Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker I


Prof. Aiguo Patrick Hu

Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Talk Title: 


Bio: Dr Aiguo Patrick Hu migrated to New Zealand in the end of 1996 from Xian, China. Before that he worked as a lecturer, the director of the electrical section of the China-Italy Cooperative Technical Training Center in Xian, and later the general manager of a technical development company. He holds 15 patents in wireless power transfer and micro-computer control technologies, has published more than 200 referred journal and conference papers, authored a monograph on wireless/contactless power transfer, and contributed 4 book chapters on electrical machines and wireless power transfer systems.

Patrick served as the Deputy Head of Department (Research), the past Chair of the IEEE New Zealand North Section, Chair of IEEE North Joint Industrial Electronics and Industry Applications Chapter. President of Xian Jiaotong Univ New Zealand Alumni Association, and President of New Zealand Chinese Scientists Association.

Dr Patrick Hu was also the Head of Resaerch of PowerbyProxi (, and also an executive editor of Journal of Wireless Power Transfer, Cambridge Univ Press ( ).

Keynote Speaker  II


Capitol Technology University

Prof. Ian Robert McAndrew

Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University, Maryland, USA

Title: Cyber Threats for systems with the IoT

Abstract:The IoT is now an increasing part of all systems engineering and for complex systems, they need this to operate and integrate fully. It is argued in this presentation that as well as advantages, it also introduces disadvantages and in particular, how cyber threats are greater problems. New systems need the security protection designed in at concept. Older systems offer different challenges and that to have stealth within critical infrastructures is now a fundamental aspect.

Bio.: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering ; M.Sc. in Manufacturing MA in Education; Pg.D. in Education Training; B.A. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering; B.A. in Production Engineering A Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. Dr McAndrew spent 12 years in industry as a designer before entering academia. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East. He has supervised many PhD students and published extensively for over 20 years. He is the author of several books and Editor of several international Journals. Currently he is a full professor at Capitol Technology University. His research interests are in Aerodynamics and cybersecurity of aviation systems, which he has published 60 peer reviewed journals and conferences. He has presented at many Conferences and believes these are critical research meetings for those that are new to research and the experienced to mentor the next generation.

Keynote Speaker III



Prof. Tom Wu

(Associate Editor - ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces)

School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Australia

Talk Title: Perovskite Electronics with Light-Responsive Mixed-Dimensional Heterostructures

Abstract:  In this talk, I will discuss the advances and challenges of using hybrid materials and heterostructures for high-performance electronics. Hybrid organo-metal perovskites have been extensively explored for photovoltaic applications because of their unique physical properties such as superior light absorption, defect tolerance, and ferroelectric polarization. But perovskite-based devices are limited by charge mobility. I will review various strategies towards enhancing device performance of hybrid perovskites via coupling with low-dimensional materials. We demonstrate that combining 3D hybrid perovskites with high-mobility 1D carbon nanotubes or 2D two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides significantly enhances charge transport and device performance. 

Bio:  Dr. Tom Wu (吴韬) received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Before joining University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney as a full professor, he worked as postdoc in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, assistant professor in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, and associate professor in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Dr. Wu has authored 260 peer-reviewed papers with over 14,000 citations and a H-index of 70 in the areas of oxide thin films, nanomaterials, and hybrid perovskites, with a focus on their electronic, magnetic and optical functionalities. His group has witnessed the career development of 18 PhD students and 30 postdocs. He also serves as an Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.


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