Editorial Board ::: Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering

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Volume 10, 4 Issues, 2017


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Bentham Science Publishers
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Editor-in-Chief:

Khurshid Zaman
Bentham Science Publishers
USA



Associate Editors:

S.-B. Choi (Biography
S.-B. Choi

Professor Seung-Bok Choi received the B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Inha University, South Korea, 1979. He received the Ph.D. degrees from the Michigan State University, U.S.A in 1990.. He is currently a dean of graduate school of Inha University and a distinguished fellow professor of mechanical engineering at Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. His research interests are control applications using smart materials such as electro-rheological (ER) fluids, magneto-rheological (MR) fluids and piezoelectric materials. He has published more than 450 refereed international journal papers and two books in the area of smart materials and their applications.

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Inha University
Incheon
South Korea

Atanas A. Popov
University of Nottingham
Nottingham
United Kingdom

Homayoun Hadavinia
Kingston University
London
United Kingdom

Y.X. Zhang (Biography
Y.X. Zhang

Dr. Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra. She was awarded her PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2001. She has a strong expertise in Computational Mechanics and advanced numerical methods and modelling techniques. Her research areas includes the characterization of material and structural behaviour using advanced numerical modelling and experimental technique. Since 1998, she has published over 200 peer-reviewed scholarly research papers. She has served as local organisation committee and international technical committee member or advisory board member for over 10 international conferences. She has been a frequent reviewer for up to 20 leading International journals.

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The University of New South Wales
Canberra
Australia

Q.-S. Li (Biography
Q.-S. Li

Prof. Qiusheng Li obtained his PhD and the best PhD thesis award (Professor K.H. Hunt medal) from Monash University, Australia. His main research interests and technical expertise are in wind engineering, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, computational mechanics. His research in these fields has resulted in over 270 refereed international journal papers. Prof. Li is one of the most cited researchers in civil engineering according to Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier. Prof. Li has received several awards for his academic contributions including National Natural Science Foundation of Chinese Outstanding Oversea Scientist Award in 2004 and The First Class Award of the Scientific and Technological Progress from the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. He was appointed as Cheung Kong Chair Professor by the State Education Ministry of China in 2007. In particular, Prof. Li is the recipient of the 2016 Jack E. Cermak Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the highest honor in wind engineering, in recognition of 'his many contributions to wind engineering that range from fundamental to applied research'. Prof. Li has been a principal investigator for 71 research grants with a total funding over HK$40 million since 1998.

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City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong


Regional Editors:

Farid Amirouche
University of Illinois of Chicago
Chicago
IL
United States

Harijono Djojodihardjo
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Selangor
Malaysia

Q.H. Qin (Biography
Q.H. Qin

Qing H. Qin received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Chang An University and his Master of Science and PhD degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Both MS and PhD are in applied mechanics. He was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II fellowship in 1997 and a Professorial fellowship in 2002 at University of Sydney and stayed there till December 2003, both by the Australian Research Council. He is currently working as a professor in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University, Australia. He was appointed as a guest professor at HUST in 2000 and was a recipient of the J.G. Russell Award from the Australian Academy of Science. He has published over 300 journal papers and 7 monographs.

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The Australian National University
Canberra
Australia

Michael Brünig (Biography
Michael Brünig

Michael Brünig is Professor for Mechanics at the University of Bundeswehr Munich, Germany. His main research field is plasticity, damage and fracture of engineering materials. He developed a new continuum damage model based on experiments and corresponding numerical simulations. Previously, Michael Brünig served as Senior Lecturer (Privatdozent) at TU Dortmund University, holds a Dr.-Ing. in Civil Engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum and a Dipl.-Ing. in Civil Engineering from University of Hannover. Notably, Michael Brünig has authored more than 120 research papers and organized many mini-symposia in international conferences.

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University of the German Armed Forces Munich
Neubiberg
Germany

Alexandre F. Galio
Federal University of Pampa
Rondonopolis
Brazil

Adolfo Senatore (Biography
Adolfo Senatore

Adolfo Senatore received the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Tribology from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2002. He is currently Associate Professor of Mechanics for Machine Systems at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, while he has been serving as teacher of Industrial Measurements and Mechatronics since 2004. His scientific work is documented by more than 160 scientific papers in the following areas: frictional modeling and model-based control in automotive systems, lubrication in internal combustion engines and journal bearings, effects of nanoparticles as friction reducer additives, vibration measurement methods. He visited as Guest Scientist the Department of Applied Mechanics of the Technische Universitat Berlin with a grant from DAAD. He served as reviewer for several journals on the topics of Mechanics, Mechatronics, Tribology.

