News and Events

Seminars / Workshops

October 18 (Friday)
 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The ancient Shanghai water sluice dating from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368): Ren Renfa 任仁發 (1254-1327), hydraulic engineer and painter
- Professor Albert Koenig
  Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
October 25 (Friday)
 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Historical development of physical river models (1755-1949): From the Rhine to the Yellow River
- Professor Albert Koenig
  Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
November 08 (Friday)
 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Introduction of the Archimedean screw to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan)
- Professor Albert Koenig
  Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
  Past Seminars
September 19, 2019

The cover effect on the cracking of concrete prisms with various arrangements of bar reinforcement
- 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
- Dr Peter Desmond
  Zurich Switzerland
September 10, 2019

Waste Conversion and Resource Recovery from Wastewater by Ion Exchange Membranes
- 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
- Professor Jie Han
  Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering,
  University of Kansas, USA
August 15, 2019

- 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
- Professor 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
- Professor 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
- 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
- Professor 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
- 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
- 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'
- Dr. Chung Siung CHOO
  Discipline Leader for the Civil Engineering undergraduate program
  Swinburne University of Technology
June 20, 2019

First seismic design code for Malaysia: Experience and lesson learnt
- Dr. Daniel LOOI
  Lecturer, Civil Engineering (Structural)
  Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak campus)
June 17, 2019

Nanotechnology for Water Treatment: Towards Low Energy Desalination and Water Purification
- Professor Qilin Li
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for
  Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment
  Rice University, USA
June 10, 2019

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