Keynote Speaker 1 (confirmed)
Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, NTNU Norway
Nuria Espallargas (1979) is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. She has
Her main motivation in research is about to perform basic research to understand degradation phenomena that
Surface engineering is the key to add functionality to surfaces and therefore finding new solutions to materials problems by controlling their surface chemistry is the ultimate goal of my research. In addition, understanding the mechanisms at the nano, micro and macro scale is crucial to solve materials degradation therefore the other goal of my research is to perform testing across scales to design and optimise surface solutions.
Keynote Speaker 2 (confirmed)
Professor at the Division of Human Mechanical System and Design
Control Deformation Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering
Hokkaido University, Japan
Katsuhiko Sasaki hold doctoral degree from Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, in 1989 and had been working in Hokkaido University since 1997 as Associate Professor. He was promoted as Full Professor in 2009. His research covers Visco-Elastic and Plastic Deformation of Bio and Electronic Materials, Thermal Stress, Stent Materials Deformation, Thermal and Mechanical Deformation of Electronic Packaging, and Structural Analysis
Keynote Speaker 3 (confirmed)
Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Website: http://www.me.ncku.edu.tw/enus/content/torbj%C3%B6rn-nordling
Principal Investigator and leader of my research group focused on Network inference and Feature selection with applications in Identification of Gene regulatory networks and Biomarker discovery. Responsible for course planning, teaching, and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate students at the
Department of Mechanical Engineering.