The Open Civil Engineering Journal

ISSN: 1874-1495 ― Volume 13, 2019


Gabriele Milani (Biography
Gabriele Milani

Gabriele Milani is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano (2014-present) with habilitation as Full Professor (2017). His research focuses on masonry modeling and safety assessment of historic masonry in seismic area. He works on FEM limit analysis, rubber vulcanization and seismic isolation. He has been awarded with a Telford Premium (2012) by ICE, a Bathe Award (2014) and a most cited author diploma for a paper in Computers and Structures (2006). He has co-authored more than 130 ISI papers. He is EIC of a Journal (International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation) and co-editor of a journal generalist for Civil Engineering.


Department of Architecture
Technical University of Milan

Executive Editor:

Kwok-wing Chau (Biography
Kwok-wing Chau

Prof. Kwok-wing Chau was awarded the Bachelor and the Masters of Sceince in Civil Engineering degrees with Distinction from the University of Hong Kong, and the PhD degree from the University of Queensland in Australia. He is currently Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His researches include numerical flow modeling, water quality modeling, hydrological modeling, knowledge-based system development and artificial intelligence applications. Prof. Chau has published over 160 Science Citation Index papers and the total number of non-self citations is over 7,000.


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong


Hong Guan (Biography
Hong Guan

Professor Hong Guan is Head of Civil Engineering on Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University. She is also an Executive Committee Member of Australian Network on Structural Health Monitoring. Her research focuses on failure and progressive collapse analyses of concrete flat plate structures, bridge deterioration modelling and intelligent system for Level-2 bridge condition inspections. She has co-authored 1 research monograph on “Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Civil Infrastructures: From Tall Buildings to Urban Areas” with Springer, 2 edited books, 4 book chapters, and over 110 ISI papers and 130 peer-reviewed conference papers. She has also won multiple teaching excellence awards.


Griffith School of Engineering
Griffith University

Francesco Tornabene (Biography
Francesco Tornabene

Francesco Tornabene (nicknamed by his students: "The Lord of The Shells") was born in Bologna, January 13, 1978. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Bologna on 23/07/2003. Title of Thesis: "Dynamic Behavior of Cylindrical Shells: Formulation and Solution". Ph.D. in "Structural Mechanics" at University of Bologna on 31/05/2007. Title of PhD Thesis: "Modeling and Solution of Shell Structures Made of Anisotropic Materials". Assistant Professor at University of Bologna (2012-Present) with habilitation as Associate Professor in the Areas 08/B2 and 09/A1 (2017). He has co-authored more than 100 ISI papers. His research focuses on Structural Mechanics and Computational Mechanics.


Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering
University of Bologna

Associate Editors:

Reza Kianoush (Biography
Reza Kianoush

Dr. Reza Kianoush, Ph.D., P.Eng., is Professor in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University, Canada. His research interests involve Analytical Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Earthquake Loading, Earthquake-resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Performance-based Design of Concrete Liquid Containing Structures, Seismic Rehabilitation and Repair of Concrete Structures, and Non-linear Finite Element Analysis and Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structures. Dr. Kianoush’s current list of projects involve: (1) Crack and leakage control criteria in liquid containing structures (experimental and analytical), (2) Temperature and shrinkage effects in liquid containing structures, (3) Response modification factors in liquid containing structures (analytical and experimental), (4) Seismic retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures, and (5) Seismic level of protection of reinforced concrete structures.


Department of Civil Engineering
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON

Giuseppe Vairo (Biography
Giuseppe Vairo

Giuseppe Vairo is Professor of Mechanics of Solids and Structures at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy), where he achieved the PhD in Structural Engineering on 2002 and the Master Degree (summa com laude) in Mechanical Engineering on 1998. He was Visiting Professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne Universités, Paris) on 2016 in the framework of the PACHA Program (Programme d’Accueil de Chercheurs de HAut niveau). Main research topics: structural modelling, computational mechanics, fluid-structure interaction and aeroelasticity, long-span bridges, composite materials, nanoporous materials, plasticity, tensegrity structures, biomechanics. Author of more than 150 publications (more than 70 peer-reviewed), many lectures in international and national congresses, 2 European Patents.


Department of Civil Engineering & Computer Science
University of Rome

Abdelouahed Tounsi (Biography
Abdelouahed Tounsi

Pr. A. TOUNSI works in Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria. His specialization is in Mathematical Modeling of Mechanical behavior of Composite Structures. His Research Interest is in Non-local Elasticity, FEM, Composite Structures, Functionally graded Materials, Nanostructures and Nano-Biology. He is editorial board member of 7 renowned scientific journals. He has around 160 publications/contributions in internationally recognized journals and book chapters to his credit.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Sidi Bel Abbes
Sidi Bel Abbès

Section Editors:

(Pipe system modeling and management)
B. Brunone (Biography
B. Brunone

Bruno Brunone, Ph.D. and Professor of Hydraulics at the University of Perugia, is the founder and Director of the Water Engineering Laboratory, focused on pipe system analysis. Brunone, author of 100 ISI papers, served as a member of the scientific committee in many Int. Conferences. He is an Associate editor of the J. of Hydraulic Engineering. He has been the President of the Organizing Committee of CCWI2013 and WDSA2014. He is Co-I in the Smart Urban Water Supply System project. Brunone is an expert in the analysis of unsteady friction and pipe system performance (fault detection by means of transients).


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Perugia

(Current Frontiers Solid and Structural Mechanics)
E. Sacco (Biography
E. Sacco

Elio Sacco (ResearcherID: G-5349-2017, ORCID: is full professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the DiSt, University of Naples Federico II. He is author of more than 150 indexed papers, covering a wide range of subjects in the fields of theoretical and computational mechanics. Among the others: Material constitutive modeling, Micromechanics and homogenization techniques, Mechanics of masonry, Computational mechanics of structures.


Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture
University of Naples Federico II

(Structural Design)
Antonio Formisano (Biography
Antonio Formisano

Antonio Formisano is Aggregate Professor of Structural Design at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II, where He is also teacher within the 2nd level International Masters “Emerging Technologies for Construction”, “Design of Steel” and “Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events”. He has been involved in several national and international research projects. He is editorial board member and reviewer of numerous international journals. Antonio Formisano is an author of more than 200 scientific papers; published in national, 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

(Earthquake Structures)
B. Sevim (Biography
B. Sevim

Barış SEVİM was born in Trabzon in 1982. He completed his high school education in Istanbul in 2000. Then he had got a bachelor degree from Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey, Department of Civil Engineering in 2004. Lastly, he finished his Phd Thesis in the same university in 2010. Now, he is an academician (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) in Yıldız Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering. He also studies about the earthquake responses of engineering structures and operational and experimental modal analyses.


