Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Hosein Naderpour

Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran & Visiting Scholar at The University of Tokyo, Japan

naderpour.semnan.ac.ir/
naderpouratsemnan.ac.ir
0000-0002-1089-0364

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Hosein Naderpour received his Ph.D. degree with high honors in Structural Engineering. He then joined Semnan University where he is presently Associate Professor of Structural Engineering. Since joining the faculty of Civil Engineering at Semnan University, Dr. Naderpour has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of structural engineering, numerical methods, mechanics of materials, structural stability, concrete structures, structural reliability, as well as soft computing. Dr. Naderpour is author of 60 papers published in journals and about 100 papers presented at national and international conferences. He has given several speeches in Switzerland, China, Australia, South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Hong Kong, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and France. He is currently a chief member of Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association, Iran Concrete Institute (ICI), Iranian Society for Light Steel Framing (LSF), Iran's National Elites Foundation, Safe School Committee, Organization for Development, Renovation and Equipping Schools of Iran (DRES). Furthermore, he is currently the editor-in-chief of three international journals in the area of civil and mechanical engineering including Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering (SCCE), Journal of Computational Engineering and Physical Modeling (CEPM) and Reliability Engineering and Resilience (REngR). His major research interests include: application of soft computing in structural engineering, seismic resilience, structural reliability, structural optimization and damage detection of structures.

Editor

M. Mirrashid

Structural Engineering, Earthquake, Soft Computing Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

researching.webs.com/
m.mirrashidatsemnan.ac.ir
0000-0002-2751-8585

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Danial Rezazadeh Eidgahee

Geotechnical Engineering, Geomaterials, Discrete Element Modeling (DEM),Waste Material Reuse,Soft Computing Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering Faculty, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

www.researchgate.net/profile/Danial_Rezazadeh_Eidgahee
d.rezazadeatgmail.com
0000-0001-8023-2896

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Danial Rezazadeh Eidgahee obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from Semnan University, Semnan, Iran. He received his M.Sc. degree in 2013 from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in the field of numerical modeling, particularly discrete element modeling (DEM) of granular materials. His Ph.D. researches include experimental and numerical investigations on the geomaterials mechanical behavior.  Environmentally friendly and reusing waste materials in civil and geotechnical infrastructures are his broad concerns. He is interested in applications of soft computing approaches and probabilistic studies in the field of geotechnical and foundation engineering.

 

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Timon Rabczuk

Computational Mechanics, Solid Mechanics Professor, Chair of Computational Mechanics, Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany

www.uni-weimar.de/en/civil-engineering/chairs/computational-mechanics/home/
timon.rabczukatuni-weimar.de
+49-(0)3643-584511

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Research Interests

The research focus of Prof. Rabczuk is Computational Solid Mechanics with emphasis on method development for problems involving fracture and failure of solids and fluid-structure interaction.

Prof. Rabczuk is particularly interested in developing multiscale methods and their application to computational materials design.

  • Constitutive Modeling
  • Material Instabilities, Fracture, Strain Localization
  • Numerical Methods (Extended Finite Element and Mesfhree Methods)
  • Isogeometric Analysis
  • Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Biomechanical Engineering

Research Grants: EU - FP7

  • 2013 ERC-CoG (5 years, 2,000,000 Euro): Computational Modeling and Design of Lithium-ion Batteries (COMBAT), start: 1.6.2014
  • 2013 Coordinator and Scientist in Charge of the Marie-Curie International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) of Dr. Xiaoying Zhuang (2 years, 160,000 Euro): Computational Multiscale Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing for shale gas development (HYDROFRAC), start envisioned: 1.7.2014
  • 2011 Coordinator of the FP7-ITN (Initial Training Network): Integrating Numerical Simulation and Geometric Design Technology (INSIST), 3,850,000 Euro (4 years), 12 ESRs (3 years each) and 2 ERs (30 months), 3 industrial partners and 3 academic partners, start 1.1.2012
  • 2010 Coordinator of the FP7-IRSES grant MultiFrac (4 years, 250,000 Euro), start 1.7.2011

