Prof. George Zhu
Academic Director of Research Commons, Office of Vice-President Research and Innovation, York University, Canada
Biography: Professor George Zhu is the College Member of Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His research interests touch on a number of topics including the dynamics and control of tethered spacecraft systems, electrodynamic tether propulsion and space debris removal, space robotics and advanced spacecraft materials.
Keynote's Title: Computational Control for Space Tether Systems by Finite Element State Observer and Model Predictive Control
Prof. Junhui Hu
(IEEE Senior Member)
State Key Lab of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures/ Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Biography: Junhui Hu received his Ph.D. Degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1997, and B. E. and M. E. degrees in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Currently he works for Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China, as a full professor. His research interest is in ultrasonic sensors and actuators, ultrasonic nano fabrication, ultrasonic micro/nano/molecular manipulations, etc. He is a Chang-Jiang Distinguished Professor, China, and an IAAM Fellow. He authored and co-authored more than 300 publications, including more than 100 full SCI papers, two books, 1 editorial review in an international journal and more than 60 disclosed/empowered China and Japan patents. He is the sole author of monograph book “Ultrasonic Micro/Nano Manipulations: Principles and Examples” (2014, World Scientific). He has given more than 30 keynote/invited lectures at international conferences, and his research work has been highlighted by 7 international scientific media. He served lots of international conferences as a Technical Program/Organizing/Scientific Committee member, and was the chairman of five international conferences. He was awarded the title of valued reviewer by Sensors and Actuators A: Physical and by Ultrasonics, and won the Paper Prize from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (Japan) as the first author in 1998. Presently, he is an editorial board member of four international journals, board member of Chinese Acoustical Society and member of its academic work committee, and deputy director of expert committees on electronic information materials and devices, and on Aerospace materials, Chinese national scientist think tank for materials and devices.
Keynote's Title: Ultrasonically Catalyzed Gas Sensor Systems
Keynote's Abstract: High-performance gas sensing systems have huge potential applications in human health diagnoses, food industry, environmental safety, internet of things, chamber air quality monitoring, etc., due to the merits such as point-of-care testing, easiness to operate, simple and light structure, low cost, etc. My research group proposed the ultrasonically catalyzed gas sensing method in 2017, and then successfully applied the method into high-performance gas sensing and single-sensor E-noses. This lecture gives the detailed research results in this respect. The first part of this lecture includes principle of the ultrasonic catalysis in gas sensing, and structure and characteristics of the gas sensors catalyzed by gas borne ultrasound. In the second part, working principle and algorithms of ultrasonically catalyzed single-sensor e-noses, are given and explained, as well as the structure, system design and gas discrimination performance. The algorithms applied in the E-noses include the k-method, R-C method and machining learning methods. It shows that the ultrasonically catalyzed gas sensors have much better sensitivity and lower detection limit than the conventional ones, and ultrasonically catalyzed single-sensor E-noses have strong capability of gas discrimination and concentration measurement.
Prof. Bing Li
Department of Aircraft Design Engineering, School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
Biography: Dr. Bing Li is currently a professor in the School of Aeronautics at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). He joined NPU as an Associate Professor in Fall 2018. Since May 2021, he has been promoted to a full-time Professor. He conducted his Post-Doctoral training in 2015-2018 at The University of Akron (Akron, US), working with Prof. K.T. Tan in the area of mechanical/elastic/acoustic metamaterials. He received his Joint-Supervision Ph.D. training in the School of AMME at The University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia) in 2013-2014, working in Prof. Lin Ye's research group, in the area of structural health monitoring (SHM) and damage identification. He earned his Ph.D. in the College of Engineering at Peking University (Beijing, China) in 2015, working with Prof. Zheng Li in the area of damage detection and identification using typical nondestructive testing & evaluation (NDT&E) methods. He received his B.Eng. from Harbin Engineering University (Harbin, China) in 2009. Dr. Li's primary research interests lie in the field of elastic, acoustic, mechanical metamaterials, wave propagation and vibration control, SHM and NDT&E.
Dr. Li has published over 60 research articles in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and major international conferences. He is an active journal reviewer (over 30 international journals). He is also a member of The Acoustical Society of America (ASA), American Society for Composites (ASC), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and International Photonic Society (IPS).
Keynote's Title: Extraordinary elastic-wave control based on metamaterials and metasurfaces
Prof. Ian R McAndrew.
Dean of doctoral programs at Capitol Technology University, USA
Biography: Professor Ian R. McAndrew is a very highly qualified academic with extensive experiences within industry and internationally recognised researcher with extensive teaching experience at all levels of education. Conference and Journal publication of 71 over 30 years, six books and numerous Keynote presentations around the world. Has supervised 139 students to their doctoral completion in USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Kenya and South Africa. Extensive consultancy experience internationally for multi-nations and organisations. Leading a global doctorate program of in excess of 350 students. As the Dean of Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University he is responsible for 23 different Doctoral Programs ranging from Cybersecurity, Analytics, Aviation, Aeronautical Science and Technology based.
Keynote's Title: Cybersecurity issues in the aerospace industry
Keynote's Abstract: Aerospace is facing many advancements and potential concerns. As the focus shifts to sustainability systems will be more critical. This research presents the findings from several aligned research projects that focused on the cyber issues, challenges and risks involved now and in the future. The subjects of safety and risk are presented with unique findings and recommendations on what is the need to prioritise.
Prof. P. K. Dash
Professor and Head, Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology , Bangalore , Karnataka, India
Biography: Dr. P. K. Dash is the Professor and Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, NMIT, Bangalore India. In addition to his administrative experience, he has held positions such as Dean, Principal, Director of Research, and Head of Department for over 30 years. He has several academic and research achievements to his credit. He has carried out numerous funded research projects, guided more than 100 students both from UG, PG, and Ph. D. studies. In addition to winning best researcher awards, he has also been a recipient of numerous research paper awards. Additionally, he served as a panellist at international and national conferences. As he relates to aerospace engineering, he is keen on innovating engineering disciplines in all dimensions with a view to developing a good pool of aerospace professionals for the future.
Keynote's Title: development of antidrone technology and its requirements