Prof. Lei YAN, Earth & Space Science School (RS&GIS Institute), Peking University,China

Lei YAN(晏磊), Ph.D.,Professor of Earth & Space Science School (RS&GIS Institute), Peking University; Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board for IJRS (the International Journal of Remote Sensing); Academician of the Russia Academy of Natural Sciences.

Title: Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of the Global Skylight Polarization Vector Field

Prof. Bang-Fuh Chen, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, China

Dr. Bang-Fuh Chen is an Honorary Chair Professor, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan and Emeritus Professor, Department of Marine Environment and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Bang-Fuh lead an integrated team of muti-discipline professors from several famous universities in Taiwan to accomplished the deployment of the first tidal energy capture system in Taiwan. The max pto of water turbine is nearly 5kW and the supporting anchor and mooring system was successfully resisted the invasion of strong typhoon. Recently, Dr. Chen also developed an innovative ocean wave energy harvesting system in a resonant coastal reservoir and the preliminary study shows the efficiency is much higher than traditional OWC system. In addition, Chen also applies renewable energy on aquaculture. Dr. Chen serves on the editorial board for several journals and is listed on the top 2% scientists named by Stanford University since 2018.

Title: Recent development of marine renewable energy researches at NSYSU and NTOU


Prof. Xudong Qian, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. QIAN Xudong is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Group Head of the Structural and Offshore Engineering, and the Director for the Centre for Advanced Materials and Structures NUS. He received his Bachelor (1st Class Honors) and PhD in Civil Engineering from NUS in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Prior to joining NUS as a faculty member, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). Prof Qian’s research interest focuses on experimental fracture mechanics, data driven digital twins for welded structures, fracture, fatigue and integrity assessment for large-scale structures, welded connections, steel-concrete-steel composite structures, and polymer composite materials. Prof Qian has been serving as members in different Technical Committees for the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress from 2009 to 2018. He is also a member of the technical committee in American Society of Testing and Material E08 – Fatigue and Fracture, and a member of the editorial board for Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Composite Materials and Engineering, etc.
Title: Crack Diagnosis in Welded Structures – From Nondestructive Testing to Data Driven Digital Twins


Prof. Bin Xu, Huaqiao University, China

Dr. Bin Xu is currently the Minjiang Scholar Professor of Civil Engineering, a professorship appointed by Fujian Provincial Government, at Huaqiao University, Xiamen, China. He currently is the Director and Founder of the Key Laboratory for Intelligent Infrastructure and Monitoring (IIM) of Fujian Province, and the Director and Founder of the International Centre for Safety and Sustainability of Civil Engineering at Huaqiao University. Before joining Huaqiao University, he was a Lotus Scholar Professor of Civil Engineering (a professorship appointed by Fujian Provincial Government) at Hunan University from 2005 to 2016 and was also the associate dean of the College of Civil Engineering at Hunan University from 2010 to 2016. He was also the Director of the Hunan Provincial Key Lab on Damage Prognosis for Engineering Structures from 2015 to 2016 at Hunan University. He taught and carried out research at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University as a Curtis Visiting Professor appointed by Purdue University in 2014-2015 academic year. He had been invited and financially support by European Commission to work at Sapienza University of Roma in 2010 and hired by University of Western Australia as a Gledden Visiting Senior Fellow from 2007 to 2008. Before starting working in China in 2005, he worked at University of Missouri-Rolla in US as a Post-Doc from 2003 to 2005 and at Ibaraki University in Japan as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Xu has also proven exemplary record of teaching, research, service, leadership skills and administrative ability.
Overall, he has published 148 peer-reviewed journal papers, 127 refereed conference papers and 7 edited books and proceedings. Most of his international papers are in SCI Q1 and Q2 journals and his current Google H-Index and H-10 Index is 25 and 51, respectively. He has been awarded 11 innovation patents in civil engineering and has made over 10 keynotes and invited presentations at international conferences. He serves various academic and extracurricular committees. He has organized several international workshops and conferences as chair or co-chair of organizing committee. He also serves on various academic societies as Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor, Associate Editor, Guest Editor or editorial board member for international journals and professional committees as Standing Committee Member, Executive Member or Committee Members.

