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Prabir Kolay

Prabir Kolay, Director and Professor

Geotechnical Engineering

My research interests are soft and expansive soil stabilization using different chemical stabilizers, Characterization of PFA (Pulverized Fuel Ash) from coal based thermal power plant, Leaching studies, Dry separation of Cenosphere, Thermal & electrical properties of soil, Characterization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) for various uses, Resilient modulus & long-term durability of RCA, Cyclic behavior of soil & stabilized soil, Liquefaction potential of local Illinois soil.

Classes

  • CE 421 – Foundation Design
  • CE 320 - Soil Mechanics
  • CE426/526 - Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis
  • CE 522: Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • CE 521: Soil Improvement
  • CE 524: Advanced Soil Testing
  • CE 426/526: Seepage & Slope Stability Analysis
  • CE 422: Environmental Geotechnology
  • CE 421: Foundation Design
  • CE 320: Soil Mechanics
  • CE 330: Civil Engineering Materials
SIU Prabir Kolay Engineering B, Room 26
618-453-7843
pkolay@siu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay 2001
  • M.Eng. Bengal Eng. and Science University (BESU), Shibpur 1996
  • B.Eng. North Bengal University (NBU), India 1993

Thesis Supervised:

Undergraduate Thesis Supervised

  1. Maniyan A/L Rama (16600), “Leaching studies of pulverized fuel ash from Sarawak”, 2009/2010.
  2. Shirley Yong Xiao Wei (17832), “Prediction of compression index (Cc) using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, 2009/2010.
  3. Julian Anak Gabriel (16402), “Effect of surcharge in stabilized Sarawakian peat soil”, 2009/2010.
  4. Samson (17198), “Investigation of water infiltration effect on unsaturated soil slope”, 2009/2010.
  5. Tan Guo Xin (17405), “Ground improvement studies using geotextiles”, 2009/2010.
  6. Lee Chen Huang (14335), “Peat soil stabilization by using lime, gypsum and fly ash”, 2008/2009.
  7. Daniel Lim Kah Hui (13927), “Prediction of hydraulic conductivity (k) of tropical soil by using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, 2008/2009.
  8. M.Wazizi Hamzar B Abdul Aziz (14628), “Improvement of geotechnical properties of local clay by using a mixture of fly ash & bottom ash”, 2008/2009
  9. Jesper Hansen B. L. Jema-EE (14201), A study on leaching characteristics of coal ash from landfills”, 2008/2009.
  10. Pui Mei Phing (15061), “Peat soil stabilization by using fly ash and gypsum”, 2008/2009.
  11. Afiza Binti Morshidi (11583), “Engineering properties of compacted pulverized fuel ash”, 2007/2008.
  12. Azian Bt Husin (11675), “Highly organic soil stabilization by cement and Class F fly ash”, 2007/2008.
  13. Ling Neng Wee (10378), “Settlement prediction of tropical soil by Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, 2006/2007.
  14. Tony Kismoor A. Sasak (9264), “Physical and geotechnical properties of coal ash”, 2005/2006.
  15. Shahrul B.Shafiee (9070), “Hydraulic conductivity of tropical peat soil”, 2005/2006.
  16. Noor Suraya Binti Romali (8783), “Organic soil stabilization by different types of admixtures”, 2005/2006.
  17. Wong Seak Yeo (7477), “The study of the compressibility characteristics of soft soil in Sarawak”, 2004/2005.
  18. Nurul Wahida Azmi (7001), “Effect of fine content on compaction characteristics of sand”, 2004/2005.
  19. Kho Joo Tiong (6670), “Effect of fine content on shear strength of sand”, 2004/2005.
  20. Petrus Romilus (5415), “Effect of organic contents on compaction and shear strength of soil”, 2003/2004.
  21. Syahril Bin Julaihi (5426), Compressibility characteristics of peat soil mixed with locally available silt”, 2003/2004.
  22. Uwieng Anak Gimos (6170), “Improvement of soil geotechnical properties using pulverized fuel ash”, 2003/2004.

C. Master of Science (M.S.) Thesis Supervised

  1. Chair, Bibek Karki, “Stabilization of Bentonite Clay Using Recycled Glass Powder and Polypropylene Fiber”, Fall 2023, M.S.
  2. Chair, Amit Nepune, “Stabilization of Highly Expansive Bentonite Soil Using Polypropylene Fiber and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag”, Fall 2022, M.S.
  3. Chair, Saroj Dhakal, “Durability of Clayey Soil Stabilized with Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement and Polypropylene Fiber under Extreme Environment”, Fall 2022, M.S.
  4. Chair, Pradeep Pandey, “Resilient Modulus of High Plastic Clay Stabilized with Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement” Spring 2021, M.S.
  5. Chair, Nirajan, Gaihre, “Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Foundations for Tall Wind Turbine in Various Soils”, Spring 2020, M.S.
  6. Chair, Sanjeev Regmi, “Effect of Plasticity and Initial Compaction Conditions on Soil Water Characteristics Curve of Fine-Grained Soils”, Fall 2019, M.S.
  7. Chair, Suman Aryal, “Long-Term Durability of Ordinary Portland Cement and Polypropylene Fiber Stabilized Clay” Spring 2019, M.S.
  8. Chair, Sudhir K. Tripathy, “Liquefaction Characteristics of Sand Reinforced with Small Percentages of Polypropylene Fiber”, Fall 2017, M.S.
  9. Chair, Talal O. Alshammari, “A Study on Behavior of Natural and Recycled Aggregate Concretes Prepared with Meta-kaolin and Silica Fume”, Summer 2017, M.S.
  10. Chair, Dipesh Tajhya, “Corrosion of Steel in MSE Walls due to Deicers and Backfill Aggregates”, Spring 2017, M.S.
  11. Chair, Momoh Sufiyanu, O., Utilization of Recycled Coarse Aggregates to Develop High Strength Concrete, Spring 2017, M.S.
  12. Chair, Basanta Dhakal, “Geotechnical Properties of Liquid Polymer Amended Fine-Grained Soils”, Summer 2016, M.S.
  13. Chair, Salman Sulaiman, “Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete with Natural and Recycled Concrete Aggregates using Air Entraining Admixture”, Spring 2016, M.S.
  14. Chair, Ashish Pant, “Durability of chemically stabilized soil” Fall 2015, M.S.
  15. Chair, Pralendra Singh, “Characterization and resilient modulus of recycled concrete aggregate from Illinois”, Spring 2015, M.S.
  16. Chair, Ramesh, K. C., “Reduction of expansive index of kaolinite and bentonite clay by using sand and fly ash mixtures” Spring 2014, M.S.
  17. Co-Chair, Tamang Lama, “A study of liquefaction resistance of sand on addition of fly ash”, Spring 2014, M.S.
  18. Co-Chair, Gaurav Regmi, “Effect of addition of fly ash from southern Illinois coal on liquefaction characteristics of sand”, Spring 2014, M.S.
  19. Chair, Mu, Tianhong, “Soil stabilization with fly ash and fibers”, Fall 2013, M.S.
  20. Chair, Akentuna, Moses, “Characterization of recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) from an old foundation structure for road pavement works”, Fall 2013, M.S.
  21. Chair, Sudha Bhusal, “Dry separation of cenospehere from coal combustion byproduct”, Fall 2013, M.S.
  22. Chair, Sandeep Goud Burra, “Effect of salt and NAPL on electrical resistivity of local soil and kaolinite mixed with sand”, Fall 2013, M.S.
  23. Chair, Dipak Tiawri, “Bearing capacity of shallow foundation using geogrid reinforced double layered soil”, Fall 2011, M.S.
  24. Chair, Sii Hee Yew, “A study of geotechnical behavior on peat soil by using finite element modeling”, 2010/2011, M.Eng.
  25. Co-Chair, Jacqueline Lam Wan Hw, “The characteristic of drained and undrained triaxial compression tests on peat in Sarawak”, 2010/2011, M.Eng.
  26. Chair, Md. Aminur Rahman, “Stabilization of local peat soil by using different stabilizing agents”, 2009/2010, M.Eng.
  27. Co-Chair, Lau See Hung, “Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) study on soil-structure interaction”, 2009/2010, M.Eng.

