Professor Myint Win Bo

Prof. Myint Win Bo
President & CEO

P.Eng, P.Geo, IntPE (UK)

BSc, DUC, MSc, PhD, FICE, FGS, MCMI, CEng, CGeol, CSci, CEnv, C.Mgr, EurEng, EurGeol

Prof Bo graduated with B.Sc (Geology) from the University of Rangoon and received Postgraduate Diploma in Hydrogeology from University College London, UK and MSc Degree from University of London, UK. He obtained his Ph.D in Civil Engineering (specialized in geotechnics) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and obtained Executive Certificate of Management and Leadership from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London, UK and a Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineer, UK. He is also a professional engineer, professional geoscientist, International Professional Engineer (UK), Chartered Geologist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Manager, European Geologist and European Engineer. Dr Bo has been serving many professional societies in both national and international levels. Dr Bo has been working in four continents around the world such as North America, Europe, The Far East and Pacific. Dr Bo is an experience practicing engineer as well as educator and he has been giving so far 40 special/Keynote lectures and workshops in the international conferences, tertiary institutions and professional associations.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Myint Win Bo is a practising engineer as well as educator and researcher in geotechnical engineering, Geoenvironmental engineering, engineering geology and hydrogeology. He has been practicing in the engineering, geology, science and environmental fields in four continents (Far East, Pacific, Europe & North America) around the world over the last 40 years. He was also a geotechnical designer for many award winning projects around the world. His skills and scientific contributions in the field of civil/geotechnical engineering have been recognized via publications in international journals and conferences. He has published four textbooks, two book chapters, 200 referred international journal papers and referred conference papers. His published works were cited more than 3500 times in the International referred journals and textbooks.


Dr Bo has been in the senior management position for more than 15 years. He has served as Board of Directors, Secretary of the Board and chair of the division in both profit corporation and non-profit professional societies. Dr Bo has managed multi-billion dollars project around the world.


Dr Bo holds many science and engineering degrees and professional titles from numerous professional societies. He is also contributing to the industry through national and international professional societies as a committee member. Dr Bo is an Editor of American Journal of Material, Journal of Environmental Geotechnics , Geotechnical Research Journal,. He has also been giving special and keynote lectures in Tertiary Institutions, Professional Societies and International Conferences around the world. Dr. Bo has always been practicing in the industry while consistently in collaboration with academic institutions. He is supervising many doctoral students, as well as serving as adjunct professor for many universities.

EDUCATION
  •    PhD, Civil Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2002)

  •    MSc., Hydrogeology, University of London, U.K. (1987)

  •    Postgraduate Diploma, Hydrogeology, University College, London, U.K. (1987)

  •    Bachelor of Science (Geology), Rangoon Arts and Science University, Rangoon, Burma (1977)

  •    Certificate of Executive Management for Leadership and Management
LICENSES & TITLES
  •    International Professional Engineer (U.K.)

  •    Professional Engineer (Ontario)

  •    Professional Geoscientist (Ontario)

  •    Chartered Engineer

  •    European Geologist

  •    Chartered Scientist

  •    Chartered Environmentalist

  •    Chartered Manager

  •    Fellow of Geological Society, U.K.

  •    Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K.

  •    Membership of Chartered Management Institute, U.K.
EXTERNAL POSITION
  •    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, YORK UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

  •    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

  •    FORMER ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA

  •    FORMER ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, OTTAWA, CANADA

  •    FORMER ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, HIGHER RESEARCH DEGREE WESTERN ONTARIO UNIVERSITY, CANADA
EXTERNAL COMITTEE
  •    COMMITTEE MEMBER OF TC303 FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SOIL MECHANICS AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

  •    COMMITTEE MEMBER OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TESTING MATERIAL (ASTM) COMMITTEE D18 ON SOIL AND ROCK

