Date: July 27-28, 2019
Madan Baral, P.E.
Chair, Local Organizing Committee, 12th Annual Conference 2019 Chicago, IL
Rabin Bhattarai, PhD
Chair, Technical, 12th Annual Conference 2019
Joint Secretary, ASNEngr
Thakur Dhakal, P.E.
Conference General Chair, 12th Annual Conferenc 2019
Vice President, ASNEngr
Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F. ASCE, F. EMI, F. ASNEngr, Professor of Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, CT, U.S.A. has more than 38 years of teaching, research, and industrial experience, including 34 years at UConn. In addition to being a faculty member at UConn, Prof. Malla worked as a structural engineer at United Engineers & Constructors, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA; a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, Cleveland, OH and a Visiting Faculty at Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc., Windsor Locks, CT; as the Founding UConn Campus Director of the NASA/Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium; and the Associate Head and Graduate Program Director of the CEE Department at UConn. Prof. Malla’s general research areas include structural mechanics, dynamics & vibrations of structures, finite element modeling and analysis. His research encompasses structures on earth, in space, and on the Moon. Some of his recent research project topics include: dynamic and thermal analysis of Lunar structures, percussive planetary drilling mechanism, water processing beds for space life support Systems, monitoring and sensor systems for civil infrastructures, railroad and highway bridges, pavement subgrade mechanics, renewable and green energy harvesting systems, and dynamics of progressive failure of structures. Currently, Prof. Malla also serves as the Institutional Lead (PI) from UConn for two multi-university, multi-disciplinary research programs, each of 5- year duration, one funded by NASA called STRI Resilient Extraterrestrial Habitats Institute (RETHi) funding level $15M and another funded by the U.S. DOT Region 1 UTC called Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) with funding level at $14.2M. His research work has been supported by several federal and state agencies and industry, including NSF; NASA; U.S. Army; U.S. DOT FRA and FHWA; National Academy of Sciences/TRB Rail Safety and NCHRP IDEA programs; NASA/CT Space Grant Consortium; New England Transportation Consortium; CT Department of Transportation; CT Innovation, Inc.; Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.; GM2 Associates; Bentley Systems, Inc.; and Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanism Corporation. He has authored/co-authored more than 160 technical publications and given more than 195 research and educational presentations. He has edited 7 prestigious ASCE conference proceedings (3 as Editor-in-Chief) and 2 special volumes/books. He has served as a Guest Editor and on the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, an Associate Editor for the AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, and Editorial Board of International Journal of Space Structures. He has served on 25 ASCE, AIAA, and other technical committees, including as the Chair of several ASCE Aerospace Division technical committees (currently Chair of the Space Engineering & Construction committee). He has served as the General and Technical Chair of 3, student paper competition Chair in one, and Symposium Chair in 6, nationally and internationally prominent ASCE and AIAA conferences. He served General or Technical Chair for 10 ASNEngr annual conferences. He has served on the organizing/Steering/Technical Committees of more than 45 conferences and has organized/chaired/co-chaired more than 85 technical sessions at the national and international conferences. He is an elected Fellow of ASCE, Associate Fellow of AIAA, elected Fellow of Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), Charter Member of Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), and member of ASME, AAM, and SES. He has also served as the Founding President and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including ASCE Aerospace Division’s Outstanding Technical Contribution and Outstanding Professional Service awards, Best Paper/Presentation awards, NASA/OAI Certificate of Recognition for Research, Official Citation from General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, and Gold medal and certificate from the King of Nepal. Born in Chhoprak, Gorkha, Nepal, Prof. Malla attended the local Shree Mandali High School and was placed in First Division (70 out of 20,000 students) in the Nation-wide School Leaving Certificate (SLC) Examination in 1971, did Intermediate in Science (I.Sc.) program at Amrit Science College in Kathmandu, received his Bachelor’s degree (First Division with Distinction) in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India (1979); Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Structural/Geotechnical Engineering) from the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, U.S.A. (1981); and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural Mechanics) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, U.S.A. (1986). More information about Prof. Malla can be found on website at http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~mallar.
Dr. Govinda Timilsina is a Senior Economist at the Development Research Group (Research Department) of the World Bank, Washington, DC. He has 25 years’ experience across a board range of development economics (e.g., infrastructure, energy, urban transportation) and environmental economics, particularly climate change. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Timilsina was the Senior Research Director at the Canadian Energy Research Institute, Calgary, Canada. Earlier, he was with the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. In Nepal, he worked with the Nepal Telecom and Nepal Electricity Authority in the early 90s. Dr. Timilsina did his bachelor of engineering (electrical) from the Allahabad University (Motilal Nehru NIT) India and graduate studies (master and doctoral) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Timilsina has worked for all continents in the world. He has made more than 250 publications including articles in prestigious journals, books, book chapters, working papers, technical reports. He has made hundreds of presentations in international conferences and seminars traveling more than 80 countries around the world. Although he spent most of his career outside Nepal, he is always updated with development issues in Nepal and contributes to it through every opportunity available to him.
All conference attendees are required to register. Registration can be done online via the conference registration portal. On-site registration at the conference venue will also be available.
Registration is open now. Register before June 15 for early bird rate.
|Up to June 15||After June 15|
|Students with ID||$25||$35|
|Evening Program only, adults||$20||$25|
|Evening Program only, kids||$10||$15|
|Kids under 8||Free||Free|
Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare || $101/night || By July 11
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare || $120/night || By July 5
Reservations can be made in one of 3 ways by individuals on or before Fri, 7/11/19 by:
Reserve can be made by on or before July 5:
By calling the Toll Free Number 1 (800)-468-3571 or (773) 380-9600. Please mention the group name ASNEngr at the time of reservation to obtain the discounted rate.
Renaissance is 0.5 mile from Holiday Inn (The conference Venue).
Direction to Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare
Note: O’Hare has local festival on the same week, please book your travel arrangement as soon as you can.
Engineers, scientists, and others from closely related disciplines will gather to discuss the recent developments in engineering, science and technology and their impact in the society. The conference will be held in Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare, Chicago (IL) hosted by Greater Chicago Nepali engineering community.
Paper presentations are anticipated to cover wide varieties of engineering, scientific and technology topics, including but not limited to the following:
Those who wish to present their work at the conference must
submit an abstract of about 250 -500 words (one page)
online abstract submission portal by
May 31, 2019 June 15, 2019. Submitted abstracts
will be reviewed by the Conference Technical Committee to determine their suitability for presentation at the
Conference. The authors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by June 30, 2019.
All abstracts should be prepared according to the following format:
All the accepted abstracts will be compiled in the form of a conference proceedings/book of abstracts and will be posted on the ASNEngr website. For reference, please see the proceedings of the previous years’ conferences available at Annual Conferences and Meeting page.