Master of Engineering (M.E.) Project Supervised

  • Chair, Fahad Leslom, “Numerical study on behavior of geosynthetic & geogrid encased stone column in soft soils”, Spring 2021.
  • Chair, Ebrahim Alrazni, “Soil structure interaction of raft foundation on layered soil”, Spring 2015, M.E.
  • Chair, Annepogu, Steven, “Stabilization of silty clay soil by using fly ash”, Spring 2013, M.E.
  • Chair, Christopher Kiser, “Embankment slope stability analysis Dwight mission mine site reclamation project”, Fall 2012, M.E.
  • Chair, Eric Dhal, “Estimation of liquefaction potential of soil for Southern Illinois region from SPT test data”, Spring 2012, M.E.

Master Thesis Ongoing

  • Chair, Kevin Tamang, TBD, Joined Fall 2023
  • Chair, Sudarshan Shestra, TBD, Joined Fall 2023
  • Chair, Sanjan Reddy Bussu, “Effect of rubber crumb and cement kiln dust for soft soil stabilization”, Joined Fall 2022, M.S.
  • Chair, Joshua Fayemi, “Transforming Wastes and Industrial Byproducts into Sustainable Construction Materials”, Joined Fall 2022, M.S.
  • Chair, Sushanta Bhattarai, “Resilient modulus of polymer stabilized soil”, Joined Fall 2022, M.S.
  • Chair, Beya, Fall 2016, M.E.
  • Chair, Talat o. Alshammari, Talal, “Effect of metakaoline and silicafume in recycled aggregate concrete” Fall 2016, M.S.
  • Chair, Sudheer Tripathy, “Liquefaction behavior of polypropylene fiber reinforced sand” Spring 2016, M.S.
  • Chair, Dipesh Tajhya, “Corrosion potential assessment of MSE wall”, Spring 2016, M.S.
  • Chair, Momoh Sufiyanu, O., Freeze-thaw of recycled concrete aggregate with fiber, Spring 2015, M.S.
  •  Chair, Umesh Kaini, “Electrical properties of local soil”, Spring 2011, left SIUC, M.S.

Undergraduate Research

  • Mr. Sai Durga Prasad Surya Vineeth Kanteti, B.S. student, Civil & Environmental Eng., Fall 2016 to Spring 2017
  • Ms. Nicole Hanke, B.S. student, Civil & Environmental Eng., Fall 2016 to Spring 2017
  • Ms. Megan G. Rottman, B.S. student, Civil & Environmental Eng., Fall 2015 to Spring 2015
  • Ms. Cheyenne Mariana de Oliveria Carneiro, BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program) Exchange student from Brazil, Summer 2015
  • Mr. Rodolfo Miranda Sampai, O., BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program) Exchange student from Brazil, Summer 2015
  • Ms. Carolina Grossi de Paiva, BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program) Exchange student from Brazil, Summer 2015
  • Mr. Joshua, G. Alstat, B.S. student, Civil & Environmental Eng., Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
  • Ms. Carrie, L. Crawford, B.S. student, Civil & Environmental Eng., Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
  • Mr. Jeff Durante, B.S. student, Civil & Environmental Eng., Fall 2013 to Spring 2013
  • Mr. Danile J. Samola, B.S. student, Civil & Environmental Eng., Fall 2012 to Spring 2012

PhD Thesis ongoing:

  • Chair, Mr. Sandeep G. Burra, “Ph.D. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC, Fall 2016.
  • Co-Chair, Mr. Siavash Zamiran, Ph.D. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUE
  • Co-Chair, Mr. Michael Williamson, Ph.D. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUE
  • Wilson Jih Ren Chang, “Peat Soil Improvement for Better Abode – A Geotechnical and Hydraulic Perspective”, At UNIMAS, 2010, Ongoing.
  • Ramesh Nepane, “Utilization of recycled aggregate for subgrade improvement”, At SIUC, Fall 2011, left SIUC.

Committee of Graduate Studies:

Ph.D.

  1. Mr. Karzan Bahaaldin, Ph.D. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUE
  2. Mr. Shang Shin, Ph.D. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  3. Mr. Pravin Jha, Ph.D. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  4. Mr. Borooz Abasi, Ph.D. student, Mechanical & Mining Engineering, SIUC

M.S.

  1. Mr. Navin Paija, M.S. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  2.  Mr. Sandip Uptrey, M.S. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  3.  Mr. Sandip Dahal, M.S. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  4. Mr. Syed Zeeshan, M.S. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  5. Mr. David Johnson, M.S. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  6. Mr. Janak Pokharel, M.S. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  7. Mr. Subash Bastola, M.S. student, Mining & Mineral Resources Engineering, SIUC
  8. Mr. Akwasi Manu Assenso Antwi, M.S. student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, SIUC
  9. Ms. Amanda Matenda, M.S. student, Mining & Mineral Resources Engineering, SIUC

Publications:

Articles in Professional Journals / GSP:

