May 30th-31st 2019, Iasi, Romania


Jason Maxwell Ingham

Prof. InghamProfessor Ingham did his BE and ME at The University of Auckland, followed by a PhD at the University of California at San Diego. Supervised by Professor Nigel Priestley and Professor Freider Seible he investigated the seismic response of elevated concrete freeway frames and was funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Professor Ingham joined The University of Auckland as a staff member in 1995 and undertook an MBA in 2004. In that same year was awarded a $3.75m research grant funded by the NZ Foundation for Research Science and Technology, investigating and developing guidelines for seismic assessment and retrofit of earthquake prone buildings. The project was a collaboration with The University of Canterbury and collectively involved 27 PhD studies.
Recently Professor Ingham has extended his research interests to include the use of recycled or waste materials in concrete, and the condition assessment of concrete bridges.

Ioan Nistor

Prof. NistorDr. Ioan Nistor is a Professor of Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Nistor is a coastal and hydraulic engineer researching hazards associated with extreme hydrodynamic loading on infrastructure, coastal erosion, and hydrodynamics and impact of coastal disasters. Dr. Nistor is the Chair of the Maritime and Coastal Division of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Coastal Science and Engineering Association. He is also a voting member of the ASCE7 Tsunami Loads and Effects Subcommittee for the elaboration of New Design Guidelines for Tsunami-Resistant Buildings.
Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Dr. Nistor spent several years as a design and consulting hydraulic engineer with AECOM-TECSULT Montreal, working on various international and Canadian water resources projects.

Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis

Prof. NistorDr Tsavdaridis is an Associate Professor and Leader of 'Materials and Structures' School Research Group, in the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (UK). Dr Tsavdaridis' research focuses on large-scale experiments in the field of structural engineering - particularly on the analysis and design perforated steel beams. He is actively involved in the development and transfer into the market of new technologies in structural products that embrace resilience and sustainability, through laboratory research. His discoveries combine science and practice. In 2013, he was core member and co-investigator of the successful EPSRC Strategic Equipment Grant proposal for establishing a Multi-Axial Dynamic Shaking Table testing facility at the University of Leeds EP/L022648/1.
Dr Tsavdaridis is also a Chartered Engineer by the Engineering Council (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), a Licensed Civil Engineer in Greece and in Europe recognised by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI), a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and an ICE Mentor.