Department of Civil Engineering
Yıldız Technical University

Editorial Board Members:

J.M. Adam (Biography
J.M. Adam

Jose M. Adam is Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València. He is member of the Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH) and co-founder and partner of the spin-off company CALSENS. His research is devoted to: building structures, structural failures, strengthening-retrofitting, assessment of structures, structural health monitoring and extreme events. He is the author of over 50 papers in high-impact international journals, editor of four scientific books and author of three book chapters.


Higher Technical School of Civil Engineering
Polytechnic University of Valencia

A.C. Altunışık (Biography
A.C. Altunışık

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

J. Assaad (Biography
J. Assaad

He received his Ph.D from Sherbrooke University, Canada. His research interests include grinding aids and strength enhancers for clinker, reduction of CO2 emissions during cement production, chemical admixtures for specialty concrete such as SCC, UWC, RAC, HPC, LWC, RCC, etc., injection materials, rheology and thixotropy, formwork pressure, bond to reinforcing steel, use of waste materials such as Used Engine Oil and Latex Paints in concrete, repair systems, use of geotechnical equipment for testing fresh cement, composite cementitious systems containing polymers and specialty chemicals, polymerisation of polyvinyl alcohols and styrene butadiene polymers, epoxies for flooring, and hardened concrete properties and durability.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Notre Dame University
Zouk Mosbeh

C. Basaran (Biography
C. Basaran

Dr. Cemal Basaran is a Professor and the Director of Electronic Packaging Laboratory at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He has authored 135 + peer reviewed archival journal publications and several book chapters in the fields of damage mechanics of electronics packaging materials. His research includes but not limited to unification of Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics using entropy, 2-D materials for power and nano electronics, electromigration, thermomigration, and computational fatigue life prediction without use of curve fitting models. Some of his awards include 1997 US Navy ONR Young Investigator Award, and 2011 ASME EPPD Excellence in Mechanics Award.


Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

P. Boisse (Biography
P. Boisse

Prof. Philippe Boisse is a Mechanical Engineering at INSA Lyon, France. He achieved his PhD from University of Paris in 1987. He has 153 publications in the field of Textile composites, Composite forming, Mechanics of fibrous materials, Finite element simulations for forming processes, Textile mechanical properties. He is the President of AMAC (French association for Composites Materials and Director of GdR CNRS (Research group) Composite manufacturing processes. He is also affiliated with the board of journals such as International Journal of Material Forming and Journal of Applied Composite Materials and some other journals.


Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA)

C.E. Chalioris (Biography
C.E. Chalioris

Constantin E. Chalioris, Civil engineer, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor in Reinforced Concrete (RC), Director of the Structural Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Dept., Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Teaching: 8 undergraduate, 3 postgraduate courses. Supervisor of 5 PhDs. Reviewer in 50 peer-reviewed International journals. Research experiences: Design-Analysis of RC structures; Testing; Repair/Strengthening techniques (resin injections, FRPs, SCC, Jacketing); Torsional-Shear analysis; Steel-Fibrous-Concrete; Damage detection and real-time structural integrity assessment of RC members using piezoelectric sensors. Author or co-author of over 90 journal, chapters in books and conference papers. Over 400 citations (excluding self-citations). h-index: 11 (Scopus), 13 (Google Scholar) – May 2017.


Department of Civil Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace

B. Chiara (Biography
B. Chiara

Dr. Chiara Bedon is an Assistant Professor in University of Trieste, Department of Engineering and Architecture, Italy. Her research activities are focused on the development of design approaches and analytical methods for structural systems (a) advanced Finite Element numerical modeling of structures under extreme loads, including blast, seismic events, fire (b)  analysis and design of structural glass systems and facades (c) use of innovative materials or components for the improvement of the static/dynamic behavior of structures. Dr. Bedon is Co-Author of more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications, including 65 journal papers, various conference papers, several technical documents, guidelines, book chapters, and editorials.


Department of Engineering and Architecture
University of Trieste

F. Clementi (Biography
F. Clementi

He obtained the five-year Master of Sciences in Civil Engineering with full marks at the Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM) in 2005 and earned the Ph.D. Degree at UNIVPM during the academic year 2008-2009. He is Assistant Professor of Solids and Structural Mechanics at UNIVPM since 2012. He developed research and teaching activities at the Universities of Ancona, Camerino, Lublin and Sao Paulo. He is the author and co-author of more than 80 scientific papers, and editorial member and reviewer of numerous International Journals.


Department of Civil Engineering, Construction and Architecture (DICEA)
Polytechnic University of the Marche (UNIVPM)

S. Eslamian (Biography
S. Eslamian

Saeid Eslamian is a Full Professor of Environmental Hydrology. He was formerly a Visiting Professor at Princeton, ETH Zurich, and McGill University. He has contributed to more than 500 publications in journals, books, and technical reports. He is the founder and chief editor of both the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology (IJHST) and the Journal of Flood Engineering (JFE). Saeid is now associate editor of three important publications: Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier), Eco-Hydrology and Hydrobiology (Elsevier), and the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination (IWA). He is the author of approximately 150 book chapters and books.


Department of Water Engineering
Isfahan University of Technology

E. Mistakidis (Biography
E. Mistakidis

Dr. Euripidis Mistakidis is a Professor of Structural Analysis in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly. He did Diploma in Civil Engineering from Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1987. He received Doctoral degree from Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece in 1992. He has around 6 books and 59 papers in scientific journal publication to his credit.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Thessaly

H.F. Duan (Biography
H.F. Duan

Dr. Duan Huan-feng is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2011) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interest includes: hydraulics of pipe flows, environmental fluid mechanics, hydrodynamics of wave-turbulence-system interactions, pipe defects detection etc. He has published over 50 journal papers and more than 20 conference papers in his research field (hydraulics and water resources engineering). He has participated in many important research projects and funding schemes in Hong Kong and Mainland China.


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

T.I. Eldho (Biography
T.I. Eldho

Dr Eldho is a Professor in Civil Department, IIT Bombay. He has 25 years of experience in the area of water resources and environmental engineering. He has guided more than 20 Ph.Ds and 40 Masters theses. He has published more than 400 research papers in various International Journals and Conferences. Prof. Eldho serves as an Editor/ Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of a number of Journals and is reviewer to more than 40 Journals. Dr. Eldho has co-authored two popular text books and contributed 10 book chapters in various edited books.


Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology

E. Grande (Biography
E. Grande

Ernesto Grande is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at University Gugliemo Marconi in Rome. His research activity, testified by numerous papers published on both international journals and conference proceedings, focuses on different topics of Civil Engineering. Among these: experimental and F.E. modeling of masonry and RC structures strengthened by FRP materials; seismic design and dynamic analysis of steel structures; dynamic identification and damage detection of structures; innovative approaches for the optimization of grid shell structures. He has been involved in research activities carried out in the context of both international committees (RILEM-TC223-MSC) and Italian research programs (RELUIS-task 3.1).


