Sixth SEMC international conference

27 September 2016

The sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC) was hosted by UCT from 5 to 7 September 2016.

Conference founder and chair, Professor Alphose Zingoni of the Department of Engineering & the Built Environment, said that the conferences bring together academics, researchers and practitioners to review recent achievements, share the latest developments and address the challenges of both the present and the future.

Over 350 papers were presented in the 57 sessions of the conference, with authors representing some 60 countries.

A highlight was the presentation of SEMC 2016 Young Researcher Awards for the best three papers by principal authors under the age of 35.

Caption: From left: Prof Alphose Zingoni (conference chair) with the recipients of the SEMC 2016 Young Researcher Awards: Mr Ou Zhao (Imperial College London), Ms Laura Marimon Giovannetti (University of Southampton) and Mr Matthias Labusch (University of Duisburg-Essen). Photo Supplied.

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