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University of Salerno
Salerno
Italy

J.-T. Chen
National Taiwan Ocean University
Keelung
Taiwan

Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (Biography
Wen-Hsiang Hsieh

Dr. Hsieh is President of Taiwan Association of Engineering and Technology Innovation (TAETI), and a professor at Department of Automation Engineering, National Formosa University (NFU). He has published more than 120 papers in the areas of mechanism design, bionic mechanisms, precision machinery, engineering Innovation, etc. In addition, Dr. Hsieh has already owned more than fifteen Invention Patents till now, Previously, he served as Program Chairman of the International Multi-Conferences on Engineering and Technology Innovation(IMETI, ICBEI, ICECEI, ICATI, ICETI) since 2011. He now serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation (IJETI), Advances in Technology Innovation (AITI), and Proceedings of Engineering and Technology Innovation (PETI). He also is Associate Editor of Transactions of Canadian society of Mechanical Engineering, Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Engineering and Materials Science, Journal of Vibroengineering, Sensor & Materials, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering.

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National Formosa University
Yunlin
Taiwan

Antonio F. Ávila (Biography
Antonio F. Ávila

Dr Avila is Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and founder of the Nano-Mechanics Composite’s Laboratory. He has almost 30 years of experience on design, manufacturing and analysis of composite structures. Dr. Avila served as Pi in different research projects including ones funded by Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation, Boeing, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Army, FIAT, and Brazilian Oil Company. At UFMG, Dr. Avila teaches machine design, mechanics of composite materials and structures, and finite element analysis.

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Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Brazil


Editorial Board Members:

S. Abbasbandy
Imam Khomeini International University
Ghazvin
Iran

A.K. Agarwal
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur
India

M.A. Al-Nimr (Biography
M.A. Al-Nimr

Professor Moh'd Ahmad Al-Nimr received his Ph.D. (1991) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor - USA. He then joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, where he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Energy and Thermal Power while conducting research. He has published about 264 articles in different subjects of energy and thermal power. He received many prestigious awards such as the World Academy of Sciences Award (TWAS) in Engineering Sciences (2013) and Scopus Award for Distinguished Researchers (2009). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier Besides, he is acting now as an Associate Editor for 12 other journals.

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Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid
Jordan

A. Alvandi
Université Laval
Québec
Canada

H. Bolandhemmat
University of Waterloo
Waterloo
Canada

J.J. Chanaron (Biography
J.J. Chanaron

Prof. Jean-Jacques Chanaron is currently Associate Dean Scientific Director of the Doctoral School at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He has a 35 years of experience as Research Professor at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) from which he retired in 2016. He was awarded his PhD in economics 1973 and his HDR in 1993. He specialized in industrial economics and management of technology and innovation and is an international expert of the automotive industry. He published hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed, academic books and papers in international conferences. He has lectured in many universities in France, UK, USA, China, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Switzerland, etc. In April 2004, he has been granted the first IAMOT (International Association for the Management of Technology) award for research excellence in Technology and Innovation Management in Washington D.C.

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Grenoble Ecole de Management
Grenoble
France

M.A. Chowdhury
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology
Gazipur
Bangladesh

A. García (Biography
A. García

Master degree in Energy Engineering (in 2005), Master degree in Internal Combustion Engines (in2008) and PhD Mechanical Engineer (in 2009) at the Universitat Politècnica de València. During the last years, Dr. Garcia research activities have been focused on Low Temperature Combustion topics, in particular, an extensive experience on the use of high octane number fuels in compression ignition engines has lead to the publication of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles on advanced combustion concepts. In addition, from 2008 Dr. Garcia is Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València where develops his teaching responsibilities in the frame of combustion fundamentals.

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Universitat Politècnica de València
Valencia
Spain

H. Hocheng (Biography
H. Hocheng

Dr. Hocheng obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hocheng also holds an Diplom-Ing in Mechanical Manufacturing from the University of Aachen (TH Aachen) in Germany.

Currently Dr. Hocheng is Professor in the National Tsing Hua University College of Engineering. He has published more than 200 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 20 issued U.S patents.

Dr. Hocheng has served the editorship in many journals published by Springer, Elsevier etc.

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National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu
Taiwan

B.I. Ismail (Biography
B.I. Ismail

Dr. Basel I. Ismail is currently Chairman and Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakehead University, Canada. In 2004, Professor Ismail earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada. His specialty is in engineering heat transfer & thermodynamics, alternative and renewable energy engineering. Currently, Dr. Ismail’s research areas of interest are focused on innovative green engineering technologies related to alternative and renewable energy systems for power generation, heating and cooling. Dr. Ismail engaged in many industrial research projects, supervised and trained many graduate and undergraduate students, reviewed many grant applications, edited books, published chapters in books, and published many articles in reputable international journals and conferences.

