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Prabir Kolay

Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

Prabir Kolay

Office Phone: 618-453-7843
Email: pkolay@siu.edu
Building: Engineering B, Room 26

Research Interests:

Soft and expansive soil stabilization using different chemical stabilizers, Characterization of PFA (Pulverized Fuel Ash) from coal based thermal power plant, Leaching studies, Dry separation of Cenosphere, Thermal & electrical properties of soil, Characterization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) for various uses, Resilient modulus & long-term durability of RCA, Cyclic behavior of soil & stabilized soil, Liquefaction potential of local Illinois soil.

Research Funding

Education:

  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay 2001
  • M.Eng. Bengal Eng. and Science University (BESU), Shibpur 1996
  • B.Eng. North Bengal University (NBU), India 1993

Course Taught:

  • CE 421 – Foundation Design
  • CE 320 - Soil Mechanics
  • CE426/526 - Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis

Thesis supervised

Publications

Book:

  1. Kolay, P. K. (2012), “A Study of 1-D Consolidation Test using Large Diameter Consolidometer Ring and Remediation of Side Friction in Conventional Consolidometer”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-18127-6.

Book Chapter:  

  1. Burra, S. G., Kolay, P. K., and Kumar, S. (2019). “Effect of lime sludge, fly ash on unconfined compression and linear shrinkage behavior of kaolinite clay”, 2nd International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials and Sustainable Engineering (EGRWSE-2019), UIC Chicago, June 16-20, 2019, USA, Springer Publication.
  2. Puri, R., Kumar, S., Puri, V. K. and Kolay, P. K. (2019). “Development Of High Performance Concrete Composites Using Class F Fly Ash and Bottom Ash”, UKIERI Concrete Congress, Concrete: The Global Builder, Working together for Durable and Sustainable Infrastructure, 5 - 8 March, 2019, Jalandhar, India, Springer Publication.
  3. Kolay, P. K. and Taib, S. N. L. (2018), “Physical and Geotechnical properties of Tropical Peat and its Stabilization” in "Peat", Editor: Bülent Topcuoğlu and Metin Turan, InTechOpen publication, UK, ISBN 978-953-51-5805-9, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74173, pp. 93-105.
  4. Kolay P. K., Sulaiman S., Kumar S., and Puri V. K. (2017), “Freeze-Thaw Durability of Air-Entrained Concrete Incorporating Natural and Recycled Concrete Aggregate Mixtures”, In: Struble L., Tebaldi G. (Eds.) Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure. GeoMEast 2017, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Springer, pp. 185-196.

Articles in Professional Journals / GSP:

