Vice President of Tongji University,
Professor of Structural Engineering
Xiang-Lin Gu, full Professor at Tongji University since 2000. He is Vice President of Tongji University, Director of International Joint Research Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering, Director of International Joint Research Center of Earthquake Engineering, Director of Key Laboratory of Performance Evolution and Control for Engineering Structures of Ministry of Education. He is also the Committee Member of The International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH), President of ACI China Chapter, Vice President of RILEM China Chapter, and Vice President of China Civil Engineering Society.
Prof. Gu’s main research interests include life-cycle design and maintenance of engineering structures, damage process analysis of materials and structures, structural performance enhancement, innovative structural materials and systems. He is member of editorial board of the journal “Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering” and guest editor of the journal “Construction and Building Materials”. Author of over 260 publications, he has been funded by research grants funding over USD 4.5 million.
Keynote Speech Title:
Biaxial Seismic Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Columns