Special Sessions

Engineers Australia Sessions
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Sessions

Wednesday 20

Natural Disaster Risk Management

Climate Change and Critical Infrastructure Resilience for Community Functionality
Vilas Mujumdar,
Tsunami Early Warning System – India’s Success Story
Ashok Basa,
Japan’s Science and Technology Community’s Activities Towards the Promotion of SDGs
Kenichi Tsukahara,
Flood forecast technological platforms: an adaptive response to extreme events
Jose Vieira
The effects of the 26/05/19 Lagunas Earthquake on the Peruvian jungle
Jorge Alva Hurtado,
Climate resilient infrastructure in a city environment
Davide Stronati,
Boxing Day Earthquake of 2004 – Impact on Sri Lanka
Sarath Abayakoon,

Energy and Sustainable Practices

African energy market: a golden investment opportunity
Mustafa Shehu, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
Energy Revolution – New Opportunity for Women’s Leadership
Ruomei Li, Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering
Quantitative scenario toward zero carbon power generation system
Koichi Yamada,
Women in the energy sector: planning for the future
Valerie Agberagba, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
Closure process design for conversion of green electricity to product of nitric acid
Sulan Xia
Research and Practice of Resilient Smart Grid Based on Hainan Island in China
Haoyong Chen,
The development of innovative technology at ZJU for the treatment of heterogenous solid waste
Jianhua Yan,


Engineers Australia Special Sessions

Great Debate (Women in Engineering)

Lydia Gentle, AO
Sam McWilliam,
Mia Barnard,
Mark McManamny, Georgina Mahony,
Arthur Psaltis, Pritchard Francis
Future Energy World
Trevor St Baker AO, Mike Swanston, Leeanne Bond
Anne Hellstedt, A

Sustainable Cities

Smart Solutions for Enhanced Quality of Life
Satyanarayansingh Rathore,
Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
Reginald Vachon, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (
Developing Innovative Solutions
Thomas Costabile,
Green Infrastructure
Ania Lopez,
Future World Vision: Infrastructure Reimagined
Brett Phillips,

The Global Infrastructure Report: An Aid for Decision-making in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Martin van Veelen,
Sustainable Management of Community Infrastructure in Smart Cities
Chris Champion,

Women in Engineering

The Aspect of Women Engineers in Myanmar
Khin Sandar Tun,
The Atypical Engineer
Shilpi Jain,
From Participation to Ownership – Status of Entrepreneurship for Women Engineers in Africa
Hema Vallabh,
European Strategy for Gender Equity in Engineering and culture changes in Poland
Lidia Żakowska,
An Examination of Bias in the Engineering Workplace in India
Stacey Del Vecchio,
Women in Engineering in Mongolia
Ariunbolor Purvee,
Diversity and Inclusion at Chevron

Nancy Grossman, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (


Anti-Bribery Standards, Systems and Strategies for Optimising Engineering Projects Delivery

Martin Manuhwa, WFEO
Advanced Ethics for Professional Engineers

David Thiel,
Teaching Professional Ethics to Construction Students
Asheem Shrestha,

‘Governeering’ – Managing Ethical Challenges Throughout Your Career
Stephen Howe,

Integrity in engineering leadership
Anthony Barry,

Thursday 21

Innovative Technology

Guiding AI to Benefit Humanity and the Environment
Ke Gong, World Federation of Engineering Oganization
AI ethics and policies to support diversity
Reine Essobmadje,
Big Data and Engineering Innovation: Infrastructure Practices
Jing Peng,
Industrial 3D Printing – Debunking the Myths
Stacey DelVecchio, Society of Women Engineers
Data, AI and Decision-making
Jie Lu,

Principles & Design Guidance for Responsible AI
Eric Chang, Microsoft Research Asia

Energy and Sustainable Practices

Transforming the World and Wasted Organic Materials
Samuel Grossman, WFEO

Options for the energy storage of renewable energy
Daniel Favrat, EPFL

Energy Storage in Power Utilities as an emerging opportunity-Is Africa Ready?
Ariel Mutegi Mbae, Kenya Power & Lighting Co.Ltd

Experimental Validation and Dynamic Simulation of Rotor Faults in Induction Motors
Ariunbolor Purvee, German Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology

Transformation from Electric Grid to Utility – Telecom Grid for affordable Internet Access and Economic Growth in Developing Countries
Eric Wanjala, Kenya Power and Lighting Company

