Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Akinori Morimoto, Waseda University, JAPAN
Speech Title: Pending
1987 Graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Science and Technology, Waseda University
1989 Graduated from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Master of Engineering)
1991 Assistant at the Department of Civil Engineering, School of Science and Technology, Waseda University
1992 Withdrew with credit from Graduate School of Science and Engineering (doctoral program), Waseda University
1993 Doctor of Engineering degree
1994 Research associate at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
1997 Visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT
1999 Associate professor at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
2007 Associate professor, Utsunomiya University
2012 Professor, Utsunomiya University Graduate School
2014 Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University
Project themes: Strategy to integrate the transport and land use toward the sustainable city.
Planning of new transport in the compact city.
Social activities: Managing director, The Japan Research Center for Transport Policy.
Senior managing director, The City Planning Institute of Japan
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Ir. Dr. Ramli Nazir, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Speech Title: Application of Light Weight Aggregate in Soil Replacement for Embankment Construction on Soft Soil
The keynote speech will address the problem of construction on soft soil especially in embankment construction. Poor soil conditions make the form of traditional construction expensive, it may be economically viable to improve soil engineering properties before construction begins. This can be done by reducing pore pressure, by reducing the volume of voids in the soil, or by adding stronger materials to soft soils. Soft soil is considered as problematic soil with shear strength of less than 10kPa and high moisture content. The high compressibility makes it difficult to predict the high magnitude of time dependent settlement due to its unique characteristic. The low shear strength will cause bearing capacity failure when embankment is constructed and may led to embankment slope failure and lateral dispersion. Thus, ground improvement is needed prior to any construction in this type of soil. Commonly lightweight aggregates have been applied successfully in geotechnical application. It can reduce the weight of compacted geotechnical fills by up to one-half. This material is currently being used in many civil engineering works due to its low weight, high strength and favourable drainage characteristics. Light weight aggregate is now has been recognized to be used in the soil replacement for embankment in road construction. With a weight of less than 10kN/m3, light weight aggregate was used a soil subgrade replacement which normally use lateritic compacted soil and gravel. Conservatively, weight of both lateritic soil and gravel will increase the external load apart from the embankment on soft soil to generate time dependent settlement which will cause the road to have an undulating surface in future. By replacing a light weight aggregate, settlement can be reduced while the subgrade strength can still be maintained throughout the life of the construction. Results from the numerical and physical test will be presented to proof the reliability of using light weight aggregate as a ground improvement for future embankment construction on soft ground.
Ir. DR. Hj.Ramli bin Hj. Nazir is a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Geotechnical and Transportation Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 1989. Holds a B. Civil Eng.in 1983 from UTM and PhD from the University of Liverpool in 1994 and specialized in Geotechnical Engineering. He has more than 30 years' experience in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, specifically in Foundations, Ground Improvement and Geotechnical Forensics Engineering. He has published more than 100 technical papers and Journals related to his field of expertise. In addition as a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, he is also a Professional Engineer who have numerous experience as a Design Engineer, Design Checker and Geotechnical Technical Advisor to various government and private agencies which also involved in many Civil Forensic works including Structural and Infrastructures in Malaysia. In addition to engineering education and consultation activities, he is a Member of the Technical Committee on Eurocode 7 Malaysian Annex which responsible for regulating the use of Eurocode 7 according to local needs, Research Committee Members for Construction and Industrial Development Board of Malaysia, and Public Work Department Malaysia. He also provide an expertise support for Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and Public Work Department (JKR), in the design specification work for specialized work such as Soil Anchor and Load Testing. He is also a member of National Slope Failure Enquiry Commissioner. He is also an invited Geotechnical speaker for training and workshops to government and private technical agencies such as JKR, PETRONAS, SHELL, Malaysia Productivity Corporation and many more. Currently Prof. Ramli is a Senior Deputy Director for Tropical Geoengineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Dr. U. C. Jha, School of Mechanical Engg., Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab, India
Speech Title: Study & Comparision of IDI Engine Performance Fuelled with Mahua Biodiesel blended with Additive
The mahua oils is available in larger quantity without being utilized in accordance to its potential. Mahua Bio-diesel is a renewable, inexhaustible and a clean burning fuel. The research has been carried out to ascertain the feasibility of utilization of mahua biodiesel in CI engines. The viscosity index of mahua biodiesel is found to be high which imposes the limitation of its utilization for better engine performance. The additives have been used to reduce the viscosity. The testing of engine with modified fuel was carried out with changes in injector pressure and time of fuel injection. Performance and emission parameters were recorded while changing the engine operating parameters. The result analysis was carried out to find fuel injection pressure and injection timing to achieve optimum engine performance. The engine performance at manufacturer’s designed operating parameter and the new set of operating parameters were compared. The specific fuel consumption was minimum when 0.75% Ethyl Acetone was added, the injection pressure was 185 bar and the fuel was injected at 240 crank angle before TDC. The brake thermal efficiency (BTE) was obtained 31.68% with Mahua biodiesel mixed with additive and engine run at suggested operating parameter against 32% with diesel fuel. The recommended new operating parameters also improved engine emission characteristics to great extent.
