IHAO, Hong, Curtin University, Australia

Hong Hao received BEng from Tianjin University, MSc and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He is John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Director of Research Centre for Infrastructure Monitoring and Protection in Curtin University. He has won two dozen research, research publication and research supervision awards, and has been invited to give more than 50 keynote presentations in international conferences in many countries. His research results are included in textbooks, adopted in design codes, and used in construction projects around the world. He is the chief editor of International Journal of Protective Structures, chief editor of International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering and serves in the editorial boards of another 10 journals. He is the Deputy President of the International Association of Protective Structures, Australian Rep in the International Association of Earthquake Engineering, Advisory Board member of Australian Network on Structural Health Monitoring. He chaired or co-chaired 14 international conferences, and served in more than 100 international conference committees. He has published more than 400 journal articles and is one of the most highly cited researchers in civil engineering in the world. He is fellow of Australian Academy of Technical Science and Engineering, fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia, fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, and fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management.

Mohammad, Louay, Louisiana State University

Dr. Louay Mohammad is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and holder of the Irma Louise Rush Stewart Distinguished Professorship and the Transportation Faculty Group Coordinator at Louisiana State University (LSU). He also serves as the director of the Engineering Materials Characterization and Research Facility (EMCRF) at Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC).

Dr. Mohammad is a national and international leader in fundamental characterization and modeling of highway construction materials, particularly flexible pavement interlayers including development of test methods and specifications. Dr. Mohammad has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on more than 62 research projects totaling over $22.7M sponsored by NCHRP, FHWA, LADOTD, WisDOT, FLDOT, CODOT, NSF, and industry. He has authored/coauthored more than 314 publications in pavement engineering including over 189-refereed papers, and delivered over 187 keynote and invited presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Mohammad was the chair for NCHRP Panel Project 9-36 on Improved Procedure for Laboratory Aging of Asphalt Binders in Pavements and member of NCHRP Panel Project 1-42 on Top-Down Fatigue Cracking of Hot-Mix Asphalt Layers and 1-42A on Models for Predicting Top-Down Cracking of Hot-Mix Asphalt Layers. He is an active member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Mohammad is a member of FHWA Expert Task Group (ETG) on Asphalt Mixtures and Construction. He is past Chair of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees AFK40: Surface Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures, past Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers Bituminous Materials Committee, Chair of ASTM subcommittee D 4.25 on Bituminous Mixture Analysis, and member of National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine TRB committees AFK30: Non-Binder Components of Asphalt Mixtures, AFK 40: Surface Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures, and AFK50 on Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures. Dr. Mohammad currently serves as the Flexible Pavement Section Editor of ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Research and International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology.

Birgisson, Bjorn, Texas A&M University

Dr. Bjorn Birgisson currently seves as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor and Professor in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Formerly, he served as the inaugural Director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal. He has published over 190 technical papers in journals and proceedings and been a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator of over 50 million dollars in research funding during his academic career. Prior to joining Texas A&M, he served as a Pro Vice-Chancellor for Aston University and the Executive Dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor of Transport Science at Aston University from January 2014 to August, 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Bjorn Birgisson was the vice president responsible for research and Professor of Highway and Railway Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Birgisson has served on over 20 boards of centers, institutes and companies during the last 10 years.

Birgisson was a member of the faculty at the University of Florida, where he earned his tenure in 2004, co-established the Center for Pavements and Infrastructure Materials (CPIM) and the Florida Center for Pavement Excellence (FCPE), both in 2001. Between 2006 and 2010, Birgisson led the development of the U.S. National Roadmap for Nanotechnology for Concrete-Based Materials. Dr. Birgisson led the creation of the TRB Task Force (AFN15T) for Nanotechnology-Based Concrete, the RILEM Technical Committee on Nanotechnology for Bituminous Materials, and most recently co-established the new Academy for Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE), which includes over 40 universities from all over the world, for which he serves on the executive board.

Birgisson, Bjorn, Texas A&M University

Professor Jay Sanjayan is the Director of Swinburne’s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure and Professor of Concrete Structures (https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/our-research/access-our-research/find-a-researcher-or-supervisor/ researcher-profile/?id=jsanjayan).

