MSME 2020 Speakers

Dr. Khamis Essa
(Keynote Speaker)

 University of Birmingham, UK

Keynote Lecture: Advanced Processing Routes for Netshape Manufacturing
Abstract: There is a growing interest in developing resource-efficient manufacturing processes. This is due to the growing demand, continuous reduction in natural resources and rapid changes in customer needs. Traditional manufacturing processes such as machining and forging have failed to address those challenges. Introducing high temperature materials such as nickel-based superalloys adds more difficulties in terms of shaping these materials. Netshape manufacturing has been introduced as a possible solution for challenges that face existing manufacturing technologies. This presentation will provide insights into the advanced manufacturing routes for netshape manufacturing. In particular, the presentation will explore the recent development in additive manufacturing, hot isostatic pressing and incremental sheet forming. The presentation will also provide insights into the utilisation of numerical modelling such as finite element analysis and computation fluid dynamics to advance these processing technologies. The application of these netshape manufacturing approaches in aerospace, defence and medical industries will be also covered.

Prof. Weimin Huang
(Keynote Speaker)

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Keynote Lecture: Advanced shape memory technology to reshape product design, manufacturing and repairing/recycling: an update of recent development
Abstract: New shape memory materials and phenomena are continuously reported in recent years. The interesting feature of the shape memory effect (SME), which has been found in alloys, polymers, ceramics and hydrogels, is behind all shape memory phenomena, and is different from the shape change effect (SCE) in most of the applications based on traditional materials.
The SME provides us with many new techniques for advanced applications, in which conventional approaches may have difficulties to cope with.
In this talk, a brief review of the various shape memory phenomena in SMMs is presented. The fundamentals behind them are discussed. The important features of the advanced shape memory technology are explained. Typical applications in the whole life cycle of products, from design, fabrication to repairing/recycling, are revealed to demonstrate the potential advantages of this technology.



Prof.Raj Das
(Keynote Speaker)

RMIT University, Australia

Keynote Lecture: Advanced Multifunctional Materials and Structures - Analysing Extreme Deformation and Dynamic Behaviour using Meshless and Multiscale Methods
Abstract: The seminar will present overview of advanced multifunctional materials and structures computational mechanics research at the Centre for Multifunctional and Composite Materials of RMIT University, Australia. Our research covers both fundamental and applied aspects of material behaviour and failure processes. This presentation will encompass computational modelling of material deformation, damage and fracture using multi-scale techniques in conjunction with mesh-less methods, novel composite materials development and damage tolerance structural optimisation.
Multi-scale modelling of damage and fracture progression linking nano to macro scales and associated development of coupled computational modelling tools will be highlighted. The strengths of mesh-less methods will be illustrated with reference to both low to high-speed impact induced fractures and small to large scale problems. These include several dynamic fracture and fragmentation processes, such as hypervelocity impact fracture, nano-scale machining, large scale geo-mechanical failures (magma intrusion, caving, slope stability, etc). One of our core areas to be presented is novel impact and blast resistant, light weight composite material developments for aerospace components subjected to high-speed loading and extreme deformations, as occurs in the cases of debris impact on spacecrafts, bird strike on aircraft engines, blast induced failures, etc. Lastly novel shape and topology optimisation methodologies for damage tolerance optimisation, i.e. maximising the residual strength and fatigue life, of aero-structures will be highlighted. Case studies from projects with Royal Australian Air Force and Defence Science and Technology Organisation will be presented to demonstrate the practical implementation and utilities of the developed design and analysis methodologies.





MSME Past Speakers

Speaker 7

Prof. Ruxu Du

South China University of Technology, China

Speech Title: Resilient Manufacturing System


In the past two years, the favor of world manufacturing environment has been completely changed from globalization to nationalization. As a result, companies large or small will have to face ever increased government regulation, resources restriction and market limitation.  To survive such a harsh environment, companies will have to make their manufacturing system resilient. 
In this talk, we introduced the idea of resilient manufacturing system. It consists of four parts:
  • Innovation and product optimization. Innovation is the engine of the manufacturing and product optimization is necessary for the ever-increasing competition.
  • Manufacturing system modeling and optimization.  This will help to build resilience into the ever-changing world.
  • Alternative manufacturing methods. New technologies, such as 3D printing and incremental forming will help to easy the dependency.


Speaker 6

Prof. Zhan Wen Chen

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Speech Title: Solidification Behaviours during Powder-Bed Fusion Metal Additive Manufacturing

Abstract:Metal additive manufacturing (MAM), which is also known as metal 3D printing and is often associated with the so-called fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), is based on building parts of metallic materials track by track and layer by layer. The currently major MAM technology is either laser powder-bed fusion (L-PBF) also known as selective laser melting (SLM) or electron beam powder-bed fusion (EB-PBF) also known as selective electron beam melting. (Read More)

Speaker 5

Prof. Hamid Assadi

Brunel University London, UK

Head of Virtual Engineering Centre

Speech Title: Modelling of Materials Processes and Microstructure

Abstract:This presentation will give an overview of materials modelling based on the speaker’s activities in this area within the last two decades. The talk will focus on models of microstructure evolution in a selection of materials processes, ranging from rapid solidification of intermetallics to grain boundary segregation during heat treatment of steels.


Speaker 4

Prof. Stefan Dimov

University of Birmingham, UK

Speech Title:System-level Tools for Integrating Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies in Production Lines

Abstract:The Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metal parts made a significant progress in the last two decades. Especially, there have been significant advances in single-step Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) technology and currently laser-based PBF can be considered the most widely adopted process for metal AM.(Learn More)

Speaker 3

Prof. Joseph ZARKA

MZ Intelligent Systems, France

Speech Title:Big Data: Optimal Design of Woven Composite Materials

Abstract:In 1989, at Ecole Polytechnique (France) with a little team, we started to explore the domain of Artificial Intelligency of Machine Learning as I knew that I don’t know even if many areas I was an expert....(Learn More)

Speaker 2

Prof. Ziad MOUMNI

ENSTA ParisTech, France

Speech Title:Fatigue Analysis of Shape Memory alloys

Abstract:Shape memory alloys (SMAs) exhibit interesting properties when subjected to mechanical or thermal loadings. For instance, they can accommodate large recoverable strains, or recover their shape by simple heating after being inelastically strained....(Learn More)

Speaker 1

Prof. Rachid bennacer

School Ecole Normale Superieure (Cachan), France


MSME 2018