  1. Aryal, S., and Kolay, P. K. (2020), “Long-Term Durability of Ordinary Portland Cement and Polypropylene Fiber Stabilized Clay Using Wetting-Drying and Freezing-Thawing Test”, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, Switzerland.
  2. Kolay, P. K., Tajhya, D., and Mondal, K. (2020). “Corrosion of Steel in MSE Walls due to Deicers and Backfill Aggregates”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 38, 2493–2507, Springer.
  3. Kolay, P. K. and Dhakal, B. (2020). “Geotechnical Properties and Microstructure of Liquid Polymer Amended Fine-Grained Soils”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 38, pp. 2479-2491, Springer.
  4. Tripathy, S. K., Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., and Kumar, S. (2020). “Liquefaction Characteristics of Sand with Polypropylene Fiber”, Journal of Frontiers in Built Environment, Switzerland, 6, Article 28.
  5. Paija, N., Kolay, P. K. Mohanty, M., and Kumar, S. (2020), “Ground Bottom Ash Application for Conventional Mortar and Geopolymer Paste”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste, Vol. 24, No. 1, ASCE, USA.
  6. Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., Lama, R., Regmi, G. and Kumar, S. (2019). “Effects of Fly Ash on Liquefaction Characteristics of Ottawa Sand”, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, Vol. 5, issue 2, DOI: 10.1007/s40891-019-0158-x
  7. Uprety, S., Puri, V. K., Lama, R. and Kolay, P. K. (2019). “Effect of plasticity on liquefaction of a selected fine-grained soil,” GeoCongress 2019, Philadelphia, ASCE GSP 308, 374-383.
  8. Burra, S. G. and Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Puri, V. K. (2019). “Effect of lime sludge, polypropylene fiber on unconfined compressive strength and shrinkage behavior of kaolinite clay”, GeoCongress 2019, Philadelphia, ASCE GSP 309, pp. 344-351.
  9. Kolay, P. K., Sulaiman, S., and Kumar, S. (2018),Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete with Natural and Recycled Concrete Aggregates using Air Entraining Admixture”, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, Vol. 7, No. 03, pp. 328-346.
  10. Kolay, P. K., Burra, G. S., and Kumar, S. (2018). “Effect of salt and NAPL on electrical resistivity of fine-grained soil-sand mixtures”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis Publication, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 13-19.
  11. Taib, S. N. L., Jacqueline L.W. H., and Kolay, P. K. (2017), “Drained and Undrained Triaxial Compression Tests on Cement Stabilized Tropical Fibrous Peat of Sarawak”, Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Malaysia, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 1-13, ISSN: 1985-3807.
  12. Kolay, P. K., and Maniyan, R. (2016), “Leaching Studies of Pulverised Fuel Ash from Coal Based Thermal Power Plant and its Environmental Impact”, The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, USA, Vol. 8, Issue 2-3, pp. 200-212.
  13. Kolay, P. K., Dhakal, B., Kumar, S. and Puri, V. K. (2016), “Effect of Liquid Acrylic Polymer on Geotechnical Properties of Fine-Grained Soils”, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, Holland, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 1-9.
  14. Jha, P., Kumar, S., and Kolay, P. K. (2016), “Analysis of Foundation System Partially on Shafts and Partially on Mat Foundation and its Influence on adjacent Existing Drilled Shafts”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Springer, 10, No. 4, pp. 358-365.
  15. Kolay, P. K., and Singh, P. (2016), “Resilient Modulus of Blended Mixture of Recycled Asphalt Pavement and Natural Aggregate as Road Pavement Base Material”, GeoChicago 2016 GSP 270, ASCE, USA, ISBN 978-0-7844-8013-7, pp. 677-686.
  16. Kolay, P. K. and Aminur, R. (2016), Physico-Geotechnical Properties of Peat and Its Stabilization”, Ground Improvement, ICE, UK, Vol. 169, No. 3, pp. 206-216.
  17. Kolay, P. K. and Ramesh, K.C. (2016), “Reduction of Expansive Index, Swelling and Compression Behavior of Kaolinite and Bentonite Clay with Sand and Class C Fly Ash”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 87-101.
  18. Kumar, S., Kolay, P. K., Malla, S. and Mishra, S. (2015), “Effect of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube in Cement Composite on Mechanical Strength and Freeze-Thaw Susceptibility”, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, USA, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 257-274.
  19. Kolay, P. K. and Bhusal, S. (2014), “Recovery of Hollow Spherical Particles with Two Different Densities from Coal Fly Ash and their Characterization”, Fuel, Elsevier Publication, UK, 117, pp. 118-124.
  20. Kolay, P. K. and Moses, A. (2014), “Characterization and Utilization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate from Illinois as a Construction Material”, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 234. ISBN 978-0-7844-1329-6, pp. 3561-3570.
  21. Kolay, P. K., and Singh, H. (2013), “Geochemistry of Coal Ash in the Equatorial Wet Disposal System Environment”, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, WASET, USA, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 74-77.
  22. Akbari, H., Heller, T., Shin, S., Yang, X., Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Mohanty, M. K. (2013), “Geopolymer-Based Concrete to Reduce Carbon Footprint of the Construction Industry”, Mining Engineering, Vol. 65, No. 12, pp. 57-62.
  23. Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Tiwari, D. (2013), “Improvement of Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation on Geogrid Reinforced Silty Clay and Sand”, Journal of Construction Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA.
  24. Kolay, P. K., Sii, Y., and Taib, S.N.L. (2012), “Compressibility Characteristics of Tropical Peat using Rowe cell Consolidation”, World Journal of Engineering, ISSN 1708-5284, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 277-284, Multi-science publication, UK.
  25. Kumar, S., Kolay, P. K., Malla, S. and Mishra, S. (2012), “Effect of Multi Walled Carbon Nano Tube on Mechanical Strength of Cement Paste” ASCE Journal of Material in Civil Engineering, ASCE, ISSN 0899-1561, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 84-91.
  26. Taib, N.L., S.H. Lau, and Kolay, P. K. (2012), “Laboratory Measurement of Displacement on Shallow Foundation in Uniform Sand using Particle Image Velocimetry Technique”, Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering (Jurnal Teknologi), Malaysia, ISSN 1823-7843, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp.53–61.
  27. Kolay, P. K. and Aminur, M. R. (2011), “Physical and Geotechnical Characteristics of Stabilized and Unstabilized Tropical Peat Soil”, World Journal of Engineering, ISSN 1708-5284, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 223-230, Multi-science publication, UK.
  28. Aminur, M. R., Kolay, P. K. and Taib, N.L. (2011), “Utilization of Fly Ash in Local Sarawakian Peat Soil Stabilisation”, Australian Geomechanics Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 73-85, ISSN 0818-9110.
  29. Kolay, P. K., Aminur, M.R., Taib, S.N.L. and Mohd Zain, M.I.S. (2011), “Stabilization of Tropical Peat Soils from Sarawak with Different Stabilizing Agents”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, 29, No. 6, pp. 1135-1141.
  30. Aminur, M.R., Kolay, P. K., Taib, S.N.L., Mohd Zain, M.I.S. and Kamal, A. A. (2011), “Physical, Geotechnical and Morphological Characteristics of Peat Soils from Sarawak”, IEM Journal, ISSN 0126-513X, Vol. 72, No. 4, 12-16.
  31. Kolay, P. K., Aminur, M.R., Taib, S.N.L. (2011), “Effect of Alkali on Tropical Peat Stabilized with Different Stabilizers”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis Publication, ISSN 1938-6362, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 189-197.
  32. Kolay, P. K., Sii, H. Y. and Taib, S.N.L. (2011), “Tropical Peat Soil Stabilization using Class F Pond Ash from Coal Fired Power Plant”, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ISSN 2010-3883, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 79-83.
  33. Kolay, P. K., Aminur, M.R., and Taib, S.N.L. (2010), “Correlation between Physical and Engineering properties of Tropical peat soils from Sarawak”, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Geotechnical Special Publication 200. ISBN 978-0-7844-1101-8, pp. 56-61.
  34. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, H. (2010), “Studies of Lagoon Ash from Sarawak to Assess the Impact on the Environment”, FUEL, Elsevier Science, UK, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 89, Issue 2, pp. 346-351.
  35. Kolay, P. K. and Pui M. P. (2010), “Peat Stabilization using Gypsum and Fly Ash”, Unimas E–Journal of Civil Engineering, 1, No. 2, Sarawak, Malaysia, ISBN 1985-3874.
  36. Singh, H. and Kolay, P. K. (2009), “Analysis of Coal Ash for Trace Elements and their Geo-Environmental Implications”, Water Air and Soil Pollution, Springer The Netherlands, ISSN 0049-6979, Vol. 198, Issue 1, pp. 87-94.
  37. Kolay, P. K. and Kismoor, T. (2009), “Geotechnical Characterization of Coal Ashes from Sarawak for Bulk Utilization”, The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, USA, ISSN 1088-1697, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 78-87.
  38. Lim, D.K.H. and Kolay, P. K. (2009), “Predicting Hydraulic Conductivity (k) of Tropical Soils by using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, Unimas E–Journal of Civil Engineering, 1, No. 1, Sarawak, Malaysia, ISBN 1985-3874.
  39. Lau, S.H., Taib, S. N. L., Kolay, P. K., The, C.S. (2009), “Image Processing in Measuring and Observing the Profile for Soil Displacement”, The HKIE Transaction, Hong Kong, ISSN 1023-697X, Vol. 16, No 4, pp. 36-42.
  40. Kolay, P. K. and Bhattacharya, G. (2008), “Remediation of the Side Friction in Conventional Oedometer Tests by Using Large Diameter Consolidometer Ring”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, USA, ISSN 1938-6362, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 161-167.
  41. Singh, D. N. and Kolay, P. K. (2002), “Simulation of Ash-Water Interaction and Its Influence on the Ash Characteristics”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Elsevier Science, ISSN 0360-1285, 28, pp. 267-299.
  42. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2002), “Characterization of a Alkali Activated Lagoon Ash and its Application for Heavy Metal Retention”, Fuel, Elsevier Science, UK, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 483-489.
  43. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2002), “Application of Coal Ash in Fluidized Thermal Beds”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, USA, ISSN 0899-1561, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 441-444.
  44. Singh, D. N., Kolay, P. K. and Rao, A. K., (2002), “A New Approach to Study Leaching of Fly Ash from Landfills”, The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, USA, ISSN 1088-1697, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 138-144.
  45. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Physical, Chemical, Mineralogical and Thermal Properties of Cenospheres from a ash Lagoon”, Cement and Concrete Research, USA, ISSN 0008-8846, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 539-542.
  46. Kolay, P. K., Singh D, N. and Murti, M. V. R. (2001), “Synthesis of Zeolites from a Lagoon ash”, Fuel, Elsevier Science, UK, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 80, No. 5, pp. 739-745.
  47. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Effect of Zeolitization on Physical-Chemical-Mineralogical and Geotechnical Properties of the Lagoon ash”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC, Canada, ISSN 0008-3674, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 1105-1112.
  48. Singh, D. N., Kolay, P. K. and Rao, A. K. (2001), “Simulation of Leaching Characteristics of a Fly Ash in a Ash Pond”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, ISSN 0971-9555, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 138-148.
  49. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D.N., (2001), “Ash-Water Interaction and Its Effect on Ash Characteristics”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, ISSN 0971-9555, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 410-426.
  50. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2000), “Effect of Zeolitization on Compaction, Consolidation and Permeation characteristics of a class 'F' Lagoon ash”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, USA, ISSN 0090-3973, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 425-430.
  51. Rao, M.V.B.B., Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (1998), “Thermal characteristics of a Class F fly ash”, Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier Science, USA, ISSN 0008-8846, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 841-846.

