The 7th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology June 10 (Sun) - 15 (Fri), 2018
Phoenix Jeju, Jeju, Korea
Keynote Speakers(Special Sessions)

Special Sessions

(in alphabetic order)

[S2. Advanced Energy Materials & Processing]

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
*Title (Tentative): To be announced
* Yen-Ju CHENG
(National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

To be announced
Jung-Yong LEE
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
*Title (Tentative): To be announced
* Jung-Yong LEE
(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea)

To be announced
Cheng-Liang LIU
National Central University, Taiwan
*Title (Tentative): To be announced
* Cheng-Liang LIU
(National Central University, Taiwan)

To be announced
Biwu MA
Florida State University, USA
*Title (Tentative): Polymer-Halide Perovskite Composites for Light Emitting Diodes
* Biwu MA
(Florida State University, USA)

Dr. Biwu Ma is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering with courtesy appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Florida State University. He is also a faculty affiliated with the Materials Science and Engineering Program. He received his B.S. in Composites from Beijing University of Chemical Technology China, in 2001, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from University of Southern California in 2006 with research work in OLEDs under the guidance of Professor Mark Thompson. He then performed postdoctoral research in Plastic Electronics with Professor Jean Fréchet at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for two and a half years. He began his independent career in June 2008 as a Staff Scientist at the Molecular Foundry at LBNL, and joined the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in August 2013 through the FSU Energy and Materials Initiative.
Dr. Ma's research focuses on the development of new functional materials with controlled chemical and physical properties for applications in a range of technological areas from energy to environmental and information technologies. Of particular interest are light emitting devices, solar energy conversion devices, energy storage devices, transistors, and sensors. Current efforts are mainly on three topics: organic-inorganic metal halide hybrids with controlled dimensionalities, photophysics and photochemistry of multi-excited-state molecules, and organic electronic materials and devices. He has authored and co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals with a total of citations of more than 5200 and an H-index of 33 as of today.
Taiho PARK
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
*Title (Tentative): To be announced
* Taiho PARK
(Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea)

To be announced
Han Young WOO
Korea University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Organic Photovoltaic Materials for Next Generation Green Energy Sources
* Han Young WOO
(Korea University, Korea)

Prof. Han Young Woo received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea in 1999. After postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in USA, he joined the Pusan National University as an assistant professor. In 2015, he moved to Korea University and he is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Korea University. His current researches focus on conjugated polymers and polyelectrolytes for applications in organic optoelectronic devices, fluorescence chemo-and biosensors.

[S3. Honorary Session for Prof. Seung Jong LEE]

Kyung Hyun AHN
Seoul National University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Flow of particulate fluids
* Kyung Hyun AHN
(Seoul National University, Korea)

Professor Kyung Hyun Ahn is a professor in the school of chemical and biological engineering in Seoul National University, Korea. He has broad experiences in both academic and industrial arena. He has initiated many new research programs at Seoul National University, all centered around introducing rheology and rheometric techniques to industry. As a result, he has had a major impact on the development of innovative processes and products in industry. He also has strong collaborations with many leading academic research laboratories worldwide. He is a very active, well-balanced and well respected academic with a strong interface with industry. He is now serving as the president of the Korean Society of Rheology and the director of the center for nano-structured polymer processing technology.
Stanford University, USA
*Title (Tentative): Rheology and Adhesion of Human Cell Monolayers
* Gerald FULLER
(Stanford University, USA)

Gerald Fuller is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined Stanford in 1980 following his graduate work at Caltech where he acquired his MS and PhD degrees. His undergraduate education was obtained at the University of Calgary, Canada. Professor Fuller's interests lie in studies of rheology and interfacial fluid mechanics. His work has been recognized by receipt of the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology, membership in the National Academy of Engineering, election to the American Academy of Arts and Science, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Crete, Greece, and Leuven, Belgium. He presently serves as the Secretary to the ICR.
Jae Chun HYUN
Korea University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Recent Developments in Nonlinear Dynamics and Stability in the Film Blowing Processes of Various Polyethylenes
* Jae Chun HYUN
(Sichuan University, China)

