Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal is currently the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an elected Fellow of 22 prestigious societies ASME, IEEE, AIAA, Royal Aeronautical Society, etc. for his extraordinary research contributions. He has received many prestigious honors and awards like ASME Honorary Fellowship (2017), Royal Aeronautical Society Honorary Fellowship (2016), SAE International Medal of Honor (2015), AIAA Reeds Aeronautics Award (2015), etc. Prof. Agarwal is one of the forerunners of the technologies related to ‘Green Transportation’, Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Geo-mechanics, and their applications to industrial problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering. During the 31st assembly of Advanced Materials Congress, Prof. Agarwal delivered an American Advanced Materials Award Lecture on “Environmentally Responsible Sustainable ‘Green’ Composites”.
Prof. Yi Lung Mo is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Houston (UH), USA. He is also Chair Professor at the College of Urban and Infrastructure Research, Tsinghua University, China. Prof. Mo is one of the pioneers in multi-resolution analytical simulations, network analysis, large-scale concrete structure testing, and field investigations of the response of advanced materials and structures. During the 31st assembly of Advanced Materials Congress, Prof. Mo delivered an American Advanced Materials Award Lecture about “Periodic Metamaterials for Vibration Isolation of Engineering Structures”.