ModTech 2020 International Conference - Brief Overview
The 8th edition of ModTech International Conference, June 23rd-27th, was held online due to the global context on ensuring health security imposed by the Covid 19 virus. The ModTech2020 was organized by ModTech Professional Association and “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi and Constanta Maritime University, as the main co-organizers.
At this edition the other co-organizers were as follows: Technical Sciences Academy of Romania; The Society of Powder Technology of Japan; Silesian University of Technology of Gliwice, Poland; “Alecu Russo” University of Balti, Republic of Moldova; Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova; “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania; "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania; "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania; "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania; The General Association of the Engineers in Romania and Constanta Maritime University, Romania.
The ModTech Professional Association currently has 403 members from Romania and abroad and 12 branches in Japan, Mexico, India, South Korea, Iraq, Poland, Turkey, Serbia, Republic of Moldova, Malaysia, Greece and Spain.
The participants of the 8th edition were from 24 countries such as: Germany, South Korea, India, France, Poland, Serbia, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Croatia, Romania, Mexico, Italy, Australia, Greece, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Iraq, Iran, Spain, Russia, Uzbekistan, Algeria, Slovenia, Slovak Republic and Bulgaria.
The ModTech2020 conference got together 172 specialists in the field of modern material manufacture and processing technologies both from Romania and from other countries with interesting presentations about the latest information on the research topics tackled by the conference.
The Octavian Pruteanu award of excellence was awarded during the opening ceremony to Professor Anna Timofiejczuk, Silesian University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Gliwice, Poland, Professor Harshit Dave, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India, and Professor Panagiotis Kyratsis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
The papers presented by the participants both during the three plenary sessions and in the different sections tackled the following topics: manufacturing process engineering; breakthroughs concerning composite materials and technologies; mechanical process characterization, modeling and simulation; integrated manufacture and robotics; technology transfer; micro and nanotechnologies; maritime engineering.
The papers presented during the ModTech2020 conference will the published in the International Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technology, Special Issue entitled The perspectives and impact of modern manufacturing technologies and IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, United Kingdom.