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Full Professor, The Bartlett, University College London, UK

Prof. Jian Kang, FREng, MAE, FIOA, FASA, FIIAV, CEng, has been a full professor since 2003. He is President-Elect of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), and he also chairs the European Acoustics Association Technical Committee for Noise, and the EU COST Action on Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes. He was awarded IOA Tyndall Medal 2008 and Peter Lord Award 2014; NAS Lifetime Achievement Award 2014; and CIBSE Napier Shaw Bronze Medal 2013. He is Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Member of Academia Europaea -The Academy of Europe. He obtained his first and master degree from Tsinghua University and his PhD from the University of Cambridge and worked in the field of architectural and environmental acoustics for 35+ years, with 80+ research projects, 800+ publications, 90+ engineering/consultancy projects, and 20+ patents. He is recipient of the Advanced ERC Grant Award, currently working internationally on developing Soundscape Indices.


Full Professor, School of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Li-Mao Zhang is a Full Professor at School of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. Prior to his appointment at HUST in Jan 2022, he served as an Assistant Professor at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, starting from Dec 2017. He obtained his Bachelor, Master, and Doctor degrees from HUST, China, in 2009, 2012, and 2014, respectively. Prof. Li-Mao Zhang was a Research Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology in the U.S. during 2016/17. His current research centers on the feasibility of multi-scale applications of digital technologies (i.e., BIM, digital twin, artificial intelligence, sensing) towards smart construction engineering and management. Prof. Li-Mao Zhang was elected as an outstanding scholar by the Chinese government. He has completed various collaborative projects with industrial partners and has more than 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He was invited as a peer-reviewed expert for many government agencies.

Deputy Head of School Research, School of Built Environment, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr. Samad Sepasgozar is the Lead Assessor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE), New Zealand Former co-convenor of Smart City and Infrastructure Cluster, UNSW. He is one of the top 2% of researchers in the world by Stanford University, among all scientific disciplines in 2021. Dr. Samad Sepasgozar received the Top Reviewer Award in Cross-Field from Publons and Web of Science in 2019. He is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE publisher (American Society of Civil Engineers), Academic Editor (Board) of Scientific Reports Nature (H-index: 213), Editorial Board Member of Construction Innovation (Q1), Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment, Editorial Board Member of Sustainability,Editorial board member, guest editor, or reviewer of 55 peer-reviewed journals (mainly Q1) published by Nature, Elsevier, Emerald, Taylor & Francis Group, Routledge, and others. His areas of interest include Smart Cities, Smart Building, BIM, Lidar, computer vision applications, information and communication systems, GIS, sensing technology, human-machine interfaces, BIM integration with robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable innovation, project management, tunnelling and infrastructure, virtual reality and information modelling, advanced surveying and positioning, disaster management, low carbon emission, transportation and urban management, ect..

Editorial Board Members

Full Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

Prof. Charalampos Baniotopoulos is Chaired Professor at the School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK; Ordinary Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Professor honoris causa at JUST, and Professor Emeritus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (former Head of the Civil Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece).

His academic activity concerns lecturing in graduate, post-graduate and PhD curricula on steel and aluminium structures, wind energy structures and sustainable design topics. He performed research on the same topics including robustness of metal structures, as well as administration at department, faculty or university level and academic or research oriented national and international organizations. His previous activity in consultancy as structural civil engineer concerned steel, aluminium and glass structures projects including wind energy structures, sustainable design and LC Analyses.

Full Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Bologna, Italy

Andrea Boeri is Full Professor in Technology of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, University of Bologna, Italy. He was Head of the Department of Architecture (2015-2021) and Coordinator of the of PhD Program in Architecture, University of Bologna. Currently member of the PhD Council in “Future Earth, Climate Change and Societal Challenge” of the University of Bologna. Member of scientific research groups at national and international level, including some EU Project HORIZON 2020 (ROCK_Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities, GRETA_Green Energy Transition Actions, 4CH_Competence Centre for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage).

His research covers a wide range of topics such as materials performances and construction elements, architectural innovation technologies, energy efficiency and quality of buildings and urban systems, environmental sustainability, smart and resilient cities, climate responsive strategies in regeneration processes at building and district scale. He is reviewer of several scientific international journals and author of more than 160 publications.

Full Professor, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, China

Prof. Qing-Ming Zhan obtained the B.S. and the M.S. in photogrammetry and remote sensing from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 1985 and 1995 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in geo-information science from Wageningen University - ITC, the Netherlands in 2003. He is currently a professor with School of Urban Design, Wuhan University. His research interests include digital and smart cities, planning support systems, wind path planning for dense urban areas, object-based analysis of remote sensing images, land-cover and land-use classification methods, etc. He has supervised more than 20 Ph.D. students and more than 150 M.S. students. He is the author and co-author of over 300 scientific articles and 8 books.

Full Professor, School of civil engineering, Central south university, China

Prof. Guo gained his PhD degree in 2009 from Dalian University of Technology, and joined the shake table laboratory of Central South University in 2010. In 2013, he was promoted as an associate professor and PhD supervisor. From March 29th, 2016, he works for the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of British Columbia as a visiting professor. In 2017, he came back to Central South University. In 2019, he was promoted to be professor, and the principle of shake table laboratory. In recent years, his research mainly focuses on the large shake table test and control, seismic design of bridge and building, new types of dampers, and precast structure. Professor Guo has been granted 3 project from the NSFC, the high speed maglev key project (ten million RMB) form CRRC, participated 9 national and ministry’s key research projects; Until now, he has published 170+ papers in journals and conference proceedings, 76 Sci index papers and 32 patents have been authorized.

Full Professor, Department of Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics, Politehnica University of Timișoara, Romania

Viorel Ungureanu is Full Professor of Structural Mechanics at the Department of Steel Structures and Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, and Executive Director of the Research Institute for Renewable Energy of the Politehnica University of Timisoara. He is also Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Steel Structures of the Romanian Academy, Timisoara Branch. He is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is a PhD. supervisor.

His main research area is in the field of structural engineering with particular expertise in steel structural members and systems, cold-formed steel structures, structural analysis and stability, numerical modelling, and sustainable constructions. He is the chairman of TC14 for Sustainability and Eco-Efficiency of Steel Construction and a member of the technical committees the TC7 for Cold-formed thin-walled sheet steel in buildings of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS), and is also a member of the Management Committee of the COST CA 20109 action: “Modular energy islands for sustainability and resilience” and the COST C25 action: “Sustainability of Constructions - Integrated Approach to Life-time Structural Engineering”.

