Editor-in-chief / Coordinator: Daniela-Doina Cioboată, PhD, Eng.
Daniela Doina Cioboată, PhD, Eng. is the head of the Mechatronic of Intelligent Measurements Laboratory – MMI 2 at the National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique – INCDMTM Bucharest. She received her PhD degree in mechatronic engineering from ¨Politehnica¨ University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, in 2013.
Her research activities are focused on: mechatronic measurement technologies; mechatronic equipment and systems for the automotive industry; monitoring and vibro-acoustic diagnostics of machine tools, motors, pumps; control of dynamic processes in real time; industrial automation. She is a former reviewer of scientific manuscripts for the ‘’Mechatronics’’ Journal that used to be included in the Elsevier Editorial System (EES).
She is an author, or a co-author of two books and more than 45 scientific papers, published in the Proceedings of National and International Conferences and International Journals.
Mrs. Cioboată has implemented and coordinated over 35 research projects funded by National and European funds. She has also participated in several privately-funded research and development projects, for companies in the automation and automotive sectors.
Honorary Editor-in-chief: Professor Ion Stiharu, PhD, PEO, FASME, FCSME – CONCAVE Research Centre
Professor Ion Stiharu, PhD, PEO, FASME, FCSME – CONCAVE Research Centre (Concordia University Center for Advanced Vehicle Engineering), CANADA – Honorary Editor-in-chief
Professor Stiharu obtained his PhD degree from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 1989. He joined the faculty of engineering at Concordia University in January 1992 where he had the opportunity to be part in the start-up team of Microsystems (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) at the very early beginnings of this initiative in Concordia University, which now, became an established engineering. From 2000 to 2018 he was the director of the CONCAVE Research Centre (Concordia University Center for Advanced Vehicle Engineering) where he managed the personnel of the centre towards securing research contracts and grants. He was elected in 2002 and 2004 as Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and respectively, the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering. He was one of the co-founders of the MEMS group associated to the Canadian Microelectronic Corporation. He is part of the editorial team of Micromachining where he organized six special issue on microfluidics and applications of MEMS to the Aerospace. His interest focuses on microsensors, sensing and complex microsystems which perform multiple tasks, subjects which constitute his main direction of research. His interest ranged from sensors for automotive industry – a major beneficiary of the MEMS research to bio-engineering applications. He was part of team which developed bio-medical platforms which identified cancer cells, separated from the other cells in treated blood samples and develop MEMS fabrication platforms for liposomes of controlled size, create and enhance platforms for production of artificial cellular vesicle. He authored and co-authored over 300 journal and conference publications and contributed with chapters to the Encyclopedia of MEMS (Academic press, 2000) and with chapters in specialized books on Mathematics for Engineering.
He is a reviewer of funding applications to the NSERC (Can), EPSRC(UK), UEFISCDI(ROM), etc.
He supervised and co-supervised 29 PhD students out of whom 19 fill academic positions in universities world-wide. He also supervised and co-supervised over 50 Master of Applied Science students.
He contributed to ideas which were reported in the open literature such that he published more than 300 journal and conference works. He is the organized of few international conferences and he was the organizer of few meetings of experts in MEMS in meetings on MEMS related subjects.
José Machado received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering – Automation, from University of Minho, Portugal (and, in simultaneous, from Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France) in 2006.
He is an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering department of University of Minho. He has authored, or co-authored, more than 150 refereed journal and conference proceeding papers. He has coordinated – and participated as collaborator – in several Research Projects on Mechatronics and Automation domains and his main interests are related with mechatronic design, design of medical devices and design and analysis of dependable controllers for obtaining dependable mechatronic systems. He is a member of IEEE and a member of IFAC.
1. Robotics and Automation
Pierluigi Rea got in 2002 the Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, at the same university he got the Ph.D. Degree in Civil and Mechanical Engineering in 2007. In 2014, he got the Italian National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in the field of Mechanics of Machines.
