Advanced Manufacturing

Technological innovation is source of the sustainable development of manufacturing. Development of advanced manufacturing should follow the leading global trend, particularly IT, bio-medicine technology and new energy development, in order to develop new type of manufacturing. China is now the world’s second largest economy, half of which is contributed by China’s manufacturing industry. China is also a preferred destination of investment. FDI reached 116 billion US dollars in 2011. Over half of the projects in manufacturing were foreign-funded. Though China is the world’s largest manufacturer, contributing 20% to the world’s manufacturing output, most of China’s industries are not leading the world’s industry technology. It is yet to be an industrial power. China’s manufacturing industry is dominated by labor-intensive processing and assembling industry. It is poor in independent innovation, global management and marketing, and resource utilization. That is bottlenecking China’s global competitiveness, leaving a far cry from the level of the industrialized world. China has yet a long way to travel.

DeTao Advanced Manufacturing Development Center is established to boost the development of strategic emerging industry and advanced manufacturing and the transformation and upgrading of China’s manufacturing industry. Currently, the Center has brought together a number of world Masters with diverse industry expertise and teaching experience, like Professor Yan Jin, Director of USC IMPACT Laboratory, University of Southern California, Professor Jay Lee, Master of Intelligent Maintenance Systems and Product Innovation, Professor Frank L. Lewis, Fellow of IEEE, Professor Kwok Keung Bernard Hon, Professor of Manufacturing Systems at the University of Liverpool in the UK, etc. The Center prioritizes the introduction of advanced technology and development of advanced manufacturing. That corresponds with development trend and traits of world advanced manufacturing, increases the added value of products, cuts resource consumption, accelerates industrial strategic upgrading, and facilitates China’s economic growth mode through the leapfrog development of manufacturing industry.

  • Yan Jin

    DeTao Master of International Engineering Design

    Dr. Yan Jin received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Engineering from The University of Tokyo and did his PostDoc research at Stanford University. Dr. Jin has done research on design theory & methodology, knowledge-based systems, distributed and multiagent systems, organization modeling, project management, and collaborative engineering. His current research interests include design cognition and methods, collaborative engineering, enterprise modeling, complex systems & complexity. Dr. Jin is a recipient of many awards including National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998), TRW Excellence in Teaching Award (2001). Besides, he is also a Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

  • Gianfranco Rizzo

    DeTao Master of Ecological Mechanical Engineering

    Prof. Gianfranco Rizzo received in 1975 a laurea degree "cum laude" in Mechanical Engineering at University of Naples. He worked at FIAT in Turin, at Research National Council of Italy, at University of Naples and at University of Salerno (since 1992), where he is Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Teaching Council (2011-). Vice-President of SAE Naples Group (2001-2005), Chair of the IFAC TC “Automotive Control” (2008- ). Associate Editor of Control Engineering Practice. Congress Associate Editor of World Congress IFAC2011. Member of Advisory Board of International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering (IJEOE). Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Powertrains. Author of about 140 papers on: Modeling and Control of Automotive Engines, Hybrid and Solar Vehicles, Modeling and Optimization of Conventional and Hybrid Power Plants, Renewable Energy, Cogeneration, Turbomachines, Optimal Management of Bio-Economic Systems.

  • Frank L. Lewis

    DeTao Master of Electrical Engineering

    Frank Lewis has a large number of specialities: automation, feedback control systems, distributed control on communication graphs, intelligent control, wireless sensor networks, nonlinear systems, industrial machine monitoring for maintenance, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) control, and manufacturing process control. He also has a number of publications in his repertoire, as author of 6 U.S. patents, 250 journal papers, 44 chapters and encyclopaedia articles, 350 refereed conference papers and 14 books. As editor of Taylor & Francis Book Series on Automation & Control Engineering, furthermore, he serves on numerous Editorial Boards including Automatica, International Journal of Control, Neural Computing and Applications, Optimal Control & Methods, and Int. J. Intelligent Control Systems.

