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Weidong Zhu is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the founder and director of its Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory and Laser Vibrometry and Optical Measurement Laboratory. He received his double major BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computational Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1986, and his MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He is a recipient of the 2004 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He has been an ASME Fellow since 2010, and has served as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics and the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, and as a Subject Editor of the Journal of Sound and Vibration and Nonlinear Dynamics. His research spans the fields of dynamics, vibration, control, metamaterials, structural health monitoring, and renewable energy, and involves analytical development, numerical simulation, experimental validation, and industrial application. He has published 280 SCI-indexed journal papers in these areas and has seven issued U.S. patents. He is a recipient of the 2020 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Research
Roko Andricevic, Ph.D. is a full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, University of Split. He obtained his Ph.D. from Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, USA, in the subject area of water resources management and environmental science. He spent two years as visiting scientist at the Stanford University and later employed as assistant and associate professor at the Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada Systems in Las Vegas and Reno. After returning to the Croatia in 2001, he was nominated the public office as the Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning, Republic of Croatia. From 2006-2008 prof. Andricevic was serving as a Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty at University of Split and from 2008-2014 was Vice-rector for science and international affairs at the University of Split. From 2014-2016 prof Andricevic was nominated as Vice-minister of Science and education in the Croatian Government. Prof Andricevic interest is in water resources management, environmental science and environmental risk assessment. He is serving as international expert for EU related projects and authored more than 150 scientific papers published in international journals and one book.
Rui Jiang received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow from 2005 to 2006 and a Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Research Fellow from 2008 to 2009. He is currently a Professor with the School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, where he is involved in the fields of traffic flow theory, intelligent transportation systems, and travel behavior. He has published over 100 papers in journals including TS, TRB, TRC, IEEE T ITS, POM. He serves as Academic Editor for Journal of Advanced Transportation and Advisory Editoral Board member for Physica A.
Soshu Kirihara is a doctor of engineering and a professor of Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan. In his main investigation “Materials Tectonics as Sustainable Geoengineering” for environmental modifications and resource circulations, multi-dimensional structures were successfully fabricated to modulate energy and materials flows effectively. Ceramic and metal components were fabricated directly by smart additive manufacturing, design and evaluation (Smart MADE) using high power ultraviolet laser lithography. Original stereolithography systems were developed, and new start-up company “SK-Fine” was established through academic-industrial collaboration.
Heriberto Cabezas is aProfessor at the Research Institute of Applied Earth Science at the University of Miskolc in Hungary.He retired as Senior Science Advisor, Land and Material Management Division, U.S. EPA in April 2019. He is past Chair of the Engineers Forum on Sustainability, representing allof the major professional engineering societies. His awards include: 1998 U.S. EPA Science Achievement Award in Engineering, 2007 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2011 Research Excellence Award in Sustainable Engineering from the AIChE,and the 2013 Lawrence K. Cecil Award from the AIChE. Dr. Cabezas holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Florida, and a B.S. (magna cum laude) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology,all in chemical engineering. He served as a U.S. Embassy Science Fellow in Zagreb, Croatia in 2014. He is a Fellow of the AIChE, a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Board-Certified Member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.Dr. Cabezas is the co-founder of the Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchange on Sustainability (TARDIS) workshop series held biannually since 2003. He co-leads the international Workgroup on Global Sustainability. His publications include over one hundred peer-reviewed articles and chapters, two edited books, a U.S Patent for electrochromatography, and two major software.His current research interests focus on: (1) the design of sustainable processes and supply chains, (2) the development of models and policies for global sustainability, and (3) the study of pandemics as complex systems.
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Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, NAE, LEED BD+C, is a Partner of Structural and Seismic Engineering at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco, California. He received his BS Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Connecticut where he is a Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and his MS Degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University. He also received an honorary Sc.D degree from Clarkson University and an honorary MS degree from the Politecnico di Milano. In 2021, he was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the United States. His career has focused on developing innovative structural engineering solutions for over 100 major building projects around the world, including some of the world’s tallest. Mark holds 15 U.S. and international patents for high-performance seismic structural mechanisms and environmentally responsible structural systems. He teaches studio design courses at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, California College of the Arts, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, and the Pratt Institute and has the written the book entitled “Designing Tall Buildings – Structure as Architecture” with the second edition recently released by Routledge -Taylor & Francis.
