Keynote Speakers

Inman.pngDaniel J. Inman
University of Michigan, United States

Professor Daniel J. Inman is a Fellow of AIAA, ASME, IIAV, SEM and AAM. He has published eight books, eight software manuals, 20 book chapters, over 375 journal papers and 650 proceedings papers, given 68 keynote or plenary lectures. His publications have received more than 42,000 citations (h-index: 84).


Eric M. Yeatman
Imperial College London, UK

Professor Eric M. Yeatman is the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal in 2011, and was made a Fellow of the Academy in 2012. He is also holds Fellowships of the IEEE, the IET, IOM3, and the City and Guilds Institute.


Quan Wang
Shantou University, China

Professor Quan Wang is now the Executive Vice-President of Shantou University. He is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is selected as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as a Member of the European Academy of Science.

Prof. Wang is an influential scholar in his research areas of energy harvesting, smart materials and nanotechnology. He was awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences in Engineering in 2019. 

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Tsinghua University, China, China

Xiaohong (Ellen) Wang is a full professor in the School of Integrated Circuits, Tsinghua University, China, guest professor in ETH Zürich in 2019, Switzerland. She received her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in Mechanical Engineering. As a visiting researcher, she worked on micro SOFC at Stanford University from Nov. 2005 to Oct. 2006. She also had several months’ research experience in HKUST and UCLA in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

Her research now is on the fields of MEMS/NEMS design and integration technologies, in particular on Power-MEMS, like micro fuel cells, micro supercapacitors, silicon-based lithium batteries, energy harvestings, etc. She was the General Co-Chair of IEEE-MEMS 2016 held in Shanghai, and has served several international conferences as TPC/ETPC member, like IEEE-IEDM, IEEE-MEMS, Transducers, PowerMEMS, etc. She is an Associate Editor of IEEE/ASME JMEMS and PNG Microsystems & Nanoengineering, and Executive Editorial Board of JMM.

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Virginia Tech, United States

Professor Dong S. Ha received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iowa. Since Fall 1986, he has been a faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech. Currently, he is Professor and Director of Multifunctional Integrated Circuits and Systems (MICS) group with four faculty members and a member of Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) of Virginia Tech.  

He specializes in low-power IC design for analog/mixed-signal and RF ICs targeting for embedded system applications. His research interests include energy harvesting from various sources including RF and power line. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Alper Erturk
Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Prof. Alper Erturk (Fellow of ASME and SPIE) is the Woodruff Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he leads the Smart Structures and Dynamical Systems Laboratory. He has published more than 200 articles in archival journals and conference proceedings, 4 book chapters, and 2 books (total citations around 13,000 and h-index: 51). He received various awards including the NSF CAREER Award, ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award for early career impact in the field of adaptive structures and material systems, ASME C.D. Mote Jr. Early Career Award for demonstrated research excellence in the field of vibration and acoustics, SEM James W. Dally Young Investigator Award for demonstrated research excellence in experimental mechanics, and two ASME Energy Harvesting Best Paper Awards, among others.

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The university of Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Yuji Suzuki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr.Eng. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1993, respectively. He is currently with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Tokyo, as a Professor. He is IEEE Fellow and JSME Fellow. He serves as Steering Committee Member of PowerMEMS Conference, Organizing Committee member of IEEE International Symposium on Electret. He also served as the general co-chair of IEEE MEMS2010 (Hong Kong) and the general chair of PowerMEMS 2017 (Kanazawa). His research interests include MEMS-based energy harvesting using electrets, micro energy conversion such as microscale combustion, and optimal design/control of micro heat and fluid flow.

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Wenming Zhang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Prof. Wenming Zhang is a distinguished professor of School of Mechanical Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the deputy secretary of Party Committee of School of Mechanical Engineering. His scientific interests focus on dynamic design, analysis and vibration control, MEMS, Tri-co robotics, and energy harvesting. He has published more than 180 SCI papers on Adv Mater、Adv Funct Mater、ASME/IEEE series journals, and other authoritative journals, and more than 60 national invention patents have been published / authorized. His honors and awards include National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Major Program) and “Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Innovation Leading Talent” under National Innovation Talent Promotion Plan. He also served as the board members of Active and Passive Electronic Components, Sensors & Transducers Journal, and Journal of Sensor Technology.

