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November 23, 2020

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February 2-3, 2021

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Prof. Hui-Ming Wee
College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

Biography: Professor Hui-Ming Wee is an Adjunct Chair Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has received his B.S. degree (honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Strathclyde University (UK), M. Eng. from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University, Ohio (USA). He has received an excellent research award from the Ministry of Science & Technology, excellent life researcher award and the Medal for Distinguished Industrial Engineer Award. He has published more than 500 papers in refereed journals, international conferences and book chapters. His papers were cited over 5886 (9678) times in Scopus (Google scholar) with h-index: 44 (53). He has co-edited seven books and holds two patents; was keynote speaker in a number of international conferences, Senior Member for Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE), Board of Directors for International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), Chairman of the International Taiwan Navigators board and Guest and associate Editor/editorial board member for a number of international journals. His research interests are in the field of production/inventory control, optimization, logistics, renewable energy, environment, artificial intelligence and green supply chain management. Dr. Wee is ranked among the top 2.5% of world-wide ResearchGate members in the world: RG Score: 40.55 7,332 Citations. He has received Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Inventory Academicians and Practitioners, 2018, World Class Professor Award from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Indonesia), 2019, Distinguished Educator Award from the International Society of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2018, Excellent Researcher, Life and 3 times Excellent Researcher Award, Taiwan. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Technologies, Guest Editor for Journal of Cloud Computing, on ‘Cloud Information Technologies in Education’, Guest Editor for International Journal of Computers and Applications, Special issue on “High Performance Computing for Inventive Systems”, Guest Editor for International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Special issue on “How Does Lean Six Sigma Improve Organizational Resilience Post the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Special Issue Editor, Annual of Operations Research Journal, on “Emerging Trends in Inventory, Supply Chain & Reliability Modelling" and Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO).
Speech Title: Environmental Friendly Supply Chains under Carbon Cap Scheme
Speech Abstract: Due to increasing environmental concerns and stricter legislations, we take a fresh look at the impact of logistics on the environment. The study investigates the trade-off between transportation cost and carbon emission in freight consolidation and containerization problem. We determine the types and quantities of containers and trucks that will result in an environmental friendly supply chain, and then apply the model in a real-world business case. The objective of the talk is to investigate how carbon cap scheme can sustain environment. We will discuss the background and motivation and the problem we are facing due to increasing environment issues, such as carbon emissions and climate change. Then research problem and scopes will be developed in a framework. Literature review will be done to survey the current research regarding sustainable supply chains under carbon cap scheme. Conclusion remarks and managerial insights will be provided at the end.


Prof. Alexander Vasiliev
Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBRAE), Russian

Biography: Alexander Vasiliev was born in 1962. In 1985 I finished Moscow Physico-Technical Institute. In 1988 I finished post-graduate courses attached to I.V.Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute, Moscow. I defended my thesis in 1989. Since 1989 I worked at Nuclear Safety Institute, Moscow. Also, I teach students at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. My areas of interest include the safety of nuclear power plants (NPPs) especially NPPs with Russian type water-water energetic reactors (VVERs), analytical and numerical modeling of physical and chemical phenomena during NPPs accidents including fuel cladding oxidation, propagaion of impurities in geological media in the vicinity of radioactive waste burial places. I have about 100 scientific publications.
Speech Title: Application of New Perspective Materials as Advanced Tolerant Fuel Cladding Materials in Nuclear Reactors of Future Generation
Speech Abstract: Currently, the comprehension among the specialists and functionaries throughout the world is getting stronger that the nuclear industry can encounter serious difficulties in development in the case of insufficiently decisive measures to enhance the safety level of nuclear objects and to ensure clean energy and green world. The keen competition with renewable energy sources like wind, solar or geothermal energy takes place presently and is expected to continue in future decades. One of main measures of nuclear safety enhancement could be a drastic renovation of materials used in nuclear industry.
The analytical models of high-temperature oxidation of new perspective materials including chromium-nickel-based alloys, zirconium-based cladding with protective chromium coating, FeCrAl alloys and composite claddings on the basis of SiC/SiC in the course of design-basis and beyond-design-basis accidents at nuclear power plants (NPPs) are developed and implemented to severe accident computer running code. The comparison with available experimental data is conducted.
The preliminary calculations of nuclear pressurized water reactor loss-of-coolant accidents with new types of claddings demonstrate encouraging results for hydrogen generation rate and integral hydrogen production. It looks optimistic for considerable upgrade of safety level for future generation NPPs using new fuel and cladding materials.
The best ATF cladding candidates and current ATF experiments throughout the world will be discussed in the presentation.


