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.
) School of Pedagogical & Technological Education Computational Mechanics Laboratory Athens Greece
Humberto Varum is 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 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.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Porto Porto Portugal
Dr. Ghassan Al-Chaar is a senior research structural engineer at US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. He received a PhD in 1998 in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, M.S. Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; and BS/M.S. in Structural Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has performed research in the area of materials and structural engineering to incorporate studies of new and innovative concepts in technology-based engineering. His recent research was encompassed: earthquake engineering, indigenous construction material, geopolymer soil stabilization, concrete mixture design for 3-D- printing, nanotechnology applications in civil engineering, fiber reinforced polymer composites, and thermoplastic composite material. He has published about 100 scientific publications and several patents.
Since 2013, Dr. Al-Chaar served as an Associate Editor of The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
) Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (CERL) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Vicksburg, MS USA
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.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics Cyprus University of Technology Limassol Cyprus
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.
) Instituto Superior Técnico University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal
Dr. Xu obtained his doctorate in Engineering from Ibaraki University, Japan. Currently Dr. Xu is a University Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering at Huaqiao University, China. He has published more than 180 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 11 issued invention patents. Dr Xu is the editorial board member of 6 academic books in English, Japanese and Chinese and is the co-editor of an international conference proceedings cited in EI. Dr Xu has been the guest editor, editorial board member or associate editor of over 10 international journals. He is and has been the principle investigator (PI) of 13 government agency sponsored research projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and was awarded the Hunan Provincial National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
) University Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering College of Civil Engineering Huaqiao University Fujian China
Dr. Ozbakkaloglu’s research focuses on the development of new technologies to improve the reliability and performance of civil infrastructure. In this area he has published over 160 peer-reviewed research papers, including over 85 journal articles that appeared in the leading disciplinary journals. In addition to being the Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Dr. Ozbakkaloglu is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Recent Patents on Engineering, Regional Editor of the Open Construction & Building Technology Journal, and Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Civil Engineering. He also serves on the Editorial Board of 10 international journals.
) School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering The University of Adelaide Adelaide Australia
Dr. Marco Vona’s research activities are mainly related to earthquake engineering problems. They are carried out in the large field of seismic engineering following a logical and well structured path. Based on numerical and laboratory experimental activities, research activities are focused both on a large territorial scale seismic risk assessment and mitigation and on individual buildings. To seismic risk mitigation studies, the multidisciplinary approach is widely used based on the concept of resilience. Thus, interventions at urban scale and for each building (to reduce their seismic vulnerability) are defined using a spatial multi-criteria approach and a multi-criteria decision making analysis.
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.
) School of Civil Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai Malaysia
(Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events) A. Formisano (Biography
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 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 editorial board member and reviewer of numerous
international journals. He is author of more than 250 scientific papers, published on national and
international journals and conference proceedings. He received several awards and public
acknowledgements for his scientific research activity.
) Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
(Structural design, diagnostics, and health monitoring) H. Rodrigues (Biography
Hugo Rodrigues is Senior Lecturer at the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, teaching several topics related with 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.
) Civil Engineering Department Polytechnic Institute of Leiria Leiria Portugal
Liborio was born on April 21st 1968. He obtained the Ph.D in structural Engineering from the University of Palermo in October 1998 and is Associate Professor at this University. Furthermore, he is currently manager of the Department of Civil, Ambient, Aerospace, and Material Engineering laboratories. His research fields are Seismic vulnerability of buildings, Probabilistic modelling of non-linear systems, Viscous dampers, Dynamic identification, Innovative techniques and materials for buildings, Masonry mechanics, Infilled frames mechanics, Methods for reinforcement of existing structures, and Mitigation of seismic risk. Liborio Cavaleri is author of more than 100 articles published in various international journals and conference proceedings. Moreover, he is also member of different international research groups.
) Department of Engineering University of Palermo Palermo Italy
(Seismic response of structures) Yuri Ribakov (Biography
His 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. 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.
He 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.
) Department of Civil Engineering Ariel University Center of Samaria Ariel Israel
Dr Binh Thai Pham is a senior researcher, Head of Department of Geotechnical
Engineering at University of Transport Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received PhD
degree in Civil Engineering from the Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat, India. His
research focus on geotechnical engineering problems, machine learning, artificial
intelligence, natural hazard modelling and assessment, geographic informatic system, remote
sensing, construction materials. Dr Binh Thai Pham has published about 80 scientific
publications mainly on peer-reviewed international journals indexed SCI, SCIE, SCOPUS.
He is also a scientific reviewer of more than 20 ISI journals.
) Department of Geotechnical Engineering University of Transport Technology Ha Noi Viet Nam
Ahmet Can Altunışık is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Karadeniz Technical University since 2011. He obtained a BSc and PhD with concentration in structural identification of highway bridges using experimental and analytical methods from Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey). His research focuses on experimental modal analyses, finite element analyses, damage detection, structural health monitoring, structural dynamic, earthquake engineering, and historical masonry structures. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications mainly on peer-reviewed international index journals and conference proceedings.
) Department of Civil Engineering Karadeniz Technical University Trabzon Turkey
Francis T.K. Au obtained his B.Sc.(Eng.) degree with first class honours, M.Sc.(Eng.) and Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong. He joined Maunsell Consultants Asia as an engineer. He returned to the University of Hong Kong in 1988 after having 7 years of practical experience in the industry. He is engaged in research in bridge engineering and concrete structures. He has been involved in various projects, including the structural health monitoring system of the Lantau Fixed Crossing, vibration tests of bridge segments of Tsing Ma Bridge, vibration tests of Ting Kau Bridge, study of marine construction industry, road surface failure on bridges, development of bridge design software and shrinkage problems of large podium structures.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Hong Kong Pok Fu Lam Hong Kong
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
Jui-Sheng (Rayson) Chou specializes in project analytics and engineering management. Currently, he is a Full Professor in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech). Dr. Chou received his BS and MS from National Taiwan University and his PhD in Construction Engineering and Project Management at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering -The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author or co-author of hundreds of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and technical reports related to engineering management.
) Department of Civil and Construction Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taipei Taiwan
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. Choi obtained his Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA. His thesis were focused on the performance based seismic design of special steel moment resisting frames using energy approaches. Currently Dr. Choi is a tenured professor in the Kyonggi University, Department of Plant-Architectural Engineering, S. Korea. He has published many research papers focusing on the composite steel plate-concrete structures. Dr. Choi also registered professional engineer in TEXAS, USA and S. Korea.
) Fire & Engineering Service Research Department Kyonggi University Suwon-si South Korea
Dr. Corradi is an Aggregate Professor at the University of Perugia, Italy. He has 20 years academic experience. Beyond his research he has a wide-range of teaching experience in engineering related modules since 1998.
With an internationally recognized research profile in the field of structural analysis and retrofitting of historic constructions, he is a peer reviewer for 10 high impact factor peer reviewed journals and editorial board member of 2 scientific engineering journals. The research component focuses on the use of new advanced materials for upgrading of existing masonry and wood historic constructions. He is author of 164 articles and 4 books. He also served as Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at Northumbria University from 2013 to 2017.
) Deptartment of Engineering University of Perugia Perugia Italy
Prof. Dr. Mark Deakin is a Research Professor in the School of Engineering and The Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. His current research focusses on the potential of mass retrofit programmes to deliver on the UK’s 2007 Climate Change targets. This research has developed a technique of analysis that allows socio-demographic and environmental data (energy consumption and carbon emission statistics) to be integrated as geo-located information and deployed as the means by which to assess the social and environmental sustainability (ecological-integrity and equity) of such large-scale development proposals. Prof. Deakin is an author/co-author of over 55 publications, having total number of citations of around 550.
) School of Engineering and Built Environment Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh UK
Dr Argiro Dimoudi is Associate Professor at the subject ‘Science and technology of structures with emphasis on environmental design’ at the Department of Environmental Engineering at Democritus University of Thrace (GR). She has extensive experience on aspects of energy conservation and RES in buildings, environmental friendly materials, microclimate and outdoor spaces bioclimatic design, energy consulting. She has experience as co-ordinator, project manager and researcher in research, demonstration and non-technological projects on energy and sustainability in buildings and settlements. Author in several books. She has published about 80 scientific publications in international scientific journals, referred International and National conferences.
) Department of Environmental Engineering Democritus University of Thrace Xanthi Greece
Professor Behzad Fatahi is full time academic in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and was previously a Geotechnical Engineer at Coffey Geotechnics Pty Ltd, Sydney Office. Behzad has been researching on performance based seismic design of high rise buildings and bridges under large earthquakes. Behzad has immensely contributed to the idea of green corridors for railway lines. He is a Chartered Professional Civil and Structural Engineer and Fellow Member of Engineers Australia. In the last 10 years, he has published over 180 technical papers including more than 70 highly ranked and peer reviewed journal papers.
Dr. Fang Congqi is Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He graduated from Tongji University and obtained his PhD degree in 1998. He spent his past thirty years in both education and research. He specializes in structural durability, bridge assessment, and construction materials. He has been supervisor for twenty eight graduate students, including six PhD student. He has led more than forty research projects founded by NSFC and industry. He has published more than 100 technical articles. He received two Scientific and Technology Awards of Shanghai (Rank 1st) for his excellence in research. He is a Fellow of IABMAS, International Association of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. He has been editor for the Open Construction and Building Technology Journal.
) Department of Civil Engineering Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai China
DORA FOTI is 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 is the author of 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
Since 1990, Vincenzo’s research has encompassed analytical, numerical and experimental methods in different fields of structural mechanics. Fundamental research themes concern: structural dynamics and stability, structural control and identification, structural reliability, earthquake engineering. He is currently Associate Professor at DISG, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He has been Co-chair of EURODYN2017 – the X International Conference on Structural Dynamics, member of scientific committee of several international congress and of the editorial boards of several international journals. Referee for research funding institutions and peer-reviewed journals. Invited lectures at the Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology (APESS) and worldwide participation as invited key-speaker to international congress and university seminars. He is author and co-author and editor of 193 scientific publications.
) Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
Professor MBPG holds a PhD in Mining Studies and teaches at the University of Oviedo in Spain. She is also an honorary visiting researcher of Sherbrooke University in Canada. She has published widely and internationally on genetic algorithms applied to the optimizations of metallic structures and stability of roofs. Currently, she has two research recognitions from the Spanish Government. Along her career she has coordinated a European Project and has been member of the research group in several projects from the Spanish Research National Program.
) Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering University of Oviedo Gijon Spain
Dr. Leif Gustavsson is Professor of building technology at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, an MSc in Civil Engineering and an MA in Psychology from Lund University. His main field of research is linked to sustainable development, especially building construction, energy efficiency, renewable energy, forestry and the interaction between these fields. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 papers and research reports
) Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology Linnaeus University Kalmar Sweden
Dr Harte is a full-time academic in Civil Engineering and is Head of the Timber Engineering Research Group at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her research interests include sustainable construction, timber engineering, timber construction, building energy efficiency, and life cycle assessment. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and international conference papers. She has been an active member of the European COST network for over ten years and secured significant National and European research funding.
) College of Engineering and Informatics National University of Ireland Galway Ireland
Associate Professor Bon-Gang Hwang has been serving on Benchmarking and Metrics Committee, Pharmaceutical Benchmarking Committee, and Value of Best Practice Joint Committee at the Construction Industry Institute, USA, and Advisory Board Member of Singapore Process Construction & Maintenance Productivity Council, Public Project Performance Assessment Program of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation of Korea, and SaeManGum Development Project & Program Management of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation of Korea. His current research interests are in the areas of management strategies and innovations for green construction projects, project/enterprise performance assessment and improvement, project/enterprise productivity improvement, and project/enterprise risk management and decision support system.
) Department of Building National University of Singapore Architecture Drive Singapore
Camille A. Issa, BS Civil Engineering 1980, and MS Civil Engineering
1982, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA. PhD
Civil Engineering, 1985, Virginia Polytechnic and State University,
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Fellow of ASCE 1997. Professionally
Registered Civil Engineer (PE) 1982. Professor of Civil Engineering,
Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon. He serves on several
ASCE committees and is a member of ACI and PCI. He is an ABET
) School of Engineering Lebanese American University Byblos Lebnon
Professor Zhengwu Jiang received his PhD in Material Science from Tongji University,China in 2002, was the visiting scholar at University of British Colombia, Canada, and is currently the vice dean of Department of Civil Engineering Materials at Tongji University, China. His research area of expertise lies in the development of sustainable cement-based materials, including self-healing concrete, solid waste building materials, repairing cement based-materials, high-performance and high-durability concrete and self-compacting concrete. Prof. Jiang is the editorial board member of Journal of Chinese Ceramic Society, the vice chairman of Solid Waste Subcommittee of the Chinese Ceramic Society.
) Key Laboratory of Advanced Civil Engineering Materials of Ministry of Education Tongji University Shanghai China
Dr. Kawamura obtained a doctorate in Engineering from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He acts as a Full Professor, in Kanazawa University. Dr. Kawamura was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Purdue University, U.S.A. from 1972 to 1973, and also Honorary Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia in1986. He was an Adjunct Professor in Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia 2006. At present, he is Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa University, in Japan. He has published more than 300 scientific publications. He was an Editor of Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete which was held on 1989 in Kyoto, Japan.
Professorship is in the area of HVAC technology with focus on indoor climate, high performing building services and as well as energy efficiency in buildings. Earlier over 20 years experience in industry of research and development of HVAC- systems. President of Federation of Finnish HVAC associations and Chair of Indoor Climate Association in Finland. Board and committee membership of e.g. AIVC and REHVA organizations. Author of over 320 international publications. Nine European patents (EPO) of indoor climate and energy systems. Awards, prizes and honours: Rydberg Gold Medal, Scanvac’s highest distinction on research of indoor air quality, air distribution and ventilation and REHVA Fellow.
) Department of Mechanical Engineering School of Engineering Aalto University Espoo Finland
Frédéric Kuznik is Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon (INSA Lyon), France. He is the Director of the Energy and Thermal Sciences Center of Lyon (CETHIL). He is also teaching at the Civil Engineering and Urban Planning Department of INSA Lyon. His main domain of interest is Energy and Comfort in Urban Buildings. He has authored more than 150 publications mainly in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.
) Center for Energy and Thermal Lyon National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon Villeurbanne France
Professor Lee obtained a Doctorate (Ph.D.) and a Master’s (M.S.) in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University, respectively. Dr. Lee published over 100 papers in the area of civil infrastructure systems and currently serves on the editorial board for ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System, International Journal of Pavements and The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal. He is the President of International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures (iSMARTi) and Chairman of the International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure facilities, Seoul, Korea, July 19-21, 2017.
