Keynote Speakers

November 10-12, 2018 |  Wuhan, China  


Prof. LU Li
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Lu Li received his B.Eng and M. Eng from Tsinghua University, China, and his Ph.D from the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. After four years of doctoral study and two years of post-doctoral work at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore in 1991 and is a Full Professor. Dr. Lu is involved in the research of functional materials, mainly in two directions: i) materials for Li-ion rechargeable batteries which include traditional bulk batteries and all-solid-state batteries, and for supercapacitors, and ii) piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials. More recent years Dr. Lu has been heavily involved in development of thin film batteries, and Li-ion conductors for air-batteries.

Dr. Lu is the Editor-in-Chief of Functional Materials Letters, and Associate Editor of Materials Technology particularly in charge of functional materials. He is also Chairman of Functional Materials Society.


Prof. Huijun Li
University of Wollongong, Australia

Prof Huijun Li obtained a PhD degree in 1996 from the University of Wollongong; He has 20 years research experience in materials science and engineering.

He has published 4 book chapters and more than 300 papers over his career in the field of welding metallurgy, new alloy development, surface engineering, nuclear materials and microstructure characterization.


In 1995, he joined CRC Materials Welding and Joining as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Wollongong. In 2000, he took a research scientist position at Materials Division, ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), he worked on a wide range of research projects in conjunction with the CRC Welded Structures, CRC CAST3, CRC Rail, British nuclear research organisations and American national laboratories. During this period, Prof Li pioneered research on 9-12% Cr creep resistant steel s in Australia. Prof Li started working at University of Wollongong from July 2008; he is heavily involved in research work with Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), Energy Pipeline CRC (EPCRC), Baosteel Australia Joint Centre (BAJC), and Australian Rail Industry.

Prof Li has been supervising (or co-supervising) 28 PhD students and 10 postdoctoral fellows; he is the chief investigator of 26 research projects supported by DMTC, EPCRC, BAJC, Australian Research Council (ARC) and other industry sectors. He was involved in the preliminary work on the production of engineering components of Titanium alloys using one such method of additive manufacture, namely gas tungsten arc (GTA) welding with mechanised wire addition. He then proposed to produce intermetallics with twin wire system, combining the concept of additive manufacturing and in-situ alloying with GTA process. Gamma TiAl has been successfully produced with this method.

Prof Li was awarded Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia, 2013, Australia Endeavour Fellowship 2014, and Defence Materials Technology Centre-Capability Improvement Award in 2014 and 2016.


Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Abdul Shukor
University of Malaya, Malaysia

M. Hamdi is a senior professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya. He received his B.Eng. (Mechanical), from Imperial College, London and his M.Sc. In Advanced Manufacturing Technology & System Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). His Doctoral study was in the field of thin film coating for biomedical applications for which he was conferred Dr. Eng by Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK and a Charted Engineer (C.Eng) with the UK Engineering Council. Professor Dr M. Hamdi has devoted his career in nurturing research and innovation and has mentored over 125 postgraduate students, particularly in the field of advanced machining, materials processing and surface engineering. He has authored more than 145 ISI journals and having a h-index of 20. He is also a director and founder of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Centre), in which has grown from modest-size team of researchers and engineers to an interdisciplinary research hub. Professor Dr M. Hamdi has obtained recognition from various international and local organizations.