Dr. Panagiotis G. Asteris is an Associate Professor, Head of the Computational Mechanics Laboratory and Director of Master’s Program in Applied Computational Structural Engineering (ACSE) at the School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Athens, Greece. He received BS, MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece. His research focuses on computational structural engineering, applied and computational mathematics and masonry materials and structures. Professor Asteris is the author/editor of three books in structural engineering. He has authored more than 100 publications mainly on peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.
Articles by Panagiotis G. AsterisEquivalent Non-Linearization of Hysteretic Systems by Means of RPS
(2018) Volume 12: 319 - 333.
Editorial: Seismic Analysis and Risk Mitigation of Existing Constructions
(2016) Volume 10: 39 - 41.
Definition of Seismic Vulnerability Maps for Civil Protection Systems: The Case of Lampedusa Island
(2016) Volume 10: 87 - 105.
Dr. Humberto Varum is a full professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. Since October 2010, he is Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College of London, UK. Since July 2016, he is serving as a Visiting Professor at the College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, China. He has been Seconded National Expert to the European Commission in the period July 2009 to August 2010, at the ELSA laboratory, Joint Research Centre, Italy. His main research interests include assessment, strengthening and repair of structures, structural testing and modelling, earthquake engineering, earth construction rehabilitation.
Dr. Chrysostomou is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology since 2008. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of Engineering (Civil) in structural engineering, as well as a doctorate (PhD) with concentration in earthquake engineering from Cornell University (USA). In 2011 he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, position he retains until today. He has over 100 scientific publications and his research interests include structural dynamics, seismic design, retrofitting of existing structures, protection of monuments from earthquakes with innovative methods, and structural health monitoring.
Dr. Jorge de Brito is a Full Professor of Civil Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he is Director of the Eco Construction and Rehabilitation Doctoral Programme. He has participated in competitively-financed research programs, four of which as Principal Investigator. He is a member of W80 (CIB); RAC TC (RILEM); W86 (CIB); W115 (CIB); WC7 (IABSE), FIB, CIB, IABMAS and IRS. He has supervised 6 Post-doc researchers, 34 PhD students and 151 Masters students. His publication record includes 4 books, and more than 300 papers in ISI/Scopus journals.
) Department Civil Engineering, Architecture & Georesources Higher Technical Institute University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal
Dr. Vona is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Basilicata. He completed his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Architecture of University of Chieti - Pescara (Italy). Dr. Marco Vona was also an editorial board member of "The Scientific World Journal" (Civil Engineer) from 2012 to 2016. He is a member of IALCCE - International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering. The research activities are mainly related to earthquake engineering problems. He is also a reviewer of national and international projects and a scientific committee member of Biennal of University.
(Soft Computing Techniques) Danial J. Armaghani (Biography
Danial J. Armaghani
Dr. D.J. Armaghani received his post-doctoral from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 2018 and also received his Ph.D in Geotechnics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2015. His main research areas include environmental assessment of blasting, rock mechanics, tunneling, slope stability, and intelligent systems. He has published over 100 papers in well recognized journals with ISI and Scopus indexing, national and international conferences. Dr. Armaghani is also a recognized reviewer of many Civil and Computer based journals.
Articles by Danial J. ArmaghaniIntelligence Prediction of Some Selected Environmental Issues of Blasting: A Review
(2020) Volume 14: 298 - 308.
Risk Management and Reliability Analysis in Civil Engineering
(2020) Volume 14: 196 - 197.
Investigation of Uplift Capacity of Deep Foundation in Various Geometry Conditions
(2019) Volume 13: 344 - 352.
(Seismic Response of Structures) Yuri Ribakov (Biography
Dr. Ribakov is associated with various professional organizations such as: EU Academy of Sciences (Active Member), International Engineering and Technology Institute (Board of Directors), International Engineering and Technology Institute (Senior Member), Member of the International Physics and Control Society. He has published 5 monographs, 13 chapters in edited books, more than 90 papers in professional journals, about 90 papers in proceedings of international conferences. Dr. Ribakov's research interests include Seismic response of structures: base isolation and hybrid systems, control algorithms, passive controlled devices, active and semi-active damping systems, testing structures subjected to dynamic loadings. High performance materials, elements and structures: two-layer beams, column-slab joints, steel fibered concrete.
