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2021 International Geoenvironmental Engineering Webinar Series

Weekly webinars on topics related to Geoenvironmental Engineering covering wide range of issues associated with land contamination, waste management, and sustainability and resiliency.

Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering Webinar Series Heading link

Dr. Krishna Reddy, University Scholar, Distinguished Researcher & Professor, Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Geoenvironmental Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities Heading link

November 12, 2020: Presentation by Prof. Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA at the Workshop to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of PPGEC, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering Heading link

December 21, 2020: Webinar on Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering. Panelists: Prof. Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA; Prof. Jeffrey Evans, Bucknell University, USA; Prof. Franco Francisca, National University of Cordoba, Argentina; Prof. Kristin Sample-Lord, Villanova University, USA; Prof. Nilo Consoli, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil; Prof. Yeliz Yukselen, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey; Prof. Sarat Das, Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad, India; and Prof. Claudio Cameselle, University of Vigo, Spain

Containment Wall at DNAPL Contaminated Site: Slurry Material Evaluation and Field Construction Heading link

January 15, 2021: Dr. Krishna Reddy, University Scholar, Distinguished Researcher & Professor, Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Environmental Investigation of Bio-modification of Steel Slag and Coal Ash through Urease-producing Bacteria and MICP Heading link

January 22, 2021: Dr. Lin Li, Professor & Department Head, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA

Mine Tailings Management - Role of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineers Heading link

January 29, 2021: Dr. Ranjiv Gupta, Chief Tailings Engineer, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA

Geoenvironmental Aspects of Subsurface Energy Technologies Heading link

 February 05, 2021: Dr. Ehsan Ghazanfari, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA

Use of Recycled Materials in Pavement Geotechnics: Field Applications and Environmental Impacts Heading link

February 12, 2021: Dr. Bora Cetin, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Field Scale Testing on Leachate Recirculation Systems Heading link

February 19, 2021: Dr. Milind Khire, Professor and Assistant Director of Energy & Environment Cluster, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC, USA

Dissecting the Solid: Spectroscopy in Geoenvironmental Applications Heading link

February 26, 2021: Dr. Maria Chrysochoou, Professor and Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Approaches for Waste Management Heading link

March 5, 2021: Dr. Brajesh Kumar Dubey, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Characterization and Beneficial Use of Ponded and Off Spec Fly Ashes Heading link

March 12, 2021: Dr. Susan E. Burns, Professor and Associate Chair for Administration and Finance, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

How Groundwater of Small Town in Karnataka Contaminated by Nitrate? Consequence of On-site Sanitation Heading link

March 19, 2021: Dr. Sudhakar M. Rao, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Evolution of Slag-Cement-Bentonite Mixtures and Implications for Contaminant Barriers Heading link

March 26, 2021: Dr. Joan Larrahondo, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia

Teaching Environmental Geotechnics: Behind the Scenes Heading link

April 2, 2021: Dr. Marina Pantazidou, Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Department, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Use of Sustainable Binders in Soil Stabilization Heading link

April 9, 2021: Dr. Nilo Cesar Consoli, Professor and Head of Graduate Program, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

GCLs in Containment Applications: Variably Saturated Behavior Heading link

April 16, 2021: Dr. Nazli Yesiller, Director, Global Waste Research Institute, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Use of Shredded Scrap Tires as Drainage Material in Landfill Cover Systems: Laboratory Investigations and Field Application Heading link

April 23, 2021: Dr. Krishna Reddy, University Scholar, Distinguished Researcher & Professor, Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Bentonite-Polymer Composite Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Containment of Highly Aggressive Leachates Heading link

April 29, 2021: Dr. Craig H. Benson, Dean, School of Engineering & Janet and John Hamilton Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Advances in Diffusion and Membrane Behavior of Bentonite-Based Barriers Heading link

May 7, 2021: Dr. Kristin M. Sample-Lord, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA

Landfill Site Selection Methodologies and Criteria Heading link

May 14, 2021: Dr. Katerina Donevska, Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Protecting Geomembrane Liner from Damage Due to Overlying Drainage Material in Landfills Heading link

May 21, 2021: Dr. Krishna Reddy, University Scholar, Distinguished Researcher, and Professor, Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Dewatering Contaminated Slurries Using Geotextile Tubes- Learning from Case Histories Heading link

May 28, 2021: Dr. Shobha K. Bhatia, Meredith Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering & WiSE Co-Director, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Magnesia-bearing Cements and Their Applications in Soil Remediation Heading link

June 4, 2021: Dr. Fei Jin, Lecturer in Geoenvironmental Engineering, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Mercury Contamination from Waste Storage Yard: Modeling and Remediation Heading link