He has been Professor by Contract at the University “Guglielmo Marconi” in Rome for the course of Bioengineering for the years from 2008 to 2011. From 2010 to 2013 he was an Assistant Professor by contract at the University of Cassino for the Mechanical Design disciplines. Since 2002 he participated at several public and private research projects, with leaders of companies in automation and automotive sectors. From 2007 to 2010 he has been Assistant Researcher at the University of Cassino for the development of research activity regarding the Design and Experimentation of electro-pneumatic servo-systems for the actuation of robotic devices. Currently, he is Assistant Researcher for the courses of Mechanics of Machines, Design of Mechanisms, Mechanics of Actuation and Fluid Automation. His research interests regard topics on Mechatronics and Mechanical Design, Analysis and Synthesis of Mechanisms, Robotics and Fluid Automation. He is author and/or co-author of more than 70 scientific papers, published in Proc. of National and International Conferences and International Journals.
Ciprian Ion Rizescu – is an Associate professor at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Mechatronics and Precision Mechanics Dept. PhD degree in the field of Precision Mechanics, 1997, Bucharest, Romania, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.
1996 Tempus Grant 3 months at Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Meccanica;
1999 SOCRATES Grant, 2 weeks at Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Meccanica;
Member of professional associations: Romanian Association for Machine Theory and Mechanisms, (ARoTMM), Romanian Society for Robotics, (SRR), The International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE);
Professor Adrian Olaru has graduated from ¨Politehnica¨ University of Bucharest, Faculty of Machines and Manufacturing Systems, Romania.
From 1974 to 1990 he worked as a designing engineer with “Optica Romana” Enterprise, also being an associate assistant at the Faculty of Machine-Building Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. In 1990, he became an appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Technological Systems Engineering and Management, in the Machine-Tools Department. Currently, since 1998 he has been a full professor and he teaches the following courses: Industrial Robots Dynamics, LabVIEW application in modelling and simulation of the dynamic behaviour of robots, servosystems and components, analyse and syntheses of electrohydraulic servosystems for industrial robots, personal and social robots and vibration of the virtual prototypes of industrial robots. He has been a doctor since 1989.
Associate Professor Alexander Skvorchevsky (ORCID 0000-0002-4572-7305) reserved a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Hydraulic and Pneumatic Machines at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” in 2005. In 2008 he received a degree of Candidate of Engineering Science (PhD) in Armament and Military Equipment. His PhD thesis was related to scientific basements of the creation of electrohydraulic mechatronics systems for armored vehicles. In 2008, Alexander Skvorchevsky began his academic career at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” where he was an assistant professor, senior lecturer and associate professor. In 2022, he launched his startup “Research Center of Robotics, Mechatronics and Production Informatization” whose main mission is making heavy-duty machines more energy-efficient and receptive to digitalization at all stages of their life cycles. Alexander Skvorchevsky is the author of more than 70 scientific publications, including 5 patents for inventions. His research interests include Hydraulic, Electrohydraulic and Pneumatic Systems; Fluid Mechanics; Mechatronics; Autonomous systems; Robotics; Industrial Automation; Control Engineering; Operational research (Optimization); Data science; Implementation of the Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support (CALS) concept in the industry of the countries of the Baltic-Black Sea region.
2. Measurement Systems and Image Processing
Dr. Sahin Yildirim has received the MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 from Erciyes University, Turkey. He has received his PhD degree in 1998 from Cardiff University. He was established Mechatronic Engineering Department in 2005, Kayseri, Turkey. He is head of the Mechatronic Engineering Department. He is lecturing the control theory, robotics, neural network applications in engineering at Erciyes University, Turkey. He has been supervised some national and international projects such as nurse robot design and control, active vehicle system design and control, 2 legged walking robot control. He has been reviewed more than 100 papers. He is also author of more than 140 journal and conference papers. He is currently supervising more than 30 PhD and M.Sc. students. His research area is consisted of neural network, control theory and applications, mobile and industrial robots, vehicle Dynamics and control.
Prof. Luciana Cristea is a professor with University «TRANSILVANIA» of Brasov who graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics, Department of Precision Mechanics, in 1988. Over the course of time, she has held several research and teaching positions, of which are the following: trainee engineer, project engineer, scientific researcher, research engineer, head of works, associate professor and a professor with University «TRANSILVANIA» of Brasov.
