Department of Mechanical Engineering
Title: 3D Cell Printing Technology with Tissue Specific Bioinks
Prof. Dong-Woo Cho received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. Ever since, he has been a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Pohang University of Science and Technology. He is the director of the Center for Rapid Prototyping-based 3D Tissue/Organ Printing. His research interests include 3D microfabrication based on 3D printing technology, and its application to tissue engineering and more generally to bio-related fabrication. He has recently focused his attention on tissue/organ printing technology and development of high-performance bioinks. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of 12 international journals. He has published over 330 academic papers in various international journals in manufacturing and tissue engineering and has contributed chapters to ten books as well as writing a textbook related to tissue engineering and organ printing. He established four venture companies applying his research results, one of which was listed on KOSDAQ on 2018.
He has received many prestigious awards including "the mystery of life" award at The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul (2018, January) and "the respect life" award from LINA Foundation 50+ awards (2019, April), 3·1 Culture award from 3·1 Culture Foundation (2020, March), and ISBF Senior Investigator award from International Society for Biofabrication (2019, October). He was also awarded the Nam-Go chair professorship at POSTECH.
Tokyo Denki University (Japan)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Title: Advanced Machining for Difficult-to-Cut Materials
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) Mechanical Engineering Science Ph. D. 1992
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) Mechanical Engineering Science M.S. 1987
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) Mechanical Engineering Science B.S. 1985
B. Professional Experiences
10/2002 - present Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tokyo Denki University
04/2015-01/2016 Director of the University, Tokyo Denki University
04/2006 - 03/2007 Director of Research Collaboration, Tokyo Denki University
10/1993 - 09/2002 Associate Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., Tokyo Denki University
10/1992 - 10/1993 Assistant Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., Tokyo Denki University
04/1987 - 09/1992 Research Associate, Mech. Eng. Science Dept., Tokyo Institute of Technology
10/1997 - 08/2006 Visiting Scholar, Mech. Eng. Dept, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3/2011-10/2011 Visting Professor, Mech. Eng. Dept., Mondoragon University
supported by Ikerbasque Science
C. Expertise (Research Areas)
Machining process modeling, Optimization
Micro/nano machining (cutting, grinding, polishing, water jet, FIB)
Tribology, Surface engineering
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Japan Society of Automobile Engineers
Japan Society of Material Science
Japan Society for Abrasive Technology
The Japan Society for Die and Mould Technology
2020-2022 Auditor, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
2020-present Chairman, Manufacturing Engineering division, Japan Society of Automobile Engineers
2018-2020 General Director, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
2016-present Associate Editor, Journal of Micro Nano Manufacturing, ASME
2016 Chairman, Manufacturing and machine tool division, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
2016-present Director, The Japan Society for Die and Mould Technology
2010-2013 Director, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
2010-2020 Associate Editor, Precision Engineering
2001-2002, 2006-2008 Secretary, Manufacturing and machine tool division, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
2006-present Associate Editor, Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, System, and Manufacturing, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
2006-2008 Secretary, Research Committee "Multi-axis Controlled Machine Tool and Advanced Manufacturing Technology," Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
2006-2008 General Secretary of Editorial Committee, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
2005-2007 Director, Japan Society for Abrasive Technology
2002-2009 Chairman, Manufacturing division, Japan Society of Automobile Engineers
2002-2003 Chairman of Steering Committee, Japan Society of Automobile Engineers
National Taiwan University (Taiwan) Department of Mechanical Engineering
Title: Recent Advances in Automated Optical Inspection and Metrology for In-Line Manufacturing
Dr. Liang-Chia Chen is currently working as a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan. He obtained his Ph.D. in advanced manufacturing and mechanical engineering, the University of South Australia in 2000. Prior to embarking on his academic career in Taiwan, he worked as a full-time research engineer in Gerard Industries of Australia (Clipsal) between 1996-2000 and Institute of nuclear energy research (INER) of Taiwan between 1991-1995. Before joining NTU, he worked as a distinguished professor in National Taipei University of Technology between 2001-2009 in Taipei. Up to now, he has received the outstanding research award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan, two times in 2016 and 2021 respectively, National year invention gold awards consecutively in 2013 & 2014, and Year 2014 outstanding award on technology transfer from the MOST. His major research fields are in precision metrology and manufacturing, automated optical inspection (AOI), opto-mechatronics instrumentation and 3-D machine vision and algorithms for automation. Up to now, he has published one textbook, three book chapters, more than 120 referred journal papers and 60 invention patents internationally. For academic services, he served as the president of the international committee of measurement and instrumentation (ICMI) between 2015-2017 and currently serves as a steering committee member in ICMI and IMEKO. For international standards, he participates in ISO as a board member in TC14. Meanwhile, he is also participating as a member in SPIE, SME, the Institution of Engineers of Australia (IEA) and Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), and a board member in Taiwan Society of Precision Engineering (TSPE), Automated Optical Inspection Equipment Association (AOIEA), Chinese institute of automation engineers (CIAE) and Chinese Metrology Society (CMS).