Senior Lecturer, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Dr. Chin-Long Lee is currently a senior lecturer above the bar at the University of Canterbury. He obtained his PhD degree from UC Berkeley. He has published papers on robust computational tools, e.g. finite elements, for nonlinear analysis of inelastic large-scale structures subjected to seismic loading, analysis and design recommendations for steel structures, reinforced concrete structures, composite structures, and hybrid timber-steel structures, site effects of long-distance earthquakes, system identification, and thin film mechanics. Recently, he has been working on developing robust damping models to simulate energy dissipation in large-scale structures with great accuracy and high computational efficiency. 

Prior to starting his academic career, he has many years of international consulting experience in the engineering industry in the United States and Singapore, working on projects ranging from long-span bridges, tunnels, underground structures, high-rise buildings, to seismic soil-structure-interaction analysis of nuclear facilities.  He holds a Professional Engineer license (civil engineering) in California.

Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University; Senior Scientist and R&D Head, ENGIE; Guest Scientist, US. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Zheng Yang is a Senior Scientist and R&D Head at ENGIE, a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University, and a Guest Scientist at U.S. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Yang’s has more than 10 years’ experience on developing and applying advanced information and data solutions to support the sustainability, efficiency, resilience, and intelligence of built environments. Dr. Yang has led and participated in more than 30 real-world urban and building energy related. projects, including integrated energy system, district heating and cooling, microgrid, passive building, energy efficiency retrofitting, zero-carbon pathway, etc. He has also led and participated in several U.S. National Science Foundation and Department of Energy funded research projects to develop data-driven solutions to energy and sustainability. Dr. Yang has more than 35 publications in top prestigious journals and international conferences, and served as reviewer and technical committee member for more the 50 journals and conferences. Dr. Yang received his Ph.D degree in Civil Engineering with specialization on Informatics for Intelligent Built Environment from University of Southern California, and completed his postdoctoral research in Urban Informatics Lab at Stanford University.

Associate Professor, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, The Bartlett, University College London, UK

Dr. Esfand Burman is Associate Professor at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett). Esfand is a chartered engineer and member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CEng MCIBSE), member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (MASHRAE), and Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers. His academic interests include energy and sustainability performance of buildings, post-occupancy evaluations, building energy performance simulation & calibration, and low carbon HVAC design.

Esfand is the author and co-author of several research papers and technical memoranda for the industry including CIBSE TM61-64 series on operational performance of buildings, and a winner of the Barker Silver Medal for the paper with the highest citations in the Journal of Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. He also teaches and supervises students for UCL flagship MSc programme Environmental Design and Engineering and the MEng programme in Engineering and Architectural Design, in addition to supervising PhD research students. 

Full Professor, School of Power and Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, China

Prof. Fu-Yun Zhao obtained his PhD degree in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Engineering (HV&AC) in 2008, from Hunan University, China. Following that, he was directly employed separately as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Leeds, UK), Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Cambridge, UK), Humboldt Fellowship (Technical University of Munich, Germany) and Tenure-track Professor (Wuhan University, China).

His versatile HVAC courses, trainings and researches interact with diverse fields of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, energy and environment, sharing the inter-disciplines of Power, Hydraulics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Life Science. His current research and teaching cover a wide range of topics in computational fluid dynamics, built environment, urban ventilation, green energy conversion and management.

His activities since 2000 have materialized in over 300 papers in international archival and regional academic journals and conference proceedings/transactions, over 80 financial supported research projects and over 50 awards home and abroad.

Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Institute of Structural Analysis and Dynamics of Structures, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Triantafyllos K. Makarios obtained his  Civil Engineer Diploma from the Department Civil Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. Doctoral dissertation, in the field of seismic design of structures, static & dynamic response of multistory spatial asymmetric buildings, at the laboratory of Applied Statics and Dynamics of the Civil Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Professor (Associate) in School of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of ThessalonikiParticipation as member of the scientific team in 17 research programs funded Institute of Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering as well as Committee of Search of A.U.Th. He has published 48 Journal papers (where 12 papers is unique author), 6 Chapters of International books,  80 Conference papers and he has upper of 863 references by authors and h-index=14 by Google Scholar.

Associate Professor, Department of Built Environment, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Dr. Mahdi Kioumarsi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology of OsloMet—Oslo Metropolitan University and an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering of Østfold University in Norway. He holds a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
His research ranges from large scale (structural level) to small scale (material level).

Professor of Urban Planning, and Head of Center, Department of Architecture, Qingdao City University, China

Ali Cheshmehzangi is the World’s top 2% field leader, recognised by Stanford University. He is Professor of Urban Planning and Head/Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching, Learning, and Research at Qingdao City University (QCU). He was Visiting Professor and now Research Associate at Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer’s Urban Sustainability (US) book series.

So far, Ali has published over 300 journal papers, articles, conference papers, book chapters, and reports. His other books are titled ‘Smart-Eco Cities in China: Trends and City Profiles 2016’ (2016), ‘Designing Cooler Cities’ (2017), the award-winning ‘Eco-development in China’ (2018), ‘Sustainable Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change’ (2019), ‘Identity of Cities and City of Identities’ (2020), the double award-winning ‘The City in Need’ (2020), ‘Urban Memory in City Transitions’ (2021), ‘Sustainable Urbanism in China’ (2021), ‘China’s Sustainability Transitions’ (2021), ‘Urban Health, Sustainability, and Peace in the Day the World Stopped’ (2021), ‘Green Infrastructure in Chinese Cities’ (2022), ‘ICT, Cities, and Reaching Positive Peace’ (2022), ‘China’s City Cluster Development in the Race to Carbon Neutrality’ (2022), ‘Mapping Urban Regeneration’ (2023), and ‘Climate Change and Cooling Cities’ (2023). He has received several awards for his books.

