Sustainable Engineering Research Laboratory (SERL)
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory (GAGEL)

 

Invited Plenary and Keynote Presentations:

  1. “Urban Infrastructure: Innovation and Sustainability.” II Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia Urbana,  V Simpósio de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Urbana e o II Simpósio de Infraestrutra e Meio Ambiente, Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF), Passo Fundo (RS), Brazil, November 12, 2015,

  2.  “Assessing Sustainability of Ground Improvement Methods: Quantitative Triple Bottom Line Framework and Case Study.” International Conference on INfrastructure Development for Environmental Conservation and Sustenance (INDECS-15), Hosur, Tamilnadu, India, October 28-30, 2015.

  3. “Green and Sustainable Remediation: New Paradigm Shift to Cleanup Polluted Sites.” VIII Congresso Brasileiro de Geotecnia Ambiental (REGEO’ 2015) e do VII Congresso Brasileiro de Geossintéticos (Geossintéticos’ 2015), Brasília-DF, Brazil, July 19-21, 2015.

  4. “Integrating Sustainability into Waste Containment System Design: Framework and Examples.” Global Waste Research Institute (GWRI) Geoenvironmental Engineering Symposium, Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, CA, February 13, 2015.

  5. “Can Solidification/Stabilization be Sustainable Technology for Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils?” International Workshop on Solidification/Stabilization of Industrially Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils, Beijing, China, May 1, 2015.

  6. “New Binders and Construction Methods for Solidification/Stabilization of Metal Contaminated Soils: US Perspectives.”  International Workshop on Solidification/Stabilization of Industrially Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils, Beijing, China, May 1, 2015.

  7. “Slope Stability of Waste Dumps and Landfills: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges.” Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC2014), Kakinada, India, December 18-20, 2014.

  8. “Integrating Sustainability into Civil Infrastructure Design.” International Conference on Sustainable and Innovative Construction Technologies (ICSICT 2014), Karunya University, Coimbatore, India, December 15-16, 2014.

  9. “Sustainable (Triple Bottom Line) Design of Civil Infrastructure: Case Studies.” 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE), Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 12-15, 2014.

  10. “Bioreactor Landfills for MSW Rapid Degradation: Modeling, Optimization and Performance.” XIV Congreso Internacional en Disposición Final de Residuos Sólidos y Perspectivas Ambientales, Pereira-Colombia, September 24-26, 2014.

  11. “Future Directions for Electrokinetic Remediation Research.” 13th symposium on electrokinetic remediation (EREM2014), University of Málaga (UMA), Spain, September 7-10, 2014.

  12. “Application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Sustainable Infrastructure Design.” International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 27-29, 2014.

  13. “Sustainable Landfill Biocover.” 24th Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference, The Engineering Society of Detroit & Michigan Waste Industries Association, East Lansing, MI, March 18, 2014.

  14. “LCA and Sustainability Assessment for Selecting Deep Foundation System for High-rise Buildings.” Arab American Association of Architects and Engineers (AAAEA) Fall Conference, Hillside, IL. November 23, 2013.

  15. “Quantifying Social Aspects of Sustainable Remediation: Classroom Examples.” Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) Meeting, Chicago, IL. July 25, 2013.

  16. “Electrokinetic Remediation of Soils at Complex Contaminated Sites: Technology Status, Challenges, and Opportunities.” Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG), Politecnico Di Torino, Torino, Italy. July 3, 2013.

  17. “General Report on Case Studies on Ground Improvement and Geoenvironmental Engineering.” Seventh Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Wheeling, IL. May 2, 2013.

  18. “Use of Biochar in Landfill Cover Systems to Enhance Methane Oxidation.” Keynote Lecture, Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. April 19, 2013.

  19. “New Approach to Assess Piping Potential in Earth Dams and Levees.” Indo-US Workshop on Strides in Infra-Development on Expansive and Soft Soils, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. June 27, 2012.

  20. “Geotechnics for Sustainable Environment.” Feature Lecturer, GEOMO2012, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO; Presented 6 lectures on landfill liners/covers, bioreactor landfills, green/sustainable remediation, electrochemical remediation, and environmental nanotechnology. April 27, 2012.