University of Applied Sciences FH Munster (Germany)
Title: Digital Twins for Sustainable Manufacturing
Dr. Matthias Brockmann is lecturer and researcher in mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Muenster Germany. His profession is digitalization and simulation in production and automotive systems. At the same time he is working for the transport company Schmitz Cargobull at the location Altenberge in the Industrial Engineering Department.
Dr. Brockmann has a long time experience in digitalization and monitoring of manufacturing processes. He was working in the aeroengine industry for the company Rolls-Royce in Derby and late joined RWTH Aachen University, where he had several leading positions in research and development.
His research interests are in digitalization of manufacturing and the use of data and methodologies for sustainable and efficient production processes.
Director of Center for Additive Manufacturing Systems (CAMS)
G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) Title: Automated Design & Data Science Approaches for Scaled-up Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Seung-Kyum Choi began at Georgia Tech in Fall 2006. Dr. Choi's research interests include structural reliability, probabilistic mechanics, statistical approaches to design of structural systems, multidisciplinary design optimization, and information engineering for complex engineered systems. He conducted a challenging research effort on the uncertainty quantification for the analytical certification of aerospace and underwater vehicles. Success of this challenging effort includes the development of state-of-the-art numerical techniques in statistical methods and structural analysis methods with innovative uncertainty quantification techniques. He is the principal author of a graduate-level book on the topics of probabilistic mechanics and reliability-based design optimization (Reliability-based Structural Design, Springer, 2007). He served as a chair and session organizer at national conferences of AIAA, SDM, MDO, NDA and ASME/IDETC, in addition to being a chair of the ASME Advanced Modeling & Simulation Technical Committe. Since 2008, he also served as a guest editor for Journal of Engineering Design, Electronic Materials Journal, Applied Sciences Journal, International Journal of Precision Engineering & Manufacturing, Materials Journal, and ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Dr. Choi is currently appointed the Director of Center for Additive Manufacturing Systems (CAMS), where he has responsibilities for developing research and education programs in additive manufacturing.
Ph.D. 2006 Wright State University Mechanical and Materials Engineering
M.S. 2001 Ajou University (South Korea) Construction and Transportation
B.S. 1996 Ajou University (South Korea) Civil Engineering
TetraCells Inc. CEO & President 2018-present
Center for A.M. Systems Director 2017-present
Georgia Institute of Technology Associate Professor 2013-present
Georgia Institute of Technology Assistant Professor 2006-2013
Wright State University Research Assistant 2001-2006
Korea Army Engineer Officer 1996-1999
Ajou University Research Assistant 1995-1996
 Gorguluarslan, R., and Choi, S.-K.*, "A Simulation-based Upscaling Technique for Multiscale Modeling of Engineering Systems under Uncertainty," Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2014, pp. 549-566, *Corresponding Author.
 Gorguluarslan, R., Kim, E.S., Choi, S.-K., and Choi, H.-J., "Reliability Estimation of Washing Machine Spider Assembly via Classification," International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 72, No. 9-12, 2014, pp. 1581-1591 , *Corresponding Author.
 Gorguluarslan, R., Gandhi, U., Mandapati, R. and Choi, S.-K.*, "Design and Fabrication of Periodic Lattice-based Cellular Structures," Computer-aided Design and Applications (in press), *Corresponding Author.  Choi
, S.-K., and Patel J., "Optimal Design of Cellular Structures under Random Fields," Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 22, No. 9, 2011, pp. 651-668.
 Patel, J., and Choi, S.-K.*, "Classification Approach for Reliability-based Topology Optimization using Probabilistic Neural Networks," Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 45, 2012, pp. 529-543, *Corresponding Author.
 Ruderman, A., Choi, S.-K.*, Patel, J., Kumar, A., and Allen J.K., "Simulation-based Robust Design of Multi-scale Products," Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 132, No. 10, 2010, pp. 101003 (12 pages), *Corresponding Author.
 Choi, S.-K., and Patel J., "Optimal Design of Cellular Structures under Random Fields," Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 22, No. 9, 2011, pp. 651-668.
