The Open Civil Engineering Journal




ISSN: 1874-1495 ― Volume 14, 2020

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Editor-in-Chief:

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.

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Department of Architecture
Polytechnic University of Milan
Milan
Italy



Co-Editors:

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.

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Griffith School of Engineering
Griffith University
Brisbane
Australia

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.

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


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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON
Canada

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.

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


Section Editors:

(Risk and Reliability)
M. Bayat (Biography
M. Bayat

Mahmoud Bayat received a Ph.D. degree in Earthquake and Structural engineering. Dr. Bayat has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal papers on these topics (H-index: 22). For the past ten years, Dr. Bayat was extensively involved in research related to : Resilience-Based Design of Structures; Bayesian Statistics (Railway Systems, Structures, Bridges); Multi-Hazard Reliability/Risk Analysis of Bridges and Structures; Health Monitoring of Bridges/Structures; Analytical and Semi-Analytical Methods in Nonlinear Vibrations.

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University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
USA

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

Elio Sacco (ResearcherID: G-5349-2017, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3948-4781) 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.

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

(Structural Design)
A. Formisano (Biography
A. 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.

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


Editorial Board Members:

S.E. Abdel Raheem (Biography
S.E. Abdel Raheem

Dr. Shehata Eldabie Abdel Raheem is currently a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University. He obtained his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) from the Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University in 1999. Later, he received his PhD in Structural Engineering (Earthquake, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering) from Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University - Japan, in 2003.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Assiut University
Assiut
Egypt

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Ataturk University
Erzurum
Turkey

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.

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Department of Building Services, Construction and Structures
Universidad de Navarra
Navarra
Spain

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.

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Department of Engineering and Architecture
University of Trieste
Trieste
Italy

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.

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

C. Fang (Biography
C. Fang

Dr. Cheng Fang is currently an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University. He received his Ph.D. from Imperial College London in 2011, and worked as a Lecturer at Newcastle University (UK) prior to joining Tongji University. His main research areas include steel, composite structures, smart materials, robustness, progressive collapse and seismic resilience. He has authored 5 books, published more than 50 refereed articles in leading SCI-indexed journals (including 1 ESI highly-cited paper and 4 Scopus Top25 highly-cited papers), received 900+ citations, secured 10+ research projects as the Principle Investigator (PI), and contributed as the reviewer for 20+ high-impact international journals.

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College of Civil Engineering
Tongji University
Shanghai
China

M. Ferraioli (Biography
M. Ferraioli

Massimiliano Ferraioli received his degree magna cum laude in Civil (Structural) Engineering from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 1994, and a PhD in “Seismic design of buildings: analysis and strengthening of structures” in 1998. He was research assistant at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Salerno from 1994 to 1998, researcher and assistant professor at the Second University of Naples from 2001 to 2018. Since 2018, he is Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. Since 2001, he has had full responsibility of many courses about Seismic Design and Rehabilitation of Structures in Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and PhD degree. He is author of more than 120 papers and articles, including book chapters, scientific journals, international and national conferences.

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Department of Engineering
University of Campania
Aversa
Italy

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.

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

R.P. Jaya (Biography
R.P. Jaya

Dr. Ramadhansyah Putra Jaya obtained his Ph.D. Eng. degree (in 2011) in Concrete Technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia. Dr. Jaya is currently employed as Associate Professor, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources, at Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang, Malaysia. His research interests mainly lie in the following subject areas/fields: Environmental Impact Assessment; Engineering, Applied and Computational Mathematics; Construction Engineering; Structural Analysis; Construction Materials; Building Materials; Civil Engineering Materials. Dr. Jaya, as an author/co-author, has published more than 160 articles in various journals, having over 725 total citations.

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Department of Geotechnics and Infrasructure
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Pahang
Malaysia

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).

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Department of Structural Mechanics
Brno University of Technology
Brno
Czech Republic

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.

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

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).

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School of Engineering
Cardiff University
Cardiff
UK

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Curtin University
Perth
Australia

V. Matsagar (Biography
V. Matsagar

Dr. Vasant Matsagar is currently serving as Dogra Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He obtained his doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2005 (in the area of seismic base isolation of structures). He performed post-doctoral research at the Lawrence Technological University (LTU), USA in the area of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) in bridge structures. He has published around 100 international journal papers, 100 international conference manuscripts, 1 book, 6 edited proceedings, and filed for 2 patents so far.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Delhi
Delhi
India

S. K. Mishra (Biography
S. K. Mishra

Dr. Mishra has a PhD in physics from IIT Delhi (India) and subsequently occupied the functions of postdoctoral researcher at the City University Hong Kong both in the development of novel fiber-optic sensors, and later performed research in Raman spectroscopy and detection in a joint appointment at the Texas A&M/Baylor University. Since 2018, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS) in Montreal, Canada, where he performs research in the areas of OAM biochemical sensing and photonic biomedical sensors. My primary research focus is on fiber and integrated optical sensors.

