Keynote Speakers



ASME Fellow, Prof. Renfu Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


Dr. Li Renfu born in 1966, Jiangxi Fengcheng people. Professor, doctoral tutor, Chutian scholar. Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas, Arlington, ASME Fellow, Association of Mechanical Engineers.

In 1988, he graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics with a bachelor's degree in design. In 2000, he received a master's degree in aerospace engineering and mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) in 2000 and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004. of Technology, Atlanta, USA).

July 1988 to the aircraft industry in Chengdu Institute of aircraft design aircraft engaged in the development of aircraft. From 1997 to 2009, he has studied and worked in the United States of America, Georgia Institute of Technology and the United States Aerospace Research Institute and other departments for 13 years and 6 months, after returning to Huazhong University of Science and Technology in June 2009 engaged in teaching and scientific research And personnel training, as well as aerospace discipline construction work. His main research direction are: aircraft design technology; flight control theory and technology, spacecraft orbit dynamics and control, multi - agent cooperative flight control; aeronautical composites; Aeronautical Energy and Power Propulsion Technology. And Open course are: Introduction to Aerospace; aerodynamics and aircraft design; l flight mechanics and flight control.

Speech Title: Neuro-adaptive Tracking Control of a Hypersonic Flight Vehicle with Uncertainties using Reinforcement Synthesis


Prof. Sergei Alexandrov, Beihang University, China
Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Sergei Alexandrov is a Professor at Beihang University (under the 1000 Talent Plan program) and a Research Professor at the Laboratory for the Mechanics of Technological Processes at A. Ishlinskii Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1990 and D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics in 1994. He worked as a Professor at Moscow Aviation Technology Technical University (Russia), a Visiting Scientist at ALCOA Technical Center (USA), GKSS Research Centre (Germany) and Seoul National University (South Korea), and was a Visiting Professor at Aveiro University (Portugal), University of Besancon (France) and Technical University of Malaysia (Malaysia). He is a member of the Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Sergei Alexandrov has published more than 350 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including two monographs and around 190 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He has participated in the scientific committee of several international conferences and served as a reviewer in a wide range of international journals. He is on the editorial board of several journals including Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Springer) and Structural Engineering and Mechanics (Technopress). His research areas are plasticity theory, fracture mechanics, and their applications to metal forming and structural mechanics.

Speech Title: The strain rate intensity factor in plasticity and its application

Abstract: This research is motivated by numerous experimental observations that demonstrate that a narrow layer with drastically modified microstructure is generated near frictional interfaces. This layer is usually called white layer in papers devoted to machining processes and fine grain layer in papers devoted to metal forming processes. Two of the main contributory mechanisms responsible for the generation of such layers are: (a) the mechanism of rapid heating and quenching and (b) the mechanism of intensive plastic deformation. The latter can be described by means of the strain rate intensity factor. This factor is the coefficient of the leading singular term in a series expansion of the equivalent strain rate near maximum friction surfaces. This expansion shows that the equivalent strain rate is infinite at the friction surface. Therefore, the strain rate intensity factor controls the magnitude of the equivalent strain rate in its vicinity. A necessary condition for the existence of the strain rate intensity factor is the friction boundary condition in the form of the maximum friction law. This boundary condition is often adopted at the tool - chip interface (at least, over a portion of this interface) in machining processes. This zone is usually called the sticking zone. The existence of such zones has been reported in deformation processes as well. However, it is worthy of note that the actual seizure (the velocity vector is continuous across the interface) may or may not occur in theoretical solutions. It depends on the constitutive equations chosen. The present paper deals with an approach for using the strain intensity factor in constitutive modeling for predicting the evolution of material properties in a narrow layer in the vicinity of frictional interfaces. The theory developed is supported by experiment on extrusion of a magnesium alloy.




