Keynote & Invited Speakers


Keynote Speaker I.

Title: Metal spehere manipulation by laser irradiation in glass

Prof. Hirofumi Hidai

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chiba University

Academic Experience:

  • 2017 - present: Professor, Chiba University
  • 2010 –2017: Associate Professor, Chiba University
  • 2006 – 2008: Visiting scholar, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1999 – 2010: Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • Main research activities:

  • Deep laser drilling
  • Metal particle manipulation by laser irradiation in glass
  • Wheel scribing of a glass sheet and high-speed photoelastic observation


    Keynote Speaker II.

    Title: Nanomaterial Based Sensor & Actuator for Soft Robot Application

    Prof. Seung Hwan Ko

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea

    Academic Experience:

  • 2013 – present : professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2009 - 2013 : assistant & associate professor, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea 
  • 2006 - 2009 : post-doc, UC Berekely, CA, USA
  • 2002 - 2006 : GSR, UC Berkeley, CA, USA

  • Main research activities:

  • Author of more than 130 SCI papers with more than 7,000 scitation (H-index > 41) and more than 50 patents. Editor/editorial member of 6 journals and guest editor of 4 journals. Member of board directors of 8 professional societies. Active reviewer of more than 110 SCI journals. 


    Keynote Speaker III.

    Title: Prognostic Diagnosis of the Ball Screw Nut Preload and Rotor Bearing with Manipulating Sensor Signals

    Prof. Yi-Cheng Huang

    Department of Mechatronics Engineering, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

    Academic Experience:

  • 2017 – present : Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, National Changhua University of Education University, Taiwan
  • 2014-2016: Secretary General of Chinese Automatic Control Society, Taiwan 
  • 2011 – 2014: Dean of College of Engineering of NCUE
  • 2012: General co-chair of International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems
  • 2007 – 2011: Dean of Research and Development Office of NCUE
  • 2005 – 2007 : Dept. chair of Mechatronics Engineering and Graduate Institute of Display Technology, NCUE
  • 2004- 2017:Professor, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, NCUE
  • 2002: visiting scholar at University of Minnesota, USA
  • 1996-1997: senior engineer at Equipment, Technology and Mechanization Department of Philip Electronics Industry in Science Park, Taiwan
  • Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award of NCUE in 2015, 2017; Outstanding Faculty Service Award of NCUE in 2008, 2012 and 2018; Outstanding Faculty Research Award of NCUE in 2007, 2015; the Ministry of Science and Technology Special Outstanding Talent Award at NCUE in 2010-2014, 2016-2018.1996: Listee Marquis Who'Who in the World

  • Main research activities:

  • Central Convener for the Academia Industry Technology Alliance for Noise, Vibration and Harshness, Taiwan
  •  Member of the Chinese Automatic Control Society, Taiwan
  • Research interested in CNC machine learning, iterative learning controller design, prognostic diagnosis for mechanical system, computational fluid dynamics coupled with heat transfer and solid mechanics problems for LED and dental handpieces. 


    Invited Speaker I.

    Title: Ultrafast laser nanofabrication for regulating cell functions and its biomedical applications

    Prof.  Hojeong Jeon

    Center for Biomaterials, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea


    Academic Experience:

  • 2017.3 – present : Principal Research Scientist, Center for Biomaterials, KIST
  • 2017.3 – present : Associate professor, Division of Bio-Medical Science & Technology, KIST-School, Korea University of Science and Technology
  • 2012.8 – 2017.2 : Senior Research Scientist, Center for Biomaterials, KIST
  • 2012.8 – 2016.12 : Assistant professor, Division of Bio-Medical Science & Technology, KIST-School, Korea University of Science and Technology
  • 2011.5 – 2012.4 : Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomimetic Materials & Tissue Engineering Lab. and Laser Thermal Lab., UC Berkeley

  • Main research activities:

  • Jeon’s current research interests are in micro/nano surface modification for functional biomaterials, microfabrication for tissue engineering and implantable biomedical devices. He has published about 36 peer-reviewed papers including Nature Materials (2015) and received young scientist awards from the Korean Institute of Surface Engineering and the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials in 2016.


    Invited Speaker II.

    Title: Functional nanostructures and applications


    Prof.  Ming-Yong Han

    Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, Singapore

    Academic Experience:

  • 2001 – present : Senior Scientist, Institute of Materials and Engineering
  • 1998 – 2001: Research Fellow, Indiana University
  • 1998 – 1998: Scientist, IBM

  • Main research activities:

  • As a well-established leader in material science and engineering, he has significantly contributed to scientific community and industry-oriented development. He is among ASTAR’s most prolific researchers, with ~190 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals (e.g. Advanced Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Protocols). So far, his creative and innovative research received ~16,000 citations with h-index of 57. As a consequence, his achievements are widely recognized and highlighted in professional newspapers/magazines for more than 300 times (e.g. Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Chemistry, Science, Science News, BBC News, New York Times, Strait Times, Scientific American, New England, Chemical and Engineering News). His name often appears in the list of invited and keynote speakers of international conferences (~100 times). The achievements have secured ~40 grants from both government and industrial partners. During proceeding these projects, he has trained ~30 young staff and ~20 postgraduates. Many of them are now professors worldwide (e.g. China, Singapore and Poland) or play senior management roles in multinational companies. Meanwhile, he has filed 36 inventions with more than one hundred national entries. In addition to licensing his inventions to a number of companies, Crystalplex Corp and others have been spun off based on his inventions. Meanwhile, he has been selected/admitted to be a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry recently.