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Prof. Makoto IWASAKI, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan ( IEEE Fellow )

Speech title: “Friction Modeling and Compensation in Fast and Precision Positioning for Industrial Positioning Devices”

Makoto Iwasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. Since 1991, he has been with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. As professional contributions of the IEEE, he has been an AdCom member of IES in term of 2010 to 2019, a Technical Editor for IEEE/ASME TMech from 2010 to 2014, an Associate Editor for IEEE TIE since 2014, a Management Committee member of IEEE/ASME TMech (Secretary in 2016 and Treasurer in 2017), a Co-Editors-in-Chief for IEEE TIE since 2016, a Vice President for Planning and Development in term of 2018 to 2021, respectively. He is IEEE fellow class 2015 for "contributions to fast and precise positioning in motion controller design". He has received the Best Paper Award of Trans of IEE Japan in 2013, the Best Paper Award of Fanuc FA Robot Foundation in 2011, the Technical Development Award of IEE Japan in 2017, the Nagamori Awards in 2017, the Ichimura Prize in Industry for Excellent Achievement of Ichimura Foundation for New Technology in 2018, the Technology Award of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering in 2018, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Japanese Minister of Education in 2019, respectively. His current research interests are the applications of control theories to linear/nonlinear modeling and precision positioning, through various collaborative research activities with industries.

Prof. KHOO Boo Cheong, National University of Singapore, Singapore

BC Khoo graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Honours, 1st Class with Distinction). In 1984, he obtained his MEng from the NUS and followed by PhD from MIT in 1989. He joined NUS in 1989.

From 1998 to 1999, he was seconded to the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC, Singapore) and served as the deputy Director and Director of Research.

In 1999, BC returned to NUS and spent time at the SMA-I (Singapore MIT Alliance I) as the co-Chair of High Performance Computation for Engineered Systems Program till 2004. In the period 2005-2013, under the SMA-II, he was appointed as the co-Chair of Computational Engineering Program.

In 2011-2012, BC was appointed the Director of Research, Temasek Laboratories, NUS. Since 2012, he has been the Director, Temasek Laboratories.

BC Khoo serves on numerous organizing and advisory committees for International Conferences/Symposiums held in USA, China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and others. He is a member of the Steering Committee, HPC (High Performance Computing) Asia. He has received a Defence Technology Team Prize (1998, Singapore) and the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Prize (1980, UK). Among other numerous and academic and professional duties, he is the Associate Editor of Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP) and Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (AAMM), and is on the Editorial Board of American Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Ocean Systems Engineering (IJOSE), International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (IJIUS), The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (OME) and The Open Ocean Engineering Journal.

In research, BC ‘s interest are in:
(i) Fluid-structure interaction
(ii) Underwater shock and bubble dynamics
(iii) Compressible/Incompressible multi-medium flow

He is the PI of numerous externally funded projects including those from the Defense agencies like ONR/ONR Global and MINDEF (Singapore) to simulate/study the dynamics of underwater explosion bubble(s), flow supercavitation and detonation physics. His work on water circulation and transport across the turbulent air-sea interface has received funding from the then BP International for predicting the effects of accidental chemical spills. Qatar NRF has funded study on internal sloshing coupled to external wave hydrodynamics of (large) LNG carrier.

BC has published over 360 international journal papers, and over 360 papers at international conferences/symposiums. He has presented at over 115 plenary/keynote/invited talks at international conferences/symposiums/meetings.

Prof. Xiaomin Wu, Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Xiaomin Wu is Professor of Energy and Power Engineering at The Tsinghua University, China. She received her B.S. and M.S. from The Dalian University of Technology (China) and Ph.D. from The Hiroshima University (Japan). After that, she had worked at The Penn State University (USA) as a Post-Doctoral Scholar for a few years and then joined The Tsinghua University. She served as Deputy Director of Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, and is Member of Expert Committee on High Efficiency Finned Tubes of China Nonferrous Metal Fabrication Industry Association, Member of Expert Committee of China National Chemical Energy Conservation (Waster Reduction) Center, and Member of Organizing Committee of China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry-University-Research Forum. She obtained many awards such as 2018 Wonderful Lesson of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education in National Colleges and Universities of China, 2018 National Excellent Online Open Course of Ministry of Education of China, and 2018 and 2019 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Instructors of Tsinghua University. Her research interests include: (1) heat and mass transfer, (2) heat transfer with phase change including frosting and defrosting, boiling and condensation, and aircraft icing, (3) surface wettability and interfacial transport phenomenon, (4) design and optimization of heat exchanger, and (5) water- and energy-conservation technologies. In the past three years, she has published 38 papers in various prestigious journals such as ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Langmuir, Appl. Phys. Lett., Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, Appl. Surf. Sci., and Appl. Therm. Eng.

Prof. Susumu Hara, Nagoya University, Japan

Speech title: “Flying Robot Production Program for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Education”

Susumu Hara received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 1992, 1994, and 1996, respectively, all in engineering. From 1995 to 2000, he was a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. In 2000, he joined the faculty of Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. In 2008, he joined the faculty of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. His current research interests include motion and vibration control of mechanical structures and spacecraft, nonstationary control methods, and control problems of man-machine systems. He is a member of the JSME, SICE, RSJ, IEEJ (Senior Member), JSPE, IEEE (Senior Member), AIAA (Senior Member), and JSASS.

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