Keynote Speeches

Keynote 1 (Nov.11, Wed., 09:20-09:50) --- Professor Tamio Arai

prof. Arai

Precision Engineering: Innovation on manufacturing artifacts

The age of mass-production of materialized products is over. Products should provide much more value in their life cycles. Precision engineering realizes high-quality functions onto a tiny machine. The talk introduces the history of precision engineering and forecasts the future trends in manufacturing.

Tamio Arai

Department of Precision Engineering, School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo

He graduated The University of Tokyo in 1970 and obtained Dr. of Engineering from the same university. He has been a professor in Department of Precision Engineering since 1987 and was the director of Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering, in The University of Tokyo from 2000 to 2005. He is a president of JSPE (Japan Society for Precision Engineering) and the first president of ASPEN (Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology). His specialties are precision engineering, assembly, robotics and multi-agent systems including 4-legged robot of RoboCup. He has developed service engineering since 2002. He is a member of CIRP, IEEE/RAS, RSJ, JSPE, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Keynote 2 (Nov.11, Wed., 09:50-10:20) --- Professor W. B. Lee

prof. Lee

Multi-disciplinary Research in Ultra-Precision Machining Technologies: From Optics, Environmental to Bi-Medical Applications

Precision engineering has moved up several orders of magnitude since the fifties from the diamond turning of silicon wafers to the fabrication of micro functional structure on a dimension of less than 100 nm. This is made possible by the advances in ultra-precision machining and its related technologies as manifested in the design and fabrication of various critical components which are used in a broad range of new applications in optical, environmental and bi-medical industry. More often than not, most of these innovative products emerge from the application of multi-technologies and are cross-disciplinary in nature. The successful combination of various technologies has accelerated the birth of many new precision and nanotechnology products in the market. Some examples of successful applications are demonstrated. These include the development of advanced secondary optics for energy saving in LED road lamps and the efficient collection of solar power, the replication of bionic structures to reduce drag reduction in high-efficiency heat exchanging copper tubes, and the ultra-precision free-from polishing of orthopedic implants. Further potential developments are also discussed.

W. B. Lee

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre & Ultra-precision Machining Laboratory
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

He is the Cheng Yick-chi Chair Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, the Director of The Advanced Technology Manufacturing Research Centre and the Ultra-precision Machining Laboratory of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the ex-President of the Hong Kong Advancement of the Association of Science and Technology, and Past Chairman of the Institution of Electrical Engineers Hong Kong. He serves on the Editorial Board the Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, and the Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include advanced manufacturing technology, ultra-precision machining and materials processing.

Keynote 3 (Nov.12, Thu., 09:00-09:30) --- Professor Seung-Woo Kim

prof. Kim

Ultrafast Femtosecond Lasers for Ultraprecision Engineering

Emerging possibilities of exploiting ultrashort femtosecond lasers as new light sources for diverse fields of science and technology are first addressed. Then emphasis is focused on the recent development made in the particular field of optical time/frequency measurement using the frequency comb of a femtosecond laser as the precision frequency ruler stabilized to the standard atomic clock. This enhanced optical frequency measurement then enables the advance in length measurement, which is accomplished by constructing optical frequency generators providing any optical signals on demand for the advanced optical interferometry of absolute distance measurements. Finally, a new method of high harmonic generation using a femtosecond laser is discussed with the intention of extending the operating range of the frequency comb to the EUV and soft X-ray regime.

Seung-Woo Kim

Department of Mechanical Engineering
KAIST Institute of Optical Science &Technology
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)

He is a full-professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST. He is currently in charge of the graduate research group of Precision Engineering & Metrology. His research interest includes ultrafast optics for ultraprecision machine design, dimensional metrology, and opto-mechatronics systems synthesis. During last two decades of research work, he has published about one hundred technical papers in international journals and conferences. He has been working as principal investigator for numerous national and industrial research projects and currently involved in an important national creative research initiative project for the development of next generation precision engineering key technologies. He has also actively been involved in international academic societies for organizing on-time conferences for leading-edge precision engineering technologies. He is a member of SPIE, OSA, euspen and ASPE.

Keynote 4 (Nov.12, Thu., 09:30-10:00) --- Professor Yongda Yan

prof. Yan

AFM-based nanomachining and nanomeasurement techniques

Rapid advancement of micro/nano technology, nano machining and nano measurement techniques are attracting more and more interests because of wider applications in many research fields. To date, AFM has already been employed as a novel nano machining approach rather than only a nano measurement instrument. This talk mainly discusses some works on AFM-based nano machining and nano measurement techniques carried out in Center for Precision Engineering, including the following parts: By using an AFM diamond tip and the static ploughing technique, three-dimensional micro/nano structures on the metal surface are fabricated. Also this technique is integrated with self assembly process and nano imprint technique. Moreover, integrating the AFM Dimension 3100 system and high accuracy air spindle, the tool nose radius of diamond tools and roundness and roughness of the micro ICF capsules are measured.

Yongda Yan

Center for Precision Engineering (CPE),
Harbin Institute of Technology

He was born in 1976. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2007, respectively. As an associate Professor of Center for Precision Engineering (CPE) of Harbin Institute of Technology, his research interests include AFM-based nano machining and nano measurement techniques. Dr. Yan is now a Member of EUSPEN. He holds two Chinese patents. About twenty papers are published in the international journals. His awards include One Hundred Best Ph. D. Thesis award in China in 2009, Nature Science awards from the Ministry of Education of China and Heilongjiang Province, respectively.

(Last updated: Oct 23, 2009)