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Elections at the Annual Meetings of IABSE
At the Annual Meetings of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) - held from September 22-24, 2013, in conjunction with the 36th IABSE Symposium Kolkata, India - the Permanent Committee of IABSE re-elected for the period of November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2017, Vice-Presidents Fernando Branco, Portugal; Julio Timerman, Brazil and Yaojun Ge, China, and elected for the same period three Vice-Presidents and the Chair of the Technical Committee:
Hyun-Moo Koh, Korea, Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU) and Seoul National Director, Integrated Research Institute of Construction and Environmental Engineering, SNU. He is a Fellow of IABSE and has been the Chair of the Korean Group of IABSE since 2008; he is a Member of the Outstanding Structure Award Committee (OStrAC) and the Vice-Chair of WC1 (Structural Performance, Safety and Analysis) until October 31, 2013.
Joseph Tortorella, USA, President of Robert Silman Associates, NY, USA, has been the Chair of the USA Group of IABSE since 2011 and has been active as the Chair of Working Commission 4 (Rehabilitation of Structures) from 2009–2013; Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Chicago Congress 2008 and Member of the Scientific Committees Symposium Shanghai 2004 and Kolkata 2013.
Akira Wada, Japan, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology, is a Fellow of IABSE and has been a Member of the Technical Committee (2003–2011), Chair of the Outstanding Paper Award Committee (OPAC) 2009; Member of the Scientific Committee Lahti 2001, Member of WC 6 ‘Information Technology’ (1991–1999) and Member of the Scientific Committee for the IABSE Workshop Bergamo 1995.
New Chair of the Technical Committee
Christian Cremona, France, Director of the Technical Centre of Bridge Engineering (SETRA), is the new Chair of the TC and follows Leo Wagemans, NL. The IABSE Prize Winner of 2004, has been active as the Chair of WG ‘Vibrations in Structures’ (2007–2011), Member of the WC 8 ‘Operation, Maintenance and Repair of Structures’(2001–2005); Member of the OPAC 2012; Member of the Scientific Committees of the IABSE Conference Sharm El-Sheikh.
Following these re-elections and elections, the Executive Committee of IABSE is composed of the President of IABSE, David A. NethercotUK, eleven Vice-Presidents - Fernando Branco, Portugal; Mario Fontana, Switzerland; Yaojun Ge, China; Ulrike Kuhlman, Germany; Hyun-Moo Koh, Korea; Bidhan.C Roy, India; Julio Timerman, Brazil; Joseph Tortorella, USA; Akira Wada, Japan; Jan Wium, South Africa; Riccardo Zandonini - and the Chair of the Technical Committee Christian Cremona, France.