Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Chunguang Xu (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Title : “Manufacturing with Control of Residual Stress”

Prof. Chunguang Xu(Beijing Institute ofTechnology, China)
Prof. Chunguang Xu is a Senior Professor in Beijing Institute of technology. He is the Director of Key Laboratory of Fundamental Science for Advanced Machining Technology. He is a pioneer of the technology of manufacturing with controlling residual stresses. He had established the theory and technology of ultrasonic nondestructive characterization of in-situ residual stresses, control of deformation and crack for components during manufacturing processes. He has made significant academic achievements such as 1 international standard, 35 national and industrial standards, 13 international invention patents, 78 national invention patents, 7 monographs and more than 320 academic papers.
Prof. Xinlin Peter Qing (Xiamen University, China)
Title : “Eddy Current Array-Based Sensing Film for Damage Monitoring of Bolted Joints”

Prof. Xinlin Peter Qing(Xiamen University, China)
Prof. Xinlin P. Qing is a Distinguished Professor with the National Recruitment Program of Global Experts in China, and he is currently served as the Director of Aviation Health Management Research Center at Xiamen University and the Director of Intelligent Sensing and Instrument Collaborative Innovation Center at Fujian Province. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Engineering Mechanics at Tsinghua University in 1993 and he was a research Fellow at Stanford University and Visiting Professor at UIUC from 1997 to 2010. He was a Senior Technical Fellow and Director of Department of Aviation Health Management at Beijing Aeronautical Science and Technology Research Institute of COMAC from 2010-2015. He also served as the Director of Sensor Technology and Senior Scientist at Acellent Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Jeong-Beom Ihn (The Boeing Company, USA)
Title : “A Boeing Perspective on Structural Health Monitoring Opportunities and Challenges”

Dr. Jeong-Beom Ihn(The Boeing Company, USA)
Dr. JB Ihn is a Technical Fellow in Research & Technology at Boeing Company in Seattle, WA. He has over 25 years of experience in smart structures and active sensing materials, Structural Health Management (SHM), in-situ nondestructive evaluation, fatigue/composite damage characterization, system durability/reliability quantification/simulation, digital twin and energy harvesting. He is in charge of Boeing SHM R&D roadmap, technology development and transition into all Boeing products. Along with his 18 years at Boeing, he holds Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is currently Vice-Chair of SAE’s Aerospace Industry Steering Committee on Structural Health Monitoring (AISC-SHM). He received his B.S. from University of Michigan in 1994, and Ph.D. in Aeronautics/Astronautics from Stanford in 2003.
Prof. Christian Boller (Saarland University, Germany)
Title : “A Review and Prospects of the Role and Status of NDT in Aerospace”

Prof. Christian Boller(Saarland University, Germany)
Prof. Christian Boller studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and received an engineering doctoral degree in the field of material mechanics and fatigue life evaluation in 1987. Having been active at Battelle-Europe in Frankfurt for a few years, he moved into the aircraft development division of MBB Military Aircraft (today Airbus) in 1990, where he became the chief engineer aerostructures in 1998. In 2003, he was appointed the chair of ‘Smart Structural Design’ at the University of Sheffield/UK. From 2008 until 2020, he was director of Fraunhofer IZFP. Since 2008, he holds the chair for Non-Destructive Testing and Quality Assurance at Saarland University. He is also the director of the NDT master course programme at Dresden International University since 2013. In 2014, he was appointed a visiting professorship at the School of Aeronautics of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also one of the central organizers of the ‘European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring’ and the ‘Symposium on NDT in Aerospace’.