Skills and areas of expertise: control technologies and systems; optimization of feed devices, transport and dosing systems used in the construction of control machines; structural improvement of dimensional and automated commercial control systems.
3. Modelling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems and Manufacturing Processes
Professor Yevheniia Basova (ORCID 0000-0002-8549-4788), Candidate of Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Metal-Cutting Machines of the Institute of Education and Science in Mechanical Engineering and Transport of the National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute», Kharkiv, Ukraine. She received a Ph.D. degree in “Technology of Mechanical Engineering” at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kharkiv, Ukraine, in 2014.
Professor Maohua Xiao (ORCID 0000-0001-5213-1035), is a professor and doctoral supervisor at the College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University. He received his Ph.D. from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2010. He has been selected in Jiangsu Province Youth Science and Technology Talent Promotion Project, Jiangsu Province “Six talent peaks” and other talent programs. He is currently the Deputy director of the Institute of Mechanical Transmission Technology of Nanjing Agricultural University, the Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Agricultural Machinery Power and Farming Machinery Reliability Technology of China Machinery Industry, and the Secretary General of Jiangsu Province Tractor Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance. He is also a member of National Tractor Standardization Technical Committee, Vice Chairman of Youth Working Committee of Chinese Society of Agricultural Machinery, and member of Jiangsu Intelligent Agriculture Research Society. He has been engaged in research on modern design theory and method of agricultural machinery and health maintenance of high-end agricultural machinery equipment for a long time. He has presided over more than 10 national and provincial research projects and published more than 70 papers, nearly 50 of which have been included in SCI/EI. It has obtained more than 60 authorized patents (among which 11 are the first authorized invention patents) and more than 30 software Copyrights, among which two patents have been successfully transformed and applied. He has won 8 provincial and ministerial awards, including the first prize of China Agricultural Machinery Science and Technology Award, the second prize of China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Progress Award, and the third prize of Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Progress Award.
Associate Professor Umidjon Mardonov (ORCID 0000-0003-3327-1846) – Tashkent State Technical University named after Islam Karimov, Tashkent, Uzbekistan received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering (mechanical and physical-technical processing technologies. Machine tools and metal cutting tools) from Tashkent State Technical University, Uzbekistan in 2022.
He is an Associate Professor at Technology of Mechanical Engineering department of Tashkent State Technical University.
His Main Scientific Research fields are: Metal cutting process, Mechanical engineering technology, Machining and Manufacturing processes, Metal cutting tools, Cutting fluids.
Yevgen Tsegelnyk is an Associate Professor at the Department of Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies of the O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv (Ukraine). He received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” (Ukraine) in 2010. He has more than 15 years of international experience in research and development. He had an international traineeship as Post Doctorate at the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic) in 2014. His research interests cover innovation technologies, including the methods of manufacturing for the digital industry, processing with intense energy fluxes (technologies using plasma, laser, and detonation sources), additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies, and applied computing techniques.
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Professor Paulo Eigi Miyagi received his B.Eng. from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1982, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1985 and 1989 respectively. He received his D.Sc. degree (Livre-Docencia) from the University of Sao Paulo in 1994. Since 1997, he has been a Full Professor at University of Sao Paulo where he was Head of Department, Coordinator of Postgraduate Program and Chairman of the Postgraduate Committee. He is a senior member of IEEE, ABCM, and member of SBA, SBPN. He was Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. He was also, member of the Board of Directors of ABCM, SBA and SBPN. He is the author of the book “Programmable Control”, published by Editora Edgard Blucher and co-author of the books “Modeling and Analysis of Hybrid Supervisory Systems” published by Springer Verlag and “Fault Tolerance in Manufacturing Systems: Applying Petri Nets” published by VDM Verlag. He works in the area of Mechatronics Engineering, with emphasis on Systems Automation and has carried out research and developments on discrete event system, manufacturing system, industrial automation, robot programming and control systems design.
