Program

The organizing committees of the two co-located events, ICCEFA'21 and ICESA'21, have decided to allow registrants of either conference to attend sessions from both events. As a result, we encourage attendees to study the program and attend the sessions which they may find relevant/interesting.

Our program schedule is based on Eastern Time (ET - Ottawa Time)

Our program schedule is based on Eastern Time (ET - Ottawa Time)
Please download and install the latest version of Zoom (5.3.0 or higher, Download Zoom) to be able to enter the sessions. Otherwise, the host (admin) will move and enter you manually to the specific session based on your request.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registrations

ICCEFA'21 & ICESA'21 Scientific Committee Chair:

Dr. Zhi Chen


Concordia University, Canada
Conference Chair
Website

Dr. Charles Lee


The University of Newcastle, Singapore
Conference Chair
Website

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registrations

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Official Opening
Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM ICESA Plenary Lecture
Practical Implementation of Green Infrastructure Strategies
Dr. John Gulliver, University of Minnesota, USA
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM ICCEFA Keynote Lecture
Development of Virtual Modelling Techniques in Civil Engineering
Dr. Dee Wu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Break

11:10 AM - 12:40 PM Session
Environmental Sustainability and Development
12:40 PM - 01:10 PM

Lunch Break

01:10 PM - 02:10 PM ICESA Plenary Lecture
Harnessing the Novel Feammox Bacterium, Acidimicrobium sp. Strain A6, for PFAS Defluorination: The Path from Discovery to Applications
Dr. Peter Jaffé, Princeton University, USA
02:10 PM - 03:40 PM Session
Traffic Engineering
03:40 PM - 03:50 PM

Break

03:50 PM - 04:50 PM Session
Civil Engineering I

Plenary Lecture

November 22 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada


Practical Implementation of Green Infrastructure Strategies
Dr. John Gulliver, University of Minnesota, USA



John Gulliver is a Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota, performing his research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. His major research interests are mass transport in environmental systems and stormwater pollution prevention. Current research involves the development of technology to treat stormwater runoff, an assessment of stormwater infiltration practices, the prediction of runoff from small, urban watersheds and remediation of internal phosphorus loading in stormwater ponds.

Much of Dr. Gulliver’s research, in conjunction with other faculty, involves the development of new technology for the treatment of road runoff and assessment of field performance of stormwater treatment practices, including the SAFL Baffle, the Iron-Enhanced Sand Filter, and the MPD Infiltrometer. He is a co-author of the book, Optimizing Stormwater Treatment Practices: A Handbook of Assessment and Maintenance, published by Springer.


View Abstract Return to Top ⇑

Keynote Lecture

November 22 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada


Development of Virtual Modelling Techniques in Civil Engineering
Dr. Dee Wu , University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Dr Di Wu completed his PhD training at University of New South Wales Sydney in 2015. Since 2019, he has appointed as a lecturer at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He has published 70 SCI journal papers. He works in research areas that bring together computational stochastic/nonstochastic mechanics, machine learning, and engineering design with implementation of new composite materials. Di has also developed frameworks for machine-learningaided engineering safety assessment, nondeterministic methods for isogeometric analysis with polymorphic uncertainties, as well as approaches for designing composite material via AI techniques.


View Abstract Return to Top ⇑

Session

November 22 | 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Nicholas V Scott, Riverside Research, USA


Environmental Sustainability and Development


ICESA 113
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Presenter: Beatrice Omonike Otunola, University of the Free State, South Africa
Authors: Beatrice Omonike Otunola, Makhosazana Aghoghovwia,Melusi Thwala, Alba Gómez-Arias, Rian Jordan, Julio Castillo Hernandez, Olusola Oluwayemisi Ololade

ICESA 115
Time: 11:25 AM - 11:40 AM
Presenter: Renata Pacheco, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Authors: Renata Pacheco, João Claro

ICESA 119
Time: 11:40 AM - 11:A5 PM
Presenter: Mariam Elizbarashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Authors: Mariam Elizbarashvili, Bela Kvirkvelia, Shalva Elizbarashvili, Tamar Khuntselia, Marina Tatanashvili, Maia Kimeridze

