Biography: Professor Wang is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Future Fibres) at Deakin University, Australia. He also heads the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres, and serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of the Textile Institute. Professor Wang holds a PhD in Fibre Science and Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the University of New South Wales. In 2005, he was awarded the US Fiber Society Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2006, he was named Alfred Deakin Professor, the highest Honour that Deakin University can bestow on a member of staff. He served as President of the Fiber Society in 2015.
Biography: Professor Yonggang Zhu is currently a Professor and director of Center for Microflows and Nanoflows at Harbin Institute of Technology, ShenZhen, China, and Joint Professor at School of Science, RMIT University, Australia. Prior to this, he held the positions of Senior Principal Research Scientist and Research Team Leader for the Microfluidics and Fluid Dynamics Team in CSIRO Australia, Senior Technology Fellow at Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. His current research interests include micro- and nanoscale thermal & fluid flows, lab on a chip devices, microtheraml systems, multiphase flows and micro-sensors. He has led many research and development projects in developing advanced technologies for chemical and biological sensing, new materials development, thermal management systems and industry applications. Prof. Zhu has published over 200 papers including book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and technical reports. He is the winner of 2012 Australian Museum Eureka Science Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security.
Biography: Professor Zhengyi Jiang is currently Senior Professor and Leader of Advanced Micro Manufacturing Centre at the University of Wollongong (UOW). He has been carrying out research on rolling mechanics with over 28 years expertise in rolling theory and technology, tribology in metal manufacturing, contact mechanics and computational mechanics in metal manufacturing, numerical simulation of metal manufacturing, advanced micro manufacturing, development of novel composites, and artificial intelligent applications in rolling process. He obtained his PhD from Northeastern University in 1996, and was promoted full professor at Northeastern University in 1998 and at UOW in 2010. He has over 500 publications (more than 380 journal articles) and 3 monographs in the area of advanced metal manufacturing. He has been awarded over 30 prizes and awards from Australia, Japan and China, including ARC Future Fellowship (FT3), Australian Research Fellowship (twice), Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship. He is currently leading a highly motivated research team at UOW on rolling mechanics, advanced micro manufacturing, computational mechanics and multi-scale simulation in metal manufacturing. He also has extensive experience in managing large research projects where he is project leader. He was Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Rolling Technology and Automation (1996-1998), the only State Key Laboratory in rolling and automation area in China, and has accumulated broad knowledge and extensive interdisciplinary experience through his work in Australia, Japan and China.
Biography: Professor Xin-Ping Zhang is currently a senior professor in South China University of Technology, and director of Guangdong Provincial Engineering Technology R&D Center of Electronic Packaging Materials and Reliability. He obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1986, 1989 and 1993, respectively. He was appointed as lecturer and associate professor in Xi’an Jiaotong University till 1996. In 1996, he won the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and worked in Germany’s Berlin Technical University for two years. Then he was appointed by the University of Sydney as senior research fellow in Center for Advanced Materials Technology and concurrently an expert in CoE-DM sponsored by Australian DSTO from 1998 to 2004, and affiliated with the University of Sydney by honorary and visiting appointment from 2004 to 2013. He was specially appointed by South China University of Technology as a full professor in 2004. He won again Humboldt Fellowship (resumption) in 2006, and went to German universities for cooperation research and academic visits. He was a visiting professor in Ruhr-University Bochum in 2006 and adjunct professor of Sun Yat-Sen University from 2007 to now. Professor Zhang has published more than 350 papers (including 270+ papers in international journals and conferences), one book (313 pages, co-author), and two book chapters (120 pages). He has documented 34 patents (with 28 patents authorized and 4 transferred to industries). He has supervised 18 students with awarding PhD, 52 students with awarding MEng, and 8 post-doctors.