Dr. Dacian Roman is a distinguished authority in mechanical engineering, automation, and mechatronics. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from Concordia University in Montreal in 2013. With a diverse background encompassing academia and industry, he brings a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of the cutting-edge developments in these fields. Throughout his career, he has successfully overseen a wide array of projects, demonstrating expertise in both scientific and industrial realms. His interests and expertise extends across various domains, including mechanical design, rapid prototyping (utilizing 3D printing and microfluidics), automation and instrumentation, Internet of Things (IoT), and FEA multiphysics analysis. This technical prowess is reinforced by a solid grounding in theoretical principles.
Dr. Patrick Hendrick is a Professor in Belgium at ULB in Brussels and KULeuven at the Faculty of Engineering. He is a specialist in aircraft and rotorcraft propulsion, energy storage and hydrogen and a leader of a large research team (20+) on these topics. He is also a National Representative of Belgium in organizations as ISABE, EUCASS or EERA.
Dr Chi Hieu Le is currently the Associate Professor at University of Greenwich, United Kingdom (UK). He graduated from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST, Vietnam), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and University of Greenwich (UK) respectively in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Higher Education. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), and a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK. Before working for University of Greenwich, he had been working for HUST and Cardiff University (UK) as a lecturer and a senior research fellow.
Dr Chi Hieu Le has been actively working in Higher Education (Learning, Teaching and Assessment), Research & Technology Development (R&D), Technology Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, especially in Innovative Product Development, Emerging Design and Manufacturing Technologies (3D Modelling, CAD/CAM/CNC, Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing, Micro-Nano Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0), Robotics & Automations (Industrial and Collaborative Robots, AGVs, IoT, Smart Technologies), Engineering Management (Process Improvement, Decision Making, Optimisation, Supply Chain 4.0), and Biomedical Engineering (Medial Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, 2D/3D Medical Image Processing, Personalised Implants, Telehealth, In-Home Healthcare, Biomedical Hi-Tech Products & Services). He has been successfully implemented at least 150 R&D and commercial projects for companies in the UK, Europe, Vietnam and Japan, with more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Dr Chi Hieu Le is a member of advisory boards and scientific committees for high-tech start-ups and companies, industrial hi-tech development zones and corporations, with active engagements in University-Industry links in the UK, EU, USA and ASEAN. He was/has been a project evaluator for funding organisations such as for Vingroup Innovation Foundation – VINIF (Vietnam), Hongkong Research Grant Council (Hongkong, China), Wellcome Trust (UK), The Royal Society (UK: Global Challenges Research Fund, University Research Fellowships), Welsh Assembly Government (Wales, UK), Sêr Cymru – Welsh Government Office for Science (Wales, UK), NIHR – Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme (Department of Health, National Institute for Health Research – NIHR, UK), and British Council (UK). He annually serves as a visiting professor and an invited speaker at Higher Education Institutions in Vietnam, Thailand, China and Europe.
Dr Chi Hieu Le is a co-founder of the Vietnam-UK Network of Higher Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (www.vuheie.org), which has been successfully secured at least 5 million USD of the external funding for R&D and Higher Education activities, with the active engagements and networking among scientists, researchers and experts from Vietnam, ASEAN and the UK, as well as the sustainable and fruitful University-Business collaborations of big impacts in terms of science, technologies and sustainability, especially for developing countries.
Professor Adam Ekielski (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1721-158X), is an Associate Professor at Department of Production Engineering, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). He graduated in Mechatronic Faculty at Warsawa University of Technology and PhD and habilitation has been obtained in Mechanical Engineering from Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He has more than 25 years of international experience in research and development. For many years, he cooperated with the R&D departments of many Polish factories in the food industry, improving and developing new production systems. The effects of the work were awarded with 2 main prizes and distinctions at national and international innovation competitions. His work in recent years has been related to research on the design properties of biodegradable smart materials and biodegradable sensors. He is the co-creator of one of the methods for obtaining lignin nanoparticles used to build biosensors. His work in recent years has been related to research on the design properties of biodegradable smart materials and biodegradable sensors used for industry processes.