ICESA 140
Time: 11:55 AM - 12:10 AM
Presenter: Didik Triwibowo, PT Adaro Indonesia, Indonesia
Authors: D. Triwibowo, T. Roberts, C.C. Lee

ICESA 141
Time: 12:10 PM - 12:25 PM
Presenter: Kavitha Palaniappan, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Authors: Kavitha Palaniappan

ICESA 144
Time: 12:25 PM - 12:40 PM
Presenter: Ihsan Noor
Authors: I. Noor, Y.F. Arifin, B.J. Permadi, A. R. Saidy, T. Roberts4, C.C. Lee


Return to Top ⇑

Plenary Lecture

November 22 | 01:10 PM - 02:10 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada


Harnessing the Novel Feammox Bacterium, Acidimicrobium sp. Strain A6, for PFAS Defluorination: The Path from Discovery to Applications
Dr. Peter Jaffé, Princeton University, USA


Prof. Peter Jaffé joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University in 1985, and has three concurrent appointments with the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. He served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1999 to 2005 and was director of graduate studies in the same department from 2009 to 2012.

His research interests relate to the physical, chemical, and biological processes that govern the transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment and their application toward the remediation of contaminated systems. Areas of current emphasis include: laboratory and field experiments, as well as mathematical simulations of biogeochemical processes in porous media, such as: (1) understanding the mechanism as well as environmental distribution of the Feammox process (ammonium oxidation under iron reducing conditions); (2) Applications of the Feammox process for ammonium removal in engineered systems and for the cometabolical degradation of recalcitrant organics such as PFAS; (2) biogeochemically mediated dynamics of trace metals, metalloids, and radioisotopes in sediments, wetland soils, and groundwater; (4) nitrogen processing in urban settings coupled to urban hydrology; and (5) design of novel biological waste treatment processes.

Professor Jaffé holds a bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, and a master’s and doctorate in environmental and water resources engineering from Vanderbilt University.


View Abstract Return to Top ⇑

Session

November 22 | 02:10 PM - 03:40 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada & Dr. Mariam Elizbarashvili, Tbilisi State University, Georgia


Traffic Engineering


ICCEFA 125
Time: 02:10 PM - 02:25 PM
Presenter: Nicholas V. Scott, Open Innovation Center, Dayton Research Center, USA
Authors: Nicholas V. Scott, Linnette M. Martinez

ICCEFA 126
Time:02:25 PM - 02:40 PM
Presenter: Nicholas V. Scott, Riverside Research, Open Innovation Center, USA
Authors: Linnette M. Martinez, Joseph P. Salisbury, and Nicholas V. Scott

ICCEFA 131
Time:02:40 PM - 02:55 PM
Presenter: Siamak Ahmadian, Iran Construction Engineering Organization, Iran
Authors: Siamak Ahmadian, Grzegorz Sierpiński

ICCEFA 132
Time:02:55 PM - 03:10 PM
Presenter: Paritosh Nandi, EnVERT Group, India
Authors: Paritosh Nandi, Grzegorz Sierpiński

ICCEFA 133
Time:03:10 PM - 03:25 PM
Presenter: Shohreh Moradi, Iran University of Science & Technology, Iran
Authors: Shohreh Moradi, Grzegorz Sierpiński

ICCEFA 134
Time:03:25 PM - 03:40 PM
Presenter: Nemanja Dobrota, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Authors: Nemanja Dobrota, Aleksandar Stevanovic


Return to Top ⇑

Session

November 22 | 03:50 PM - 04:50 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada & Dr. Dee Wu,University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Civil Engineering I


ICCEFA 110
Time: 03:50 PM - 04:05 PM
Presenter: Simon Mühlbauer, Technical University Munich, Germany
Authors: Simon Mühlbauer, Dimitris Diamantidis, Josef Schneider

ICCEFA 116
Time:04:05 PM - 04:20 PM
Presenter: S. M. Yamini, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran
Authors: S. M. Yamini; H. Shamloo; S. H. Ghafari