) Department of Civil Engineering Ariel University Center of Samaria Ariel Israel
(Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events) Antonio Formisano (Biography
Dr. Antonio Formisano is Aggregate Professor of Structural Design at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II. He is a teacher within the International Masters “Emerging Technologies for Construction”, “Design of Steel” and “Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events”. He was and is involved in several national and international research projects. He is an editorial board member and reviewer of numerous international journals. He is the author of more than 250 scientific papers, published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He received several awards and public acknowledgements for his scientific research activity.
Articles by Antonio FormisanoNon-Destructive Tests on Carpentry Steels
(2019) Volume 13: 214 - 249.
Advanced Methods and Techniques Against the Degradation of Civil Structures: Detection, Evaluation and Retrofitting
(2019) Volume 13: 197 - 198.
] Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
(Structural Design, Diagnostics, and Health Monitoring) Hugo Rodrigues (Biography
Dr. Hugo Rodrigues is an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. He teaches several topics related to Structural Analysis, Building Pathology and Rehabilitation. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Aveiro. His major research interests are Building Rehabilitation, Structural Health Monitoring and Seismic Safety including experimental and numerical activities. He has co-authored more than 150 publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and at national and international meetings.
Dr. Andreas Benardos is an Assistant Professor at the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
He holds a Diploma in Mining Engineering and a Ph.D. in risk assessment for underground construction projects. His research interests are focused on the topics of underground space development and mine design, risk assessment and uncertainty in underground construction, ventilation, project cost estimation as well as on applications of Artificial Neural Networks in geoengineering. He has published more than 60 papers in scientific journals and international conferences.
) School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering National Technical University of Athens Athens Greece
Dr. Celina Filippín holds a Degree in Architecture from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, Magister in Renewable Energy and a Ph.D in Sciences – Renewable Energy from the National University of Salta, Argentina. She is a senior researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Argentina. Her area of research is related to energy-efficient buildings design and their thermal computer simulation and also coordination of low- energy building design and monitoring. She has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. She supervises MSc. and PhD. students and research teams of scientific projects.
Dr. Camille A. Issa, obtained his BS (1980) and MS (1982) in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA. He later then obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering, 1985, from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. He is a Fellow of ASCE (1997). He was Professionally Registered as Civil Engineer (PE) in 1982. Currently, he is serving as a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon. He also serves on several ASCE committees and is a member of ACI and PCI. He is an ABET PEV.
) School of Engineering Lebanese American University Byblos Lebnon
Giuseppe Lacidogna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering of Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He graduated in Architecture cum laude, and holds the PhD degree in Structural Engineering. He is member of the PhD board in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. His research principally focuses on Structural Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Static and dynamic analysis of high-rise buildings, Damage Analysis in Structures and Quasi-brittle Materials. On these topics he participated and takes part in several International and National Scientific Committee.
He is author of more than 280 publications among which 83 appeared on SCOPUS and ISI international journals, 13 book chapters, and 7 monographs.
Dr. Marino received a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from University of Catania (ITALY). He is currently Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at University of Catania. He has authored more than 100 publications, among which 25 published on International Refereed Journals. His study subjects include analysis of the seismic behaviour and design criteria for steel frames, nonlinear static methods for seismic assessment, seismic upgrading of existing buildings, performance based design, and seismic codes.
Dr. Mohareb has a Bachelor (Cairo University, Egypt, 1986), MSc (Texas Tech University, USA, 1990) and a PhD in Structural Engineering (University of Alberta, Canada, 1995). He is a Professional Engineer in Alberta and Ontario, Canada, serves on the editorial board of three journals, and acts as a reviewer for over 20 journals. He joined the University of Ottawa as an assistant professor in 2000, was promoted to associate professor in 2004, and to full professor in 2010. He co-authored a book and over 95 refereed publications related to lateral torsional buckling, composites, oil and gas pipelines, and finite element analysis.
