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University of Rhode Island, USA
Kang-Won Wayne Lee is a faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CVE) and RITRC Director at URI. He worked as CVE Director of Graduate Studies from 1996 to 1999, and served as Chairperson from 2005 to 2008. He also served as Chairman of the URI Research Council from 1990 to 1991, and a URI Faculty Senate Executive Committee member from 1992 to 1994. In 1992, Prof. Lee established the RITRC, the recipient of a $12 million research grant under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA21) in 1998, and served as R&D Director for the URI Transportation Center (TC) Grant Program from 1999 to 2003. Prof. Lee earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Seoul National University in 1974. During his college years, he served in the Korean Army for three years. Following two years of consulting work as a civil engineer for Lyon Associates and TAMS Inc., he returned to academia and earned his M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Rutgers Univ. in 1978. After briefly working as a highway construction inspector for the NJ Department of Transportation (DOT), he continued his post-graduate education and received his Ph.D. degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. He began his higher education teaching career at the King Saud University in 1982, and joined the URI faculty in 1985. Prof Lee’s research interests are focused in Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure and Systems (ITIS) and Sustainable Green Infrastructure and Energy. He is a founding member of the New England University Transportation Center (NEUTC) at MIT and the New England Transportation Consortium (NETC). He also initiated a joint research program between URI and RIDOT in 1986. He is a founder of the Bituminous Materials Committee (BMC) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and served as chair for 1999-01. He has been a member of Pavement Committee, an ETG for the LTPP Data Analysis Contest, and currently serves as a paper reviewer for Jrnl of Transportation Engineering and Jrnl of Civil Engineering Materials. He served as President of the RI Section for 2006-07, and has been elected as an ASCE Fellow in 2008. Prof. Lee was member of several committees of Transportation Research Board (TRB), and currently is a member of AFK40 and AFD20. Other professional memberships include American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), AAPT, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He serves as a paper reviewer for the Transportation Research Record, Jrnl of AAPT, ASTM Jrnl of Geotechnical Egr., Australian Road Research, Canadian Jrnl of Civil Egr., and other technical publications and conferences. Prof. Lee is certified as a Professional Engineer in Rhode Island as well as in Texas. He is a member of the Civil Engineering Honor Society, known as XE. The URI Engineering College recognized his contributions by honoring him with several awards including the Program Development Award in 1987 and the Vincent and Estelle Murphy Faculty Excellence Award in 1990 and 1999. RIDOT presented Prof. Lee with a Meritorious Service Award for contributions to state transportation education and research in 1996. Prof. Lee has contributed to more than 150 publications in the areas of construction materials, pavement, transportation and civil engineering, and has delivered more than 150 technical presentations. He served as President of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) from 2007 to 08, and was elected as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Korea (NAEK) in 2007. Prof. Lee is currently serving as KAUPA President. He served as a Trustee from 2002 to 2008 and is currently serving as a Deacon of Kingston Congregational Church in Kingston RI, USA.
University of Wisconsin, USA
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
Dr. Xiao Qin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. He has nearly two decades of experience in the areas of highway safety, traffic operations, and GIS applications in Transportation. Dr. Qin has authored over 150 refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports, and won several best paper awards presented by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Dr. Qin’s research has been instrumental in identifying critical safety issues in transportation systems and addressing them using effective methodologies. Dr. Qin has conducted extensive research to support decision-making in safety project planning and development for federal, state and local agencies. Dr. Qin has given safety lectures in several universities including University of Wisconsin-Madison, South Dakota State University, and Southeast University, China. Dr. Qin is a member of several highway safety related TRB committees. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Transportation Safety & Security and serves on the editorial board of Accident Analysis and Prevention. Dr. Qin received his Ph.D. in the Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Cornell University, USA
Robert A. Rubin is widely regarded for his experience in complex construction disputes avoidance and resolution, representing governmental and private owners, developers, institutions, sureties, project managers, construction managers, general contractors, members of the design team, and trade contractors. Mr. Rubin has extensive experience in the use of dispute review boards and other alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve construction disputes. He is a member of the Construction Industry, Master Mediator, and Mega Project Arbitrator Panels of the American Arbitration Association. He is Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, faculties of Law and Civil Engineering, where he teaches an interdisciplinary course on construction industry law. He is a member of the New York State Bar and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York. He is Past President of the American College of Construction Lawyers; Past President of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; and a member of the National Academy of Construction. Mr. Rubin received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University.
