Prof. Sanjeev Sanghi, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Research Area: Turbulence, CFD, Non linear Dynamics, Chaos, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
Sanjeev Sanghi is Professor and Chair of the Applied Mechanics Department at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Having obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur, he worked with John Lumley in turbulence modelling for his M.S. from Cornell University. He got his Ph.D. from the Levich Institute of the City College of City University of New York. He has been a recipient of the Ralph Boliagno award for being the most distinguished Teaching assistant at Cornell University and the Excellence in Teaching Award at I.I.T. Delhi. He was Member, Board of Governors, Head Educational Technology and Dean Alumni Affairs and International programmes at IIT Delhi. As Dean Alumni Affairs he set up a Global 1 Billion Dollars Alumni Endowment Fund for IIT Delhi. Currently he is the Head of Applied Mechanics Department at IIT Delhi, where he has spearheaded a new B. Tech. programme in Engineering and Computational Mechanics.
He is recognized globally for work on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD), Chaos and Low Dimensional Modelling, Development of New Discretization Schemes in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Modelling of Turbulent Flows. He has applied POD to near wall turbulent flows, rotating flows with natural convection and flows in a square duct. His work on outflow boundary condition for unsteady flows in open domains for incompressible flows demonstrates a novel way to reduce domain size in open flows. He has also developed a new upwinding scheme for compressible flows which is more efficient than the existing schemes.
Through a series of works, he has established the phenomena of supression of turbulence with an increase in heat transfer for configurations like channel flow and rotating flows in confined cavities. He has been Invited to deliver lecture on these topics in more than 30 universities in Asia, Europe, Africa, USA, South America and Australia. He is acclaimed to be one of the best teachers at IIT Delhi and has won distinguished teaching awards from IIT Delhi, Cornell University and C.V. Kapur Foundation. He has co-authored the recent version of Beer and Johnston texts on Vector Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials.
Prof. Roham Rafiee, Faculty of New Science & Technologies, University of Tehran, Iran
Research Area: Finite Element Analysis; Design and analysis of composite structures; Mechanics of composite materials; Modeling and simulation of Nanocomposites; Stochastic analysis; Strategic planning; Technology transfer coordination
Roham received his PhD in 2010 in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology with a specialization on Nanocomposites. He has completed his MSc and BSc studies both in the general field of composite materials and structures. He began his industrial experience in different sectors including wind turbines, composite pipes, strategic planning and technology transfer projects since 2000. He joined the University of Tehran in 2011 as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, where he founded the Composites Research Laboratory (COMRESLAB). He is a member of several graduate student thesis advisory committees and also collaborating with universities worldwide including the University of Weimar (Germany), UPM (Malaysia) and etc. He has been promoted to the level of Associate Professor after four years in 2015. Then, after 5 years, he was promoted to the level of Full Professor with unanimous approval of all evaluating committee members.
He has published 80 journal papers (indexed by ISI organization), 67 international conference papers and four chapters in four different books in Woodhead publishing, Springer, Taylor and Francis and World academic publishing. He has also published a book entitled as "Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers: From Nanoscale to Macroscale" in Elsevier. He registered three patents in the field of nanocomposites and composite structures. He is also included in the list of highly cited researchers announced by Stanford University in 2020. Roham has also registered a US patent in the field of nanocomposites in 2021.
He is expert in: Finite Element Analysis; Design and analysis of composite structures; Mechanics of composite materials; Modeling and simulation of Nanocomposites; Stochastic analysis; Strategic planning; Technology transfer coordination.
A. Prof. Yipin Wan, Chang′an University/School of Construction Machinery
Research Area: Mechanical engineering; Innovative design; Fatigue reliability
He has the title of associate professor and comes from the School of Construction Machinery , Chang'an University. He received his doctorate from Chang'an University in 2018 and engaged in post-doctoral research from 2021 to 2022. His interests include robotics, fatigue and fracture, composites, etc. Presided over or participated in more than 20 national, provincial and ministerial projects. More than 20 patents have been granted, one academic monograph has been written and more than 40 academic papers have been published. The scientific research achievements won the first prize of science and technology of colleges and universities in Shaanxi Province. He is expert in:
1. Sensor design and load test;
Mainly aiming at the load physical quantities in complex mechanical system, such as tension / pressure, torque, bending moment, etc., according to the force characteristics of the research object, the sensor design under non-standard conditions and the corresponding load physical quantity test are carried out. On this basis, the relevant research on the force characteristics and external load spectrum is carried out.
2. Lightweight materials and structural design;
Based on the review of materials and multidisciplinary optimization, the structural lightweight design is carried out. Comprehensive use of topology optimization, shape optimization, size optimization, free size optimization, hybrid model optimization, etc., to find the optimal force transmission path, determine the optimal structural layout scheme, and realize structural lightweight.
3. Dynamic analysis of complex structure system and transmission system;
It mainly designs fatigue simulation, modal simulation, dynamic characteristic analysis, linear finite element analysis, multi-body dynamics analysis of complex structure and power transmission system.
A. Prof. Dalian Maritime University, China
Research Area: Research on Longitudinal Cracks in Steel Continuous Casting Process
Du Fengming, Ph.D., is an associate professor and master tutor of Dalian Maritime University. His main research fields are structural mechanics, alloy material preparation, green energy, engine optimization design, etc. He has won the titles of "Hundred Thousand Talents Project" in Liaoning Province, "Dalian Youth Science and Technology Star", "Dalian High-level Talent - Young Talent", and 1 Natural Science Academic Achievement Award in Liaoning Province. He presides 1 key project of Liaoning Provincial Natural Science Foundation, 1 Liaoning Provincial Shipping Joint Fund, 1 General Project of China Postdoctoral Fund, and Dalian High-level Talent Innovation Support Plan Project, and 2 Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and 1 horizontal project. Participated in the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the pre-research project of the Ministry of Equipment Development, the National Defense Science and Technology Bureau project, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's high-tech ship project and more than 10 horizontal projects. He has published more than 60 academic papers, more than 50 of which have been retrieved by SCI, and authorized 1 invention patent. Senior member of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineering, serving as a reviewer for journals such as Journal of Materials Processing Technology, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Steel Research International, and International Journal of Engine Research. Served as a guest editor for journals such as Lubricants and Coatings.