Prof. Kozo Ishizaki

School of Materials Engineering 

Nagaoka University of Technology 


Prof. Kozo Ishizaki is a Japanese metallurgical engineer and a materials science educator. He received his title of Doctor of Philosophy from University Maryland in 1974. He received Nishiyama Memorial prize Iron and Steel Institute from Tokyo in 1995, medal of cooperation Venezuelan Forces, Caracas, 1981, Ceramic Society Japan awards for academy achievements in ceramics and technology, 1997, medal of educational cause Vietnamese Government. Member Alpha Sigma Mu (honorary).

Prof. Kozo Ishizaki is currently the Advisor to the President, Nagaoka University of Technology. He was assistant professor in Central University Venezuela, Caracas, 1974-1976, associate professor Simon Bolivar University, 1976-1984, chairman/dean Laboratory E, 1983-1985, professor, 1984-1985, honorary professor, 1994, associate professor to professor at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, since 1985, vice president, 2003—2007.

He was head of materials laboratory INTEVEP (Research Institute for Venezuelan Petroleum), Caracas, 1980-1981, invited researcher at National Indiana Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan, 1995, Australian Nuclear science and Technology Organization, Sydney, 1995.

Prof. Kozo Ishizaki wrote Porous Materials in 1993. He was author, editor of Grain Boundary-Controlled Properties, 1994, Grain Size and Mechanical Properties, 1995, Editor of Surface Modification, 1994.

He is Chief editor of Advances in Technology of Materials and Materials Processing Journal, The A to Z of Materials Journal Online, Editor of Journal Porous Materials, 1994, Member editorial board of Materials Technology since 1990, Journal of Japan Ceramic Society since 1995. He is also the Board directors of Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, since 1996, Ceramic Society of Japan, since 1996. He is the contributor of more than 230 articles to science publications and the Patentee in field of 31 patents.

Prof. Hyungsun Kim

Department Materials Science & Engineering,

College of Engineering, Inha University


Hyungsun Kim received his degrees of B.Eng., M.Eng. from Department of Metallurgical Eng., Seoul National University, Korea. After completing his Ph.D. at Department of Materials, Imperial College London (1989) he worked at University of Oxford, UK and Sunchon National University, Korea. Since 2004, he has been working at Inha University as a Professor. Regarding researches, Professor Kim has worked mainly on Design of frit compositions for electronic devices: Design of Ag electrode in solar cells; Design of glass encapsulant for high light extraction efficiency LED package; Powder-based glass 3D printing. He was a President of Materials Research Society of Korea (2012) and a President of Korean Society for Thermophysical Properties (2008-2011). Professor Kim is currently a President of Korean Council of Science Editors and Secretary-General of Council of Asian Science Editors.

Prof. Dr. Chinda Charoenphonphanich

Thai Society of Mechanical Engineer

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang


Prof. Dr. Chinda Charoenphonphanich got his D. Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tokai university, Kanagawa, Japan in 2001. He is working at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

His focuses are in the field of alternative Fuel for SI and CI Engine (Alcohol, Natural Gas, Bio-diesel). He has published over 100 technical papers on Automotive Engineering and guided many big energy projects.

Prof. Dr. Chinda Charoenphonphanich is the President of Thai Society of Mechanical Engineer (TSME) and the Chairperson of Automotive Engineering Program (KMITL). His professional experience includes: Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering Department, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (1997 - 2003), Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (2003 - Present), Director of Automotive Engineering Program (International Master Program Collaborated with NSTDA and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) (2007-2010).

Prof. Erik Bohez 

Asian Institute of Technology


Professor Erik Bohez is currently an Associate Professor in the field of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology.

He is a member of KVIV (Royal Flemish Engineers Association), BIRA (Belgian Institute of Control and Automation), APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society).

His expertize includes CAD/CAM/CNC/FMS, 5-Axis Machining, Manufacturing Processes, Eco-Design, Biomechanics, Industrial Packaging, Mold and Die Design,.Kinematics & Dynamics, Automation.

Prof. Nack Joon Kim



Nack J. Kim received the degrees of BS (1975) and MS (1977) in Metallurgical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea and PhD (1981) in Materials Science from University of California, Berkeley, USA. From 1981 he worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Wyoming, and Allied-Signal Inc. (presently Honeywell) in USA. In 1989 he returned to Korea to join the faculty of materials science and engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH).

He founded the Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials, Center of Excellence supported by the Korea Ministry of Science and Technology. In 2009, he moved to Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology at POSTECH, where he served as a dean until 2012. His major research interests have been in the physical metallurgy and development of structural alloys including steels, Mg alloys and Al alloys. He has published over 300 papers in referred journals and edited 19 books along with more than 50 patents. He served as a president of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials as well as a president of Korean Federation of Materials Societies in 2009. He is a fellow of ASM International, Korea Academy of Science and Technology, and POSTECH.

His work has been recognized by numerous awards, including John E. Dorn Achievement Award of ASM (1982), I-R 100 of Research & Development Magazine (1987), citation by Prime Minister of Korea (1999 & 2005), Academic Achievement Award of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (2000), Young Engineer Award of Korea National Academy of Engineering (2003), Gold Medal of IENA (Germany) (2006), and Vanadium Award of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK) (2008). Prior to his appointment as an editor of Scripta Materialia in 2012, he served as editorial board members of several journals, including a board of review of Metallurgical Transactions A, an associate editor of Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, an international board member of Intermetallics, and an editor-in-chief of the Metals and Materials International.

Prof. Gyu Man Kim

School of Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University


Gyu Man Kim received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree in mechanical design and production engineering from the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 1993, 1995 and 1999, respectively. Currently he is a professor at School of Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea. He has been a post-doctoral research fellow at MESA+ Research Institute, Twente University, the Netherlands, and at Microsystems Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). His recent research works include formation of hydrogel microdroplet and particles in a microfluidic device, microfabrication using nano-and microstencil, soft lithography, and hybrid technologies of MEMS and precision manufacturing processes. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed scientific publications in recent five years. His research includes micro-/nano-scale fabrication, microfluidics, and miniaturized mechanical systems to be applied to the field of life-science, industry and energy. He is also co-inventor of over 10 patents. He is member of the KSME, KSPE, and KSMPE. He is an editor of “International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing”, and “International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology”.

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