Department of Sustainability Engineering
University of Guglielmo Marconi

H. Haeri (Biography
H. Haeri

Dr. Hadi Haeri is currently assistant professor of Civil Engineering at Aria University of Sciences and Sustainability, Tehran, Iran. After he completed his Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics, he started working as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering at Sharif University of Technology. He received his PhD (2013) in Rock Mechanics from Islamic Azad University, science and research branch, Tehran. He has published 70 scientific journal papers, 20 conference papers and 5 books. He is founder and editor of more than 5 scientific journals and advisory member of various journals and conferences.


Department of Civil Engineering
Sharif university of technology

R. Jankowski (Biography
R. Jankowski

Dr. Robert Jankowski obtained his PhD degree (doctorate) from the University of Tokyo (Japan) and DSc degree (habilitation) from the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland). He also holds the title of professor granted by the President of Poland. Currently Dr. Robert Jankowski is a Professor (Full Professor) at the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland). He has published more than 250 scientific papers and conference articles in the filed of civil engineering.


Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gdansk University of Technology

Z. Kala (Biography
Z. Kala

Zdeněk Kala is Professor, at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Structural Mechanics. His research interests: sensitivity analysis of steel structures, stability of steel structures, reliability analysis of building structures, limit states of building structures, nonlinear structural mechanics. He is author or co-author of more then 60 ISI papers in the field of civil engineering. He is a member of editorial board of scientific impacted "Journal Civil Engineering and Management" (since 2011), member of editorial board of scientific journal "Engineering Structures and Technologies" (since 2012), guest member of editorial board of scientific impacted journal "Mathematical Problems in Engineering" (2015).


Department of Structural Mechanics
Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic

S. Kenai (Biography
S. Kenai

Said KENAI is currently a Professor of concrete technology and building materials at the civil engineering department, University Saâd Dahleb-Blida1, Algeria. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) in 1988. He is the chairman of the civil engineering research laboratory, a member of ACI, a founding member of the African Materials Research Society (MRS-Africa) and a member of RILEM TC-ISC (In situ strength assessment of concrete). His main research interests include concrete durability, cement replacement materials, reuse of waste, earth constructions, self-compacting concrete and repair and strengthening of structures.


Civil Engineering Department
University of Blida

K. Kiani (Biography
K. Kiani

Dr. Keivan Kiani got B.Sc. degree in civil engineering from Isfahan University of Technology on 1999. Subsequently, he was awarded M.Sc, and Ph.D. degrees with major in structural engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2002 and 2010, respectively. The expert field of Dr. Kiani is modeling of structures range from nano- to macro- scales. His current research is focus on the wave propagation in, vibrations and dynamic instability of nanostructures using advanced elasticity theories. To date, he has published more than 90 ISI papers in a diverse range of engineering, applied mathematics, and physics journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
K.N. Toosi University of Technology

J. Kumar (Biography
J. Kumar

Jyant Kumar PhD, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. SCOPUS - Author ID: Author ID: 7201861873; h-index: 20 Academic Rank – Professor in the Geotechnical Engineering. Works in the area of Computational Geomechanics, Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Geophysics, Numerical simulation to assess the stability of tunnels. Published more than about 150 papers in several top class International Journals. Editorial Member of several International Journals. Guided successfully a more than a dozen PhD students.


Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

M. Latour (Biography
M. Latour

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 with professorship contracts. He is heavily involved in experimental and theoretical research. His contribution to the scientific community is demonstrated by the works published in peer-reviewed journals and in national and international conferences. His research activity mainly deals with seismic design, connections’ behavior, wooden and steel structures, finite element modeling and the development of strategies for supplemental damping in seismic zone.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno

J. Li (Biography
J. Li

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

H. Mang (Biography
H. Mang

Herbert A. Mang is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures of Vienna University of Technology (VUT). For approximately 25 years he was the Head of this Institute. Since 2012 he is also a National Chair Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai. He was President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and he is a member of 19 Foreign Academies, among them the US, the Chinese, and the German Academy of Engineering. His main research interests are mechanics of deformable solids, structural mechanics, computational mechanics, computational acoustics, multi-physics and multi-scale analyses. He has co-authored or co-edited 23 books and published 493 articles on these subjects.


Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Vienna University of Technology

M.E. Mohareb (Biography
M.E. Mohareb

Dr. Magdi Emile Mohareb obtained his Ph.D. degree (1995) in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Mohareb worked in consulting (from 1995 to 1999), and then joined the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) as Assistant Professor (in 2000). Then he became Associate Professor (in 2004), and he is now Full Professor (since 2010). He is registered as a professional engineer in Ontario and Alberta, and is member of ASCE and CSCE. Dr. Mohareb has authored/co-authored over a 100 refereed publications, served as reviewer for over 20 international journals, and is member of the editorial board of three journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

D. Ngoduy (Biography
D. Ngoduy

Dong Ngoduy obtained his Ph.D. degree in traffic flow theory and simulation from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2006. He currently leading the Connected Traffic and Complex Systems Lab at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), which looks into modelling and managing the operations of heterogeneous intelligent traffic flow in networks. In addition, Professor Ngoduy has published over 80 papers in the field, served as Associate Editor of Transportmetrica Part A: Transport Science and Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, is an editorial board member in the Open Transportation journal, and acts as a member of the EPSRC (the UK Research Council) peer-review college. His research pursues the development of traffic flow theory in networks. These include the modelling and analysis of the dynamics of traffic flow in time and space, for example, the formation and dissipation of traffic congestion, the propagation of stop-and-go traffic jams, applying advanced methodologies in traffic state estimation techniques, and information and communication technologies (ICT) to traffic management.


Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

V. Plevris (Biography
V. Plevris

Vagelis Plevris is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of Oslo Metropolitan University. He serves as Chief Editor for Computational Methods in Structural Engineering, by Frontiers in Switzerland. He holds a Diploma 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 (FEM); Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures with FEM; Earthquake Engineering; Optimum Design of Structures; Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis of Structures; and Neural Networks and their Applications in Engineering. He speaks English, Greek, German, Italian and Norwegian.


Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology
OsloMet—Oslo Metropolitan University

A.M. Rashad (Biography
A.M. Rashad

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, in 2009. His research interests include blended cement, fire resistance, durability, recycling, alkali-activated materials (geopolymers). He has a lot of publications in ISI journal as well as a lot of citations. He reviewed abundant of paper for different journals.


Department of Building Materials Research and Quality Control
Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC)

Y. Shao (Biography
Y. Shao

Prof. Yongbo Shao is the Dean of School of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Southwest Petroleum University in China. He serves as the members of two national academic societies. His research interests include steel structures, marine structures and composite structures. He has published more than 130 papers, including 50 peer-reviewed ISI papers. He received two provincial awards two highly recommended papers from international conferences.


