Prof. Alan Lau (FIMechE, FIMMM, FRAeS, FHKIE, FIED, FIEAust)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Development)
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Professor Alan Lau is Pro-Vice-Chancellor
(Research Partnership and Digital
Innovation) of Swinburne University of
Technology. Professor Lau has received
numerous research and teaching awards in the
past 20 years. His published articles have
received citations over 23,000 times
(H-index 73) to date. In 2008, he was
appointed World Class University Chair
Professor by the Ministry of Education,
Korea. He is Fellow of the European Academy
of Science and Arts and a Fellow of many
professional organizations. He was elected
as International Vice President of the
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
from 2013 to 2019. In 2019, he was named as
Australia’s Research Theme Leader in
Composite Materials. Since 2014, he was
appointed Independent Non-Executive Director
of King’s Flair International (Holdings)
Limited. Currently, he is Director of
Oceania Cybersecurity Centre Ltd. And
Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory
Speech Title: Aircraft Composite Repair - Fundamental to Structural Health Monitoring
Abstract: Advanced composites have been widely used in all engineering sectors owing to their high specific strength to weight ratio, non-corrosive properties and ease of manufacturing components in a piece without excessive use of fasteners that introduce additional weight and possibly, risks of generating corrosion with metallic components. Many practical examples have proved that the composites can be used in safe, in terms of their better fracture resistance characteristics. However, damage inspection and repair scheme for composites remain a critical issue for the aircraft engineering industry. Lacking knowledge of frontline technicians and engineers on these materials have always caused human errors in handling and fabricating composite components. Special environments and proper handling and manufacturing procedures should be followed to minimize the introduction of internal flaws, like voids and micro-cracks. Subsequent structural health monitoring and onsite damage detection are important to accurately identify flaws or damage that could not be seen from the surface of composite components.
In this seminar, Professor Lau will provide an overview on the applications of composites for different engineering sectors, as well as the key factors that affect the quality of composite repair, including the structural health monitoring of composites structures, after being repaired.
Prof. Masayoshi Tonouchi (JSAP Fellow)
Osaka University, Japan
Biography: Masayoshi Tonouchi received the B.S. and M.S. and Dr. E. degrees form Osaka University, Japan, in 1983, 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1989 he worked at the Faculty of Engineering Science of the same university. From 1989 to 1994 he joined the Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. In 1994, he moved to Kansai Advanced Research Center, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan. From 1996 to 2000, he was an associate professor at the Research Center for Superconducting Materials and Electronics, Osaka University. Currently he is a professor in Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University and a concurrent professor of Nanjing University. His current research interests include ultrafast optical and terahertz science of strongly correlated electron systems and nanomaterials, and development-and-applications of terahertz systems such as the laser terahertz emission microscope, compact THz time-domain spectroscopy systems, and others. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, Materials Research Society, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. He is an associate editor for Journal of Applied Physics, AIP since Jan.1st, 2015. He chaired many international conferences such as OTST 2013.
Prof. Qingsong Yu
University of Missouri, USA
Dr. Qingsong Yu is a Full Professor in the
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering at University of Missouri in the
United States. Dr. Yu’s research has been
focusing on non-thermal gas plasma
technology and its applications in materials
processing, surface modification, thin film
deposition, and recently in plasma medicine
and plasma dentistry.
Dr. Yu received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University of China, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri (1995, 1998). Since then, Dr. Yu has worked in microelectronics industry at Silicon Valley in California. In 2002, he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Missouri and now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Missouri. Dr. Yu has published over 100 refereed research papers in major international journals and holds a few US patents.
Speech Title: Non-Thermal Atmospheric Plasma Technology and Its Applications in Medicine and Dentistry
Abstract: Low-pressure non-thermal plasmas or non-equilibrium plasmas have found wide applications in both traditional and high-tech industries due to their chemical reactivity and low gas temperature nature. Important examples include plasma etching of micro- and nano-structures, deposition of dielectric thin films, nano-coating on contact lens for extended wear capability, and in a variety of surface modification applications. The recently developed non-thermal atmospheric plasma technology shares the merits of low-pressure non-thermal plasmas, while without using expensive vacuum equipment. The non-thermal atmospheric plasma technology opens the door for direct plasma applications in both medical and dental clinics. In this presentation, the recent development in non-thermal atmospheric plasma technology and its applications in medical field (plasma medicine) will be briefly reviewed. A detailed discussion will be given to the plasma dentistry research that is being conducted in our plasma research lab at University of Missouri, in collaboration with researchers from dental schools at both University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Tennessee. The updated research results in oral bacterial disinfection and dental composite restoration improvement will be summarized and discussed.
Prof. Yoshimi Watanabe
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Biography: Yoshimi Watanabe is currently a full Professor of Engineering in the Department of Physical Science and Engineering at Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgical Engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1985, Master of Engineering and Ph. D in Materials Science and Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1990, respectively. After that, he worked at Kagoshima University at the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1990 to 1992, and at Hokkaido University at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering from 1992 to 1995 both as a research associate, at Shinshu University at the Department of Functional Machinery and Mechanics from 1995 to 2005 as an associate professor. In 2005, he moved to Nagoya Institute of Technology as a full professor. He was worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1997 to 1998 as a visiting scientist. His current research interests are metal matrix composites (MMCs) including functionally graded materials (FGMs), grain refining of cast aluminum using heterogeneous nucleation theory, improvement of microstructure and mechanical properties of additively manufactured (AMed) metals by addition of heterogeneous nucleation site particles, severe plastic deformation, Fe based shape memory alloy and high damping material.
Prof. Yoshihiro Terada
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Biography: Dr. Yoshihiro Terada is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. The main activities of Dr. Terada are in the thermal and mechanical properties typically in metallic materials for high-temperature applications. His major fields of present interest are the creep mechanisms of heat-resistant magnesium alloys, the microstructure control of superalloys, and the development of advanced heat-resistant materials. Dr. Terada received the Doctor degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology (1993). He worked in the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Hokkaido University (1993–1998), the Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science at Tokyo Institute of Technology (1998–2008), the Department of Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering at Nagoya University (2008–2011), and again Tokyo Institute of Technology (2011– ). Dr. Terada was the Chairperson of the superalloy branch in The 123rd Committee on Heat-Resisting Materials and Alloys, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2018–2021), and is an editorial committee member of The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials and The Japan Institute of Light Metals.