Category: 2022 Delegate

Prof Dr.-Ing. Florian Puch

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Florian Puch heads the plastics technology group at the Ilmenau University of Technology since March 1st, 2021, and is scientific head of the Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastics Research e.V. (TITK) in Rudolstadt and, since July 1st, 2023, managing director of the Ostthüringische Materialprüfgesellschaft für Textil- und Kunststoffe mbH (OMPG). At the Thuringian Innovation Center for Mobility (ThIMo), Florian Puch is responsible for the core competence of plastics technology and lightweight construction and at the same time acts as deputy director of the ThIMo. Before that, he held various positions in research and development, technology, and marketing at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen and the MBCC Group in Mannheim, a provider of construction chemical products and solutions spun off from BASF. In addition to his professional work, Florian Puch successfully completed his MBA studies at the Mannheim Business School in 2018. He began his scientific career at the Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Crafts at RWTH Aachen University, where he received his doctorate in 2015. Florian Puch previously studied mechanical engineering and economics at RWTH Aachen University. On a voluntary basis, he is chairman of the board of the Research Association for Materials from Sustainable Raw Materials e.V., a member of the board of PolymerMat e.V. and the support association for plastics technology at the Technical University of Ilmenau e.V. as well as a member of the strategy advisory board “Industrial Production and Systems” of the Free State of Thuringia and the strategy advisory board of the Lightweight Construction Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK).

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Pantke

For many years, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Pantke has been working at the interface between materials, design and production.

Born in Wickede an der Ruhr, Klaus Pantke first studied “Logistics” with a focus on production logistics and parallel to this “Industrial Engineering” at the Technical University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund). In his undergraduate studies, he focused on materials engineering, design and production. After completing both study programs, he remained at the TU Dortmund and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Machining Technology (ISF). There, he dealt with the development of tools and processes as well as the influence of the manufacturing process on materials. In the course of numerous projects and research work with industry, he was able to combine his research activities with a wide range of practical experience. In addition, he supervised numerous student research projects and diploma theses and was at the same time coordinator of the study program “Industrial Engineering”.

After completing his doctoral thesis, in which Klaus Pantke developed a new type of sensor coating for temperature measurement in tools (German title: Entwicklung und Einsatz eines temperatursensorischen Beschichtungssystems für Zerpsanwerkzeuge), he was able to gain further experience in research and teaching as a senior engineer in the field of Materials Testing Technology, also at the TU Dortmund. In particular, he was responsible for acquiring research and industrial projects, while also serving as deputy head of the department. Here, too, the influence of manufacturing processes and operational stress on the properties of components and materials formed a major focus of his research work Prof. Pantke also gained extensive teaching experience by participating in the establishment of an international master’s program.

Before taking over the professorship ” Design and Production Engineering ” at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences on 1 April 2018, Prof. Pantke was a group leader at thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde GmbH in the area of research and development. The development, manufacture and testing of large rolling bearings with diameters of several meters as well as their components were the focus of his industrial activities there. The main focus was on the service life of corresponding products while optimizing manufacturing and design conditions. Since 1 March 2022, he has been Vice President for Research and Transfer at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences.

Professor Pantke is the author of numerous scientific publications and lectures at international conferences.

Dr Khwanchit Suwannoppharat

Khwanchit Suwannoppharat is the Assistant to the President for International Affairs, Thaksin University, Thailand. In this position, she is in charge of international collaboration and other international matters. She is an expert in English as a foreign language. Her interests focus on English language learning, teaching, and assessment. She graduated her M.Ed. from University Science of Malaysia, and Ph.D. from Chulalongkorn University. She has almost 20 years of teaching experience.

Professor Nurul Widiastuti

Dr. Nurul Widiastuti is a Professor at The Department of Chemistry, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia. Currently, she also works at Institut Teknologi Kalimantan (ITK) as a Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Research. She received her PhD from Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Australia in 2008 at the Fuels and Energy Technology Institute; her master degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia in 1998 and her undergraduate degree from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia in 1994.
Her research interest is focused on the development of membrane materials and adsorbent materials in the application of energy and environment. She is currently working in the laboratory of The Chemistry of Materials and Energy, Department of Chemistry. Much of her work has been on improving the preparation / synthesis and performance of membrane materials such as mixed matrix membrane (MMM), carbon membrane and polymeric membrane, mainly through the application of fuel cell, gas separation, wastewater and water treatment, and food processing. In the development of adsorption material, she has conducted research on zeolite, carbon and composite based adsorbents from industrial solid waste and biomass for the application of gas adsorption, CO2 capture, hydrogen storage and wastewater treatment.
She was awarded John Brodie Medal from Australia Engineers Association for the best paper presented in CHEMECA 2007, Melbourne, Australia and Best Presentation Award in Tokyo International Conference 2017, 6th International Conference on Engineering and Innovative Materials (ICEIM 2017), Tokyo, Japan. She used to be a member of Australia Water Association (AWA) in 2006- 2007. Also, currently, she is a member of Indonesia Chemistry Association since 2008, a member of Indonesia Zeolite Association since 2009 and a member of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) from UK since 2014.

Dr Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin

MUHAMMAD RAMLEE KAMARUDIN (M’08 – SM’13) received the degree (Hons.) majoring in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, in 2003, and the MSc degree in Communication Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K., in 2004 and 2007, respectively, under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Peter Hall.

