Monday, September 2, 2013

Dr. Oreta revisits Nagoya University with a keynote speech

Dr. Andres Oreta, Professor in Civil Engineering was a keynote speaker at the International Forum on Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology Transfer with the theme "Enhancing Japan's Contribution in Rapidly Developing Asian and African Countries" held at Nagoya University, Japan on August 31, 2013. He delivered his keynote paper on "Addressing Safety and Sustainability of Infrastructures in Hazard-Prone Countries."

Oreta also acted as one of the External Evaluation Committee member for the Infrastructure Technology Development and Transfer Chair (NEXCO-Central) or INTEDTEC on August 30, 2013. INTEDTEC was created for two objectives: (a) Technology Development - Study on extending the life of road structures though health assessments, (b) Technology Transfer - Study on technological and methodological total systems for various civil engineering infrastructures as well as methods for technology transfer. The host of Dr. Oreta was Prof. Victor Muhandiki of INTEDTEC. Prof. Muhandiki was a speaker in the ICCEE2012 organized by the DLSU CE Dept last November 2012.
Dr. Oreta is an alumnus of Nagoya University (M.Eng 1991 and D. Eng 1994). During the visit, he met his former professors - Prof. Hayashi and Prof. Morikawa. He also met CE Dept chair, Prof. Nakamura who was his "sempai" or senior co-student. Oreta also was welcomed by Filipino Master's students under the Nagoya University Global Environment Leaders Program (NUGELP) who will be graduating this September 2013. They come from the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and SBMA.

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