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Lakehead University
Ontario
Canada

M.M. Khonsari (Biography
M.M. Khonsari

Professor Khonsari earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Khonsari holds the Dow Chemical Endowed Chair in Rotating Machinery and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining LSU, he spent a number of years as a faculty member at The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, and served as the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes at Southern Illinois University. He has also served as a research Faculty Fellow at NASA Lewis Research Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Professor Khonsari is the holder of several US patents, has authored 4 technical books in tribology, fatigue, and rotor dynamics and over 300 archival papers including book chapters and special publications. He is the recipient of several research awards including the ASME Mayo Hersey Award, Burt Newkirk Award, the STLE Presidential Award, ALCOA awards for his contributions to tribology. He is the Editor-In-Chief for ASME Journal of Tribology and serves on the Editorial Board of STLE Tribology Transactions, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Engineering Tribology, Tribology International, Advances in Tribology, Acta Tribologica, and Patents on Mechanical Engineering, Lubricants, and Entropy. Professor Khonsari is a fellow of ASME, STLE, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Louisiana State University
Baton Rogue, LA
USA

A.L. Lamikiz
University of the Basque Country
Bilbao
Spain

K.H. Lo (Biography
K.H. Lo

Dr. Kin Ho LO is an associate professor at the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, the University of Macau. His main research interests are in mechanical and corrosion properties of metallic materials, laser materials processing, cavitation erosion, and engineering failure analysis. He has authored about 40 scholarly manuscripts and a monograph on stainless steels, with a total citation over 800 in Google Scholars. Dr. LO holds a Ph.D and an M.Sc in materials science from City University of Hong Kong and the University of Manchester, respectively.

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The University of Macau
Macau
P.R. China

A.F. Miguel (Biography
A.F. Miguel

Dr. Miguel's research covers a wide range of topics in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and porous media. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Wageningen University (Netherlands). He has authored, co-authored and edited several books, edited several special issues of international journal, and contributed to several books. Notably, Dr. Miguel has authored more than 70 refereed journal papers and more than 60 refereed conference papers. Dr. Miguel is Associate Professor at the University of Évora, and member of the Institute of Earth Sciences (Portugal). In 2013, he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials.

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University of Evora
Evora
Portugal

D.M. Nuruzzaman (Biography
D.M. Nuruzzaman

Dr. Dewan Muhammad Nuruzzaman is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Saga University, Japan. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research in different areas of mechanical engineering. His research interests include advanced materials, polymer and composites, engineering tribology, coating technology, advanced design of machinery, fluid film lubrication and elastohydrodynamic lubrication. He has published more than 90 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is an editorial board member and reviewer for many international journals.

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University Malaysia Pahang
Pekan
Malaysia

Z. Qu (Biography
Z. Qu

Professor Qu is a full professor in the School of Energy & Power Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R.China. He obtained his PhD degree in engineering thermophysics from Xi’an Jiaotong University. His research interests include thermal management of energy system, phase change heat transfer, transport phenomena in porous media et al., and he has published 119 SCI indexed papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been serving as the editorial board member of several journals. He is a recipient of Young scholars of the Yangtze River, National Young Top-notch Talent Support Program, China National Funds for Excellent Young Scientists.

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Xi'an Jiaotong University
Shaanxi
P.R. China

A.M. Rashad (Biography
A.M. Rashad

A.M. Rashad is an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Aswan University. He received his PhD in Fluid Dynamic from South Valley University, Faculty of Science, Aswan in 2007. His primary research areas are fluid dynamics (hydrodynamics), numerical/mathematical methods, non-Newtonian fluid, nanofluids, boundary layers, cavities, heat and mass transfer, and transport in porous media. He has authored and co-authored over 100 papers in archival international journals and conferences. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Modern Methods in Numerical Mathematics.

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Aswan University
Aswan
Egypt

A. Rinaldi
University of Rome
Rome
Italy

H. Shen (Biography
H. Shen

Dr. Shen received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2007. He did his Humboldt postdoctoral research in German with Professor Frank Vollertsen (CIRP Fellow). He started academic career at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009. His research interest is laser material processing. Dr. Shen has authored more than 30 manuscripts.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai
P.R. China

Y.F. Sun (Biography
Y.F. Sun

Dr. Sun is an associate professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Zhengzhou University. He received his Ph.D in materials processing from university of science and technology Beijing in 2002. His main research interests include friction stir welding, bulk metallic glasses and their composites, ultrafine grained materials. He has authored more than 80 journal papers, with a total citation over 800 times in Web of Science.

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Zhengzhou University
Zhengzhou
P.R. China

S. Thyageswaran (Biography
S. Thyageswaran

Sridhar Thyageswaran is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India. His speciality areas are heat transfer, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, he holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. After serving in India’s largest integrated steel plant, Sridhar joined Armour College of Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (USA) and graduated with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering. He was a Principal Engineer with Parametric Technology Research and Development (India) for many years before joining academia. Dr. Thyageswaran has authored several publications in reputed journals and conference proceedings.

