CMPSE2020 keynote speakers: Prof. Katsuyuki Kida

Organization: Solid Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Intellectual Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama

Speech Title: Fracture mechanics for design of silicon nitride ball bearings

Professor Katsuyuki Kida was born in 1968 in Osaka, where he studied mechanical engineering at Osaka University from 1988. Apart from course work, he studied rolling contact fatigue (RCF) occurring in TiC and TiN coated steels using both X-ray diffraction and scanning acoustic microscopy. After graduation he pursued his academic career and obtained a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics in 2000, investigating RCF problems of all-Si3N4 bearings. By observing cracking and flaking failure under RCF, he succeeded in explaining the material`s features from the viewpoint of fracture mechanics. From 2000 he focused his work on investigating the contact problems of several materials used in machine elements. He has also continued fundamental research on contact problems, for which he received ‘The Best Paper Prize (FFEMS PRIZE)’ from ‘Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures’ journal in 2005. The awarded papers reported establishing a crack growth mechanism under contact pressure, a problem previously unsolved for over 70 years since S. Way’s proposed theory. His research interests now include the development of three dimensional scanning Hall-probe microscope technologies, fatigue phenomena in polymer bearing, crack growth mechanism under contact stresses and refinement of high-carbon steels. He holds and has held a number of prestigious leadership roles in academy-industry corroboration programs: refinement of steels, new joint system in humanoid robots and fatigue of polymer bearings in "Strategic Fundamental Technologies Strengthening Assistance Programs" (Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, Japan, 2009-2013); scanning Hall-probe microscopy in "Fundamental Studies on Technologies for Steel Materials with Enhanced Strength and Functions" (Consortium of the JRCM, Japan, 2008-2012); and ceramic bearing elements in the project supported by "Japanese Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization" (NEDO, Japan, 2007-2011).” As a chairperson of department of mechanical engineering in University of Toyama, Professor Kida is heading education and research projects (2019-)."

CMPSE2020 keynote speakers: Ass. Prof. Koshiro Mizobe

Organization:Department of Mechanical and Intellectual Systems Engineering, University of Toyama

Speech Title: Effect of thermal and tribological conditions on fracture of polymer bearings made by various forming methods

Koshiro Mizobe is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toyama, Japan. He has published over 50 papers in various research fields including: evaluation of stress intensity factors, repeated heating, homology evaluation of microstructure, and polymer bearings. Koshiro studied mechanical engineering at Kyushu University, Japan, graduating in 2013. He studied the repeated quenching refinement method of high-carbon chromium steels in his PhD course. For this work he received the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists in 2013-2014 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as well as Top Young Researcher Award in 2012 from Kyushu University. Since 2015 he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toyama. He has won some best paper awards from international committees (ICMDME, CMPSE and ICMTM) and received some grants (25th ISIJ research promotion grant from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan and research promotion grant from JKA). His current research topics with a brief explanation are as follows. Repeated heating method Martensitic high-carbon high-strength bearing steel is one of the main alloys used for rolling contact applications where high wear resistance is required. Refining the prior austenite grain size through repeated heating is a process commonly used to enhance the material’s strength. He studied the effect of repeated heating on the microstructure near inclusions through the rolling bending fatigue tests. Development of hybrid polymer bearings Koshiro is focusing on polymer bearings because it is suitable for the no lubricant situation and the corrosive situations. In particular, he focuses on PEEK which is a tough semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer and PTFE which has low friction coefficient. Now, he develops the combination of PEEK races-PTFE retainer bearings.


CMPSE2020 keynote speakers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norazman Bin Mohamad Nor

Organization: National Defence University of Malaysia

Speech Title: Sustainable Bamboocrete Panel for Green Building

Brig Gen Norazman Mohamad Nor (Rtd). Graduated from University of Texas, USA in 1986 with BSc in Civil Engineering & Mathematics. Served in the Royal Engineer Regiment of the Malaysian Army (1986-2019). He obtained his MSc from University of Science Malaysia in 1995. He pursues his PhD at Cranfield University, UK in 1997 and was conferred with the doctorate in 2000. Currently, as a Professor in Engineering holding the post of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM). His current active researches include design of portable structural elements using advance and sustainable materials, innovation in blast protective structure and heat resistance wall, and military operational research. Professor Norazman is a Professional Engineer registered with Board of Engineer Malaysia, Fellow Institute of Engineer Malaysia, and an Associate ASEAN Engineer.

CMPSE2020 keynote speakers: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammed Alias Yusof

Organization: National Defense University of Malaysia, Associate Professor , Department of Civil Engineering Faculty of Engineering Department of civil Engineering

Speech Title: Development of Blast Resistant Glass Using Green Manufacturing Process

Ir. Dr. Mohammed Alias Yusof is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional, Malaysia. He graduated with B. Eng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2002, a MSc. degree in Integrated Construction Project Management from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in 2005 and PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia in 2013. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineer Malaysia. His main research interests are in the blast resistant materials such as concrete, glass, and also military and commercial explosives. He has developed a blast resistant concrete and had obtained the patent for the blast resistant concrete panel from Intellectual Properties Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) in 2016. He is knowledgeable in commercial and military explosives and had attended several courses in Explosives Engineering at Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and also at Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom. In 2017, he has been awarded an honorary scientist by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India for his valuable contribution in the field of blast resistant materials and also explosives.