ICCEFA 122
Time:04:20 PM - 04:35 PM
Presenter: Ghulam Muhammad Ali, University of Alberta, Canada
Authors: Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Asif Mansoor, Shuai Liu, Ahmed Bouferguene, and Mohamed Al-Hussein

ICCEFA 124
Time:04:35 PM - 04:50 PM
Presenter: Muhittin Babaoglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Authors: Muhittin Babaoglu, H. Ercan Tasan, Sinan Turhan Erdogan


Return to Top ⇑

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM ICESA Keynote Lecture
Functionalization of Renewable Materials for Energy, Environment, and Healthcare
Dr. Rajan Jose, University Malaysia Pahang , Malaysia
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM ICESA Keynote Lecture
Degradation of Micropollutants Using Advanced Oxidation Processes - From Process Fundamentals to Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Applications
Dr. Mohamed Gamal El-Din, University of Alberta, Canada
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM Session
Civil Engineering II
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Break

11:50 AM - 12:25 PM Session
Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, and Climate Change
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

Lunch Break

12:55 PM - 01:40 PM ICCEFA Keynote Lecture
TBA
Dr. Kypros Pilakoutas, University of Sheffield, UK
01:40 PM - 03:00 PM Session
Environmental Pollution and Treatment

Keynote Lecture

November 23 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Charles Lee, The University of Newcastle, Singapore


Functionalization of Renewable Materials for Energy, Environment, and Healthcare
Dr. Rajan Jose, University Malaysia Pahang , Malaysia


Professor Rajan Jose supervises the Nanostructured Renewable Energy Materials Laboratory in the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Nature journal “Materials Circular Economy” (https://www.springer.com/journal/42824?IFA). He has served as the Dean of Research of UMP during Feb 2016 – Aug 2019 and a member of various committees of UMP and Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

He has investigated nanostructured perovskite ceramics for microwave and superconducting electronics during doctoral research at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Trivandrum, India and has received PhD degree in the year 2002. He has contributed to the science and engineering of diverse range of materials including metals and alloys, luminescent quantum dots for biological and energy applications, glass and glass ceramics for quantum electronics, and electrochemical materials for energy conversion and storage. He was employed as a scientist at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (India), AIST (Japan), Toyota Technological Institute (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore) before joining UMP. He has published over 220 papers in Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) indexed journals which are cited nearly 11600 times with an h-index of 56 according to Google Scholar database (https://scholar.google.com.my/citations?user=LgSpTSAAAAAJ&hl=en). He holds 25 patents. He has supervised 6 Postdoctoral, 23 Doctoral, and 10 Master’s researchers.

His current research interests include sustainable materials, circular economy, data science, renewable energy devices; most of his research is on the structure – property relationship in materials for a desired device functionality.


View Abstract Return to Top ⇑

Keynote Lecture

November 23 | 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Charles Lee, The University of Newcastle, Singapore


Degradation of Micropollutants Using Advanced Oxidation Processes - From Process Fundamentals to Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Applications
Dr. Mohamed Gamal El-Din, University of Alberta, Canada


Dr. Mohamed Gamal El-Din is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on the fundamentals of advanced and innovative treatment approaches for water and wastewater (municipal and industrial such as oil and gas). Since 2011, he holds an NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Oil Sands Tailings Water Treatment. He is also one of the Theme Leads of the Future Energy Systems (FES) theme on Resilient Reclaimed Land and Water Systems, a 75-million multidisciplinary research from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Because of his contributions in the area of oil sands process water treatment/reclamation, in 2017, Dr. Gamal El-Din received the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation Award for Innovation in Oil Sands Research. In 2019, he was appointed Jinshan Distinguished Professor at Jiangsu University and in 2020 he was awarded Research Chair in Environmental Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tongji University (China). His research work has resulted in important advancements in the area of advanced oxidation and ozone treatment, membrane separation and biological processes. Another part of his research program has centered on the development of new materials and their applications in water and wastewater treatment. Dr. Gamal El-Din’s research program also focuses on the development of cost-effective and simple, yet highly efficient treatment systems for rural communities in both industrialized and developing countries. Dr. Gamal El-Din’s research has resulted in 255 refereed journal papers, 94 refereed conference papers, 369 conference and workshop presentations, 52 technical reports, and 7 book chapters and a number of other articles. Currently, Dr. Gamal El-Din’s h-index is 55 (10044 citations) as per Google Scholar.