Dr. Eng. Tomasz Żelaziński (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2912-2303) is an assistant professor at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. His interests include the following areas: agricultural engineering, mechanical engineering and materials engineering. He is a specialist in the field of extrusion of plant products for the food and feed industry. He also conducts research on the possibilities of using by-products from agri-food processing for the production of utility biodegradable plastics. During his career, he has participated in many international scientific conferences and is the author of over 100 scientific publications. He also participated in several research projects. Keywords resulting from scientific interests: extrusion process, extruders, biocomposites, polymers, physico-chemical parameters, mechanical strength, image analysis, surface morphology, internal structure, operation of agricultural and food machines.
4. Electronics and Cyber-Physical Systems
Changqing Shen received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in instrument science and technology from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2009 and 2014, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in systems engineering and engineering management from the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2014. He is currently Professor with the School of Rail Transportation, Soochow University, Suzhou, China. His research interests include mechanical signal processing and machine learning-based fault diagnosis.
Géza Husi, habil., PhD, is the vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics, an associate professor, a mechanical engineer (MSc, Technical University of Heavy Industry), mechatronics engineer (MSc, University of Oradea), a computer design engineer (MSc, University of Miskolc). He holds a PhD degree (Military Engineering Science, Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University). He has several years of industrial engineering experience: GE Hungary Kft. His main research areas are building mechatronics, robottechnics, reconfiguration mechatronics controllers (FPGA) and industrial manufacturing systems.
II. APPLIED MECHANICS
Rochdi El Abdi is a professor with the University of Rennes 1 (Institute of Physics, Rennes1 University- Department of Mechanics & Glasses). He is specialized in the structure behaviour analysis, in fracture fatigue, damage and mechanical engineering. His current research interests include analysis of numerical methods, finite-element methods, boundary integrals, non-linear damage modelling and experimental optical fiber analysis. Another field of his research is concerned with low and medium electrical levels and has covered arc parameters and contact resistance and used in the telecommunication and automobile fields.
His work has been published in more than 200 papers. He manages a mechanical team which is interested in surfaces and contact problems.
1. Materials Science
Assoc. Prof. Adinel Gavrus has received in 1996 the PhD degree in Materials Sciences from Mines Paris’Tech graduate and post-graduate engineering school (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris) of France.
Since 1997 it is Associate Professor (Maître de Conferences des Universités) at Mechanics and Control Systems Engineering Department of INSA Rennes obtaining in 2008 the Research Hab. Degree from University of Rennes1 (France) in the field of experimental and numerical material’s behaviour analysis corresponding to forming processes undergoing severe and rapid loadings using inverse analysis principle, finite element modelling and numerical optimization algorithms improvements.
He has been obtained from the French National Universities Council the qualification for a full professor degree since 2009 in the field of Mechanics/Materials Engineering.
He is an author and a co-author of more than 100 refereed journals and conference proceedings papers concerning rheological and tribological analysis of metallic materials and solid polymers undergoing important local thermo-mechanical gradients based on mesoscopic and multi-scale numerical approaches.
He is an active member of editorial board for three international journals concerning materials science, applied mechanics and numerical modelling. He has been associated of a tens scientific boards and/or scientific sessions co-chairman of international conferences and is a frequent paper reviewer for a lot of international journals edited by Elsevier, Springer and Taylor & Francis.
He is a current member of Dymat, Esaform, Euromech international scientific associations and of the French Mechanics Association (AFM) board council.
Professor Vasile BRATU – «Valahia» University of Targoviste, Associate professor, Associate Editor
Prof. Vasile Bratu holds a PhD and is a full professor with «Valahia» University of Targoviste. His main focuses include the fields of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and materials engineering. Also, he has authored several publications in his areas of interest including: aluminium alloys, materials, heat treatment, mechanical properties, microstructure, mechanical behaviour of materials, metallurgical engineering, material characterization, mechanical testing, metals, materials processing, casting, advanced materials, solidification, light metals, tensile, testing, metal casting, foundry, continuous casting, materials testing, surface engineering, wear testing, materials technology, and polishing.
