Keynote Speaker I:
"Title:Piezo-driven Nano-positioning System and Its Application to an Imaging Fabry-Perot Spectrometer"


Piezoelectric actuators have many advantages such as high resolution, fast response, large bandwidth, and good temperature stability. They have been used in a wide range of industrial applications to realize high precise motion. However, the piezoelectric actuators inherently have their own nonlinear behaviour such as hysteresis, creep, thermal drift and vibration which deteriorates overall performances including stability of the developed systems. In this talk, Prof. Shan will present his work on dynamics modeling and compensation for the nonlinearities of the piezoelectric actuators, as well as its application to an imaging Fabry-Peort spectrometer for atmospheric studies.


Prof. Jinjun Shan is a Full Professor at the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University. He joined York University in 2006 as Assistant Professor of Space Engineering and was promoted to Full Professor in 2016, he also served as the department chair in 2018-2023. Prof. Shan’s research areas include dynamics, control and navigation of autonomous systems, multi-agent systems, smart materials and structures, spacecraft dynamics and control, and space instrumentation. His pioneering work has led to over 200 widely cited publications. Prof. Shan’s accomplishments in research and engineering education have seen him recognized with prestigious awards such as a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and a Fellow of American Astronautical Society (AAS).

Jinjun Shan
Professor of York University, Canada
(Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and a Fellow of American Astronautical Society (AAS))

Keynote Speaker II:
"Title: Body on a Chip: A way to mimic a body on a chip"


In vitro cell-based assay with human cells is getting attention since the accuracy of preclinical predictions of drug responses should be improved to reduce costly failures in clinical trials. In order to generate reliable predictions, a micro-engineered biomimetic systems, so called “Body on a Chip: BoC” was proposed. The BoC make it possible to investigate the effects of drugs/metabolites on various organs by assembling a closed-loop medium circulation system on one microfluidic device. In this talk, we demonstrate our two examples. One is a BoC in which human heart and liver cell lines are integrated to evaluate the effects of an anti-cancer drug (doxorubicin) on cell survival. The next is a BoC in which human gut and liver cell lines are integrated to investigate Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In both examples, a three-dimensional (3D) polymeric device fabrication technique based on the reliable 3D lithography with the process optimization method is applied to realize a better performance of the integrated fluidic components such as a valve and a pump.


Osamu Tabata received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1981 and 1993, respectively. In 1981, he joined the Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories, Inc., Japan. In 1996, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. In 2003, he moved to the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. In October 2019, he moved to Kyoto University of Advanced Science as a founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering. From Dec. 2022, he is also serving as an Executive Vice President. He has been engaged in research on micro/nano processes, MEMS, and DNA Nanotechnology. Prof. Tabata was a guest professor at the Department of Microsystem Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany from September to December 2000, a guest Professor of ETH Zurich, Switzerland from January to March 2001, a visiting senior international scientist of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2010, a guest Professor of Huazong University of Science and Technology, China from July 2011 to July 2014, a senior research fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) from May 2010 to September 2012, a distinguished visiting researcher of American University in Cairo in 2016 and a visiting Professor of Tsinghua University China from November 2018. He is a senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO), an associate editor of the ASME/IEEE Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (JMEMS), and an editorial board member of the Elsevier Journal Sensors and Actuators. He is also a program committee member of many important International Conferences in his area of expertise. Since 2020, he has been an Award Committee Member for EDS IEEE. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute of Electrical Engineers Japan (IEEJ).

Speakers in 2024 will be anounced soon.


Osama Tabata ,
Professor of Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Japan

(IEEE Life Fellow, IEEJ Fellow)


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