University of Leeds, UK
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Professor and Dean, School of Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Professor Emad Gad is the Dean of the School of Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chair of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne, an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne and Research Scientist at CSIRO.
Professor Gad is a civil engineer with extensive experience in structural dynamics, residential construction and structural connections. His applied research has contributed to the development of several standards and codes of practice. He is the Chair of the Board of the Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchors Council (AEFAC), Co-Editor of the Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, appointment member of the Victorian Government Building Advisory Council (BAC), Director on the Board of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) and Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Dr.Eng., FIES, FJCI, FJSCE, PEng(S)
Professor, National University of Singapore
Professor Kiang Hwee Tan is a faculty member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) since July 1981. He obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1985. He specialises in the area of structural concrete and composites, and has taught courses in reinforced and prestressed concrete design at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has carried out extensive research on concrete beams with transverse openings, external prestressing, fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement and systems, and sustainable materials and construction. He has published more than 280 refereed technical papers, a book entitled “Beams with Openings: Analysis & Design” (CRC Press LLC, USA, 1999), and edited the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (World Scientific, 2003). Professor Tan is also active in professional committees including the ACI Committee 440 on FRP Reinforcement. He was Vice-Chairman of the International Committee on Concrete Model Code for Asia. He is currently a member of the Enterprise Singapore Technical Committee on Structures and Sub-Structures, and serves as Convenor for Working Groups on the establishment of Singapore Standards on the Design of Fibre Concrete Structures, and the Design of Fastenings for Use in Concrete. He has also been a consultant in structural engineering to several agencies in Singapore and the region. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), Japan Concrete Institute, and Japan Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a registered professional engineer in Singapore.
D.Eng. (Civil Engineering)
Professor, School of Civil Engineering and Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
Prof. Somnuk Tangtermsirikul received his B.Eng. degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 1984. He obtained his M.Eng and D.Eng. degrees from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the School of Civil Engineering and Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technoogy, Thammasat University, Thailand and the former director of the Institute. He is also the head of the Construction and Maintenance Technology Research Center (CONTEC) of the same Institute. He was a former president of the Thailand Concrete Association and is now serving as the Vice-President (Technical) of the Asian Concrete Federation (ACF). He serves as the the editorial as well as board member of various journals. He is also a member of many national and international academic and professional committees in the field of cement and concrete. His research fields cover cement replacing materials, utilization of wastes and recycled materials in cement and concrete, new cementitious materials and concrete technologies, modelling of concrete behaviors, durability and service life of concrete structures, analysis of damaged and deteriorated concrete structures, repair and maintenance of concrete structures.
PhD, UNSW (Australia)
Executive Director and CEO, Dura Technology Sdn Bhd
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney
Dr. Voo Y. L. is the CEO and Founder of Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. (DTSB), which specialises in the manufacturing of precast and customised concrete products made from Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC). He founded DTSB in Malaysia in 2006 based on his interest and knowledge in UHPC and his passion to create a more sustainable and environment friendly development. He saw the shortcomings of the existing bridge construction systems and was convinced that UHPC can fill the gaps. DTSB was built and operated under his supervision since 2006. Dr. Voo reformulated UHPC according to the local context and needs and branding it for commercialization. He often travels to educate related industries and governmental sectors about UHPC development. He has also patented his UHPC, has innovated bridge designs ideally for UHPC and to counter specific construction glitch. To-date DTSB has supplied or constructed over 120 UHPC bridges in Malaysia, and has also transferred the technology to China, India and Canada. Dr. Voo is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with UNSW Sydney and Adjunct Professor with the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. With four Malaysia Book of Records in hand, he is aiming for more marvels to be erected in Malaysia. He was awarded the 2016 PCI Design Award Winner: Best International Transportation Structure on Construction of the 100m Single Span Batu 6 UHPFRC Bridge from the USA Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institution; and the 2017 Best Project Award - Infrastructure Projects (Small Category) of the Malaysia Construction Industry Excellence Award 2017.