Keynote Speakers


Prof. GONG Hao
Dept Mat. Sci & Eng, National University of Singapore

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.UMEMURA Kazuo
Department of Physics,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

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Plenary Speakers


Prof. Yoshihiko Uematsu
Gifu University, Japan

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).

Prof. Indriana Kartini
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Dr. Indriana Kartini has lectured in Department of Chemistry at Universitas Gadjah Mada since she received her master in Chemistry from Universitas Gadjah Mada from 1998 until now. She did her Ph. D. with Prof. Max (G. Q.) Lu, Prof. Joe da Costa and Prof. Paul Meredith at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Working on the area of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, Dr. Kartini has received many research grants and some presentation awards from International Foundation for Science, Sweden; Toray Science Indonesia, and Royal Society of Chemistry. She is currently a manager for the Transmission Electron Microscopy facility at Department of Chemistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada and serves as th secretary for Magister Program in Chemistry also at the same University. Dr. Kartini is actively researching on the area of functional coating materials involving nanostructured metal oxides such as titanium dioxides, zinc and iron oxides as well as perovskite structured materials. The unique feature of her research is on the involvement of Indoensian natural resources such natural dyes, zeolites and clays. The coating materials are seeking for applications in solar cells, biodegradable and bioactive packaging, slow-release micro- or macro-nutrient fertilizers as well as functional textiles.