Dr. Zahra Sharif Khodaei is a lecturer in aero-structures. She obtained her PhD from Czech Technical University in Prague in numerical modelling of functionally graded materials in 2008. Prior to her lectureship post in 2014, she was a research associate at Imperial College London, department of Aeronautics since 2009 where she conducted research in fatigue modelling and analysis of metallic and Fibre Metallic Laminates (FML) and more significantly in developments of technologies and methodologies for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of composite structures.
Prof. Jung-Il Song received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics) from POSTECH in 1996. His work experience includes Professor position in the Changwon National University (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) from 1998 to present, Visiting Professor position in the Memphis University in 2003-2004, and Chief position in the Changwon National University (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) in 2005-2007, and Head position in the 2nd Bain Korea 21 Corps of School of Mechatronics from 2006, Dean position in School of Mechatronics from 2009, and Present Head in Division of Engineering, NRF Basic Research from 2014 to present. Starting from 2009, he has published more than 60 SCI research papers in international referred journals. His research fields include Manufacturing Process and Evaluation of Composites, Structural Analysis and Reliability Test of Structure and Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering.
Prof. Wang Tiejun is a Vice President of Xi’an Jiaotong University. He is in charge of such departments as The Academy of Science and Technology (The Academy of Science and Educational Development), the Department of Lab-and-Property Management, the Office of Purchase and Inviting Bidding, and The Archive. Winner of National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, he was named the Distinguished Professor for the Yangtze River Scholar Project in XJTU. He, as a Chief Scientist, led a strong innovative research team engaged in some key state projects. Major fields of research: solid transformation and destruction, mechanics of light structures and major technical equipment. He won awards at both state and local levels such as the Second Class National Natural Science Award and the First Class Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Shaanxi Province. He holds concurrent posts at multiple professional academic societies, including a member of the Disciplinary Assessment Team of Academic Degree Commission of the State Council and member of Advisory Committee for Mathematical Sciences of Natural Science Foundation of China.
Prof. Jia-Lin Tsai is the chairman for Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University. He is received his Ph.D from Aerospace Engineering of Purdue Univesity, USA in 2001. His research fields include composite materials and nanocomposites; nanomechanics and micromechanics; molecular simulation and multi-scale simulation; Failure mechanics and failure analysis; high strain rate response of materials.
His Honors and rewards from 2001 to present, Best Paper Award (15th American Society of Composite Materials, 2001), Best Paper Award (6th Asian-Australian Composites Conference, 2008), National Jiaotong University Excellent Teaching Award (2008, 2009, 2010), Best Paper Award (The 3rd International Conference on Multifunctional Materials Structure, 2010), National Chiao Tung University Outstanding Teaching Award (2011), Excellent works of the 35th National Mechanics Conference Student Paper Competition (Guli Materials Group) of the Republic of China Institute of Mechanics (2011), The Excellent of Student Dissertation Competition of the 39th National Mechanics Conference of the Chinese Republic of Mechanical Society (2015)
Professor Tomasz Wierzbicki received his MS degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Warsaw Technical University. He earned his PhD degree in 1965 from the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research under the supervision of Professor Piotr Perzena of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Soon after that, he went for a one year postdoctoral study at Stanford University and collaborated with Professor E. H. Lee. In 1981, he was promoted to a full professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences and in the same year, he left for the United States, which has become his home.
Roger Charles Reed is a Professor of Engineering Science and Materials at the University of Oxford. He works at Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park, and is associated with its Departments of Engineering Science and Materials. He is a Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford and holds a visiting position at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research.
Tatacipta Dirgantara is a Professor of Computational Solid Mechanics at Institut Teknologi Bandung. He has more than 20 years experiences in research, teaching, consultancy, and training assignment at national as well as international in the area of solid and structural mechanics, including computational and experimental mechanics, as well as fracture mechanics and bio mechanics. Undertaking several researches funded by various sources. Contributing papers in International and national journal and conferences, published a book and owned a patent.
Dr. Sigit P. Santosa is currently a faculty staff at the Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ITB. He is also appointed as the Chairman of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology (NCSTT). Sigit P. Santosa has more than 30 years experiences in the product development, research, and teaching in the field of automotive and transportation engineering. During his tenure at General Motors (1999-2012), he has led and managed 7 product architectures and launched 14 brand vehicles, among others Hybrid & Electric Vehicles. His research works was published in International journals and conferences in more than 20 refereed publications, garnered more than 1000 citation with Scopus h-index = 8, and owned a US/Global Patent related to Impact Deflection and Energy Absorption System. He joined FTMD ITB in 2014, and he currently teaches vehicle development process, design for manufacturing and assembly for automotive application, structural crashworthiness, occupant protection and safety, and numerical analysis and computational method.
M H Ferri Aliabadi is a Professor of Aerostructures & Zaharoff Professor of Aviation in Imperial College London. Prior to joining Imperial College in 2005, he was Professor of Computational Mechanics and the Director of Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London (1997-2004) and Reader and Head of Damage Tolerance Division at WIT, Southampton (1987-1997).