University of Utah, USA
Dr. Gary Marlin Sandquist has over four decades of extensive experience in science, mechanical, nuclear, civil, structural engineering, physics, university teaching, education, scientific research and technical publishing. Dr. Sandquist has 755 publications & presentation in nuclear science, engineering, energy, health physics, environmental sciences including 8 Books and Book chapters, 209 Journal, Conference & Professional Publications, 163 Technical oral presentations, 375 Engineering Reports for Academic, Industrial, Research and Government Agencies He has nbeen involved in developement of 17 major Scientific Computer Codes used in industry and by government agencies Participated in 204 Scientific and Engineering Meetings, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Government Hearings. Dr. Sandquist has his MS in Engineering Science, University of California Berkeley, Sep 1961 and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University of Utah, Jun 1964. He has served as Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, Adjunct Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin, and Adjunct Professor Nuclear Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Utah.
Texas A&M University System, USA
Dr. Birgisson currently serves as an endowed Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor and tenured professor in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Birgisson served as the inaugural Director for the new Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), until the beginning of 2018. The CIR combines all infrastructure-related research into one umbrella. The CIR is a focal point for the new RELLIS Research and Innovation Campus at Texas A&M, which will itself be a demonstrator for smart cities concepts, including connected infrastructure and vehicle technologies and smart grid electrification. The scope of CIR includes roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, water, wastewater, electric grid, pipelines, corrosion and new infrastructure materials. Once the CIR formally launched in January, 2018, Dr. Birgisson decided to step down as the overall Director and focus his efforts on developing new research programs for the CIR. Prior to coming to Texas, Dr. Bjorn Birgisson was serving at Aston University as a Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Birgisson was a member of the University Executive Group, the University Senate and the University Council. Dr. Birgisson reported directly to the Vice-Chancellor (equivalent to the President at most American Universities). Dr. Birgisson oversaw all aspects of the running of the School, including Personnel, Academic Hiring and Promotions, Planning and Budgets, Learning and Teaching, Student Experience, Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Alumni Relations, Fund Raising and Development and Industry Relations. In addition, the following institutes and centers reported to Dr. Birgisson: Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT), European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), the System Analytics Research nstitute (SARI), the new Centre for Innovation in STEM Education, the new Institute for Systems and Logistics. Despite the continued climate of budget cuts and fiscal restraint in higher education and research in the U.K., since joining Aston University at the beginning of 2014, Dr. Birgisson has led an increase in new student enrollment in the School by over 45 percent, resulting over 3000 students for 2015-16 as well as an over 50 percent increase in new research grant awards from 2013. The number of placements after graduation has improved as well, making the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) one of the schools in the U.K. with the most employable graduates, well on par with the Oxbridge universities. In terms of teaching quality, Aston was ranked number 2 in the country by Times Higher Education in 2016. In 2015, SEAS and Aston University graduates were rated 12th most attractive to employers in the UK by QS. For the quality of its Partnerships with Employers, Aston was ranked 27th best in the world by the QS and 47th for the nature and extent of employers presence at the university. This was due to the strong emphasis on providing a professional environment for the students through industry placements and blended learning initiatives with industry, and a commitment to instilling a strong entrepreneurial spirit and sense of global citizenship in SEAS students. Aston University is currently ranked by QS as number 4 in the U.K. for its engagement with business, and number 33 worldwide by Times Higher Education for its international outlook. Aston University is also ranked by investment firm Skandia as a top 10 UK higher education institution for producing millionaires. At Aston University, Dr. Birgisson saw the School through a successful U.K. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) accreditation review, led the development of a new strategic plan with associated action plans for all academic subject areas and institutes. This included significant focusing of future growth areas, a new strategic budget process with 5 year budgets focused on strategic goals, alignment of the annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) process with the overall strategic goals of the School resulting in a more transparent and effective PDR process, service level agreements for professional support services, new alumni and industry engagement strategies. Central to the strategic plan was an ambitious vision for international leadership in innovation in STEM education. Dr. Birgisson revised the promotions process for academic staff, introducing a mentoring scheme and continuous reviews of all new academic staff. Importantly, Dr. Birgisson focused on engagement with staff introducing collaborative leadership in the School, leading to the School showing the greatest improvement among all the Schools in the 2014 Aston Staff Employment Satisfaction Survey, with Engineering and Applied Science now being one of the most (if not the most) satisfied Schools at Aston.
