ICCE-26 Keynotes




    Monday July 16, 2018 KEYNOTES LECTURES


    Production Of Conductive Hybrid Nanocomposites And Fibre Yarns

    Debes Bhattacharyya (U. Auckland, New Zealand)

    Long Fiber Thermoplastic-Based Carbon Fiber /Acryronitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Composites: Effect of LFT And ABS Variables on the Composite Properties

    Donghwan Cho (Kumoh Nat. Inst.Tech., Gyeongbuk, S. Korea)

    Petrogel Technology for Oil Spill Recovery and Cleanup

    T. C. Mike Chung (Pennsylvania State U.)

    Development Of Smart Composite Materials For Offshore Wind Applications

    Monssef Drissi Habti (IFSTTAR, France)

    Status and Prospects of Tough Structural Fibers

    Yuris Dzenis (U. Nebraska-Lincoln)

    Development, Prospect and Challeneges of Construction Materials using Nano-engineering Concept

    Denvid Lau (City U. Hong Kong, China)

    Earth-Abundant Oxides For Energy Harvesting

    Na Lu (Purdue U., West Lafayette, IN)

    Durable Pultruded Composites: a Myth or Reality?

    Ayman Mosallam (UC Irvine, Calif.)

    Innovative Structures Enabled by Filament-Wound FRP Tubes

    Jin-Guang Teng (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China)

    Clean Energy from Seawater

    Lionel Vayssieres (Xian, China)

    Literally Big Nano: Nanocomposites and Hierarchical Nanoengineered Advanced Composites for Enhanced Mechanical and Multifunctional Performance

    Brian L. Wardle (MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

    Metal, Oxide And Metal-Oxide Composite Nanophase Sponges From Solution

    Gunnar Westin (U. Upsalla, Sweden)

    Ionic Conduction In Semiconductors And Heterostructure Composites For Next Generation Energy Devices

    Bin Zhu (KTH, Sweden and Hubei U., Wuhan, China)



    Debes Bhattacharyya is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and has been the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials at the University of Auckland since 2004. In 2016, he was felicitated as the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Professor by SRM University in Chennai, India. He also held an Adjunct Professor position at Washington State University, Pullman, USA (2011-17). Professor Bhattacharyya was the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department from 1999 to early 2005. His research interests include the mechanics and manufacturing of composite materials. He has held visiting positions at various universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and the US, and has been given a number of international awards. He has delivered > 65 keynote/plenary/invited lectures at international conferences. He is currently the Editor and Associate Editor of three international journals and has served/is serving on the Editorial Advisory Boards of several journals. Prof. Bhattacharyya has more than 450 scientific/technical publications including several edited/authored books and a number of book chapters. He has successfully implemented several international patents. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, NZ and a Distinguished Fellow of EngNZ. For his international academic achievements he was awarded an honorary ‘Doctor of Engineering’ (honoris causa) by the University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 2012. In the same year he was awarded by EngNZ the Supreme Technical (John Cranko) Award for his professional contributions. He is a member of the Executive Council and past President of the Asian-Australasian Association of Composite Materials. He has been involved in the supervision of more than 60 PhD candidates and has overseen 22 postdoctoral fellows/research associates. He has served as the Reviewer/Assessor for more than 35 international journals and organisations in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Hong Kong, Poland, Singapore & NZ. He is involved as an international expert with Brain Korea 21+ program in advanced/nano-materials area (2014-19). For his overall achievements he has received several awards including two gold medals at the House of Lords, London, UK and Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., USA.





