Professor Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay, IEEE Fellow
School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia

Subhas holds a B.E.E. (gold medalist), M.E.E., Ph.D. (India) and Doctor of Engineering (Japan). He has over 31 years of teaching, industrial and research experience.
Currently he is working as a Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia and is the Discipline Leader of the Mechatronics Engineering Degree Programme. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation techniques, wireless sensors and network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Mechatronics etc. He has supervised over 55 postgraduate students and over 150 Honours students. He has examined over 75 postgraduate theses.
He has published over 450 papers in different international journals and conference proceedings, written ten books and sixty two book chapters and edited eighteen conference proceedings. He has also edited thirty five books with Springer-Verlag and thirty two journal special issues. He has organized over 20 international conferences as either General Chairs/co-chairs or Technical Programme Chair. He has delivered 415 presentations including keynote, invited, tutorial and special lectures.
He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), a Fellow of IET (UK), a Fellow of IETE (India). He is a Topical Editor of IEEE Sensors journal. He is also an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements and IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (RBME). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council from 2017 to 2023. He chairs the IEEE Sensors Council NSW chapter.

Prof.dr.ir. J.L. (Just) Herder, ASME fellow
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Professor, Interactive Mechanisms and Mechatronics
Founding member of IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Mechanisms and Design

Just Herder is a full professor of Interactive Mechanisms and Mechatronics, Chair of the Mechatronic System Design group and Head of Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering at Delft University of Technology.
He has widely published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has received several international awards. He is an ASME fellow, board member of several international conferences, associate editor of Mechanism and Machine Theory, and co-founder of Mechanical Sciences. Seven start-up companies have emerged from his research and he holds over a dozen international patents in different areas of mechanism design. He held visiting positions at Laval University, Canada, and at MIT, USA, as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.
Research Interests
“His research interest is in mechatronic systems with remarkable behavior and their applications. In particular I am interested in those mechanisms that effect or are affected in a special way by interaction with their environment, called Interactive Mechanisms. A long term goal is to establish Distributed Mechatronics, where motion, actuation and sensing are distributed along a compliant structure, with a high level of function integration, trending towards small length scales. To reach this goal, we focus on the development of new technology, methods and techniques, such as static balancing, dynamic balancing, compliant mechanisms, parallel kinematics, self-adaptability, distributed actuation and sensing. Applications fields include precision engineering and mechatronics, robotics, rehabilitation engineering, high-tech industry, MEMS”.

◆ Chair, Editorial Board, Mikroniek, ISSN: 0026-3699, 2014-present.
◆ Associate Editor, Mechanism and Machine Theory, ISSN: 0094-114X, 2011-present.
◆ Editor-in-Chief, co-founder, Mechanical Sciences, ISSN: 2191-9151, eISSN: 2191-916X (ISI indexed 2014), 2010-present.
◆ Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, ISSN: 1534-4320, 2009-2012.
◆ Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Medical Devices, ISSN 1932-6181, 2006-2013. 
For more bio information, you can visit Prof. Herder's personal page.

