Keynote Speakers

..of the 10th Asia Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (APSEC) 2018

PROF. DR.
MOHAMMAD ISMAIL

Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

~ Corrosion in Structures ~

PROF. DR.
AKIRA IGARASHI

Kyoto University,
Japan

~ Urban FLood Control ~

PROF. DR.
HAN SEUNG LEE

Hanyang University,
Seoul, Korea

~ Concrete Durability ~

DR. ERIC LOU 

 

University of Manchester,
United Kingdom

~ BIM Construction Management ~

 

IR. DR. MOHD
SABRI ABDULLAH

DRSA Consulting Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia

~ Temporary Structures ~

 

IR. DR. ZUHAIRI ABD. HAMID

Construction Research Institute
of Malaysia (CREAM)

~ IBS & Precast Concrete ~

 

PROF. DR. LOW SUI PHENG

National University of Singapore

~ Gearing up for the 4th Industrial Revolution ~

 

MOHAMMAD ISMAIL
Ph.D, MSc

Deputy Dean Research and Innovation,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

mohammad@utm.my

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Mohammad started his career as a lecturer after he returned with a Master’s Degree from Liverpool University in 1989. Since 1990, he focused his research more towards durability of reinforced concrete especially on corrosion of reinforcement. This includes research on the use of organic materials such as latex and nano-POFA (Palm Oil Fuel Ash) to improve the quality of concrete cover and research on sensors to detect corrosion of reinforcement at early stage and also repair and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete using electrochemical method and Green corrosion inhibitor. Some of the research output was published in Q1 & Q2 ISI journals including Journal of Cleaner Production, Construction and Building Materials, Journal of Environmental Management, ACI Material Journal and other index journal. Up to now Mohammad and his team members has published more than 60 articles in index journals. His H-index is 9. His expertise in durability and corrosion of reinforcement make him frequently invited to review journal articles at national and international level and been invited as keynote speaker of conferences. Up to now, 2017 he has graduated 11 PhD students. He won various awards in research exhibitions including Gold medal at ITEX Malaysia and SIIF, Korea. He organised and initiated international conference and had been the chairman of Asia Pacific Structural Engineering Conference (APSEC) for three times 2006, 2012 and 2015. Apsec-2012 conference was held in Surabaya, Indonesia in collarboration with Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), and Apsec-2015 was sponsored by international Japanese body (AUN/SEED-Net). He is a registered member of Lembaga Jurutera Malaysia (BEM), Persatuan Konkrit Malaysia (PERKOM), Pertubuhan Saintis Muslim Malaysia (PERINTIS), Malaysian Society for Engineering & Technology (mSET), Asia Concrete Federation (ACF), American Concrete Institute (ACI). At national level, he is a qualified academic auditor for Malaysian Qualifications Agency MQA for public and private universities.

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Akira Igarashi who is the Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Kyoto University and member of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, received an M.E. and Ph.D in Civil Engineering in Kyoto University in the major of Civil engineering. He mainly research areas are including civil engineering materials, construction, construction management, structural engineering, earthquake engineering and maintenance management engineering. He is currently the head of Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, Kyoto University, Japan. He is an associate member of Institute of Noise Control Engineering of Japan and International Association for Structural Control and Monitoring. His current project involved in experimental study on the restoring force characteristics of combined elastomeric isolation bearing, Ageing damage and remaining performance of elastomeric bearings and management and active control of transient dynamic response of panels. During the last 3 years, he published over 15 SCI journals, over 60 of Japan citation indexed journals and proceedings also got the number of patent and construction new technology.

AKIRA IGARASHI
Ph.D, MSc

Professor, Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute,
Japan.

igarashi.akira.7m@kyoto-u.ac.jp

 

HAN SEUNG LEE
Ph.D, MSc

ERC Director, Innovative Durable Building & Infrastructure Research Center (DuraBI), Hanyang University (ERICA), South Korea

ercleehs@hanyang.ac.kr

 

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Professor Han Seung Lee who is the Professor of Department. of Architecture & Architectural Engineering, received an M.E. in architectural engineering in Hanyang University and a Ph.D. from University of Tokyo in the major of architectural engineering. He is currently the ERC director of Innovative Durable Building & Infrastructure Research Center (DuraBI) and Dean of Student Affairs of Hanyang University (ERICA), South Korea. He also work as the board member of Central Construction Council of Korean government, Construction Design Board of Sejong City Architectural Institute of Korea and Korea Concrete Institute. He mainly researches regarding the construction material, durability mechanics of concrete, high performance-strength concrete, Nano/Bio tech. construction material, repair/reinforcing of the structure and sustainable construction material. During the last 3 years, he published 15 SCI journals, over 60 of Korean citation indexed journals and proceedings also got the number of patent and construction new technology. In addition, he is handling average 5 national and private research projects in annually.

