Proceedings of the 5th World Congress
on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE'20)
October 18 - 20, 2020 | Lisbon, Portugal
The keynote information for the 5th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE'20) is as follows:
ICGRE'20 Plenary Speaker
Dr. Marte Gutierrez
Colorado School of Mines, USA
ICGRE Plenary Speaker
Dr. Marte Gutierrez is the James R. Paden Distinguished Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the DOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI) at Colorado School of Mines. Formerly, he was Post-Doctoral Fellow, Senior Engineer and Program Leader at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, and Associate Professor/Professor at Virginia Tech. He was Founding Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has also held visiting professorship and researcher positions in China, Chile, France, Japan and South Korea. He has published more than 300 papers in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings, and has given keynote and invited lectures at several conferences. He has been involved in several landmark and groundbreaking Civil Engineering projects while working in Norway. He is a member of the Editorial Board of five International Journals. He is the recipient of the Geotechnical Research Medal from UK’s Institute of Civil Engineers, the Peter A. Cundall Honorable Mention Award, the Applied Rock Mechanics Research Award from the American Rock Mechanics Association, and the Kwanghua Visiting Professorship from Tongji University. Dr. Gutierrez’s main research interests are in Geomechanics, and Energy and Environmental Sustainability.
Topic of Keynote:
Bifurcation and Post Localization Behavior of Granular Soils
ICGRE'20 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Adel Hanna
Concordia University, Canada
Recipient of the Geoffrey Meyerhof Award for contributions to the art and science of Foundation Engineering. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering, Editor of the ASCE Manuals of Engineering Practice, Associate Editor for the International Journal for Housing Science, Published over 200 papers in the field of foundation engineering, Participated in preparing design manuals in Canada and USA.
Topic of Keynote:
Performance of Stone Columns in Cohesive Soil
Dr. Tarek Abdoun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Professor Abdoun is the Thomas Iovino Chair Professor and Director, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Geo-Centrifuge Center. He received several awards from professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) “Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Excellence in Research Prize”, the US Army “Commander’s Award for Public Service with accompanying medal”, and “Shamsher Prakash International Research Award” for young engineers, scientists and researchers. He is also the recipient of several educational societies, including the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) north region “Outstanding Teaching Award”, the “Wharton QS-Stars Reimagine Education Bronze Award”, and Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society “Excellence in Teaching Award”; for the successful development & implementation of web-based education tools and mixed reality educational games in the undergraduate engineering education at several USA campuses. He authored or co-authored over 200 technical publications. His research interests cover geotechnical engineering, Advanced Field Monitoring, Centrifuge & Full-scale Testing, Soil-Structure Interaction, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Satellite Based InSAR Remote sensing, Modeling of Blast loading & Hurricane loading, and offshore systems. He served as chair or member of national and international professional committees of major projects associated with tunnels, dams, levees, and pipelines.
Topic of Keynote:
Recent Advances in Physical Modeling & Field Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems
ICSECT'20 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Nawawi Chouw
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Nawawi Chouw is an Associate Professor and was Director of the University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research (2011-2017). Prior to joining the University of Auckland he worked at universities in Germany, Japan and Australia. He gained his diploma in Civil Engineering from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. After working in a group of consulting engineers in Germany he returned to the Research Centre on Structural Dynamics at the Ruhr University Bochum, and he was awarded his doctorate. He has been awarded twice the Gledden Fellowship of the University of Western Australia, Fritz-Peter-Mueller Prize of the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, the Best Research Award of Chugoku Denryoku Research Foundation, Japan, and received twice recognition for excellence in research supervision from Chinese Scholarship Council. He was invited by China Ministry of Education, NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Qatar Science Foundation, SA National Research Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service and by other European Research Institutions to assess applications. He was also invited to teach at several universities in Europe, China and Japan. He was Guest Editor of a number of journals, e.g. Protective Structures, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. He is editor of the international journal of Materials, Shock and Vibration and an associate editor of Frontiers in Build Environment – Earthquake Engineering and is an editorial board member of a number of international journals. He was a visiting and guest professor at a number of universities in China, Germany, Canada, Australia, Serbia, Macedonia and Japan.
Topic of Keynote:
Behaviour of bridges under spatially non-uniform earthquake motion
Dr. Piervincenzo Rizzo
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Piervincenzo Rizzo received his Laurea (M.S. equivalent) in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Palermo, Italy in 1998. After serving in the Italian Army Corps of Engineering, Dr. Rizzo moved to the U.S.A. where he received a Master (2002) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. In September 2006 he became assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2012, and to Full Professor in 2018.
Dr. Rizzo’s research interests are in the area of nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring using methods such as ultrasound, acoustic emission, solitary waves, infrared thermography, and electromechanical impedance. His research has been supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Railroad Administration, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).
From the ASNT, Dr. Rizzo received the 2002 Fellowship Award, the 2007 Faculty Grant Award, the 2009, 2015, and 2019 Fellowship Research Award, and the Outstanding Paper Award in 2013 and 2017. Dr. Rizzo is the first person worldwide who has received both the Achenbach Medal (in 2012) and the SHM Person of the Year Award (in 2015). The Medal recognizes one young individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the field of SHM. The Award recognizes accomplishments within the past year or the past few years. Both honors are selected by the editors and associate editors of Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal, the top academic journal on the subject. He is also the recipient of the 2016 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Junior Scholar Award. The award includes faculty across the whole University, within 12 years from their Ph.D., who have demonstrated great potential and have achieved international standing. Recetly, Dr. Rizzo was awarded with the 2020 A.J. Durelli Award, that recognizes younger members of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) for contributions made early in their career. Dr. Rizzo published 101 referred papers, 8 book chapters, over 160 conference proceedings and reports, and 2 patents. For more information, visit Dr. Rizzo’s home page: http://www.pitt.edu/~pir3/
Topic of Keynote:
Nonlinear solitary waves for the nondestructive evaluation of concrete
ICEPTP'20 Keynote Speaker
Dr. James Li
Ryerson University, Canada
Prof. James Li graduated with a BASc in Civil Engineering and a MASc in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Windsor, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Toronto in Canada. Prof. Li is a tenured environmental engineering full professor at Ryerson University in Canada, Lecture Professor of Nankai University’s College of Environmental Science and Engineering, a founding member and senior advisor of China Canada Joint Research and Development Centre on Water and Environmental Safety in Tianjin, China, Canadian Water Network’s International Stormwater Experts, 2016-2018 Ontario Stakeholder Committee member of the Ontario Low Impact Development Guidelines, the 2016 11th Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference’s Invited Foreign Expert on Sponge City Technology, a licensed professional engineer in Canada, and the Diplomate of American Water Resource Engineers Academy in USA. His current research focuses on urban stormwater management, eco-hydrology and eco-hydraulics, water pollution control planning, environmental benefits of green roofs, municipal spill management, and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay technique for dioxin in environmental matrices. For the past 28 years, Prof. Li has provided technical services and advices to Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal governments and collaborated with Nankai University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Hong Kong, and City of Tianjin in Asia.
Topic of Keynote:
Urban Oil Spill Management
ICSECT'20 Invited Speaker
Dr. Xue Zhang
Dalian University of Technology, China
ICSECT Invited Keynote
Dr. Zhang held his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from Tianjin University and Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in 2007 and 2015, respectively. Since that he has been on the faculty of School of Civil Engineering at DUT. Meanwhile, he has a postdoctoral research experience majoring in Engineering Mechanics from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Zhang’s research interests are primarily in the area of structural engineering, such as retrofitting of existing reinforced concrete (RC) structures and structural nonlinear analysis technologies/models. In the last five years, he had granted over ten research projects with a total budget exceeding 2 million CNY (290,000 USD). Based on the research findings, Dr. Zhang has published more than 30 journal and conference papers, most of which were published on ASCE-Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE-Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Materials and Structures, etc. Dr. Zhang is now serving as a member of the Scientific Committee for the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology (ICSECT’20).
Topic of Keynote:
Modelling bond-slip for reinforced concrete member considering transverse stress: theory, test and numerical implementation