(Alphabetizing By Last Name)

Prof. Dr. Eng. Abdeldjelil "DJ" Belarbi

Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, University of Houston, USA

  EDUCATION:   Ph.D. Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Houston, 1991 Dissertation: Stress-Strain Relationships of Reinforced Concrete in Biaxial Tension-Compression M.S. Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Houston, 1986 B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria, 1983   PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:   2009 – 2013: Chair and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor 2005 – 2009: Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering March 2007/ Feb. 2008: Visiting Professor, Universite de Tlemcen, Algeria June 2007/08: Visiting Professor, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, France 2003 – 2004: Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering 2004 – 2009: Research/Senior Investigator, Intelligent Systems Center, University of Missouri-Rolla 2004 – 2007: Dean's Teaching Scholar for the School of Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla 2004 – 2006: Structures Faculty Coordinator, University of Missouri-Rolla 2004: Visiting Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France 2002 – 2009: Assistant Chair for Distance Education, University of Missouri-Rolla 1998 – 2001: Research Investigator, Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, University of Missouri-Rolla 1997 – 2003: Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering 1995 – 2002: Research/Senior Investigator, Intelligent Systems Center, University of Missouri-Rolla 1994 – 2009: Research Investigator, Materials Research Graduate Center, University of Missouri-Rolla 1993 – 2001: Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs, University of Missouri-Rolla 1991 – 1997: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering 1990 – 1991: Teaching Fellow, University of Houston 1984 – 1990: Research Assistant, University of Houston

 

 
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Prof. Dr. Eng. Amr Elnashai


Vice President and Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer of the University of Houston and the University of Houston System, respectively


Amr Elnashai is the Vice President and Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer of the University of Houston and the University of Houston System, respectively. He was Dean of Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and the Harold and Inge Marcus Endowed Chair in Engineering before joining Houston. Before being dean of engineering at Penn State, he was head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Amr is a fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as the UK Institution of Structural Engineers. He is author/co-author over 145 journal publications and 4 books and many other reports and publications. He advised 45 PhD students to graduation, and over 100 MS thesis students.

 

 
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Prof. Dr. Eng. Amir Fam


Professor and Donald and Sarah Munro Chair in Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Dean (Research), Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Canada Research Chair in Innovative and Retrofitted Structures (2003-13)


Professor Fam is the Donald and Sarah Munro Chair in Engineering and Applied Science and the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Alexandria University and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (structures) from the University of Manitoba. From 2000 to 2002, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow and Instructor at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC.  Dr. Fam joined the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen`s University as an Assistant Professor in 2002, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2009. He held the position of a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Innovative and Retrofitted Structures (2003-2013). Dr. Fam has served as the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Civil Engineering and currently serves as a Queen's Senator. In 2009, he was a Visiting Professor at Monash University, Australia and from 2014 to the present he holds the Jinshan Visiting Scholar position at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China.
An active researcher in the areas of structural engineering using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcements and bio-based composites in new construction and retrofitting aging bridges and buildings, Dr. Fam has over 130 refereed journal papers, 115 refereed conference papers, 5 books and book-chapters, and 40 technical reports. He is a fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering and the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). He is also the Vice President and Treasurer of the IIFC. In 2015, he became a project leader of a $3.5M CFI-IOF project to develop and build the first Rolling Load Simulator for bridges in Canada, at Queen's. He also chaired the Academic Progress Committee of an NSERC-CREATE network on Structural Engineering in Remote Regions (SERA) at Queen's. Dr. Fam is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CJCE) and an Associate Editor/Member of Editorial Board of several journals, including the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Journal and the CJCE. He has been invited to deliver keynote presentations in international and national conferences, including conferences in Scotland, Sydney (Australia), and Hong Kong.
Dr. Fam is the recipient of the Ontario Early Researcher Award, Queen's Chancellor's Research Award, the T. Y. Lin best paper award of ASCE J. of Structural Engineering, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) and Civil Engineering Teaching Award. He has trained 14 doctoral and 30 master's students, 10 post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars, and 24 undergraduate research students.

 

 
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Prof. Dr. Eng. Oh-Sung Kwon


http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/~kwon/index.html


Professor Kwon’s research focuses on development and application hybrid (experiment-analysis) simulation methods, assessment of a nuclear containment structure subjected to beyond-design basis events, and development seismic soil-structure-interaction analysis methods. His group’s development on the hybrid simulation method has been recently expanded to simulate a structure subjected to fire or wind loads. He has published over 60 journal and 100 conference papers. He is currently serving as an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, served as a chair of the ASCE Performance Based Design for Structures committee, and member of ASCE Seismic Effects and ASCE Emerging Analysis Methods committees. He earned his BS and MS degrees from Hanyang University, Korea, in 2000 and 2002. He earned his second MS and Ph.D. degrees in 2005 and 2007 from Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been appointed at the University of Toronto since 2010.

