Professor Michael Ferry
Head of School of Materials Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales

Professor Qing Li
Director of Centre for Advanced Materials Technology
University of Sydney

Biography of the Speaker: Prof Qing Li received his PhD in aerospace engineering with a Golden Jubilee Prize from the University of Sydney in 2000. He was a postdoc fellow at Cornell University USA 2000-01, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Postdoctoral (APD) Fellow in 2001-03 and a Future Fellow in 2013-17. Professor Li's research has focused on computational design and multidisciplinary optimisation. He has been contributing on computational optimisation of highly nonlinear and time-dependent multifunctional materials and structures mainly for mechanical and biomedical applications. Professor Li is named as a Clarivate “Highly Cited Researcher” and top 50 Australia’s Research Leaders in Engineering and Computer Science in 2020. He has served in the editorial boards for several leading journals in his field, including Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Biofabrication, International Journal of Mechanical Science, etc. Professor Li is the Vice President of International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), the Executive Committee of International Society of Biofabrication (ISBF), and the General Council of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). He is the Secretary of Australian Association for Computational Mechanics (AACM).

Dr Yuqing Feng
Principal research scientist, CSIRO Mineral Resources

Biography of the Speaker: Dr Yuqing Feng (B Eng, 1992; M Eng, 1995; Ph D, 2004, UNSW, Australia) is a principal research scientist at CSIRO Mineral Resources, mainly works on the development and application of advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for complex multiphase flow systems involving bubbles, particles and droplets, with a focus on their applications in process industries, including mineral processing, process & extractive metallurgy, chemical and petroleum engineering. In addition to provide practical advice for reliable scale-up, design and control/optimization of different multi-phase complex flow systems for process industries. He has published over 160 scientific papers and 30 industrial reports.

Dr Kenneth Wong
Energy and resources specialist, Aurecon