Plenary and Keynote Speakers

9th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering (ICCSTE 2024)



We are pleased to announce the plenary and keynote speakers for the 9th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering (ICCSTE 2024) :



Dr. Mamadou Fall

Dr. Mamadou Fall
University of Ottawa, Canada
Plenary Speaker

Dr. Fall is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa and the Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering. He holds the University Research Chair in Geotechnical Engineering for Net Zero Transitions. Ranked as one of the top one percent of scientists in the world by Elsevier Publisher in 2022, Professor Mamadou Fall is a leading researcher in Geotechnical Engineering, specializing in technologies that are critical for the construction and maintenance of sustainable structures and net zero transitions. His research has been adopted globally by industries, federal agencies, and institutions. His research contributions have garnered numerous awards, complementing his 300+ authored publications. Prof. Fall has held key leadership positions nationally and internationally, including Vice-President Technical of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Environmental Engineering, Chair of the uOttawa Department of Civil Engineering, and Coordinator of the German Research Chair in Environmental Geosciences and Geotechnics. Prof. Fall is a member of several societies and has led or participated in the organization of numerous national and international workshops, seminars and conferences. He has been invited on several occasions as a keynote speaker or lecturer and to participate in various expert committees. He regularly serves as a consultant and reviewer for scientific committees, journals and funding agencies, both nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Matthew J. Roorda

Dr. Matthew J. Roorda
University of Toronto, Canada
Plenary Speaker

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Dr. Yasser Hassan

Dr. Yasser Hassan
Carleton University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Radhouane Masmoudi

Dr. Radhouane Masmoudi
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Radhouane Masmoudi, Is a professor in the Civil & Building Engineering Department and former vice‐dean for research at the faculty of engineering, of the Université de Sherbrooke. He holds a US‐patent on high‐performance hybrid structures (US Patent No. 9,637,923, 2017). He is the founder and director of the High‐Performance Hybrid Structures Laboratory (HPHS), a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a voting member of the ACI‐440 Committee on Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for Concrete and Chair of the ACI‐440D Committee: Research, Development and Applications of FRP Reinforcements for Concrete. He was the recipient of the Bazinet Award of Excellence in Teaching by the student’s association (AGEG), and the Jury Excellence Award of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction for the design of a huge architectural structure (L104m x H48m x W20 m) of the iconic‐420 million $‐Jacques‐Parizeau Building (formerly Caisse de dépôt et de placement building) in Montreal. His research contributions are mainly related to the design, testing, modeling and analysis of FRP reinforced concrete structures and structuralshapes made of fiber‐reinforced polymersfilled with reinforced concrete. He is the author and co‐author of more than 200 publications in peer‐reviewed journals and conferences. Prof. Masmoudi has been elected Fellow the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering ( FCSCE, 2022) and Fellow of the International Institute of FRP for Construction (FIIFC, 2023).

Topic of Keynote: Residual Fatigue & Static Strengths of Full-Scale Bridge Girders Strengthened In Shear with CFRP
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Dr. Habib Tabatabi

Dr. Habib Tabatabi
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Keynote Speaker

Habib Tabatabai is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Structural Engineering Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Prior to that, he was a Principal Structural Engineer with the CTL Group (1989-1999) and a bridge engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation (1987-1989). He has conducted research on topics related to bridges including reliability, durability, corrosion, and repair of structures, stay cable testing and condition assessments, jointless bridges, and survival analysis of structures. He is a licensed Structural Engineer (SE) and Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois. He is a member of the PTI committee on cable-stayed bridges (DC-45) and has served on the ASCE Committee 19 (Structural Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings) (2005-2020). He also served as a member of a committee formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to investigate the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Topic of Keynote: Investigation of the Collapse of the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico<
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Registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $300 CAD registration
  • Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
  • 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
  • 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour

Important information for accompanying person(s): Please be informed that the accompanying person can NOT be a co-author.
Co-authors, regardless if 1 author is attending, must pay the full registration fee.
The accompany person fee is only for spouses and/or children. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Virtual registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $250 CAD registration
  • Access to all the sessions of the conference