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2018 2nd International Conference on Structural and Civil Engineering

University of Lisbon, Portugal        September 26-28, 2018





Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Nuno Dinis Cortiços

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Nuno Dinis Cortiços, is a teacher allocated to the Department of Construction Technologies in Architecture, Urbanism and Design, a member of Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD) in Faculty of Architecture of University of Lisbon. His academic carrear has been dedicated to the study of Construction and Maintenance Processes, Construction Quality (life-cycles and lifespan), Building and Maintenance Performance and UNESCO World Heritage Building Maintenance and Management.

Some of his most recent presentations and publications are: "Risk Analyst: A New Player in the Construction Processes – Portugal" publish in MATEC Web of Conferences 68, no. MATEC Web of Conferences (August, 01 2016),; "Three Entities to Maximize Creative Construction Quality” publish in Procedia Engineering 164, no. Engineering (December, 02 2016), 10.; "Building Maintenance for Institutions Based on Annual Budget – Portuguese Context” publish in International Economics Development and Research Center 8 (2) (April 2017),; and, "Construction Scope: Quality, Budget and Timeline ‘Small’ Endeavours, Portuguese Context” publish in Applied Mechanics and Materials 864, no. Advanced Materials and Engineering Structural Technology (April, 27 2017),

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. WONG Kwai Kwan

Research Director of CNRS (National Center of Scientific Research), France

University of Lyon/ENTPE, France

Prof. Wong Kwai Kwan is a Research Professor in Civil Engineering of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is leader of the research group "Sustainable Structures & Infrastructures" of the Laboratory LTDS (associated to CNRS) and a part time professor of the French National School of State Public Works (ENTPE). He has intervened in many courses including soil mechanics, tunnelling and underground works, continuum mechanics, limit equilibrium analysis, strength of materials, structural analysis, theory of plates and shells. Prior to his career in research, he was a geotechnical engineer with Simecsol (now Arcadis), involved in construction projects in France and oversea (1984-90, 1994-95). His PhD (1994) is on the thermal-mechanical behaviour of underground structures. He received his M Eng. (1984) in France and B Eng. (1981) in civil engineering in Hong Kong. He is member of a few national associations: Rock Mechanics (CFMR), Soil Mechanics (CFMS), Tunnelling and Underground Works (AFTES).
Dr Wong's current research is focused on the TCHM behaviour of geomaterials and geostructures:
• Underground storage of nuclear wastes and CO2
• Soils from relatively dry state to quasi-saturated with occluded air bubbles
• Rammed earthen constructions
• Tunnel excavation with face confinement
Prof. Wong Kwai Kwan has worked on various research projects funded by the French National Agence for Research (ANR), National Tunnelling Center (CETU), Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN).

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Chin Jian Leo,

University of Western Sydney, Australia

Chin Leo received his education at the University of Adelaide, University of Queensland and University of Sydney. He obtained his PhD in 1994 from the University of Sydney and is currently a Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has professional experience working in infrastructure and geotechnical engineering projects, including soil investigation, slope stability analysis and geotechnical issues of soft soils. Early in his research career, he studied groundwater and contamination problems in soils. During this period, he developed several numerical models for contaminant migration in porous media. Since early 2000s, he has been involved in poromechanics research dealing with consolidation, sedimentation-consolidation of soft soils, tunnel closure, vibrations of piles and foundations embedded in porous media. His research contributions in this area are primarily on the theoretical or computational side of continuum mechanics, in terms of formulation of the theoretical governing equations from first principle conservation laws, and development of analytical, semi-analytical and numerical finite element solution techniques. Another area of his research, mainly in the last 5 years, deals with characterization and remediation of geomaterials, namely: EPS geofoam, red mud, high power ultrasound remediation of contaminated soils and characterization of compacted sites using unorthodox techniques, such as by microtremor measurements. In this area of research, his contributions are primarily in relation to laboratory (triaxial, true triaxial, consolidation, high power ultrasonics etc), and field experimental work, with a significant computational component. He currently leads the GWEE (Geotechnical, Water and Environmental Engineering) research group at UWS.

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Yen-Po Wang

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Dr. Yen-Po Wang received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering (1988), and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. He joined the faculty of NCTU as an associate professor in 1994 and was promoted to full professor in 2001.
He has been working in the field of earthquake engineering for over 30 years since his graduate study in National Center of Earthquake Engineering Research at SUNY/Buffalo in USA. He has been participating in research projects on passive and active structural control against earthquake and wind loads. He has been also devoting himself in advancing Taiwan’s “earthquake hazard mitigation industry” after the 1999 Ji-Ji earthquake by providing technical supports on seismic retrofit of existing buildings.
Prof. Wang has been focusing his research interest, over a decade, on seismic hazard mitigation of hi-tech industries in light of their unacceptable financial losses in 1999 Ji-Ji earthquake and subsequent earthquakes. Meanwhile, he is also engaged in developing structural health monitoring techniques, in particular, the on-line system identification and flexibility-based damage localization method. He has a number of patents in structural vibration control which have found many industrial applications.

Plenary Speaker II

Assoc. Prof. Marina Rynkovskaya

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Russia

Dr. Marina Rynkovskaya ( is an associate professor at department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and the head of Alumni department of Engineering Academy at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University). She obtained BSc and MSc degrees in Civil Engineering in 2002 and 2004 respectively at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University). Since 2003 she had worked as a project engineer in industry for 10 years and defended her PhD thesis in Structural Mechanics at Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) in 2013. Since 2006, she has worked at RUDN University (including as an associate professor since 2014). The main research topic concerns analytical methods of stress-strain analysis of spatial/shell structures, especially helicoids, and she is a member of the international association for spatial structures (IASS). She is also involved in several research projects such as optimization of free-form roofs (in collaboration with CentraleSupelec, France) and stress solution for elastic/elastic FGM discs (in collaboration with Beihang University, China).
She has the Honorary Diploma of the Rectorate of the RUDN University for active scientific and pedagogical activity (2016), the best teacher award of the Moscow City Professional Competition of Pedagogical Excellence and Public Recognition in the nomination "Young Teacher of the University - 2012" .


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