) Department Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Iowa Iowa City, IA USA
Professor Chunxiang Li received his doctor degree in structural engineering from Tongji University in 1999. He possesses seven years of experiences in building engineering project development and management in four corporations in Shanghai and Nanjing. He fulfilled his post-doctoral research requirements on structural vibration control in 2000 and then, has been on the faculty of Shanghai Jiaotong University and faculty of Shanghai University. The research interests include the structural vibration control, structural wind engineering, and intelligent disaster prevention and mitigation system. He has published 350 research papers.
) Department of Civil Engineering Shanghai University Shanghai China
Prof. Qiusheng Li obtained his PhD and the best PhD thesis award (Professor K.H. Hunt medal) from Monash University, Australia. He is one of the most cited researchers in civil engineering according to Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier. He has received several awards for his academic contributions including National Natural Science Foundation of Chinese Outstanding Oversea Scientist Award in 2004 and The First Class Award of the Scientific and Technological Progress from the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. In particular, he is the recipient of the 2016 Jack E. Cermak Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the highest honor in wind engineering.
) Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Hong Kong
Professor Cheuk Ming Mak awarded his PhD in Acoustics from the University of Liverpool. He is currently a professor of the Department of Building Services Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Mak’s research interests include acoustics, noise, vibration, natural ventilation, inter-unit dispersion in buildings, indoor environmental quality, wind & thermal comfort, Computational Fluid Dynamics and green building features. He is interested in studying the building performance in high-density urban environment and the interactions of people, buildings and environment. He has committed to research works for over 20 years and has produced over 200 publications.
) Department of Building Services Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Kowloon Hong Kong
Full Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Basilicata, Italy. Member of the Executive Board of the ReLUIS Consortium (www.reluis.it), of the Managing Board of the Italian National Communication Campaign "I don't take risks” (www.iononrischio.it), and of the RILEM Technical Committee 249-ISC.Guest Editor of the Special Issue “2016 Central Italy Earthquakes” of the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering Journal.Scientific Responsible or Collaborator of several national and international Research Projects.Research activity is mainly related to Earthquake Engineering problems, resulting in about 250 papers on the leading international and national journals and in conference proceedings.
) School of Engineering University of Basilicata Potenza Italy
Fabio Mazza graduated in Civil Engineering with honours at the University of Calabria (Italy). He is an Associate Professor of "Structural Engineering" and holds a Ph.D. degree in Computational Mechanics. He is giving the course of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Engineering of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete at the University of Calabria, where is a member of the Ph. Doctorate of Civil and Industrial Engineering. He is author of about 150 scientific papers, regarding topics of earthquake, wind and fire engineering. He is responsible for a research unit of Re.L.U.I.S. (Italian network of university laboratories of earthquake engineering) regarding “Control of seismic vibrations of structures”.
) Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Università della Calabria Cosenza Italy
Prof. Antonio Messineo was appointed Full Professor in Applied Physics at the University of Enna “Kore” in may 2015. He was previously Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor at the University of Enna since 2010. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers with more than 45 papers on international journals. He participated to numerous research projects at national and European level mainly related to energy and building, energy and environmental planning, renewable energies.
) Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Kore University of Enna Enna Italy
Prof. Euripidis Mistakidis obtained a doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1992. He is also working as consulting engineer for structural analysis projects in Greece and abroad. He has published more than 55 journal papers and more than 100 papers in conference proceedings. He is also the coauthor of a book and the co-editor of 5 books. His work is centered in the areas of contact mechanics, steel and concrete structures, strengthening of existing structures and fire engineering.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Thessaly Volos Greece
Rosario Montuori is Professor in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Salerno, Italy. He is author of more than 150 journal articles, conference papers and scientific reports. His principal research activities are: the control of collapse mechanism of structures, seismic structural reliability, behaviour of reinforced concrete columns confined by means of angles and battens and by means of FRP, design of structures equipped with friction dampers, concrete filled steel tubular columns and Tensegrity structures. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal "Ingegneria Sismica”.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Salerno - Via Giovanni Paolo II Fisciano (SA) Italy
Dr. Nguyen received a Ph.D. degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, PA, U.S.A. Presently, he is Professor and Coordinator of the Construction Engineering Management Program at Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management at California State University, Long Beach – CA. Dr. Nguyen has been working in the field of Architecture and Construction Engineering Management for many years and has published more than 100 publications in this field. His research interests include Green Technology and Information Technology Applications in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.
) Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management California State University Long Beach, CA USA
Civil Engineer, Doctor in Engineering, Pos-Doctorate in CEDEX, Madrid, Spain and Institute of Construction Sciences Eduardo Torroja, Madrid, Spain. Full professor of Department of Engineering, Southern National University. Dean of this Department (2013-2017). Responsible of Deputy Secretariat of Technological Liaison (2011-2013). Currently is Dean of Engineering Institute of the Southern National University. Research Associate of Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. He directs doctoral thesis, postgraduate course and research projects, on topics related with Structural Mechanics, Durability of Concrete Structures and Environment. He wrote 1 book, 7 books chapters, more than 40 papers in journals with peer-reviewed and more than 140 publications in national and international conference proceedings. Member of several advisory commissions. Reviewer of national and international journals and conferences, and Editor-in-Chief of Revista Argentina de Ingeniería.
) Department of Engineering Southern National University Bahía Blanca Argentina
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
Graduated in Civil Engineering in 1987 at the Palermo University. The research work begins in 1996 as PhD in Structural Engineering and as post-doc in 1998. In 2000 she becomes researcher in the Structural Engineering Department of university of Palermo and in 2001 Associate Professor, in 2016 Full Professor in the same department. Author and co-author of about 90 scientific papers dealing with the following fields: Stochastic Dynamics, active and passive control, stochastic differential calculus. From 2014, Honorary Professor at Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
) Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Liverpool Liverpool UK
Professor Jueshi Qian obtained the PhD of Materials Science and Engineering in Tongji University (China) in 1992. He has been engaged in the investigation and application of construction materials for more than 25 years. He has authored and co-authored more than 277 journal and conference papers, and compiled two Chinese publications and one textbook. And he is the inventor of more than 30 issued Chinese patents.
) College of Material Science and Engineering Chongqing University Chongqing China
Dr. Rasmussen obtained a doctorate (ph.D.) in Building physics from the Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark. Dr. Rasmussen also holds a Master in building technology from the Danish Technical University. He holds the position of Senior Researcher at the Danish Building Research Institute at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the coordinator and responsible for the education Master in Building Physics at Aalborg University.
Dr. Rasmussen has published a large number of international peer-reviewed papers on building physics and developed test methods for Nordtest and published a large number of reports, books and articles in Danish as well.
) Department of Building Design and Technology Danish Building Research Institute Aalborg Denmark
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
Dr. LUIGI DI SARNO received his Laurea Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Naples, Italy. He then did MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics in 2000 and also MSc in Structural Steel Design from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK in 2001. He also became a Ph.D. in Earthquake Engineering (Jointly University of Salerno, Italy and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK) in 2001. Currently, he is visiting professor and lecturer in multiple universities around the world.
) Department of Engineering University of Sannio Benevento Italy
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
Stefano Sorace received his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Florence. Currently he is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Udine. His main research fields concern earthquake engineering, structural modelling and assessment, structural rehabilitation, and advanced seismic protection technologies. He is author of more than 160 scientific and technical papers, published in indexed peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
) Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture University of Udine Udine Italy
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.
