Keynote Speaker Ⅰ
Prof. Kin Seng Chiang
Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering
Department of Electronic Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Speech Title: Mode-Division Multiplexing: a New Technology to Increase the Capacity of Optical fiber Transmission
Abstract: The growth in the bandwidth of the optical fiber network will need to keep abreast with the growth in the broadband services and the rapid developments in new areas, such as big data, cloud computing, and Internet of things. As the Internet traffic continuous to increase at an explosive rate, there is a pressing need to expand the transmission capacity of the optical fiber. While the bandwidth of a single-mode fiber has been fruitfully explored with the dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which allows the fiber to transmit a large number of close wavelength channels, it will not take long for the capacity of this technology to reach its limits. Obviously a simple increase in the fiber count without increasing the bandwidth per fiber is not economical. Mode-division multiplexing (MDM), which allows each mode in a few-mode fiber to carry its own channel, is considered to be a promising technology to increase the signal-carrying capacity of a fiber. With MDM, the transmission capacity of a fiber is increased in proportion to the number of modes that carry independent channels. In this talk, the speaker will provide an introduction of the concept of MDM and some of the mode-manipulating devices that are being developed at the City University of Hong Kong.
Bio: Prof. Chiang received the B.E. (Hons. I) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong in August 1993, he had worked for the Division of Applied Physics/National Measurement Laboratory of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Sydney as Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist (1986–1993), the Electrotechnical Laboratory in Tsukuba City as Visiting Scientist with the support of a Japanese Government Research Award for Foreign Specialist (1987–1988), and, concurrently, the Optical Fiber Technology Center of the University of Sydney (1992–1993). His research areas cover various aspects of the optical fiber and waveguide technology, including theory and modelling, measurement and characterization, device and sensor development, nonlinear optical effects, and optical communications. He has published over 520 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, as well as a number of book chapters.
Prof. Chiang is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a recipient of the Croucher Award for 2000–2001, a Chang Jiang Chair Professor (2007–2010), and a Thousand Talents Program Professor (since 2012) associated with the University of Electronics Science and Technology of China. He is currently an Editor of Light: Science & Applications and a member of the Advisory Board of Optics Communications. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology from 2009 to 2014. He has participated in the organizing of more than 40 international conferences in different capacities.
Keynote Speaker Ⅱ
Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK
Speech Title: Take-Off Characteristics for NACA 4612 Aerofoil in a Twin-Wing Configuration with Optimum Angles of Attack
Abstract: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are used generally at low levels and speeds. The research reported in this article investigates the possible use of twin-wing designs for higher altitudes with a focus on the possible lift capable for either short runways or high payloads. The wing aerofoil and unique Angles of Attack, AoA, are set 5 o on the upper wing and 10 o on the lower. There is a positive upper wing stagger of 50% of the chord length at height separation of 1 chord. These parameters have been established from previous research and this research investigates how they generate lift at take-off and what lift and drag properties exist. It also determines if these parameters are in-line with those for high altitude flight.
Bio: Prof. Ian R. McAndrew PhD is a mechanical engineer that has worked in education for over 25 years. His teaching and research has been globally, starting in London and now with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has taught in over 20 countries and published with many academics from all over the world. He is currently the Department Chair for Graduate Studies in the college of Aeronautics, where he is responsible for 6 Masters degrees and over 3000 students. He has 5 degrees, also a qualified Electrical engineer and FRAeS. He has supervised over 25 PhDs and has almost 50 peer reviewed publications. His current research is in aerodynamics and low speed flight. He is a keen supporter of conferences as this is where junior researchers can develop their skills for a life in research.
Prof. Ian McAndrew FRAeS is a Tenured Faculty and Full professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has worked in academia for over 27 years and lectured globally. Currently his research is in the area of low speed aerodynamics for UAVs. He has more than 55 journal and conference publications and almost 30 successful PhD supervisions. He is frequently invited to deliver Keynote speeches and is the Chair of several International Conferences. Additionally, he is the editor or assistant editor in chief of several International Journals.