Abdeltif Amrane, full Professor at the University of Rennes 1. (Google Scholar: h-index: 41; citations: 6289 // Web of Science: h-index: 32; citations: 4106). Since approximately 13 years his research is entirely devoted to the development of combined processes for the removal of organic pollutants in effluent wastewaters and gaseous emissions within the CIP team. He has managed 9 PhD theses as thesis director and 3 are in progress; he has also co-managed 6 PhD theses and 2 co-management theses are in progress. He has been involved in several projects as a manager or a participant, as well in international collaborations (Algeria, Belgium, Hungary, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisiaâ€¦). He has published about 330 international papers including 17 papers in press. He has also published 12 chapter books and has about 130 international and 20 national oral communications.
Dr. Brian Wolshon is the Edward A. and Karen Wax Schmitt Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has served on the faculty of LSU since January 1997. Prior to this appointment he worked in private practice for engineering consulting firms in California and Michigan and, as part of his doctoral program, was appointed as a Graduate Research Fellow at the United States Department of Transportation’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. In addition to his faculty appointment at LSU, Dr. Wolshon has also has had research appointments at two National Laboratories and two other universities. During his sabbatical term from January to May 2008, Dr. Wolshon served as a Visiting Research Professor in the Radiological Consequence Management and Response Technologies Department of the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque New Mexico. In the summer of 2006, Dr. Wolshon was appointed as an Affiliate Researcher in the Energy & Infrastructure Analysis Laboratory at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico. During the spring semester of 2016, Dr. Wolshon was appointed as a Visiting Professor in the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii while on sabbatical. He then continued his overseas research activities through the summer of 2016 under an appointment as a Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Over the years, Dr. Wolshon’s research program has grown into an internationally recognized and award winning source of emerging knowledge and technical expertise. His work has led to significant advances in the understanding, analysis, planning, and management of mass evacuations. His work as a researcher and consultant has earned support from numerous federal, state, and local agencies as well as national laboratories and scores of private firms. His research results are frequently cited by both researchers and practitioners and his expertise is highly sought after by news and media organizations throughout the world. Throughout his career Dr. Wolshon has had a consistently increasing level of leadership positions and professional responsibility. At LSU he served as the Department of Civil Engineering’s Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and, since 2008, as the Director of the Brian Wolshon, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE Page 2 Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency. Outside of LSU, he has also served in leadership positions for numerous national organizations and programs, including as the Founding Chair of ABR30 the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Emergency Evacuation and of the biannual National Evacuation Conference, several other national conference events, and research journals.
Dr. Zhu,Feng is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTU. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2016, M.Phil from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2011, and B.E. from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2009. Dr. Zhu is passionate about the application of communication and automation technology in the transportation domain. He has conducted both theoretical and applied research in the areas of connected and automated vehicles, traffic control, traffic flow modeling, big data analytics, and agent-based modeling.
Dr. Jan Cervenka is strong research as well as praxis-oriented experience in the application of computational mechanics and advanced information technology in engineering problems such as advanced mathematical and numerical modeling of brittle and heterogeneous materials, simulation of engineering structures, grid/cloud/parallel computing of engineering problems, modeling of smart/intelligent structures/buildings. My professional goal is to strive for new development in these methods and bring them closer to practicing engineers and extend the applicability of these modern methods in engineering practice. This career-long effort is presented in software ATENA (www.Cervenka.CZ/products/Atena) where I am the leading manager and one of the original developers.
Tapas K. Das, PhD, PE, BCEE,FAIChE, FICS,is a Chemical and Environmental Engineer, a Fellow member of the American Institute of Engineers and Indian Chemical Society; Past Chair of the AIChE's Environmental Division; Former Chair of the Air Pollution Control Committee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) and Board of Trustee with the Academy; former senior environmental engineer at the Washington Department of Ecology; as an Adjunct Faculty Member and Visiting Professor, since 2005 Dr. Das has been teaching several undergraduate & graduate courses in Civil, Environmental,& Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Managementprograms at Saint Martin's University, Washington; formerly Assistant Professor in Paper Science and Chemical Engineering Department and the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, and recipient of the Professor S. K. Sharma Medal and CHEMCON Distinguished Speaker Award for 2007 given by the Development Organization for Sustainable Transformation (DOST), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE); and the recipient of the AIChE Environmental Division Service Award in November 2016. Dr. Das holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, and PhD from Bradford University, England. Dr. Das was a postdoctoral fellow at London’s Imperial College of Science, Technology, and a visiting scientist at Princeton University. He has wide practical and theoretical experience in various areas including air toxics and aerosols, advanced industrial wastewater treatment for water reuse, solid waste management and combustion, profitable process pollution prevention, reuse, recycle, redesign,environmental process intensification, circular economy, life cycle process or product design as a tool for innovation, industrial ecology and eco-industrial park, sustainable engineering, and sustainability.Dr. Das is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the states of Washington and Wisconsin.Prof. Das is the author of two books: Industrial Environmental Management: Engineering, and Science and Policy, 1e (John Wiley & Sons, 2020); Toward Zero Discharge: Innovative Methodology and Technologies for Process Pollution Prevention (John Wiley & Sons, 2005); and 16 book chapters, and over 80publications.
