Past Seminars

June 29 2022

Distinguished Public Lecture (Online)
Getting to the Right Answer:
The Role of Constitutive Models and Numerical
Schemes in Solving the Boundary-Value
Problems of Soil Mechanics

- Professor Rodrigo Salgado
Charles Pankow Professor in Civil Engineering
Purdue University

June 28 2022

Ride-Sourcing Systems & Multiple-Objective Online Ride Matching

- Professor Rodrigo Salgado
Charles Pankow Professor in Civil Engineering
Purdue University

May 11 2022

Distinguished Public Lecture (Online)
Multiscale X-ray Tomography of Construction Materials

- Prof. Paulo J.M. Monteiro
Roy W. Carlson Distinguished Professor in
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
Member of The U.S. National Academy of Engineering

April 25 2022

Distinguished Public Lecture (Online)
Nanofluidic membranes for fast molecular and ionic separations

- Professor Huanting Wang
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Director,
Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation
Monash University, Australia

April 22 2022

Distinguished Public Lecture (Online)
Development of Novel Reverse Osmosis Membranes for Water Reuse and Seawater Desalination

- Professor Rong WANG
Professor and President’s Chair,
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

April 7 2022

Distinguished Public Lecture (Online)
Fresh Cement-based Materials: from Rheology to 3D Prining

- Professor Nicolas Roussel
Senior Researcher at the Navier Laboratory in France

March 30 2022

Distinguished Public Lecture (Online)
Compact Folding of Flat Arrays Composed of Panels with Uniform Thickness

- Professor Zhong You
Professor of Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

February 26, 2022

Predictive geomechanics for regional-scale landslide hazard assessment

by Prof. Giuseppe Buscarnera
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Northwestern University

December 17, 2021

Design and installation of post-installed reinforcements

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

May 21, 2021

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

Isogeometric Analysis of Solids and Structures: Breakthroughs in Shell Modeling

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

August 26, 2020

Challenges of Emerging Pollutants in Water Management

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

August 12, 2020

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

Achieving high durability with new sustainable cements

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

July 22, 2020

Membrane Materials for Desalination and Water Purification

by Prof. Menachem Elimelech
Roberto Goizueta Professor,
Yale University

July 16 ,2020

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


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


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