Professor Jay Sanjayan’s current funded research projects include 3D printing of concrete, low carbon concretes, geopolymer concretes, use of phase change materials in construction and monitoring the performance of geopolymer concrete in the field. He has published extensively in these topics (with an H-index 39 in Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=hIY4l3gAAAAJ&hl=en ) and is involved in a number of consulting projects related to concrete materials technology and structural design.

Jay is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Honorary Member of Concrete Institute of Australia and was the 2015 Honorary President of RILEM.

Wang, Linbing, Virginia Tech.

Dr. Linbing Wang is a professor and Director of the Center for Smart and Green Civil Systems at Virginia Tech, and an adjunct professor at the National Center for Materials Service Safety (NCMS) of China. He is the founding chair of the Mechanics of Pavement Committee, and the current Chair of the Nanomechanics and Micromechanics committee of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE. Dr. Wang has led more than 60 research projects funded by NSF, DoD, DoA, NCHRP, FHWA, DoTs, MOST and CNSF. Specific focus of his research includes material genome, multiscale characterization, modeling and simulation; smart and sustainable technologies; energy harvesting; self-powered sensor wireless development; IoT based technologies for civil infrastructure health monitoring; innovative infrastructure assessment and performance predictions; high performance and multifunctional materials; pavement testing and mechanistic pavement design; infrastructure preservation and management; and infrastructure safety assessment.

Chen Renpeng, Hunan University

Dr. Renpeng Chen is a Professor specializing in Geotechnical Engineering in the College of Civil Engineering at Hunan University. He received bachelor degree from Hunan University, master and doctor degrees from Zhejiang University. He has research interests and expertise in characterization of pavement and railroad geomaterials, i.e., subgrade soils and foundation soils, ling technologies. Dr. Chen has authored/co-authored over 150 peer reviewed publications from his research projects. He has chaired and co-chaired five international conferences. He is the associate Editor-in-Chief of China Journal of Highway and Transport, and editorial board member of 5 Journals including Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Rock and Soil Mechanics, Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A, and so on. He is a member of Committee of Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering (TC307), Asian Regional Technical Committee of Urban Geotechnics, of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and vice chair of 3 technical committees of Soft Soil Engineering, Soil Constitutive Relationship and Strength Theory, Transportation Geotechnics, of Chinese Institute of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Chen received Best Paper Awards of 2013 ISEV, 2016 Outstanding Journal Paper Awards of Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities-ASCE, China Youth Science and Technology Award (200 persons every two years in China), Mao Yi-sheng Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Award for Young Expert. He also received National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (100 persons every year in China), and was elected as Leading Researcher of Ten Thousand Talent Program in China (2016).

El-Korchi, Tahar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Tahar El-Korchi is a Professor and Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department. He was also the Interim Head of the Fire Protection Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the past three years. Dr. El-Korchi is an expert in the areas of Materials, structures, pavement engineering, and resiliency in the built environment. He is author of over 100 publications, 1 textbook on Pavement Engineering and 5 book chapters. He has lead a large number of funded research and educational grants supported by the federal government and industry. Dr. El-Korchi is the founder and co-director of the WPI-Morocco Project Center. The purpose of the WPI global projects is to encourage WPI students to learn the value of collaborative inquiry at the interface of sciences and community. A successful outcome of this experience is achieved when graduates actively develop experiential, sensitive, and cooperative relationships with their hosts to solve global problems. Dr. El-Korchi is also the founder and co-director of the WPI-Panama project center that supports students to complete IQP-junior level projects at the intersection of science, technology and societal need and MQP-senior capstone design projects in their area of study. The centers host approximately 30 students and faculty for a seven week period working with sponsors such as the Panama Canal Authority, Copa Airlines. The Panama project center is funded in part through the US-National Science Foundation and local support from Panamanian industry and organizations. Dr. El-Korchi served as the inaugural Co-director of the newly launched WPI-Tsinghua Center for Global Public Safety to promote research, academic exchange, industry engagement and sharing public safety knowledge with underserved global communities in the areas of community resilience, hazard mitigation, fire safety, and safety at the nexus of water-air-food. Dr. El-Korchi was the team project leader for the Solar Decathlon Competition held in Datong China-2013 that involved a three university team including WPI-Ghent University-NYPolytech. The solar house competition is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate net-zero solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Dr. El-Korchi has an appointment as a visiting faculty scholar at Hebei University of Science and Technology in Tianjin, China. Dr. El-Korchi was the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator Award from NSF.