 Ruderman, A., Choi, S.-K., and Jiao, J., 2013, "Simulation-based Conjoint Ranking for Optimal Decision Support Process under Aleatory Uncertainty," Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 24, 2013, pp. 641-652, DOI: 10.1007/s10845-011-0610-9, *Corresponding Author.
 Choi, S.-K., "Reliability Assessment using Stochastic Local Regression," International Journal of Reliability and Safety, Vol. 3, Nos 1/2/3, 2009, pp. 267-285.
 Choi, S.-K., Canfield, R.A, and Grandhi, R.V., 2006, "Estimation of Structural Reliability for Gaussian Random Fields," Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 2, No., 3-4, 2006, pp. 161-173.
 Dr. Choi is a principal author of a graduate-level book on the topics of probabilistic mechanics and reliability-based design optimization (Reliability-based Structural Design, Springer, 2007).
 Dr. Choi served as a DOE-NEUP (2018-2019, 2011-2013) peer reviewer, NSF-SBIR reviewer panel, and DOE-SBIR peer reviewer (2015-2017, 2019).
 Dr. Choi served as a chair and session organizer at national conferences of AIAA SDM/MDO/NDA and ASME/IDETC. Also, he co-organized a NSF ESD/SYS Program Workshop and Grantees Meeting (2017).
 Dr. Choi served as a chair for multiple engineering societies and GT including; a Chair of ASME AMS Technical Committee (2020-present), a Chair of AIAA NDA Award Committee (2021-present), a Chair of GWW Award Committee (2020-present), and a Chair of CAED RAG (2022-present).
 Dr. Choi created MATLAB uncertainty quantification tools which combine state-of-the-art numerical techniques in statistical methods and multidisciplinary design optimization methods. The tools will be distributed through www.rpc.gatech.edu.
AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS
ASME CIE Leadership Award, 2021
ASME CIE Best Paper Award, Aug. 2021
Center for Teaching and Learning, Thank a Teacher Award, Georgia Tech, Fall 2019
Center for Teaching and Learning, Thank a Teacher Award, Georgia Tech, Fall 2018
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Jun. 2009.
Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) competitive scholarship, Sep. 2003 - Aug. 2006.
Young researcher fellowship from M.I.T. for research in computational mechanics, Jun. 2003.
A citation for excellent performance from the commander of an army corps, Jul. 1998.
A citation for excellent performance from an Engineer Brigade commander, Sep. 1997.
DAEWOO special scholarship for graduate studies, Ajou Univ. Mar. 1996.
Graduation with Summa Cum Laude, the Valedictorian Prize from Ajou Univ., Feb. 1996.
Scholarship as an honor student from Ajou Univ., 1992-1995.
Invited Member of AIAA NDA Technical Committee Members of AIAA, and ASME
Member of honor society: Tau Beta Pi Director of CAMS (Center for Additive Manufacturing Systems), 2017-present.
Chair, ASME Advanced Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee, 2020-present.
Chair, AIAA NDA Award Committee, 2021-present.
Deputy General Director
Office of Strategy and R&D Planning, Industrial Technology Research Institute(ITRI) (Taiwan)
Title: Advance Green Manufacturing Technology for Printed Circuits Board Industry by Fully Additive Process
Dr. Ta-Hsin Chou obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Department of Power Mechanical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan in 1999 and 2001 respectively. Then he joined Mechanical and Mechatronics Systems Research Laboratories of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan to start his professional career. During working in ITRI, he received his Ph. D degree in Osaka University, Japan in 2013. He is currently the deputy general director of Office of Strategy and R&D Planning in ITRI.
He is major in micro and nano manufacturing, precision machining, precision machinery, smart manufacturing technologies, and R&D Planning. Many technologies developed by his group are successfully used in machinery, optical, electrical, and metal machining industry in Taiwan. He has more than 26 journal papers, 65 conference papers, and 32 patents in recently 10 years. He is currently served as the president of Taiwan Society of Abrasive Technology (TSAT), and the board members of Taiwan Society for Precision Enginnering (TSPE) and Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (ASPEN). He is the active member of International Committee for Abrasive Technology (ICAT) now. Based on his activities and contributions, he has won many international and national awards, included R&D 100, Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards, and National Industrial Innovation Award of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, etc.