  •    COMMITTEE MEMBER OF SUSTAINABLE GEOTECHNICS CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY

  •    COMMITTEE MEMBER OF INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, ONTARIO REGION CHAPTER, CANADA

  •    MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MYANMAR APPLIED EARTH SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
  •    CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER MYANMAR APPLIED EARTH SCIENCE AOCIETY
  •    COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SOIL MECHANICS AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  •    PAST CHAIR, ECONOMIC THINK TANK, CANADA MYANMAR BUSINESS COUNCIL, CANADA
  •    PAST COMMITTEE MEMBER OF GEOTECHNICAL RESEARCH BOARD, CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY
  •    PAST DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY, CANADA
  •    PAST CHAIR, GEOENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION, CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY, CANADA
  •    PAST COMMITTEE MEMBER OF TECHNICAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL GEOSYTHETICS SOCIETY
  •    PAST COMMITTEE MEMBER OF TC39 FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SOIL MECHANICS AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  •    PAST MEMBER OF PENEL OF EXPERTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FOR EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF GEOLOGISTS
  •    BOARD OF DIRECTORS NORTH AMERICAN BURMESE ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION
  •    FOUNDING SECRETARY and PAST PRESIDENT OF MYANMAR GEOLOGISTS GROUP SINGAPORE
  •    FOUNDING SECRETARY OF MYANMAR CLUB SINGAPORE
  •    COMMITTEE MEMBER BURMA BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
EDITORIAL AND REVIEW WORK
  •    Editor, Environmental Geotechnics, ICE, UK.

  •    Editor, Geotechnical Research Journal, ICE, UK.

  •    Editor, American Journal of Material Testing, USA

  •    Editor, Maritime Technology and Research (MTR), Thailand

  •    Editor, Heliyon Journal, Elsevier, Netherland
CURRENT RESEARCH AREAS
  •    Harnessing renewable energy from Low-carbon geothermal pavements, Australia Research Council, AUSTRALIA

  •    Effect of geopolymer cement stabilization on the fatigue life of Pavement sub-bases with recycled demolition aggregates. Joint research with Swinburne University of Technology, Funded by Australia Research Council, AUSTRALIA

  •    Sustainable reuse of biosolids as a road base material. Joint research with Swinburne University of Technology, Funded by Vic Road, AUSTRALIA.

  •    Sustainable reuse of Demolition waste as a road base material. Joint research with Swinburne University of Technology, AUSTRALIA.

  •    Sustainable use of dredged cohesive soils in foreshore land reclamation. Joint research with James Cook University, Australia. Funded by Australia Research Council, AUSTRALIA.

  •    Experimental study on accelerated consolidation tests, Funded by National Research Council, CANADA.

  •    Experimental study to obtain empirical and theoretical correlation between cone penetration test data and geotechnical parameters for Soft clay in Thunder Bay, Funded by National Research Council, CANADA.

  •    Experimental study on Use of Geothermal Energy through Deep Foundation in Thunder bay, CANADA. Funded by National Research Council, CANADA.

  •    A study on thickening of Mature Oil Sand Mine Tailings by coagulation, flocculation and electrokinetics. Funded by National Engineering and Science Research Council, CANADA.
AWARDS
  •    TOP 100 CANADIAN PROFESSIONALS (2020)

  •    ALBERT NELSON MARQUIS LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (20

  •    WHO IS WHO IN THE WORLD (2007 to 2016) for outstanding achievement in career.

  •    WHO IS WHO IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (2008, 2011 , 2013 & 2015)) For outstanding achievement in Science and Engineering

  •    WHO IS WHO IN AMERICA (2010, 2012 & 2014) For outstanding achievement in America.

  •    Research grant from Australian Research council (Jointly won with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), for “Harnessing renewable energy from Low-carbon geothermal pavements”, ARC Linkage (2018-2020), Grant funds = A$354,00

  •    Research grant from Australian Research council (Jointly won with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), for “Effect of geopolymer cement stabilisation on the fatigue life of pavement sub-bases with recycled demolition aggregates”, ARC Linkage (2012-2014), Grant funds = AUD$252 k (ARC funds = AUD$142 k; Industry funds = AUD$110 k). Arulrajah, Jay Sanjayan, and M.W. Bo,

  •    Research grant from Australian Government (Jointly won with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), for Geotechnical characteristics of biosolids and their suitability as stabilized fill, Smart Water Fund (2007-2009). Total Cost = A$498,205; Grant funds = A$273,010. Arulrajah, M.W. Bo, J. Wilson, R. Evans, J. Lamborn, Robertson, G. Newman.

