Keynote Lectures

Prof. Charyar Mehdi-Souzani

University Paris XIII / École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay

Charyar Mehdi-Souzani received the M.Sc. degree in Manufacturing and Automation Engineering in 2002, the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France. He is currently Associate Professor at University Paris XIII and Researcher at École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (former ENS Cachan). He is the head of Geo3D research team of LURPA laboratory at ENS Paris-Saclay and the Head of Bachelor program “Metrology and Quality in Manufacturing” of the department of Mechanical Engineering at IUT St Denis-Université Paris XIII. His research interests are focused on Metrology, 3D digitizing, form deviation measurement and modeling for Additive Manufacturing process, Geometric modeling, Computer-Aided Inspection, Optical and CMM system assessment and qualification, data processing, discret shape processing, feature extraction and multi-sensor multi-scale digitizing systems.

Prof. Yann Quinsat

École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay

Yann Quinsat is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the L’ENS Paris-Saclay and is the Head of the Geo3D team. He works in the field of surface topography as an intermediary between function and process, in-situ measurement with contactless sensor and measurement strategy in situ context. The work carried out concerns the improvement of the manufacturing processes for complex surface parts. Currently, these parts are made by increasingly automated processes using 5-axis machine tool or robot. The manufacturing process relies on the definition of the manufacturing range and is divided in four main steps, from the definition of the specifications to the control of the finished part. In this context, the definition of the parameters of the manufacturing strategy is a determining factor in the manufacturing process, it determines the required elements necessary for the calculation of the trajectories and greatly influences the respect of the specifications to be respected on the part produced. His work is particularly devoted to the use of contactless sensors, because they allow a good compromise between speed of acquisition and uncertainties of measurement.

Prof. Saullo G. P. Castro

Delft University of Technology

Saullo G. P. Castro is an Assistant Professor in the group of Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics (ASCM) at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), working in the field of computational solid mechanics, focusing on semi-analytical models for instability of aerospace structures and on meshless methods for fluid structure interaction.

Prof. Carlos Cesnik

University of Michigan

Carlos Cesnik is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, and Director of the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and serve as its Deputy Director for Structures. Prof. Cesnik is a member of AIAA’s Structural Dynamics Technical Committee and the Adaptive Structures Technical Committee, and a member of the AHS Dynamics Technical Committee. He has over 220 archival journal papers, conference papers, and technical reports, and several invited lectures, in the areas of fixed and rotary wing aeroelasticity, smart structures, structural mechanics, and structural health monitoring.

Prof. George S. Dulikravich

Florida International University

George S. Dulikravich is a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing, Florida International University (FIU). He has a diverse educational background in mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied mathematics including private (Ph.D.-Cornell’79), public (M.Sc.-Minnesota’75) and international (Dipl.Ing.-Belgrade’73) schooling, three years of visiting research and teaching experience both domestic (NASA) and international (DFVLR), thirty-six years of teaching and research experience at four universities (UT-Austin, Penn State, UT-Arlington, FIU). He held positions of a Graduate Program Director (UTA), Founder and Institute Director (UTA), Founder and Lab Director (FIU), and Department Chair (FIU) for six years. His research expertise and interests are computational, analytical, and highly multi-disciplinary spanning the fields of aerospace, mechanical, industrial, materials, biomedical and chemical engineering. This multi-disciplinary research has resulted in over 500 technical publications, including 16 proceedings volumes and 16 book chapters, with emphasis on multi-disciplinary analysis, inverse design and optimization.

Prof. Timothy A. Shedd

Florida Polytechnic University

Timothy A. Shedd is the director of the Division of Graduate Studies, supervisor of entrepreneurship programs and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Florida Polytechnic University. Prior to Florida Poly, he was an Assistant, then Associate, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin from 2001 to 2016. In 2012, while still a faculty member, Shedd founded Ebullient, Inc., to commercialize one of the world’s highest performing liquid cooling systems for data centers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and masters and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shedd began his career with the Semiconductor Engineering Group at Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Intel) and was on the design teams of the world’s fastest commercial computer chips from 1988 through 1995. Along with more than 46 publications in peer-reviewed journals, Shedd has 13 issued patents and more than 15 patent applications currently in prosecution. He was invited to be a European Research Community On Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Shedd received a competitive appointment as a visiting research fellow by FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) for the 2012-13 academic year at the University of São Paulo in São Carlos, Brazil.

Prof. Mohammad Reza Safaei

Florida International University

Mohammad Reza Safaei is a visiting assistant professor at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Prior to this position; he was a research associate at the same university. He has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – Thermofluid, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – Thermal Sciences and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering – Heat Transfer. His Ph.D. thesis by the topic of “Experimental and Numerical Study of Heat Transfer to Nanofluids in Closed Conduit Flows” has obtained the distinction honor. During his thesis research, he developed a convection heat transfer test rig as well as some CFD codes, and also synthesized some innovative nanomaterials and nanofluids. After that, he also has finished the nine-month Postdoc there, under the supervision of Associate Prof. Mahidzal Dahari in his advanced renewable energy lab. During the past twelve years, he has gained theoretical, numerical and practical insights into mechanical engineering. To date, he has supervised/mentored five B.Sc., more than ten M.Sc. and one Ph.D. student. He also has experience in using commercial CFD packages for more than ten years. Concerning his extra-curricular activities, he was appointed to the International Scientific Board of different conferences in Asia, Europe, and Australia. He had served the duties of the principal investigator (PI) of some projects from 2011, and now, he is a member of a dozen scientific societies, editor of 29 journals, and reviewer of more than 100 journals and conferences. He has published over 100 articles including “Hot Paper” honorifics. The primary focus of his research is in the fields of heat and fluid flow, particularly in the fluid flow in porous media, turbulence fluids and modeling, nanoscale heat transfer and fluid flow, multiphase flows, and CFD.

Prof. Muzio M. Gola

Politecnico di Torino

Muzio M. Gola is a mechanical engineer, Emeritus Professor at Politecnico di Torino. Former Director of the Mech. Eng. Department, vice-Dean, vice-Rector. Founder and longtime team-leader of the LAQ-AERMEC research unit at his Department. His major investigation fields during the two last decades are on mechanical aspects of the aircraft turbine engine: vibration and damping in turbine blades, under-plaftorm and shroud damping, contact damping, high temperature dry friction contact, thermal transients and fatigue in discs of aircraft engines.

Prof. Arganthaël Berson

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Arganthaël Berson is a Lecturer and a Researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he leads the Multiphase Flow Visualization and Analysis Laboratory (MFVAL). He received his PhD from École Centrale de Lyon (France) and subsequently worked at the Fuel Cell Research Center at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) and at Durham University (UK) before joining the UW-Madison in 2015. His research group is developing advanced experimental techniques for characterizing heat and mass transport in evaporating and condensing flows for applications including nuclear energy, the oil and gas industry and nano-manufacturing of semi-conductors. Dr. Berson is also an enthusiastic teacher and he received the F.M. Young Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from the Pi Tau Sigma society in 2018.

Prof. Rodney Self

University of Southampton

Rodney Self is a Professorial Fellow in Aeroacoustics within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. He graduated with a first-class honours in Mathematical Physics and then joined the Royal Navy. After completing his commission he returned to academia and obtained an MSc followed by a PhD in Industrial Applied Mathematics at the Mathematics department of the University of Southampton. On completion he moved to the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research to take up a Research Fellow position. He is currently a Senior Lecturer. Rodney Self’s research interests centre on aircraft noise. In particular he is interested in developing robust methods that can be used by industry to predict the noise produced by turbo-fan engine exhausts and other engine components. He also studies methods to predict noise around airports and how people who live nearby react to it. Currently, Rodney Self is the Deputy Director and Manager of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise where he leads the jet noise team and leads the UTC’s involvement in a number collaborative aircraft noise research projects with both UK and European partners. He has links with several Brazilian universities and is a partner in the Aeronave Silenciosa (Silent Aircraft) project.