Topic: Development of Water Disaster Prevention and Control Technology for Embankments and Underground Engineering
Professor Fuming Wang is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the director of State Key Laboratory of Disaster Prevention and Control and Intelligent Construction and Maintenance of Tunnel Engineering, the director of the International Joint Research Center for Trenchless Technology in Underground Infrastructure and a member of the 13th and 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He has continuously engaged in the theory and technology of disaster prevention and control of water conservancy in infrastructure. He has made systematic innovations in preventing and treating seepage and water gushing of infrastructure projects and diagnosing and treating hidden diseases. These innovations are widely used in the anti-seepage repair and emergency rescue of infrastructure, solving multiple major engineering problems. He has won several awards, including the second prize of the State Technological Invention Award, the second prize and third prize of the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award, the International Trenchless Academic Research Award and the Henan Scientific and Technological Outstanding Contribution Award. In view of the needs for the safe operation and personnel training of civil, water conservancy, transportation and ocean engineering infrastructure, he advocated for establishing the "BESTDR Infrastructure Hospital" and explored mechanisms for university-local government-enterprise collaborations, industry-research-education integration, all-round openness and domestic and international sharing models. The Infrastructure Hospital has been building a cross-regional, cross-industry, comprehensive and networked infrastructure hospital system, forming an open and sharing platform with industry-research-education integration in civil engineering.
Topic: On the concrete constitutive models for high-rate dynamic response predictions of concrete dams
Prof.Hong Hao is Australian Laureate Fellow, fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE), distinguished fellow of International Association of Protective Structures (IAPS), fellow of Engineers Australia, American Society of Civil Engineers, and International Association of Engineering Asset Management. He is John Curtin Distinguished Professor in Curtin University, Australia, and Professor in Earthquake Engineering Research and Test center, Guangzhou University, China. He was president of IAPS, president of Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, and served in International Association of Earthquake Engineering, Engineers Australian Consulting Chairs Committee. Currently he is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Protective Structures, Advisory board member of Australian Network on Structural Health Monitoring, board member and immediate-past president of IAPS. His main research interests are Structural Dynamics and its application in Earthquake Engineering, Blast and Impact Engineering and Structural Health Monitoring. He has published over 300 SCI-indexed journal papers as the first or corresponding author, including 28 highly cited papers. His publications have been cited over 36000 times in google scholar with H-index 98. He is ranked number 1 in Civil/Structural Engineering in SciVal for a few years, ranked the 12th in Civil Engineering in the Standford’s list of top 2% Scientists in the world, and named as the Australian field research leader in Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering disciplines. He has won 62 research awards, including Nishino medal from East Asia Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Congress, and Charles Bubb medal from Australian Earthquake Engineering Society.
Topic: Digital design, intelligent construction, and smart operation and maintenance of water conservancy and hydropower projects
Chief scientist Zongliang Zhang is an expert in hydraulic structure engineering, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and the national engineering investigation and design master. At present, he is the chief expert of Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA). He was graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor’s degree, and Tianjin University with a doctor’s degree. He has made innovative contributions to water conservancy and hydropower projects, new energy engineering projects, digital engineering, etc. As a result, he has won 6 second prizes of the National Award for Science and Technology Progress, 4 special prizes for science and technology progress at provincial and ministerial levels, and 7 first prizes. In addition, he has won the Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Science and Technology Award, the Outstanding Engineer Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award of Yunnan Province. The high embankment dam team has won the outstanding innovation team of the central enterprise. He also designed and completed 25 mega hydropower projects, including Nuozhadu, Tianshengqiao 1, Hongshiyan, Guanyinyan, Huangdeng, etc. Furthermore, he presided over 6 national, provincial and ministerial key research and development (R&D) programs; accomplished 6 standards as chief editor; 18 invention patents; 31 computer software copyrights; 110 papers and 15 monographs.
Topic: Uncertainties and assumptions made in the dynamic analysis and seismic safety evaluation of large dams
Dr. Martin Wieland is the Chairman of the ICOLD Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design and is a senior dam and earthquake expert at AFRY Switzerland, where he has been involved in the seismic safety evaluation of several dams and the design of major infrastructure projects. He obtained his MSc. and PhD in civil engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He has received an Honorary Professorship from Hohai University in Nanjing, China in 2002 and he has authored over 300 technical papers in the fields of dam and earthquake engineering.
Topic: Disaster Warning and Rapid Rescue of Water Transmission and Diversion Projects in Complex Geological Environment
Shaowei Hu is the Vice President of Zhengzhou University, Deputy Director of the Yellow River Laboratory, and Chief Professor of Water Conservancy. He is an academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering, a distinguished professor of Changjiang Scholars, a recipient of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, a leading talent of the National Ten Thousand Talents Plan, a leading talent in national science and technology for middle-aged and young people, a national expert with outstanding contributions, a winner of the first National Innovation First Prize, a national candidate for the National Hundred and Ten Million Talents Project, a chief scientist of the National Key R&D Program, and an expert enjoying special national allowances. The achievements he led and completed have won one second prize of the National Technology Invention Award, one special prize of the China Navigation Science and Technology Progress Award, and have successively won six first prizes of provincial and ministerial level science and technology progress awards in Hubei Province, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Dayu Water Conservancy, and one Chinese Patent Excellence Award. He has won six provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological progress awards, including the Ministry of Education and Dayu Water Conservancy. He has published 12 works in Science Press and other publications. He has obtained over 100 domestic and foreign patents (over 50 inventions), obtained 15 software copyrights, edited and co-edited 20 international, national, and industry standards, published over 500 papers (more than 200 SCI and EI indexed), and guided more than 120 postdoctoral and doctoral/master students in total. The teams he led were awarded the titles of Henan Province Interdisciplinary Innovation Research Group, Chongqing Natural Science Foundation Innovation Group, Ministry of Transportation Innovation Team, Jiangsu Province Innovation Team, etc.