Syracuse University, USA
Dr. Eric M. Lui is Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University, New York. Dr. Lui received his B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with high honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering (with emphasis in Structural Engineering) from Purdue University, Indiana. Since joining the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University, Dr. Lui has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of structural mechanics, numerical methods, structural analysis and design, structural stability, structural reliability, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, as well as green technology and sustainability. He was named a recipient of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Crouse Hinds Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997, received the College Educator of the Year Award from Technology Alliance of Central New York in 2007, and was selected as a recipient of the College Faculty Excellence award in 2009. Furthermore, he is the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Student Services Certificate for Exemplary Services in 2000, has served as the Faculty Advisor of Syracuse Universitys Chapter of ASCE for more than fifteen years, and was named recipient of the ASCE Faculty Advisor Reward Program from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Luis current research interests are in the areas of structural stability, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, structural materials, numerical modeling, engineering computations and computer-aided analysis and design of building and bridge structures. He has authored/coauthored numerous journal articles, conference proceedings, special publications and research reports in these areas. He is also a contributing author to a number of engineering monographs and technical handbooks. In addition, he is the author/co-editor of the 2nd edition CRC Handbook of Structural Engineering, and is the co-author/co-editor of four books on the subject of steel design, structural stability, and earthquake engineering. Dr. Lui has been a long-time member of the ASCE, and has served on a number of ASCE publications, technical and educational committees. He was the associate editor (from 1994 to 1997) and later the book editor (from 1997 to 2000) for ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He is also a member of other professional organizations such as the American Institute of Steel Construction, American Concrete Institute, and American Society of Engineering Education. He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief and on the editorial board of eight engineering and scientific journals. In addition, he is a reviewer of numerous engineering journals, and has been invited to serve on several U.S. and overseas proposal review panels. From 2003 to 2009, he served as the department chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University. During his tenure as the department chair, he guided the overhaul of the undergraduate civil and environmental engineering curricula, led the department through a successful ABET review, oversaw a healthy growth in undergraduate and graduate enrollments, streamlined the M.S. and Ph.D. programs; and working closely with the development office staff and several faculty members in the department, succeeded in attracting millions of dollars of development fund into the department. He has been listed in more than ten Whos Who publications, and has served as a consultant for a number of state and local engineering firms.
Lawrence Technological University, USA
Union College, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA to Clemson University, USA
University of Houston, USA
University of Salford, UK
Miklas Scholz, canding, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, is Prof. in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, Sweden. He also holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford, UK. He is the Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group in Salford. Prof.Scholz has shown individual excellence evidenced by world-leading publications, postgraduate supervision and research impact. His main research areas in terms of publication output are as follow: treatment wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands (ICW), sustainable flood retention basins (SFRB), permeable pavement systems, decision support systems, ponds and capillary suction time. About 48% and 46% of his research is in wastewater treatment and water resources management, respectively. The remaining 6% are in capillary processes and water treatment. He has published three books and 209 journal articles.
