Shan-Tung Tu

East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Professor Tu is a professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, received his B.Eng degree in 1982 and Ph.D degree in 1988 from Nanjing University of Technology.

His research focuses on high temperature structural integrity and engineering, including creep, fatigue fracture, structural integrity monitoring and design of high temperature equipment. He is an author of more than 300 papers and received a number of distinguished awards, including China National Science and Technology Progress Award, National Technology Invention Award, China Youth Science and Technology Award, etc. He is currently an honorary professor of the University of Nottingham. And he as been the honorary president of Chinese Pressure Vessel Institution (since 2010) and the honorary president of Chinese Materials Institution (since 2015) of China Mechanical Engineering Society, Chairman of China Structural Integrity Consortium, Chairman of Asian Oceanic Regional Committee of International Council for Pressure Vessel Technology, member of reliability committee of IFToMM. He is also serving a number of journals as an associate editor or editorial board member, including Int J Pres Ves and Piping, Applied Energy, J of Materials Science and Technology, etc.



Daining Fang

Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

Prof. Fang received his Ph.D degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1993 and has held positions at the University of Maryland, Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Beijing Institute of Technology. He is also the editor-in-chief and editorial board member of several well-known journals. Prof. Fang was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013 and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2020. Prof. Fang is mainly engaged in the research of mechanics of advanced materials and lightweight lattice composite materials, mechanics of materials and structures under high temperature and extreme environment. He has won Zhou Peiyuan Mechanics Award by The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, International Computational Method Medal, Science and Technology Awards by Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, National Natural Science Award (second class) of China, Natural Science Award (first class) by Ministry of Education of China, Technical Innovation Award (first class) by Ministry of Education of China.


Robert O. Ritchie

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Professor Robert O. Ritchie is a leading international scientist in the field of fatigue and fracture of materials, with a distinguished record of research on the fracture mechanics of structural, ceramic, and biological materials. He has been a researcher and associate professor at the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and since 1981 a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and  senior faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has been a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 2001, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering since 2002, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society since 2018. He has served as editor or associate editor of more than a dozen academic journals. He has a long history of research in material fracture and has made significant achievements in the areas of fracture and fatigue of conventional and biological materials and bionic materials development. He has published more than 800 papers, including many papers in Science, Nature, Nature Materials, and Advanced Materials, he has edited more than 15 books, including a recent co-authored textbook on fracture mechanics, and has an h-index of 105. He has received almost all important awards in the international materials science community.


Wanlin Guo

Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

Prof. Guo received his Ph.D degree in 1991 from Northwestern Polytechnical University. He has long been engaged in the research of 3D damage tolerance of aircraft structure, the mechanical theory and key technology of force-electromagnetic and fluid-solid coupling of low-dimensional functional materials. He established 3D elastic-plastic fracture theory and 3D damage tolerance design method of aircraft structure and constructed the physical-mechanical theory system of force-electric-thermal-magnetic coupling of low-dimensional nanomaterial structure. Prof. Guo discovered a series of intelligent characteristics and new principles of energy transformation of nanomaterials, developing the kinetic-electric theory. Prof. Guo proposed the concept of water voltage-effect. Prof. Fang was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. He has won National Natural Science Award (second class) of China, Science and Technology Awards by Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation.


Pingsha Dong

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Dr. Dong’s teaching and research interests include advanced design and analysis methodologies for engineering structures with an emphasis on welded structures and novel computational modeling techniques for manufacturing processes. He has developed numerous unique computational procedures that have been adopted by major manufacturing industries and National/International Codes & Standards. These include the mesh-insensitive structural stress method for fatigue design and life evaluation of welded structures adopted by 2007 ASME Div 2 International Code, the Joint 2007 ASME FFS-1/API 579 RP-1 Fitness for Service Code. Dr. Dong has published about 200 papers in peer-reviewed archive journals and major conference proceedings, giving over two dozens of Plenary/Keynote Lectures at major international conferences. He is currently serving as Editor-in-chief of International Journal of Pressure Vessels & Piping




Jian Wang

University of Nebrask-Lincoln, USA

Dr. Jian Wang is a full professor of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Ph.D from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2006 and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for 9 years (2006-2015). His research focuses on quantitatively exploring the structure-properties relations of materials using multi-scale theory, modeling and experimental methods and techniques. He was awarded the LANL Distinguished Postdoctoral Performance Award (2009), the LDRD/Early Career Award (2011), TMS MPMD Young Leader Award (2013), International Plasticity Young Research Award (2015), Materials Today Rising Star Award in the category of Materials Genome Innovation (2018), and TMS MPMD Distinguished Scientist Award (2022). He served as Editorial Board of International Journal of Plasticity (2015~), Materials Research Letters (2016~), and others. He has published more than ~300 peer-reviewed papers (> 14,000 citations and H-index = 72; 9 papers featured as Journal cover), and delivered 150+ invited/keynote lectures. 

