• Keynote Speakers

  • Yaojun Ge is a Professor of Tongji University, China.
    Yaojun Ge received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in civil engineering all from Tongji University in China. He has been working in Tongji University majoring in bridge structure analysis, wind engineering and bridge aerodynamics for more than 30 years.
    He has contributed to many R&D key projects, including one grand and three key projects of Natural Science Foundation of China, one “973 Plan” project and one “863 Plan” project, and more than 40 major bridge consultant projects, including Shanghai Lupu Bridge as the world’s longest arch bridge, East See Bridge as the world’s longest see crossing projects, and Xihoumen Bridge as the longest box-girder suspension bridge in the world.
    He has published 6 books and more than 200 technical papers, and has made over 20 keynote presentations in international conferences. He has received all three kinds of Chinese National Awards of Natural Science, Technological Invention and Science and Technology Progress, as well as international T. Y. Lin Medal 2016. He is Vice President of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), Executive Board Member and Asia-Oceania Coordinator of International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE). He also serves as President of Bridge and Structural Engineering Institution and Chairman of Wind Engineering Group of China.
  • Ahsan Kareem is the Robert M. Moran Professor of Engineering and the Director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame.
    His work focuses on characterization and formulation of dynamic load effects due to wind, waves and earthquakes on tall buildings, long span bridges, offshore structures and other structures via fundamental experimental, laboratory and full-scale measurements utilizing cyber and cyber-physical infrastructures.
    He is the elected President of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE). He has been awarded numerous honors, including the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the White House Office of Science and Technology. A recipient of ASCE’s: Theodore von Karman Medal, Masanobu Shinozuka Medal, James Croes Medal, Robert H. Scanlan Medal and Jack E. Cermak Medal and State-of-the-Art Award, inducted to the Offshore Technology Conference Hall of Fame and elected Distinguished Member of ASCE; Alan G. Davenport Medal of IAWE; Distinguished Research Award of IASSAR (Int’l Assoc. for Structural. Safety and Reliability); the University of Notre Dame.
    He has served as a High-End Foreign Expert at Tongji University and delivered 2013 Scruton Lecturer at the Institute of Civil Engineers, London, UK. He has been appointed Honorary Professor at several universities overseas, serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals and has recently co-authored two books.
    He is an elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and foreign member of the Indian Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
  • Chongam Kim is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Seoul National University, Korea (R.O.K.), where he has been a faculty member since 2008. He lectures CFD, numerical analysis and aerodynamics, and also directs research groups for the study of Aerodynamic Simulation & Design with leading works in CFD methods for aerospace-related applications.
    Prior to joining the position, he spent some time at Supercomputing Center of KISTI, Korea, and at CTR (Center for Turbulence Research) of NASA Ames Research Center & Stanford University in the USA as a research fellow. After undergraduate and master degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Seoul National University, he completed his master and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Princeton University, USA. His research interests include numerical methods for conservation laws & high-order methods, compressible multiphase flows, multi-physics computations of liquid and solid rockets, bio-mimetic aerodynamics and fluid-structure interaction, aerodynamic shape optimization & flow control, and computational code development for HPC.
    He has published over 65 international SCI journal articles and over 200 international conference papers. He has been an associate fellow of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and a board member of the KSASS (Korean Society of Aeronautical and Space Sciences) and KSCFE (Korean Society of Computational Fluid Engineering).
  • Ho-Kyung Kim is POSCO professor in Dept. of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. He received his doctoral degree from Seoul National University in 1993. His research interests include bridge aerodynamics, structural health monitoring and operational decision-making of infrastructures. He is the director of Korea Bridge Design and Engineering Research Center (KBRC). He is serving as the Chair of the Korean Group for International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and Chair for TC-18 on the Adoption of Standard Operating Procedures for Design, Construction and Maintenance of Long Span Bridges, the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC). He is the editor-in-chief of the KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering and an associate editor of the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. He is also a member of WG-10: Super-Long Span Bridge Aerodynamics of the IABSE.
  • Takashi Nomura is a Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Tokyo Japan.
    Professor Takashi Nomura has been working on application of finite element flow simulation. He is specially interested in fluid-structure interaction problems in wind engineering such as wind-induced vibration of structure as well as flight motion of wind-borne debris.

  • Giovanni Solari is a Professor of Structural and Wind Engineering at the University of Genoa. He was awarded with Scanlan Medal 2017, Reese Research Prize 2014, Flachsbart Medal 2013, Davenport Medal 2011, and Cermak Medal 2006. He was President of the International and Italian Associations for Wind Engineering, and Founding Co-Editor of Wind & Structures.
    He is member of the Liguria Academy of Science and Letters, ASCE-EMI Fellow, Doctor Honoris Causa at the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, author of nearly 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, responsible of three major European projects including THUNDERR.
  • Yukio Tamura is a Professor of the School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, China, and is concurrently working for Beijing Jiaotong University, China, and Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan. He served as President of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) from 2007 to 2015 and President of the Japan Association for Wind Engineering (JAWE) from 2004 to 2008. Professor Tamura was awarded the ASCE 2016 Robert H. Scanlan Medal, the JAWE 2016 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award, the IAWE 2016 Alan G. Davenport Medal, the JAWE 2015 Design Award, the JAWE 2014 Publication Award, the ASCE 2004 Jack E. Cermak Medal, the JAWE 1994 Paper Award, and the AIJ 1993 Paper Award. Professor Tamura is a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society of Wind Engineering, and a Member of the Engineering Academy of Japan, and was a Member of the Science Council of Japan.



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