Prof. UMEMURA Kazuo
Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Biography: Dr. Kazuo Umemura is a full professor of Tokyo University of Science. His specialty is biophysics, especially, nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology. One of his recent interests is nanoscopic research of hybrids of biomolecules and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Unique structures and physical/chemical properties of the hybrids are promising in biological applications such as nanobiosensors and drug delivery.
Dr. Umemura received his B.S. degree in Physics from Nagoya University. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees were given from Tokyo Institute of Technology. After working at several institutes/universities as a researcher in Japan and in China, he became a professor of Tokyo University of Science. Kagurazaka campus of Tokyo University of Science is located at the center of Tokyo, so five subway/railway lines reach in front of the campus.
Title of Speech: Optical and mechanical responses of DNA wrapped carbon nanotubes
Abstract: Preparation of DNA wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (DNA-SWNT hybrids) is one of the key techniques of biological application of SWNTs. ‘Wrapping’ of SWNT surfaces with water soluble molecules allows solubilizing SWNTs in aqueous solutions. Various researchers wrapped SWNT surfaces with various organic molecules such as surfactants, proteins, DNA, and polymers. Among the organic molecules which can wrap SWNTs, DNA is advantageous because DNA-SWNT hybrids are stable. Furthermore, DNA sequence has correlation with SWNT chirality.
We have studied optical and mechanical properties of DNA-SWNT hybrids by near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. NIR absorbance and photoluminescence spectra of DNA-SWNT hybrids dramatically change due to pH of the solution and addition of catechin or other chemicals. The optical response of DNA-SWNTs is sensitive, so that it indicates potential applications of nanobiosensors using SWNTs. Atomic force microscopy showed flexible structures of DNA molecules on SWNT surfaces, especially in an aqueous solution. Our studies revealed fundamental information about structures and physicochemical properties of DNA-SWNT hybrids.
Prof. Shih-Chieh Lin
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.
Title of Speech: Machining Process Monitoring and Control
Abstract: In machining operations, unexpected or undesired phenomenon such as chatter, tool breakage might appear. The occurrence of these undesired phenomenon will force the process to be stop. Certainly, extra cost and processing time occurs. Lately, Intelligent Manufacturing becomes a hot topic. It grabs a lot of attention especially when Industry 4.0 was announced in Germany. However, come to the most fundamental part, the techniques for process monitoring is still one of the most important issues. In this presentation, I would like to share my viewpoint about the technology available or those might be needed for the development of intelligent manufacturing, and also some of my work related in machining process monitoring and ontrol.
Prof. Belkacem OULD BOUAMAMA
Lille University, France
Biography: Belkacem OULD BOUAMAMA is full Professor, and head of international relations and research at « Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille, France) » He is the leader of Bond Graph group at the CRIStAL (Research center in Computer Science, Signal and Automatic Control of Lille), Laboratory of the National Center for Scientific Research, where his activities concern Integrated Design for Supervision of System Engineering. Their application domains are mainly ITS, nuclear, fuel cell, and mechatronic systems. He is the author or coauthor of over 100 international publications in this domain and co-author of four books in Fault Detection and Isolation, mechatronics, bond graph modeling and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Title of Speech: Bond Graphs as mechatronic approach for supervision design of multisource renewable Energy System
Abstract: This paper deals with the bond graph methodology as a decision-making tool and multiphysic approach for supervision supervision system design. The developed algorithms have been applied to a mechatronic represented by Hybrid Renewable Energy System (HRES) which consists of Solar Photovoltaic Panels (PV) and wind turbines coupled to an electrolyser for hydrogen production used an energy vector for a fuel cell.