Keynote Lectures

The keynote speakers of the conference are listed below (TBD).

Belouettar Salim

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

Carrera Erasmo

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Chen Xiao

Chen Xiao

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Dr. Chen is Associate Professor and team leader of Blade Testing and Modeling at the Department of Wind and Energy Systems at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He received his doctoral degree in structural engineering in 2011 from Nagoya University in Japan and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the National Wind Energy Center at the University of Houston, Texas, USA. From 2013, he was an assistant professor and then associate professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing before he joined DTU in 2017, where he is the team leader of composite structures. Dr. Chen is a member of several international scientific and technical committees such as the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing, International Conference on Composite Structures, and International Conference on Mechanics of Composites. He is the Principe Investigator of several research projects funded by Innovation Fond of Denmark, the Danish Energy Agency, the European Commission, The Villum Foundation, Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program and the National Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 30 research articles in the field of advanced testing and high-performance modeling of composite blades with a focus on structural damage, fracture and digitalization using Industry 4.0 technologies. 

Advanced Testing and Fracture Simulations of Large-Scale Composite Wind Turbine Blade Structures and Components

Hu Ning

Hebei University of Technology, China

Leng Jinsong

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Li Yan

Tongji University, China

Liew Kim Meow

City University of Hong Kong, China

Ostoja-Starzewski Martin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Zhang Weihong

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China