Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of forty years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), Neuro-Computing, Control Theory and Systems, and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 journal and refereed conference publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide in over fifty countries. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow eighteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.

"Shape Memory Alloys for Aerospace Applications"

Prof. Changduk Kong
Chosun University, South Korea

Prof. Changduk Kong graduated with a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Korea Aerospace University-National (Hons.) and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Osaka Prefecture University, Japan.
He worked as Head of the Aero-Propulsion Division of ADD (Agency for Defence Development in1978-1994. He served as Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering of Chosun University during 1994-2016, and was appointed as Dean of the School of Aerospace and Naval Architecture Engineering in 1999 and 2005-2006, and Dean of the Facility Management Office at Chosun University in 2011-2012. He has served as Visiting Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering of IIT(Indian Institute of Technology) Kharagpur, India in 2017, Invited Professor at School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of Korea Aerospace University, in 2016-2018, Invited Professor at Summer School of BUAA(Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), China in 2017, and Emeritus Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering of Chosun University since 2016. He was invited as Visiting Professor at Department of Aeronautics of Imperial College, UK in 2001-2002.
Prof. Kong has contributed greatly to the development of Aerospace Engineering in Korea, primarily through his roles as a non-standing Director of KIAST(Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology) in 2015-2018, a non-standing Director of AMRC(UK)-Korea in 2016-2018, CTO of EGT Company, President of SASE(The Society for Aerospace System Engineering) in 2013-2016, President of ICRC (International Collaboration Research Centre in Natural Composites, Chosun University in 2012-2014, President of KSAS(The Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences in 2010, President of KSPE(The Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers in 2007-2008, Chair of Cycle Innovation-IGTI-ASME in 2009-2011, President of RIME(Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering-Chosun University) in 2006-2008, and First Lieutenant of ROKAF(Republic of Korea Air Forces in 1974-1978.
He has served as Editorial Board Members of IJTJ(International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines), IJCM(International Journal of Composite Materials), CJS(Chinese Journal of Aeronautics) and AEAT(Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology), and Editor-in-Chief of JKSAS(Journal of Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Science) and JKSPE(Journal of Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers) in 2006-2010. He received the Korean National Decoration in Science, Academic Achievement Awards from KSAS, SASE and KSPE and the 2015 KAI-KSAS Prize for his scientific achievement and contribution to Korean aerospace development.
Prof. Kong has authored and co-authored more than 616 papers including 67 SCI journal papers, and has received numerous lecture invitations from companies, research institutes and universities and delivered ten keynotes and invited lectures at international conferences. He has organized 25 national conferences, forums and workshops and was co-organiser on four international conferences.

"Structural Design on GFRP Sandwich Composite Wind Turbine Blade for A Medium Scale HAWTS Considering Various Load Cases and Fatigue Life"

Prof. Choi Seong Soo
Research Center for Nanobio Science, SunMoon University, South Korea

Seong Soo Choi, Director of Research Center for Nano bioscience, honorary Professor of Physics and Nanoscience, SunMoon University. Expertise: Nanofabrication of Plasmonic Nanopore for single molecule analysis, Characterization and Fabrication of Nanostructure.He has published more than 170 papers in journals.

"Plasmonic Optical Tornado via Pyramidal Nano-Aperture"