Keynote Speakers of ICDME2017

 

Prof. Dr. Ridha Ben Mrad

University of Toronto, Canada (加拿大多伦多大学) 

Biography: Ridha Ben-Mrad, P.Eng., FCSME, Chief Research Officer and Associate Academic Director of Mitacs (www.mitacs.ca). He is Director of the Mechatronics and Microsystems Group and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (www.mie.utoronto.ca). He is also a Co-founder and CTO of Sheba Microsystems Inc. (www.shebamicrosystems.com). He joined the University of Toronto in 1997, having previously held positions at the National Research Council of Canada in Vancouver, BC, and the Ford Research Laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan. R. Ben-Mrad received a PHD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1994. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. R. Ben-Mrad’s research interests are micro-actuators and sensors, MEMS, microfabrication, and development of smart materials based devices. His research led to a number of patents and inventions including 12US, Canadian, European and Chinese patents and more than 160 refereed research publications. He supervised the work of more than 16 PHD students, 38 Master’s students, 14 researchers, 3 Post-Doctoral Fellows, and 64 senior undergraduate students. He received the Faculty Early Career Teaching Award in 2002 and the Connaught Innovation Award in 2013 and in 2014. R. Ben-Mrad currently chairs the IEEE IES Committee on MEMS and Nanotechnology (2015-2016), is Associate Editor of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Tech News (2013-current) and the Journal of Mechatronics (2015-current), serves on the Steering Committee of the IEEE Journal on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (2010-current) and is a member of the IEEE IES Publication Committee (2013-current). He was the founding Director of the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Toronto (2009-2011) and was Associate Chair of Research of his department (2009-2012).  

 

Prof. Dennis Y.C. Leung

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (香港大学) 

Biography: Prof. Dennis Y.C. Leung received his BEng (1982) and PhD (1988) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He had worked with the Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. for five years heading the air pollution section of the company before joining the University of Hong Kong in 1993. Since then he is very active in conducting research in environmental and energy engineering. Professor Leung is now a full professor of the department specializing in environmental pollution control and renewable energy development. He has published more than 400 articles in this area including 210+ peer reviewed SCI journal papers with high impact factors. He was invited to publish more than 10 review articles in top journals. His h-index is 48 and total citations are more than 10000. He is one of the top 1% highly cited scientists in the world in energy field since 2010 (Essential Science Indicators) until now. Prof. Leung has delivered more than 30 keynote and invited speeches in many conferences as well as public lectures. He serves as a chief editor or editorial board member of many journals including Frontiers in Environmental Sciences, Applied Energy, Journal of Power & Energy, and Sustainable Energy. He was invited to serve many government committees related to energy and environment. He is a CEng and fellow of IMechE, Energy Institute and HKIOA. Prof. Leung received numerous awards including the Outstanding Earth Champion Hong Kong award in 2008 in recognizing his contributions in protecting the environment.  

 

 

Prof. John Mo

 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia (墨尔本皇家理工大学) 

Biography: John P. T. Mo is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and former Head of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at RMIT University, Australia, since 2007. He has been an active researcher in manufacturing and complex systems for over 35 years and worked for educational and scientific institutions in Hong Kong and Australia. From 1996, John was a Project Manager and Research Team Leader with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 11 years leading a team of 15 research scientists. John has a broad research interest and has received numerous industrial research grants. A few highlights of the projects include: signal diagnostics for plasma cutting machines, ANZAC ship alliance engineering analysis, optimisation of titanium machining for aerospace industry, critical infrastructure protection modelling and analysis, polycrystalline diamond cutting tools on multi-axes CNC machine, system analysis for support of complex engineering systems John obtained his doctorate from Loughborough University, UK and is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Institution of Engineers Australia.  

 

Plenary Speakers of ICDME2017

 

Assoc. Prof. JING Xingjian

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (香港理工大学) 

Biography: Dr X.J. Jing received his degree from Zhejiang University, China, in 1998, and was then with the Robotics Laboratory, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences until 2005, where he undertook research into motion-planning and stability analysis of mobile robots and tele-robotic systems, and obtained MPhil and PhD in intelligent systems / robotics in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He started his PhD program studying nonlinear systems and signal processing at the University of Sheffield in Oct 2005, supported by the EPSRC-Hutchison Whampoa Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award. Before he joined in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as an assistant professor in Nov 2009, he was a research fellow with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton since Aug 2008, where he worked on modeling and signal processing of locust neuron systems funded by a BBSRC (UK) project. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. Dr Jing currently serves as a Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, an Associate Editor of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, and editorial board members of several other open-access journals.