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Abdeldjelil BELARBI

Dr. Belarbi is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Professor Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston. He is actively engaged in a broad spectrum of structural engineering research areas. His primary research contributions focus on the constitutive modelling, analytical, and experimental investigations of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. His research has also focused on the use FRP composites for internal reinforcement of structural concrete as well as rehabilitation and strengthening of aging and deteriorated civil engineering infrastructure. Belarbi has published over 240 technical research papers and had supervised over 50 MSCE theses and PhD dissertations. He is very active (member and/or Chair) on several technical, national committees within ACI, ASCE, and TRB. Dr. Belarbi led several design code developments for buildings and bridges for use of both conventional and advanced composite materials.  He is the recipient of over 30 awards and honors for his excellence in research, teaching and service to professional community. Dr. Belarbi is a member of several professional organizations and he is a Fellow of ACI, ASCE, and SEI.

Ehab El-Salakawy

Dr. El-Salakawy is a Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has been Canada Research Chair in Durability and Modernization of Civil Structures (2006-2016). He carried out his Ph.D. research work and post-doctoral training in Structural Engineering at the University of Waterloo (1996-2001). His research interests include the design, construction, durability, large-scale testing, and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures using FRP reinforcement. He is the author of over 260 peer-reviewed research articles, two book chapters and is the editor/co-editor of 5 international conference proceedings. He is the recipient of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Mete A. Sozen Award for Excellence in Structural Research in 2020. He is a member of numerous code committees including CSA/S6, CSA/S806, CSA/S807, CSA/S808 and ACI 440. He also serves as an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction.

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FERRIER Emmanuel

FERRIER Emmanuel is a professor in Lyon 1 University. He is the director of LMC2 laboratory in Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, his research activities are in the field of materials and civil engineering structures, the mechanics of interfaces with an application to predict the behavior of bonded joints and the optimization of composite materials and structures for specific behaviors. The application concerns the composite materials used for strengthening various types of concrete structures. He is involved is various working group and standardization on external FRP strengthening. He is the vice president of International Institute of Fibers Reinforced polymer for construction. He is also the president of the technical committee of French Civil Engineering Association AFGC.

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Mark F. Green

Dr. Green is internationally recognized for his world first research into applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials and their response in fire. Additionally, he recently led a multi-disciplinary research project across 4 universities entitled, “Sustainable Engineering in Remote Areas (SERA)” which facilitated research and cultural competency on renewable energy and sustainable building projects for Indigenous communities.  Dr. Green has received the Professional Engineers Ontario Medal for Research and Development (2013) and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000). He is a Fellow of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He has published over 250 journal and conference papers.

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Riadh Al-Mahaidi

Riadh Al-Mahaidi is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds the position Vice President, International Engagement at Swinburne. His research and practice interests include lifetime integrity of bridges, particularly in the area of structural strength assessment and retrofitting using advanced composite materials. He is a Fellow of ACI, ASCE, IEAUST, IIFC and BEI.

Steven Nolan

Steven Nolan is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida since 2001. He currently leads the implementation of Structural Advanced Materials for bridge applications within the FDOT and Chair the statewide Structural Advance Materials Technical Advisory Group. Steve’s 23 years with FDOT includes in-house bridge design, standards and design policy development. Project Manager for several completed and ongoing FDOT structures research projects, a 2018 FHWA STIC Incentive Grant for the implementation of Basalt FRP; and NCHRP project Advisory Panels. He is an active member of the Transportation Research Board’s AFF80 Standing Committee on Structural FRP; TriDurLE-UTC Advisory Board; Bridge Engineering Institute’s International Advisory Committee; fib-International Federation for Structural Concrete; and a reviewer for ASCE Journal of Composite Construction & Journal of Bridge Engineering.

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