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Seminars / Workshops
2020
August 12 (Wednesday)
7:00 p.m. (Hong Kong Time)
6:00 a.m. (USA Central Time)

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
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
 
August 26 (Wednesday
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
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
 
 
  Past Seminars
28 July 2020 (Tuesday)


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

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

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

- Professor Menachem Elimelech
  Roberto Goizueta Professor
  Yale University
 
July 16 (Thursday)


DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE (ONLINE)
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
  MMS AG
  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
 


MICRO-SCALE MODELLING OF ONE FORM OF INTERNAL EROSION
- 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
  Malaysia
 
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)
  Malaysia
 
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
 


ADVANCES IN THE PREDICTION AND CONTROL OF GROUND DEFORMATIONS
- 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