After the second workshop in the frame of British Council-funded HAPIE project, Dr Michael Packianather at Cardiff University, UK was invited to give a special talk on “The use of advanced manufacturing technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the area of medicine, food technology, aquaculture and fisheries” at Nha Trang University, Vietnam. This is one of fruitful outcomes of HAPIE project with sustainability and continuality confirmed. As an indicator of a multidisciplinary partnership and potential collaboration, more than 30 participants in this mini-workshop are lecturers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in diverse faculties and institutes at Nha Trang University, including Institute of Biotechnology and Environment, Faculty of Food Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Mechanic Engineering, Faculty of Economics, etc.
Dr. Michael Packianather from Cardiff University
Dr. Michael Packianather is a Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Systems at the School of Engineering, Cardiff University. He entered academia having followed a career in Manufacturing Engineering. His main research interests include Manufacturing Systems and Management Informatics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Design of Operations, Processes and Systems. Especially, Dr Packianather has good experiences of working with partners in Vietnam. He was invited to give a plenary talk and act as a moderator at the “Innovation in Teaching, Research and Management in Higher Education” conference co–organized by the British Council Vietnam and SEAMEO- RETRACT in Vietnam since 2011. He is also a coordinator of 2 projects recently funded by British Council.
Dr. Michael Packianather and participants in the mini-workshop at Nha Trang University
In his special talk, he emphasized on manufacturing as a key in meeting the needs of a growing population. The recent advances in manufacturing has empowered the engineering sector to look for innovative solutions in different applications. His presentation focused on the use of advanced manufacturing technologies such as micro and nano manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence techniques in the area of medical domain in developing affordable and cost effective solutions and other application in food technology, aquaculture and fisheries. In addition, the presentation also concentrated on technology transfer, job creation, addressing shortages in highly skilled sectors, training and education, infrastructure development, and building the critical mass.
Dr. Michael Packianather (Cardiff University) and Dr. Van Duy Nguyen (Nha Trang University) at the HAPIE workshop in Hanoi
A very useful talk from an expert in Engineering at a Top 5 Research Universities in UK as Cardiff University lasting 2 hours with many interesting questions and discussion closed but the mini-workshop opened highly promising collaboration in training and research between Cardiff and Nha Trang Universities in the future.
Dr. Michael Packianather talking at Nha Trang University
Dr. Michael Packianather giving a special talk on advanced manufacturing technologies and Artificial Intelligence