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5 - 7 September 2022 | Cape Town, South Africa

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A number of Invited Lectures on a variety of specialised topics will also be presented at the SEMC 2022 International Conference by identified experts. Confirmed invited presentations to date are as follows: 

Prof. Suresh Shrivastava, McGill University, Canada 
“Anisotropic plastic buckling of rectangular aluminium plates via crystal plasticity” 

Prof. Richard Stroetmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany 
“Welded joints on high-strength steels: Resistance, softening and execution” 

Prof. Jose M. Adam, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain 
“Research on structural robustness through large-scale testing” 

Prof. Wanda Lewis, University of Warwick, UK 
“Redefining structural design through form-finding” 

Prof. Jose Madeira, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
“Optimization of composite structures with direct search methods” 

Prof. Guo-Qiang Li, Tongji University, China 
“A 3D constitutive model of high-strength constructional steels with ductile fracture” 

Prof. Ahmer Wadee, Imperial College London, UK 
“Harnessing instabilities within metamaterial lattice structures” 

Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens, Princeton University, USA 
“Structural surfaces for a sustainable built environment” 

Prof. Luis Godoy, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina 
“Plastic buckling of shells under blast loads” 

Prof. Chul-Woo Kim, Kyoto University, Japan
“Development of vibration-based early scour warning system for railway bridge piers” 

Prof. Jörg Lange, TU Darmstadt, Germany 
“Additive manufacturing in structural steel” 

Prof. Ian Robertson, University of Hawaii, USA 
“Recent advances in tsunami design of coastal structures” 

Prof. Gianluca Ranzi, University of Sydney, Australia 
“Multiphysics modelling for the analysis and design of composite structures” 

Prof. Bernhard Middendorf, University of Kassel, Germany 
“Potential of shape memory alloys in fibre reinforced concrete” 

Prof. Amr Elnashai, University of Houston, USA 
“In-test analytical model updating for accurate hybrid dynamic simulations” 

Prof. Lars Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark 
“Early assessment of the vibroacoustic performance of large lightweight buildings” 

Prof. David Yankelevsky, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel 
“Blast response of arching masonry walls: Theoretical and experimental investigation” 

Prof. Ekkehard Fehling, University of Kassel, Germany 
“Potential of shape memory alloys to increase the earthquake resistance of buildings” 

Prof. Mariusz Maslak, Cracow University of Technology, Poland 
"Post-fire brittleness of selected steel grades used in construction applications" 

Prof. Oded Rabinovich, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel 
“Blast response of arching masonry walls: Theoretical and experimental investigation” 

Prof. Krzysztof Magnucki, Institute of Rail Vehicles TABOR, Poland 
“An individual shear deformation theory of beams with consideration of the Zhuravsky shear stress formula” 

Prof. Philippe Van Bogaert, Ghent University, Belgium 
“Fatigue resistance of connections for hangers and diagonals of steel bridges” 

Prof. Roger Ohayon, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, France 
“Modal analysis of prestressed liquid-structure free-free systems” 

Prof. Aurelio Araujo, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
“Assessment of active and passive solutions for noise and vibration attenuation in laminated composite panels” 

Prof. Wolfgang Ehlers, University of Stuttgart, Germany 
“Hydraulic fracturing processes in fully and partially saturated soil and rock” 

Prof. Marcilio Alves, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 
“Structure and components under impact loading” 

Prof. Diogo Ribeiro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal 
“Smart condition assessment of railway infrastructures” 

Prof. Jürgen Feix, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
“Strengthening of existing infrastructure with concrete screws as post-installed reinforcement” 

Prof. Ben Young, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China 
“Tests of cold-formed steel built-up open-section beam-columns subjected to unequal end moments” 

Prof. Uwe Starossek, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany 
“Bridge flutter and how to prevent it at low cost” 

Prof. Johan Retief, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 
“Structural reliability basis for decisions on climate change”

Prof. Kamran Behdinan, University of Toronto, Canada
“On the application of CFD and MDO to aircraft wingboxes using commercial software”

Prof. Klaus Holschemacher, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany 
“Recent develoments in timber-concrete composite construction” 

Prof. Genevieve Langdon, University of Sheffield, UK 
“Advances in understanding the blast response of structures” 

Prof. Maria Anna Polak, University of Waterloo, Canada 
“Using nonlinear finite element modeling for punching shear design of concrete slabs”  

Prof. Marian Gizejowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 
“On energy based flexural-torsional buckling criteria of I-shape elastic thin-walled members” 

Prof. Lawrence Bank, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 
“The mechanics and engineering of repurposing for civil engineering”  

Prof. Federico Perotti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
“Research advances on submerged floating tunnels”

Prof. Brahim Benmokrane, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
“Recent Canadian developments related to FRP composite reinforcement for sustainable and resilient concrete structures, design codes, and field applications”

Prof. James Croll, University College London, UK
“A critical assessment of recent developments in shell buckling”

Prof. Guido De Roeck, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
“Structural health monitoring in civil engineering: Status and trends”

Prof. Jörg Schröder, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
“Phase-field modeling for damage in high performance concrete at low cycle fatigue: Numerical calibration and experimental validation”

Prof. Paul Reynolds, University of Exeter, UK
“Development and commercialisation of active damping technology for floor structures”

Prof. Rüdiger Schmidt, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
“Nonlinear material modelling and analysis of macro-fiber piezo-laminated composite structures at large deflections”

Dr. Matthias Baessler, Federal Institute for Material Research & Testing, Germany
“Buckling considerations of large monopiles”

Prof. Luisa Giuliani, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
“Structural fire safety design: Challenges and shortcomings”

Prof. Gerald Nurick, University of Cape Town, South Africa
“From skin and bones to blast loading of structures”

Prof. Siegfried Schmauder, University of Stuttgart, Germany
“Multiscale modelling in materials science and technology”

Prof. Gianfranco De Matteis, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
“Seismic response of curved structures in historical masonry churches”

Prof. Mark Bradford, University of New South Wales, Australia 
Title to be advised

Prof. Markus Knobloch, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Title to be advised 

Prof. Rigoberto Burgueño, Stony Brook University, USA
Title to be advised