After completing his degree in Physics at the University of Pisa and PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Napoli, Andrea Di Schino joined Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA (CSM), a european leading centre for Materials Research. After spending more than 10 years in CSM he joined the University of Perugia as Professor of Metallurgy. His main interest is to combine fundamental theoretical research and experiments to explain mechanisms and discover new insight in the field of steel metallurgy. Author of more than 200 papers relating to physical metallurgy and product development, he is member of the Editorial Board od several Journals (Acta Metallurgica Slovaca, Metalugija, Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, SciFed Journal of Metallurgical Science, Materials Research India).
Luís Guerra ROSA is Associate Professor with Aggregation at Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST Lisbon), Universidade de Lisboa. Main URL: https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/homepage/ist11630 He concluded his graduation in Metallurgical Engineering in 1977; got a Doctor degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1986; and the title of “Agregado” in Materials Science in 2004. Head of Dept. of Materials Sci. & Engng. at IST Lisbon during the periods 1998-2000 and 2004-2008; he also served as Director at INETI´s Dept. of Materials (Lisbon) in 1993-1995. Presently, he is the representative of IST-ID in the European Union H2020-LCE-2016-ERA initiative “Integrating National Research Agendas on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (INSHIP)” and coordinator of a research group working on materials processing and intelligible usage of solar heat for industrial processes.
Ricardo Branco has completed his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra. He is currently Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Structural integrity, mechanical behaviour of materials, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, fatigue analysis of mechanical and structural notched components, application of finite element method to fracture mechanics.
Laurent Espitalier was awarded the title of Ingenieur-Maitre in Materials Science after graduating and completing his MSc at the University of Evry. He then specialized in advanced coatings and surface engineering at the University of Paris-Sud and completed his industrial thesis on the development of DLC coatings by Pulsed-DC PECVD. Laurent has contributed greatly to the development of PECVD and PVD coatings in various industries and is now lecturing at leading Universities in the UK. He recently completed his MBA with distinction from Lord Ashcroft Business School in Cambridge and gained a fellowship from the Chartered Management Institute; he is also co-chair of ‘Hard Coatings and Vapor Deposition Technologies’ at ICMCTF and an active member of the Surface Engineering Leadership Forum in the UK.
Laurent has published many journal articles and peer-reviewed articles for ‘Surface and Coating Technology’. His recent publications and presentations reflect his research interest in the surface engineering of high-value components for the aerospace and biomedical industries by Electro Plasma Polishing and Electron Beam PVD.
Full Professor in Technologies and Production Systems School of Engineering, Politecnico di Bari (2000 - today).
Head of the Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering Laboratory and of the MICROTRONIC-Micromachining, Micro 3D scanning and Micro-measurement Laboratory of the DMMM – Politecnico di Bari.
Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (23/07/1981), Associate Professor (1992-2000), Assistant Professor (1984-1992).
• “Doctor Honoris Causa” conferred by the Academic Senate of the Politechnic University of Tirana – PTU (Albania - October 16th, 2009).
• Fellow for life since 2006 of CIRP – Collège International pour l’étudescientifique des techniques de Production mécanique, now International Academy for Production Engineering.
• Deputy Dean of the 1st Faculty of Engineering (2010-2012), Politecnico di Bari, former Deputy of the Rector for European Project, Rector's Delegate for the Evaluation of Educational and Research Activities, Director of the Master Degree Course in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,Vice Director of the Department.
• Member of the Editorial Board of the “CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology”, edited by Elsevier Science, of the journal "Virtual and Physical Prototyping", published by Taylor & Francis (till 2015), and of the journal “SCIRES-IT - SCIentificRESearch and Information Technology”, published by CASPUR-CIBER Publishing.
Since the year 1981, he is involved in several research projects funded by the Italian Minister of Public Education, the Italian Minister of the Scientific and Technological Research, the National Council of the Research, on:
• 3D scanning and measurement of micro components,Reverse Engineering
• Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing
• Laser Material Processing
• Thermomechanical simulation of manufacturing processes (Welding, Heat Treatment, Forming)
• Manufacturing Processes
• Computer Aided Manufacturing, Process Planning, Feature Technology
• Manufacturing System Analysis and simulation
• Biomechanics, Anthropometry
Address: Dipartimento di Meccanica Matematica e Management, Politecnico di Bari
viale Japigia 182 - I 70126 BARI, Italy;
tel. ++39 80 5962764, FAX ++39 80 5962788, e_mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor, Dr Willie Nheta. Graduated from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. Senior Researcher at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Research interests in Mineral Processing and hydrometallurgy.
Since 1981, Full Professor at Department of Physics of Materials, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. From 1973 till 1992 Head of the Department. From 1985 till 1990 Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.
