Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Alper ILKI

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Alper Ilki is a professor of structural engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 journal papers and more than 120 international conference papers. He has supervised 6 completed PhD theses and 40 MSc theses. The main theme of his academic studies is the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete and masonary structures, seismic assessment and retrofitting.



Masoud Motavalli is the Head of the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, EMPA and lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich. He is a Professor at the University of Tehran, Iran, Faculty of Civil Engineering, as well as Adjunct Professor at the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He organized or co-organized several successful international conferences, such as CICE2008 in Zurich, SHMII2009 in Zurich, SMAR2011 in Dubia and SMAR2013 in Istanbul.




Prof. Dr. Masoud Motavalli

Empa, Switzerland

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