2024 6th International Conference on Structural Seismic and Civil Engineering Research (ICSSCER 2024)
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Prof. Zhiqiang Zhang

Southeast University, China

Biography: Zhiqiang Zhang , born in June 1969, is a professor, PhD supervisor, Deputy Director of the Department of Construction Engineering of Southeast University, Deputy Dean of the Civil and Municipal Design Institute of Southeast University, Deputy Director of the Earthquake Resistance and Mitigation Center of Construction Engineering, Director of the Jiangsu Earthquake Engineering Society, Member of the Seismic Isolation and Mitigation Work Department of China Survey and Design Association. Prof. Zhang’s research focuses are structural dynamics, vibration control and structural seismic design and analysis, seismic resistance and reduction (isolation) of existing buildings, comfort control of large-span and high-flexible structures, and structural health monitoring of buildings.

Prof. Zhang has published more than 30 papers and 1 monograph in domestic core journals and international conferences. He is a reviewer of Journal of Structural Engineering, Journal of Building Structures, Journal of Vibration and Shock, Journal of Vibration Engineering, Journal of Tongji University, Building Structure and Industrial Architecture.

He has chaired one general project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, one sub-project of the Science and Technology Support Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, one project of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Science and Technology, two projects of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Construction, and participated in more than ten projects of National Natural Science Foundation and the Provincial Department of Science and Technology.

He has won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, the first prize of Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Progress Award, the first and second prizes of Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education, the special prize of China Railway Construction Corporation, the second prize of National Excellent Engineering Survey and Design Industry Construction Engineering Standard Design Award, and second prize of Excellent Engineering Survey and Design Architectural Structure Design of The Ministry of Education. He is the Editor-in-chief of the local standard of Jiangsu Province "Existing Building Structure Energy Dissipation and Seismic Reinforcement Regulations" (DB32/T 3752-2020), and participated in the compilation of the first domestic construction industry standard "Building Energy Dissipation Dampers" (JG/T 209-2007) ), the first domestic atlas of energy dissipation and vibration reduction structure "Atlas of Energy Dissipation and Vibration Reduction of Building Structures" and the first domestic floor comfort standard "Technical Standards for Vibration Comfort of Building Floor Structures" (JGJ/T 441-2019).


Prof. Haitao Yu

Tongji University, China

Biography: Prof. Yu has long been engaged in the research of seismic theory and the application of underground structures. He has achieved marked progress in the non-uniform multi-shake-table test principle, multi-scale coupling method and strong earthquake differential control technology. Three achievements have been incorporated into industry standards and applied to more than 20 major projects, such as the immersed tunnel of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Passage, the Dalian Bay Undersea Tunnel, the Ultra-high voltage GIL utility tunnel of State Grid, the long section of Xiong'an New Area, and the demonstration project of large-tonnage integral prefabricated assembled utility tunnel, resolving the difficult issue of anti-shock design in practical projects.

Prof. Yu has chaired four projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, two sub-projects of the National Key Research and Development Program, and two major Shanghai Municipality science and technology research projects. He has been selected into the list of top 2% scientists in the world (2021), Future Leaders Program of American Society for Rock Mechanics (2021), 10th Shanghai Young Science and Technology Talents (2020), National Excellent Young Scientists Fund (2019), and Shanghai Young Science and Technology Morning Stars (2017). Prof. Yu has published 63 SCI papers in CMAME, IJNME, IJNAMG, TUST, SDEE, BEE, ASCE, ASTM and other international journals (54 in JRC Q1, 8 in Q2), 5 ESI highly cited papers, with more than 2000 citations and an H index of 21. He has won one provincial and ministerial special prize and six first prizes, including the first prize of the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award (ranked second).

Prof. Yu has been invited to give reports at international conferences such as the World Congress on Computational Mechanics 12 times. Now, he serves as an associate editor of Frontiers of Structure and Civil Engineering (FSCE), an international SCI journal supported by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a special editorial board member of Advanced Power Materials. He is a member of the American Rock Mechanics Association's Technical Committees on Tunneling and Underground Storage and Utilization and head of its Monitoring and Risk Team. He also holds the membership of the TC305 Technical Committee of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the co-chairmanship of the Technical Committee of the Tunnel Engineering Division, World Transport Convention (WTC).