Improving Energy Access in Africa through Efficient Appliances – Prospects and Challenges
Essel Ben Hagan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Indoor environment and energy consumption in dwellings before and after refurbishment in Slovakia
Dušan Petráš, Slovak University of Technology in Bratilsva, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Building Services

General SDG

Putting Human Face to World Engineering
Yee Cheong Lee, WFEO

Engineering for Humanity, Sustainability and the SDGs
Tony Marjoram, UNESCO Centre for Engineering Science and Sustainability, Aalborg University

Assisting the engineering profession in delivering SDGs – the work of WFEO and the developing legacy of the Global Engineering Congress
Jean Venables, WFEO

Global Engineering Congress Legacy
Nathan Baker, Institution of Civil Engineers

Traditions of development and modern problems of technical sciences
Yuri Gulyaev, Russian Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations

Sustainability Assessment and Rating Systems for Infrastructure: What next in scopre, coverage, methodology and benefits?
Roger Venables, WFEO

Gender equality for graduate engineers in Iraq
Wael Abdulmajeed, Iraqi Engineers Union

Biomedical Technologies for Sustainable Development

Biomedical Technologies for Sustaining Good Cardiovascular System Health (SDG3)
Shankar Krishnan, IFMBE

SDG3: Health Technology in the Prevention and Management of Diabetes
James Goh, International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering

A Portable System to Diagnose Chagas’ Disease
Eric Laciar, IFMBE

Internet of Things in medicine and healthcare: Challenges and applications
Ratko Magjarević, IFBME / University of Zagreb


Engineering Regulatory Policies for Engineering Professions in Africa
Yashin Brijmohan, Vice President World Federation of Engineering Organisations, University of Pretoria

The Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Engineering Education – The Need of a Brave Paradigm Change
Michael E. Auer, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)

Achieving Global Engineering Education Standards
J.P. Mohsen, American Society of Civil Engineers

Empowerment teaching: A 7-Phase Model to secure an effective international Knowledge Transfer in Applied Sciences
Jürgen Kretschmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Bochum, Germany

Sustainable Development: Convergence and Innovation in Engineering Education and Practice
Yvette Pearson, Rice University

Addressing SDG 4, Quality Education, by Expanding Global Quality Assurance Partnerships
Michael Milligan, ABET

Design and Implementation of Engineering Education Knowledge Service Platform


Mitigating the impacts of droughts: Unconventional Resources (Desalination)
Ignacio González-castelao martínez-peñuela, Acuamed, IIE, AICCP

Managing Flood Risk: Practices in China
Jing Peng, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research

Flood and drought management: Challenges for civil engineering
Tomás Ángel Sancho Marco,

Analysis of water distribution system in urban China through system dynamics approach
Jianping Wu, School of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University

Water and Rivers of the Future
Joaquim Manuel Veloso Pocas Martins, Ordem dos Engenheiros | WFEO MEMBER

Engineers Australia Special Sessions

What Will An Engineering Graduate Of 2035 Look Like?

Peter Lee, Australian Council of Engineering Deans
The role of the IoT in delivering the SDGs (ITEE)

Geoff Sizer, Genesys Electronics Design
Paul Siemers, Melbourne Water
Lisa Maclean, Open Cities
Micro-credentials in the global engineering profession: Lifelong recognition for a personal and professional journey

Marcus Bowles, The Institute for Working Futures

Advanced Geospatial technologies for a Sustainable World | World Geospatial Industry Council

Transforming the Project Lifecycle through Geospatial Technologies
Tim Lemmon, Trimble Inc

Opportunities & Challenges in Utilising Spatial Infrastructure and Analytics
Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed Ghouse, World Geosptial Industry Council & Spatial Vision

Location. location, location – Geographers hold the key to achieving a sustainable world
John Renard, Cyient Europe Ltd

Friday 22

Engineers Australia Special Sessions

Engineers Nail Climate Risk (Sustainable Engineering Society and the Environmental College)

Lara Harland, EnviroEngineering Solutions
Steve Posselt, Sustainable Engineering Society
Geoff Hurst, Risk Engineering Society
Geoff Ebbs, Ebono Institute

Young engineers – what does a future engineering workforce look like?

Omaid Khan, CPB Contractors
Nishtha Singh Kukreja, University of Melbourne
Technology: the end of Civil Engineering? (Civil College Board)

Lukas Gentle, Dept of Human Services
Kelly Maslin, Jacobs
Mechanical College Board Presentation

Edmund Ang, AECOM
Frith McLellan, Power and Water corporate

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