2018 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Baohua Jia

Prof. Baohua Jia

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Swinburne Univeristy
Professor Baohua Jia is a research leader at Swinburne’s Centre for Micro-Photonics and Program Leader for Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute.
Her research is focused on a range of areas includes laser nanofabrication of novel photonic nanostructures, investigation of functionality and nonlinear effects inside 3D photonic nanostructures, development of active photonic devices facilitated with nanoemitters and development of novel nanoplasmonic devices with laser nanofabrication. She also examines the employment of nanostructures and nanomaterials for solar energy harvesting and storage research, and has recently focused her research on laser interaction with two-dimensional materials and functional devices.
Professor Jia’s research findings on cutting-edge nanophotonics solar cells has been highlighted in the MIT Technology Review with more than 150 media reports worldwide. From 2006-2012, Professor Jia served as a Project Manager/Project Leader for the Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence) managing the key flagship projects ‘3D bandgap confinement' and 'Nanoplasmonic’. Alongside her research and academic work, she is also the honorary treasurer of Australian Optical Society.
Abstract:  Laser nanofabrication of 2D materials for functional optoelectronics applications  

Prof. Bronwyn Fox

Prof. Bronwyn Fox

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Swinburne University
Professor Bronwyn Fox is Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, which is strategically positioned at the intersection of design, business, engineering and science. Professor Fox is a recognised industry leader with over two decades’ experience in composites and advanced manufacturing.
Professor Fox is translating this industrial research expertise into the development of a new Industry 4.0 manufacturing capability, focusing on the challenging automation processes associated with the construction and curing of composite structures. She has delivered major research projects in collaboration with industry both nationally and internationally.
Professor Fox comes to Swinburne from Deakin University, where she was a co-founder of the Carbon Nexus facility – a $100 million research precinct development in Geelong focused on advanced materials and manufacturing. Professor Fox was the inaugural Research Director at Deakin’s Carbon Nexus facility, working with international teams to develop new approaches for carbon fibre production.

Distinguished Prof. Cuie Wen

Distinguished Prof. Cuie Wen

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

RMIT University
Cuie specializes in new biocompatible titanium, magnesium, zinc, iron and their alloys and scaffolds forbiomedical applications, surface modification, nanostructured metals, alloys and composites, metal foamsand nanolaminates.
Abstract: Ultrahigh-strength titanium gyroid scaffolds manufactured by selective laser melting for bone implant applications

Distinguished Prof. Dietmar Hutmacher

Distinguished Prof. Dietmar Hutmacher

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Queensland University of Technology
Professor Hutmacher’s background is a strong combination of academic and industrial. His expertise is in biomaterials, biomechanics, medical devices and tissue engineering. He is one of the few academics to take a holistic bone engineering concept to clinical application. More than 400 patients have been treated with the FDA-approved bone engineering scaffolds developed by Prof Hutmacher’s Singapore-based interdisciplinary research group
Over the last 4 years, Professor Hutmacher has developed an international track record in adult stem cell research related to regenerative medicine.
Abstract: 3D Printonomics – why we need to change the current paradigm by changing the question from “what can we do with this fabrication method?” to “how can we change this fabrication process to achieve what we need”

Dr. Martin Leary

Dr. Martin Leary

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

RMIT
Martin Leary began his scholarly career as a postgraduate student within the Engineering Design Group at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Melbourne. As a member of the RMIT School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, he proudly continues to engage with industry and develop novel research outcomes within four research fields:
Engineering design and engineering education; Systems approaches and optimisation; Sustainable automotive system design; Renewable energy
Abstract:  Bespoke Additive Manufacture: Low-Cost, High-Value Product Design.

