Prof. Steven Y. Liang (Fellow of ASME & SME)
Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Steven Y. Liang holds a 1987 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, USA, and was 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 at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Liang served as 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 90 post-doctoral studies, Ph.D. dissertations, and M.S. theses and has authored in excess of 450 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.
Prof. Shu Yin
Tohoku University, Japan
Dr. Shu YIN, He received a B. S. degree in inorganic chemical engineering from the Dalian University of Technology in 1987. He received a M. S. degree in chemical metallurgy from the Institute of Chemical Metallurgy (ICM, latterly Institute of Process and Engineering, IPE), Chinese Academy of Science in 1990, then worked as a research associate for 2 years at ICM. He came to Japan and worked as a research fellow in the Hydrothermal Chemistry Research Laboratory (Prof. N.Yamasaki's Group), Kochi University in 1992, then became a research assistant at the Institute for Chemical Reaction Science (ICRS, Prof.T.Sato's group), Tohoku University during 1995-1997. He received a Ph.D. degree in applied chemistry from Tohoku University (research period shortened) in 1999. He has been a full-time research assistant at the ICRS in 1999, then a lecture and associate professor at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University in 2005, and then a full-time professor in 2016. He is also an affiliate professor of eight Chinese Universities / Institute(Lanzhou University; Dalian University of Technology; Guangxi Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Huaqiao University, Taiyuan University of Technology, Sichuan University, Beijing University of Technology , Beijing University of Science and Technology). His research papers were cited more than 8600 times and showed a citation h-index = 51. He has also participated in the organization of some international conferences and acted as session chair in more than 30 international conferences. Until now, he was invited to act as independent reviewer and referee for more than 40 academic journals. His research interests include morphological control of nanostructured materials, photocatalytic materials, UV-shielding materials, hydrothermal / solvothermal process, soft chemical synthesis. He has authored more than 440 original research papers(IF>4: more than 100 papers), contributed 25 book chapters/ review papers and 22 patents. He has co-authored nearly 300 international conference presentations and presented more than 70 invited talks since 2004.
Prof. Shinji Takeoka
Waseda University, Japan
Shinji Takeoka is a professor of Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He received B.S. degree(1986), M.S. degree(1988) , Ph. D. degree(1991) from Waseda University, Japan. He worked as a research associate at Waseda University School of Science and Engineering from 1991. Then he worked as Visiting Fellow, U. Pennsylvania School of Medicine for 1 year from 1998 to 1999. In 2005, he was promoted as professor of Waseda University. Prof. Shinji Takeoka is the Associate Director of Research Promotion Division, Waseda University. He is also the President of The Society of Blood Substitutes, Japan. His research interests include biomedical Engineering, biological material sciences, molecular assembling science and engineering.
Prof. Sarawut Rimdusit
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. Sarawut Rimdusit is a full professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his master and doctoral degrees from the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow under a Hitachi research fellowship in 2005 and 2008 at Toyohashi University and Technology and Monbusho research fellowship in 2003 at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, formerly ISAS). His research is concentrated on multicomponent polymeric systems based on polybenzoxazines and some network forming polymers. His recent research focuses on the use of polybenzoxazine alloys as functional materials including shape memory materials and thermoreversible light scattering polymers. He has published 1 book on polybenzoxazine alloys and composites (Springer), 10 book chapters in English, 4 book chapters in Japanese and more than 70 international papers related to the alloys and composites of polybenzoxazines.