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



Prof. Dr. Azlan Abdul Rahman

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Formerly since 2006 until November 2013, Prof. Dr. Azlan served as Director of Corporate Affairs, and now he is serving as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development).  His other responsibilities also include as Chief Editor for Journal Teknologi and Chairman of Competency Panel for academic staff. He is also a Senate Member of the University from 2006. Currently he is teaching Bridge Engineering and also Structural Assessment and Repair at Masters level. Besides teaching and supervising research students, he do occasionally involve in consulting work in areas of structural forensic engineering and the non-destructive testing of bridges and buildings. His other non-engineering expertise is in the intellectual property management. Some of the awards he obtained during my service years in UTM include:

  • Award for Best Researcher, Faculty of Civil Engineering Research Seminar, UTM , SEPKA ’93, Johor Bahru, 1993.
  • AWARD FOR BEST RESEARCH (First Prize), UTM Research and Development Seminar 1993, Hotel Selesa, Pasir Gudang, Johor 1993.
  • UTM RESEARCH AWARD, Quality Day, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 1994. Award for Best Research, Faculty of Civil Engineering Research Seminar, UTM, SEPKA ’95, Johor Bahru 1995.
  • Award for Best Presenter, Faculty of Civil Engineering Research Seminar, UTM, SEPKA ’95, Johor Bahru 1995.
  • SILVER MEDAL AWARD, Exhibition on R&D Products MINDEX / INNOTEX ’95 organised by Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, August 1995.
  • ANUGERAH KEPUJIAN UNIVERSITI (University Award for Excellence), Quality Day, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, April 1998
Associate Prof. Sr Dr. Zakaria Mohd Yusof

Associate Prof. Sr Dr. Zakaria Mohd Yusof

Director of Continuing Education


Associate Prof. Sr Dr. Zakaria served at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for over 30 years and he is currently the Director Continuing Education School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE). He has a Diploma in Quantity Surveying at UTM before continuing studies at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK in the same field. He also obtained an MSc. in Construction from Loughborough University of Technology, UK and PhD in Technical and Vocational Education (PTV) from UTM Skudai.

He is a Consultant Quantity Surveyor (CQS), Fellowhe Royal Institutions of Surveyor, Malaysia (RISM), Full Member of American Association of Cost Engineering (AACE) and CIDB Certified Construction Project Manager. The committee member Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) Johor Branch.