Prof. Huafeng Ding, China University of Geosciences, China

Prof. Dr. Huafeng Ding is a Full Professor and the dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Information, China University of Geosciences. He received his first Ph.D. in Robotics and Mechatronics from Yanshan University, China, in June 2007. He received his second Ph.D. in Mechanics and Robotics from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in February 2015. He worked as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany from 2010 to 2012. In 2014, he won the Natural Science fund for Outstanding Youth Scholars and the Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation.

Dr. Ding's research interests include structural synthesis of mechanisms, conceptual design, control and applications of planar and spatial mechanisms. He published over 100 research papers, 1 book published by Springer. He has more than 60 patents for his inventions. He is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, the Journal of China Mechanical Engineering.

Title of Speech: Automatic topological Synthesis of Mechanisms and Creative Design

Abstract:  In the design of various mechanism-based products, conceiving the mechanisms with better performance has been a challenging issue. For a long time, it has been researchers’ experience and intuition that are mostly relied on in the conception of candidate structures and the selection of one of them for the task. The structural synthesis of mechanisms which can generate a complete list of kinematic chains and mechanisms free from isomorphism and degenerate chains can provide the designers with all the independent candidate kinematic structures of mechanisms of choice. This report focuses on a novel synthesis method which is at the same time effective, automatic and designer-friendly. One can obtain all the valid topological structures of mechanisms and develop the atlas database containing all the topological graphs for these mechanisms with different numbers of links. Based on the classified atlas database, a creative design method is also addressed to generate all the feasible mechanisms for a specified design task.




Prof. Jianxun Jin, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

 In 1997, he became a researcher of the Australian Research Council's superconducting application project, engaged in high temperature superconductivity and its strong electric application research. In 2000, it became the main investigator of the Australian Research Council's superconducting application project and was responsible for the research of high-temperature superconducting industrialization and its power application technology in Australian superconductivity. Since 1991, has been engaged in high temperature superconductivity application research, is the first in Australia to engage in high-temperature superconducting strong power application and industrial development of the researchers, and in the field to make the international public contribution. Is the field of high-temperature superconducting "Wollongong" type high-temperature superconducting current limiter invention and original developers; also high temperature superconducting electronic resonator inventor. The main research areas include high temperature superconducting materials industrial preparation, high temperature superconducting strong electric wire and magnet technology, high temperature superconductivity testing technology and physical properties analysis, high temperature superconducting power system current limiter, energy storage, DC transmission, transformers and other electrical installations , High-temperature superconducting linear motor and motor control, and high-temperature superconducting electronic resonators and high gradient magnetic separation and other special strong electrical capacity, has received a number of Australian government and industrial research projects, the World Superconducting Conference Award; Such as Philosophical Magazine B, Physica C, IEEE Transactions, Superconductivity Science and Technology, Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Physics B, JEEE, Europhysics News, Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetics, etc. published hundreds of professional paper.


Prof.Bin Zi, Hefei University of Technology, China

Biography: Bin Zi is currently a professor, the Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering, and the Director of Robotics Institute, Hefei University of Technology, China. He received the Ph.D. degree from Xidian University, China, in 2007. From 2011 to 2012 he worked as a visiting scholar with Chair of Mechanics and Robotics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He was a visiting professor at the Robotics and Automation Laboratory of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada in 2015. He has authored and coauthored 2 monographs and more than 100 journal and conference publications. His research interests include robotics and automation, mechatronics, and multirobot systems.

Title of Speech: Recent advances on mechanical properties and control technology of flexible robots
Abstract: The theoretical research of flexible-drive mechanisms is developed with its broad applications. Flexible-drive robots are promising alternative of traditional rigid-link parallel mechanisms. Different aspects like time optimal trajectory tracking, workspace, integrated mechanism design and control, and design of a flexible-drive robot for large-scale manipulation were investigated extensively. This talk focuses on recent advances on mechanical properties and control technology of the flexible robots. Some typical mechanical architectures of the robots in practical applications are provided and analyzed. On the basis of the typical applications, the fundamental mechanics, intelligent control technology of the flexible-drive robots are addressed.




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