Invited Speakers

Opening Plenary Lecture

Prof. Jammi Srinivasa Rao (J.S. Rao)
President of The Vibration Institute of India
CEO, Innovative Engineering Designs and Simulation Global Solutions, Bangalore, India

Preliminary Title: This World is Full of Vibrations
(J.S. Rao)


Bio, Short Bio


Special Plenary Lectures

Prof. C. Nataraj
Director of the The Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems (VCADS)
University of Villanova, PA, USA

Preliminary Title: Vibration Based Diagnostics and Prognostics of Defects in Rotating Machinery
(C. Nataraj)


Dr. C. Nataraj (Nat) is the Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Moritz, Sr., Endowed Professor in Engineered Systems and the Director of the Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems at Villanova University. Nat has been Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and the founding Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics & Control. Nat has taught over 23 courses and has been a runner up for the Outstanding Teaching Award. He has published a text book and about 230 papers in dynamic systems, is a Fellow of ASME and serves on the editorial board of several journals. He has received funding from ONR, DARPA, NSF and NIH. Nat is the winner of the Villanova Outstanding Research Award. His research has received media attention including a TEDx talk and US News and World Report.

Prof. Sondipon Adhikari
Chair of The Aerospace Engineering
Swansea University, UK

Preliminary Title: Projection Methods for Stochastic Structural Dynamics
(S. Adhikari, S.E. Pryse, A. Kundu)


Prof Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University. He was a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the Royal Society. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Cambridge (in Trinity College). He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007). He was a lecturer at the Bristol University and a Junior Research Fellow in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was a visiting Professor at the Carleton University, University of Johannesburg and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
His research areas are multidisciplinary in nature and include uncertainty quantification in dynamic systems, computational nanomechanics, dynamics of complex systems, inverse problems for linear and non-linear dynamics and vibration energy harvesting. He has published four books, more than 250 international journal papers and 150 conference papers in these areas (h-index 36). Professor Adhikari is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and member of the AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Technical Committee (NDA-TC). He is a member of the editorial board of several journals such as: Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics and Journal of Sound and Vibration.

Prof. Jyoti K. Sinha
The Head of the Dynamics Laboratory
The University of Manchester, UK

Preliminary Title: Vibration: An Excellent Plant Maintenance Tool
(J.K. Sinha)



Prof. Jyoti K. Sinha (BSc (Mech), MTech (Aero), PhD, CEng, FIMechE) is Programme Director of Reliability Engineering and Asset Management (REAM) MSc course and Head, Dynamics Laboratory, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.

Prof Sinha is internationally well-known experts in Vibration-based Condition Monitoring and Maintenance of Machines and Structures. He is involved in and solved a number of industrial vibration problems of machines and structures by in-situ vibration measurements and analysis for many plants in last 29 years. Prof Sinha is the author of more than 250 publications (Journals, conferences, books, edited book/conference proceedings and technical reports) and gave a number of keynote/invited lectures. He is author of a book “Vibration Analysis, Instruments and Signal Processing” and co-author of two books.

Prof Sinha has started a series of an International Conference of Maintenance Engineering (IncoME) and the Journal of Maintenance Engineering (JoME) from August 2016. Prof Sinha is also the associate editor of 3 international journals, Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal, Mechanism and Machine Theory and Journal of Vibration Engineering and Technologies, editorial board member of the journal Structural Monitoring and Maintenance, and Machines. Prof Sinha is also technical committee member of IFTOMM Rotordynamics. Recently Prof Sinha is appointed as the British Standard Institute (BSI) Member and involved in reviewing ISO codes related to Machine Vibration.

Prof. John Mottershead
Alexander Elder Professor of Applied Mechanics
University of Liverpool, UK

Preliminary Title: Active Vibration Suppression: Nonlinearity and Aeroelastic Problems
(J. Mottershead)


John Mottershead has BSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and was awarded the DEng degree by the University of Liverpool, where he is the Alexander Elder Professor in Applied Mechanics. His research interests include FE model updating, image processing of full-field vibration and strain data, active vibration control and servoaeroelasticity. He has published several hundred papers in international journals and conference proceeding and his industrial collaborations include, from the motor industry BMW, Fiat, Ford and Peugeot-Citroen, and from the aerospace industries Leonardo (Helicopter Division), Airbus UK and Rolls-Royce. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing and was Director of the Liverpool Institute for Risk and Uncertainty until November 2017.


Closing Plenary Lecture

Prof. Marian Wiercigroch
Sixth Century Chair in Applied Dynamics
University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Preliminary Title: Complex Dynamics of Drill-String: Theory and Experiments
(M. Wiercigroch, K. Nandakumar, M. Kapitaniak, V. Vaziri)


Professor Wiercigroch educated in Poland, UK and US holds a prestigious Sixth Century Chair at the University of Aberdeen. He is a founding director of internationally renowned Centre for Applied Dynamics Research. His area of research is nonlinear dynamics, which he applies to various engineering problems such as downhole drilling, underwater acoustics, fatigue, renewable energy and rotor systems. He has published extensively and is heavily involved with various editorial activities and conference organizations. He has received many awards and distinctions including a Senior Fulbright Scholarship, a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an honorary doctorate from Lodz University of Technology.


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