We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'18):
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dalhousie University, Canada
Prof. M. Hesham El Naggar
Prof. El Naggar is a Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering at Western University, Canada. He is Associate Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. He published 400 technical papers/book chapters on foundations, soil-structure interaction and geotechnical earthquake engineering; and consulted on major projects worldwide. He received numerous awards including: Stermac, Meyerhof, Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium Speaker, Western Faculty Scholar, Outstanding Teaching, and Research Excellence Awards. He is an elected Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Society for Civil Engineers. He also received the 2015 Ontario Professional Engineers Medal for Engineering Research & Development.
Topic of Keynote: Geo-Structural Nonlinear Analysis of Piles for Performance Based DesignKeynote Abstract
Prof. Hany El Naggar
Prof. Hany El Naggar is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Dalhousie University with more than 20 years of experience in civil construction, geotechnical and structural engineering and research in Canada and overseas. He has participated in several geotechnical and structural investigations, and is experienced in analysis and design of foundations and soil-structure interaction of buried infrastructure. Prof. El Naggar and his research team has investigated the soil-structure interaction (SSI) effects around buried infrastructure; explored innovative use of tire derived aggregate (TDA) as a buffer zone to create stress arching and reduce demand on rigid culverts, proposed an earth pressure reduction system using geogrid reinforced platform bridging system to reduce stresses on buried utilities, and developed innovative “cellular” precast concrete pipe system. Also, he studied the effect of new structures on pre-existing tunnels considering their current deteriorated condition under static and seismic loading conditions. Moreover, he has developed a simplified technique to account for the group Effect in pile dynamics; and closed form solutions for the moments and thrusts in jointed and un-jointed composite tunnel lining systems, designed several foundation systems ranging from machine foundations subjected to dynamic loads to raft foundations for underground structure, as well as several tunnels and underground structures in Canada, Europe, Middle East, and the United States. The findings from Prof. El Naggar’s research have been reported in more than 90 technical publications covering both experimental and numerical work in the fields of soil-structure interaction, buried infrastructure and concrete pipes.
Prof. El Naggar is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University. In addition, he received the 2005-2006 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western. Prof. El Naggar won the 2006 L. G. Soderman Award, the 2005 R.M. Quigley Award, and the 2004 Milos Novak Memorial Award. Prof. El Naggar is the current chair of the Buried Structures Committee of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE); also, he is the ex-chair the of the New Brunswick chapter of the Canadian Geotechnical Society; he is also member of the technical committee on buried structures of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC). In addition, he is the current editor in chief of the International Journal of Civil Infrastructure. He is a member of several professional associations including the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia; the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO); the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE), the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS); the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE); and the Engineers Syndicate, Egypt.
Topic of Keynote: Performance of Soil Metal Arch StructuresKeynote Abstract
Poster Board Dimensions:
Authors presenting via poster boards are to be informed that poster boards are 110 cm height and 70 cm width.