Distinguished and Invited Speakers

ICEIM 2018 Keynote&Plenary Speakers


Prof. Takahiro Ohashi

Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Kokushikan University, Japan

Biography: Prof. Takahiro Ohashi is Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at Kokushikan University. Prof. Takahiro Ohashi is one of the representative delegate of Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity from April 2016 to now. Also, he is the board of trustees of Aluminum Forging Association in Japan. Prof. Takahiro Ohashi experienced in directing a national research project for a new die structure of Ministry of Economy, Trading and Industry (METI), as well as experienced in directing 3 research teams of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Meanwhile, Prof. Takahiro Ohashi gained the Best Paper Award in ICAMEM2016 at April 2016, and won the Second Paper Award in ICMEA2016 at September.


Prof. Hisaki Watari

Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Biography: Hisaki Watari has received his PhD in Mechanical System Engineering, from Gunma University, Japan in 2006. He has been researching into properties of magnesium alloy by rapid cooling by using twin roll casting in these fifteen years in Gunma University and Oyama National Colleague of Technology in Japan, in UMIST in the UK. He is now the chair of the Japan Association of Aluminum Forging Technology. He has published more than 130 papers in journals and conducting works relating metal forming of light metals, such as aluminum and magnesium alloys. 


Prof. Muhammad Yahaya

Emeritus Professor in School of Applied Physics, UKM Malaysia, Malaysia 

Biography: Dr Muhammad Yahaya is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Universiti Kebangsaan. Dr Muhammad Received his Ph.D at Monash University in 1979 and Drs from ITB, Indonesia in 1973. Dr Muhammad has 35 years of teaching and research experience with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia , Brown University, USA, Monash University, Australia. He was appointed Head of Physics Department (74-79), Deputy Dean, Center of Postgraduate studies (1994-1999), Director, Research Management Centre, (1999-02) Director, Centre of Academic Advancement, (02-07). Dr Muhammad maintains a diverse research interest including thin films, electronic property of metals, solar energy and computer in physics communication. Dr Muhammad holds membership to various organizations and institutions. He is actively involved in Physics and Science Terminology, Writing Malay language Text book in Physics. Dr Muhammad is currently a member of editorial board, UKM. He was a former president of Malaysian Solid State Science and Technology (1991-2012), Fellow Malaysian Institute of Physics, member IEEE and member Malaysia Materials Science. Dr. Muhammad has received many awards for his academic and professional excellence. He received commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship plan to pursue his Ph.D (1975) DAAD -German Fellowship (1984), Fullbright fellowship (1984-1985), JSPS Fellowship and Associate member of ICTP,Italy, Fellow, Academy Science Malaysia (2006-now), KMN (1995) Anugerah KMN (1995),Tokoh Ilmuan MABBIM (1997),Award, Recognition of Service UKM (1999),ANS- Negeri Sembilan (2004), Award 'Prominent Physics Figure-UPM (2005)-100 years world year of physics, DSPN (Dato' Penang (2007).

Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Biography: Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan focus on the field of specialization is Mechanics of Materials based on his PhD in that area from Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, England (1994). That educational experience with his MSc in Welding and Adhesive Bonding of Engineering Materials from Brunel University, London (1986) and BSc in Physics (1984) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia allow him to retool himself to fit into Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) priority area of Materials and Manufacturing when he joined this university in 2001. Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan attended a 6 months scientist exchange program (post doc) under Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS/VCC) in 1999 at Wood Physics Laboratory, Kyoto University and obtained a good experience working with wood physics. From 9-31 March 2003, Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan went to Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan (under Japanese Society for Promotion of Sciences-JSPS) to study The Application of Acoustic Emission Monitoring to Forest Product Research. From 7 May-7 Jun 2007, Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan work with Collaboration on Dynamics, Materials and Machining GeM Laboratory, Ecole Central Nantes (ECN), Nantes France. From 1 august-31 october 2012, he worked on gamelan in Physics Laboratory, Loughborough University.

Prof. Yong-Shin Lee

Kookmin University, Korea


Biography: Prof. Yong-Shin Lee received his BS from Seoul National University in Korea, MS from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Engineering (KAIST) in Korea, and Ph. D. from Cornell University in the United States of America. He worked at Samsung Engineering Co., and Korea Institute of Science and Engineering (KIST), before he joined the School of Mechanical Engineering, Kookmin University in 1992. Since then, he served as a Dean in the College of Engineering, as a Dean in the Graduate School of Engineering, Kookmin University. He also served as a President of Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity (KSTP). He has been working on the process design for metal forming such as rolling, extrusion/drawing, forging, and so forth. The specialty in his process model is the incorporation of micro structural developments such as texture development and damage evolution. He also developed a damage evolution model, a new penalty contact model, a new diffusion bonding model in terms of temperature and plastic work dissipation, and a constitutive relation for powder metallurgy.


Prof Hajime Hirao

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Biography: Dr. Hajime Hirao received his BEng and MEng degrees from Kyoto University and his PhD from The University of Tokyo. He underwent his postdoc training at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Emory University, and Kyoto University. Prior to that, he worked for three years on computer-assisted drug design at the Novartis institute in Japan. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he worked as faculty at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Over the years, he has been interested in computational and theoretical aspects of chemistry, especially chemical reactions. One of the major goals of his research is to figure out how difficult chemical transformations can be achieved using simple catalytic platforms built from earth-abundant elements.

Dr. Hirao
's research applies quantum chemistry, multiscale models, and many other computational chemistry techniques to a variety of complex molecular systems of practical importance such as transition-metal catalysts, metalloenzymes, drugs/drug targets, porous materials, and nanomaterials. Using computational approaches and often with experimental collaborators, his group seeks to derive key insights into chemical reaction mechanisms and bonding patterns of complex molecules, with the ultimate aim of designing new functional molecules and materials. He is also interested in developing new concepts and computational methods that may enhance our understanding of chemistry or improve the efficiency of computational analyses.


Prof. D. S. Robinson Smart

 Karunya University, India

Biography: Dr. D.S.Robinson Smart is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering department in the Karunya University , India. He received his Bachelor of engineering, Master of Engineering and Doctorate from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. He has 26 years of teaching experience to his credit and has more than 15 years of experience in administration. He has guided more than 100 Under Graduate and Post Graduate projects. In addition to his long teaching experience, he has published more than 50 paperss in the reputed journals and conferences. At present, he is guiding eight Ph.D Scholars. His main research areas are composite materials and abrasive jet machining. He has also specialized in research works in the area of CFD, Fluid mixing, Lean Manufacturing, Ergonomics of farming equipments and Composite materials for offshore & marine applications. He is a member in professional bodies such as ISTE, SAE, ISAMPE and IACSIT.

He is serving as a member of Doctoral committee in more than 20 committees and reviewer for four reputed international journals. He has served in advisory committees of many International Conferences and also organized many technical events. During July 2007, he received the Certificate of Merit awarded in recognition of his dedication and commitment in discharging the duties at Karunya University. During the year 2016, he received a Long Service Awardfor his distinguished and dedicated service to the Institution.