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Texas A & M and Baylor University
Waco, TX
USA

A-H.I. Mourad (Biography
A-H.I. Mourad

Prof. Abdel-Hamid Mourad earned his Ph.D. degree in the Mechanical Engineering (Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics area) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India, in 1995. After awarding the PhD degree, He have started working as a full-time lecturer (1995) at the Mechanical Design Department, Helwan University. Afterwards, In 2009 He was promoted to the rank of full professor at Helwan University and promoted to the same rank at the United Arab Emirates University in Spring 2014. He is active researcher in several attractive topics of engineering applications such as fracture mechanics, mechanical behavior of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites), stress corrosion cracking, materials characterizations using different techniques. His research has resulted in more than 159 referred and peer reviewed international journals (68) and conference (76).

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Mechanical Engineering Department
United Arab Emirates University
Al-Ain
UAE

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.

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

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).

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Institute of Construction and Architecture
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Bratislava
Slovakia

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece

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.

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School of Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Crete
Crete
Greece

C. Zhou (Biography
C. Zhou

Zhou Chuanbo is Professor of Faculty of Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, P.R. China. He holds his PhD in Geological Engineering of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). The research activities are mainly related to Geotechnical Engineering, Underground Engineering and Engineering Blasting. Dr. Zhou Chuanbo has awarded second-grade MLR science or technology prize (2014). He is also honored as the National Great-Contribution Blasting Expert by China Society of Explosive Blasting in August, 2016.

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Faculty of Engineering
China University of Geosciences
Wuhan
China

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science
University of Rome
Rome
Italy

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.

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Civil Engineering Department
University of Amar Télidji
Laghouat
Algeria

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
Xanthi
Greece

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.

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Department of Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Cluj Napoca
Cluj Napoca
Romania

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.

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Department of Water Engineering
Isfahan University of Technology
Isfahan
Iran

M. Fagone (Biography
M. Fagone

Mario Fagone is Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence (Italy) since 2006. He obtained the Doctorate degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Catania (Italy) in 2004. His research focuses on: structural behavior of laminated glass; masonry structures; the use of composite materials as structural reinforcements; rammed earth structures; numerical modelling of anisotropic elastoplastic materials.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

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 and scientific manager of the applied physics laboratory of DIEEI. He has been member of the International Program Committee of several international conferences.

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

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.

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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gdansk University of Technology
Gdansk
Poland

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.

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School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

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.

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Civil Engineering Department
University of Blida
Blida
Algeria

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
India

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno
Salerno
Italy

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Jiangsu University
Zhenjiang
China

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.

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Department of Architecture and Industrial Design
University of Campania
Naples
Italy

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.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Canada

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.

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Department DIIES
University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Italy

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.

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Engineering Department
University of Sannio
Benevento
Italy

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.

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

G. Sua-iam (Biography
G. Sua-iam

Dr. Gritsada Sua-iam is currently working as a lecturer in the civil engineering department of Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, Thailand. He received B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from Rangsit University, M.Eng. in Engineering and Construction Management from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, M.Sc. in Building Technology Management from Dhurakij Pundit University and Ph.D. in Technology Management from the Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Thailand. His research interests include high performance concrete; and utilization of waste materials as concrete materials such as fly ash, rice husk ash, limestone powder, bagasse ash, waste glass and other with more than 20 international journal papers.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon
Bangkok
Thailand

M. Vona (Biography
M. Vona

Marco VONA is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Basilicata. He holds his PhD “Design, monitoring and retrofitting of conventional and innovative structures” at the Faculty of Architecture of University of Chieti - Pescara (Italy), PhD school. The research activities are mainly related to earthquake engineering problems. Marco Vona has participated to several national and international research contracts and research projects. He has participated as speaker in several international conferences and he is reviewer of some international prestigious journals. The results of the research activities are reported in about 100 papers, on national and international reviews, conference proceedings and books.

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School of Engineering
University of Basilicata
Potenza
Italy

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.

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


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A. Bagheri (Biography
A. Bagheri

Dr. Ali Bagheri obtained his Master’s degree in Materials Engineering-Recognition and Selection of Engineering Materials, Iran in 2011. Later, he received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include concrete investigation, Additive manufacturing in construction, Materials characterization, Design of experiments, Finite element modeling, Data mining, Artificial Neural Network and Atomic Scale Simulation.