Lecturer, School of Civil and hydraulic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology , China

Dr. Wenli Liu obtained the B.S. and the M.S. in Civil Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in 2011 and 2014, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree Construction Engineering & Management from School of Civil Engineering & Mechanics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2017. He is currently an associate professor with School of Civil and hydraulic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include infrastructure maintenance, artificial intelligence, structural reliability, Building Information Modelling, and construction automation. He has been granted 3 project from the NSFC; Until now, he has published 60+ papers in journals and conference proceedings, 30+ Sci index papers and 10 patents have been authorized.

Senior lecturer, Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores, UK

Dr Mawada Abdellatif obtained her BSc (Hon.) and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Khartoum (Sudan). She has a postgraduate Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering for River Basin in Egypt. She obtained her PhD degree in Environmental Modelling from Liverpool John Moores University in 2013.
Besides pursuing her academic training in Sudan, Dr M Abdellatif also worked as lecturer, delivering Civil Engineering modules to undergraduate students in Sudan. She engaged with the UNESO Chair in Water Resources (Sudan) as a contract researcher and involved in numerous projects related to water and environment. Following completion of her PhD she joined LJMU as postdoctoral researcher at the Low Carbon Hub for 5 years to provide services and research work to SMEs in Liverpool, UK to help them implementing low carbon technologies and sustainable solutions for their engineering problems.
Currently she is a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering teaching different modules in the field of energy management and water engineering.
She has published widely in the area of sustainable building, climate change and hydrology, reaching over 42 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers.

Full Professor, Architectural engineering, Department of Construction Engineering and Lighting Science, University of Basrah Jonkoping University, Sweden

Prof. Amjad Almusaed has a Ph.D. in Architecture (Environmental Design) from Ion Mincu University, Bucharest, Romania. He completed postdoctoral research in 2004 on sustainable and bioclimatic houses at the School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark. His research expertise is sustainability in architecture and urban planning and design. He has carried out a great deal of research and technical survey work and has performed several studies in these areas. He has edited many international books and is an active member of many worldwide architectural associations. He has published more than 170 international academic works (papers, research, books, and book chapters) in different languages.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Dr. Shuang (Cynthia) Cui currently is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and also a joint faculty in the Buildings and Thermal Sciences Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Cui directs the Energy Storage and Conversion (ESC) Lab at UTD. Her research focuses on both fundamental study of nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion and advanced materials development, spanning intelligent soft materials/devices and advanced thermal energy storage materials and systems. She collaborates with scientists and engineers from diverse fields including mechanical, electrical, chemical, and civil engineers, material scientists, and chemists to pursue her research projects on thermal metrology development for nanomaterials and smart materials for thermal regulation, energy storage, water harvesting, and desalination. Dr. Cui received President’s Award for Exceptional Performance at NREL. She is also highlighted by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Women @ Energy: STEM Rising” and has been a selected participant of the International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability VIII at Caltech, 2019 U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium at Texas A&M University, and The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop at Seoul National University (Korea).

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Yue Pan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, since October 2021. She obtained her Ph.D. degree at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in September 2021. Prior to that, she received the Master degree of Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in 2018, where she was involved in the group of advanced infrastructure systems (AIS). She earned the Bachelor degree of Engineering Mechanics from Tongji University, China, in 2016.

Her research interests fall in construction informatics, smart construction management, building information modeling, and data mining to support the digitalization and intelligence in the construction industry. She has published over 20 first-authored journal papers and been a co-author of a book. In her publications, three papers were selected as the highly cited papers, and one paper has been selected as the ESI hot paper. She is serving as reviews for several scientific international journals.

Professor of Structural Engineering, Department of Engineering, School of Science and Technology, City, University of London, UK

Prof. Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis is a Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Engineering at City, University of London, and the Director of the Research Centre in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure and the Head of the 3DMBC lab. He is also a Visiting Professor at IROAST, Kumamoto University, Japan. He holds an BEng and a PhD from City and an MSc (DIC) from Imperial College London. He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and Europe - FEANI (EUR ING), a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE) and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE). Previously, he was the Leader of the ‘Materials and Structures’ Group (> 80 members) in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, UK. 

Prof. Tsavdaridis is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, an industry consultant and a leading expert in the area of steel and composite structures. His research expertise is in structural product development that embraces resilience and sustainability; particularly the development of innovative seismic-resistant design of connections and composite slabs, testing large and full-scale structural systems and using advanced modelling techniques. In 2019, he was awarded with the prestigious Leverhulme Trust Senior Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his work in steel modular construction.

Ir Professor, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

A Chartered Construction Manager, Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor by profession, Ir Prof. Chan has worked in a number of tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and overseas.  He was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Building and Planning at the University of South Australia.  Ir Prof. Chan joined the Department of Building and Real Estate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 and was Associate Head (Teaching) from 2005 to 2011; Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment from 2011 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 respectively.  He was Head of Department of Building and Real Estate from 2015 to 2021 and is currently Dean of Students, Associate Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, Able Endowed Professor in Construction Health and Safety, Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, and Chief Warden of PolyU Students Halls of Residence.

Full Professor/School Dean, Department of Architectural Environment and Energy Application Engineering, Tianjin Chengjian University, China

Dr. Bin Yang got his joint PhD from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). He got his bachelor and master degree from Tianjin University (China). He is a researcher with more than 20 years research experience in thermal comfort, indoor air quality, building energy efficiency and HVAC. He has worked in different countries with world famous research groups such as DTU and University of California Berkeley (UCB). He was a tenured associate professor in Umeå University, Sweden. Now He is a  full professor and School Dean in Tianjin Chengjian University. He has obtained several awards such as REHVA Young Scientist Award, ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid Award, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, and so forth.

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology and THIS Institute Research Fellow, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Dr. Federica Pascale is Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology at Anglia Ruskin University and was awarded the 2021/2022 THIS Institute’s sustainability & healthcare improvement fellowship from Cambridge University, with the project “INtegrated SUstainable and REsilient Healthcare Real Estate (INSURE HRE)”.  She has over ten years’ international research experience in community and healthcare sustainability and resilience to natural disasters and ageing population. She was involved in Phase 2 of The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC). She is Co-I on research projects on EDs, design for people living with dementia and “Towards more Earthquake-resilient Urban Societies through a Multi-sensor-based Information System” (£8M H2020 project). She worked with Department of Health on its Dementia Capital Investment Programme and is co-author of Health Building Note 08-02. In 2017 she was awarded the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence as Outstanding Paper and 2015 and 2016 as Highly Commended papers.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Dr Yuxin Pan is an Assistant Professor of structural, timber, and earthquake engineering at HKUST’s CIVL department. He specializes in the design and evaluation of innovative timber structural components and systems, with a focus on hazard-resilient timber and hybrid high-rise buildings for the next generation of sustainable urban development. He received his PhD in structural and earthquake engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2018. Prior to joining HKUST, he held Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow position at both UBC and University of Northern British Columbia, and worked as a Structural Engineer at BC Hydro, Canada. He is interested in performance-based design, advanced numerical modeling, large-scale laboratory and field testing, and deep learning-based structural health monitoring.