School of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Southwest Petroleum University

H.-Y. Shu (Biography
H.-Y. Shu

Hung-Yee Shu is distinguished professor of environmental engineering and vice president of Hungkuang University in Taiwan. And he holds PhD in chemical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of more than 50 publications of SCI indexed papers. His research focused on Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs), nanoscale zero valent iron environmental application, Industrial wastewater treatment and municipal solid waste treatment and analysis. He has been member of the scientific committee of several international conferences.


Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering
Hungkuang University

V. Sladek (Biography
V. Sladek

Professor RNDr. V. Sladek, DrSc. is working in the field of Computational Mechanics and Applied Mathematics for almost 40 years. Most applications are oriented to solid mechanics. He received Dr. Nat. Sci. (RNDr.) in Physics, Comenius University, Bratislava, PhD and DrSc in Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava. He is the author and/or co-author of 6 monographs, 20 chapters in monographs, around 320 original scientific papers and around 200 peer reviewed conference contributions with more than 2800 scientific citations according to WoS (Thomson Reuters).


Institute of Construction and Architecture
Slovak Academy of Sciences

D. Soares (Biography
D. Soares

Delfim Soares Jr. is an Associate Professor at the Department of Structural Engineering of UFJF, Brazil. In the past 15 years, he has published over 100 manuscripts (80% in high impact leading journals), in the field of numerical methods and structural engineering. He is member of the editorial board and/or reviewer at more than 45 journals. In addition, he has worked/coordinated dozens of research projects, financed by government and industry. He is mainly focused on the development and application of meshless, boundary and finite element methods for engineering analyses, with particular application to acoustics, fluid/solid mechanics, electromagnetics and coupled models.


Faculty of Engineering
Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Juiz de Fora

J. Tamošaitienė (Biography
J. Tamošaitienė

Jolanta Tamošaitienė is Associated Professor, at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Dept. Construction Management and Real Estate (2009-present), Institute of Sustainable Construction (2011-present), of Civil Engineering Faculty. Her research interests: construction technology, organisation, management, risk, Decision Making (DM), Sustainable Development etc. She is author of three highly cited paper: risk management, selecting suppliers, and selection of the effective dwelling house walls (May/June 2017) fields of field of Engineering. She co-authored about 50 ISI papers. She is a member of Editorial Board “The Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management” (since 2013), “Technological and Economic Development of Economy” journal (since 2011).


Department of Construction Technology and Management
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

H. Tanyildizi (Biography
H. Tanyildizi

Harun tanyildizi is professor of civil engineering at the Firat University. His main research topics are concrete, lightweight concrete, mortar, construction materials, durability of concrete, geopolymer concrete, polymer concrete, fuzzy logic and artificial neural networks applications, variance (Anova) analysis and Taguchi method. He has published more than 60 scientific paper and conference articles in the field on civil engineering. He has 657 citations to his papers. H-index of his is 13.


Department of Civil Engineering
Firat University

I.B. Topcu (Biography
I.B. Topcu

Dr. İlker Bekir Topçu is currently professor in the Civil Engineering Department, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. He graduated from Engineering and Architecture of State Academy in 1980, and obtained his Master’s degree from the Institute of Science, Anadolu University and obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Science, İstanbul Technical University in 1988. He has published 170 refereed papers in international and national journals; His papers cited more than 4000. His research interests are lightweight, heavyweight and high-strength concretes, concretes using industrial wastes such as fly ash, bottom ash, silica fume, waste tire, waste glass and waste concrete.


Civil Engineering Department
Eskişehir Osmangazi University

P.C.G. da S. Vellasco (Biography
P.C.G. da S. Vellasco

Pedro Colmar Gonçalves da Silva Vellasco did BSC and MSc in Civil Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and PhD in Structural Engineering from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine University of London. Full Steel Structures Professor of the Structural Engineering Department of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, UERJ. Has experience in Civil Engineering, focusing on Structures, acting on the following subjects: steel structures, structural behaviour, experimental analysis, finite element analysis and composite construction. Published more than 70 Journal papers and more than 300 conference papers, four books and 12 book chapters.


Structural Engineering Department
State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ
Rio de Janeiro

G. Wang (Biography
G. Wang

Dr. Gangwei Wang has obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Applied Mathematics from the Beijing Institute of Technology. He also visited the University of British Columbia and University of Texas at Pan American. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Hebei University of Economics and Business. His research interests involve the applications of Lie groups to differential equations and applied statistics.


School of Mathematics and Statistics
Hebei University of Economics and Business
P.R. China

X. Zhu (Biography
X. Zhu

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 and Mathematics
Western Sydney University

L.R. Dharani (Biography
L.R. Dharani

Dr. Lokeswarappa R. Dharani obtained his Ph.D. degree (1982) in Engineering Mechanics from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He is Curators' Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Senior Investigator in the Graduate Center for Materials Research, at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA. His research interests include Aircraft structures, fracture mechanics, fatigue and failure analysis; micromechanics; composite materials and structures; process modeling of ceramic matrix composites; friction and wear of composites; and fracture of laminated glazing. Dr. Dharani has authored/co-authored more than 135 publications, having a noteworthy number of total citations, i.e. over 1,385.


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, MO

A. Albuquerque (Biography
A. Albuquerque

António Albuquerque is Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (UBI, Portugal) and Senior Researcher at the Research Unit FibEnTech (UBI, Portugal). He has a BEng. in Environmental Engineering (FCT-UNL, Portugal, 1991), a MSc. in Environmental Engineering (Imperial College (London, UK, 1993) and a PhD. in Civil Engineering (UBI, Portugal, 2004). Main areas of research: nutrient removal in wastewater treatment processes, constructed wetland technology, water reuse, water quality management and waste valorization. He is the author or co-author of approximately 250 publications, including books, book chapters, journal papers, conference proceedings papers, technical reports and academic texts.


Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
University of Beira Interior

E. Artioli (Biography
E. Artioli

Edoardo Artioli graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2002, entered the PhD program in Structural Mechanics at University of Bologna in 2002, and got his PhD in 2006. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of the Italian Research council in Pavia, in 2006 and 2007. In March 2008, Dr. Artioli joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Rome – Tor Vergata where is has since been assistant professor of solid and structural mechanics.


Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science
University of Rome

A.C. Aydin (Biography
A.C. Aydin

Abdulkadir Cüneyt AYDIN is a full professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Ataturk University (Erzurum, Turkey). His research focuses on structural engineering, steel structures, composite structures, semi-rigid joints, thin-walled members, and historical masonry structures. His works led to many scientific publications mainly on peer-reviewed international index journals and conference proceedings.


