ACAM10 Keynote Speakers

Keynote presentations will be streamed virtually on the online platform.

 

Professor Jie Yang
RMIT University, Australia

Professor Jie Yang

Professor Yang is currently a full professor in the School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. His main research interests include advanced composite structures, nanocomposites, structural stability and dynamics, smart structures and control, nano/micro-mechanics and applied mechanics. He has published over 300 papers including 245 referred journal papers and 20 ESI (Essential Science Indicators) highly cited articles with over 15570 Google Scholar citations and h-index 73. He is the Highly Cited Researcher since 2019 by Clarivate Analytics, and is named Global Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2020, Australia’s Research Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 and 2020 by Australian Research Magazine.  
 
Prof Yang is the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Structures, Associate Editor of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, the editorial board member of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Thin-Walled Structures, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Scientific Reports, Materials, and Shock and Vibration.

Professor Zhongqing Su 
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Professor Zhongqing Su

Prof. Zhongqing Su is Professor and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is the current Editor-in-Chief of journal Ultrasonics, and holds Changjiang Chair Professorship. He earned his Ph.D. in 2004 from The University of Sydney, and received “ARC–Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship”. He joined PolyU in 2007.

His research interests lie primarily in ultrasonics, structural health monitoring (SHM), wave propagation, sensors and advanced composites. Prof. Su is/was Associate Editor of nine key international journals in his field, including Journal of Sound and Vibration, and Structural Health Monitoring. He was Chair of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on SHM, and is the Co-chair of two SPIE conferences. He received “SHM - Person of the Year Award”, “Dragon-Star Innovation Award (1st Place)”, twice “Natural Science Award for Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output”, and “PolyU President’s Award for Excellent Performance/Achievement in Research”.

Professor Yan Zhuge 
University of South Australia, Australia

Professor Yan Zhuge

Dr Yan Zhuge is a Professor in Structural Engineering at UniSA STEM, University of South Australia, Australia. Yan has lectured in several Australian universities for more than 20 years. She has a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Structural Engineering from Beijing, China, a PhD in Structural Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. Prof Zhuge’s main research interests include green concrete materials, composite materials and structures.

She has published more than 200 SCI technical papers in the referred international journals and conferences and has been invited as a keynote speaker at several international conferences. Yan has won several Australian government awards and fellowships and attracted funding from Australian Research council and industry. She was the winner of 2018 South Australia Winnovation award in Engineering category. She is the current College of Experts of Australian Research Council (ARC).

Professor Tuan Ngo 
University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Tuan Ngo 

Prof Ngo is the Director the Advanced Protective Technology of Engineering Structures (APTES) Group at the University of Melbourne. He is also the Research Director of the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing and Research Program Leader of the Building 4.0 CRC, a new $130m initiative to transform the building industry in Australia.  Prof Ngo is the winner of the 2013 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia. He also received the Award for Excellence in Concrete by the Concrete Institute of Australia-Vic Branch in 2017.

He is the two-time winner of the University of Melbourne Excellence Award for Industry-engaged Research in 2017 and 2020. He has been working as an expert on many landmark projects (airports, bridges, tunnels, ports, gas and power plants, water pipelines etc.). Prof Ngo is one of the pioneers in Australia carrying out research in the area of modular prefab technologies for buildings and infrastructure. He has also been leading the research and development of advanced protective materials and systems for a number of companies in the civil, building and defence industries. 

Professor Ricardo Branco
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Professor Ricardo Branco

Ricardo Branco has completed his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is currently Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra.

His research interests are structural integrity, mechanical behavior of materials, fatigue of engineering materials, fatigue analysis of structural notched components subjected to multiaxial loading, and application of fracture mechanics to fatigue. 

Professor Jamie Kruzic
The University of New South Wales, Australia

Professor Jamie Kruzic The University of New South Wales, Australia

Jamie Kruzic joined UNSW Sydney as a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in 2016, and he was appointed Deputy Head of School in 2017. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1996 followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998 and 2001, respectively.

Following a period of three years as a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he joined Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor in 2004. After being promoted to Associate Professor in 2008, he became Professor in 2014 in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University.

His research focuses on the mechanical behaviour of a wide range of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, intermetallics, composites), biomaterials, and biological tissues, with emphasis on the mechanisms of fracture, fatigue, and deformation.