Maria Juenger 

Dr. Maria Juenger is the L.B. (Preach) Meaders Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Juenger’s teaching and research focus on materials used in civil engineering applications, with an emphasis on chemical issues in cement-based materials. Dr. Juenger is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Dr. Juenger received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Duke University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. After completing her Ph.D., she was a postdoctoral researcher in Civil Engineering at the University at California, Berkeley before coming to the University of Texas in Austin.

Romilly Madew 

Romilly Madew is CEO of Engineers Australia.  

Previously Romilly was CEO Infrastructure Australia (IA), where she was responsible for overseeing IA’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.  

Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Ms Madew was CEO of Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Ms Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019. 

In her capacity as CEO of Engineers Australia, she sits on the STEM Champions of Change committee.  She is also currently a Member of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE) Infrastructure Forum; Director Placemaking NSW Board; Director Sydney Olympic Park Authority; Independent Chair Currawong State Park Advisory Board (NSW); Federal Government appointee on the  Circular Economy Ministerial Advisory Group and G20 EMPOWER - Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation;  Member National Women in Transport CEO Advisory Group; Member UK Institution of Civil Engineers Enabling Better Infrastructure (EBI) Steering Group and Director of Minerva Network (supporting Australia’s elite sportswomen).  

Romilly is an active surf life saver.  She was previously President of Bilgola SLSC, is a Patrol Captain at  Bilgola and is the Support Services Coordinator, a Duty Officer and Committee Member of the Diversity and Inclusion working group for Surf Lifesaving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch.

Andy Taylor 

Andy’s specialties include design of advanced seismic protection systems such as seismic isolation and seismic damping, and measurement, analysis, and design for floor vibrations.  He is also a specialist in seismic design of reinforced concrete structures.  His professional experience spans 32 years of structural engineering research and practice, including seven years with the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 

Andy is a current and past member of numerous technical committees at the local and national level.  He is currently Chair of the American Concrete Institute 318 Building Code committee, which will complete the next edition of the U.S. national concrete building code in 2025.  Other memberships include the 2022 edition of the ASCE/SEI 7 building code; past project team member for Applied Technology Council project ATC-98 on the use of high-strength concrete reinforcement for seismic design; and past Chair of the Earthquake Engineering Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington.  In 2017 Andy was named “Structural Engineer of the Year” by the Seattle Chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington, and in 2020 he was named “Professional Engineer of the Year” by the Puget Sound Engineering Council.  Andy serves as an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, where he has enjoyed teaching courses in structural analysis and reinforced concrete design.


Simon McKinney 

Simon's career started in full strength when in 2004 he did a 2-year stint on the UK pro circuit, where he performed at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and then went on to do a massive 300 gig run across Britain. On his return to NZ, he hit the ground running opening for Irish comedy great Tommy Tiernan and "Whose Line Is It Anyway" star Greg Proops. 

His early TV career began in children's television as the voice of Hamish the Fish on "Squirt", and he still holds true to his passion for children's television as the voices and puppeteer of "Gilbert" and "Frank" on NZ's hit children's TV Show "The Mo Show". 

Simon has won numerous comedy awards and his solo show "People" saw him nominated for the prestigious Fred Dagg Award in 2011, and in 2007 he was voted by his peers New Zealand's Best Male Comedian at The NZ Comedy Guild Awards. He has appeared on many stand-up comedy tv shows including The Comedy Gala and A Night At The Classic.

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