Keynote Speaker Ⅲ
Prof. Chiharu Ishii
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering Hosei University, Japan
Speech Title: Development of Medical and Assistive Devices for Aging Society
Abstract: Japan is going towards unprecedented ageing society, and facing a serious problem of population aging. The percentage of elderly people of age 65 years or over (aging ratio) is 27.3% in 2017, and it is forecasted that the aging ratio becomes 33.4% in 2035. In this way, Japan has reached a super-aged society which no country in the world has experienced. Becoming the super-aged society, it is necessary to respond to the demand of medical care and nursing of elderly people. One of the solutions to this problem is an application of the Robot Technology (RT). In this talk, some medical and assistive devices developed in my laboratory are explained.
The robotic surgical system for single-port-surgery “HASROSS”, the lightweight power assist suit “Cool Vest” to reduce care giver's burden in transfer work, control system of the electric wheelchair based on user's biosignals, such as EMG, EOG and EEG, and sensory feedback device for myoelectric prosthetic hand, are mentioned.
Bio: Prof. Chiharu Ishii received Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University in 1992, Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University in 1994 and Doctor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University in 1997. He worked at Ashikaga Institute of Technology between 1997 and 2002, at Kogakuin University between 2002 and 2009, and at Shibaura Institute of Technology between 2009 and 2010. Since 2010, he has been working at Hosei University, and currently he is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering at Hosei University.
Prof. Chiharu Ishii has received several awards such as The Best Paper Award in the area of Tactile and Haptic Interfaces at the 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI2011); Best Paper Award at the 1st International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Instrumentation (ICCSE2012); Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Intelligent Mechatronics and Automation (ICIMA2013); Excellent Oral Presentation Award at IEEE 4th International Conference on Soft Computing & Machine Intelligence (ICSCM 017). He is currently a member of IEEE, SICE, JSME, RSJ, IEEJ and JSCAS. His research interests are in medical robotics, assistive technology and robust control.
Keynote Speaker Ⅳ
Prof. Dr. Rizalman Mamat
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, MALAYSIA
Speech Title: Biodiesel for future vehicle alternative fuel?
Abstract: Energy security and climate change are among two major driving forces for the world interest on another potential of energy resources for vehicle. There are many option to choose to replace a liquid petroleum for vehicle. However, one of the popular candidates are biodiesel as a complete substitute or blend with petroleum derive fuel. The fuel has been tested with many engines and the result shows that the biodiesel are comparable to petroleum derive fuel in many aspects. The worldwide agro-industry also will be improved as the demand for vegetable oil increase for biodiesel feedstock. South-east Asia is one of the regions that can potentially explore the development of new plantation for biofuel productions. The geographical location close to equatorial line creates plenty of edible and non-edible fruit and nut oil. These include soya oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, coconut oil, peanut oil, corn oil, pongamia pinata, maducha, jathropa, and Azadirachta. These candidates should be sustained enough for future and therefor several guidelines must be drafted. These include the food security, environment concern and social impact.
Bio: Prof. Dr. Rizalman Mamat graduated from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2000, and got M.Eng from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002. He completed his PhD work entitled “Performance and Emission Characteristics of an Automotive Diesel Engine using Biodiesel Fuel with the Influence of Air Intake Variables” at School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham in 2009. Then he joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang in 2010. Present, he is the Professor and Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang since 2013. His major research interests include heat transfer, combustion, internal combustion engine, alternative energy, computational fluid dynamics, propulsion system. He has published more than 80 Q1 ISI indexed journals and more than 500 Scopus indexed papers with more than 1665 citations in Google Scholar (with h-index of 23) and 1,472 citations in SCOPUS (with h-index of 18 as of Jan 2018). He has supervised more than 30 postgraduate students in the field of his expertise. He has been invited as Visiting Professor, Keynote Speaker, and Guest Speaker in many universities and academic conferences. He is also serves as Editor and Reviewer in various reputable journals especially in Elsevier.
Keynote Speaker Ⅴ
Prof. Dr. Rozaini Roslan
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology,
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Pagoh Campus, 84600 Muar, Johor
Speech Title: Challenges of nanofluids
Abstract: Heat transfer performance utilizing nanofluids has received a remarkable attention from researchers and the studies about it keep increasing significantly. Many studies have indicated that substitution of nanofluids improving heat transfer efficiency. Based on the literature, it has been found that nanofluids have a much higher temperature dependent thermal conductivity than conventional fluids. However experimental evidence shown that nanofluids do not provide the meaningful enhancement to the heat transfer as mentioned in mathematical modeling. Besides the effects of viscosity and thermal conductivity for certain geometries, some issues for the discrepancy between mathematical and experimental results are presented.