sustainable waste management system
landfill design and operation
reuse of waste material
recycling and waste minimization
data driven waste policy
evidence-based standards and guidelines
illegal dumping and littering
My principal research interests are in the fields of environmental geotechnics and sustainable solid waste treatment. My ultimate research goal is to acquire the necessary knowledge that has valuable impact on geo-environmental practice and regulatory policies. I like to establish the theoretical background for the next-generation waste containment systems which are reliable, cost-effective and environmental friendly. Traditionally the design principles of waste management system have borrowed heavily on past experience and empirical equations. While this approach was accepted in the past for its simplicity, its unreliable performance failed to keep up with today’s emerging environmental standards. I like to provide engineering solutions that are based on sound scientific principles and are practical to implement.
Within the broad area of geo-environmental engineering, my latest research projects specifically address to the following key topics:
Beneficial reuse of waste materials in civil and environmental applications
Cigarette butts littering and indoor smoking policy
The use of UAVs and drones in waste studies
Environmental geotechnics and waste mechanics
Student researchers wanted:
Individuals interested in pursuing graduate studies (or as undergraduate assistants) in the above areas are encouraged to contact me (email@example.com).
Last updated: Oct, 2021.