Sille Pihlak

Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia

Dr Sille Pihlak is a practicing architect, researcher, tutor and the dean of Architecture Department in Estonian Academy of Arts. Sille completed her masters in the University of Applied Arts Vienna and practiced as design architect in Morphosis Architects Los Angeles and Coophimmelb(l)au Vienna. In 2015, together with Siim Tuksam, they started their own experimental research-led office PART–Practice for Architecture, Research and Theory. PART built designs have been internationally recognised for their innovative construction techniques and methods of designing. In 2020 Sille defended her doctoral degree on methodological development of somatic modularity for algorithmic timber architecture and she is currently researcher in Timber Architecture Research Center PAKK at Estonian Academy of Arts.

Chenfeng Li Flsw

Swansea University, UK

Prof Chenfeng Li Flsw is Director of Zienkiewicz Institute for Modelling, Data and AI, Non-executive Director for the trade organization Temporary Works Forum, and Editor-in-Chief for Engineering Computations. Prof. Li, chair of 6 international conferences and committee member for over 30 conferences, is internationally recognized for his research in (1) real-time simulation of deformation, fracture, energy, and mass transport; (2) physics-based data mining; (3) uncertainty quantification. He has developed innovative computational solutions to tackle technical challenges in civil engineering, energy, materials, and manufacturing. His expertise has been sought after by top organisations in the infrastructure and construction sectors, and the research impact is evidenced by the contribution to industrial guides and industrial-scale applications.

Dragan D. Milasinovic

University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Prof. dr Dragan D. Milašinović worked at the “Traser” Project Institute in Sarajevo as a design associate and responsible designer for bridges and tunnels (1978–1982). At the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Mostar, he worked as an assistant, assistant professor, and associate professor (1982–1992) and served as dean (1988–1992). At the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, he worked as an associate professor (1993–1996). He was appointed as a full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Subotica in 1998 and served as dean from 2006 to 2012. He has been working as a full professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Banja Luka since 1998. He was elected as a corresponding member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia (AINS) in 2007 and as a full member in 2012.

Bert Declerck

bd Projects BV. Belgium

Bert Declerck, based in Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium, is currently a Consultant, Product and System Development, Sales and Marketing: Insulation – Waterproofing – Nonwovens at bd Projects BV., bringing experience from previous roles at Owens Corning, BMI Group (Roofing & Waterproofing) and Knauf Insulation. Bert Declerck holds a 1990 – 1993 High school A2 in Woodworking @ Institut ‘Saint-Luc’ – Site Tournai, Belgium. Bert Declerck contributes valuable insights to the industry with a robust skill set that includes B2B, Building Materials, Product Marketing, Insulation, Thermal Insulation and more.

Sikiru Ganiyu

Teesside University, UK

Dr Sikiru Ganiyu is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management at Teesside University International Business School, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. Before joining Teesside University, he had taught architecture modules for several years in Nigeria and worked as a research fellow at the Big Data Enterprise and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (Big-DEAL), University of the West of England, UK. His background is Architecture and Environmental Science with a PhD in Construction Project Management. His research interest is in project management, circular economy, construction knowledge management, and the application of digital technologies to address real-life challenges within the built environment. He has published extensively in reputable journals and made presentations at several international conferences across the globe.


Fatih Eren is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. He completed his PhD on the internationalization process of the Istanbul real estate market at the University of Sheffield between 2007-2013. He worked as the Director of the Center for Urban Studies at the Center for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN), an international think tank based in the UK, between 2010-2016. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Architecture and Planning (ICONARP), of which he was one of the founders, for two years.

Tan Ngoc Nguyen

Sejong University, South Korea

Tan Ngoc Nguyen is currently an Assistant Professor at Department of Architectural Engineering of Sejong University, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. from Sejong University in February 2020. To present, he has worked for Sejong University for over 3 years. He is an expert in Computational Solid Mechanics and has over 8 years’ experience working in this field. His research focuses on developing numerical methods, applying robust numerical methods to model structures considering modern materials and new theoretical models. In addition, he investigates highly nonlinear problems, instabilities of structures and applies artificial intelligence to structural engineering.