Professor Georgeta IONAȘCU – ¨Politehnica¨ University of Bucharest, Romania, Associate Editor
Georgeta Ionașcu is a professor at the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest – UPB, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Department of Mechatronics and Precision Mechanics. She deals with conventional and unconventional technologies of high- and ultraprecision, micro- and nanotechnologies, technological processes for specific parts of fine mechanics, processing of hard and extra-hard materials, microtextured surfaces, thin layer structures, advanced methods and techniques for micro-systems with applications in the field of micro-sensors / actuators, (micro) robotics, modern methods of investigation using optical, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and X-ray diffraction. She has published over 200 scientific papers and over 20 volumes, including “Technologies of Microtechniques for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)”, Cartea Universitară Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004 and “Utilization of Thin Film Structures Technologies in Precision Engineering and Mechatronics”, Printech Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004. She is a scientific referent and a member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific Bulletin of UPB, series D (Mechanical Engineering). She is a founding member of AMFOR (Romanian Association of Fine Mechanics and Optics), a member of SROMECA (Romanian Society for Mechatronics) and CCDM (Center for Research and Development in Mechatronics) – UPB.
Professor Alexandru SOVER – Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Associate Editor
Prof. Alexandru Sover from Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, graduate in Mechanical Engineering at North University of Baia Mare, Romania. He obtained a PhD degree in Mechanical and Plastic Engineering at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany.
After several years as a research associate at the Institute for Polymer Materials and Plastics Engineering of TU Clausthal and University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Institute for Manufacturing Technology, he was the Head of Steinbeis Innovation Centre for Applied Material, Production and Process Technology in Zwickau, Germany. After his PhD he spent several years in industry working as head of R & D department for different plastic manufacturing companies.
Currently, he is a Professor for Plastic Processing and Hybrid Materials at Faculty of Engineering at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences and has also been appointed to a Research Professorship (project “HTA” funded by the State of Bavaria).
His area of interest and teaching is plastic processing and testing technologies, recycling of plastics and smart materials, laser processing and additive manufacturing technologies.
He attended numerous international conferences and has several national and international publications. He coordinated and completed different research projects funded by German government and European Union.
At present, he works in different projects for industry and advises different companies in the field of plastic processing, testing technologies additive manufacturing.
2. Structural Mechanics
Sept. 1996 – Jul. 2000, Bachelor, Engineering Thermo-physics, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University
Sept. 2000 – Jan. 2005, Master and Doctor, Power and Thermo-physics, School of Aerospace Engineering (Department of Engineering Mechanics), Tsinghua University
Mar. 2005- Oct. 2006, Assistant Professor, Institute of Fluid Mechanics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University
Oct. 2006- Apr. 2008, Humboldt Fellow, Technische Universität München
May. 2008-Nov. 2010, Assistant Professor, Institute of Power and Propulsion, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University
Dec. 2010- present, Associate Professor, Institute of Power and Propulsion, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University
Fundamentals of turbulent combustion and multiphase flows; Numerical simulation (CFD) and modern numerical schemes, such as Large eddy Simulation (LES), hybrid WENO scheme; Energy and environment science, especially pollutant particle dispersion, cavitations triggering and bubble collapse, as well as their interaction in multi-physics.
Mihai Avram is a professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics of University «Politehnica» of Bucharest. Over time, he has been through the full line of teaching positions, including: professor (2002), associate professor (1997), lecturer (1991), assistant (1986), assistant professor (1983), engineer (1981).
Since his graduation in 1981, he has been running several teaching and research activities. These include the following: elaboration of course support for three new disciplines in the specializations of mechatronics, fine mechanics and optics, 14 books and laboratory guidance materials and more than 120 published articles. He is also a promoter of the specialization of mechatronics in higher technical education in Romania and a member of the Research and Development Centre for Mechatronics.