  21. “State-of-the-Practice of Characterization and Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Keynote Lecture, GeoCongress2012-ASCE, Oakland, CA. March 26, 2012.

  22. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment (Geological Survey of Japan), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. October 4, 2011.

  23. “Emerging Trends in Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the United States.” US-Japan Workshop on Geoenvironmental Engineering, Kyoto, Japan, October 6, 2011.

  24. “Characterization and Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Association of Engineering Geologists, North Central Section, Chicago, IL. October 18, 2011.

  25. Lactate-Modified Nanoscale Iron Particles for In-Situ Remediation of Organic Pollutants.” RemTEC Summit, Wheeling, Illinois. May 19, 2011.

  26. “Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems at UIC and Elsewhere.” ASCE Illinois Section Geo-Institute/Geotech Group Meeting. April 13, 2011.

  27. “Nanotechnology for Site Remediation: Dehalogenation of Organic Pollutants by Nanoscale Iron Particles.” Plenary Lecture, 6th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, New Delhi,India.  November 10, 2010.

  28. “Foundations and Earth Retention Systems in Chicago.” Invited Presentation, Symposium on Selected Topics in Geotechnical Engineering (STINGE – 2010), J.N. Technological University, Hyderabad, India.  November 4, 2010.

  29. “Nanotechnology for Site Remediation.” Invited Presentation, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. November 3, 2010.

  30. “Electrokinetic/Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Soils and Groundwater.” American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)-Illinois/Indiana Section, Spring Meeting, Lisle, IL. April 22, 2010.

  31. “Pile Foundations.” ASCE Illinois Section Young Member Group Meeting, Chicago, IL. January 20, 2010.

  32. “Geotechnical Engineering for Pollution Control and Remediation.” Keynote Presentation, International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India. October 25, 2009.

  33. “Modeling Leachate Recirculation and Geotechnical Stability of Bioreactor Landfills: Approach and Data Needs.” Veolia Center for Research, Limay, France. October 2, 2009.

  34. “Nanotechnology for Decontamination of Polluted Ground: Fundamentals and Applications.” Keynote Presentation, International Conference on Developments on Expansive Soils (INDEX-09), Hosur, India. August 28, 2009.

  35. “Bioreactor Landfill Engineering: A Sustainable Approach to Manage Municipal Solid Waste.” IIT Solid Waste Conference, Chicago, IL. May 1, 2009.

  36. “Remediation of Contaminated Subsurface Using Nanoscale Iron Particles.” Keynote Presentation, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Bangalore, India. December 15, 2008.

  37. “Containment Wall Construction at DNAPL-Contaminated Site.” Hong Kong Institute of Engineers-Environmental Division, HKIE Headquarter, Hong Kong, May 29, 2008.

  38. “Chemical Oxidation and Reduction of Environmental Pollutants: An Integral Component of Green Remediation.” Keynote Presentation, Adventus/Carcus/FMC Workshop on Integration of Technologies, Schaumburg, IL. March 27, 2008.

  39. “Advances in Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Environmental Science Research Institute, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. October 27, 2007.

  40. “Integrated Electrokinetic Remediation Technologies.” Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China. October 25, 2007.

  41. “Nanotechnology for Contaminated Site Remediation.” International Symposium on Geo-Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development, Xuzhou, China. October 23, 2007.

  42. “Monitoring and Performance Assessment of Bioreactor Landfills.” Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. October 22, 2007.

  43. “Technical Challenges to In-Situ Remediation of Polluted Sites.” First Sri Lanka Geotechnical Society International Conference on Soil and Rock Engineering, Colombo, Sri Lanka. August 9, 2007.

  44. “Electrokinetic Delivery of Nanoscale Iron Particles for Remediation of Pentachlorophenol in Clay Soil.” 6th Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation, Vigo, Spain. June 14, 2007.

  45. “Performance Assessment of Bioreactor Landfills.” Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists-North Central Section Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 20, 2007.