Associate Professor in Environmental Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

Dr. Masa Noguchi is an Associate Professor in Environmental Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, specializing in "Environmental Experience Design (EXD)" decision-making analysis based on a mass customization framework that embraces machine learning and value engineering techniques for improvement of operational energy efficiency, affordability, and occupants' wellbeing in the built environment. In parallel to EXD studies, he also initiated global movement on zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) and vertical village/subdivision plug-in housing system research and development for future-proof city evolution.

Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Construction and Infrastructure Management, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Ishmael Adams currently leads the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management course as a Lecture and Academic Course Coordinator at Swinburne University of Technology Sydney Campus. He also teaches and supervises research for Master of Planning students at the University of Technology Sydney on part-time basis. Ishmael is also a recipient of globally competitive scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and University of Technology Sydney’s Presidents’ Scholarship and UTS International Research Scholarship.

Dr. Adams has over 15 years combined industry and academic experience in the field of urban planning. His research focuses on the intersections of climate change, informal urbanisation, and sustainable built environment. He has supervised research for over 20 graduate students and published his research in high-ranking journals including Sustainability. Dr. Adams holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in urban planning from the leading science and technology university in his native Ghana. He also graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment, specializing in climate change and the built environment, from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and holds a couple of certificates in project management.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture (DICEA), Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

Prof. Gianluca Maracchini is an Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering at the Department of Civil, Mechanical, and Environmental Engineering of the University of Trento (UNITN), Italy. Prior to his appointment at UNITN in Sep 2022, he served as a research fellow at the Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM), Italy. His research focuses on the design and optimization of the urban environment to reduce its environmental impacts and improve the well-being of today and future people. The research adopts a multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach aimed at evaluating the impact of the building intervention at different scales (human, component, building, district). The specific activities comprehend the experimental and numerical assessment of building performance (thermal, energy, structural, durability), urban microclimate, occupants' well-being and behavior, and sustainability aspects (social, economic, and environmental).

Prof. Maracchini participated in different European projects financed under the HORIZON 2020 and LIFE actions (e.g., RIBUILD, BIM-SPEED, ARV, and SUPERHERO) and further projects financed at the national level also with research responsibilities. He has produced 40+ research outputs and acts as a reviewer and editorial board member for different international scientific journals. He is also a member of the scientific committee of the International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Dr. Teng Shao, assistant professor/master supervisor/vice-head of architecture department at Northwestern Polytechnical University. Research interests: Green building and building energy efficiency, urban and building physical environment, building multi-objective performance optimization, and solar energy utilization in buildings. Main achievements: Presided or participated fifteen national and provincial research projects. Published more than forty academic papers, co-authored two national key books, and co-edited a national "13th Five-Year Plan" textbook. Participated in drafting six association and local standards. Authorized three patents, applied for five invention patents, and obtained three computer software copyrights. Won the first prize of China Award for Science and Technology in Construction, the third prize of Shaanxi Province Award for Science and technology, and the first prize of Heilongjiang Province Award for Science and Technology award in Urban and Rural Construction, etc. Social part-time job: Members of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET), China Green Building Council of CSUS, Architectural Society of China, and China Renewable Energy Society. Editorial Board members of “International Architecture”. Guest editor of the special issue in “Buildings” and “Energies”. Journal reviewers of the “Energy and Buildings”, “Sustainable Cities and Society”, “Science of the Total Environment”, and “Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments” et al. 

Lecturer, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE), Renewable Energy, Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Exeter, Penryn, UK

Dr. Aritra Ghosh is a lecturer (Asst. Prof.) within the Renewable Energy Research Group at the University of Exeter since 2020. He obtained his Master, and Doctorate degrees from Heriot-Watt University and TU Dublin respectively. He is the course director of MSc Renewable Energy and a member of the South East Asian global partnership team. He has wide research experience in the area of Solar energy, Building Energy, Zero energy building, Smart windows, Electric vehicles and Sustainable hydrogen generation over the past 10 years. Dr. Ghosh has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in internationally reputed journals. His work has been cited over 4000 times.  He serves as an editorial board member of Energy Conversion and Economics; Results in Engineering; Sensors; Materials; International Journal of Recent Trends in Multidisciplinary Research; Sustainability.

Professor, Centre for Climate Change Research, Centre for Future Societies Research, Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Hafiz Alaka is a Professor and the founding Director of the Big Data Technologies and Innovation (BDTI) laboratory (for construction and infrastructure). The lab currently hosts 14 members of staff including postdoctoral research fellows, machine learning scientists, data warehouse/analyst expert, and still recruiting. He also leads the ‘Prediction of Climate and its Impacts (PCI)’ group in the Centre for Climate Change Research (C3R). 

Hafiz studied short courses on ‘Machine Learning’ and ‘Analytics Edge’ at Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively. He received his PhD (applied digital technologies to construction/infrastructure businesses) from University of the West of England and MSc from University of Leeds. Before his PhD, he worked in the industry for over seven years and as a university lecturer for over one year. 

Hafiz favours cross-disciplinary collaborative research for solving real-life challenges. His focus area is application of contemporary technologies (big data, artificial intelligence/machine learning, etc.) to construction, infrastructure, business/finance, and agriculture, among others. Hafiz has secured, led and participated in over £6million worth of funded research projects. He is an assessor for Innovate UK, Small Business Research Initiative, UK, and The National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation, Kazakhstan. He is an editorial board member of three international journals and part of the International Scientific Committee for three international conferences. He has acted as external and internal examiner for PhD viva. Hafiz is a reviewer for many top journals and has been invited as guestcontributorkeynote speaker or speaker to numerous workshops and conferences.

