Keynote Speakers


Prof. Jeng-Ywan Jeng
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Biography: Professor JY Jeng is the only one has been served in University (Professor and administrative positions), private sector and public diplomatic experience in Taiwan. He was the 3D Printing Fellow Professor of XYZ Printing Inc. and the consultant to several Taiwan 3D Printing companies or business, like PouChen, Franz, and AvioCast. Currently, he serves the Independent Director of GlobalWafer and ANT Precision Co. Ltd. He is also the Founder and President of Taiwan 3D Printing Association and Taiwan 3D Tech LLC with the business of Smartphone 3D Printer. Dr. Jeng served as the Dean of College of Engineering and R&D Office at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) during 2013/8-2016/7 and 2007/8-2009/7 respectively. He was on leave from Taiwan Tech to serve as the Diplomatic Director of Science and Technology Division in Taipei-Moscow Representative Office in Moscow during Jan. 2010- July 2012, and to establish and serve as the Director General of Teco Group Research Institute Taiwan during 2005-2007. He was the Founder of EU FP7 National Contact Point Taiwan in 2008. He graduated from National Cheng Kung University in 1985 in Tainan, Taiwan for the bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. And then he gained the Advanced Manufacturing Technology MSc from The University of Manchester (Institute of Science and Technology) in 1990, and Laser Material Processing PhD from The University of Liverpool in 1992 UK. He was also the visiting scholar in UC Santa Barbara USA in 2002 and The Cambridge University UK in 2008.


Prof. Maochieh Chi
Wufeng University, Taiwan

Biography: Maochieh Chi received his Ph.D. and M.D. in Civil Engineering from Department of Harbour and River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan. He is a professor at the Department of Fire Science, WuFeng University, Taiwan. He is an active researcher and instructor on topics including physical and mechanical properties, microstructure and durability of concrete, high performance concrete, environmentalism-conscious design, and green concrete.


Prof. Jiangtao Cheng
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Biography: Dr. Jiangtao Cheng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Cheng received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 2002. Prior to joining the University of North Texas in 2011, Dr. Cheng was a research associate at the Pennsylvania State University and a research scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly Rockwell Science Center). He has served as the principal investigator of several research projects with a total funding exceeding $3.4 million. Dr. Cheng has won numerous awards in his career including four times Best Paper Awards in various international conferences and 2013 Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award from China NSF.