balance conditions into the traditional semi-infinite medium solutions to compute material responses near build edges without iterations. Extensive experimental validations are also presented. The solutions deliver more penetrating physics of the metal AM process, showing much higher accuracy, and costing less than 1% time of commercial FEM’s, thus promising effective prediction and optimization for first-and-every-print-correct AM.


Keynote Speaker V


Prof. Han-Yong Jeon

Inha University, South Korea


Dr. Han-Yong Jeon is a Prof. of Inha University, Incheon, Korea(Rep.). and a geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher. He was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015) and the 6th President of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). He has published more than 890 proceedings and abstracts in domestic and international conferences. His research is focused on the Manufacturing, Application and Evaluation of Technical Organic Materials/ Manufacturing, Evaluation, Standardization & Regulation of Geosynthetics/Environmental and Structural Polymeric Composites etc. He wrote 21 texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 149 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho-Science and Engineering in 2003~2018 and also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies etc.

Speech Title: Analysis of Viscoelastic Behaviour of PLA/PMMA/PBAT Blends with Compatibility and Composition for Eco-environmental Engineering Fields

Abstract: Firstly, viscoelastic behaviour of PLA (Poly lactic acid) was analysed as an eco-environmental geosynthetics. PLA has a slow crystallization rate and low thermal stability, which causes a sharp decrease in molecular weight at high temperature during processing, resulting in a change in physical properties of the final product and a low impact strength with a rigid chain structure. In order to improve low impact strength, heat resistance and fluidity of PLA, methods such as copolymerization, crosslinking, and polymer blend are also applied. Among them, blending with a flexible polymer is adopted as a most economical and efficient method. In addition, various polymer resins such as ploycaprolactone (PCL) and poly- (buthylene succinate) are used for blending with PLA, but PBAT (poly butylene adipate-co-terphthalate) has high impact strength and elongation. In this study, the viscoelastic behaviour and tensile properties of PLA blends and PLA/PMMA/PBAT blends were measured, and an image analysis was performed, to examine the compatibility of PLA, PBAT, and PMMA. PLA/PMMA blends were found to exhibit a high level of compatibility for all compositions. The thermal stability, modulus, and tensile strength of these blends increased with PMMA content. Also, the glass transition temperature and tensile strength of PLA/PMMA blends are varied by blending composition between PLA and PMMA. On the other hand, ternary blends of PLA, PMMA, and PBAT exhibited a low modulus than PLA/PMMA blends; their compatibility improved with PMMA content because of PMMA acting as a compatibilizer for PLA/PBAT blends. From this, it is expected that the development of incompatibility and mechanical property may be obtained by blending of two different biodegradable polymers which are not compatible each other.
Secondly, Eco-friendly environmental concept in PLA geosynthetics application was reviewed. Green revolution is rapidly increasing in every construction sites e.g., green structure, green installation, green industry etc. especially on the eco-environmental point of view. Biodegradable geosynthetics as a green material could be made from eco-environmental polymeric resins and they must maintain their needed performance during service period in the real field application. The basic technology trend and concept of biodegradable geosynthetics is reflected to eco-environmental growth in civil engineering fields. The important concept of biodegradable geosynthetics is focused on their degradable behaviors of used resins and needed performance for engineering qualification with evaluated technical data. Therefore, it is very important to select what kind of raw resin, additives and plasticizer to control the biodegradability. In this study, to consider this, environmental availability of biodegradable geosynthetics by PLA (poly lactic acid) was introduced and reviewed to be related to the quantitative analysis of degradability as long as biodegradable geosynthetics are installed in soil structure. And technical availability of biodegradable geosynthetics was introduced as green geosynthetics and reviewed to be related to analysis of degradability by conceptual consideration. The important concept of biodegradable geosynthetics is focused on their degradable behaviors of used resins and needed performance for engineering qualification with technical data of designing. Through the overall review of degradability of biodegradable geosynthetics, it is seen that biodegradable mechanism could be controlled theoretically and more restricted design technology must be adopted in the quality control and assurance of manufacturing procedure in the installation field. Finally, to evaluate the degradable performance of biodegradable geosynthetics, new test concept and the needed evaluation items should be selected by considering influence parameters on the long-term performance under real field installation conditions. PLA based geosynthetics will be used in the special and alternative application fields if biodegradable mechanism could be controlled.