The Faculty of Engineering of Universitas Negeri Padang (FT UNP) has gathered innovators in the field of engineering and environment at the International Conference on Engineering and Environment (ICEE) which was held on the Audtoirum Building of UNP on Thursday (November 8).
The 1st ICEE was presented keynote speakers Prof. Junji Kiyono from Kyoto University Japan, Dr. Tun Wang and Rusnadi Rahmat Putra Ph.D., from the Care Life Institute, and Remon Lapisa Ph.D., from UNP. Not only the keynote speakers, the partner universities of UNP also presented such as the delegation from Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, University of Ottawa, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Kyoto Alumni Association of Malaysia.
"Hopefully this ICEE forum will become a comprehensive global forum for experts and participants to exchange their ideas for ongoing research in the fields of engineering and the environment and will become a platform for researchers and practitioners from both academics and industry to meet and share the latest development, " the Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri said at the opening of the conference, Thursday (November 8). He also added that technological developments in this decade had affected the environment. People are very depended on technology.
"It means that both technology and environment are two things that cannot be separated from each other. If technology and environment are separated, it makes the unbalanced. The important question now, how to implement technology to saving the environment?", he said.
Therefore, Prof. Ganefri said that the 1st ICEE which took theme "Green Technology for Sustainable Development" is very interesting. Hopefully, this conference will be useful for the development of science, technology, engineering, environment, and education.
The 1st International Conference on Engineering and Environment presented experts, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of education, science, technology, environment, and engineering. This is an opportunity for all researchers, experts, and practitioners to get involved in the discussion.
"Through this conference, we can discuss about crucial issues and the results of research and literature studies in the engineering and environmental fields," the Dean of FT UNP, Dr. Fahmi Rizal said.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of the event, Rusnardi Rahmat Putra, Ph.D., in his report said that the conference offered significant contributions to engineering and environmental science in theoretical, practical aspects, and scientific manuscripts.
"The ICEE’s forum will be indexed by the leading international index institutions, such as International Journal of Geomat which indexed by Scopus, ISI, Thomson Reuters, Ebsco," he said.
According to Rusnardi, through this conference, the participants could expand multidisciplinary studies and their networks in order to develop joint research in the future. (Public Relations of UNP/Translated by: Shilva Lioni)