Prof. Hong Hao
|Hong Hao is a professor in Earthquake Engineering Research and Test Center in Guangzhou University, China and a John Curtin Distinguished professor in Curtin University, Australia and an Australian Laureate Fellow. His research interests are structural dynamics and its applications to structure protections against earthquake, blast and impact loads, as well as structural condition monitoring. Prof. Hao has published over 700 papers in international journals, is one of the most highly cited researchers in civil and structural engineering with over 35000 citations and H-index 96 in Google Scholar. His research results have been included in textbooks, design codes and have been applied to many construction projects around the world. He has been named multiple times as the annual Australian research field leader in civil and structural engineering, and ranked at the 12th in Civil Engineering in “World’s Top 2% Scientists” published by Stanford University in 2022. Prof. Hong Hao received BS degree from Tianjin University in China, and MSc and PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He was the president of Australian Earthquake Engineering Society from 2010 to 2013, and the president of International Association of Protective Structures from 2018 to 2023. He is a distinguished fellow of International Association of Protective Structures fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering, fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia, American Society of Civil Engineers and International Association of Engineering Asset Management. He has received over 50 research awards, including Nishino Medal in 2022 and Charles Bubb Medal in 2019.|
Prof. Yi-Qing Ni
|Dr. Yi-Qing Ni is Yim, Mak, Kwok & Chung Professor in Smart Structures, Chair Professor of Smart Structures and Rail Transit at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, and Director of National Engineering Research Center on Rail Transit Electrification and Automation (Hong Kong Branch). His research areas cover structural health monitoring, smart materials and structures, Bayesian inference and scientific machine learning, and high-speed rail and maglev safety. Prof. Ni is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Infrastructure Intelligence and Resilience (Elsevier) and Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure (Oxford University Press); an Academic Editor of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Wiley and Hindawi); an Associate Editor of Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (Springer) and Journal of Vibration and Control (SAGE Publications); and an editorial board member for seven journals including Engineering Structures (Elsevier) and Smart Structures and Systems (Techno-Press). Prof. Ni has published more than 290 SCI journal papers indexed in Web of Science Core Collection and over 340 conference papers. His publications receive an H-index of 51 and over 8,500 citations in Web of Science Core Collection and receive an H-index of 64 and over 16,700 citations in Google Scholar. He was in the list of Top 2% of highly cited researchers in the field of Civil Engineering in 2020, 2011 and 2022, published by Stanford University. Prof. Ni is a recipient of the 2017 SHM Person of the Year Award granted by the journal Structural Health Monitoring. He is an Executive Member of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) and a Board Member of the International Association for Structural Control and Monitoring (IASCM).|
Presentation Title: Physics- and Data-driven Modelling and Forecasting: Applications in Structural Engineering and Beyond
Prof. C.M. Wang
|C.M. Wang is Professor of Structural Engineering in University of Queensland. Professor Wang is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore).|
His research interests are in the areas of structural stability, vibration, optimization, plated structures and Mega‐Floats. He has published over 490 journal papers and co-authored 10 books such as Very Large Floating Structures, Structural Vibration, Shear Deformable Beams and Plates and Exact Solutions for Buckling of Structural Members. He is an Editor‐in‐Chief of the International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics and an Editorial Board Member in several journals including Engineering Structures, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, and Structures. His H-index stands at 75 with over 23,000 citations for his publications according to Google Scholar. Currently, he is the Leader of the Offshore Engineering Program of the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre that conducts research projects that combine seafood, renewable energy and offshore engineering, underpinned by a $329 million grant from the Australian Government and industry partners over a 10-year period. His current research interests are the development of offshore fish pens and seaweed cultivation platforms.
Professor Wang has won many awards such as the 2019 Nishino Medal, the 2019 JN Reddy Medal, the 2016 IStructE Singapore Structural Awards 2016 (Award for Sustainability) for Biophilic MyWaterway @ Punggol – Innovative Floating Wetlands System, the 2013 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, 2009 Lewis Kent Award, and the 2014 Keith Eaton Award.
Presentation Title: Joy of Research Discovery
Prof. Jie Yang
|Dr. Yang is a Professor in Engineering in the School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. His main research interests include advanced composite structures, structural stability and dynamics, smart structures and control, and nanocomposites. He has authored over 400 publications including 300 journal papers which have so far attracted over 21900 Google Scholar citations with h-index 81. He is the Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Clarivate Analytics and is named by Australian Research Magazine as Global Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2020, Australia’s Research Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 as well as in Structural Engineering in 2021. Prof Yang is the Lead Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Structures and serves the editorial boards of many other international journals.|
Presentation Title: Recent Advances in Functionally Graded Engineering Structures
Prof. Yan Zhuge
|Dr. Yan Zhuge is a Professor of Structural Engineering and serves as the Professorial Lead in Research Education at the University of South Australia (UniSA). With a career spanning over 25 years, she has lectured in several Australian universities. Her primary research focuses on green concrete materials, fibre composite materials and structures. Yan has published 180+ SCI papers in the referred international journals and has been invited as a Plenary/keynote speaker at international conferences. Her contributions have garnered several Australian government awards and fellowships and attracted funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) as well as industry partnerships. Since 2019, Yan has held the position of a member in the ARC College of Experts. She was the winner of 2018 South Australia Winnovation award in Engineering category.|
Presentation Title: FRP-Reinforced Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Composite