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Urban Reform Consulting
Alaa Al-TamimiUrban 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.
Structural, Smart Structures Laboratory
Riadh Al-MahaidiStructural, 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 .
Istabraq Al Shouk
Istabraq Al ShoukCivil
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.