He has been an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia since May 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was a Senior Lecturer with the Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber, Cranfield Defense and Security, Cranfield University, U.K., and an Associate Professor with the Wireless Communication Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

He holds a Web of Science (WoS) H-Index of 23 and WoS Citations of more than 1,800. Whilst for SCOPUS, he earns H-Index and Citations of 31 and over 3,000, respectively. He has authored a book chapter of a book entitled Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications and has published over 280 technical papers in leading journals and international proceedings including the IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation, the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letter, the IEEE Antenna Magazine, the IEEE Access, the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Progress in Electromagnetic Research, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, and Electronics Letters.

His research interests include antenna design for 5G/6G, MIMO antennas, Array antenna for beam-forming and beam steering, wireless on-body communications, in-body communications (implantable antenna), RF and microwave communication systems, and antenna diversity. He is a Member of IET, an Executive Member of Antenna and Propagation, Malaysia Chapter, and a Member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the IEEE Communication Society, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, an Associate Editor for Electronics Letters and IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, and an Academic Editor for the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation.

He is currently serving as a Director of International Office of UTHM. In 2020, he received a recognition as one of Top Research Scientists Malaysia from Academy of Sciences Malaysia due to his achievement and contributions in this field.

Wang, Shin-Yang (Sunny)

Wang, Shin-Yang is an undergraduate student in the department of Applied Foreign Language at NTUST. Before attending NTUST, she used to work as a media research intern at NielsenIQ Taiwan Ltd and as an SEO intern at Incorporation. She was a member of the 2019 CUC (Chiba University of Commerce) Summer Program and was the 2nd-runner-up of the 2019 Shanghai ETC (English Talent Cup) held at Fudan University.


Yu, Hao-Hung (Tariq Batat)

Yu, Hao-Hung (Tariq Batat)

Bachelor Student

Department of Electrical Engineering

I am a half Jordanian, half Taiwanese, undergraduate senior student at NTUST. Fluent in Arabic, English, and Chinese I worked as a freelance Translator for 2 years before coming to Taiwan to study electrical engineering.

In Taiwan I took a leadership position acting as the president of NTUST’s Association of International Affairs (AIA), a student’s organization created to introduce Taiwanese culture to foreign exchange students at NTUST, and help them with any questions and request during their stay in Taiwan.

I was also the MC of the farewell ceremony of the Taiwan-Paraguay Students program, a ceremony that saw the attendance of multiple of highly ranked public figures.


Darmawansah is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Learning and Education. He is a former high school teacher with more than ten years of teaching experience. He received a distinguished scholarship to earn a dual master’s degree at the State University of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and the National Central University, Taiwan. He also receives a full scholarship from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology for his current Ph.D. study. Several awards and honors have been awarded, including the Best Presenter at the Indonesian Scholars Scientific Summit 2021 (I3S) held by the Overseas Indonesian Students Association Alliance (OISAA) and a finalist in the 2021 National 3 Thesis Minutes (3 MT) competition at the National Taiwan University. His research interests evolve around technology-enhanced learning in Language and STEM Education

Dr Farshid Sefat

Dr Farshid Sefat is Associate Professor and Programme Leader in Biomedical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Bradford (UK) and previously was head of Biomedical Engineering Department at King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia) and also a Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey, USA). He completed his post doctorate research assistant at University of Sheffield (UK) in the area of cornea tissue engineering. He received his Ph.D. (2011) and BEng. (2005) degrees from University of Bradford (UK) both in Biomedical Engineering mainly focus on bone cell engineering. He also obtained his MSc. (2006) in Cell and Tissue Engineering from Keele University (UK).

His research is based on developing biomaterials to control cellular behaviour with particular emphasis in developing engineered materials for various tissue engineering applications.  He is an author on >100 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials and review papers and >30 book chapters/edited books. He is on the editorial boards and reviewer of >30 numerous journals including Materials Today, Acta Biomaterialia, IEEE, Bone, MDPI, Journal of Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Materials Science and Engineering C, Journal of Biomechanics and many more.

Bakkialakshmi V. S

Ms. Bakkialakshmi. V.S from India is currently a research fellow and teaching faculty. Her qualification is M.Sc., M. Phil., M.E., (PhD) in computer science engineering gave her 15+ years of experience in Teaching + Research + Administration. She is passionate about exploring new possibilities. Her current milestone – she is the sponsored WTUN research exchange visitor, visits as a researcher to Upper Austria–Europe from India. Her international visit profits from an international collaboration between partner universities, publication in proceedings & International research project collaboration.

Her research interests are carried in the field of Affective Computing on Emotional Psychology. 10+ publications in the same research area with the following achievements.

  • “Research Scholar Excellence Award 2022” by GMRAF for research excellence in the research area of Affective computing on Emotional Psychology.
  • “News today” News Magazine publication on “Psychological effects of online learning during the covid pandemic”
  • “Trinity Mirror” News Magazine publication on “Students Emotional Psychology – Psychological effects of online learning”.
  • Total 11 articles Published and presented in Scopus Indexing/WoS Journals and conferences. Including international collaborated publications.
  • Guest Lectures and webinars presented Physically and online in multiple locations and platforms.


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