Plenary Speaker #1
|Dr. Sang-Ryool LEE
President, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Korea
Title: Current Status and Future Plans of KARI
Plenary Speaker #2
|Dr. Jaiwon Shin
President, UAM Division, Hyundai Motor Group, Korea
Title: Opportunities and Challenges of UAM
Plenary Speaker #3
|Prof. Shigeru Obayashi
Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan
Title: Computational Laminar Flow Technology
Shigeru Obayashi received B.S. and M.S. degree from University of Tsukuba in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He received Doctor of Engineering from University of Tokyo in 1987.
He worked as a visiting scientist at NASA Ames Research Center from 1987, and then joined the faculty of engineering at Tohoku University as an associate professor in 1994. He is a professor at Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan since 2003. He also serves as Director of the Institute from 2014 to 2020. His current research interests include computational fluid dynamics, multidisciplinary design optimization, evolutionary computation, data mining, data assimilation and their real-world applications.
Prof. Obayashi is a member (2020-2026) of Science Council of Japan, the former President (2019) and Fellow of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, the former President (2018) and Fellow of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, the former President (2015-2016) of the Japanese Society for Evolutionary Computation, Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineer. His awards and honors include 1993 NASA Ames Honor Award, 2012 Computational Mechanics Award, the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and 2014 the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Plenary Speaker #4
|Prof. Jinsong Leng
Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China
Title: Smart Composite Structures and Their Aerospace Applications
Prof. Jinsong Leng is the Cheung Kong Chair Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, and he is the director of the Center for Smart Materials and Structures and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials. His Research Fields include Smart Materials and Structures, Sensors and Actuators, Stimulus Responsive Polymers (Shape Memory and Electro-Active Polymers) and their composites, Multifunctional Nanocomposites, etc. Prof. Leng has been served as the Vice President of International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM), Vice President of Chinese Society for Composite Materials (CSCM). He has also been elected as Foreign Member of Academia Europaea, Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, World Fellow of ICCM, Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Fellow of the SPIE, Fellow of Institute of Physics (IOP), Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IMMM) and Associate Fellow of AIAA.
Plenary Speaker #5
|Air Vice Marshal (retd) Mark Skidmore AM
Executive Chairman, Skykraft, Australia
Title: Flight Testing a 1910 Design Aircraft – My Experience
Mark has more than 30 years’ experience in both civilian and military aviation.
In 2007 Mark was awarded a Commendation for Distinguished Service for distinguished performance of duties in warlike operations as the Director of the Coalition Combined Air Operations Centre in the Middle East Area of Operations. In 2010 Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his exceptional service as the Air Commander Australia and in a range of other senior appointments.
Today Mark is part of the general aviation community, owning and regularly flying a Globe Swift GC-1B aircraft and an ex-RAAF CT4A.