Keynote Speakers

Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Partial List // Will be updated Soon//

Recent advances in master S-N curve method for fatigue evaluation of welded structures

Professor Pingsha Dong

Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Welded Structures Laboratory
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Honorary Keynote Speaker

Prognosis Analysis of Crack Growth in Non- Linear Problems

Padmashri Bhagavatula Dattaguru

Former Professor,
Dept. of  Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Special Key Note Speakers

Fracture mechanics based structural integrity of components – overview of material characterisation and predictive modelling under environmentally assisted creep/fatigue condition

Professor Kamran Nikbin

Professor of Structural Integrity
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College, London

Repair of Distortion-Induced Fatigue Damage in Steel Bridges

Professor Adolfo B. Matamoros

Peter T. Flawn Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio

Application of acoustic emission method to fatigue fracture mechanics

Professor Kang Yong Lee

State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment,
Department of Engineering Mechanics,
Dalian University of Technology,
Dalian 116024, P R China

Recent Developments in Plasticity and Ductile Fracture Modeling

Professor Xiaosheng Gao

Professor Xiaosheng Gao
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325, U.S.A

Invited Keynote Speakers

[Alphabetical List]

Fatigue durability of materials – effects of surface degradation

Dr. Anand K

Senior Engineering Manager – Materials, Repair and Component Development & Testing
GE Power
GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore India

Design Challenges and Technology Trends for Aircraft Engines

Dr. Asim Ghosal

Consulting Engineer/Technologist
GE Aviation
John F Welch Technology Center

Corrosion Fatigue Behaviour of Nitrogen Alloyed Austenitic Stainless Steels

Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali

Outstanding Scientist &
Associate Director, Corrosion Science and Technology Group
Associate Director, Materials, Process and Equipment Development Group
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

Residual Life Assessment & Extension of Engineering Components  

Dr. Rabindra Nath Ghosh

Chair Professor
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
West Bengal

Behaviour of bi-metallic & stainless steel straight pipes under cyclic fracture experimental investigations on real size components


Chief Scientist & Head, Fatigue & Fracture Laboratory
CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre
CSIR Campus, Taramani, CHENNAI, India

Realistic Fatigue Life Predictions based on computed SIF & Variable DOF approach

Dr. Omar Ibrahim

Managing Director
Process Optimization Corporation, USA

In Chase of Durability – A Historical Perspective

Dr. Ramesh Chandwani

Managing Director
Zentech International, UK


Dr. R Sundar

Bangalore Integrated Systems Solution [BISS], Bangalore