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Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology
Victoria
Australia

A. Beglarigale (Biography
A. Beglarigale

Ahsanollah Beglarigale is an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Okan University’s Department of Civil Engineering. In March 2018, he received his PhD at the Dokuz Eylül University’s Department of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials). His MSc education was also in the Construction Materials program in the same institution. Since 2011, he has participated in four research projects funded by TÜBİTAK. He has also contributed in three industrial projects as consultant. He is author of 45 scientific papers; published in journals and conference proceedings. Although, most of his researches have focused on cement-based materials/composites, He has research experience in the field of microencapsulation.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Istanbul Okan University
Istanbul
Turkey

Y.P. Chen (Biography
Y.P. Chen

Prof. Yongping Chen received his BSc degree in Harbor and Waterway Engineering at Hangzhou University (now named as Zhejiang University) in 1996, his MSc degree in Coastal Engineering at Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute in 1999, and his PhD degree in Coastal Environmental Hydraulics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006. Following 3.5 years’ postdoctoral research experience at the University of Plymouth in the UK, he joined the COastal Resource and Environmental (CORE) research group at Hohai University as a full professor. He has published 150+ journal & conference papers and 3 books, and holds 6 national patterns. He was awarded the second prize for National Science & Technology Development in 2011, the first prize for Science & technology Development of the Ministry of Education in 2010, and the second prize for Science & technology Development of the Ministry of Education in 2014.

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College of Habor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Hohai University
Nanjing
China

O. Dayi (Biography
O. Dayi

Dr. Ou Dayi is a professor of School of Architecture, Huaqiao University, China. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (in Acoustics) from Nanjing University, China, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, and Doctor of Philosophy (in Building Acoustics) from Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong in 2011. He worked as a visiting scholar in ME Department of Purdue University, USA during 2009-2010 and in Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong in 2017.

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School of Architecture
Huaqiao University
Xiamen
China

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.

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

E.M. Güneyisi (Biography
E.M. Güneyisi

Esra Mete Güneyisi is currently as an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, Gaziantep University, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2007 at Department of Civil Engineering, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey. Her main research interests are structural engineering; rehabilitation of reinforced concrete building, use of steel bracing system in strengthening building, and advanced statistical analysis of data. She has published her work in both International & National journals.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Gaziantep University
Gaziantep
Turkey

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.

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Department of Railroad Construction and Safety Engineering
Dongyang University
Yeongju
South Korea

C. Maraveas (Biography
C. Maraveas

Dr C Maraveas is currently teaching and research at the Civil Engineering Department, University of Patras. He received his PhD from University of Manchester and he awarded MSc degrees from Imperial College and Swansea University. He was Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the Fire Safety Research Group at the University of Liege, Belgium and he has extensive consulting experience and up to Technical Director level. His research interests are Structures in Fire, Elevated temperature material properties, Structural Design, Steel Structures, Heritage Structures and Tanks. He has published more than 28 journal papers, 34 conference publications and 3 books.

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Civil Engineering Department
University of Patras
Patras
Greece

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 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.

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Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
USA

K. Roy (Biography
K. Roy

Krishanu Roy has just finished his obtained his PhD from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and his PhD topic was: Behaviour of Cold-formed steel claddings under static and constant amplitude cyclic wind loading. He also was involved in many other projects on cold-formed steel structures in the last three years and continued research on cold-formed steel research. Some of his research topics in His research interest includes; Natural fire test and finite element modelling of cold-formed steel buildings, Wind uplift capacity of cold-formed steel claddings in extreme cyclone-Full scale experiments and finite element modelling,Cold-formed steel built-up columns- Experiments and finite element modelling. Finite element modelling of cold-formed steel portal frames and connections,Residual stresses, and Imperfection in Cold-formed steel members.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Structures)
The University of Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand

L. Sgambi (Biography
L. Sgambi

Luca Sgambi received MSc Degree in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1998; Second-level Specialising Master (2 years) in Concrete Structures from Politecnico di Milano, in 2001; and PhD Degree in Structural Engineering from the Università di Roma, Italy, in 2005. From 2003 to 2015, Sgambi was Adjunct Professor in Structural Design, School of Civil Architecture, Politecnico di Milano. Since 2016, Sgambi is Assistant Professor in Structural courses, Université catholique de Louvain, Tournai Campus, Belgium. Sgambi is author and co-author of 3 technical books concerning structural engineering and nearly 100 scientific papers concerning: structural modelling, uncertainty, fuzzy and probabilistic modelling, durability of materials and structures, theory and practice of education.

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Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning
Catholic University of Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium

B.A.O. Tayeh (Biography
B.A.O. Tayeh

I am Bassam A. Tayeh, Associate Professor at Civil Engineering Department at Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Gaza, Palestine. My research interests are in the areas of UHPFC, eco-friendly construction materials. I have 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. I have an extensive experience in both academic and practice in many fields of civil engineering; I have published many papers in international journals with high impact factors. I have presented many papers at several international conferences. I am a reviewer for many international journals.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Islamic University of Gaza
Gaza
Palestine

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 as first author in international journals. He has served as an active reviewer for many journals.

