Fellow of IEEE
• Tentative Title: Power Module Packaging for Combating Climate Change
Brief Bio: Dr. Guo-Quan (GQ) Lu is a professor jointly appointed between the Department of ECE and MSE at Virginia Tech. He is affiliated with the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech. Dr. Lu has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics/Materials Science from Harvard University. For 25+ years, he has been developing nanomaterials and manufacturing technologies for power electronics packaging and integration. Dr. Lu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is the winner of an NSF CAREER award, Virginia Tech Sporn award for teaching, and a R&D100 award. Dr. Lu is an IEEE fellow.
Prof. Weidong Zhu, University of Maryland, USA
• Tentative Title: coming soon...
Brief Bio: 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 and Optical Measurement 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, metamaterials, structural health monitoring, and wind energy, and involves analytical development, numerical simulation, experimental validation, and industrial application. He has published 292 SCI-indexed journal papers in these areas and holds seven issued U.S. patents, four pending U.S. patents, and one pending PCT patent. He received 14 best paper awards from the ASME and Society of Experimental Mechanics. He is a recipient of the 2020 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.