) SIMAU Department Polytechnic University of Marche Ancona Italy
Prof. Vivian W.Y. Tam received her Ph.D. degree (2005) in sustainable construction, from the Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, at Western Sydney University, Australia. Her research interests are in the areas of environmental management in construction and sustainable development. She has been awarded twenty-one research grants, including most recently an ARC Discovery Project (as the first CI), the first of two ARC DPs awarded under FoR 1202 (Building). She has published over 2 books, 20 book chapters, 180 refereed journal articles and 73 refereed conference articles.
) School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics University of Western Sydney Sydney Australia
Dr Evelyn Teo is presently Associate Professor of Building in the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore where she has previously served as Programme Director of Bachelor of Science in Project and Facilities Management and Director of External Affairs. Besides having many years of professional experience in the local construction industry, she has participated in building research works in Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. She currently serves as Co-Director for the NUS Centre of Excellence in BIM Integration.
) Department of Building National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore
Dr. Toklu obtained a doctorate (Dr. Ing.) from Paris University VI (Universite de Pierre et Marie Curie) after obtaining his BS. and MS. degrees in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He has more than 100 scientific publications basically on computational methods in civil engineering, optimization, and space civil engineering. He has assumed various administrative positions in universities as department head and dean, and worked also as director of important civil engineering projects including two suspension bridges and two motorways. Currently Dr. Toklu is a full professor at Okan University in Istanbul, Turkey.
) Faculty of Engineering Okan University Istanbul Turkey
Professor Panayotis Theodore Tsilingiris holds a PhD degree from the University of Reading UK and has obtained his Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He is full Professor of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer at the TEI of Athens heading the Heat Transfer Laboratory, having previously engaged with various teaching, research and administrative responsibilities like senior researcher and Head of Active Solar Systems at the Center of Renewable Energy Sources and energy consultant at the Commercial Bank of Greece. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers in referred journals and conference proceedings.
) Department of Energy Engineering Technological Education Institution of Athens Egaleo Greece
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).
) Department of Building Service Engineering Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
Dr. Jyh-Bin YANG, A Professor in the Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering and Management at the National Central University, Taiwan. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Construction Management Journal (in Chinese). His research interests include Construction Management & Project Management, Project Scheduling & Delay Analysis, Procurement Performance Evaluation & Performance-Based Contract, BIM and IT applications in Construction Management, and Knowledge Management System Development. He has published more than 200 journal and conference articles, and has received several academic awards.
) Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering & Management National Central University Zhongli District Taiwan
Bulent Yesilata is a Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department of Harran University, Turkey. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the Lehigh University / USA, in Mechanical Engineering. His scientific expertise is mainly in thermo-fluid area. His research interest accordingly covers wide span of relevant applications; including building energy analysis, thermal characterization of construction materials, energy efficient construction materials, and building integrated solar systems. He has published more than 100 national and international scientific publications in his research areas. Dr. Yesilata has been in Editorial Board of The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal since 2010.
) Mechanical Engineering Department Harran University Sanlıurfa Turkey
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 Georgia Russia
Dr Xinqun Zhu obtained his PhD at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in Structural Engineering at Western Sydney University. Dr Zhu has published over 170 articles including 95 referred journal papers with a Scopus-h index of 23. His research interests include structural health monitoring and condition assessment, Bridge Weigh-In-Motion, Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, advanced signal processing and sensor technology.
) School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics Western Sydney University Sydney Australia
Aly Mousaad Aly is a Civil Engineering Faculty at Louisiana State University. His research aims at exploring knowledge in wind engineering, science, and structural control to build the more resilient and sustainable coastal infrastructure, to reduce loss of life and the huge cost of rebuilding after windstorms. Aly received his PhD (2009) in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan, M.Sc. (2005), and B.Sc. (2001) in mechanical engineering from Alexandria University.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA USA
Prof. Carla Balocco is an Associate Professor in Thermodynamics and Heat and Mass Transfer at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence.
She has authored more than 70 scientific papers, and refereed in different International Journals and technical books based on heat transfer, applied thermodynamics and thermal measurements.
Her main research interests include building physics and plant systems, building components, historical buildings and cultural heritage, natural and artificial lighting; solar radiation control, energy sustainability, Indoor air quality, conservation and safety problems in buildings.
) Energy Engineering Department University of Florence Firenze Italy
Professor Daniel Chan obtained his BEng(Hons) degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and PhD degree in Construction Project Management from the Department of Civil Engineering of The University of Hong Kong. He is a project manager, construction manager, Chartered Building Engineer (United Kingdom), Chartered Building Professional (Australia) and Registered Construction Manager (Hong Kong) by profession. He has been appointed as the Associate Head of Department (Teaching and Learning) since 1 July 2016. He has published over 200 research papers on the broad theme of project management in leading construction management journals and international conference proceedings.
) Department of Building and Real Estate The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon Hong Kong
Dr. Cheng obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr, Cheng also holds a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University and National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan. Currently, Dr. Cheng is a professor in Department of Construction Engineering at National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He has published more than 30 scientific publications.
) Department of Construction Engineering Natural Kaohsiung First University Kaohsiung Taiwan
Professor Bernardino Chiaia received his PhD in Structural Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 1995, then became Full Professor of Structural Engineering in 2002. He is currently Vice-rector for International Affairs at Politecnico di Torino. His research area of expertise lies in the development of new construction materials (including fibre reinforced concrete, engineered cementitious composites, recycled aggregate concrete), seismic engineering and robustness of complex structures. Prof. Bernardino Chiaia was awarded the ACI Wason Medal in 2014 and is honorary professor at Henan University of Technology in China.
) Department Of Structural Engineering Building and Geotechnical Engineering Torino Italy
Dr. Ottavia Corbi is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Department of Structural Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples. She has been awarded two prizes for the exemplary scientific research and career (one granted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Boston). She has worked as a visiting professor at a number of Universities in the United States, China and Italy. She has presented more than 200 scientific memoirs and scientific seminars. Also, she has attended many (more than 200) international and national scientific meeting, workshops and conferences all over the world (on topics relevant to structural engineering and mechanics topics).
) Department of Structural Engineering and Architecture University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Dr. Della Corte obtained a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the same University, at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, where he holds a course on Advanced Metallic Structures. Research interests of dr. Della Corte are mainly related with design of Steel and Aluminium Structures, Nonlinear Modelling and Analysis of structures, Earthquake Engineering, Fire Engineering. He is author of more 150 scientific and technical papers, which have been published in peer reviewed Journals and Conference Proceedings.
) Department of Structural Analysis and Design University of Naples Naples Italy
Dr. Dicleli is currently a professor and department-head at the Engineering Sciences Department, METU. Dr. Dicleli serves in the Editorial Board of several technical journals. and has been involved in the development of the Turkish Seismic Design Code and Technical Specifications for the Design of State Harbor, Railways and Airport Structures. Dr Dicleli is the author of more than 200 refereed technical publications and has several inventions of seismic devices patented in China, Eurasia, Europe, India, Japan and USA.
) Department of Engineering Sciences Middle East Technical University Ankara Turkey
Dr Grace Ding completed her PhD in 2004 from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Dr Ding is an Associate Professor at the School of the Built Environment and has been a chief investigator in many research projects. She published widely in the areas of life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, energy analysis, sustainable housing design, building performance analysis, sustainable management, multi-criteria and carbon footprint analysis. Dr Ding has also been an active referee for international journals and conferences as an expert reviewer for articles in the sustainability and construction management areas.
