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  • Prof Hong Hao is invited and will give a Keynote Presentation at the 1st Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics – PANACM 2015 Conference that will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 27-29, 2015. The title is: Finite Element Analysis of Structural Insulated Panel with OSB Skins Against Windborne Debris Impacts, by Hong Hao, Wensu Chen, Shuyang Chen and Qingfei Meng
  • Prof Hong Hao is invited and will deliver a Conference Lecture at the 11th International Conference on Shock and Impact loads on Structures (SILO) that will be held at Ottawa, Canada, on 14-15 May 2015. The title is: Analysis and Design of Glass Windows Against Blast and Impact Loads, by Hong Hao and Xihong Zhang
  • Prof Hong Hao gave a Keynote Presentation “Fallacies in Analysis of Structural Response to Blast Loads” at the 3rd International Conference on Protective Structures (ICPS3) held in Newcastle Australia, in Feb 2015
  • Dr Xihong Zhang received IAPS Young Researcher Award from the International Association of Protective Structures at the 3rd International Conference on Protective Structures (ICPS3) held in Newcastle Australia, in Feb 2015. The title is: Fragmentation Characteristics of Tempered Glass Windows under Air Blast Wave, by Xihong Zhang and Hong Hao
  • Prof Hong Hao gave a Keynote Presentation at the 13th International Symposium on Structural Engineering (ISSE13) held in Hefei, China in Oct 2014. The title is: Experimental and Numerical Study of Structural Panels Subjected to Windborne Debris Impacts, by Hong Hao and Wensu Chen
  • Prof Hong Hao delivered an invited speech at 2014 SEM Fall Conference and International Symposium on Intensive Loading and Its Effects held in Beijing, China in Oct 2014. The title is: Simplified Numerical Method for Analysing Blast Induced Structural Response, by Hong Hao and Jun Li (Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide)
  • Dr Jun Li (Curtin University) received Best Paper Award for Young Experts at the 13th International Symposium on Structural Engineering (ISSE13) held in Hefei, China in Oct 2014. The title is: Condition Monitoring of Shear Connection under Ambient Vibrations with Relative Displacements, by Jun Li, Hong Hao and Weiwei Zhang
  • Prof Hong Hao and Mr Francisco Hernandez received the Karagozian & Case Highly Commendable Paper Award at the 6th International Conference on Protection of Structures Against Hazards (PSH 2014) held in Tianjin, China in October 2014. The title is: On the effectiveness of ventilation in high explosive storage chambers to mitigate blasting effects, by Francisco Hernandez, Hong Hao and Madhat Abdel-jawad
  • Prof Hong Hao and Dr Jun Li (Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide) received the PSH 2014 Highly Commendable Paper Award at the 6th International Conference on Protection of Structures Against Hazards (PSH 2014) held in Tianjin, China in October 2014. The title is: Experimental Study on the Response of Ultra-high Performance Reinforced Concrete Columns under Blast Loading, by Juechun Xu, Chengqing Wu, Hengbo Xiang, Yu Su, Zhongxian Li, Qin Fang, Hong Hao, Zhongxian Liu, Yadong Zhang and Jun Li
  • Mr Bipin Shrestha was awarded Best Student Paper at the 2014 Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES) Conference held in Lorne, Victoria. The title is: Experimental Study of Seismic Pounding Effects on Bridge Structures Subjected to Spatially Varying Ground Motions, by Bipin Shrestha, Lixiang He, Kaiming Bi, Hong Hao and Weixin Ren
  • Professor Hong Hao received the 2013 runner-up award of James M. Ko Medal of Advances in Structural Engineering for his paper: Structure Damage Detection Using Neural Network with Multi-Stage Substructuring, by Norhisham Bakhary, Hong Hao and Andrew J Deeks
  • Prof Hong Hao and Dr Yifei Hao received the Highly Commendable Paper Award at the 10th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures held in Singapore in Nov 2013. The title is: Experimental Study of Dynamic Compressive Behavior of Concrete Material Reinforced with Spiral Steel Fibres, by Yifei Hao, Hong Hao and Ying Wang
  • Dr Jun Li (Curtin University) and Dr Kaiming Bi received the University of Western Australia High Achieving Young Investigator Award for year 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Upcoming events

  • The 7th Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM) Annual Workshop will be held by Centre of Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection in Perth, late 2015. The workshop organisers will be Hong Hao and Jun Li.
  • The 4th International Conference on Protective Structures (ICPS4) will be held in July 2016 at Beijing. The Conference will be organized by Tianjin University-Curtin University Joint Research Center of Structural Monitoring and Protection, supported by Tianjin University, Tianjin Chengjian University, Curtin University, the University of Adelaide, and International Association of Protective Structures. The Conference Co-Chairs will be Zhong-Xian Li, Hong Hao and Chengqing Wu.
  • The 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 24) will be held by Centre of Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection in Perth, late 2016. The Conference Chair will be Hong Hao.