- Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
- Prof. Jingyang Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
- Prof. Herbert Danninger (Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
- Prof. Paulo Bartolo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
- Prof. Zhigang Zak Fang (University of Utah, USA)
Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim
Graduate Institute of Ferrous and Energy Materials Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology (SeAh Chair Professor), Republic of Korea
- Title: Mechanical Behavior and Constitutive Modeling of Cellular Structured Metal Additive Manufactured Material
- Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim
Professor Hyoung Seop Kim of POSTECH got his bachelor (1986), master (1988), and Ph.D. (1992) degrees in the department of metallurgical engineering, Seoul National University, spent at Chungnam National University (1995-2008), and has joined the department of materials science and engineering and graduate institute for ferrous technology (GIFT), POSTECH in 2008. He has been the director of the Center for High Entropy Alloys (2016-2022), supported by the Future Material Discovery Program of Korean National Research Foundation. He was the British Council Fellow (University of Oxford, 1997-1998), Australian Research Council Fellow (The University of Western Australia, 1988-1999), DAAD Scholar (TU Clausthal, 2001), British Chevening Scholar (University of Oxford, 2001-2002). JSPS Fellow (Tohoku University, 2003; Kyushu University, 2007), DFG Visiting Fellow (TU Clausthal, 2004), Visiting Professor (University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2007, 2015-2016). He is the editor-in-chief of Metals and Materials International, editor of Materials Research Letters, editor of Intermetallics, associate editor of Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, and editorial board member of Materials Science and Engineering A and Journal of Materials Science. He has published more than 700 SCI papers (Google scholar citations over 23,000, h-index 74; Clarivate Analytics citations over 16,000, h-index 59; Scopus citations over 18,000, h-index 63). His research field is microstructure and mechanism-based plasticity theory and its application to advanced materials (e.g. porous, amorphous, ultrafine grained, nanocrystalline, heterogeneous metallic materials) and processing (powder metallurgy, severe plastic deformation, additive manufacturing, and material architecturing). He is the Fellows of both the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He was the 21st president of KPMI (2019). He is now the director of Center for Metallic Additive Manufacturing (ERC: 2022-2029).
Prof. Jingyang Wang
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Title: Strategic Advancements on Environmental Barrier Coatings for SiCf/SiC Composite
- Prof. Jingyang Wang
Dr. Jingyang Wang is the Distinguished Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Director of the Advanced Ceramics and Composites Division at the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and the Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China. His research fields are focused on fundamental explorations and technological developments of ceramics and composites for extreme environment applications.
He has authored over 240 journal papers (WoS H-index factor 52), holds 36 registered patents, and has delivered more than 70 plenary/keynote/invited lectures in international conferences. He received many prestigious recognitions and awards, represented by Academician of Word Academy of Ceramics (WAC), Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Fellow of ASM International, Acta Materialia Silver Medal Award, ACerS ECD Bridge Building Award, JACerS Loyalty Recognition Award, and National Leading Talent for Science and Technology Innovation (China), National Leading Talent of Young and Middle-aged Scientists (China), National/Ministry Science and Technology Progress Award (China, 2011/2010) and Liaoning Natural Sciences Award (China).
He serves/served as a Director of ACerS (2018-2021), Chair of Engineering Ceramics Division of ACerS (2017-2018), Chair of John Jeppson Award Committee of ACerS (2017-2018), Chair of Orton Memorial Lecture Award (2021-2022), Committee Member of ACerS Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award, President of WAC Forum Committee, Member of International Advisory Board of the European Ceramic Society, and committee members of Chinese Society for Composite Materials, Chinese Ceramic Society, Chinese Materials Research Society, and Chinese Physical Society. He is currently the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of J. Inorganic Mater. and Associate Editor of JMST.
