Dr. Steve Jia is the Chief Engineer at Litens Automotive Group, Canada. He has invested more than 30 years of his professional career in Product Development, Engineering Materials, Sustainable Energy, Metal Forming, FEA, CFD, MBD, CAE, VPD and NNW Technologies. He contributed two chapters to the book, Sustainable Material Forming and Joining, published by CRC Press, New York, USA in 2019 and has published more than 30 research papers at international conferences and journals.

He was invited as a Keynote Speaker and invited speaker at several international and regional conferences, seminars, and/or webinar series. Dr Jia received his Ph.D. in Integrated Engineering and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio University, USA in 1990’s and was an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio Northern University, Ohio, USA in early 2000 and has been a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario, Canada since 1999.