Wednesday September 26th Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Robert Jeffrey Trapp
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor – Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Head – Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Trapp’s research interests include the dynamics and observations of mesoscale convective systems, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes; mesoscale modeling and predictability.
Thursday September 27th Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Greg Kopp
University of Western Ontario
Professor – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Dr. Kopp’s expertise and research projects relate to mitigating damage to structures during extreme wind storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Details include model-scale wind tunnel and full-scale component test methods, field surveys of damage caused by tornadoes, building aerodynamics, wind effects on building component and cladding systems, tornado and thunderstorm winds, wind loads on solar arrays, the role of turbulence on wind loads, wind-borne debris and turbulent shear flows.