Chunsheng Wang

University of Maryland, USA


Dr. Chunsheng Wang is a Professor in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is an associate editor of ACS Applied Energy Materials, and UMD director of a Center for Research In Extreme Battery, a join battery center between Army Research Lab and the University of Maryland. He received Ph. D in Materials Science & Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 1995. Prior to joining University of Maryland in 2007, he was an assistant professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) in 2003-2007 and a research scientist in the Center for Electrochemical System and Hydrogen Research at Texas A&M University in 1998-2003. His research focuses on reachable batteries and fuel cells. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Energy, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications. His work has been cited more than 11700 times with H-index of 58 (ISI). His work on lithium batteries have been featured in NASA Tech Brief, EFRC/DOE newsletter, C&EN etc. Dr. Wang is the recipient of the A. James Clark School of Engineering Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award in the University of Maryland in 2013, and winner of UMD’s invention of the Year for 2015.

Zhongqing Su

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China



Prof. Zhongqing Su is Professor and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is the current Editor-in-Chief of journal Ultrasonics, and holds Changjiang Chair Professorship. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, MS and BEng from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics – all in Aeronautical Engineering. His research interests lie primarily in ultrasonics, structural health monitoring (SHM), wave propagation, sensors, non-destructive evaluation, and advanced composites. He is/was Associate Editor of nine key international journals in his field, including JSV, SHMIJ and ASME JNDE. He has been a Panel Member of Hong Kong ITF since 2021. Prof. Su is the author/co-author of ~350 monographs/chapters/edited international conference proceedings/journal papers/conference proceeding papers, including ~200 papers in leading journals. He has secured sizable research grants from governmental agencies and industry. Prof. Su was the Chair of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on SHM, and has been the Co-chair of two SPIE Conferences. He received a couple of accolades including “SHM - Person of the Year Award”, “Dragon-Star Innovation Award”, twice “Natural Science Award for Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output”, and “PolyU President’s Award for Excellent Research”.

Jinyang Zheng

Zhejiang University, China

Prof. Jinyang Zheng’s career in pressure vessels has spanned 22 years. After graduation from Zhejiang University (ZJU) with Ph.D in 1992, Prof. Zheng joined the Institute of Process Equipment of ZJU and became a professor in 1997, a Qiushi Distinguished Professor in 2009, and a Chang Jiang Scholar in 2012. As a visiting scholar, he worked in the Oak Ridge National Lab from August 1999 to August 2000, the University of Manchester in U.K. from October 2002 to January 2003. Currently he is a Vice Director of National Safety Committee of Pressure Vessels, the Director of SAC/TC31/SC8 Gas Cylinders/High Pressure Vehicle Fuel Tanks, the Director of Engineering Research Center for High Pressure Process Equipment and Safety, and Board Member for three National Standard Committees ( Boiler & Pressure Vessels, Hydrogen Energy, Gas Cylinders).Prof. Zheng has been specializing in high pressure technology, hydrogen storage and transportation, cryogenic vessels, modeling and simulation of pressure equipment under dynamic loading. Under support of many projects from the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 program), the National High-tech Research and Development Projects (863 Program), the National Natural Science Fund, he acquired a number of important and innovative achievements in high pressure hydrogen storage, steel ribbon or fiber wound pressure equipment, polyethylene pipeline, light weight cryogenic vessels, and explosion containment vessels. He is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed papers and 12 books including 2 text books, the inventor of 60 patents, and the receiver of 16 awards from government as well as industry federation. He was also responsible for the development of 3 national regulations pressure vessels and 9 national standards.


