Associate Professor Ehab Hamed awarded the 2019 Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Programme (YSEP)

A/Prof Ehab HamedCongratulations to CIES Associate Professor Ehab Hamed who has been awarded the 2019 Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Programme (YSEP)

This is wonderful news” said CIES Director, Professor Chongmin Song, “and a real recognition of Ehab’s outstanding work and committed scholarship.

The program is a joint governmental initiative funded by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. It is supported by the Australia-China Strategic Research Fund.

YSEP funds an annual exchange of Australian and Chinese early to mid-career researchers in the fields of science, technology and medicine. A/Prof Hamed, a structural engineer,  was among the 16 researchers in Australia who were awarded this program.

This prestigious program aims to:

  • Increase early to mid-career Australian and Chinese researchers’ understanding of the cultures, particularly the science and research practices and systems, of the two countries
  • Develop the participants’ leadership skills as future “science ambassadors” for Australia and China
  • Provide a catalyst for long-term, sustainable Australia-China research collaboration

A/Prof Hamed will travel to China between 20 October and 1 November 2019 and will be visiting Tsinghua University, Tongji University and Shanghai Jiao-Tong University. He will undertake an individual program of research-related visits, meetings, seminars, workshops and symposia.

A/Prof Hamed’s main research interests include the viscoelastic behaviour of materials and structures; Strengthening of structures with FRP composite materials; Sandwich panels and Precast concrete structures.

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