Fang, Dongping, Tsinghua University

Dr. Dongping FANG is a Professor at Tsinghua University, China. He is the Chair of School of Civil Engineering, the Executive Director of Institute of Future Cities and Infrastructures. Prof Fang is a former Vice President of CIB(International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction)and the current leader of CIB priority theme - Resilient Urbanization. He has been sitting on boards and committees of many international and national organizations of government, industry and academics. He has been honored as Visiting Professors in Australia, Sweden and the UK, and invited as keynote speakers for many international conferences such as CIB World Building Congress and Urban Transitions Global Summit.

Fang, Qin, The Army Engineering University of PLA

Dr. Qin FANG, professor and vice-president of Army Engineering University of PLA, winner of National Outstanding Young Science Foundation, academic leader of National Innovation Research group, executive member of International Society of protective structures (IAPS), vice chairman of protective engineering branch of China Civil Engineering Society member of the State Council degree Committee in the sixth and seventh civil engineering review group, 973 chief scientists Mainly engaged in the field of theoretical and applied research on the blast-resistant structures, involving the damage evaluation of weapons munitions on engineering materials and structures, protection of engineering structures against terrorist explosions, gas explosions, aircraft and rockfall impact.

Han, Jie, the University of Kansas

Dr. Han received his BS and MS degrees in geotechnical engineering from Tongji University in China in 1986 and 1989, respectively and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 and 1997, respectively.

Dr. Han’s research and practical experiences have dealt with geosynthetics, ground improvement, pile foundations, buried structures, and roadways.

Dr. Han has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and is the sole author of the book entitled “Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement” published by Wiley. He served as the technical co-chair and proceedings chief editor for the ASCE Geo-Institute Annual Conference – GeoFrontiers 2011 held in the USA and the technical co-chair for the first GeoShanghai International Conference in 2006. He is the chair of the ASCE Geo-Institute Soil Improvement Committee and the past president of the International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals. Dr. Han has received numerous awards from the profession including but not limited to two US Transportation Research Board Best Paper Awards in 2008 and 2017, the 2011 Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in Practice of Geotechnical Engineering, the 2014 International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Award, the 2014 Associate Editor of the Year Award from the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, and the 2017 ASCE Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award.

HAN QINGHUA, Tianjin University

Qinghua HAN, Professor, Doctoral supervisor. He is the winner of the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2015) and the leader of the “131” Innovative Talents Team. Prof. HAN is also the winner of the “Young and middle-age leaders of scientific and technological innovation” of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the “New Century Excellent Researcher” Award Program of the Ministry of Education of China. He is the member of the Tensile and Membrane Structures Work Committees (WG6) of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and the Evaluation of Higher Education of Civil Engineering Professional Committee, and the Standing Director of the Association for Spatial Structures of China Steel Construction Society. He is the editorial board member of the Journal “Earthquake engineering and Engineering Vibration” and “Spatial Structures” etc. His research interests focus on the basic theory research and engineering application for the large span building steel structures, the new pre-stressed steel structures and the composite structures. He is the leader of more than 20 national/provincial research projects and more than 30 key engineering projects. His publications include over 100 high-level journal papers that Prof. HAN is to be the first or correspondent author (more than 60 papers are SCI/EI), 3 books, and 3 textbooks. 5 national/provincial awards of science and technology are obtained by Prof. HAN. These achievements have been applied successfully in over 60 key engineering projects, such as Beijing Laoshan Velodrome of 2008 Olympic Game and National Games venues of 2017.

Hu, Xiaozhi, The University of Western Australia

Dr. Xiaozhi Hu is Winthrop Professor at School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, the University of Western Australia (UWA). He obtained B.E. from Northeastern University (China) in 1982 and PhD from the University of Sydney in 1989.

His research interests include Elastic/Plastic & Quasi-Brittle Fracture Modeling, Laminar carbon-fiber composites with short-fiber interfacial toughening, Joining of Carbon-fiber with Metals, Adhesive bonding and interface preparation, Size effect modeling of quasi-brittle fracture, Fatigue of welded metals, Bio-ceramics and Dental Composites, Porous bio-ceramic coatings, Indentation fracture modeling, Contact damage in layered structures.

Dr. Hu has a number of international research collaborations with NIST USA, ETH-Zurich Switzerland, Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Fudan University, Tongji University, Chang’an University, Northeastern University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Southwestern Jiaotong University, Ocean University of China, Harbin Engineering University, and a number of other Chinese Universities.

