2018 World Conference
on Timber Engineering

Aug. 20-23, 2018 Seoul, Rep. of Korea
International Advisory Committee

Hans Joachim Blass, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Timber engineering, Building Construction

Co-ordinator and chair of International council for research and innovation in building and construction - CIB-W18 Timber structures

Andy Buchanan, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Timber engineering, Fire safety and Earthquake engineering

Former President of the New Zealand Timber Design Society
Structural Design for Fire Safety(John Wiley & Sons, 2017)

Carlito Calil Junior, Ph.D.

Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Education, development, design and research of timber structures

President of the Brazilian Institute for Wood and Timber Structures
Director of the Laboratory of wood and Timber Structure, University of São Paulo

Ario Ceccotti, D.Sc.

External expert-collaborator , University IUAV of Venice, Italy

Wood construction structural performance, seismic behavior and design

Former director of IVALSA-CNR Institute
Chair of World Conference of Timber Engineering 2010

Keith Ian Crews, Ph.D.

Honorary Professor , University of Technology, Sydney(UTS), Australia

Timber structure, physical infrastructure, risk management

Board member of ARC Centre for Future Timber Structures(University of Queensland)
Co-Chair of World Conference of Timber Engineering 2012

Andrea Frangi, Ph.D.

Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Timber construction, fire safety engineering

President of the Swiss Code Committee for Timber Structures
Vice-chair of TC250 SC5(Eurocode 5, Timber Structures)

Juan Jose Ugarte Gurruchaga

Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Timber construction

Director of Timber Innovation Center UC
Avonni 2012 Award for innovation(city making category)

Richard Harris

Honorary Professor, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Timber engineering, design and construction of timber structure

Former Chair of COST Action FP1004
The ICE Howard Medal 2016

Minjuan HE, Ph.D.

Professor, Tongji University, China

Timber engineering, high-rising structures

Vice director of Committee on Timber Engineering of Architecture Society China
Secretary-general of Committee on High-rising structure of CAECS

Naresworo Nugroho, Ph.D.

Vice Dean, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Structure of wooden construction

Head of Division of Timber engineering and wood building design

Gerhard Schickhofer, Ph.D.

Professor, Graz University of technology, Austria

Materials(Cross Laminated Timber)

Head of the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University of Technology
European Innovation Award(Tanno meets Gemini)

Borjen Yeh, Ph.D.

Director, The Engineered Wood Association(Technical services division at APA), USA

Timber structure, Materials(Cross Laminated Timber)

Convenor for Working Group 2 of ISO TC 165 Timber Structures
Chair of the ASTM D07.02 Lumber and Engineered Wood Products

Jan-Willem Van de Kuilen, Ph.D.

Professor, Technical University of Munich, Netherlands



Frank Lam, Ph.D.

Senior Chair Professor of Wood Building Design and Construction in the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia(UBC), -

Structural & Earthquake Engineering and Wood Mechanics


Naohito Kawai, Ph.D.

Professor, Kogakuin University, Japan



Jalaluddin Harun, Ph.D.

Director General, Malaysian Timber Industry Board, Malaysia