The First Engineering School in Women's University
President Haruki Imaoka
Nara women’s University, Japan
President Imaoka received his Bachelor (1979) and Master (1981) degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He studied control engineering and systems science under supervision in the laboratory of fuzzy engineering. He worked as a researcher at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (1981–1990) at the Research Institute for Polymers and Textiles. During this time, he developed a 3D CAD for apparel and obtained a PhD in engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (1989). He then moved to the Faculty of Home Economics at Nara Women's University (1990). At Nara Women's University, he taught clothing engineering and researched the mathematical interpretation of cutting and sewing and its applications. For these studies, he received awards from The Society of Fiber Science and Technology (1989), Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses (2000, 2012) and The Japan Society of Home Economics (2022). After serving as a Dean of the Faculty of Human Life and Environment, he became President of Nara Women's University (2013). With Ochanomizu University, he established a graduate school, the Cooperative Major in Human Centered Engineering (2016), which produced a master and a doctoral degree. Furthermore, he established the first engineering faculty among women's universities in Japan at Nara Women's University (2022). This establishment is making a significant contribution to the development of female engineers in Japan.
Two Metrology-in-the-Loop Problems in Additive Manufacturing and Robotic Machining for the Aerospace Industry
Professor Douglas A. Bristow
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Dr. Douglas A. Bristow is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri S&T in 2001, and his M.S. and Ph.D., also in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Bristow is the Director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, an industry consortium focused on developing and implementing next generation manufacturing technologies, primarily in additive manufacturing and robotic manufacturing. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications with more than 2500 citations. His research interests include precision motion control, iterative process control, and metrology-in-the-loop with applications in additive manufacturing, atomic force microscopy, machine tools, and robotic manufacturing. Dr. Bristow’s research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, MxD, and industry including Boeing, Bell Helicopter, GKN Aerospace, Toyota, Caterpillar, and DMG-Mori. In 2020 he received the ASME Rudolph Kalman Best Paper award for his work on layer-to-layer dynamics in direct energy deposition.
Measurement and performance evaluation of precision machines
Professor Andreas Archenti,
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Professor Dr. Andreas Archenti is conducting research in the field of Industrial dependability focusing on Precision Engineering, Metrology and Analytics. He received his M.S. (2007) in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Mechatronics, and PhD (2011) in Production Engineering focusing on Machine Tool Metrology and Dynamics, and was appointed docent (2014) in Precision Manufacturing and Metrology at KTH. He was appointed chaired professor 2018 and currently acts as the leader for the Manufacturing and Metrology System division at KTH.
As director of center for Design and Management of Manufacturing Systems (DMMS) at KTH, Dr Archenti is responsible for coordination of activities in research, education, and information sharing between academia and manufacturing industry. Further, he is an associate member of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP) and chairman for the Scientific Technical Committee on Precision Engineering and Metrology (STC-P) and council member of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) and the International Society for Nano Manufacturing (ISNM). His efforts have earned him the ABB Alde Nilsson Foundation award for excellence in production research (2011).
Modeling and Analysis of Rotor-Bearing Systems: A Review
Professor Seong-Wook Hong Ph.D.
Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea
Professor Hong received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from KAIST, Korea in 1989. He got his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University in 1983, and from KAIST in 1985, respectively. He has worked for Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd for about two years. He started his career as a professor at Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT) in 1991.
He has been conducting research and education on machine tools, manufacturing equipment and relevant key technologies such as rotor dynamics, bearings, precision measurement, and vibration control throughout his entire professional career.
In 2018, he has served as the President of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering (KSPE), which is a leading academic organization in the field of manufacturing. He is currently serving as a Chief Research Board at the National Research Foundation of Korea.
In recognition of his activities and contributions, he was won many awards such as a National Medal for Distinguished Education Service, Hyeonsong Engineering Award, Grand Award of Distinguished Teaching at KIT, Grand Award of Research at KIT, Grand Award of Precision Engineering, Academic Award of KSPE.