) School of the Built Environment University of Technology Sydney Sydney Australia
Professor Mizi Fan, Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brunel
University London, has both academic and industrial profiles previously developed at the
University of Bath, the Building Research Establishment, UK (BRE) and universities in China
over the last 30 years. He is a Founder of Civil Engineering at Brunel. In his research field of
Fibre Science and Technology, Composites, Recycling and Low Carbon Construction, he has an
international profile with a number of international patents, six text books and over 160 peer
reviewed scientific publications. He is an editor for seven international peer-review scientific
journals. Mizi has been the Coordinator or Scientific Manager of numerous complex EU Framework and Horizon 2020 projects.
) Department of Civil Engineering Brunel University London UK
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 the 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.
) National Scientific and Technological Research Council National University of La Pampa Santa Rosa Argentina
Dr Guohui Gan is associate professor at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, UK. He has wide experience in sustainable building technology and the indoor environment including building-integrated photovoltaics and phase change materials, passive solar heating and cooling, ground heat exchangers and ground-source heat pumps, building ventilation and heat recovery, thermal comfort and indoor air quality.
) Department of Architecture and Built Environment University of Nottingham Nottingham UK
Dariusz Gawin is an ordinary professor of Building Physics at the Lodz University of Technology in Poland. He obtained his PhD (1990), and DSc degree (2001) in Civil Engineering.
The main fields of his scientific interest are: durability of building materials, building energy efficiency and sustainability, and numerical modelling of hygro-thermal and degradation processes in porous materials. He published more than 420 journal and conference papers. The SCOPUS database contains his 70 works, which were cited >1720 times (Hirsch index h=22). He is an ordinary member of the Committee of Civil Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences.
) Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering Technical University of Lodz Lodz Poland
Salvatore Grasso was born in Catania (Italy) on January 02, 1973. He graduated at the University of Catania, obtaining in 2002 a Ph.D. in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. Actually he is working as professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Catania, teaching the courses of “Geotechnics” and “Environmental Geotechnics”. His fields of research regard seismic geotechnical hazards, earthquake geotechnical engineering, site effects and seismic response analysis, microzonation of ground motion and related problems. He is author of more than 150 papers published in International Journals, special volumes and proceedings of International Conferences.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture University of Catania Catania Italy
Dr. Sofiane Guessasma is a mechanical engineering scientist. He is presently a senior scientist at INRA (France) conducting a research activity in the field of additive manufacturing of biosourced materials. He has a key interest on hot topics in mechanical engineering, processing and materials science. He has several contributions related to the microstructural interpretation of material performance, mechanical modelling, image analysis, and in-situ experiments. He published over 100 papers in different research fields.
) INRA, Research unit Biopolymers, Interactions & Assemblies Nantes France
Dr Zhaohui Huang is a reader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brunel University London. He has involved in the teaching and research in civil and structural engineering for more than 20 years. His main research areas include: the thermal and structural behaviour of buildings under fire conditions; building behaviour subject to the impact of fire, explosion and earthquake; nonlinear computational mechanics; multi-level/multi-scale modelling; development of construction materials. He has published over 100 refereed research papers. He has been invited as academic referee to review papers for more than 20 international journals in the field of Civil Engineering.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering, Design and Physical Science Brunel University London London UK
Dr. Carlo Ingrao obtained a five-year (M.Sc.) Degree in ‘Environment and Land Management Engineering’ at the University of Catania (Italy), in 2007. Later, in 2012, he was titled as PhD in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Catania.
His research activities and interests are focussed upon the development of energy, environmental and economic assessments in the fields of: industrial and environmental engineering; commodity sciences; buildings; biomass and bioenergy; agriculture and food production; and food packaging.Within those themes, he has authored and co-authored almost forty-five publications in international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings: most of them are indexed by Scopus and/or WoS.
) Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Kore University of Enna Enna Italy
Abílio de Jesus is Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. He is also research member at the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He is co-author of more than 100 papers in national and international scientific journals and more than 200 papers presented at both national and international conferences showing the consistency and visibility of the research work that has been developed in the fields of fatigue and fracture of materials and structures. The recent edition of the Structural Integrity Book series, the nomination for the ESIS TC12 and the new European Project, FASTCOLD, highlights the research excellency being performed.
) Mechanical Engineering Department Faculty of Engineering University of Porto Porto Portugal
Kaveh , Ali is born in Tabriz, Iran on 2 March 1948. He is professor of structural engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD (1974) from Imperial College, London, and DTech Bauwesen (1993) from TU-Wien. Since then, he has been teaching at IUST, TU-Wien, and other universities in Iran. His honors include the Memorable Scientist of Iran and Gold Medal of Education. He is a fellow of the Iranian Academy of Sciences, fellow of the World Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and member of 10 other scientific societies, founder and editor of more than 5 scientific journals and advisory member of many journals and conferences. He has published 550 scientific journal papers, 150 conference paper, 24 books in Farsi and 8 books in English, published by RSP, Wiley, American Mechanical Society, and Springer.
) Centre of Excellence for Fundamental Studies in Structural Engineering Iran University of Science and Technology Tehran
Prof. Ko is a Full Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was a Visiting Scholar at MIT from 2017 to 2018 and a postdoctoral research fellow at UC Berkeley from 2004 to 2005. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Fire Protection and Editor-in-Chief of EPPM-Journal. He is co-founder of Lean Construction Institute-Taiwan, Lean Construction Institute-Asia, and EPPM-Association. Prof. Ko has published more than 112 papers and owns more than 31 patents worldwide. His research has centered around lean construction, computational algorithms, robotics, information technology, and engineering education.
) Department of Civil Engineering National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Pingtung Taiwan
Jarek Kurnitski is professor at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia and Aalto University, Finland. He is the leader of Estonian Center of Excellence in Research ZEBE, Zero energy and resource efficient smart buildings and districts operating 2016-2022. Before the professorship Jarek worked for SITRA, the Finnish Innovation Fund, with the main responsibility to conduct the Energy Programme 2009–2012. Jarek is a vice-president of REHVA, Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations, and he has contributed to the development of technical bases and calculation methodologies for nearly zero energy buildings in European level as well as in Estonia and Finland.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture Tallinn University of Technology Tallinn Estonia
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.
) Deptartment of Structural Geotechnical and Building Engineering Politecnico di Torino, Turin Italy
Dr. Levy obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Levy is a Fellow of the ASME and a program evaluator of mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics programs for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Currently Dr. Levy is a Tenured Full Professor at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He has published more than 100 scientific publications in the areas of fracture mechanics, vibration attenuation and engineering education. He is on the editorial board of Benthem Open publication, “The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal
) Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Florida International University Miami, FL USA
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.
) Department of Civil Engineering Curtin University Perth Australia
Tung-Chai Ling (Bill), Ph.D., is a Professor of Sustainable Waste Recycling in Construction Materials at Hunan University. He has lived and worked on three continents, Asia (Malaysia, Hong Kong and China), Europe (UK) and North America (USA). For the past few years he has successfully secured more than RMB10 million (~USD1.45M) for research projects and published in over 50 SCI journal papers. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Concrete Institute and an active Member of ACI-555, RILEM TC 258-AAA, RILEM TC WRM, RILEM TC CCC, ACI-China Chapter, American Ceramic Society-Cement Division and the Chinese Ceramic Society-Solid Waste Division.