    Donghwan Cho is full professor of Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Korea. He received a B.S. degree at the Department of Polymer Science and Technology, Inha University, Korea in 1984 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Department of Polymer Science in the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He continued his work at the University of Akron as a postdoctoral fellow until 1991. Then, He returned to Korea and joined the Composite Research Lab, Agency for Defense Development (ADD), Korea, as senior research scientist. At the ADD, his work focused on carbon-carbon composites and carbon fiber/phenolic composites for high temperature applications. Three years later, he joined the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Kumoh National Institute of Technology as assistant professor. Professor Cho has now been teaching and doing research for 25 years. During that time, he also worked, as visiting professor, with Professor L. T. Drzal at the Composite Materials and Structures Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, in 1998, 2009 and 2010, respectively. His research areas are mostly related with fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites focusing on carbon fiber-reinforced thermosetting/thermoplastic composites and natural fiber-reinforced composites. Specifically, he is interested in composite interface/interphase, mechanical, thermal and interfacial properties, matrix resin curing, fiber surface modification/treatment, extrusion, injection molding, long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) processing, performance of CFRP and biocomposites and composite property improvement with carbon nanoparticles (carbon nanotubes, graphite nanoplatelets). He has now been serving as an editorial board of Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. He was a co-editor of "Carbon Letters” SCI journal. He served as President of the Korean Carbon Society for the last two years of 2015-2016 and also as a Vice President of the Polymer Society of Korea in 2017. He published about 190 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented about 540 conference papers and abstracts at international and domestic conferences. Also, Professor Cho holds about 30 patents as mostly principal founders and has given about 90 invited talks in conferences, universities, research institutes and companies.



    Dr. T. C. Mike Chung is a professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Chung Yuan University (Taiwan) in 1976. In 1979, he came to the US for his graduate study in the Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania. After finishing his Ph.D work in 1982 on conducting polymers with Professor A. J. MacDiarmid (Nobel Laureate), he spent two years as a Research Associate at the Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids with Professor Alan J. Heeger (Nobel Laureate), University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1984, he moved to Exxon Co., Cooperate Research to study the synthesis of functional polyolefin polymers. In 1989, he joined the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University, as an associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In 1992, he was promoted to Full Professor. Professor Chung has more than 30 years’ experience in polyolefin research in both industrial and academic laboratories. In the eighties, he pioneered the research in synthesis of functional polyolefin using the combination of single-site metallocene catalysts and designed comonomers and chain transfer agents. In the past decade, he has been focusing on new functional polyolefin materials for energy storage and green environment applications. He has published 2 books, 235 papers, and 45 US and 10 international patents in polyolefin technology area. 





    Monssef DRISSI-HABTI is Research Professor at The French Institute for Transports (IFSTTAR) and is the Director of Durability of Intelligent Composite Structures Consortium, GIS DURSI, which is a consortium of researchers and engineers in charge of developing structures that are based on smart materials. Monssef DRISSI-HABTI holds a PhD thesis (1994) and the title of Research Professor (HDR) since 1999 both on the field of thermo-mechanical behavior of ceramic composite materials for aeronautical and aerospace applications. He worked in Japan from 1995 to 1999 as visiting researcher in NIRI Nagoya and Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, while being a member of Science and Technology Club of the French Embassy in Japan. He then worked until 2003 at Brown University of Engineering, RI USA. The experience of Monssef DRISSI-HABTI includes the development of ceramic matrix composites for thermal protection of space-crafts. He has worked in both space programs HERMES (European Space Program) and NIPPON HOPE (Japan Space Program). His experience also includes the thermo-mechanical behavior of smart composite materials. In The United States, he worked on super-alloys and thermal protection materials for nuclear applications, in collaboration with the Research Centre Norton - St Gobain (Northboroo, MA, USA). His current research is mainly focusing on the development of structures and infrastructures that are based on smart composite materials in offshore wind-energy generation, transports, smart cities and safety-security of critical infrastructures. More heuristically, His research develops multi-scale modeling (from nano to macro) and appropriate choice of composites (and/or multi-materials), sensors and structural health monitoring techniques that include nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, as well.Monssef Drissi is also developing research on multi-modal transport nfrastructure, particularly for autonomous and connected vehicles (CAV). He is particularly interested in the bijective relations between the user, the vehicle and the transport infrastructure (roads, highways, railway lines, etc.). In this respect and in addition to multiple instrumentation by various sensors, massive data processing is at the center of its concerns through the use of IoT, blockchains and bigdata. Monssef DRISSI-HABTI is PI of some research programs on smart composites both in France and in Europe, as well. Author of about 70 scientific papers in scientific journals with referees and sixty articles in conference proceedings, he published two special issues, one in 1998 on Advanced Materials in Japan, the other in 2001 on materials for aeronautical and aerospace applications in Japan, too.




