We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the International conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology (ICSECT'19):
Imperial College London, UK
North Carolina State University, USA
Prof. Bassam Izzuddin
Bassam Izzuddin is Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics and heads the CSM group at Imperial College London. Since joining Imperial in 1990, he has developed advanced nonlinear analysis methods for structures subject to extreme loading, and he has engaged in national/international collaborations with industry and fellow academics on applied structural engineering research utilising his program ADAPTIC. Besides major developments in detailed modelling, he has also developed a range of simplified analysis methods, which are currently being applied in design practice for offshore and building structures. His publication record exceeds 250 papers in leading international journals and conferences.
Topic of Keynote: Effective High-Fidelity Nonlinear Analysis of Large-Scale Structure using Parallel Domain DecompositionKeynote Abstract
Prof. Rudolf Seracino
Dr. Rudolf (Rudi) Seracino is a Professor of Structural Engineering and an Associate Head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA. He earned his B.A.Sc. (Hons) and M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia. His primary research interest over the past 20 years is related to the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in critical civil infrastructure. He is the Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) at NC State University, and an elected Fellow of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). He is on the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction and is a voting member of ACI Committee 440 on FRP Reinforcement.
Topic of Keynote: Extending the Service Life of Prestressed Concrete Cored Slab Bridge Superstructures with Prestressed Mechanically-Fastened Fiber-Reinforced Polymer PlatesKeynote Abstract