Invited Speakers


Prof. Anja Pfennig
HTW-Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Anja Pfennig was born in Büdelsdorf, Germany in 1970. She studied Minerology at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany, where she graduated in 1997. Her Ph.-D. in the field of ceramic moulds for liquid metal casting was earned in 2001 from the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany. She then worked for Siemens Energy in charge of ceramic shields for stationary gas turbines and transferred to Berlin in 2008 where she conducted scientific research on the oxidation of high temperature materials and corrosion behavior of steels used in Carbon Capture Techniques. 2009 she became full professor at the Applied University Berlin, HTW where she currently teaches material science for engineering students. Anja Pfennigs research interest and expertise is in the field of corrosion fatigue of materials at high temperature and high pressure simulating geothermal environments.



Prof. Dae-Eun Kim
Yonsei University, Korea

Dae-Eun Kim is a Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Prof. Kim received his B.S. from Tufts Univ., and M.S. and Ph.D. from M.I.T. He was an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University before joining Yonsei University in 1993. Prof. Kim is currently the President of the Korean Society for Precision Engineeering, Vice President of the International Tribology Council, and Vice President of the Asian Tribology Council. He has also served as the President of the Korean Tribology Society, Chair of the Tribology Technical Committee of IFToMM, Editor-in-Chief of IJPEM, Senior Editor of JMST and Associate Editor of ASME J. of Tribology. He has received various awards from KSME, KSPE, KSTLE, including the ASME Best Paper Award in Journal of Tribology and the Minister Award from Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. He has organized several international conferences and delivered numerous plenary and keynote talks at major conferences. Prof. Kim’s research interests are tribology, coatings and micro-fabrication.