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology
Coimbatore
India

G. Vairo (Biography
G. Vairo

Giuseppe Vairo is Professor of Mechanics of Solids and Structures at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy), where he achieved the PhD in Structural Engineering on 2002 and the Master Degree (summa com laude) in Mechanical Engineering on 1998. He was Visiting Professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne Universités, Paris) on 2016 in the framework of the PACHA Program (Programme d’Accueil de Chercheurs de HAut niveau). Main research topics: structural modelling, computational mechanics, fluid-structure interaction and aeroelasticity, long-span bridges, composite materials, nanoporous materials, plasticity, tensegrity structures, biomechanics. Author of more than 150 publications (more than 70 peer-reviewed), many lectures in international and national congresses, 2 European Patents.

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University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Rome
Italy

J.C. Wang (Biography
J.C. Wang

Jung-Chang Wang (J.-C. Wang) is a full Professor in the School of Marine Engineering (M.E.), National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Keelung, Taiwan, and is also the Director of the Thermal-Fluid Illumination Laboratory. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from NCKU and Mechanical PhD from NTU in Taiwan in 2007. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals, conferences and patents, and edited five book chapters. His main research interest includes Green Energy, Thermal Module, Thermo-Electric NanoFluids, CFD Numerical Method and LED Lighting in thermal-fluid science.

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National Taiwan Ocean University
Keelung
Taiwan

G.S. Wu (Biography
G.S. Wu

Guosong Wu is presently a professor of Hohai University (China). He received his Ph.D. in materials processing engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) in 2007. Before he joined Hohai University, he has worked as a researcher in Chinese Academy of Sciences, City University of Hong Kong and Kwangwoon University (South Korea) for about 10 years. His research interests include surface engineering, corrosion science and plasma related technologies. He has published more than 70 international journal papers that have been cited over 1900 times (H-index=30). Also, he is working as an editorial board member for 4 international journals.

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Hohai University
Nanjing
P.R. China

Q. Xu (Biography
Q. Xu

Qingsong Xu is an Associate Professor of electromechanical engineering and the Director of Smart and Micro/Nano Systems Laboratory at the University of Macau. He was a visiting scholar at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the National University of Singapore. His current research area involves MEMS-based micro/nano mechatronics and systems, control and automation, and applications of computational intelligence.

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University of Macau
Macao SAR
P.R. China

G.H. Yeoh (Biography
G.H. Yeoh

Dr Guan Heng Yeoh is a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at University New South Wales and a Principal Research Scientist at Australia Nuclear Science Technology Organisation. He obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New South Wales. He has authored 8 books, 11 book chapters and over 250 publications. He has also obtained the Brennan Medal for best book publication, Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK, 2009; ANSTO Award: recognition for excellence in literature publication, 2009; and NASA Award: novel and innovative research work in solidification for the manufacturing of electr onic components in microgravity environment, 1992.

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University of New South Wales
Sydney
Australia

Z.W. Zhong (Biography
Z.W. Zhong

Dr. ZhaoWei Zhong (Z.W. Zhong) has over 20 years research and development experience in Japan and Singapore. He teaches Ultraprecision & Micromachining Processes, Advanced Metrology and Sensing Systems, and Theory of Mechanisms in the School of MAE, NTU, Singapore. He has published over 460 journal and conference papers, books and book chapters. His Hirsch Index in Oct 2016 was 32 (SCI) or 33 (Scopus) with total citations over 3500 (SCI) and 3700 (Scopus). His research interests include mechatronics and design for advanced manufacturing, AI, optimization, advanced industrial informatics, data mining for decision making, modelling and analyses, UAVs, automation and control, FEA, air traffic management, etc. A number of journal and conference papers authored or co-authored by him received best paper awards. He has served the Editorial Boards for several international journals, conducted short courses/workshops, and served dozens of international conferences as conference chairs, international program committees, or keynote speakers in various countries.

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Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang
Singapore

F. Abe (Biography
F. Abe

Fujio Abe is a Research Fellow at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He received his B.E. degree from Iwate University, Japan and his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Tohoku University, Japan. He has been working at National Institute for Materials Science (formerly, National Research Institute for Metals) since 1978. His main field is creep strength and microstructure of heat-resistant steels and alloys at elevated temperature. After retirement from NIMS at the end of March 2010 (60 years old), he was re-employed at the beginning of April 2010 as a Senior Scientist (Research Fellow). He is still continuing his research activities at NIMS.

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National Institute for Materials Science
Tsukuba
Japan

G. Ahmadi (Biography
G. Ahmadi

Dr. Ahmadi is a Clarkson Distinguished Professor, and Robert R. Hill Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University. He has obtained his MS and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a Fellow of ASME, ISME and ISCE. Among his many awards, he received the 2016 ASME Freeman Scholar Award.