  1. Aryal, S., and Kolay, P. K. (2020), “Long-Term Durability of Ordinary Portland Cement and Polypropylene Fiber Stabilized Clay Using Wetting-Drying and Freezing-Thawing Test”, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, Switzerland.
  2. Kolay, P. K., Tajhya, D., and Mondal, K. (2020). “Corrosion of Steel in MSE Walls due to Deicers and Backfill Aggregates”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 38, 2493–2507, Springer.
  3. Kolay, P. K. and Dhakal, B. (2020). “Geotechnical Properties and Microstructure of Liquid Polymer Amended Fine-Grained Soils”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 38, pp. 2479-2491, Springer.
  4. Tripathy, S. K., Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., and Kumar, S. (2020). “Liquefaction Characteristics of Sand with Polypropylene Fiber”, Journal of Frontiers in Built Environment, Switzerland, 6, Article 28.
  5. Paija, N., Kolay, P. K. Mohanty, M., and Kumar, S. (2020), “Ground Bottom Ash Application for Conventional Mortar and Geopolymer Paste”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste, Vol. 24, No. 1, ASCE, USA.
  6. Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., Lama, R., Regmi, G. and Kumar, S. (2019). “Effects of Fly Ash on Liquefaction Characteristics of Ottawa Sand”, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, Vol. 5, issue 2, DOI: 10.1007/s40891-019-0158-x
  7. Uprety, S., Puri, V. K., Lama, R. and Kolay, P. K. (2019). “Effect of plasticity on liquefaction of a selected fine-grained soil,” GeoCongress 2019, Philadelphia, ASCE GSP 308, 374-383.
  8. Burra, S. G. and Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Puri, V. K. (2019). “Effect of lime sludge, polypropylene fiber on unconfined compressive strength and shrinkage behavior of kaolinite clay”, GeoCongress 2019, Philadelphia, ASCE GSP 309, pp. 344-351.
  9. Kolay, P. K., Sulaiman, S., and Kumar, S. (2018),Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete with Natural and Recycled Concrete Aggregates using Air Entraining Admixture”, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, Vol. 7, No. 03, pp. 328-346.
  10. Kolay, P. K., Burra, G. S., and Kumar, S. (2018). “Effect of salt and NAPL on electrical resistivity of fine-grained soil-sand mixtures”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis Publication, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 13-19.
  11. Taib, S. N. L., Jacqueline L.W. H., and Kolay, P. K. (2017), “Drained and Undrained Triaxial Compression Tests on Cement Stabilized Tropical Fibrous Peat of Sarawak”, Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Malaysia, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 1-13, ISSN: 1985-3807.
  12. Kolay, P. K., and Maniyan, R. (2016), “Leaching Studies of Pulverised Fuel Ash from Coal Based Thermal Power Plant and its Environmental Impact”, The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, USA, Vol. 8, Issue 2-3, pp. 200-212.
  13. Kolay, P. K., Dhakal, B., Kumar, S. and Puri, V. K. (2016), “Effect of Liquid Acrylic Polymer on Geotechnical Properties of Fine-Grained Soils”, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, Holland, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 1-9.
  14. Jha, P., Kumar, S., and Kolay, P. K. (2016), “Analysis of Foundation System Partially on Shafts and Partially on Mat Foundation and its Influence on adjacent Existing Drilled Shafts”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Springer, 10, No. 4, pp. 358-365.
  15. Kolay, P. K., and Singh, P. (2016), “Resilient Modulus of Blended Mixture of Recycled Asphalt Pavement and Natural Aggregate as Road Pavement Base Material”, GeoChicago 2016 GSP 270, ASCE, USA, ISBN 978-0-7844-8013-7, pp. 677-686.
  16. Kolay, P. K. and Aminur, R. (2016), Physico-Geotechnical Properties of Peat and Its Stabilization”, Ground Improvement, ICE, UK, Vol. 169, No. 3, pp. 206-216.
  17. Kolay, P. K. and Ramesh, K.C. (2016), “Reduction of Expansive Index, Swelling and Compression Behavior of Kaolinite and Bentonite Clay with Sand and Class C Fly Ash”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 87-101.
  18. Kumar, S., Kolay, P. K., Malla, S. and Mishra, S. (2015), “Effect of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube in Cement Composite on Mechanical Strength and Freeze-Thaw Susceptibility”, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, USA, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 257-274.
  19. Kolay, P. K. and Bhusal, S. (2014), “Recovery of Hollow Spherical Particles with Two Different Densities from Coal Fly Ash and their Characterization”, Fuel, Elsevier Publication, UK, 117, pp. 118-124.
  20. Kolay, P. K. and Moses, A. (2014), “Characterization and Utilization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate from Illinois as a Construction Material”, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 234. ISBN 978-0-7844-1329-6, pp. 3561-3570.
  21. Kolay, P. K., and Singh, H. (2013), “Geochemistry of Coal Ash in the Equatorial Wet Disposal System Environment”, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, WASET, USA, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 74-77.
  22. Akbari, H., Heller, T., Shin, S., Yang, X., Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Mohanty, M. K. (2013), “Geopolymer-Based Concrete to Reduce Carbon Footprint of the Construction Industry”, Mining Engineering, Vol. 65, No. 12, pp. 57-62.
  23. Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Tiwari, D. (2013), “Improvement of Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation on Geogrid Reinforced Silty Clay and Sand”, Journal of Construction Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA.
  24. Kolay, P. K., Sii, Y., and Taib, S.N.L. (2012), “Compressibility Characteristics of Tropical Peat using Rowe cell Consolidation”, World Journal of Engineering, ISSN 1708-5284, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 277-284, Multi-science publication, UK.
  25. Kumar, S., Kolay, P. K., Malla, S. and Mishra, S. (2012), “Effect of Multi Walled Carbon Nano Tube on Mechanical Strength of Cement Paste” ASCE Journal of Material in Civil Engineering, ASCE, ISSN 0899-1561, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 84-91.
  26. Taib, N.L., S.H. Lau, and Kolay, P. K. (2012), “Laboratory Measurement of Displacement on Shallow Foundation in Uniform Sand using Particle Image Velocimetry Technique”, Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering (Jurnal Teknologi), Malaysia, ISSN 1823-7843, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp.53–61.