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bart Wiegmans is senior researcher and assistant professor at the department Transport and Planning, group freight transport and transport networks at the Technical University of Delft. He completed his undergraduate studies in Regional and Transport Economics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1996). He received his Doctorate in Transport Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2003). As a researcher he has worked on numerous studies concerning, (intermodal) freight transport, infrastructure, ports, and terminals. His main interests are in research and methodologies in efficiencies, cost and quality impacts of new technologies in intermodal freight transport and infrastructure.
National University of Singapore , Singapore
Prof David HO Kim Hin spent the last 30 years across several sectors, which include the military, oil refining, aerospace engineering, public housing, resettlement, land acquisition, land reclamation, real estate investment and development as well as international real estate investing. He spent 6 years in the real estate career as part of the executive management group of Singapore Technologies at Pidemco Land Ltd, and as part of the senior management team of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation’s GIC Real Estate Private Limited. 16 years were spent at the National University of Singapore, Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment.
Umeå University, Sweden
Dr. Bin Yang obtained his joint Ph.D. degree from Technical University of Denmark and National University of Singapore in 2009. He is an assistant professor of building technology in Umeå University, Sweden and will be a professor in Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China in 2018. His main research expertise is human thermal comfort and thermal physiology, advanced ventilation strategies and indoor air quality, building energy efficiency. He obtained several important awards including REHVA Young Scientist Award, ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid Award, the Thousand Talents Plan (Young Professionals) in China, etc.
Poznań University of Technology, Poland
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Vassos co-founded Vancouver, BC, based NovaTec Consultants Inc. (est. 1984), a process engineering firm specializing in the design, operation, assessment, optimization and performance verification of industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment systems. NovaTec merged with Golder Associates Ltd. in January 2013, and in January 2016, having completed his merger transition obligations to Golder, Dr. Vassos left to consult through his own company, Troy David Vassos Inc. Troy has a Ph.D. in environmental engineering with over 39 years of experience in industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment process design, regulatory and standards development, technology performance verification, operations support and optimization, and effluent disposal and reuse. He is also an expert and advisor in the area of integrated water management including water conservation; stormwater management; rainwater harvesting; and water reclamation and reuse. Other areas of expertise include biomass to energy, composting, environmental & public health assessment, and environmental forensics. Dr. Vassos is active in numerous provincial, national, and international technical and professional organizations, committees, and advisory boards including the serving: Canadian Standards Association, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Health Canada; National Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council; Standards Council of Canada; International Code Council; the International Standards Organization; and the Registration Committee and Board of Examiners for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Troy was responsible for drafting and finalizing CSA B128.3 - Performance of Residential Non-potable Water Treatment Systems, advisor to Health Canada in the development of the “Canadian Guidelines for Domestic Reclaimed Water for Use in Toilet and Urinal Flushing”; and chaired the IAPMO Z1207 Small-Scale Greywater Conservation Systems subcommittee, has provided regulatory assistance to British Columbia, Alberta, and Australian EPA regarding water reclamation and reuse, and is a technical content expert on the ISO/TC 282 Water Reuse standard development committee, and joint CSA/ICC Rainwater Harvesting standard committee. Troy has authored numerous reports and papers on the subject of water reuse & management and applications, regulations and technologies; and has served as a technical advisor to various provincial, state, federal and international agencies. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering Group) at the University of British Columbia.
Hohai University, China
Curtin University Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Ismail is currently working as an associate professor at Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1991 and 1996, respectively. He received his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2003. His research work includes Concrete Technology, Smart Materials in Construction, High Performance Concrete, Super concrete, NDT, Sustainable Building Materials and Protection methods of Reinforced Concrete Structures. He has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and conferences and 5 books.
