Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker 1 (confirmed)

Nuria Espallargas
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 a MSc in Chemistry from University of Barcelona (Spain) and a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from the same university. She is also the NTNU leader of the Gemini Centre “Tribology” since 2011.

Her main motivation in research is about to perform basic research to understand degradation phenomena that starts on metal surfaces exposed to aggressive chemical environment. Under these conditions metals are typically covered by oxides, which greatly affect wear and friction. The focus is to understand the degradation phenomena of materials exposed to chemo-mechanical effects.

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)

Katsuhiko Sasaki
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)

Torbjörn Nordling
Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Website:

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.

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