  • Hong C. Zhang

    DeTao Master of Intelligent Machinery and Advanced Machinery Manufacturing

    Dr. Hong-Chao Zhang is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at Texas Tech University, Texas USA. He is also currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Institute of Sustainable Manufacturing at Dalian University of Technology, China. His current research is focused on Sustainable Product Design and Manufacturing. Dr. Zhang’s research interests lie in advanced manufacturing engineering, especially in the areas of sustainable manufacturing. He has published more than 200 publications and served as a member of national and international committees. He has been invited to review research grant proposals for the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Hong Kong government foundations. He has also been welcomes to give speeches to many industrial and governmental agencies, including major corporations and national research laboratories. Currently, Dr. Zhang serves as chief scientist for National 973 Research Program on the subject of remanufacturing.

  • S. Jack Hu

    DeTao Master of Advanced Mechanical Manufacture

    Prof. S. Jack Hu is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education for the College of Engineering and University Co-Director of the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory on Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing at the University of Michigan. Hu's research interests include manufacturing systems, assembly and materials joining, metal forming and statistical methods. He has received numerous honors and awards. He was named Outstanding Overseas Young Scientist by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation in 2004 and was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2003. Hu was also elected Chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee for Assembly Technologies (STCA) of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and received the best paper award at the International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, held in Changsha, China.

  • Jay Lee

    DeTao Master of Product and Service Innovation

    Dr. Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor at the Univ. of Cincinnati and is founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS ) which is a multi-campus NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center which consists of the Univ. of Cincinnati (lead institution), the Univ. of Michigan, Missouri Univ. of S&T, and the Univ. of Texas-Austin. Since its inception in 2001, the Center has been supported by over 75 global companies including P&G, GE Aviation, Eaton, National Instruments, Boeing, Caterpillar, Siemens, Chevron, Honeywell, Parker Hannifin, Spirit AeroSystems, Ingersoll Rand, Goodyear, Intel, Applied Materials, Army Research Lab., Forcam (Germany), Alstom (France), ITRI (Taiwan), Omron (Japan), Nissan (Japan), Delta Electronics (Taiwan), HIWIN (Taiwan), PMC (Taiwan), III (Taiwan), Shaanxi Auto Group (China), Tekniker (Spain), FMTC (Belgium), Kistler (Switzerland), etc. His current research focuses on dominant innovation tools for product and service design as well as intelligent prognostics tools and smart predictive analytics for equipment reliability assessment and smart product life cycle management.

  • Kwok Keung Bernard Hon

    DeTao Master of Advanced Machinery Making Systems

    Prof. Hon is a world renowned scholar in the area of manufacturing systems, his research expertise lies in production technology and manufacturing systems. With over hundred of scientific publications. He stimulates new engineering developments in the areas of advanced manufacturing technology, product innovation and manufacturing systems analysis. He has authored over a hundred scientific publications. Prof. Hon is currently Professor of Manufacturing Systems at the University of Liverpool in the UK. He is Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He holds an Honorary Chair at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is an advisor to the UK government on manufacturing. To promote Chinese culture, Prof. Hon founded the Birmingham Chinese School in 1986 in the UK which offers Chinese and cultural classes for children and adults.

  • James E. Smith

    DeTao Master of Advanced Engineering Design and Innovation (Engineering Design & Mobility Engineering)

    Professor James E. Smith received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, West Virginia, USA in 1972, 1974, and 1984, respectively. He is currently the Director of the Center for Industrial Research Applications (CIRA) at West Virginia University, where he is also a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department. He has taught at the University since 1976, before which he was a Research Engineer for the Department of Energy (DOE). He was the 2009 SAE International President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, which afforded the opportunity to travel to the mobility and innovation centers of the world.

  • DeTao Master of Industrial Design and Management

    Prof. Soon-In Lee currently holds the position of Professor of Industrial Design in Graduate School of Industrial Arts and Professor in charge of Design Management in International Design School for Advanced Studies at Hong-Ik University, Korea where he was Dean of International Design School for Advanced Studies and Now President of Seoul Design Center. And he is Chairman of National 3D Printing Forum.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee has acted as President of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) during 2011 to 2013, Chair of the Korea Design & Brand Management Society until 2011 and Executive General Manager at Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) from 1997 to 2004.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee is the General Director of the Gwangju Design Biennale (2006-2007). And he was in charge of numerous World Design Capital Seoul 2010 projects (2008) and exhibition research of Seoul Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo (2008-2010).
    Besides, Prof. Soon-In Lee served as Director of the LG Electronics Corporate Design Center in Seoul and President of the LG Europe Design Center in Dublin.