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Kazi Md. Salim Newaz, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya. He has 18 years engineering service experience in petrochemical industries (ammonia, urea,hydrogen peroxide, sulphuric acid and triple superphosphate plants ). He worked as senior Engineer in petrochemical plants and Head of Engineering and Construction of chemical plants. He worked as a part-time consultant of different International Consulting Companies, where he worked in a consulting team for gas pipelines layout and installation, gas drilling environment management, air conditioning, Chemical plant design and installation, vibration analysis for machinery protection, plant maintenance etc. He has the academic background with B. Sc. in Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Engineering and Ph. D in Heat transfer and Fouling Mitigation. He received his PhD degree from The University of Auckland in 2002. He started his service in the University of Malaya in 2009. He had introduced sophisticated research approaches on heat transfer to two phase flow and particle characterization, heat exchanger fouling and corrosion mitigation, separation flow, nanofluid synthesis and application as heat exchanging liquids. He has developed his laboratories to full blown laboratories. Later he acquired govenment Grants for research and then also become leader of a group of academics for research and innovation. So far he has completed supervision of 16 Ph.D. and 11 Master theses. He has published 180 technical papers in national and international Journals and conference proceedings. He has published 9 technical book chapters and edited 3 Engineering books. He has participated in 26 Engineering International Conferences, congresses and facilitated workshop in The Malaysian Institute of Engineers. He has 6 patents and some others under progress. He is an active member of editorial board of 4 International Journals. He has evaluated many Ph.D. and Masters Theses as Examiner. He has developed an active research network both in home (5 research groups of 3 Universities) and abroad (9 Universities) which contributed to upgrade the name and fame of University where he works.
University of Malaya, Malaysia
As the recipient of excellence service & best teacher award in most of the Institutions I served, my main objective is to enrich my students to serve the community through sustainable development. In my research, institute-industrial collaboration and consultancy, I have shown exemplary character through the spirit of excellence. Be it in site supervision, procuring and setting up of laboratory equipment, teaching, mentoring, research, consultancy and marketing, I have stood out in the crowd. My professional qualification through Chartered Engineer’s status of the Institute of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom enabled me to infuse professional development to my students. Students revered me for my commitment, delivery and honesty and all my employers treasured my contribution in every area of the responsibility that was assigned to me. I exercised independent judgement in situations where it mattered. I am currently working in one of the renowned universities in Malaysia and my roles as the secretary to research centre, organization of international conference, head of industrial training unit, member of purchase committee & post graduate committee, under-graduate students’ club coordinator, student advisor, etc. brought immense benefit to students & employer. I was also widely involved in the marketing of the programme run by university/college and the interest of the Institutes/organizations had been motive behind my efforts and it was well recognized by my employers; at the same time, I established Industry-Institute relationship in all the three countries that I worked in and the students’ welfare has been my priority throughout my career. I am also following the outcome based education (OBE) in teaching and my assessment methods were well received. Further, I have been involved in curriculum development for degree and diploma courses. The research projects that I am involved with includes funded projects from ministry/university that focus on blast resistance characteristic of material, structural behaviour of lightweight concrete, development and structural behaviour of geopolymer concrete, utilization of waste materials in concrete, functional behaviour etc. The publication of over 90 articles in refereed international journals and conferences is a testament to my commitment in the area of research and transfer of knowledge. As a Chartered Engineer of world renowned Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE, UK) and American Concrete Society (ACI-Kuala Lumpur Chapter), I am committed to serve the student community and the society as a whole with respect and self-esteem.
