Prof. Ngai Weng Chan
School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Ngai Weng Chan is Professor of Physical Geography at the Universiti Sains
Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia. His main research areas are Environmental
Hazards Management, Hydro-Climatology & Water Resources Management. He is
currently Vice-President of the International Water Resources Association,
Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences and Member of
International Water Association. He is currently President of Water Watch
Penang (WWP), Treasurer of Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGOs) and member
of Malaysian Water Partnership and Malaysian Water Association. He has
completed more than 50 research/consultancy projects and published 26 Books,
59 Chapters in Books, and more than 100 professional papers.
Assoc. Prof. Choong Kok Keong
School of Civil Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
Keynote Speech Title: "Structural Engineering Solution Inspired by Nature"
Dr. Choong is currently an Associate Professor at School of Civil
Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. He graduated with
a Doctor of Engineering degree from The University of Tokyo, Japan. His
field of interest is computational analysis of shell and spatial structures.
One of his focuses of research on shell and spatial structure is mimicking
idea or inspiration from nature for possible application to the structural
system of shell and spatial structures. Apart from shell and spatial
structures, Dr. Choong also carries out joint research with industry on
structural solution using precast concrete technology.