Hafiz has completed three PhD supervisions and is currently supervising six PhD students as DoS. He has produced over 45 peer-reviewed articles, including over 35 articles published in journals of international standing. He currently has over 2300 citations with H-index=22 and i10-index=29 on Google Scholar.

Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China

Dr. Yang Feng (Ph.D, HKU; M.Arch, Tongji; B.Arch, HNU) is currently an associate professor at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. His research focuses on climate-responsive urban design and passive and low-energy architecture. He developed an Urban Environmental Atlas that aims to quantify, visualize and assess the urban thermal environment and its impact on pedestrian thermal comfort, urban building energy consumption and public space quality for high-density urban areas. He has published one book (High-Rise Urban Form and Microclimate: Climate-Responsive Design for Asian Mega-Cities, Springer, 2020) and over thirty peer-reviewed journal papers. An elected member of Youth Committee member, China Green Building Council (CGBC), he also serves as manuscript reviewers for a number of international journals. He is Principle Investigator of over ten completed and undergoing research funds, including three China National Natural Science Funds (NNSF) and a Fund of Innovative Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. He research in building Energy-efficiency design and technology won him the 2rd Prize of 2021 Shanghai Science and Technology Award.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Dr. Asadi has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University and an adjunct faculty at Kent State University since 2020. Dr. Asadi graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He also holds an MS degree in Structural Engineering from Tehran Polytonic University as well. His research and publications are centered around resilience and sustainable built environments, innovative structural systems, and intelligent structure and infrastructure systems. His research has led to numerous publications in highly cited structural engineering journals such as Structural Safety, Engineering Structures, and Journal of Structural Engineering. Dr. Asadi serves as a reviewer for several respected journals including the Journal of Structural Engineering, the Journal of Building Engineering, and the Structural Design of Tall and Special buildings. Esmaeel also served as the Chair of the Schools section for 2021 ASCE Ohio's Infrastructure Report Card. In addition to his positions in academia, Dr. Asadi is active in the transportation industry. Dr. Asadi has served in multiple leadership of positions and received the Graduate Student Council Appreciation Award and Student Leadership Award from Case Western Reserve University.

MSCA Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr. Zhengxuan Liu was appointed to the position of Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellow at TU Delft. His research interests mainly focus on Geothermal Energy, Energy Storage, Zero Carbon Building, Low Carbon Energy Transition for Social Housing, Smart Building & Community based AI, BIM Visualization Application in Buildings, and Green Construction Innovation Management.

Zhengxuan was the Assistant Dean of Institute for Sustainable Urbanization & Construction Innovation in Hunan University before coming to Delft. He is currently the Executive Chair of MCAA China Chapter. In 2022, he was won with the "Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral/Individual Fellowships", and honored as "Vebleo Fellow" which recognizes researchers or scientists who have prominence and leadership in the field of science, engineering, and technology.

Zhengxuan has published more than 70 research outputs, including 30 international journal papers (20 of them as the first or corresponding author), 7 invited book chapters, 32 Chinese patents and 2 software copyrights. He has been responsible for 4 research projects as the person-in-charge and collaborated in 5 other research projects. He has been guiding 2 PhD and 9 Master students in their research.

Zhengxuan is the Associate Editor of Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, and the Editor of International Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology, Editorial Board Member of 5 international journals, and the Guest Editor of 5 international journals, and a reviewer of more than 20 SCI international journals.

Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Huaqiao University, Chnia

Dr. Xu is currently a Minjiang Scholar Professor of Civil Engineering at Huaqiao University, China, the founding director of the Key Laboratory for Intelligent Infrastructure and Monitoring (IIM) of Fujian Province and the International Centre for Safety and Sustainability of Civil Engineering. He had been a Lotus Scholar Professor of Civil Engineering, an associate dean of the College of Civil Engineering at Hunan University, China, and the director of the Hunan Provincial Key Lab on Damage Prognosis for Engineering Structures. He worked. He has work experience at Sapienza University of Roma, University of Western Australia as a Gledden Visiting Senior Fellow, and Purdue University as a Curtis Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering. He has been the PI and Co-PI of over 20 competitive research projects including National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) grants. He was the receipts of Best Paper Awards at different international conferences and the Technical Innovation Award by Fujian Province. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor, Associate Editor or editorial board member for international journals and professional committees as Standing Committee Member, Executive Member or Committee Members. He has published 148 peer-reviewed journal papers, 127 refereed conference papers and 7 edited books and proceedings.

Associate Professor, Construction Management, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Javad Majrouhi Sardroud is director of Construction Engineering and Management Program and he is currently head of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Research Group at Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Iran. Dr. Majrouhi Sardroud received the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering (Water Branch) and the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering in the area of Structural Engineering from The Tabriz University. He holds a Ph.D. in the area of Construction Management from the Kingston University London, UK. He is a registered civil engineer (licensed in Tehran). Dr. Majrouhi Sardroud has 27 years of practical experience in construction management, including contracting, consulting, and ownership. He is currently an associate professor of Construction Management in the faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resource at Azad University, Central Tehran Branch. His research interests include the role of automated data collection technologies and automated managing of construction, smart cities, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Sustainable Construction (green building) and 3D printing in construction.

Lecturer, Department of Engineering and Geology - InGeo, D'Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara, Italy

Valentino Sangiorgio obtained his PhD (Cum Laude) in Risk and environmental, territorial and building development (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy). He is currently a Lecturer in building design at the "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti - Pescara (Italy). His research deals with the challenge of the “Digital Transition” in building construction. This research involves a high level of interdisciplinary collaboration due to the need to reconcile classical building engineering concepts with novel technologies and performance analysis approaches. 

To date he published many scientific works by collaborating with international universities, such as the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and the Universidade do Porto (Portugal), Universidade de Brasília (Brazil), and the University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). Dr Sangiorgio has consolidated his international research network by participating in 14  National and International Conferences to date. Concerning the teaching activities, Dr Sangiorgio is a Lecturer in the courses of Integrated design, digital manufacturing and multi-risk analysis for students of Bachelor’s, Master’s degrees and PhD.

Dr Sangiorgio has actively participated in service to the scientific community. He is President of the No-profit association “FabLab Bitonto” for scientific and technological dissemination and is currently involved in the Management of the University Laboratory (FabLab Poliba) at Polytechnic of Bari. This technological centre is characterized by a set of industrial machines, 3D printers and Computer Numerical Control machines, directed by open source software platforms. 

Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Iftekhar Ahmed is an Associate Professor in Construction Management and Disaster Resilience, School of Architecture and Built Environment, and former Program Convenor of the Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, University of Newcastle, Australia. His teaching focuses on policy and social dimensions of disaster risk reduction, disaster resilience and management in the built environment and UN sustainable development goals. He conducts extensive research on disaster resilience, climate change adaptation, participatory development and urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Ahmed has written several books, professional reports and many peer-reviewed publications. Recently he was the lead author of the book ‘Disaster Resilience in South Asia’ (Routledge UK, 2020). 

Dr Ahmed completed his PhD from Oxford Brookes University, UK, Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India. In the past he worked as a project manager at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Thailand, and as a shelter specialist at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh, and taught at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Dr Ahmed serves widely as a consultant and technical advisor for international development and humanitarian agencies.

Professor, Head of Department of Renewable Energies and Environment, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran, Iran

Professor Dr. Younes Noorollahi has completed his PhD at Kyushu University-Japan. He is working as fulltime at Department of Renewable Energies and Environmental Engineering of University of Tehran. He is Head of Energy Modelling and Sustainable Energy Systems (METSAP) Research Lab. He has published more than 140 papers in reputed journals and more than 250 papers in national and international conferences and has been serving as an editorial board member of more than 10 national and international journals. 

His research interests are Energy modelling, Energy system analysis, Earth resources engineering, Reservoir engineering and simulation, Application of GIS for resources exploration, Energy and environmental impacts, Geothermal energy engineering and Renewable energies.

Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management, Kingston University, UK

Dr Yanyi Sun, is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (UK). She is experienced in the areas of sustainable building technologies, building physics, and energy efficiency technologies, especially solar energy and building daylight performance in both academic research and industrial practice. She has been contributed to 5 high-profile research projects, funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK National Natural Science Foundation of China. Dr Sun has published 40 peer-reviewed papers in high impact scientific Journals and International Conferences and 1 book chapter with overall citation of 594 and H index of 14. Dr Sun has is supervising/supervised 4 PhD students and 4 Master students. Being active in solar energy research and practice, she has been an invited chair, organizing committee member and editor for 3 international conferences. She worked as an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Building Design and Environment, a Guest Editor of internal journal Energies and a reviewer of 14 international journals including Applied Energy, Renewable Energy and Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells etc, as well as technology advisory board roles for a UK startup company.

Assistant Professor, Huckabee College of Architecture, Texas Tech University, USA

Dr. Asma Mehan is a researcher, educator, and architect working at the intersection of  architectural humanities and critical urban studies. She is currently an Assistant Professor at  Texas Tech University College of Architecture. She is the author of the books “Tehran: from  Sacred to Radical” (London: Routledge, 2022) and “Kuala Lumpur: Community,  Infrastructure, and Urban Inclusivity” (London: Routledge, 2020). Dr. Mehan is recently  appointed as the Coordination Team (CT) leader of the Young Academics network of the  Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP YA). Her scholarly and creative works  are focused on architectural humanities and critical urban studies. She was previously awarded  four highly selective individual fellowships and grants, including the Scientific Employment  Stimulus Individual fellowship funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and  Technology (FCT) and the Urban Citizenship Fellowship supported by the Municipality of  Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social  Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) among others.

Chairperson/Assistant Professor, Architecture, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan

Dr. Waqas Ahmed Mahar is currently working as the Chairperson/Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, BUITEMS Quetta, Pakistan. He is an architect and urbanist. His research focuses on sustainable architecture and urbanism, particularly thermal comfort, housing, passive and bioclimatic design, energy-efficiency policies and practices, indoor environmental quality, and building performance simulation.

Dr. Waqas completed PhD in Architecture & Urban Planning from the University of Liège, Belgium. He has worked as a registered architect in Pakistan, a housing manager in Malaysia, and an academic/researcher in Pakistan, Malaysia and Belgium. Currently, he is also the Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP), Quetta Chapter and the Provincial Coordinator of the National Platform for Housing Research (NPHR) for Balochistan province, Pakistan. 

He is a Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, Specialty section of Frontiers in Sustainability and Topic Editor for Frontiers in Built Environment. He is also a member of Reviewer Board for Building and Eng. Journals published by MDPI, Switzerland.

Lecturer, School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Arezoo is a lecturer and the director of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) post-graduate Construction Management program. As a researcher, she works on multidisciplinary built environment projects with national and international partners. Her research interests include smart and sustainable buildings, green construction and building life cycle and energy analysis. She holds a Ph.D. in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Central Florida. 

Professor, Constructions and Structures Architectonical, Civil & Aeronautics, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain.

Prof. Pérez-Valcárcel is a PhD architect and graduate in Physical Sciences. He has been a Professor at E.T.S. of Architecture of A Coruña (Spain) since 1977, a Full Professor of Structures since 1989, and an Emeritus Professor since 2021. He's a specialist in the calculation of structures and has been a pioneer in the use of computers since 1974. He has developed numerous programs for diverse types of building structures, particularly in deployable structures in cooperation with the ETSA team in Seville led by Félix Escrig. His work on the design and calculation of deployable structures, which has wide international recognition, is notable.

He has recently developed a research project on deployable and modular constructions for emergencies. He's also a researcher on structural stability in monumental buildings, in collaboration with the Galician Xunta, such as the cloisters of the cathedrals of Santiago and Lugo, and numerous churches with pathology problems.

He has directed thirteen doctoral theses in these two lines of research. He's an expert in pathology and reinforcement of structures, having developed extensive work as a consultant on all types of structural and foundation issues. He has also worked extensively as a lecturer and disseminator of structural issues, giving courses throughout Spain, Portugal, and Brazil. He's the author of numerous books and articles on structures, especially mobile and deployable structures, structural analysis of historic buildings, building pathology and excavations, and various practical aspects of structures. He has also developed several widely used computer programs, such as the COMPROBAR® program for checking building structures.

