International Conference on Structural Engineering and Computational Mechanics
August 25 - 27, 2017       Guangzhou, China 
Plenary speakers

SE&CM2017 has invited a group of distinguished scientists and professors in the field of Structural Engineering and Computational Mechanics to deliver talks to all conference audience. The plenary speakers include:



Professor Jin-Guang Teng holds the positions of Ko Jan Ming

Professor in Sustainable Structures and Materials, Chair Professor of

Structural Engineering & Director of Research Institute for

Sustainable Urban Development at The Hong Kong Polytechnic

University. Professor Teng has conducted research on a wide range of

topics across the broad field of structural engineering, including the

structural use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in

construction, as well as steel and thin-walled structures. He has

authored/co-authored some 200 SCI journal papers, leading to over

8,300 citations and an H-index of 46 according to the Web of

Science Core Collection. Many of his research findings have been

adopted by relevant design codes/guidelines in China, Australia,

Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is on both

the Civil Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering lists of the

Most Cited Researchers developed for Shanghai Ranking’s Global

Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier. Professor Teng’s

research contributions have been recognized by many awards and

prizes, including the State Natural Science Award of China,

Distinguished Young Scholar Award from the National Natural

Science Foundation of China, and the IIFC Medal from the

International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). He was

elected a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering

Sciences in 2013 and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society

of Edinburgh in 2015.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic



Dr. Albert K.H.Kwan is a professor at Department of Civil

Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He is former Associate

Dean of Engineering, former Head of Civil Engineering, and the

Founding President of Hong Kong Concrete Institute. His research

interests include: finite element analysis of reinforced concrete,

confined concrete, high-performance concrete, self-consolidating

concrete, low-carbon concrete, filler technology, powder technology,

and packing and film thickness theories.

The University of Hong



Dr. Liu received PhD from Tohoku University, Japan in 1991. He

was a PDF at Northwestern University, USA from 1991-1993. He is

currently a Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar (State Endowed

Chair) at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati. He is the Director of the DDA (Data-Design-Analysis) Center. He served as the School Faculty

Chair the School of Aerospace Systems, University of Cincinnati. He also served as a Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical

Engineering, the Director of the Centre for Advanced Computations

in Engineering Science (ACES), National University of Singapore,

and the President of the Association for Computational Mechanics,

and President of the Asia-Pacific Association for  Computational

Mechanics. He was an Executive Council member of  the

International Association for Computational Mechanics. He  authored a large number of international journal papers and books  including

two bestsellers. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computational Methods, Associate Editor of the international

technical journal Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering (IPSE) and Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (MANO). He is the recipient of

numerous awards, including the Singapore Defence Technology Prize, NUS Outstanding University Researcher Award and Best Teacher

Award, the APACM Computational Mechanics Awards, the JSME

Computational Mechanics Awards, and the ASME Ted Belytschko

Applied Mechanics Award, and Zienkiewicz Medalfrom APACM.

University of Cicinnati


Dr. Zishun Liu is a Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU)

and Executive Director of International Center for Applied

Mechanics. Dr. Liu received B.Eng., M.Eng. degrees in Applied

Mechanics and Solid Mechanics from XJTU, and M.Eng., Ph.D.

degrees in Solid Mechanics from the National University of

Singapore (NUS). His research interests are in the areas of

Mechanics of Soft Materials, Computational Solid Mechanics &

Biomechanics, Nanomechanics, Vibro-Acoustic. He has published

more than 120 SCI referred research papers and two of his research

articles were awarded Most Cited Author Award by IJSS. Now he

also holds Adjunct Professorships in NUS. Dr Liu is an active

member of various leadership roles in editorial boards and

professional communities as follow: Editor-In-Chief of Int. Journal

of Applied Mechanics (IJAM), Editor-In-Chief of Int. Journal of

Computational Materials Science and Engineering (IJCMSE),

Associate Editor-in-Chief of Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica. He

serves international communities as the General Committee Member

of Association of Asia-Pacific Computational Mechanics and

General Committee Member of International Association for

Computational Mechanics. He is also the Honorary President of

Singapore Association of Computational Mechanics.  

