Rohini Kale | Geotechnical Engineering | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Rohini Kale | Geotechnical Engineering |Young Scientist Award

Dr at Medicaps University Indore, India

I am an accomplished academic with a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, specializing in the coupled thermomechanical effects on compacted bentonite buffer. With a robust background in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from my M.Tech. at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, I currently serve as an Assistant Professor at Medi-Caps University, Indore. My research interests include clay mineralogy, advanced machine learning techniques in geotechnics, and the application of construction and demolition wastes. Recognized with the InSc Young Researcher Award, my work is defined by innovation and academic excellence.

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Educational Background 🎓

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Jan 2016 – Mar 2021 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Department of Civil Engineering (Specialization: Geotechnical Engineering), Research Area: “Coupled thermomechanical effect on the swell pressure and reactive transport through compacted bentonite buffer”, Supervisor: Dr. Ravi K, [NIRF: 7] [QS: 384] . Master of Technology (M.Tech.) July 2011 – July 2013 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, SuratDepartment of Applied Mechanics (Specialization: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering), Thesis Title: “Parametric study of piled raft foundation for high rise buildings using plaxis 3D”, Supervisors: Dr. Shruti Shukla and Prof. C H Solanki, [NIRF: 47]. Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) June 2007 – June 2011 G H Raisoni College of Engineering (An Autonomous Institute & Affiliated to R T M Nagpur University, Nagpur) Department of Civil Engineering Thesis Title: “Comparative study of fly ash and GGBS bricks with traditional (Burnt Clay) bricks”, [NIRF: 137]

Current Position🧑‍🏫

  • Assistant Professor
    Jan 2023 – Present
    Medi-Caps University, Indore, India

 Research Interests🔍

Thermochemomechanical influence on clay mineralogy, Prediction of clay behavior by advanced machine learning techniques, Geotechnical applications of construction and demolition (C&D) wastes, Application of biochar in geoenvironmental research

Ph.D Guidance 📚

Nitya Sanghvi: Seismic performance assessment of reinforced concrete Intze type water tank (Ongoing), Pavan Vispute: Implementation of crushed glass waste in construction: An integrated LCA evaluation (Ongoing)

 BTP Guidance 👨‍🎓

Tushar Bhardwaj: ISP – Kalisindh Phase – II, Microlift Irrigation (Outhouse), Apoorv Dubey: Construction of River Bridge (Outhouse)

Awards/Recognitions🏆

The “InSc Young Researcher Award” 2020 Awarded by The Institute of Scholars, Bengaluru. Appreciation for “Women Participant” 2019-2020 Recognized in the Merck Young Scientist Award Competition. Academic Excellence Award
2008 – 2009, 2009 – 2010, 2010 – 2011 Awarded for being the topper during the Bachelor of Engineering program by G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur (An Autonomous Institute & Affiliated to R T M Nagpur University, Nagpur)

Publications Top Notes 📝

 

  1. Title: A review on the impact of thermal history on compacted bentonite in the context of nuclear waste management
    • Authors: RC Kale, K Ravi
    • Year: 2021

 

  1. Title: Influence of thermal loading on index and physicochemical properties of Barmer bentonite
    • Authors: RC Kale, K Ravi
    • Year: 2018

 

  1. Title: Influence of thermal history on swell pressures of compacted bentonite
    • Authors: RC Kale, K Ravi
    • Year: 2019

 

  1. Title: Response of compacted bentonite to hyperalkalinity and thermal history
    • Authors: RC Kale, B Kapil, K Ravi
    • Year: 2021

 

  1. Title: Influence of thermal gradient and canister corrosion on the hydration of compacted Barmer bentonite
    • Authors: RC Kale, K Ravi
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Title: Impact of iron corrosion on swell pressure of compacted Barmer bentonite induced with thermal history
    • Authors: RC Kale, K Ravi
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Title: Comparative study on the green building rating system in developing and developed countries
    • Authors: RC Kale, MS Jain
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Title: Swelling Pressure Response of Compacted Barmer Bentonite to Corrosion under Hyperalkaline Conditions after Inducing Thermal History
    • Authors: RC Kale, K Ravi
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Title: Effect of Alkaline Environment on the Swell Pressures of Compacted Bentonite Under Thermal History
    • Authors: RC Kale, K Bhanwariwal, K Ravi
    • Year: 2021

