Plenary & Keynote Speakers
8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology (ICSECT 2023)
We are pleased to announce our plenary and Keynote Speakers for ICSECT 2023 :
Dr. Surendra P. Shah
Presidential Distinguished Professor
University of Texas at Arlington;
Walter P Murphy Professor(emeritus)
Prof. Shah has been actively involved in concrete technology research for several decades. Prof. Shah’s research addresses a variety of topics in concrete materials science and engineering, including high-strength concrete, shrinkage measurement, nondestructive test methods to monitor properties ranging from setting time to the modulus of elasticity, and rheology of fresh concrete, self-consolidating concrete, and nanotechnology applications. He has made pioneering and groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of fiber-reinforced concrete, damage, and fracture, as well as developing innovative experimental techniques. He served as a Professor of Civil Engineering, at Northwestern University and founded NSF-funded Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials (ACBM) including the academic partners universities of Illinois, Michigan, Purdue, and NIST. This center has encouraged multidisciplinary research and established a new paradigm in materials science research for cement and concrete. In addition to teaching at Northwestern, he has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and served as a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Sidney, Denmark Technical University, Delft University of Technology, National University of Singapore, Darmstadt Technical University and LCPC Paris. He has been an honorary professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and L’Aquilla University in Italy, a guest professor at Southeast University, and the distinguished professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and Jinan University China. He is an honorary academician at Dalian Maritime University and. Tongji University. He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Topic of Keynote: Climate Change and Innovations in Concrete Technology
Dr. Ayman Mosallam
University of California, USA
Professor Ayman S. Mosallam is a Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering, also a Professor, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering Technology and the Director of the UCI Structural Engineering Testing Hall at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is also a Fellow and a Control Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Chairman of the International Committee of ASCE LA Chapter. He is a registered Structural Professional Engineer in the District of Colombia and has forty years of experience in structural engineering with a particular interest in polymer composites, green materials, structural health monitoring and repair and rehabilitation of historical buildings and bridges. He has established a graduate joint program between George Washington University and NASA as well as US Army Tank Division in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He is the developer of the first US Army smart assault bridge that is made of sandwich carbon/epoxy sandwich composites with an integrated optical fibersremote sensing nerve system. He has several patents on innovative building system and smart composite repair and joining systems. He is a member of ASCE Construction Institute Materials Directorate (Executive Committee) and a Control Member on the ASCE Structural Composites and Plastics Committee (SCAP). Professor Mosallam serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the International Accreditation Service (IAS). He has published over 500 technical papers, chapters, and reports on structural performance of structural systems and authored, edited and co- edited seven books in this area. He is the author of the ASC Design Manual for FRP Composites Connections (ASCE MOP 102) and the co-developer of the ASCE/PIC Prestandard Document on Structural Design of Pultruded FRP Composite Structures. He is serving on the editorial board of Composites: Part B Journal and Guest Editor for special issues on Infrastructure Applications for several journals including Composites Part B: Engineering, Reinforced Plastics and Composites Journal, Materials & Design, Journal of Smart Structures, Advances in Civil Engineering Journal and others. He is the Founder of the Egyptian Green Building Council and the principal author of the Green Pyramid Rating System (GPRS). Professor Mosallam is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Outstanding Research Award from the International Conference of Composites Engineering, OCEC President’s Award, Best Design Paper Award from Composite Institute, the Industry Impact Award from McGraw Hill, Best Paper Award from SPI, and the Outstanding Engineering Educator of Year Award from American Society of Civil Engineers, among other numerous national and international awards. He has served as a senior engineering consultant to several international engineering and contracting firms including Flour-Daniel, Dames & Moore, Saudi Ben Laden Group, APATECH Russia, Khateeb & Alamy, EVG, Schnell House S.A., TEKTO International Group, JMV Group, Arab Studies, Nakheel (UAE), SOLIDERE s.a.l., and other governmental agencies such as FHWA, Ohio Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation, New York Department of Transportation, John Wayne Airport Authority, Southern California of Structural Engineering, Irvine Water Ranch, and many others.
Topic of Keynote: Durable Pultruded Composites: A Myth or Reality?
Dr. Khaled Sennah
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Canada
Dr. Khaled Sennah is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Civil Engineering Department at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Sennah, core area of expertise includes design, evaluation and rehabilitation of bridges on which he has more than 270 publications and supervised over 75 graduate students. He has demonstrated numerous evidences of impact and contribution to the economical design and sustainable construction that led to field applications and standards. Dr. Sennah’s research achievements have been recognized by international awards such as the 1999 Arthur Wellington Prize for best journal paper in transportation-related infrastructure and the 2002 State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering award for best journal paper, both from the American Society for Civil Engineers, ASCE. Also, he received the 1998 and 2020 P.L. Pratley Award for best paper in bridge engineering and the 2013 A.B. Sanderson Award for “Outstanding Contributions by a Civil Engineer to the Development and Practice of Structural Engineering in Canada,” all from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. In recognition of his long-term achievements, he was elected Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) in 2011, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) in 2016, and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2017. He is a member of a few Canadian Standard Association’s Technical Subcommittees for the development of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. In 2022. Dr. Sennah was elected Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM), in recognition for his contribution to “Innovative Solutions in Structural Design and Construction”. Dr. Sennah has a long history of significant contributions to the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) through committee membership, membership and chairing of scientific committees of conferences, Chairing International conferences and chairing CSCE Structures Division and others. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal for Civil Engineering and an Editorial Board member of ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction.
Topic of Keynote: Advances in the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code for Analysis and Design of Bridge Superstructure
Registration fee includes the following:
- Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a €200 EUR registration
- Conference package including a USB of the proceedings with all registered accepted papers
- Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
- 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
- 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour
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Virtual registration fee includes the following:
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- Access to all the sessions of the conference