ICSMA Keynote Speakers


Prof. Jong Hak Kim

Yonsei University, South Korea

Biography: Prof. Jong Hak Kim received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering department of Yonsei University, South Korea in 2003. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the department of materials science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until he joined Yonsei University in 2005 as an assistant professor. He is now a full professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department in Yonsei University. His current research interests include the design and synthesis of graft copolymers and their applications to gas separation membranes and polymer electrolyte for electrochemical devices. He has a publication record of over 270 papers in refereed international journals such as Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., ChemSusChem, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, J. Membr. Sci., Chem. Eng. J. and etc. The sum of the times cited is 5785 and h-index is 48.

ICCMME Invited Speakers


Assoc. Prof. Teik-Cheng Lim

Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

Biography: Teik-Cheng Lim won a Faculty of Engineering Annual Book Prize for his undergraduate studies at the National University Singapore (NUS) and was subsequently awarded the NUS Research Scholarship to pursue his PhD at NUS. He is one of the pioneers of auxetic materials research in Asia and has publish the following books: Auxetic Materials and Structures (Springer Nature, 2015), Mechanics of Metamaterials with Negative Parameters (Springer Nature, 2020), and A Partially Auxetic Metamaterial Inspired by the Maltese Cross (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Currently, Teik-Cheng is an Associate Professor and Head of the PhD (Engineering) and Master of Engineering programmes at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). He has been consistently listed in the top 2% scientists compiled by Stanford University.


Prof. Rinlee Butch Cervera

University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

Biography: Prof. Rinlee Butch Cervera is a UP Scientist III and laboratory head of the Energy Storage & Conversion Materials Research Laboratory at the Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering, and the current program coordinator of the Energy Engineering Graduate Program, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman. Dr. Cervera is an Outstanding Young Scientist of 2018 by the National Academy of Science & Technology (NAST), an awardee of the David M. Consunji Award for Engineering Research by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) in 2022, a Young Affiliate Awardee from 2020-2025 of The World Academy of Science (TWAS), 2023 Top 100 Asian Scientist Honoree, and the current Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Engineering Journal (PEJ).