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Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Prof. Lifeng Wang is currently a professor at State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received his Ph.D. from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, in 2005. His research interests focus on dynamics problems in nanostructures and metamaterials. He has authored and coauthored 76 journal papers. He is the recipient of the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of China in 2009, the Second Prize of National Natural Science Award of China(Achiever No.5) in 2012. He was granted the Outstanding Youth Science Foundation from NSFC in 2015 and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2019. He is an Editor of Acta Mechanica Sinica and Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica.

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Peking University, China

Haixia (Alice) Zhang is Professor at Institute of Microelectronics of Peking University. She received Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1998. She joined Peking University in May 2001 and created her research lab “Alice Wonderlab”, at 2007 she promoted to full Professor. Dr. Zhang has received National Invention Award of Science & Technology at 2006, Geneva Invention Gold Medal at 2014, National Education Award at 2018. She was listed in Forbes Top 50 Female Scientists at China in 2020. Prof. Zhang has published 150 SCI papers with more than 2500 citations and and a principal leader of more than 50 research and collaborative projects. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and served as the General Chair of IEEE MEMS2021 and IEEE NEMS2021. She is the founder of iCAN & iCANX. Currently her research is focus on micro-nano devices, energy harvesting, self-powering smart system, etc.


Prof. Jihong ZhuZhang

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Zhu Ji-Hong is Professor and Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University. He got the Doctor’s degree in LTAS, Université de Liège, Belgium in 2008. He became Professor in Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2012, Visiting Professor in Queen Mary University of London in 2017. He is also the editor of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and Chinese Journal of Aeronautics. He obtained the Excellent Young Scientist Foundation of NSFC in 2017.

Prof Zhu’s research subjects include Light-weight and Performance Optimization Design for Aeronautical and Aerospace Structural System. These works are supported by more than 50 research programs such as Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China etc.

Prof Zhu has published more than 100 Journal papers and 2 books. The research achievements have supported the research and developed advance mechanical equipment, aircraft and aerospace vehicles of China. He has gained the State Natural Science Award, Young Science & Technology Award of China, Science and Technology Award of Shaanxi Province, CADLM Young Researcher Award for Intelligent Optimization, CJK-OSM Young Scientist Award, Young Scholar Award for Computational Mechanics of China and Young Scholar Award of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics etc.

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Université Gustave Eiffel, France

Philippe Basset is professor at Université Gustave Eiffel / ESIEE Paris. He completed his Ph.D from IEMN University of Lille 2003 in the areas of microelectronic and micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS). In 2004 he was a post-doc at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. In 2005 he joined ESIEE Paris at the Université Paris-Est (now Université Gustave Eiffel), France, where he developed the activities on mechanical energy harvesting. His current research interests include micro-power sources for autonomous sensors, conditioning systems for tribo-electret  generators and micro/nano-structuration of silicon. He currently serves in the International Steering Committee of the PowerMEMS conference and he is deputy director of the ESYCOM lab.

Meiling Zhu.jpgMeiling Zhu
University of Exeter, UK

Professor Meiling Zhu is the Chair of mechanical engineering and Founder and Head of the Energy Harvesting Research Group at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. She received the BEng, MEng, and PhD degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1989, 1992, and 1995, respectively. She was awarded Royal Society Industry Fellow (FRSInd)  in 2020 and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in 1999. She was elected Fellows of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (FIMechE) and the Institute of Physics (FInstP) both in 2021. Her current research interests are energy harvesting, power management, and energy harvesting powered wireless sensor systems for applications.


Grzegorz Litak

Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Grzegorz Litak completed his M.Sc (1988) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees in physics at Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin. Later he moved to Lublin University of Technology where he is presently working as a full professor and the Head of Department of Automation. From 1994 he started his research on mechanical engineering, production engineering, and nonlinear dynamics. Recently, he was also involved in research on mechanical energy harvesting. 

