Prof. Kung-Chung Hsu
Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Speech title:"Preparation of Novel Hydrogels and Applications in Concrete"
Dr. Kung-Chung Hsu received Ph.D. in Department of Chemical Engineering at The Penn State University, in 1985. He worked as a senior scientist in the R & D Department of China Steel Corp. in 1985-1990. He was an Associated Professor in 1990-1996, and has been a professor in the Department of Chemistry of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, since 1996. Dr. Hsu has research interests in (1) preparation and application of dispersing agents in ceramic materials, (2) preparation and development of superplasticizer and self-curing agents in concrete, and (3) preparation and application of nano powder and graphene/polymer composites. So far he has published more than 40 SCI papers and obtained over 20 patents.
Prof. Jesus Toribio
University of Salamanca,Spain
Speech title:"Hydrogen-Assisted Cracking Paths in Cold-Drawn Pearlitic Steels: Resembling Mantegna’s Dead Christ Perspective"
Professor Jesús Toribio graduated in Civil Engineering in 1982 and then in Mathematics in 1986. In 1987 he was awarded his PhD in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and turned into Associate Professor in that Institution. In 1992 he became Full Professor and Head of the Materials Science Department of the University of La Coru?a (at the age of 32, thus being the youngest Full Professor in the area of Materials Science in Spain). In 2000 he moved to the University of Salamanca (USAL) where is currently Full Professor of Materials Science and Head of the Fracture and Structural Integrity Research group (FSIRG) of that Institution.
His research work is mainly concerned with fatigue and fracture mechanics, environmentally assisted cracking, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement/degradation/damage of metals and alloys (mainly cold drawn pearlitic steel wires for civil engineering and austenitic stainless steels for nuclear engineering and energy applications), covering theoretical, computational and experimental aspects. He actively participates in International Conferences, very often being member of the International Advisory Committee, organising Special Sessions/Symposia, being Session Chairman or delivering Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. Professor Dr. Jesús Toribio has published more than 500 scientific papers, most of them in international books and journals.
He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee 10 (TC10): Environmentally Assisted Cracking of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and has been Director (2013-2017) of the International Congress of Fracture-The World Academy of Structural Integrity (ICF-WASI), being responsible of launching the Ibero-American Academy of Structural Integrity (IA2SI). Prof. Toribio has been awarded a variety of scientific research prizes and awards including: (i) UPM Young Scientist Award of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; (ii) METROTEC Award for the best Technological Research Project; (iii) Honour Medal of the Spanish Group of Fracture (GEF/SEIE) in recognition of his research achievements in the field of fracture mechanics; (iv) Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) in recognition of leadership and outstanding work in engineering sciences, (v) Top Reviewer 2011 in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the Elsevier International Journal Engineering Fracture Mechanics, (vi) Fellow of the European Structural Society (ESIS Fellow) for his outstanding contributions to the art, science, teaching or practice of fracture mechanics and his service to the society; (vii) Honorary Member of the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF) in acknowledgement and appreciation of his outstanding achievements in the research field of fracture mechanics (viii) Best Paper and Presentation Award in the International Conference on Energy Materials and Applications (ICEMA 2017) held in 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan, with a paper entitled: Numerical Simulation of Hydrogen Diffusion in the Pressure Vessel Wall of a WWER-440 Reactor.
Dr. Yanfei Cao
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Speech title: "Homogenized steel by low-oxygen purifying idea: its mechanism and practice"
Dr. Yanfei Cao has been focusing on the formation and control of solidification defects such as porosity, segregation and crack in heavy steel ingots. Based on the numerical simulation and experimental characterizations, a novel formation mechanism of channel segregation by inclusion flotation has been proposed; The differences of solidification behaviors among various model alloys and steels have been investigated in depth; Euler-Lagrange multi-phase flow segregation model coupling inclusion flotation has been built for the first time. Until now, he has published more than 10 SCI/EI articles in the renowned journals of Nature communications, Acta Materialia, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Computational Materials Science, Materials & Design, and so on. He has made more than 8 oral presentations and 1 plenary report in the famous international conferences of materials and metallurgy. And now, he is the leader/co-leadr of more than 11 projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China and some important industries in China and France.
Prof. Takahiro OHASHI
Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Science and Engineering, Kokushikan University , Japan
Speech title:"Development of Multi-Point Die Support System for Large Deep Drawings"
Head of Mechanical Engineering Department of Kokushikan University (December 2012-Present); Representative delegate of Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity (April 2016-Present); The board of trustees of Aluminum Forging Association in Japan; Experience in directing a national research project for a new die structure of Ministry of Economy, Trading and Industry (METI); Experience in directing 3 research teams of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).