Zheng Hong (George) Zhu is the Tier 1 York Research Chair in Space Technology, professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University in Toronto, Canada. He is one of the world’s renowned experts and a visionary in the areas of dynamics and control of tethered spacecraft, autonomous space robotics, visual servo, and advanced manufacturing (3D printing). His research also enriched the scientific and engineering literature by 262 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Zhu received B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai China, and M.A.Sc. in robot control from University of Waterloo and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Toronto all in Canada.He serves as the editor-in-chief, associate editors, and editorial board members for many international journals. Currently, he is the fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada, Associate fellow of AIAA, Fellow of CSME and ASME, senior member of IEEE, and licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Majid Ghassemi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He has over 20 years of academic and industrialexperience and served as the President of the K. N. Toosi University of Technology from 2010through 2013. Professor Ghassemi has also served in several public and private boards and panels and supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD students, published several books and many journal and conference papers. Professor Ghassemi was recently endorsed by The Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom as an Exceptional Talent.He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prevention and Treatment and Managing Editor of the American Journal of Mechanical Engineering (AJME) as well as Editorial Board member for many international journals. He also serves as member in several international conferences. Professor Ghassemi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1993.
Saeed Foroudastan is the Associate Dean for the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and professor of Mechatronics Engineering and Program Director of the MS-PS Program at Middle Tennessee State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He has six years of industrial experience as a Senior Engineer and 20 years of academic experience teaching. He has also served as an advisor, performed extensive research, published numerous technical papers, received multiple awards, and secured more the $2 million in the form of internal and external grants and research funding including an NSF Mechatronics and another NSF msps grants.
Raghu Echempati, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is a native of India. He received his Bachelors (1970), Masters (1972) and Ph.D. (1978) all in Mechanical Engineering. His research areas included Kinematics, Dynamics and Vibrations of Machinery, Mechanical Engineering Design, Computer Aided Engineering (Solid Modeling, Assembly and Finite Element Analysis), and Metal Forming Simulation. Dr. Echempati has numerous publications and papers to his credit. He has supervised numerous undergraduate, graduate and research student theses. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Manufacturing Engineer. In 1979, Dr. Echempati came to U.S.A. and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on kineto-elastodynamic analysis and synthesis of lower and higher-pair planar mechanisms, a NSF funded research project at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Subsequently, he taught at I.I.T. (Delhi), The Ohio State University, Washington State University, Michigan Technological University, University of Mississippi, before joining GMI/Kettering University in 1997. Dr. Echempati has extensive experience in the areas of Mechanical Engineering Design, Dynamics and Vibrations of high-speed cam and follower systems and mechanisms. He was Co-Principal Investigator in the development of a mathematical model (and validation) to predict longitudinal coupler forces in the drawbar couplings of freight trains for the Indian Railways. This project involved the development of a computer program using the transfer matrix method. Dr. Echempati was also a Co-Principal Investigator in another continuation project with Indian Railways in which a nonlinear, quasi-static model was developed to predict drawbar forces. Dr. Echempati has been teaching Statics, Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, Machine Design, Computer Aided Engineering, Vibrations, Design of Mechanical Assemblies, Kinematics, Selection and Design of Machine Tools, Concurrent Engineering, and Finite Element Analysis. He also developed two mezzanine level courses. Metal Forming Simulation (using UG or I-DEAS/DYNAFOR/LS-DYNA) and Analysis and Design of Machines and Mechanical Systems (using I-DEAS/ADAMS). Dr. Echempati’s current applied research is in the area of Design Simulation and Metal Forming and Analysis and Design of Mechanical Assemblies. Dr. Echempati is involved in several applied research and consulting projects, including a research study under the Bosch-Kettering professorship. This research is concerned with a study of airbag related fatal injuries with a recommendation to incorporate a black box in cars that can capture vital pre-crash data. He also worked at General Motors as a Faculty Intern in the Die Design and Forming Analysis division to understand math-modeling for metal forming simulation. He later received the GM-PCE Foundation grant to develop courseware in the metal forming area. In July 2007, Dr. Echempati worked as a GEMA Professor at Chrysler’s Engine Assembly plant in the EMP Devices area. Dr. Echempati delivered several invited lectures and conducted workshops on CAE in Australia, Brazil, India and S. Korea. He has been a co-organizer of Body Design and Engineering session at the SAE World Conferences held in Detroit. Dr. Echempati is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He was named an ASME Fellow, which is the highest recognition that can be attained by any ASME member. He has also received the McFarland award from SAE for his sustained contributions to SAE. Dr. Echempati is the program coordinator for several Mechanical Engineering study abroad programs. These include the programs in Germany at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Konstanz, Munich, Reutlingen, Ulm, and Wiesbaden, and in Australia at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. The primary purpose is to organize and to advise the ME students wishing to do study abroad programs at one of these universities and when possible to teach classes while the students are in exchange program. He was the first faculty recipient of Oswald award for his outstanding contributions for developing policies and study abroad programs. Raghu Echempatireceived Fulbright award twice (2007 to Delhi, and 2014 to Thailand), and Erskine-Oxford scholar award (2016, New Zealand)
Abul Hossain joined Aston University in September 2007 as a Research Associate in the Sustainable Environment Research Group. Although this is my first appointment in academia, previously I worked in a process industry as a Mechanical Engineer for 4 years before starting my postgraduate study. I worked on design and modification of the components, process design and optimisation of flow parameters, and new installation and commissioning of machineries. Prior to that, I worked as a Mechanical Engineer in a dual-fueled and pure gas engine power generation plant. In 2014, I was appointed as a Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering and Design Group.
