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March 10-12, 2022
Prof. Dr. Mark Bomberg, Technology D. (Lund U., Sweden 1974), D. Science in Engineering (Warsaw Tech, U, Poland, 1965), is a Research Prof. at Mechanical Eng., Clarkson U, Potsdam NY, RD Manager of DFIE, Inc., Honorary Member of Building Enclosure Technology and Environment (BETEC) Committee of the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) in Washington, DC. He worked at National Research Council of Canada (1975-2000) and was an Editor-in-Chief of J. Building Physics (1984-2018) He lives in Canada but works in the US and Europe. He was teaching in, the US, Canada, Mexico,Germany, Poland and China. He is a Guest Editor in Journals: Energies and Sustainability (MPDI, Switzerland). SJEE (USA) He received the highest awards in building physics in the US and Canada. His research background includes heat, air and moisture, material science and durability of construction materials. He wrote more than 220 peer reviewed papers and 7 books, has 48,000 reads and 1,100 citations on the Research Gate.
University of Lisbon
Prof. Dr. Rita Bento, Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesourses of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. PhD in Civil Engineering /Structures from IST and a master's degree in Earthquake Engineering at Imperial College, London. Specialized in the earthquake engineering, structural behaviour, dynamic of structures and strength of materials. Main research interests include assessment, strengthening and repair of structures, structural testing and nonlinear modelling, earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. Currently is Chairman of the Sub-commission 8 (Eurocode 8) of CT115 (Portuguese Technical Commission for Standardization of Structural Eurocodes). Representative of IPQ [Portuguese entity responsible for quality] at the Commission CEN/TC250/SC8. Director of the PhD program of IST Analysis and Mitigation of Risks in Infrastructures (//infrarisk.tecnico.ulisboa.pt), member of Executive Board of ‘The European Association of Earthquake Engineering’ (EAEE). Associated Editor of Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering and coordinated of EAEE Work Group 12 (WG12: Continuing Education and Professional Development). Coordinated and participated in several national research projects and participated in some international projects. Supervised Master and PhD studies in the field of seismic design, assessment and retrofitting of old masonry buildings, reinforced concrete and steel structures. Co-authored over 250 publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, in the fields of earthquake engineering, assessment and strengthening of structures.
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz, canding, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, VINNOVA Fellow, Marie Curie Senior Fellow, Humboldt Fellow,is a Prof. in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, Sweden. He holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford, UK. He is a Professor and the Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group in Salford. Miklas is a Distinguished Professor at Johannesburg University. Prof.Scholz has shown excellence evidenced by world-leading publications, postgraduate supervision and recognised research impact. He has published four books and 221 journal articles. Prof.Scholz has total citations of 5027 (above 3234 citations since 2013), resulting in an h-index of 35 and an i10-Index of 111 (18 August 2018). About 48% each of his research is in wastewater treatment and water resources management, respectively. The remaining 4% are in capillary processes and water treatment.
Prof. Dr. Mikkel K. Kragh is Full Professor and Head of Department, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Aarhus University, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Denmark. Professor Kragh is currently establishing a new department as part of a major restructure of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark. The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering covers a broad range of aspects pertaining to building design and structural engineering. Professor Kragh returned to academia after having held various positions in industry, spanning research and development, specialist contracting, specialist consulting, and supplier. For years, he chaired the Society of Facade Engineeringand championed the discipline internationally. He has unique insight into high performance building solutions as well as the role of specialist design input in the construction industry. Recipient of the CIBSE Silver Medal. Member of the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences (ATV). CTBUH Scandinavia Board member (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat). Member of the European Facade Network (EFN). MCIBSE MASHRAE FSFE.
University of Technology Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Hj.Ramli bin Hj. Nazir is a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Geotechnical and Transportation Department, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia since 1989. Holds a B. Civil Eng.in 1983 from UTM and PhD from the University of Liverpool in 1994 and specialized in Geotechnical Engineering. He has more than 30 years' experience in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, specifically in Foundations, Ground Improvement and Geotechnical Forensics Engineering. He has published more than 200 technical papers and Journals related to his field of expertise and has been invited to address a keynotes speech to more than 60 conferences and seminars throughout the world. In addition, as a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, he is also a Professional Engineer who have numerous experiences as a Design Engineer, Design Checker and Geotechnical Technical Advisor to various government and private agencies which also involved in many Civil Forensic works including Structural and Infrastructures in Malaysia. In addition to engineering education and consultation activities, he is a Member of the Technical Committee on Eurocode 7 Malaysian Annex which responsible for regulating the use of Eurocode 7 according to local needs, Research Committee Members for Construction and Industrial Development Board of Malaysia, and Public Work Department Malaysia. Internationally he is also an invited fellow member of Indonesian Society of Geotechnical Engineering (HATTI) and International expert panel for National Earthquake Study Centre Indonesia (PUSGEN). He also provide an expertise support for Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and Public Work Department (JKR), in the design specification work for specialized work such as Soil Anchor and Load Testing. He is also a member of National Slope Failure Enquiry Commissioner. He is also an invited Geotechnical speaker for training and workshops to government and private technical agencies such as JKR, PETRONAS, SHELL, Malaysia Productivity Corporation and many more. Prof Ramli is also a Senior Deputy Director for Tropical Geoengineering Centre, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia.