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Dr. Alois Vorwagner (PHD in Civil Engineering) works at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as team leader for Structural Assessment and Dynamics. His research focus are in infrastructure topics such as bridge engineering, structural dynamics, ground vibrations, railway dynamics, earthquake engineering, structural health monitoring and life cycle assessment. He is an expert in concrete engineering, structural dynamics, load model development for road and rail bridges, structural health monitoring, retrofitting and strengthening techniques and author of more than 80 scientific publications, as well as a representative in various associations (FIB International Federation for Structural Concrete, EURNEX the EUropean rail Research Network of Excellence, IABSE International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering...) and standardisation committees.
Jun Huang, Ph.D. is a professor at the college of civil engineering and architecture, Wenzhou University. He obtained his Ph.D from department of engineering mechanics, Hohai University, Jiangsu province, China. He had been working in Hohai University until 2011. Then he spent two years as a post-doctor at the department of chemical engineering, Laval University, Canada. In 2015, Dr. Huang spent three months in University of Johannesburg as a visiting scholar. After that, he has been working in Wenzhou University. His research work focuses on applied aspects of composites mechanics. Specific areas include: meso- mechanics, numerical simulation of composites, mechanical properties of high performance cement based composites, fatigue and creep, etc. He published dozens of papers in different journals such as Computers and concrete, Materials & Design, construction and building materials. As a reviewer, he reviewed many papers for different journals like Composite Part b, Materials & Design.
Maria Lia Napoli received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Salerno and her Master’s of Science in Civil-Geotechnical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2011. After working three years for an Italian engineering company, in 2014 She gained a 2-years research fellowship concerning the study of rockfall phenomena and related risks (at DIATI Department of Politecnico di Torino) and soon after She started her PhD (at DISEG Department of Politecnico di Torino) related to the study of structurally complex formations, which She received cum laude in 2020. She has been working as a post-doctoral fellow at Politecnico di Torino since 2020. Her research interests are mainly focused on the study of the bahavior of geotechnically complex geomaterials (by means of lab tests and numerical modelling), on stability problems of slopes, cliffs and underground excavations, and on rockfall susceptibility, hazard and risk assessment. She has been actively involved in research projects with several Italian and foreign Universities, co-authored more than 20 scientific papers on international journals, co-supervised more than 30 master theses, engaged as reviewer for several international indexed journals, participated to five International Congresses as speaker, and to one national conference as invited speaker. She was part of the Organizing Committee of the “International Workshop on Complex formation” held in Torino in 2019, and chair of the Mini Symposium titled “Complex formations with a block-in-matrix fabric and field testing” during the 16th International Conference of IACMAG held in Torino in 2022. In 2021 She received the "Promising Young Investigator Contest (ePIC) award" during the 16th International Conference of IACMAG 2020-2022 for her paper "Napoli, M.L. (2021) 3D Slope Stability Analyses of a Complex Formation with a Block-in-Matrix Fabric”. In 2022 She got the National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor.
Xingyao Liu comes from China and holds a Master's degree in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Management from Jiangsu Ocean University. Miss Liu's main research direction is supply chain and logistics, covering green supply chain, process reengineering and optimization. During her master's degree, Miss Liu, as the lead author, published one SCI Zone 3 paper and one EI conference paper. The SCI Zone 3 paper is titled Research on Supply Chain Decisions for Production Waste Recovery and Reuse Based on a Recycler Focus and has been published online by the international professional journal Sustainability. The EI conference paper titled Reorganization and optimization of import and export inspection and quarantine processes under comprehensive quarantine was included in the Second International Conference on Engineering Management and Information Science (EMIS 2023) and recommended for EI retrieval.
