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Selected Invited Plenary and Keynote Presentations

  1. “Addressing Sustainability in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Projects.” Association of Environmental & Geologists (AEG) Chicago Chapter, ASCE-AEG Joint Meeting, January 14, 2020.
  2. “Biogeochemical Cover System for Mitigation of Gas Emissions at Waste Dumps and Landfills.” Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-2019), Surat, Gujarat, India, December 19, 2019.
  3. “Framework for Integrating Sustainability into Civil and Environmental Engineering Projects.” 4th International Conference on Civil, Environmental, Geology and Mining Engineering, Trabzon, Turkey, April 20, 2019.
  4. “Risk, Sustainability and Resiliency Considerations in Polluted Site Remediation.” 8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Hangzhou, China, October 28, 2018.
  5. “Geothermal Heating/Cooling System at University of Illinois-Chicago.” DFI Energy Foundations Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 18, 2018.
  6. “Framework for Integrating Sustainability into Electrokinetic Remediation Projects.” EREM2018 XVI. International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation, Canakkale, Turkey, August 6, 2018.
  7. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites: New Concept, Assessment Tools, and Challenges.” XVI Danube – European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Skopje, R. Macedonia, June 7, 2018.
  8. “Sustainability and Resiliency in Civil and Environmental Engineering.” 3rd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICOCEE), Cesme, Turkey, April 24, 2018.
  9. “Role of Geochemistry in Sustainable Geotechnics.” International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials, and Sustainable Engineering (EGRWSE-2018), NIT Jalandhar, March 29, 2018.
  10. “Sustainability Applied Remediation of Soil and Groundwater.” VI Encontro de Engenheiros e Arquitetos do Norte do RS (EENAR), III Simpósio de Infraestrutura e Meio Ambiente (SINMA), and I Seminário de Geotecnia Ambiental, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil, March 15, 2018.
  11. “Waste Management and Landfill Engineering.” International Seminar on Latest Trends in Structural Engineering and Geo-Environmental Engineering (LTSEGEE-2018), Visakhapatnam, India, March 2, 2018.
  12. “Polluted Soil and Groundwater Remediation.” International Seminar on Latest Trends in Structural Engineering and Geo-Environmental Engineering (LTSEGEE-2018), Visakhapatnam, India, March 3, 2018.
  13. “Addressing Sustainability in Civil Engineering.” International Seminar on Latest Trends in Structural Engineering and Geo-Environmental Engineering (LTSEGEE-2018), Visakhapatnam, India, March 3, 2018.
  14. “Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability: Engineering Challenges for Smart Cities.” International Conference on Development of Sustainable Smart Cities, Manipal Institute of Technology & Engineering (MITE), Mangalore, India, January 3, 2018.
  15. “Addressing Sustainable Technologies in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.” Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, December 15, 2017.
  16. “Bioreactor Landfills and Leachate Recirculation.” GEOSUL 2017, XI Simpósio de Prática de Engenharia Geotécnica da Região Sul, Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do sul, July 28, 2017.
  17. “Sustainability and Life Cycle Thinking in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.” GEORS 2017- IX Seminario De Engenharia Geotecnica Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Universidade De Caxias Do Sul, Brazil, April 27, 2017.
  18. “Sustainable Bioengineered Cover Systems for Waste Dumps and Landfills.” COBRAMSEG/SBMR 2016: XVIII Brazilian Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, October 19-22, 2016.
  19. “Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability: Perspectives on Engineering Challenges.” Keynote Lecture, Sustainability in Engineering IV Encontro de Engenheiros e Arquitetos do Norte do RS (EENAR2016), University of Passo Fundo-RS, Brazil, May 11, 2016.
  20. “Urban Infrastructure: Innovation and Sustainability.” II Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia Urbana, V Simpósio de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Urbana e o II Simpósio de Infraestrutra e Meio Ambiente, Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF), Passo Fundo (RS), Brazil, November 12, 2015.
  21. “Assessing Sustainability of Ground Improvement Methods: Quantitative Triple Bottom Line Framework and Case Study.” International Conference on INfrastructure Development for Environmental Conservation and Sustenance (INDECS-15), Hosur, Tamilnadu, India, October 28-30, 2015.
  22. “Green and Sustainable Remediation: New Paradigm Shift to Cleanup Polluted Sites.” VIII Congresso Brasileiro de Geotecnia Ambiental (REGEO’ 2015) e do VII Congresso Brasileiro de Geossintéticos (Geossintéticos’ 2015), Brasília-DF, Brazil, July 19-21, 2015.
  23. “Integrating Sustainability into Waste Containment System Design: Framework and Examples.” Global Waste Research Institute (GWRI) Geoenvironmental Engineering Symposium, Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, CA, February 13, 2015.
  24. “Can Solidification/Stabilization be Sustainable Technology for Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils?” International Workshop on Solidification/Stabilization of Industrially Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils, Beijing, China, May 1, 2015.
  25. “Integrating Sustainability into Civil Infrastructure Design.” International Conference on Sustainable and Innovative Construction Technologies (ICSICT 2014), Karunya University, Coimbatore, India, December 15-16, 2014.
  26. “Sustainable (Triple Bottom Line) Design of Civil Infrastructure: Case Studies.” 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE), Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 12-15, 2014.
  27. “Application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Sustainable Infrastructure Design.” International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 27-29, 2014.
  28. “Sustainable Landfill Biocover.” 24th Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference, The Engineering Society of Detroit & Michigan Waste Industries Association, East Lansing, MI, March 18, 2014.
  29. “LCA and Sustainability Assessment for Selecting Deep Foundation System for High-rise Buildings.” Arab American Association of Architects and Engineers (AAAEA) Fall Conference, Hillside, IL. November 23, 2013.
  30. “Quantifying Social Aspects of Sustainable Remediation: Classroom Examples.” Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) Meeting, Chicago, IL. July 25, 2013.
  31. “Geotechnics for Sustainable Environment.” Feature Lecturer, GEOMO2012, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO; Presented 6 lectures on landfill liners/covers, bioreactor landfills, green/sustainable remediation, electrochemical remediation, and environmental nanotechnology. April 27, 2012.
  32. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment (Geological Survey of Japan), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. October 4, 2011.
  33. “Chemical Oxidation and Reduction of Environmental Pollutants: An Integral Component of Green Remediation.” Keynote Presentation, Adventus/Carcus/FMC Workshop on Integration of Technologies, Schaumburg, IL. March 27, 2008.

