Keynote Speakers

Opening plenary session

Monday 10th June 2024


Professor Chun-Qing Li

School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Australia

Keynote speech title:

Next generation of structural design - challenges and opportunities.




Closing plenary session

Tuesday 11th June 2024


Professor Abdullahi Ahmed

School of Engineering, Technology and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK


Keynote speech title:

Innovating towards Net-Zero: Engineering solutions for climate resilience.

Professor Ahmed Abdullahi is an esteemed UK Chartered Engineer and a leading figure in Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment. Demonstrating adeptness in innovative problem-solving, Professor Ahmed has successfully overseen numerous projects in building energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable materials and systems, circular economy, and sustainable buildings. Professor Ahmed brings a holistic approach to his work through energy systems modelling, deep renovation, building performance evaluation and circular economy techno-economic and business models.  

In addition to his noteworthy professional achievements, Professor Ahmed has effectively guided teams through complex projects, ensuring the delivery of impactful outcomes. His leadership was notably showcased as the coordination of large scale multi-disciplinary and multi-partner research projects. Beyond his professional expertise, Professor Ahmed is an esteemed educator, haven supervised 12 PhD researchers and was invited and keynote speaker for several national and international conferences and workshops.  Professor Ahmed’s blend of academic prowess, leadership acumen, and professional expertise positions him as a transformative force in the fields of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment.