ATDMAE 2020 Speakers


Prof. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor
(Keynote Speaker)

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Keynote Lecture: Connecting research dots: from engineering design to lab prototype and commercial ready devices

Abstract: The Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Material Processing (AMMP), University of Malaya has been involved in developing several innovative precision and specialized machines which are an evolution from a much earlier, mostly fundamental, research activities. The development phases of these machines would involve machine design conceptualization and analysis, lab prototyping, testing and commercial packaging. The first in the series of machine tool development are the modular CNC lathe and gantry machines coupled with a smart lubrication system, designed for the education as well as small and medium enterprises. Next is the Automated Thermo-Cyclic Dipping Machine which is a specialized apparatus for the thermal testing of dental materials that has been successfully commercialized and installed in several dental research facilities throughout the country. The Micro-pulsed Jet Minimal Quantity Lubrication system was designed for lubrication during metal cutting operation while Powder-based Physical Vapour Deposition system, a novel apparatus used for the deposition of thin films, is the latest being developed. Such development has successfully overcome the notion of what being described as ‘the valley of death’ in research, development and commercialization phases.

Prof. Dongming Wei
(Invited Speaker)

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan




Prof. Weimin Huang
(Invited Speaker)

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Invited Lecture: Shape Memory Materials and Technology

Abstract: Shape memory materials (SMM) are featured by the interesting shape memory effect (SME), i.e., they are able to return their original shape, but only when a particular stimulus is applied. Typical stimuli include heat, chemical, and light, etc. Two most popular types of SMM are shape memory alloy and shape memory polymer.

In this talk, a brief introduction of various shape memory phenomena will be presented first. After that, we will show a range of typical applications utilizing both shape memory alloy and shape memory polymer, in not only actuators, but also sensors, for buttons-on-demand in future fully autonomous cars, anti-counterfeit labels, and even in 4D printing and 4D latte art. It can be concluded that the SME in SMMs can be expanded to become a novel technology.


Prof. Parvathy Rajendran
(Invited Speaker)

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Invited Lecture: Solar-Powered Perpetual Flight across the World

Abstract: Various studies have been done in recent years on unmanned solar-powered aircraft for perpetual flight at a specified location or area. However, if an unmanned solar-powered aircraft (SUAV) able to achieve perpetual flight operating around the world, it may lead to the possibility of a pseudolite (i.e pseudo-sattelite) development. These SUAVs capable to operate as a satellite enables a sustainable aviation that provides cheaper communication accessibility especially to those countries still under development. In order to achieve the perpetual flight, SUAV collects energy from sunlight during day time and store up the excessive energy in battery for power consumption during night. The excess energy for night usage must be sufficient to sustain the flight, which require extensive data simulation and analysis. Here, the total energy collected is highly subjected to the 1) available solar irradiance intensity, 2) latitude, longitude and altitude of the operating location, 3) efficiency and positioning of the solar module system, 4) aircraft flight performance characteristic and also 5) aircraft mission path planning. However, the first element stated are beyond control when the cloud cover over the sky of operating area effects the available solar intensity. Apart from that the geological coordinate positioning and its altitude also a rigid factor in this study.  Thus, in recent years, more focus has been given to improve flight endurance by optimizing the aircraft performance and also planning the mission flight. Nevertheless, no work has been done to study the the solar irradiance intensity should consider along the flight path. Therefore, this investigation analyses data worldwide solar irradiance intensity at each hour over 24 hours in order to plan a delicate flight path and achieve perpetual flight. Hence, a worldwide database for solar irradiance intensity and digital elevation data has been developed. The flight path optimization generally targets for the battery status along the flight path to maintain the minimum required power to sustain level flight together with the elevation consideration. At the moment, two flight patterns namely zig-zag and spiral were formulated in this work, where the  zig-zag has outperformed the spiral pattern. This simulation also take into account the effect by varying the starting flight time, and also the time taken for one complete cycle every region around the world. Analyses show that the significant parameters in perpetual solar powered flight are the flying altitude, flying velocity, solar panel efficiency, battery capacity and flight pattern. The findings show that in order to sustain a perpetual flight across region around the world, it is recommended to fly with altitude around 1km, velocity with minimum power required (21km/hr), highest available solar panel efficiency (45%) and battery capacity (441Whr). Besides, results also identified the date and time of beginning a mission is a crucial factor for a successful perpetual flight. In summary, the energy management for SUAV is the key strategy to enable perpetual flight around the world.





ATDMAE Past Speakers

Prof. Ian R. McAndrew

Capitol Technology University, USA

Title of Speech: Cybersecurity in the Design and Production Process

Prof. Kai H. Luo

University College London, UK

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

Prof. Tongming Zhou 

The University of Western Australia, Australia

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

Prof. Qibing Li

Tsinghua University, China

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

Prof. Henri Christiaans

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

Prof. Yong Zhao

Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

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

Prof. Cees de Bont

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKSAR, China

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

Prof. Weimin Huang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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

Prof. Dongwei Shu

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title of Speech: Light Magnesium Alloys for Mobile Applications

Prof. JanCarel Diehl

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

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

Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh

Indian Institute of Science, India

Title of Speech: Jigsaw Puzzles of Hypersonic Research

Prof. Sam Zhang Shanyong

Southwest University, China

Title of Speech: Towards Hard yet Tough Ceramic Coatings


Prof. Kaspar Jansen

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Title of Speech: Design Exploration of electroluminescence