Creative Contributions:

  1. Aryal, S., and Kolay, P. K. (2019). “Long-Term Durability of Ordinary Portland Cement and Polypropylene Fiber Stabilized Clay”, Graduate Students Creative Activities and Research Forum 2016, SIUC, April 08, 2019.
  2. Kolay, P. K. (2018). “Soft Soil Stabilization Using Chemical Stabilizers”, China-US Workshop on Ground Improvement Technologies, Shanghai, China, May 27, 2018, pp. 41-42.
  3. Sulaiman, S. and Kolay, P. K. (2016). “Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete with Natural and Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) using Air Entrains Admixtures (AEA)”, Graduate Students Creative Activities and Research Forum 2016, SIUC, April 05, 2016.
  4. Dhakal, B. and Kolay, P. K. (2016). “Effect of Liquid Polymer on Geotechnical Properties of Fine-Grained”, Graduate Students Creative Activities and Research Forum 2016, SIUC, April 05, 2016, Won 2nd Prize in Best Poster.
  5. Joshua, A., Carrie C., Kolay, P. K. (2015). “Implementation of Recycled Aggregates in Everyday Construction Practices”, Undergraduate Research Forum 2015, SIUC, April 07, 2015.
  6. Taib, S.N.L., Kolay, P.K., Seneviratne, N. and M. Zain, M.I.S. (2014). “UNIMAS Experience in Chemically Stabilizing Sarawak Peat and Organic Soil in Laboratory”, Peat Technology 2014 – Opportunities and Challenges Seminar, Dec 1, 2014, Sibu, Malaysia.
  7. Taib, S.N.L., Junaidi, E., Yusof, M., Kolay, P. K., Baini, R., Nazeri, A. R., Michael, N.G. C. H., Ramali, N. (2011), “Peat as Fuel”, Poster Presentation, International GreenTech & Eco-Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2011 (IGEM2011), September 7-10, 2011, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), organized by Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air (KeTTHA).
  8. Taib, S.N.L., Junaidi, E., Yusof, M., Kolay, P. K., Baini, R., Nazeri, A. R., Michael, N.G. C.H., Ramali, N. (2011), “Peat as Fuel”, Poster Presentation, ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress 2011 (AAEC 2011), July 25-27, 2011, Riverside Majestic Hotel Kuching.
  9. Taib, S.N.L., Lau, S. H. and Kolay, P. K. (2010), “Improvement on Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis on Simple Soil-Structure Interaction”, FENG Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, April 2010, ISSN 1985-2894.
  10. Taib, S.N.L., Kolay, P. K. and Suhaili, S. (2007), “Improvement on Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis on Simple Soil-Structure Interaction”, FENG Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, October 2007, ISSN 1985-2894.

Book:

  1. Kolay, P. K. (2012), “A Study of 1-D Consolidation Test using Large Diameter Consolidometer Ring and Remediation of Side Friction in Conventional Consolidometer”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-18127-6.

Book Chapter:

  1. Burra, S. G., Kolay, P. K., and Kumar, S. (2019). “Effect of lime sludge, fly ash on unconfined compression and linear shrinkage behavior of kaolinite clay”, 2nd International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials and Sustainable Engineering (EGRWSE-2019), UIC Chicago, June 16-20, 2019, USA, Springer Publication.
  2. Puri, R., Kumar, S., Puri, V. K. and Kolay, P. K. (2019). “Development Of High Performance Concrete Composites Using Class F Fly Ash and Bottom Ash”, UKIERI Concrete Congress, Concrete: The Global Builder, Working together for Durable and Sustainable Infrastructure, 5 - 8 March, 2019, Jalandhar, India, Springer Publication.
  3. Kolay, P. K. and Taib, S. N. L. (2018), “Physical and Geotechnical properties of Tropical Peat and its Stabilization” in "Peat", Editor: Bülent Topcuoğlu and Metin Turan, InTechOpen publication, UK, ISBN 978-953-51-5805-9, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74173, pp. 93-105.
  4. Kolay P. K., Sulaiman S., Kumar S., and Puri V. K. (2017), “Freeze-Thaw Durability of Air-Entrained Concrete Incorporating Natural and Recycled Concrete Aggregate Mixtures”, In: Struble L., Tebaldi G. (Eds.) Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure. GeoMEast 2017, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Springer, pp. 185-196.

