2024 International Conference on Urban Planning and Design (UPD 2024)


Assoc. Prof. Bin Hu, 

Beijing University of Technology, China


Hu Bin, born in June 1972, graduated from the School of Architecture at Harbin Institute of Technology in 2002, majoring in Architecture. He holds a PhD, associate professor, and master's supervisor. He is also the director of the Underground Space Planning and Design Research Institute at Beijing Institute of Technology, a national first-class registered architect, and the deputy chief architect of the school's design institute. Young and middle-aged backbone teachers in Beijing, outstanding talents in the Organization Department.

Main research areas: public building design and theory, urban design, underground space planning and design, rail transit and urban integration development, etc. Engaged in architectural design and urban design theory and practice for over 20 years. Responsible for and participated in more than 10 national, provincial, and ministerial level scientific research projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation of China, the Beijing Municipal Education Commission Fund, and the Beijing Municipal Planning and Self Commission Special Topics. Published over 50 papers as the first author, including more than 20 papers in the core journals of Peking University.

Member of the Underground Space Academic Committee of the Chinese Society of Architecture, Member of the Accessibility Special Committee of the Chinese Society of Architecture, Member of the Building Fire Prevention and Zoning Committee of the Chinese Society of Architecture, and Member of the Underground Space Branch of the Chinese Society of Rock Mechanics and Engineering.

Expert in thesis review at the Degree and Graduate Education Development Center of the Ministry of Education, expert in the National Undergraduate Thesis (Design) Sampling Review Expert Database, and expert in review at the Beijing Natural Science Foundation. Member of the Senior Professional and Technical Qualification Evaluation Committee of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security, member of the China Architecture Society, and member of the Beijing Urban Planning Society. Expert reviewers for journals such as "New Architecture", "Journal of Underground Space Engineering", and "Journal of Beijing Jianzhu University".

Prof.  Mohamed A. Ismail

NCUT - Brunel London University, Beijing, China


Prof. Ismail is currently working as a full professor at NCUT - Brunel London University, Beijing. He is also an adjunct professor at School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia. Before joining NCUT - Brunel London University, Beijing, Prof. Ismail was working as an Associate Professor at Civil and Construction Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia, Sarawak, Malaysia. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. Degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1991 and 1996, respectively and his PhD from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2003.

Prof. Ismail teaches undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering Materials, Concrete Technology, Engineering Mechanics, Reinforced Concrete Structural Design, Engineering and Environmental Principles and Theories, Construction Management, Concrete Laboratory, Mechanics of Solids, Structural Analysis and Fluid mechanics. For graduate students, he teaches courses in Advanced Concrete Technology and Advanced Structural Analysis. His research work includes Concrete Technology, Smart Materials in Construction, High Performance Concrete, Durability of Concrete, NDT, Arc Thermal Metal Spray Technology, Sustainable Building Materials and Protection Methods of Reinforced Concrete Structures. 

Prof. Ismail has extensive teaching and research experiences over 25 years in Canada, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Japan and China. He also had broad experience at Engineering Consultancies and Oil & Gas Firms. Prof. Ismail has published more than 120 papers in referred Journals and International Conferences and 6 Books. He served as a reviewer for many International Journals, Editorial Board Member of few journals and Editor-in-chief of Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters (CJCRL). He is a member of ASCE and EES and a Professional Engineer of APEGA-Canada.