Huang, Da, Hebei University of Technology

Prof. Huang obtained his PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Chengdu University of Technology in 2007. Now he is a professor and doctoral supervisor of the Civil and transportation college, Hebei University of Technology. Prof. Huang previously worked in School of Civil Engineering at Chongqing University from 2008 to 2017. He is a committee member of the Geological society engineering geology of China and also a Government consultant on the Prevention and Control of geological disasters in the Three Gorges reservoir area. His teaching and research interests are in hydrodynamic and seismic landslides, rock mechanics of deep rock mass and its excavation effect. He headed 4 research projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, 9 projects from Province or Ministry, and more than 30 lateral research funds. Prof. Huang published more than 150 papers, 120 of which are SCI or EI. One of his papers won the Landslides Best Paper Award 2015 and three were selected as Top academic paper of 5000 China fine science and technology journal. Prof. Huang has 18 invention patents and won one first prize, 3 second prize of Provincial science and technology progress. His research achievements have been applied in many key projects, such as the high slope and underground powerhouse of Jinping-I Hydropower Station, the prevention and treatment of landslide disasters in the TGR, high embankment in Chongqing Jiangbei Airport, the high slopes in Chongqing west passenger station and open-pit mining of Baiyumebo Iron Mine.

Li Jianchun , The University of Technology Sydney

Professor Jianchun Li received his PhD degree from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, in 1993. He is currently a Professor of Structural Dynamics and the Director of the Centre for Built Infrastructure Research in Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His current research interests are in the areas of smart materials and smart structures, structural control for civil engineering, damage detection, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing (NDT) and structure rehabilitation. Prof Li has published over 200 journal and conference articles with over 90 SCI journal articles. He has successfully attracted over AU$3M, including several Discovery and Linkage Grants from Australian Research Council.

Li, Yue, Beijing University of Technology

Dr. Yue Li, Professor of the College of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Beijing University of Technology. He was visiting Professor, Dept. of Environment and Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, in 2002 and 2009. Dr. Li obtained Ph.D from School of Materials Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology in 1999 and worked as Post-doctoral Fellow at Tongji University, China in 2001. Dr. Li’s research interests include 1) the composition, structure and properties of High Performance Concrete, 2) the durability of reinforced concrete, 3) the new type of building materials, and 4) the roadbed and pavement. He has conducted many research projects granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2005, 2011, 2013), the Natural Science Foundation of Beijing (2012), the National Science and Technology Support program (2010, 2012), and the national “863” and “973” foundation program (2011, 2009).

Liang, Fayun, Tongji University

Dr. Fayun Liang is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, and serves as the Deputy Head of the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University.

Dr. Liang’s research interests include pile foundation, geotechnical earthquake engineering, soft soil engineering and deep-water foundation. His research makes a substantial contribution on the key scientific issues and practical application of the bearing capacity and deformation as well as the dynamic mechanism of piles in the complex environment. He has led around 13 competitive research projects, including 3 projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China as Principle Investigator and projects sponsored by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, 863 Program, and National Key R&D Program of China) as Co-PI. He has published over 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and participated in the compiling of four national and local design codes. He also achieved First-Class and Second-Class Science & Technology Progress Awards at provincial-level once and three times, respectively.

Poulikakos, Lily, EMPA

Lily Poulikakos is a senior scientist at Empa, the Swiss federal laboratories for materials science and technology. Her research interests are on using multi scale characterization methods to study innovative bituminous materials chemically, microstructurally and mechanically. Currently, she is leading the research focus area of multi scaling and microstructure at the Road Engineering and Sealing components lab at Empa. In this role she has made a significant impact in the activities of Empa in the area of characterization of bituminous materials, using various microstructural investigative tools such as environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) and multi scale computer tomography and has published extensively in the field. Furthermore, She has cooperated extensively with the industry fulfilling the Empa mandate to bridge the gap between science and industry in Switzerland. The current projects on 100% recycled mixtures and crumb rubber modified mixtures are prime examples where the partners from asphalt mixing plants, a plant producer, Empa and ETHZ are cooperating under her leadership to use and re-use the reclaimed asphalt pavement and crumb rubber from waste tires. She is a leading member of Rilem as secretary of the technical committee on chemo mechanical characterization of bituminous materials and chair of the TC on waste and marginal materials for roads.