Department of Civil Engineering
Ataturk University

M. Bederina (Biography
M. Bederina

Madani Bederina got his PhD in Civil Engineering Materials from the National Polytechnic School of Algiers, Algeria in 2007. He obtained his “University Habilitation” degree in 2009, then the rank of professor in 2013. Currently, he works as a research teacher at the University of Laghouat, Algeria. He is heavily involved in the experimental and theoretical research of building materials. His works led to many national and international publications in several peer-reviewed journals and many national and international conferences. His research activities concern the new concretes, new lightweight concretes, valorisation of local materials, reuse of wastes, durability, etc.


Civil Engineering Department
University of Amar Télidji

J.R. Casas (Biography
J.R. Casas

Ph. D. from the Technical University of Catalonia- BarcelonaTech (UPC). Since 1999 he is Professor of Bridge Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering (UPC). Secretary General of IABMAS (International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety). Author or co-author of 13 books and 14 chapters of books, 124 papers in refereed technical journals and over 300 communications to international scientific meetings. Among other awards, he has received the Bill Curtin Medal 1998, awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) to the best paper describing innovative design in civil engineering.


School of Civil Engineering
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

D.C. Charmpis (Biography
D.C. Charmpis

Dr. Dimos C. Charmpis did Diploma in Civil Engineering (5-year course) in 1994 from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from National Technical University of Athens and Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece in 1999. Later, he became Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering (Computational Structural Mechanics) in 2003 from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Currently, he is an associate professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), University of Cyprus.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Cyprus

C.G. Chiorean (Biography
C.G. Chiorean

Dr. Cosmin G. Chiorean is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania with habilitation as PhD supervisor (2013). His research interests focus on improving the computational methods for design of civil structures. He has published over 70 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and is the main developer of a FE software package GFAS (A Finite Element System for Geotechnical Applications). He serves as editor in chief of the journal Acta Technica Napocensis: Civil Engineering & Architecture and as editorial board member of several international journals in the filed of structural engineering and computational mechanics.


Department of Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Cluj Napoca
Cluj Napoca

M. D'Aniello (Biography
M. D'Aniello

Mario D’Aniello is assistant professor of Structural Engineering at University of Naples Federico II. Since 2009, he actively collaborates with ECCS TC13. In 2017, he joined ECCS TC10 and he is also appointed as Italian member of CEN/TC 250/SC 3/WG 1-8. He is member of the Italian Committee UNI/CT 021/SC 03 "Steel Structures. He is also currently involved in the drafting of the Italian CNR code on “Structural Robustness”. He published more than 180 publications. He acted as guest editor for “The Open Civil Engineering Journal” and “Journal of Engineering”. He is also associate editor of “International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research”.


Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture
University of Naples

G. De Matteis (Biography
G. De Matteis

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. He is member of many national and international committees. He coordinated and participated to a number of research projects mainly dealing with, steel structures, aluminium structures, timber structures, earthquake and fire design. In such fields he is author of more than 300 papers, published in national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.


Department of Architecture and Industrial Design
University of Campania

L. Di Palma (Biography
L. Di Palma

Associate Professor in the field of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome. Ph.D. in Industrial Chemical Processes. He is the author of more than 110 publications on international journal or national and/or international conferences proceedings, in the fields of Applied Chemistry, Material Technology and Waste and Wastewater treatment. Since 2002 he has been the coordinator of several Research Programs funded by National or International Agencies or Enterprises. He has been the member of The Steering Committe of several international and national Conferences.


Department of Chemical Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome

E. Elbeltagi (Biography
E. Elbeltagi

Dr. Emad E. Elbeltagi received his Ph.D. degree in construction management from joint supervision between Mansoura University (Egypt) and Waterloo University (Canada). Dr. Elbeltagi is a professor of construction management at the Structural Engineering Department, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. He is a civil and structural design engineer with specialist competence in the broad areas of construction management. His current research and teaching interests are in the areas of resource management and cost analysis of civil infrastructure, artificial intelligence applications in civil engineering, and multi-criteria decision analysis. Dr. Elbeltagi, as an author/co-author, has published more than 40 articles in various journals, having total citations of over 1,475.


Department of Structural Engineering
Mansoura University

A. Gagliano (Biography
A. Gagliano

Antonio Gagliano is Professor of Building Physics at University of Catania.PhD in Building Physics.His researches focuses on Renewable energies, Building Energy efficiency, Acoustic.He works on green roofs, ventilated roofs and facades, PVT system.He is author of more than 100 publications on international journals and or conferences.Since 2005 he has been the coordinator or participant to several Researches funded by Regional or National Agencies or Enterprises andscientific manager of the applied physics laboratory of DIEEI. He has been member of the International Program Committee of several international conferences.


Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (DIEEI)
University of Catania

S. Guessasma (Biography
S. Guessasma

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.


Research unit Biopolymers Interactions & Assemblies
French National Institute of Agriculture Research(INRA)

B. Han (Biography
B. Han

Baoguo Han received his PhD in the field of smart materials and structures from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2005. He is a professor of civil engineering in Dalian University of Technology, China. His main research interests include cement and concrete materials, smart materials and structures, structural health monitoring, traffic detection and nanotechnology. He is the author of 2 book, 9 book chapters and more than 100 published papers.


School of Civil Engineering
Dalian University of Technology

M.A.M. Johari (Biography
M.A.M. Johari

Megat Azmi Megat Johari (M.A. Megat Johari) is currently a Professor at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his MSc and PhD from the University of Leeds. His research focusses on the broad area of concrete materials and technology with emphasis on supplementary cementitious materials, high strength and high performance concrete, alkaline activated binders and geopolymers, as well as concrete repair, evaluation and retrofitting. He has supervised 15 PhD and 9 MSc students. He has published more than 40 papers in ISI indexed journals.


School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Pulau Pinang

A. Kaveh (Biography
A. Kaveh

Kaveh , Ali 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. 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.


Department of Civil Engineering
Iran University of Science and Technology

J. Khatib (Biography
J. Khatib

Prof Khatib (BEng, MEng, PhD, CEng, FICE, FHEA, Eur Eng) has over 400 publications, ~4000 citations & Scopus h-index of 20. He is an editor of 5 books and a few journals. He reviews articles for over 100 academic journals. He is a recipient of research funds from the European Union, Royal Society, British Council and the Institution of Structural Engineers. He established research links in China, Algeria, India, Turkey; Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Ukraine, US, Canada, France, Finland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Brazil & Australia


Faculty of Science and Engineering
University of Wolverhampton

R. Kolahchi (Biography
R. Kolahchi

Reza Kolahchi received his B.S. degree from the Islamic Azad University in Kashan, Iran, in 2008. He then received his M.Sc. degree from Kashan University in Kashan, Iran, in 2010 and his Ph.D. degree from the Kashan University in Kashan, Iran, in 2014. His research interests are nanomechanics, vibration, buckling, smart materials and FGMs.


