Keynote speakers for ITMC 2021 will be announced shortly. Here is an overview of the 2019 keynote speakers.
Prof, Rachid Yazami
Founding Director, KVI Group, Singapore
Rachid Yazami is a Moroccan scientist best known for his research on lithium ion batteries and on fluoride ion batteries. He is the inventor of the graphite anode (negative pole) of lithium ion batteries.
Kris Van Peteghem
Kris Van Peteghem Apparel Textile and Spinning Advisor Fedustria Gent, Belgium
Started his professional career in 1987 at the Belgian Knitwear Federation as economic advisor. In 1996, he continued to work as economic advisor at Febeltex, the Association of the Belgian Textile Industries. Since 2007, he has been economic advisor at Fedustria, the Belgian Federation of the Textile, Wood and Furniture Industries
Prof. Bijoya Kumar Behera
Professor and head of department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi INDIA
Dr B. K. Behera is working as professor in the Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His area of specialization includes Fabric manufacturing, 3D weaving and Braiding, Apparel Engineering and Quality control, Project Management, Textile Structural Composites and Concretes and Mechanics of Textile Structure.
Prof.,Dr. Eng. Toshihiro Hirai
Professor at Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Shinshu University JAPAN
Dr. Toshihiro Hirai is the Professor Emeritus, and Research Mission Professor of Shinshu University, and had been the dean of the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology for 5 years since 2006. He is now President of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan. He was awarded Dr. of Engineering in Applied Chemistry in 1976 from Osaka Prefectural University.
Director of R&D and Industrial Integration MASEN, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy MOROCCO
Hicham Bouzekri is a Senior Expert with 22+ years of international experience in High-Tech, Innovation & Renewable Energy industries with a passion for bridging the research-industry gap
Digital transformation officer SNCF, French National Railway Company FRANCE
Emmanuel COX is an experienced Program Director with a demonstrated history of working in the transportation and railroad industry.
President World leader in manufacturing high-performance technical yarns FilSpec™ CANADA
Eric Perlinger has been President of FilSpec™ since November 2015. He brought along more than 20 years of diverse manufacturing experience and a commitment to excellence
Savvas G. Vassiliadis
Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
Professor Savvas Vassiliadis holds a Diploma Degree in Textiles, BSc in Electronics, MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Computational Modeling.