Prof. Mohamed Abdelkader Ismail, Brunel London School North China University of Technology, China

Prof. Ismail is currently working at Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brunel London School North China University of Technology, Beijing, China since Sept. 2023. Before that, he was working as a full professor at Dept. of Civil Engineering, Miami College of Henan University, Kaifeng, China from October 2018 until Aug. 2023. Before joining Miami College, Prof. Ismail was working as an Associate Professor at Civil and Construction Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia, Sarawak, Malaysia. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. Degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1991 and 1996, respectively and his PhD from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2003.
Prof. Ismail teaches undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering Materials, Concrete Technology, Engineering Mechanics, Reinforced Concrete Structural Design, Engineering and Environmental Principles and Theories, Construction Management, Concrete Laboratory, Mechanics of Solids, Structural Analysis and Fluid mechanics. For graduate students, he teaches courses in Advanced Concrete Technology and Advanced Structural Analysis. His research work includes Concrete Technology, Smart Materials in Construction, High Performance Concrete, Durability of Concrete, NDT, Arc Thermal Metal Spray Technology, Sustainable Building Materials and Protection Methods of Reinforced Concrete Structures.
Prof. Ismail has extensive teaching and research experiences over 25 years in Canada, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Japan and China. He also had broad experience at Engineering Consultancies and Oil & Gas Firms. Prof. Ismail has published more than 120 papers in referred Journals and International Conferences and 5 Books. He served as a reviewer for many International Journals, Editorial Board Member of few journals and Editor-in-chief of Challenge Journal of Concrete research letters.


Prof. Baoguo Han, Dalian University of Technology, China

Baoguo Han, Professor of Civil Engineering at Dalian University of Technology since 2012, holds a BS and MS in Material Science and Engineering (Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 1999, 2001) and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics (Harbin Institute of Technology 2005). He was invited to the University of Minnesota and has worked as a visiting research scholar there for three years. His main research interests include cement and concrete materials, nano-engineered cementitious composites, smart materials and structures, multifunctional concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, and ultra-high performance concrete. He has published five authored books and one book video, three edited books, 17 book chapters, and more than 200 technical papers. The citations and h-index/i10-index in Google are 10734 and 54/156, respectively. The research outcomes have been reported as research highlights more than 20 times. He has held more than 20 authorized national invention patents and was awarded the first prize of Natural Science by the Ministry of Education of China. Professor Han is a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, and has served as a member in more than 30 scientific professional societies (including an academic organization, as journal chief editor and editorial board member, and on a review panel for scientific research projects and awards) and as a reviewer for more than 150 books and journals. He has been awarded Top Peer Reviewer in the Global Peer Review Awards powered by Publons in both Materials Science and Cross-Field, listed in Highly Cited Chinese Researchers by Elsevier, and named in the world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University.
Title: Smart Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructures



Prof. Shuren Wang, School of Civil Engineering of Henan Polytechnic University, China

PhD/Prof, Named to World’s Top 2% Scientists 2022-2023 (Stanford University), he is the Distinguished Professor of Henan Province in China, and he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
He mainly focuses on the challenging area of geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics and numerical simulation analysis. His research projects have been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51774112; 51474188; 51074140; 51310105020), National Scholarship Fund of China [2023]-21, Key Project of Natural Science Foundation of Henan Province, (232300421134), International Cooperation Project of Henan province (182102410060; 162102410027), China, etc.
He was granted 2015 Endeavour Research Fellowship by the Australian Government, and he is the recipient of 11 state-level and province-level awards in China. He has published 190 SCI/EI papers and 13 books. He has been authorized 63 patents and 6 software of intellectual property rights in China.
Title: Accumulated deformation mechanism of foundation of Taijiao high-speed railway above mine-out areas



Prof. Xiaonan Tang, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Dr Tang works in hydraulics and fluid mechanics at Department of Civil Engineering, XJTLU (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University). Previously Dr Tang worked on fluvial, flood hydraulics and water environment for many years at the University of Birmingham (UK), particularly in overbank flow and vegetated flow in hydraulics and river engineering. His research achievements have widely been recognized, and he received two prestigious prizes - Harold Jan Schoemaker Award (IAHR) and Telford Premium (ICE) in 2009. Dr Tang is a leading expert in fluvial/flood hydraulics, vegetated flow, and environmental fluid mechanics, with over 110 paper publications. His recent academic activities include flow interaction and prediction in compound channel flows, the effect of vegetation on open channel flow, and sediment transport and river dynamics, which involve experimental study, analytical and numerical modelling.
Title: Analytical modelling for predicting the flow velocity in vegetated channels



Prof. Wang Haijun, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Insititute, China

Prof. Wang has published 85 academic papers, including 45 SCI and EI papers, with a highest impact factor of 11.8. He also obtained 3 codes, 20 authorized invention patents, 2 books and 5 software copyrights. He has hosted and participated in nearly 30 scientific research projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Research and Development Projects. The achievements have been selected as one of the top ten scientific and technological advancements in Jiangsu Province in 2022, and have won more than 10 awards including the first prize of the invention award of the China Water Transport Construction Association, the first prize of the Progress Award of the Chinese Society of Mechanics, the first prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award of the Jiangsu Society of Mechanics, the Science and Technology Progress Award of the Nanjing Academy of Water Sciences, and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award.At present, 2 doctoral graduates and 6 master's graduates have been trained.
Title: Smart Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructures