News from Alumni 

  • 2017.12.06: Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan (doctoral graduate in 2009), who is currently a professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), was appointed the position of Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering, CUET, on October 4, 2017.
  • 2017.12.01: A collaboration between the University of Peradeniya (UOP)'s faculty of Engineering and the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI, Singapore), the research and development project "Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid-Canal, Sri Lanka" has been awarded ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award, by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. Project Leaders are Dr. Shameen Jinadasa (doctoral graduate in 2006) who is working as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Professor Ng Wun Jern from NEWRI. UOP's Faculty of Engineering is continuing its collaboration with NEWRI. Building on its experience with Kandy Lake, the project team is carrying out feasibility study for Kurunegala Lake remediation, and the Faculty is in process of renewing Memorandum of Understanding with the same.
  • 2017.08.09: Mr. Jeffrey S. Perez (master graduate in 2004), who is currently a Supervising Science Research Specialist / Geologist at the Philippine Institute for Vocanology and Seismology - Department of Science and Technology (PHIVOLCS-DOST), was awarded the "2017 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS)" in July, 2017. The award was given from the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST, PH) of the Department of Science and Technology. These awards are given to young Filipino scientist (must not be 41 years old within January to December in the year of the awarding) who have made significant contributions to science and technology.
  • 2017.06.16: Dr. A.F.M. Saiful Amin (doctoral graduate in 2001), who is currently working as a Professor at Department of Civil Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was awarded the 2016 JSCE International Outstanding Collaboration Award in May, 2017. This award was established in 2013 and is granted to foreigners around 50 years old or younger (as of 1st April 2015), who meet the following conditions: (i) he or she has made contributions to the progress and development of civil engineering and/or infrastructure improvement in Japan or other countries, through the exchange and collaboration with Japan, and (ii) he or she is expected to play an active role in the progress and development of civil engineering in Japan or other countries.
  • 2016.08.02: Dr. Augustus Cooper Resurreccion (doctoral graduate of 2007), who is currently working as an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines in the field of Environment and Ecology, was awarded with "The Philippines Promising Star Awards 2016" on July 26, 2016 by the Intellectual Property and Science (IP & Science)  business of Thomson Reuters. The award was based on the citation impact of the research papaers published from the Philippines between 2006 amd 2015. We congratulate Dr. Resurreccion on this achievement.
  • Dr. Sohail Ahmed Rai (doctoral graduate in 2006) was awarded Australia Day Achievement Award for doing good modelling work in relation to development of draft Basin Plan for the Murray Darling Basin in January, 2012.
  • Dr. Rabin Tulandhar (doctoral graduate in 2006) who is working as a lecturer in James Cook University has been awarded Australian Award for University Teaching in the category of Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2011 by Australian Learning and Teaching Council. This is a national level award considered very prestigious in learning and teaching in Australia. 
  • Dr. Wael Zatar, Saitama University alumni in 1999 who was under the supervision of Prof. Mutsuyoshi, was promoted to a full professor rank at College of Information Technology and Engineering, Marshall University, West Virginia, USA

Awards from International Students and Researchers

  • Mr. Rama Mohan Pokhrel received the best paper presentation award at 13th JSCE International Summer Symposium 2011, for the paper “Geostatistical approach for zoning spatial variation of liquefaction potential in sedimentary deposits”.
  • Mr. N. A. K. Nandasena was awarded a full fellowship from the organizing committee of PIANC COPEDEC VIII to attend and present the paper “Numerical modelling of boulder transport by tsunami: The model predictions and its sensitivity” in the 8th International Conference on coastal and port engineering in developing countries (2012), IIT Madras, India.
  • Mr. Dang Truong Giang, who is a Geodesy engineer at the National Remote Sensing Department in Vietnam, received the best presentation award at "The 19th Annual meeting of the Ecology and Civil Engineering Society (ECES)" in Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan for the presentation entitled "Using remote sensing data for modeling mangrove propagule dispersal in Olango island, Cebu, Philippines".