Mohamed EL MANSORI
Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Mohamed EL MANSORI is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Material Science and Manufacturing Engineering, Arts et Métiers ParisTech (France) where he leads the Mechanics, Surfaces and Material Processing Laboratory (MSMP-EA-7350)/Engineering. He is appointed as TEES
Research Professor at TAMU (USA) and is the Director of the TEES-TAMU-ENSAM joint research cluster.
He served as Deputy General Director in Charge of Research & Innovation at the Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France. He is also the chair of the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Research Group (LMPF-EA4106) at the Châlons-en-Champagne campus. including at Aix-en-Provence, Châlons-en-Champagne and Lille.
Mohamed EL Mansori received B.Sc degree in Physics from the University of Hassan II (Casablanca, Morocco:1993), and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (Nancy, France:1997). Following his doctoral work trained as a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Advanced Friction Studies of the Southern Illinois University, USA.
His current research interests include the interface of thermo-mechanic characteristics of both metallic and composite materials and physics behind their tribological and manufacturing performance. His research interests within the past decade has centered on tribological characteristics of engineering systems and multiscale advanced manufacturing processes. These activities have led to the formation of a new research team which conceived and developed the concept of multi-scale process signature in conjunction with a new tribo-energetic approach for the fundamental understanding of advanced and sustainable manufacturing processes involving lightweight synthetic and/or natural reinforced composite materials, energy-efficient manufacturing processes, advanced tribological studies and new process development for improved product performance and sustainability, etc. The main interest of this approach is to “bridge the gap” between the traditional academic approaches and the industrial requirements. He has published more than 160 papers in JCR referenced international journals and contributed to more than 200 international and national conference proceedings.
Kyriakos I. Kourousis
University of Limerick
Dr Kyriakos I. Kourousis is a tenured Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Engineering of the University of Limerick in Ireland. He also serves as the Director of the undergraduate and postgraduate airworthiness programmes offered by the University of Limerick. Dr Kourousis holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering, from the Hellenic Air Force Academy, and a MS and PhD in solid mechanics and metal plasticity, both from the National Technical University of Athens. Dr Kourousis has 18+ years of professional and research experience in the fields of metal plasticity, metal additive manufacturing and airworthiness, both as an Aeronautical Engineer Officer (Major res.) and a University faculty in Ireland and Australia. Dr Kourousis has led various research projects funded by civil and defense companies and state organisations. To date, he has authored a total of 90 scholarly journal papers, conference papers and technical & engineering reports in the fields of his research and professional expertise. He is a Chartered Engineer, registered with the United Kingdom Engineering Council, and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an,
Dr. Nan KANG is an associate professor of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from NPU-China (2011) and master’s degree in Technology and Mechanic of Advanced Materials from University of Technology of Troyes (UTT)-France (2014). He received his Ph.D. degree in “in-situ additive manufacturing of metal matrix composite” under supervisor of Prof. Christian CODDET (Hall of Fame-ITSC) in the University of Technology Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM), France (2016). Then, he joined the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a post-doc researcher at UTBM (CNRS-ICB-LERMPS) in 2017. At Sept. 2017, he worked at École Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), Aix en Provence, France.
Since Mars 2018, he is an associate professor at NPU, in State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing and Key Laboratory of Metal High Performance Additive Manufacturing and Innovative Design. His research interests focus on additive manufacturing technology, which contains selective laser melting (SLM), direct energy deposition (DED), Wire-arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) and cold spraying (CS) etc. Right now, he is the team leader of “AM technique for light metal”, which has 2 researcher and 10 graduate students.
Roberto Martins de Souza
Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo
Roberto Souza earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo in (1987) and a master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the same university. He obtained his Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School
of Mines, USA (1999). He conducted post-doctoral studies at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Sao Paulo (2001), at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
(INSA-Lyon), in Lyon, France (2008) and at the Colorado School of Mines (2011). He conducted a two-month Visiting Scholar program at the École Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), Châlons-en-Champagne, France (2018).
Since 2001, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo. He has worked in the areas of tribology and mechanical properties of materials, in subjects such as thin films, residual stresses, contact stresses and tribological studies using the finite element method.
Since 2016, he is co-director of the Surface Phenomena Laboratory (LFS) of the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo. Currently, LFS has 4 postdocs, approximately 30 graduate students and approximately 5 undergraduate students.
He has supervised to completion Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and published approximately 75 journal papers. Currently, he holds a ‘Productivity in Research’ grant, level 1B, from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).
His Research Interests fall within the areas of use of numerical techniques such as the finite element modeling and molecular dynamics in the analysis of tribological problems. Characterization of mechanical
properties of materials, including the microstructural level, and study of their correlation with the tribological behavior.
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
United Arab Emirates
Kumar Shanmugam is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Department at the Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi. Masdar Institute is a relatively new university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability and was established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).He obtained a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering from University of Oxford in the Department of Engineering Science, and an MPhil in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton. Dr. Shanmugam leads the Advanced Materials and 3D Printing (AM3DP) Lab at MI. His research interests revolve around Mechanics, Materials and Design with a focus on multiscale/multifunctional attributes, particularly in the context of Additive Manufacturing for energy efficient and sustainable applications. These research interests are reflected in his recent and ongoing research collaborations with MIT, Cambridge University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), University of New South Wales, Lockheed Martin, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Borouge. In the last 6 years at Masdar, Kumar has generated more than USD 5M through external grants as a lead Principal Investigator and has been awarded the ADEK award twice for research excellence (A2RE 2015 and A2RE 2017). He also serves on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives and Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. Kumar has edited a book, contributed 5 book chapters, and authored more than 100 journal articles and conference proceedings. He has advised/mentored about 35 higher degree research students (MS/PhD) and research staff (postdocs/research scientists) and supervised more than 15 overseas interns over the last 5 years. Eight of his former group members moved on to faculty positions. He has recently edited Special Issues (Functionally Graded Adhesively Bonded Systems; Mechanics of Composite Adhesive Joints and Repairs) for two key journals related to Mechanics of Adhesion and Adhesives. Kumar is a senior member of the AIAA, and a member of ASME, APS, ACS and Society for Adhesion and Adhesives, UK. Kumar has held research positions at both UC Santa Barbara and MIT before moving to Abu Dhabi and has held short visiting appointments at the University of Cambridge, MIT and NTU Singapore.