Hans Nørgaard Hansen is professor of Micro Manufacuring at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of which he is also the head. His main research area is micro manufacturing. This includes the entire value chain from design of micro mechanical systems over manufacturing process chains to quality assurance and metrology. The integration of single processes into coherent process chains and production systems including the necessary quality assurance activities is the ultimate goal of the research. Hans is a Fellow of the International Academy of Production Research (CIRP) and currently the vice-president elect, The International Society for Nanomanufacturing (currently president) and the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He is member of the European Society for Precision Engineering and nanotechnology (euspen) and he acted as president for euspen 2015-2017. His keynote presentation will deal with Digitalization and Industry 4.0 in a Danish context.


Prof. Hans Nørgaard Hansen

Technical University of Denmark



Richard is currently a professor in metrology at the University of Nottingham and prior to this spent 25 years at the National Physical Laboratory. Richard's research is dominated by what he calls "information-rich metrology": the enhancement of manufacturing metrology with a priori information, often utilising concepts from artificial intelligence. His current interests are the dimensional measurement of precision and additive manufactured structures. Richard is on the Council of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology and European Editor-in-Chief for Precision Engineering. He has over 400 publications including five textbooks. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the Institute of Measurement & Control, the International Society of Nanomanufacturing and a Sustaining Member of the American Society of Precision Engineering. He is a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.



Prof. Richard Leach

University of Nottingham


Genserik Reniers, a Master of Science in chemical engineering, is Full Professor at the Safety and Security Science Group of the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, where he teaches Risk Analysis and Risk Management. At the University of Antwerp in Belgium, he is a Full professor lecturing amongst others in chemistry, organic chemistry, and Technological Risk Management. At the Brussels campus of the KU Leuven, Belgium, he lectures as a Professor, amongst others, in Engineering Risk Management. His main research interests concern the collaboration surrounding safety and security topics and socio-economic optimization within the chemical industry. Amongst many other academic achievements and output, he has published 150+ scientific papers in high-quality academic journals, and has (co-)authored and (co-)edited some 35 books. He serves as an Editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries and as an Associate Editor of the Journal 'Safety Science'.



Prof. Genserik Reniers

Delft University of Technology