CMPSE2021 invited experts in catalytic and materials research attend conference and deliver keynote speech. If you are interested in attending us, please send your CV with your speech title and abstract to us contact@cmpse.org.

Professor Bent F. Sørensen
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Speech title: Fatigue Damage Growth of Unidirectional Fibre Composites – Microscale Observations and Micromechanical Models

Prof. Bent F. Sørensen is head of the section "Composites Analysis and Mechanics at the Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark. He got his MSc in 1988, his PhD in 1993 and obtained a Dr. Techn. degree in 2010, all from the Technical University of Denmark. He worked at the Materials Research Department of the former Risø National Laboratory from 1988 and transferred to DTU Wind Energy Department from 2012. From 2010 to 2017 he was overall centre leader for the Danish Centre for Composite Structures and Materials for Wind Turbines. His major research areas are fatigue and fracture and cohesive laws of composite materials and layered materials, dealing in particularly with theoretical and experimental research at the micro- and macroscale (micromechanics, crack bridging, mechanical properties of interfaces).

Professor Zhongwei Guan
Advanced Materials Research Centre, Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speech title: Failure analysis of fibre metal laminates subjected to impact and blast

Professor Zhongwe Guan is Executive Director of Advanced Materials Research Centre of Technology Innovation Institue in Abu Dhabi UAE. He is leading research groups on Energy Absorbing Materials and High Temperature Thermoplastic Materials. He has published more than 150 SCI papers in refereed international leading journals on composite structures, mechanical joints and polymeric structures. He is Chairman of the 5th International Conference on Computational Methods held in Cambridge in 2014. He is a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Impact Engineering and International Journal of Applied Composite Materials. He has given more than 20 keynotes, thematic and plenary speeches in international conferences.

Professor Lai-Chang Zhang
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Speech title: Titanium lattice structures fabricated by additive manufacturing: Mechanical behavior

Laichang Zhang is a Professor of Materials Engineering and the Program Leader–Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia). After awarded his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Zhang held several positions at The University of Western Australian, University of Wollongong, IFW Dresden and Technische Universität Darmstadt. His research interests include metal additive manufacturing, light-weight alloys, nanocrystalline materials and metallic glasses as well as nanomaterials. He has published more than about 300 referred journal papers with an H-index of 65 and 13000+ citations and 26 ESI Highly Cited Papers, and he has delivered 19 plenary/keynote/invited presentations at international conferences. Several his findings have been covered by public media outlets, such as by live TV on ABC News channel and on CCTV-4 (China Central TV) and by many mainstream newspapers and magazines. He has supervised 13 PhDs and 2 Masters by Research to completion. In addition, he also serves as Editor or Editorial Board Members many journals, e.g. Advanced Engineering Materials, Scientific Reports, Metals, Frontiers in Materials, Materials Science and Technology, etc.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Alois K. Schlarb
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

Speech title: Targeted exploitation of anisotropy in 3D printing of reinforced thermoplastics using fused filament fabrication (FFF)

Professor Schlarb currently holds the Chair of Composite Engineering (CCe) at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), Germany. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, specializing in production engineering and company organization. After his graduation in 1984 he relocated to the University of Kassel, working as scientific assistant to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. e.h. Ehrenstein. He was awarded a doctorate in 1989 for his thesis on polymer processing. From 1988 until 1989 he was also head engineer at the university’s Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik. In the following 13 years Professor Schlarb held different positions in the industry, e.g. the polymer laboratory of BASF SE, Germany, as material scientist and project manager researching composites, last as Vice President and head of marketing, research and development with B. Braun Medical AG, Switzerland. In November 2002 Alois Schlarb was appointed to a full professorship for "Composite Materials" at the TUK and from 2002 to 2008 Chief Executive Officer of the Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH. Since 2018 Professor Schlarb also holds a visiting professorship at Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, PR China. Professor Schlarb served as Spokesman of the Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology (WAK) from 2009 - 2015 and as President of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering SAMPE Deutschland e.V. from 2003 - 2015. He is member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Composite Materials, and Strain - International Journal for Experimental Mechanics, SAMPE-Journal, and the Journal of Polymer Technology.
He has given more than 200 presentations, has authored or co-authored more than 100 journal papers, edited or authored or co-authored more than 50 book chapters or books, and is listed in more than 50 patent applications as inventor. The focus of his research activities is on process-structure-property-relations and tribology of polymer based hybrid materials

Professor Weimin Huang
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang technological University, Singapore

Speech title: Vitrimer-like polymers and their applications

Dr Wei Min Huang has over 20 years of experience on various shape memory materials (alloy, polymer, composite and hybrid), he has published over 190 papers in journals, such as Accounts of Chemical Research, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and Materials Today, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 270 international journals (including Progress in Polymer Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, and Advanced Functional Materials, etc), project proposals from American Chemical Society, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, etc, and book proposals from Springer, Elsevier and CRC. He has published two books (Thin film shape memory alloys – fundamentals and device applications, Polyurethane shape memory polymers) and is currently on the editorial board of over three dozen of journals.