Prof. Anatolii Kretov
Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (NUAA), China
Anatolii Kretov Doctor Eng.Sc. (1999), professor (2002), graduated from Kazan Aviation Institute (Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N.Tupolev – KAI). For his contribution to the development of aviation and space technology, Professor A. Kretov was awarded commemorative medals of A. N. Tupolev and M. Keldysh. Since 2015, A. Kretov has been working as a professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Area of his specialization: Aircraft Design, Weight Design, Design of high-speed flight vehicles and hot structures. He is the author of 100 articles and co-author of two books: Z.Wang, A.Kretov. Designing of Flight Vehicles with high heating. Part 1 Aerospace Planes. Kazan. ISBN 978-5-7679-2025-2. 2014. 388 p.; G.Zamula, A.Kretov. Strength of high-temperature aircraft structures. Kazan. ISBN 5-7579-0720-7. 2004. 468 p.
Prof. Zheng Hong Zhu
York University, Canada
Dr. Zhu is the Professor, Tier I York Research Chair and inaugural Academic Director of Research Commons in the Office of Vice-President Research and Innovation at York University. He received B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Waterloo and University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Zhu has contributed to space engineering with strong leadership in management, excellent research achievement, and education for renaissance engineers. He has conducted innovative research in astrodynamics and aerospace by combining fundamental engineering principles with industry application and made significant impact in sustainable use of outer space for humanity and sustainable green aviation. He published over 300 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and trained over 100 high qualified personal. As the principal investigator, he launched two tethered satellites in 2020 to demonstrate the electrodynamic tether technology for space debris removal. Dr. Zhu is the College Member of Royal Society of Canada; the Fellows of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also the Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Academician of International Academy of Astronautics. In 2020, he is recognized as Top 2% of the most-cited scientists by the Stanford’s standardized citation indicators.
Assoc. Prof. Yongjie Zhang
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Zhang Yongjie received his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, P. R. China, in 2009. Since 2013, he has been an associate professor at Aeronautics School of Northwestern Polytechnical University, P. R. China. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 papers appeared in international journals and conferences. His current research interest includes design of aircraft structures, intelligent manufacturing, economic valuation method of commercial aircraft, multidisciplinary and multiphysical field analysis etc.