SEAGS-AGSSEA Journal Editors December 2018

Sujit Kumar Dash Sujit Kumar Dash is currently a faculty member in the department of civil engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He is a geotechnical engineer by profession and obtained Ph.D. for his work on geocell reinforced foundations, in the year 2001, from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He was a visiting fellow at the Technical University of Munich, Germany and University of Wollongong, Australia. He has received the German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship and the Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship. Dr. Dash has published more than 80 papers in various journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings. His papers on geosynthetics and allied construction products have received the Indian Geotechnical Society best paper award.

Siau Chen Chian (Darren) Chian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore. He received his PhD and BEng with gold medal from Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University respectively. His research interests are in earthquake engineering and ground improvement. Dr. Chian’s contribution in earthquake engineering lies in the field of damage vulnerability of underground structures in earthquake induced soil liquefaction. He was funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to carry out reconnaissance missions at the 2009 Padang, 2011 Tohoku and 2016 Muisne earthquakes. Dr. Chian is also an enthusiast of recycling waste material to good use. He is actively involved in collaborative research projects with local government agencies to recycle unwanted and contaminated soils from underground construction projects and sea dredging as construction and fill materials. He is a nominated member of three International Technical Councils under the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). Dr. Chian also sits in the technical committee of SPRING Singapore to oversee and provide advice on geotechnical engineering practices in Singapore. He is presently the Vice President of the Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS). Dr. Chian has been invited to speak in a number of international conferences in Singapore, Malaysia and India. Recently, Dr. Chian’s research work at NUS led to his award of the prestigious Top 10 Innovators Under 35 in Asia by the MIT Technology Review in 2016. Other achievements include a 1st Prize in a National Technical Paper Competition and the Best Young Researcher Award at the 8th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering.

Alfrendo Satyanaga

Dr Alfrendo Satyanaga is currently a Senior Research Fellow at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has over 15 years of civil engineering experience as a geotechnical engineers, consultant and researcher in design, mathematical and numerical modelling as well as laboratory testing. His area of expertise includes unsaturated soil mechanics, slope stability analysis, foundation design, site investigation and soil characterization, geotechnical instrumentation and finite element analyses. He has served as a consultant on various projects to several engineering firms in Singapore, Australia and Indonesia. Dr. Alfrendo holds PhD degree from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Master degree from the Newcastle University, United Kingdom. He has published and presented more than 40 technical papers in international journals and conferences. For innovation in developing a new system to optimize space and improve the liveability in Singapore using urban greenery, Dr Alfrendo has been conferred “the Minister (ND)’s R&D Award (Special Mention Category)” in June 2017.

San Shyan Lin

Prof. San-Shyan Lin graduated from Chung Yuan University with a BSCE degree in 1981. He then obtained his master degree from Utah State University, Logan, Utah in 1985 and his PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1992. Before his teaching career at university, Dr. Lin served as an engineer at Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau between1992 to1994. Dr. Lin has been serving at Department of Harbor and River Engineering (DHRE) of National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) since 1994. He was promoted as a full professor in 2000. Thereafter, he took some university duties by serving as the secretary-general at office of the secretariat between 2001 and 2003; the chairman of DHRE between 2005 and 2006; the acting dean of college of engineering in 2007 and the vice president of NTOU between 2006 and 2012.

Prof. Lin served as a committee member of committee A2K03-Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures of TRB, USA between 1995 and 2004. Currently, he is still serving as a committee member of TC-212 and ATC-1 of ISSMGE and as an editorial board member of four international journals. In addition, Dr. Lin also served as the president of Taiwan Geotechnical Society (2011-2013); Chairman of International Geosynthetics Society- West Pacific Regional Chapter (2002-2004); CEO of Sino-Geotechnics Foundation (2011-2014) etc. Dr. Lin received the distinguished alumnus award from Chung Yuan University in 2009 and the distinguish Engineering Professor Award from Taiwan Pavement Engineering Society in 2011. Prof. Lin’s research and practical experiences have been dealt with deep foundations and geosynthetics.