Prof. Yu is the director of Underwater Tunnel Engineering Technology Branch of Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, a member of the Geotechnical Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Reduction Professional Committee and the Post-seismic Disaster Chain Professional Committee of Seismological Society of China, and a member of Urban Transportation Council of China Association for Engineering Construction Standardization. In addition, he is also a guest commentator of Mathematical Reviews, a famous journal of American Mathematical Society (AMS).


Prof. Xin Ren

Nanjing Tech University, China

Biography: Dr. Xin Ren is a Full Professor at the Centre of Innovative Structures, Deputy Director of the Department of Intelligent Construction and Management, College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Tech University. He graduated with a Ph.D. from RMIT University, Australia in 2017. He is Vebleo Fellow; Winner of Jiangsu Outstanding Youth Fund in China; Excellent young teacher of "Qing Lan Project" in Jiangsu Province; Top-notch talents of middle-aged and young people in Nanjing. Member of the International Negative Poisson's Ratio Materials and Structure Academic Committee (the only one in mainland China); Member of the Royal Society of Victoria, Australia; Reviewer of the National Natural Science Foundation of China; Member of the Youth Working Committee of the Jiangsu Mechanics Society; Vice president of the Young Teachers Association of Nanjing Tech University. Published more than 50 journal papers, including four "ESI Highly Cited" papers, with a total cited number of more than 1,850 times (Google Scholar: H-index is 21). Acted as Editorial Board or Youth Editorial Board for the following international journals: Defence Technology (JCR-Q1); Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (JCR-Q2); Chinese Journal of Applied Mechanics. Acted as Guest Editor for the following international journals: Engineering Structures (JCR-Q1), Buildings (JCR-Q1) and Applied Sciences (JCR-Q2). Mainly engaged in the research of structural engineering, new materials and new structures, mechanical metamaterials, composite materials, etc.


Assoc. Prof. Sudharshan N. Raman

School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography: Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman was trained as a Civil Engineer, where he specialises in the area of Structures and Materials, with research interests in concrete engineering, structural resilience, and circular economy in construction. At present, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering of Monash University Malaysia; where he also co-founded and jointly leads Monash University Faculty of Engineering’s multi-campus interdisciplinary Research Node, the Monash Construction Circularity Node (Monash-ConCerN). Dr. Raman completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne, Australia, with a focus in structural engineering and infrastructure protective technology. He has thus far led five external research grants from the Government of Malaysia; and has supervised ten (10) PhD and four (4) Master (by research) candidates to completion. Dr. Raman was the President of the Malaysian Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (Malaysia Chapter – ACI) for the 2018-2020 Session. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), UK; a Professional Technologist with Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT); a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); a Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI); a Senior Member of RILEM, the Vice-President III of the Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM); and a Committee Member of the Civil & Structural Engineering Technical Division of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). Dr. Raman is also an Adjunct Member of the Centre of Innovative Construction Technology (CICT) in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Over the years, Dr. Raman has built his reputation as a researcher in concrete structures and materials, and infrastructure protective technologies. He has served as a Reviewer for prestigious journals in Civil & Structural Engineering, and the Built Environment; and currently sits on the Editorial Boards of three international journals. Dr. Raman has also been involved with numerous consultancy projects in structural engineering and infrastructure resilience, within the public and private sectors, both locally and internationally.

Dr. Raman is also active in standards development activities, both locally and internationally. At present, he is serving in the following Technical Committees (TC) and Working Groups (WG) responsible for the drafting and development of Malaysian Standards under the Department of Standards, Malaysia (DSM) of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

Research Area: Structural resilience, Concrete engineering and technology, Sustainable infrastructure, Structural repair/rehabilitation

Website: https://www.monash.edu.my/engineering/about-us/all-staff/civil-engineering/sudharshan-raman