Dr. Thomas Olofsson obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Applied Physics in 2000 from Umeå University, Sweden. Since 1992 he holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2013 Thomas Olofsson was appointed Professor in Energy Engineering at Umeå University. The focus of his research is to reduce building energy end-use. He has published 100 scientific publications.
Vincenzo Piluso is Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of Salerno University (Italy) since 2001, Full Member of ECCS (European Convention for Constructional Steelwork) Technical Committee TC13 "Seismic Design" since 1994. He is also member of CEN-TC250-SC9 PT3, i.e. one of the project teams charged of the revision of Eurocode 9 on Aluminum Structures, and of the working groups CEN-TC250-SC3 WG1.8 and CEN-TC250-SC8 WG2 supporting the revision of Eurocodes, respectively on structural steel connections and steel structures in seismic areas. He is the author of more than 300 papers and two books on "Theory and Design of Seismic Resistant Steel Frames" (Spon Press, London, 1996) and "Structural Steel Semirigid Connections" (CRC Press, Florida, 2000).
Articles by Vincenzo PilusoInvestigation on Friction Features of Dissipative Lap Shear Connections by Means of Experimental and Numerical Tests
(2018) Volume 12: 154 - 169.
Comparison Between Different Design Strategies For Freedam Frames: Push-Overs and Ida Analyses
(2018) Volume 12: 140 - 153.
Thematic Issue on Advances in Modeling, Analysis and Design of Steel Connections
(2018) Volume 12: 80 - 82.
] Department of Civil Engineering University of Salerno Salerno Italy
Alcínia Zita Sampaio, PhD in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the TU Lisbon, since 1999. Teacher and supervisor of Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Drawing for Civil Engineering students, since 2001. Coordination of short courses: Implementation of BIM Technology in the AEC Industry (2013) and Introduction to BIM methodology (2014). The main research fields are BIM and Virtual Reality. Supervisor of doctoral theses and master's thesis on the topic of BIM (Building Information Modelling).
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture Technical University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal
Ted Stathopoulos received his Civil Engineering Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and both his M.E.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario. He is currently Professor at the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. His research in the area of wind effects on buildings and their codification has been influential in the development of codes and standards around the world. He is the Editor of the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. He has received an Honorary Doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; and another one from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Dr. F. Pacheco-Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. He holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Dr. Pacheco-Torgal is Grant assessor for many organizations, such as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the Australian Research Council, the British Research Council, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, etc. He has authored around 300 publications, and is a member of the editorial board of 7 international journals. He is also invited reviewer for 110 international journals for which he has already reviewed around 520 papers. His review record places him at the Top 0.1% between almost 200,000 reviewers registered in Publons.
Professor Vladislav Zaalishvili received his Academic degree of candidate of physico-mathematical sciences, Institute of Geophysics of Georgian Academy of Sciences in 1986. Academic degree of Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, physics department, in 1996. Academic degree of Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, Institute of Geophysics of Georgian Academy of Sciences, in 2005. Academic status, full professor, 2007. Director of Geophysical Institute of Vladikavkaz Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His research area of expertise lies in the geophysics, engineering seismology, seismic hazard and risk etc. He is author and co-author of: 600 papers, 65 patents, 27 books
) Engineering Seismology and Seismic Protection of Structures (AGESAS) Center of Applied Geophysics Geophysical Institute - The Affiliate of Vladikavkaz Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences Georgia Russia
Dr. Po-Han Chen is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil
Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU). Before joining NTU in
2009, he was on the faculty of School of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore during 2001-
2009. Dr. Chen has published some 100 academic articles and his
research interest includes building information modeling (BIM), green
building and sustainable facilities, image processing and recognition,
optimization of construction processes, IT applications in construction,
and project management.