  46. “Geotechnical Aspects of Bioreactor Landfills.” Keynote Presentation, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.  December 15, 2006.

  47. “Physical and Chemical Groundwater Remediation Technologies.” NATO Advanced Study Institute on Overexploitation and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources: Management, (Bio)technological, and Political Approaches to Avoid Conflicts, Varna, Bulgaria. October 9, 2006.

  48. “Enhanced Aquifer Recharge.” NATO Advanced Study Institute on Overexploitation and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources: Management, (Bio)technological, and Political Approaches to Avoid Conflicts, Varna, Bulgaria. October 7, 2006.

  49. “Remediation of Contaminated Sediments.” Workshop on Remediation at 5th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Cardiff, Wales, UK. June 29, 2006.

  50. “Technologies for Contaminated Sediment Remediation.” 3rd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments, Shizuoka, Japan. May 24, 2006.

  51. “Integrated Electrochemical Remediation of Contaminated Sites: Challenges and Opportunities.” Colloquium Honoring Dr. Tamas Meggyes, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany. February 24, 2006.

  52. “Dynamic Water Balance and Geotechnical Stability of Bioreactor Landfills.” Workshop on Waste Containment, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany. February 21, 2006.

  53. “Soil and Geosynthetic Liner Systems for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.” Keynote Presentation, INDEX 2006-International Conference on Infrastructure Development on Expansive Soils, Erode, India. February 2, 2006.

  54. “Interface Shear Behavior of Landfill Composite Liners.” Keynote Presentation, Japan-Korea Workshop on Geoenvironmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. June 4, 2005.

  55. “Subsurface Contaminant Remediation: Regulations and Case Studies.” Keynote Presentation, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Warangal, India. December 19, 2004.

  56. “Geoenvironmental Engineering for Pollution Control and Remediation.” Keynote Presentation, Symposium on Awareness of Geoenvironmental Engineering, J.N. Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, India. December 14, 2004.

  57. “Geoenvironmental Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities.” Keynote Presentation, National Symposium on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering (NSAGE-2004), Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India. July 23, 2004.

  58. “In-Situ Air Sparging for Contaminated Groundwater Remediation: Effects of System Variables.” Keynote Lecture, Fall Meeting of Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment, Jeju, Korea. September 26, 2003.

  59. “Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Keynote Presentation, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Allahabad, India. December 21, 2002.

  60. “Geotechnics of Contaminated Site Remediation and Waste Containment: An Overview.” Keynote Presentation, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India. December 12, 2000.

  61. Invited Seminars/Webinars

  62.  “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.

  63. “Use of Biochar as Soil Cover Amendment for Landfill Gas Mitigation.” China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China, December 29, 2014.

  64. “Biochar as a Landfill Cover Amendment for Methane Mitigation: Coupled Field and Laboratory Investigations.” School of Environment, Tsinghua University, December 25, 201 4.

  65. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, December 24, 2014.

  66. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse, NY, October 31, 2014.

  67. “Social Metrics for Sustainable Remediation.” AECOM Webinar, Green/Sustainable Remediation (GSR) Technical Practice Group (TPG), May 27, 2014.

  68. “Solid Waste Disposal Challenges.” Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. August 12, 2013.

  69. “Waste Dumps: Problems and Solutions.” J.N. Technological University, Hyderabad, India. August 7, 2013.

  70. “Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy. July 5, 2013.

  71. “Leachate Recirculation in Bioreactor Landfills.” Department of Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tongi University. China, May 23, 2013.

  72. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. May 22, 2013.

  73. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China. May 21, 2013.

  74. “Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Soils and Groundwater.” Department of Geo-Engineering and Geo-informatics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. May 20, 2013.

  75. “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.

  76. “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.

  77. “Green and Sustainable Remediation of Polluted Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada. December 17, 2012.

  78. “Electrochemical Remediation of Soils and Groundwater.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  October 24, 2012.

  79. “Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Soils and Groundwater.” Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. July 9, 2012.

  80. “Landfill Liner and Cover Systems.” Indian Geotechnical Society/Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. June 22, 2012.