 Selected Invited Seminars/Webinars

  1. “Sustainable Engineering: Challenges and Applications.” Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati, India, January 2, 2020.
  2. “Geoenvironmental Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities.” Department of Environmental Engineering, Delhi Technical University, New Delhi, India, December 31, 2019.
  3. “Climate Change, Resiliency, and Sustainability: Perspectives on Engineering Challenges.” Institute Lecture, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India, August 21, 2019.
  4. “Walk the Talk: Incorporating Sustainability in Engineering Design.” Departments of Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey, April 25, 2018.
  5. “Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering.” Indian Institute of Technology Kharaghpur, India, December 29, 2017.
  6. “Biocovers for Mitigation of Landfill Gas Emissions.” Ecology & Evolution Group, Department of Biological Sciences, UIC, October 26, 2017.
  7. “Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.” Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, May 3, 2017.
  8. “Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability: Perspectives on Engineering Challenges.” UNC Charlotte: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seminar, September 29, 2016.
  9. “Sustainable Urban Infrastructure and Environment: Chicago Example.” College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, India, July 31, 2016.
  10. “Resilient and Sustainable Site Remediation: New Pathway Forward.” State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 5, 2016.
  11. “Permeable Reactive Filter System for Treatment of Urban Stormwater Runoff.” EWRI Sustainability Committee Meeting Webinar, March 16, 2016.
  12. “Sustainable Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems.” Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, July 24, 2015.
  13. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, December 24, 2014.
  14. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse, NY, October 31, 2014.
  15. “Social Metrics for Sustainable Remediation.” AECOM Webinar, Green/Sustainable Remediation (GSR) Technical Practice Group (TPG), May 27, 2014.
  16. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. May 22, 2013.
  17. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China. May 21, 2013.
  18. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada. December 17, 2012.

Selected Invited Symposia and Workshop Presentations

  1. “Geoenvironmental Engineering & Sustainability: Outlook.” Workshop on Emerging Geoenvironmental Engineering Technologies & Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) & Indian Geotechnical Society Varanasi, Varanasi, August 16, 2019.
  2. “Geoenvironmental Engineering, Sustainability and Resiliency.” International Workshop on Advances in Geoenvironmental Engineering and Sustainability, IGS Patna Chapter, August 3, 2019.
  3. “Sustainability and Resiliency in Geotechnical Engineering.” Richard J. Finno Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, July 20, 2019.
  4. “Climate Change, Resiliency, and Sustainability: Broader Challenges to Urban Planning and Infrastructure.” Workshop on Planning and Construction of Sustainable Cities, National University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, May 28, 2019.
  5. “Infrastructure Sustainability Assessment Tools: LEED, Envision & LCA.” Workshop on Planning and Construction of Sustainable Cities, National University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, May 29, 2019.
  6. “Framework to Integrate Sustainability into Civil and Environmental Engineering Projects.” Workshop on Planning and Construction of Sustainable Cities, National University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, May 30, 2019.
  7. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Workshop on Planning and Construction of Sustainable Cities, National University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, May 31, 2019.
  8. “Perspectives on Solid Waste Management and Waste Dumps.” Workshop on Urban Waste Management, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, December 12, 2017.
  9. “Sustainable Biochar-amended Soil Cover Systems for Landfill Gas Mitigation.” Geological, Mining, and Geotechnical Engineering 2nd Technical Conference and Alumni Reunion, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, September 14, 2017
  10. “Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Projects.” Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 21, 2017
  11. “Fundamental Research on Geochemical Processes for the Development of Resilient and Sustainable Geosystems.” NSF Workshop on Geotechnical Fundamentals in the Face of New World Challenges, Washington, D.C., July 16, 2016.
  12. “Sustainable Biocover System for Methane Oxidation in Landfills.” Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, November 14, 2015.
  13. “Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure,” Water After Borders Summit, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 24, 2015.
  14. “Green and Sustainable Remediation: Incorporating in Curricula.” Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, Fall Meeting, Denver, CO. October 28, 2011.