) Department of Civil Engineering National Taiwan University Taipei Taiwan
Dr. DORA FOTI is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Polytechnic of Bari. She has given courses in Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Design of Bridges for Civil Engineering. She has given lectures and seminars in numerous training courses as well as at universities and research institutes both in Italy and outside Italy. She has over 200 scientific publications in the field of Structural Engineering and Materials, where she developed mainly the issues related to the seismic behavior of structures, dynamic identification of historical masonry buildings and innovative composite materials. She is and has been coordinator of several national and international scientific projects.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture Technical University of Bari Bari Italy
Syed Minhaj Saleem Kazmi received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from RMIT University, Australia. His
research focuses on the development of innovative materials and technologies for the recycling of
different construction and industrial wastes into construction materials without compromising the
performance of the material. He has published 50 technical works including journal/conference articles,
patents, and others. He was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Research Impact 2020, RMIT HDR
Impact Prize 2020 (Engineering), HDR Publication Prize 2019, CSIRO On Prime performance bonus, and
other awards during his research career. He has also presented his research at multiple international
) Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering RMIT University Melbourne Australia
Dr Jun Li is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at Curtin University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. He is developing new technologies for monitoring the conditions of ageing infrastructure and a sustainable infrastructure asset management approach in the context of smart sensing, emerging artificial intelligence techniques and big data analytics. He has been a guest editor for 9 journals and an editorial board member for several international journals.
Prof. Gianfranco De Matteis is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"(Italy). He obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in 1998. He is a Member of many national and international committees. He coordinated and participated in a number of international research projects mainly dealing with, steel structures, aluminium structures, timber structures, seismic engineering and fire design. In such fields he is author of more than 350 papers, published in national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Munir is an RMIT University graduate and currently working as a Research Assistant at the same institute. He is a structural engineer with an international experience of working in the higher education industry. He has a strong research background in the development of innovative construction materials and technologies. For his outstanding research, he has been awarded RMIT Prize for Research Impact HDR (Technology) 2020, HDR Impact Prize 2020 (RMIT University), Finalist and RMIT LaunchHUB Prize at Open Innovation Competition 2020 (City of Melbourne), HDR Intern Prize 2019 (RMIT University), OnPrime Outstanding Performance Prize 2019 (CSIRO) and Letter of Appreciation by the Vice-Chancellor 2018 (MUST Pakistan).
) School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering RMIT University Melbourne Australia
Prof. P.A.G. Piloto holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of the University of Porto (1991), Master Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST, 1994) and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (FEUP, 2001). Develops its research activity in the field of fire and structural engineering, participating as a permanent researcher at LAETA – INEGI. UMNMEE subgroup (unit for Numerical Methods in Mechanics and Structural Engineering) and as associate researcher at the research unit of the University of Salamanca "Art, architecture, Urbanism and Ingeniería (siglos XIX-XXI)”.
) Department of Applied Mechanics Polytechnic Institute of Braganca Braganca Portugal
Dr. Alaa M Rashad is a professor in the Building Materials Research and Quality Control Institute, Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC), Cairo, Egypt. He obtained his Masters in Civil Engineering – Structural Engineering from Cairo University in 2000 and his PhD in Structural Engineering from Cairo University in 2005. He completed his post doctoral in Queen's University, Belfast-United Kingdom, 2009. His research interests include building materials, blended cement, fire resistance, durability, recycling, alkali-activated materials. He has a lot of publications in ISI journals and a lot of citations. He reviewed a lot of papers for different journals. He is one of the highest achievers in peer review across the world's journals during 2017 in Engineering and Materials Science.
) College of Engineering Shaqra University and Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC) Cairo Egypt
Dr.Shilei Lu obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in HVAC from Tianjin University, China. Currently Dr.Shilei Lu is a Professor in the School of Environment Science and Engineering of Tianjin University. He has published more than 50 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 10 issued Chinese patents.
) School of Environmental Science and Technology Tianjin University Tianjin China
Francesca Stazi graduated with honours in Architecture and Civil Engineering at Polytechnic
University of Marche, Italy. She is Ph.D. and Associate Professor in Building Construction. She is
author of more than 65 publications including 25 papers on international ISI/Scopus Journals and 1
international book regarding thermal inertia in building envelopes. She is also co-author of 3
patents. She is reviewer for several ISI Journals. Her studies regard energy efficient buildings,
thermal comfort, environmental sustainability and durability of components. The studies are
multidisciplinary, involving experimental activities, dynamic thermal simulations and
environmental impact analysis.
