On the afternoon of September 15th, Virginie Maillard, Head of Siemens Technology US and Head of Global Research in Simulation and Digital Twin at Siemens Technology, Matthieu Worm, Senior Principal Key Expert at Siemens Technology, and Ling Fu, Principal Key Expert/PhD at Siemens Technology China, led a delegation to visit MSE(School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, HUST) and inspect the HUST - Siemens Research Center of Digital Twin. Professor Liang Gao, the director of the center, Professor Xinyu Li, Deputy Dean of the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering at our university, Associate Professor Akhil Garg, and Lecturer Chunjiang Zhang were among those participating in the exchange.
At the HUST - Siemens Research Center of Digital Twin, our researchers introduced Siemens experts to the research and innovative achievements of Siemens China Research Institute's Digital Twin Team in the areas of digital twin intelligent applications, mixed reality, virtual sensors, and engaged in in-depth discussions on topics of interest to Siemens experts. Subsequently, a meeting was held in which Professor Xinyu Li introduced MSE's basic information, talent cultivation, key research achievements, and international collaborations in different fields to Siemens experts. Lecturer Chunjiang Zhang presented the development history of the HUST - Siemens Research Center of Digital Twin, shared the center's research themes in four aspects: simulation and algorithm collaborative optimization, discrete manufacturing shop floor production and operation management, structural topology optimization, and humanoid robots, and displayed collaborative research outcomes. Ph.D. students from MSE Yuxin Li, Hanghao Cui, Xuefei Yang, and Siemens China Research Institute researcher Weifeng Xu gave detailed presentations on the above research topics. The participating experts highly praised the research progress achieved by the HUST - Siemens Research Center of Digital Twin and engaged in multiple rounds of questions and discussions regarding the practical applications of research outcomes, environmental protection, and sustainability topics.
After the meeting, the attendees visited the Center for Practice Innovations of Huazhong University of Science and Technology together.
The HUST - Siemens Research Center of Digital Twin was established on November 17, 2021, with the aim of promoting the dissemination and application of digital twin technology through our university's research resources and strength, and realizing Siemens' development philosophy of "making technology work for us."
(Photo by Nie Congcong)