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May 18, 2022
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April 26, 2022
October 10-12, 2022
Prof. Dr. Mark Bomberg, Technology D. (Lund U., Sweden 1974), D. Science in Engineering (Warsaw Tech, U, Poland, 1965), is a Research Prof. at Mechanical Eng., Clarkson U, Potsdam NY, RD Manager of DFIE, Inc., Honorary Member of Building Enclosure Technology and Environment (BETEC) Committee of the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) in Washington, DC. He worked at National Research Council of Canada (1975-2000) and was an Editor-in-Chief of J. Building Physics (1984-2018) He lives in Canada but works in the US and Europe. He was teaching in, the US, Canada, Mexico,Germany, Poland and China. He is a Guest Editor in Journals: Energies and Sustainability (MPDI, Switzerland). SJEE (USA) He received the highest awards in building physics in the US and Canada. His research background includes heat, air and moisture, material science and durability of construction materials. He wrote more than 220 peer reviewed papers and 7 books, has 48,000 reads and 1,100 citations on the Research Gate.
Vice President of R and D Services, Inc.
Prof. Dr. David W. Yarbrough (PhD Georgia tech 1966, MS 1961, Bch 1960), is Vice President of R and D Services, Inc., a testing and consulting company located in the United States. He is a Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, at Tennessee Technological University, retired from the Faculty in 2002 as Department Chair. Dr. Yarbrough also served as a Research Staff Member (part time) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1979 to 2011. He is a Fellow and Board Member of the International Thermal Conductivity Conference, and a Fellow and Past President of the Tennessee Academy of Science, a Fellow of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) chair of the Integration Committee of Building Enclosure and Environment Committee of the Nation al institute of Science in Washington, DC. Received 17 awards including, 2014, 2012, National Institute of Building Sciences, 2009 R&D 100 Award, Distinguished University Scientist, Tennessee Academy of Science, 1998, 2015, 2000, 1997, 1992 ASTM C16 Awards, Outstanding Faculty Award (TTU, College of Engineering),1990; Patents 2015 and 2010 and more than 220 research papers.
Prof. Dr. Mikkel K. Kragh is Full Professor and Head of Department, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Aarhus University, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Denmark. Professor Kragh is currently establishing a new department as part of a major restructure of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark. The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering covers a broad range of aspects pertaining to building design and structural engineering. Professor Kragh returned to academia after having held various positions in industry, spanning research and development, specialist contracting, specialist consulting, and supplier. For years, he chaired the Society of Facade Engineeringand championed the discipline internationally. He has unique insight into high performance building solutions as well as the role of specialist design input in the construction industry. Recipient of the CIBSE Silver Medal. Member of the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences (ATV). CTBUH Scandinavia Board member (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat). Member of the European Facade Network (EFN). MCIBSE MASHRAE FSFE.
Texas A&M University
Prof. Dr. Bjorn Birgisson is a distinguished Research Professor in the department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, USA. He has completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Geomechanics) from University of Minnesota in 1996. He has done M.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in 1991.
