6th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE'21)

June 21, 2021 - June 23, 2021 | Lisbon, Portugal
Due to COVID'19 pandemic it will be done VIRTUALLY

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

The CSEE 2021 Congress is composed of 3 conferences


Our program schedule is based on Eastern Time (ET - Ottawa Time)
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registrations

Hany El Naggar
Prof. Hany El Naggar

Dalhousie University, Canada
Congress Chair

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Dr. Joaquim Barros
Dr. Joaquim Barros

Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal
Congress Co-Chair

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Our program schedule is based on Eastern Time (ET - Ottawa Time)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registrations

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Official Opening
Official Opening - Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada
9:10 AM - 09:55 AM Keynote Lecture
Seismic Risk Assessment for Earth Slopes and Dams
Dr. Ellen Rathje, University of Texas at Austin, USA
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM Keynote Lecture
In Situ Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil and Ground Water; Lab Optimization Leads to Functional Combinations at Field Sites
Dr. Martin Romantschuk, University of Helsinki, Finland
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Session
Geotechnical Infrastructure I
11:30 AM - 11:35 AM Break
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM Session
Geoenvironmental Research
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Session
Biotechnology and Environment
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Lunch Break
12:50 PM - 01:35 PM Keynote Lecture
The Behaviour of a Structure within a Cluster of Structures in Earthquakes
Dr. Nawawi Chouw, University of Auckland, New Zealand
01:35 PM - 02:20 PM Keynote Lecture
Smaller Than Expected Benefit of COVID-19 Lockdown on Urban Air Quality
Dr. Zongbo Shi, University of Birmingham, UK
02:20 PM - 02:25 PM Break
02:25 PM - 03:25 PM Session
Composites and Construction
03:25 PM - 03:30 PM Break
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Session
Soil Pollution and Treatment

Keynote Lecture

June 22 | 9:10 AM - 09:55 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada


Seismic Risk Assessment for Earth Slopes and Dams
Dr. Ellen Rathje, University of Texas at Austin, USA


Dr. Ellen M. Rathje is the Janet S. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), and Senior Research Scientist at the UT Bureau of Economic Geology. She has expertise in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, induced seismicity, field reconnaissance after earthquakes, and remote sensing. Dr. Rathje is the Principal Investigator for the DesignSafe-ci.org cyberinfrastructure for the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). She has been honored with various research awards, including the 2018 William B. Joyner Lecture Award from the Seismological Society of America and the 2010 Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers. She was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2016.


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Keynote Lecture

June 22 | 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada


Dr. Piervincenzo Rizzo

In Situ Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil and Ground Water; Lab Optimization Leads to Functional Combinations at Field Sites
Dr. Martin Romantschuk University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Martin Romantschuk received his PhD at the University of Helsinki in 1987. He is Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at University of Helsinki and now leads a research group of 8 scientists. The research deals with both basic and applied aspects of environmental biotechnology. One main research topic is soil bioremediation with particular emphasis on technology used in situ. He has supervised 26 PhD theses and published over 130 scientific articles in international scientific periodicals and a number of other scientific publications and book chapters. His WoS H-index is 36. He is a member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.


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Session

June 22 | 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada


Geotechnical Infrastructure I


ICGRE 301
Time: 10:45 - 11:00
Presenter:Kajal Tarenia, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Authors: Kajal Tarenia, Nihar Ranjan Patra, Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy, Apurba Mondal

ICGRE 137
Time: 11:00 - 11:15
Presenter: Xiang Qiu, Changsha University of Science & Technology, China
Authors: Xiang Qiu

ICGRE 111
Time: 11:15 - 11:30
Presenter: Chiara Rossignoli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Authors: Chiara Rossignoli, Donatella Sterpi


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Session

June 22 | 11:35 AM - 12:20 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada


Geoenvironmental Research


ICGRE 104
Time: 11:35 - 11:50
Presenter: Rajeshwar Goodary, Universite des Mascareignes, Mauritius
Authors: Miraniaina Andriamalala, Rajeshwar Goodary, Ratoarivelo Manitriniala

