ICMST 2018 Keynote Speakers
IEEE Fellow，Prof. Fan-Tien Cheng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Speech Title: Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (Industry 4.0 + AVM = Industry 4.1
Abstract: Virtual Metrology (VM) is a method to conjecture manufacturing quality of a process tool based on data sensed from the process tool and without physical metrology operations. In other words, VM can convert sampling inspection with metrology delay into real-time and on-line total inspection. This talk will first introduce the theories and functions of the Automatic Virtual Metrology (AVM) system and then demonstrate how to apply AVM to high-tech (semiconductor, TFT-LCD, etc.) and traditional machine-tool (automobile wheel machining, airplane engine casing, etc.) industries. The current Industry 4.0 platform can only keep the faith of achieving the nearly Zero-Defects state without realizing this goal. In other words, Industry 4.0 only emphasizes "Enhancing Productivity" but not "Improving Quality". The key reason for this inability is the lack of an affordable online and real-time total inspection system. The Zero-Defects state can be achieved by adopting the AVM system due to its capability of providing all products total inspection data. As the AVM system is integrated with the Industry 4.0 platform, the goal of Zero-Defects can be accomplished, which is defined as "Industry 4.1." This talk then focuses on how to utilize Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analysis, Cloud Manufacturing (CM), and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) along with the AVM technology to develop an Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (AMCoT) that construct a smart manufacturing platform for achieving the goals of Industry 4.1.
Biography: Soon after Fan-Tien Cheng graduated from the department of Electrical Engineering of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in 1976, he got in the Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST), serving as Research Assistant at the most basic level and then got promoted to Senior Scientist in 19 years. Then he went back to NCKU to start his teaching career and devoted the knowledge and practices he had learned in CSIST to the research domains of manufacturing automation and e-Manufacturing for industries such as semiconductor, TFT-LCD, solar cell, machine tool, and aerospace to help achieve the goals of enhancing the industry competitiveness by successfully improving manufacturing processes and lowering production cost.
Professor Cheng’s research achievements are significant both academically and industrially in the domains of e-Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, and Industry 4.1. Among those, he has been taking the lead especially on the academic and practical applications of VM technologies. So far, he has more than 25 VM-related journal papers, dozens of VM invention patents both domestically and internationally, and 35 AVM-related technology transfers to high-tech industries like semiconductor (TSMC, UMC, ASE), TFT-LCD (CMI, AUO), solar cell (Motech) and traditional industries such as aerospace (AIDC) and machine tool (FEMCO) as well as foundations/associations like ITRI and MIRDC. In one word, he has exceptional contributions in both the academy and industries.
Some of Professor Cheng’s honors and awards include: 2011 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science and Technology from the Executive Yuan, three times of National Science Council (NSC) Outstanding Research Award (2006, 2009, 2013), 2006 NSC Outstanding Industry-University Cooperation Award, 2012 National Invention and Creation Award—Gold Medal (System and Method for Automatic Virtual Metrology) of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA), University-Industry Economic Contribution Award from MoEA, Industry-University Cooperation Award for College Teachers of Ministry of Education, NCKU Chair Professor since January 2009, 17th TECO Award from TECO Technology Foundation in 2010, 2014 Outstanding Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation, 2014 K.-T. Li Science and Humanities Chair, 2015 20th Outstanding Achievement Award of The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, 2016 Machinery Industry-University Contribution Award of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), and 2016 Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) Outstanding Technology Transfer Award (for enhancement and extending applications of AVM), as well as IEEE Fellow since January 2008, 2013 IEEE Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production (for contributions to the development of the AVM System), two times of IEEE ICRA Best Automation Paper Award in 1999 and 2013, and IEEE CASE Best Application Paper Award in 2017. He was also the Program Chair of IEEE CASE 2014, the Award Chairs of both CASE 2016 and ICRA 2017, and the Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2014~2015).
Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Speech Title: Spark Plasma Sintering: An Emerging Technique for Bioceramics Fabrication
Abstract: Spark plasma sintering (SPS) is a non-conventional sintering technique which can consolidate samples at lower pressures and temperatures in a shorter time period, compared to the conventional powder processing routes. These less severe processing parameters provide an opportunity to control the mechanical stability, crystallization tendency and grain size of the bioceramics and their composites. In a current research project extremely low pressure SPS has been employed to develop mechanically stable composite scaffold materials with considerable porosity in Hydroxyapatite and Bioglass® system, with the aim to avoid excessive reactions between the constituents and crystallization of Bioglass®. The ability to avoid excessive reactions between the constituents and crystallization is very critical as crystallized Bioglass® does not exhibit the characteristic high biocompatibility and the reaction between the constituents yield undesired new products. The optimized processing parameters during SPS could achieve the mentioned targets which is a novel development. Physico-mechanical characterization, in vitro bioactivity analyses and in vitro biocompatibility analyses have been carried out to analyze the impact of the processing conditions on the final characteristics of the scaffold materials. This novel development has yielded promising bioactivity and biocompatibility results suggesting that SPS has a great potential to improve the biological performance of bioceramics.
Biography: Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdi bin Abd Shukor received his B.Eng. (Mechanical), with Honours from Imperial College, London and his M.Sc. In Advanced Manufacturing Technology & System Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). His Doctoral study was in the field of thin film coating for biomedical applications for which he was conferred Dr. Eng by Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK. Prof Hamdi has devoted his career in nurturing research and innovation and has mentored over 130 postgraduate students, particularly in the field of machining, materials processing and biomaterials. He has authored more than 150 ISI journals and h-index of 20. He is also a director and founder of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Centre), in which has grown from modest-size team of researchers and engineers to an interdisciplinary research hub. Prof Hamdi has obtained recognition from various international and local organizations.
Prof. Sujan Debnath, the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia
Speech Title: Closed Form Solutions of Interfacial Shearing and Peeling Stresses at Layered Structures in Electronic Packaging
Abstract: The study of thermal mismatch induced interfacial stresses at layered structures and their role in structural and functional failure is one pertinent topic to electronic packaging and photonic applications. Therefore, an understanding of the nature of the interfacial stresses under different temperature conditions is necessary in order to minimize or eliminate the risk of mechanical failure. An accurate assessment of interfacial thermal stresses plays an important role in the design and reliability studies of microelectronic devices. In the microelectronic industry, from a practical point of view, there is a need for simple and powerful analytical models to determine interfacial stresses in layered structures quickly and accurately.
The present lecture will briefly review the previous work on the determination of interfacial thermal stresses. In the present work, the case of uniform temperature model of two layered structure has been extended to account for differential uniform temperatures as well as linear temperature gradient in the layers. The expression of shear stress compliance is defined to avoid contradictions by the earlier researchers. The influence of bond material and geometric properties on interfacial stresses is also considered in a simple way.Finally, a simple and improved solution for tri layered structure subjected to uniform and differential uniform temperature in the layers is proposed by removing the short comings of the earlier model. The condition for bow free assembly is also discussed.
Biography: Dr. Sujan (CEng MIMechE) Joined Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia in October 2008 after completion of two years tenure in Multimedia University, Malaysia. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin Sarawak. Dr. Sujan obtained his PhD Degree from the University of Science Malaysia in 2006 majoring applied mechanics with specific research focuses on interfacial thermal mismatch stress analysis in layered structure.
Over the years, he has been working in the area of thermo-mechanical stress analysis, green composite materials, and polymer composite materials. He has more than 65 publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings.
At present, Dr. Sujan is supervising four PhD and three MPhil students. Dr. Sujan is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK.
Prof. Petr Valasek, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Czech Republic
Speech Title: Polymeric-biocomposite Systems with Plant Fibres from Asia Region
Abstract: Composite systems are very progresive materials which have very good mechanical properties and in many cases can be environmental friendly and may save primary resources - fossil raw materials. Cellulose fibres could be gained from renewable resources. Typical plant which may be used as resources of cellulose fibres in Asia region can be Musa trees, Cocos nucifera and very interesting are empty fruit branch as a secondary raw material which are obtained by pressings palm oil (Elaeis guineensis). At a present many countries from Asia region emphasize a social-economic expectation in relation to searching for new materials which will have similar mechanical properties as conventionally used systems. The utilization of renewable natural resources cellulose fibres in an area of composite systems is a topical material trend. The aim of performed lecture is to describe mechanical properties of plant fibres and to define composite systems made by the vacuum infusion, describe mutal phase interaction by electron microscopy and to evaluate the effect of the surface treatments on the resulting properties.
Biography: Petr Valášek is associate professor in the field Technology and mechanization of agriculture on Faculty of Engineering – Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic. Currently he works at the Department of Material Science and Manufacturing Technology and he is Vice-Rector for Quality of Academic Activities on CULS. He defended his dissertation thesis "Polymer particle composite systems" in the doctoral study program Special technology in the field of study quality and reliability of machines and equipment. He attended of more than hundred lectures at European universities in Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Portugal etc. He has passed several Keynote lectures at international non-European universities as well. As part of research projects, he actively participates in various international conferences, and cooperates with foreign universities (e.g. China, Malaysia, and Indonesia). Assoc. Prof. Ing. Petr Valášek, Ph.D. is the author or co-author of 94 entries in the database Scopus, h-index 15 and 44 entries in the database Web of Science. Professional interests: Composite systems, Biocomposites, Biomass usage in materials engineering, Composites with Natural Fibres, Manufacturing Technology.
Prof. Dr. Eric Dimla, RMIT University Vietnam
Speech Title: Artificial Neural Networks: A Manufacturing Engineering Perspective and Case Study Review
Abstract:This paper presents a brief review of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) application in a typical manufacturing engineering scenario. The discussion in the first part centres on the underlying principles and learning algorithms with emphasis on the basic structure of ANNs. It would be extremely laborious and tedious to list all types of neural networks herein but for the purpose of this study, an overview of those networks with proven manufacturing engineering applications was deemed necessary. The merits of ANNs and their applicability was demonstrated by reviewing work performed within the last decade in the chosen area of manufacturing engineering application, specifically Tool Condition Monitoring (TCM) in metal cutting operations.
Biography: Prof. Dr Eric Dimla, is Head of School of Science and Technology, RMIT University Vietnam, since 1st of April 2018. Prior to joining RMIT he was Dean Fculty of Engineering Universiti Teknologi Brunei. Prof. Dimla received the MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from University College London(University of London) and did a PhD immediately after that on ‘Tool condition monitoring using neural networks in metal turning operations’ awarded in June 1998. A postdoctoral research fellowship followed in Aberdeen Scotland where he managed and co-ordinated an EU funded project on renewable energy before his appointment as a lecturer. His research interest is within the area of metal cutting tool-wear and condition monitoring/fault diagnosis, intelligent sensor fusion and signal processing for industrial applications. He has published well over 40 papers at International Conferences/Symposiums and International Journals mainly in high speed machining of metals and the application of AI techniques in metal cutting tool wear monitoring. Prof. Dimla is a chartered mechanical engineer and member of IET and FIMechE.
Prof. Erween Abd Rahim, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Speech title: Application of Vegetable-based Lubricant as a Sustainable Metalworking Fluid for Machining Process
Abstract: Continuous implementation of lubricants from renewable sources such as animal fats, vegetable oils and biolubricants as metalworking fluids in machining applications was contributed by the increase awareness from human health deficiency and bad environmental impacts as well as on sustainable development for future manufacturing activities. Renewable lubricants from vegetable oils are very attractive as alternative lubricant source which pose relevant properties such as highly biodegradable, non-toxic, have good lubricating properties, are made from renewable sources and bear low production costs. Vegetable-based metalworking fluids from palm oil and jatropha oil are desirable as the alternative to mineral oil that possessed negative effect to human and environment. The assessment of its performance was conducted tribological and machinability aspects. Both palm and jatropha oils were chemically modified through various processes and added with an additive, such as ionic liquid and hexagonal boron nitride. The tribological properties of the palm and jatropha oils were further improved in terms of its friction and wear performances by adding the additives. The machining performances of these newly invented vegetable-based MWFs were evaluated in terms of cutting forces, cutting temperature, surface roughness and tool life during turning of AISI 1045 medium carbon steel using uncoated cermet inserts under MQL technique. The thin lubrication film formed by the vegetable-based oils was able to withstand the friction at the tool-workpiece interface, resulted in low cutting force, low cutting temperature, lower surface roughness value and prolonged tool life. This phenomenon was attributed to the formation of long and branched carbon chains in palm and jatropha oils molecule which increased the absorption film ability. From the results of the tribological and machining performances evaluations, the newly developed vegetable-based MWFs were significantly surpassed currently used synthetic ester thus provides new opportunities for minimum quantity lubrication-based oil.
Biography: Dr. Erween Abd. Rahim is a Associate Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in manufacturing engineering. Dr. Erween holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, with specialization in machining process. Prior to joining academe, Dr. Erween spent 5 years with several manufacturing and business enterprises.Dr. Erween has numerous publications in the areas of machining processes. He held the position of Head of Precision Machining Research Center since 2016. He is also the author of the Laser Dan Aplikasi Terkini ( Laser and Recent application) and Minyak Pelincir Berasaskan Tumbuhan (Vegetable-based Lubricant) books, both written in Malaysian language.
Prof. Mohammad Yeakub Ali, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Speech title: Dry Eelectrical Discharge Machining: An Environmental Friendly Machining Process
Abstract: The recent ongoing research in dry electrical discharge machining (EDM) is found to be amazing. The established EDM process is capable in fabricating various intricate shapes since it has the ability in removing the material using the thermal energy created by the electrical spark which is carried out in dielectric fluid. Dielectric fluid is significant during the machining operation since it improves the efficiency of the machining process, improves quality of the machined parts, and flushes away the debris from the machining gap. However, the commonly used dielectric fluids are mineral oil-based liquid or hydrocarbon oils have the tendency to cause fire hazard, environmental problems, and health hazard to the machining operators. Therefore, as a solution, dry EDM is introduce as a green machining method where gas with high pressure is used as the dielectric fluid instead of liquid where it act as a coolant and also flushes away the debris from the machining gap. The commonly used gases are atmospheric air, compressed air, liquid nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and helium gas. Lower tool wear, better surface quality, lower residual stresses, thinner white layer, and higher precision in machining are the prime outcome of this dry technique. High accuracy in finish-cut is producible when dry EDM is used since the gap distance between the electrodes are narrower and the reaction force from the gas bubbles during the erosion mechanism is negligible compared to the conventional EDM.
Biography: Professor Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali is attached with the Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at International Islamic University Malaysia since 2004. He becomes full Professor in 2011 and was the Head of the department from 2012 until 2016. He graduated with PhD. from Nanyang Technological University in 2002. He obtained his MEng from Asian Institute of Technology in 1997 and BSc Eng from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1992.
Prof. Ali’s teaching and research interest is in the areas of manufacturing, micromachining, MEMS, metal cutting, engineering management, project management, analytical decision making, and quantitative techniques. He brought a significant amount of research grant from ministry and he has supervised many postgraduate students at Masters and PhD levels. He has published more than 200 articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings. His h index 15. He delivered keynote and invited speech in many international conferences around the world.
In addition to teaching and research, Prof. Ali is an expert in outcome based education and accreditation of engineering programme. In 2016 his programme Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing) (Honours) received the longest term five years accreditation under Washington Accord. Prof. Ali is a Chartered Professional Mechanical Engineer from IMechE, and Engineers Australia. He also member of many international professional societies and associations.
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