He has authored three books and over 600 publications in archival journals. He also has made more than 1100 presentations including 20 plenary and keynotes at national and international technical conferences, and has given more than 160 invited talks and short courses at other institutions. He has been serving as the editor, editorial board and/or editorial advisor board of fifteen international journals.

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Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY
USA

M. Alfano (Biography
M. Alfano

Marco Alfano is an Assistant Professor at University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy. He received his PhD in Materials and Structures from UNICAL in 2007. Prior to his appointment at UNICAL, he served as Research Fellow at KAUST (KSA) from 2010 to 2011, as Fulbright Scholar at University of Illinois (USA) in 2009 and as Post- Doc Fellow at UNICAL from 2007 to 2008. His recent work has been mainly focused in the field of Solid Mechanics. Dr Alfano authored more than 50 manuscripts and he held visiting positions in international institutions across Europe, Middle East and the USA.

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University of Calabria
Rende
Italy

D. Arivuoli
Anna University
Chennai
India

G.M. Carlomagno (Biography
G.M. Carlomagno

Yi-Cheng Liou received his M.S. degree (1991) and Ph.D. degree (1995) in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. He works as a Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Kun Shan University, Tainan, Taiwan. His research interests include microwave dielectric ceramic materials, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), thermoelectric ceramics, and reaction-sintering process for electroceramics.

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Università di Napoli
Naples
Italy

Y.M. Chiew
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Ave
Singapore

A. Datta
Jadavpur University
Kolkata
India

A. Ghosal
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
India

Z. Huang (Biography
Z. Huang

Dr. Huang is professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the research and teaching in Internal Combustion Engines, Fundamental Combustion, Spray and Atomization, Chemical Kinetics etc. Dr. Huang is the Board member of International Council of Combustion Engines, Vice-president of Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engines, Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China. Dr. Huang has authored more than 400 papers in the international journals and conferences.

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Xian Jiaotong University
Shaanxi
P.R. China

G.Y. Jin (Biography
G.Y. Jin

Dr. G.Y. Jin is a professor at College of Power and Energy Engineering, Harbin Engineering University. He received Ph.D. from Harbin Engineering University. His main research interests include structural vibration and acoustics, noise and vibration control, Vibrating structures (beams, plates, shells, etc.); Structure-borne noise. He has published more than 100 papers and two monographs. He is the member of International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), and Council Member of Acoustical Society of Heilongjiang Province of China.

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Harbin Engineering University
Harbin
P.R. China

R.A. Kumar (Biography
R.A. Kumar

Dr.R.Ajith Kumar is currenly a full professor in the department of mechanical engineering, AMRITA University, Amritapuri Campus, India. He holds a PhD degree from Indian Institute of TechnologyMadras, Chennai, India. Subsequent to his PhD, he did post-doctoral research at Kyunpook National University, South Korea and subsequently at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. His major research specializations are Fluid-Structure interaction/Flow Induced Vibration and Vortex Flows. He has more than 40 publications to his credit. He is a reviewer to many reputed international journals. Dr.Ajith Kumar serves as an editorial board member to two international journals, viz., J.Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering (Bentham Science Publishers) and J.Coupled Systems Mechanics (Techno-Press, S.Korea).

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Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus
Kerala State
India

Z. Li (Biography
Z. Li

"Dr Zhixiong Li is an assistant Professor in School of Mechatronic Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology, China. He is an associate Editor of journal of IEEE Access. He has published more than 50 journal and conference papers. His research interests include Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis, System Dynamic and Active Control, Modeling of Complex Cyber-Physical Systems, and Remain Useful Life Prognosis."

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China University of Mining & Technology (CUMT)
Xuzhou
P.R. China

J.M. Martin
Ecole Centrale de Lyon University
Lyon
France

A.S. Milani (Biography
A.S. Milani

Dr. Milani is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the Principal Investigator of the pan-western Composites Research Network (CRN) at Okanagan Node, Canada. His expertise falls in modeling, simulation, and multi-criteria optimization of textile composite materials, structures, and their manufacturing processes. His research to date has resulted in over 200 publications, including five books. Dr. Milani is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards; most recently the 2015 Researcher of the Year Award at UBC Okanagan, and the 2016 UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship.

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University of British Columbia
Kelowna
Canada

Z.J. Pei
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
USA

M.A. Rahman
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
Dhaka
Bangladesh

M.M. Rashidi (Biography
M.M. Rashidi

M.M. Rashidi is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tongji University (Shanghai). He has published over 300 journal papers and 45 conference papers. His RG Score in Researchgate Website = 54.32, He is the editor of Fifty (55) International Journals. He has 2721 citations in Scopus (h-index=34) and 4611 citations in google scholar (h-index=41). International Rankings (http://scholar.google.com), Wind Tunnel: 1st , Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): 2nd, Multiphase Flows: 7th, Heat and Mass Transfer: 14th. ResearcherID: P-2692-2014, Scopus Author ID: 56205504900, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6309-8688, Publons ID: 336837; https://publons.com/a/336837, http://www.livedna.net/?dna=98.8126.