Professor, Building Environment and Energy Engineering, Donghua University, China

Prof. Dr. Jianlin Liu is currently working as a full-time Professor in the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE) of Donghua University (DHU) in Shanghai. He also acts as the associate head of the BEEE and the director of the Institute of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in DHU. He has obtained his BEng, MEng and Ph.D degrees from Hunan University, DHU, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), respectively. Prior to these positions, he was the Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Sydney (2017-2019) and the Research Fellow in PolyU (2016-2017), respectively. His main areas of research expertise are urban microclimate, industrial building ventilation and air cleaning, and human thermal comfort. He is a member of the board of the Building Ventilation Association of China and the board of the Building Performance Simulation Association of China (IBPSA-Chia), respectively. He acts as the Associate Editor for the journal Architectural Intelligence, Subject Editor for the journal Building Simulation, Editorial Board Member for the journal Building and Environment as well as a reviewer for more than 20 different international academic journals.

Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Dr. Lau is currently an associate professor at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He completed his PhD study at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, under the JICA AUN/SEED-Net Sandwich Program in 2009. His research interests are in the area of structural dynamics, particularly earthquake and tsunami disaster hazard assessment and risk mitigation. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and more than 10 years of experience in research related to earthquake and tsunami disaster studies. He has been the principal investigator on research grants in earthquake and tsunami disaster studies sponsored by various international and national funding sources. Dr. Lau is a registered professional engineer with Board of Engineers, Malaysia. He is the author of over 40 papers published in indexed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. Dr. Lau has actively served as a peer reviewer for scientific journals.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Jia-Rui Lin is an assistant professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University. He obtained his Bachelor and Doctor degrees from Tsinghua University, in 2011, and 2016 respectively. His research interests are intelligent construction, digital building/city twin, construction robotics, and various AI technologies to create sustainable, resilient built environment. He has co-authored 100+ peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings, and was selected as the receiver of the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by the CAST. Dr. Lin has served as general secretary of committee of BIM of China Graphics Society (CGS), and editorial members of the Buildings and Advances in Civil Engineering journals. He also served as several committee members of CGS and CECS, and reviewers of 30+ SCI-indexed journals.

Associate professor, School of Mechanics, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Dr. Wuxing Zheng has completed his PhD in architecture from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, and is currently holding the position of Associate Professor at School of Mechanics, Civil Engineering and Architecture in Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China.

His research fields included but not limited to building thermal environment, human thermal comfort, building energy efficiency and green buildings, which are focusing on benchmarks of thermal comfort in different age groups of people, the mechanism of human thermal adaptation with the seasonal and regional climate shit, and energy efficiency evaluation of passive building design. He has presided over 7 research projects, participated in 15 projects, published more than 50 papers, participated in the establishment of 3 regional green building design/assessment standards and publishing 3 books. Dr. Zheng is a guest editor of international journal of Energies, reviewer of some SCI/SSCI indexed journals, such as Building and Environment, Cities, Journal of Building Engineering, and so on.

Guest lecturer, PhD candidate, Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), The University of Manchester, UK

Dr. Amirhossein Balali is a guest lecturer and PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), The University of Manchester. His research interests cover a wide range of topics including green buildings, energy in buildings, green construction materials, construction and demolition waste, construction and engineering management, and project management. Amirhossein is a reviewer of top journals (including Energy, Building and Environment, Sustainable Cities and Society, International Journal of Construction Management, Sustainability, Energies, Systems, etc.) and has published multiple papers in high-quality journals and conference proceedings.

Associate Professor, College of Civil Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, China

Dr. Lingkun Chen has been honored as a beneficiary of the prestigious "2022 Anhui Province Overseas Talent Attraction (HWYC) Leading Talent / 2022 Anhui Province Hundred People (BR) Program." Hold the position of Research Fellow / Research Scientist at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) combined with Morgan Stanley. Additionally, Dr. Chen serves as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and hold a Tenured Associate Professorship at the School of Construction and Engineering at Yangzhou University. The individual successfully obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in June 2012 from the School of Civil Engineering at Central South University. His area of specialization was Structural Engineering, with a specific emphasis on the dynamics of high-speed railroad bridges. The individual has actively participated in the field of Deep Learning for Structural Damage Identification, SHM, Computer Vision, Coupling Dynamics between Train-Track-Bridge System, as well as the Seismic and Dynamic Modeling of Bridge and Tunnel Engineering.

Assistant researcher, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

António Figueiredo has attained his European PhD degree in Civil Engineering at University of Aveiro in September 2016, with recognition from EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and Lodz University of Technology. In Janeiro 2023, António Figueiredo won a position as Assistant researcher in the RISCO unit.


Regarding the most relevant scientific activity over the last 5 years, 17 articles have been published in peer-reviewed scientific international journals and 6 communications in international conferences. Additionally, António Figueiredo has co-supervised 4 MSc students and is currently co-supervising the work of 2 MSc Theses and 3 PhD Theses.


Regarding professional activities, since 2017 António Figueiredo has integrated the direction board as vice-president of the PassivHaus Zero Energy Association (a non-profit institution with the mission of connecting scientific research developed by universities with private companies and owners) and has been lecturer in several courses regarding energy efficiency (more than 10 in the last 5 years).


In respect to research projects, António Figueiredo is team member of the international project SUDOKET with reference: SOE2/P1/E0677 and also member of two national projects: SEERFloor with reference PTDC/ECI/COM/3436/2020 and GeoSustained with reference PTDC/EAM-GEO/2171/2020, both with funding from FCT.

Academic researcher, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Mons, Belgium

Dr. Zhang is an academic researcher at the University of Mons, Belgium, and an Erasmus lecturer at the Paris College of Engineering, France. Majoring in Architecture and Urban Planning, focusing on industrial heritage protection and high-density city development. Main through bibliometric analysis, ArcGIS, influencing factors, etc.

Before engaging in his doctoral research, Jiazhen Zhang was a principal architect at the Sichuan architectural design and research institute in China. As a responsible author, he has published more than 20+ academic journal manuscripts, with an h-index of 8 at Google Scholar. Review more than 70 manuscripts from various journals annually.

Researcher & Asst. Professor, Department of Engg. Science, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) & COER University, India

Dr. NISHANT RAJ KAPOOR was born in Kota, Rajasthan, India. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree with honours in Civil Engineering from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota in the year 2014. He completed his Master of Technology degree with honours in Construction Technology and Management from the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal, India in the year 2018. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from AcSIR, India at the CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee in the year 2023. He worked as an Assistant Professor at Vedant College of Engineering and Technology, Bundi, Rajasthan, and Sagar Institute of Research & Technology – Excellence, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. His research interests include real-time built environment problems, COVID-19, indoor human comfort, indoor environmental quality, comfort perceptions, building energy efficiency, artificial intelligence, environmental engineering, etc. He has carried out a great deal of research in the above-mentioned areas. He has written research papers, review articles, patents, conference articles, and book chapters which have been published in peer-reviewed scientific international journals and books. He was also a part of the team that provided ventilation-related guidelines for preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Indian office and residential buildings. He is also serving the community as an editor of international scientific book projects and as a reviewer of SCI indexed international journals. In Feb. 2022, he received the Diamond Jubilee Best Technology Award – 2021. In Sep. 2022, he received the Best Paper Award. Currently, he is having an H-index of 11 and i-10 index of 14.

Assistant Professor, Urban Development, Urmia University, Iran

Dr. Farshid Aram obtained his PhD degree in Sustainability and Urban Regeneration program at Politecnica Universidad de Madrid. Now he is a faculty member of the Urban Development Department at Urmia University. Farshid has published in four high-ranked journals (in the top 10% of Scopus rank): Habitat International, the Journal of Climate Risk Management, the Journal of Urban Studies, and the Journal of Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid.

Dr. Aram has invented special software (Aram Mental Map Analyzer) to measure the citizens' mental cognition in urban spaces through mental maps (http://arammma.com). He has two other patents in the field of architecture and urban design.

Dr. Aram is a member of the topics board and guest editor of the Resources Journal entitled "Resources of Urban Green Spaces and Sustainable Development", research topic editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science entitled "Impacts of Urban Green Spaces on Environmental Perceptions and Social Life" and guest editor of Designs Journal entitled "Sustainable Design in Building and Urban Environment". He has been reviewing scientific articles in the field of Urban Studies and Architecture. He has reviewed more than 50 articles for high-rank journals.

Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Krishanu (Kris) is currently a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Waikato (UOW). He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland and masters in Earthquake Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee).  Before joining the UoW, he was a Lecturer at the University of Auckland. After the completion of his master’s degree, Kris spent one year working for Geodata Spa, one of the world’s leading engineering firms for underground structures. During this time, he specialized in tunnel portal design, steel construction, seismic design of steel structures, and the designing of underground structures.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah, USA

Dr. Jianli Chen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Utah. He obtained PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master in Computer Science and Engineering. Being an interdisciplinary researcher, his research is dedicated to improving building and urban intelligence to achieve sustainability, resilience, and human-centric service using sensing and automation techniques. He is currently leading multiple projects supported by US National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institute for Transportation and Communities etc. Prior to joining the University of Utah, he worked as a Post-doc in the US National Renewable Energy Lab and led several tasks in high-profile Department of Energy (DOE) projects for Grid-interactive Efficient Building development. Dr. Chen is an active member in ASHRAE, ASCE, and serving on the organization committee of several international conferences.

Pre-appointed Professor, Department of Engineering Management, School of Mechanics & Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Chnia

Prof. Guodong Ni is a Pre-appointed Professor at School of Mechanics and Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China. He is the deputy director of the Institute of Engineering Management and the deputy director of the Digital Construction and Knowledge Engineering Research Center. He obtained his Bachelor, Master, and Doctor degrees from CUMT, China, in 2002, 2006, and 2012, respectively. Prof. Ni was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in the U.S. during 2015/16. His current research interests focus on construction management, safety management, knowledge management, organization behavior, employees’ well-being, occupational health, etc. in the field of engineering construction. He has been granted 1 project from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, completed consultation work for more than ten government investment projects, and published more than 70 papers in journals and conference proceedings. He has supervised 2 Ph.D. students and more than 70 M.S. students. In addition, he has been invited to serve as a reviewer for more than ten international journals.

Associate Professor, Energy Systems Engineering, Atılım University, Turkey

Dr. Cihan Turhan currently works in Energy Systems Engineering in Atılım University, Turkey. He received his MSc and PhD degree from Energy Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments. He also studied Artificial Intelligence in Buildings in Ferrara University, Italy as a part of his PhD studies. Research fields of Dr. Turhan are mainly energy efficiency in buildings, thermal comfort and artificial intelligence in buildings. He has many published international papers and international/national projects on these issues. Dr. Turhan is a reviewer of many SCI-indexed articles.

Associate professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of A Coruña, Spain

Dr. Felix Nieto is Associate Professor at the School of Civil Engineering of the University of A Coruña (Spain). His lecturing activities cover undergraduate, graduate and PhD curricula in the subjects of structural analysis, fluid mechanics, bridges and wind engineering.

His research interests span CFD modelling, wind engineering, renewable energies, size and shape optimization, and bridge engineering. He has lead and participated in a wide range of research projects funded by the EU, National and Regional research institutions. Dr. Nieto was awarded in 2019 with a MIT-Spain INDITEX Sustainability Seed Fund on the topic of energy harvesting. He has co-authored 29 journal papers, more than 70 conference presentations, and 1 book. He has supervised 3 PhD dissertations and participated in international collaborative research with colleagues from prestigious Higher Education Institutions. Dr. Nieto has also served as member of the Scientific Committee of several international conferences and reviewer of high-quality journals. He is member of the Spanish Association for Wind Engineering.

Assistant Professor,Head of Civil Engineering Department,Civil Engineering Department,University of Bojnord, Iran

Dr. Sadegh Garivani chose Structural Engineering to continue the Master's and PhD programs at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. After graduating, he has been working at the University of Bojnord, first as a Lecturer (2015-2017) and then as an Assistant Professor of Civil-Structural Engineering (2017-Present).  He has also been the Head of Civil Engineering Department at this university since 2020. During his working period at University of Bojnord, he has established several national and international collaboration which the most important achievements of these researches are: Designing several types of metallic yielding dampers as well as several new energy dissipation systems equipped this dampers and shape memory alloys; Calibration of "Ductile Damage Model" to predict the crack initiation for steel material grades similar to ASTM A36; State-of-the-art review of energy-based seismic design methods along with presenting a new energy-based method for design of steel structures equipped with metallic yielding dampers; A case study of the collapse of "16-Story Plasco steel building" due to fire.