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Invited Expert of Civil Engineering from Universiti Malaya Delivered Lecture to TCUers
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In order to promote people-to-people exchange in the new era between China and Malaysia, and to strengthen cooperation between Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU) and University of Malaya (UM), Professor Johnson Alengaram from UM School of Engineering was invited to give a keynote lecture entitled “Demonstration of low-carbon footprint materials used in the first cement-free geopolymer concrete house constructed in University of Malaya campus for bus drivers” to TCU teachers and students in the morning of December 29th. The lecture was hosted by Professor LV Yang, Vice Dean of TCU School of Civil Engineering. Dr. Mohd Usman Mohd Junaidi, Vice Dean of UM School of Engineering and more than 40 teachers and students from TCU participated online.

Taking sustainable building materials as the starting point, Professor Johnson Alengaram gave a systematic and comprehensive analysis on the innovative building technology concept of UM. He introduced his team's advanced application experience in building the first cement free geopolymer concrete house in Malaysia by using sustainable environmentally friendly materials and advanced building methods, and shared the advantages and achievements of low-carbon building systems and sustainable building materials in environmental, economic, and social aspects.

At the end of the lecture, Professor Johnson Alengaram interacted with participants on the theme of the lecture and issues of interest. The lecture was vivid and detailed, which enhanced the understanding of the participating teachers and students on the academic frontiers in related fields abroad, broadened their academic vision, and had an important guiding significance for improving the academic atmosphere and postgraduate training of TCU.

Professor Johnson Alengaram is the Director of Centre for Innovative Construction Technology (CICT), a Research Centre under UM Faculty of Engineering. He is listed among the world’s top 2% scientists 2022 released by researchers at Stanford University which Elsevier published. He is also a Chartered Civil Engineer of the world-renowned Institution of Civil Engineers and the Engineering Council, a Companion Member of the Institution of Engineer Malaysia, a member of the Concrete Society (ACI-Kuala Lumpur Chapter) and a life member of the Concrete Society of Malaysia.


 University of Malaya is the top one national university in Malaysia, and ranked 65th in QS World University Rankings 2022. TCU has a good cooperation foundation with UM. The two universities signed Memorandum of Understanding and Student Exchange Agreement in June, 2022.

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