Keynote Speakers

 

2016 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Alan Lau

Prof. Alan Lau

Symposium - Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products

Professor Alan Kin-tak Lau was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Development) in April 2016. He is responsible for supporting and enhancing Swinburne’s global ranking profile while also strengthening our research performance research schemes, organisations and by linking the University with international high quality scholars. Alan’s expertise is in the area of Materials Science. He holds a PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University). He is also appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Kingsflair International (Holdings) Limited and also elected as International Vice President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Abstract:Natural Fibre Composites - their Properties and Applications  

Prof. Bronwyn Fox

Prof. Bronwyn Fox

Symposium - Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products

Bronwyn joined Swinburne University of Technology as the Director, Factory of the Future in December 2015. Swinburne’s Factory of the Future, located in the The Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, is a dedicated space for research and teaching in manufacturing and design-led innovation. Opened in July 2015, the $100 million complex features a state of the art suite of advanced manufacturing equipment – including visualization tools, computer-aided design, functional prototyping and rapid fabricating equipment. The Factory of the Future aims to play a leading role in the global challenge to integrate the design, automation and control of manufacturing systems.
Abstract:Factory of the Future and high volume automated materials  

Prof. John Norrish

Prof. John Norrish

Symposium - Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products

Emeritus Professor of Materials Welding and Joining – University of Wollongong, Australia, Director of the Australian Defence Materials Technology Centre Ltd.,Director of the Welded Structures Foundation, FWeldI, CEng, Honorary Fellow WTIA, Fellow of IIW.
John has worked in the welding related research and development area since for 50 years.
Originally with Rubery Owen UK then from 1969 to 1985 for the BOC group in the UK and Australia. . In 1985 he took up a position at Cranfield University, where he later became Head of the Welding Group. In 1990 whilst at Cranfield John was responsible for the development of robotic rapid prototyping of aero engine bearing rings to replace castings.
John moved to the University of Wollongong in November 1995 to take up the Chair in Materials Welding and Joining. At Wollongong John was responsible for coordinating welding research and education activities. His research activities have included welding automation and mechanisation, robotic welding, rapid weld repair, additive manufacture, pipeline girth welding, GMAW process and power source optimisation, weldability of HSLA and coated steels , welding fume control and welders health.
John has more than two hundred publications in refereed journals and international conferences.
He is also the author of a Book - Advanced Welding Processes, originally published by The Institute of Physics in 1992 and revised and republished by Woodhead Publishing in 2006.
John has been an active member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) for 28 years. He is a member of the editorial committee of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) journal ‘Welding in the World’. Australian delegate and Vice Chairman of IIW commission XII and member of study group 212 (Physics of welding).
In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious International Institute of Welding E.O.Paton award for a lifetime contribution to welding research and in 2016 was awarded a Fellowship of IIW.
Abstract: From Rapid Prototyping to Repair and Additive Manufacture using Robotic Arc Welding

 

Prof. Ma Qian

Prof. Ma Qian

Symposium - Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products

RMIT
Dr Ma Qian is Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Materials and Deputy Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing of RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (Email: ma.qian@rmit.edu.au). He is research active in metal additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy and solidification processing. He currently serves as an Advisory Editor of Elsevier and an editorial member of JOM, Metall Mater Trans A, Powder Metallurgy, Acta Metallurgica Sinica, Korean Journal of Powder Metallurgy Institute and a few other scholarly journals. He has published over 200 refereed journal papers with more than 3200 citations and an h-index of 30 (Scopus). He co-authored the 5th edition Elsevier textbook Light Alloys (the Ian Polmear textbook) and led the Elsevier book Titanium Powder Metallurgy: Science, Technology and Applications (with F. H. Froes). He has delivered 13 plenary and keynote talks at international and national conferences or symposiums.
Abstract:  Additive Manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V: Microstructure, Defects, Tensile Properties, and Fatigue Strength

Prof. Xinhua Wu

Prof. Xinhua Wu

Symposium - Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products

Xinhua Wu is the Professor, Materials Science and Engineering & Director, Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing. Prof Wu’s research interest is in the development of aerospace materials, in particular Ti alloys, and their manufacturing processes. Her key activities include: developing new alloys for specific applications; modifying existing alloys or processing conditions to maximise their performance, characterising microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti alloys in a range of sizes and developing new manufacturing processes to reduce manufacturing costs, whilst meeting mechanical property requirements for individual service conditions.
Abstract: Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of aerospace materials, its quality control and certification