ICGRE 115
Time: 11:50 - 12:05
Presenter: José Antonio Jiménez-Valera, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Authors: José Antonio Jiménez-Valera, Francisco Alhama

ICEPTP 302
Time: 12:05 - 12:20
Presenter: Ayanda N. Shabalala, University of Mpumalanga, South Africa
Authors: Ayanda N. Shabalala


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Session

June 22 | 12:20 PM - 12:30 PM | Session Chair: Ikrema Abdalla Hassan, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia


Biotechnology and Environment


ICEPTP 101
Time: 12:20 - 12:25
Presenter: Institute of Genetics, Microbiology and Biotechnology Szent István University, Hungary
Authors: Imane Haddidi, Bence Gajdics, Nguyen Hong Duc, Ktalin Posta

ICEPTP 301
Time: 12:25 - 12:30
Presenter: Maxim Muravyov, Research Center of Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Authors: Maxim Muravyov


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Keynote Lecture

June 22 | 12:50 PM - 01:35 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal


The Behaviour of a Structure within a Cluster of Structures in Earthquakes
Dr. Nawawi Chouw, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Dr Nawawi CHOUW is an Associate Professor and was Director of the University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research (2011-2017). Prior to joining the University of Auckland, he worked at universities in Germany, Japan and Australia. He gained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. He has been awarded twice the Gledden Fellowship of the University of Western Australia, Fritz-Peter-Mueller Prize of the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, the Best Research Award of Chugoku Denryoku Research Foundation, Japan, and received twice recognition for excellence in research supervision from Chinese Scholarship Council. He was invited by China Ministry of Education, NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Qatar Science Foundation, SA National Research Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service and by other European Research Institutions to assess applications and international standing of colleagues. He was also invited to teach at several universities in Europe, China and Japan. He was Guest Editor of a number of journals, e.g., Protective Structures, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. He is editor of the international journal of Materials, Shock and Vibration and an associate editor of Frontiers in Build Environment – Earthquake Engineering and is an editorial board member of several international journals. He was a visiting and guest professor at several universities in China, Germany, Canada, Australia, Serbia, Macedonia and Japan.


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Keynote Lecture

June 22 | 01:35 PM - 02:20 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal


Smaller Than Expected Benefit of COVID-19 Lockdown on Urban Air Quality
Dr. Zongbo Shi, University of Birmingham, UK


Zongbo Shi received his PhD from China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing). He worked in Tsinghua University, Prefectural University and University of Leeds as a research fellow before joining the University of Birmingham. He is currently a profess of Atmospheric Biogeochemistry. His group focuses on Sources and emissions of chemical substances to the atmosphere, physical and chemical transformation of aerosol particles and their constituents in the atmosphere, and the interaction of atmospheric chemistry with biogeochemistry of ecosystems.


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Session

June 22 | 2:25 PM - 03:25 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal & Dr. Rajeshwar Goodary, Universite des Mascareignes, Mauritius


Composites and Construction


ICSECT 103
Time: 2:25 - 2:40
Presenter: Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Hadhramout University Mukalla, Yemen
Authors: Nehal Elshaboury, Hassan Alaa, Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Ghasan Alfalah, Eslam Mohammed Abdelkader

ICSECT 104
Time: 2:40 - 2:55
Presenter: Abobakr Al-Sakkaf, Hadhramout University Mukalla, Yemen
Authors:Eslam Mohammed Abdelkader, Abobakr Al-Sakkaf , Nehal Elshaboury, Ghasan Alfalah4

ICSECT 106
Time: 2:55 - 3:10
Presenter: Sofija Kekez, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Authors: Sofija Kekez

ICSECT 109
Time: 3:10 - 3:25
Presenter: Adewumi John Babafemi, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Authors: Suvash Chandra Paul, Adewumi John Babafemi, Md Jihad Miah


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Session

June 22 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal


Soil Pollution and Treatment


ICEPTP 103
Time: 3:30 - 3:45
Presenter: Ikrema Hassan, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Ikrema Hassan

ICEPTP 107
Time: 3:45 - 4:00
Presenter: Mariagrazia Proto, University of Limerick, Limerick
Authors: Mariagrazia Proto, Ronan Courtney