Department of Industrial Engineering
Director, Alliance of Highly Interactive Augmented Reality Technologies
National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) Title: Augmented Reality in Human Cyber-Physical Systems toward Intelligent Manufacturing
Chih-Hsing Chu is a Professor in Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He attended National Taiwan University and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from University of California at Berkeley, USA. Dr. Chu has involved in the editorial work of numerous international journals: IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing: Green Technology, Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, and ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. He has published more than 200 research papers in his academic career. His research interests include augmented reality, CAD/CAM/CNC, and intelligent manufacturing. He is a member of IEEE, ASME, and SME.
Head of Department Machine Technologies
Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW)
Leibniz University Hannover (Germany) Title: Energy-efficient Machine Tools and Technologies
Biography: Sebastian Kaiser graduated with a master's degree from Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin in 2016 and moved to the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) Hannover, Germany. One year later, he became the head of the department Machine Technologies, where he has been involved in various research projects. His research focuses on networked, automated manufacturing systems, robot machining, magnetic guides, ultra-precision machining and energy efficiency. He is working on his PhD on the subject of intelligent manufacturing cells for medical technology.
Associate Professor of Optical Sciences and Astronomy
James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona (USA) Title: Optical Metrology for Extremely Large Space Telescopes beyond James Webb Space Telescope
Daewook Kim is an associate professor of optical sciences and astronomy at the University of Arizona. He has been working in the optical engineering field for more than 15 years, including NASA Aspera UV space telescope mission, 25 m diameter Giant Magellan Telescope, and commercial Augmented Reality freeform glass project. His main research area covers precision freeform optics fabrication and various metrology topics, such as interferometric test systems using computer-generated hologram, wavefront curvature measurement, and dynamic deflectometry system. For the past 10 years, Daewook has been chairing conference programs including the Optical Manufacturing and Testing conference (SPIE), Optical Fabrication and Testing conference (OSA), and the Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems conference (SPIE). He is also teaching the SPIE Optical Testing Short Course. He has published more than 180 journal/conference papers and served as an associate editor for the Optics Express journal for 7 years. He gave more than 20 plenary, keynote, colloquium talks at various international conferences and universities. Prof. Kim is an SPIE Fellow.
Research Area: Optical Engineering, Astronomical Instrumentation, Spectrograph System Design, Precision Optical Surface Metrology, Space Optical System Design and Characterization, UV/Visible/IR/Terahertz/Radio Optical System Design, Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing, Opto-mechanical Engineering, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Holographic/Diffractive Optical Component
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology (JAPAN)
Title: Design of Human Oriented Mechanisms Based on the Fusion of Tactile and Visual Sensation
Daisuke Matsuura received his MS and PhD degree in engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology (ToyoTech) in 2008. After staying in the Ohio State University as a post-doctoral researcher from 2008 to 2011, he worked as an assistant professor from 2011 in the department of mechanical engineering, school of engineering in TokyoTeck, then has been serving as a specially appointed associate professor in JTEKT Innovative Generic Technology Joint Laboratory from the year 2020.
His research interests include analysis, design and motion planning / control of mechanisms especially hyper redundant robots, utilization of elastic mechanical elements to establish appropriate human-robot interaction / cooperation based on well-designed mechanical reaction against exerted force, image-based measurement of hard-to-predict or micro environment and noncontact precise manipulation based on magnetic levitation technology.
Seung Ki Moon
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Title: Digital Twins for Sustainable Manufacturing
Dr. Moon is currently an associate professor (tenured) and assistant chair (research) in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, in 2008, his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea, in 1995 and 1992, respectively. His research focuses include applying sciences and economic theory to the design of customized and sustainable products, services and systems, strategic and multidisciplinary design optimization, advanced modeling and simulation, design for additive manufacturing/3D printing, embedded sensor design for 3D Printing, digital twins, and smart factory.
He worked as a Senior Research Engineer at the Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea for eight years before embarking on his PhD degree. After completing his doctoral degree, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University for one year as a postdoctoral research associate. He served as a Chair in IEEE Technology Engineering Management (TEM) Singapore Chapter Executive Committee and a Chair in ASME IDETC and CIE Conference, Advanced Modeling and Simulation (AMS) Technical Committee. He has served as committee member in various professional organizations such as IEEE, ASME, Design Society, international conferences and workshops. He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing ? Green Technology, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering (AE), Smart Manufacturing (AE), and Smart Science.
Chinedum E. Okwudire
University of Michigan (USA)
Title: Smart Additive Manufacturing
Chinedum Okwudire received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2009 and joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Michigan in 2011. Prior to joining Michigan, he was the mechatronic systems optimization team leader at DMG Mori USA, based in Davis, CA. His research is focused on exploiting knowledge at the intersection of machine design, control and, more-recently, computer science, to boost the performance of manufacturing automation systems at low cost. Chinedum has received a number of awards including the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation; the Young Investigator Award from the International Symposium on Flexible Automation; the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; the Ralph Teetor Educational Award from SAE International; and the Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professorship from UC Berkeley. He has co-authored a number of best paper award winning papers in the areas of control and mechatronics.
Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) Title: Discontinuity Formation and Detection during Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Alloys
Dr. Frank Pfefferkorn is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). His Doctoral Degree is in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (2002). His core expertise is in temperature measurement, fabrication of thin-film temperature sensors on cutting tools, heat transfer modeling, solid-state joining processes (e.g., friction stir welding, friction surfacing), and experimental observation of manufacturing processes. He has conducted advanced manufacturing process research for 25 years. He has active research in friction surfacing, friction stir welding, fabrication of thin-film thermocouples on tooling, laser polishing, and metal additive-subtractive manufacturing. Dr. Pfefferkorn has authored over 125 publications in these areas, including journal articles, conference proceedings, and invited book chapters. His research has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Office of Naval Research, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Machine Tool Technology Research Foundation, and industry.
In 2021, Dr. Pfefferkorn, was elected to Fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering where he is serving as the Vice-Chair of Scientific Technical Committee "E" (Electro-Physical & Chemical Processes).
From September 2015 through August 2016, Dr. Pfefferkorn served as the Assistant Director for Research Partnerships in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
While Dr. Pfefferkorn works full-time at UW-Madison, he also has an appointment as an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor at the Technische Universitat Wien (TU Wien). This visiting professorship has him spending some time every year in Vienna (Austria) building a strong research collaboration in advanced manufacturing between TU Wien and UW-Madison.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA)
Joint Faculty, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Title: A Machining Digital Twin for Hybrid Manufacturing
Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. Schmitz completed a post-doctoral appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and was then employed as a Mechanical Engineer from 1999-2002. During this time, he was also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. Schmitz accepted an appointment in the University of Florida’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (UF MAE) in 2002 and joined the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department at UNC Charlotte in 2011.
Dr. Schmitz accepted a Joint Faculty position between the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2019. The appointment is a split position between the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering department at UTK and ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. His most recent appointment is Director of the Southeastern Advanced Machine Tools Network (SEAMTN), a consortium of companies, colleges and universities, national laboratories, non-profit organizations, and the Tennessee state government that seeks to strengthen the US industrial base by investing in machine tool research and development, education, workforce development, and supply chain support. He continues his manufacturing research in support of the US machine tool industry with an emphasis on machining dynamics.
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Title: Nanoparticle Additives for Shape Memory Materials and Energy Devices
Dr. Su's research interests are in applying microsystem technologies, nanoscale thin film materials engineering, and nano-patterning technologies at the interface of energy conversion devices, specifically hydrogen fuel cells/electrolysis cells. She pioneered in development of high power density nano thin film oxide fuel cells at low operating temperature and keeps leading cell performance in the literature. Her research interests include low temperature solid oxide fuel cells, micro/nano fabrication, nanoionics, and thin film energy materials. Her research group focuses on developing new electrode and electrolyte materials and nano-engineering of cell components via thin film deposition technologies, design and fabrication of scalable micro-SOFCs, and study of reaction kinetics between cathode and nano thin film electrolyte interface, all together with an ultimate goal of commercializing a practical device for SOFCs below 500°C.
Her another major research focus is on additive manufacturing for energy devices and 4D printing. Currently, her research group is focusing on methodology of formulation of novel functional photopolymer resin for targeted application, 3D printing of nanocomposite photopolymers, study of the impact of 3D printing process parameters on printability and mechanical properties, and ceramic printings.
Department of Precision Engineering
Tokai University (Japan) Title: Microneedle Sensor Technologies for Improved Healthcare: Progress & Challenges
Prof.Kazuyoshi Tsuchiya is currently working as a full-time professor in department of Precision Engineering, Tokai University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from University of Warwick, United Kingdom in 1999. Then he worked in Ibaraki University and Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan in 1999 and 2001 as Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer respectively. He joined the Department of Precision Engineering as an assistant professor at Tokai University in 2005 and became a full professor in 2014. He is a board member of Japan Society of Precision Engineering. He is also the chairman of business Planning Committee in Japan Society of Precision Engineering. Up to now, he has published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests are fabricating biocompatible microneedles, piezoelectric thin film actuators and sensors for BioMEMS including smart material thin film processes. Especially developing a sensor system that can continuously observe changes in biological information such as pH.