Invited Speakers

Prof. Ippei Maruyama

The University of Tokyo, Japan & Nagoya University, Japan

Dr. Ippei Maruyama is a Professor of Graduate School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo (cross-appointment) and a Professor of Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University. He earned his B.Eng. in 1998, M.Eng. in 2000 and Dr.Eng. in 2003 from The University of Tokyo. Before he joined Nagoya University, he was visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology and assistant professor at Hiroshima University. He became a professor in 2016 in Nagoya University, then joined the University of Tokyo as a Professor. He is a past chair of international committee on irradiated concrete, a Bureau member of RILEM, the editor in chief of Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, and an associate editor of Materials and Structures. He is leading several national projects relating to aging management of concrete structures in nuclear power plants, Fukushima daiichi decommissioning process, and a long-term use of concrete structures. His current research topics include architectural engineering, building material engineering, design of concrete structures, aging management of concrete structures, preservation of historical buildings and civil structures, radiation physics and chemistry for concrete, cement chemistry, applied geochemistry (mainly calcite and ferrite concretion phenomena).

Assoc. Prof. Guang Ye

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr. Ye is an associate professor in the Section of Materials and Environment of TUDelft. He is the Chair of the research group of Concrete Modelling and Materials Behavior. He received his PhD with honor from TUDelft in 2003. After his PhD, he spent one year as postdoc in Ghent University, Belgium. In 2005 he received VENI grant from NWO and worked as senior researcher in TUDelft, afterwards as assistant, associate professor till now. Dr. Ye is also a guest professor in the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Faculty of Structural Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium since 2006, and a gust professor of several Chinese universities and institutes, like Chinese Building Academy, Southeast University, South China University of Technology. Dr. Ye received his PhD in Concrete Structures and Materials in 2003. His research interests focus on the properties of cementitious materials, i.e., early age hydration and microstructural development, permeability and durability. As author/co-author, he has published 300 journal/conference papers. He is also the editor/co-editor of 8 conference proceedings and Chapter contribution of 6 books. Dr. Ye is the member of several RILEM Technical Committees, like TC-ICC, TC-ATC, TC-SHC, and TC-SAP, TC-DTA and fib committee of 8.10 and 8.12.

Assoc. Prof. Alcestis Rodi

University of Patras, Greece

Dr Alcestis Rodi is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Patras. She studied architecture at the School of Architecture, National Technical University, Athens (Dipl. Arch., 1994), before completing her Master’s of Architecture in Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1997) as a National Greek Foundation scholar and a Harvard /Doxiadis fellow. In 2008 she received her PhD in Engineering from Delft University of Technology as a Michelis grantee. In her dissertation she developed a new design tool for the regeneration of city centres towards a creative city by transforming the city block. In 2018-2019 she was a visiting fellow at the School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an Onassis Foundation and Latsis Foundation grantee. She had practiced architecture and urban design in USA before she established her practice in Athens in 1999, focusing on the design and construction of housing projects at various scales and contexts. She was advisor on urban issues to the Vice President of the Greek Government (2010-12). Her current research and recent academic publications focus on urban morphology and the making of more sustainable, resilient, socially cohesive, healthy and happy cities. Within this framework she introduced in 2015 the concept of ‘Bricolage Urbanism’. She has done extensive research on Modern Greek architecture and planning that resulted in the publication of the book Modern Architectures in History: Greece (Reaktion Books, 2013) with Alexander Tzonis. She was the editor and a contributor to several collective volumes. Her design work and academic articles have been published in international periodicals and have received international awards.

ICBMC 2022 Invited Speakers