Shen, Shuilong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Prof. Dr. Shui-Long Shen received his Bachelor of Enginneirng in Tunneling and Underground Space Technology from Tongji University in 1986 and his MSc in Structural Engineering from the same university in 1989. He obtained his PhD. in Geotechnical Engineering from Saga University, Japan, in 1998.

After Dr. Shen received his PhD, he worked in the Institute of Lowland Technology (ILT) as a lecturer from 1998 to 2001. During this period Dr. Shen served as an Associate Editor of Lowland Technology International-an International Journal. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Shen worked in National Institute for Environmental Studies in Tsukuba-the Science City of Japan. In 2003, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering (DCE) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) as a faculty member. He is now the Department Head of DEC. From 2005 to 2018, Dr. Shen has been keeping collaboration with other international organization, e.g. Saga University, Virginia Tech, The University of Kansas, The University of Hong Kong, Suranaree University of Technology Thailand, Ecole Centrale de Nantes France, Swinburne University of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Australia as a guest/visiting/adjunct professors.

Dr. Shen’s research interests focus on groundwater control induced by underground construction, soft soil improvement, tunneling. He published/edited six books, of which three conference proceedings published by ASCE. Dr. Shen published more than 300 technical papers in Journals and International conferences, in which over 150 papers were published in International Journals with total citation over 3000 times. Eight ESI highly cited papers form Journal citation report. Dr. Shen’s H-Index in SCOPUS is 34, in Web of Science is 30. Dr. Shen also serves as an Editor/Editorial board member of following International Journals, e.g., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier; Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, Taylor and Francis; Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering; Lowland Technology International, and Geotechnical Engineering – SEAGS etc. and domestic journals, e.g. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.

Shi, Caijun, Hunan University

Professor Caijun Shi received his B. Eng and M. Eng from Southeast University, Nanjing, China and his Ph.D from University of Calgary, Canada. He is currently vice president of Asia Concrete Federation, Chair Professor of College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University and China Building Materials Academy, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainable Cement-based Materials, Associate editor of Journal of Chinese Ceramic Society, editorial board member of Cement and Concrete Research, Cement and Concrete Composites, Construction and Building Materials, Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, Materiales de Construccion, Journal of Building Materials, Materials Review, Journal of Chongqing Jiaotong University, and former associate editor of Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. Dr. Shi serves on many ACI and RILEM technical committees.

His research interests include characterization and utilization of industrial by-products and waste materials, design and testing of cement and concrete materials, development and evaluation of cement additives and concrete admixtures, and solid and hazardous waste management. He has developed several novel technologies and products, and has been granted four US patents and more than 15 Chinese patents. One of his inventions - self-sealing/self-healing barrier has been used as a municipal landfill liner in the world's largest landfill site in South Korea. He has authored/coauthored more than 300 technical papers, five English books, two Chinese books and edited/co-edited six international conference proceedings. Dr. Shi has been invited to give presentations on a variety of topics all over the world. In recognizing his contributions to researches in waste management and concrete technology, he was elected as a fellow of International Energy Foundation in 2001, a fellow of American Concrete Institute in 2007, and a Fellow of RILEM in 2016.

Tao Lianjin, Beijing University of Technology

Tao Lianjin is a professor at Beijing University of Technology, and executive director of the Institute of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering. He received BEng from Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology, MEng from Chongqing University, and PhD from Northeastern University, China, respectively. He is an expert in construction technology of urban underground space development, earthquake design and analysis of underground structures, assessment and strengthening of slope stability, and risk assessment of urban underground construction projects. Prof. Tao published more than 120 articles, and supervised more than 30 master and doctoral students. He is recognized by a number of awards including 6 second prize and 1 first prize in province level. As a visiting professor, he conducts collaborative research with the scholars at Royal Military College of Canada and Imperial College London. Prof. Tao is the vice director of the Underground Engineering Commission of the Chinese Society of Rock Engineering, and board member of a number of academic societies such as the Commission of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering of the Chinese Society of Civil Engineering.

