Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2019)



APFIS 2019 Program
(final ver. 9 December 2019)

Welcome to the website of the Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2019). APFIS 2019 will be held in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia, 10-13 December 2019.

APFIS 2019 is jointly hosted by the University of Adelaide, Southern Cross University, the University of Wollongong, the University of Queensland and Harbin Institute of Technology. Additionally, APFIS 2019 is the official conference of the International Centre for Composites in Infrastructure (ICCI) and is supported by the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC).

APFIS is an international conference series that is open to researchers, academics, students, manufacturers, consultants, contractors and policy makers. Its aim is to showcase research, development and application of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in the built environment. The inaugural APFIS conference was held in Hong Kong in 2007. Since then, it has been held in Seoul, Korea (2009), Hokkaido, Japan (2012), Melbourne, Australia (2013), Nanjing, China (2015) and Singapore (2017). The proceedings of all six past conferences can be found on the IIFC website.

APFIS 2019 will contain a variety of technical and social activities. On the technical front, there will be keynote presentations, panel sessions, general session presentations, workshops, and site visits. On the social front, there will be a welcome reception, conference banquet as well as ample opportunities to network with colleagues and friends. The conference will be held in iconic Surfers Paradise and hence delegates (and accompanying partners) are invited to spend time exploring the surrounds. Please consult this website regularly for up-to-date information about the conference, including the Latest Updates below. Also, all enquiries can be directed to

On behalf of the organising committee, we offer you a very warm welcome to Surfers Paradise and we look forward to seeing you at APFIS 2019.


University of Adelaide
Southern Cross University
Chair, APFIS 2019


Tao YU
University of Wollongong
Chair, APFIS 2019

Dillum Fernando - Chair APFIS 2019 - 450-600

The University of Queensland
Chair, APFIS 2019

Zhenyu WANG - Chair APFIS 2019 450 - 600

Zhenyu WANG
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
Chair, APFIS 2019


APFIS Sponsors and Exhibitors

Principal Sponsor: China Design Group Co., LTD.Principal Sponsor:
China Design Group Co., LTD.
Welcome Reception Sponsor: OceanpowerWelcome Reception Sponsor:
Exhibitor Sponsor: ConfirmaExhibitor Sponsor:


APFIS Organisers

The University of Adelaide logo
Southern Cross University updated
University of Wollongong updated
The University of Queensland logo
Harbin Institute of Technology - logo


APFIS Supporters

International Centre for Composites in Construction (ICCI)

International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)