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Keynote Speakers

Keynote lecture 1: "Stainless Steel Double Shear Bolted Connections under Fire Condition" by Yancheng CAI and Ben YOUNG.

Keynote lecture 2: "Recent Research Activities at AIT in Wind and Earthquake Engineering" by Pennung Warnitchai.

Speaker #1

Dr. Ben Young
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Hong Kong.

Professor Ben Young is currently the Associate Dean of the Graduate School at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also the Master of the Graduate House at HKU. He is a professor of structural engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, HKU, and also the Deputy Head of the Department. He received BSc, BEng and PhD degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1991, 1993 and 1998, respectively.

Professor Young is the Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction. He is a committee member of the SEI/ASCE-8 Specification for the "Design of Cold-formed Stainless Steel Structural Members", American Society of Civil Engineers. He was one of the code writers on the "Hong Kong Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel" for the Buildings Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He served as a panel member for the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2014 in the Built Environment Panel under the University Grants Committee Hong Kong. His research interests include cold-formed steel structures, testing and design of steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures, structural stability, fire resistance of metal structures and engineering education. Professor Young is currently an Editor of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ELSEVIER. He is also serving as members of editorial boards for ten other journals, such as the Journal of Thin-Walled Structures, Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering, Journal of Advanced Steel Construction, ICE journal on Structures and Buildings, and so on. He has published over 370 International journal and conference papers, of which 160 of these publications are SCI indexed journal papers. According to the ISI's essential science indicators, Professor Young was listed as "Top 1% scholars" for highly cited papers from 2009 to 2013.

Professor Young was adjunct professor of Zhejiang University, and currently guest professor of Tongji University, Hefei University of Technology and Henan University.

Professor Young received the Bechtel Foundation Engineering Teaching Excellence Award in 2003, and the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He also received the Best Teacher Award in 2006, the Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2006, the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2008, and the Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award in 2015 from The University of Hong Kong. Professor Young also received the Best Research Paper Award given by the Journal of Structures, ELSEVIER in 2016.