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College of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Hebei University
Hebei
China

G. Balduzzi (Biography
G. Balduzzi

Giuseppe Balduzzi is project assistant at TU Wien – Vienna University of Technology (Austria). He achieved the Phd (November 2013) and the Master Degree (April 2008) at the University of Pavia. His main fields of expertise are the structural modeling of wood, steel, and concrete structures, analytical modeling of non-homogeneous, non-prismatic, and anisotropic beams, modeling of plates and shells, and computational mechanics (finite element method, mixed and hybrid finite elements, Iso-Geometric Analysis, isogeometric collocation). He is author of more than 20 publications.

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Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna
Austria

C.-M. Chan (Biography
C.-M. Chan

Dr. Chan is actively involved in the research works on characterisation study and innovative reuse of dredged marine soils, especially in reclamation and shoreline rehabilitation projects. She has spent 2 years as a Visiting Scholar at the Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI), Japan (2009-11), conducting a study on the fundamental behaviour of dredged sediments and their pseudo-solidification mechanisms. Dr. Chan’s current interest also revolves around optimisation of long arm excavator and amphibian machinery for earthworks in soft or swampy grounds, enhanced gabion foundation system as well as geo-environmentally effective stabilisation of granular materials for road building.

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Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Parit Raja
Malaysia

M. D'Amato (Biography
M. D'Amato

Dr. M. D’Amato completed his graduation in Civil Engineering and afterwards obtained his PhD in Mathematic Methods and Models for Dynamic Systems. Currently he is a researcher at the University of Basilicata, Italy. He is also the coordinator of Euro- Latin America Partnership in Natural Risk Mitigation and Protection of the Cultural Heritage (ELARCH, www.elarch.org) - a scientific project funded by European Commission and focused on the protection of cultural heritage in European and Latin American countries. His research focus is mainly on seismic protection of existing and historical constructions. Dr. D’Amato has lectured at different national and international conferences and served as a reviewer of many international scientific journals involving structural engineering.

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Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures
University of Basilicata
Matera
Italy

E.N. Farsangi (Biography
E.N. Farsangi

Dr. Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earthquake Engineering at the Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Iran. Dr. Noroozinejad is known as the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering, the Associate Editor of the ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, the Associate Editor of IET Journal of Engineering, the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment: Earthquake Engineering Section, the Trial Engineering Editor of ASCE Natural Hazards Review, and the Editor of the Journal of Reliability Engineering and Resilience. He is also a member of the FIB Commission on Resilient RC Structures, the ASCE Objective Resilience Committee, the RILEM Structural Performance and Design Technical Committee and also the IEEE P693 Committee on Seismic Design for Substations. His main field of expertise are structural and earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, resilience-based design, reliability analysis, and vibration control in structures and infrastructure under extreme loading.

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Department of Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering
Graduate University of Advanced Technology
Kerman
Iran

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

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Civil Engineering Department
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal

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.

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Department of Architectural Engineering
Kyonggi University
Yeongtong-Gu
South Korea

A. Longobardi (Biography
A. Longobardi

Antonia Longobardi is Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Salerno (Italy) where she achieved the PhD in “Civil engineering for the environment and territory”. She is author of more than 100 publications (book chapter, journal articles, peer-reviewed conference papers). Her research activities are focused on the following main research areas: a) water resources management at different temporal and spatial scales; b) soil moisture temporal and spatial variability analysis; c) mass and energy balance models; d) hydrological drought; e) water sensitive urban design; f) urban hydrology.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno
Salerno
Italy

M. Zare Naghadehi (Biography
M. Zare Naghadehi

Dr. Masoud Zare is currently a research faculty in the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (USA). His research interests lie primarily in the area of risk assessment of geo-engineering projects.

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Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering
University of Nevada
Reno, NV
USA

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.

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

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 received the prestigious CIMO fellowship (2009) from Finland, in recognition of 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 journals.

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Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Patna
India

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.

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Civil Engineering Department
The University of Jordan
Amman
Jordan

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.

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School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru
Malaysia

E.M. Güneyisi (Biography
E.M. Güneyisi

Esra Mete Güneyisi is currently as an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, Gaziantep University, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2007 at Department of Civil Engineering, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey. Her main research interests are structural engineering; rehabilitation of reinforced concrete building, use of steel bracing system in strengthening building, and advanced statistical analysis of data. She has published her work in both International & National journals.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Gaziantep University
Gaziantep
Turkey












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