2024 3rd International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Engineering Structures (AMES 2024)

Publication Chair

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Prof. Ahmad Safuan Bin A Rashid

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography:

Prof. Ahmad Safuan Bin A Rashid has started his career as a university academician for 11 years and 6 months since March, 2005. Over the years, he has taught 77 credit-hour courses in this university (56 and 21 credit-hour courses for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels respectively), supervised 5 PhD students as a main supervisor (one graduated in November 2016), led 12 out of 30 research projects that he is involved in (total MYR2153036.00), led and assisted in 5 consultation works (MYR596354.41), received 1 intellectual property (IP) and 4 national awards during the National Geotechnical Engineering Festival in 2014. Prof. Ahmad Safuan Bin A Rashid is a Bachelor holder in Civil Engineering discipline from UTM. He has obtained a Master of Civil Engineering (Geotechnics) from UTM in 2005. Then, he pursued his PhD study in Geotechnical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield, England and graduated with his doctorate in November 2011. His research was related to the failure behavior of soft soil treated with a group of soil cement columns formed by the Deep Mixing (DM) method. He has participated in the 10th Young Geotechnical Engineerings’ Symposium in London in 2008 and has prepared and published 5 publications from his PhD work. To date, he has published 57 journal papers, 20 papers for technical proceedings, and 1 book chapter. Out of 57 journals, 25 are indexed in the ISI database, 30 are indexed by Scopus, and the rest (3 journal papers) are classified as non-indexed refereed journals. The total cumulative impact factors that he has contributed to UTM for sustaining research university status were 23.77. Apart from writing, he actively involves himself as a manuscript reviewer and has reviewed more than 30 journals, including the Journal of Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, International Journal of GEOMATE, and Geotechnical Testing Journal (ASTM).

Prof. Ahmad Safuan Bin A Rashid has also been invited as a keynote speaker in 5 international conferences and has participated in various workshops, seminars, and training programs related to geotechnical engineering. He is a member of several professional organizations such as the Malaysian Geotechnical Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

In terms of teaching, he is known for his interactive and engaging teaching style, and he has received positive feedback from students and colleagues alike. He has also developed several new courses for the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including a course on advanced geotechnical engineering topics.

In addition to his academic work, Prof. Ahmad Safuan Bin A Rashid is also actively engaged in community outreach programs, such as providing technical assistance to local communities on geotechnical issues and participating in charitable activities.

Overall, he is proud of his achievements as a university academician and looks forward to continuing his research and teaching endeavors in the field of geotechnical engineering.


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Prof. Sümer Şahin

İstanbul Nişantaşı Üniversitesi, Turkey

Biography:

Prof. Dr. Sümer Şahin is now a Professor at the Nişantaşı University in İstanbul, Türkiye. He has been the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Erciyes University in Kayseri and at the Near East University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. He received his Diplom-Ingenieur (MS) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany) in 1967 and Doktor-Ingenieur (Ph.D.) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the same university in 1970. He has received Habilitation degree in Physics at the University of Ankara in 1973. In the past, he worked as a Professor at ATILIM University (Ankara, Türkiye); Gazi University (Ankara, Türkiye); Erciyes University (Kayseri, Türkiye); King Saud University (Riyad, Saudi Arabia); as an Associate Professor at Ege University (İzmir, Türkiye) and Karadeniz Technical University (Trabzon, Türkiye); as an Advanced Research Scientist at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland); and as a NATO Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. In 1997, he was guest Professor at the Universität Innsbruck, (Innsbruck, Austria). In1987, he served as The President of the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) and Vice-Chairman of the Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development of the United Nations General Assembly (New York, USA). He has published close to 180 scholarly papers in reputable journals and about 170 international conference papers on a wide array of topics in nuclear and solar energy; and also given Invited Talks and Seminars in 16 different countries around the globe. His research interests and activities cover Neutron Transport Theory, Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Thermionic Space Craft Reactors, and Space Craft Nuclear Propulsion, Fusion Technology, Fusion-Fission (Hybrid) Reactors, Nuclear Waste Transmutation, Alternative Fuels for CANDU Reactors, Accelerator Driven Systems, Non-proliferation and Concentrated Solar Power. He has guided a great number of research projects. He is still actively working on GEN-IV reactor research and fusion technology with junior and senior colleagues. He has given lectures on Nuclear Engineering, Reactor Physics, Modern Physics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Radiation Safety, Physical Aspects of the Energy Production, Nuclear Reactor Design, Fusion Technology and Heat Pipes at different universities in Turkish, English, French and German languages. 


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Assoc. Prof. Kh. F. Makhmudov

Ioffe Institute,Russia

Biography:

Assoc. Prof. Kh. F. Makhmudov has been working from 1993 to the present as a leading researche at the Ioffe Institute. Teaching (part-time): Works as an associate professor of the Department of Industrial Safety of the National Mineral Resources University "Gorny" . Subjects taught: • Thermodynamics • Heat engineering. Expert activity: 1. The Russian Science Foundation, expertise of scientific and scientific-technical projects funded at all stages of their implementation. 2. Expert Corps of the Russian Academy of Science


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Prof. Mohamed A. Ismail

Brunel London School, North China University of Technology, China


Biography:

Prof. Ismail is currently working at Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brunel London School North China University of Technology, Beijing, China since Sept. 2023. Before that, he was working as a full professor at Dept. of Civil Engineering, Miami College of Henan University, Kaifeng, China from October 2018 until Aug. 2023. Before joining Miami College, Prof. Ismail was working as an Associate Professor at Civil and Construction Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia, Sarawak, Malaysia. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. Degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1991 and 1996, respectively and his PhD from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2003. Prof. Ismail teaches undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering Materials, Concrete Technology, Engineering Mechanics, Reinforced Concrete Structural Design, Engineering and Environmental Principles and Theories, Construction Management, Concrete Laboratory, Mechanics of Solids, Structural Analysis and Fluid mechanics. For graduate students, he teaches courses in Advanced Concrete Technology and Advanced Structural Analysis. His research work includes Concrete Technology, Smart Materials in Construction, High Performance Concrete, Durability of Concrete, NDT, Arc Thermal Metal Spray Technology, Sustainable Building Materials and Protection Methods of Reinforced Concrete Structures. Prof. Ismail has extensive teaching and research experiences over 25 years in Canada, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Japan and China. He also had broad experience at Engineering Consultancies and Oil & Gas Firms. Prof. Ismail has published more than 120 papers in referred Journals and International Conferences and 5 Books. He served as a reviewer for many International Journals, Editorial Board Member of few journals and Editor-in-chief of Challenge Journal of Concrete research letters.


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