8th International Conference on Nano and Materials Science
January 17-20, 2020 | Seattle, WA, USA
ICNMS2020 Keynote Speakers
Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of forty years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), Neuro-Computing, Control Theory and Systems, and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 journal and refereed conference publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide in over fifty countries. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow eighteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.
Prof. Steven Y. Liang
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Steven Y. Liang holds a 1987 Ph.D.
in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, and was
Georgia Tech’s founding Director of Precision Machining Research Consortium
and Director of Manufacturing Education Program and has been Morris M.
Bryan, Jr. Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems. From 2008 to 2011,
Dr. Liang served as Chief Technical Officer, Vice President, and then
President of Walsin Lihwa Corp., a publicly-traded manufacturing entity with
over USD6 billions of yearly revenue. Dr. Liang's technical interests lie in
advanced manufacturing, precision engineering, and materials-centric
production, and in these areas he has supervised over 80 post-doctoral
studies, Ph.D. dissertations, and M.S. theses and has authored in excess of
400 book chapters, archival journal papers, and professional conference
articles. He has delivered more than 60 keynotes and invited seminars at
industries, peer institutions, and conferences in over 20 countries on
manufacturing science and technology. Dr. Liang served as President of North
American Manufacturing Research Institution and Chair of Manufacturing
Engineering Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI)
and Editor of International Journal of Precision Engineering and
Manufacturing (Springer). Dr. Liang is the recipient of Robert B. Douglas
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award of SME, Ralph R. Teetor
Education Award of SAE, Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award of ASME, Milton
C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal of ASME, etc. Dr. Liang is a fellow of
both ASME and SME.