University of Malaya, Malaysia
SumianiYusoff, Associate Professor Dr, joined the Faculty of Engineering, UM in September 1990, specialising in Environmental Engineering and Management. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Engineering and Management from University of Malaya, MScin Public Health and Environmental Control Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom and Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) from UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia. Currently she is Dean of Sustainability Science Research cluster in UM. Prior to that she was theDeputy Director and Chief Auditor of the Quality Management and Enhancement Centre (QMEC), UM. She wasalso previously the Deputy Director of the International Public Policy and Management (INPUMA), University of Malaya (UM) from June 2010 to Dec 2011and was the Program Coordinator for Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya from 2005 to 2009. She teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Environmental Management Systems, Solid Waste Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Life Cycle Management and Assessment and supervises more than 20 Masters and PhD students and hundreds of undergraduate students’ research. A Civil Engineer by training, her research interests and area of specialisation include environmental management systems, life cycle management and assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental planning and management using Geographical Information System (GIS), integrated solid waste management, eco-design and sustainable production, eco-labelling, and environmental reporting. She is involved in numerous international and national committees related to environmental engineering and her areas of interests. Amongst some of the posts she has held are as Chairman and Vice Chairman of MANCID-YPF (Malaysian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage –Young Professional Forum), National Committee for ISCZ Malaysian National Standard for Environmental Management Standards Formulation, Group Head for Malaysia LCA National Project on Life Cycle Impact Assessment, National Expert Representative and Technical Member of Malaysian National Standards Committee on Environmental Management (SC 5) Life Cycle Assessment and Eco-labelling, National Technical Committee on Solid Waste Standards Formulation and Auditor for special projects in the National Prime Minister’s Sustainability Hibiscus Award, technical member of SIRIM-JETRO LCA implementation in Malaysia and member of International LUCED/U-NEXUS Environmental Management Perspective Research Network. She has published hundreds of publications, including book, book chapters, journals articles, course modules, Malaysian standards, technical papers and reports in international, regional and national publications. She also serves as a technical reviewer for various local and international journals, among others, namely the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Energy,Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Journal of Environmental Management, Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, JurnalSainsMalaysiana, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Journal of Waste Management and African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology etc. She is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Asia/Pacific Who’s Who, Asian Admirable Achievers (Vol. 111). She is also a certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001 Quality Management System Lead Auditor of University of Malaya and the faculty of Engineering, member of the Occupational Safety and Health committee of University of Malaya and was the Quality Manager for ISO 9001 since its inception at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya. She has published the UM Eco campus Blueprint and is the chairman that lead the secretariat for the UM Eco Campus Blueprint under the Sustainability Science research cluster for the planning and implementation of sustainable and green initaitives in UM campus.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Ming-Yi Liu holds a B.S. (1995) and Ph.D. (2001) in Civil Engineering from the National Central University, Taiwan. He has been on the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan since 2008, and promoted to an Associate Professor since 2013. Prior to the current position, he was a Research Scientist in the Civil, Hydraulic and Information Technology Research Center at the Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taiwan from 2005 – 2008, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, USA from 2004 – 2005, and a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA from 2003 – 2004. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2010. Dr. Liu has research interests in structural dynamics, cable dynamics, random vibrations, structural control and structural reliability analysis with applications to wind engineering.
Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan
Prof. Ming-Chun Lu earned his PhD degree at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1993 and then worked at Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan for two years. At present, he is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Management at Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan, Taiwan. He has been with the University since 1995 and has held different academic positions such as Chair of the Department of Environmental Resources Management and Dean of School of Continuous Education. Prof. Lu’s research interests are mainly in the fields of catalyst synthesis for environmental remediation, desulfurization process for fuel and disinfection technology. He has published more than 181 journal papers, and 4 Chapter-book articles. He has obtained more than 60 patents in the field of chemical and environmental engineering and has won 52 medal awards in different international invention competitions.
National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Professor Lai received his Bachelor and Master degree of Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, and Ph.D. in Architecture at the same school. He earned his Ph.D. in Engineering (Architecture) from the Kyoto University in Japan. While a post-doctoral researcher (titled Sr. Guest Scientist) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in United States, he worked on indoor environment quality. At National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, he is the founding director of the Energy and Green Building Technology Laboratory. His research activities cover a wide spectrum of topics in the architectural design, building sciences and building energy. Current research topics include Green Building design, applications of renewable energy, phase change material and fire science.
