Keynote Speaker

Prof. Sergei Alexandrov

Beihang University, China .

Dr. Sergei Alexandrov is a Visiting Professor at Beihang University (Beijing, China) under the program “Recruitment Program for Global Experts” (“1000 Talent Plan”) and a Research Professor at the Laboratory for Technological Processes of the Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1990 and D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics in 1994. He worked as a Professor at Moscow Aviation Technology Technical University (Russia), a Visiting Scientist at ALCOA Technical Center (USA), GKSS Research Centre (Germany) and Seoul National University (South Korea), and was a Visiting Professor at Aveiro University (Portugal), University of Besancon (France) and Technical University of Malaysia (Malaysia). He is a member of the Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Sergei Alexandrov has published more than 400 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including three monographs and around 230 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He has participated in the scientific committee of several international conferences and served as a reviewer in a wide range of international journals. He is on the editorial board of several journals including Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Springer) and Structural Engineering and Mechanics (Technopress). His research areas are plasticity theory, fracture mechanics, and their applications to metal forming and structural mechanics.


 Prof. Jesus Toribio

University of Salamanca, Spain

Professor Jesus Toribio graduated in Civil Engineering in 1982 and then in Mathematics in 1986. In 1987 he was awarded his PhD in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and turned into Associate Professor in that Institution. In 1992 he became Full Professor and Head of the Materials Science Department of the University of La Coruña (at the age of 32, thus being the youngest Full Professor in the area of Materials Science in Spain). In 2000 he moved to the University of Salamanca (USAL) where is currently Full Professor of Materials Science and Head of the Fracture and Structural Integrity Research group (FSIRG) of that Institution.
His research work is mainly concerned with fatigue and fracture mechanics, environmentally assisted cracking, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement/degradation/damage of metals and alloys (mainly cold drawn pearlitic steel wires for civil engineering and austenitic stainless steels for nuclear engineering and energy applications), covering theoretical, computational and experimental aspects. He actively participates in International Conferences, very often being member of the International Advisory Committee, organising Special Sessions/Symposia, being Session Chairman or delivering Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. Professor Dr. Jesus Toribio has published more than 500 scientific papers, most of them in international books and journals.
He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee 10 (TC10): Environmentally Assisted Cracking of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and has been Director (2013-2017) of the International Congress of Fracture-The World Academy of Structural Integrity (ICF-WASI), being responsible of launching the Ibero-American Academy of Structural Integrity (IA2SI). Prof. Toribio has been awarded a variety of scientific research prizes and awards including:
(i) UPM Young Scientist Award of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; (ii) METROTEC Award for the best Technological Research Project; (iii) Honour Medal of the Spanish Group of Fracture (GEF/SEIE) in recognition of his research achievements in the field of fracture mechanics; (iv) Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) in recognition of leadership and outstanding work in engineering sciences, (v) Top Reviewer 2011 in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the Elsevier International Journal Engineering Fracture Mechanics, (vi) Fellow of the European Structural Society (ESIS Fellow) for his outstanding contributions to the art, science, teaching or practice of fracture mechanics and his service to the society; (vii) Honorary Member of the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF) in acknowledgement and appreciation of his outstanding achievements in the research field of fracture mechanics (viii) Best Paper and Presentation Award in the International Conference on Energy Materials and Applications (ICEMA 2017) held in 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan, with a paper entitled: Numerical Simulation of Hydrogen Diffusion in the Pressure Vessel Wall of a WWER-440 Reactor.

Invited Speaker

Prof. Daolun Chen

Ryerson University, Canada

Dr. Daolun Chen is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He received his BSc and MSc from Northeastern University in 1983 and 1986, respectively, PhD from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1989, and Dr.rer.nat. from the University of Vienna, Austria, 1993. Dr. Chen has published 386 refereed journal (306) and conference (80) papers in the area of advanced materials and key engineering materials, and their deformation, fatigue, welding and joining, plus 190+ non-refereed conference papers/research reports. His pioneering work on nanocomposites leads to a well-known method that bears his name, and is twice identified by the Council of Canadian Academies to be one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide. He is a recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Canadian Metal Physics Award, G.H. Duggan Medal, MetSoc Award for Research Excellence, MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award, and Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award. Dr. Chen is an elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Fellow of Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (FCIM), Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), and an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of 30 journals, including Materials Research Letters, Materials and Design, and Materials Science and Engineering A. He has been invited by science reporters to give interviews and comments on some key scientific breakthroughs published in the journals of Nature and Science.


Assoc. Prof. Marina Rynkovskaya

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Russia

Dr. Marina Rynkovskaya is an associate professor at department of Civil Engineering and a coordinator of MSc program “Architecture, geometry and calculation of large-span spatial structures” at RUDN University (Moscow, Russia). She obtained BSc (2002) and MSc (2004) degrees in Civil Engineering at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) in Moscow. Since 2003 she had worked as a project engineer in industry for 10 years and defended her PhD thesis in Structural Mechanics at Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT, Moscow) in 2013. Since 2006 she has worked at RUDN University at department of strength of materials and structures and department of civil engineering (since 2014 as an associate professor), and as an invited professor at CentraleSupelec (Université Paris-Saclay) in France for three months in 2017-2018. The main research topic concerns analytical methods of stress-strain analysis of spatial/shell structures and form finding for architecture, civil engineering and industry design. She is a member of the international association for spatial structures (IASS). She has the Honorary Diploma of the rector administration of the RUDN University for active scientific and pedagogical activity (2016), and the best teacher award of the Moscow City Professional Competition of Pedagogical Excellence and Public Recognition in the nomination "Young University Professor 2012" .