Professor Colin Duffield

He is a Professor Emeritus of Engineering Project Management within the School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne and a Senior Fellow of the Law School. He has held a range of executive positions both within the university and industry, e.g., he is a recent past Director of Infrastructure Australia and a current Director of the Australian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels (ACRS). He has extensive experience in the governance of long term contracts and the interaction between policy, technical matters, risk management, financing and contractual arrangements. His research has been widely cited in Australia and Internationally by industry, government and peak independent commentators.

Prof. José António Correia

Prof. José A.F.O. Correia, from Portugal, is a Researcher of the INEGI/UP and CONSTRUCT/FEUP (Portugal). He is a specialist in steel and composite construction by the University of Coimbra in 2010. His PhD is in Civil Engineering by University of Porto in 2015. He is also an  Invited Professor at the structural mechanics section/ISISE in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Coimbra. Since 2018, he is Guest Lecturer at the Engineering Structures Department of the Civil Engineering and Geosciences Faculty of the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). He obtained the degrees BSc (2007) and MSc (2009) in Civil Engineering by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

Dr. Issam Harik

Dr. Issam Elias Harik is the Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering, and Manager of the Structures Program at the Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1982 and joined the University of Kentucky the same year. Dr. Harik’s research interests are in the areas of fiber reinforced polymer composite components and structures, structural evaluation and retrofit of bridges, natural and manmade hazard management of highway structures, field testing of bridges, and structural health monitoring and remote sensing of highway structures. Since joining the University of Kentucky in August 1982, he has directed or codirected the research of more than 110 funded projects and is currently directing 12 projects. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed Journal articles and 160 refereed conference articles, and more than 100 other technical publications including chapters in books. He has directed or is currently directing the research of more than 55 Post Docs and visiting professors and scholars, 160 graduate students, 60 undergraduate students, and 25 high school students. He currently serves as a member of 9 societies and 9 committees. He has organized, co-organized, and chaired national and international conferences, workshops, and technical sessions