Past Seminars

May 21, 2021

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
Wrinkles and Aging Membranes for Molecular Separations (ONLINE)

by Prof. Andrew Livingston
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Queen Mary University of London


March 24, 2021

Shaping the Future of Hong Kong (ONLINE)

by Ir HON Chi Keung, Chief Executive and Secretary,
Hong Kong Institution of Engineers


March 24, 2021

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
Isogeometric Analysis of Solids and Structures: Breakthroughs in Shell Modeling

by Prof. Yuri Bazilevs, School of Engineering, Brown University


August 26, 2020

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
Challenges of Emerging Pollutants in Water Management

by Prof. Shane Snyder,
Nanyang Environment &Water Research Institute (NEWRI),
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


August 12, 2020

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
An Overview of Method of Fundamental Solutions:
Solvability, Convergence, and Applications

by Prof. Alexander H.-D. Cheng,
Dean Emeritus of School of Engineering,
University of Mississippi


July 28, 2020

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
Achieving high durability with new sustainable cements

by Prof. John Provis
Cement Materials Science & Engineering,
University of Sheffield, UK


July 22, 2020

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
Membrane Materials for Desalination and Water Purification

by Prof. Menachem Elimelech
Roberto Goizueta Professor,
Yale University


July 16 ,2020

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
The Breakage Mechanics of Granular Systems

by Prof. Itai Einav
Professor and Director of SciGEM,
The University of Sydney


November 25, 2019

Observing the Terrestrial Water Cycle from Space

by Prof. Venkataraman Lakshmi
Engineering Systems and Environment,
University of Virginia, USA


November 09, 2019

Urban Flood Resilience: What to Do?

by Prof. Nigel Wright
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation,
Nottingham Trent University, UK


November 08, 2019

Introduction of the Archimedean screw to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan)

by Prof. Albert Koenig
Department of Civil Engineering,
The University of Hong Kong


November 01, 2019

Durability design and cracking control of concrete structures

by Dr. Shengjun Zhou
Principal Engineer – Civil/Materials,
BCRC Australia


October 31, 2019

In-Pursuit of Hybrid Anaerobic Membrane Biotechnology for Wastewater Reuse and Resource Recovery

by Prof. Jeonghwan Kim
Department of Environmental Engineering,
Inha University


October 25, 2019

Historical development of physical river models (1755-1949): From the Rhine to the Yellow River

by Prof. Albert Koenig
Department of Civil Engineering,
The University of Hong Kong


October 18, 2019

The ancient Shanghai water sluice dating from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368): Ren Renfa 任仁發 (1254-1327), hydraulic engineer and painter

by Prof. Albert Koenig
Department of Civil Engineering,
The University of Hong Kong


September 19, 2019

The cover effect on the cracking of concrete prisms with various arrangements of bar reinforcement

by Dr. Viktor Gribniak
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU),
Vilnius, Lithuania


September 18, 2019

Modulation rather than mitigation of membrane fouling layers for improved permeability during membrane ultrafiltration

by Dr. Peter Desmond, MMS AG, Zurich Switzerland


September 10, 2019

Waste Conversion and Resource Recovery from Wastewater by Ion Exchange Membranes

by Prof. Yang ZHANG,
Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT)


September 9, 2019

Progressive Soil Arching Development under Different Ground Movement and Surface Loading

by Prof. Jie Han,
Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering,
University of Kansas, USA


August 15, 2019

MICRO-SCALE MODELLING OF ONE FORM OF INTERNAL EROSION

by Dr. Tom Shire,
School of Engineering,
University of Glasgow, UK


July 22, 2019

Recent Advances in Improving Resilience of Built Infrastructure through Hybrid Simulation/Testing Techniques

by Prof. David Lau,
Director of Ottawa-Carleton Multi-Hazard Research Centre (OCMHRC) and
Ottawa-Carleton Bridge Research Institute (OCBRI), Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada


July 18, 2019

The European Experience on the Quality Control of Bridges Outcomes from COST Action TU1406

by Prof. Jose Campos e Matos,
Minho University, Portugal


July 17, 2019

On the coseismic landslides occurring on tephra slopes triggered by the 2016 and 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake in Japan

by Dr. Gonghui Wang,
Research Center on Landslides at Disaster Prevention Research Institute,
Kyoto University, Japan


July 11, 2019

Transmission Line Structures Under Tornadoes and Downbursts- Numerical Development, Testing and Code Implementation

by Prof. Ashraf El Damatty,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Research Director, WindEEE Research Institute
The University of Western Ontario, Canada


June 28, 2019

Ground improvements over the sea: An overview with focus on the gaps between design, construction, and computer simulation

by Dr. Chao LI,
Deputy Technical Manager,
China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), Hong Kong

June 24, 2019

INNOVATIVE SUBCONTRACTING MODELS: Advantages, Disadvantages and Lessons Learned from their Use - A US Perspective

by Prof. Giovanni C. Migliaccio,
Ph.D., Dott., Ing.,Executive Director, Center for Education,
Research in Construction (CERC), University of Washington, Seattle, USA


June 20, 2019

Some experiences from tunnelling through erratic 'soft rock'

by Dr. Chung Siung CHOO,
PDiscipline Leader for the Civil Engineering undergraduate program,
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia


June 20, 2019

First seismic design code for Malaysia: Experience and lesson learnt

by Dr. Daniel LOOI,
Lecturer, Civil Engineering (Structural),
Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak campus), Malaysia


June 17, 2019

Nanotechnology for Water Treatment: Towards Low Energy Desalination and Water Purification

by Prof. Qilin Li,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center forNanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment, Rice University, USA


June 10, 2019

ADVANCES IN THE PREDICTION AND CONTROL OF GROUND DEFORMATIONS

by Prof. Andrew Whittle,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


June 5, 2019

Modular and Offsite Construction Practice the Move to Fabrication or Manufacturing

by Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein,
Professor in Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Hole School of Construction Engineering, The University of Alberta, Canada


May 30, 2019

Computing and Machine Learning Applications in Civil and Construction Engineering

by Prof. Kincho H. Law,
Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Structural Engineering and Engineering Informatics, Stanford University, USA