  27. Kolay, P. K. and Aminur, M. R. (2011), “Physical and Geotechnical Characteristics of Stabilized and Unstabilized Tropical Peat Soil”, World Journal of Engineering, ISSN 1708-5284, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 223-230, Multi-science publication, UK.
  28. Aminur, M. R., Kolay, P. K. and Taib, N.L. (2011), “Utilization of Fly Ash in Local Sarawakian Peat Soil Stabilisation”, Australian Geomechanics Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 73-85, ISSN 0818-9110.
  29. Kolay, P. K., Aminur, M.R., Taib, S.N.L. and Mohd Zain, M.I.S. (2011), “Stabilization of Tropical Peat Soils from Sarawak with Different Stabilizing Agents”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, 29, No. 6, pp. 1135-1141.
  30. Aminur, M.R., Kolay, P. K., Taib, S.N.L., Mohd Zain, M.I.S. and Kamal, A. A. (2011), “Physical, Geotechnical and Morphological Characteristics of Peat Soils from Sarawak”, IEM Journal, ISSN 0126-513X, Vol. 72, No. 4, 12-16.
  31. Kolay, P. K., Aminur, M.R., Taib, S.N.L. (2011), “Effect of Alkali on Tropical Peat Stabilized with Different Stabilizers”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis Publication, ISSN 1938-6362, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 189-197.
  32. Kolay, P. K., Sii, H. Y. and Taib, S.N.L. (2011), “Tropical Peat Soil Stabilization using Class F Pond Ash from Coal Fired Power Plant”, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ISSN 2010-3883, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 79-83.
  33. Kolay, P. K., Aminur, M.R., and Taib, S.N.L. (2010), “Correlation between Physical and Engineering properties of Tropical peat soils from Sarawak”, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Geotechnical Special Publication 200. ISBN 978-0-7844-1101-8, pp. 56-61.
  34. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, H. (2010), “Studies of Lagoon Ash from Sarawak to Assess the Impact on the Environment”, FUEL, Elsevier Science, UK, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 89, Issue 2, pp. 346-351.
  35. Kolay, P. K. and Pui M. P. (2010), “Peat Stabilization using Gypsum and Fly Ash”, Unimas E–Journal of Civil Engineering, 1, No. 2, Sarawak, Malaysia, ISBN 1985-3874.
  36. Singh, H. and Kolay, P. K. (2009), “Analysis of Coal Ash for Trace Elements and their Geo-Environmental Implications”, Water Air and Soil Pollution, Springer The Netherlands, ISSN 0049-6979, Vol. 198, Issue 1, pp. 87-94.
  37. Kolay, P. K. and Kismoor, T. (2009), “Geotechnical Characterization of Coal Ashes from Sarawak for Bulk Utilization”, The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, USA, ISSN 1088-1697, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 78-87.
  38. Lim, D.K.H. and Kolay, P. K. (2009), “Predicting Hydraulic Conductivity (k) of Tropical Soils by using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, Unimas E–Journal of Civil Engineering, 1, No. 1, Sarawak, Malaysia, ISBN 1985-3874.
  39. Lau, S.H., Taib, S. N. L., Kolay, P. K., The, C.S. (2009), “Image Processing in Measuring and Observing the Profile for Soil Displacement”, The HKIE Transaction, Hong Kong, ISSN 1023-697X, Vol. 16, No 4, pp. 36-42.
  40. Kolay, P. K. and Bhattacharya, G. (2008), “Remediation of the Side Friction in Conventional Oedometer Tests by Using Large Diameter Consolidometer Ring”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, USA, ISSN 1938-6362, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 161-167.
  41. Singh, D. N. and Kolay, P. K. (2002), “Simulation of Ash-Water Interaction and Its Influence on the Ash Characteristics”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Elsevier Science, ISSN 0360-1285, 28, pp. 267-299.
  42. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2002), “Characterization of a Alkali Activated Lagoon Ash and its Application for Heavy Metal Retention”, Fuel, Elsevier Science, UK, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 483-489.
  43. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2002), “Application of Coal Ash in Fluidized Thermal Beds”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, USA, ISSN 0899-1561, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 441-444.
  44. Singh, D. N., Kolay, P. K. and Rao, A. K., (2002), “A New Approach to Study Leaching of Fly Ash from Landfills”, The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, USA, ISSN 1088-1697, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 138-144.
  45. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Physical, Chemical, Mineralogical and Thermal Properties of Cenospheres from a ash Lagoon”, Cement and Concrete Research, USA, ISSN 0008-8846, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 539-542.
  46. Kolay, P. K., Singh D, N. and Murti, M. V. R. (2001), “Synthesis of Zeolites from a Lagoon ash”, Fuel, Elsevier Science, UK, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 80, No. 5, pp. 739-745.
  47. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Effect of Zeolitization on Physical-Chemical-Mineralogical and Geotechnical Properties of the Lagoon ash”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC, Canada, ISSN 0008-3674, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 1105-1112.
  48. Singh, D. N., Kolay, P. K. and Rao, A. K. (2001), “Simulation of Leaching Characteristics of a Fly Ash in a Ash Pond”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, ISSN 0971-9555, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 138-148.
  49. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D.N., (2001), “Ash-Water Interaction and Its Effect on Ash Characteristics”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, ISSN 0971-9555, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 410-426.
  50. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2000), “Effect of Zeolitization on Compaction, Consolidation and Permeation characteristics of a class 'F' Lagoon ash”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, USA, ISSN 0090-3973, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 425-430.
  51. Rao, M.V.B.B., Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (1998), “Thermal characteristics of a Class F fly ash”, Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier Science, USA, ISSN 0008-8846, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 841-846.