3. Fluid Mechanics
Professor Antonio Riveiro RODRIGUEZ – Spain – University of Vigo, Associate Editor
Antonio Riveiro Rodriguez received his Ph.D. degree in applied physics from the University of Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain, in 2009. He was Assistant Professor of mechanics, electromagnetism, and fluid mechanics at the Defense University Center (Marín), University of Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain, from 2011 to 2014. He currently holds a position of full-time researcher. His research interests include optics, laser processing, modelling laser processes, biomaterials, nanofibers, and nanoparticles. He currently collaborates with several international scientific journals with different duties.
4. Technology of Measurement and Instrumentation
Professor Jan Hošek is an Associate Professor of Design and Processing Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague since 2010 and got his PhD in Fine mechanics and optics in 2003 at the same university.
His experience includes a position of Leader of the Czech Technical University group in the National Center for Electron and Photon Optics (since 2018) and that of a Scientific board member of the Regional Centre for Special Optics and Optoelectronic Systems TOPTEC under the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (since 2013).
Between 2011 and 2019 has was a Vice-chairman of European Normalization Technical Committee CEN/TC 352 – Nanotechnology, and in 2010 he was appointed as a doctoral study program board member for Design and Processing Engineering at the Czech Technical University.Starting with 2006 to date, he has been involved in the scientific and research activity on the “OSQAR – CERN” project.In 2005, he has been appointed as a head of the Division of Precision Mechanics and Optics of the Institute of Instrumentation and Control Engineering under the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University.His main research experience and interests over the last five years include: Design of opto-mechanical instruments (Development of measurement instruments for Bidirectional Texture Function measurement – BTF – patent: 2018, EU and US patents: 2020; Design of the instrument for long-term measurement of concrete samples inside environmental chamber – patent: 2017; New instruments development based on laser triangulation principle – 3 patents: 2020) and Special production techniques (Micro EDM machining of micro mechanical and optical systems and Nano-related techniques).
Mihail Țîţu is a professor at the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu (ULBS), the Faculty of Engineering, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, and a PhD supervisor at the “Politehnica” University of Bucharest in the Fundamental Field of Engineering Sciences, and in the PhD Supervision Field of ENGINEERING and MANAGEMENT, and he is a co-founder of this field at the “Politehnica” University of Bucharest along with two other fellow professors. He has gone through all the stages in his didactic training, from the very position of a Tutor (1995), to the top position of a Professor (2007).
Since 2010, he has been an Expert and an European Consultant in Intellectual Property and an Ambassador of Innovation appointed for Europe and Asia, a director of the Regional Center for the Promotion of Industrial Property Protection of OSIM and EPO (“PATLIB” Center in Sibiu).Since 2007, he has been a President of the Romanian Association for Alternative Technologies in Sibiu (ARTA Sibiu) − a professional association whose research activity is accredited by the Ministry of Research and Innovation − and he is the Vice President of the Romanian Association of Unconventional Technologies in Romania headquartered in Timisoara, and the President of the Romanian Association for Unconventional Technologies − Sibiu Branch.He is an Active Member of the Romanian Academy of Scientists (AOSR) − Brașov Branch, a co-founder and an Editor-in-Chief of the “Nonconventional Technologies Review”, an Editor of the “Management of Sustainable Development Review”, an Editor and Co-founder of the “Journal of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Control and Computer Science”, an Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics”, and a Member of the Editorial and Scientific Committee of numerous prestigious International Journals and Conferences in Romania, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, several countries in the European Union, Russia, Switzerland, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, etc. He is the Scientific Secretary of the “Academic Management Society of Romania” Association − Sibiu Branch − and a Secretary General of the “China Center” Association in Romania.
In 2016, he established the first Scientific Circle in the Field of Intellectual Property Protection in Romania at “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu. Additionally, he is a Member of the International Association of Engineers of ASIA − IAENG (member card ID: 11873). In 2004, he established and started managing − as a director − the Department of Intellectual Property Protection of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu. He has been an Active Member of the German Association of Engineers (“Verein Deutscher Ingenieure”) − VDI Germany − since 2006, and he is one of the global promoters of invention and innovation. Aurel-Mihail ȚÎȚU holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (1999) and a specialization in Management Economics (2007), and he was nominated Honorary Doctor by the “George Bacovia” University of Bacău in 2019.
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