Prof. Alan Lau (FIMechE, FIMMM, FRAeS, FHKIE, FIED, FIEAust)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Development)
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Professor Lau is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Development) of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia since April 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was appointed as Alex Wong/Gigi Wong Professor in Product Design Engineering and Associate Dean (Industrial Relation) in the Faculty of Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Lau has received numerous research and teaching awards since 2002. His published articles have received citations over 20,000 times with the h-index of 54 (web of science is > 4800 with h-index of 33). He was appointed as World Class University Professor by the Ministry of Education, Korea. He is an Academician of the European Academy of Science and Arts and a Fellow of many professional organizations. He is now also the International Vice President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) (The first non-UK member is elected as Vice President in IMechE’s history) and Independent Non-executive Director of King’s Flair International (Holdings) Limited.
Prof. Masayoshi Tonouchi (JSAP Fellow)
Osaka University, Japan
Masayoshi Tonouchi received the B.S. and M.S. and Dr. E. degrees form Osaka University, Japan, in 1983, 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1989 he worked at the Faculty of Engineering Science of the same university. From 1989 to 1994 he joined the Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. In 1994, he moved to Kansai Advanced Research Center, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan. From 1996 to 2000, he was an associate professor at the Research Center for Superconducting Materials and Electronics, Osaka University. Currently he is a professor in Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University and a concurrent professor of Nanjing University. His current research interests include ultrafast optical and terahertz science of strongly correlated electron systems and nanomaterials, and development-and-applications of terahertz systems such as the laser terahertz emission microscope, compact THz time-domain spectroscopy systems, and others. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, Materials Research Society, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. He is an associate editor for Journal of Applied Physics, AIP since Jan.1st, 2015. He chaired many international conferences such as OTST 2013.
Prof. Qingsong Yu
University of Missouri, USA
Dr. Qingsong Yu is a Full Professor in the Department of
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Missouri in the United
States. Dr. Yu’s research has been focusing on non-thermal gas plasma
technology and its applications in materials processing, surface
modification, thin film deposition, and recently in plasma medicine and
Dr. Yu received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University of China, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri (1995, 1998). Since then, Dr. Yu has worked in microelectronics industry at Silicon Valley in California. In 2002, he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Missouri and now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Missouri. Dr. Yu has published over 100 refereed research papers in major international journals and holds a few US patents.
Prof. Yoshimi Watanabe
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Yoshimi Watanabe is currently a full Professor of
Engineering in the Department of Physical Science and Engineering at Nagoya
Institute of Technology in Japan. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in
Metallurgical Engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1985,
Master of Engineering and Ph. D in Materials Science and Engineering from
Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1990, respectively. After that, he
worked at Kagoshima University at the Department of Mechanical Engineering
from 1990 to 1992, and at Hokkaido University at the Department of
Metallurgical Engineering from 1992 to 1995 both as a research associate, at
Shinshu University at the Department of Functional Machinery and Mechanics
from 1995 to 2005 as an associate professor. In 2005, he moved to Nagoya
Institute of Technology as a full professor. He was worked at Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory from 1997 to 1998 as a visiting scientist. His
current research interests are metal matrix composites (MMCs) including
functionally graded materials (FGMs), grain refining of cast aluminum using
heterogeneous nucleation theory, improvement of microstructure and
mechanical properties of additively manufactured (AMed) metals by addition
of heterogeneous nucleation site particles, severe plastic deformation, Fe
based shape memory alloy and high damping material.
Prof. Yoshihiro Terada
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Yoshihiro Terada is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Japan. The main activities of Dr. Terada are in the thermal and
mechanical properties typically in metallic materials for high-temperature
applications. His major fields of present interest are the creep mechanisms
of heat-resistant magnesium alloys, the microstructure control of
superalloys, and the development of advanced heat-resistant materials. Dr.
Terada received the Doctor degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology (1993).
He worked in the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Hokkaido
University (1993–1998), the Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science at
Tokyo Institute of Technology (1998–2008), the Department of Materials,
Physics and Energy Engineering at Nagoya University (2008–2011), and again
Tokyo Institute of Technology (2011– ). Dr. Terada was the Chairperson of
the superalloy branch in The 123rd Committee on Heat-Resisting Materials and
Alloys, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2018–2021), and
is an editorial committee member of The Japan Institute of Metals and
Materials and The Japan Institute of Light Metals.