  81. “Overview of Structural Foundations in Chicago.” Department of Civil Engineering, SV University, Tirupati, India. June 19, 2012.

  82. “Study on Leachate Recirculation at Orchard Hills Landfill.” USEPA Region 5 RDD Bioreactor Webinar. February 27, 2012.

  83. “Biochar-amended Soil Cover for Mitigation of Methane Emissions.” Geosyntec Consultants, Chicago, IL. February 7, 2012.

  84. “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.

  85. “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.

  86. “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

  87. “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.

  88. “Leachate Recirculation and Geotechnical Stability of Bioreactor Landfills.” Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. August 26, 2009.

  89. “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.

  90. “Containment of Groundwater Pollution: A Case Study.” College of Engineering, J.N. Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, India. December 16, 2008.

  91. “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.

  92. “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.

  93. “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.

  94. “Geotechnics of Bioreactor Landfills.” SV University and Indian Geotechnical Society Tirupathi Chapter, Tirupathi, India. December 19, 2006.

  95. “Overview of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at UIC.” Burns & McDonnell Company, Downers Grove, IL.  November 9, 2006.

  96. “Environmental Remediation Research: Focus on Contaminated Sediments.” USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), Chicago, IL. August 24, 2006.

  97. “Environmental Pollution Control and Remediation: An Overview.” UIC/CME Environmental Research Seminar Series, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. January 13, 2006.

  98. “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.

  99. “Interface Shear Behavior of Composite Liner Systems.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, March 28, 2005.

  100. “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.

  101. “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.

  102. “Electrokinetically Enhanced In-Situ Remediation of Contaminated Soils.” Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  October 23, 2002.

  103. “Characterization and Remediation of Brownfield Sites.” Guest Lecture, Course on Brownfields, University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Transportation Center, Chicago, IL. October 8, 2001.

  104. “Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Soils.” Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. August 15, 2001.

  105. “Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Sites.” Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad, India. December 20, 2000.

  106. “Environmental Geotechnology: An Overview.” College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, India. December 19, 2000.

  107. “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.

  108. “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.

  109. “Remediation of Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals.” Midwest Metals Meeting, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. May 12, 2002.

  110. “Adaptive Electrokinetic Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater.” School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. September 20, 2000.

  111. “Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites.” Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. April 13, 2000.

  112. “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.

  113. “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.

  114. "Soil Compositional Influence on Electrokinetic Remediation of Chromium-Contaminated Sites.” Institute of Gas Technology, Des Plaines, IL, August 31, 1995.

  115. "Air Sparging for Groundwater Remediation.” Illinois Groundwater Association, Utica, IL. March 22, 1995.

  116. "Design of Waste Containment Systems- Two Case Studies.” University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. May 27, 1993.

  117. Invited Symposia and Workshop Presentations

  118. “Sustainable Biocover System for Methane Oxidation in Landfills.” Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, November 14, 2015.

  119. “Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure,” Water After Borders Summit, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 24, 2015.

  120. “PCBs in Soils and Their Remediation.” Workshop on a Persistent Pollutant: PCBs and Their Impact on Illinois, Illinois Sustainability Technology Center, Chicago, Illinois, September 17, 2014.

  121. “Evaluation of Biochar as a Potential Filter Media for the Removal of Mixed Contaminants from Urban Stormwater Runoff.” Midwest Biochar Conference, Champaign, Illinois, August 8, 2014.

  122. “Bioreactor Landfills:  State-of-the-Practice & Research Challenges.” Symposium on Landfill Engineering: Perspectives and Practices, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India. August 5, 2013.

  123. “Development of Biochar-amended Soil Cover for Landfill Gas Mitigation.” Illinois Biochar Group Meeting, Urbana, IL. November 7, 2011.

  124. “Green and Sustainable Remediation: Incorporating in Curricula.” Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, Fall Meeting, Denver, CO. October 28, 2011.

  125. “Contaminated Site Remediation Using Nanotechnology.”  Nanoscience Working Group, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 24, 2007.

  126. “Remedial Options for Contaminated Sediments.” Symposium on Contaminated Sediments: Challenges and Opportunities, ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 29, 2006.

