(Alphabetizing By Last Name)

Prof. Dr. Eng. António G. Correia

Full Professor
Director of the PhD in Civil Engineering
University of Minho, PORTUGAL

António Graduated in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon - IST in 1977, and received a Doctor-Engineer Degree by “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées”- Paris in 1985. In 1987 he received the Doctor degree in Civil Engineering by the Technical University of Lisbon – IST and also in 1998 the “Habilitation in Civil Engineering. In 1987 he gained the specialist degree at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC), distinguished with Manuel Rocha Award. In 2001 he gets the degree of specialist in Geotechnique attributed by the Portuguese Association of Engineers. In 1998, he created the Geotechnical Research Centre at the Technical University of Lisbon – IST and he was its President until 2000. He is since 2003 Full Professor at the University of Minho and from 2010 to 2013 Director of the Research Centre of Territory, Environment and Construction. He is also from 2010 chair of the Doctoral program in Civil Engineering and from 2013 Vice-Dean of School of Engineering of the University of Minho. He participated in over 35 national and international research projects. He was Vice-Chairman of COST 337 – Unbound Granular Materials for Road Pavements, member of CEN TC227/WG4/TG2 on test methods for Unbound Granular Materials and was also a member of COST 348 - Reinforcement of Pavements with Steel Meshes and Geosynthetics. He was an evaluation member of COST 351 WATMOVE “Water Movements in Road Pavements and Embankments”. He is since 2013 expert (external member) of "Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior" (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES) for the scientific area of Civil Engineering being enrolled in 2013 as a panel member in the evaluation of undergraduate and graduate courses for three institutions in Portugal. He was from 1998 to 2001 Chairman of the ISSMGE - European Technical Committee - ETC 11 - Geotechnical aspects in design and construction of pavements and rail track and from 2001 chairman of the International Technical Committee - TC 3 – Geotechnics for pavements of the ISSMGE, renamed from 2009 as TC 202 – Transportation Geotechnics. He was serving TC 202 until 2014 and continue as member. He is involved in research, teaching and consulting in the general field of geotechnics and pavement engineering for 38 years. His work embraced transportation geotechnics, particularly soil and pavement geo-material properties and modelling, compaction, soil improvement, foundations, geotechnical design and management. He has over 380 technical papers and 240 reports published on these subjects, with an h index of 9 (Scopus) and an h index of 17 and more than 1100 citations (google scholar). He supervised over 116 graduated students, being 31 PhD students (3 ongoing). He is from September 2013 Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Transportation Geotechnics.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Buddhima Indraratna

Distinguished Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

Distinguished Professor Buddhima Indraratna is a Civil Engineering graduated from Imperial College, London, and obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta in 1987. He pioneered the fields of modern railway geomechanics and soil improvement in early 1990s and brought Australia to the top of the world stage in these fields within a decade. His innovations in unique equipment for prototype process simulation, formulation of track degradation techniques that are adopted now in worldwide standards through rigorous computational methods for design and analysis, and cutting-edge scientific solutions to some major industry challenges facing heavy axle high-speed rail, have made him an internationally renowned expert and a highly sought after consultant. Prof Indraratna’s significant contributions to ground improvement and railway engineering have been acknowledged through numerous national and international awards, including the Inaugural Ralph Proctor Lecture and 4th Louis Menard Lecture of ISSMGE, Thomas Telford Premium in 2015, EH Davis Memorial Lecture of Australian Geomechanics Society in 2009, and the Engineers Australia Transport Medal in 2011.  Last year, he received the highest honor from the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, “The Outstanding Contributions Medal”.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Walaa Mogawer

Professor Walaa Mogawer, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE
Highway Sustainability Research Center, Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
University of Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Mogawer is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Highway Sustainability Research Center (HSRC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the USA. He has over 35 years of research and practical experience with all aspects of asphalt pavements including pavement materials, design, preservation and management. Moreover, his experience includes significant research into the design and construction of asphalt mixtures that incorporate polymer modified asphalt binder, asphalt rubber binders, asphalt rejuvenators, warm mix asphalt technologies, and high reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP) contents.
Starting in 1990, Dr. Mogawer has worked diligently to establish a reputable and well-respected research program in all aspects of asphalt materials and pavement engineering. Through his efforts, he was able to establish the University of Massachusetts Highway Sustainability Research Center (HSRC). His current research interest includes increased environmental stewardship in pavements by increased use of recycled materials and innovative technologies, energy harvesting from pavements, balanced mixture design, high performance thin lifts, and comparing laboratory to field performance of pavements.
Dr. Mogawer is a member of the association of asphalt pavement technology (AAPT) and Transportation Research Board Committee AFK10 “Critical Issues and Emerging Technologies in Asphalt.” Dr. Mogawer is a fellow of ASCE and a registered professional engineer in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the USA.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Athanassios T. Papagiannakis

Prof. A.T. Papagiannakis PhD PE F.ASCE
University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Papagiannakis is a Professor and the past Civil Engineering Dept. Chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He rose through the academic ranks at Washington State University, where he served as the leader of the geotechnical/transportation group. He has over 30 years of experience in the geotechnical aspects of pavement engineering, including mechanistic pavement modeling and material characterization. He has contributed over 150 journal publications in this area and he has co-authored the textbook Pavement Design and Materials published by Wiley and Sons (2008). He has served as the lead in many national studies (NCHRP, FHWA, ASCE) as well as State DOT studies (Washington and Texas). Notably, he has just completed a study dealing with the calibration of mechanistic-empirical pavement design models for the Texas DOT. He has an extensive consulting record with companies such as Fugro and WSP. He has won several research awards, including ASCE' Next Generation Transportation Award (2017) and the Geo-Institute's C.L. Monismith Award (2019). Dr. Papagiannakis is the founder and past chair of the Pavements Committee of the Geo-Institute, which deals with the geotechnical aspects of pavement engineering. He serves as an Associate Editor for the ASCE Transportation Engineering/Pavements Journal. He has served as the Chair of several international conferences e.g., ICTI (Pisa, Italy 2014), AM3P (San Antonio, USA 2020). He holds a Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the U. of Saskatchewan, where he developed the unsaturated flow model SEEP, and a PhD degree in Pavement Engineering from the U. of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of the ASCE and a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Ontario.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Mohamed Shahin

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Dr Mohamed Shahin is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Curtin University, Australia. He obtained his BSc and MSc from Cairo University, Egypt, and his PhD from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has over 25 years of academic and industrial experience, and his research interests include Computational Geomechanics, Ground Improvement and Railway Track Geo-technology. He published over 130 peer-reviewed research papers, most of which in top-tier journals. He is an Associate Editor of Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, Fellow Member of Engineers Australia, Fellow Member of American Society of Civil Engineers. He received several awards, including the Pro Vice-Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence (2010 & 2015), Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (2011 & 2016) and Professional Development Award (2014), all from Curtin University, Australia. He also received the prestigious Prix R.M. Quigley Award (honourable mention) from the Canadian Geotechnical Society (2013) and the best paper award from the 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering held in Barcelona, Spain (2017).


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