Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
Biography: Prof. Ian R. McAndrew PhD is a Mechanical Engineer that has worked in education for over 27 years. His teaching and research has been globally, starting in London and now with Capitol Technology University where he is the Dean of Doctoral Programs. He has taught in over 20 countries and published with many academics from all over the world. He has 6 degrees, also a qualified Electrical Engineer and FRAeS. He has supervised over 50 PhDs and has almost 60 peer reviewed publications. His current research is in aerodynamics and low speed flight. He is a keen supporter of conferences as this is where junior researchers can develop their skills for a life in research. He is frequently invited to deliver Keynote speeches and is the Chair of several International Conferences. Additionally, he is the editor or assistant editor in chief of several International Journals.
Prof. Young Moon
Syracuse University, USA
Biography: Prof. Young B Moon is Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University, serving as the Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Enterprises, the faculty coordinator for the SAP University Alliance program and Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul Korea, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. His doctoral research was carried out in the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Moon is a licensed P.E. (Professional Engineer) registered in the state of New York, a CFPIM (Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management), and a CMfgE (Certified Manufacturing Engineer). Professor Moon teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of Cyber Manufacturing Systems, Sustainable Manufacturing, Product Realization Processes and Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, Systems Modeling and Simulation, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Engineering Education. He has had extensive interactions with industry and has published over 80 refereed journal and conference publications. He is on Editorial Board for several international journals. He is active in a variety of capacities with numerous professional organizations including INCOSE, ABET, ASEE, IFIP, IEEE, and SME.
Asst. Prof. Haijun Gong
Georgia Southern University, USA
Biography: Dr. Gong’s research interest concentrates on characterizing the material properties of metal additive manufacturing product including titanium alloy, cobalt chrome, aluminum alloy, etc., as well as simulating their laser or electron melting and solidification process. He is interested in applying the knowledge of additive manufacturing materials for the advanced manufacturing processes. Dr. Gong is also interested in additive manufacturing and 3D printing process development, aiming to fully incorporate this technology into the modern manufacturing process.