Articles in International / National Conference:

  1. Burra, S. G., Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., and Kumar, S. (2020). “Strength and Compressibility of Kaolinite Clay Stabilized with Lime Sludge and Fly Ash”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2020, Visakhapatnam, December 17-19, 2020, India (Abstract accepted)
  2. Aryal, S., Kolay, P. K., Puri, V. K., and Kumar, S. (2019). “Long-Term Durability of Ordinary Portland Cement and Polypropylene Fiber Stabilized”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2019, SVNIT Surat, December 19-21, 2019, India.
  3. Chitti, A., Burra, S. G., Philip Chu, T. P., Kolay, P. K. and Kumar, S. (2019). “Combined NDT Correlation to Estimate the Compressive Strength of Concrete,” ASNT Research Symposium 2019, April 1 - 4 2019, Garden Grove, CA, USA.
  4. Puri, V. K., Prakash, S., Kumar, S. and Kolay, P. K. (2018). “Foundation Settlement in Liquefying Soil”, 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, 20-22 December 2018, IIT Roorkee, India.
  5. Kolay, P. K., Alshammari, T. O., Puri, V. K., Kumar, S., and Burra, S. (2018). “Mechanical Strength of Natural and Recycled Aggregate Concretes with Meta-kaolin and Silica Fume”, International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials and Sustainable Engineering, March 2018, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
  6. Kolay, P. K., Tajhya, D., Puri, V. K. and Kumar, S. (2017), “Corrosion of Steel in Mechanically Stabilized Earth Retaining Walls due to Deicers”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2017, IIT Guwahati, December 15-17, 2017, India.
  7. Kolay, P. K., Pant, A., Puri, V. K. and Kumar, S. (2016), “Effect of Liquid Polymer Stabilizer on Geotechnical Properties of Fine-Grained Soil”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2016, IIT Chennai, December 15-17, 2016, India.
  8. Puri, V. K., Prakash, S., Kumar, S. and Kolay, P. K. (2016). “Observations During Recent Earthquakes and Developments in Liquefaction Analysis”, 5th International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, IISc. Bangalore, December 8-10, 2016, India, pp. 288-295.
  9. Taib, S. N. L., Jacqueline L.W. H., Kolay, P. K. (2016), “Drained and Undrained Triaxial Compression Tests on Cement Stabilized Tropical Fibrous Peat of Sarawak”, International UNIMAS STEM EnCon2016, 26 -28 October 26-28, 2016, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  10. Meisam, P., Yang, X., Ackah, L., Matenda, A., Kolay, K., Kumar, S., and Mohanty, M. K. (2016), “Cement less “Green” Concrete with Reduced Carbon Footprint”, 2016 SME Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  11. Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Singh, P. (2015), “Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregates for Granular Base in Road Pavement Works”, Thirteenth International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology and Sustainability Issues, July 14-17, 2015, Ottawa, ON, Canada, ISBN 978-0-9916737-3-5, pp. 75-85.
  12. Kolay, P. K., and Ramesh, K.C. (2014), “Reduction of Expansive Index and Free Swell of Kaolinite and Bentonite Clay using Sand and Class C Fly Ash”, 14th IACMAG – 2014 (International Association for Computer Methods and Advanced in Geomechanics), September 21-25, 2014, Kyoto, Japan, ISBN9781138001480, CRC Press, pp. 1151-1155.
  13. Akbari, H., Kolay, P. K., Amanda, Z., Xinbo, Yang, Louis Ackah, and Mohanty, M. (2014), “Geopolymer-based Concrete: An Environmentally Benign Substitute for the Ordinary Portland Cement Concrete", 2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, February 23-26, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  14. Christopher, K. and Kolay, P. K. (2013), “Embankment Slope Stability Analysis Dwight Mission Mine Site Reclamation Project”, Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, April 29 - May 4, 2013, Paper no. 3.37b, The Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling (Chicago) Illinois, USA.
  15. Akbari, H., Heller, T., Shin, S., Yang, X., Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S. and Mohanty, M. (2013), “Geopolymer-based Cement-less Green Concrete”, 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit and CMA 115th National Western Mining Conference, February 24-27, 2013, Denver, CO, USA.
