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Dr. Zahid Khan, Peng
Dr. Zahid Khan, Peng
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering Department

Dr. Zahid Khan has worked as a foundations engineer with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in Canada. He provided professional engineering services for more than 15 years on projects in Canada and abroad. Dr. Khan is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, where he also managed and directed an engineering firm that provides geotechnical engineering. His research interests involve geotechnical earthquake engineering, static and dynamic foundation analysis, non-destructive and non-invasive methods, and seismic site response and liquefaction analysis.

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Eng. Ahmed Bukhash
Eng. Ahmed Bukhash
Board of Directors
Society of Engineers-UAE

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Eng. Han Admiraal
Eng. Han Admiraal
Chair
ITA Committee on Underground Space - ITACUS

Han Admiraal (1959) studied Civil Engineering at the University for Applied Science in Rotterdam. Heworked for the national Department of Public Works and Water Management for 20 years. Duringthat time, he was Project Manager for the first TBM driven tunnel in soft soil in the Netherlands. HanAdmiraal became Executive Director of the COB, the Netherlands Centre for UndergroundConstruction and stayed there for 10 years. At the same time, he was a part time professor ofUnderground Space at Zeeland University of Applied Science in Vlissingen. In 2008 he became theOwner and Managing Director of Enprodes Management Consultancy in Rotterdam. He focusses inhis consultancy on the field of underground space. As a practicing Tunnel Safety Officer one of hisspecialities is Road Tunnel Safety. Han Admiraal is chair of the of the International Tunnelling andUnderground Space Association’s Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS). He is also President ofthe Dutch-Flemish Pipeline Industry Guild and promotes underground freight transport in that role.As a member of the Urban Planning Advisory Group of UNISDR, he also advices the SpecialRepresentative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Eng. Antonia Cornaro
Eng. Antonia Cornaro
Vice Chair
ITA Committee for Underground Space (ITACUS)

Antonia Cornaro, MA Urban Planning, studied at New York University and later gained experience working for the City of New York's Planning Department (1995-1997).

She has 20 years of working experience as an urban and transport planner from the public and private sector from New York City, London, Vienna and Zurich, having worked for PB, ÖIR, and EBP.

In her current work forAmberg Engineering, an internationally activeSwiss firm specializing in underground infrastructure design and management,she focuseson Urban Underground Space with the aim to increase mobility, livability and resilience of urban areas.

This is also central to her work as ITACUS Vice Chair(the International Tunnel and Underground Space Association's Committee on Underground Space, http://ita-aites.org/.).

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