G. Litak published over 280 papers including about 220 in international journals.  Presently, he is a member of the Polish Physical Society, the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

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Xingjian Jing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China

Xingjian Jing is now an Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is the recipient of a series of academic and professional awards including 2016 IEEE SMC Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, 2017 TechConnect World Innovation Award in US, 2017 EASD Senior Research Prize in Europe and 2017 the First Prize of HK Construction Industry Council Innovation Award.

He has published more than 180 refereed SCI papers with around 6000 citations and H-index 41 in Google Scholar, in his research areas of nonlinear dynamics, vibration, and control. He currently serves the Associate Editor of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, and was Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Trans. during 2015-2020.

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Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Professor Yazhou Guo is a full professor of School of Aeronautics of Northwestern Polytechnical University. Prof. Guo got his PhD degree in solid mechanics in 2010. He stayed in UNCC (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) during 2007-2009 and NCSU (North Carolina State University) during 2016-2017 as a visiting scholar. His research interests include mechanical behavior and failure mechanism of materials/structures under static/dynamic loading, experimental techniques of dynamic testing and fabrication of nano/ultrafine-grained metals. Prof. Guo has published more than 60 papers on well-known journals such as PRL, JMPS, etc. He was awarded the Excellent Youth Scholars of NSFC, Shaanxi Science & Technology Award for Young Talents, first prize of Shaanxi Science and Technology Award, and The first prize of Natural Science of Ministry of Education.

Keynote Speakers for ENHANCE Tutorials

S P Beeby photo.jpgStephen P Beeby
University of Southampton, UK

Prof. Beeby obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton, UK, in 1998 on the subject of MEMS resonant sensors. He has recently been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies to investigate E-Textiles Engineering and has previously held two EPSRC Research Fellowships. He is currently Head of the Smart Electronics and Materials research group and a Director of the Centre for Flexible Electronics and E-Textiles. His research interests include e-textiles, energy harvesting, sensor systems and active materials development. He established the UK’s Energy Harvesting Network in 2010 and the E-Textiles Network in 2018 and is a co-founder of 2 University spin-outs Perpetuum Ltd and Smart Fabric Inks Ltd. He is currently leading 3 UK funded research projects, has previously been PI or Co-I on a further 19 projects and coordinated 2 European Union research projects. He chaired the PowerMEMS 2013 and E-Textiles 2019 and 2020 conferences and is the International Steering Committee chair for the PowerMEMS conference series. He has given 31 keynote and invited talks has over 350 publications and an h-Index of 53 with >17300 citations.

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Lei Zuo
Virginia Tech, United States

Lei Zuo is a professor of both mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at Virginia Tech, the director of the National Science Foundation Industry and University Collaborative  Research Center (NSF-IUCRC) for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems. He is a renowned scholar in the fields of energy harvesting, marine energy, vibration control, mechatronics, advanced manufacturing, and thermoelectrics.

Prof. Zuo has published more than 270 papers and has advised 12 PhD and 21 MS students to completion and over 10 postdocs. He is a Fellow of ASME and the Technical / Associate Editor of three academic journals of ASME and IEEE. Lei Zuo completed his Ph.D. from MIT and B.S. from Tsinghua University. He is the recipient of the 2017 ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award, 2014 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 2015 and 2011 R&D 100 Awards.

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Kefu Liu

Lakehead University, Canada

Kefu Liu currently is full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakehead University, Canada. He received the B.Eng. degree and the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Central South University, China, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1992. He was assistant professor at St. Mary's University from 1993 to 1995 and at Dalhousie University from 1995 to 1998, respectively. He joined Lakehead University as assistant professor in 1998 and was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and full professor in 2005. Prof. Liu is a member of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering and a license holder of Professional Engineers Ontario. His research interests include vibration theory, vibration control, energy harvesting, machine condition monitoring and diagnosis, robotics, and mechatronics. He has published more than 70 journal papers and 40 conference papers.

