ATDMAE 2019 Speakers



Prof. Ian R. McAndrew (Keynote Speaker)

Dean of Doctoral Programs

Capitol Technology University, USA


Title of Speech: Cybersecurity in the Design and Production Process

Abstract: Nowadays we are considering the aspects of cyber security in aircraft communications, Air traffic control, and the onboard systems. Where few are researching is the design and manufacturing process. History has shown that designs have been stolen and protecting this property is a must. How do we ensure manufacturing is also as we manufacture aircraft now with advanced automation. This presentation addresses the failures and how cyber can ensure success..




Prof. Kai H. Luo ( Keynote Speaker)

Leader of the UK Consortium On Mesoscale Engineering Sciences (UKCOMES)

University College London, UK


Title of Speech: Non-Continuum Simulation Methods for Engineering Prediction and Design

Abstract: The continuum-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD), pioneered by Professor Brian Spalding and others, has become the standard engineering diagnostic and design tool, which is used in almost all industrial sectors. The continuum assumption as well as the narrow range of resolved scales in conventional CFD, however, has limited its scope of application. In the meantime, emerging fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, material science, and even conventional mechanical and aerospace engineering have driven the development of non-continuum simulation methods based on the particle description of matter. With the rapid advancement of computer hardware and software towards exascale computing, these non-continuum particle-based methods are increasingly realising their potential as the next generation predictive and design tools. This lecture will present a systematic approach to modelling and simulation, outlining a hierarchy of methods encompassing both continuum-based and particle-based approaches. In particular, it will highlight recent progresses in molecular dynamics (MD), reactive force-field molecular dynamics (ReaxFF MD) and lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). A large variety of applications will be demonstrated, ranging from material synthesis, droplet collisions to landing of a complete aircraft. In all cases, the emphasis is on improved fundamental understanding and/or design optimization that are enabled by cutting-edge simulation techniques. Finally, the current limitations and future prospect in the field will be discussed.   




Prof. Tongming Zhou ( Keynote Speaker)

The University of Western Australia, Australia


Title of Speech: Vortex structures around multiple circular cylinders arranged in tandem

Abstract: The vortex structures around six circular cylinders arranged in tandem are studied by solving the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations directly. The simulations are conducted over Reynolds number in the range from 40 to 180 and the cylinder gap to diameter ratio in the range of 0.5 – 18. A flow regime map is proposed where the flow is classified into 4 regimes, namely no-shedding regime, primary shedding regime, secondary shedding regime (first transition) and tertiary shedding regime (second transition). The characteristics of the vortical structures, vortex shedding frequencies and the force coefficients of each cylinder are quantified and discussed when the flow transits from one regime to another. With the increase of the number of cylinders to larger than 6, no further transition is observed and the vortices downstream of the last cylinder become chaotic.

Bio: Tongming Zhou is a Professor in Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Western Australia. He received his PhD from The University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1999. After working as a post-doc fellow in the same university for about two years, he joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in October 2000. In July 2007, he left NTU and joined The University of Western Australia. His current main research activities include: (a) vortex shedding from single and multiple bluff bodies; (b) suppression of vortex shedding and VIV using various passive methods to reduce hazards on slender cylindrical structures; (c) enhancement of VIV and galloping of bluff structures using various passive methods to improve the power density for hydrokinetic energy harvesting; (d) resonance of waves in the gap between a floating LNG facility and a LNG carrier and (e) liquid sloshing in partially-filled tanks.


Prof. Qibing Li (Keynote Speaker)

Tsinghua University, China


Title of Speech: Turbulence Studies Based on Gas-Kinetic Method

Abstract: It is a big challenge for modern CFD methods to simulate a compressible turbulent flow with high accuracy and high efficiency, due to its multiscale characteristics. It is also interesting to evaluate the accuracy of NS equations to describe small structures, such as those in dissipation region, as the continuum hypothesis may fail. In this talk corresponding researches will be introduced, based on the mesoscopic gas-kinetic method. To increase the efficiency of numerical simulation, high-order accurate gas-kinetic scheme (GKS) is developed which approaches the Boltzmann-BGK equation at the NS level. High accuracy and strong robustness can be observed in high-speed viscous flows. For high-Reynolds-number turbulence the common-used turbulence models are combined into GKS based on the extended BGK equation through effective relaxation time. A new multiscale method is developed through the local multiscale evolving solution of the extended BGK equation, in which the large-scale fluctuation is described by RANS model and small-scale by LES. Thus smooth transition can be achieved between RANS and LES. Typical numerical tests show the good accuracy and efficiency of the new method. Finally the compressible decaying homogeneous isotropic turbulence with Taylor Reynolds number 30 and turbulent Mach number 0.3 is simulated by the unified GKS which is suitable for flows from continuum region to highly rarefied regime. The results show that the nonequilibrium effect cannot be neglected even in the dissipation region. The dissipation indicator in the fitted exponential-law energy spectrum predicted by NS equations is at least 12% larger than that by mesoscopic model.

Bio: Qibing Li is an associate professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, where he also got his PhD in fluid mechanics in 2002. His research targets the development of high accurate and efficient CFD method and the numerical study of various flow problems based on mesoscopic gas-kinetic theory, including rarefied gas flow, high-speed multimaterial flow and compressible turbulence.



Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh (Keynote Speaker)

Indian Institute of Science, India


Title of Speech: Jigsaw Puzzles of Hypersonic Research

Abstract: Hypersonics is considered as the final frontier of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Hypersonic flows encountered by rockets, re-entry capsules and air breathing scramjet missiles are riddled with numerous complex yet intriguing phenomena such as shock-shock interaction, shock boundary layer interaction, non-equilibrium flows, shock material interaction, chemical kinetics etc., If the design and survivability of such vehicles can be ensured, applications ranging from low cost high speed transport, strategic advantage for defense and reusable launch vehicles can be made possible. Several efforts across the globe have been reported in the past to delve deep and decipher the flow physics of hypersonic flows pertaining to Scramjet engines [1]. Despite meticulous efforts there are several unsolved mysteries associated with such flows. Several facilities such as Hypersonic Shock Tunnel, Free Piston driven Shock Tunnel, Hypersonic Wind tunnel have been designed and developed at the Laboratory of Hypersonics and Shock Wave Research (LHSR), Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science to better understand the flow phenomena and associated intricacies.  In 2011, Centre of Excellence in Hypersonics (CEH) has been established to address the technological gaps and carry out focused research in this field. The vision for the Centre is to complete the “jigsaw puzzle” of hypersonics research. High lifting wave-rider configurations, shock wave boundary layer interaction [2], laminar to turbulent transition, start/unstart of scramjet intakes, supersonic combustion, ultra-high temperature ceramics [3], coatings robust navigation and guidance algorithms, multidisciplinary design optimization are the major thrust areas where research is being carried out at LHSR and CEH. Advanced computing tools have been evolved, the state-of-the-art facilities in the Institute, and new facilities which have been established in campus specifically for refining the design methods, are being utilised by scientists and students as design tools. However, accurately recreating the conditions around hypersonic flight in order to study them in a laboratory on ground is an enormous challenge, particularly for long durations due to the very high level of energy involved. The ideal way to conduct hypersonic research would be to have a flying laboratory where flight tests could be carried out in order to improve on design. It might require many flight tests to understand the unique fundamental physics which are important to furthering the design. Viewing hypersonic flight tests as a mechanism to understand and provide design data is the way forward. A broad overview of hypersonic research activities in IISc will be presented in this lecture.  



Prof. Henri Christiaans (Keynote Speaker)

Ulsan National Institute of Science & technology (UNIST), South Korea


Title of Speech: Not seeing the wood from the trees: A challenging perspective on the big worldwide innovation challenges

Abstract: The current worldwide transformation, driven by radical technological changes and an accelerated globalisation process, has a profound impact on society in general. A new culture of greater resource efficiency and disruptive innovation will require new technologies, processes and materials, fostering new knowledge, innovation, education and a digital society, bringing forward new business opportunities and novel solutions to major societal challenges. The new frontiers as biotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), fifth generation mobile communications (5G) and quantum computing are integral to economic competition, at the same time leading to spontaneous online and offline protest movements.
In all these innovative developments many stakeholders are involved: governments, government research laboratories and extension services, the intellectual property system, higher education and research institutions, venture capital, and industrial research laboratories; but also individuals across many economic sectors who are engaged in improving the efficiency of production, introducing new ideas and new products, or attempting to adopt new technologies or methods of organization. In an ideal world the interaction between stakeholders would work well leading to potential benefits of innovation—such as better health, greater happiness, and improved environment. But they don’t, partly because of competition or political issues or lack of financial investment. What does it mean on a micro-level? In the world of engineering and design, how can we contribute to the benefits of innovation for both industry, planet and human well-being? We can learn from engineering design practice in improving innovation processes in which data collection is based on shared cumulative data, the wishes of different stakeholders are satisfied and many ideas are generated.

Bio: Henri Christiaans, emeritus professor and former Dean of the School of Design & Human Engineering (DHE), Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), as well as invited professor at the School of Architecture of Lisbon University and the University of Minho, Portugal. He was for many years associate professor at TU Delft, School of Industrial Design Engineering in the Netherlands, head of the Master Program Integrated Product Design and of the Master specialization Retail Design. He holds a master degree in psychology and a PhD in Industrial Design Engineering.
He conducts research and teaching in creativity, design processes, cognitive ergonomics, research methodology and retail design. Next to the many papers published in reviewed journals and conference proceedings he has published books about innovation management, research methodology and retail design. He supervised several PhD students both in the Netherlands, Portugal and Korea. He was member of editorial/scientific boards of engineering design conferences such as ICED.
Henri was and still is involved in the development and implementation of new design courses all over the world. For many years he is also design consultant working with companies in the Netherlands, Portugal, Croatia and Slovenia, and Africa. He was co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Design Research (



ATDMAE Past Speakers

Team Member

Prof. Yong Zhao

Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Title of Speech: Numerical Investigation on Lift Force GenerationMechanism of Deformable Foils

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Prof. Cees de Bont

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Title of Speech: Research on Design and Business from Hong Kong


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Prof. Henri Christiaans

Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology, Korea

Title of Speech: The 4th industrial Revolution and the role of Design



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title of Speech: Product design, fabrication and recycling based on advanced shape memory technology

Prof. JanCarel Diehl

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Title of Speech: Design of Smart Health Diagnostics for Low-Resource Setting


Prof. Kaspar Jansen

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Title of Speech: Design Exploration of electroluminescence



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title of Speech: Light Magnesium Alloys for Mobile Applications


Southwest University, China

Title of Speech: Towards Hard yet Tough Ceramic Coatings