Topic: Theories and methods of safety prevention and control for high concrete dams
Prof. Chongshi Gu is a well-known expert in the hydraulic structure engineering in China, who has long been devoted to the research and engineering practice of dam safety monitoring. As an academic leader in this field, he created the theory and technical system on dam safety risk prevention and control, which is applied widely in the construction and operation of dam safety. He has won one first prize and three second prizes for the National Science and Technology Progress Award, one second prize for the National Technical Invention Award, and two Provincial and Ministerial Level Special Awards and seven Provincial and Ministerial Level First Awards. He has been authorized 47 Granted Invention Patent, published 7 books, more than 300 academic papers, and mainly participated in the compilation of 4 industry specifications. He serves as the convenor of the sixth and seventh sessions of the State Council Academic Degrees Committee in the discipline of water conservancy engineering, the director of the Chinese National Committee on Large Dams. He is the receipt of the National People’s Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents Project and the leading talent of the Ten Thousand Talent Program.
Topic: Structural safety of hydropower underground engineering
Chunsheng Zhang is the chief scientist of Power Construction Corporation of China, the director of National Hydropower Dam Safety and Emergency Engineering Technology Center, the National Master of Engineering Survey and Design, and the hydropower underground structure engineering expert. He has been engaged in the hydropower engineering design and scientific research for a long time. He has led the design and technical work of 22 large-scale hydropower stations such as Baihetan and Jinping II projects. He has won 3 awards for the Second-class Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress, 3 special prizes and 11 first prizes for Provincial and Ministerial-level Scientific and Technological Progress, and 1 first prize for Provincial and Ministerial-level Invention. He has also received honors such as the National Innovation Award, Outstanding Engineer, National May 1st Labor Medal, and Outstanding Contribution Award for Chinese Electric Power Science and Technology.
Topic: Minor-expansion Low-heat Portland cement and concrete: key technologies and applications in ultra-high arch dams
Dr. Wenwei Li is a professor-level senior engineer and an expert in hydraulic materials. He is the former director of the Science and Technology Innovation Department and the current director of the Hydraulic Concrete Research Office of China Three Gorges Group (CTG). He was selected by the National Hundred and Thousand and Ten-Thousand Talent Project, awarded the National Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions, and awarded the Special Government Allowances from the State Council. He was also awardees of the first term PanJiazheng Award and the third term Chinese Outstanding Dam Engineer. He led and carried out a series of thorough research in concrete technology for many world-class hydropower plants such as Three Gorges, Baihetan and Wudongde, etc.. He proposed a new durability-dominated concept in mixing design for dam concrete. He successively invented two new types of cement, i.e., low-alkali-high-magnesium medium-heat Portland cement and minor-expansion low-heat Portland cement. He developed a series of new techniques to produce dam concrete with high crack resistance and high durability. The above new materials and techniques contributed to the high-quality construction of Three Gorges, Baihetan, Wudongde, Xiluodu, Xiangjiaba projects, etc.. He is the editor-in-chief or editor of totally 24 national/industry standards, holding 20 authorized patents and 10 published monographs. He was granted one 2nd-level State Technological Invention Award in 2016, and thirteen in total provincial/ministerial 1st-level Science and Technology Progress Awards.
Topic: Digital Twin Application of Water Diversion Project Driven by BIM Technology
Zhiming Liu is the former Vice President and Chief Engineer of the Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design Institute of the Ministry of Water Resources, a national engineering survey and design master, and enjoys the special government subsidies from the State Council. He has been engaged in the water conservancy and hydropower planning and design for a long time, and has successively led or participated in the design of more than 10 major projects, including the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the Middle Route of the South to North Water Diversion, and the Goupitan Hydropower Station on the Wujiang River. He has led the technical review of over 40 water conservancy projects, including the Datongxia Water Conservancy Hub and the Yangtze River Diversion to Huaihe River. He has also led the safety appraisal and technical acceptance of over 30 water conservancy projects, including Xiaolangdi, Baise, and Tingzikou. He has participated multiple times as the leader of the expert group in the emergency response of major engineering and technical problems in the Ministry of Water Resources. He has led more than 10 national major scientific research projects, including the disaster management and complete technical research for deep buried long tunnels under adverse geological conditions such as the high-pressure water hazards. He has won over 20 national and provincial level awards, including the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the Provincial and Ministerial Survey and Design Gold Award, the China Dam Outstanding Engineer Award, and the Pan Jiazheng Award.