  •    Recipient of Australia Research Council research grant jointly with James Cook University, Australia, City University, UK and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia to carry out research on Sustainable usage of dredged clay materials as land reclamation fills, ARC Linkage (2009-2011). Grant funds = AUD$103k (ARC = AUD$79k; Industry = AUD$24k). A/Prof N Sivakugan; Dr A Arulrajah; Dr M W Bo; Dr JJ Ameratunga; Prof JH Atkinson; Mr PJ Boyle

  •    Recipient of Industrial Research Grant from National Research Council of Canada (2009), Grant Funds = $29 k

  •    Recipient of Industrial Research Grant from National Research Council of Canada (2010), Grant Funds = $50 k

  •    Recipient of Industrial Research Grant from National Research Council of Canada (2012), Grant Funds = $34 k

  •    Joint recipient of Collaborated Research Grant from National Engineering and Science Research Council of Canada jointly with Western Ontario University, Canada (2013), Grant Funds = $ 25 k Professor J Shang; Dr M W Bo

  •    Recipient of Telford Premium award for best published paper in International Journal of Ground Improvement, ICE, UK (2009)

  •    Finalist for personal outstanding achievement for the Consultants of the year (2006), NCE/ACE award, UK.

  •    Finalist for Fleming award for excellent in geotechnical design and Construction, UK. (2003)

  •    Top 75 Canadian immigrants, (2010)

  •    Burmese Government full scholarship to study Master degree in University of London, U.K, 1986-87.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
  •    2017 – To date: President & CEO, Bo & Associates Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA

  •    2016 – 2017: President & COO, SARAFINCHIN Associates Ltd, Consulting Engineers, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

  •    2012 – 2015: Senior Vice President / Senior Principal, DST Consulting Engineers Inc., CANADA

  •    2007 – 2011: Principal/Director (GeoServices), DST Consulting Engineers Inc., CANADA

  •    2005 – 2007: Technical Director, Faber Maunsell/AECOM, Bradford/Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM

  •    2003 – 2005: Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Bullen Consultants, Bradford, UNITED KINGDOM

  •    1995 – 2003: Executive Geotechnical Engineer, SPECS Consultants Pte Ltd/PSA Corporation, SINGAPORE

  •    1993 – 1995: Geotechnical Engineer, SPECS Consultants Pte Ltd, SINGAPORE

  •    1992 – 1993: Assistant Geotechnical Engineer, Loh and Loh Construction, SINGAPORE

  •    1990 – 1992: Engineer 1, Water and Sewerage Dept, Yangon City Development Committee, Yangon, MYANMAR

  •    1979 – 1990: Assistant Engineering Geologist, Irrigation Dept, Yangon, MYANMAR

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS PUBLISHED

  •    SOIL IMPROVEMENT (Prefabricated Vertical Drain Technique) By M.W.Bo, J. Chu, B.K.Low&V.ChoaThomson learning, 2003

  •    RECLAMATION AND GROUND IMPROVEMENT By M.W.Bo&V.Choa, Thomson learning, 2004

  •    COMPRESSIBILITY OF ULTRA-SOFT SOIL By M W Bo, World Scientific, 2008

  •    LABORATORY TESTING FOR SOILS ROCKS AND AGGREGATES By N Sivakugan ,A Arulrajah, M W Bo, Ross Publishing, 2011

BOOK CHAPTERS

  •    GROUND IMPROVEMENT – CASE STUDY – A Chapter on Ground Improvement in Changi East Reclamation Projects By M.W.Bo, J.Chu&V.Choa., Elsevier, 2005.

  •    ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OF TOMORROW’S CITIES – A Chapter on Impact of Geological Conditions on Ground Improvement Projects By Bo. M.W & Chu, J (2010), Engineering Geology Special Publication,Geological society of London, UK. (In CD-Rom)

  •    GROUND IMPROVEMENT: CASE HISTORIES AND NEW DIRECTIONS – A Chapter on Environmentally Friendly Slope Stabilization Using A Soil Nail and Root System in Canada By M. W. Bo., M. Fabius., A. Arulrajah and S Horpibulsuk (2015). Elsevier, Oxford, UK. (In print).

  •    GROUND IMPROVEMENT: CASE HISTORIES AND NEW DIRECTIONS – A Chapter on Deep compaction of granular fills in a land reclamation project by dynamic and vibratory compaction techniques By M. W. Bo., A. Arulrajah., V. Choa., S. Horpibulsuk and M. Miri Disfani (2015). Elsevier, Oxford, UK. (In print).