Lawrence Tech’s Center for Innovative Materials Research
Prof. Dr. Nabil F. Grace, university distinguished professor, was appointed dean of Lawrence Technological University’s College of Engineering (COE) in 2011. The College’s degree offerings are among of the largest and most diverse in Michigan and include two doctoral, 11 master’s, l1 bachelor’s, and 2 associate programs. Dr. Grace was very instrumental in initiating the COE graduate programs. Also, was responsible on developing new undergraduate programs such as Architectural Engineering, Robotic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Imbedded Software Engineering. Grace is the founding director of Lawrence Tech’s Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR), one of the largest and most comprehensive infrastructure laboratories in the nation, and also founding director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Center of Excellence of Infrastructure that has been funded by MDOT and FHWA for a number of years. Grace’s prolific research in CIMR has been leading to massive improvements in the durability, life, safety, and ultimately the cost of transportation-related infrastructure, particularly highway bridges. He has been awarded dozens of federal, state, and private research grants and contracts totaling nearly $28 million. For the first time in the COE history, LTU received two large pool-fund research projects jointly supported by seven DOTs.These grants have helped finance the construction of CIMR, the purchase of state-of-the art testing equipment such as the environmental/loading chamber, fire/loading chamber, and hundreds of tests aimed at determining the life, durability, and performance of new materials. This testing has provided hundreds of Lawrence Tech students, from the bachelor’s to doctoral level, with first-hand real- world experiences that have prepared them for outstanding careers. Grace is one of the world’s leading experts in the use of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer composites to replace steel in bridge construction, and has conducted extensive research on a variety of applications for reinforced polymer materials. Using those composites virtually eliminate corrosion caused by salt and other chemicals and double the lifespan of bridges. His work has led to campus visits by Michigan governor, two U.S. senators, several members of Congress, and numerous representatives of state agencies and private companies. Grace was invited by a governor to participate in a trade mission to Japan that led a Japanese manufacturer of carbon fiber strands to build a plant in Michigan-within close proximity to CIMR, the first in the U.S., and hire Michigan workers. Grace began teaching at Lawrence Tech in 1988 and was appointed chairman of what is today LTU’s Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in 2002. Grace is the first Dean of the COE to achieve a six-year ABET accreditation for all engineering programs. He founded Innovation, the College of Engineering’s annual magazine, distributed to collegiate and practicing engineering leaders, and well as LTU engineering alumni, nationwide A native of Egypt who earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Cairo University, Grace came to the United States by way of the University of Windsor, where he earned his master’s degree in 1981 and PhD in 1986. He was a group leader at Giffels Associates before coming to Lawrence Tech.
Vice President at KLC College
Prof. Dr. Faisal Manzoor Arain is an experienced construction project management professional and academic leader with an MS and PhD in Construction Project Management. He has extensive experience of working at management and leadership positions in industry and academia in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Canada. He received a certificate from Harvard University, Boston, USA upon completion of the Leadership Development Program. Prof. Dr. Faisal Manzoor Arain has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience as he worked in numerous professionals roles as an Architect, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Director Projects, and Consultant with construction industry in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Canada in the domains of Architecture and Construction Project Management. He has extensive experience of managing all phases of construction projects including conceptual phase, front end engineering design, detailed engineering, and related project aspects within construction project management domain. Prof. Dr. Faisal Manzoor Arain has consulted, researched and published widely in the discipline of Project Management and Design and Construction Management. He has authored over 120 research publications, 2 book chapters, and 13 books (http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0028ORPJK). His research interests include leadership, project management, designing educational spaces, design and construction interface issues, and the development and application of knowledge-based systems for management of building projects. Dr. Arain serves on editorial boards of several international research journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Construction Project Management published by Nova Science Publishers Inc., USA. He is an expert member of the World Association for Sustainable Development, UK. Dr. Arain worked as Chair, Construction Project Management with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Alberta. He served as the Associate Dean of the School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management at NAIT, Edmonton, Alberta. He also assisted Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina providing educational, administrative and strategic leadership for a new baccalaureate degree program in construction management. Dr. Arain worked as the Senior Principal/Senior Dean, Niagara College (NC) Campuses in KSA. As the Senior Principal/Senior Dean, provided academic quality, administrative and strategic leadership. He recently served as the Vice President, Academic at the Northern Lakes College (NLC), Alberta, Canada. Dr. Arain is currently the Vice President, Academic & Administration at the KLC College, Ontario and the CEO of AM Management Global Inc, Alberta, Canada. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Yichang (James) Tsai is a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and also an adjunct professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. Tsai received his Ph.D. (1996) and MS (1994) from Georgia Tech.He received his BS (1987) from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. Dr. Tsai’s research focuses on 1) Smart Cities: Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure Asset Health Condition Assessment, Preservation, and Management, 2)Roadway Safety Condition Assessment, Prediction, and Management, 3) Applications of Emerging Sensing Technologies, including 2D imaging, 3D lasers, 3D LiDAR, UAV, and smart phones, and GPS/GIS technologies with machine learning. Dr. Tsai has developed and successfully implemented the complex, large-scale, GIS-based, Risk-based Georgia Pavement Management System (GPAMS) for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). GDOT has used this system to assess, preserve, and manage its 18,000 centerline miles of highway over the past 20 years. Dr. Tsai is a worldwide leader in the development and implementation of automated pavement distress detection and diagnosis (e.g., cracking, rutting, pothole, raveling, etc.), using 3D laser technology with computer vision and machine learning. Dr. Tsai’s leadership has great national impact as evidenced by his development of an open-format 2D/3D Pavement Surface Image (.PSI) that has become the US national standard; this standard also established the linkage between pavement with CAV industries. Dr. Tsai and his research team have been competitively selected for a research project sponsored by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP 01-60) on the calibration, validation, and verification of 3D pavement surface data to establish a national standard for measuring 2D/3D pavement data quality.Dr. Tsai’s research project entitled “Implementation of Automatic Sign Inventory and Pavement Condition Evaluation on Georgia’s Interstate Highways” has been competitively selected for the 2017 AASHTO High Value Research (HVR) Award because of its innovation and broad impact using 3D technologies and machine learning (https://ce.gatech.edu/news/national-group-honors-research-using-lasers-and-ai-automatically-assess-health-highway-pavement).Dr. Tsai has servedon the technical committee of the United States National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 20-102 (06) Road Markings for Machine Vision, andNCHRP 20-102 (28)) “Prepared for Transportation Agencies in Workzones for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles”, two of 34 connected and automated vehicles research projects sponsored by the USDOT. He is also on the technical committee of the AFD 10 Pavement Management Systems of the Transportation Research Board in the National Academies. Since 2010, he has served as the Associate Editor of theASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Zhang Jingxiao, Department of Management Science and Engineering, School of Economics and Management, Chang'an University, September 2016- present Served a temporary position at Ankang Urban and Rural Construction Planning Bureau and was among the first batch of the doctoral service group from the Organization Department of Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee,March 2013 to February 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Economics and Engineering Management, School of Architectural Engineering, Chang’an University, November 2011 to August 2016 Lecturer, Department of Engineering Economics and Engineering Management, School of Architectural Engineering, Chang'an University,July 2009 to October 2011
Prof. Dr. Jian Zhang is currently a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Southeast University and Director of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Engineering Mechanics. His research interests include technologies and devices for intelligent inspection and non-contact measurement, mobile rapid impact testing, and approaches for long-term monitoring data processing and uncertainty analysis. He received the 2018 Aftab Mufti Best Paper Award by the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) and the 2019 Takuji Kobori Prize by the International Association of Structural Control and Monitoring (IASCM). He served as the Co-Chair of the 8th International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures (EVACES). He has served on the editorial board of academic journals including Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, and ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.
Dr. Justin Kinda, a PhD. with expertise on materials characterization from micro-scale to macroscale. I am an engineer with a passion for R&D. I havecurious and critical mind, and very enthusiast about knowledge sharing.
Harbin Institute of Technology
Mr. Yulin He is a Ph.D. student in the School of Transportation Science and Engineering in Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He received a Master of Science in Engineering from the National Aviation University, Ukraine. He is an excellent student researcher of the National Academy of Engineering of Ukraine, is a member of Zhongguancun Highway Maintenance Industry Alliance; is a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His main research areas could be summarized as pavement engineering, skid resistanceperformance of pavements, numerical methods applied in asphalt pavement, microstructural modeling and characterization of pavements, morphology and mineralogy of aggregates, reuse of engineering materials. He has been published in about 15 peers reviewed Web of science/EI/Scopus indexed journal papers, Participated in the drafting of 3 specifications, 8 patents were authorized,participated in the writing and publishing of 2 professional books,presented at 10 international academic conferences (Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine et al).