Dr. Siqi Lin is currently a professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Transportation Engineering of Beijing University of Technology, China. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Kanagawa University, Japan in 2019. His research interests mainly focused on composite structures (e.g., CFST, FRP-confined concrete), recycled aggregate concrete and its structural application. He has published more than 20 SCI/EI indexed papers in the international/domestic journals, including
Yuki Chikahiro was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1987. He received Bachelor of Engineering in 2011, Master of Engineering in 2013, and Doctor of Engineering in 2016 from Hiroshima University. He worked at Water Environment and Civil Engineering at Shinshu University as an assistant professor from 2016. His work focused on specifically on the emergency bridge using deployable mechanics (e.g., scissors mechanism), light-weight material (e.g., aluminium material) and optimization technique.
Magdalena Szumera has completed her PhD from AGH UST Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics. Currently, she holds the position of Associate Professor at her alma mater. So far, she has supervised five doctorates, over 25 master's theses and 35 engineering theses. She is a member of the Polish Ceramic Society, the Scientific Council of Chemical Engineering, and the Ceramic Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow. She is also an expert on the Polish Accreditation Committee and the National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA. Furthermore, she has published more than 89 papers in reputed journals.
Shaun manages the Environmental Hazards group at NIWA based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. He is a scientist in natural hazards and risks with special interests in geophysical, hydrometeorological and climatic hazard risk science applications and management in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific region. His experience covers a broad range of interdisciplinary subjects with particular emphasis in quantitative natural hazards and risk analysis, disaster resilience, participatory engagement, early warnings and decision support systems. This involves co-designing practical evidence-based solutions and tools to help inform decisions relating to climate adaptation and disaster risk resilience interventions. Shaun was awarded a PhD in Hazard and Disaster Management from the University of Canterbury in 2014, and a MSc in Hazard and Disaster Management in 2009 where he graduated with First Class Honours. He received a BSc in Earth Science and Geography from the University of the South Pacific in 2003 where he was awarded a gold medal in geography. In 2010 Shaun was awarded a New Zealand Fulbright Fellowship where he spent a year at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a visiting scholar in the Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering. In 2018 Shaun was part of a NIWA team that received a Science New Zealand Team Award in Climate Early Warning Systems in the Pacific, and in 2022 was part of the RiskScape multi-hazard impacts and loss modelling team that was awarded the Public Good Award in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards. He presently serves as New Zealand Observer on the International Standards Organization, Smart Community Infrastructures Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (ISO-TC268-SC1-WG6), and was appointed in 2022 as co-lead of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Expert Team on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems for WMO Region 5 in the Southwest Pacific.
Dr Maram Saudy is an assistant professor and associate chair of the Department of Construction Engineering (CENG), of the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr Maram joined CENG department of the AUC as an assistant professor in July 2019. She gained her MSc and PhD degrees in civil engineering in 2004 and 2008 from Cairo University, respectively. Following her graduation and prior to joining the CENG of the AUC, she was affiliated by the General Authority of Roads, bridges, and land Transportations (GARBLT), Ministry of Transportation (MOT) in Egypt from which she gained her professional experience in roadway planning, design, and construction as she was involved in many strategic infrastructure projects all over the country. Also, she continued gaining her professional experience by joining the World Bank (WB) as a consultant for a grant funded by the Japan-world Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (2021 – 2022). Her main research interests include pavement materials, pavement management, pavement risk management, and providing more resilient transportation infrastructures by introducing more sustainable solutions to the pavement problems.
EDUCATION: March 1977 Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University March 1979 Obtained an M.S. from Tohoku University March 1982 Received a Ph. D. from Tohoku University OCCUPATION: April 1982 Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University April 1986 Part-time Lecturer, Tohoku Institute of Technology (until March 2001) April 1994 Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University Part-time Lecturer, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku Institute of Technology (until March 2001) April 1997 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University April 1998 Part-time Lecturer, Hachinohe Institute of Technology (until March 2002) May 2002 Visiting Professor, Concordia University, Canada (until February 2003) April 2003 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University April 2013 Associate Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University (until March 2018) Part-time Lecturer, Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University (until March 2018) November 2014 Overseas Part-time Doctoral Co-supervisor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (until March 2019) July 2018 Distinguished Expert and Chief Advisor (part-time), Tianjin Research Institute for Water Transport Engineering, M.O.T., China April 2019 President, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Akita College Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University AFFILIATED ACADEMIC SOCIETIES Architectural Institute of Japan; Japan Association for Wind Engineering; Japan Society for Snow Engineering; Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science; The Society of Agricultural Structures, Japan; Japanese Society of Steel Construction; Membrane Structures Association of Japan
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Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) (2015) (Brazil) with specialization in the areas of Civil Construction and Transport, a degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's in Civil Engineering - Geotechnics and Environment from the Beira do Interior University (UBI) ( 2019) (Portugal). At the moment studying Master in Metrology at the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – (INMETRO) – Brazil. Member of the Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy (CREA – Brazil – MG, RJ & SP), Member of the Federal Council of Engineering and Agronomy (CONFEA), Effective Member of the Order of Engineers Portugal and Internship Supervisor (OEP) and Effective Member of European Federation of National Engineering Association (FEANI). Currently a Researcher for the Networks: Ibero-American Network for Studies on Travel Generating Poles (RedePGV), ConectiCidade (University of São Paulo – USP), Labsolar, Capivara Energy Efficiency Team (UFJF) and MOB4.0 (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ). These programs are financed by Faperj, Fapemig and Capes. Researcher at Transport and Traffic Research Working Group in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Technical Committee at ABNT - Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) in Traffic Accident Report. Has experience in the area of Civil Engineering, with emphasis on Civil Construction and Transport, in addition to Data Analysis, presented mainly in the following subjects: Regional Planning, Road Accidents, Travel Demands, Public Health, Scientific Research, Remote Sensing and Machine Learning . Presented papers at more than 25 national and international conferences.
