Keynote Speakers of ICMMR2017


Prof. Dan Zhang

York University, Canada (加拿大约克大学)

Biography: Dr. Dan Zhang is Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation, founding Chair of the Department of Automotive,Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering with the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science at University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Robotics and Mechatronics from Laval University, Canada, in June 2000.
Dr. Zhang's research interests include robotics and mechatronics; high performance parallel robotic machine development; sustainable/green manufacturing systems; micro/nano manipulation and MEMS devices (sensors), micro mobile robots and control of multi-robot cooperation, intelligent servo control system for the MEMS based highperformance micro-robot; web-based remote manipulation; rehabilitation robot and rescue robot. Dr. Zhang has published 205 journal and conference papers, 4 books, 7 book chapters and numerous other technical publications. He is the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies, Associate editor for the International Journal of Robotics and Automation (ACTA publisher) and guest editors for other 4 international journals. Dr. Zhang serves member of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Grant Selection Committee.
Dr. Zhang was director of Board of Directors at Durham Region Manufacturing Association, Canada, and director of Board of Directors of Professional Engineers Ontario, Lake Ontario Chapter, Canada. Dr. Zhang is a registered Professional Engineer of Canada, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and a Fellow of (Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering) CSME, a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Senior Member of SME, and ASME member.

Prof. Bin CHEN (陈斌教授)

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (西安交通大学)

Biography: Dr. Chen Bin is a full professor and vice director in State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He received his Ph.D in 2002 from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Afterwards, he worked at the National Maritime Research Institute of Japan as Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2002 to 2004.
For more than a decade, Dr. Chen has devoted his efforts to the research of heat transfer in laser dermatology (vascular malformation and pigmentary lesions) and hemodynamics in portal vein system and microcirculation, in particular with the photon propagation, energy deposition and thermal damage of capillaries in the laser treatment of Port Wine Stain. He is currently developing Monte Carlo method, bio-heat mass transfer model, and conducting animal experiment on thermal damage of blood capillary by 585nm, 595nm and 1064nm laser, as well as Cryogen Spray Cooling in laser treatment of skin disease. Because of his academic contributions, he is now served as

  1. —Director, panel of Multi-phase Flow, the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTAM)
  2. —Member of editorial board, American Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
—Member of editorial board, Journal of Clinical Dermatology and Therapy

Speech Title: Multiphase Flow Simulation with Application in Bio-medical engineering

Abstract: Deformable interface exists in gas-liquid and liquid-liquid two-phase flow, and the related investigation is the critical issue. Owing to the large velocity and pressure gradient, physical property jumping including density and viscosity, and surface tension, the solution of such problem is quite difficult. Capturing interphase in complicated domain, especially with high resolution and sharpness, is one of the most difficult issues for the numerical simulation of multiphase flow. Recently, we are working on the interface tracking in complicated domain, including VOF based on the unstructured grid and Moving Particle Semi-implicit method, with applications in deformable red blood cell and laser dermatology.  

Plenary Speaker of ICMMR2017

Prof. Songyi Dian (佃松宜教授)

Head of Department of Automation, School of Electrical Engineering and Information
Sichuan University, China (四川大学)

Biography: Songyi Dian received his Bachelor and MS degrees of Control Engineering from Sichuan University, China in 1996 and 2002, respectively. He received his Ph.D degree in Nanomechanics Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan in 2009. He is currently a full professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Information, Sichuan University. His current research interests: advanced control methods and intelligent signal processing, power-electronics system and its control, motion control and robotic control.

Speech Title: Study on Adaptive Control Methods and Their Application for Power Line Inspection Robots

Abstract: This speech presents some adaptive schemes for the balance control of an underactuated mechanical power line inspection (PLI) robotic system comprised of two degrees of freedom with a single control input. First, a nonlinear dynamic model of the balance adjustment process of the PLI robot is constructed, and then the model is linearized at a nominal equilibrium point to overcome the computational infeasibility of the conventional backstepping technique. Second, to solve generalized stabilization control issue for underactuated systems with multi equilibrium points, an equilibrium manifold linearization model is developed using a scheduling variable, and then some adaptive control schemes based on the above EML model are investigated. Simulation results demonstrate that the effectiveness and high performance of the proposed schemes compared with other control schemes.

Prof. Shih-Chieh Lin (林士傑教授)

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Biography: Dr. Shih-Chieh Lin is Full Professor of the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Scientific Instrument Center, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, in Aug 1989.
Dr. Lin's research interests include Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Process such as Drilling, Face Milling, and Turing, Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Process, such as Face Milling, Turning, Drilling, and Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Machine Vision, Methodology of X-ray Computer Tomography, Inspection and Measurement of Transparent objects, 3-D surface metrology, Analysis and Design of Hydrostatic Devices. Dr. Lin has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and currently cooperated with several companies.

Speech Title: Inspection and Measurement of Transparent objects

Abstract: Various transparent components are recently used in numerous optoelectronic devices. As to ensure the product quality, there is an increasing demand for inspection and measurement of these transparent objects. Therefore, developing related techniques and systems for inspecting and measuring transparent specimens become important.
An inspection system for Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) circuits has been developed. In the developed system, a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC)/ITO film is used as a sensing device to locate faulty shut/open circuits. The examined object and the PDLC/ITO film are both linked to an external power source to form an electric field. With the power on, the crystals line up, re-orientate themselves and the film covering the conductive area turns clear while the liquid crystals covering the non-conductive area are randomly scattered and diffuse light in all directions. The voltage range of the power source required to change the state of the PDLC film was estimated theoretically. Simulations were conducted to study effects of the external power on the performance of the developed system. The results were then verified experimentally. It was shown that the developed system is a feasible system for ITO circuit inspection.
For profile measurements of transparent objects, a phase shifting differential interference contrast (PS-DIC) topography measurement system with quantitative phase restoration method was developed. First, the feasibility of measuring step height specimen through the DIC technique is studied. A modified Fourier phase integration (MFPI) method is proposed to improve the profile reconstruction precision and reduce the effects of noise. Secondly, a PS-DIC measurement system is designed and developed. The error compensation methods and calibration process are also presented. Then a speed up two step phase shifting algorithm is proposed to accelerate the measuring speed of the system for industrial real-time measurement purpose. Moreover, effects of various specimen geometries on profile measurement precision and optical path difference measurement for biological applications are studied.