Research Grants: DFG

  • 2013 DFG grant RA 1946/17-1 (1 year): International Collaboration (Tongji University, China): Ein dreidimensionales thermo-mechanisches Rissmodell basierend auf PU-Methoden, start: 1.1.2014
  • 2013 DFG grant RA 1946/16-1 (3 years): Eine dreidimensionale Mehrskalenmethode zurModellierung vonMaterialversagen in Nano-Verbundwerkstoffen, start: 201
  • 2012 DFG grant RA 1946/14-1: International Collaboration (Jordan): Physics based virtual surgery approach using the point collocation method of finite spheres
  • 2011 DFG grant RA 1946/10-1 (3 years): Eine elektro-mechanische XFEMFormulierung f¨ur Vorw¨artsprobleme und inverse Probleme, start: 22.12.20
  • 2011 DFG grant RA 1946/8-1 (2 years): Eine MD-XFEM Kopplung zur Simulation von quasi-spr¨odem Materialversagen, start: 1.2.2012
  • 2011 DFG grant PO 405/13-1: Europ¨aische Nachwuchsakademie (1 year): 'Multiscale methods for fracture in nanocomposites', start 1.12.2011 (Dr. Yancheng Zhang)
  • 2010 DFG grant RA 1946/5-1 (3 years): Eine neue netzfreie Methode zur Modellierung von duktilem Materialversagen, start 1.4.2011
  • 2009 DFG grant RA 1946/4-1:Workshop Technology and Society: Simulationsverfahren-Forschung f¨ur die Gesellschaft (6000 Euro)
  • 2009 DFG grant RA 1946/3-1 (3 years): Robuste FSI-Verfahren f¨ur versagende d¨unne Strukturen, start 1.3.201
  • 2009 DFG grant RA 1946/2-1 (3 years): EinMehrskalenansatz zurModellierungquasi-spr¨oden Materialversagens, start 1.3.2010
  • 2009 Aufnahme als Antragsteller im Graduiertenkolleg 'Bewertung gekoppelter numerischer Partialmodelle im konstruktiven Ingenieurbau'

Kwok Wing Chau

Hydrology, Hydraulics, Water Quality, Artificial Intelligence, Construction Management Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chau-k-w
dr.kwok-wing.chauatpolyu.edu.hk
0000-0001-6457-161X

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He is currently Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is very active in undertaking research works and the scope of his research interest is very broad, covering numerical flow modeling, water quality modeling, hydrological modeling, use of artificial intelligence in water resources engineering, etc.
 
Teaching Areas

Postgraduate

  • Coastal Hydraulics

Undergraduate

  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Fluid Mechanics
Research Interests

Coastal Hydraulics, Water Quality Modelling, Circulation Modelling

Jorge de Brito

Life Cycle Assessment, Inspection and Diagnosis Systems, Recycling, Service Life Prediction Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

fenix.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/homepage/ist12299
jbatcivil.ist.utl.pt
0000-0001-6766-2736

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Jorge de Brito is a Civil Engineering (1982), Master in Structural Engineering (1987) and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (1993), all at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he has been a Full Professor in Civil Engineering since 2005.
Since he started his University career in 1985, he has given courses on Mechanics, Concrete and Construction Technology and Pathology. He was for a 15-year period a structural designer, mostly in buildings and bridges.
Besides being a Fellow of the Portuguese Chartered Engineers Institution and other national professional associations, he has been a member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, the Fédération Internationale du Béton, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (full member of working groups W80, W86 and W115) and International Association for Bridge Management and Safety.
His present research fields are recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars production, buildings and bridges management systems, service life prediction and life cycle assessment. His international publication record includes 150+ papers in journals from the ISI Web of Knowledge system, a similar number of papers in conferences, 15 book chapters and 2 books. He has been a reviewer for around 100 international journals and belongs to the Editorial Board of international journals.

Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi

Wind Tunnel, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Heat and Mass Transfer, Multiphase Flows, Nonlinear Analysis Department of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/civil/mehdi-rashidi-mohammad.aspx
mm_rashidiatyahoo.com
0000-0002-6309-8688

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Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi is born in Hamedan, Iran in 1972. He received his Ph.D degree from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran in 2002. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (from Bu-Ali University, 2014), he works at Tongji University in Shanghai. He has published two books: Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Applied Examples of MATHEMATICA Software (2007) (320 pages) (in Persian), and Mathematical Modelling of Nonlinear Flows of Micropolar Fluids (Germany, Lambert Academic Press, 2011). He has published over 300 journal articles and 45 conference papers.

Mohamed A. Meguid

Geotechnical Engineering, Geosynthetics, Granular Mechanics, Transportation Geotechnics, Soil-Structure Interaction Professor, Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

www.mcgill.ca/civil/meguid
mohamed.meguidatmcgill.ca
(+1) 514-398-1537
0000-0002-5559-194X

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Professor Meguid completed his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Western Ontario under the co-supervision of Professors Kerry Rowe and K.Y. Lo. His doctoral research in the area of 3D modelling of underground tunnels received the “Best Graduate Thesis Award” in 2002 from the Canadian Tunneling Association. He worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC where he conducted 3D modelling of a hazardous waste landfill in Ontario. He then spent one year in the industry before accepting an Assistant Professor position at McGill University in 2004.

Professor Meguid’s research can be broadly categorized into three primary areas of specialization (i) sustainable subsurface infrastructure (tunnels and pipelines), (ii) long-term performance of earthen structures (embankments levees and tailings dams), (iii) developing new multi-scale models to understand the behavior of granular materials and their interaction with solid structures.

Professor Meguid has an international reputation in sustainable design of buried lifeline systems. He is currently a member of the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design at McGill University and has been invited to join the Trenchless Engineering International Research Advisory Committee since 2011. Professor Meguid has served as an expert reviewer for major tunneling projects in Canada.

Since joining McGill, Professor Meguid’s teaching activities have been largely in geotechnical engineering and numerical modeling in geomechanics. In 2010, he received the Samuel and Ida Fromson Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering. He was also nominated by the Department for the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.

Stéphane P.A. Bordas

Computational Mechanics, Computational and Data Science, Free Boundary Problems Professor, Research Unit in Engineering Science, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

wwwen.uni.lu/research/fstc/research_unit_in_engineering_sciences_rues/members/stephane_bordas
stephane.bordasatuni.lu
0000-0001-8634-7002

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Born in Paris, France in 1975, I joined the Theoretical Applied and Computational Mechanics team at Cardiff University on 1st September 2009, as a Professor and directed the Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials since October 2010 to November 2013.

On November 1st, 2013, I joined the University of Luxembourg as a Professor in Computational Mechanics.

Before this, I was a lecturer in Glasgow University Civil Engineering Department (2006-2009).

Between 2003 and 2006, I was at the Laboratory of Structural and Continuum Mechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, working under the support of Professor Thomas Zimmermann on meshfree point collocation methods and partition of unity enrichment (extended finite elements) with applications to geomechanics.

In 2003, I graduated in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics with a Ph.D. from Northwestern University under the guidance of Professor Brian Moran. My thesis, funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, concentrated on applications of the extended finite element method (XFEM) to damage tolerance analysis of complex structures, casting design and biofilm growth processes. In addition to the unique support of Professor Moran, this work would never have been possible without Professor James Conley and Professor David Chopp as well as the instruction of Professor Ted Belytschko.

In 1999, through a joint graduate programme of the French Institute of Technology (Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics) and the American Northwestern University I complete a dual M.Sc. after a thesis work on Time Domain Reflectometry simulation to assess ground movements with Professor Charles H. Dowding.