) College of Civil Engineering Hunan University Changsha, Hunan China
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.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture University of Catania Catania Italy
Prof. Gianfranco De Matteis is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"(Italy). He got the PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II in 1998. Member of many national and international committees. He coordinated and participated to 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.
) Department of Architecture and Industrial Design University of Campania Naples Italy
Dra. del Río Merino Obtained Ph. D in Architecture from the School of Architecture in the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Professor at the School of Building Engineering (UPM), where, currently, is the Dean. She also is the coordinator of the Building Technology and Environment Research Group. She has participated in more than 44 research projects. These collaborations have given her the opportunity to wrote more than 50 articles and participate in more than 100 congresses, conferences and workshops, both national and international, and also as a member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee.
) Department of Architecture Technology and Control Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) Madrid Spain
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.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada
Dr. Mo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Nanjing University of Technology, China. Dr. Mo is also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Tongji University, China. Currently Dr. Mo is a Professor in the Nanjing Normal University. He has published more than 90 scientific publications and is named inventor of 20 issued Chinese patents.
Dr. Mo was a Visiting Scientist in CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada and a Visiting Professor in Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany.
) Analysis and Testing Center Nanjing Normal University Nanjing China
Meysam Najimi, postdoctoral research associate at the Iowa State University and formerly postdoctoral research associate at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), received his Ph.D from UNLV in 2016. He has conducted research in the field of concrete technology since 2005. He did several research during his research career on Transport and Durability Properties of concrete, Self-Consolidating Concrete and Alkali-Activated Binders. During this time, he presented his research in several conferences and also published a book chapter, and 34 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has served as an active reviewer for more than 15 journals. He is an associated member of ACI.
) Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Iowa State University Ames, IA USA
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 he 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.
) Department of Applied Physics and Electronics Umea University Umea Sweden
Onder Ozgener works as an Associate Professor/Doctor in the Solar Energy Institute, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, he also served as a Visiting Professor in Cornell School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell Energy Institute,Cornell University, New York, USA (May 2012-May 2013). He received an energy management certificate from Turkish General Directorate of Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration. O. Ozgener has published several articles about thermodynamics, energy, and renewable energies, in various prestigious international journals. He is also an active Editorial Member of six international journals, He received the TUBITAK Young Scientist Award 2014, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
) Solar Energy Institute Ege University İzmir Turkey
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).
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Salerno Salerno Italy
Vagelis Plevris is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology of OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (1999), an MSc in Structural Engineering (2001), an MBA (2003) and a PhD in Computational Mechanics (2009). His research interests include: Finite Element Method; Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures; Earthquake Engineering; Optimum Design of Structures; Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis of Structures; and Neural Networks and their Applications in Engineering. Dr. Plevris is married and has a daughter and a son. He speaks English, German, Italian, Norwegian and Greek.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University Oslo Norway
Alaa M Rashad is a professor in the Building Materials Research and Quality Control Institute, Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC), Cairo, Egypt. He got his Master in Civil Engineering – Structural Engineering from Cairo University, 2000. He got his PhD in Structural Engineering from Cairo University, 2005. He completed his postal 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.
) Building Materials Research and Quality Control Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC) Cairo Egypt
Gianvittorio Rizzano received his PhD in structural engineering at the University of Naples in 1995, defending a thesis on the behavior and design of semi-rigid steel frames. Subsequently, he held the post-Ph.D 1996-1999 position, he was an associate researcher from 1997 to 2008 and associate professor 2009-2017. He is currently Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Salerno (Italy) where he teaches "Structural Engineering" and "Structural Rehabilitation". Author of over 250 scientific articles and co-author of the book "Structural Steel Semirigid Connections (CRC Press)", he is currently a member of the ECCS TC10 European Commission dedicated to EC3 part 1.8 "design of joints".
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Salerno Salerno Italy
Mat Santamouris is Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens. He is Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Energy and Buildings, Journal of Sustainable Energy, and of the Journal of Ventilation. He is Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by James and James Science Publishers in London. He has published 9 international books on topics related to solar energy and energy conservation in buildings. He is guest editor of eight special issues of various scientific journals. He has coordinated many international research programs and he is author of almost 130 scientific papers published in international scientific journals. He is visiting professor at the Metropolitan University of London.
) Physics Department University of Athens Athens Greece
Research Professor of Construction and Project Management, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad del Desarrollo. He is Civil Engineer from the Catholic University of Chile, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Specialist in Quality and Productivity Management; Construction and Project Management; Contractual Claims, and Risk Management, among other topics. He has conducted several research projects and has published more than 100 publications in journals and conferences. Member of the PMI, ASQ, AACEI, and the CIB.
) Department of Construction Engineering and Management Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago Chile
Sergio Sibilio is full professor of Applied Thermodynamics at the "Department of Architecture and Industrial Design" of Seconda Università di Napoli, where he holds lectures of Applied Thermodynamics (BSc in Architecture) and Built Environment Control (MSc in Architecture).
For Erasmus mobility he held lecturers on daylighting, energy savings and environmental control at Universidad de Málaga (Malaga, Spain), Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey), Togliatti State University (Russia).
He is Member of AIDI (Italian Association of Lighting Application), Italian Association of Applied Thermodynamics and IBPSA - Italy (Italian section of International Building Performance Simulation Association).
Member of working groups of IEA and chairman in several conferences on micro-cogeneration technologies and their applications, he has also been charged as expert evaluator and external assessor of many programmes for Research and Technological Development at national and international levels.
Reviewer for the journals and scientific books, he is author of two textbooks and more than 100 scientific papers on a diversity of topics in Applied Thermodynamics, Lighting and Energy Savings.
) Department of Architecture and Industrial Design Second University of Naples Naples Italy
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.
) Department of Building Concordia University Montreal, QC Canada
Dr. Su is an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong. He has published over a hundred SCI cited journal papers in the field of seismic design of concrete and masonry structures, strengthening of concrete members using external steel plates, fracture analysis of MEE, concrete and graphite materials. Dr. Su is currently an editor of The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal published by Bentham Science Publishers.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Hong Kong
Gloria Terenzi is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence, Italy, where she is currently teaching Structural Engineering – Section II, and Earthquake Engineering. She is author of more than 150 scientific papers, 32 of which published in Scopus/ISI Web of Science international journals. Two among these papers were jointly awarded the 2001 edition of the “Munro Prize”, another paper was awarded the 2002 “IABSE Outstanding Paper Award”, and a fourth one received the Key Scientific Article Certificate for Excellence in Engineering from Advances in Engineering international scientific organization.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Florence Florence Italy
David Thambiratnam is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
His research interests are in structural dynamics with applications in structural health monitoring and response and mitigation of structures under impact, blast and seismic loadings. David has more than 400 publications which include more than 200 Journal papers. He has supervised over 60 PhD students to completion and holds a PhD and MSc in Structural Engineering and a BE in Civil Engineering with First Class Hons. David is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers, Australia and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.
) School of Urban Development Queensland University of Technology Brisbane Australia
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.
) C-TAC Research Centre University of Minho Guimarães Portugal
Dr Tham obtained a doctorate (PhD) and MS from the University of Sydney, and BEng from the National University of Singapore. He is an Academy Fellow of the International Academy for Indoor Air Sciences (IAIAS) and former President of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He has published more than 200 articles in the field of indoor air quality and holds 6 patents. He is an editorial board member of major journals relating to indoor environment and energy, including Indoor Air, Buildings and Environment, and Energy and Buildings.
