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Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center, Istanbul Technical University, Ayazaa Campus
Urban Reform Consulting
• 47 years of experience in the Management of Major Capital Infrastructure. • Holds a doctorate in Structural Engineering from the Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) Paris France, 1985. • Director General of industrial projects in the Iraqi Atomic Energy 1987 - 1992. • Senior Advisor for Abu Dhabi's central Planning Authority, 1998 - 2004. • Mayor of Baghdad, 2004 - 2005 • Guest lectures at University of Toronto, Harvard and other universities across the world. • Published 3 books on Civil Engineering and Public Administration. • Founder of a Canadian consulting company, Urban Reform Consultant, 2006 to Present.
Ph.D., P.Eng. Civil Engineering Infrastructure
Dr. Husham Almansour, Ph.D., P.Eng. is a Senior Research Officer at the Civil Engineering Infrastructure unit of the NRC-Construction Research Centre, National Research Council Canada and Adjunct professor/ Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, the University of Toronto and the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Ottawa. Dr. Almansour expertise is in the area of structural mechanics with focus on the performance, protection and rehabilitation of aging structures and infrastructure against extreme loads and the area of innovative structural systems using advanced materials. He is now leading NRC research team in the area of climate resilience of bridge infrastructure and the area of innovative high performance structural systems using advanced materials. Dr. Almansour is a member of Canadian National Building Code, CSA committees S6 (Canadian Bridge Design Code) and S 850 (Design and assessment of buildings subjected to blast loads), TAC Structure Standing Committee, CSCE committee on Education and Research, ASCE committee on Blast, Shock and Impact, and ASCE-11, Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings.
Structural, Smart Structures Laboratory
Dr Riadh Al-Mahaidi is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He also holds the position Vice President (International Engagement). Prior to joining Swinburne in January 2010, he was the Head of the Structures Group at Monash University. Over the past 20 years, he focused his research and practice on life time integrity of bridges, particularly in the area of structural strength assessment and retrofitting using advanced composite materials. He currently leads a number of research projects on strengthening of bridges using fibre reinforced polymers combined cement-based bonding agents, fatigue life improvement of metallic structures using advanced composite systems and shape memory alloys. He recently started some projects on hybrid testing of structures. He received a BSc (Hon 1) degree in civil engineering from the University of Baghdad and MSc and PhD degrees in structural engineering from Cornell University in the United States. To date, Riadh published over 180 journal and 230 conference papers. He was awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor's Internationalization Award, the WH Warren Medal 2017 for best paper published by Engineers Australia in civil engineering in 2016, the RW Chapman Medals in 2005 and 2010 for best journal publication in Engineers Australia Structural Journal, best paper awards at ACUN-4 (2002) and ACUN-6 (2012) Composites conferences. Prof Al-Mahaidi and his research group won the 2016 Engineers Australia Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation) for the $2.1mil Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) System they built at Swinburne. He was recently awarded the 2018 ARRB Research Impact Award. This prize is awarded to an individual researcher or research team, whose research, development and implementation efforts have made a significant improvement to operational quality and/or cost in the last 24 months and has therefore achieved considerable impact within the community and industry. Now and since September 2016 , I have been in-charge the position of Chairman of Civil Engineering Department in Komar University for Technology and Science .
Dr.Istabraq Ibraheem Abdul Wahab Alshouk Date & Place of Birth: Baghdad / 1955 Nationality: Iraqi Academic degree: Bachelor of Civil Engineering / College of Engineering / University of Mosul / 1977-Iraq Date and Place of First Work: 15 / 3/ 1978 – State Commission of Buildings / Ministry of Housing and Construction Current Position: Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Polat Saka is currently working at the Civil Engineering Department of University of Bahrain as professor of structural engineering. Prior to this, he worked as full professor in the Engineering Sciences Department of Middle East technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He graduated from Civil Engineering Faculty of Istanbul Technical University with MSc in 1969. He gained his PhD on Structural Optimization at the University of Aston in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1975. After that he worked at the Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey as Assistant and Associate Professor from 1975 to 1984.
In October of 1984, he joined the University of Bahrain. He has established structures l and micro computer laboratories in the Civil Engineering Department. Through structures laboratory, Department provided testing services to Construction Industry in Bahrain during 1999-2001. He has initiated the MSc and PhD programs in the Department and he is still the coordinator of these programs. He is active in research and has supervised 10 PhD and 18 MSc theses until this date.
He is the author of 66 articles published in Science Citation Indexed (Core or Expanded) international journals and 75 papers in the proceedings of International conferences. He is also author of 10 chapters in various books published by International publishers. He is invited several international conferences to give special lecture particularly on structural optimization and soft computing. He is awarded Telford Premium by the Institution of Civil Engineers, London in 1979 for the paper titled “The Theorems of Structural Variation Generalized for Rigidly Jointed Frames” published in Proceedings of ICE, London, U.K. together with Prof. Dr. K. I. Majid and Prof. Dr. T. Celik. His research topics cover optimum size, geometry and topology design of linear and non-linear structures as well as structural re-analysis. He is currently member of the editorial boards of Computers and Structures, an International Journal and Advances in Engineering Software and Associate Editor of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and Asian Journal of Civil Engineering.