Dr. L. T. Wong is an associate professor of the department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a recipient of the Hans B. Thorelli Award of the 2006 Awards for excellence, and 2011 the highly commended award winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence by Emerald Literati Network. He is a working commission member (W062-water supply and drainage for buildings) of the Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). He serves as a court member for Hong Kong Baptist University (2016-2017).
Dr Paul Awoyera obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering (structures and materials) from Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. He holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering with major in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. Paul is a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a member of the International Association for Engineers (IAENG), and a corporate member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE). He has also served as the editor/editorial board member and reviewer for numerous international journals. He has also received the Commonwealth and University of Nottingham Split-site PhD Scholarship in 2016.
Dr. Bosco obtained a Ph.D in structural engineering from the University of Catania and was awarded with the National scientific qualification to function as Associate Professor. Dr. Bosco’s main research interest are the proposal of design procedures and assessment of the seismic behaviour of steel structures, the assessment of the seismic response of regular and in-plan irregular buildings by nonlinear static methods and dynamic analysis and the proposal of design methods for the seismic upgrade of existing buildings. She is reviewer for many scientific journals and author of more than 100 publications, several of which are published on international journals.
Prof. Beatrice Faggiano received doctoral degree in Structural engineering at UNINA in 2001. Since 2013, she is a qualified as Associate professor in Structural Engineering. Dr. Faggiano has been teaching courses in Metallic Structures, Timber constructions and Glass Engineering. She has published more than 250 papers in national and international journals, conference proceedings, technical documents, and monographs.
Dr. Andreas Lampropoulos is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Brighton. He currently serves as the Chair of Working Group 7 ‘Earthquake Resistance Structures’ of the IABSE. He is also a member of the fib Task Group 6.6 ‘Retrofitting of Precast Structures in Seismic Areas’ and the UK Mirror Group for Eurocode 8 Part 3. Dr Lampropoulos is also member of the Institute of Concrete Technology (MICT). Dr. Lampropoulos has been member of the scientific committee of International conferences. He has also been reviewer of more than 20 International journals and reviewer of research proposals.
Nicola Nisticò has graduated in engineering at the University "LA SAPIENZA" of Rome. He has obtained the PhD at the University of Florence and after he has been Researcher at the Italian National Group for Defense Against Earthquakes (GNDT). Since 1997 was assistant professor of structural engineering at the SAPIENZA University of Rome where actually is associate professor and member of the Structural and Geotechnical PhD board. The scientific activity has addressed the topics of a) seismic assessment and retrofitting of existing structures 2) composite materials for existing and new structures c) macro-meso numerical modeling d) vibrations on constructions.
) Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering "La Sapienza" University of Rome Rome Italy
Barbara Lorenza Pintucchi has been awarded her PhD in 2001 from the University of Florence, where she is currently assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests include the development of constitutive and numerical models for structural analysis, the static and dynamic behavior of masonry structures, torsional behavior and seismic response of plan-asymmetric building structures. She has published about 60 scientific articles in the field of structural and earthquake engineering and is reviewer for many international journals. She has been involved in many research projects, focused on the seismic assessment of masonry structures and monuments.
Dr. Enrico Tubaldi joined in October 2017 the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Strathclyde University as Lecturer in Structural Engineering. Before joining Strathclyde University, he was Marie Curie Research Fellow at Imperial College London with a research project entitled “Flood Risk Assessment and mitigation for Masonry Arch Bridges”. He received his PhD in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering in 2010 from Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy. He is author or co-author of more than 70 technical publications. His research interests are on risk assessment of structures and infrastructures under natural hazards.
Dr D'Altri is a postdoctoral researcher in Structural Mechanics at the University of Bologna. His field of expertise includes: numerical analysis of masonry and historic structures; mechanics of composite strengthening systems bonded to masonry; mesh generation procedures for cultural heritage structures; modeling environmental ageing in building materials.
) Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM) University of Bologna Bologna Italy
Maria Teresa De Risi is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the
University of Naples Federico II, Italy, where she received her MSc in
Geotechnical and Structural Engineering and her PhD in Seismic Risk.