Faculty of Mechanic
University of Kashan

A.S.K. Kwan (Biography
A.S.K. Kwan

Dr Kwan is a Professor in Structural Mechanics and Deputy Head of School at Cardiff University, School of Engineering, UK. He obtained his first degree from Sheffield University and PhD from Cambridge University, working on deployable structures.” He has 100 publications across the fields of Deployable Structures (structural morphology, foldable structures, pantographic structures, prestress analysis, mechanisms, kinematics), Structural Optimisation (evolutionary algorithms, layout/shape optimisation), Geometric Nonlinearity (fabric/membrane/cable structures, cablenets) and Sustainable Informatics (telemetry, control systems, optimisation, predictive simulation, networks, web-based real-time decision support systems, Material Flow Analysis).


School of Engineering
Cardiff University

D.S. Li (Biography
D.S. Li

Dongsheng Li is professor at Shantou University with Ph.D from University of Siegen, Germany. His research focuses on structural health monitoring and structural dynamics. He developed a novel loading-dependent sensor placement theory and was honored by Society of Experimental Mechanics with the 2008 Dominick J. DeMichele Scholarship Award. He has published more than 50 papers with citations over 700 times. He is the first author of a highlighted paper in Smart Materials and Structures (2015) and is Editor of Frontiers Research of Architecture and Engineering, and Advances in Civil Engineering.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Shantou University

F.J.-F Lu (Biography
F.J.-F Lu

Jian-Fei Lu earned his Ph.D at Shanghai Jiaotong University at 2000 with major in solid mechanics. He is now a professor of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Mechanics of Jiangsu University in China. Prof. Lu is now doing researches and teaching in solid mechanics, soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. He has now published more than 100 journal papers, more than half of which are international journal papers.


Department of Civil Engineering
Jiangsu University

S.B. Mickovski (Biography
S.B. Mickovski

Dr Mickovski is an experienced researcher with geotechnical and environmental engineering background who has worked in sectors including erosion protection, agriculture, forestry, rail, highways, flood and landslide mitigation, marine and on-shore energy developments. Design experience includes preparation and appraisal of factual and interpretative reports, feasibility studies, ground investigation, design and analysis of foundations including piled foundations, retaining walls, ground anchorages, ground improvement, earthworks, slope stability and soil stabilisation. Specialist expertise in ground bio- and eco-engineering solutions and erosion protection through sustainable use of vegetation including vegetated natural or man-made slopes, green roofs and walls, and natural hazard remediation.


School of Engineering and Built Environment
Glasgow Caledonian University

C.-T. Ng (Biography
C.-T. Ng

Dr. Alex Ching-Tai Ng is currently Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide. He earned his B.Eng with First-class honours and M.Phil from City University of Hong Kong, and PhD from The University of Queensland. He specialises in fundamental and applied research in structural health monitoring (SHM). His research interests include SHM, guided wave non-destructive evaluation, system identification, engineering reliability and risk analysis and composite materials. He is interested in applying SHM techniques to different engineering areas.


School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering
The University of Adelaide

C. Pellegrino (Biography
C. Pellegrino

Carlo Pellegrino obtained his PhD in Mechanics of Structures at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is currently Full Professor of Structural Analysis and Design and Head of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova. He is coordinator of several national and international research projects and author of over 250 scientific publications, over 70 of them in referred ISI journals with more than 1500 citations. He was Chairman of the RILEM Technical Committee 234-DUC and member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the International Journal “Materials and Structures”.


Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
University of Padova

F.G. Praticò (Biography
F.G. Praticò

Laurea Degree in Civil Engineering (Bachelor and Master)-Pisa University (110/110, equivalent first class degree) and Ph.D. in Transportation Infrastructures -Palermo University. After industrial occupation, Filippo joined the Mediterranea University and became Associate Professor in 2002, habilitated full in 2012 call, serving as Deputy of the Master School, Deputy of the DIMET Department, Director of the Road Laboratory. Member of the TRB of U.S. National Academies, he is Chair of several international committees. He is involved in national and international research, and industrial projects. He has served as a consultant to several companies and agencies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Department DIIES
University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria

L. Di Sarno (Biography
L. Di Sarno

Dr. Luigi Di Sarno is Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, at the University of Liverpool, UK, and Assistant Professor in Earthquake Engineering at the Engineering Department, University of Sannio at Benevento, Italy. Dr. Di Sarno has a PhD in Structural Engineering from University of Salerno, Italy. He is Honorary Member Staff at the College of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Di Sarno's research interests include: (i) seismic analysis, design and retrofitting of residential buildings, health care facilities, critical structures and infrastructures, especially with base isolation and supplemental damping; (ii) analysis and design of tall buildings subjected to extreme loads; and (iii) advanced experimental testing and numerical simulation.


Engineering Department
University of Sannio

Y. Shindo (Biography
Y. Shindo

Dr. Shindo received his Doctor of Engineering from Tohoku University in 1977. He is currently a President of Tohoku Polytechnic College and an Emeritus Professor of Tohoku University. Dr. Shindo also served on the Board of Editors of International Journal of Solids and Structures and as the Editor in Chief of Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, and is currently serving as the Editor in Chief of The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Metallugical & Materials Engineering, and on the Advisory Board of Acta Mechanica, the International Editorial Board of AES Technical Reviews International Journal, the Editorial Advisory Board of The Open Civil Engineering Journal/The Open Textile Journal/The Open Conference Proceeding Journal/The Open Physics Journal (formerly The Open Mechanics Journal), the Editorial Board of many scientific journals.


Department of Materials Processing
Tohoku University

S.K. Shukla (Biography
S.K. Shukla

Dr Sanjay Kumar Shukla is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering. He is also the Program Leader of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. He holds adjunct/distinguished professorship in civil engineering at four international universities. His research interests include geosynthetics, ground improvement, etc. He is an author of 10 books, and more than 175 research papers. He is a fellow of Engineers Australia and several other professional bodies. He serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.


School of Engineering
Edith Cowan University

I.F.C. Smith (Biography
I.F.C. Smith

Ian F.C. Smith is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his PhD from Cambridge University, UK in 1982. His research interests are on intersections of computer science with structures and urban systems. In 2004, he was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences and in 2005, he received the Computing in Civil Engineering Award from the ASCE. He is currently a Principal Investigator in the Singapore-ETH Future Cities Laboratory and since 2011, he is an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.


School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

G. Stefanou (Biography
G. Stefanou

George Stefanou is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research activity is mainly focused on the development and application of computer methods for stochastic finite element analysis of real world structures as well as on the multiscale modeling and uncertainty quantification of heterogeneous materials and structures. He has published over 80 articles in international refereed journals and conference proceedings, which have received over 700 citations. He has also been member of the Scientific Committee of 10 international conferences, reviewer for 58 scientific journals and 22 international conferences.