Dr. Jae Chun Hyun is now Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Korea Univ. He received his B.S. degree from Seoul National Univ. in 1967 and completed his Ph.D. degree from Univ. of Minnesota in 1971. He was a postdoc at Northwestern Univ. and UC-Berkeley, Research specialist in Monsanto company, President in Tong-Yang Cement company, and visiting scholar in UC-Berkeley before joining Korea Univ. in 1987 as Professor. He was also named director of the Applied Rheology Center (ARC), Dean of Graduate School at Korea Univ., Consulting Professor and Adjunct Professor at Stanford Univ., Organizing Committee Chairman for International Congress on Rheology in 2004, and President of International Committee on Rheology. Prof. Hyun has made pioneering and landmark contributions to extensional rheology and nonlinear dynamics/stability of polymer extensional deformation processes and coatings. He has received a variety of awards and recognitions for his achievements in research, education, and professional activities. These include Best Article Award by Ministry of Science and Technology (1997), Best Lecture Award by Korea Univ. (2005, 2008), Foundation Award by Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (2005), Distinguished Service Award by Korean Society of Rheology (2009), Sudang Prize by the Sudang Foundation (2009), and Distinguished Kyunggi Alumni Award by the Kyunggi High School, the most prestigious high school in Korea (2009).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
*Title (Tentative): LAOS, Failure and Fractional Calculus of Food Gels
* Gareth H. MCKINLEY
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Gareth H. McKinley is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his BA (1985) and M.Eng (1986) degrees from the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D (1991) from the Chemical Engineering department at MIT. He taught in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard from 1991-1997 and was an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow from 1995-1997. He won the Annual Award of the British Society of Rheology in 1995 and the Frenkiel Award (with J. P. Rothstein) from the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics in 2001. He served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics from 1999 to 2009 and as Associate Editor of Journal of Fluid Mechanics from 2007-2009. He is presently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rheology, Rheologica Acta and Applied Rheology. He most recently served as the Associate Dept. Head for Research of the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT from 2008-2013. He is also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Cambridge Polymer Group. His current research interests include extensional rheology of complex fluids, non-Newtonian fluid dynamics, microrheology & microfluidics, field-responsive fluids, super-hydrophobicity, wetting of nanostructured surfaces and the development of nanocomposite materials.
He is the author of over 250 technical publications and was one of the winners of the 2007 Publication Award of the Society of Rheology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and President of the US National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM). He was the recipient of the 2013 Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology and the 2014 Gold Medal of the British Society of Rheology. He presently serves as the President of the Society of Rheology.
University of Melbourne, Australia
*Title (Tentative): To be announced
* Peter SCALES
(University of Melbourne, Australia)

To be announced
Kyoto University, Japan
*Title (Tentative): Use of Dielectric Method in Rheological Investigation of Softmatters
* Hiroshi WATANABE
(Kyoto University, Japan)

Hiroshi Watanabe is currently a full professor of the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR), Kyoto University. He received his degree (Dr. Sci.) in 1985 from the Department of Macromolecular Science, Osaka University, and joined that department as an assistant professor in 1983 before he received his degree. He moved to the current institute (ICR) in 1994 as an associate professor, and became a full professor of ICR in 2003. He has been interested in rheology and dynamics of softmatters such as polymers, suspensions, and emulsions, and has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers/book chapters. He is a member of the Society of Rheology (SOR), the Society of Rheology Japan (SRJ), the Korean Society of Rheology (KSR), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Physical Society (APS). He was elected a Fellow of APS (2005), and is the winner of the Research Award of SRJ (2012) and the Bingham Award of SOR (2015). He has been serving to the international community of rheology through several roles that include an international advisory board member of Korea-Australia Rheology Journal (2002-present), an editorial board member of Rheologica Acta (2002-present) and of Journal of Rheology (2012-present), a member-at-large of SOR (2009-2011), an associate editor of Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics (2008-2010), an associate editor of Macromolecules (2011-present), and the chair of the International Committee on Rheology (2016-2020).
Swansea University, UK
*Title (Tentative): Boger Fluids, Pressure-drops and Contraction Flows-some Recent Advances in Rheological Predictive Modelling
(Swansea University, UK)

Professor MF Webster, FIMA, currently holds a personal chair in Engineering at Swansea University; top-ranked grade5, UK-Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2001-2008, 2008-2012; where he previously held a chair in Computer Science, till 2008. He has held previous appointments at University of Reading (Mathematics), Sydney University (Engineering) and Aberystwyth University (Mathematics). Professor Webster graduated from Manchester University in Mathematics in 1976, gaining a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Rheology from Aberystwyth University in 1979. Professor Webster has built upon some thirty years experience in the fields of mathematics, computational rheology, numerical analysis and computational fluid dynamics, which has been extended more recently into IT domains of parallel processing and multimedia studies. He has published widely in leading international journals (138) and conferences (122) in these areas, pioneering key advances in predictive algorithms for viscoelastic flows - forging fundamental theory alongside industrial, hydro-meteorological and biomedical application. Professor Webster has worked in a number of applied rheological problem areas, including injection moulding, wire-coating, roller-coating, dough kneading, cable-coating, thin-film stretching, enhanced oil-recovery, and processing of viscoelastoplastics, micellar & viscoelastic surfactants. This has involved interaction with international companies and multidisciplinary research colleagues worldwide, and in particular to the analysis of complex viscoelastic flows, free-surface phenomena, transients, contraction flows, enhanced pressure-drops, micro-fluidics and three-dimensional calculations. Professor Webster is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & Its Applications, is the immediate-past Treasurer of European Society of Rheology Executive Council, and has sat on the Executive Council of British Society of Rheology as both Treasurer and Membership Secretary. He is also a current Director of the Institute of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (INNFM), is Associate Fellow of Centre for Complex Fluids Processing (CCFP), and serves as Associate Editor on the Board for Journal of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (JNNFM).

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