The University of Technology Malaysia
Dr. Uznir Ujang is a geospatial researcher enthusiastic and the Head of 3D GIS Research Group, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia (UTM). Interest in 3D city modelling, 3D GIS, topology, and Geographical Information Science (GISc). He published more than 90 publications in international journals, conferences, and books. Actively involved with scientific committee activities all around the globe and being acknowledged by having more than 150 publications reviewed within 40 journals, books, and conferences worldwide.He is an active member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the Royal Institutions of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM) and Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT).
The University of British Columbia
Prof. Shahria Alam is a Full Professor of Civil Engineering and Tier-1 Principal’s Research Chair in Resilient & Green Infrastructure in the School of Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Okanagan campus. He is serving as the Director of the Green Construction Research & Training Center (GCRTC) at UBC. Dr. Alam is the Chair of the Engineering Mechanics and Materials Division of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Western University in 2008. His research interests include smart and recycled materials and their structural engineering applications. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in these areas. He is the recipient of many national and international awards including the CSCE Pratley Award 2015.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. You Dong is an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The HK PolyU. His main research focuses on the risk, resilience, and sustainability-informed design, assessment, and life-cycle management of civil infrastructures. In addition, Dr. Dong's research group focuses on the data-driven computational model, physics-guided deep learning, and uncertainty quantification within performance assessment, prediction, and management. The ultimate goal is to aid the development of the next generation of infrastructure and coastal systems.
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur
Prof. Dr. Ar. Abraham George is born on the Seventh of December, 1963. He has graduated with First Rank in B. Arch from the University of Kerala in December 1986, secured M. Arch with Excellent Grade from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1991 and Ph.D in Development of symbolic tools for communication in Architecture from Calicut University, in 2005. He worked as an active faculty member of the Department of Architecture, National Institute of Technology-Calicut, from August 1988 to January 2009, and has contributed to the cause of Architecture through institution development, numerous building and interior projects; including the prestigious administrative complex of NITC, research projects, numerous published papers, teaching and invited lectures. He was awarded the John Crawford Scholarship by the Government of Australia, 1992 and Fulbright Research Fellowship 2003-04 with centre of research at the Department of Architecture, Cornell University, New York. The Nehru Trust for Cambridge Collections, Victoria Albert Museum, UK had awarded him research grant for 2005-06. His paper “Gazing into the future of Architecture; An evolving profession“ was awarded the Best Faculty Paper Award in the Golden Jubilee Conference of School of Architecture and Planning Chennai, February 2008. He is currently Member Board of Studies of School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University and University of Calicut, Member of the Editorial Board of(i) Education and Practice published byIISTE US, (ii) ICFAI Journal of Architecture, Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies – JETERAPS, Reviewer, (iii) Journal of Architectural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, (iv) Journal of design Studies,published byIISTE US, and Member of Review panel of International Congress, Petronas University, Kuala Lumpur. He worked as the Chairman - Academic Board, IIA Kerala Chapter, Vice-Chairman–IIA Calicut Center, till February 2009. Formerly, he contributed as the Head of the Department of Architecture and gladly built up the Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut to the national level accredited by the Council of Architecture in the year 2009. Dr. Abraham George has joined IIT Kharagpur as Associate Professor, with effect from January 29, 2009, and since August 2020, as Professor and Head, at the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. During my tenure till the date I have guided four PhD candidates; one is awarded and there are ongoing. I have ongoing mega-project on ‘Age–friendly built forms and Infrastructure Design’ sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India and two other project on ‘Youth empowerment through Mud Block making’ and ‘Influence of Print Journalism on Architectural Design; both sponsored by SRIC, IIT Kharagpur. International exposure and collaborative research work are essential for students to gain confidence, self-worth and capability to compete in the international scenario. I have initiated International student exchange at the Department with an M. Arch student from Leibnitz University. Currently, I am entrusted with the responsibility of forging the relationship with Leibnitz University Hannover and I have forged a brilliant MoU with the University. Further, I have put in efforts and formed another MoU with Auro Society, Pondicherry an organization of repute with IIT Kharagpur. As the MoU officer, I facilitate mutual collaborations.