Articles in International / National Conference:

  1. Burra, S. G., Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., and Kumar, S. (2020). “Strength and Compressibility of Kaolinite Clay Stabilized with Lime Sludge and Fly Ash”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2020, Visakhapatnam, December 17-19, 2020, India (Abstract accepted)
  2. Aryal, S., Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., and Kumar, S. (2019). “Long-Term Durability of Ordinary Portland Cement and Polypropylene Fiber Stabilized”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2019, SVNIT Surat, December 19-21, 2019, India.
  3. Chitti, A., Burra, S. G., Philip Chu, T. P., Kolay, P. K. and Kumar, S. (2019). “Combined NDT Correlation to Estimate the Compressive Strength of Concrete,” ASNT Research Symposium 2019, April 1 - 4 2019, Garden Grove, CA, USA.
  4. Puri, V. K., Prakash, S., Kumar, S. and Kolay, P. K. (2018). “Foundation Settlement in Liquefying Soil”, 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, 20-22 December 2018, IIT Roorkee, India.
  5. Kolay, P. K., Alshammari, T. O., Puri, V. K., Kumar, S., and Burra, S. (2018). “Mechanical Strength of Natural and Recycled Aggregate Concretes with Meta-kaolin and Silica Fume”, International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials and Sustainable Engineering, March 2018, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
  6. Kolay, P. K., Tajhya, D., Puri, V. K. and Kumar, S. (2017), “Corrosion of Steel in Mechanically Stabilized Earth Retaining Walls due to Deicers”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2017, IIT Guwahati, December 15-17, 2017, India.
  7. Kolay, P. K., Pant, A., Puri, V. K. and Kumar, S. (2016), “Effect of Liquid Polymer Stabilizer on Geotechnical Properties of Fine-Grained Soil”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2016, IIT Chennai, December 15-17, 2016, India.
  8. Puri, V. K., Prakash, S., Kumar, S. and Kolay, P. K. (2016). “Observations During Recent Earthquakes and Developments in Liquefaction Analysis”, 5th International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, IISc. Bangalore, December 8-10, 2016, India, pp. 288-295.
  9. Taib, S. N. L., Jacqueline L.W. H., Kolay, P. K. (2016), “Drained and Undrained Triaxial Compression Tests on Cement Stabilized Tropical Fibrous Peat of Sarawak”, International UNIMAS STEM EnCon2016, 26 -28 October 26-28, 2016, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  10. Meisam, P., Yang, X., Ackah, L., Matenda, A., Kolay, K., Kumar, S., and Mohanty, M. K. (2016), “Cement less “Green” Concrete with Reduced Carbon Footprint”, 2016 SME Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  11. Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Singh, P. (2015), “Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregates for Granular Base in Road Pavement Works”, Thirteenth International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology and Sustainability Issues, July 14-17, 2015, Ottawa, ON, Canada, ISBN 978-0-9916737-3-5, pp. 75-85.
  12. Kolay, P. K., and Ramesh, K.C. (2014), “Reduction of Expansive Index and Free Swell of Kaolinite and Bentonite Clay using Sand and Class C Fly Ash”, 14th IACMAG – 2014 (International Association for Computer Methods and Advanced in Geomechanics), September 21-25, 2014, Kyoto, Japan, ISBN9781138001480, CRC Press, pp. 1151-1155.
  13. Akbari, H., Kolay, P. K., Amanda, Z., Xinbo, Yang, Louis Ackah, and Mohanty, M. (2014), “Geopolymer-based Concrete: An Environmentally Benign Substitute for the Ordinary Portland Cement Concrete", 2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, February 23-26, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  14. Christopher, K. and Kolay, P. K. (2013), “Embankment Slope Stability Analysis Dwight Mission Mine Site Reclamation Project”, Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, April 29 - May 4, 2013, Paper no. 3.37b, The Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling (Chicago) Illinois, USA.
  15. Akbari, H., Heller, T., Shin, S., Yang, X., Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Mohanty, M. (2013), “Geopolymer-based Cement-less Green Concrete”, 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit and CMA 115th National Western Mining Conference, February 24-27, 2013, Denver, CO, USA.
  16. Akbari, H., Heller, T., Shin, S., Matenda, A., Yang, X., Ackah, L., Kolay, K., Kumar, S., and Mohanty, M. K. (2013), “Production of Cement-Less Green Concrete and High Grade Minerals from Coal Ash Waste Materials”, Open 2013: NCIIA (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance) 17th Annual Conference, March 22-23, 2013.
  17. Taib, S.N.L., Lau, S.H., and Kolay, P. K. (2012), “Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Analysis Via MatPIV for Measuring Displacement of Shallow Foundation on Uniform Sand”, of 8th Asia Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (APSEC 2012) & 1st Intl. Conference on Civil Engineering Research (ICCER 2012), Surabaya, October 2-4, 2012, e-ISBN: 978-983-44826-3-3.
  18. Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S., Vijay, K. P., and Tiwari, D. (2012), “Improvement of Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation by using Geogrid Reinforced Double Layered Soil”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2012, December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi, India, pp. 376-379.
  19. Jha, P., Kumar, S., Vijay, K. P., Kolay, P. K., and Shamsher, P. (2012), “Influence of Heavily Loaded Mat Foundation on Adjacent Drilled Shafts”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2012, December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi, India, pp. 584-587 (won the best paper award).
  20. Taib, S. N. L., Jacqueline L.W. H., Kolay, P. K., Seneviratne, K.G.H.C., and Safawi, M.I. (2011), “Comparison of Triaxial Compression Results on Cement Stabilized Peat in Sarawak”, International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, November 7-9, 2011, Perth, Australia.
  21. Kolay, P. K., Rosmina, A. B., and Shirley, Y. (2011), “Prediction of Compression Index for Tropical Soil by Using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, 13th International Conference on Computer and Geomechanics (13th IACMAG), Organized by IACMAG, USA, May 9-11, 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Vol. 1, pp. 542-547.
  22. Aminur, M. R., Kolay, P. K. and Taib, S. N. L. (2010), “Effect of Admixtures on the Stabilization of Peat Soil from Sarawak”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2009, February 18-20, 2010, Guntur, India, pp. 410-414.
  23. Lau, S.H., Taib, S. N. L., and Kolay, P. K. (2009), “Image Processing on Soil Displacement of Simple Soil-Structure Interaction”, AWAM 2009, KL, Malaysia, ISBN 978-983-42190-2-4, pp. 421-430.
  24. Kolay, P. K., Rosmina, A. B., and Ling, N. W. (2008), “Settlement Prediction of Tropical Soft Soil by Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, 12th International Conference on Computer and Geomechanics (12th IACMAG), Organized by IACMAG, USA, October 1-6, 2008, Goa, India, pp. 1843-1849.
  25. Safawi, M.I., Maarouf, A. L., Kolay, P. K., Taib, S. N. L., Kamal, A. and Aminur, M. R., (2008), “Peat Soil Stabilization and Construction of Light Weight Foundation on Stabilized Peat Soil: An Experimental Study and Numerical Modelling” International Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peat Land, Peatland Development: Wise use and Impact Management, August 19-22, 2008, Kuching, Malaysia.
  26. Kolay, K., Linda S. N. L., and Yeo, W. S. (2008), “Compressibility Characteristics of Some Tropical Soil”, 2nd Engineering Conference on Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure Development & Management (ENCON 2008), Dec. 18-19, 2008, Kuching, Malaysia, B12, pp. 230-235.
  27. Lau, S. H., Linda, S. N. L, Kolay, P. K. and Kartini, S. (2008), “PIV on Simple Soil-Structure Interaction” 2nd Engineering Conference on Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure Development & Management (ENCON 2008), Dec. 18-19, 2008, Kuching, Malaysia, B11, pp. 224-229.
  28. Kolay, P. K. and Shafiee, B. S. (2007),Hydraulic Conductivity of Tropical Peat Soil from Sarawak”, The 1st International Conference of European Asian Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF), September 26-27, 2007 at the Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. A19-A25.
  29. Kolay, P. K. and Kismoor, T. (2007), “Physical and Chemical Characterization of a Malaysian Coal Ash” Ninth CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly ash, Silica fume, Slag and Natural Pozzolanas in concrete, May 22 - June 1st, 2007, Warsaw, Poland.
  30. Kolay, P. K. and Suraya N. B. R. (2007), “Stabilization of Organic Soil by Different Types of Stabilizer”, International Conference on Civil Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges (CENeM-2007), January 11-14, 2007, Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur, India, Vol. III, pp. 1394-1400.
  31. Kolay, P. K. and Kismoor, T. (2007), “Some Geotechnical Properties of Sarawakian Coal Ashes”, 16th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (16SEAGC), May 8 to 11, 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 277-281.
  32. Taib, S. N. L., Kamal, A. A., Kolay, P. K. and Sahdi, F. (2007), “A Proposed Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory Module via Centrifuge Testing”, RCEE 2007, December 3-5, 2007, Johor, Malaysia.
  33. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, H. (2007), “Physical and Chemical Characterization of a Sarawakian Coal Ash”, Unimas Research Symposium (URS 2007), 10-12, 2007, Vol. IV., RMIC, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia, pp. 56-62.
  34. Kolay, P. K. and Suraya N. B. R. (2006), “Highly Organic Soil Stabilization by Different Types of Admixture”, 2nd International Conference on Problematic Soils, December 4-5, 2006, Sunway Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, ISBN No. 981-05-5564-4, pp. 211-216.
  35. Kolay, P. K. (2006), “Soft or Peat Soil Stabilization by Fly Ash” SYMBIOSIS, January 2006, ISSN 1551-3426, pp. 9.
  36. Kolay, P. K. and Petrus R. (2005), “Effect of Organic Content on the Compaction and Shear Strength of Silty Soil”, AEESEAP International Conference 2005, ‘Engineering a better environment for Mankind’ which will be held on June 7 – 9, 2005, University of Malaya, Malaysia, CD ROM version, ISBN No. 983-100-293-8.
  37. Kolay, P. K., Abedin, Z. M. and Kho, J. T., (2005), “Effect of Fine Content on Shear Strength Characteristics of Sand”, International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET-2005), August 15–18, 2005, Institute Technology Brunei, Negara Brunei Darussalam
  38. Kolay, P. K. and Wadiah, N. (2005), “Effect of Fine Content on Compaction Characteristics of Sandy Soil”, National Civil Engineering Conference (NACEC) 2005, Dec. 19–20, 2005, KUiTTHO, Batu Pahat, Malaysia, pp. 718-725.
  39. Kolay, P. K. (2004), “Effect of Zeolitization on Shear Strength Characteristics of a Lagoon Ash”, AWAM 2004, July 20-22, 2004, University Science Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.
  40. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Effect of Chemical Activation of a Lagoon Ash on Its Physical-Chemical-Mineralogical Properties”, Seventh CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly ash, Silica fume, Slag and Natural pozzolanas in Concrete, July 22-27, 2001, Madras, India, Vol. 1, SP 199, ISBN: 0-87031-026-7, pp. 43-53.
  41. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Shear Strength Characteristics of Zeolitized Lagoon Ash”, International Conference on Civil Engineering, ICCE –2001, July 23-25, 2001, IISc. Bangalore, India, pp. 696-703.
  42. Singh, D. N. and Kolay, P. K. (2000), “Use of Zeolitized Lagoon Ash for Heavy Metal Retention”, GEOTECHNICS 2000, Geotechnical Engineering Conference, November 27-30, 2000, Bangkok, Thailand.
  43. Kolay, P. K., Singh, D. N. and Murti, M.V.R., (1999), “Effect of Water Interaction On a Class F Lagoon Ash”, National Seminar on fly ash characterization and its Geotechnical application, Bangalore, India, August 30, 1999, pp. 9-14.
  44. Kolay, P. K., Singh, D. N. and Murti, M.V.R. (1999), “Application of Lagoon Ash Zeolites for Heavy Metal Removal from the Industrial Sludge”, International Ash Utilization Symposium, October 18-20, 1999, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, pp. 455-459
  45. Singh, D. N., Nasim, A.S.M and Kolay, P. K. (1998), “Classification of Lignite Ashes on the basis of Chemical Composition”, National Seminar on Durability of Concrete, Maharashtra India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2, pp. 94-100.
  46. Bhattacharya, G., Kolay, P. K. and Brahma, S. P. (1996), “Side Friction in Consolidation Tests- Effects and Remedies,” Indian Geotechnical Conference, Madras, India, 11-14, pp. 107-110.