RESEARCH AREAS

My research area is known as Computational Mechanics. I focus on free boundary problems, i.e. problems where part of or the whole boundary is unknown. For example, I have worked on problems involving topological changes or relatively complex geometries, such as crack propagation, delamination, biofilm growth, cutting in soft tissue. Within this field, I concentrate particularly on:

  • Method development (enriched/extended finite elements, meshfree methods, smooth strain finite elements) to reduce the mesh generation burden when treating complex or evolving geometries/topologies
  • A posteriori error estimation, aiming at controlling the approximation error during simulations and thus focusing the computational effort where it is really required
  • Isogeometric analysis with boundary elements, aiming at simplifying the link between Computer Aided Design and Numerical Analysis (idea from the paper of TJR Hughes in 2005)
  • Academic research/industrial applications: bridging the gap (porting novel methods to industrial codes, real-world applications of computational mechanics and novel method development)

Pijush Samui

Earthquake, Soft Computing, Geotechnical Engineering, Concrete Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India

www.nitp.ac.in/php/faculty_profile.php?id=pijush@nitp.ac.in
pijushatnitp.ac.in
09523543747
0000-0001-7359-8718

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Subjects Teaching in Department
  1. Engineering Mechanics
  2. Advanced Foundation Engineering
  3. Soil structure interaction
  4. Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundation
  5. Foundation Engineering
  6. Soil Mechanics (Laboratory)
  7. Fluid Mechanics (Laboratory)
  8. Applied Mechanics
  9. Geotechnical Engineering I (Soil Mechanics)
  10. Structures on Expansive soil
 
Educational Qualification
  1. Ph.D - Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India) - 2008
  2. M.Sc. (Geotechnical Engineering) - Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India) - 2004
  3. B.E. (Civil Engineering) - Bengal Engineering and Science University (Howrah, India) - 2000
 
Memberships & Society
  1. Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation - (JWG-DMR)
  2. World federation of Soft Computing
  3. Indian Science Congress - (L15829)
  4. Institution of Engineers - (M-141941-7)
  5. Indian Geotechnical Society - (LM-3028)
 
Current Administrative Responsibility
  1. PI of the Dept of Civil Engg Exam Coordinator NIT Patna
 
Past Administrative Responsibility
  1. Director in charge of CDDM at VIT University (India)
 
Work Experiences
  1. Adjunct Professor Ton Duc Thang University(Vietnam)
  2. Visiting Professor Far Easter Federal University(Russia)
  3. Associate Professor NIT Patna (India)
  4. Director in charge VIT University (India)
  5. Professor VIT University (India)
  6. Associate Professor VIT University (India)
  7. Postdoctoral Associate Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
  8. Postdoctoral Associate University of Pittsburgh (USA)

Farid Abed-Meraim

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Computational Mechanics, Stability and Bifurcation Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Paris, France

farid.abedmeraimatensam.eu
0000-0003-1196-7009

h-index: Scopus: 14  


Farid Abed-Meraim received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from École Polytechnique, Paris, in 1999. From 1999 to 2000, he held a Postdoctoral position at the LMT laboratory, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan. He then joined Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Metz Campus, in 2000, where he works currently as a Professor at the LEM3 laboratory. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as a CNRS full-time Research Associate at the LaMCoS laboratory of INSA, Lyon. He also was a Visiting Professor at Eindhoven Technical University (Department of Mechanical Engineering) from 2010 to 2011. His main current research interests include structural stability (bifurcation) analysis of dissipative systems (elastoplastic, viscoelastic, and viscoplastic), material instability modeling in relation to the prediction of formability of metal sheets, and multiscale approaches (micromechanics, crystal plasticity, scale-transition schemes) as well as finite element technology (solid-shell formulations).