A distinguished academician, Prof. Jha is an alumnus of IIT, Madras (India). Prof. Jha is a former Director of CII Technology Centre and he has also served as the “Director”, “Campus Director”, “Chief Advisor”, “Principal” , “Acting Director”, Vice Principal,“HOD” and “Head – R & D” in reputed educational groups lile LNCT, Medicaps, LPU (Lovely Professional University) etc. He has around 23 years of teaching, Industrial & Consultancy experiences.
He has delivered keynote speech in 04 country ( NTU Singapore, American International University - AIUB, Malaysia & Thailand) and plenary speech in 02 country ( Oxford University UK, Tribhuvan University Kathmandu) abroad (out of India).
· “Award of Excellence” from Global Research & Development service @ Pattaya , Thailand.
· He has also received “Indian Leadership Award for Educational Excellence” on a National basis (equivalent to Best Principal / Director Award).
· 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis lifetime achievement award (USA).
· Invited to act as Key Note Speaker at International Conference organized by Universiti de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain(Ranked No. 1 in Spain) in July, 2017.
· Invited to act as Key Note Speaker at International Conference organized by Universiti of Washington, Rome Centre, Italy in June, 2017.
· Invited to act as Plenary Speaker at International Conference organized by Harvard University, USA in January 2014.
· Invited as Plenary Speaker at International Conference organized at Germany, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Romania, Venice (Italy), Bali(Indonesia), Turkey, Czech Republic,Philipines etc
· Invited as Panel Speaker for “Panel Discussion” at 3rd International ELLTA Conference on the topic ‘Emerging Contexts of/ for Learning and Asian Century’organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia in November, 2014.
· Reviewed paper for more than 40 international conferences includes conferences in Harvard University (USA), Cambridge University(UK), Keio University(Japan) etc.
· He has recieved Certificate of Participation from NASA, USA (for LRO ”Send your Name to the Moon ” Project.
· Recieved Certificate of Participation Insight Mission to Mars from NASA 2018
· He has recieved Certificate of Participation from NASA, USA (for “Parker Solar Probe”,’A Mission to touch the Sun’ Project.
· His outstanding achievements have earned him a position in “Who's Who in the World” USA, 26th Anniversary Edition 2008, 28th Edition 2010, 29th Edition 2011, pearl edition 2012, 2013,2014, 2015 & 2018 & “Who’s who in Asia” 2017.
· In Technical/ Programme committee of more than 70 international conferences.
· He is in the Editorial Board of 45 International Journals in which 11 are published from abroad (out of India).
· He has published & presented over 160 (One Hundred and Sixfty only) papers at International/ National Conferences & Journals.
· His name selected for biographical inclusion in “ Dictionary of International Biography” England, a unique tribute to human endeavor.
Full Submission: June 30, 2019
Abstract Submission: June 27, 2019
Author Notification: before July 27, 2019
Final Version: before Aug. 15, 2019
Registration: before Aug. 15, 2019
Main Conference: Oct. 18-20, 2019
Ms. Betty Y. Chan
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-6:00pm