Professor Frieder Seible is Academic Vice-President (Industry Engagement), Dean of the Engineering Faculty and Dean of the Information Technology Faculty at Monash University. He is an Elected Fellow of the US Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Professor Seible’s expertise is in the analysis and modelling of structures and their behaviour simulation in extreme events such as earthquakes and bomb blasts. His research achievements include over 600 publications and technical reports.