Behzad Fatahi

Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Soil-Structure Interaction, Seismic Performance Design of Buildings, Soft Soil Engineering, Ground Improvement Techniques, Bioengineering, Embankment Dam Design and Construction, Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics; Soil-Structure Interaction; and Secondary Consolidation of Clay Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

www.uts.edu.au/staff/behzad.fatahi
behzad.fatahiatuts.edu.au
(+61) (2) 9514 7883
0000-0002-7920-6946

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Dr. Fatahi has worked as a consulting and site geotechnical and railway engineer and has completed doctorate studies in Soft Soil Geomechanics from the University of Wollongong in Australia. Behzad is currently a full-time Associate Professor of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, and was previously a Geotechnical Engineer at Coffey Geotechnics Pty Ltd, Sydney Office.

Behzad has worked significantly on design of structures and foundations against earthquakes and has been researching on new design and construction techniques to improve performance of high rise buildings under large earthquake. He is leading several major research projects in this field and has conducted advanced numerical modelling and experiments to verify the new designs.

Behzad has immensely contributed to the idea of green corridors for railway lines. He has developed a novel model considering the coupled flow-deformation equations in soil to simulate influence of native vegetation of railway and road formation. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer. Since 2006, Dr. Fatahi has published over 20 peer reviewed Journal and Conference papers on the topic of green corridors for roads and railway lines. Dr. Fatahi was named 'Australasia Young Railway Engineer of Year 2007' by Engineers Australia and Railway Technical Society of Australasia. Behzad was also awarded the first prize at the Young Geotechnical Professional's Night in 2006, which is a prestigious geomechanics award from the Australian Geomechanics Society and Engineers Australia. He was also a first prize-winner at UOW's Higher Degree Research Conference in 2005 in the category "Frontier Technologies for Building and Transforming Australian Industries".

Dr. Fatahi is the reviewer of several international geotechnical journals. He has been involved in many ground improvement projects in Australia and overseas. His research and practical interests include Ground Improvement Techniques for Roads and Railway Lines, Viscous Behaviour of Clays, Bioengineering, Soil-Structure-Interaction, and Unsaturated Soil Mechanics.

Rui Carneiro Barros

Structural/Earthquake Engineering Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

sigarra.up.pt/feup/en/FUNC_GERAL.FORMVIEW?p_codigo=207683
rcbatfe.up.pt
+351 22 5081882
0000-0002-9510-144X

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Ali Karrech

Materials and Structures, Resource Engineering, Poromechanics, Multi-Physics Associate Professor, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/ali-karrech
ali.karrechatuwa.edu.au
+61864 883 523
0000-0001-7013-319X

h-index: Scopus: 16  


Biography

Prior to his appointment at the UWA, Assoc/Prof Karrech was a Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation until July 2012. He had also held the position of Assistant professor at the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi (2007-2009).

Assoc/Prof Karrech obtained his Habilitation to Direct Research in Engineering Sciences from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Paris, France) in 2013, his PhD and MSc in Materials and Structures from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris, France) in 2007 and 2004, respectively, and his Multidisciplinary BEng from the Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie (Tunisia) in 2001.

Assoc/Prof Karrech research expertise is in computational geo-mechanics for resource engineering applications.

Key research

Computational geomechanics (Finite Element Method, Discrete Element Method...)

Resource engineering (surface mining, in-situ leaching, enhanced oil recovery...)

Large transformations (finite strain/rotations, instabilities in materials and structures)

Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of natural materials

Phenomenological and upscaling based damage mechanics

Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical-Chemical Coupling

Dynamics and vibration

Granular materials

Composite materials

Homogenisation and overall effective media

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

• Research, teaching and academic service for the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME);

• Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering;
• Acting director of the Structures Laboratory (Feb. 2015- Jan. 2016).

Languages

Arabic, English, French, Italian

Memberships

• Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS);

• Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM);

• Mine Subsidence Technological Society (MSTS);

• Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTE);

• Australian Concrete Institute (ACI).

Current projects

• Associate Professor Ali Karrech 2016, 'Benign Recovery of Precious Metals from Deep Pristine Environments', ARC Discovery Projects.

• Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, Doctor Christoph Schrank, Associate Professor Ali Karrech, Dr David-Alexandre Boutelier 2015, 'Finite Strain with Large Rotations - A New Hybrid Numerical Experimental Approach', University of New South Wales ex ARC Discovery Projects.

Paolo Lonetti

Mechanical Properties, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Finite Element Modeling Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

www.ingegneriacivile.unical.it/persone/docenti/associati/?wpapl_id=78
lonettiatunical.it
390984496917
0000-0003-0678-6860

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Research experience 

  • Dec 2011–present 
    Professor (Associate)
    Università della Calabria · Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile
    Italy
  • Jan 2005–Dec 2011 
    Researcher
    Università della Calabria · Department of Structures
    Italy
  • May 2000–Oct 2002 
    PhD
    Università degli studi della Calabria · Department of Structures
    Italy · Rende
  • Jul 1999–Jul 2000 
    Visiting Scientist
    West Virginia University · Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    USA · Morgantown

Iman Hajirasouliha

Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Optimisation, Structural Strengthening, Soil-Structure Interaction Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

www.sheffield.ac.uk/civil/staff/academic/hajirasoulihai
i.hajirasoulihaatsheffield.ac.uk
+44 (0) 114 222 5710
0000-0003-2597-8200

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Iman obtained his PhD in 2006 from Sharif University of Technology, one of the top technical universities in the Middle East. After being a lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at University of Science and Culture for two years, he was awarded a Marie Curie Research Fellowship (En-core MCRTN) at the University of Sheffield on the use of internal FRP reinforcement in new reinforced concrete structures. In 2009, he received a prestigious Individual Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) at The University of Sheffield on optimum strengthening of deficient reinforced concrete buildings using FRP composites. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Nottingham, where he was convener of Advanced Concrete Structures and Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics modules. He was then appointed Lecturer in Structural Engineering in the Department in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015. He is currently the leader of the Earthquake Engineering Group (EEG) and Deputy Director of Research in the Department.

In general, Iman’s research aims to develop practical methods to improve the structural performance of structures and make them more resilient to extreme load events, such as earthquakes or explosions. His research into practical design guidelines for engineers has led to the development of simplified performance-based optimum design methodologies for structural engineers to enable them to produce safer buildings at minimum costs. Iman has been principal or co-investigator of several EU and nationally funded projects (total value of approximately €8M). He has extensive research experience in earthquake engineering, performance-based design, structural strengthening, optimisation, cold-formed steel (CFS) structures, energy dissipation devices, progressive collapse, and soil-structure interaction.

Activities and Distinctions

  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering (IJEIE)
  • Member of the International Federation for Structural Concrete Task Group 6.6 " Retrofitting of Precast Structures in Seismic Areas "
  • Distinguished Lecturer, University of Science and Culture, Iran (2007)
  • Distinguished Young Researcher award, Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association (2006)
  • Tavakoli Prize for conducting original research, Sharif University of Technology (2005)
  • The British Council Chevening Scholarship award, The University of Sheffield (2003)

Snehashish Chakraverty

Mathematical Modelling, Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence, Vibration and Inverse Vibration Problems, Numerical Analysis Professor, Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela, India

www.nitrkl.ac.in/MA/~chakravertys
chakravertysatnitrkl.ac.in
0661 246 2713
0000-0003-4857-644X