Nagoya Electric Works Co. Ltd
Dr. Tsutomu Tsuboi joined Hitachi from 1979 and worked as industrial motors designer until 1985, then Network product management of Semiconductor Div. from 1986 to 1997. He was manager of Hitachi Semiconductor America Inc. from 1997 to 2000. He was senior manager of Renesas Technology from 2003 to 2010. He was senior manager of Smart City Div. of Hitachi Ltd. from 2010 to 2012. He was Project Director of Hamamatsu Agency for Innovation from 2012 to 2014. He is currently project leader of New Creative Busines Divison in Nagoya Electric Works since 2014 and acting Project Leader of goverrnent Low Carbone Transproation Research of “SATREPS” (Sceneice and Technology Research Partnership for Sustaibalb Develeopment) from 2016 to 2022. He is IPSJ member and IEEE senior member. Education: Ph.D of Information and Science Technology at Aichi Prefectural University 2017, Master of Sustaibale Urban Regeneration Program at the University of Tokyo 2012.
University of Salerno
Prof. Dr. Rosario Montuori is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Salerno, Italy, since 2005. He received a M.S/B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Salerno in 1997 and the PhD in Structural Engineering from the same University in 2001. He is author of more than 150 journal articles, conference papers and scientific reports. His principal research activity are devoted to the control of collapse mechanism for steel structures by means of a rigorous application of “capacity design”. In particular, the research activity concerns the following structural typologies: Concrete Moment Resisting Frames, Steel Moment Resisting Frames with semi-rigid joints, Steel Irregular Moment Resisting Frames, Concentrically “X” and “V” Braced Frames, Concentrically “X” Braced Frames with Reduced Section (based on the reduction of the cross section area at the ends of the bracing members aiming to calibrate the axial resistance to a value equal to the internal action occurring under seismic load combination), Eccentrically Braced Frames, Moment Resisting Frame-Concentrically Braced Frame dual systems and Truss Moment Frames with special devices located at the bottom chord level at the ends of the truss girders. For several of the considered structural typologies, also the seismic structural reliability defined as the mean annual frequency (MAF) of exceeding a threshold level of damage, i.e. a limit state has been investigated and compared with reference both to the proposed design methodologies and to EC8 provisions. He developed theoretical fiber models able to predict the Moment-curvature behaviour of RC columns confined by means of angles and battens and of Concrete Filled steel Tubular columns (CFT) with Square Hollow Section (SHS). The proposed models have been validated by means of experimental tests. He developed a design procedure for some Tensegrity Structures able to account both for local and global stability in order to find the optimal design of minimum mass. In the activities of the “FREEDAM” research project he developed the design guidelines able to assure an optimal engagement of all dissipative devices in the dissipative mechanism. He has participated as research staff member in various research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and the Italian Network of Seismic Engineering Laboratories (ReLUIS).He serves as a reviewer for several international journals. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal "Ingegneria Sismica - International Journal of Seismic Engineering” (www.ingegneriasismica.org) since January 2015. In addition he is an Editorial Board Membership of the following journals: "The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal” (https://benthamopen.com/TOBCTJ/editorial-board/, “American Journal of Mechanical Engineering”, (http://www.sciepub.com/journal/AJME/editors), “American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture”, (http://www.sciepub.com/journal/AJCEA/editors), “Advances in Civil Engineering” – Hindawi (https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/editors/). He is in the Scientific Committee of the journal “Costruzioni Metalliche” (the Italian Journal of Steel Structure). He has been teaching since 2001 in several courses of Structural and Seismic Engineering at the University of Salerno.
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Assaf Klar is an associate professor at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. He was a professor of geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics in DTU Civil Engineering in 2018 and 2019, and now holds an honorary position as an affiliated professor in DTU. Over the years he has made important contributions to the engineering field of tunnelling, offering new methods for solving the intricate soil-structure interaction problem of tunnelling effects on buried pipelines and developing monitoring strategies involving distributed fibre optic sensing.
Prof. Dr. Jingyu Cao is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Building Environment and Energy Application Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University. He has been carrying out research around the field of renewable energy utilization and sustainable technologies, advanced heat transfer, heat pipe, air conditioning, heat pump, etc. As an influential young scholar in above fields, he published 45 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and 19 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences; claimed 15 national patents; received several distinguished research awards. He is the Younth Editrial Board Member of Building Simulation: An International Journal, Leading Guest Editor of Energies and Director of Hunan Association of Refrigeration.
