ACMME2018 Keynote & Plenary Speakers 


Prof. Om P. Malik, Fellow of IEEE

University of Calgary, Canada

Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of controllers for application in electric power systems and wind power generation over the past 45 years. After extensive testing, the adaptive controllers developed by his group are now employed on large generating units. His other interests include digital protection, control of renewable power generation and micro-grids, and AI applications in power system control.
He has published over 700 papers including over 360 papers in international Journals and is the coauthor of two books.
Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi Polytechnic. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University in 1962, a Ph.D. from London University and a DIC from the Imperial College, London in 1965.
He was teaching and doing research in Canada from 1966 to 1997 and continues to do research as Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary. Over 100, including 45 Ph.D., students have graduated under his supervision.
Professor Malik is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada and World Innovation Foundation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada, and has received many awards. He was Director, IEEE Region 7 and President, IEEE Canada during 2010-11 and President, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2014-2016.

Title of Speech: Control and Automation in the Evolution of Power Systems as Smarter Networks

Abstract: Electricity has become all pervasive in the world today. This has been accomplished by continued developments in power systems over the past 130 years. Power systems engineers have always kept pace by embracing new enabling technologies as they developed. As the power systems continue to grow, more advances are imminent as is evident from the current buzz around the ‘smart grid’ concept.
The term smart grid embraces the entire power system and is another step in the continuing effort to make the grid smarter. A brief introduction of the past and present status of the power systems is given. Integration of advanced communications, information technologies, control and other enabling technologies is the way forward in the evolution of future power systems into smarter grids. Areas that need more attention and are expected to draw significant attention over the near future are outlined.
By integrating advanced communications, information technology and other enabling technologies with power systems, the power systems of the future will become much smarter and offer the potential for:
• Increased efficiency and cost effectiveness
• Provide customers tools to manage energy use
• Improve reliability, resiliency and power quality
• Enable use of innovative technologies, including renewable energy sources, storage, electric vehicles and others.
• Major developments in the form of advanced distribution automation.




Prof. Omar S. Es-Said

Loyola Marymount University, USA

Omar S. Es-Said is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He was hired as an assistant professor from 1985-1992, associate professor from 1992-1998, and full professor from 1998-present. He received his B.S. degree in physics and his M.S. degree in solid state physics from The American University in Cairo. He received his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington in 1985. His current research interests include metallic processing, modeling, experimental, techniques, and failure analysis. He published over 300 papers, which included refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, industrial reports, and Department of Defense (DoD) reports. He has been an associate editor from 2008-present for the American Society of Materials’ (ASM) Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (JMEP). He has been a key reader for the Metallurgical Transactions A Journal from 2004-present. He has been on the editorial board of the Engineering Failure Analysis Journal from 2003-present. He received several awards: The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Teetor Award in 1994, until the Elmer L. Hann Award from The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in 2011. He received several grants for research funds and research equipment from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, Boeing Cooperation, and the Navy for a total of over $3.2 million dollars. He was a consultant for the Navy from 1994-present. He was hired as a Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow at The Navy Facilities Engineering Services Center (NFESC) in the summers of 2010-2014. He became an American Science of Materials (ASM) Fellow in 2005. He was an invited speaker in many conferences and universities including: Cambridge University, The American University in Cairo, and Paris 8 University.

Title of Speech: 4340M Steel Shot Peening Coverage ( 100%, 200%, and 300%) Comparison

Abstract: Shot peening method has been widely used for improving the fatigue performance of structural component. The method increases the fatigue life with few detrimental side effects, if it is properly controlled. Shot peening could optimize the fatigue life of an Ultra-high strength material such as 4340M steel. To ensure optimum results, shot peening factors should be carefully analyzed. Shot peening factors include: peening media, peening intensity, and peening coverage. The objectives of the study are to increase the fatigue life of the 4340M by shot peening, and to compare three different shot peening coverages (100%, 200%, and 300% coverage), to choose the optimum coverage for the 4340M steel. This steel has ~55 HRC hardness and is loaded in a fully reversed way or the stress ratio R=-1. Fatigue lives, or number of cycles, were obtained using a rotating bending machine, to compare the three coverage performances. Results showed that the optimum coverage for the 4340M steel is 200%. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used to evaluate the microstructural properties, hence to know the crack nucleation sites and to estimate the depth and the length of the crack. Additionally, SEM was used to differentiate between the three coverages. Residual stresses were measured for each coverage using X-ray diffraction method.





Prof. Ching An Huang

Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Prof. Ching An Huang received the B. S. degree in Department of Mechanical Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1983 and Dr.-Ing. in Department of Materials Engineering from Aachen University, Germany, in 1993. In 2006, he joined the faculty of Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His main research interests are microstructure analysis of materials, electropolishing behavior, corrosion engineering, and electroplating technology. Based on his research results, he published about 60 articles in SCI journals, such as Thin Solid Films, Surface and Coatings Technology, Electrochimica Acta, and Materials Science and Engineer A etc. Moreover, he got about 10 patents from Taiwan, Main China, USA, and Japan.




Assoc. Prof. Ki Tae Nam

Seoul National University, South Korea

Dr. Nam has been an associate professor of the Materials Science and Engineering at the Seoul National University since 2010. He received the B.S degree and M.S degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, and the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the award “Outstanding PhD Thesis” in 2007. He worked as a postdoc at the Molecular Foundry in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interest is currently on the bioinspired materials synthesis and electrochemical devices for Solar Fuel. His scientific contribution to this research include his PhD work- Virus Based Battery published in Science 2006 and Nature Materials 2006 and his postdoc work- Peptoid 2D Assembly in Nature Materials 2010. In 2016, his group published perovskite based photocatalysis in Nature Energy. He also served as the academic consultant for LG Electronics and LG Display.








ACMME2017 Keynote Speakers 



Prof. Omar S. Es-Said
Loyola Marymount University, USA 
Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Abdul Shukor
University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Prof. Ching An Huang 
Chang Gung University, Taiwan  
Prof. Jiyoung Kim
The University of Texas at Dallas, USA