2018 3rd International Conference on Design, Materials and Manufacturing
ICDMM 2018              August 11-13, 2018
University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jesus Toribio, University of Salamanca, Spain

Professor Jesus Toribio graduated in Civil Engineering in 1982 and then in Mathematics in 1986. In 1987 he was awarded his PhD in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and turned into Associate Professor in that Institution. In 1992 he became Full Professor and Head of the Materials Science Department of the University of La Coruña (at the age of 32, thus being the youngest Full Professor in the area of Materials Science in Spain). In 2000 he moved to the University of Salamanca (USAL) where is currently Full Professor of Materials Science and Head of the Fracture and Structural Integrity Research group (FSIRG) of that Institution.
His research work is mainly concerned with fatigue and fracture mechanics, environmentally assisted cracking, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement/degradation/damage of metals and alloys (mainly cold drawn pearlitic steel wires for civil engineering and austenitic stainless steels for nuclear engineering and energy applications), covering theoretical, computational and experimental aspects. He actively participates in International Conferences, very often being member of the International Advisory Committee, organising Special Sessions/Symposia, being Session Chairman or delivering Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. Professor Dr. Jesus Toribio has published more than 500 scientific papers, most of them in international books and journals.
He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee 10 (TC10): Environmentally Assisted Cracking of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and has been Director (2013-2017) of the International Congress of Fracture-The World Academy of Structural Integrity (ICF-WASI), being responsible of launching the Ibero-American Academy of Structural Integrity (IA2SI). Prof. Toribio has been awarded a variety of scientific research prizes and awards including: (i) UPM Young Scientist Award of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; (ii) METROTEC Award for the best Technological Research Project; (iii) Honour Medal of the Spanish Group of Fracture (GEF/SEIE) in recognition of his research achievements in the field of fracture mechanics; (iv) Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) in recognition of leadership and outstanding work in engineering sciences, (v) Top Reviewer 2011 in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the Elsevier International Journal Engineering Fracture Mechanics, (vi) Fellow of the European Structural Society (ESIS Fellow) for his outstanding contributions to the art, science, teaching or practice of fracture mechanics and his service to the society; (vii) Honorary Member of the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF) in acknowledgement and appreciation of his outstanding achievements in the research field of fracture mechanics (viii) Best Paper and Presentation Award in the International Conference on Energy Materials and Applications (ICEMA 2017) held in 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan, with a paper entitled: Numerical Simulation of Hydrogen Diffusion in the Pressure Vessel Wall of a WWER-440 Reactor.

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Prof. Ömer Aydan, University of the Ryukyus, Japan

Born in 1955, Professor Aydan studied Mining Engineering at the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey (B.Sc., 1979), Rock Mechanics and Excavation Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (M.Sc., 1982), and finally received his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1989. Prof. Aydan worked at Nagoya University as a research associate (1987-1991), and then at the department of Marine Civil Engineering at Tokai University, first as Assistant Professor (1991-1993), then as Associate Professor (1993-2001), and finally as Professor (2001-2010). He then became Professor of the Institute of Ocean Research and Development at Tokai University, and is currently Professor at the University of Ryukyus, Department of Civil Engineering & Architecture, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan. He has furthermore played an active role on numerous ISRM, JSCE, JGS, SRI and Rock Mech. National Group of Japan committees, and has organized several national and international symposia and conferences. Professor Aydan has received the 1998 Matsumae Scientific Contribution Award, the 2007 Erguvanh Engineering Geology Best Paper Award, the 2011 Excellent Contributions Award from the International Association for Computer Methods in Geomechanics and Advances, the 2011 Best Paper Award from the Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology and was awarded the 2013 Best Paper Award at the 13th Japan Symposium on Rock Mechanics and 6th Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Rock Engineering. He was also made Honorary Professor in Earth Science by Pamukkale University in 2008 and received the 2005 Technology Award, the 2012 Frontier Award and the 2015 Best Paper Award from the Japan National Group of Rock Mechanics.

Speech title: Some Thoughts on Risk of Natural Disasters in Ryukyu Archipelago

Prof. Guanghsu Chang, Georgia Southern University, USA

Dr. Guanghsu A. Chang is an associate professor in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering at Georgia Southern University He has spent the last 21 years in teaching industrial and manufacturing engineering programs. He earned his MSIE, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. His research interests include robotic applications, manufacturing automation, Design for Assembly (DFA), and Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) applications. He was a vice president of Southern Minnesota APICS (2009-2012) and faculty advisor of APICS student chapter at MSU.

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Plenary Speaker

Prof. Nao-aki Noda, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Nao-aki Noda is a professor at Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. He is also a staff of JSMS Kyushu Branch, Japan.
Prof. Noda received his Master and Doctor Degree from Kyushu Institute of Technology and Kyushu University respectively in 1981 and 1984. He is a Guest Professor of several universities, including East China Jiaotong University, Shandong University and Henan University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Noda's research focuses on Machine material/material mechanics, including Stress Analysis, Mechanics of Solids, Elasticity, Fracture Mechanics, Strength of Material, Body Force Method, Finite Element Method, Nemerical Analysis. He has published numerous papers and books, and got the Award for the Best Presentation in Asian Conference on Engineering Education in 2014, JSMS Award for Academic Contribution, The Japan Society of Meterial Science in 2010, Sokeizai Industry Technology Award, The Materials Process Technology Center in 2010. He was a Fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2012 and 2015. Prof. Noda also actively participated in many conferences and symposia.

Speech title: Anti-Loosening Performance and Fatigue Life Improvement for Bolt-Nut Connections Having Slight Pitch Difference

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