Prof. Herbert Danninger
Technische Universität Wien, Austria
- Title: Development of microstructure and properties in ferrous powder metallurgy compacts through different stages of sintering
- Prof. Herbert Danninger
Herbert Danninger is retired professor for Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials at Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Vienna, Austria. He studied Technical Chemistry at TU Wien, earning his PhD in 1980 and the venia docendi (Habilitation) for “Powder Metallurgy” in 1990. In 2003 he was appointed Full Professor at TU Wien. From 2004 to 2011 he was head of the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, with about 100 employees, and from 2011 to 2019 Dean of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry. From 2009 to 2020 he was also chairman of the “Gemeinschaftsausschuss Pulvermetallurgie”, the PM association of the German-speaking countries. He has been active in powder metallurgy research and education for more than 40 years and is author/co-author of 550+ publications as well as several books and book chapters. His research work includes sintering and properties of ferrous, light alloy and refractory metal systems, with particular focus on the chemical aspects of sintering and other heat treating processes. He holds honorary doctoral degrees of Technical University Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) and Universitatea din Craiova (Romania) and is Fellow of APMI and EPMA. In 2020 he was awarded the “Ivor Jenkins Medal” of IOM3 and in 2022 the “Richard Zsigmondy Medal” of TU Wien.
Prof. Paulo Bartolo
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Title : Additive Manufacturing Technologies in Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
- Prof. Paulo Bartolo
Since August 2021, Paulo Bartolo is Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University and Executive Director of the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing.
In February 2014 he joined the University of Manchester (UK) as Chair Professor on Advanced Manufacturing. At the University of Manchester, Paulo Bartolo was the Head of the Manufacturing Group, Leader of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Theme, Member of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Executive Committee and Member of the Departmental Committee for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF21) Engineering Unit of Assessment 12 (UOA 12). He was also member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Committee (2014-2017) and member of the Promotion Committee (2014-2017). At the University of Manchester he was also the Industry 4.0 Academic Lead; member of the Advanced Manufacturing Strategic Oversight Group; member of the Management Board of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine; theme leader of the “Industry 4.0” Societal Challenge area within the Digital Futures; and member of the Thomas Ashton Institute (Academic Lead for Industry 4.0 – implications for health and safety).
Paulo Bartolo was the founder and Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (2007-2013) at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal), a Research Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. At the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria he was Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department (2001-2009); President of the Research Assessment Committee (2009-2013); President of the Scientific Council for Research, Development and Advanced Studies (2009-2013).
He is a Fellow of CIRP (The International Academy of Production Engineering) and served the Academy as Chairman of the CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes (STC E) (2016-2019) and as Vice-Chairman of STC E (2013-2016) and Vice-Chairman of the CIRP Collaborative Working Group on Biomanufacturing (2010-2012). Paulo Bartolo is also Advisor of the Brazilian Institute of Biofabrication (INCT-BIOFABRIS) funded by the Brazilian Government.
Paulo Bartolo served as reviewer of several International funding agencies, such as the European Research Council; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, IK); Medical Research Council (MRC, UK); Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal); Portuguese Agency for Innovation (Portugal); Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (Italy); Dutch Arthritis Association Reumafonds (The Netherlands); Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO); Flanders Research Foundation (Belgium); Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Canada); Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland); Flanders Strategic Initiative Materials (Belgium); A*Star (Singapore); and South Africa Science Foundation (South Africa). He was also member of the EPSRC panel of “Tackling global development challenges through physical sciences research – a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)” (2019) and member of the EPSRC panel of “Manufacturing Futures: Adventurous Manufacturing Research” (2018).
Public recognition for outstanding contributions: Commendation and public recognition from the Portuguese Government, published in the Portuguese Government’s Law Journal (Diário da Republica), for the outstanding work as advisor of the Portuguese Government in the area of Research and Innovation; Commendation from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, published in the Portuguese Government Journal (Diário da Republica), for the outstanding work carried out (2014); Council award Afonso Lopes Vieira in the area of Innovation, Leiria Town Council, Portugal (2009).
Prof. Zhigang Zak Fang
University of Utah, USA
- Title: Refractory Metal Alloys for Gas Turbine Applications – a new age of Ultrahigh Temperature Materials
- Prof. Zhigang Zak Fang
Dr. Zhigang Zak Fang is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah. He is a globally recognized innovator in the areas of titanium powder metallurgy, cemented tungsten carbide, refractory metals, and metal hydride for hydrogen and thermal energy storage. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Fang had a successful industrial R&D career for over a decade. He has authored/co-authored over 170 peer reviewed publications. He is the named sole or co-inventor in over 59 issued US patents. He founded/co-founded two start-up companies and successfully commercialized several tungsten carbide and titanium technologies. Prof. Fang is a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors, ASM, and APMI respectively. He was the winner of an R&D100 Award in 2009. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Int. J. of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials. He also served as a Program Director at Advanced Research Project Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) of the US DOE from 2019 till 2022.