Dr Eng Sara Belarouf received his PhD in Mechanics and Energetics in 2021 at University Mohammed V of Rabat, with a thesis dedicated to Energy efficiency in buildings . After obtaining a The Brussels Faculty of Engineering Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) research fellowship in 2019, Currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the research laboratory "renewable energy & Circular Economy "at National School of Mines of Rabat and editor in chief of the scientific journal "Global Research Review "
A PhD Scholar in the field of Tunneling at the Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University (Nepal). MSc in Engineering Geology from Tribhuvan University (Nepal). General Secretary of Nepalese Society of Engineering Geologist. Chairman/ Managing Director of Underground Space Engineering Private Limited. Underground Space Engineering Private Limited is the one of the leading engineering consultancy in Nepal which basically works on Design and Construction supervision works of Hydropower Project. Involved as a Project coordinator on several Hydropower project that are on the construction Phases (United Mewa Khola Hydropower Project (50 MW), Bhote Koshi 1 Hydropower Project (40MW)) as well as project that has been executed (Upper Balephi A Hydroelectric Project (36MW), Upper Chaku A Hydroelectric Project (22MW)). Involved as a Senior Engineering Geologist/ Tunnel Expert for the construction of Tunnel in several Projects in Nepal. As involved in various project in leading role for design and construction works of hydropower project in Nepal, have good knowledge on rock mass condition of Nepal Himalaya.
Al-Sinan is a Senior Supply Chain Management Consultant at Saudi Aramco, handles special strategic initiatives and special tasks. Al-Sinan holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Construction Management) from the City University, London, a Master’s degree from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Construction Engineering and Management, and BS in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM. Throughout his career, Al-Sinan was a member of numerous strategic task forces. Al-Sinan published a number of academic peer-reviewed papers and has a master’s certificate in Contract Management from George Washington University. Al-Sinan has also been granted two patents from the USPTO (Autonomous Procurement System/ Bidder Selection System).
Minho Lee received the Ph.D. from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1995, and is currently a head of graduate school of AI, full professor of School of Electronics Engineering and directors for AI Institute of Technology, KNU-LG Electronics Convergence Research Center, Metaverse AI platform Convergence Research Center, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea. He was a visiting scholar for Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT from 2006 to 2007. He was president for Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) at 2013, and vice president and governing board member for Asia-Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS) and International Neural Network Society (INNS). He received several awards such as APNNA Excellent Service Award (2014) and Best Industry-Academic Cooperation Award (2014), and best paper awards at international conferences. He has been served for several international journals as an associate editor and also for international conference as general chairs. His research interests include deep neural networks, brain-neuroinformatics and natural language processing (Home page: http://abr.knu.ac.kr)
I am Tchokouagueu Franck. I am doing a thesis in public administration at the National School of Public Administration in Montreal. I study the interaction between structural and financial flood management measures. The central idea is to see how these two measures influence each other and to find an optimal mixed structure.
Aldo R. D. Accardi is Associate Professor (SSD ICAR /16 - Interior and Exhibition Design). Formerly PhD in Recovery and Use of Ancient Contexts at the University of Palermo, he has been teaching in disciplines of the sector since 2007 in the degree programmes "Architecture" and "Cultural Heritage" of the University of Palermo, as well as in university Master's degree programmes, always within the framework of the sector ICAR/16. He has carried out research activities as research fellow at the Department of Architecture - DARCH, University of Palermo (from 01/04/2010 to 31/03/2013) and has participated in various national and international scientific research projects and independent research activities that have led him to further studies at research and cultural institutes and professional studios in the field of interior and exhibition design in foreign countries such as England, France, Poland, Spain, Portugal and Malta. The scientific research activity is mainly focused on ‘Exhibition and Interior Design’, with several in-depth studies such as "The contemporary design language in the musealization of historical interiors", "The exhibition in all its states: from the permanent to the temporary" and "The musealization of the territory cultural structure, with special reference to the Valorization of archaeological sites". He has participated as a speaker in national and international seminars and conferences on topics related to the Architectural Design and has organized conferences (and thematic sections) of national and international character, including "The idea of the museum: museology and museography towards new perspectives", held on the occasion of the VI edition of the Florence Art and Restoration Fair 2018. He also serves as a reviewer (blind peer review) for national and international journals, belongs to scientific committees of journals and master's programmes in the field, and is the author of more than 60 publications, including monographs, journal articles, contributions to edited volumes and conference proceedings. He has considerable experience in the field of “indoor and outdoor musealization projects” and the “enhancement of cultural heritage”, for which he has obtained, in addition to various consulting assignments for the redesign of archaeological museums, including the project for the complete redesign of the Archaeological Museum of Agrigento ‘Pietro Griffo’ - Valley of the Temples Park, the assignments of "Consultant for the exhibition design of monumental spaces" of the project I- ACCESS - Implementation of accessibility to the urban historical centers of use and knowledge (as part of the INTERREG V-A Italy-Malta Cooperation Programme 2014-2020) and "Expert Museographer" of the project A.P.E.R. (as part of the European Union Cross-border Cooperation Programme Italy-Tunisia 2007/2013). He is specialized in the design and elaboration of European projects and access to funding, and he is also evaluator (SEP evaluation), for the Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Individual Fellowships (IF) Call 2018 and 2019 - European Commission programme
Dr. Steffen Lehmann is a Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Nevada where he is also Founding Director of the Urban Futures Lab. He holds an AA Dipl. from the Architectural Association School of Architecture London, and a Ph.D. from the TU-Berlin. For 30 years, he has researched the relationship between urban design, high-performance architecture, sustainability and climate change, and his published books have become standard reading at architecture and planning schools worldwide. For more information
Dr. Biao HU is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Shenzhen University, P.R. China. He obtained his Ph.D. from the City University of Hong Kong in 2017. His main research focuses on composite materials & structures, structural retrofitting, and sustainable construction materials. He has published some 40 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings (including 30 SCI papers), and these works received more than 500 citations recorded in Google Scholar. He is the principal investigator of 4 research projects and the co-investigator of more than 10 research projects. He serves as the editorial board member of several journals (Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology Research and Construction Progress) and the guest editor of Polymers. He is a regular reviewer of more than 30 peer-reviewed international SCI journals. He received the Moisseiff Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2018.
Isabelle Fortuné is a civil engineer and an architect. She received the PhD from civil engineering school (INSA), France in 2009 in the fields of concrete materials. She is an assistant professor in Architecture school (ENSA), Toulouse, France, in the field of Science and Technology for Architecture and researcher in the Laboratory of Research in Architecture (LRA). Her research interest includes heritage sustainable energy, and building materials. She's president of the association that brings together all the schools of architecture around the ecological transition. The objective is to better train teachers and future architects in environmental, economic and social issues and in all the values that support us in saving both our heritage and our environment.
Eltarabily is a research scholar in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis, CA, USA. Previously, he was an assistant project scientist at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, UCANR, CA, USA., and he was a Fulbright visiting scholar at UCANR, CA, USA. Eltarabily is an associate professor of civil engineering at faculty of engineering port said university, Egypt. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2017 from E-JUST, Alexandria, Egypt, and was a visiting researcher at environmental and civil engineering department, Tokty Institue of Technology, Japan. He got his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, from Port Said University, Port Said, Egypt. His background is in water resources engineering and he is focusing on hydrology, groundwater, irrigation water management, and climate changes. Eltarabily has experience in modeling, experimental design, and applied research. He has more than thirty publications and around five chapters, besides his contribution to many conferences and workshops either as a presenter or speaker. He is also acting as a reviewer of more than fifteen journals in water resources engineering.
Dr. Mohamed Esekbi is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Tripoli, Libya. He obtained his undergraduate degree in civil engineering (1981) from university of Tripoli, Libya and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol, UK in 1997. He was appointed to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Tripoli in 1997 as a lecturer. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2000, Associate Professor in 2004 and Full Professor in 2009. He was appointed Head of the Transportation Section at the Department of Civil Engineering (2015-220). His published work includes a book on pavement design in Arabic (2002) and more than 35 papers published in journals, national and international conferences. Pro. Esekbi was the chairman of the scientific committee of the Libyan specifications of highway construction and maintenance (2010) and Chairman of the steering committees of the highway geometric design guide and the guide of highway safety measures (2011). Prof. Esekbi is a member of scientific and advisory committees of many national and international conferences. Current research of Prof. Esekbi focuses on the problems of asphalt pavements in hot arid climates.
After graduating with honours, he joined the Institute of Mining at Wroclaw University of Technology as a trainee and then as a teaching and research assistant. The Scientific and Didactic Council of the Institute of Mining of the Wroclaw University of Technology on the basis of the submitted dissertation: "Optimisation of drilling progress with the Udarex drilling rig in basalt as a function of air pressure and the number of crown rotations" awarded him the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences./Ph.D/. He completed a six-month internship at the Polish Academy of Sciences with prof. Z. Ranachowski at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Problems in Warsaw, Poland, where he searched for a single parameter on which the workability of rocks would depend. He found and derived a theoretical relationship between the compressive strength of a rock and the product of the apparent density of the rock and the ultrasonic velocity of the transverse and longitudinal waves propagating in that rock. He called the latter the Acoustic modulus. . The workability of the rock for drilling, cutting and blasting depends on the Acoustic modulus. He carried out experimental tests on various types of igneous and sedimentary rock and found that this theoretical relationship did indeed exist.The Scientific Council of the Moscow Mining Institute on the basis of the work "Physics - technical foundations and the development of a method for comprehensive assessment of mechanical properties of rocks for operative control of mining processes". /321 page/ . gave him a post-doctoral degree, /Doktor habilitated/in engineering geology and mining. He was the supervisor of 3 Ph.D theses on the selection of well filters and the determination of the compressive strength of cast iron using ultrasonic measurements. He has published 7 books in the same field of research.
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Dr Fengling ZHANG is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the Shandong University. He obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore in 2020 under supervision of Professor Min-Hong ZHANG and Associate Professor Leong Hien Poh. Before joining Shandong University, he worked as the Research Fellow in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. Dr Zhang is interested in developing high/ultra-high performance cementitious materials for engineering applications (e.g. protective structure or repair material). His research topics include experimental, numerical and analytical investigation of impact/blast performance of ultra-high performance concrete, 3D printing ultra-high performance concrete, sustainable construction materials and damage mechanics.
Dr. Bita Astaneh Asl is an Assistant Professor at the California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). She graduated with Ph.D. and MSc degrees in civil engineering with an emphasis on construction, energy, and sustainable infrastructure engineering from the University of Washington (UW). She also has an MSc degree in geotechnical engineering from the K. N. Toosi University of Technology, where she completed her BS studies in civil engineering. Dr. Astaneh Asl has a combination of nine years of research experience in construction and geotechnical engineering. She has conducted research studies on the applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Extended Reality (XR) in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, as well as foundation and earthquake engineering. She has worked in research projects funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Sound Transit, CSUEB CSR SSDE, CSUEB RSCA, UW Innovation Research Award, and UW Green Seeds Fund, as well as unfunded projects in collaboration with AEC industry partners.
Jian Zhang (Scopus Author ID: 55900090500) was born in Shuyang, Jiangsu, China in 1984. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Jiangsu University. He also received his second Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Saitama Institute of Technology, Japan. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Chinese Ship Scientific Research Center. He has worked with School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology for about 13 years and has been Professor since 2020. His research interests include buckling of pressure vessels, integrity of pressure hulls, deep-sea pipeline restoration, integral hydro-bulging of shells of revolution. His basic research is conducted under the background of deep submersibles. Firstly, the evaluation model of ultimate strength of pressure hulls is innovated, so that the ultimate pressure versus geometry, material, and imperfection parameters can be quantitatively described. Secondly, the bionic design method of oval pressure hulls is put forward, so that the optimal coordination of solid mechanics, hydrodynamics and human factors engineering is achieved under multi-scenario applications. Finally, the dieless bulging approach of atypical pressure hulls is established, wherein the structural design and performance evaluation of multi-meridian preforms are successfully completed. The key achievements have been applied to the development of five deep submersibles. A total of 142 times of 10000 m diving activities have been supported and completed. It has played a key role in the development of deep-sea science and technology. As the first signatory, he has been awarded by the second prize of Jiangsu Science and Technology Award together with the excellent award of China Patent Award. As the first author, he has published 30 Web-of-Science-indexed papers, including one highly cited paper and seven top journal papers. Also, he has published two monographs, of which one has been supported by the national publishing fund. As the first inventor, he has patented 23 invention patents, of which 11 patents have been promoted. As the project leader, he has been in the charge of General Project of NSFC, Youth Project of NSFC, and Excellent Youth Foundation of Jiangsu Scientific Committee. In addition, he has been awarded by the leader of Jiangsu Science and Technology Innovation Team and the young academic/technical leader of 333-Engineering of Jiangsu Province. The following are his Google Scholar website and Scopus Scholar website listing all of his publications:
MIROSLAV GEORGIEV TODOROV, M. Sc. In Civil engineering, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria. The topic of his Ph.D. is “Study Of Soil Properties In The Interaction Of Burried Pipelines With Soil Massive”. Lecturer with more than 20 years of experience in conducting lectures and exercises in the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Bulgaria in the master's programs for civil engineers in the disciplines Soil Mechanics, Foundation, Underground transport facilities in Bulgarian and English. From 2016-2021 prof. Todorov was serving as a Cheef of Geotechnical sector of the “University laboratory complex”. More than 25 years experience in the Industrial and energy facilities, geotechnical studies. Countless in situ and laboratory geological surveys and designing of geotechnical reinforced structures for temporary and permanent retainment all over the country; Taking part in an active Bulgarian working team TK 56 for implementation of Eurocode 7: Geotechnical engineering. Consultant for Ministry of environmental and water, Department Cohesion policy and the environment. Design in nuclear power plants - different structures for Kozloduy NPP (WWER 440 and WWER 1000) and Belene NPP, as well as with seismic evaluation and upgrades of Kozloduy NPP structures and equipment, including the Spent fuel storage building. Taking part as an expert in projects for investigation and assessment of seismic behavior of facilities in both conventional and nuclear fields, while implementing principles and following guidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) – Russian federation – 6 projects; consultant – part Geotechnics and Civil Engineering for El Dabaa - the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt. His current research interests focus on 1. Surveys of ancient buildings and facilities - taking part in numerous surveys, refurbishment and reconstruction projects of cultural heritage building and monuments with significant local, national and worldwide importance. 2. Geological studies, 3. Management and implementation works of temporary and permanent Soil Stability Structures. Author of more than 40 publications, 2 handbooks and 2 books . In 2021, by request of the European Commission, created a Video course for training in the application of MAAE, American and Russian standards – “Design and construction of reinforced concrete structures in Nuclear Power Plants based on Russian standards”.
Bachelor at Civil Engineering from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2001), master's at Geociências Aplicadas from Universidade de Brasília (2012) and PhD at Technological Institute of Aeronautics - Brazil (2017), with internship at George Mason University - USA for 14 months as part of his PhD (2016). He is currently Lieutenant Colonel from Brazilian Air Force and working with research on induced diffusion of nano silica in cement concrete and blast field tests. Has experience in Civil Engineering, focusing on Structural Dynamics and blast effects, working on the following subjects: structural dynamics analysis, blast against buildings, reinforced concrete, full-scale blast tests, lethality, target vulnerability, remote sensing, landslides, natural hazards and digital image process.
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Master in Crisis Management from University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica (Croatia). Currently a PhD candidate in the field of the Security Studies at the Faculty of Faculty of Criminalistics, Criminology and Security Studies University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Employed at the Croatian Centre for Earthquake Engineering (CCEE) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb on the project of Earthquake Risk Assessment of the City of Zagreb as the project administrator. One of the founders of Croatian Centre for Earthquake Engineering – Intervention Service (CCEE-IS), an NGO founded for organising participation of engineers in Civil Protection System of Republic of Croatia. At the CCEE-IS serving as the Management Board Member responsible for Operational activities. During the first year responsible for most of the CCEE-IS activities which were mainly directed towards setting up the organisation for future development. Also, inside the CCEE-IS serving the role of a Coordinator of all the CCEE-IS activities in the disaster struck area following the 2020 Petrinja Earthquake which include assessing the damage and usability of the affected buildings and infrastructure, assessing the need for urgent demolition of most damaged buildings, managing of the building damage and usability database, providing data and expert knowledge to other participants of the Civil Protection System and reconstruction process. As a Coordinator, regular participant of the meetings of the National Civil Protection Headquarters for mitigating the consequences of the devastating earthquake, where all the strategic decisions are made.