Cogent Engineering Editors

Duc Pham (Editor-in-Chief)University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Pham's academic output includes more than 470 technical papers and 15 books. He has supervised over 100 PhD theses to completion and won in excess of £30M in external research grants and contracts.

In addition to pursuing and leading research, he has also been very active with knowledge transfer to industry, applying the results of his work to help multinational companies and SMEs to generate wealth and create and safeguard jobs. In 2003 he was awarded an OBE for his services to Engineering.

James Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Graduating with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1983, Professor James Lam later went on to study Control Engineering at Cambridge University where he gained his MPhil and PhD.

Professor James Lam is the recipient of a number of prestigious academic awards and has held various teaching positions and guest professorships at numerous international universities. He has held a Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University and a guest professorship at King's College London. He held a lectureship at the University of Melbourne before joining the University of Hong Kong where he is now Chair Professor of Control Engineering.

As well as being a distinguished visiting fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering he was made Cheung Kong Chair Professor of the Ministry of Education, China in 2013.

Eileen Harkin-Jones, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Achieving a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin, Professor Harkin-Jones continued studying at Queen’s University Belfast for her PhD where she is now Professor of Polymer Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

An international leader in materials development, most notably in the melt processing of polymer nanocomposites and the development of free surface moulding processes, Professor Harkin-Jones has published over 200 papers in her field and has headed up several multi-million pound major research groups in these areas.

In 1999, Professor Harkin-Jones was appointed as the first female engineering professor in Ireland and for three years she sat as Chair of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) in Northern Ireland. In 2011 Professor Harkin-Jones was one of nine women elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in Northern Ireland in the 2013 honours list.

Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Sanjay Kumar Shukla is an Associate Professor and Program Leader of Civil Engineering at Edith Cowan University, Australia. He also holds adjunct/distinguished professorship in civil engineering at VIT University, Chitkara University and Amrita University, India.

Professor Shukla’s research interests include geosynthetics and their applications, fibre-reinforced soils, ground improvement, soil-structure interaction, soil dynamics, rock engineering, pavement engineering, and mining and environmental geotechnics. His research contributions include the development of many new fundamental engineering concepts for direct applications in field projects. His generalised analytical expressions for dynamic active and passive earth pressures from cohesive-frictional soil backfills have been reported in geotechnical engineering textbooks, and they are now being used routinely by practising engineers worldwide for the design of retaining structures under seismic loading conditions.

Zude Zhou, Wuhan University of Technology, China 

Author of 10 books and more than 300 papers, Zude Zhou is Chair Professor of School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology, China.

A graduate from the University of Birmingham, Professor Zude Zhou is Director of Hubei Digital Manufacturing Key Laboratory, China and a council member of a number on national and international societies, including the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.

He is involved in a number of national projects and coordinates various research programmes across the globe as well as being a visiting professor at University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore and University of Bolton.

His main areas of interest is digital manufacturing, advanced manufacturing technology, digital monitoring and fault diagnosis, numerical control systems and networked control systems.

Zhongmin Jin, Xian Jiao Tong University, China and Leeds University, UK 

Gaining a BEng from Xian Jiaotong University China Professor Jin went on to study for his PhD at the University of Leeds where he is now Professor of Computational Bioengineering.

In addition to being a distinguished Professor at Xian Jiaotong University in China, Professor Jin has publishing over 200 papers, Professor Jin’s research interests primarily focus on joint replacement and substitution, tissue re-engineering and functional spinal interventions.

Jenhui Chen, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Jenhui Chen received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE) from Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. in July 1998 and January 2003, respectively. Since 2003, he has been with the Department of CSIE, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Chang Gung University, where he is currently a professor and a team leader of the High Speed Intelligent Center (HSIC), Chang Gung University. His main research interests include design, analysis, and implementation of computer and communication protocols, wireless networks, software-defined networks (SDN), cloud computing, big data, augmented reality (AR), and interconnects network-on-chip (NoC) for multi-core and multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) design.

Dr. Chen is a senior member of IEEE. He is currently an editor of The Scientific World Journal and Advances in Computer Engineering. He is an associate editor of Cogent Engineering. Dr. Chen served as the technical program committee (TPC) member of IEEE AINA 2011, IEEE ICCCN 2014, 2015, and IEEE ICC 2015. He also served as a reviewer for many famous academic journals which are organized by ACM, Elsevier, IEEE, and Springer.

Qingsong Ai, Wuhan University of Technology

Dr Qingsong Ai, is a professor in the School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology. Before he received his Ph.D in Communication and Information System from Wuhan University of Technology, he worked in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, as the Research Assistant. His current research interests include signal processing, rehabilitation robotics, advanced manufacturing technology, etc. He is the editorial board member of International Journal of Information Engineering and invited reviewer for IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Signal Processing, CAD, Journal of Systems and Software, Computer Standards & Interfaces, and etc. He is the leader or principal research member of more than 10 national, ministerial or provincial projects. In the recent years, he has more than 40 research studies published in international journals and international conference proceedings.

Zhibing Zhang, University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Zhang is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, as well as Visiting Professor at École des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux in Albi, France. Having gained a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Professor Zhang taught at the East China University of Science and Technology before joining the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 1989.

Professor Zhang has written and co-written over 100 papers for journals, and approximately 200 other publications, making a significant contribution to original research through his work on bioengineering.

His research interests include the micromanipulation of single micro-/nanoparticles and encapsulation/bioencapsulation with applications in chemical, food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, household care and human care industries.