Keynote Speakers

PMAE Keynote Speakers



Prof. John Mo

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia 

Biography: John P. T. Mo is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and former Head of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at RMIT University, Australia, since 2007. He has been an active researcher in manufacturing and complex systems for over 35 years and worked for educational and scientific institutions in Hong Kong and Australia. From 1996, John was a Project Manager and Research Team Leader with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 11 years leading a team of 15 research scientists. John has a broad research interest and has received numerous industrial research grants. A few highlights of the projects include: signal diagnostics for plasma cutting machines, ANZAC ship alliance engineering analysis, optimisation of titanium machining for aerospace industry, critical infrastructure protection modelling and analysis, polycrystalline diamond cutting tools on multi-axes CNC machine, system analysis for support of complex engineering systems John obtained his doctorate from Loughborough University, UK and is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Institution of Engineers Australia.


Prof. JING Xingjian

City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong 

Biography: Prof Xingjian Jing received the B.S. degree from Zhejiang University, China, the M.S. degree and PhD degree in Robotics from Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, respectively. He also achieved a PhD degree in nonlinear systems and signal processing from University of Sheffield, U.K.
He is now a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Before joining in CityU, he was a Research Fellow with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, and followed by Assistant/Associate Professors in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His current research interests include: nonlinear dynamics, vibration, and control, with a series of publications of more than 7700 citations and H-index 46 in Google Scholar.
Prof Jing is the recipient of a series of academic and professional awards including IEEE SMC Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, TechConnect World Innovation Award in US, EASD Senior Research Prize in Europe and the First Prize of HK Construction Industry Council Innovation Award. He has published more than 200 referred SCI papers and obtained a number of patents filed in China and US.
He currently serves as Associate Editors of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Systems Man Cybernetics-Systems. He also served as a Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics during 2015-2020, and the lead editor of two special issues on “Exploring nonlinear benefits in engineering” published in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.