Tao, Mingjiang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Dr. Mingjiang Tao, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received BS in civil engineering from Fuzhou University, China in 1997 and a MS in geotechnical enigneering from Tongji University, China in 2000, and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Case Wester Reserve University, USA, in 2003, respectively. He joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2007, where he is an Associate Professor and Interim Associate Department Head of civil engineering. He is the author of more than 52 papers on alternative cementitious binders, asphlat concrete, granular materials, and characterization of construction materials at nano- and marco-scales. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, state departments of transportation, and New England Transportation Consortium. Prof. Tao is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and member of Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee (AFS90), Engineering Behavior of Unsaturated Soils Committee, and Physicochemical and Biological Processes in Soils (AFP40) of the Transportation Research Board, and member of Sigma Xi.

Wang, Dawei, Harbin Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dawei Wang, is the professor in the School of Transportation Science and Engineering Harbin Institute of Technology, the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (known as “the Thousand Talents Plan”) initiated by Chinses government in 2016 and the Young Scientist (Class A) issued by the Harbin Institute of Technology in2017. At the same time, he is also served as the lecturer and the visiting professor of the Institute of Highway Engineering in RWTH-Aachen University and the leader of the group of “Pavement Analysis and Modelling”. Before returning to serve in China in 2017, he was the professor and director of Institute of Highway Engineering(W2), the director of the Road Materials Testing Center in University Siegen. Prof. Wang is also selected as the BOTAP (Beijing Overseas Talent Aggregation Project) specialists, Beijing University of Technology distinguished experts, visiting professor of Chongqing Transportation University. In 2003 he graduated from Department of Civil Engineering in Tsinghua University. In 2007 and 2011 he received his Diploma's and Doctor’s degree in RWTH Aachen University, respectively, and in 2017, he was granted Habilitation based on the research and effort he contributed to highway engineering in Germany. His main areas of experiences can be summarized as the research on road materials, micromechanics, pavement management system, road safety, construction management, pavement functional testing and evaluation. Over the last years, he has published nearly 150 journal articles, more than 60 of which are SCI indexed. He has also published 4 monographs published by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, and he was involved in the preparation of 5 course books for civil engineering. So far he has directed or participated in more than 20 government-aided scientific research projects, among them, 1 key project and 2 general projects are funded from the German Research Foundation (DFG),2 projects are from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, 13 projects are from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, 2projects are from the German Ministry of Science and Technology, as well as many industry projects.

Wang, Hao, The State University of New Jersey

Dr. Hao Wang is currently Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His researches focus on multi-scale and multi-physics mechanism of infrastructure materials and sustainable and smart highway and airport pavements. His researches have been sponsored by a number of federal and state agencies in U.S. He has authored more than 100 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. He is associate editor of Journal Transprtation Engineering Part B: Pavements and editorial board member of Journal of Testing and Evaluation and Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environement. He is the vice chair of pavement mecahnics committee in Engineering Mechanics Institue of ASCE and board member of International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals. His recent research work as PI has received AASHTO High Value Research Award in 2014. Dr. Wang receveid PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011), M.S degree from Virginia Tech (2006) and Southeast Univeristy (2004), and B.S. Degree from Southeast University (2001).

WANG, KELVIN C.P. Oklahoma State University

Dr. Wang started his professional career at the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in 1989 as a traffic studies analyst and later on as a data analysis supervisor for pavement management. In 1993 Dr. Wang started his faculty career as an assistant professor at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He became a tenured associate professor in 1998, and full-professor in 2002. In 2011 Dr. Wang became a chair professor of civil engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Wang has been tackling the problem of automating survey of pavement distresses for nearly 20 years with funding from FHWA, State Highway Agencies of Arkansas, Indiana, Oklahoma and others, US FAA, and many other agencies. Technologies developed by Dr. Wang on automated pavement distress surveys are being used in several countries, including the US, China, South Africa, and Brazil. The 2011 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award by ASCE was given to Dr. Wang for his "innovative research on automated pavement survey and data analysis technologies".

Since the mid-1990’s he led or helped lead over 10 international conferences both in the US and abroad. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Rail Transportation by Taylor and Francis. Dr. Wang became ASCE T&DI president in 2016. ASCE T&DI is a 17,000-member agency. He is the lead faculty in transportation at OSU and an associate director for a regional University Transportation Center.