 

  1. Title: Coupled thermomechanical effect on the swell pressure and reactive transport through compacted bentonite
    • Authors: RC Kale
    • Year: 2021

 

Nima Khodadadi | geotechnical engineering | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Nima Khodadadi | geotechnical engineering| Young Scientist Award

Dr. university of Miami, United States

👩‍🔬  Engaged in pioneering research as a Research Assistant in Structural Engineering at the University of Miami, with a focus on innovative approaches under Prof. Antonio Nanni.  Recognized for academic excellence with awards such as the ACI Fellowship foundation and the SEI Futures Fund Student Scholarship. Holds dual Ph.D. degrees in Material and Structural Engineering from the University of Miami and Structural Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology.  Actively contributes to professional committees and engages in voluntary activities, demonstrating a commitment to both academic and societal advancement.🌟

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Position 🏢

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA Jan 2023–Current Research Assistant, Structural Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Arch Engineering
In the Field of Structure with Prof. Antonio Nanni. Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA May 2022–Dec 2022 Research Assistant, Wind Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran Sep 2016–Jan 2021 Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil Engineering In the Field of Structure Optimization with Prof. Ali Kaveh Nakhjevani Academy, Tabriz, Iran Nov 2016–Nov 2021 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Tutor-Math Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Tutor-Math

Education 🎓

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA Jan 2023–Current, Ph.D. (Second) Material and Structural Engineering with Prof. Antonio NanniIran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran Sep 2016–Jan 2021, Ph.D. (First) Structural Engineering – Optimization of 3D Frames with New Approach Using Different Shaped Sections; A Comparative Study with Prof. Ali Kaveh GPA: 3.90/4.00 (19.30/20)University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Sep 2014–Jul 2016, M.Sc. Structural Engineering – Optimal Design of Steel Box Column Using Charged System Search (CSS) Algorithm with Prof. Siamak Talatahri, GPA: 3.93/4.00 (19.69/20)University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran Sep 2010– Jul 2014, B.Sc. Civil Engineering GPA: 3.23/4.00 (16.33/20)

Awards 🏅

Student of the year at 9th Annual Toppel Awards at University of Miami 2024ACI Fellowship foundation 2024SEI Futures Fund Student Scholarship 2024Wulkan Family American Public Transportation Foundation Endowed Scholarship 2023Awarded a Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) 2023Academic Excellence Awardees, University of Miami 20231st rank among students at Iran University of Science and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering 2020, 2021Obtaining an award for Iran’s National Elites Foundation 20191st rank among researchers at Iran University of Science and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering 2019Obtaining awards for Iran’s National Elites Foundation 2018Province Educational Gold Medal: Awarded by the University of Tabriz, Master of Science (M.Sc.) 2017M.Sc. thesis marked, 20 out of 20 20161st rank among students at University of Tabriz Master of Science (M.Sc.) 2016Among 1% of approximately 30,000 Participants Who Passed Iranian Nationwide Universities’ Master Entrance Exam in the Field of Civil Engineering 20101230th rank among more than 310,000 participants in 2010 Iranian National University Entrance Exam in the whole country1st rank student for four consecutive years of high-school and pre-university curriculum

Voluntary Activities 🤝

E-Board of ACI’s Task Group on Artificial Intelligence ACI 135 Committee Voting Member- Machine Learning-Informed Construction and DesignE-Board of Graduate Student Association (GSA) at University of MiamiACI 130-00 Committee Member- Sustainability of ConcreteACI 440-00 Committee Member- Fiber Reinforced Polymer ReinforcementACI 440-0G Committee Member- FRP StudentTeaching physics and mathematics to high school poor students as a charityTransplant Organ Procurement Unit MemberBlood Donation Group MemberDisaster Engineering Assistance Team (Varzeghan & Kermanshah Earthquakes)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Mountain gazelle optimizer: a new nature-inspired metaheuristic algorithm for global optimization problems
    Authors: B Abdollahzadeh, FS Gharehchopogh, N Khodadadi, S Mirjalili
    Journal: Advances in Engineering Software
    Volume: 174
    Pages: 103282
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 151

 

  1. Title: Meta-heuristic optimization and keystroke dynamics for authentication of smartphone users
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, S Mirjalili, AA Abdelhamid, A Ibrahim, N Khodadadi, …
    Journal: Mathematics
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 16
    Pages: 2912
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 116

 

  1. Title: Stochastic paint optimizer: theory and application in civil engineering
    Authors: A Kaveh, S Talatahari, N Khodadadi
    Journal: Engineering with Computers
    Volume: 38
    Pages: 1921-1952
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 100

 

  1. Title: Classification of monkeypox images based on transfer learning and the Al-Biruni Earth Radius Optimization algorithm
    Authors: AA Abdelhamid, ESM El-Kenawy, N Khodadadi, S Mirjalili, DS Khafaga, …
    Journal: Mathematics
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 19
    Pages: 3614
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 98

 

  1. Title: Al-Biruni Earth Radius (BER) Metaheuristic Search Optimization Algorithm
    Authors: M El Sayed, AA Abdelhamid, A Ibrahim, S Mirjalili, N Khodadadi, …
    Journal: Computer Systems Science and Engineering
    Volume: 45
    Issue: 2
    Pages: 1917-1934
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 91

 

  1. Title: Metaheuristic optimization for improving weed detection in wheat images captured by drones
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, N Khodadadi, S Mirjalili, T Makarovskikh, M Abotaleb, …
    Journal: Mathematics
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 23
    Pages: 4421
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 85*

 

  1. Title: Feature selection in wind speed forecasting systems based on meta-heuristic optimization
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, S Mirjalili, N Khodadadi, AA Abdelhamid, MM Eid, …
    Journal: Plos one
    Volume: 18
    Issue: 2
    Pages: e0278491
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 83

 

  1. Title: Classification of Breast Cancer Using Transfer Learning and Advanced Al-Biruni Earth Radius Optimization
    Authors: AA Alhussan, AA Abdelhamid, SK Towfek, A Ibrahim, L Abualigah, …
    Journal: Biomimetics
    Volume: 8
    Issue: 3
    Pages: 270
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 79*

 

  1. Title: An archive-based multi-objective arithmetic optimization algorithm for solving industrial engineering problems
    Authors: N Khodadadi, L Abualigah, ESM El-Kenawy, V Snasel, S Mirjalili
    Journal: IEEE Access
    Volume: 10
    Pages: 106673-106698
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 79

 

  1. Title: Advanced dipper-throated meta-heuristic optimization algorithm for digital image watermarking
    Authors: ESM El-Kenawy, N Khodadadi, A Khoshnaw, S Mirjalili, AA Alhussan, …
    Journal: Applied Sciences
    Volume: 12
    Issue: 20
    Pages: 10642
    Year: 2022
    Citations: 76*

 

 

elyas bayat | Structural Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. elyas bayat |Structural Engineering | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

With a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Genoa University and extensive academic and professional experiences, I specialize in structural design, vibration analysis, and construction management. Proficient in software like SAP2000 and ANSYS, I’ve collaborated on diverse projects, including bridge design and dynamic response assessment of floor structures. As a Structural Design Engineer and Construction Project Manager, I’ve demonstrated leadership and technical prowess, earning recognition such as the Young Researcher Award. Committed to excellence, I bring a blend of research acumen, teaching proficiency, and practical expertise to advance engineering solutions and contribute effectively to the field.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

 

📚 Education

Genoa University, Genoa, Italy Jan 2022 – Jan 2023, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DICCA), Research Associate in Structural Engineering, Supervisor: Prof. Maria Pia Repetto, Project Subject: Inspection, maintenance, and safety of existing bridges in Genoa, Utilizing a Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) approach introduced by the Italian Welding Institute, Performing a risk assessment of structural components in a selected set of bridges. Genoa University, Genoa, Italy Nov 2019 – Sep 2023, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DICCA), Ph.D. Student in Structural Engineering, Supervisor: Prof. Federica Tubino, Thesis Subject: Vibration serviceability assessment of lightweight floor structures subjected to human-induced excitation, Investigating the dynamic response of floors under single pedestrian walking load: a deterministic approach, Investigating the dynamic response of floors under single pedestrian walking load: a probabilistic approach, Investigating the dynamic response of floors under multi-pedestrian walking loads: a probabilistic approach, Vibration serviceability assessment of real floor structures. Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran Sep 2013 – Nov 2015, Department of Structural Engineering M.Sc. Student in Structural Engineering, Thesis Subject: Performance Evaluation of Passive Tuned Mass Dampers for Reduction of Bridges Traffic Vibrations. Tafresh University, Tafresh, Iran Sep 2008 – Oct 2012, Department of Civil Engineering, B.Sc. Student in Civil Engineering, Final Research Project: Monotonic undrained triaxial tests for saturated sand and sand-silt mixtures’ shear strength

🎓 Academic Experiences

Teaching civil engineering courses, Sep 2018 – Jun 2019, Payam-e-Golpayegan Institute of Higher Education, Golpayegan, Iran, Courses: Design of Steel Structures, Bridge Engineering, Cost Estimation in Project Management, Concrete Technology Lab. Research collaboration, Feb 2016 – Mar 2017, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Research Subject: Damage and vulnerability assessment of RC buildings subjected to blast loading near the building

🏗️ Work Experiences

Structural Design Engineer Nov 2017 – Present Zelzeleh Mohaseb Office, Khomein, Markazi, Iran Engineering the structural design of concrete and steel buildings Utilizing design software, computer-aided design (CAD), and other tools for design plans. Construction Site Engineer Nov 2017 – Nov 2019 Zelzeleh Mohaseb Office, Khomein, Markazi, Iran Supervising construction operations on site for building projects Performing regular inspections to verify adherence to technical drawings, standards, and safety regulations. Construction Project Manager Oct 2016 – Oct 2017. Zelzeleh Mohaseb Office, Khomein, Markazi, Iran Overseeing and coordinating all aspects of construction for building projects Planning, budget management, team coordination, quality control, and client communication Bridge Design Engineer Mar 2016 – Aug 2016. Arces Pol Pars Company, Tehran, Iran Becoming familiar with bridge design codes and standards Collaborating with senior engineers to contribute to the design of bridges

🛠️ Technical Skills

  • Software & Tools: SAP2000, ETABS, CSIBridge, ANSYS, Abaqus, LS-DYNA, AutoCAD, SketchUp
  • Programming Skills: MATLAB, Fortran
  • Other: MS Office, LaTeX, Windows

🏆 Honors & Awards

Young Researcher Award Sep 2021 9th International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures, Tokyo, Japan. Ph.D. Scholarship Sep 2019 Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy Ranked among the top 1% July 2013 National graduate entrance exam for Master of Science studies, Iran

📜 Certificates

Structural Design Engineer Certificate (Nov 2017), Construction Site Engineer Certificate (Nov 2017), Membership in the Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (July 2019), Attendee at XI International Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN 2020), Athens, Greece, Attendee at the webinar “Human-Induced Floor Vibrations; Controlling the Bounce” (Feb 2022), RWDI constructing engineering, Completion of courses during the Ph.D. program (Nov 2019- Nov 2022), Genoa University, Genoa, Italy

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Title: Dynamic response assessment of floors under multi-pedestrian walking loads: a probabilistic analysis
    Journal: Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (Accepted)

 

  1. Title: Human-induced vibrations of floors: A probabilistic approach
    Journal: Engineering Structures
    Volume: 300
    Year: 2024
    Page: 117198

 

  1. Title: Dynamic response of floors induced by a single walking pedestrian: deterministic and probabilistic approaches
    Conference: XII International Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN), 2023

 

  1. Title: Dynamic response of floors induced by a single walking pedestrian including walking path variability
    Journal: Structures
    Volume: 46
    Year: 2022
    Pages: 1280–1292

 

  1. Title: Vibration serviceability assessment of a historic suspension footbridge
    Journal: Buildings
    Volume: 12
    Year: 2022
    Pages: 732

 

  1. Title: Dynamic characterization and vibration serviceability assessment of a historic suspension footbridge
    Conference: 11th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS), 2022

 

  1. Title: Experimental and numerical characterization of the dynamic behaviour of a historic suspension footbridge
    Conference: 9th International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures (EVACES), 2021

 

  1. Title: Numerical performance assessment of Tuned Mass Dampers to mitigate traffic-induced vibrations of a steel box-girder bridge
    Journal: Structural Engineering and Mechanics
    Volume: 78
    Issue: 2
    Year: 2021
    Pages: 125-134