    Dr. Yuris Dzenis is a McBroom Professor of Engineering at UNL. He has earned his PhD in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, PhD in Physics and Mechanics of Polymers from Latvian Academy of Sciences, and MS in Physics (Electrodynamics of Continua) from Latvian University. His research interests are in design, manufacturing, modeling, and characterization of advanced nanomaterials, composites, and structures. Prof. Dzenis has developed and studied a number of unusual advanced materials including composites with aggregating and hollow inclusions, particulate/fiber hybrids, ultra-high-performance continuous polymer, carbon, and ceramic nanofibers, hierarchical nano/micro composites, and mechanically biomimetic soft non-linear vascular grafts. He has introduced and developed several nanomanufacturing and hybrid manufacturing technologies to produce advanced nanomaterials. He has introduced a concept of nanoreinforcement of interfaces in the current advanced composites, such as carbon-epoxy, and pioneered development of cost-effective delamination resistant nanomodified structural composites. Most recent advances included the discovery and explanation of simultaneously high strength and toughness of ultrafine continuous nanofibers. He is currently involved in the development of manufacturing processes and applications for several multifunctional nanofibers, in collaboration with colleagues from various disciplines. Dr. Dzenis currently serves as a vice-chair of the NDPD Division of ASME and is associate editor of the ASME Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems and Frontiers in Materials: Polymeric and Composite Materials. Research from Dzenis group was featured on the covers by ACS Nano, Nature (The Year in Science special issue), Advanced Functional Materials, Polymer, and highlighted by the National Science Foundation.




    Denvid Lau obtained his Bachelor degree with first class honors and Master degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2004 and 2006 respectively, and got his second Master degree from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009. He then received his Ph.D. in the field of structures and materials from MIT in 2012. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) as an assistant professor in August 2012, he worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT. Currently, he is an associate professor with tenure at CityU. Denvid Lau got various awards and scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies including the Croucher Foundation Scholarship (2006-2009) and the Marvin E. Goody Award (2007). He was named as one of the Harvey Fellows in 2011. His research focuses on the multiscale modeling of organic-inorganic system, moisture-induced debonding, durability of concrete-epoxy system and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in structural rehabilitation. To date, Denvid Lau has attracted over HK$10 million fund in total for research and teaching development. He is currently the editorial board member of several international journals including Composites Part B: Engineering, which ranks top 5% in Engineering Multidisciplinary category in ISI. He has published more than 80 referred journal and conference articles and has delivered more than 25 invited talks around the world. Recently, Denvid Lau has been nominated and selected as a Founding Member of the Young Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (YASHK), and has received one of The President's Awards from CityU, in recognition of his remarkable academic achievement. In addition, Denvid Lau has received the Certificate of Merit for the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Young Engineer Award 2018 in appreciation of his effort and dedication to the engineering profession, and the Commendation Merit Award - R&D Award of Structural Excellence Award 2018, which is presented by the HKIE (Structural Division). 




    Luna Lu is an associate professor of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and a faculty-in-residence in Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University. She brings together civil engineering, materials engineering and electrical engineering with the focus on the discovery of functional nanomaterials with tunable properties (mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical). By exploring novel materials’ properties, Prof. Lu has made many important original contributions to a broad range of scientific discovery and technology innovations, including thermoelectric nanomaterials for waste heat recovery, piezoelectric nanomaterials for energy harvesting and sensing, multifunctional building and construction materials, and non-destructive testing methods for civil infrastructure. Prof. Lu is the founder and director of SMARTLab at Purdue University, and the co-founder and Chief Scientist of CetoTech Inc.

    Dr. Lu has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications; 1 book, 4 book chapters, 1 patent and 5 provisional patents. She has given numerous keynote and invited and contributed talks at top research conferences, including Material Research Society (MRS), The Mineral, Metals and Materials (TMS), SPIE Photonic West and International Conference on Composites/Nano-engineering, etc. Her research work has been featured in national and regional media. She has won several scientific awards, including the most prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. Her work is funded by various funding sources including federal agencies (NSF, DOE, DARPA etc) and multiple private companies. She has also founded several spin-off companies with the technologies invented at her research lab.