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. 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.