  16. Akbari, H., Heller, T., Shin, S., Matenda, A., Yang, X., Ackah, L., Kolay, K., Kumar, S., and Mohanty, M. K. (2013), “Production of Cement-Less Green Concrete and High Grade Minerals from Coal Ash Waste Materials”, Open 2013: NCIIA (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance) 17th Annual Conference, March 22-23, 2013.
  17. Taib, S.N.L., Lau, S.H., and Kolay, P. K. (2012), “Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Analysis Via MatPIV for Measuring Displacement of Shallow Foundation on Uniform Sand”, of 8th Asia Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (APSEC 2012) & 1st Intl. Conference on Civil Engineering Research (ICCER 2012), Surabaya, October 2-4, 2012, e-ISBN: 978-983-44826-3-3.
  18. Kolay, P. K., Kumar, S., Vijay, K. P., and Tiwari, D. (2012), “Improvement of Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation by using Geogrid Reinforced Double Layered Soil”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2012, December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi, India, pp. 376-379.
  19. Jha, P., Kumar, S., Vijay, K. P., Kolay, P. K., and Shamsher, P. (2012), “Influence of Heavily Loaded Mat Foundation on Adjacent Drilled Shafts”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2012, December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi, India, pp. 584-587 (won the best paper award).
  20. Taib, S. N. L., Jacqueline L.W. H., Kolay, P. K., Seneviratne, K.G.H.C., and Safawi, M.I. (2011), “Comparison of Triaxial Compression Results on Cement Stabilized Peat in Sarawak”, International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, November 7-9, 2011, Perth, Australia.
  21. Kolay, P. K., Rosmina, A. B., and Shirley, Y. (2011), “Prediction of Compression Index for Tropical Soil by Using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, 13th International Conference on Computer and Geomechanics (13th IACMAG), Organized by IACMAG, USA, May 9-11, 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Vol. 1, pp. 542-547.
  22. Aminur, M. R., Kolay, P. K. and Taib, S. N. L. (2010), “Effect of Admixtures on the Stabilization of Peat Soil from Sarawak”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC 2009, February 18-20, 2010, Guntur, India, pp. 410-414.
  23. Lau, S.H., Taib, S. N. L., and Kolay, P. K. (2009), “Image Processing on Soil Displacement of Simple Soil-Structure Interaction”, AWAM 2009, KL, Malaysia, ISBN 978-983-42190-2-4, pp. 421-430.
  24. Kolay, P. K., Rosmina, A. B., and Ling, N. W. (2008), “Settlement Prediction of Tropical Soft Soil by Artificial Neural Network (ANN)”, 12th International Conference on Computer and Geomechanics (12th IACMAG), Organized by IACMAG, USA, October 1-6, 2008, Goa, India, pp. 1843-1849.
  25. Safawi, M.I., Maarouf, A. L., Kolay, P. K., Taib, S. N. L., Kamal, A. and Aminur, M. R., (2008), “Peat Soil Stabilization and Construction of Light Weight Foundation on Stabilized Peat Soil: An Experimental Study and Numerical Modelling” International Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peat Land, Peatland Development: Wise use and Impact Management, August 19-22, 2008, Kuching, Malaysia.
  26. Kolay, K., Linda S. N. L., and Yeo, W. S. (2008), “Compressibility Characteristics of Some Tropical Soil”, 2nd Engineering Conference on Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure Development & Management (ENCON 2008), Dec. 18-19, 2008, Kuching, Malaysia, B12, pp. 230-235.
  27. Lau, S. H., Linda, S. N. L, Kolay, P. K. and Kartini, S. (2008), “PIV on Simple Soil-Structure Interaction” 2nd Engineering Conference on Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure Development & Management (ENCON 2008), Dec. 18-19, 2008, Kuching, Malaysia, B11, pp. 224-229.
  28. Kolay, P. K. and Shafiee, B. S. (2007),Hydraulic Conductivity of Tropical Peat Soil from Sarawak”, The 1st International Conference of European Asian Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF), September 26-27, 2007 at the Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. A19-A25.
  29. Kolay, P. K. and Kismoor, T. (2007), “Physical and Chemical Characterization of a Malaysian Coal Ash” Ninth CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly ash, Silica fume, Slag and Natural Pozzolanas in concrete, May 22 - June 1st, 2007, Warsaw, Poland.