 

Prof. Jin Zou

Prof. Jin Zou

Symposium - Advances in Materials Characterisation

Professor Jin Zou is the Chair in Nanoscience at the University of Queensland, Australia. He earned his PhD in the late of 1993 from the Sydney University. Since then, his research has been focused on the understanding of the evolution of semiconductor nanostructures and the building of their structure-property links through closely correlating the structural characteristics of semiconductor nanostructures determined by electron microscopy and their growth/demonstrated properties. Over the years, Professor Zou published over 560 SCI journal articles, which have attracted over 12,800 citations and led to a H-index of 55.

Abstract: Impact of Catalysts in Epitaxial Growth of Ternary III-V Semiconductor Nanowires

Dr. Ross Marceau

Dr. Ross Marceau

Symposium - Advances in Materials Characterisation

Dr Ross Marceau is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University. He is also the Director of Advanced Characterisation at IFM and technical manager of the LEAP 4000 HR atom probe instrument within the Advanced Characterisation Facility. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) obtained from The University of New South Wales in 2004, together with a PhD from The University of Sydney at the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis. After completion of his PhD in 2008, Dr Marceau became a research associate of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals at The University of Sydney (2008 - 2011), and following this he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (Max Planck Institute for Iron Research) in Düsseldorf, Germany, prior to starting at Deakin University in July 2013.

Abstract: Short-Range Order Analysis of Atom Probe Tomography Data
 

Prof. Christopher Hutchinson

Prof. Christopher Hutchinson

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

Professor Christopher Hutchinson received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia, USA in 2001. After 3 years as a post-doc in Grenoble, France, working on problems related to phase transformations in steel he returned home to Australia and joined Monash University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research includes both experimental and theoretical/modelling aspects of physical and mechanical metallurgy.

Abstract: Batch annealing of 3rd generation advanced high strength steels (AHSS)

Prof Kaneaki Tsuzaki

Prof Kaneaki Tsuzaki

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

Dr. Eng. in Materials Science and Technology, Kyoto University, 1983, MS and BS in Materials Science and Technology, Kyoto University, 79 and 77. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, 1983-1985, Research Associate and Associate Professor at Kyoto University, 1985-1997. His current research field covers microstructure evolution and mechanism for martensitic transformation, diffusional transformation, and recrystallization in steels and related materials. His interests after joining NIMS in 1997 are in microstructure control of second phase particles and matrix grains in steels and alloys to produce high performance materials with high strength and other properties such as high ductility and toughness, and high resistance to hydrogen-induced fracture. He had moved to Kyushu University in April, 2013. He had worked also as a professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2001-2008, and in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tsukuba, 2007-2013.

Abstract:  High strength austenitic steels with martensitic transformation and deformation twinning: Hydrogen Effects on Tensile and Fatigue Properties
 

Prof. Setsuo Takaki

Prof. Setsuo Takaki

Symposium: Advances in Steel Technology

Professor Takaki’s research interests are the microstructure control and the strengthening mechanism in steel. He has published 400 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Professor Takaki was awarded 5 times the Best Paper of the year in “the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ)” until now, Academic Achievement Contribution Prize in ISIJ, and the Distinguished Award in THERMEC-3013, Las Vegas, USA etc. for his distinguished contribution to the development of Materials Science, especially in the field of steel. Professor Takaki has been playing important roles in ISIJ and held the position of Vice-president of ISIJ from 1012 to 2016.
Professor Takaki has held appointments in Kyushu University, Japan; Vice-Dean of Faculty of Engineering from 2006 to 2008 and Councilor of University from 2008 to 2015. In 2005, Professor Takaki established “the Steel Research Center” in Kyushu University and has made a significant contribution as Director to developing industry partnerships with Japanese steel making companies. Professor Takaki is currently Principal Professor in Kyushu University and also Director in the Steel Research Center.

