Invited Seminars/Webinars

  • “Status and Challenges in Geoenvironmental Engineering.” Department of Civil Engineering, S.V.U College of Engineering, Tirupati, January 4, 2019.
  • “Geoenvironmental Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities.” Department of Environmental Engineering, Delhi Technical University, New Delhi, India, December 31, 2019.
  • “Climate Change, Resiliency, and Sustainability: Perspectives on Engineering Challenges.” Institute Lecture, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India, August 21, 2019.
  • “Walk the Talk: Incorporating Sustainability in Engineering Design.” Departments of Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey, April 25, 2018.
  • “Waste Management and Landfill Engineering.” Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India, March 5, 2018.
  • “Current Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering.” National Institute of Technology Suratkal, Department of Civil Engineering, India, January 2, 2018.
  • “Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering.” Indian Institute of Technology Kharaghpur, India, December 29, 2017.
  • “Biocovers for Mitigation of Landfill Gas Emissions.” Ecology & Evolution Group, Department of Biological Sciences, UIC, October 26, 2017.
  • “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.
  • “Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability: Perspectives on Engineering Challenges.” UNC Charlotte: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seminar, September 29, 2016.
  • “Geoenvironmental Engineering Challenges and Opportunities.” Indian Geotechnical Society-Bhubaneswar Chapter, Bhubaneshwar, India, August 4, 2016.
  • “Sustainable Urban Infrastructure and Environment: Chicago Example.” College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, India, July 31, 2016.
  • “Resilient and Sustainable Site Remediation: New Pathway Forward.” State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 5, 2016.
  • “Protecting Beaches from Urban Stormwater Contamination.” UIC Freshwater Lab and EOHS Seminar Class on Water and Health, April 5, 2016.
  • “Permeable Reactive Filter System for Treatment of Urban Stormwater Runoff.” EWRI Sustainability Committee Meeting Webinar, March 16, 2016.
  • “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.
  • “Use of Biochar as Soil Cover Amendment for Landfill Gas Mitigation.” China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China, December 29, 2014.
  • “Biochar as a Landfill Cover Amendment for Methane Mitigation: Coupled Field and Laboratory Investigations.” School of Environment, Tsinghua University, December 25, 201 4.
  • “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, December 24, 2014.
  • “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse, NY, October 31, 2014.
  • “Social Metrics for Sustainable Remediation.” AECOM Webinar, Green/Sustainable Remediation (GSR) Technical Practice Group (TPG), May 27, 2014.
  • “Solid Waste Disposal Challenges.” Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. August 12, 2013.
  • “Waste Dumps: Problems and Solutions.” N. Technological University, Hyderabad, India. August 7, 2013.
  • “Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy. July 5, 2013.
  • “Leachate Recirculation in Bioreactor Landfills.” Department of Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tongi University. China, May 23, 2013.
  • “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. May 22, 2013.
  • “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China. May 21, 2013.
  • “Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Soils and Groundwater.” Department of Geo-Engineering and Geo-informatics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. May 20, 2013.
  • “Lactate-modified Nanoscale Iron Particles for the Remediation of Recalcitrant Organic Contaminants in Soils and Groundwater.” Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. May 19, 2013.
  • “Use of Biochar in Landfill Cover Systems to Enhance Methane Oxidation, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. May 19, 2013.
  • “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada. December 17, 2012.
  • “Electrochemical Remediation of Soils and Groundwater.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. October 24, 2012.
  • “Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Soils and Groundwater.” Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. July 9, 2012.
  • “Landfill Liner and Cover Systems.” Indian Geotechnical Society/Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. June 22, 2012.
  • “Overview of Structural Foundations in Chicago.” Department of Civil Engineering, SV University, Tirupati, India. June 19, 2012.
  • “Study on Leachate Recirculation at Orchard Hills Landfill.” USEPA Region 5 RDD Bioreactor Webinar. February 27, 2012.
  • “Biochar-amended Soil Cover for Mitigation of Methane Emissions.” Geosyntec Consultants, Chicago, IL. February 7, 2012.
