Engr. Anjerick J. Topacio, a faculty member of the College of Engineering, Computer Studies and Architecture was hailed the Best Presenter at the 6th International Conference on Civil Engineering (ICCEN) held at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia last November 20-22, 2017. This event is an annual conference sponsored by the Hong Kong Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Society (HKCBEES) that focuses on sustainable engineering innovations and research novelties that will help the world in building a sustainable future.
Engr. Topacio presented his paper entitled “Experimental Investigation on the Reduction of Common Air Pollutants from Vehicle Emission Using Concrete Bricks with Titanium Dioxide”. His performance bested 33 other participants from diverse countries and universities like the Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo Japan; School of the Built Environment, University of Technology, Australia; Urmia University of Technology, Iran; Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa; Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Korea; Central South University, China; and others.
Together with the paper presentations, the event also conducted seminars that were spearheaded by Prof. R. J. Dick Haynes from the University of Queensland, Australia; Prof. Barry Jones from the California Polytechnic State University, USA; and Prof. Dora Marinova from Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Australia.
(From Left) Engr. Topacio with Prof. Barry Jones of California Polytechnic State University and the second best presenter from the Tokyo University of Science during the presentation of his award for the event.
Engr. Topacio visiting the University of Queensland after the conference
The participants of the conference with Engr. Topacio and the Keynote Speakers
Engr. Topacio presenting his research paper