Keynote Speakers

Bridge Keynote & Joe O'Donovan Memorial Lecture - Professor Aleksandar Pavic

Prof PavicProfessor Aleksandar Pavic heads the vibration engineering section in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering in the University of Sheffield, UK.
His research portfolio is focused on vibration performance of civil engineering structures and his particular expertise is in vibration serviceability of slender civil engineering structures, such as long-span floors, footbridges and grandstands. He is also involved in the testing and system identification of as-built large civil engineering structures using full-scale modal testing and finite element model correlations.

Professor Pavic has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications including at least 40 refereed journal papers and has edited two special issues of international journals devoted to vibration performance of civil engineering structures. Professor Pavic manages an annual research portfolio of over 30m sterling. He is a media commentator on contemporary scientific issues related to the vibration of public structures, such as footbridges, floors and grandstands.

Concrete Keynote - Professor Adrian Long

Adrian LongProfessor Adrian from Queen's University Belfast has, over the past 40 years made a significant contribution to the science of engineering. A Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE; 2002-03), Professor Long has supervised research of the durability of structural materials and the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, including buildings, bridges and offshore construction. He has directed a team of interdisciplinary researchers involved in the development of a wave energy system for the UK Department of Energy and his most recent research has seen the commercial development of a novel concrete arch structure. Professor Long has been awarded and has managed research grants totalling 10m sterling since 1968 and is the author of over 330 technical publications. His outstanding contributions throughout a distinguished career have been recognised through numerous awards from ICE, the American Concrete Society of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Royal Society.

Geotechnical Keynote - Professor Richard Jardine

Richard JardineProfessor Richard Jardine is Head of Geotechnics and Professor of Geomechanics at Imperial College London. He is currently involved in a major BP funded study into climate change Impact in permafrost regions, and a project into pile ageing processes. He is a member of the UK's 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Panel for Civil Engineering. He has managed several large international joint industry research projects and collaborated with many other groups worldwide. He has worked as a Visiting Professor in both Singapore and Sapporo, Japan, and is Chairman of Committee TC-29 of the ISSMGE (Advanced laboratory testing of geomaterials) and sits on API/ISO and SUT Committees on Offshore Foundations.

Professor Jardine has written over 160 academic papers and his areas of expertise include coil properties, advanced laboratory and field measurement techniques, soil characterisation; offshore geotechnics, foundation analysis, slope stability, driven pile behaviour, soft ground engineering, geotechnical instrumentation.