- Speaker | Prof. M. Kaloop | Mansoura University, Incheon Disaster Prevention Research Center
- Prof. M. Kaloop, PhD, MsC, BsC, is a senior structure and civil engineering. He is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, since 2010. His principal research interests are in sensor fusion and signal processing for structures health monitoring and geodetic positioning, surveying engineering and structural deformation monitoring and analysis. From 2010 he teaches the courses "Surveying Engineering applications and Theory of Error Analysis" and "Construction Equipment and Methods" of undergraduate and "Computer Applications" of postgraduate students. He also teaches training courses "Steel Structure Design, Inspection, Maintenance & Durability" and "blast resistance building" at Haward Technology Middle East from 2011. He has published more than 20 papers mainly for the civil and structural health monitoring and serves as a reviewer in more than 8 scientific journals and evaluator for ER Africa funded researcher. Further he is well versed many engineering software’s. Now, he is a researcher on Incheon Disaster Prevention Research Center on South Korea.
- Speaker | Prof. D. Kim | Dong-A University
- Prof. D. Kim is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Dong-A University in the Republic of Korea. Prior to attending Dong-A University, he was a Research Professor in Hanyang University and Senior Researcher at Central Research Institute in the KHNP (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power). He received his MS degree from School of Civil and Environmental engineering in Georgia Institute of Technology. He then received his Ph.D degree from Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering in University at Buffalo. Currently, he teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of Mechanics of Materials, Finite Element Method, Steel Structures and Engineering Mathematics. He also supervises undergraduate students. His research interests are in the area of (1) continuum damage mechanics, modeling of plasticity based on the finite element method, (2) structural analysis, design and earthquake resistant system of nuclear power plant using energy dissipation devices and base isolation system and (3) structural retrofit of Structures including schools, hospitals and office buildings. During his career he published numerous papers as well as managed and reported on research projects. He served as assistant administrator at KBC-S (Korean Building Code - Structure) committee in Architectural Institute of Korea and Editorial board member for Magazine of Korean Society of Steel Construction.