Xi'an Jiaotong University


Professor Francis T.K. Au obtained his BSc (Eng) degree with first

class honours, MSc (Eng) degree with distinction and PhD degree

from The University of Hong Kong. He joined Maunsell Consultants Asia as an engineer upon graduation with his first degree, where he

was involved in new town projects, highway projects as well as marine

engineering projects. He returned to the University of Hong Kong in

1988 after having 7 years of practical experience in the industry. He

is engaged in research in bridge engineering and concrete structures.

He has been involved in various projects, including the structural

health monitoring system of the Lantau Link, vibration tests of Ting

Kau Bridge, road surface failure on bridges, development of bridge

design software and shrinkage problems of large podium structures.

He was the recipient of HKIE Transactions Prize 2002 (Civil), Best

Teacher Award 2003-04, Faculty of Engineering, HKU, OVM Paper

Award for Prestressing 2009 (Class 1) of China Civil Engineering

Society and OVM Paper Award for Prestressing 2012 (Class 2) of

China Civil Engineering Society. He is currently a Professor and

Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the university.

The University of Hong



Dr. Gintaris Kaklauskas is Professor of Department of Bridges and

Special Structures and Director of Research Institute of Building

Structures at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU),

Lithuania. PhD and DrSc degrees received from VGTU. Real member of Lithuanian Academy ofScience. The recipient of ASCE best paper Moisseiff Award 2013,Lithuanian Science Prize 2013 and Marie Curie (Senior Research category)grant. Visiting professor (under Fulbright

fellowship) at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Main research interests include serviceabilityanalysis and constitutive modeling of

concrete structures.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical



Dr. Zhong You is a professor of engineering science at University of

Oxford. His specific area of research is deployable structures, which

include origami structures, structures with multiple stability, energy

absorption structures, structural assembly of mechanisms, and

structures for minimum invasive surgery (e.g., flow diversion stent for

treatment of cerebral aneurysms and surgical devices for brain

surgery). He has published widely in prestigious journals such as

“Science”, and his research outcome has been selected to exhibit in the Royal Society’s Science Day Exhibition at the Buckingham Palace.

“Science” introduced his research work in the profile section.

Universityof Oxford


Dr. Anil Misra (Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASCE) is Professor of Civil

Engineering and Associate Director of the Bioengineering Research

Center at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.  He has broad research

interests spanning basic and applied aspects of engineering mechanics, materials and geotechnical engineering. He has published in the area

of granular micromechanics, multi-scale modeling and micro-macro

correlations, constitutive behavior of interfaces, granular soils, and

cement/asphalt concrete, and high-resolution multi-modal material

characterization. He has co-edited four books and guest-edited four

journal special issues and authored >250 papers.  He serves as a

reviewer for multiple journals, extramural funding agencies and

provides consulting to industry.

The university of Kansas


Professor Hongwei Ma, one of Chang Jiang Scholars of Ministry

Education, served as a vice-chancellor of Dongguan University of

Technology, and a professor in School of Mechanics and

Construction Engineering in Jinan University. He is also a Deputy

Director of Public Security Research Centre, and a Distinguished

Professor in Qinghai University. Prof. Ma’s expertise is in structural

impact dynamics, structural damage detection based on vibration

response, and he is a leader of defect detection of pipes and rails

based on ultrasonic guided waves. During Prof. Ma’s academic

career, he has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journal and

conference proceedings, 7 patents and 2 Monographs.  Prof. Ma

also hosted 3 National Natural Science Foundation of China and

has been invited several times to present his achievements on

conferences overseas.

       Jinan University


Dr. David BASSIR is a Professor at the French University of  

Technology UTBM and Senior Researcher at the Mathematical Center & Applications (CMLA), CNRS -UMR 8536 – ENS Cachan (France). He’s also a foreign expert for advances material and structures at

Guangzhou Institute for Industrial transfers (GZIIT- CAS - China).

