Prof. Keh-Jian (Albert) Shou is a Vice Chairman of International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT), Director of CTGS, Honorary Chairman of CTSTT, and Distinguished Professor of Department of Civil Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan. His research interests include geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics/engineering, geohazards, and trenchless technologies. He has published more than 200 papers on these topics and is now the editor of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology(SCI), and the associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice(SCI), Underground Space(SCI), and Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (SCI). He obtained his Ph.D. degree (Civil Engineering) from University of Minnesota, U.S.A. in 1993. His experience includes: 1. Visiting Professor, CNR-IRPI, Perugia, Italy (2013/8~2014/1), 2. Senior Principal Engineer, Shannon & Wilson, Seatlle, USA (2008/2~2008/9), 2. Visiting Professor, TTC, Louisiana Technical University, USA (2006/1~2006/2), 3. Visiting Professor, RCUSS, Kobe University, Japan (2003/10~2004/3), 4. Research Engineer, CSIR/Miningtek, South Africa (1998/2~1999/1), 5. Geotechnical Engineer, National Expressway Engineering Bureau, Taiwan (1993-1994).
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Dr. Lukas Arenson is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer at BGC Engineering with 18 years of expertise in permafrost engineering, specifically in frozen soil mechanics, periglacial risk assessments and geothermal modelling. He is past-president of the Canadian Permafrost Association and currently the chair of the 2024 International Permafrost Conference to be held in Whitehorse, Yukon. He received his PhD in civil engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2002. In 2003 he moved to Edmonton, Alberta to spend 4 years at the UofA Geotechnical Centre. Lukas has worked on infrastructure and mining projects in the Arctic and mountain permafrost, and on the stability of frozen slopes in the European Alps, the South American Andes and Asia. He has been involved in consulting and research work related to preventing permafrost degradation, re-establishing pre-construction thermal regimes after constructions, accelerating the consolidation of mine waste tailings and cold climate heap leaching. He was the recipient of the Troy L. Péwé award in 2003 and was awarded the Roger J. E. Brown Memorial Award twice from the Canadian Geotechnical Society in 2010 and 2022 for co-authoring an outstanding publication and his contributions to permafrost engineering research and to the cold regions engineering division.