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  • 01 May 2017

    Submission Deadline
    Before May 01, 2017

  • 15 May 2017

    Notification of Acceptance

    On May 15, 2017

  • 30 May 2017

    Registration Deadline
    Before May 30, 2017

  • 25-27 June 2017

    Conference Date
    June 25-26, 2017

    Academic Visit on June27

Keynote Speakers for ICAMM 2017


Keynote Speaker I


Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)


Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, is a professor of materials engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He chairs the Future of Manufacturing technical committee at the Institution of Engineers Singapore. He co-leads Smart Manufacturing Expert Group, SPRING, Singapore Government. He is a Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science (www.highlycited.com). Thomson Reuters identified him among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. He co-authored ~ 1,000 articles which attracted ~ 70,000 citations and ~120 H-index. is an elected international fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), UK; Singapore Academy of Engineering and Institution of Engineers Singapore; ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology; International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); National Academy of Engineering, and ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA.


Materials Informatics

Abstract--Materials Informatics employs techniques, tools, and theories drawn from the emerging fields such as data science, internet, computer science and engineering, and digital technologies to the materials science and engineering to accelerate materials, products and manufacturing innovations. Manufacturing is transforming into shorter design cycles, mass customization, on-demand production, and sustainable products. Additive manufacturing or 3D Printing is an example. Success of this emerging manufacturing technology is dependent on the availability of suitable feedstock materials and upon processing, provide required product functional and environmental performances. In other words, the manufacturing transformation is critically dependent on the availability of suitable materials, and data on invertible Processing-Structure-Property-Performance (PSPP) life cycle linkages of materials. Historical experience suggests that the material development cycle i.e. time to develop and deploy new material generally exceeds the product design and development cycle. Hence, there is a need to accelerate the materials innovation to keep up with the product and manufacturing innovations. This is a major challenge considering the hundreds of thousands of materials and processes, and millions of materials information and data on microstructure, composition, properties, and functional, environmental, and economic performance. Moreover, the data sharing culture among the materials community is sparse. Materials and materials informatics are the basis for transformation in product design and manufacturing. Through the association of material and information sciences, emerging field of materials informatics computationally mines and analyses large ensembles of experimental and modeling datasets efficiently and cost effectively; and delivers core materials knowledge in user-friendly ways to the designers of materials and products, and manufacturers. This paper reviews the various developments in materials informatics, and how it facilitates materials innovation by way of specific examples.


Keynote Speaker II


Prof. Chi-wai KAN
Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Dr. Kan graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic with a BSc in Textile Chemistry. He gained his PhD degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He had worked in private and public sectors in the area of textile evaluation and safety and health management for more than five years before joining the Institute. His main duties in the Institute are in the area of teaching colouration and finishing. Dr. Kan's research interests are also in the area of colouration and finishing.

Dr. Kan holds the professional qualification of Chartered Colourist, Chartered Textile Technologist and Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner; also Fellowship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists and Textile Institute, U.K. In addition, Dr. Kan is a member of Royal Society of Chemistry, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel.

BSc (Hons) in Textile Chemistry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1994
PhD in Textile Chemistry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1998
MSc in Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, Sheffield Hallam University, 2002

Area of Specialization (Teaching & Research)
Textile coloration and finishing; Surface treatment of textile materials; Textile products evaluation; Safety and health management; Environmental management


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Yonghui Deng

Department of Chemistry, Fudan University


Prof. Yonghui Deng received his B.S. in chemistry from Nanchang University (2000) and Ph.D. in polymer chemistry & physics from Fudan University (2005). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Dongyuan Zhao (2005–2007), and was promoted as associate (2007) and full professor (2011) in Fudan University. He has coauthored over 100 scientific papers with total time of cition of more than 7000. He received the second prize of Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education (the first awardee), the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars by NSFC, the National “Youth Top-notch Talent Support Program, and Young Yangtze River Scholar by Ministry of Education. His research interests include functional porous materials and their applications in catalysis, sensor, bioimaging etc.


Mesoporous Metal Oxide Semiconductors with Large Mesopores and Crystallized Walls for High Performance Gas Sensing

Abstract--Semiconducting metal oxide nanomaterials have been extensively studied in various fields including catalysis, sensing, energy storage. Compared to their counterparts with solid structure, metal oxide semiconductors with porous structure, especially mesoporous structure, have attracted considerable research interest due to their outstanding physicochemical properties, including tunable pore size, high surface area, large pore volume, special optical, electronic properties. However, it remains a great challenge to synthesize mesoporous metal oxides with the crystalline framework by using the commonly used commercial amphiphilic Pluronic-type copolymers as templates. The main reason is that, during calcination for removal of the template or post treatment for crystallization of the pore wall, metal oxides usually undergo an intense reorganization and results in an undesired collapse of mesostructures.
In this talk, we will sumarize our recent progress in the designed synthesis of mesoporous metal oxide semiconductors with large mesopores and crystallized walls (e.g. ZnO, WO3, In2O3, SnO2) by using our tailor-made block copolymers as the templates. Their applications in gas sensor will also highlighted in terms of the high sensitivity, high selectivity, fast response and recovery dynamics.


Plenary Speaker I

Assoc. Prof. Xingjian Jing

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Dr X.J. Jing received his degree from Zhejiang University, China, in 1998, and was then with the Robotics Laboratory, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences until 2005, where he undertook research into motion-planning and stability analysis of mobile robots and tele-robotic systems, and obtained MPhil and PhD in intelligent systems / robotics in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He started his PhD program studying nonlinear systems and signal processing at the University of Sheffield in Oct 2005, supported by the EPSRC-Hutchison Whampoa Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award. Before he joined in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as an assistant professor in Nov 2009, he was a research fellow with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton since Aug 2008, where he worked on modeling and signal processing of locust neuron systems funded by a BBSRC (UK) project. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.

Dr Jing currently serves as a Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, an Associate Editor of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, and editorial board members of several other open-access journals.

Area of Specialization
Frequency domain methods for nonlinear systems; Nonlinear system identification and signal processing; Nonlinear sound and vibration control; Robust learning/control methods; Intelligent computing and optimization; Robotics


Plenary Speaker II


Dr. Tao Hua

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Dr Tao Hua received his HD in Weaving Technology from Wuxi University, a MEng in Textile Materials from China Textile University, and a PhD in Textile Technology from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Davis, USA in 1998. Prior to joining ITC, he was an Associate Professor at Jiangnan University in China and then a Research Fellow at ITC of PolyU. He has over 20 years teaching and research experience in textiles. He has published more than 90 journal papers, conference proceedings and patents. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Member of Textile Institute, Member of The Fiber Society, Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel and Consulting Editor (Weaving Technology) of Textile Asia. He received First Class Award of Science and Technology by the China National Textile and Apparel Council in 2009 and China Innovation Achievement Award by the National Industry, Academia and Research Innovation Society in 2014. He has recently won the Early Career Award granted by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2016/17 in recognition of his excellent research performance.

HD in Weaving Technology, Wuxi University (now Jiangnan University)
MEng in Textile Materials, China Textile University (now Donghua University)
PhD in Textile Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Area of Specialization (Teaching & Research)
Flexible and Wearable Textile-based Sensing and Energy Harvesting/Conversion/Storage Devices and Systems
Advanced Woven Structures for Technical and Medical Applications
Textile Technology (Yarn and Weaving)