Previously, he was the dean of the University of technology (IUT) at

the University of Lorraine (France), Consult for Science and

Technology at the French Embassy to serve at the Consulate General

of France in Guangzhou (China), General Director of Research at the Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics, du Batiment et de l'Industrie

(Paris) and Space Craft engineer at GECI Technology in different

space agencies such as Arianespace (France) and Matra Marconi

Space (Astrium Group). He joined the Mechanical Department of the

UTBM as Associate professor in 2001 and the Chair of Aerospace

Structures at Technical University of Delft as visiting professor in

2008. He holds a Master and a PhD degree in structural optimization

from the University of Franche-Comte (France), with the most

honorable mention. He has published more than 150 papers in

journals, books and conference proceedings, including more than 33

articles in indexed journals. He is the founder of the ASMDO

association “Association for Simulation and Multidisciplinary design Optimization” and the Int. journal IJSMDO that is published by EDP

Sciences. He serves as member of various expert committees in many

international organizations and highly estimated scientific societies.

He’s actual scientific research activities are related to Simulation and Modelling of advances materials in Macro, Micro and Nano scales,

Optimization strategies using heuristic methods and/or Artificial

Neural Networks to solve industrials applications.

Belfort-Montbéliard University

of Technology


Prof Guowei Ma obtained his BSc from Beijing University, MEng

from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and PhD from Nanyang

Technological University, Singapore. He is currently a Professor in

the School of Civil and Resource Engineering, the University of

Western Australia (UWA). Before he joined UWA in 2009, he worked

in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and served as the

Secretary General of the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering

Geology (Singapore) and the Secretary General of the Association

for Computational Methods (Singapore). Prof Ma’s research interests

include discontinuous deformation analysis, rock dynamics, fluid

flow in fractured and porous media, hydraulic fracturing,

multi-physics modeling, and structure response to shock and impact

loading, etc. He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal

of Protective Structures and an Editorial Board Member of another

five International Journals. Prof Ma has co-authored two books

published by the Springer and over 200 international journal and

conference papers, in which more than 100 journal papers are

indexed by the SCI. He has been invited to deliver 18 keynote

lectures in International Conferences/Symposiums/Workshops. Prof

Ma is currently the co-president of the Discontinuous Deformation

Analysis Commission of the International Society for Rock Mechanics. In 2011, Prof Ma received the Second Prize of the State Natural

Science Award of China as one of the team members of Prof

Maohong Yu, Xi’an Jiaotong University. This award was the highest

recognition of significant achievements among different disciplinary

natural sciences selected in 2011 in China. Recently, Prof Ma was

selected by the “Thousand Talents Program” of China.

Hebei University of Technology


Professor Qiu-Sheng Li is Chair Professor of civil engineering and the  director of Architecture and Civil Engineering Research Centre at

City University of Hong Kong. He graduated from Shanghai

Jiao-Tong University with BEng in 1984 and from Harbin Institute

of Technology with MEng in 1987. He obtained his PhD from Monash University in 1996 and his PhD thesis was awarded Professor

K.H. Hunt medal. His research areas include wind engineering,

structural dynamics and computational mechanics. He has published

four books and over 280 refereed international journal papers. Prof. Li has received several awards for his academic contributions including National Natural Science Foundation of Chinese Outstanding Oversea Scientist Award in 2004 and The First Class Award of the Scientific

and Technological Progress from the Ministry of Education of China

in 2010. He was appointed as Chang Jiang Chair Professor by the State Education Ministry of China in 2007 and National Expert of the 1000 Talent Scheme by the Ministry of Human Resources of China in 2013. In particular, Prof. Li is the recipient of the 2016 Jack E. Cermak

Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the highest

honour in wind engineering, in recognition of 'his many contributions

to wind engineering that range from fundamental to applied research. Currently, he is an associate editor of Journal of Structural

Engineering, ASCE and an editorial board member for eighteen

international journals.

City University of Hong Kong