Prof. Karthikeyan Palaniswamy
Department of Automobile Engineering, PSG College of Technology, India
Prof. P. Karthikeyan is the head of Fuel cell energy system laboratory at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He mainly focuses on fuel cell material development, flow field optimization and design, stack development and testing, now he has moved further to develop H2 storage, Vehicle control system and FCEV development and demonstration. He has received research project grants from DST-CRG, DST-SERB, DST-UKIERI, AICTE-RPS, DST-CONACYT, DST-NPDF, CRS-NPIU, CSIR, Royal Academia, AICTE-NDF and DST-EPSRC etc. He has worked in couple of bilateral projects demonstrating his capability in the field of fuel cell and had research coordination with various universities such as the Loughborough University & University of Exeter, UK and Hanyang University and Suncheon National University, South Korea, CINVESTAV-IPN, Unidad Saltillo-Mexico, University of Toledo, OHIO, USA, Clemson University-ICAR, USA.
Speech Title: Development of Indigenous PEMFC stack and Control System for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle – Road Map for India
Prof. Shaohua Luo
School of Mechanical Engineering, Guizhou University
Prof. Luo research interests include the dynamics analysis of special electromechanical systems and network, analog/digital circuit design and intelligent control, adaptive and optimal controls, application of artificial intelligence technology in electromechanical systems and network. In recent years, he has presided over several research projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Provin-cial Natural Science Foundation of China. He has authored 25 invention patents and published more than 40 papers in the authoritative academic journals such as IEEE Trans. Cybern., IEEE Trans. Neural Netw. Learn. Syst., IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Syst. and IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron.
Speech Title:Complexity dynamics, circuit design and intelligent control of electromechanical systems
Abstract: Electromechanical systems are high-precision equipment with featuring complex dynamics and they are widely applied in engineering applications such as industrial robot, machine tool and aerospace. Dynam-ical analysis is essential to reveal the nonlinear characteristics and evolution paths. Implementing an cir-cuit experiment proves the complexity dynamics results at hardware level through frequency transfer func-tion and differential algorithm and provides a reference of engineering development. In engineering appli-cations, there exist problems such as inherent nonlinearities, dead-zone, state constraints, computational resource limitations. Moreover, there are inevitable disturbances such as temperature variation, mechanical shock and magnetic field interference, which influence the stability and even jeopardize such systems. Thus, it is very important to investigate their inherent dynamic behaviors and then propose the corre-sponding control schemes to solve such issues with a certain precision and rate.
Prof. Zhenmin Zhu
East China Jiaotong University
Zhenmin Zhu, male, doctor, professor, doctoral supervisor, vice president of the School of Electrical Engineering. Now he is the leader in the direction of "intelligent detection and automation system" in the discipline of control science and engineering. He was selected into the Jiangxi Provincial Outstanding Young Talent Funding Program, the provincial young Jinggang scholar, the visiting scholar of the "Light of the West" of the Central Organization Department, the "Hundred People Voyage Project" of the Provincial Association for Science and Technology, the member of the Youth Working Committee of the Chinese Association for Automation, the member of the Traffic Video Special Committee of the Chinese Graphics and Imaging Society, and the executive director of the Provincial Association for Automation; He has presided over and completed more than 10 projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the provincial key project for the industrialization of invention patents, and the provincial natural science foundation. Now he is mainly engaged in research in the direction of precision visual measurement, intelligent detection and automation systems. He has published more than 50 research papers (including 28 papers included in SCI and 43 papers included in EI) as the first author or corresponding author in the international authoritative journals of optical measurement, such as Optics Express, Optics and laser in Engineering, 24 invention patents have been applied for, and 4 have been authorized. The project achievement "Key technologies and applications to improve visual imaging contrast" won the second prize of Jiangxi Provincial Technological Invention Award. He has served as a member of the organizing committee of academic conferences at home and abroad for many times, and has been invited to make invitation reports for many times.
Assoc. Prof. Wira Jazair bin Yahya
Department of Mechanical Precision Engineering, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Received a Bachelor and Master of Engineering degree from Kagoshima University, Japan in 2000 and 2002, respectively. First work experience after graduation was with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) from September 2002 to November 2003 as a Research and Development (R&D) Engineer. In December 2003, joined the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), under Faculty of Mechanical Engineering as a Lecturer. Obtained a Doctor of Engineering (Ecosystem) in March 2008 from Tokushima University. Transferred to Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM Kuala Lumpur in year 2011. Appointed as head of Advanced Vehicle System research group from 2012 to 2018 and research manager of MJIIT from 2018 to 2020.
Development of a device that can produce emulsion fuel without chemical additive or surfactant has started since 2012 when MJIIT granted a research grant. Since then, 10 other research grants with an amount worth about USD300,000 has been secured. In year 2019, a company has been established in collaboration with one of Malaysian automotive parts manufacturer in order to commercialise the device. The device was named as Real-Time Non-Surfactant Emulsion Fuel Supply System or in short RTES.