Prof. Nazri bin Ali
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Geotechnic, Numerical Geotechnical Engineering, Numerical simulation on tree water uptake, Soil suction and water flow in unsaturated soil, Unsaturated slope stability analysis
Prof. Nazri bin Ali gained his PhD studies (2003-2007) at the Cardiff University, United Kingdom which is among the best civil engineering school in the world and obtained master and bachelor degree at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is attached with the Department of Geotechnics and Transportation where he has taught core courses such as Geotechnic 1, Geotechnic 2, Soil Mechanic and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory at undergraduate levels. He has been appointed to hold few posts in the faculty since his service at UTM. Among them, he was the Space Coordinator, FKA from 2010 until 2012. He was then again appointed as the Head of Postgraduate Studies, FKA (later change to Postgraduate Manager in Oct 2012) from Apr 2012 until now. He has involved in 19 research projects amounted more than RM 1 million associated with geotechnical engineering fields and lead 9 of them. Besides obtaining grants from the UTM such as GUP, he also participate in research teams from other universities such as UNIMAP and UMP of which the grants were funded by MOSTI through ERGS and FRGS.
Prof. Jian-Guo Dai
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Production of lightweight artificial aggregates from industry products through cold bonding technology
Innovative Construction Materials and Structures
Prof Dai is currently a full Professor and Associate Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He graduated with his PhD degree from Hokkaido University, Japan. His research theme is "Emerging materials and structural systems for sustainable concrete infrastructures". He has received many academic awards for his research work, including the Best Basic Research Paper Award from ASCE, Journal of Composites for Construction, Distinguished Young Scholar Award from Association of FRP for Construction, China Civil Engineering Society, and "Structural Excellence Award", Grand Award R&D Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is a contributor of more than 260 technical papers (including some 130 SCI journal papers), with more than 3100 citations and h-index = 30 at Web of Science. Prof Dai is the Committee Manager of ISO/TC71 SC6 "Non-traditional Reinforcing Materials for Concrete Structures", Vice President of International Institution of FRP for Construction (IIFC) and Chair of Technical Board of Asian Concrete Federation. He is a Fellow of IIFC, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and Hong Kong Concrete Institute (HKCI). He is an Associate Editor of "Advanced Concrete Technology" and Vice Editor-in-Chief of "Journal of Asian Concrete Federation" and has served other journals (e.g., Advances in Structural Engineering, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Materials) as an Editor or Guest Editor, and more than 80 international journals as a referee.