Technical University of ClujNapoca, Romania
Professor at the Civil Engineering Faculty from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, an "Advanced Research and Education University" as awarded with the Order of the Ministry of National Education no 5262/September 5th 2011, today a tertiary educational institution having both tradition and national and international recognition. PhD Degree obtained from Institut National des Sciences Appliquee, Rennes, France, in 2001 with „Contribution à l’étude du comportement et au calcul de poteaux mixtes acier-béton (sous des charges transversals de variation monotone ou cyclique alternée); Research domains Analytical-mathematical calibration of the degradation of the rigidity of composite steel concrete elements, under cyclic loads; retrofitting and rehabilitation of steel structures, “green” buildings - Author of over 70 scientific papers in national and international conferences, 9 books responsible of Courses: Spatial steel structures” in doctoral school “Steel structures” in bachelor program and “Pathology and rehabilitation of steel structures” for Master program, ‘Sustainable buildings” in “Green Buildings” master program. -Invited Speaker, chairman at international Conferences , invited researcher ,invited teacher, Referent in PhD and Habilitation commissions on Civil Engineer domain in Romania and in France.
Helwan University, Egypt
Ashraf Darwishis Associate Professor, undergraduate and postgraduate programs coordinator of the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science, HelwanUniversity, Egypt. He received the PhD degree in computer science from Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation in 2006. He received a BS.C and MS.C. in Mathematics from Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Egypt. He keeps in touch with his mathematical background through his research and his research interests includeinformation security, data and web mining, intelligent computing, image processing ( in particular image retrieval, medical imaging), modeling and simulation, computational intelligence, sensor networks, theoretical foundations of computer science, cloud computing, and internet of things. Dr. Darwish is an editor for some prestigious international journals and member of many computing associations such as IEEE, Egyptian Mathematical Society (EMS). He is a board member of the Russian-Egyptian Association for graduates, quality assurance and accreditation project (QAAP) and Machine Intelligence Research Lab (MIR Lab) USA. Dr. Darwish was invited as reviewer, invited speaker, organizer, and session chair to many international conferences and journals. He has worked in a wide variety of academic organizations and supervises masters and PhD theses in different areas of computer science. He speaks four languages on a daily basis. Dr. Darwish has a wealth of academic experience and has authored multiple publications which include papers in international journals and conference proceedings. His publications have appeared in international journals, conferences and publishing houses such as IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC) on Soft Computing, Springer and Advances in computer science and engineering.
University of Technology, Iraq
Texas Tech University, USA
North Dakota State University, USA
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Sydney, Australia
Monash University, Australia
Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Dankook University, South Korea
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Hohai University, China
Gunma University, Japan
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Zhejiang University, China
Istanbul University, Turkey
University of Miskolc, Hungary
Cairo University, Egypt
Islamic Azad University, Iran
Amity University Gurgaon, India
Ph.D in Agriculture from Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University
Wenzhou Medical University, China
Fooyin University, Taiwan
Saglik Bilimleri University, Turkey
Vincent Pol University, Poland
National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Dogus University, Turkey
Hope College, USA
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Southern Cross University, Australia
Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
City University of New York, USA
Khalifa University of Science & Technology, United Arab Emirates
Hebei Normal University, China
Alexandria University, Egypt
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Council for Agriculture Research and Analysis of Agri Economy (CREA), Italy
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
University of Oregon, USA
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
University of Tennessee, USA
Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela
Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Iran
Tourin University, Italy
Teaching & Public Speaking, Spain
Paeditric Hospital "Giovanni XXIII", Italy
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain
Oral Roberts University, USA
Beijing Normal University, China
Howard University, USA
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
University of Minnesota, USA
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Serhal Hospital, Lebanon
University of Malta, Malta
National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
Molloy College, USA
Federal University of Piauí, Brazil
Krankenhaus Nordwest Hospital, Germany
Laval University, Canada
Cinvestav-Unidad Saltillo, Mexico
UPMC Hamot Neuroscience Institute, USA
Ramon Llull University, Spain
White Bear Associates, LLC, USA
Lehigh University, USA
California Southern University, USA
Institute of Solid State Physics of RAS, Russia
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mansoura University, Egypt
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
University of Coimbra, Portugal