Prof. YangQuan Chen
MESA Lab of University of California, Merced, USA

YangQuan Chen earned his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1998. He had been a faculty of Electrical Engineering at Utah State University from 2000-12. He joined the School of Engineering, University of California, Merced in summer 2012 teaching “Mechatronics”, “Engineering Service Learning” and “Unmanned Aerial Systems” for undergraduates; “Fractional Order Mechanics”, “Nonlinear Controls” and “Advanced Controls: Optimality and Robustness” for graduates. His research interests include mechatronics for sustainability, cognitive process control, small multi-UAV based cooperative multi-spectral “personal remote sensing”, applied fractional calculus in controls, modeling and complex signal processing; distributed measurement and control of distributed parameter systems with mobile actuator and sensor networks.
Dr. Chen serves as a Co-Chair for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee (TC) on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Aerial Robotics (12-18). He recently served the TC Chair for the ASME DED Mechatronics Embedded Systems Applications (2009-10); Associated Editor (AE) for IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology (00-16), ISA Trans. (12-17), IFAC Control Engineering Practice (12-17), IET Control Theory and Applications (15-18) and Journal of Dynamics Systems, Measurements and Control (09-15). He now serves as Topic Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Field Robotics), Section AE (Remote Sensors) for Sensors, Senior Editor for International Journal of Intelligent Robotic Systems, Topical AE for Nonlinear Dynamics (18-) and AE for IFAC Mechatronics, Intelligent Service Robotics, Energy Sources (Part A) (18-) and Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis. He is a member of IEEE, ASME, AIAA, ASPRS, AUVSI and AMA. He relies on Google citation page to keep track of his publications at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RDEIRbcAAAAJ
Dr. Chen started some new investigations, published some papers and books, graduated some students, hosted some visiting scholars and also received some awards including the IFAC World Congress Best Journal Paper Award (Control Engineering Practice, 2011), First Place Awards for 2009 and 2011 AUVSI SUAS competitions, and most importantly, the “Relationship Counselor” award from IEEE Utah State University Student Branch for “explaining human relationship using control theory.” His is listed in Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate in 2018. 

Prof. Jing Zhou
University of Agder, Norway

Jing Zhou is a professor of mechatronics, research director of the Top Research Center in Mechatronics, and leader of the group robotics and automation at the University of Agder. She holds a Ph.D. (2006) in Technical Cybernetics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.She has previously worked as a senior researcher at the International Research Institute of Stavanger (NORCE) and Postdoc. in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her research is in modeling, simulation and control of mechanical systems with applications in automated production, robotics, offshore mechatronics, drilling and well technology, and subsea technology.

Prof. Itsuro Kajiwara,
Hokkaido University,Japan

ITSURO KAJIWARA received the B.S. degree in engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University, in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, in 1988 and 1993, respectively. From 1990 to 2000, he was an Assistant Professor with the School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 2000 to 2008, he was an Associate Professor with the Graduate school of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2009, he has been a Professor with the Graduate school of Engineering, Hokkaido University. His research interest includes vibration, control, structural health monitoring and laser application.

Prof. Kurt Stockman,ersity, Belgium

Prof. Kurt Stockman holds a master degree in Industrial Engineering in Electrotechnics at PIH Kortrijk in 1994 and the PhD degree from KU Leuven in 2003. He is a full professor at Ghent University, Belgium. His research focusses on the design, control and energy efficiency of electromechanical drive trains and mechatronic systems both in industrial context, automotive and renewable energy applications. A state-of-the-art laboratory is used for the validation the electromechanical drive trains research results and for characterization testing services for industry. He is author or co-author of over 130 publications in journals or conference proceedings and has a long tradition in collaboration with industry. He is a partner of Flanders Make, the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry in Flanders, Belgium. Within Flanders Make he is active in the Motion Products cluster. He is also an active member at IEC level.


Assoc. Prof. Patrick Lanusse,
Bordeaux Institute of Technology, France

Patrick Lanusse was born in Bordeaux, France, on January 12, 1966. Since 1990, he has been part of the CRONE team of the IMS laboratory (Bordeaux Institute of Technology, CNRS and University of Bordeaux) where he works on Robust Control, Fractional Order Controllers and more specifically on CRONE Control. He got his PhD degree in 1994 on the use of a complex order fractional operator to design robust control systems. Since 1995, he has been an associate professor of control theory and obtained his Habilitation in 2018. His research focuses on CRONE control to increase performance without decreasing robustness. He developed the CRONE control system design toolbox for Matlab which has been free to download since 2010. Through the supervision of PhD students, he has collaborated with many industrial companies. Today, he works particularly on the development of methodologies to design preview and optimal control systems. Currently, his focus is on combining robust feedback systems and model predictive algorithms. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 journal articles, 10 international patents, 100 international conference papers, he has collaborated on 15 books and has also organized several special sessions on fractional systems in international conferences.