  • “Monitoring of Leachate Recirculation and its Effects on Municipal Solid Waste at Bioreactor Landfills.” Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. May 6, 2011.
  • “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Sustainability Lunch and Learn Seminar Series, Office of Vice Chancellor for Sustainability, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. December 9, 2010.
  • “Lactate-modified Nanoscale Iron Particles for In-situ Dehalogenation of Organic Pollutants.” Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 26, 2010
  • “Green and Sustainable Site Remediation: Is it Hands-off Approach to do Nothing?” UIC/CME Environmental Research Seminar Series, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. March 10, 2010.
  • “Leachate Recirculation and Geotechnical Stability of Bioreactor Landfills.” Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. August 26, 2009.
  • “Nanotechnology for Decontamination of Polluted Soils and Groundwater.” Environmental Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. May 21, 2009.
  • “Containment of Groundwater Pollution: A Case Study.” College of Engineering, J.N. Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, India. December 16, 2008.
  • “Climate Change and Water Crisis.” Two-days seminar for UIC Chicago Teachers-As-Scholars program, organized by the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College, Chicago Newberry Library, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Polk Foundation, and Fry Foundation. November 18-19, 2008.
  • “Bioreactor Landfills: New Paradigm in Design and Operation of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.” Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. February 20, 2008.
  • “Field Monitoring and Performance Evaluation of Bioreactor Landfills.” UIC/CME Environmental and Water Resources Seminar Series, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. March 16, 2007.
  • “Geotechnics of Bioreactor Landfills.” SV University and Indian Geotechnical Society Tirupati Chapter, Tirupati, India. December 19, 2006.
  • “Overview of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at UIC.” Burns & McDonnell Company, Downers Grove, IL. November 9, 2006.
  • “Environmental Remediation Research: Focus on Contaminated Sediments.” USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), Chicago, IL. August 24, 2006.
  • “Environmental Pollution Control and Remediation: An Overview.” UIC/CME Environmental Research Seminar Series, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. January 13, 2006.
  • “Settlement of Municipal Solid Waste in Conventional and Bioreactor Landfills.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. April 21, 2005.
  • “Interface Shear Behavior of Composite Liner Systems.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, March 28, 2005.
  • “Geoenvironmental Engineering Education and Research at UIC.” Institute of Environmental Science and Policy Steering Committee Meeting, November 2003, and ASCE Student Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL. February 9, 2004.
  • “Electrokinetically Enhanced In-Situ Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Korea Advance Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Dajeon, Korea. September 24, 2003.
  • “Electrokinetically Enhanced In-Situ Remediation of Contaminated Soils.” Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. October 23, 2002.
  • “Characterization and Remediation of Brownfield Sites.” Guest Lecture, Course on Brownfields, University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Transportation Center, Chicago, IL. October 8, 2001.
  • “Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Soils.” Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. August 15, 2001.
  • “Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad, India. December 20, 2000.
  • “Environmental Geotechnology: An Overview.” College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, India. December 19, 2000.
  • “Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater at Brownfield Sites.” Guest Lecture, Course on Brownfields, University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Transportation Center. October 17, 2000.
  • “Use of Shredded Scrap Tires as Drainage Material in Landfill Covers.” Department of Civil, Urban, and Geosystem Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea. July 4, 2002.
  • “Remediation of Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals.” Midwest Metals Meeting, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. May 12, 2002.
  • “Adaptive Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater.” School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. September 20, 2000.
  • “Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. April 13, 2000.
  • “New Strategies for the In-Situ Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater.” American Society of Civil Engineers- Geotechnical Group Meeting, Chicago, IL. December 2, 1997.
  • “New Strategies for the In-Situ Containment and Remediation of Contaminants in Soils and Groundwater.” Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. November 20, 1997.
  • “Soil Compositional Influence on Electrokinetic Remediation of Chromium-Contaminated Sites.” Institute of Gas Technology, Des Plaines, IL, August 31, 1995.
  • “Air Sparging for Groundwater Remediation.” Illinois Groundwater Association, Utica, IL. March 22, 1995.
  • “Design of Waste Containment Systems- Two Case Studies.” University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. May 27, 1993.