- Plenary Speaker: Professor Brian Cantor, University of Oxford, UK
Brian Cantor is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford and a Research Professor in the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology at Brunel University. He was previously Vice-Chancellor of the University of York and of Bradford University, Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Oxford, a research scientist and engineer at General Electric Research Labs in the USA, and worked briefly at Banaras Hindu University, Washington State, Northeastern, IISc Bangalore and the Kobe Institute. He founded and built up the World Technology Universities Network, the UK National Science Learning Centre, the Hull-York Medical School, and Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park. He was a long-standing consultant for Alcan, NASA and Rolls-Royce, and editor of Progress in Materials Science. He invented the new field of multicomponent high-entropy alloys and discovered the so-called Cantor alloys.
Title: Multicomponent High-Entropy Cantor Alloys for Recycling and Reuse
Keynote Speaker I: Professor Alain Celzard, Université de Lorraine, France
Alain Celzard obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 1995 on a confidential-defence topic related to carbon-based composites for radar stealth. Recruited as the youngest lecturer of his academy in 1996, he worked at the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry of Nancy (France) on all kinds of carbonaceous materials and taught for 9 years at the Faculty of Sciences & Techniques of Nancy. After obtaining a habilitation to direct research in 2002, he was appointed full professor at the age of 34 and took up a position at ENSTIB engineering school, which was specially created to set up new activities related to bio-based materials. It was there that he founded a branch of his laboratory in 2005, which became the "Biosourced Materials" team of Institut Jean Lamour (IJL) in 2012. IJL is presently one of the largest European lab dedicated to materials science. At the end of 2017, he left the management of the team to take over the management of one of the 4 scientific departments of the IJL, which currently has 7 research teams with a wide range of activities, from nanomaterials for health to embedded electronics, through biomaterials, microsystems and metamaterials. Alain Celzard develops a global approach to the study of materials for energy, environmental and electromagnetic applications: synthesis, characterisation, properties, modelling and integration. He also carries out fundamental research on complex, disordered and/or porous heterogeneous systems, not forgetting their optimisation for various applications. These studies have enabled him to (co-)author nearly 400 publications and book chapters and 8 patents, and have earned him the title of junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, as well as 3 national awards including 2 first prizes, and 2 international awards. According to Google Scholar, he has been cited more than 13 500 times, and his H-index is presently 62.
Title: New Advanced Bio-based Porous Carbons for Energy and Environmental Applications
Keynote Speaker II: Associate Professor Kejia Zhuang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Kejia Zhuang obtained his PhD in Mechanical Science and Engineering on high-efficiency machining of aeroengine turbine-used Inconel 718 alloy at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He was recruited into the Hubei Digital Manufacturing Key Laboratory of Wuhan University of Technology (China). It was there that he founded a branch of his research team to carry on the topic related to cutting mechanism of difficult-to-cut materials. During this period, he has undertaken some research projects. To broaden the research perspective, Kejia Zhuang had paid his visit to Lund University (Sweden) and Linköping University (Sweden) for a year. He develops a systematic approach that incorporates classical cutting theories with finite element method (FEM) and intelligent algorithms. He also carries out fundamental researches on material flow characterization, multi-physics field modeling and micro-structure evolution, achieving ultimately the prediction and control of functional reliability and surface integrity for critical parts. These studies have enabled him to (co-)author over 30 publications on internationally famous journals like JMSE-JMSE, WEAR, JMPT and IJMS. These achievements have earned him the title of communication review expert at National Natural Science Foundation of China and journal review expert for known journals such as ASME-JMSE, WEAR and Proceedings of the British Mechanical Science Association.
Title: On the Material Flow Mechanism and Distribution of Thermal-Mechanical Loads during Cutting Process
Invited Speaker: Professor Zhiyuan Zhu, Southwest University, China
Zhiyuan Zhu is currently a Professor at Southwest University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics from Peking University in January 2016. And then he joined Zhejiang University as an assistant professor. In September 2019, he joined Southwest University as a full professor. His research field covers silicon PIN radiation detector, 3D integration and self-powered electronics. Prof. Zhu has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and contributed 4 invited or keynote conference talks. He also served as TPC member or Session Chair for 5 conferences. Prof. Zhu won Zhongtian Faculty Fellowship in 2018 and was awarded as the outstanding researchers at Chongqing Institute of Electronics in 2021. He is the formal Committee member of IoT Young Scientist Technical Group at Chinese Institute of Electronics. He also serves as editorial board member for Plos One and topic editor for Process.Self-powered PIN detector
Title: Self-Powered PIN Detector