报告题目：Development of the New Technology in ABC and Jointless Bridges Construction (ABC&JB)；
报告人：W. Phillip Yen, 美国联邦公路管理局交通部首席工程师；国际桥梁地震工程协会主席
Dr. Yen is the chairperson of the newly formed International Association of Bridge Earthquake Engineering (IABEE). He served as the Principal Bridge Engineer in Structural Dynamics of the US Department of Transportation at Federal Highway Administration.
He is responsible to enhance and implement bridge technology in extreme events related to structural dynamics, and has the technical responsibility to conduct the national earthquake engineering research in the highway constructions. He directed three national major Seismic Research Projects with the total amount more than $40 Millions. He was a voting committee member of the AASHTO’s new seismic design code development. Dr. Yen has published many technical papers in the area of modal identification of bridges structures, non-destructive evaluation and testing, seismic design, shake-table test of bridge columns and bridge vibration tests, cable stress assessment of cable–stayed bridges. Dr. Yen has been invited as a keynote speaker and presenter in many national and international earthquake engineering conferences and technical committee meetings. The recent two major seismic engineering products under his leadership and direct involvement are (1) Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Bridges and other Structures; (2) the newly adopted AASHTO Seismic Design Guide-Specifications for Highway Bridges; and (3) Earthquake Risk Analysis of Highway System.
Dr. Yen was a representative of National Earthquake Loss Reduction Program (NEP), and is the General-chair of the 5th , 6th and 7th National Seismic Conference for Bridges and Highways (NSC). He also served as the chair of the 4th & 5th technical committee of the NSC. He is the Chair of the National Seismic Engineering Team. He currently serves as the US side Chair of the US-China, US-Japan and US-Italy, and other international Bridge Engineering Annual Workshops.
Dr. Yen was named “The Engineer of the Year 2000” for a highway agency. He received many outstanding awards from the agency including an Engineering Excellence Award in 1999. He was nominated to receive the award of the top U.S. Seismic Engineers of the 20th century. He recently received the distinguished alumni award from National Taipei Science and Technology University and a high level Superior Achievement Award from a highway agency in October 2009.