Journal Reviewer

  1. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Testing and Evaluation (JOTE), American Society of Testing Material (ASTM), USA
  2. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Material in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), USA
  3. Reviewer of the journal Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer publication, The Netherlands
  4. Reviewer of journal Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Research Press, Canada
  5. Reviewer of the journal Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Elsevier publication, UK
  6. Reviewer of the journal FUEL, Elsevier publication, UK
  7. Reviewer of the journal KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer publication, The Netherlands
  8. Reviewer of journal International Journal of the Physical Sciences, https://www.academicjournals.org/IJPS
  9. Reviewer of journal Indian Geotechnical Journal, published by IGC, India, now Springer publication
  10. Reviewer of journal Al-jajira International Journal of Civil Engineering, published by University Technology Mara (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia
  11. Reviewer of journal Unimas E-Journal in Civil Engineering, Sarawak, Malaysia
  12. Reviewer of the Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science, www.academicjournals.org/JOMS
  13. Reviewer of the journal International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), https://www.inderscience.com/ijewm, Switzerland.
  14. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology (JCECT), https://www.academicjournals.org/JCECT
  15. Reviewer of the journal Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA
  16. Reviewer of the journal Acta Geotechnica, Springer publication, The Netherlands
  17. Reviewer of the journal Drying Technology, Taylor and Francis, Philadelphia, USA
  18. Reviewer of the journal Environmental Geotechniques, ICE, UK
  19. Reviewer of the journal Applied Clay Science, Elsevier publication, UK
  20. Reviewer of the journal Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, Taylor and Francis, Philadelphia, USA
  21. Reviewer of the journal Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, Springer publication, The Netherlands
  22. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier publication, UK
  23. Reviewer of the journal International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Taylor and Francis, UK
  24. Reviewer of the journal Natural Hazards, Springer publication, The Netherlands
  25. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), USA
  26. Reviewer of the journal International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), Inderscience, Switzerland
  27. Reviewer of the journal Geotextiles and Geomembrane, The Netherland
  28. Reviewer of the journal Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, USA
  29. Reviewer of the journal Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, Taylor and Francis, UK
  30. Reviewer of the journal Energy and Fuels, American Chemical Society (ACS), USA
  31. Reviewer of the journal International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer publication, The Netherlands
  32. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Field Archaeology, Maney Publishing, USA
  33. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste, ASCE, USA
  34. Reviewer of the journal Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier Publication, UK
  35. Reviewer of the journal International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, USA
  36. Reviewer of the journal Soils and Foundations, JGS, Elsevier Publication, UK
  37. Reviewer of the journal International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis, UK
  38. Reviewer of the journal Ground Improvement, ICE, UK
  39. Reviewer of the journal International Journal of Structural Engineering,Inderscience, Switzerland

