Professor Emad Gad is the Dean of Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to this role, he was the Chair of Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne. He is a structural engineer with extensive experience in dynamics, residential construction and structural connections. His applied research has contributed to the development of several standards and codes of practice and won him several prestigious awards. He is Chair of the Board of the Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchors Council (AEFAC), Co-Editor of the Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, appointment member of the Victorian Government Building Advisory Council (BAC), a Director on the Board of the Australian Steel Institute, Past Chair of the Victorian Structural Branch and Fellow of Engineers Australia..