Keynote Speakers

 

 

Prof. David Ginley
Materials and Chemistry Science and Technology, USA

Dr. David Ginley, Ph.D., is a research fellow at NREL. He is currently involved in the study of the general class of defective transition metal oxides including high temperature superconductors, LiTMO2 rechargeable Li battery materials, ferroelectric materials, transparent conducting oxides and electrochromic materials. His group is also focused on the development of new nano-materials for organic electronics such as organic photovoltaics and as biofilters etc. In the area of organic electronics Ginley is the principal investigator on the NREL effort on organic photovoltaics, which focuses on the development of new inorganic and organic materials for OPV and developing an understanding of the interfaces involved. http://www.colorado.edu/rasei/david-ginley

Prof. GONG Hao
National University of Singapore
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Dr. Hao GONG is a Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at National University of Singapore. He is also the coordinator of the transmission electron microscopy laboratory at Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests include transparent oxide conductors and semiconductors (n-type and p-type), energy storage materials and devices (mainly supercapacitors), energy harvest materials and devices (mainly solar cells), gas sensors, functional thin film and nano-materials, materials characterization (mainly on transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction).

Dr. Gong received his B.S. degree in Physics at Yunnan University in 1982. He passed his M.S. courses in Yunnan University, carried out his M.S. thesis research work at Glasgow University, UK, and received M.S. degree of Electron and Ion Physics at Yunnan University in 1987. He then did his PhD at Materials Laboratory at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and obtained PhD degree there in 1992. He joined National University of Singapore in 1992, and is currently full professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has published about 200 refereed papers in major international journals and a few US patents. He has delivered several invited talks at international conferences. He has been chairman or committee member of several international conferences, and editor of special issues of some journal.

Prof. Kazuo Umemura
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.

Prof. Mikio Ito
Osaka University, Japan


Biodata:
Dr. Mikio Ito is an associate professor in the Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. He obtained his master’s(1994) and Doctor’s degrees(1997) in Engineering from Osaka University. His research focuses on development of materials processing, mainly powder processing, for functional materials with excellent performances, such as hard magnetic materials, thermoelectric materials etc. So far, he has produced nearly 140 publications. His resent research also focuses on SPS processing, and he is trying to clarify the effects of directly applied current sintering using SPS on densification behaviors of metal and ceramic powders.


PLENARY Speaker

Prof. Yoshihiko Uematsu
Gifu University, Japan

Dr. Yoshihiko Uematsu graduated from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto University in 1990, and got M.E from Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1992. He completed his PhD work entitled “Mode I delamination of unidirectionally carbon fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite at elevated temperatures” at Kyoto University in 1995. His work was about creep-fatigue interaction effect on delamination behavior in CFRP. Then he worked as an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University. His research topics were about fatigue properties and fatigue crack propagation of structural materials. During 2001-2002, he worked as a guest researcher in Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. In 2004, he moved to Gifu University as an Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, and became full Professor in 2011. His paper entitled “Development of fatigue testing system for in-situ observation by an atomic force microscope and small fatigue crack growth behavior in α-brass” got the best paper award from The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) in 2004. The paper entitled “Evaluation of small fatigue crack initiation in Type 316 stainless steel by positron annihilation spectroscopy” also got the best paper award from Japan Society of Spring Engineers (JSSE) in 2016. His recent research interests are about fatigue fracture mechanisms in lightweight alloys, weldments, severely deformed materials, and so on. He published more than 140 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is now a director of the Society of Materials Science, Japan (JSMS), executive secretary of Japan Welding Society, Tokai branch and representative member of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)