Department of Civil Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Z. Tao (Biography
Z. Tao

Prof Zhong Tao obtained his PhD from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2001. He joined Western Sydney University in 2007 and was one of Australia’s first Future Fellows, awarded by the Federal Government in 2009. Prof Tao has a research background in the areas of construction materials, steel-concrete composite structures and structural fire engineering. He has published two books and over 150 referred journal papers.


Materials Centre for Infrastructure Engineering
Western Sydney University

A. Tena-Colunga (Biography
A. Tena-Colunga

Dr. Tena-Colunga obtained his MSc. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently he is a Professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco in Mexico City. He is Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering since 2000 and member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico since 1993. He has published more than 300 scientific publications. He is a member of the Committee for the Seismic Design Regulations for Building Structures for the Manual of Civil Works, a model building code of Mexico.


Department of Materials
Metropolitan Autonomous University
Mexico City

Y. Tsompanakis (Biography
Y. Tsompanakis

Yiannis Tsompanakis is Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece, and Head of Computational Dynamics & Energy (CODEN) Research Group. His interests and expertise include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, and artificial intelligence methods. He has more than 200 publications. He has also prepared special issues and organized several international conferences, special sessions and mini-symposia. He is reviewer in many archival journals and he is Technical Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal.


School of Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Crete

B. Wang (Biography
B. Wang

Professor Baolin Wang received his PhD degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) of China in 1998. He was subsequently promoted from lecturer (April 1998–October 1999), associate professor (November 1999–June 2002) to full professor (since July 2002) in the same institute. He was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (2000) with Shizuoka University in Japan, ARC Australian Research Fellow with Sydney University (2003), ARC Future Fellow with the University of New South Wales (2010). His research interests cover fracture mechanics of advanced materials, computational mechanics, thermal stress and micro/nano- mechanics. He has coauthored three books and more than 200 SCI journal papers.


Graduate School at Shenzhen
Harbin Institute of Technology

H. Zhao (Biography
H. Zhao

Hongbo Zhao is a professor of school of civil engineering in Henan polytechnic University, China. I obtained my Ph.D in the field of rock mechanics from Wuhan institute of rock and soil mechanics, Chinese academy of science, China, in 2003. My main research interest include stability analysis of rock engineering, back analysis in rock mechanics, uncertainty analysis of rock mechanics, T-H-M-C coupling in rock mechanics and soft computing in geotechnical engineering. I have published 1 book and more than 100 journal paper.


School of Civil Engineering
Henan Polytechnic University

J.M. Cabrero (Biography
J.M. Cabrero

José Manuel Cabrero is a Doctor Architect and Director of Wood Chair at University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. His current research lines (or lines of investigation) include efficient design of wooden structures, and semi-rigid joints in steel structures. He works and directs several research projects related to new developments for wood structures: reinforced wood tubes, rolled / forged; and has also worked on European research projects funded by ECSC related to construction and steel structure. He has investigated the behavior of beam-pillar joints and the new fields opened by Eurocode 3.


Department of Building Services, Construction and Structures
Universidad de Navarra

S. Ivorra (Biography
S. Ivorra

Professor Salvador Ivorra teaches in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alicante, where he coordinates the Laboratory of Structures, is a researcher responsible for the Research Group "Simulation Group , Modeling and Testing of Structures "and Deputy Director of the Department. He is PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. His research activity has focused on the dynamic behavior of structures and structural reinforcement, having devoted an important part of his research to the structures that are part of the historical heritage. He is the author of 56 scientific articles, more than 80 papers in Congresses, and director of 13 Doctoral Theses.


Department of Construction Engineering
University of Alicante

Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Behnood (Biography
A. Behnood

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

A. Ghahremaninezhad (Biography
A. Ghahremaninezhad

Dr. Ali Ghahremaninezhad is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include materials science of cementitious materials, sustainability in civil engineering materials, and bio-inspired cementitious materials.


Department of Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering
University of Miami
Miami, FL

M. Guo (Biography
M. Guo

Prof. Guo has published 50 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His H-index is 13 in Google Scholar. He is serving as the Editorial Board Member of four international journals, including Journal of Testing and Evaluation, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology and so on. He is also the member of Standing Committees on Asphalt Binders (AFK20) and Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks (AHD25) of Transportation Research Board (TRB). He won the Best Paper Award of 1st International Doctoral Annual Symposium on Intelligent Transportation Technology and Sustainable Development, and Outstanding Reviewer Award for four Elsevier Journals.


College of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Beijing University of Technology
P.R. China

J. Jiang (Biography
J. Jiang

Dr. Jiang graduated from Tianjin University with a Bachelor degree in 2006 and from Tongji University with a Master degree in 2009. He earned his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2012. After a two-year post-doctor work at Tongji University, he is now working as a Research Associate at National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA.  His main research interests are steel and steel-concrete composite structures, behaviour of structures in fire, progressive collapse of structures, and development of finite element simulation.


Engineering Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD

S.W. Kim (Biography
S.W. Kim

Dr. Sungwon Kim is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Railroad Construction and Safety Engineering, Dongyang University, Republic of Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (1998) from Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea. His research interest includes: hydrology and water resources engineering based on data-driven applications. My current focus is on building conjunction of data-driven models and tools for water resources modeling, management, and analytics. He has published over 80 journal papers and more than 130 conference papers.


Department of Railroad Construction and Safety Engineering
Dongyang University
South Korea

P. Kossakowski (Biography
P. Kossakowski

Paweł, Kossakowski is Assistant Professor with habilitation at Kielce University of Technology (2015-present). He obtained his PhD degree (doctorate) and DSc degree (habilitation) from Kielce University of Technology (Poland). His research focuses on fracture and damage mechanics, bridge engineering and FEM modelling. He has published about 150 scientific papers and conference articles in the field of civil engineering


Department of Strength of Materials
Concrete and Bridges Structures
Kielce University of Technology

E. Plebankiewicz (Biography
E. Plebankiewicz

Dr. Edyta Plebankiewicz is a Professor of Cracow University of Technology. She did M.Sc. in Engineering Sciences at Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1994. Later in 2001, she did Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences at Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering. She has published over 70 articles in internationally recognized journals, around 30 articles in reviewed conference materials, a postdoctoral dissertation and a textbook.


Institute of Construction and Transportation Engineering & Management
Cracow University of Technology

V. Rahmani (Biography
V. Rahmani

Dr. Vahid Rahmani is an assistant professor at the Kansas State University. He received his bachelor’s and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering from AmirKabir University of Technology and Shiraz University, respectively. He then earned his doctorate degree in biological and agricultural engineering with a hydrology focus from Kansas State University. Dr. Rahmani’s research interests include climate change and variability impacts on water resources management and nonstationary extreme weather events.


Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

A. Talebi (Biography
A. Talebi

I am a hydrologist with 17 years of professional experience at the watershed management department in Yazd University, Iran. I got my PhD in Hydrology department in Wageninen University in the Netherlands in 2008. I do research about water erosion modelling, landslide modelling and watershed management. I have pr4esentd some courses like Hydrology, Soil & water conservation, water erosion modelling, simulation in watershed and so on.


Department of Watershed Management Engineering
Yazd University

M.R. Vafaei (Biography
M.R. Vafaei

Dr. Moahmmadreza Vafaei is a senior lecturer in the school of civil engineering, Universti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from UTM. Soon after graduation he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by UTM. He has published more than 40 papers in referred journals and conferences and has been selected as the keynote speaker for two international conferences. His main fields of research are earthquake engineering, structural health monitoring and structural control.


School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru

F. Xu (Biography
F. Xu

Dr. Fengxiang Xu is now an associate professor in Department of Automotive Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China. He obtained his B.S. degree in Mechanical and Vehicle engineering from Hunan University in 2009. He conducted both undergraduate and post-graduate studies at Hunan University in 2009-2015. Dr. Xu's research interest is mainly focused on design of thin-walled structures, engineering optimization method, et al. In those fields, he has published nearly 50 journal/international conference papers and got over 10 national patents. Currently, he has been a reviewer of some journals such as Thin-walled structures, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Engineering Optimization, et al.


Department of Automotive Engineering
Wuhan University of Technology

Q. Chen (Biography
Q. Chen

Dr Qingsheng Chen is a Research Academic currently working at National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a Chartered Civil Engineer specializing in geotechnical engineering. His research interest and expertise are mainly focusing on ground improvement techniques, soft soil stabilization, laboratory characterization of improved soil behavior, in-situ filed monitoring & instrumentation, constitutive and numerical Modeling. To date, he already has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, over 20 of which have been published in leading geotechnical journals (e.g., ASCE-journals, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Computer and Geotechnics etc.) He also serves as a Reviewer for over 20 reputable Civil/Geotechnical journals.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
National University of Singapore

A.S. Guimaraes (Biography
A.S. Guimaraes

Dr. Ana Sofia Guimarães is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of FEUP, since 2008; Civil Engineering mobility coordinator and Member of Executive Commission in the Civil Engineering Department, since 2015. She Graduated in Civil Engineering (2004), M.Sc. in Buildings Rehabilitation (2008), Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2011), all at FEUP, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. She is an Author of a national patent and several books, books chapters, papers published in refereed journals and conferences. She is a Co-organizer of several national and international conferences and collaborator of several research projects and professional works. She has received more than 10 awards in pedagogical and scientific fields


Civil Engineering Department
University of Porto

H. Jiang (Biography
H. Jiang

Dr. Jiang is an associate professor in School of highway at Chang’an University, China and received his PhD in Bridge engineering at Tongji University. His research interests focus on numerical simulation of the impact response of infrastructures, as well as characterization of strength and constitutive modeling of rocks and concrete. He has served as an active reviewer for more than 15 international journals and has published around 30 peer-review journal papers by the first author. Two papers have been listed as Top 25 Hottest Articles. He is an associate member of ASCE and a member of ISRM.


Department of Bridge Engineering
Chang’an University

G.-H. Kim (Biography
G.-H. Kim

Prof. Kim was educated at the Korea University of Seoul, Korea, where he got BSc and graduate degrees, MSc and PhD. Now, he is a full professor of Dept. of Architectural Engineering at Kyonggi University, Korea, since September 2008, and worked as an assistant professor of Mokpo National University, Korea, from March 2005 to October 2008. He is interested in Cost Estimating Based on Artificial Intelligence, Innovative Construction Methods, Construction Productivity, and etc. He was published more than 100 research paper and 50 conference paper. Currently, he has been a reviewer of some journal and editor-in-chief of JBCPR.


Department of Architectural Engineering
Kyonggi University
South Korea

Y.J. Kim (Biography
Y.J. Kim

Young J. Kim holds the research director of Korea Disaster Prevention Technology (KDPT) Co., Ltd. He is expert in Base Isolation and Vibration Control with a particular focus on Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Buildings under Earthquake loading. He holds a Ph. D (2005) in Structural Engineering from the Department of architectural Engineering of Hanyang University. He served as Research Professor of the Brain Korea 21 Program (BK21) in School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering of Korea University (2007-2009). He is an inventor of more than 15 International or Domestic Patents ; author/co-author of more than 50 publications in Journals, 70 Conferences, and two Books.


R&D Center
Korea Disaster Prevention Technology Co., Ltd.
South Korea

A. Patel (Biography
A. Patel

Dr. Anjan Patel holds a Master degree in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from NIT Rourkela and IIT Mumbai, India, respectively. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. Before joining academia, he has worked as a geotechnical engineer in Mauritius. His current research works includes characterization of porous media using wave propagation methods and study of soil grains morphology. He is successfully completed various research and consultancy projects and has many publications in books and reputed journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

M. Najimi (Biography
M. Najimi

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

P. Samui (Biography
P. Samui

Pijush Samui is working as an associate professor in civil engineering department at NIT Patna, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2008) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pittsburgh (USA) (2008-2009) and Tampere University of Technology (Finland) (2009- 2010). Dr. Pijush is the recipient of the prestigious CIMO fellowship (2009) from Finland, for his integrated research on the design of railway embankment. He was awarded Shamsher Prakash Research Award (2011) by IIT Roorkee for his innovative research on the application of Artificial Intelligence in designing civil engineering structure. He has published more than 100 journal papers in international journal.


Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology

B. Tarawneh (Biography
B. Tarawneh

Dr. Tarawneh is an associate professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. His research interests include analytical aspects of soil-pipe interactions, inspection and risk assessment of structures, field performance and geotechnical analysis of shallow and deep foundations, settlements of shallow foundation on cohesionless soils, correlation of Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Cone Penetration Tests (CPT), design and performance of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, application of artificial neural networks in civil engineering, resilient modulus prediction from FWD results, and ground improvement.


Civil Engineering Department
The University of Jordan

X.Z. Wu (Biography
X.Z. Wu

Dr. Xing Zheng Wu is currently working as an associate professor in the civil engineering department of Hebei University in Baoding, China. His research interests focus on stability analysis of geostructures, numerical modelling of soil structure interaction, coastal cliff-beach erosion and hydraulic structures, flood risk mitigation measures, uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis in geotechnical and coastal engineering. Dr. Wu has published more than 20 journal papers by the first author in international journals. He has served as an active reviewer for many journals.


College of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Hebei University


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