Monday, 12 February 2018

Attendance of EURODYN'17 and 2017 IABSE Symposium

Hey guys! How have you been doing?
I know it's been quite some time since I posted something but these have been incredibly busy months of my PhD project. Fortunately, everything is on track and now I've finally found some time to write again on this blog.

In this way, today I'm going to write to you about two extremely exciting conferences that I had the pleasure to attend last September and where I presented some of the results obtained during the conduction of my project.

The first one was Eurodyn 2017 - X International conference on structural dynamics, that was held at the magnificent Sapienza University of Rome in Italy between the 10 and 13 of September.

Entrance of the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering where the majority of the conference sessions were held

This conference was organized by the European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD) and was focused on the theoretical, computational and experimental developments in structural dynamics and their application to all types of structures and dynamical systems.

Opening ceremony venue
Conference group photo

This was an extremely pleasant event which I had the chance to share with my fellow ESRs JJ Moughty (ESR 10) and Giulia Milana (ESR 6) as well as both other acquaintances from previous conferences and workshops and new colleagues that I got to meet and exchange experiences and ideas.

The second conference was the 39th IABSE Symposium at the beautiful city of Vancouver in Canada between the 21 and 23 of September.

I've written before in this blog about IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) which is one of the most important and active associations related with all aspects of structural engineering.

Opening ceremony and Keynote Lecture

Networking during this event

In this event, I also had the opportunity of attending  a practice-oriented workshop on Bridge Dynamic Response by Design targeted for Young Engineers which was a great moment to get to know more about the importance of the dynamic considerations and implications at each stage of the design process and learn from great practicing engineers and real-world structures examples.

This was an incredible and extremely rewarding experience where I got to learn a lot from what is being done regarding structural engineering not only on the academic side but also through an elite level of what is being done by practicing structural engineers. Furthermore, it was great to visit the city of Vancouver which is now one of my favorite cities in the world.

Vancouver (photo credits: yours truly ESR 11)
So this is all for now and hopefully, I will get back to you very soon with more news and developments regarding my project and my life as an ESR so stay tuned!


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