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Tongji University
Shanghai, P.R.
China

R. Saidur
Sunway University
Selangor
Malaysia

A. Sirivat (Biography
A. Sirivat

Dr. Anuvat Sirivat is a Professor in Polymer Science at the Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received B.S., M.E., and Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and Post Doctoral Fellowships from Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Anuvat Sirivat published more than 180 international refereed journals. He is interested in conductive and electroactive polymers; rheology, stability, transition, turbulence of complex fluids; and light scattering.

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Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok
Thailand

G. Sun (Biography
G. Sun

Guangyong Sun received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Hunan University, Changsha, China, in 2003 and 2011, respectively. He was a percipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Distinguishing Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2015. He is currently with the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacture for Vehicle Body, Hunan University. His research interests include sheet metal forming, engineering optimization, composite science and technology, and automotive safety. He has produced over 100 international journal papers.

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Hunan University
Changsha
P.R. China

A. Trp
University of Rijeka
Rijeka
Croatia

X. Wang (Biography
X. Wang

Dr. Wang is a Senior Lecturer at University of Tasmania, Australia. He has nearly 20 years of experience in Research in the field of thermodynamics and mechanical engineering. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 journal and conference papers, holds 5 patents and co-edit one Book chapter. He won the prestigious “Ludwig Mondy Prize 2005” awarded by IMechE, UK. His research interest includes cooling engineering, heat pump, energy storage and conversion, thermal power systems and adsorption engineering.

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University of Tasmania
Hobart
Australia

W.Z. Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai
P.R. China

Z. Xia (Biography
Z. Xia

Dr. Xia is an Associate Professor with Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences and head of Medical Robotics and Biomechanics Laboratory at SIAT. Dr. Xia has over 15 years of experience in research on robotics, intelligent mechatronics, and dental biomechanics. He has authored over 60 papers and 20 patents, and was winner of two IEEE conference paper awards. Dr. Xia is an IEEE senior member and serves as co-chair of IEEE/RAS Guangdong Chapter. Dr. Xia is the winner of Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar in 2015 and member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shenzhen
P.R. China

X. Yan
Wuhan University of Technology
Wuhan
P.R. China

J. Yu (Biography
J. Yu

Jianbo Yu He is a Professor with School of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. His current research interests are characterized by the application of novel signal processing, statistics and machine learning techniques to a wide variety of important manufacturing process control and machine intelligent maintenance problems in science and engineering. He has published over sixty published papers in peer-review journals and conferences. He has served as an Editorial Border member of Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering and Chinese Journal of Engineering.

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Tongji University
Shanghai
P.R. China

F. Abed- Meraim (Biography
F. Abed- Meraim

Farid Abed-Meraim received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from École Polytechnique, Paris, in 1999. From 1999 to 2000, he held a Postdoctoral position at the LMT laboratory, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan. He then joined Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Metz Campus, in 2000, where he works currently as a Professor at the LEM3 laboratory. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as a CNRS full-time Research Associate at the LaMCoS laboratory of INSA, Lyon. He also was a Visiting Professor at Eindhoven Technical University (Department of Mechanical Engineering) from 2010 to 2011. His main current research interests include structural stability (bifurcation) analysis of dissipative systems (elastoplastic, viscoelastic, and viscoplastic), material instability modeling in relation to the prediction of formability of metal sheets, and multiscale approaches (micromechanics, crystal plasticity, scale-transition schemes) as well as finite element technology (solid-shell formulations).

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Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Paris
France

H. Ahmadian
Iran University of Science and Technology
Tehran
Iran

W. Altenhof (Biography
W. Altenhof

Dr. Altenhof received his B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with the Materials Option from the University of Windsor in 1995. He continued his education and collaborated with industry to conduct research to engineer safer automotive steering wheels during his M.A.Sc. (1995-1997) and Ph.D. (1997-1999) studies. In 1999 he joined the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering. Dr. Altenhof’s areas of research deal with material deformation, automotive crashworthiness, design for structural safety, and occupant safety. In recent years he has made significant contributions to child safety and the development of energy dissipation devices. His work, which has been supported by numerous granting agencies and industrial collaborators, have resulted in a number of journal publications, conference presentations, patents and engineered solutions to deal with practical safety related problems facing society. Dr. Altenhof is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario and he is also the editor for the International Journal of Crashworthiness and on the editorial board for the International Journal of Impact Engineering. Dr. Altenhof has also received the PEO/OSPE Young Engineer Medal for his contributions to his field. Additionally he has received the Society of Automotive Engineer’s Teetor Award for excellence in Engineering Education and he is also actively involved with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

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University of Windsor
Windsor
Canada

B. Bhattacharyya
Jadavpur University
Kolkata
India

A.J. Chamkha (Biography
A.J. Chamkha

Ali J. Chamkha is Professor and Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Prince Sultan Endowed Chair for Energy and Environment at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, USA, in 1989. His research interests include multiphase fluid-particle dynamics, nanofluids dynamics, fluid flow in porous media, heat and mass transfer, magnetohydrodynamics and fluid-particle separation. He has served as an Associate Editor for many journals such as ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, International Journal of Numerical Method for Heat and Fluid Flow, Journal of Nanofluids, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, International Journal for Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena and many others. He has authored and co-authored over 500 publications in archival international journals and conferences.

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Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Al-Khobar
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Y.I. Cho
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
USA

J.J. Del Coz Diaz (Biography
J.J. Del Coz Diaz

Dr. del Coz-Díaz is Full Professor at the University of Oviedo. He has 10 years of experience in industrial projects in the field of bulk handling, big structures and heavy industries. Also, he has 25 years of experience in research, focused on hybrid engineering: simulation and testing. Previously, Dr. Beyer served as Head of Engineering Projects at TSK Ltd. in Gijon, Spain. Dr. del Coz-Díaz has authored more than 120 manuscripts, 12 patents." Dr. del Coz Díaz is also Vice-Chancellor t the University of Oviedo in Spain where he teaches "Construction Engineering Plants", a class focused on design of industrial equipments.

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University of Oviedo
Gijon
Spain

A.S. Hamdy
University of Texas Pan-American
Edinburg, TX
USA

J.J. Hwang (Biography
J.J. Hwang

Dr. Jenn Jiang Hwang is currently Professor of Department of Greenergy of National University of Tainan. He served as Dean of Environmental Science and Ecology and Chair of Institute of Greenergy Technology of National University of Tainan. He also served as the President of Taiwan Association for Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell. He earned his PhD degree in Power Mechanical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan). His research interests are fuel cell technology and application. He has developed the first fuel cell vehicle in Taiwan. He has received several awards such as Distinguished Engineer Award of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineering and Special Talents of Ministry of Education.

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National University of Tainan
Tainan
Taiwan

A.L. Kalamkarov (Biography
A.L. Kalamkarov

Dr. Alexander L. Kalamkarov is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada since 1993, and Director of Smart Materials Centre since 1995. He was awarded the PhD degree from the Moscow State University in 1979 and the Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1990. His academic career spans over 36 years in Research and University teaching. Research performed by Prof. Kalamkarov in mechanics of advanced composites and smart structures is internationally recognized. He has authored more than 350 research publications, including 140 refereed journal papers, 6 Research Monographs and 2 US patents. Dr. Kalamkarov is awarded the CANCAM Gold Medal for the outstanding contribution in the area of Applied Mechanics.

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Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia
Canada

A. Kushari
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur
India

C.W. Lim
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong

H. Meng (Biography
H. Meng

Dr. Hua Meng is a professor in School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Zhejiang University, China. He received his Ph.D. from Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA, in 2001. His research focuses on supercritical-pressure heat transfer, supercritical-pressure combustion, and PEM fuel cell modeling. He is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
P.R. China

L. Nobile (Biography
L. Nobile

Prof. Eng. Lucio Nobile graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Naples with magna cum laude. Since 2002, he is Full Professor of Mechanics of Solids and Structures at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Bologna, Italy. Since 1993 he has been holding classes related to the field of Mechanics of Materials and Mechanics of Structures. Prof. Eng. Lucio Nobile is author of 130 papers published in national and international conference proceedings, books, and international journals.

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University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

J.M. Ponce-Ortega (Biography
J.M. Ponce-Ortega

Dr. José María Ponce-Ortega got his Ph.D. and Master degrees in Chemical Engineering in the Institute of Technology of Celaya in Mexico in 2009 and 2003, respectively. He stayed as a postdoctoral researcher in Texas A&M University from 2011 to 2012 under the supervision of Professor. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, and as visiting scholar in Carnegie Mellon University from 2006 to 2007 under the supervision of Professor Ignacio Grossmann. Dr. Ponce-Ortega is full professor at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo since 2012 until today, and he is member of the National Research System of Mexico. The research interest of Dr. Ponce-Ortega is in the areas of optimization of chemical processes, sustainable design, energy, mass, water and property integration and supply chain optimization. Dr. Ponce-Ortega has published more than 150 paper, 1 book and 42 chapter books. He also has supervised 10 Ph.D. and 15 Master graduated students. He also has 15 funded research projects for about $US 1,000,000.00.

