Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
Łukasz Piątek is an architect, marine designer, researcher and educator working in the field of civil and naval architecture with special regard to floating buildings and cities. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, a founder of water-oriented design practice Kilson Design and a member of the Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore). He was involved in many interdisciplinary projects including elaborating the building code for floating buildings as an external reviewer in Polski Rejestr Statków S.A., a consultancy for the City of Warsaw on implementation floating swimming pools and co-designing the restoration of the oldest Polish tall ship ‘Generał Zaruski’. He was the co-chair of the 3rd International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering ICAADE 2019. His Ph.D. thesis about contemporary floating architecture in Poland defended cum laude has won the award of the Polish Minister of Economic Development.
Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther
Professor of Water Innovation, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther civil engineer, entrepreneur and researcher with a MSc and PhD (both finished cum laude) of Delft University of Technology. He is director and founding partner of three water innovation companies: DeltaSync, Blue21 and Indymo. With these companies, iconic floating projects were constructed such as the Floating Pavilion Rotterdam, and Floating Ecohomes, Harnaschpolder Delft, the Netherlands. More recently, the innozowa floating solar project. De Graaf is also applied research professor of water innovation at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. His research topics include: floating urban development, resilience, adaptive urban development, innovative monitoring of climate adaptation measures and water quality. From 2010 to 2015 he was Editor of the Journal of Water and Climate Change of the International Water Association. He is (co) author of multiple international books, book chapters, and peer reviewed journal articles.
Lim Soon Heng
President, Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore)
Lim Soon Heng had a long career in the marine industry much of which with Keppel Corporation. He is always fascinated by the opportunities that mega floating structures can offer to solve so many of humanities problem just by leveraging the knowledge that marine engineers and naval architects now possess. He believes floating structures are economically attractive if proper life cycle analysis is made in comparison with landed structures. He has been engaged as consultant to other consultants in the design of docks, and quays in a number of countries. He believes if Singapore cannot get it right in two important challenges, the future ahead is one slippery slope. Those two challenges are the need to find viable strategies to resolve its energy and land crunch.
Prof. C.M. Wang
School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland
Prof. C.M. Wang is the TMR Chair Professor in Structural Engineering, University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore). His research interests are in the areas of structural stability, vibration, optimization, plated structures and Mega‐Floats. He has published over 440 journal papers and 10 books on these topics. He has won many awards that include Nishino Medal, JN Reddy Medal, Lewis Kent Award, and Keith Eaton Award, for his original and sustained contributions to the advancement of structural mechanics and leadership in structural engineering. He has provided consultancy services on structural and floating projects in Singapore and Australia. His current research in the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre is on the next generation offshore fish pens.