Gongtian Shen

China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute, China

Gongtian Shen is currently the Vice President of China Institute of Special Equipment Testing and Research. He was the deputy director of the department of China Institute of Special Equipment Testing. He has long been engaged in boilers, pressure vessels, pressure pipelines, lifting machinery, amusement rides and passenger ropeways and other special equipment inspection and safety evaluation of technical research work. He has presided over more than 20 national projects from the "8th Five-Year Plan" to the "13th Five-Year Plan", such as scientific and technological research, support, key R&D programs and the National Natural Fund. He has made a series of breakthrough research results in acoustic emission testing, infrared thermal imaging testing, electromagnetic testing and ultrasonic testing, developed a variety of advanced nondestructive testing instruments and equipment, presided over the formulation of six international and more than 40 national nondestructive testing standards, obtained more than 10 national invention patents, published three monographs, and published more than 200 papers in important publications at home and abroad. He has won 3 National Science and Technology Progress Awards and 7 Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Progress Awards. He is one of the leading talents in science and technology innovation of the National "Ten Thousand Plan", the first and second level talents of the National "Hundred Million Talents Project" in the 20th century.


Youshi Hong

Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Youshi Hong is a Professor of the Institute of Mechanics (IMECH), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was the Director of IMECH-CAS between 1998 and 2006. He is Editor-in-Chief for “Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (FFEMS)”; and Associate Editor-in-Chief for “Science China ‒ Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy”. His research fields are mechanical behavior of materials, fracture mechanics and structure mechanics. His main research achievements are related to: high-cycle and very-high-cycle fatigue behavior of metallic materials; effects of second phase particles on deformation, fracture and stress corrosion cracking of steels; analyses of stress intensity factors and plastic zone sizes for notch-cracks and fatigue crack growth from a circular notch under biaxial stress; mechanism and modeling of collective damage evolution process of initiation and propagation for short fatigue cracks; and mechanical behavior of nano-crystalline metallic materials. He has published 290 papers in academic journals and conference proceedings, and obtained 13 Chinese patents. He received a First Grade Award of Natural Science of CAS and received a National Second Grade Award of Natural Science.


Ali Mehmanparast

Cranfield University, UK

Dr. Ali Mehmanparast  received his MEng degree in 2008 and PhD degree in 2012, both from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College London. Currently, Dr Mehmanparast is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Integrity, Manager of the Structural Integrity Laboratory and Manager of the Cranfield-Oxford-Strathclyde Universities Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Centre for Doctoral Training. He sits on the Engineering Integrity Society (EIS) Durability and Fatigue Committee and the UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI Council). Dr Mehmanparast is a Chartered Engineer (Institution of Mechanical Engineers-IMechE), Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute-CMI) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is an Editorial Board member of two leading international journals of "Materials at High Temperatures" and "Journal of Multiscale Modelling".His current research interests are Life Prediction and Extension of Engineering Structures, Numerical and Experimental Fracture Mechanics, Residual Stress Measurement, Advanced Finite Element Modelling, and Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Parts.





Wei Sun

University of Nottingham, UK


Prof. Wei Sun is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham who retired from the University in August 2020. Prof. Sun has been working in the areas of high temperature material behavior and structural integrity for > 25 years. His research covers creep, thermal-mechanical fatigue and cyclic plasticity, miniaturized test methods etc. Research into fretting wear and damage, high temperature behavior of coatings, welding process modelling, fracture of nuclear graphite, has also been carried out. His most recent work includes mechanisms and optimization design of lattice materials, and mechanics and bio-mimicking of marine mussel plaques. Prof. Wei Sun has supervised 40 PhD students, 15 post-doc fellows and 20 external visiting researchers, and is an author of 250 journal articles, 160 conference contributions and one book. Prof. Wei Sun was awarded Doctor of Science (DSc) in 2012 by the University of Nottingham. He became Charted Engineer (CEng) in 1998, Fellow of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) in 2002, and Fellow of The Institute of Materials (FIMMM) in 2009. He is a member of UK High Temperature Material Committee (HTMC) and member of the European Impression Creep Test Standard Work Group.

Zengliang Gao

Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Professor Gao is currently a director of Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education for Process Equipment and Remanufacturing, and a director of Collaborative Innovation Center for Nuclear Power Equipment of Zhejiang University of Technology He has been a visiting scholar at Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and Northwestern University (USA).He is also the executive director of Pressure Vessel Branch and Reliability Engineering Branch of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, member of Fixed Vessel Branch of National Boiler and Pressure Vessel Standard Committee, and director of Zhejiang Mechanical Engineering Society. He is interested in the research and application of equipment safety and reliability analysis, life assessment and failure analysis, and the research and development of high-efficiency process equipment. He has undertaken more than 10 projects such as National Fund, 863 projects, sub-projects of National Key Research and Development Program, and nearly 100 projects entrusted by enterprises; published more than 200 papers, won 24 national invention patents, 1 National Science and Technology Progress Second Prize (4th), 2 Provincial Science and Technology Progress First Prize (1st).




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