Prof. Yuyuan Zhao, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Professor Yuyuan Zhao obtained his BEng and MSc degrees from Dalian University of Technology, and PhD degree from Oxford University. He worked as a Lecturer at Dalian University of Technology, a Research Associate at the MADYLAM Laboratory of CNRS, and a Research Fellow at Birmingham University, before he joined Liverpool University in 1998 as a Lecturer. He was subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer, Reader and then Professor, and served as Head of the Centre for Materials and Structures from 2014 to 2016.
He is currently professor in materials engineering in the School of Engineering, the University of Liverpool. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM).
Professor Zhao's current research is focused on the manufacture, characterisation and applications of porous metals and metal matrix syntactic foams. He pioneered the Sintering and Dissolution Process (SDP) for manufacturing aluminium foam, which inspired the subsequent developments of several powder-based space-holder methods for manufacturing metal foams.
He further invented the Lost Carbonate Sintering (LCS) process, a more versatile and cost-effective method for producing micro-porous metals. The LCS technology has led to the creation of Versarien, a highly successful start-up company which was floated on London Stock Market in 2013.
Professor Zhao was awarded the Ivor Jenkins Medal in 2015 by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for his contribution to powder metallurgy in developing and commercialising innovative powder based technologies for manufacturing metal foams.
Prof. Sergei Alexandrov, Beihang University, China
Sergei Alexandrov is a Professor at Beihang University (under the 1000 Talent Plan program) and a Research Professor at the Laboratory for the Mechanics of Technological Processes at A. Ishlinskii 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 350 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including two monographs and around 190 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: A method for predicting the generation of fine grain layers near frictional interfaces in metal forming processes based on singular velocity fields
Prof. Quang-Cherng Hsu, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Quang-Cherng Hsu currently is a professor of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST), Taiwan. Prof. Hsu earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University in 1981. After two-year service in military, he joined Metal Industry Research and Development Center, a government fund non-profit research organization, in Kaohsiung as a research engineer about two years. Then, he joined the current University. In 2003~2004, Dr. Hsu visited Ohio State University, U.S.A., as a visiting scholar for one year. During Sept. 12-30, 2016, Prof. Hsu visited Aachen University, German, to study Industry 4.0. From March 3 ~ 26, 2017, Prof. Hsu visited Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, and Hai-Phone University, Viet Nam, and gave intensive speeches. Research interests of Prof. Hsu include Image Processing and Machine Vision, Metal Forming (Forging, Extrusion, Sheet-metal forming), Nano Imprint Lithography Applications, Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Prof. Hsu has published 51 referred journal papers, has obtained 13 invention patents and has attended 29 international conferences among 14 countries to present his research results. Prof. Hsu also likes to organize student’s handy-team to attend domestic professional competitions including: Industrial Robot Competition, Computer Aided Measurement and Verification Competition, Mold and Die Industrial Application and Innovation Competition, Image Servo and Precision Measurement Competition, Optical-Electronic Inspection Instrument Competition, and Precision Machinery Competition.
Speech Title: Automatic Optical Inspection and Measurement on Manufacturing
Abstract: Image processing is processing of images using mathematical operations by using any form of signal processing for which the input is an image, a series of images, or a video, such as a photograph or video frame; the output of image processing may be either an image or a set of characteristics or parameters related to the image. Image analysis can analyze image and to obtain its information and pattern matching uses correlation methods to help solve machine vision problems such as alignment, measurement, and inspection of objects. Image measurement can measure object in one or two or three dimensional ways. By integrating the above technologies and suitable lighting devices, central processing unit (computer) can help us to conduct automatic optical inspection and measurement. This speech will give a brief introduction about image processing and machine vision. Then, several applications will be present, such as the inspection of dental floss picks, the inspection of bearing, the recognition and measurement of blot, nut and washer, the measurement of large scale spring with different pitch and different diameter, the measurement of sheet metal deformation in order to construct forming limit curve.
Assoc. Prof. Yuki Shimizu, Tohoku University, Japan
Yuki Shimizu received his Bachelor of precision engineering from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2000, followed by MS in precision engineering from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2002. He had spent his career at Hitachi Ltd. from 2002 to 2011, and had been involved in the research on head-disk interface technology for hard disk drive. He received his Ph.D of Mechanical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2009. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Finemechanics, Tohoku University, Japan. His research interest includes precision dimensional metrology and optical metrology. He is a member of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE) and the Japan Society for Mechanical Engineers (JSME).