Speakers

Prof. Steven Y. Liang (Fellow of ASME & SME)
Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Steven Y. Liang holds a 1987 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, USA, and was founding Director of Precision Machining Research Consortium and Director of Manufacturing Education Program and has been Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Liang served as President of Walsin Lihwa Corp., a publicly-traded manufacturing entity with over USD6 billions of yearly revenue. Dr. Liang's technical interests lie in advanced manufacturing, precision engineering, and materials-centric production, and in these areas he has supervised over 90 post-doctoral studies, Ph.D. dissertations, and M.S. theses and has authored in excess of 450 book chapters, archival journal papers, and professional conference articles. He has delivered more than 60 keynotes and invited seminars at industries, peer institutions, and conferences in over 20 countries on manufacturing science and technology. Dr. Liang served as President of North American Manufacturing Research Institution and Chair of Manufacturing Engineering Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI) and Editor of International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (Springer). Dr. Liang is the recipient of Robert B. Douglas Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award of SME, Ralph R. Teetor Education Award of SAE, Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award of ASME, Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal of ASME, etc. Dr. Liang is a fellow of both ASME and SME.

Assoc. Prof. Ana Pilipović
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ana Pilipović start to work at University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the Chair of Polymer Processing, Department of Technology in 2008. and done her doctoral thesis on October 2012., with the topic of the additive manufacturing: Influence of processing parameters on the properties of polymer prototype.
From 2008 she is participated in several science international and domestic project like FP7, H2020, IPA, IRI, IRI2, Eco-Innovation, Croatian science foundation and projects from Croatian Ministry of Science and Education.
Her special interest lies in additive manufacturing, polymer processing, composite processing, recycling of polymers, mechanical testing of polymers, biopolymers, etc. Up to now she has published as author and co-author 242 scientific and professional papers in journals and conference proceedings in Croatia and abroad.
She was a visiting professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey Santiago de Queretaro, San Luis Potosi and Guadalajara, Mexico, Çukurova University Adana, Turkey, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Maribor, Slovenia and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has published chapters in 3 books, mentored 40 master and baccularius theses, 2 rector's award, and is currently mentoring 8 doctorates in the fields of medicine, dentistry and mechanical engineering. In addition to teaching at her home university, she gives lectures at the Polytechnic of Zagreb (Zagreb University of Applied Sciences) and the University of Lyon, France. She won the award "Vera Johanides" for young scientists in 2014 in the field of additive manufacturing awarded by the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ). She is now associate professor and head of Chair of Polymer Processing in University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.