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Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Morelia
Michoacan
Mexico

S. Rajendran (Biography
S. Rajendran

Prof Dr Susai Rajendran has been serving the Student Community for the past 43 years as Professor of Chemistry. He is still continuing his research activities in the field of Corrosion and its control, Green Inhibitors, Concrete Corrosion, Corrosion resistance of metals and alloys in various body fluids, Synthesis and Characterization nano particles, Electro organic synthesis …He has received National Meritorious Award in the field of Corrosion, twice, from NACE, India Section. He has authored 3 Books and 1 Patent. He has published more than 300 papers in reputed Journals and produced 30+ PhD Degree Holders. Previously he has worked at GTN Arts College,Dindigul, Servite College of Education for Women, Thogamalai, RVS School of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Indial. Presently he is Serving as Professor of Chemistry and Research Director at St Antony’s College of Arts and Sciences for Women, Dindigul. He feels that his students are his strength and wealth. He is standing on the shoulders of his Students. He is taking Research towards the Down Trodden.

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RVS School of Engineering and Technology
Dindigul
India

A. Reali (Biography
A. Reali

Born in Pavia (Italy) in 1977, he received a Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in Civil Engineering (2001) and a PhD in Earthquake Engineering (2005) from the University of Pavia. Since 2013 he is tenured Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Pavia.

Among other honors, he is the recipient of a 2010 ERC “Ideas” Starting Grant, the 2012 ECCOMAS “O.C. Zienkiewicz” Award, the 2013 “AIMETA Junior” Prize, the 2014 IACM “John Argyris” Award for Young Scientists, the 2015 TUM-IAS “Hans Fischer” Fellowship, the 2016 IACM Fellows Award. He has also been included in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson-Reuters.

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University of Pavia
Pavia
Italy

M. Sheikholeslami (Biography
M. Sheikholeslami

Dr. Mohsen Sheikholeslami works in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of technology, Iran. His research interests are CFD, Mesoscopic modeling of fluid, Nonlinear Science, Nanofluid, Magnetohydrodynamic, Ferrohydrodynamic and Electrohydrodynamic. He has written several papers and books in various fields of mechanical engineering. According to the reports of Thomson Reuters, he has been selected as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (Top 0.01%) in 2016. He is also the first author of the books "Applications of Nanofluid for Heat Transfer Enhancement", "Hydrothermal Analysis in Engineering Using Control Volume Finite Element Method" and "External Magnetic Field Effects on Hydrothermal Treatment of Nanofluid", which are published in ELSEVIER.

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Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
Babol
Iran

C.Y. Su (Biography
C.Y. Su

Dr. Chun-Yi Su is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Concordia University and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Control. He received his Ph.D. degree in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. His research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems. Dr. Su has authored or coauthored over 250 journal publications. He has been on the Editorial Board of a few journals, including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He has also served for many conferences as an organizing committee member.

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Concordia University
Quebec
Canada

J. Taler
Cracow University of Technology
Cracow
Poland

K. Vafai
University of California
California, CA
USA

X. Wang (Biography
X. Wang

Dr. Xiaofeng Wang is an Associate Professor in School of Mathematics and Physics at Bohai University, China. He earned his B.S. in Jinzhou Normal College and earned his M.S. in Bohai University. He received his Ph.D. from College of Information Science and Engineering at Northeastern University, China. His research focuses on mathematical modelling, Iterative method, Nonlinear Systems. He has published more than 40 papers in this field.

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Bohai University
Jinzhou
P.R. China

A. Wolf
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel

G. Xiao (Biography
G. Xiao

Dr. Gang Xiao is a full professor at the College of Energy Engineering of Zhejiang University. He obtained BSc from Wuhan University and PhD in Engineering Thermophysics from Zhejiang University of China. His research interests focus on concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar thermal utilization. He has published over 40 international journal papers and obtains 28 granted patents and 2 registered software. He serves as an international reviewer for the National Science Center of Poland, South Africa's National Research Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundations of China.

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Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
P.R. China

R. Yan (Biography
R. Yan

Ruqiang Yan received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. He was a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2006-2008. Dr. Yan joined the School of Instrument Science and Engineering at the Southeast University, China as a Professor in October 2009. He is co-author of the book “Wavelets: Theory and Applications for Manufacturing” and has published over 100 refereed journal and conference papers. He was co-guest editor for special issues related to structural health monitoring in various journals. He received the New Century Excellent Talents in University Award from the Ministry of Education in China.

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Southeast University
Nanjing
P.R. China

Y. Zhang (Biography
Y. Zhang

Dr. Zhang is a professor in College of Mechanical Engineering, Changzhou University, China. He has done researches in tribology (lubrication, friction and wear) for more than 20 years, and published more than one hundred papers in this field. He has developed the flow equation for a nanoscale fluid flow and the theory of mixed rheologies elastohydrodynamic lubrication. He has also authored fourteen invention patents, a lot of which have been transferred to enterprises.

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Changzhou University
Changzhou
P.R. China












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