Abstract:  Yielding mechanism of polycrystalline iron

Prof. Sung–Joon Kim

Prof. Sung–Joon Kim

Symposium: Advances in Steel Technology

Professor Sung-Joon Kim has spent more than 20 years in Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) after he got the Ph. D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He joined the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, POSTECH as a professor from Dec. 2011. Prof. Kim’s research interests are alloy design of high nitrogen austenitic stainless steels and advanced high strength steels for automotive application and microstructure-property relationship of alloys. He has published 220 papers in journals and 80 papers in conference proceedings. Prof. Kim received the best Scholar Award in 2007 from Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIMM), the Scientist of this month from the Ministry of Sci. & Tech. of Korea in 2008, and the Presidential Medal in 2010. He served as the vice president of KIMS for 3 years from 2009 to 2011 and as a vice president of KIMM for 2 years from 2013 to 2014.

Abstract: Development of ultrafine-grained 3rd generation medium Mn AHSS 

Prof. Tadashi Furuhara

Prof. Tadashi Furuhara

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

Tadashi Furuhara is a Professor of Microstructure Control in Structural Metallic Materials Laboratory and the Head of Cooperative Research and Development Center for Advanced Materials in the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) at the Tohoku University, Japan. He received his Ph. D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. 1989. He joined the IMR in 2005 after research and education experiences as an assistant/associate professor in the Kyoto University. His main research area is physical metallurgy of steels focusing on fundamentals of phase transformations, precipitation, deformation and recrystallization as well as microstructure control by thermomechanical processing in steel and titanium alloys. He has published 260 academic papers, 45 review articles and 14 books. He received 15 awards from various academic societies including Tanigawa-Harris Award from the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials, Vanadium Award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK, and so on. He has been an active member in Japan Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM), The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ), Japan Society for Heat Treatment, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and ASM International (ASMI). He was a past vice president of JIM and is currently on Board of Directors in ISIJ. He hosts the 9th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM9) as the conference chair representing JIM.

Abstract:  Important Roles of Phase Transformations on Advanced Design of Modern High Strength Steels    

Prof. Yoshitaka Adachi

Prof. Yoshitaka Adachi

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

2011.10 Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University
2003.4-2011.9 Senior Scientist, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Associate Professor , Kyushu University, Japan
1990.4-2003.3 Researcher, Research and Development laboratory, Sumitomo metal Industries, Japan
Abstract: Artificial intelligence materials science (AI-MS)

 

Dr. Manel Rodriguez Ripoll

Dr. Manel Rodriguez Ripoll

Symposium - Durable Materials for Demanding Environments

Austrian Excellence Center for Tribology
Principal
Leader of Area "Wear Processes"
Abstract: Enhanced wear protection by microstructural design of high speed steel laser hardfacings

Prof. ​Andres Cuevas

Prof. ​Andres Cuevas

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

Andres Cuevas is a Professor at the Research School of Engineering of The Australian National University and a Fellow of the IEEE. His current research interests include the development of advanced interfaces and materials for a new generation of silicon solar cells. His contributions to the field include more than 350 scientific publications. In 2015 he was awarded the Becquerel Prize for outstanding merits in Photovoltaics
Abstract: Selective Materials for Simple Solar Cells

 

Prof. Kathy Lu

Prof. Kathy Lu

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Kathy Lu received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Ohio State University and her B.S. in Ceramics from Tianjin University, China. Since 2004, she has been a professor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA. 

Abstract: Material Needs and Developments in Energy Conversion, Harvesting, and Storage

Prof. Adrian Mouritz

Prof. Adrian Mouritz

Symposium - Translational Research in Polymers and Composites

RMIT
Executive Dean of the School of Engineering.
Professor Mouritz performs research into fibre reinforced polymer composites and other engineering materials used in aircraft. Professor Mouritz has performed research which has led to significant discoveries on various topics associated with composite materials, including their mechanical, fracture and fatigue properties; impact and explosive blast properties; fire structural properties; non-destructive inspection and smart health monitoring; and damage tolerance using through-thickness reinforcement (orthogonal weaving, stitching, pinning).He has published nearly 200 research articles on composites; which include 3 books, 3 edited books, 15 book chapters, and over 120 journal papers.Professor Mouritz has received over $5 million in research funds over the past 10 years from various sources, including the Australian Research Council, United States Office of Naval Research and the Composites CRC. 
Abstract:  Improving the explosive blast resistance of fibre-polymer composites