) Department of Building National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore
Dr. H.C. Wu obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering (Polymers) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. He is currently an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University. Dr. Wu has extensive experience and a track record in the development of advanced engineering materials, including inorganic cements and fiber reinforced composites. His work has been published in more than sixty referred journal papers, four book chapters, and two books. At present, Dr. Wu is the editor-in-chief of Open Journal of Civil Engineering and Current Advances in Civil Engineering.
) College of Engineering Wayne State University Detroit, MI USA
Professor Wu Yao received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Tongji University, China in 1995, is currently the Director of the Institute of Smart Construction Materials and Vice Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tongji University, China. His research focuses on the development of advanced materials in civil engineering, including smart construction materials, nanotechnology in concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, durability of concrete, non-destructive testing and evaluation. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed research papers and authored 4 books and is a named inventor of 8 issued invention patents.
) Institute of Smart Construction Materials School of Materials Science and Engineering Tongji University Shanghai China
Dr. Yücemen is currently Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU). He took his BS degree in Civil Engineering at METU, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Structural Engineering, at Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), respectively. He has been a faculty member of METU since 1973 and had visiting faculty positions at different universities in USA, Jordan and North Cyprus. He has a book and more than 160 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings which were cited more than 300 times in journals covered by the Science Citation Index.
) Department of Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University (METU) Ankara Turkey
Dr. Xiangming Zhou is a Reader in Civil Engineering Design at Brunel University London. His research covers a board range of topics in construction materials, with focus on cement and concrete, and structural engineering. He has a sustained track record of high quality research publications on those topics. His research has been funded by EPSRC, EU 7th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020, Royal Academy of Engineering etc. He has been leading multi-million pounds EU collaborative research projects. He has been peer reviewer for 40+ academic journals and the main funding bodies. He is a member of EPSRC College
) Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Brunel University London London United Kingdom
Dr Ali Behnood received a PhD from Purdue University (USA), in 2016. He was also a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Purdue University. He has authored and co-authored more than thirty publications in international journals, conference proceedings, technical reports and book chapters; most of them are indexed by Scopus and/or WoS. His research activities and interests include Pavement Engineering, Concrete Durability, Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Artificial Intelligence, Soil Stabilization, and Transportation Economics and Safety.
) Lyles School of Civil Engineering Purdue University West Lafayette, IN USA
Giovanni Biondi is qualified as Associate Professor of “Soil Mechanics” and is senior lecturer of “Geotechnical Engineering”, “Foundations” and “Earth-Retaining Structures” at the Messina University (Italy) where he is also Director of the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics and Scientific Responsible of the facilities for Shaking table tests with laminar box”. He is also member of the ISSME, of the ICG and of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the VII ICEGE and of the XII International Conference on Geosynthetics. He is author of more than 100 papers in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering and ground improvement techniques.
) Department of Engineering University of Messina Messina Italy
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.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture University of Catania Catania Italy
Paolo Castaldo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG), Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Previously, he has been Research Assistant at the University of Salerno (Italy). In 2012, he earned the PhD degree in Seismic and Structural Engineering at the University of Salerno (Italy). He is member of different scientific Bodies, author of several scientific articles published in International and National Journals and Conferences. He is also author of a book entitled “Integrated seismic design of structure and control systems”. He is member of editorial boards of some scientific journals.
) Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering Polytechnic of Turin, Turin 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.
) Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Dr. Muhammed Yasin Durgun obtained his Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from İstanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2017. At present, Dr. Durgun is serving as Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department (Engineering Faculty, Construction Division) at Bartın University, Bartın, Turkey. Dr. Durgun, as an author/co-author, has published a number of manuscripts in national and international journals of good repute. His research interests include, but are not limited to, the following: Structural Analysis, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Materials, Building Materials, Construction Materials, Concrete Technologies, Construction Technology, Materials Engineering, Sustainable Construction.
) Department of Civil Engineering Bartın University Bartin Turkey
Massimiliano Ferraioli is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Department of Engineering of the
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, teaching several topics related with Structural Analysis, Earthquake
resistant design and Seismic rehabilitation of buildings. He is the author of more than 120 papers, including book
chapters, scientific journals and international conferences. He is scientific reviewer and member of the editorial
board of many international journals. Engaged in national and international research projects, his research
interests include: Seismic isolation and passive energy dissipation, Seismic design and retrofit of buildings,
Progressive collapse of structures, Safety of old iron railway bridges, Seismic assessment of masonry towers.
) Department of Civil Engineering Design Construction and Environment Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania Caserta Italy
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
Dr. Chien-Ho Ko is currently a full professor in the Civil Engineering Department at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. He was a faculty member in the Industrial Engineering and Technology Management Department at Da-Yeh University. Prior to this profession, Dr. Ko conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley on government funds of Ministry of Education. He is a registered professional engineer of fire protection. His research encompasses around lean construction, robotics, artificial intelligence, and information technology.
) Civil Engineering Department National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Pingtung Taiwan
Dr. Luca Landi graduated in Civil Engineering with honors at the University of Bologna (Italy). Currently, He is an Assistant Professor in the Department DICAM, University of Bologna and a researcher in Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna. He did his Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics. He is author of around 126 scientific papers in the area of earthquake and structural engineering.
) Department DICAM University of Bologna Bologna Italy
Dr. Yong Liu is currently a full professor at the School of Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan University (China). In 2008, he joined the National University of Singapore pursuing his PhD degree in geotechnical engineering will full scholarship, and earned his PhD degree in 2013. Dr Yong Liu became a full professor at Wuhan University in 2018 via the "1000 Talents Plan" recruitment program for young professionals, launched by the Chinese central government. The startup fund for Professor Liu is six million RMB. Dr Liu’s research interest is mainly focused on statistical performance evaluation of engineering uncertainty problems. He has published more than 80 academic articles in this area, and held 11 Chinese patents. Currently, he has been hosting/participating two projects in the area of construction and building materials.
) School of Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering Wuhan University Wuhan China
Mirko Mazza graduated in Civil Structural Engineering at the University of Calabria where also holds a Ph.D. degree in Computational Mechanics. He worked as research fellow at the Department of Structures and at the Department of Engineering Modeling of the University of Calabria and was adjunct professor of “Structural Mechanics” at the Polytechnic of Bari and of “Earthquake Engineering” at the University of Calabria. Now he is adjunct professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Calabria where he is giving the course of "Structural Engineering". He is author of 60 publications regarding topics of of Earthquake Engineering and Computational Mechanics.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Calabria Cosenza Italy
Dr. E.A. Oluwasola attended Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, University of Ibadan Nigeria and University Technology Malaysia where he obtained B.Sc, M.Sc and P.hD in Civil Engineering respectively. He is the present Head, Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Federal Polytechnic Ede Nigeria. He is also an adjunct senior lecturer at The Department of Civil Engineering, Adeleke University Ede Nigeria. Dr Oluwasola is a COREN registered engineer and a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). He has presented conference papers at both local and international levels and published papers in highly rated Scopus and web of science indexed journals.
) Department of Civil Engineering Federal Polytechnic Ede Ede Nigeria
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.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Florence Florence Italy
Dr Vasilis Sarhosis is an Assistant Professor in Infrastructure Engineering at the School of Engineering, Newcastle University. His research interests involve the structural inspection, assessment and monitoring of masonry infrastructure. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and worked as a consultant Civil Engineer in UK. He has over 60 publications and is currently chairing the revived National Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH), which is part of the ICOMOS-UK.