  127. “Transport of Modified Reactive Nanoscale Iron Particles in Subsurface Soils.” U.S. EPA Workshop on Nanotechnology for Site Remediation, Chicago, IL, September 6, 2006.

  128. “Electrochemical Remediation of Mixed Contaminants in Soils.” 27th Annual Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 17, 2004.

  129. “Subsurface Contaminant Remediation: Regulations and Case Studies.” Workshop on Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater in Korea, Jeju, Korea, September 25, 2003.

  130. “Mathematical Modeling of Air Sparging.” Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management, 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 19, 2002.

  131. “Chelated Iron in Fenton-Like Oxidation of Organic Contaminants in Soils.” Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management, 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 19, 2002.

  132. “Electrokinetic Remediation Modeling Incorporating Geochemical Reactions.” Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management, 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 18, 2002.

  133. “Remediation of DNAPLs in Groundwater using In-Situ Air Sparging.” The 6th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Seoul, Korea, July 5, 2002.

  134. “Technologies for the Remediation of Mercury-Contaminated Soils.” The 6th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Seoul, Korea. July 3, 2002.

  135. “Transmissivity Behavior of Shredded Scrap Tire Drainage Layer in Landfill Cover System.”6th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Seoul, Korea, July 3, 2002.

  136. “Protection of Geomembranes from Mechanical Damage.” Short Course on Constructing with PVC Geomembranes, PVC Geomembrane Institute, Naperville, IL, July 21, 2000.

  137. “Removal of HOCs from Heterogeneous Soils Using Electrokinetically Enhanced Surfactant/Cosolvent Flushing.” Symposium on Emerging Technologies: Waste Management in the 21st Century, American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, March 29, 2000.

  138. “Integrated Electrokinetic Technology for the Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater.” Symposium on Environmental Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, February 16, 2001.

  139. “Field Assessment of Air Sparging for Remediation of LUST Sites.” Environmental Professionals of Iowa Fall Symposium, Ames, IA, November 17, 2000.

  140. “Electrokinetic Remediation of Low Permeability Soils Contaminated by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.” ASTM Symposium, Reno, NV, January 25, 2001.

  141. “Geochemistry of Chromium During Electrokinetic Remediation.” 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Boston (Danvers), MA, August 11, 1998.

  142. "Speciation of Heavy Metals in Clays During Electrokinetic Remediation.” ACS I&EC Special Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, September 16, 1997.

  143. "The Effect of Grain Size Distribution on Air Sparging Efficiency.” Fourth International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, New Orleans, LA, April 29, 1997.

  144. "Geochemical Characterization of Heavy Metals in Clays During Electrokinetics.” Committee on Physicochemical Phenomenon in Soils, Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C, January 14, 1997.

  145. "Electrokinetic Removal of Chromium from Glacial Clays.” Eighth International IGT Symposium on Gas, Oil, and Environmental Biotechnology, Colorado Springs, CO, December 1995.

  146. "New Applications of Shredded Scrap Tires and Glass Cullet in Civil Engineering.” OSWR Solid Waste Research Symposium, Rosemont, IL. March 29, 1995.

  147. "Seismic Performance Evaluation of Solid Waste Landfills in Illinois.” OSWR Solid Waste Research Symposium, Rosemont, IL. March 28, 1995.

  148. "Development of Rational Design Method for Landfill Liner Protective Soil Cover.” OSWR Solid Waste Research Symposium, Rosemont, IL. March 28, 1995.

  149. "Contaminant Transport through Landfill Composite Liners.” OSWR Solid Waste Research Symposium, Rosemont, IL. March 28, 1995.

  150. "Deformation Characteristics of Landfill Composite Liners under Incremental Refuse Loading Conditions.” OSWR Solid Waste Research Symposium, Rosemont, IL March 28, 1995.

Conference Presentations

In addition to the above invited presentations, over 100 presentations were made at various conferences on a wide range of topics (excluding the presentations made by the co-authors). See the refereed and non-refereed conference publications list in this CV for details on the presentation titles and conference themes and locations.