Assoc. Prof. Jongrae Kim,
University of leeds, UK

Dr Jongrae Kim is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds. Since obtaining his PhD in 2002 from Texas A&M University at College Station, TX, the USA, he has been working on dynamics and control areas covering broad applications in engineering, biology and neuroscience. He developed a mission-planning algorithm for unmanned aerial vehicles funded by DARPA, USA. Dr Kim participated in the UKube-1 and satellite systems engineering project through the Royal Academy of Engineering. He developed an optimal design procedure for the attitude controller. Successfully completed over £792k in research projects as PI or Co-I in robustness analysis, autonomous system control design and optimal uncertainty estimation, and satellite control systems. Published 85 journal and conference papers. Current research is focused on the robustness of autonomous systems and real-time uncertainty modelling & identification.

Assoc. Prof. Maciej Marcin Michalek,
Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland

Maciej M. Michałek received the Ph.D. and D.Sc. (habilitation) degrees in the field of automatic control and robotics from the Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland, in years 2006 and 2015, respectively. He is currently an Academic Professor of PUT in the Institute of Automatic Control and Robotics, where he serves as a deputy director for scientific affairs. His current research interests concern modelling, control design, and control applications in the area of dynamical systems, nonholonomic systems, mobile robots, articulated vehicles, N-trailer structures, and intelligent/automated vehicles. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the Chair of the Polish Chapter of IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (in cadence 2023-2023). Currently he is a member of the Conference Editorial Board for IEEE Control Systems Society, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Franklin Institute.

Assoc. Prof. Hossein Rouhani,
University Of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Hossein Rouhani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and the director of the Neuromuscular Control & Biomechanical Laboratory. He received an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, and a PhD degree in Biotechnology and Bioengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Dr. Rouhani was then a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rouhani’s fields of research are in-field health monitoring using innovative wearable technologies and rehabilitative and assistive technology development. Within his translational research program, Dr. Rouhani has had several collaborative research projects with university hospitals to implement his developed wearable technologies in clinical research at these hospitals. Dr. Rouhani was the Congress Chair of the 2023 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) International Congress and is Chair of the CSME Technical Committee for Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Qiang Li,
Bielefeld University, Germany

Dr. Qiang Li is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University, with research interests covering multimodality interaction and learning, robotic dexterous manipulation and Collaborated Robots R&D. He is also the President of Association of Chinese Computer Scientists in Germany.
From 2019 to 2020, Dr Qiang Li was a Principal Researcher and Project Leader at Tencent Robotics X Lab. From 2012 to 2018, he was a Senior scientific researcher at Neuroinformatik group, Bielefeld University. From 2009 to 2012, he was a postdoc at CorLab, Bielefeld University. he held his PhD from Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010).
He was awarded Scholarship from Honda Research Institute, EU in 2009, and DFG grant in 2019. Dr. Li co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the field of robotic control, grasping and manipulation area and 1 edited book. He was leading many workshops in IEEE ICRA, IROS and Humanoids and special issues in IJHR, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, Indutrial Robot and Complex & Intelligent systems. Currently he serves as Associate Editor in International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (Robotics) and Complex & Intelligent Systems (AI) and Associated Editor for top level robotics conference—ICRA, IROS, Humanoids.
Dr. Li is leading the Association of Chinese Computer Scientists in Germany and developed its whole scientific organization structure and construct the Experts Committees of intelligent robots, big data and AI, Industrial IoT, autonomous driving and Brain Neurorecognition. In 2016, he founded the Sino-Germany Symposium on Intelligent Robots and developed it as a serial robotics conference (2016,2019,2020,2021) for the researchers and engineers in the whole Europe. In 2018, he was awarded “10 leading Chinese Talents on Science and Technology in Europe” by Federation of Chinese Professional Associations in Europe.