Executive Guest Editors

A. Abbasnia
Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering (CENTEC)
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Lisboa
Portugal
Email: a_abbasnia@aut.ac.ir

Dr. Arash Abbasina has a B.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from Persian Gulf University, Iran, M.Sc. in offshore Structures Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran and he fulfilled PhD degree of Ocean Engineering from AUT in 2013. Dr. Arash had been awarded Post Doc. Scholarship in Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Portugal in 2014. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Petroleum University of Technology, Iran in 2015. His research background has been focused on Computational Hydromechanics to Model Marine Structure in Ocean environments.

W.S. Alaloul
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Seri Iskandar
Malaysia
Email: wesam.alaloul@utp.edu.my

Dr Alaloul research interests are in construction management, construction materials, structures decommissioning, drones’ applications, pre-cast systems, and lifecycle cost assessment. Also, he is a certified trainer for construction costing and sustainability issues. Dr Alaloul has published more than 50 papers in several ISI/Scopes journals and international conferences. Dr Alaloul is a member of several evaluation committees for project proposals. He participated as a member of the steering committee in the sustainable urban planning of smart cities. Dr Alaloul is practising Output-Based Education (OBE) for more than 8 years, he was trained for active learning approach and complex engineering problems.

S.H. Chu
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam
Hong Kong
Email: shchu@connect.hku.hk
M. D'Amato
Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures
University of Basilicata
Matera
Italy

Dr. M. D’Amato graduated in Civil Engineering and then obtained a PhD in “Mathematic Methods and Models for Dynamic Systems”. Currently he is a researcher in structural engineering at the University of Basilicata (Matera, Italy), Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment, Cultural Heritage (DICEM), teaching in the Faculty of Architecture. He participates on different research projects focused on seismic protection of existing and historical constructions, and actually he is the coordinator of Euro- Latin America Partnership in Natural Risk Mitigation and Protection of the Cultural Heritage (ELARCH, www.elarch.org) - a scientific project funded by European Commission and focused on the protection of cultural heritage in European and Latin American countries. Dr. D’Amato lectured at different national and international conferences and served as a reviewer of many international scientific journals involving structural engineering.

A.S. Guimarães
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal

Dr. Guimarães is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto – FEUP, since 2008. She is a Member of the “Ordem dos Engenheiros” - Portugal. Her main research interest includes Building Physics, Rising Damp, Building Pathology and Building Rehabilitation. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2011 and is a Civil Engineering mobility coordinator at FEUP. She is an author of a national and an international patent as well as several books, book chapters and papers which are published in international refereed journals. She is a Co-organizer of 3 editions of the Conference on Building Pathology and Rehabilitation –PATORREB. She has received more than 10 awards in pedagogical and scientific fields and is also a collaborator of several research projects and professional works.

A. Heydari
Department of Civil Engineering
Technical and Vocational University (TVU)
Ardabil
Iran
Email: a_heydari@alum.sharif.edu

Dr. Abbas Heydari is currently a Technical Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the Technical and Vocational University (TVU), Ardabil branch, Iran. He earned his MSc from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and his PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Tabriz, Iran. His current research interests include study on size-dependent analysis, material gradation, buckling and damped vibration, plastic propagation and shear deformation theories. Dr. Heydari has authored and co-authored various books and has published many papers for national and international journals.

Z. Huang
Department of Civil Engineering
Shenzhen University
Guangdong
China
Email: huangzhenyu@szu.edu.cn

Dr. Zhenyu HUANG is currently serving as a Research Associate Professor working in the College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Shenzhen University, P.R.China. He obtained his PhD from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2015. His main research focuses on steel and concrete composite materials and structures with applications to high rise and large span structural systems covering offshore and building sectors. He has published more than 40 papers in International journals and conference papers, and at present, he holds 16 Chinese patents. He has served as Editor Member of two International Journals and has served as the reviewers for 21 peer reviewed International SCI journals.

R.P. Jaya
Department of Geotechnics and Infrasructure
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Pahang
Malaysia
Email: ramadhansyah@ump.edu.my

Dr. Ramadhansyah Putra Jaya obtained his Ph.D. Eng. degree (in 2011) in Concrete Technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia. Dr. Jaya is currently employed as Associate Professor, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources, at Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang, Malaysia. His research interests mainly lie in the following subject areas/fields: Environmental Impact Assessment; Engineering, Applied and Computational Mathematics; Construction Engineering; Structural Analysis; Construction Materials; Building Materials; Civil Engineering Materials. Dr. Jaya, as an author/co-author, has published more than 160 articles in various journals, having over 725 total citations.

K. Kalita
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Vel Tech University
Chennai
India

Dr. Kanak Kalita is currently associated with Veltech university as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has over 6 years of teaching, research and industrial experience. Prior to his current assignment, he served as senior software engineer at VJ Coresoft Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India, where he was involved in developing and testing optimization algorithms for industrial use. I completed my PhD on the topic "Design of Composite Laminates with Nature-Inspired Optimization" from the department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics at Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur, India, in 2019. His primary research interests lie in the broad area of computational mechanics and soft-computing. He has 56 publications in national and international journals. He is an Editorial Board Member of Int. J. of Scientific and Eng. Research (IJSER) and is a Reviewer of SCI journals like IEEE Access, Materials Science, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics | Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Latin American Journal of solids and Structures.

M. Khandelwal
School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology
Federation University
Ballarat
Australia
Email: m.khandelwal@federation.edu.au

Dr. Manoj Khandelwal is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Federation University, Australia. His Awards and recognition include: Top Peer Reviewer Award in Geosciences, Engineering & Cross-Field by Publons, 2019, Publons Peer Review Award, 2018, Publons Peer Review Award, 2017. He is an International Reviewer of more than 75 international reputed journals. His field of interest involves Mechanics and Mining Sciences and has more than 80 publications. He is a member of Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, USA.

S. Mohanty
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)
Varanasi
India
Email: supriya.civ@itbhu.ac.in
K. Roy
Kiwi Steel Holdings NZ. Ltd
University of Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand

Dr Roy has recently completed his PhD in Civil Engineering department, specialized in Structural Engineering from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Dr Roy works in the areas of structural steel, composite structures, cold-formed steel structures, concrete materials, sustainability management, 3D printing and other areas of structural engineering. To-date, Dr Roy has published more than 40 international journal articles, and more than 15 international conference papers. Currently, he is leading the research and development department of Kiwi Steel Holdings New Zealand Limited, and conducting research works in the area of cold-formed steel structures in the University of Auckland with A/Prof. James Lim.

P. Samui
Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Patna
India
Email: pijush.phd@gmail.com

Pijush Samui is working as an associate professor in civil engineering department at NIT Patna, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2008) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pittsburgh (USA) (2008-2009) and Tampere University of Technology (Finland) (2009- 2010). Dr. Pijush is the recipient of the prestigious CIMO fellowship (2009) from Finland, for his integrated research on the design of railway embankment. He was awarded Shamsher Prakash Research Award (2011) by IIT Roorkee for his innovative research on the application of Artificial Intelligence in designing civil engineering structure. He has published more than 100 journal papers in international journal.