AMRMT 2020 Speakers

Prof. Ruxu Du (Keynote Speaker)

Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Fellow, America Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE)

South China University of Technology, China


Biography: Dr. R. Du was born in China in 1955. He received his Master’s degree from the South China University of Technology in 1983 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1989. He has taught in the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada (1991¾1999), the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida. USA (1999¾2001), and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong SAR (2001¾2018). Currently, he is a professor in S. M. Wu School of Intelligent Engineering in the South China University of Technology. He is also the founding director of the Guangzhou Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Advanced Technology (2011¾2016). His areas of research include precision engineering, design and manufacturing (metal forming, machining, plastic injection molding and etc.), as well as robotics and automation. He has published over 450 papers in various academic journals and international conferences. He is the associate editor / the members of editorial board of six international journals. He has received a number of international and regional awards and recognitions, including:

  • Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering;
  • Fellow of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers);
  • Fellow of ASME (Society of American Mechanical Engineers);
  • Fellow of HKIE (Hong Kong Institute of Engineers);

He has being happily married for 33 years and has two children, Jin and Ann. He enjoys Chinese poetry and tennis.

Prof. Qiang Liu (Keynote Speaker)

Dean of Jiangxi Research Institute of Beihang University

Beihang University, China

Biography: LIU Qiang, PhD., Professor of School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation at Beihang University and Dean of Jiangxi Research Institute of Beihang University. He received his BSc degree from the Central-South University in 1983, MSc degree and Ph.D. from Beihang University in 1989 and 2000 respectively. He studied as a visiting scholar and joint PhD candidate in Prof. Y. Altintas’ Manufacturing Automation Laboratory(MAL), at The University of British Columbia during 1996~1998. Currently he is the member of the committee of Intelligent Manufacturing and Robot of “Innovation of Science and Technology-2030” Plan. He received 4 awards on the science and technology, and awards on the excellent teacher, and United Technologies Corporation Rong Hong Endowment (U.S. A.), etc.
His research interests include: 1) intelligent numerical control and high performance motion control; and 2) simulation and optimization of CNC machining process.





Prof. Xuexi Zhang (Keynote Speaker)

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Keynote Lecture: Low-dimensional Ni-Mn-based ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

Abstract: Ni-Mn-based ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FMSMAs) have a low damage tolerance and tend to intergranular fracture induced by the high elastic anisotropy and weak interfacial bonding strength. Therefore, many efforts have been made to enhance their damage tolerance (i.e. ductility) such as the introduction of fourth elements, microstructural refinement and sample size reduction (foams, ribbon, films, wires and powders, which show enhanced ductility through size effect). Furthermore, FMSMAs have multi-functional properties including magnetic field-induced strain (MFIS), magnetocaloric effect (MCE), elastocaloric effect (eCE). Low-dimensional FMSMAs, which have high surface to volume ratio and thus reduced constraints caused by grain boundary, show some enhanced properties in contrast to their bulk counterpart alloys when the microstructure and grain architecture of the former alloy are carefully tailored by compositional design and subsequent heat treatment. FMSMAs may undergo magnetic and reversible martensite transformation (MT) by the actuation of stress, thermal and magnetic fields. These materials can produce large reversible strains with high frequencies under a changing magnetic field. This presentation summarizes the latest progress in the synthesis and properties of FMSMAs at small scales including foams, ribbons, films, microwires and powders. Special emphasis is placed on the properties like MFIS, MCE, eCE and BCE of Ni-Mn-X (X = Ga, In, Sn, Sb). These small size materials may be directly used in micron-size devices, or act as building blocks for bulk components in the fields of sensors, actuators, magnetic refrigerators or magneto-strictive transducers.








AMRMT Past Speaker

Prof. Ruxu Du

Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Fellow, America Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE)

South China University of Technology, China

Prof. Bob Tait

University of Cape Town, South Africa




Prof. Kikuo Kishimoto

Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Fellow, National Institute for Education Policy Research

Honorary Chair Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Roderick Smith

Imperial College, UK

Research Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Chairman Future Rail Research Centre Imperial College London

Chair of the Future Railway Research Centre

Vice President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Honorary Visiting Professor at Central Queensland University, Australia & of the Academy of Railway Science of China and York and City universities in the UK

Prof. Jagannathan Sankar

North Carolina A&T State University, USA

Director-NSF/ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

White House Millennium Researcher

Director -Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures (CAMSS)




Prof. Zhengwei You

Chair of the Department of Composite Materials

College of Material Science & Engineering, Donghua University






Prof. Minghui Yang

Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology (CNITECH)

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Solid State Functional Materials Laboratory

Prof. Yu-Lung Lo

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC

Director, Instrument Development Center

Director, NSC Instrument Center at NCKU


Dr. Shutao Chen

Technical Development Manager, China, Solvay Specialty Polymers




Prof. Alan Kin-Tak Lau

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Prof. Jun Ding

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Shiv G. Kapoor

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA


Prof. Yong Tang

Shanghai institute of Organic Chemistry Shanghai, China

Prof. Ramesh Singh

University of Malaya, Malaysia



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