His research activities are mainly investigation of solid solution hardening, plastic instabilities and dynamic strain ageing, mechanical properties of magnesium polycrystals, composites and nanomaterials, hardening and softening mechanisms, superplasticity, and thermally activated mechanisms, thermally properties of magnesium alloys and composites. He is author and co-author of more than 500 scientific papers published mostly in international journals with IF and reviewed conference proceedings. During the last ten years, he presented 22 invited lectures and he has been or is a member of scientific international committees of 21 international conferences (at 2 conferences he served as a chairman) His published papers are oft cited by other authors – more than 3000 citations. He was co-editor of journal “Acta Universitatis Carolinae”. He is co-author of 10 books. He has received Award of Minister of Education – First Prize in 1994 for the best text book for university students.
Lai-Chang Zhang is a Professor of Materials Engineering and the Program Leader – Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University. After receiving his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof Zhang held several positions at The University of Western Australian, University of Wollongong, IFW Dresden and TechnischeUniversität Darmstadt. His current research interest focuses on the metal additive manufacturing (Selective laser melting, electron beam melting), titanium alloys and composites, processing-microstructure-properties in high-performance materials and and nanomaterials for wastewater treatment.
Dr Abbas Amini is currently an assistant professor at ACK andWestern Sydney University, Australia. After obtaining PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (ranked17th in Engineering among the universities worldwide), he conducted research with Australian universities, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash and Deakin Universities, and as a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a recent published book in 2016. Abbas is the editor of more than 20 reputed journals and served as the chair/committee member of more than 120 international conferences to date.
Maurício Leonardo Torem is a metallurgical and industrial engineer (1977) – PUC-Rio. He undertook his master degree in metallurgical engineering (1980) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and his doctorate degree in metallurgical engineering/ mineral processing at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (1989). He works with the Department of ChemicalEngineering and Materials– Pontifical Catholic University since 1983. He is the Head of the Mineral Processing Research Group. His main research areas are: Environmental and Mineral Biotechnology applied to metals uptake from liquid streams and mineral flotation and more recently, urban mining. He has published many articles in scientific journals and in conferences.
After completing his undergraduate with Bs.C.in Mechanical Engineering at the Middle East technical University, RahmiÜnal was graduated from the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the Technical University of Clausthalin Germanywith a Ph.D. degree. His main study subject is powder metallurgy and especially metal powder production processes.Dr.-Ing.Unal has contributed greatly to the development of gas atomisation process for metal powder production in various industries and is now lecturing at Gazi University in Ankara. He is co-editor of Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University.His recent publications and presentations reflect his research interest in the plasma atomisation and metal additive manufacturing processes.
Dr. Sherif D. El Wakil is an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he held the rank of Chancellor Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Elwakil currently serves as aconsultantfor product failure analysis and product design assessmentand as a technical expert witness before courts.
Dr. El Wakil has over 40 years of experience in academia, teaching various manufacturing engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also served in various administrative functions, including Dean, Chairman of the Academic Council of the College of Engineering, and Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. El Wakil has implemented multiple programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and oversaw their ascendency to national ranking. Dr. El Wakil is the author of "Processes and Design for Manufacturing" which has been translated into multiple languages and adopted at many of the world's top engineering programs. He received many research grants from NSF, NIST, SME, and was awarded the USAF Fellowship.
Dr. El Wakil provided consulting work for numerous national and international manufacturing corporations, and served as an expert witness before courts. He has been a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) since 1984, and waselected amember of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI) in the same year. He also served as a member and chair of the Curriculum Committee of the SME Education Foundation. His professional excellence and consistent contributions tothe activities of the SME have been acknowledged with the President's Award twice, in 1985 and 2006. Finally, he became a life-long member of SME in 2015.
Dr. Hosseini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University (ATU) since 2017. He established Combustion and Sustainable Energy Laboratory (ComSEL) at ATU working on several projects such as natural gas and biogas Flameless combustion, small-scale combustion, biomass energy conversion, alternative fuels combustion, renewable Hydrogen production and utilization. Before joining Arkansas Tech University, Dr. Hosseini was a postdoctoral researcher fellow in Combustion and Solar Energy Laboratory with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University working on a hybrid solar thermal energy generation project funded by Department of Energy (DOE). He received the Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering in 2016 and 2012, respectively. His research interests clean combustion technologies, flameless combustion, micro/meso scale combustion, propulsion, detonation, biomass and alternative fuels, renewable and sustainable energy, hybrid energy systems and optimization. Dr. Hosseini has published more than 60 scientific papers in the energy and combustion fields in high ranked international journals such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy and Energy Conversion and Management. He has more than eight years of work experience in clean power generation and energy industry.
Mexican Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), School of
Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, since September 2018, currently rated number
one metallurgy department in the world.
His academic background and research activities have been focused on ferrous
metallurgy, in particular application of thermodynamics and kinetics of gas-solid reactions,
kinetics of steel refining in the ladle furnace, physical modeling of bottom stirring in
metallurgical ladles, slag foaming in the EAF, mathematical modeling of DRI melting in the
EAF, etc.. Professor Conejo has worked pretty close with the steel industry in Mexico for
more than 20 years.