Prof. K. M. Pandey
National Institute of Technology Silchar, India

Biography: Prof. K.M. Pandey obtained B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from BHUIT, Varanasi now known as IIT BHU in 1980. Dr. Pandey also did M.Tech in Heat Power from the same Institute in 1987. Prior to Joining REC Silchar Dr. Pandey served in BIT Mesra Ranchi as Associate Lecturer for a period of 3 Years and 6 Months. Dr. Pandey did his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from IIT Kanpur. Dr. Pandey has served NIT Silchar as assistant professor for a period of more than 15 years i.e from March 1991 to May 2006. He has published and presented more than 325 papers in International & National Journals and Conferences. His h-index in google scholar is 23. Dr. Pandey has also served in Colombo Plan Staff College Manila, Philippines in the year 2002 as Faculty Consultant seconded by Govt. of India. Currently he is working as Senior Professor in Department of Mechanical. Engineering ,of National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam, India. He has also served the department in the capacity of head for two terms of 3 years at NIT Silchar. He has also served as member of Board of Governors of NIT Silchar for two terms. His research interest areas are the following; Combustion, High Speed Flows, Technical Education, Heat Transfer, Internal Combustion Engines, Human Resource Management, Gas Dynamics and Numerical Simulations in CFD area from Commercial Softwares. Dr. Pandey has got more than 70 SCI indexed journal papers and more than 160 research articles are indexed in Scopus. His h-index in Scopus is 18. He has guided 14 for Ph.D and 89 for M.Tech. so far. He has also worked as dean faculty affairs and dean research for 3 months each in the year 2012 and 2013. He has delivered many key note speeches in India, Singapore, and China. He has also chaired one session in IMECE 2011 organised by ASME and SEEP 2019 at University of Sharjah, where he conducted one special session on computational combustion.
Speech Title: Investigation on the Wire Electro Discharge Machining Behaviour of Alumino Silicate Particles Reinforced AA6061 Alloy Composite Prepared by Compocasting Route
Speech Abstract: Metal matrix composites have tremendously increasing demand in thermal management areas, as well as in sports and recreation. Aluminium based Metal matrix composites (AMC) are gaining significant interest in high-tech structural and functional applications including aerospace, defence, automotive and sports equipment manufacturing industries, due to their interesting mechanical and material properties such as high strength, high stiffness, damping capacity, reduced density and improved abrasion and wear resistance capacity compared to unreinforced alloy. However increasing demand of AMCs creates challenges to make mass production of AMCs at low fabrication cost. As a result, there has been gaining significant interest in reinforcements containing low density and low cost such as fly ash and natural minerals. Currently, there are several fabrication methods are used to synthesize AMCs reinforced with different kinds of ceramic particles .The mechanical and the tribological behavior of the AMCs are influenced by the processing method. Enhancement of AMC properties requires the successful incorporation of ceramic particles into the aluminum matrix and obtaining good bonding between them. Among all other processing routes, stir casting is the most widely used liquid casting method to prepare AMCs. But wettability is the major setback in stir casting between the molten matrix and the ceramic particle. Several techniques have been attempted to improve the wettability by many researcher. These accessory techniques associated with the stir casting process has been increased the overall cost of fabrication. Therefore, in the present study an economic and modified stir casting method has been implemented to synthesize the hollow cenosphere fly ash particle reinforced AA6061aluminium alloys known as compo casting process. Where the alloy matrix is kept in semisolid state instead of fully molten state by controlling the casting temperature. Several researchers established that the prepared AMCs using compo casting technique has improve wettability and better distribution of ceramic particles in Al alloy matrix. However, the applications of existing MMCs are limited whereas the machinability is the major concerned. Poor machinability of the material results in poor surface finish and excessive tool wear. The influence properties that associated with the MMCs confronted a lot of challenges while machining on it. Since hardness, toughness and impact resistance of the MMCs were increasing after adding of reinforcing materials, so it’s become difficult to be machined of those composites by traditional machining processes due to the abrasive nature of the reinforced particles. Hence, electrical discharge machining (EDM) process becomes viable method that does not required any mechanical energy for removal of the material. It is also realized from the review of literature that the studies related to die sinking EDM characteristics of MMCs are reasonably extensive while compared with the finding reported on WED machining behaviours of MMCs. Hence, This work provides the contribution of understanding the effects of process variable like pulse on time(Ton), pulse off time(Toff), percentages of reinforcements(Wt.%) and wire speed(Wfeed) on the performance characteristics like cutting rate (CR), surface roughness(SR) and kerf width(KW) of compo casted cenosphere particle reinforced AA6061 alloys while machining through WDEM. Moreover, it has been reported in several studies that the EDM machining parameter also play a significant role in deciding the performance characteristics. The solution of multi response optimization problems could be done by using several optimization methods. However, the prediction of non-linear relationship obtained between the design variables and responses is still challenging in industry. It was reported that, (i) the significance of interactions and square terms of process parameters is more clearly anticipated in response surface methodology (RSM) than other approaches. (ii) RSM technique can model the performance characteristics in terms of significant process variables, their interactions and square terms, which are not provided by many other techniques. (iii) 3D response surfaces developed by RSM can help in visualizing the influence of process parameters on response in the entire domain specified. Hence, in this study the face centered central composite design (CCD) of RSM is employing for the design of experiments. The present work is confronted to investigate the microstructure of prepared MMC and WEDM studies by developing mathematical model and examine the effects of process parameters on the performance characteristics of prepared MMC using response surface methodology. Consequently, the quantitative mathematical models have been developing to study the effects of process parameter on the responses by using RSM approach. An optimal set of processing condition which yields optimum performance characteristics of the WED machined AMCs were obtained by desirability approach and Grey based hybrid response surface methodology.