Prof. Darren Martin

Prof. Darren Martin

Symposium - Translational Research in Polymers and Composites

Professor Darren Martin is a Group Leader in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at UQ. He is recognised as a global leader in translational materials science and engineering and has published over 100 book chapters and peer reviewed papers, plus 7 patents, and attracted over $14M in research funding since 1999. From 1993-1999 his research contributed to the spinoff Aortech Biomaterials, commercialising new polyurethane pacemaker insulation from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Cardiac Technology. In January 2015 1 million pacemakers had been implanted by St Jude Medical using these biostable polyurethane materials. Since 2006, he has also been the founder and Chief Scientific Officer for start-up company TenasiTech Pty Ltd, which is commercialising a polymer nanocomposites platform as applied to large polyurethane, acrylic and polamide markets and applications. TenasiTech is the first Queensland start-up to receive Commercialisation Australia funding; has won the prestigious iLab Prize in the national Enterprize Competition; and received the 2010 UQ EAIT Faculty Commercialisation award. Professor Martin’s research operates at the nexus of three key themes; (1) Strong fundamental materials science with global performance benchmarking; (2) Safe biomaterials and nanomaterials; (3) Scalable advanced manufacturing. His efforts in these areas during the past two decades have contributed to two successful start-ups, numerous prototypes and products, and a strong platform for globally competitive nanocomposites innovation. More recently his team have discovered and patented high aspect ratio cellulose nanofibrils derived from abundant Australian arid grasses, or “spinifex”, and have begun scaling this technology up and commencing the validation process for several commercial opportunities, including super-thin latex condoms and gloves, as well as high performance additives and coatings for the paper industry.
Abstract:  Cellulose nanofibres from spinifex arid grasses: “Greener, Longer and Tougher”, thanks to 20 million years of resilient adaptation

  

Prof. Gangadhara Prusty

Prof. Gangadhara Prusty

Symposium - Translational Research in Polymers and Composites

Gangadhara Prusty is a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Australia and is the Director of ARC funded Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC). He also leads the UNSW MECHENG School’s Advanced Structures and Materials research group and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research Technology (SMaRT). His research strengths are on the nano, micro and macro-mechanics of fibre reinforced composites, embodied with experimental and finite element modelling techniques. His current research focus on the online monitoring and processing of advanced composites using Automated Tape/Fibre Placement (ATP/AFP) procedure. Professor Prusty led number of major internationally collaborative projects such as; Systems for Crashworthiness and Robust Optimisation for Imperfection Sensitive Composite Launcher Structures at UNSW through external funding.
Abstract:  Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites- Processing and Online monitoring

Prof. Michelle Gee

Prof. Michelle Gee

Symposium - Translational Research in Polymers and Composites

Aerospace R&D portfolio manager and strategist at Boeing 
Michelle is the manager of external research collaborations for Boeing Research and Technology where she scouts for commercial opportunities which leverage innovative technologies. She is passionate about growing strong strategic research partnerships between Boeing and the country’s top research institutes and leading universities. Michelle transitioned into this exciting greenfields role in 2015 after more than 20 years in academia as a successful and highly-cited research scientist.
As an academic, Michelle’s research was focussed on intermolecular forces and dynamics on the nano-scale. She applied this to a broad range of fields that include cell biophysics, nanostructured materials, complex fluids and molecular assemblies. She received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in Physical Chemistry and Applied Mathematics and subsequently held research fellowships at the University of California Santa Barbara and Princeton University in Chemical and Materials Engineering and Physics.
Prior to joining the team at Boeing, Michelle was head of Head of the Soft Condensed Matter labs at the University of Melbourne where she led a cross disciplinary team that included chemists, chemical engineers, biophysicists and microbiologists. She has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, numerous conference proceedings and book chapters and, to date, has received 3500 citations for her work.
Michelle has also held other professorial appointments that include visiting chairs in the Departments of Physics and Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and at CNRS. She has served on a number of editorial boards of international journals, advisory boards and management committees, and was elected to the council of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists.
Abstract: Industry-University Partnerships: Arranged Marriage or Perfect Match?