For more information about the conference, click the link below: http://icesw2018.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/ Keynote Speaker PROFESSOR ESTHER AKINLABI University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Professor Esther Akinlabi is a Full Professor and currently serves as the Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg. Her research interest is in the field of modern and advanced manufacturing processes – Friction stir welding and additive manufacturing. Her research in the field of laser based additive manufacturing include laser material processing and surface engineering. She also conducts research in the field of renewable energy, and biogas production from waste. She is a rated National Research Foundation (NRF) researcher and has demonstrated excellence in all fields of endeavors. Her mentorship and research experience is enviable as she guides her team of postgraduate students through the research journey. She is a recipient of several research grants and has received many awards of recognition to her credit. She is a member of the prestigious South African Young Academy of Science and registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Prof Akinlabi has filed two patents, edited one book, published three books and authored/co-authored over 200 peer reviewed publications.