Prof. Sally McArthur

Prof. Sally McArthur

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

CSIRO
Professor Sally McArthur is a CSIRO Research+ Science Leader in Biomedical Manufacturing and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. She is part of a team at Swinburne exploring new ways to link industry and academia to create a new generation of entrepreneurial, innovative and internationally connected graduates capable of driving the medical and manufacturing sectors forward in Australia and internationally.
Professor McArthur’s personal research couples materials, surface engineering, physical science, analytical chemistry and biochemistry. Using these tools, she creates novel interfaces capable of eliciting specific physical and biological responses. Her CSIRO Research+ Science Leader role focuses on the development of 3D tissue model systems as new in vitro test platforms for the biomaterials, pharmaceutical and medical/bio technologies sectors.
Professor McArthur leads the Australian National Fabrication Facility Victoria (ANFF-Vic) Biointerface Engineering Hub, an open access facility for academic and industry researchers to gain expert support to connect biology with technology. As an engineering researcher Sally has obtained approximately $20 million in funding from research councils, industry and government in the UK and Australia, including the $1.8 million ARC Industrial Transformational Training Centre in Biodevices launched at Swinburne in 2015.
Abstract:  4D Cell Culture Systems – Manufacturing Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Wyman Zhang

Dr. Wyman Zhang

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

DTSG
Abstract: Fatigue Performance of Additive Manufactured Alloys: Challenges and Opportunities for Aerospace Applications

Prof. Xinhua Wu

Prof. Xinhua Wu

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Monash University
Professor Xinhua Wu is a Fellow of Australia Academy of Technology and Engineering(ATSE), Fellow of IoM3, UK, world-leading expert in aeroengine and aircraft materials and their manufacturing, in particular 3D printing. In 2014 she 3D printed the world’s first full size jet engine and in 2016 achieved international aerospace qualification for 3D printed Ti components for civil aircrafts C919. She is also the founder Director for Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM) since 2012 and Director for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub(ITRH) for high value additive manufacturing since 2014. She is also the Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals since 2011. This Centre was consisted of more than 100 researchers and academics from six universities with its research activities focused on Al, Mg and Ti alloys. She worked extensively with aerospace industry. She was a key member of Rolls-Royce Materials’ UTP for 15 years, also had a decade long term collaboration with Safran Power Units, Airbus, Bombardier, Messier-Dowty, DSTL UK , BAE Systems, European Space Agency, Timet , AWE, COMAC etc. and involved in 13 European Framework Projects.  

Prof. Koji Kakehi

Prof. Koji Kakehi

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Tokyo Metropolitan University
Prof. Koji Kakehi is a Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Dept. of Mechanical Systems Engineering
2017- Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University.
2006-2017 Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University.
2002-2006 Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering,Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology.
2001-2002 Visiting Research Scholar in Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge University
1986-2002 Research Associate in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University
1999 - Ph. D., Nagoya University
Abstract: Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni-base superalloys fabricated by selective laser meltings 

Dr. Matthew Barnett

Dr. Matthew Barnett

Symposium - Light Metals Design

Deakin University
Director - Institute of Frontier Materials
Dr Barnett is designing the microstructure of new metal alloys to give enhanced properties. He is particularly interested in manipulating the microstructure to give improved ductility. This requires control over features spanning size scales from small clusters of atoms to meso-crystallographic features up to 1 mm in length. Metals with optimized ductility are more readily manufactured, resist fracture and last longer under mechanical loading. His main strengths are in sheet steels and magnesium alloys. He is also carrying out research into metal particle composites and nano-crystalline electrodeposits.
Abstract: Some challenges in measuring and simulating strength due to twinning in Mg alloys

 

Prof. Setsuo Takaki

Prof. Setsuo Takaki

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

Kyushu University
Professor Takaki’s research interests are the microstructure control and the strengthening mechanism in steel. He has published 400 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Professor Takaki was awarded 5 times the Best Paper of the year in “the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ)” until now, Academic Achievement Contribution Prize in ISIJ, and the Distinguished Award in THERMEC-2013, Las Vegas, USA etc. for his distinguished contribution to the development of Materials Science, especially in the field of steel. Professor Takaki has been playing important roles in ISIJ and held the position of Vice-president of ISIJ from 1014 to 2016.
Professor Takaki has held appointments in Kyushu University, Japan; Vice-Dean of Faculty of Engineering from 2006 to 2008 and Councilor of University from 2008 to 2015. In 2005, Professor Takaki established “the Research Center for Steel” in Kyushu University and has made a significant contribution as Director to developing industry partnerships with Japanese steel making companies. Professor Takaki retired in March, 2018 but is currently Specially Appointed Professor in the Research Center for Steel in Kyushu University.

 

Prof. Gangadhara Prusty

Prof. Gangadhara Prusty

Symposium - Photonics, Sensors, Optoelectronics & Ferro Electrics

UNSW Sydney
Gangadhara Prusty is a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Australia and is the Director of ARC funded Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC). He also leads the UNSW MECHENG School’s Advanced Structures and Materials research group and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research Technology (SMaRT). His research strengths are on the nano, micro and macro-mechanics of fibre reinforced composites, embodied with experimental and finite element modelling techniques. His current research focus on the online monitoring and processing of advanced composites using Automated Tape/Fibre Placement (ATP/AFP) procedure. Professor Prusty led number of major internationally collaborative projects such as; Systems for Crashworthiness and Robust Optimisation for Imperfection Sensitive Composite Launcher Structures at UNSW through external funding.
Abstract: Sensing in Polymer Composites using Fibre optics: Applications in Dental to Aerospace

Prof. Geoffrey Evans

Prof. Geoffrey Evans

Symposium - Metal Casting and Liquid Metal Processing

University of Newcastle 
Professor Geoffrey Evans has been actively involved in fundamental and applied research into multiphase systems over the last 20 years. During that time he has worked on a wide range of projects which have concentrated on free surface phenomena and phase interaction between bubbles, particles and the liquid phase. Specifically, the research has focused on bubble formation and growth, bubble nucleation, bubble breakup and coalescence, two phase flow, mixing and agitation, emulsions, and plunging and submerged jets. More recently, his research has included surface forces, particle-particle and bubble-particle interactions, as applied to a number of particle technology applications. The research has involved a combination of experimental measurement, theoretical modelling and computational fluid mechanics, and has been applied to a number of practical applications. Much of his current research deals with the pyro-metallurgical processing, with particular applications in sintering, blast furnace, steelmaking and metallurgical coating operations.
Abstract: Sintering and liquid metal processing in iron and steelmaking

Emeritus Prof. David StJohn

Emeritus Prof. David StJohn

Symposium - Metal Casting & Liquid Metal Processing

University of Queensland
Professor StJohn’s main interests are the solidification and microstructure-property relationships of Al, Mg and Ti alloys and has published over 350 papers in journals and conference proceedings. He has held appointments in Canada, RMIT University and CRA-Advanced Technical Development in Perth as well as a long association with UQ. Prof StJohn has made a significant contribution to developing research – industry partnerships. For example, the CAST Cooperative Research Centre becoming CEO from August 2002 until 2008, the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) in 2008 and initiated the Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM) at UQ in 2009. Current industry partners include Magontec, Cook Medical, Bluescope Steel, Nihon Superior and Baosteel. Funding was also received from the Queensland State Government and the Australian Federal Government for the Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) and he was Chair of the Project Control Group for the construction of the AEB, completed in 2013. He was awarded the John Campbell Medal in 2014, the Materials Australia Silver Medal in 2011, the Amercian Society of Metals Henry Marion Howe Medal in 2006 and the TMS Magnesium Technology Award in 2003. Prof StJohn is currently Emeritus Professor at The University of Queensland.
Abstract: The Formation of Eutectic Structures in Al-Si Alloys

Prof. Mingxing Zhang

Prof. Mingxing Zhang

Symposium - Surfaces Thin Films & Coatings

University of Queensland
Professor Mingxing Zhang’s research interests are in the application of crystallography to engineering and functional materials, surface engineering of metals, grain refinement for cast metals and epitaxial growth.
Prof Zhang is a world leader in the area of crystallography of phase transformations and its applications in engineering materials, and is recognised as one of the top researchers in the area of surface engineering. His research projects will develop novel surface treatment techniques for metallic materials to improve their surface durability, and to develop new light weight alloys and processes.
Prof Zhang obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from the Inner Mongolian University of Science and Technology and Master of Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. In 1997 he was awarded his PhD degree by The University of Queensland. His research expertise and interests include crystallography of phase transformations, grain refinement and alloy development of aluminum and magnesium alloys, surface modification and coatings, bainitic transformation and bainitic steels.
Abstract: New Approach to Wear-resistant Coating through Metal 3D Printing