12th ASNEngr Annual Conference

| July 27 - 28, Chicago |

"Explorations and Applications in Engineering, Science, and Technology"


With the theme of "Explorations and Applications in Engineering, Science, and Technology" the two-day conference provide an opportunity to engineers, scientists, information technologists, and other related professionals to share their knowledge. Topics in any engineering and IT areas can be submitted to the technical sessions. High level technical topics will be moderately presented making them equally understandable to the general audience. Hands-on workshops will be offered to students and adults. This conference will be beneficial to anyone, including but not limited to those, working or studying in STEM fields, high school students planning to pursue an engineering career, or parents of students with undeclared major. ASNEngr will provide six contact hours of Professional Development Hour (PDH) upon request for attending 12th Annual Conference at Chicago at no additional cost. Presentations in engineering and related fields including but not limited to the followings:
  • Earthquake & disaster relief
  • Electrical, mechanical systems and advanced manufacturing
  • Infrastructure design, analysis and sustainability
  • Engineering problems and space applications
  • Transportation, sustainability, alternative/renewable energy
  • Information technology and cyber security

Date: July 27-28, 2019

Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare 5615 N. Cumberland Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

(Hosted by Greater Chicago Nepali Engineering Community)


Madan Baral, P.E.
Chair, Local Organizing Committee, 12th Annual Conference 2019
Chicago, IL
320-420-0375 (Cell)

Rabin Bhattarai, PhD
Chair, Technical, 12th Annual Conference 2019
Joint Secretary, ASNEngr
217-390-4933 (Cell)

Thakur Dhakal, P.E.
Conference General Chair, 12th Annual Conferenc 2019
Vice President, ASNEngr
240-821-2137 (Cell)


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.

Registration Rates:

Up to June 15 After June 15
Members $60 $70
Non-Members $70 $80
Accompanying Spouse/Guest $30 $40
Students with ID $25 $35
Evening Program only, adults $20 $25
Evening Program only, kids $10 $15
Kids under 8 Free Free
July 27th conference will be at Superior Ball Room.
  • Kids and Female program will be at Huron room from 2 PM to 5 PM. Kids program will be run by software engineers. Female program will be run by Laliguras family.
  • July 28th Society BOD meeting will be at Huron room from 9AM to 11AM.
  • # A non-member (if eligible by by-laws) would be given free membership with registration till December 2019
  • *All registrants registering as students must present a valid student ID
  • **All kids 12 and under must be accompanied by Adults at all times
  • Evening Program Starts tentatively at 5:30 PM, Includes Networking Snack, Dinner and Cultural Program
  • Dinner and Cultural Program will start tentatively at 6:30 PM
  • Registration includes full-day technical sessions, breakfast, lunch, dinner, cultural & networking programs
Please Click Here to register.

Conference Program Schedule

Hotel Reservation Information

Group Discount available for Hotels room

Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare || $101/night || By July 11

Renaissance Chicago O'Hare || $120/night || By July 5

Hotel booking links:

Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare

5615 N. Cumberland Ave. Chicago, IL 60631

Reservations can be made in one of 3 ways by individuals on or before Fri, 7/11/19 by:

  1. By calling the Toll Free Number 1-800-HOLIDAY (1-800-465-4329) or 773-693-5800. Please mention the group name ASNEngr at the time of reservation to obtain the discounted rate.
  2. Going to www.hiohare.com and typing in the Group code: ASN
  3. You can also click this link for direct booking, make sure your date is correct.

Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

8500 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

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).

Airport: O’Hare International Airport

Direction to Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare

  • The Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel (call 773-693-5800) provides 24 hours Complimentary Transportation to and from O'Hare International Airport and Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet.
  • Chicago’s Blue Line Train is across the street with direct access to downtown Chicago
  • The conference hotel (Holiday Inn) is close to I90 and North Cumberland (171S exit). Take Bryn Mawr Ave. at Cumberland (not U turn at Cumberland while driving South). Renaissance is opposite side of North Cumberland Ave from Holiday Inn.

Note: O’Hare has local festival on the same week, please book your travel arrangement as soon as you can.

Special Note (International Presenters and Attendees)

Registration fees are waived for the international attendees and invited guests. For a limited number of registered international attendees, who are coming to the U.S. for the sole purpose of attending the conference, a modest support for the accommodation may be available in a case by case basis upon request. Please contact ASNEngr at info@ASNEngr.org for details.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker - Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D.

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.

Invited Speaker - Govinda R. Timilsina

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.

Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Venue and Date

Date: July 27-28, 2019
Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare
5615 N. Cumberland Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

(Hosted by Greater Chicago Nepali Engineering Community)

Abstract due date: May 31, 2019 June 15, 2019

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:

  • Advances in infrastructure analysis, design, monitoring, and sustainability.
  • Application of scientific/engineering technologies into practice (knowledge share)
  • Earthquake preparedness & disaster relief in Nepal
  • Engineering problems and solutions
  • Information technology and its role in society
  • Robust design and construction practices
  • Recent advances in research & development in engineering and technology
  • Sustainability, alternative/renewable energy, clean-technology
  • Technology, youth, and innovation
  • Other engineering and scientific topics of interest

Abstract Submission:

Those who wish to present their work at the conference must submit an abstract of about 250 -500 words (one page) through the 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:

  1. Provide 1” margin on all sides.
  2. 1st line: Type the title of presentation/paper (Arial, 14-point font, bold and centered).
  3. Leave one blank line below the presentation title and provide authors’ information - name, affiliation, city, state, country (use Times New Roman, 12-point font and centered).
  4. Leave one blank line below the last author’s information and type heading for the abstract as “ABSTRACT” (use Times New Roman, 12-point font, bold, underlined and centered).
  5. Leave a blank line below the abstract heading and provide the abstract text of 250 - 500 words on the rest of the page (use single space, Times New Roman, not less than 10-point font, align text to the left and right margins). The abstract may include representative figures and results.
  6. Provide a footnote with each author’s job title, affiliation, complete address, phone number, e-mail address, and ASNEngr membership grade, if any. Limit abstract to 1 page.

Conference Proceedings:

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.