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Seminars / Workshops

  Past Seminars
August 26, 2020
Challenges of Emerging Pollutants in Water Management

- Professor Shane Snyder
  Professor and President's Chair in Water Technologies,
  Executive Director, Nanyang Environment &
  Water Research Institute (NEWRI),
  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
An Overview of Method of Fundamental Solutions:
Solvability, Convergence, and Applications

- Prof. Alexander H.-D. Cheng
  Dean Emeritus of School of Engineering,
  University of Mississippi
28 July 2020

Achieving high durability with new sustainable cements

- Prof. John Provis
  Professor of Cement Materials Science & Engineering
  University of Sheffield, UK
July 22, 2020

Membrane Materials for Desalination and Water Purification

- Professor Menachem Elimelech
  Roberto Goizueta Professor
  Yale University
July 16 ,2020

The Breakage Mechanics of Granular Systems

- Professor Itai Einav
  Professor and Director of SciGEM,
  The University of Sydney
November 25, 2019

Observing the Terrestrial Water Cycle from Space
- Prof. Venkataraman Lakshmi
  Engineering Systems and Environment,
  University of Virginia, USA
November 09, 2019

Urban Flood Resilience: What to Do?
- Professor Nigel Wright
  Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
  at Nottingham Trent University, UK
November 08, 2019

Introduction of the Archimedean screw to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan)
- Professor Albert Koenig
  Department of Civil Engineering,
  The University of Hong Kong
November 1, 2019

Durability design and cracking control of concrete structures
- 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
- Professor 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
- Professor 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
- Professor 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
- 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