Hosein Naderpour received his Ph.D. degree with high honors in Structural Engineering. He then joined Semnan University where he is presently 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.
Danial Rezazadeh Eidgahee is an expert in the field of numerical modeling, particularly discrete element modeling (DEM) of granular materials. His 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.
Coastal Hydraulics, Water Quality Modelling, Circulation Modelling
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
Dynamics and vibration
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).
Arabic, English, French, Italian
• 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).
• 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.
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
Prof. S. Chakraverty is having experience of 30 years as a researcher and teacher. Presently he is working in the Department of Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Group), National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha as a Senior (Higher Administrative Grade) Professor and he is also the Dean of Student Welfare of the institute from Nov. 2019. 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 positions 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 a visiting professor of University of Johannesburg, South Africa during 2011-2014. He has authored/co-authored 17 books, published 345 research papers (till date) in journals and conferences, two more books are in Press and two books are ongoing. He is in the Editorial Boards of various International Journals, Book Series and Conferences. Prof. Chakraverty is the Chief Editor of “International Journal of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling” (IJFCM), Inderscience Publisher, Switzerland (http://www.inderscience.com/ijfcm), Associate Editor of “Computational Methods in Structural Engineering, Frontiers in Built Environment” and happens to be the Editorial Board member of “Springer Nature Applied Sciences”, “IGI Research Insights Books”, “Springer Book Series of Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies”, “Coupled Systems Mechanics (Techno Press)”, “Curved and Layered Structures (De Gruyter)”, “Journal of Composites Science (MDPI)”, “Engineering Research Express (IOP)”, “Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal” and “Computational Engineering and Physical Modeling (Pouyan Press)”. 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). Prof. Chakraverty is recipient of 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 Award (1997), BOYSCAST Fellow. (DST), UCOST Young Scientist Award (2007, 2008), Golden Jubilee Director’s (CBRI) Award (2001), INSA International Bilateral Exchange Award ([2010-11 (selected but could not undertake)], Roorkee University Gold Medals (1987, 1988) for first positions in M. Sc. and M. Phil. (Comp. Appl.) etc. He has already supervised sixteen (16) Ph. D. students and nine are ongoing. Prof. 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 Differential Equations (Ordinary, Partial and Fractional), Numerical Analysis and Computational Methods, Structural Dynamics (FGM, Nano) and Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Modeling and Uncertainty Modeling, Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy, Interval and Affine Computations).
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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.
Mansoureh Rezaeemanesh received her B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Semnan University, and her M.Sc. degree in Earthquake Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. She is a specialized researcher in the field of Earthquake Duration. She was 1st Top-Ranked B.Sc. student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering. She has professional skills in the use of software, such as; Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Ansys, Abaqus, Seismostruct, Seismosignal, Seismoartif, Arc GIS, Fortran, Autocad, Etabs, Safe, Sap, Indesign.
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.