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Eric joined MACE as a Lecturer in Project Management and is now the Director of Internationalisation. He spent a decade in construction, higher education, information technology and environmental industries; and completed over £60 million in building refurbishment and new build projects before joining academia.Dr Lou is the Programme Director for Project Management (PM-PDP) (MSc) Asia Pacific and Deputy Programme Director for Nuclear Technology Management (N-PDP) (MSc) at the University of Manchester. Eric is the Admissions Tutor for the Management of Projects Postgraduate (MSc) Programmes which generates up to £7 million per academic cycle. His research interest encompasses the trichotomy of people-process-technology in the areas of project management, sustainability and environmental planning, corporate responsibility, BIM and IT management within the built environment industry. Eric’s current research takes him into the remit of 3D scanning, spectral imaging and heritage management. Dr Lou obtained his degree in Computer Science (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), and MSc in IT Management in Construction with Distinction (University of Salford). He then completed his part time PhD in E-Readiness in Construction at the University of Salford. Dr Lou is also registered in the IEMA Specialist Register of Environmental Auditors. Eric’s work has earned admiration among peers in the industry – Winner of Business Innovation and Highly Commended SME of the Year in the UK North West Regional Construction Awards (NWRCA); National Finalist for Innovation in the Constructing Excellence National Awards; and Finalist in 6 categories in the NWRCA. Individually, he was the Business Leader of Tomorrow nominee in the national TSB-KTP Awards and the NWRCA Young Achiever of the Year finalist. Dr Lou was recently awarded the British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links research grant with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) investigating Heritage Refurbishment Assessment Schemes (HeRAS). This followed his success in the British Council Newton Fund Institutional Links research grant with Universiti Malaya (UM) researching Sustainability-Led design by Building Information Modelling (SuLeD-BIM).

ERIC LOU
Ph.D, MSc

Programme Director for Project Management Asia Pacific, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

eric.lou@manchester.ac.uk

MOHD SABRI ABDULLAH
Ph.d, PEng, CEng, MIEM, MIStructE, MACEM

Managing Director, DRSA Consulting Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia

sabridrsa@yahoo.com

 

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Mohd Sabri Abdullah graduated from University of Strathclyde (1985), University of Liverpool (1987) and University of Dundee (1993), specializing in structural engineering. He started his career as a lecturer at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1985, who is among the first in setting-up the Department of Civil Engineering there. He left UKM in 1993 to work in consultancy, since then until now. He held various posts at various consulting firms in the country before founding DRSA Consulting Sdn Bhd in 2000. He had experience working in the UK and USA for bridge and tall building jobs respectively. He has expert knowledge in the analysis and design of all types of structures especially in RC and Prestressed Concrete. He was personally involved and lead the design team for many of the jobs of various complexity and sizes throughout the country. Mohd Sabri was actively involved in professional technical committee such as in IEM, SIRIM and CIDB, was a Council Member of ACEM for a few terms, and used to lead many of the investigating committee in BEM. He is a committee member of IStructE Malaysia Regional Group since its formation until now which is more than 15 over years. At present he is appointed as a member of Professional Competency Exam committee with BEM. In academia he has been appointed as an adjunct structural professor at UNITEN. He also actively teaches part-time and deliver talks at various universities. He is a PE with BEM and Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council, UK. He is also a professional accredited structural checker approved by BEM. Indeed he is one of the very few locals chartered structural engineer registered with the prestigious Institution of Structural Enginners, IStructE, UK.

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Zuhairi Abd. Hamid is the Executive Director of Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), a research institute established under Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) which he joined in January, 2006. He has over 32 years of experience in the construction industry and started his professional career as a civil and structural engineer with Public Works Department of Malaysia in 1984. He has worked under various capacities as road engineer, bridge engineer, building engineer, district engineer, assistant director of planning, forensic and structural design engineer. He joined CIDB in 1998 as a senior manager at the Technology Development Division and later was appointed to his current post at CREAM. He holds a B.Eng. (Hons.) Civil from University Technology Malaysia. He gained his Masters in Structural Dynamic Engineering from Kanazawa University, Japan and his PhD in IT Construction majoring in Healthcare Facilities Management from University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the Board of Engineers Malaysia and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (FIEM). He is active in engineering education and research and has been appointed by six local universities in various capacities; from Adjunct Professor to member of the Advisory Panel. He also sits as a Board Member in the United Nation support International Research Council, CIB “Conseil International du Bâtiment” (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction). His research interest and expertise is within the area of Strategic Management of IT in Construction, Strategic Facilities Management in Health Sector, Structural dynamic (wind engineering and earthquake engineering), Prefabricated building construction and Open Building System and Manufacturing.

ZUHAIRI ABD. HAMID
Ph.D, P.Eng, FIEM

Executive Director of Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM)

zuhairi@cidb.gov.my

LOW SUI PHENG
DSc, Ph.d, MSc(Eng), BSc(Hons), DipBldg, FCIOB

Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

bdglowsp@nus.edu.sg

 

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Dr Low Sui Pheng is Professor of Building at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore where he has previously served as Head of Department, Vice-Dean of School and Director of the Centre for Project Management and Construction Law. He was honoured with a DSc (Civil Engineering) from the University of Birmingham and holds a PhD from University College London (UCL). A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), he is also a winner of numerous teaching excellence awards, best paper awards and outstanding reviewer awards. His book on “Lean Construction Management (2014)” has attracted more than 53,000 downloads worldwide. His latest book on “Project Management for the Built Environment” was recently published by Springer in 2018.

APSEC 2018   |   13-15 Nov 2018   |   Langkawi, Malaysia