) School of Engineering Newcastle University England UK
Since 2015, Dr. GEORGIA E. THERMOU is an Assistant Professor at Civil Engineering Department, Laboratory of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures, Division of Structural Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her first Master of Science (MSc) in “New Materials and techniques on the design of reinforced concrete” from Civil Engineering Department of Demokritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th., Greece) in 2000. Her second Master of Science (MSc) was in “Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics” Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (UK) in 2001. In 2007, she obtained PhD degree from Civil Engineering Department of Demokritus University of Thrace.
) Civil Engineering Department Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece
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.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Strathclyde University Glasgow UK
Dr. Florin Pavel acquired his Ph.D. degree (in 2009) in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania. At present, Dr. Pavel is a Lecturer, in the Faculty of Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Buildings, at Technical University of Civil Engineering. His skills and proficiency mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Structural analysis and structural dynamics, Structural reliability and risk analysis, Earthquake engineering, Design of RC structures, Design of steel structures, Geotechnical and foundation engineering, Design of civil buildings, Finite element method, etc. Dr. Pavel, as an author/co-author, has published over 35 manuscripts in various journals of international repute.
) Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest Bucharest Romania
Antonio Bilotta, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His research interests include performance of fiber-reinforced polymer-reinforced members and strengthening of concrete structures with advanced materials; high temperature behaviour of concrete structures reinforced with FRP bars; analysis of steel and composite structures under fire conditions; effects of earthquake on structures.
) Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Hugo Biscaia received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering/Structures from New University of Lisbon (2012). He finished his MSc degree in Structures Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon and since then, he has been developing his research activity in the field of strengthening structures with Fibre Reinforced Polymers. Among other works, he performed different experimental studies on the interface behavior between bonded materials (e.g. FRP, concrete, timber, steel, aluminum, masonry) and their numerical and/or analytical modeling. He is also interested on the degradation of these bonded interfaces when subjected to aggressive environmental conditions. He has authored/co-authored more than 30 papers in ISI/Scopus journals.
) Department of Civil Engineering New University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal
Dr. Francesco Cannizzaro obtained his Ph.D. degree (‘Dottore di Ricerca’) in Structural Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Catania (XXIII cycle), Italy, in 2011. Since March 2015, Dr. Cannizzaro is research fellow (assegnista di ricerca) in the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Catania. His research activity is mainly devoted to the following topics: (1) Seismic vulnerability and retrofitting of masonry and mixed masonry-r.c. buildings, (2) Seismic vulnerability and retrofitting of historical and monumental buildings, (3) Assessment of the seismic response of masonry buildings by means of macro-models, etc. Dr. Cannizzaro, as an author/co-author, has published more than 35 articles in various journals.
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture University of Catania, Catania Italy
Bruno Dal Lago, Ph.D., P.E., is a Research Associate and Adjunct Professor of Structural Analysis and Design at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is holding the Italian National Qualification for Associate Professor. He received his BS, MS, Specialization, and Ph.D., from Politecnico di Milano, cooperating with European research partners and spending long-term visits in Brazil, New Zealand and Ireland. He authored more than 80 scientific and technical papers mainly on the following subjects: seismic behavior of precast concrete structures, experimental testing and numerical modeling of structures and mechanical connections, seismic effects and influence of non-structural components, innovation in dry-assembled precast structures, prestressing techniques in reinforced concrete and timber structures. He has been awarded with special mentions by the fib and ACI-Italy Chapter.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Politecnico di Milano Milan Italy
Dr. Dario De Domenico is a Research Fellow at the Dept. of Engineering, University of Messina, Italy, and
Adjunct Professor at the Dept. of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Syracuse, Italy.
He received his PhD in Materials and Structural Engineering at the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Previously, he was Visiting Researcher at the Dept. of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of
Sheffield, UK, and at the Lab. of Mechanics and Materials, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He
also spent one year in industry as Research Project Engineer. Author of more than 70 publications in the fields
of earthquake engineering, structural control, and mechanics of materials (concrete, FRP).
) Department of Engineering University of Messina Messina Italy
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.
) Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture University of Naples "Federico II" Naples Italy
Dr. Golafshani, who awarded his Ph.D. in 2014 from Polytechnic University of Technology of Iran, is an assistant professor at the faculty of civil engineering, architecture and art in Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch since 2015. His research interests focus on the development of artificial intelligence, metaheuristic optimization methods in civil engineering, mechanical and durability properties of high-performance and green concrete, sustainability and construction engineering and management. He is the author of numerous publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
) Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Art Islamic Azad University Tehran Iran
Dr. Sangyong Kim is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at Yeungnam University. He did B.S in Civil & Environmental Engineering from korea University in 2003. He did M.S. in Construction Management & Material from Korea University in 2005. Later he did Ph.D. in Construction Management & Engineering from University of Reading. He has numerous publications to his credit.
) School of Architecture Yeungnam University Gyeongsan-si South Korea
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.
) School of Environment and Technology University of Brighton Brighton UK
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.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Salerno Salerno Italy
Dr. Alejandro Manzano-Ramírez obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1989 from the Department of Metallurgy, University of Sheffield, UK. Dr. Manzano-Ramírez is currently Professor at CINVESTAV, Querétaro campus, Mexico, which is a research institute. His main research areas include the following: Processing of composite materials to be used in the Aeronautics and automotive industry, Functionalization of green ceramics "geopolymers" for degradation of organic volatile compounds (VOCs) and microorganisms, Synthesis and processing of polymer matrix nanocomposites, Purification and Fucionalization of carbon nano-tubes, sinthesisi of graphene and Design and optimization of organic solar cells. Dr. Manzano-Ramírez has published over 59 articles in various journals (having total number of citations of over 330), and has 4 patents.
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
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.
) Department of Civil Engineering Hacettepe University Ankara Turkey
Dr Jaime Santos-Reyes received a PhD from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He was a Post-Doctoral Reasearch Assistance at the same university for thee years. He has authored more than 50 publications in international peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, book chapters; most of them indexed by Scopus. His research interests include fire safety in road and rail tunnels, Metro transport systems, seismic risk perception.
) ESIME Zacatenco National Polytechnic Institute Mexico City Mexico
Dr. Bassam A. Tayeh is an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department at Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine. His research interests are in the areas of UHPFC, eco-friendly construction materials. He has many research works related to reuse of industrial waste product at a high replacement of cement or other contents of concrete to produce eco-friendly concrete. He has extensive experience in both academic and practice in many fields of civil engineering. He has published many papers in international journals with high impact factors. He has presented many papers at several international conferences. He is a reviewer for many international journals.
) Department of Civil Engineering Islamic University of Gaza Gaza Palestine
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.
) 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.
) School of Civil Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Johor Bahru Malaysia
Dr. Bartolomeo Pantò research activity is mainly focused towards the areas of (a) Seismic vulnerability and retrofitting of masonry and mixed masonry-reinforced concrete buildings (b) Seismic vulnerability and retrofitting of historical and monumental buildings (c) Assessment of the seismic response of masonry buildings by means of macro-models. He is a reviewer for journals such as Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal (Springer), Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal (Springer) and Open Civil Engineering Journal (Bentham Science Publishers).
) Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR) University of Catania Catania Italy