This is a guest post and part of our ongoing Student Life series

By Amin Izadi, PhD Student, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering

Amin Izadi, PhD student in the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering attended the Third International Symposium for Emerging Researchers in Composites for Infrastructure (ISERCI) held in Wuhan, China 5-6 August, 2019.

The symposium aimed to provide a forum for upcoming researchers to share the recent advances in composite structures. The results, presented by the speakers and professors, predominantly contained the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) members in real structures.

Reflecting on his recent trip, Amin commented, ‘I have been applying the use of glass FRP tubes as an external members in square concrete-steel columns in my experimental study at UOW. I presented the results of our recent experimental program in ISERCI. Almost all of the presentations were informative for the audiences, especially the presentation of Professor Jin-Guang Teng who is one of the nominated professors around the world in this field. He suggested some relevant and new topics in the field of using mainstream materials in the near future.

I also found Professor Yan-Lei Wang presentation extremely inspiring, as he talked about the different key issues of FRP cable system for long-span structures. He was discussing their previous works on applying the FRP materials in the bridges’.

 

The inaugural International Symposium for Emerging Researchers in Composites for Infrastructure (ISERCI) was held at the University of Wollongong in 2017.