She was a Post-Doctoral Visiting Researcher at the University of
Porto, Portugal. Her research interests include experimental and
analytical investigation of Reinforced Concrete (RC) members,
nonlinear modelling and analysis of RC structures, seismic
vulnerability assessment of existing RC buildings including
non-structural elements, influence of masonry infills on the seismic
response of RC buildings. She published more than 40 scientific papers
among international journals and conference proceedings. She is
reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals. She took
part to several European and national research projects on seismic
behaviour of RC elements/structures. She was beneficiary of an AXA
Research Fund Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the winner of the Buildings
Travel Award 2019.
Dr. Nihat Kabay received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. He has been awarded post-doctoral scholarship and performed his research at Arizona State University, US in 2014-2015. Dr. Kabay is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department/Construction Materials Division of Yildiz technical University. His research interests include lightweight concrete, durability of concrete and fiber reinforced concrete. His current research focuses on energy efficient lightweight materials incorporating phase change materials and potential use of industrial waste materials as alternative binders in concrete.
) Civil Engineering Department Yildiz Technical University Istanbul Turkey
Massimo Latour got his PhD at the University of Salerno in 2011with a thesis entitled "Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Dissipative Beam-to-Column Joints in Moment Resisting Steel Frames”. In the same year, he became a post-doctoral fellow at Salerno where he is currently working and teaching civil engineering. He is involved in experimental and theoretical research. His contribution to the scientific community is demonstrated by the works published in journals and in national and international conferences. His research activity mainly deals with seismic design, connections’ behavior, wooden and steel structures, FEM and the development of strategies for supplemental damping.
Articles by Massimo LatourThe Design of a Real-Scale Steel Moment-Resisting Frame for Pseudo-Dynamic Earthquake Testing
(2020) Volume 14: 174 - 184.
Finite Element Analysis of Bolted T-Stubs Undergoing Large Displacement: A Preliminary Study
(2018) Volume 12: 170 - 176.
Investigation on Friction Features of Dissipative Lap Shear Connections by Means of Experimental and Numerical Tests
(2018) Volume 12: 154 - 169.
Preliminary Study on Beam-To-Column Joints Under Impact Loading
(2018) Volume 12: 112 - 123.
On the Robustness of Earthquake-Resistant Moment-Resistant Frames: Influence of Innovative Beam-to-Column Joints
(2018) Volume 12: 101 - 111.
] Department of Civil Engineering University of Salerno Salerno Italy
Dr. Baki OZTURK is presently serving as an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Hacettepe University. He completed his B. Sc and M. Sc from METU, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and he further obtained PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, USA. He has also been recognized with awards such as Excellence in Teaching Award, Fellowhip for PhD Study by Department of Higher Education of Turkey and many others. He is also a Professional member of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute, and many others. He has also contributed his valuable publications in different journals.
Fabio Di Trapani is Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin. He obtained his MSc and PhD at the University of Palermo. He has been visiting researcher at the University of California at San Diego (USA). He is author of more than 50 paper published on international journals and international conference proceedings. The research activity (both theoretical and experimental) focuses on seismic performance of reinforced concrete and masonry structures, frame infill-interaction, seismic fragility assessment, aftershock response of buildings, performance of retrofitting systems.
Articles by Fabio Di TrapaniVibration Tests and Structural Identification of the Bell Tower of Palermo Cathedral
(2019) Volume 13: 319 - 330.
Definition of Seismic Vulnerability Maps for Civil Protection Systems: The Case of Lampedusa Island
(2016) Volume 10: 87 - 105.
Editorial: Seismic Analysis and Risk Mitigation of Existing Constructions
(2016) Volume 10: 39 - 41.
] Department of Structural Building and Geotechnical Engineering Polytechnic of Turin Turin Italy
Dr. Mohammadreza Vafaei, P.E., M. ASCE, M. EERI is currently a senior lecturer in the faculty of engineering, school of civil engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He received his PhD from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2013. Dr. Vafaei has served many international conferences as the scientific committee and has been selected as the keynote speaker for three international conferences. He has more than 45 publications in the referred journals and conferences. His main research fields are structural health monitoring, structural vibration control, and seismic retrofitting.