Prof Chun-Qing Li, RMIT University, UK.
A fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers of UK (FICE)
Prof Chun-Qing Li has been a professor of civil engineering since 2006 initially in UK and now at RMIT, Australia. He is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers of UK (FICE) as well as the Institution of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust). He is also a chartered professional engineer of these two institutions. Professor Li has served on a number of professional bodies, including codes and standards committees, editorial boards, conference committees and so on. He was the Head of School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering in RMIT University from 2011 to 2016 during which period he changed the culture of the School, doubled the research outputs of the School and increased the ranking of Civil Engineering to within top 100 in the world. Professor Li’s core research expertise is time-dependent reliability theory and its application to whole life care of corrosion-prone infrastructure. His contribution to time-dependent reliability theory is that he derived a closed-form solution to first passage probability for non-stationary Gaussian stochastic processes in 1993 and more recently (2016) he derived a new solution to first passage probability for nonstationary and non-Gaussian process. Professor Li is one of the first researchers to advance research on corrosion from material perspective to mechanical and structural perspectives since 1998; one of the first to apply first passage probability method to service life prediction of deteriorating structures since 2004; one of the first to propose risk-cost optimisation for developing maintenance strategy for deteriorating structures since 2007; and one of the first to develop models for mixed modes fracture failures of buried pipes since 2013. Professor Li’s research in risk-based service life prediction of civil infrastructure was rated “international leading” (i.e., 4* - the highest rating) in UK’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Professor Li has published over 300 papers and more than 170 papers are published in high quality international journals, e.g., ASCE journal of engineering mechanics, journal of structural engineering, ACI journals etc.. He has been awarded many research grants in total over $10 m since 2000 as lead or sole CI from both national research councils of UK and Australia where he has worked, e.g., UK’s Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC). Professor Li is ranked by Elsevier the “Top 2% scientists in the world” (the highest ranking) for both single-year impact in 2020 and for career-long impact based on more than 20 indicators.
Professor Bo Zhang, School of Civil Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China
Prof WANG Xiao-Yong, Kangwon National University, Korea
Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials
Dr. Xiao-Yong Wang has a dual background in building materials and structural engineering. He received his master’s degree in Structural Engineering in 2005 and his Ph.D. degree in Architectural Engineering in 2010. Current position: Dr. Xiao-Yong Wang is now a full professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering and the Department of Energy Infrastructure Engineering at Kangwon National University, South Korea. So far, as the corresponding author and/or first author, he has published more than 140 SCOPUS-indexed papers and has supervised four projects supported by the National Science Foundation of Korea. He was awarded the best professor of research at Kangwon National University in 2022 and 2023. Dr. Xiao-Yong Wang’s research vision in the next five years will be the carbon neutralization of concrete. He plans to use the hydration model as the basic micro-design method to invent concrete materials with negative carbon emissions and zero emissions that meet engineering and society needs.
Title: experimental studies on properties of composite paste containing calcined clay and limestone powder
Professor Chen He, Hebei University of Technology, China.
He Chen received the B.S. degree in automation and the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2013 and 2018, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor with the School of Artificial Intelligence, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China. His research interests include control of underactuated systems (e.g., cranes) and motion planning of wheeled mobile robots. Dr. Chen is the recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics in 2021 and the recipient of the Best Paper in Control Award of 2022 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (IEEE RCAR 2022). He serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Vibration and Control, an Associate Editor for Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, and a Section Board Member for Actuators.
Dr. Soufiane Haddout, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco.
Dr., S. Haddout is researcher in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco. To date, he is the author of 3 books, 2 submitted books, published more than 60 refereed journal articles with 40 refereed articles as the first; is involved in collaborative research with 22 universities/institutions worldwide; expert reviewer with AEIC-Academic Exchange Information Centre (China); and reviewer for many project proposals from international universities; received more than 100 certificates from international conference and renowned journals; Keynote/invited speaker for many international conferences. Award-2020, 2021 and 2022: Best Research Awards (i.e., Thermodynamic in estuaries; and Water shortages and pandemics in Africa, and Bi-variate and CM plotting of the Sediment Dynamic Process in the estuaries)-International Research Awards, Iceat conference…etc. Co-Chair of the scientific session of the International Conference of Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation USA; Lead-Chair of the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Ocean Renewable Energy (CCORE 2022-2023); Coordinator of the 1st International Round Table Webinar on A Multi-criteria decision making tool for the management of water bodies in developing countries towards climate change resilience. Chair of the scientific session of the 16th International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering (ICCEE 2023) and is a Guest Editor of Regional Studies in Marine Science, Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier and active reviewer of reputed journals of Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley, MDPI, Nature…etc.