  30. Kolay, P. K. and Suraya N. B. R. (2007), “Stabilization of Organic Soil by Different Types of Stabilizer”, International Conference on Civil Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges (CENeM-2007), January 11-14, 2007, Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur, India, Vol. III, pp. 1394-1400.
  31. Kolay, P. K. and Kismoor, T. (2007), “Some Geotechnical Properties of Sarawakian Coal Ashes”, 16th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference (16SEAGC), May 8 to 11, 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 277-281.
  32. Taib, S. N. L., Kamal, A. A., Kolay, P. K. and Sahdi, F. (2007), “A Proposed Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory Module via Centrifuge Testing”, RCEE 2007, December 3-5, 2007, Johor, Malaysia.
  33. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, H. (2007), “Physical and Chemical Characterization of a Sarawakian Coal Ash”, Unimas Research Symposium (URS 2007), 10-12, 2007, Vol. IV., RMIC, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia, pp. 56-62.
  34. Kolay, P. K. and Suraya N. B. R. (2006), “Highly Organic Soil Stabilization by Different Types of Admixture”, 2nd International Conference on Problematic Soils, December 4-5, 2006, Sunway Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, ISBN No. 981-05-5564-4, pp. 211-216.
  35. Kolay, P. K. (2006), “Soft or Peat Soil Stabilization by Fly Ash” SYMBIOSIS, January 2006, ISSN 1551-3426, pp. 9.
  36. Kolay, P. K. and Petrus R. (2005), “Effect of Organic Content on the Compaction and Shear Strength of Silty Soil”, AEESEAP International Conference 2005, ‘Engineering a better environment for Mankind’ which will be held on June 7 – 9, 2005, University of Malaya, Malaysia, CD ROM version, ISBN No. 983-100-293-8.
  37. Kolay, P. K., Abedin, Z. M. and Kho, J. T., (2005), “Effect of Fine Content on Shear Strength Characteristics of Sand”, International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET-2005), August 15–18, 2005, Institute Technology Brunei, Negara Brunei Darussalam
  38. Kolay, P. K. and Wadiah, N. (2005), “Effect of Fine Content on Compaction Characteristics of Sandy Soil”, National Civil Engineering Conference (NACEC) 2005, Dec. 19–20, 2005, KUiTTHO, Batu Pahat, Malaysia, pp. 718-725.
  39. Kolay, P. K. (2004), “Effect of Zeolitization on Shear Strength Characteristics of a Lagoon Ash”, AWAM 2004, July 20-22, 2004, University Science Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.
  40. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Effect of Chemical Activation of a Lagoon Ash on Its Physical-Chemical-Mineralogical Properties”, Seventh CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly ash, Silica fume, Slag and Natural pozzolanas in Concrete, July 22-27, 2001, Madras, India, Vol. 1, SP 199, ISBN: 0-87031-026-7, pp. 43-53.
  41. Kolay, P. K. and Singh, D. N. (2001), “Shear Strength Characteristics of Zeolitized Lagoon Ash”, International Conference on Civil Engineering, ICCE –2001, July 23-25, 2001, IISc. Bangalore, India, pp. 696-703.
  42. Singh, D. N. and Kolay, P. K. (2000), “Use of Zeolitized Lagoon Ash for Heavy Metal Retention”, GEOTECHNICS 2000, Geotechnical Engineering Conference, November 27-30, 2000, Bangkok, Thailand.
  43. Kolay, P. K., Singh, D. N. and Murti, M.V.R., (1999), “Effect of Water Interaction On a Class F Lagoon Ash”, National Seminar on fly ash characterization and its Geotechnical application, Bangalore, India, August 30, 1999, pp. 9-14.
  44. Kolay, P. K., Singh, D. N. and Murti, M.V.R. (1999), “Application of Lagoon Ash Zeolites for Heavy Metal Removal from the Industrial Sludge”, International Ash Utilization Symposium, October 18-20, 1999, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, pp. 455-459
  45. Singh, D. N., Nasim, A.S.M and Kolay, P. K. (1998), “Classification of Lignite Ashes on the basis of Chemical Composition”, National Seminar on Durability of Concrete, Maharashtra India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2, pp. 94-100.
  46. Bhattacharya, G., Kolay, P. K. and Brahma, S. P. (1996), “Side Friction in Consolidation Tests- Effects and Remedies,” Indian Geotechnical Conference, Madras, India, 11-14, pp. 107-110.

