Associate Professor from Shantou University, China met with AUCA students to discuss Environmental Engineering.


Associate Professor from Shantou University, China met with AUCA students to discuss Environmental Engineering.


On January 31, 2019 students of EMSD and Applied Geology departments took part in a guest lecture on the topic of Role of sustainable materials and vegetation in Geo-environmental infrastructure.

Dr. Ankit Garg, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Shantou University, China held a lecture. He is an expert in Environmental Engineering. Dr.Garg has presented the results of his recent research on Bio-engineered geo-environmental infrastructure and desiccation problems and proposed Bio-based Materials for suppressing cracking in unsaturated soils. In addition, he had a discussion with students regarding own case studies on Cracking Mechanism in three different types of Materials:

  1.         Effects of biochar derived from invasive water hyacinth weed;
  2.        Effects of fiber derived from invasive water hyacinth weed;
  3.         Effects of vegetation.

Students got acquainted with the various concepts and current trends in Environmental Engineering adopted by different types of materials within agriculture.

Read the student’s impressions below:

"Professor has introduced us to a number of innovative environmental projects that illustrate how such disciplines as geology, ecology, and engineering merge to offer outstanding solutions to existing environmental issues. The lecture has offered us, and a sneak peek to extensive and bold research opportunities of the future. I was deeply impressed and motivated by the concepts and innovative solutions explained by Professor Ankit Garg. The lecture has become a great source of motivation to excel in my field of studies, to try to get a profound grasp of concepts I learn the world around me in order to become a highly competitive professional and gain an opportunity to work on such extensive projects upon my graduation", tells Saparova Malika, EMSD-2018.

“I was pleased to find out a lot of practical and useful information on the usage of vegetation and sustainable materials. These materials help people solve modern environmental issues. Especially, I really enjoyed his ideas about the development of bio-based materials (biochar) from invasive weed (Water hyacinth) in China. This biochar is made out of harmful invasive weed; then, this bio-material is used to suppress soil cracks and to enhance water retention in the soil. Eventually, this research will help solve desertification issue and increase the productivity of plants. I am looking forward to having more guest lectures organized by our department because they inspire me to pursue my further career into research-based work”, Aidar Zhumabaev, GEO-117.

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