June 11, 2021: Dr. S. Mohan, Institute Chair Professor, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Laboratory to Large-Scale Application of Biocementation in Liquefiable Sand Heading link

June 18, 2021: Dr. Neelima Satyam, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore, India

Bioremediation of Explosives-Contaminated Soil Heading link

June 25, 2021: Dr. Raj Boopathy, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Prof. & John Brady Sr. & John Brady Jr. Endowed Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, USA

Pollutant-Mineral Interactions Investigated by Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction Technique Heading link

July 2, 2021: Dr. Kaimin Shih, Professor, Leader- Environmental Materials Research Group, Coordinator- Water and Environmental Division, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Compost Reuse in Geoenvironmental Applications Heading link

July 9, 2021: Dr. Ahmet H. Aydilek, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

PFAS, Geosynthetics, and Environmental Protection: A New Era of Concerns or Opportunities? Heading link

July 16, 2021: Dr. A. (Malek) Bouazza, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia

Phytoremediation of Soils and Fill with Mixed Contaminants: Laboratory and Field Investigations Heading link

July 23, 2021: Dr. Krishna Reddy, University Scholar, Distinguished Researcher, and Professor, Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Effects of Specific Surface Area and Zeta Potential on Engineering Behavior of Clayey Soils with Relevance to Electrokinetic Remediation Heading link

July 30, 2021: Dr. Yeliz Yukselen-Aksoy, Professor, Geotechnics Division, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

From Planning to Implementation: An Integrated and Resource Recovery Approach for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries Heading link

August 6, 2021: Dr. Dhundi Raj Pathak, Director, Engineering Study & Research Centre, Faculty at Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Use of Polymerized Clays and Waste Materials for Various Geoenvironmental Applications Heading link

August 13, 2021: Dr. Gemmina Di Emidio, Professor, Civil Engineering, Laboratory of Geotechnics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Rubbish in : rubbish out? Landfill content, leachate development and future repositories Heading link

August 20, 2021: Dr. Peter Cleall, Professor of Geoenvironmental Engineering and Head of Department of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Solutions for Managing Natural Resources Heading link

August 27, 2021: Dr. Amit Srivastava, Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Green Urban Mining - From Waste to Energy Heading link

September 3, 2021: Dr. Joze Kortnik, Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Geotechnology, Mining and Environment, Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

Granular Media for Photocatalytic Degradation of PFAS Heading link

September 10, 2021: Professor Megan Hart, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Missouri, Kansas City, KS, USA

Diffusive Gas Migration through Polymeric Landfill Covers Heading link

September 17, 2021: Dr. James M. Tinjum, Associate Professor, Program Director — Environmental and Energy Geotechnics, and Director — Geological Engineering Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geo-Engineering Heading link

September 24, 2021: Dr. Carlos Santamarina, Professor of Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering and Associate Director of the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Adequacy of Conventional Pore Water Pressure Concept in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering Heading link

October 1, 2021: Dr. Ning Lu, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA

Removal of Priority Pollutants from Soils, Sediments, and Water Heading link

October 8, 2021: Dr. Krishnanand (Kris) Y. Maillacheruvu, Interim Assistant Dean, Caterpillar College of Engineering & Technology & Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering & Construction Bradley University, Peoria, IL, USA

In-Service Condition of Final Covers Over Historic Uranium Mill Tailings Disposal Facilities Heading link

October 15, 2021: Dr. Craig H. Benson, Janet and John Hamilton Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Organic Waste Biorefineries Heading link

October 22, 2021: Dr. Alessandra Polettini, Professor in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering and Chair of the Environmental Engineering Program, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Rome “LA SAPIENZA”, Rome, Italy

Landfill Geophysics Heading link

October 29, 2021: Dr. Philip Carpenter, Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA

Final Closure of Unlined Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities – A Case History Heading link

November 5, 2021: Dr. Kevin Foye, Senior Engineer, CTI and Associates Inc., Novi, MI, USA

Reuse of Water Treatment Sludge (WTS) Heading link

November 12, 2021: Dr. Maria Eugenia Gimenez Boscov, Full Professor, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Long Term Performance of Cement-Bentonite Mixtures for Cut-Off Walls Heading link

November 19, 2021: Dr. Evelina Fratalocchi, Professor of Geotechnics, Faculty of Engineering
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

Steel Slag on Removal of Heavy Metals and Enhanced Hydromechanical Properties of Compacted Loess Heading link

December 3, 2021: Dr. Franco M. Francisca, Full Professor, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and Independent Researcher, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Córdoba, Argentina

Sustainable Resilient Site Remediation (SRSR): Overview and Perspectives for Implementation Heading link

December 17, 2021:  Dr. Krishna R. Reddy, University Scholar, Distinguished Researcher, and Professor, Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA