Keynote Speakers

Prof. Elham Sahraei
Temple University, USA

Prof. Sahraei is currently served as the professor at University of Temple with the research topic on battery and material characterization. She been a Research Scientist at the Impact and Crashworthiness Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2014. She is the co-director of the MIT Battery Consortium, a multi-sponsor industrial program supported by major automotive and battery manufacturers such as Daimler, Jaguar Land-Rover, LG Chem, and Boston Power.

Prof. Simon Shepherd
University of Leeds, UK

At the Institute for Transport Studies since 1989, Prof. Shepherd has worked on various EC and EPSRC funded projects. He gained his doctorate in 1994 applying state-space methods to the problem of traffic responsive signal control in over-saturated conditions. The methods developed were termed auto-gating strategies. His expertise lies in modelling and policy optimisation ranging from detailed simulation models through assignment to strategic land use transport models.

Prof. Kikuo Kishimoto
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Kikuo Kishimoto is currently a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering and Dean of School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has published over 353 journal papers and with total citation of 3919 (data by Scopus) in the areas of applied mechanics, fracture mechanics, reliability of microelectronic devices, and others. He has also published authoritative and widely used reference books in these fields.

Prof. Qing Zhou
Tsinghua University, China

Prof. Qing Zhou is Volkswagen Chair Professor of Vehicle Safety at Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, and chief scientist in lightweight materials at Suzhou Automotive Research Institute of Tsinghua University. Prof. Zhou also serves as the Director of Vehicle Safety Committee of the Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Impact Engineering, and Council Member of International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI).

Prof. Masaki Omiya
Keio University, Japan

Prof. Masaki Omiya is currently a Professor of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Keio University. He has published over 100 journal papers and with total citation of 688 (data by Scopus) in the areas of Fracture Mechanics, Soft Actuator, Load Transfer Analysis, Sports Injury, Space Elevator, etc. In his laboratory, they investigate fracture and strength of advanced materials, which cover wide range of applications.

Dr. Sigit P. Santosa
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology

Dr. Sigit P. Santosa has more than 30 years experiences in the product development, research, and teaching in the field of automotive and transportation engineering. After completing his Sc.D degree in the field of transportation safety from MIT, he joined North America Product Development at General Motors Company, USA. During his tenure at GM (1999-2012), he has led and managed 7 product architectures and launched 14 brand vehicles, among others Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Dr. Stephan Brandl
AVL List GmbH, Austria

Dr. Stephan Brandl is currently serves as Senior Sales Engineer with the main function of business development in ASEAN, Austria, Switzerland and Spain. He previously earned the Ph.D. degree in TU Graz in the field of acoustic and optimization. His thesis been awarded as the best thesis in the category “Verkehrs- und Fahrzeugtechnik”, he also received AVL Innovation Award in 2008.