The 2018 International Conference on Manufacturing, Optimization, Industrial and Material Engineering (MOIME 2018)

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Keynote Speakers



Density Functional Investigation on Electronic Properties of Fe-Ni Invars


The present talk focuses on the computed results of electronic band structure, electronic density of states, electronic charge density plots and Fermi surfaces of Fe-Ni invar materials namely L12 FeNi3, taenite L10 FeNi, L12 Fe3Ni, D03 Fe3Ni, Z1 Fe3Ni, D03 FeNi3 and tetrataenite L10 FeNi. The investigation carried out based on the density functional theory as implemented in Quantum Espresso. As Fe and Ni are well known ferromagnetic transition metals, the combination of Fe and Ni i.e. Fe-Ni invar like materials exhibit complex magnetic behaviour.

The electronic band structures of all the seven Fe-Ni phases under consideration are not showing any energy gap at Fermi level hence predicts metallic behaviour for them. All electronic bands are well dispersive in nature which concludes the high electron mobility in the Invar like systems. It is concluded from the PDOS of Fe-Ni phases under consideration that d-Fe and d-Ni electrons significantly contribute to the total electronic density of states. The structural stability of the intermetallic compound is also predicted from the position of EF on the deep valley (pseudo gap) in the PDOS. The position of EF in the PDOS of L12 FeNi3 and taenite L10 FeNi predicts structural stability of L12 FeNi3 and taenite L10 FeNi at 0 K. From the DOS of L12 FeNi3 and D03 FeNi3, it is concluded that L12 FeNi3 is highly stable compared to D03 FeNi3. The charge density plots for L12 FeNi3, taenite L10 FeNi and L12 Fe3Ni predict comparatively strong metallic bonding between Fe and Ni compared to between the Fe-Fe metal atoms. The L12 Fe3Ni shows weak metallic bonding between Ni-Ni compared to Fe-Ni metal atoms. The taenite L10 FeNi exhibit slightly strong metallic bonding between Fe and Ni atoms compared to that in L12 FeNi3 and L12 Fe3Ni. In D03 Fe3Ni, Fe metal atoms at a far distance predict comparatively strong metallic bonding between them in comparison to nearest Fe-Fe atoms while the same strong metallic bonding is also observed for two far Ni-Ni metal atoms in D03 FeNi3. Z1 Fe3Ni suggests weak metallic bonding between Fe-Ni compared to that of Fe-Fe and Ni-Ni metal atoms. The complicated shape of comprehensive Fermi surfaces are observed for most of the Fe-Ni phases which occurred from the merging of all individual Fermi surfaces due to corresponding band crossing at Fermi level EF.

Thus the preset talk will cover very exhaustive and large number of results obtained at our group on electronic properties of L12 FeNi3, taenite L10 FeNi, L12 Fe3Ni, D03 Fe3Ni, Z1 Fe3Ni, D03 FeNi3 and tetrataenite L10 FeNi by employing density functional theory.


  • Date of Birth : 15 / 09 / 1966
  • Nationality : INDIAN
  • Educational Qualification : M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.
  • Designation : PROFESSOR & HEAD
  • Experience : 27 Years of Teaching and Research
  • Field of Interest : Condensed Matter Theory/ Computational Materials Science /Non-linear Dynamics
  • Award : Bharat Jyoti Award (2006)
  • Fellow : Gujarat Science Academy, Gujarat State
  • Best Research Paper Awards : FIVE (1997-1998, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2006-2007(2))
  • Visiting Scientist/Fellow/Professor :
    Xiamen University, P. R. China – 2015 Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong – 2009 National University of Singapore, Singapore- 2008 INSA Visiting Fellow 1998 -99
  • Academic Foreign Visits : 16
    Italy (1997), Italy (2000), Vietnam (2004), Sri Lanka (2004), France (2005), Poland (2007), Singapore (2008), Malaysia (2009), Hong Kong (2009), Indonesia (2012), Malaysia (2013), Egypt (2015), P. R. China (2015), Canada (2016), Uzbekistan (2017), Nepal (2017), .......
  • Project Coordinator:
    (i) Rs. 195 lakh – DST-FIST-I, DST, New Delhi (ii) Rs 134.50 lakh+ 2 project fellows DRS-SAP-I, UGC, New Delhi (iii) Rs 64.80 lakh – DRS-SAP-I, UGC, New Delhi (iv) Rs.20 lakh - (infrastructure) MHRD-UGC (v) Rs. 91 lakh - DST-FIST-I, DST, New Delhi
  • Number of Research Projects completed : 07
  • Research Publications (International / National / State level Journals / proceedings etc.): 180+
  • Number of M. Phil. Dissertation guided : 15 (completed) + 03 (ongoing)
  • Number of Ph. D. Students guided : 09 (completed) + 08 (ongoing)
  • Conferences / Symposia / Meetings etc. attended : 150+
  • Member of Various Academic & Professional Bodies : 25+
  • Committee Members of various Conferences / Seminars/ Symposia etc.: 35+
  • Visiting Faculty / Invited Lectures / Judge : 40+
  • Resource Person at Orientation & Refresher Courses : 60+
  • Chaired a Session : 25+
  • Invited Talk/ Session Invited Talk etc. : 25+
  • Member of Editorial Board of Research Journal : 03
  • Reviewer / Referee of research manuscripts : 30+
  • Biographic citation : 04
  • Books as a co-authore/Editor/Subject Expert/Translation : 21
  • e-content Development : 09

2. Prof. Tokuro Matsuo, Ph.D.

Professor, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Guest Professor, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia
Project Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan


Towards Interdisciplinary Research on Informatics, Social Science and Natural Science


In this talk, I discuss the research strategy on the interdisciplinary domain including informatics, social science and natural science. In introduction of the talk, I talk about the analogical thinking-based understanding method which is used in professional education. Then, I discuss how to use the analogical thinking-based understanding method in order to challenge interdisciplinary domain of research. In the latter half of talk, I show several results of the research on the interdisciplinary domain, such as material design support system which is used in industry, evacuation simulations to be used in city planning, business analysis method using qualitative reasoning.


Dr. Tokuro Matsuo is full professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology since 2012. He received his Ph.D. from Dept. of Computer Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2006. Currently, he is visiting professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA in 2016 and 2017; guest professor at Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia; research project professor of Collective Intelligence Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan; a research fellow of SEITI in Central Michigan University, USA. He was visiting researcher at University of California at Irvine, USA in 2010-2011; was research fellow at Shanghai University, China between 2010 to 2013; and is research project professor of Green Computing Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan since 2015.

His current research interests include electronic commerce and business, service science and marketing, business management, artificial intelligence, material informatics, tourism informatics, convention and event management research, and incentive design on e-services. Some of his researches are presented in the top international conferences on AAAI, IEEE CEC, AAMAS, and WWW.

He provided a lot of professional services as; international conference chairs over 50 such as IEEE/ACIS SNPD, IEEE/ACIS ICIS, IEEE Region 10 Symposium, and IIAI AAI; Technical committee member of IEEE SMC CCI; Editor in chief of IJCIS; and Managing Editor of IEE. He gave over 70 keynotes and invited talk at international conferences, symposia, and seminars.

He also received over 40 awards and research grants. He is also commissioned as Vice President of International Association for Computer and Information Technology, USA; Vice President of Software Engineering Research Foundation, USA; Executive Director of International Institute of Applied Informatics, Japan; Japan Conference Ambassador, Japan; Kumamoto City MICE Ambassador, Japan; and Adviser of Information Promotion of Japan, Japan.