About the Author
Dr Hamed Niroumand is an assistant professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Buein Zahra Technical University. He is currently the Vice-Chancellor for the Research and Academic, Buein Zahra Technical University. His main fields of research are geotechnical engineering, earth anchors, deep foundation, numerical analysis, sustainable development, and nano-materials. He is a project manager and professional engineer in various geotechnical and earth buildings projects. In the year 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, he got various awards such as four medals and international awards for his inventions and researches and the 1st rank of research section at the national Iranian young inventor and researcher festival 2012 and the 1st rank of research section at the national Iranian youth festival 2012 and 2013. He got the best researcher award in Ministry of Road and Urban Development (MRUD) in 2016. He was the chairman and head director of the international/national conferences of civil engineering near to 20 cases that held in various countries. He chaired sessions in several international/national conferences and festivals in various countries. He presented various research papers in many conferences around the world. He published around 200 papers in journals and conferences. He is editorial team and reviewer in scientific journals. He has invented around 15 inventions that are patent/patent pending at this moment. He received many awards for his researches. Dr Khairul Anuar Kassim is a Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is currently the Dean for the Faculty of Civil Engineering UTM. Dr. Khairul Anuar is an active person in research where he managed to secure various research grants amounting to more than RM 1 Mil. He has produced more than 200 papers in index and non-index journals including conference papers. Being a research oriented person, he has received several awards from national and international bodies. He is also a member of several national and international organizations and professional bodies.