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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ICEPTP Plenary Lecture
Superhydrophobic and Oleophilic Polymeric Open Cellular Foams for Efficient Oil/Water Separation
Dr. Chul B. Park, University of Toronto, Canada
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM ICGRE Keynote Lecture
Engineering Applications of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Arrays
Dr. Dante Fratta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

10:45 AM - 10:50 AM

Break

10:50 AM- 11:40 AM Session
Geotechnical Infrastructure II

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM

Break

11:45 AM - 01:00 PM Session
Soil and Rock Mechanics and Characterization

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

Lunch Break

01:20 PM - 02:05 PM ICSECT Keynote Lecture
Characterization and Mechanism Analysis of Alkali-Silica Reaction in Cementitious Materials
Dr. Qingli Dai, Michigan Technological University, USA
02:05 PM - 02:50 PM ICGRE Keynote Lecture
From Physical Measurements to Design Codes for MSE Walls
Dr. Richard J. Bathurst, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada

02:50 PM - 02:55 PM

Break

02:55 PM - 03:40 PM Session
Modelling and Simulation
03:40 PM - 04:00 PM Session
Air Pollution and Treatment






Plenary Lecture

June 23 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal


Superhydrophobic and Oleophilic Polymeric Open Cellular Foams for Efficient Oil/Water Separation Plenary Abstract
Dr. Chul B. Park, University of Toronto, Canada


Prof Chul Park received his PhD from MIT in 1993. He is Distinguished Professor of Microcellular Engineered Plastics at University of Toronto. He is also the NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Multi-Functional Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites and Foams. He has an international recognition in polymer foam area. He has published more than 1400 papers, including over 400 journal papers and four books with 75 Scopus H-index. Prof Park serves as Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Cellular Plastics. He has been inducted into 5 academies as an Academician Fellow. He is also a fellow of 5 other professional societies including Society of Plastics Engineers.


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Keynote Lecture

June 23 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal



Dr. Dante Fratta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


Dante Fratta graduated with a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 1999. He is currently a faculty member in Geological Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches Soil Mechanics, Applied Geophysics, and advanced courses in Wave Propagation in Geomaterials and Engineering Behavior of Soils. Dante's research interests include Near Surface Geophysics and Experimental Geotechnical Engineering. For the last ten years, Dante has been collecting, analyzing, and interpreting distributed optic sensing data to monitor the near subsurface.


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Session

June 23 | 10:50 AM - 11:40 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal


Geotechnical Infrastructure II


ICGRE 112
Time: 10:50 - 11:05
Presenter:Encarnación Martínez-Moreno,Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Authors: Encarnación Martínez-Moreno, Gonzalo García-Ros, Iván Alhama

ICGRE 110
Time: 11:05 - 11:20
Presenter:Nagham Ghamraoui, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
Authors: Nagham Ghamraoui, Diala Tabbal

ICGRE 103
Time: 11:20 - 11:25
Presenter:Juan P. Villacreses, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Authors: Juan P. Villacreses, Bernardo Caicedo, Felipe Poveda, Fabricio Yepez, Laura Ibagón, Julián Buriticá

ICGRE 102
Time: 11:25 - 11:40
Presenter: Omar El Khaled, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Omar El Khaled, Emmanouil Spyropoulos, Abdulrahman Alnaim


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Session

June 23 | 11:45 AM - 12:55 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada and Dr. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal


Soil and Rock Mechanics and Characterization


ICGRE 109
Time: 11:45 - 12:00
Presenter: Vaishali Wayal, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Authors: Vaishali Wayal, T.G. Sitharam, Gali Madhavi Latha

ICGRE 116
Time: 12:00 - 12:15
Presenter: Pawan Kumar Singh, Assam Engineering College, India
Authors: Pawan Kumar Singh, Diganta Goswami, Ranjeet Bahadur Singh, Pragati Goswami, Sylvia Kashyap

ICGRE 108
Time: 12:15 - 12:30
Presenter: Tong Yu, Université Paris Saclay, France
Authors: Tong Yu, Hanène Souli, Yoan Péchaud, Jean-Marie Fleureau

