KEYNOTE LECTURES

Prof. Paulo Cachim

Civil Engineering Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal

web page: Paulo Cachim

Speech Title:

Smart carbon-concrete sensors for transport infrastructures

Paulo Cachim is professor with Habilitation in the Civil Engineering Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal, and he teaches Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures and Timber Construction.

Dean of Civil Engineering Department (from 2011 to 2015); Course Director of Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering; Course Director of Master in Civil Engineering; Erasmus coordinator at the Civil Engineering Department.

He participated in the creation of the Research Unit RISCO. He is director of the research unit at the department.

He was invited researcher at University of Gent, Belgium (2017), University of Liege, Belgium (2008) and he is the author of 5 books, 2 book chapters, 40 articles in international scientific journals, 8 articles in Portuguese journals and more than 100 articles in international and national conferences; Editor of 1 international book.

Supervision of 8 concluded PhD theses and more than 50 master dissertations; Participation in European projects and Portuguese competitive funding projects; Member of organising and scientific commission of national and international conferences; Scientific reviewer of more than 100 articles for 30 international scientific journals.

Structural and consultant engineer, having participated in the design/review of buildings, viaducts, bridges and dams.

He loves teaching, travel, photography and… Montenegro.

Prof. Jelena Dobrić

Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia

web page: Jelena Dobrić

Speech Title:

Stability criteria for stainless steel equal-leg angle columns

Jelena Dobrić, BEng MSc PhD, is associate professor at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering She has significant lecturing experience in the courses and practical classes of bachelor and master programmes in Civil Engineering in the Department of material and structures. Over the past years, she has led a scientific research group exploring the structural behaviours of metallic structures, with a special interest in stainless steel. Her team developed new design guidance for the flexural and flexural-torsional buckling of stainless steel channel, lipped-channel and equal-leg angle columns. She also branched into the research area of duplex stainless steel bolted connections. Advanced analytical and computational analysis were combined with experimental methods to perform both fundamental and applied research. She is a member of the International Scientific Committee of SDSS Colloquium – 2022 and IABSE Symposium – 2022. She has strong academic knowledge and deep insight into world-wide technical regulations in the area of metallic structures. She is a member of the stainless steel working group CEN/TC 250/SC 3/WG 4 and the committee of Serbian Institute for Standardization for steel, composite and aluminium structures. She also has specialized experience in the design and detailing of metallic and composite structures, she has participated as head designer or design team member in producing a large number of conceptual projects and detailed designs.  She is a member of Serbian Chamber of Engineers for state licence exam and mentor for professional assignments in the field of steel and composite structures.

Prof. Luisa María Gil-Martín

ETSICCP, University of Granada, Spain

Speech Title:

Origin of the catenary, the true form of the arch: Taq-i Kisra

Luisa María Gil-Martín is PhD Civil Engineering from the University of Granada and full-professor at this university. She is the head of the laboratory of Structural Engineering and author of around 100 journal papers. Her research is about several topics in the field of Structural Mechanics, among others: steel and concrete structures, tensegrities, optimization of structures, and instability of structures. She is also co-authors of two books (in Spanish) about concrete and steel structures.

Prof. Enrique Hernández-Montes

ETSICCP, University of Granada, Spain

Speech Title:

Origin of the catenary, the true form of the arch: Taq-i Kisra

Enrique Hernández-Montes is PhD Civil Engineering from the University of Granada and full-professor at this university. Author of more 100 journal papers and 3 textbooks. His research is about several topics in the field of Structural Mechanics, among others: earthquake engineering, steel and concrete structures, tensegrities, optimization of structures, and instability of structures.

Prof. Hartmut Pasternak

Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany

web page: Hartmut Pasternak

Speech Title:

Extraordinary steel buildings in Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hartmut Pasternak from the Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany,  is involved in teaching, research and design of steel structures for more than 30 years. He is member of several National and International Committees (e.g. full member of the ECCS Technical Committee 8 “Structural Stability”). He has participated in numerous research projects (e.g. on thin-walled members, welding stresses and adhesive bonded joints). Under his supervision 20 PhDs were completed. Prof. Pasternak has more than 200 publications in Journals and at Conferences and is co-author of five books in German and English on steel structures. Moreover he is the editor of the journal “Bauingenieur” for steel structures. 

Svetislav Popović, M.Sc.

Ingenieurbüro Stengel, Munich, Germany

web page: Svetislav Popović

Speech Title:

State of the art in the design of roller-coasters

Svetislav Popović was born in 1988 in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro. He completed his primary and secondary education in Bijelo Polje and Belgrade, Serbia. He finished his primary education as the best student in the generation at “Vladislav Sl. Ribnikar” in Rasovo, in 2003. After that, he obtained a high school degree at the “Gymnasium Miloje Dobrašinović” and “XII Belgrade Gymnasium” (IV grade), in 2007. He graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade in 2013.

Master’s thesis entitled “Static and dynamic analysis of laminated composite beams”, under the mentorship of prof. dr. Đorđe Vuksanović, was defended in October 2014 at the Department of Technical Mechanics and Theory of Structures of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade. He enrolled in PhD studies of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Montenegro in 2021.

After completing master studies, he was awarded a scholarship by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany at the company Europoles from Neumarkt i.d. Opf. in which he was employed in the period 2015-2018. Since 2019, he has been a member of the team at the Ingenieurbüro Stengel in Munich, which specializes in the design and analysis of attractions in amusement parks. Apart from project-work, he is also engaged in scientific research in the fields of theory of structures, special wind actions and in the field of steel fatigue.

In addition to his mother language, he speaks English and German.

Prof. Ivana Štimac Grandić

Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Speech Title:

Vibration serviceability of footbridges: current state and commentary on codes, norms and guidelines

Ivana Štimac Grandić, Ph.D. is Full Professor in Civil Engineering, Technical Sciences at Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka.

She is a researcher in fields of damage detection in structures, vibration of flexible structures (especially bridges) and improvement of design methods for ribbed bridge structures. As a part of her scientific activities, she was the Leader of two and Participant in six research projects. She has published the results of scientific research in a total of over 40 scientific papers in international scientific journals and more than 20 papers in proceedings of international and domestic scientific conferences and more than 50 peer reviews of articles in journals and scientific conferences as well. She is a member of the editorial boards of four scientific journals and of the scientific and organizing committees of scientific conferences.

Since her employment at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, she has continuously participated in teaching activities, mainly in the courses of the Department of Structural Engineering (Wooden Structures I, Bridges, Concrete Bridges, Testing of Structures, Design of Building Structures and Structural Damage Assessment Using Nondestructive Methods) and the Department of Engineering Mechanics (Mechanics I, Mechanics II, Structural Modelling). Since 2010, she has been a mentor on more than 40 graduate theses and published 16 papers as co-authors with students. She published 2 teaching papers. Since October of 2015 till September of 2021 she has been the dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Rijeka.