Prof. Dr. Osamu TABATA, IEEE Fellow, Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Japan
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Biography: Osamu Tabata received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1981 and 1993, respectively. In 1981, he joined the Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories, Inc., Japan. In 1996, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. In 2003, he moved to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. Since April 2005, he has been a Professor at the Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University. From October 2019, he moved to Kyoto University of Advanced Science as a founding Dean of Engineering School. He is currently engaged in research on micro/nano processes, MEMS, DNA nanotechnology.
Prof. Tabata was a guest professor at the Department of Microsystem Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany from September to December 2000, a guest Professor of ETH Zurich, Switzerland from January to March 2001, a visiting senior international scientist of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2010, a guest Professor of Huazong University of Science and Technology, China from July 2011 to July 2014, a senior research fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) from May 2010 to September 2012, a distinguished visiting researcher of American University in Cairo in 2016 and a visiting Professor of Tsinghua University China from November 2018. He is a senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO), an associate editor of the ASME/IEEE Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (JMEMS), and an editorial board member of the Elsevier Journal Sensors and Actuators. He is as a member of Award Committee for EDS. He is also a program committee member of many important International Conferences in his area of expertise. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical Engineer Japan.
Prof. Laichang Zhang, Edith Cowan University, Australia
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Biography: Prof Laichang Zhang was awarded his PhD of Materials Engineering at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Laichang is currently a Professor of Materials Engineering and Program Leader Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering. Prior to joining the Edith Cowan University, Dr Zhang has worked at The University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) in 2009-2012, University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia) in 2007-2009, Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden (Dresden, Germany) in 2006-2007 and Darmstadt University of Technology (Darmstadt, Germany) in 2005-2006.
Prof Laichang Zhang has considerable expertise and extensive cross-disciplinary research activities in advanced manufacturing of different types of materials (including nanocrystalline / ultrafine-grained materials, bulk metallic glasses, biomaterials, and high-strength steels) and the understanding of their processing, microstructure and properties (e.g. mechanical properties, fatigue properties, corrosion behavior and catalytic performance). Laichang has extensively contributed to a number of research grants supported by Australian Research Council, European Union, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Laichang has been serving as Editorial Board Members for many prestigious academic journals such as Advanced Engineering Materials, Materials Science and Technology, Metals, Heliyon and so on. He also has good links to industry both for teaching and research.
Prof. Solomon Leung, Idaho State University, USA
Biography: Prof. Solomon Leung is the professor in Idaho State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 1989 from the University of Iowa. Dr. Leung’s research interests include: Physicochemical treatment processes and design, particularly in chemical oxidations applied to the treatment of soil, water and wastewater, and disinfection and by-products generated in water and wastewater; Environmental risk assessment, and toxicology and nanotoxicity; Nanotechnology, biosensor, and novel applications with nanotechnology; Tissue engineering, biosignaling, and cancer therapy. Dr. Leung is the author of over 183 presentations with abstracts, 41 referred articles, 84 conference proceedings and book chapters, over 1000 citations.
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