He has published 50 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals of high impact factor.
Professor Conejo has received several national and international awards for his work on
slag foaming in the EAF, support to the steel industry and mathematical modeling of the
EAF involving DRI melting.
Currently he is conducting research work on physical and mathematical modeling of gas
injection in metallurgical reactors.
Prof G L Sharma is a seasoned engineer and academician with 32+ years of cumulative experience in the Industry as well as academic. He is an alumni of IIT Bombay. Presently he is Director, School of Automobile, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur and also holds responsibility of Industry Connect.Hehas good mix of experience in Industry (21years) and Academia (11). Prior to joining Academia in 2012, he served in the Indian Navy as practicing Marine Engineer and commissioned officer from 1985 -2012. He took premature retirement to pursue his passion in the field of education to transform the younger generation towards responsible global leaders.He has been instrumental in setting up three new universities in the leadership position. He accumulated extensive hands on experience in all major technologies while serving onboard ships and submarines built in US, France, Germany, Russia, UK and India. He has worked in the different capacities onboard ships as Chief Engineer, Controller Material Planning, Equipment Health Monitoring and Machinery Certification Authority, Marine Engineering Trainer, Curriculum designer, Policy Maker and Production Manager etc. His significant on board warships appointments for 12 years include INS Vikrant, INS Viraat, INS Taragiri and INS Shakti. Dr. GL Sharma belongs to that rare breed Engineering professionals who has all throughout his career was concurrently, yet actively, involved with Academia. He was the Founder Director of Four School and founder member of Amity University Kolkata, Founder Director and Dean Engineering of JECRC University Jaipur. He is fellow of Institution of Engineers, Fellow of Marine Engineers Institutionand life member of Condition Monitoring Society of India. He received his B. Tech (Mechanical) from Naval College of Engineering, Pune, and M. Tech (Systems & Control Engineering) from IIT Bombay and Ph D from IIT Bombay. He also hold Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Masters in Human resource Management. He has more than 45 publications and has won the awards of best theory paper (1998) and best technical paper (2012). He has also undertaken various project during his long spanned engineering career. His area of Interest include Machinery Health Monitoring, Automation and Control Engineering.
LNEC – Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil Portugal
LNEC – Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil Portugal
Teresa Leonor Ribeiro Cardoso Martins Morgado is ph. D in Mechanical Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon University, Master in Mechanical Engineering option of Materials and Manufacturing Processes by Faculty of Engineering of the O ́Porto University. Teresa, holds Associate Professor Public Examinations in the scientific area of Production Technology and Construction of Mechanical Engineering Department of Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. Currently, consolidate her position as researcher in the Scientific Instrumentation Centre of the R&D institute calls LNEC (by mobility inter career) with Associate Professor on Engineering Departmental Unit of Tomar Polytechnic Institute (IPT) and member of the UNIDEMI/ FCTUNL - Research and Development Unit for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering/ Faculty of Science and Technology - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Since 2017 Teresa is researcher in UNIDEMI – FCT/UNL. During 2016 until the end of 2018 Teresa consolidate her position in IPT with Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. From 2014 until 2016, Teresa was President of Forum and Researcher at CeFEMA/UL - Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials of IST/UL - Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon University. She was Research Member at ICEMS/UL – Institute of Materials and Surface Science and Engineering/ University of Lisbon since 2001 until 2014. In IST collaborated as researcher for twenty years. Teresa is author and co-author of dozens of scientific publications and Technical Consulting reports; and guided dozens of jobs in industry internships like foundries, food industry, automotive industry, railway industry, hospitals, metalworking industry, paper industry, industrial moulds and injection plastic materials industry. Throughout her career, she has been organizer at international conferences as Member of the Local Organizing Committees, Member of Advisory Committees and Member of the International Scientific Committees. 2/2 Lisbon, 3 rd of October of 2019 Teresa Morgado is member of several editorial boards and is permanent member of several societies as Order of Engineers (OE), Materials Portuguese Association (SPM), Portuguese Society for Experimental Analysis of Stress (APAET), European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and Ibero-American Federation of Mechanical Engineering (FeIbIm/FelbEm), ATTCEI (Portuguese Association of Knowledge and Technology Transfer). Researching since September 1995 and teaching since October 1993, has taken different positions like Member of Engineering Departmental Unit Council, Member of the Technical Scientific Councils of Research Centers (CIC-LNEC, LNEC, UNIDEMI-FCT/UNL, CeFEMA-IST-UL, ICEMS-IST-UL), Member of the Technical Scientific Council of Technology School of Abrantes, Member of the Commission for Evaluation and Accreditation of Mechanical Engineering course, Internship Nucleus Member of the Mechanical Engineering course, Council Member of Mechanical Engineering Department, Member of the Scientific Council Plenary, Pedagogical Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering course, Representative Member of Mechanical Engineering Department Associate Professors at the Pedagogical Council.