Dr. Alejandro Baladron Julian is an environmental scientist specializing in hydrology with 14 years of experience in public and private sector projects. His portfolio includes environmental impact assessments, natural capital valuation, conservation banking, biological investigations, ecological restoration of urban streams and wetlands, landscape architecture, environmental monitoring on construction sites, water quality assessments, and hydrology modeling, including the design of drainage networks for highway and railway lines, the analysis of evacuation capacity in wastewater drainage systems, and flood risk studies. Alejandro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, a Master’s degree in Applied Hydrology, and a Master’s of Advanced Studies in Environmental Sciences. He currently is undertaking a Phd program on river restoration, with a focus on hydropower production effects on river functionality.
Polytechnic University of Madrid
Dr. Farshid Aram is a researcher in Sustainability and Urban Regeneration at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has invented special software (Aram Mental Map Analyzer) to measure the citizens' mental cognition from urban spaces through mental maps. His research works concerning Madrid's urban parks have been published in prestigious journals. In addition, he is the reviewer and guest editor of the ISI journals.
University of Nevada Las
Dr. Ershad Mortazavian is the president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA) student chapter at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), where he also is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is working simultaneously as a mechanical designer at the Precision Design Group Inc. at Henderson, Nevada. His current major is focused on the utilization of metal additive manufacturing, i.e., 3D printing, technology for rapid repairing of worn rail tracks. Prior to joining UNLV in 2017, Ershad worked in the 3D printing industry for five years, including serving as the chair of the R&D team for developing innovative parts for the DLP 3D printers. He has authored several journal and conference papers, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed for more than 20 high-prestigious journals and proceedings in the fields of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Transportation, and Automotive Engineering.
Western Sydney University Australia
Dr. Maria Rashidi has been involved in several design, construction and asset management projects for over 10 years. She received her Master of Civil Engineering and her PhD from University of Wollongong. Her expertise is in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on asset management, and her research capabilities include health monitoring of civil infrastructures using drones, sensor networking, laser scanning and digital twinning. She has also carried out extensive research on life cycle management of bridges which led to development of a Decision Support System for bridge remediation. Dr. Rashidi is currently the team leader of Structural Engineering and Health Monitoring (SAHM) team at the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering at Western Sydney University (WSU) and has been the chief investigator and project manager of several research and consulting projects.
Geospatial Information Agency
Prof. Dr. Dewayany Sutrisno is a research professor in the spatial information system. She has achieved a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Bogor Agriculture University (IPB University) in 1984, a Master of Applied Science in Remote sensing from the University of New South Wales in 1992, and Ph.D. in Marine management from IPB in 2004. Works in Geospatial Information Agency (BIG), adjunct lecturer in Post Graduate School of IPB, and lecture in the National Training Center for Geography Olympic. Active as an Indonesian representative in Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) and Indonesian Society for Remote Sensing (Mapin/ISRS) as the member of the steering board. The research conducted thus far has been focused on the geomatics field, both internationally and nationally. Recent study, either continuing or completed, focuses on spatial planning, disaster management, climate change, and socioeconomic aspects. A book related to climate change has also been published in 2012 by Lap Lambert Academic Publishing Company – Germany, title Sea Level Rise and Its Impact on Rural Deltas: A Shoreline Retreat Approach. Recent on going is 1. Integrated coastal landscape management: An adaptation to related climate change impact, 2019-2021, Joint research with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, National Ciao Tung University, Taiwan, Ohio State University - USA, Chinese academic of science (CAS), Dipenogor University, Seamo Biotrop, Funded by Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) 2. Research includes the assessment of built-up land areas in order to facilitate the construction of earthquake-resistant housing 3. Geo-statistic development on Sustainable Development Goals That is our brief biographical overview Regard Prof. Dr. Dewayany Sutrisno
University of Minho
Dr. Nemias Goncalves, from Cape Verde, I did my PhD in Geology- geoconservation, environmental geology and geological resources at the University of Minho- Portugal. I have some articles published as: Qualidade da água no Concelho de São Domingos (Ilha de Santiago, Cabo Verde) ; water supply and access to safe water in developing arid countries (2019); Hydrochemistry and Evolution of Water Quality in a Context of Aridity and Increasing Agriculture in Three River Sub-Basins of Santiago Island (Cape Verde) . At this moment I work outside my area of study, but I am looking for an opportunity to develop work and projects consistent with the area in which I graduated.
University of Split
Dr. Katarina Rogulj is an Assistant Professor and researcher at Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, University of Split. The main research areasare related to the sustainable development of the urban environment, with a particular focus on the urban infrastructures management. Recent studies are related to development of system engineering and artificial intelligence models to the sustainable management in various civil engineering and environmental problems, health monitoring of civil infrastructures, decision support for bridge remediation planning, development of circular economic models for waste and wastewater management.
