Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure System: Goals and Practices in USA
Hosin “David” Lee, Ph.D. University of Iowa USA
Dr. Lee is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Director of Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), Iowa Technology Institute, University of Iowa. Dr. Lee is an internationally recognized expert in pavement engineering and infrastructure asset management. Dr. Lee currently serves Associate Editor of MDPI Infrastructures Journal and Editorial Board of ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System. He is a Member of National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He served Presidents of iSMARTi, KSEA, KSCEE and KOTAA, Board of Trustees of Seoul Institute of Technology and Chairman of ASCE Highway Pavements Committee. He received the prestigious awards from Ministry of Science and ICT of Korea, KSEA, iSMARTi, KOFST, KSRE, Utah Engineers Council, and ASCE-Utah Section. He received the Otto Monsted Professorship and COWI Foundation Fellowships from Technical University of Denmark. He served as Chairman of the First International Conference on Smart Cities, First International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities, 24th US-Korea Conference, and Fifth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements.


Constructing aerodrome pavements in the Amazon in times of global crisis: strategies and challenges to be overcome
João Merighi, Ph.D. Federal University of Amazonas, UFAM Department of Construction Brazil
He has a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (1984), a degree in Technology in Civil Construction from Faculdade de Tecnologia de São Paulo (1977), a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (1991), and a doctorate in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (1999).

He is currently Adjunct Professor II at the School of Engineering of Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Guest Professor at the Post-Graduation Program in Transportation Engineering of the State University of Campinas. He has experience in the Transportation Engineering field, with emphasis on Highways, Airports, Railways; Project and Construction.


Lessons Learned from Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Infrastructure in Puerto Rico and their Applicability to the Americas
Benjamin Colucci, Ph.D. University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Puerto Rico
Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying Civil Engineering and Surveying Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayaguez (Puerto Rico). Over seventy-projects related to the planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of highway transportation infrastructure (April 1986 to 2005). Expert witness at the state and federal court in highway safety, pavement surface characteristics, work zone traffic control, non-destructive testing, and slip and fall accidents. President, Editorial Board, CIAPR Dimension Journal, 2007 – 2009, 2015 – present.


On the road to sustainability in asphalt materials in Latin America: success story Colombia
Gilberto Martinez Arguelles, Ph.D. University of the North Colombia
Dr. Martinez-Arguelles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Colombia since 2015, where he has served as the Department Graduate Coordinator. He graduated with a B.Eng (Civil) with a minor in Construction Management from the Universidad del Norte in 2003, M.Sc from Los Andes University in 2005, and obtained his Ph.D in Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2014. Teaching areas include Construction materials, Asphalt materials, Pavement Design and Rehabilitation, Sustainable infrastructure, undergraduate and post-graduate courses. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 papers in international and national journals and conferences.


Florida Engineering Society and Professional Practice: Experiences and Opportunities (*)
Carlos A. Penin, P.E. Florida Engineering Society / CAP Government USA
Mr. Penin is the President of the Florida Engineering Society and President and founder of C.A.P. Government, Inc.
Mr. Penin is the President and founder of C.A.P. Government, Inc., a privately held, minority-owned consulting firm. Mr. Penin’s professional history includes more than forty (40) years of direct project experience and managerial functions.

He is an active participant in industry organizations such as the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County League of Cities. Mr. Penin has a M.S. in Environmental and Urban Systems from Florida International University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Florida. Throughout his career, he has played an integral role in the South Florida consulting industry community.


Advancing Sustainability and Carbon Reduction in Pavement Engineering
Hao Wang, PhD. Graduate Director Civil and Environmental Engineering in Rutgers School of Engineering USA
Dr. Wang’s general research is in the field of sustainable, smart, and resilient built environment. His recent research focuses on: 1) multi-scale and multi-physics modeling and characterization; 2) low-carbon and multi-functional infrastructure material; 3) highway and airfield pavements; 4) life-cycle assessment and infrastructure management system.

His research has been sponsored by many federal and state transportation agencies in US. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal and conference publications. He has received numerous awards for education and research, including ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (2022), New Jersey DOT Research Implementation Award (2021), Emerging Outstanding Academic from Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (2021), Educator of The Year Award from ASCE New Jersey Section (2019), and ASHTO High Value Research Award as project PI (2014).


Benefits of Pavement Preservation, Strategies and Implementation: Experiences of the California Pavement Preservation Center
DingXin Cheng, Ph.D., P.E. California Pavement Preservation Center – USA USA
Director of California Pavement Preservation Center and Professor of California State University Chico. Professor Cheng is a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, Ph.D., Transportation and Pavement Material, 2002. University of Toledo, M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, 1999. Northeastern University, China, M.S., Rock Mechanics, 1994. Northeastern University, China, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1991.


SMARTI: Sustainable Multifunctional Automated Resilient Transport Infrastructure
Davide Lo Presti, Ph.D. University of Palermo Italy
Dr. Lo Presti is an Associate Professor and holder of the “Rita Levi Montalcini fellowship” at the University of Palermo (IT) and a Visiting Academic at the University of Nottingham (UK). Dr. Lo Presti’s expertise is Sustainable Engineering, with a focus on transport infrastructure’s technology development and asset management.


Urban Mobility and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure
Ghim Ping Ong, Ph.D. National University of Singapore Singapore
Dr ONG Ghim Ping Raymond is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with a B.Eng (Civil) (First Class Honours) with a minor in Business from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2007.
Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University from 2007 to 2008, a visiting assistant professor in the same university in 2009 and then a lecturer from 2010 to 2014 and assistant professor from 2014 to 2020 at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore.


Opportunities for the Next Generation Innovations in Transportation Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Sinha Kumares C., Ph.D. Purdue University USA
Kumares C. Sinha is an Indian-American engineer, researcher and educator known for contributions to transportation systems analysis, transportation infrastructure economics and management, transportation safety, and the use of emerging technologies in transportation. Kumares is Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering of the Purdue University, tiene los grados de Ph.D. and M.S.C.E. of the University of Connecticut.
Honors and Awards received for their outstanding professional activity: James Laurie Prize (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011), Member, National Academy of Engineering, (USA 2008), Honorary Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (USA, 2005), Distinguished Award, Council of University Transportation Centers (USA, 2005), National Associate of the National Academies (2004), Emeritus Member, Committee on International Activities, Transportation Research Board (TRB, 2004), Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE, 2002), Chi Epsilon Chapter Honor Member (Purdue University, 2002), Francis C.