Honors and Awards

  1. Received “12th Annual P3-Phase I Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet 2015” from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA.
  2. Received Bronze Medal at International Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning, PECIPTA’13, on topic “An Undisturbed Soft Soil or Peat Sampler for Geotechnical Testing”, November 7-9, 2013, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  3. Received Bronze Medal at iENA 2013 – International Trade Fair "Ideas – Inventions – New Products" October 31 to November 3, 2013, Messezentrum, Nürnberg, Germany.
  4. Received Gold Medal at UNIMAS Research and Development Exposition, March 20, 2013, for the project entitled “An Undisturbed Peat Sampler for Rowe Consolidation Cell Testing”, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  5. IGS-Shri B. N. Gupta Biannual Award for the Best Paper 2013 on “Shallow Foundations” entitled “Influence of Heavily Loaded Mat Foundation on Adjacent Drilled Shafts Constructed in Clayey Soils” published in the Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Society, IGC-2012, IIT Delhi, India.
  6. 2012 P3 Award, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA.
  7. Bibliography profiled in Marquis Who’s Who in America 2015 (69th Edition); 2014 (68th Edition); 2013 (67th Edition); 2012 (66th Edition)
  8. Bibliography profiled in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2015 (32nd Edition); 2014 (31st Edition); 2013 (30th Edition); 2012 (29th Edition); World 2011 (28th Edition)
  9. Received Bronze Medal at UNIMAS Research and Development Exposition, March 25-26, 2010 for the project entitled “Visualization of Soil-Structure Interaction via PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry)”.
  10. Received Excellent Performance from HRM for the year 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004 at UNIMAS (University Malaysia Sarawak).
  11. Awarded US $500 for publishing the paper in Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Elsevier Science, 2002.
  12. Received Institute Research Scholarship for the year 1996 - 2001 (to carry out research activities in Dept. of Civil Eng., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, while pursuing Doctoral Degree in Geotechnical Engineering) from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource & Development), Govt. of India.
  13. Received Full Scholarship for the year 1994 - 1996 (to carry out research activities in Dept. of Civil Eng., BESU, while pursuing Master’s Degree in Soil Mech. & Foundation Eng.) from MHRD, Govt. of India.
  14. My Percentile score in the prestigious GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) examination 1994 was 94.12.

Member of Professional Body

  1. Member of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), No. 469145, USA.
  2. Member of Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, No. 60190, USA.
  3. Member of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), 2009-2013, USA.
  4. Member of USUCGER (United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research), 2011-2014, USA.
  5. Life member of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), No. LM 2492, INDIA.
  6. Member of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC), 2008-2010.
  7. Member of Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on “Engineering and Applied Sciences”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET).
  8. Member of Materials Technology Center (MTC), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2013.
  9. Member of G-I (Geo-Institute), ASCE, No. 469145, USA.
  10. Member of The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), UK.

Paper Presentation

Papers Presentations/Invited Lecture at Professional Meetings

  1. Presented paper in GeoChicago 2016, August 14-18, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, Organized by ASCE Geo-Institute, USA.
  2. Delivered talk on “Past and Current Research at SIUC”, Organized by ASCE student Chapter, at Alumni Lounge, March 08, 2016.
  3. Presented paper in “Thirteenth International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology and Sustainability Issues”, July 14-17, 2015, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  4. Presented paper in GeoCongress 2014, February 23-26, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, organized by ASCE Geo-Institute, USA.
  5. Delivered lecture on “Soft Ground Improvement Techniques and Their Suitable Application”, at SIUC, ME 580 Seminar, on August 30, 2013.
  6. Presented General Report at “Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering”, at The Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling (Chicago) Illinois, USA, on April 29 - May 4, 2013.
  7. Delivered invited lecture on “Ground Improvement Techniques and Their Application”, February 20, 2013 at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), Cape Girardeau, MO, USA.
  8. Presented paper at (IGC) Indian Geotechnical Conference 2012, December 13-15, 2012, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India.
  9. Delivered invited lecture on “Organic Soil Stabilization by Using Different Chemical Stabilizers”, December 11, 2012 at Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi, India.
  10. Delivered invited lecture on “Characterization of Highly Organic Soil and It’s Stabilization Using Different Stabilizers”, November 16, 2011 at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, 65409, MO, USA.
  11. Presented paper 13th International Conference on Computer and Geomechanics (13th IACMAG), May 9-11, 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Organized by IACMAG, USA.
  12. Delivered lecture at Workshop on Ground Improvement Techniques on Peat Soil in Sarawak, July 29, 2010, organized by UNIMAS, University Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM), RCESS, PWD and IEM Sarawak Branch, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  13. Presented paper in The GeoShanghai International Conference 2010, June 3-5, 2010, Shanghai, China, organized by ASCE, USA.
  14. Delivered lecture on “Soft ground Improvement technique by using chemical stabilizer”, April 8, 2010, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SIUC, USA.
  15. Delivered lecture at Workshop on Design of Foundations Suitable for SARAWAK Ground Conditions, October 14-16, 2009, UNIMAS, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  16. Presented paper 2nd Engineering Conference on Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure Development & Management (ENCON 2008), 18-19th December 2008, Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Kuching, Malaysia.
  17. Presented paper 12th International Conference on Computer and Geomechanics (12th IACMAG), October 1-6, 2008, Organized by IACMAG, USA, Goa, India.
  18. Presented lecture on “Geotechnical characterization of lagoon ash” on October 2007 at Department Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics, BYG-DTU (Technical University of Denmark), Denmark.
  19. Presented paper UNIMAS Research Symposium (URS 2007), December 10-12, 2007, Vol. II., RMIC, University Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  20. Presented paper in 16th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (16SEAGC), May 8 to 11, 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  21. Delivered lecture on “Highly organic soil stabilization by different types of admixture”, February 13, 2007, At Faculty of Engineering, UNIMAS, Construction on Soft Soil Project, with stakeholders (JKR, Juruthera Jasa, SPU etc.), UNIMAS, Malaysia.
  22. Presented paper 2nd International Conference on Problematic Soils, December 3-5, 2006, Sunway Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  23. Presented paper AEESEAP International Conference 2005, June 7–9, 2005, Engineering a Better Environment for Mankind, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  24. Presented paper National Civil Engineering Conference (NACEC 2005), December 19-20, 2005, KUiTTHO, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
  25. Presented paper AWAM 2004, July 20-22, 2004, University Science Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.

