5 - 7 September 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

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Keynote Speakers

Plenary Keynote Lectures will be delivered at the SEMC 2016 International Conference by distinguished international
authorities from across the world. A number of Invited Lectures on a variety of specialised topics will also be presented by identified experts. Confirmed Keynote Speakers are as follows (the titles of their lectures will be included in due course):


Prof. Adnan Ibrahimbegovic, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France
Chair of Computational Mechanics
Member of Institut Universitaire de France
Subject Area: Computational Mechanics; Solid & Structural Mechanics

Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Founder of ADINA R & D
Subject Area: Finite Element Analysis; Computational Mechanics

Prof. Kim Rasmussen, University of Sydney, Australia
Professor & Head of School of Civil Engineering
Chair of Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering
Subject Area: Steel Structures; Thin-Walled Structures

Prof. Jian-Fei Chen, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
Professor of Civil & Structural Engineering
President of International Institute for FRP in Construction
Subject Area: Composite Materials; Strengthening of Concrete Structures

Prof. Amr Elnashai, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering at PSU
Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering
Subject Area: Seismic Response; Earthquake Engineering

Prof. Guido De Roeck, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Professor & Head of Structural Mechanics Division
Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven
Subject Area: Structural Dynamics; Structural Health Monitoring

Past SEMC Keynote Speakers: Prof. Phillip Gould (USA), Prof. Patrick Dowling (UK), Prof. Herbert Mang (Austria), Prof. Zdenek Bazant (USA), Prof. Yau Kai Cheung (Hong Kong), Prof. Wilfried Kraetzig (Germany), Prof. Yozo Fujino (Japan), Prof. Ted Galambos (USA), Prof. David Nethercot (UK), Prof. Jan-Ming Ko (Hong Kong), Prof. George Rozvany (Hungary), Prof. Dan Frangopol (USA), Prof. Alan Kemp (South Africa), Prof. Jin-Guang Teng (Hong Kong), Prof. Peter Jan Pahl (Germany), Prof. Daya Reddy (South Africa), Prof. Frans Bijlaard (Netherlands), Prof. Hong-Nan Li (China), Prof. Mark Bradford (Australia), Mr. Knut Goppert (Germany), Prof. Michael Rotter (UK), Prof. Dinar Camotim (Portugal), Prof. Rene de Borst (UK) & Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe (USA).