Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. I Wayan Sengara

Prof. Abdul Hakam

Prof. Masyhur Irsyam

Hendra Jitno, Ph.D

Prof. Kok-Kwang Phoon

Prof. Susumu Iai

Prof. Youssef Hashash

Prof. Keh-Jian Shou

Prof. Ilhan Chang

Prof. I Wayan Sengara

I Wayan Segara, Ph.D. is a Professor at Institute of Technology Bandung and active as advisor for research and independent study for undergraduate and graduate theses for special topics: seismic risk, microzonation, finite element and soil modelling, foundation analysis and design. Started as foundation engineer since 1986, he has over 35 years professional experience and has been active as member of ASCE since 1990 and HATTI since 1992.


Topic:

Geotechnical Aspects on Tunnel Engineering Construction of Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail

Prof. Abdul Hakam

Dr. Abdul Hakam is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at Andalas University with expertise in geotechnical engineering. He has practical experience dealing with bridge foundation in Indonesia since 2005.

Currently Dr. Abdul Hakam is a lecturer at Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia. He has published 28 journal papers and 17 conference papers from his research career.


Topic:

Disain Tidak Biasa Dinding Penahan Tanah

Prof. Masyhur Irsyam

Masyhur Irsyam, Ph.D. is a Professor at Institue of Technology Bandung and Chief of HATTI from 2011 – 2019. He has research and practical experience in Geotechnical with expertise of Earthquake engineering, Soft Ground engineering, Soil improvement and Foundation Engineering. Prof. Masyhur Irsyam has been active in Indonesia earthquake mapping design since 2002 and in 2017 published Indonesia Earthquake Mapping as a team leader.

Currently he involved in many critical project dealing with soft ground and earthquake issue and active in research as advisor and lecturer.


Topic:

Hendra Jitno Ph.D, CPEng, FIEAust

Dr. Hendra Jitno is a Principal Engineer at Rio Tinto Copper and Diamond with experience in dealing with coal, gold, copper, manganese, and aluminium tailings dams. He has over 30 years practical experience in geotechnical engineering ranging from tailings and water retaining dam designs and construction, open pit mine, dewatering, road design and construction, embankment on soft clay, deep excavation and retaining wall, tunnelling, ports, long span bridges, shallow and deep foundation for high rise buildings, residual expansive soil, and offshore structures.

Currently Dr. Hendra Jitno responsible to lead and manage the design, construction, and operation of all tailings dams at Rio Tinto Copper and Diamond sites in Australia, USA, Canada and South America. He has published several technical papers on the seismic stability of slopes and dams, embankment on soft clay, and residual soils.


Topic:

Recent Developments on Tailings and Dam Design in Seismic Active Regions

Prof. Kok-Kwang Phoon

Professor Phoon Kok Kwang brings to SUTD over 25 years of experience as a world-class researcher, top educator and active senior academic leader. A graduate of NUS and Cornell University, Prof Phoon is a geotechnical engineer and has served as the Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, Prof Phoon chaired the Task Force on Continuing and Professional Education that led to the establishment of NUS’ School of Continuing and Lifelong Education. He also served as the Chair of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee (UPTC) between 2015 and 2020.

Prof Phoon is also an award winning teacher and researcher, being a recipient of numerous awards, including garnering the Norman Medal twice (2005, 2020) – the highest honour granted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the NUS Outstanding Researcher Award (2010), the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) (2011 and 2012), as well as the Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation (2017). On top of the awards he has received, Prof Phoon also has extensive experience in the international research arena, being a founding editor of the Georisk journal, Managing Editor of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering.


Topic:

Exploring 'Data' in Data-centric Geotechnics

Prof. Susumu Iai

Dr. Susumu Iai is a professor emeritus of Kyoto University and president of FLIP Consortium, Japan since 2017. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1974 and immediately joined the Port and Harbour Research Institute, took professorship at Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University in 2002. His major research interests are geotechnical earthquake engineering in waterfront areas.

He served as the convener of a working group drafting International Standard ISO/TC98/SC3/WG10: Seismic actions for designing geotechnical works during 2003-2005. Received awards include 1994 Prakash Award, USA, two awards from Japan Geotechnical Society, and two awards from JSCE.


Topic:

Analysis of Void Redistribution and Delayed Flow Failure Associated with Liquefaction During Earthquake

Prof. Youssef Hashash

Professor Youssef Hashash joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. His research focus includes deep excavations and tunnelling in urban areas, earthquake engineering, continuum and discrete element modelling and soil-structure interaction as well as resiliency and sustainability of the built infrastructure. He also works on geotechnical engineering applications of deep learning, artificial intelligence, visualisation, augmented reality, imaging and drone technologies. He has published numerous journal articles and is co-inventor on four patents. His research group developed the software program DEEPSOIL that is used worldwide for evaluation of soil response to earthquake shaking.

Professor Hashash is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a past president of the Geo-institute of ASCE and has received a number of teaching, university and professional awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the ASCE 2014 Peck medal.


Topic:

Seismic Interaction Adjacent Tall Buildings with Underground Structures

Prof. Keh-Jian Shou

Keh-Jian Shou (Professor, Ph.D.) is now working with Department of Civil Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan (since 1994). He get his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Minnesota, U.S.A. (1993). His specialties include rock mechanics/rock engineering, engineering geology, trenchless technologies, and geohazard analysis.

His experience includes as Visiting Professor at CNR/IRPI, Perugia, Italy (2013-2014), Visiting Professor at Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), Louisiana Technical University, USA (2006), Visiting Professor at Research Center of Urban Safety and Security (RCUSS), as Department Head of Department of Civil Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan (2010-2013), as Senior Principal Engineer, Shannon & Wilson, Seatlle, USA (2008), as Kobe University, Japan (2003~2004), as Research Engineer, CSIR/Miningtek, South Africa (1998~1999) and as Geotechnical Engineer, National Expressway Engineering Bureau, Taiwan (1993-1994).


Topic:

Trenchless Technologies for Urban Development

Prof. Ilhan Chang

Dr. Ilhan Chang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil System Engineering at Ajou University with expertise in geotechnical engineering, multidisciplinary studies, industrial cooperation, and commercialisation.

Currently, Dr. Chang is leading the E3 Geotechnical Engineering Research Group (E3GEO) at Ajou University and UNSW. Up-to-date, Dr. Chang published 42 international SCI(E) journal papers, 70 international conference papers, and 13 registered patents (1 USA, 12 Korea) from his research career. For more information, please visit http://www.ilhanchang.com.


Topic:

Biopolymer-based Soil Treatment (BPST) - A New Challenge for Sustainable Geotechnical Engineering