Hong Kong23: Shan-Tung Tu

GPPS Hong Kong23: Technical Keynote Speaker

Keynote Title:
Structural Integrity for Greener Power


The lecture will introduce the challenges and opportunities of structural integrity in the path towards carbon neutrality. In view that the existing energy infrastructure may jeopardize climate control target, revolutionary changes and new development of energy infrastructure will be needed. The lecture analyses the structural integrity issues in the upgrading of the existing energy infrastructures to meet the carbon neutrality. New challenges for structural integrity in the development of cleaner energy systems are summarized, which includes wind power, solar power, hydrogen power, nuclear power, tidal energy, fuel cell technology and so on. It is anticipated that a new manufacturing paradigm based on structural integrity technology may emerge, in which higher strength, more durable and environmental friendly materials shall be developed, lighter weight, more resilient, longer life design and manufacturing technology be implemented, advanced sensing and digital twin based operation and maintenance be applied, and self-recovery, remanufacturing and recycling be widely practiced.

Shan-Tung Tu

Shan-Tung Tu received his B.Eng degree in 1982 and Ph.D degree in 1988 from Nanjing Tech University, is a Chair professor of Mechanical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology. Prior to this, he has worked in Nanjing Tech University and East China University of Science and Technology as a professor and vice present, and a guest scientist to Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He was elected as a member of China Academy of Engineering in 2019.

Driven by the safety concern of the process and energy equipment, Professor Tu has been engaged to develop knowledge in the area of high temperature structural integrity and engineering, including creep, fatigue fracture, structural integrity monitoring and design of high temperature equipment. He is an author of more than 400 papers and received a number of distinguished awards, including China National Science and Technology Progress Award, National Technology Invention Award, China Youth Science and Technology Award, ASME Best Paper Award and so on. He has been the honorary president of Chinese Pressure Vessel Institution (since 2010) and the honorary president of Chinese Materials Institution (since 2015) of China Mechanical Engineering Society, Chairman of China Structural Integrity Consortium, and Chairman of Asian Oceanic Regional Committee of International Council for Pressure Vessel Technology, a member of reliability committee of IFToMM. He is currently an honorary professor of the University of Nottingham. He is also serving a number of journals as an associate editor or editorial board member, including Int J Pres Ves and Piping, Applied Energy, J of Materials Science and Technology, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering and so on.


Prof. Shan-Tung Tu, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Shan-Tung Tu 
Key Laboratory of Pressure Systems and Safety (Ministry of Education), School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, People’s Republic of China Chinese Academy of Sciences

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