ICDES 2021 Speakers






Prof. Min Wang (Keynote speaker)
Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China

Keynote Lcture: Design in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Abstract: Today we are faced with opportunities and challenges brought by artificial intelligence, machine deep learning, brain-computer connection, and many technologies and concepts are quickly entering our world. Technology will once again change the way designers work, will it also change the value of design? Will the machine replace the designer? Through the desktop publishing revolution, the Internet and the changes in designer work and design industry during the industrial revolutions, we explore the relationship between machines and people, algorithms and imagination, technology and art in the future of artificial intelligence.





Prof. Cees de Bont (Keynote speaker)

Loughborough University, UK

Keynote Leture: Re-inventing design: how design evolved and gained new significance

Abstract: Over the years the design profession has progressed from analogue to digital. Currently design manifestations often consist of tangible and intangible elements. This has changed the design profession and design education in profound ways. Another major change to the design profession is the increase in taking on board of projects with social and societal relevance by many design practitioners and design academics. Projects are nowadays about topics related to social inclusion, homelessness, etc. Another evolution in our field is the way we engage with stakeholders. Co-creation has become increasingly popular and we continue to develop our design research methods to better understand buyers and users of products and services.


Past ICDES Speakers

Prof. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor 
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Title of Speech: A journey from engineering research to lab prototype and commercial ready devices

Prof. Yongbo Wu
Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Title of Speech: The Role the Ultrasonic Plays in Precision Machining

Prof. Kai Cheng
Brunel University, UK

Title of Speech: Development of ultraprecision machines and machining systems for industrial scale ultraprecision manufacturing: fundamentals, case studies and future perspectives
Dr. Simon K.S. Cheung 
Open University of Hong Kong, HongKong S.A.R, China

Title of Speech:  Petri-net-based Modelling and Analysis of Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Prof. Cees de Bont
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Title of Speech: The power of design in igniting innovation

Prof. Anindya Deb 
Indian Institute of Science ,Bangalore, India

Title of Speech: Vehicle Design: Current Trends and Progression into Future
Prof. Andy J Keane
University of Southampton, UK

Title of Speech: Optimization in the face of uncertainty

Prof. Stefan Dimo
University of Birmingham, UK

Title of Speech: Laser Micro Processing for Surface Engineering and Structuring

Dr. Bertrand.FILLON 
Research of IPC, the French Plastic and Composites Institute, France

Title of Speech: Mechatronics benefits for the plastic thermoforming process
Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi
Carleton University, Canada

Title of Speech:Multidisciplinary Design of Mechatronics Robotic Systems
Prof. Ruxu Du
South China University of Technology, China

Title of Speech: Bio-inspired Wire-Driven Fishlike Underwater Robot
Prof. Majid Reza AYATOLLAHI
Iran University of Science and Technology(IUST), Iran

Title of Speech: Crack Growth Retardation in Metallic Structures Using a New Hole Drilling Method – Numerical Simulation and Experimental Study
Prof. Lucienne Blessing
University of Luxembourg, Germany

Title of Speech: Managing expectations in university-industry collaboration
Prof. Jan Detand
Ghent University, Belgium

Title of Speech: Recreating the industry by transdisciplinary research through design
Prof. Martyn Pavier 
University of Bristol, UK

Title of Speech: Measurement of through-thickness assembly stress in curved composite structures
Prof. Jos Gunsing
Avans University of Applied Science, Netherlands

Title of Speech: Adaptive Robotic Systems Design in a University of Applied Science

Prof. Eugenio Oñate Ibañez de Navarra
Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Title of Speech: Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes. Current Developments and Future Trends