CMPSE2020 keynote speakers: Prof. Suresh G. Advani

Organization: The University of Delaware, USA

Speech Title: Emerging Role of Process Models and Simulations in Composites Manufacturing

Suresh G. Advani is the George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director, Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware. He also has Courtesy appointments of Distinguished Professor at Ecole Centrale de Nantes in France and Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in India. He received his B. Tech degree from IITb in 1982 and Ph. D from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. His research interests are in modeling rheology; fluid mechanics and heat transfer as applied to composite processing and alternate energy sources such as fuel cells and hydrogen storage. Advani has graduated over 100 Ph.D. and Masters students and published over 350 journal papers and delivered over 150 invited lectures. He is the lead author of a text on Process Modeling in Composite Manufacturing Processes and Simulation Software for Liquid Molding called LIMS. Professor Advani is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is the North American Editor for the journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. Professor Advani recently received the Outstanding Researcher Award from American Society of Composites and Educator of the year award from Society of Plastic Engineers. He also served as the Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware from 2012 to 2017.

CMPSE2020 keynote speakers: Prof. Han-Yong Jeon

Organization: Department of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea

Speech Title: Applicability Review of Degradable Resin Based Green Geosynthetics and Suggestion of Degradability Evaluation for Environmental Conservation

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher and he was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2015) and 6th President of Korean Geosynthetic Society(201-2013). He has published more than 947 proceedings in domestic and international conferences. He wrote 25 texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 168 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho-Science and Engineering in 2003~2018 and “Top 100 Scientists in the World” of 2005/2011/2013 by IBC(International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.

CMPSE2020 keynote speakers: Prof. Tateo Usui

Organization: Osaka University, Japan

Speech Title: Carbonization Behavior of Coal and Woody Biomass and Reduction Rate Enhancement of Carbon Composite Iron Oxide Pellets by using Semi-char and Semi-charcoal

Tateo Usui, 74, was graduated from Osaka University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Metallurgy, in March, 1969 and graduated from Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Department of Metallurgy, in March, 1974 and at the same time he got the degree of Doctor of Engineering from Osaka University. He started his career as Assistant Professor from April, 1974, in the same Department, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University. He became full Professor in November, 1995. From 2007 till 2010, he invited “Nippon Steel Collaboration Laboratory on Ironmaking Process.” After his retirement from Osaka University in March, 2010, the title of Emeritus Professor of Osaka University was given to Prof. Usui. He started his second career as full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fukui University of Technology from April, 2010 till March, 2012. From April, 2012 till March, 2017, the title of Guest Professor in Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University was given to Prof. Usui. He started his third career as Visiting Professor, School of Mines, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, from September, 2013 until now. Over the span of 50 years, his research activities focused primarily on Ironmaking including reduction behavior and kinetic analyses of iron ore agglomerates (pellets and sinter), pre-reduction behavior of iron oxide pellets with coal carbonization gas for an Iron Bath Smelting Reduction Process and rate enhancement by using semi-char and semi-charcoal for carbon composite pellets; as well as experimental and thermodynamical or kinetic studies on environmental problems (CO2 and Dioxin emissions), refining of steel, elimination of tramp elements from used steel, and reduction of hydrocarbon volume in carburizing process of solid steel. Prof. Usui was granted numerous prestigious awards for his outstanding research and academic activities such as Prize of JSME from The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1977; Nishiyama Commemorative Prize from The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ) in 1986; Scientific Achievement Merit Prize from ISIJ in 2006, Tanigawa – Harris Prize from The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials in 2011; Yamaoka Prize (Joint Research Prize for distinguished Group Research Activities) from ISIJ, 6 times, in 1986, 1993, 1995, 2003, and 2013 as a member and in 2007 as the chairman; Nishiyama Medal from ISIJ and Fray International Sustainability Award from FLOGEN Star OUTREACH in March and October, 2019, respectively. Most recently, Prof. Usui received Iron and Steel Merit Award from ISIJ on “Fundamental Studies on Ironmaking and Steel Processing in Consideration of Resources and Environment” in March, 2020. About a month ago, he got Merit Award from Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management, on October 31, 2020. In addition, he has held distinguished Chairman positions leading the research group in ISIJ on Iron Ore Sintering Process for Limonite Ore from 2000 till 2004, and heading the organizing and steering committees of 4th ICSTI (International Congress on the Science and Technology of Ironmaking) in 2006 and ISISD (International Symposium on Ironmaking for Sustainable Development) in 2010 - both were organized by ISIJ and co-organized by Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. Especially, 4th ICSTI was supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Currently, he is a Steering Committee Member for an Ironmaking Forum of High Temperature Process Division in ISIJ and an Advisory Board Member for “The Research and Development of Ironmaking Process Using Ferro-coke,” NEDO, Japan.