ICMSET Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker #1

Prof. Masahiro Furuya, Waseda University, Japan   
Introduction Prof. Masahiro Furuya has been a professor at Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University since April 2019. He has been a deputy associate vice president at the Energy Transformation Research Laboratory in Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) as well. He received Ph.D. degree from the Delft University of Technology in 2006. He started his research carrier at Argonne National Laboratory in 1992 as a visiting researcher for four months. His research is focused in the areas of thermal-hydraulics, multi-phase flow, electro-chemistry, photo-catalysis, and powder production. His engineering field is nuclear engineering, as well as chemical engineering and bioengineering. He also gave lecture courses on severe accidents and so on in English as a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Keynote Speaker #2

Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal, Washington University in St. Louis, USA   
Introduction Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of forty years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), Neuro-Computing, Control Theory and Systems, and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 journal and refereed conference publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide in over fifty countries. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow eighteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.