Miroslav Vaclavik is born in 1943. He is a Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Liberec– 1966. He done this Ph.D.in – Prague Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of ČVUT Prague (Czech TechnicalUniversity in Prague)– 1972. He was professor in mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Liberec – 2000. He is a General Director of the Research Institute Vuts Liberec.
Dr. Paul P Lin is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of
Engineering at the Cleveland State University, USA. His main research areas are
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems and Multidisciplinary System Optimization. He
made a significant contribution to developing an intelligent system for NASA to
monitor the microgravity environment onboard the US Lab inside the
International Space Station. He also helped the US Air Force to develop a
special optical measuring technique to quantify the aircraft tire deformation
during takeoff and landing. In 2008 he was elected as a lifetime Fellow of ASME
(American Society of Mechanical Engineers), the highest honor and recognition
for his achievements by the professional society. He has served as Editor-inChief, Associate Editor, Journal Paper Reviewer and Conference Program
Committee member. His research achievements have been well recognized
nationally and internationally, which resulted in becoming the Keynote Speaker of
seven (7) international conferences.
Associate Professor at University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department in MET Program. A senior undergraduate Student at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science MME department in MET program
Aimee Frame is a Associate Professor-Educator and current Undergraduate Program Director for Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She received her MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and her PhD in Mehcanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA. Aimee has spent the last ten years developing and teaching undergraduate coursework for the Mechanical and Materials Engineering department at UC.
Yangzhi Chen is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at South China University of Technology,China. He was awarded Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, ZheJiang University, 1995; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, ZheJiang University, 1992; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, TianJin University, 1986. Yangzhi Chen Research Interests covers Line gear, intelligent robot, lubrication, and Miniature machine. He also severed as a Visiting Fellow which supported by Chinese government, Center for Nanotechnology and Micro-engineering, Warwick University, Coventry, UK, 2003-04. He has being conducted several fundamental research projects on line gear mechanism and its theory invented and proposed by him in recent decade, including Lubrication fundamental for Line Gear Pair. Sponsored by NSFC, 2016-2019, Design Theory and Manufacturing Technologies for a Novel Arbitrary Intersecting Gear Mechanism, sponsored by NSFC, 2012-2015, Design Theory of Micro Transmission Mechanism Based on Space Curve Meshing Equation, sponsored by NSFC, 2008-2010, Design Theory of Categoric Globe Shape Big Molecular Organism Polishing Liquid and its Polishing Mechanism by Atomic Class, sponsored by NSFC, 2007-2010. Line Gear mechanism is capable of conducting micro transmission for miniature machines and suitable for design of compact mechanical devices in broad industry areas. Yangzhi Chen got China Innovation Corporation Award of Industry & & University &Research (2018); Best Paper Awards, ICFDMâ€™2004 (2004); Distinguished Young Teacher Award, Yingdong Education Foundation, Chinese Ministry of Education (2002).
Iesham alzoubi has completed his PhD at the age of 27 years fromDoctor of Philosophy Degree in Agricultural Mechanization Engineering (University of Tehran â€“ Iran) University and Postdoctoral Studies from School of Surveying Geospatial Engineering-Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, University of Tehran . Current Job: General commission for scientific Agricultural Research â€“ Damascus â€“ Syria (Mechanical Engineer) He has published more than 16 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.