Creative Contributions:

  1. Aryal, S., and Kolay, P. K. (2019). “Long-Term Durability of Ordinary Portland Cement and Polypropylene Fiber Stabilized Clay”, Graduate Students Creative Activities and Research Forum 2016, SIUC, April 08, 2019.
  2. Kolay, P. K. (2018). “Soft Soil Stabilization Using Chemical Stabilizers”, China-US Workshop on Ground Improvement Technologies, Shanghai, China, May 27, 2018, pp. 41-42.
  3. Sulaiman, S. and Kolay, P. K. (2016). “Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete with Natural and Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) using Air Entrains Admixtures (AEA)”, Graduate Students Creative Activities and Research Forum 2016, SIUC, April 05, 2016.
  4. Dhakal, B. and Kolay, P. K. (2016). “Effect of Liquid Polymer on Geotechnical Properties of Fine-Grained”, Graduate Students Creative Activities and Research Forum 2016, SIUC, April 05, 2016, Won 2nd Prize in Best Poster.
  5. Joshua, A., Carrie C., Kolay, P. K. (2015). “Implementation of Recycled Aggregates in Everyday Construction Practices”, Undergraduate Research Forum 2015, SIUC, April 07, 2015.
  6. Taib, S.N.L., Kolay, P.K., Seneviratne, N. and M. Zain, M.I.S. (2014). “UNIMAS Experience in Chemically Stabilizing Sarawak Peat and Organic Soil in Laboratory”, Peat Technology 2014 – Opportunities and Challenges Seminar, Dec 1, 2014, Sibu, Malaysia.
  7. Taib, S.N.L., Junaidi, E., Yusof, M., Kolay, P. K., Baini, R., Nazeri, A. R., Michael, N.G. C. H., Ramali, N. (2011), “Peat as Fuel”, Poster Presentation, International GreenTech & Eco-Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2011 (IGEM2011), September 7-10, 2011, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), organized by Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air (KeTTHA).
  8. Taib, S.N.L., Junaidi, E., Yusof, M., Kolay, P. K., Baini, R., Nazeri, A. R., Michael, N.G. C.H., Ramali, N. (2011), “Peat as Fuel”, Poster Presentation, ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress 2011 (AAEC 2011), July 25-27, 2011, Riverside Majestic Hotel Kuching.
  9. Taib, S.N.L., Lau, S. H. and Kolay, P. K. (2010), “Improvement on Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis on Simple Soil-Structure Interaction”, FENG Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, April 2010, ISSN 1985-2894.
  10. Taib, S.N.L., Kolay, P. K. and Suhaili, S. (2007), “Improvement on Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis on Simple Soil-Structure Interaction”, FENG Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, October 2007, ISSN 1985-2894.

 

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Paper presentation

Member of Professional Body

  1. Member of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), No. 469145, USA.
  2. Member of Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, No. 60190, USA.
  3. Member of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), 2009-2013, USA.
  4. Member of USUCGER (United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research), 2011-2014, USA.
  5. Life member of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), No. LM 2492, INDIA.
  6. Member of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC), 2008-2010.
  7. Member of Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on “Engineering and Applied Sciences”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET).
  8. Member of Materials Technology Center (MTC), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2013.
  9. Member of G-I (Geo-Institute), ASCE, No. 469145, USA.
  10. Member of The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), UK.

Honors and Awards

Honors in Professional Association