Prof. Dr Alberto Estévez
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain
Alberto T. Estevez (Barcelona, 1960) is an
Architect (UPC, 1983), Architecture Ph.D. of Sciences (UPC,
1990), Art Historian (UB, 1994), Art History Ph.D. of Arts (UB,
2008), with professional office of architecture and design in
Barcelona (1983-today), creating a large number of projects and
Prof. Mário S. Ming Kong
University Lisbon, Portugal
Mário Say Ming Kong holds a PhD in
Architecture in the field of Design and Visual Communication at
the Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Barcelona -
Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (ETSAB-UPC) with
post-doctoral studies at ETSAB-UPC, a Master degree in
Architecture from FAUTL. He is currently Professor with
Aggregation of FA-ULisboa, Guest Professor at ESELx and at the
Master Course of Art at FBA-ULisboa. Previously he was a
lecturer at the University Lusófona (U.L.H.T.) and the
Universidade Independente, respectively in the departments of
Urban Planning and Architecture. In 2000 he was the coordinator
of the first year of the Urban Planning Course at U.L.H.T. In
1998, Regent of the discipline of Design / CAD / Geometry in
Prof. Dr. Diogo Ribeiro
Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Diogo Ribeiro is Adjunct Professor at Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering (ISEP-IPP) and holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering (2002), a Master in Structural Engineering (2005) and a PhD in Civil Engineering (2012), all from the University of Porto. He is Director of the Bachelor course in Civil Engineering of ISEP (since 2014) and Director of the Postgraduate Programs in BIM Coordination (since 2019) and Prefabrication in Concrete (since 2020). He is a regular invited teacher on Civil Engineering master and postgraduate courses on University of São Paulo (Brazil) and Federal University of Ouro Preto (Brazil). He is also specialist in Metrology by the Portuguese Order of Chartered Engineers (2018) and Integrated Member of the Institute of R&D in Structures and Construction (CONSTRUCT). His main research interests are related to remote inspection, computer vision, artificial intelligence, automatic calculation of structures, Building Information Modeling (BIM), digital construction, digital railways, railway infrastructures, structural testing and experimentation, model updating and validation, and damage identification. Diogo Ribeiro was coordinator or researcher in more than 20 R&D projects funded by the industry, FCT and EU programs in the field of railway infrastructures and digital construction. Recently, he was co-Editor of the Springer Books "Industry 4.0 for the Built Environment Methodologies, Technologies and Skills" and "Structural Health Monitoring Based on Data Science Techniques”, as well as main Editor of the Springer Book Series “Digital Innovations in Architecture, Engineering and Construction”. He was visiting researcher at Bauhaus Universität Weimar (Germany) and University California San Diego (UCSD) and was awarded with a Fulbright Grant for doctoral researchers/teachers by Fundação Luso-Americana and FCT (2016).
Assoc. Prof. Larisa Melita
Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania
Larisa Melita is Associate Professor at Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania, Chemistry and Materials Science Department. In 2001 she received the Ph.D. from University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania and University “Autonoma” of Barcelona, Spain for the thesis entitled “Use of the Artificial Neural Networks for simulating some physical – chemical properties and processes”. After obtaining the Ph.D, dr. Melita focused her research activity on methods of removal and recovery of heavy metals from water/wastewaters with Activated Composite Membranes, publishing articles in many scholarly journals. Then, extended her research activity in the field of new composite building materials and their applications in the environmental infrastructure, specializing in the area of aerogel based thermal insulations materials. From 2020 she is member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference of the Sustainable Solutions for Energy and Environment (EENVIRO 2020, 2022) and in 2019 and 2022 was reviewer of the 13th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2019 and 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress CLIMA 2022. Assoc. Professor Larisa Melita is member of the Romanian Society of Chemical Engineering, part of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), and member of the Romanian Association of Building Services Engineers (AIIR). Also, she is an expert evaluator of EU Projects, evaluating projects within the program HORIZON Europe Programme. In 2008 she was invited as senior researcher at Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Canada, in 2019 was invited professor at School of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal and in 2022 was invited speaker at the 7th International Conference on Building Materials and Construction (ICBMC) Singapore and invited senior researcher/professor at Zadar University, Croatia. From 2020, likewise dr. Melita is Assoc. Professor at European University for Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability - EU-CONEXUS - a Transnational European Higher Education and Research Institution.
Dr. Zujian Huang
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Zujian Huang is now a postdoctoral fellow at School of Architecture, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). He used to be an associate professor at South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, China), a researcher at State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science (Guangzhou, China), and a visiting scholar at Hygrothermics Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Holzkirchen, Germany). He was certified as an Active House Alliance verifier in 2018, is a national certified planner of the MOHURD (Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China), a member of the ASC (Architectural Society of China), and a reviewer of several academic journals. His research is focused on building materials and construction, especially the performance-oriented bamboos and their construction techniques. He has presided over several research projects since 2018, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and the China Association for Science and Technology. He has published two monographs, the "Application of Bamboo in Building Envelope" (2019) and the "Resource-Driven Sustainable Bamboo Construction in Asia-Pacific Bamboo Areas" (2021), both published by Springer Nature.
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