Yaowen Yang.jpgYaowen Yang
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Yaowen Yang is currently a Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is one of the lead researchers in areas of structural and geotechnical monitoring and small energy harvesting. His research interests include vibration and wind energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, uncertainty analysis in structural dynamics. Over the years, Prof. Yang has received more than $8M (Singapore dollars) research fund from funding agencies and industry, and published over 230 papers. He also provides editorial service for multiple international journals and delivered keynote and invited lectures in many international conferences.

Prof. Yang is the founder of an NTU spin-off company that provides system solutions for structural, geotechnical and construction process monitoring and decision making based on his inventions. He is appointed as an iNTUitive Fellow for his innovative research and entrepreneurship.

WH Liao.jpgWei-Hsin Liao
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Wei-Hsin Liao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. Since August 1997, Dr. Liao has been with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he is now Chairman and Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. His research has led to publications of over 300 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 20 patents in US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. He was the Conference Chair for the 20th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies in 2009; the Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE in 2014 and 2015. He received theT A Stewart-Dyer/F H Trevithick Prize 2005, the ASME 2008 Best Paper Award in Structures, the ASME 2017Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems. He is the recipient of the 2020 ASMEAdaptive Structures and Material Systems Award and the 2018 SPIE SSM Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Liao currently serves as an Associate Editor forMechatronics, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, as well asSmart Materials and Structures. Dr. Liao is a Fellow of ASME, HKIE, and IOP.

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Chengkuo Lee

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Chengkuo Lee is the Director of Center for Intelligent Sensors and MEMS at National University of Singapore. He received the M.Sc. degree from Department of Materials Science and Engineer, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1991, M.Sc. degree from the Department of Industrial and System Engineering, the State University of New Jersey, Brunswick, NJ, USA, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Precision Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1996. His research interest include energy harvesting, nanophotonics, and MEMS.

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Elie Lefeuvre
Université Paris-Saclay, France

Elie Lefeuvre has been a Full Professor with Université Paris-Saclay since 2010. From 2001 to 2007, he was an Associate Professor with INSA de Lyon, France, where he led research on energy harvesting, vibration control, and structural health monitoring for aerospace applications. He has co-invented the concept of Synchronized Switch Harvesting on Inductor (SSHI), a groundbreaking technique that greatly improves the energy conversion effectiveness of piezoelectric harvesters. He has published more than 160 research papers and invented 25 patents on piezoelectric and electrostatic transducers, MEMS and interface circuits for energy harvesting. His current research interests include micro/nanotechnologies, MEMS and power management techniques for biomechanical energy harvesting. He currently heads the Energy Harvesting research group of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, a joint research unit of the CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay.

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Wen-Jong Wu
National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China

Wen-Jong Wu is currently Professor with Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Wen-Jong Wu got his Ph.D degree in Institute of Applied Mechanics from National Taiwan University. He joined Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University as Assistant Professor since 2003, has been Associate Professor since 2010, and has been Professor since 2014. He has been inviting Professors in ENS de Cachan and INSA de Lyon in 2015 and 2018, respectively. He is currently associate editor of Smart Materials and Structures. His research interests are in piezoelectric power transducer, small-scale piezoelectric energy harvesting, and ultrasonic/acoustic transducers.

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Lihua Tang
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Lihua Tang is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand. He received the B.Eng. degree in engineering mechanics and the MEng degree in solid mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, and the PhD degree in structures and mechanics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2012. His main research interests include smart materials and structures, energy harvesting, vibration control, acoustic/elastic metamaterials and thermoacoustic engines. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers including 63 journal articles. Dr. Tang is a Member of ASME, SPIE and ENZ. He is a member of Energy Harvesting Technical Committee of ASME and a member of Adaptive Structures and Material Systems (ASMS) Technical Branch of ASME.


Important Dates

Early Bird Registration:
March 1, 2020 - June 10, 2021
Registration Opening:
March 1, 2020 - July 12, 2021
Abstract Submission:
March 1, 2020 - June 20, 2021
Full Paper Submission (Best Paper/Presentation Award):
March 1, 2020 - June 20, 2021
Notification of Acceptance:
May 1, 2021 - June 26, 2021
Conference Date:
July 9-12, 2021

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