Karaganda Technical University
Prof. Dr. Nuguzhinov Zhmagul Smagulovich, Doctor of Engineering, Professor of the Department of Building Materials and Technologies at Karaganda Technical University, Director of the KazMIRD Institute. The scientific activity is research and expert work for comprehensive studying the reliability and stability of building structures. He is the supervisor of more than 1000 implemented experimental design and working projects for new construction, reconstruction and restoration of buildings and structures for civil and industrial purposes throughout the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Iran University of Science and Technology
Dr. Maryam Naghibi is a PhD Candidate. Her research focuses on undefined spaces, exploring about the causes and consequences of leftover spaces in landscape. She has published articles as“Undefined lands: A review of their role as an underexplored resource of landscape”, and “The role of user preferences in urban acupuncture: Reimagining leftover spaces in Tehran, Iran”.
Islamic Azad University
Dr. Mahmud Rezaei, Since 1999 he has been a researcher, architect, urban designer and IAU faculty member in both architecture and urban planning/design departments and has taught at various universities. He has also held several visiting professorship appointments at international universities in architecture, landscape design, urban design, and planning fields including the University of Sharjah and the City Institute at York University in Toronto, Canada. Apart from participating in International Architecture and Urban Design Practices since 2004, Professor Rezaei has also conducted research in the Middle Eastern Cities and published several articles in scholarly journals. He has received research/book awards on topics such as design processes, theories and methods of design and planning, walkability, urban morphology, and public urban spaces.
Prof. Abdelkader Ahmed The presenter has a PhD. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Liverpool, UK. He has more than 24 years of research and teaching experience. He is currently full Professor at Aswan University, Egypt (on leave) and Professorat Islamic University, KSA. Research interest includes water quality, wastewater treatment, waste management, hydraulics and water harvest.
Prof. Abdul Hakim Chikho is a Steel Structure Professor with over 32 years of experience in Steel and Structural Engineering with a great experience in lecturing almost all Civil Engineering Projects and successfully supervising several MSc and Ph.D. students. He's so efficient in conducting scientific research since he had published several and quite important papers in several famous international conferences and scientific journals. During his professional job he was granted the opportunity to visit USA and conduct a scientific research through Fulbright program for six months when he had a great knowledge concerning steel and structural engineering. More than that he had great opportunity to attend several International Conferences and to share knowledge through submitting several scientific papers. His opinions are highly valued, friends and students trust and respect his judgments. Prof Abdul Hakim Chikho earned a degree in B.Sc. In Civil Engineering back in 1984 from Civil Engineering Faculty Aleppo University. During the middle of 1986 he travelled to The University of Sheffield in England to get PhD. In Steel and Structural Engineering and this degree was conferred on him at the end of 1989. During his professional carrier he shared other colleagues in designing several important buildings in Aleppo City
Executive Director, ESEPARC
Dr. Thabo Sacolo is an Applied Economist with specialisation in Environmental Economics. Hestarted his career in 2006 in the University of Eswatini where he pursued a degree in Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness Management then proceeded to the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where he obtained his Masters in Agriculture Economics(specialising in Environmental Economics) as well as PhD in Environmental Economics in 2013 and 2018, respectively. While pursuing his post graduate studies, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Agriculture Economics, Extension, and Rural Development, University of Pretoria. He also took part in a number of research projects that werebeing implemented by the Centre for Environments Economics and Policy Analysis in Africa (CEEPA), which is house in the department of Agricultural Economics, Extension, and Rural Development,Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences,University of Pretoria. Alongside pursuing his PhD, he taught at Tshwane University of Technologyand continued to support research initiative implemented by CEEPA. In 2017, he joined the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC),a government Think Tank in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formally, Swaziland), as a Senior Research Fellow. In 2019 he was appointed Acting Executive Director and a year later he was appointed as the Centre’s substantive Executive Director. Alongside his duties at ESEPARC, in 2019 and 2020, Dr Sacolo taught at the University of Eswatini, Faculty of Agriculture. Dr Sacolo spear headed several research project that were aimed at assessing the impact of COVID-19 on a wide range of sectors of the Eswatini economy, including agriculture(farming households, agriculture input suppliers, and extension officers). The Think Tank (ESEPARC), under the leadership of Dr Sacolo, played a pivotal role when the government of Eswatini was developing the Post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan and is still instrumental in facilitating the implementation of the Recovery Plan. Dr Sacolo has publications in the area of land reform, non-market valuation of environmental resources, international trade, informal economy, electricity, among others.