Conference Chair:

Dr Yan Wang at University of Brighton  is one of the UK’s leading researchers in remanufacturing, has published 50+ papers and been granted 10 patents. She is a member of editorial board of Journal of Remanufacturing and Journal of Surface Engineering (Chinese) and guest editor of Special Issue "Green Technologies for Production Processes" of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717); Selected as one of 30 inspiring women by the KTN/The Manufacturer magazine, she serves on BSI technical group BS8887 on remanufacturing standards and is a key member of China-UK remanufacturing working group on the joint development BSI/ISO remanufacturing standards. Since 2016, Wang has led the China-UK remanufacturing summits attended by senior government policymakers from the UK (e.g. BEIS, DIT, UKRI) and China (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology China (MIIT)). These supported a G7 ‘Value Retention Policies’ workshop (Montreal, 2018) with advice on international standards (e.g. BSI standard BS-8887) and the state of remanufacturing in China.

University of Brighton
Brighton, UK
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Conference co-chairs

Prof Winifred Ijomah at the University of Strathclyde is the UK’s most prominent remanufacture researcher. Elements of her work are incorporated into British Standards Institution (BSI) (e.g. BS 8887-220:2010). She is initiator and Director of the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR), a pan-Scotland expertise Centre for remanufacture. She is founder Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Journal of Remanufacturing, and initiated the International Conferences on Remanufacturing (ICoR) series, both are the first for remanufacture. She has featured in more than 80 journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings.

Prof James Windmill at the University of Strathclyde is a Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He has research interests in Non-Destructive Evaluation for Remanufacturing and is Director of the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering at Strathclyde, and co-Director of the EPSRC CDT for Future Ultrasonic Engineering. He has featured in more than 80 publications. He was also the first managing editor of the Journal of Remanufacturing (2011-2020).

Prof Zhigang Jiang at Wuhan University of Science and Technology has an international reputation in remanufacturing shop floor management. He has published over 60 research papers and 1 book. He has received financial support from various Chinese funding agencies, including NSF, the National Science and Technology Support Plan and National 863 plans. Prof Jiang is a senior member of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineering and an active reviewer for several internationally renowned academic journals, e.g. Journal of Cleaner Production. Prof Jiang has developed research methodologies and theories for process planning and scheduling for remanufacturing.