Wu, Chengqing, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Dr Wu is Professor of Structural Engineering at University of Technology, Sydney. Dr Wu’s current research interests include the analysis and design of structures under blast loading, retrofitting of structures against blast loads, particularly on blast resistance of ultra-high performance concrete. So far Dr Wu has attracted nearly 5 million dollars research funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) Australia and other organizations. Dr Wu has served on a number of international conference committees and chairmanship, undertaken guest editorships as well as having delivered many keynote and invited speeches. So far, he is the author of one book, editors of three conference proceedings, four special issues for international journals, author or co-authors of more than 130 referred international journal papers in blast and impact areas. Dr Wu is an associate editor of ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities and an editorial board member of International Journal of Protective Structures. He was also the Chair of the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Protective Structures (http://iapsaustralia.org/) from 2013 to 2017.

Wu, Chung, Virginia Department of Transportation, USA

Dr. Wu obtained his Ph. D. degree at the University of Florida specializing in the areas of Pavement Engineering and Civil Engineering Materials. His research work included pavement design, analysis, and evaluation, nondestructive testing of pavement structures,materials characterizations, etc.

At his current position as the District Materials Engineer for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), his responsibilities include providing leadership to the Materials Section and providing materials technical assistance throughout the district.

Over the years, he has worked on a wide variety of projects involving design, evaluation, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of pavement, nondestructive testing of pavement, field and laboratory testing for civil engineering materials characterization, and analytical analysis of pavement behavior using elastic layered theory and finite element techniques.

Yu, Xiong, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Dr. Xiong (Bill) Yu is a professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University. He also holds secondary appointments from Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

His research interests converge at the interface of Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The interdisciplinary efforts aim to improve the sustainability and smartness of geosystems and infrastructure systems for the good of the public. His research integrates innovative sensors, smart materials, advanced computational modeling, and system perspective to address the challenges in geosystem and infrastructure. He is PI of over 50 research projects by federal, state, and private sectors. Dr. Yu is a recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2009. He has published over 250 papers (including 83 journal articles, 43 special publication papers, and over 100 referred conference papers). He holds a few U.S. patents and invention disclosures. Five of his Ph.D. students received tenure track faculty positions including 2 have received NSF CAREER awards so far. He serves as Chair of Case School of Engineering Executive Committee, past chair of CSE Promotion and Tenure Committee, and past Chair of CSE Undergraduate Committee. And provide a number of leadership roles at the Department, Engineering and University level service.

Zeng, David, Case Western Reserve University

Prof. Zeng obtained his BS degree in hydraulic engineering from Tsinghua University and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Cambridge University in England. His research interests include geotechnical earthquake engineering, centrifuge modeling, soil mechanics for space exploration, and offshore wind foundations. He has directed more than 40 research projects funded by NASA, NSF, TRB, Department of Interior, DOE, and Ohio Department of Transportation. He has published more than 200 papers and given more than 100 seminars and presentations. He has advised more than 40 Ph.D. and MS students. He is the past chair of ASCE Committee on Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics. He is a NASA Faculty Fellow and Geotechnical Advisor. Currently he is the Frank H. Neff Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University. He is the Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering.

Zhang, Wensheng, China Building Materials Academy

Zhang Wensheng, Professor, Ph.D., Ph.D. supervisor. His research mainly focus on fundamental research on cement chemistry, high performance cement and utilization of industrial solid wastes. Prof. Zhang is undertaking or has accomplished more than 20 national programs, including National Key Technologies R&D Program, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), National High-tech R&D Program of China (863 Program), National Natural Science Foundation and so on. The research results were awarded the Second/Third Prize of Basic Research in Materials Science and Technology by China Building Materials Federation and Chinese Ceramic Society in 2012/2009, respectively, and the Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress in 2014 by China association of circular economy. Prof. Zhang won the 8th Youth Science Award granted by the Chinese Ceramic Society, was a first-time winner for the Wu Zhongwei Youth Science and Technology Award, rewarded as outstanding scientist and technician in the building materials industry, and enjoys the State Council Special Allowance of China. He has published more than 100 academic papers, more than thirty of which have been indexed in SCI and EI journals, and has applied more than 20 Chinese patents. He is a director member of Chinese Ceramic Society and the vice chairman and secretary general of Cement Branch of Chinese Ceramic Society, member of the Education Commission for the Building Materials Science of China Building Materials Federation, the sixth editorial board member of "Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society ".

Qiang Xue Doctoral supervisor Wuhan institute of rock and soil mechanics

Hanlong Liu Doctoral supervisor Chongqing University

Xiaowei Chen Doctoral supervisor Beijing Institute of Technology

Wen Fang Doctoral supervisor Chang'an University