Plenary Speakers

Dr. Kenichi Yoshioka

Kenichi Yoshioka is currently the General Manager of the Composite Materials Research Laboratories at Toray Industries, Inc. which includes labs in Japan, the United States and Europe. He has thirty years of career experience researching and developing carbon fibre and advanced composite materials for the Toray group companies in Japan and the U.S.

During his career he spent two years as a visiting scientist at the University of Washington, where he studied resin infusion processes for advanced composite materials.  He also led an R&D group at Toray Composite Materials America for over six years on the development of advanced prepreg products.

Kenichi is also involved with several government R&D projects in Japan, closely working with worldwide academia.

Prof. Adrian  Mouritz

Adrian Mouritz is the Executive Dean of Engineering and the Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Materials at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Adrian was the Chair of ICCM22 held in Melbourne (2019) and is an ICCM Life Fellow and ICCM Executive Board Member. Adrian has been research active in the field of polymer matrix composites over nearly 30 years.

Mr Mark Braniff

Mark Braniff, Head of Strategic Technology at Shorts-Bombardier, BSC (Hons) and MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Queens University Belfast. Research and Development professional with over thirty years’ experience in aerospace materials, processes and composite structures. Previous research highlights include- a cocured, tape-laid, horizontal stabilizer for the original Global Express 5000 business jet in 1994. A resin transfer moulded one piece outboard flap and aileron for the CRJ aircraft family in 2003. A novel application of the Belfast site’s patented “Resin Transfer Infusion” process in 2007, to V2500 fan cowl doors, leading to the current KC390 Embraer derivative. The last ten years have been dedicated to refining the RTI process, working as the “Integrated Product Development Team lead” for the “composite” manufacturing elements of the A220 wing. Mark was also a member of the Belfast team which won the prestigious 2019 Royal Academy of Engineering, MacRobert award, for Engineering Innovation, as demonstrated by the success of the A220 Resin Transfer Infused wing manufacturing process.

Dr Ann Marie Sastry

President and CEO of Amesite, an artificial intelligence software company focused on improving learning, and previously CEO and co-Founder of Sakti3 (acquired by Dyson in 2015). Prior to starting her companies, she was Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, for 17 years. Tenured and promoted early, Sastry was recognized with some of the highest honours in her scientific fields, including the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award (2011) and NSF’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1997). She has co-authored over 100 publications and 100 patents and filings and has delivered over 100 invited lectures and seminars globally (NIH, NSF, NAE, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Oxford, Cambridge, etc.). She holds PhD and MS degrees from Cornell University, and a BS from the University of Delaware, all in Mechanical Engineering.

Mrs Chantal FUALDES

Chantal FUALDES, AIRBUS Head of Airframe CertificationExecutive Expert Composite Airframe Integrity
Chantal Fualdes is the Head of Airframe certification in AIRBUS Commercial and Executive expert in Composite Airframe engineering. She joined  Airbus in 1986 and was involved in the development of composite structure on various  Airbus programs from  A320 to A350 and A400M supporting the introduction of composite materials on Airframe new applications. She has worked on the development of different components, movables, Keel Beam panel, Centre Wing Box, Wing at various stage of development, production and in service. On A350  she was leading the development of all composite components, from materials qualification, design selection, method analysis development, and she was responsible for the certification of the composite component. Speaker in European & US Forum since 2000, in support of  FAA /EASA sharing ‘best practices’ in composite airframe development,  she has contributed to a WG set up with Boeing/ Bombardier under the sponsorship of the FAA and EASA.  Nominated  Airbus Executive Expert in May 2011she is involved in different programs on composite development in Airbus and Academia.

Prof. Daining Fang

Professor Daining Fang, an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, received PhD from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1993. After a one-year postdoc at Tel Aviv University, and half a year visiting scholar at Maryland University, he has taught at Tsinghua University (1995-2009), Peking University (2009-2015) and Beijing Institute of Technology (2015-present). Professor Fang is an expert of Mechanics of Materials. His research focuses on the mechanical behaviours of advanced materials and structures under magneto-electro-thermal-mechanical multi-field coupling in the aspects of theory, calculation and experiment.

Prof. Nguyen Dinh Duc

Professor Nguyen Dinh Duc is Vice-President of Vietnamese Association in Mechanics; The Head of Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Structures, The Dean of Department of in Civil Engineering – VNU Hanoi, University of Engineering and Technology (UET); Program Director of Infrastructure Engineering Program of Vietnam-Japan University (VJU); Director of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Academic Affairs Department, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Research Area: Composite with space structure (Carbon-carbon composite 3D, 4D); Dynamic and Vibration of Advanced Structures and Mechanics of composite materials; Nonlinear stability of FGM plates and shells; Composite structures with dynamic crack propagation; Constructions and composite structures subjected to special loads; Piezoelectric composite and auxetic materials; Three-phase composite and nanocomposite polymer; Advanced materials and structures in Infrastructure Engineering and in Civil Engineering; Nanocomposite and advanced materials in new energy and in renewable energy; Mechanical problems related to climate change; Applied Mathematics and Applied Mechanics.
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Prof. Pedro Camanho

Pedro Camanho (MSc in Mechanical Engineering, UPorto, 1995) received his PhD in Composite Materials from Imperial College London, UK, in 1999. He is Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Porto the President of the Associated Laboratory in Energy, Transportation and Aeronautics (LAETA).

The main research interests of Pedro Camanho are the mechanics of deformation and fracture of advanced polymer composite materials, and new concepts for lightweight composite materials for aerospace applications such as hybrid, nano-structured, functionally graded and ultra-thin composites. Pedro Camanho was Visiting Scientist at NASA-Langley Research and at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. He was a Royal Society Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and a Visiting Professor at the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan.

Pedro Camanho is the recipient of the 2006 NASA H.J.E. Reid Award for Outstanding Scientific Paper, of the 2005 Young Researcher in Applied and Computational Mechanics Award, the 2005-2009 Engineering Fracture Mechanics Most Cited Articles Award, and the 2016 Mechanics of Materials Highly Cited Research Award. He also received the 2020 Excellence in Research Award of the University of Porto. His work has been successfully transferred to the industry and services: finite elements implemented by ABAQUS (Dassault Systèmes), materials models implemented in LS-DYNA and MSC-NASTRAN, failure criteria in HYPERSIZER, ESACOMP and ANSYS, and test methods that are used by both the automotive and aeronautical industries.

Pedro Camanho is member of the Advisory Board of the European Mechanics Society, of the Council of the European Society for Composite Materials, and of the Engineering Panel of the European Research Council (ERC). In 2020 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Prof Michael Hinton

Mike’s career spans 40 years of R&D conducted for the UK Ministry of Defence (and latterly QinetiQ) followed by 8 years (so far !) in support of the UK High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, which has been created to transition the fruits of academic research into industrial applications. In addition, Mike is the CEO of a company which develops, manufactures and sells innovative structural health monitoring systems for asset management.
A specialist in advanced composites and a strong contributor to ICCM over many years, Mike has a breadth of experience, covering the full TRL1-9 spectrum, the associated business drivers and the influences resulting from Government policy..









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