brianuy-Keynote Speaker_ACE 2019

Prof. Brian Uy
Head of the School of Civil Engineering,
University of Sydney

Speech Title: “ Innovative Steel-Concrete Composite Structures towards a Sustainable Future ”


Brian Uy is Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. Brian is Chairman of the Standards Australia Committee BD32 on Composite Structures and a member of BD90 on Bridge Structures which are developing standards on Steel and Composite Structures for buildings and bridges respectively. He also serves on BD01 and BD02 for Steel and Concrete Structures respectively. He has been the Chairman of the Australia Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers since 2012 and he serves on its Council, International Interest Group, Sustainable Construction and Building Information Modelling Panel. In 2015 he was elected Chair for the Australian Group of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). Brian regularly provides higher level consulting advice and certification for major national manufacturing and infrastructure companies and for forensic/expert witness purposes for many of Australia’s leading legal practices.

Brian has delivered over 300 conference papers in 35 countries, including over 80 keynote/invited lectures in 20 countries and has been involved in research in steel and composite structures for over 25 years. Brian serves on the editorial boards of fourteen international journals for structural engineering and is Chief Editor (Asia-Pacific) for Steel and Composite Structures. He is also a significant contributor to international codes of practice in steel and composite construction and currently serves on the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Task Committee 5 on Composite Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), Technical Committee on Composite Construction.

Brian is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), a Fellow of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE) and a Fellow of The Institution of Structural Engineers (FIStructE). He is a chartered member of Engineers Australia (CPEng), American Society of Civil Engineers (PE), Engineering Council in the UK, (CEng) and an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Engineer in Australia, (IntPE(Aus)).

Dr Mohamed Shahin

Dr Mohamed Shahin

Chair and Keynote Speaker ]

Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering,
Curtin University, Australia



Dr. Jagath Munasinghe

Director General, National Physical Planning Department
Sri Lanka