Topic: A Fully Automated Computational Engineering Analysis Framework in the Digital Age
Chongmin Song is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Safety and Engineering, at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and the degree of Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interest covers computational mechanics, dynamic soil-structure interaction and fracture mechanics. He is one of the two original creators of the scaled boundary finite element method. His current research focuses on the development of advanced numerical methods and their engineering applications.
Topic: Development of Sustainable Steel Fibre-Reinforced Dry Ultra-High Performance Concrete (DUHPC)
Chengqing Wu is currently working as a professor in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Prof. Wu is the Chair of the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Protective Structures from 2013 to 2017 and an associate editor of ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. He successfully organized many international conferences such as the 4th International Conference of Protective Structures (ICPS 2016) and the 8th and 13th International Conferences on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, (SILOS 2009 and SILOS 2019). He has published a book “Development of Ultra-High Performance Concrete against Blasts” (2018) and over 260 referred international journal papers. Prof. Wu was ranked as No. 2 in the world by Scholarly Output of Top authors (leading by number of publications) from 2011 to 2020 in Topics “Blast Loads, Reinforced Concrete, Explosions” at SciVal database (https://scival.com/trends/authors/table?uri=Topic/9397). He is among the World’s Top 2% Scientists in the field of Civil Engineering in the 2020 - 2022 lists compiled by Stanford University. Prof Wu is also Fellow of Institute of Engineering in Australia and Fellow of International Associate of Protective Structures.
Topic: Smart Water Conservancy: A Qualitative Change from "Governance" to "Intelligence"
Xiaomao Wang is a master of Chinese engineering survey and design. He is currently the Chief Engineer of CISPDR Corporation, a Counselor of the People's Government of Hubei Province, and an expert in hydraulic structure and water conservancy informatization. He has led or assisted in the design of over 10 major water conservancy and hydropower projects, represented by the Three Gorges, Jinsha River Xulong, and Sanliping in Hubei. He led the completion of more than 20 national key research and development plans and major engineering special research projects. He has achieved breakthrough results in world-class technical challenges such as the layout of mega hub buildings, deep anti-skid stability of high dams, flood discharge and energy dissipation of high dams, and temperature control and crack prevention of large volume concrete. He has won 2 second prizes in the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 silver award in the National Excellent Survey and Design Award, and 15 provincial and ministerial level awards. He has edited 4 industry standards, published 7 monographs, and obtained 16 authorized invention patents. He has won 5151 ministerial candidates of the Ministry of Water Resources, exemplary individual of national water conservancy earthquake relief, outstanding engineer of the China Foundation for International Science Exchange, Pan Jiazheng Award, outstanding engineer of China's dams and other honorary titles.
Topic: Technology and Application of Digital Twin Model for High Earth and Rock Dams
Prof. Wei Zhou is the Dean of the Graduate School of Wuhan University and the Executive Vice Dean of the Water Engineering Science Research Institute. He has won the National "Outstanding Youth Fund" and "Excellent Youth Fund", the Ministry of Education's New Century Excellent Talent, and the Zhang Guangdou Youth Science and Technology Award. He is a council member of the China Hydroelectric Engineering Society, a vice chairman of the Numerical Simulation Committee of the China Dams Society, and a multi-functional dam committee. He is an editorial board member of SCI journals Engineering Computations, Geotechnical Mechanics, and Engineering Edition of the Journal of Wuhan University. He mainly engages in the research of macro and micro deformation mechanisms, stability analysis theory, and continuous discrete coupled numerical analysis methods for hydraulic high dam structures. He has led 6 National Natural Science Foundation projects and over 50 major hydropower engineering projects. He has published over 150 papers, including 88 SCI papers and 92 EI papers. He participated in the compilation of four industry standards. He has obtained 7 authorized national patents, 5 software copyrights, and published 2 monographs. He has won one second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, one special prize, one first prize, and one second prize of the Hubei Province Science and Technology Progress Award, and one first prize of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award.
Topic: Dynamic Response of Large Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Under Complex Operating Conditions
Da Chen is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Hohai University. He holds the position of Changjiang Distinguished Professor and enjoys the special government allowance granted by the State Council. He also serves as the Vice Director of the Harbors and Waterway Professional Committee of the China Hydraulic Engineering Society and the Vice Chairman of the Port Engineering Branch of the China Civil Engineering Society. He is the leader of an innovation team in Six Talent Peaks Project of Jiangsu Province, i.e., the "Theory and Application of Durability Assessment for Reinforced Concrete Structures in Offshore Engineering" team. His primary focus is on teaching and research in the field of harbor, waterway, and offshore engineering structures. He has undertaken over 40 key scientific research and engineering projects from national, provincial and ministerial foundations, water conservancy and transportation sectors. He has received 5 provincial and ministerial-level scientific and technological awards. He has published 66 SCI papers as first/corresponding author (28 in Q1 journals), and authored 2 books. He has edited/co-edited over 10 industry standards, and holden 8 registered software copyrights. He has been granted 25 Chinese invention patents and 2 U.S. invention patents as the first inventor.