Prof. Sujan Debnath, the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia
Speech: Mechanical Performance of Lignocellulosic Biomass-Based Polymer Composites (Click here for abstract)
Biography: Dr. Sujan (CEng MIMechE) Joined Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia in October 2008 after completion of two years tenure in Multimedia University, Malaysia. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin Sarawak. Dr. Sujan obtained his PhD Degree from the University of Science Malaysia in 2006 majoring applied mechanics with specific research focuses on interfacial thermal mismatch stress analysis in layered structure.
Over the years, he has been working in the area of thermo-mechanical stress analysis, green composite materials, and polymer composite materials. He has more than 65 publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings.
At present, Dr. Sujan is supervising four PhD and three MPhil students. Dr. Sujan is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK.
Prof. Dr. Eric Dimla, RMIT University Vietnam, Vietnam
Speech Title： Planned Obsolescence: Aesthetic over Functional - The Emergence, Effects and Ethics (Click here for Abstract)
Biography: Prof Dr Eric Dimla received the MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from University College London (University of London) and did a PhD immediately after that on ‘Tool condition monitoring using neural networks in metal turning operations’ awarded in June 1998.
Assoc. Prof Dimla is Head of School of Science and Technology, RMIT University Vietnam. Prior to joining RMIT Vietnam, he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Preceding joining UTB, he was Academic Leader (Engineering) at Southampton Solent University UK and a Senior Lecturer in CAD and Engineering at Portsmouth University, UK. Between 1998 to early 2000, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Scotland, preceding his appointment as a lecturer in De Montfort University in Leicester UK. His research interest is within the area of metal cutting tool-wear and condition monitoring/fault diagnosis, intelligent sensor fusion and signal processing for industrial applications. He has published well over 50 papers in International Journals and conferences mainly in high speed machining of metals and the application of AI techniques in metal cutting tool wear monitoring.
A/Prof Dimla is a chartered mechanical engineer (CEng), FIMechE and FIET as well as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) of the UK.
Assoc. Prof. Vincent Lee Chieng Chen, Curtin University, Malaysia
Speech Title: Palm Oil as Alternate Cutting Fluid for Machining Processes (Click here for abstract)
Biography: Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University Malaysia. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the Engineering Council (UK), Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council (UK), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He received his Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, and Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Nottingham in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He joined Curtin University Malaysia in 2013. Prior joining Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia, he served as a Research Engineer at Daikin Malaysia. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the use of numerical and experimental methods of non-linear dynamics to solve engineering problems. Dr. Lee has received more than RM 200 thousands research grants from government to develop his research.
Assoc. Prof. Petr Valasek, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Czech Republic
Speech: Natural Fillers in Composite Systems (Click here for abstract)
Biography: Petr Valášek is associate professor in the field Technology and mechanization of agriculture on Faculty of Engineering – Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic. Currently he works at the Department of Material Science and Manufacturing Technology and he is Vice-Rector for Quality of Academic Activities on CULS. He defended his dissertation thesis "Polymer particle composite systems" in the doctoral study program Special technology in the field of study quality and reliability of machines and equipment. He attended of more than hundred lectures at European universities in Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Portugal etc. He has passed several Keynote lectures at international non-European universities as well. As part of research projects, he actively participates in various international conferences, and cooperates with foreign universities (e.g. China, Malaysia, and Indonesia). Assoc. Prof. Ing. Petr Valášek, Ph.D. is the author or co-author of 94 entries in the database Scopus, h-index 15 and 44 entries in the database Web of Science. Professional interests: Composite systems, Biocomposites, Biomass usage in materials engineering, Composites with Natural Fibres, Manufacturing Technology.
Assoc. Prof. Jamaludin Jalani, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Speech: The Need of Robust Compliance Control for Robotic Hand (Click here for abstract)
Biography: Jamaludin Jalaniis an Associate Professor at the University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). Currently, he is the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK), UTHM. Before, he was the Head of the Department for Students Affair and Alumni (HEPA) at the FTK. He received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronic and Electrical Systems Engineering in 1998 from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. He joined and gained industrial experience at Sharp Manufacturing Malaysia from 1999 until 2002. In 2005, he received a Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He obtained a PhD at the University of Bristol, UK in 2013. His research considers the compliant control, human-robot interaction, sensors, development of robotic hand and mechatronic system, and control system.