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Prof. S. Chakraverty is having experience of 27 years as a researcher and teacher. Presently he is working in National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha as a full Professor of the Department of Mathematics. Prior to this he was with CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India. After completing Graduation from St. Columba’s College (Ranchi University), his career started from University of Roorkee (Now, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee) and did M. Sc. (Mathematics) & M. Phil. (Computer Applications) from there securing the First position in the university. Dr. Chakraverty received his Ph. D. from IIT Roorkee in 1992. There after he did his post-doctoral research at Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, U.K. and at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, Canada. He was also a visiting professor at Concordia and McGill universities, Canada, during 1997-1999 and visiting professor of University of Johannesburg, South Africa during 2011-2014. He has authored 10 books (of which 2 are in press), published 251 research papers (till date) in journals and conferences. He is in the Editorial Boards of various International Journals, Book Series and Conferences. Dr. Chakraverty is the Chief Editor of International Journal of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling (IJFCM), Inderscience Publisher, Switzerland (http://www.inderscience.com/ijfcm) and happens to be the Guest Editor for other few journals. He is also the reviewer of around 50 national and international journals of repute and he was the President of the Section of Mathematical sciences (including Statistics) of Indian Science Congress (2015-2016) and was the Vice President – Orissa Mathematical Society (2011-2013). Dr. Chakraverty is recipient of few prestigious awards viz. Indian National Science Academy (INSA) nomination under International Collaboration/Bilateral Exchange Program (with Czech Republic), Platinum Jubilee ISCA Lecture Award (2014), CSIR Young Scientist (1997), BOYSCAST (DST), UCOST Young Scientist (2007, 2008), Golden Jubilee Director’s (CBRI) Award (2001), INSA International Biletral Exchange Award ([2010-11 (selected but could not undertake), 2015 (selected and availed)], Roorkee University gold Medals (1987, 1988) for first positions in M. Sc. And M. Phil. etc. He has already guided eleven (11) Ph. D. students and nine are ongoing. Dr. Chakraverty has undertaken around 16 research projects as Principle Investigator funded by international and national agencies totaling about Rs.1.5 crores. A good number of International and national Conferences, Workshops and Training programmes have also been organised by him. His present research area includes Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence, Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy and Interval Computations, Numerical Analysis, Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling, Uncertainty Modelling, Vibration and Inverse Vibration Problems.

Mirko Mazza

Earthquake Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Boundary Elements, Finite Elements, Structural Mechanics Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

mirko.mazzaatgmail.com
+39(0)984464117
0000-0002-9065-9743

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Deputy Editor

P. Fakharian

Structural Engineering, Structural Reliability, Artificial Neural Network, Soft Computing, Civil Engineering Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

fakharian.students.semnan.ac.ir/
pouyanfakharianatgmail.com
0000-0003-4307-1944

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Pouyan Fakharian received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from Semnan University. He is currently a Ph.D. student of Structural Engineering and is working on reliability of structure with emphasis on code calibration. Furthermore, he is a professional in the area of application of soft computing in Civil Engineering. He is a member of many associations such as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Iranian Society of Structural Engineering (ISSE), Iran Concrete Institute (ICI), Iranian Society of Steel Structures (ISSS). He serves as deputy editor in two international journals including Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering (SCCE) and Journal of Computational Engineering and Physical Modeling (CEPM). During his academic experience in university, he has performed lots of activity as an executive manager in many parts. His awards include: 1st Top Ranked Ph.D. Student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, a Distinguished student of Semnan University masters student, Top 10% Ranked B.Sc. Student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He has taught a variety of academic courses including Statics, Construction Machinery, Strength of Materials, Bridge Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Cost Estimating, Principles of Construction Management, Building Construction Techniques, Architecture and Urban Design, Principles of Architecture and Urbanism.

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Mohammad Haji

Structural Engineering M.Sc., Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

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Mohammad Haji received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from Semnan University. He is a member of Iran Concrete Institute (ICI), National Elite Foundation of Iran and Semnan university structural lab. His awards include: The 1st Top Ranked M.Sc. and B.Sc. Student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, he owns two patents in the field of strengthening concrete columns. Also he has helped a large number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in conducting laboratory dissertations. His study fields include: Strengthening with FRP, Finite Element method, Neural Networks, Soft computing in civil engineering, Reinforced Concrete Structures and etc.

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Shima Danaei

M.Sc. Student, Earthquake Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

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