Biography: 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 11,000 times with the h-index of 50 (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.
Biography: Dr. Prof. Lang Lihui, obtained his Ph.D degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1998. He is working now as full professor, scientific committee member of Stamping and Forging Technology, Plasticity Engineering. Mainly focuses on automotive, aircraft and aerospace fields, his team research covers Hydroforming including sheet hydroforming and tube hydroforming, Fiber Metal Laminates Composite, High Temperature/Pressure Forming of powder and Gradient Function/Structure Materials, Powder Technologies, Warm/hot Forming/Hydroforming of Lightweight Materials, High Efficiency Exchanger, KBE system. He has published more than 200 papers in journals, most of which were cited by SCI and EI. One technical book named as Innovative Hydroforming and Warm/Hot Hydroforming was published. Supported by NICHIDAI Die Manufaturing Company Youth Prize. Awarded by the Mechanical Engineering Society of UK for the “Thomas Stephen Prize”. Obtained more than 30 patents.
Biography: Yong Suk Yang is a Professor Emeritus in the Nanoenergy Engineering Department and former Dean of the College of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, and former Director of the Research Center for Dielectric and Advanced Matter Physics at Pusan National University. He received his BS in physics in 1977 from Sogang University, Seoul, and PhD in solid state physics in 1990 from McGill University, Montreal. He is a faculty member since 1993. He has been carrying out experiments at neutron- and synchrotron radiation- related international facilities, NSLS, APS, SSRL, Oak Ridge (USA), AECL (Canada), SPring8 (Japan), Riso (Denmark), KAERI (Korea). He has published various articles on the phase transitions of structural order-disorder, spin dynamics on low dimensional magnet, glass-crystallization through nucleation and growth, negative thermal expansion. Multiferroics, dielectric relaxation, solid oxide fuel cell, lithium ion battery are also his recent interests. Not only research but he also emphases the importance of education and training. He has taught under and graduate students over 30 different subjects, quantum mechanics, statistics, solid state physics, thin films, electronic properties of materials, thermoelectric, semiconductor, thermal physics, ceramics, dielectrics, modern physics…, during the last 20 years.