A number of Invited Lectures on a variety of specialised topics will also be presented at the SEMC 2025 International Conference by identified experts. Confirmed Invited Speakers to date are as follows:

Prof. Paul Steinmann, University of Glasgow, UK
“Cracking insights into the emerging universe of soft fracture”

Prof. Michael Kaliske, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
“Numerical modelling of complex fracture patterns: From crack branching at dynamic loading to fragmentation of tempered glass”

Prof. Ben Young, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China 
“Structural performance of cold-formed steel battened columns” 

Prof. Ugo Galvanetto, University of Padua, Italy
“Recent advances in peridynamics applied to structural problems”

Prof. Kunitomo Sugiura, University of Kyoto, Japan
“Non-destructive testing for structural condition assessment”

Prof. Richard Stroetmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany 
“Challenges and new insights for the design and execution of welded joints on high-strength steels” 

Prof. Jose Madeira, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
“Strategies for directional direct search in the context of local and global optimization”

Prof. Kamran Behdinan, University of Toronto, Canada
“Advances in design and analysis of multifunctional lightweight structures”

Prof. Xiao-Lin Zhao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
“Fatigue of welded ultra-high strength steel” 

Prof. Andreas Kappos, Khalifa University, UAE
"Control of the dynamic response of bridges through movable shear keys"

Prof. Aurelio Araujo, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
“Dynamic buckling of active sandwich panels”

Prof. Simon Guest, University of Cambridge, UK
“Optimization of compression structures” 

Prof. Martin Achmus, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
“Recent developments regarding the design of monopiles supporting offshore wind energy converters” 

Prof. Lip Teh, University of Wollongong, Australia
“Behaviour and strength of steel bolted connections in shear”

Prof. Steffen Anders, University of Wuppertal, Germany
“Fatigue of high-performance steel fibre concrete: Characterization, modelling and prediction” 

Prof. Luis Simoes da Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
"Design of steel joints by advanced FEM: modelling, assessment of results, reliability and code specification" 

Prof. John Myers, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA 
“Mitigation and repair strategies to extend the service life of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures” 

Prof. Luigi Di Sarno, University of Liverpool, UK
“Fragility assessment of existing low‑rise steel moment‑resisting frames with masonry infills under mainshock‑aftershock earthquake sequences” 

Prof. Maria Pina Limongelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
“A population-based transfer learning approach for damage identification in viaducts” 

Prof. Marian Gizejowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 
Title to be advised 

Prof. Lawrence Bank, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 
Title to be advised 

Prof. Lars Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark 
Title to be advised  

Prof. Brahim Benmokrane, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Title to be advised 

Prof. Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Title to be advised 

Prof. Markus Knobloch, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Title to be advised 

Prof. Alper Ilki, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Title to be advised  

Prof. Yao Chen, Southeast University, China
Title to be advised  

Prof. Suresh Shrivastava, McGill University, Canada 
Title to be advised