Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker One  


Prof. Henry Hu

University of Windsor, Canada


Dr. Hongfa (Henry) Hu is a tenured full Professor at Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering, University of Windsor. He was a senior research engineer at Ryobi Die Casting (USA), and a Chief Metallurgist at Meridian Technologies, and a Research Scientist at Institute of Magnesium Technology.

He received degrees from University of Toronto (Ph.D., 1996), University of Windsor (M.A.Sc., 1991), and Shanghai University of Technology (B.A.Sc., 1985). He was a NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (1995-1997). His publications (over 160 papers) are in the area of magnesium alloys, composites, metal casting, computer modelling, and physical metallurgy. He was a Key Reader of the Board of Review of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, a Committee Member of the Grant Evaluation Group for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Science Foundation (USA) and Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly. He has served as a member or chairman of various committees for CIM-METSOC, AFS, and USCAR.

The applicant’s current research is on materials processing and evaluation of light alloys and composites. His recent fundamental research is focussed on transport phenomena and mechanisms of solidification, phase transformation and dissolution kinetics. His applied research has included development of magnesium automotive applications, cost-effective casting processes for novel composites, and control systems for casting processes. His work on light alloys and composites has attracted the attention of several automotive companies.



Keynote Speaker Two

Prof. Paisan Kittisupakorn
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Paisan Kittisupakorn is a professor of Chemical Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He received his Ph.D. in Process Systems Engineering from Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom in 1995. Since 2002, he has been awarded as an advisor for Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program with grants to support for Ph.D. students. He has also worked as an expert for National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand for over 8 years. Prof. Paisan currently teaches department courses in process dynamics and control, advanced process control, chemical process instrumental and control, advanced mathematics for chemical engineering. His research interests include advanced process control: model predictive control, adaptive control neural network modeling and control, process design and synthesis, simulation and control of batch processes, batch reactors, chemical processes with separation.


Keynote Speaker Three

Assoc. Prof. Zhigang Tang

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Zhi-Gang Tang was born in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China, on April 1, 1970. He got his bachelor degree at Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, in June of 1993. He got his Ph.D. at Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, in April of 1998. In 1998, he was hired as Lecturer of Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing. In 2000 (to now), he was hired as Associate Professor of State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He teaches two graduate-oriented courses “Fundamental in Separation Process” and “Generality of low-carbon process”. His current research interests cover 1


) Fundamental and application of identified methods in vapor-liquid mass transfer; 2) Process and equipments in clear and low-carbon industrial production; 3) Trapping
CO2 from syngas by hybrid technology.






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