ICMMM 2022 Speakers

Prof. Dr. Osamu TABATA, Fellow of IEEE

Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Japan

Speech Title: Micro Physiological System: A Way to Mimic a Body on a Chip


Biography: Osamu Tabata received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1981 and 1993, respectively. Since April 2005, Osamu Tabata has been a Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. October 2019, he moved to Kyoto University of Advanced Science as a founding Dean of New Engineering School launched in 2020. He is currently engaged in research on micro/nano processes, MEMS, DNA nanotechnology. He is an editorial board member of the Microsystems & Nanoengineering and Journal Sensors and Actuators. From 2020, he has been serving as a chair of the Robert Bosch Award Committee for EDS. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institute of Electrical Engineer Japan.


The talk co-authored by Prof. Yoshikazu Hirai and Prof. Ken-ichiro Kamei:

Ken-ichiro Kamei is an associate professor of WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University, where he joined as faculty member from 2010. He obtained his Dr. of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003. During 2003-2006, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Molecular Biology Institute, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2006, he was promoted as a staff research associate at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA. His current research is to develop nano/microengineered platforms to precisely manipulate hPSCs for advancement of developmental biology as well as clinical and industrial applications.

Yoshikazu Hirai received the Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University, Japan, in 2007. Since 2021, he has been a Junior Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Kyoto University. His current research interests include Fabrication and Packaging for Generic MEMS/NEMS, Silicon/Polymer based MEMS devices and systems, Atomic MEMS devices, and Microphysiological systems. He has received several academic awards such as The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) Distinguished Paper Award in 2017, and Outstanding Reviewer Awards in 2016 of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. He is an Editorial Board member of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.


Prof. Weidong Zhu, ASME Fellow
University of Maryland, USA

Speech Title: Vibration-based Structural Damage Detection


Biography: Dr. Weidong Zhu is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the founder and director of its Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory and Laser Vibrometry Laboratory. He received his double major BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computational Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1986, and his MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He is a recipient of the 2004 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He has been an ASME Fellow since 2010, and has served as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics and the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, and as a Subject Editor of the Journal of Sound and Vibration and Nonlinear Dynamics. His research spans the fields of dynamics, vibration, control, applied mechanics, structural health monitoring, renewable energy, and metamaterials, and involves analytical development, numerical simulation, experimental validation, and industrial application. He has published over 260 SCI-indexed journal papers in these areas and holds five U.S. patents. He is a recipient of the 2020 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.


Prof. Zengtao Chen, ASME and CSME Fellow

University of Alberta, Canada

Biography: Professor Zengtao Chen is a tenured professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Alberta. He got his first PhD in solid mechanics from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1995 and second PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Waterloo in 2004. He has been a faculty member at Harbin Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University and University of New Brunswick prior to the current position. He is an elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME).
Dr. Chen’s research area include Mechanics of Materials, Materials Modelling, and Damage and Fracture Mechanics. His recent interests are in multiscale modelling of deformation and damage evolution in metal forming processes, advanced thermal stress analysis of smart materials and structures, and composite structures. Dr. Chen has published more than 260 journal papers, three books, numerous conference papers and invited and keynote speeches. Dr. Chen has trained more than 60 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and many of them became academics in renowned institutions, including McGill, Waterloo, Nagoya, Lanzhou, Nanjing, etc.


Prof. Songgang Qiu

West Virginia University, USA

Speech Title: Material Compatibility Study for Latent Heat Energy Storage System

Biography: Dr. Qiu has extensive experiences in the analysis and design of power generator, gas and liquid fuel burners, and heat exchangers. He is currently working on the development of a SOLID FUEL BURNER. This burner is to be used to gasify supplied charcoal, combusts and transfers heat to a Stirling engine for power generation. He is also developing an advanced Stirling generator for combined heating and power generation under a DOE ARPA-E grant. 

Dr. Qiu has served as PI for numerous research projects funded by DOE, DoD (Army, Navy, Air Force) and NASA. He was the prime designer of an Advanced Radioisotope Stirling Generator (ARSG) for NASA/DOE. He is the lead inventor of 9 issued US patents.