Paper Presentation

Course/ Seminar Attended

  1. Attended short course on “Principles of Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering”, organized by ASCE Geo Institute, at Atlanta, Georgia, on February 23, 2014.
  2. Attended GeoConfluence 2013, Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Conference, at St. Charles Convention Center, St Charles, MO, USA on November 07, 2013.
  3. Attended seminar on “Recent Changes in Piling” at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), by Mr. Richard Morales from LB Foster Piling Division, Chicago, USA, on September 26, 2013.
  4. Attended conference “Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering”, at The Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling (Chicago) Illinois, USA, on April 29 - May 4, 2013.
  5. Attended seminar on “Ground Improvement in Geotechnical Construction” at SIUC, by Mr. Daniel Greenwood, Hayward Baker, St. Louis, MO, USA, on March 21, 2013.
  6. Attended conference “Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2012”, at New Delhi, India, on December 13-15, 2012.
  7. Attended seminar on “Modern Geotechnical testing by using automated cyclic triaxial and resilient modulus system”, at SIUC, by Dr. Rachid Hankour from GeoComp Corporation, Massachusetts, Boston, USA, on September 27, 2012.
  8. Attended Online Training D2L at Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, on July 30, 2012.
  9. Attended Online Training D2L at Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, on June 19, 2012.
  10. Attended conference “Geo-Congress 2012”, State of the Art and Practice in geotechnical Engineering, Oakland, California, USA, organized by Geo-Institute of ASCE, on March 26-29, 2012.
  11. Attended short course on “Geotechnical Aspect of Pavement Design and Construction”, organized by ASCE Geo Institute, Instructor: Charles W. Schwartz, Barry Christopher and Erol Tutumluer, at Oakland, California, USA, on March 25, 2012.
  12. Attended a seminar titled "Seismic Design of Buildings" by Dr. Shamsher Prakash, Emeritus Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at ET Simonds Alumni Lounge, SIUC, on February 21, 2012.
  13. Attended Subsurface Exploration Student Workshop, Geotechnology, Inc./AEG, St. Louis, MO, USA, on September 10, 2011.
  14. Attended PDCA (Pile Driving Contractor’s Association) Professors' Driven Pile Institute workshop at Utah State University, Logan, Utah, on June 19 - 24, 2011.
  15. Attended a seminar titled “Seismic Design of Buildings” by Dr. J. Kent Hsiao, Associate Professor, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at ET Simonds Alumni Lounge, SIUC, on March 31, 2011.
  16. Completed Nuclear Gauge training at St. Louis Higher Education Center provided by Humbolt Scientific, Inc., Raleigh, NC 27603, on March 25, 2011.
  17. Completed OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training (8 hours) at Jacob, St. Louis, USA, on February 18, 2011.
  18. Attended seminar on “Rammed Aggregate Systems by Geopier Foundation” at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), on August 31, 2010.
  19. Attended workshop at Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak campus, Kuching on the topic “Application of Geosynthetic and ground Improvement Works” on July 18, 2008.
  20. Attended workshop on OBE (Outcome Based Education) at UNIMAS training Center at Bao, Sarawak, Malaysia, on February 4-5, 2006.
  21. Attended workshop on computer aided analysis and design- “Finite element analysis and design of RC building”, conducted by ACECOMS, Thailand, IEM, Sarawak Branch & UNIMAS, on May 25-26, 2005.
  22. Completed course on “MatLab & Simulink Fundamentals”- conducted by Active Media Innovation Sdn. Bhd., at UNIMAS on February 25-26, 2004.
  23. Completed training course on the Operation and manipulation of CSC (Civil and Structural Computing) by CSC Asia Pte. Ltd, Singapore at UNIMAS, on 2003.
  24. Attended course on “Environmental Geotechnology” at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India, under Quality Improvement Programme (QIP), on June 23 –July 04, 2003.

Honors in Professional Association

  • Offices Held and Honors Awarded in Professional Associations:
  • Editorial Board Member of “International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering”, Taylor and Francis, UK, Nov 2016 to present.
  • Reviewer for GeoMEast 2017, International Conference “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures (SCI): Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology”, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, July 15-19, 2017.
  • Reviewer of Recycle-2016 International Conference on Waste Management, IIT Guwahati, India.
  • Advisory Board Members of International UNIMAS STEM EnCon2016 conference, Innovative Solutions for Engineering and Technology Challenges, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, October 26-28, 2016.
  • Committee member and reviewer for The 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2016), Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China, August 22-25, 2016.
  • Secession Chair and Reviewer for the GeoChicago 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Organized by ASCE, Geo Environmental Committee, USA. August 14-18, 2016.
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology (JCEST) formerly known as UNIMAS E-Journal of Civil Engineering, eISSN 2462-1382, Sarawak, Malaysia, December 2015.
  • Committee member and reviewer for The 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP2015), Beijing, China, October 20-23, 2015.
  • Advisory committee for the International conference on Geo-Engineering and Climate Change Technologies for Sustainable Environment Management (GCCT-2015), MNNIT Allahabad, India, October 9 – 11, 2015.
  • Reviewer of the International conference on Deep Mixing 2015, June 2-5, 2015 at San Francisco, USA.
  • Conference committee member of ICCGE 2014: International Conference on Civil and Geological Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, October 26-27, 2014.
  • International Advisory committee member and reviewer of the 14th IACMAG – 2014 (International Association for Computer Methods and Advanced in Geomechanics), September 21-25, 2014, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Conference committee member in ICCEGE 2014: International Conference on Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering, Venice, Italy, August 14 - 15, 2014.
  • Reviewer of GeoCongress 2014, Organized by ASCE Geo Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Technical committee member of 3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2014), Wuhan, China, June 20-22, 2014.
  • Duty Officer Departmental computational facility (from January 1996 – June 2000) at IIT Bombay, India.
  • Editorial Board Member of the International Journal “Environmental Geotechniques”, ICE, London, UK, 2013 to Nov 2016.
  • Secession Chair, General Reporter, Co-Reporter for the Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, April 29 - May 4, 2013, The Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling (Chicago) Illinois, USA.
  • Reviewer of GeoCongress 2013, Organized by ASCE Geo Institute San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Civil Engineering Research, USA, Website: https://journal.sapub.org/jce, 2012 to present.
  • ASCE Geo-Institute Ground Improvement Committee member, 2012 to present.
  • ASCE Geo-Institute Geoenvironmental Engineering Committee member, 2012 to present.
  • Reviewer of GeoCongress 2012, Organized by ASCE Geo Institute Oakland, CA, USA.
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, https://www.academicjournals.org/JCECT.
  • International Advisory committee member and Reviewer of the 13th IACMAG – 2011 (International Association for Computer Methods and Advanced in Geomechanics), Australia, 9 - 11th May 2011, Melbourne, Australia, represented Malaysia.
  • Reviewer of The Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (6ICEG) organized by the IGS in association with ISSMG, November 08-12, 2010, New Delhi.
  • Reviewer of The GeoShanghai International Conference 2010, June 3-5, 2010, Shanghai, organized by ASCE.
  • Editorial Board Member for publication of UNIMAS E-Journal of Civil Engineering, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2009.
  • International Advisory committee member; Technical Review Committee member; and Session Officials/Chair of the 12th IACMAG – 2008 (International Association for Computer Methods and Advanced in Geomechanics), 1-6th October 2008, Goa, India, represented Malaysia.
  • Session Chair and Technical Review committee member of the 2nd Engineering Conference on Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure Development & Management (ENCON 2008), 18-19 December 2008, Kuching, Malaysia.
  • Technical advisory committee member of the International Seminar on Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 2006, (ISCIE ’06) held at UiTM (University Technology Mara), June 13-24, 2006, Malaysia.
  • Editorial Assistance for publication of Indian Geotechnical Journal (IGJ), June 1999-June 2000.
  • Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate and Post Graduate Soil mechanics laboratory & Advanced Soil Mechanics laboratory, respectively (from July 1997- June 2000) at IIT Bombay, India.