 


Development of Hybrid Simulation Framework, UT-SIM, at the University of Toronto and its Applications to Structures Subjected to Earthquake or Fire Load


The concept of hybrid (experimental-numerical) simulation method was first proposed in 1969 by Hakuno et al. Since then, the hybrid simulation method has been continuously evolved. One of the main strengths of the hybrid simulation is that critical element(s) in a structural system can be tested in a laboratory while the rest of the system can be numerically simulated. In addition, the method can be also used to analyze a large and complex system such as soil-structure interaction problem by substructuring the system to smaller problems that can be solved with dedicated analysis tools for each problem domain. To facilitate the development and application of hybrid (experimental-numerical) or multi-platform (numerical-numerical) simulation method, the University of Toronto has developed a generalized simulation framework, UT-SIM (www.ut-sim.ca). The framework allows integration of various experimental specimens with various numerical analysis tools. The presentation will first introduce the simulation framework for component-level substructuring which is followed by applications of the framework to various structural systems subjected to earthquake load such as self-centering energy-dissipative brace system, buckling restrained braced (BRB) frame, and special concentric braced frame. The presentation will also briefly introduce application of the framework to simulate structures subjected to fire load where a full-scale column specimen of a building structure is subjected to fire load while the rest of the system is modelled numerically.

Prof. Dr. Eng. Caijun Shi


Caijun Shi Ph.D., P. Eng., F.ACI, F.RILEM


Dr. Caijun Shi is a national distinguished expert of China, vice president of Asian Concrete Federation, Chair Professor of College of civil Engineering, Hunan University. He received his B. Eng and M. Eng from Southeast University, Nanjing, China and his Ph.D from the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the Editor-in-Chief of <Journal of Sustainable Cement-based Materials>, Co-Editor of <Journal of Ceramics in Modern Technologies>, associate editor of <Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering> and <Journal of Chinese Ceramic Society>, and an editorial board member of <Cement and Concrete Research>, <Cement and Concrete Composites>, <Construction and Building Materials>, <Materiales de Construccion>, < Heliyon>, <Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance>, <Journal of Asian Concrete Federation>, <Materials Review> and <Journal of Building Materials>. Dr. Shi is a member of many technical committees within ACI and RILEM.
His research interests include characterization and utilization of industrial by-products and waste materials, design and testing of cement and concrete materials, development and evaluation of cement additives and concrete admixtures, and solid and hazardous waste management.  He has developed several novel technologies and products in these areas, and has been granted 4 US patents and 22 Chinese patents. One of his inventions - self-sealing/self-healing barrier has been used as a municipal landfill liner in the world's largest landfill site in South Korea. He developed pre-conditioned technology to overcome the barrier for effective CO2 curing of concrete products with CO2, proposed a method on “Design of High-Performance Concrete with Multiple Performance Requirements” which has been used for several large construction project in China. His patented cement grinding aids have been widely used by several state-owned companies. He has authored/co-authored more than 400 technical papers, six English books, three Chinese books and edited/co-edited seven international conference proceedings. His Google citation is over 13000 and H-index is 56 (by Oct 31, 2019). He is the No.1 most cited Chinese Scholar in Building and Construction Sector since 2015. In recognizing his contributions to researches in waste management and concrete technology, he was elected as a fellow of International Energy Foundation in 2001, American Concrete Institute in 2007, and RILEM in 2016.

 

 
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Prof. Dr. Eng. B F Spencer, Jr


Nathan M. & Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering,
Director, Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory
Director, Multi-Axial Full-Scale Sub-Structured Testing & Simulation Facility
Director, Smart Structures Technology Laboratory

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Professor B.F. Spencer Jr. is the Nathan M. and Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois.  He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Missouri – Rolla 1981), and M.S. and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1983, 1985). He joined the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois in 2002. Dr. Spencer served as a professor at the University of Notre Dame from 1985-2002, where he held the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Professor of Engineering.

Dr. Spencer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and structural reliability. He is the author of two books. The first is a monograph entitled, On the Reliability of Nonlinear Hysteretic Structures Subjected to Broadband Random Excitation (Springer-Verlag 1986). The second book, coauthored with Prof. K. Sobczyk, is entitled, Random Fatigue: From Data to Theory (Academic Press 1992).

Dr. Spencer is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was the founding chair of the Committee on Structural Control and is the past chair of the Committee on Fatigue and Fracture Reliability, both in the ASCE Structures Division. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Structural Control and has served as associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He is also a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the North American Editor in Chief of Smart Structures and Systems, and the president of the Asia-Pacific Network of Centers for Research in Smart Structures Technology. EDUCATION Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign 1985 M.S. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign 1983 B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Missouri, Rolla 1981 ACADEMIC POSITIONS Director, NSF NEES MUST-SIM Facility, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2010-2014 Director, Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2007-present Nathan M. and Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2004-present Senior Center Affiliate NCSA, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2003-present Director, Smart Structures Technology Laboratory, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2002-present Thrust Leader for Damage Synthesis, Mid-America Earthquake Center, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2003-2005 Thrust Leader Information Tech. Mid-America Earthquake Center, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2003-2010 PI and Project Director, NSF NEES System Integration Award, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2003-2005 Associate Director, NSF NEES MUST-SIM Facility, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2002-2010 Anne M. and Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, 2002-2004 PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS Registered Professional Engineer, State of Indiana PE60910347, 1991-Present JOURNAL EDITORSHIPS North/South American Editor-in-Chief, SMART STRUCTURES and SYSTEMS, An International Journal, 2004–present. Member of Editorial Board, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, 2003-present. Associate Editor, Shock and Vibration, 2000–2006. Associate Editor, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998–2002. Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Structural Control and Monitoring, 1998–present. Member, International Editorial Board of Advances in Structural Engineering – An International Journal, 2002–present. PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Member, International Scientific Committee, 2009 3rd China-Japan-US Symposium on Structural Health Monitoring and Control, Dalian, China, Member, Scientific Committee, 2004 US-European Workshop on Sensors and Smart Structures, Strausbourg, France, Member, Scientific Committee, 2003 China-US Workshop on Disasters, Beijing, Member, Scientific Committee, 2003 7th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, Member, Scientific Committee, 2002 Conference on Motion and Vibration Control, Member, International Scientific Board, 1996– present International Conference on Advances in Building Technology, Hong Kong, China, Member, Scientific Committee, 2002 5th International Conference on Vibration Engineering, Nanjing, China, Member, Scientific Committee, 2002 First International Symposium on Performance of Buildings with Control Devices, Tokyo, Japan, Member of the Program Committee, 2003 Applied Technology Council Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Passive Energy Dissipation and Active Control, Member of the Steering Committee, 2002 SERVICE ON DEPARTMENT COMMITTEES Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory, Director, 2007-present Promotions and Tenure Committee, Chair, 2006-2009 Graduate Admissions Committee, Member, 2005-2008 Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2002-2007 Computing Committee, 1994-present, University of Notre Dame Dondanville Award Committee, Chair, 1994-1999, University of Notre Dame Graduate Curricula and Program Committee, 1994-1999, University of Notre Dame Director of Graduate Studies, 1994-1999, University of Notre Dame Committee on Appointments and Promotions, 1990-1994, University of Notre Dame Coordinator of Computing, 1985-1992, University of Notre Dame SERVICE ON COLLEGE COMMITTEES Engineering Graduate Studies Committee, 1994–1999, University of Notre Dame Engineering College Council, 1992—1994, University of Notre Dame Structures and Mechanics Advisory Committee, Chair, 1988–2000, University of Notre Dame Committee for Engineering Computing, member, 1985–1994, Chair, 1989–1990, 1992–1994, University of Notre Dame SERVICE ON CAMPUS COMMITTEES Consortial Relations Task Force, 1999, University of Notre Dame Committee on Postdoctoral Appointments, 1999, University of Notre Dame Committee on Research, Scholarship and Infrastructure, 1994, University of Notre Dame Dean’s Review Committee, 1993, University of Notre Dame Committee for Technical Computing, Chair, 1992-1994, University of Notre Dame The University Faculty Workstation Distribution Committee, 1989–1990, 1992–1994, University of Notre Dame SERVICE TO FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT Member, Advisory Millennium Dialog Committee on US-Japan Science and Technology (S&T) Relations, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2000. Member of the US Delegation to the 19th US-China Protocol Meeting between the US National Science Foundation and the Chinese Ministry of Construction, Notre Dame, Indiana, September, 1999. OTHER OUTSIDE SERVICE Conducted Shakes and Quakes Program, Countryside School, Champaign, Illinois, 2016 Engineer-in-the-Classroom, Lincoln Trail Elementary School, Mahomet, Illinois, 2016, 2017 Conducted Shakes and Quakes Program, Lincoln Trail Elementary School, Mahomet, Illinois, 2016 Conducted Shakes and Quakes Program, Sangamon Elementary School, Mahomet, Illinois, 2016 Engineer-in-the-Classroom, Lincoln Trail Elementary School, Mahomet, Illinois, 2016

 


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