Keynote Speech

Keynote speeches of WREM 2019


Dr. Jay N. Meegoda

New Jersey Institute of Technology,US

Title: Ultrasound and Ozone Nano Bubbles to Remediate River Sediments

Dr. Jay N. Meegoda, P.E., is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT and has been working as educator, consultant and researcher in engineering for over 35 years. He utilizes scientific concepts and engineering technologies in his research to provide solutions to real world problems. Dr. Meegoda has worked with state and local governments, and foreign governments to provide technical input for broad range of problems. At NJIT, Dr. Meegoda as PI has successfully concluded several multidisciplinary research projects worth over $7M from agencies such as NSF, USEPA, US Army, FHWA, NJDOT and NJDEP that provided broader impact to the society. Some of those technologies are now extensively used while others are to be commercialized. He has over 300 publications with over 2600 citations. He had many research collaborations with over 15 nations spanning all five continents. He received the research implementation award from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in 2011 for his Culvert Information Management Research, the best theoretical paper award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE in May 2012 for his collaborative research with China and the best practice paper award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE in May 2001 for the paper describing the results of one USEPA SITE demonstration project. He was instrumental in setting up the NJIT chapter of Engineers without Borders and is currently the faculty advisor for the chapter.



Dr. Liming Hu

Tsinghua University,China

Title: In-Situ Groundwater Remediation Technology by Micro-Nano Bubbles


Prof. Liming Hu obtained Double B. Eng Degrees of Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Engineering, and Ph.D. Degree of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, then worked at the Hong Kong University of and Technology for 2 years as Post-Doc fellow before he joined in Tsinghua University. Prof. Hu’s research interest focuses on geo-environmental engineering, including site remediation technology, multi-physics coupling behaviors and Micro-mechanics of multiphase flow for geomaterials. He has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences. He obtained the several prestigious awards such as ASCE-EWRI Best Theoretical-Oriented Paper, IACMAG Excellent Regional Contribution Award, the First Class National Invention Prize of China, and the First Class National Science and Technology Prize of China.



Professor Dr. Bhola NS Ghimire

Tribhuvan University,Nepal

Title: Inflow Forecasting Using Thomas Fiering Model: A Case study of Budhi Gandaki River


Dr. Ghimire completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering with first division from Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering in 1995. He was securing the position for getting scholarship for all the eight semesters in his undergraduate study. He did his graduate study in the field of Hydropower Development at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Norway, under the Norwegian Government’s Scholarship. His did his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India. He was honored by the IIT Director’s Scholarship for his PhD research (full term). He ranked second position in his PhD during course work with securing 8.75 CGPA out of 10. Dr. Ghimire is honored by ‘Nepal Vidhya Bhushan – Kha’ in the year 2016 by President of Nepal, Mrs. Vidhya Devi Bhandari.

Dr. Ghimire has more than 22 years professional experience in the field of Hydropower, Water Resources, as well as Civil Engineering Related fields. Dr. Ghimire has served for more than three years as a Technical Advisor at Gorkha Municipality (former: Prithwinarayan Municipality). Dr. Ghimire has chaired the study committee formed by Dean’s office and named as ‘Feasibility Study Team for MSc Program in Hydropower Engineering at Pulchowk Campus’. Dr. Ghimire has appointed as an Expert by Public Service Commission of Nepal. He also participated in various international seminars/conferences as a Key note speaker, Session chairs etc. Currently, Dr. Ghimire is the Co-ordinator of MSc program in Hydropower Engineering which is running at Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering. Also, recently, Dr. Ghimire is appointed as a Director for CARD (Centre for Applied Research and Development). CARD is an autonomous research body in Dean’s office at IoE. Normally, CARD plays the role to extend international relationship of IoE to international research organizations. Dr. Ghimire is happy to plays with research activities and his research quality international standard. He has published more than 25 research papers at various National/International conferences/journals.


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