ICGRE 101
Time: 12:30 - 12:45
Presenter: M. T. Bassuoni, University of Manitoba, Canada
Authors: A. Eissa, A. Ghazy2, M. T. Bassuoni, and M. Alfaro

ICGRE 302
Time: 12:45 - 01:00
Presenter: Laura Ibagón, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Authors: : Laura Ibagón


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Keynote Lecture

June 23 | 1:20 PM - 2:05 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada


Characterization and Mechanism Analysis of Alkali-Silica Reaction in Cementitious Materials
Dr. Qingli Dai, Michigan Technological University, USA


Dr. Qingli Dai is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech. Dr. Dai’s primary professional and scholarly contributions have dealt with material design, characterization, test and analysis for sustainable civil infrastructure applications. She has published over 160 technical papers including about 100 journal articles and other 60+ conference papers. Dr. Dai has been a Principle Investigator of several research projects funded by US National Science Foundation and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Other sponsors of her research program include State Department of Transportation and Michigan Space Grant Consortium. Dr. Dai received 2017 Best Paper Award for the ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Dai is an associate editor for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering since November 2011. She is a member of ASCE granular material committee, bitumen committee, pavement committee, and geophysics committee. She is also a member of ACI committee 201,236 and 555.


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Keynote Lecture

June 23 | 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada


From Physical Measurements to Design Codes for MSE Walls
Dr. Richard J. Bathurst, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada


Dr. Bathurst (P. Eng., Ph.D., FRSC, FEIC, FCAE) is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada where he has taught since 1980. He is a Past-President of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and the International Geosynthetics Society. Dr. Bathurst has authored or co-authored more than 450 papers in referred journals, conference proceedings and research monographs. He has made contributions in the areas of micromechanics of granular soils, railway ballast and track dynamics, pavements, unsaturated soil-geotextile behaviour, constitutive modelling of geosynthetic soil reinforcement materials and systems, new test methods and the development of transparent granular soil surrogates for geotechnical laboratory-scale testing.

Dr. Bathurst’s primary research activities are focused on the use of geosynthetic and metallic reinforcement in earth retaining wall systems, numerical modelling, seismic performance and design of these systems, probabilistic design of reinforced and unreinforced soil structures, reliability-based design, load and resistance factor design (LRFD) calibration of soil-structures, and LRFD code development.

Dr. Bathurst is editor of the peer-reviewed technical journal Geosynthetics International, published by the Institute of Civil Engineers in the UK, and associate editor of the International Journal of Geomechanics published by the ASCE.


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Session

June 23 | 2:55 PM - 03:40 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Hany El Naggar, Dalhousie University, Canada


Modelling and Simulation


ICSECT 105
Time: 2:55 - 3:10
Presenter: Bilal El-Ariss, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Authors: Ahmad Shehada, Said Elkholy, Bilal El-Ariss

ICSECT 110
Time: 3:10 - 3:25
Presenter: Bilal El-Ariss, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Authors: Said Elkholy, Ahmad Shehada, Bilal El-Ariss

ICSECT 201
Time: 3:25 - 3:40
Presenter: Mariano Molina Iniesta, San Pablo CEU University, Spain
Authors: Fernando del Ama Gonzalo , M. Isabel Castilla Heredia , F. Hernando Mansilla, Dolores Gómez Pulido , J. Carlos Sancho Arellano, Covadonga Lorenzo Cueva, Juan García Millan


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Session

June 23 | 3:40 PM - 04:00 PM | Session Chair: Ikrema Abdalla Hassan, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia


Air Pollution and Treatment


ICEPTP 105
Time: 03:40 - 03:55
Presenter: Odón Sánchez-Ccoyllo, Universidad Nacional Tecnológica de Lima Sur, Peru
Authors: Odón Sánchez-Ccoyllo, Alan Llacza, Paula Castesana

ICEPTP 106
Time: 03:55 - 04:00
Presenter: Nirvana Avellino, Institute of Applied Sciences - MCAST, Malta
Authors: Nirvana Avellino1, Juan José Bonello


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