About Me

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

  1. Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan, 2003
  2. M. Eng., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Bucharest, UNESCO – ECOLAND Chair, Romania (summa cum laude), 2000.
  3. B.Eng., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Bucharest, Romania (summa cum laude), 1999

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  1. 2008- Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
  2. 2006-2008 Research Associate, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan
  3. 2004-2006 Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan
  4. 2000-2003 PhD Student (MONBUSHO Fellow), Department of Civil Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan

ACADEMIC HONOURS:

  1. Bucharest University Award: Graduation “Summa Cum Laude”, Romania, 2000
  2. Bucharest University Award: Graduation “Summa Cum Laude”, Romania, 1999
  3. TEMPUS PHARE Scholarship, Caledonian University, U.K., 1997
  4. University of Bucharest, Exchange Program Scholarship, Tanta University, Egypt, 1997
  5. TEMPUS PHARE Scholarship, Caledonian Environmental Research Institute, U.K., 1996

RESEARCH AWARDS:

  1. Best Paper Award -JSE (Japanese Structural Engineering) for article “Flow-force relationship for two staggered circular cylinders with low angle of incidence” by Kim, H., Liu, W., Kitagawa T., Dragomirescu, E., Journal of Struct. Eng., JSCE. Vol 54A: 122-131, 2008.
  2. MONBUSHO Doctoral Scholarship awarded for research in: “Structural Reliability Assessment of Suspension Bridges”, Yokohama National University, Japan, until 2003.

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  1. Member of Task Committee on Wind Resistant Design Guideline of Japan (2008 – 2011)
  2. Member of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  3. Member of Japanese Society of Civil Engineering (JSCE)
  4. Member of International Society of Wind Engineering (IAWE)
  5. Member of Japanese Association of Wind Engineering (JAWE)
  6. Member of Local Organizing Committee for “CSCE’11 – Annual General Conference and
  7. Meeting”, Ottawa, Canada, 2010.
  8. Reviewer for “CSCE-8th International Conference on Medium and Short Span Bridges”, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2009.
  9. Reviewer for Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (Elsevier)
  10. Member of Organizing Committee for “World Conference on Global Climate Change and Effects on the Structures of Cultural Heritage”, Macao, China, 2008.
  11. Session Chairman, Japanese Society of Civil Engineering, International Summer Symposium, Yokohama National University, Japan, 2007.
  12. Session Chairman, Japanese Society of Civil Engineering, International Summer Symposium, Nagoya University, Japan, 2006.
  13. Member of Organizing Committee, “Wind Engineering and Cultural Heritage”, Romanian - Japanese Workshop, UNESCO-ECOLAND, Bucharest, Romania, 2003.