Welcome to 2018 International Conference on Sustainability in Civil Engineering (ICSCE 2018)!

Keynote lectures

Professor Takeshi KATSUMI

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Prof. Dr. Takeshi Katsumi graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, has been working as a university faculty member since 1991, and he promoted to a full professor at the Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) in 2009. He has been serving as Vice Dean of GSGES since April 2016.

He has research interests in variety of topics of environmental geotechnics, including waste landfills, remediation of contaminated sites, and reuse of by-products in geotechnical applications. He has published more than 100 journal papers, and received several awards including “JSPS PRIZE” by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2012. (JSPS PRIZE is annually awarded to approximately 25 Japanese researchers under 45 years of age from all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as introduced at www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-jsps-prize/.) Recently, he has been actively involved in the geo-environmental issues related to recovery works from 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Professor Chi ZHANG

State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering at Hohai University, China

Chi ZHANG is a Professor at State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering at Hohai University, China. He received Ph.D. degree in Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering at Hohai University in 2010. He was a visiting scholar during 2010-2011 at division of civil engineering, University of Dundee, UK. His researches have covered various subjects related to the physical understanding, numerical modelling and engineering practice of coastal renovation and ecological restoration, nearshore hydrodynamics and morphodynamics, wave-seabed-structure interaction, coral reef coastal processes, etc.

He has strong national and international collaboration on research on topical issues in coastal engineering and close links with Government and National agencies, which includes consultancy and expert witness services. In particular, he has been actively conducting various consulting activities related to beach nourishment in China. He is the developer of the numerical model CROSPE for beach evolution, which has been recommended in the first national technical guide for beach nourishment in China.

He has been led for 18 research projects supported by Chinese government or joint-supported by institutes from UK, Netherland, Germany. He is the author of over 80 academic articles, published on journals of Coastal Engineering, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Applied Ocean Research, and other top journals in the field of coastal and ocean engineering.

He received the ‘Best Journal Paper Award’ of Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering from the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2015. His paper was identified as the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to the 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) by the Coastal Engineering Research Council (CERC) of ASCE in 2012. His Ph.D. dissertation was nominated for the Natural Excellent Doctoral Dissertation by Ministry of Education of China in 2012. He won the First Class Award of Science and Technology of China Water Transportation Construction, the Second Class Award of Achievements in Scientific Research of China Harbor, and the Second Class Award of Science and Technology of China Ocean Engineering. In 2013, he was awarded the Young Leader in Science and Technology of Jiangsu Province of China.


Institute for Structural Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Prof. Dr. Günther Meschke is working at Institute for Structural Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany. Prof. Meschke is a Member of the “Academia Europaea”. He research area are theoretical and applied research in computational structural mechanics with emphasis on computational simulations in tunneling and subsurface engineering, computational simulati-on and steering of construction processes, uncertainty modeling in engineering, multi-scale, multi-phase and multi-field models for various classes of materials (geotechnical materials, concrete, steel and fiber reinforced concrete, cementitious materials), numerical methods for advanced discretization methods for fracture and fragmentation analysis of brittle and quasi-brittle materials, durability-oriented modeling and methods for life-time analyses of concrete and reinforced concrete structures. Prof. Meschke is authur and co-authur of 23 books, book-chapters, and 321 scientific papers (thereof 128 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals).







KU Leuven, Department Civil Engineering

Professor Guido De Roeck is a emeritus professor in KU Leuven, Department Civil Engineering. The main research topic of Professor Guido De Roeck including: Dynamic analysis, Soil mechanics, Fracture Mechanics of composite materials, Fuzzy Finite Element Method.

He is member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), member of the Structural Identification Committee of ASCE, member of the executive board of the European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD), member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), member of the Research Council of KU Leuven and member of Editorial board of Structural Health Monitoring, Computers & Structures, etc.

Prof. Toyoharu NAWA

Hokkaido University, Japan

Professor Toyoharu Nawa is the president of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He obtained his doctorate in Civil Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He worked in Chichibu Cement corporation, current Taiheiyo cement, for around 17 years before he moved to Hokkaido University as an associate professor in 1997. He became a professor at Hokkaido University in 2004 and served as an associated Dean and then Dean of Faculty, graduate school and school of Engineering Hokkaido university before appointed as president of the university in 2017.

His research focus is construction materials science, concrete chemistry, polymer science, and resources system engineering. He has authored over 200 scientific papers in journals and conference proceedings and published 7 books. He is a holder of 20 patents related to his research expertise. He has received multiple awards for his contributions to his field of research and scholarship.

This July, he attended the Sixth International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures (ICDCS2018) at University of Leeds and obtained the Lifetime Achievement Award for sustained and long contributions to the field of cementitious materials research and promoting the application of research to enhance concrete durability through material technologies.