View Abstract Return to Top ⇑

Session

November 23 | 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Charles Lee, The University of Newcastle, Singapore


Civil Engineering II


ICCEFA 136
Time: 10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Presenter: Ju Yang Neoh, Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore
Authors: J. Neoh, C.C. Lee

ICCEFA 117
Time: 10:55 AM - 11:10 AM
Presenter: Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Hadhramout University, Yemen
Authors: Nehal Elshaboury, Ghasan Alfalah, Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Eslam Mohammed Abdelkader

ICCEFA 128
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Presenter: Kenknan Talant, Beijing University of Technology, China
Authors: Kenknan Talant, Kun xu

ICCEFA 112
Time: 11:25 AM - 11:40 AM
Presenter: Mohamed Bader Algadwi, Tathbeet, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Mohamed Bader Algadwi, Emmanouil Spyropoulos, Bassim A. Nawaz


Return to Top ⇑

Session

November 23 | 11:50 AM - 12:25 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada


Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, and Climate Change


ICESA 120
Time:11:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Presenter: Mariam Elizbarashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Authors: Mariam Elizbarashvili, Bela Kvirkvelia, Elizbar Elizbarashvili, Shalva Elizbarashvili, Tamar Khuntselia

ICESA 121
Time:12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Presenter: Mariam Elizbarashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Authors: Mariam Elizbarashvili, Magda Tsintsadze, Tsezari Mshvenieradze

ICESA 127
Time:12:20 PM - 12:25 PM
Presenter: Sle-gee Lee, Chonnam National University, South Korea
Authors: Sle-gee Lee, Jeong Gwan Lee, Du Hee Lee, Hyun-Jun Kim


Return to Top ⇑

Keynote Lecture

November 23 | 12:55 PM - 01:40 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada


TBA
Dr. Kypros Pilakoutas, University of Sheffield, UK


TBA


View Abstract Return to Top ⇑

Session

November 23 | 01:40 PM - 03:00 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Zhi Chen, Concordia University, Canada & Dr. Nicholas V Scott, Riverside Research, United States


Environmental Pollution and Treatment


ICESA 131
Time: 01:40 PM - 01:45 PM
Presenter: Deok Hyun Moon, Chosun University, Republic of Korea
Authors: Sang Hyeop Park, Deok Hyun Moon

ICESA 133
Time: 01:45 PM - 01:50 PM
Presenter: Deok Hyun Moon, Chosun University, Republic of Korea
Authors: Deok Hyun Moon

ICESA 114
Time: 01:50 PM - 02:05 PM
Presenter: Betul Aykut-Senel, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Authors: Betul Aykut-Senel, Cihan Ozgur, S. Sule Kaplan-Bekaroglu, Nuray Ates

ICESA 125
Time: 02:05 PM - 02:20 PM
Presenter: Betul Aykut-Senel, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Authors: Betul Aykut-Senel, Cihan Ozgur, Sehnaz Sule Kaplan-Bekaroglu, Nuray Ates

ICCEFA 123
Time: 02:20 PM - 02:35 PM
Presenter: Ghulam Muhammad Ali, University of Alberta, Canada
Authors: Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Habiba Zahir Imam, Sahar Rana, Rafiq Ahmad, Ahmed Bouferguene, and Mohamed Al-Hussein

ICESA 126
Time: 02:35 PM - 02:40 PM
Presenter: Daniel Rosado, Kiel University, Germany
Authors: Daniel Rosado, Franco Castillo, Indumathi Nambi, Nicola Fohrer

ICESA 128
Time: 02:40 PM - 02:45 PM
Presenter: Hyejin Kang, Korea Expressway Corporation Research Institute, South Korea
Authors: Hyejin Kang

ICESA 112
Time: 02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Presenter: Sara Sousa
Authors: Elisabete Correia, Sara Sousa, Manuela Larguinho and Clara Viseu


Return to Top ⇑