Keynote Speakers

Youssef Hashash
William J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Seismic Response of Underground Structures near Tall Buildings”
Paulo Lourenço

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Minho
“Historic and Modern Masonry Structures: Recent Shaking Table Testing and Tools for Advanced Simulation”

Satish Nagarajaiah

Professor, Civil Engineering, Rice University

“Advanced Seismic Protection Systems: State of the Art and Practice”

Toru Takeuchi

Professor and Chair,
Architectural and Building Engineering,
Tokyo Institute of Technology

“Recent Seismic Design with Energy-Control Concepts in Japan”

Guo-Qiang Li

Professor of structural engineering,
College of Civil Engineering in Tongji University;
Director of Research Centre,
Education Ministry of China for Steel Construction and
Director of National Research Centre of China for Pre-fabrication Construction.

“Enhancing Aseismic Performance of Buildings With Bifunctional Metal Components”

Hui Li

Changjiang Scholarship Professor in Civil Engineering and Mechanics
School of Civil Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology

“Multiple-hazard Effects and Control Techniques of Bridges”

Luncheon Speaker

Baitao Sun

Professor of earthquake engineering,
Director of Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration;
Director of International Association for Earthquake Engineering
President of Asian-Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering (ANCER)
Member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination

“Nepal Earthquake and its Implications in Engineering”

Banquet Speaker

 John Rogers

Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University

Micro/nanomechanics for Soft, Body-Integrated Electronics

Biology is soft and curvilinear; semiconductor devices are not.   Electronic and optoelectronic systems that eliminate this profound mismatch in properties create opportunities for devices that can intimately integrate with the body, for diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical function with important, unique capabilities in biomedical research and clinical healthcare.  Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts in mechanical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering and advanced manufacturing has led to the emergence of diverse, novel classes of ‘biocompatible’ electronic platforms.  This talk describes the key ideas, with examples in wireless, skin-like electronic ‘tattoos’ for continuous monitoring of physiological health.