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), http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20166813005; "Three Entities to Maximize Creative Construction Quality” publish in Procedia Engineering 164, no. Engineering (December, 02 2016), 10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.617; "Building Maintenance for Institutions Based on Annual Budget – Portuguese Context” publish in International Economics Development and Research Center 8 (2) (April 2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.2.716; 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), http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.864.369.
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
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.
Keynote Speaker IV
Assoc. Prof. Paulo Mendonça
University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Mendonça was born in Porto in 10th June. PhD in Civil Engineering by the University of Minho, with the thesis: “Living under a second skin”, acclaimed by unanimity (2005). As a PhD fellowship of FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) he got the “Advanced Studies Diploma” in Barcelona on the Technical Superior School of Architecture (ETSAB). He is Associate Professor in the Architecture School of the University of Minho, Portugal (EAUM). President of EAUM (2011-2012) and Vice-President (2010-2011). Architectural Graduate and Integrated Master Studies Director (2005-2009). He is an author of more than one hundred publications. The main research subjects includes lightweight and mixed weight buildings, low cost housing, local and global economic asymmetries, low-tech strategies, energy costs and sustainable development, new materials and technologies, recycling and reusing potentialities.
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
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.