Beijing University of Technology, China
Professor Hong Zheng received his Ph.D. of engineering mechanics from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000, MD of solid mechanics in 1988 and BD of mechanical engineering in 1985 from Northeast University, China.Professor Zheng worked for the Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1988 to 2018. Now he is teaching at the College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology.The academic interests of professor Zheng are mainly in computational mechanics, especially in numerical methods in geotechnical engineering. His consultancy activities include many far-reaching projects, such as the Three Gorges Project. His research results are adopted in many commercial software products. He is the author of more than 70 international journal papers with an h-index of 56.
Akaolisa Celestine Ezeagu
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
Dr. Akaolisa Celestine Ezeagu is a practicing Engineer. He is a member of the following professional bodies; Member Nigerian Society of Engineer, Member Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineer, Member Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Registered Engineer Council for Regulation of Engineering profession in Nigeria, Member of Fire Study Research group of British Institution of Structural Engineer UK and Member of International Research and Development Institute Nigeria. Currently the Chairman Association of Professional Bodies of Anambra State and the Coordinating Chairman Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers Anambra State Chapter. Dr. Akaolisa Celestine Ezeagu established a consultancy/ construction company that has transformed to Alisa Engineering Serve Ltd. Through this means, he has solved numerous Civil/Structural Engineering problems and has been a consultant to many local, multinational, Oil and Communication companies. As an academician, Engr. Dr. Akaolisa Celestine Ezeagu has taught at the following university, Igbinedion University Okada, University of Benin and presently at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Dr. Ezeagu has co-author two books, published over 40 articles in learned journals and over 20 articles in conference proceedings and 15 technical articles. He has attended many local and international conferences in Engineering, Management, and Humanities. He has spent over 17years researching on collapse building, material failures, and material properties.
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Professor TREVOR HAAS, Pr Eng, Pr Tech Eng is an associate professor in Structural Engineering at Stellenbosch University. He obtained a National and National Higher Diploma in civil engineering from PeninsulaTechnikon in1991 and 1992, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA, in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Stellenbosch University in 2007. His research interests include earthquake engineering, numerical modeling, structural dynamics and engineering education. He served on Engineering Council of SouthAfrica committees and conducted numerous accreditation reviews of civilengineering programs at universities of technology. He has published numerous journal articles and conference proceedings.
Quebec University, Canada
Prof. Adel Francis, PEng, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, in the Construction Engineering Department, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, ETS, Quebec University. He is titular of a BS degreein civil engineering, aMaster degree in Project management and a Ph.D. degree in Project Planning andcomputer management. In this area, he developed numerous computer applications,published several papers, and act as a presenter, scientific committee, board members, session chair in numerous conferences. He is the Chair of theconstruction division of the CSCE. His research interests are focused on visualization, optimization and graphical modeling of project planning. Thelast twenty years have been primarily dedicated to the study, analysis, development, and implementation of a Spatiotemporal Chronographic modelingapproach for construction scheduling.He has also more than 30years of relevant industrial relevant experience in the field of construction engineering.Within these years, he worked for public services, consulting engineering groups andgeneral contractor corporations.Â His experiences consisted of varying dutiesand responsibilities as establishing strategies, planning, and managingconstruction projects, monitoring construction work schedules, conducting costcontrol, risk analyses, and value engineering preparing contract documents,reviewing and evaluating tenders, intending estimations, and performing feasibility studies as well as financial and economic analyses.
Indian Institute of Technology, India
Dr. Ar. Abraham George is born on the Seventh of December, 1963. He has graduated with the First Rank in B. Arch from the University of Kerala in December 1986, secured M. Arch with Excellent Grade from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1991 and Ph.D. in Development of symbolic tools for communication in Architecture from Calicut University, in 2005. He worked as an active faculty member of the Department of Architecture, National Institute of Technology-Calicut, from August 1988 to January 2009, and has contributed to the cause of Architecture through institution development, numerous building and interior projects; including the prestigious administrative complex of NITC, research projects, numerous published papers, teaching and invited lectures. He was awarded the John Crawford Scholarship by the Government of Australia, 1992 and Fulbright Research Fellowship 2003-04 with the center of research at the Department of Architecture, Cornell University, New York. The Nehru Trust for Cambridge Collections, Victoria Albert Museum, UK had awarded him a research grant for 2005-06. His paper "Gazing into the future of Architecture; An evolving profession" was awarded the Best Faculty Paper Award in the Golden Jubilee Conference of School of Architecture and Planning Chennai, February 2008. He is currently Member Board of Studies of School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University and University of Calicut, Member of the Editorial Board of(i) Education and Practice published by IISTE US, (ii) ICFAI Journal of Architecture, Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies-JETERAPS, Reviewer, (iii) Journal of Architectural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, (iv) Journal of Design Studies, published by IISTE US, and Member of Review panel of International Congress, Petronas University, Kuala Lumpur. He worked as the Chairman-Academic Board, IIA Kerala Chapter, Vice-Chairman-IIA Calicut Center, till February 2009. Formerly, he contributed as the Head of the Department of Architecture and gladly built up the Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut to the national level accredited by the Council of Architecture in the year 2009. Dr. Abraham George is currently working as Associate Professor, with effect from January 29, 2009, at the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
United Arab Emirates University, UAE
I earned my doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Tohoku University-Japan in collaboration with New South Wales University-Australia. I have a long record of academic and industrial experience in thermo-fluids, solar energy, and building energy, teaching, research and services and I have a long experience with ABET accreditation. From 1993-2000, I worked as a research associate in the Solar and Thermal Conversion Laboratory at the Development Centre of Renewable Energy (CDER). After I received my Ph.D., I got a grant from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and I was appointed as Research Fellow at Tohoku University and I did extensive experimental research on the solar desiccant cooling system. In 2006 I was appointed as a Faculty at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia and in 2009 at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Oman and then at United Arab Emirates University in 2017. I also held visiting faculty appointments at the Building Research Centre (CSTB) France, University of Sydney, and University of Sharjah. My research work has been supported by several grants from Samsung, NEDO, and universitiesâ€™ internal and external grants. The total budget for my projects exceeds 3.5 Million USD. I have published more than 70 journal and conference papers and I am a reviewer for several journals in my field of specialization. In addition, I have supervised and co-supervised several Ph.D. and Master Theses.
Ahmed S. Attia
Jordan University of Science & Technology,Jordon
Ahmed S. Attia is a Professor, Department of Architecture & Design, College of Architecture & Design, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan. Emeritus Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., in Architectural Engineering, Egypt& Diploma in Health Facility Planning, UK. Academic experience for 45 years, in Architectural Design, History & Theory of Architecture, in Egypt, Lebanon, USA, Bahrain & Jordan. Also, Attia has experience in the Accreditation process with both RIBA and NAAB and practiced as Consulting architect in Egypt, and as An international advisor with world Bank & WHO /UN, in Yemen & Northern Iraq. Prof. Attia has Published several articles in History, Theory of Architecture, Architectural Design, Health Care Facility Planning & Urban Planning
Universiti Sains, Malaysia
Fauziah Ahmad is a Professor inGeotechnical engineering also serves as a Geotechnical Engineer and a Researcher at School of Civil Engineering, Universiti sains Malaysia,Engineering Campus, NibongTebal, Penang. She obtained her Diploma from UTM, BSc(Hons) and Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. She has beenteaching Geotechnical Engineering courses and other civil engineering coursesfor more than 28 years. Has been appointed as Program Chairman, Deputy Dean atSchool and Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Studies. Currently, she leads a Taskforce under Postgraduate Deans Council was the head of the program for the Roadmap of Postgraduatestudies in Malaysia 2017-2025. She has been involved in the development of hillslope where she was appointed as Penang State Geotechnical Council andtechnical committee member in reviewing Penang development. Currently, she isthe President of MyIGS an International Geosynthetics Society for Malaysian Chapter. She is also actively involved in consultancy works on Geotechnicalassessment and stability studies especially in the state of Penang and Perak.Actively involved in Asean Geotechnical Technical Committee (ATC10 - UrbanGeoinformatics and ATC 1: Geodisaster in Climate Change) in collaboration withJapanese Geotechnical Society in establishing works using GIS GeotechnicalDatabase research and Geodisaster in Climate Change. Her research interest isin the area of slope stability, landslide, ground improvement, and UrbanGeoinformatics (GIS Application). She has published her work in more than 100 papers in journals and proceedings locally and internationally. Through herresearch, she has produced innovative products and has been recognizednationally and internationally through competitions and exhibitions. Herachievements gained recognition as Women Inventor, World Scientific Award atthe World Innovation Achievement Award, European Women Inventor and InnovatorNetwork International (EUWIIN) in Sweden and in Seoul since 2008 -2015. Amongother awards, she has acquired are the Grand Prize, KIWIE Prize, and SpecialAward and cumulative of gold, silver and Bronze medallist for more than 20awards. With granting of two patents, one trademark, and copyright for theInventions.
Ryerson University, Canada
Zahra Jandaghian is a Research Associate in the School of Architecture and Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She received her doctorate in Building Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, where she conducted research to investigate the effects of increasing surface reflectivity on urban climate, air quality and heat-related mortality. Dr.Jandaghian is an expert in urban climate, with a focus on interactions between the built environment and atmospheric system, and applications in air quality management, building energy consumption, human health and comfort, and climate change adaptation. She conducts research on the impacts of urban heat island on urban microclimates and outdoor thermal comfort, low carbon urban living, urban greening, and heat island mitigation strategies. She is currently involved in projects with Toronto Greenbelt regarding to increase the green spaces in the Greater Toronto Area to combat urban heat island and improve air quality and human well-being. Her research has led to 18 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference presentations.
Ionut Ovidiu TOMA
"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Dr.Toma received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering under jointcoordination from The "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi (Romania)and the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) back in 2001. In 2003 dr.Toma received his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Computational Engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) followed by a Doctorof Engineering (Dr.Eng.) degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)in 2007. Shortly after, he joins the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering atTokyo Institute of Technology as a post-doctoral researcher. From May 2008 dr.Toma works at The "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi where hecurrently acts as head of Structural Mechanics Department from the Faculty ofCivil Engineering and Building Services. His research interests are the behavior ofstructures under seismic excitations and the application of sustainableinnovative materials to civil engineering structures. Dr. Toma published 62journal and conference papers and acted as a member of the scientific committeefor many scientific events and as a reviewer for high impact journals in thefield of civil engineering.