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Ben Schafer
Professor and Chair of the Civil Engineering Dept.
at Johns Hopkins University, USA. Professor Schafer serves on numerous technical committees related to cold-formed steel structures, is a past-president of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, is the current Chair of the Structural Stability Research Council SSRC and is the founder of the Cold Formed Steel Research Consortium CFSRC. He has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the ASCE Collingwood and Huber Prizes, and many teaching awards. For further information on Professor Schafer's activities, please see

Cris Moen
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Dept,
Virginia Tech University, USA and President and CEO of NBM Technologies, Inc. Dr. Moen and NBM Technologies, Inc. specialize in taking powerful state-of-the- art analysis skills derived in academia and using them to solve challenging industry problems. His technical expertise lies in the areas of thin-walled structures, structural stability, and structural optimization

Francisco Vilhena
Associate Manager and Chief Technical Engineer,
Dosmontes Construction Lda Company, Portugal. Mr. Vilhena has a long time experience in the fabrication and erection of cold formed steel construction in Portugal and abroad.

Metwally Abu-Hamd
Professor of Steel Structures and Bridges and former Chair in the Structural Engineering
the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt.
Dr Abu-Hamd served as Director of the Civil Engineering Research and Studies Center at Cairo University from 1994 to 2005. He has been a member of the Permanent Committee of the Egyptian Code of Practice for Steel Structures and Bridges since 1984.

Mohammed Zaky
Head of Structures and Steel Construction Institute
National Housing and Building Research Center, Egypt. Dr Zaki research work focuses on dynamic behavior of steel structures.

Maged Hanna
Associate Professor, Structures and Steel Construction Institute
National Housing and Building Research Center.Dr. Maged research work focuses on the elastic stability of steel frames, and behavior of slender I-section beam-columns.

Mina Seif
Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering Dept
Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University.Dr Mina received his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University under Prof. Schafer supervision. Presently he is on leave at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.