PROCEEDING EDITED

TWIN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ON GEOTECHNICAL AND GEO- ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CUM 7TH GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES By M Isabel M Pinto and Myint Win Bo (2010), Seoul, South Korea.


BOOK MANUSCRIPTS

UNDER PREPARATION:


  •    GROUND INVESTIGATION MANUAL By M.W Bo, A. AArulrajah& N. SSivakugan

  •    RECYCLED DEMOLITION MATERAILS IN PAVEMENT SUB-BASESBy A. Arulrajah, M.W Bo, J. Piratheepan& N. Sivakugan

  •    BIOSOLIDS USAGE IN ROAD EMBANKMENTS

  •    Arulrajah, M. M. Disfani, M.W Bo & N. Sivakugan
KEYNOTES AND SPECIAL LECTURES
  •    Workshop on “Soil Improvement Works In Land Reclamation Projects” NTU–PWD Lecture, Geotechnical Research Center, NTU, Singapore, 1997.

  •    Short Course on “Use Of Pre-Fabricated Vertical Drains for Land Reclamation Projects” Center for Continuing Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore 1998.

  •    Short Course On “Use Of Pre-Fabricated Vertical Drains For Land Reclamation Projects” Center For Continuing Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 2000.

  •    Special Lecture On “Quality Assurance Of Prefabricated Vertical Drain” Jointly Given With Prof V.Choa At Kochi University In Japan, (Sept 2000).

  •    Special Lecture On “Usage Of Prefabricated Vertical Drain In Land Reclamation Projects” Given At Asia Institute Of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. (Nov. 2001)

  •    Special Lecture on “Role of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics in Civil Engineering Construction” Given At Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar. (2001)

  •    Special Lecture On “Role Of Engineering Geology And Geotechnics In Earth Works Engineering” Given At Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. (2001)

  •    Short Course on “Soil Improvement”, (Prefabricated Vertical Drain Technique), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. (, 2003).

  •    Special Lecture On “Engineering Geology And Geotechnics In Construction” Given At Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. (2003).

  •    Visiting Lecture On “Reclamation and Ground Improvement at Changi East, Singapore”, University Of Durham, United Kingdom. ( 2003)

  •    Special Lecture On “Deformation of Ultra-Soft Soil”, Geological Society, Yorkshire Regional Group, United Kingdom. (2005)

  •    Special Lecture on “Geotechnical Aspects in Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement Projects”, Northern Geotechnical Group, Newcastle, United Kingdom. (2006)

  •    Special lecture on “Application of Geotechnical Engineering in Construction industry and beyond” Lakehead University, Thunder Bay section of Canadian Geotechnical Society, Thunder Bay, CANADA (2008).

  •    Breakfast lecture on “Greenhouse effect, Global climate change and Renewable energy” Green Eco North Conference, Confederation College, Thunder Bay, CANADA (2008).

  •    Short Course on Ground Improvement, GeoEdmonton08, 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, CANADA (2008).

  •    Special lecture on “Application of Finite Element Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering”, PEO, CGS Lakehead Region Joint seminar, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, CANADA (2009).

  •    Special lecture on “Application of Geotechnical Engineering in Construction industry and beyond”, Ottawa Geotechnical Group, Ottawa, CANADA (2009).

  •    Special lecture on “Application of Geotechnical Engineering in Construction industry and beyond” Saskechewan Geotechnical Society, Saskatoon, CANADA. (2010)

  •    Keynote Lecture on “Application of Ground improvement and Ground Engineering in Construction industry and beyond”, International Conference on Ground Improvement, Seoul, South Korea. (2010)

  •    Invited lecture on “Use of Recycled Wastes in Highway Engineering” Third International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, Semarang, INDONESIA. (2011)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Application of Geotechnical Engineering in Construction industry and beyond” at Annual General Meeting for Geotechnical Society of Edmonton, CANADA. (2011)

  •    Short Course on “Application of Finite Element Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering” Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, CANADA. (2011)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Historical advancements of geotechnical engineering and their application in the construction industry and beyond” First International Conference in Advancement in Geotechnical Engineering, Perth, AUSTRALIA (2011)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Advancement of Geotechnical Engineering and Their Application in Construction Industry and Beyond” International Symposium on Sustainable Geosynthetics & Green Tech: for Climate Change, Bgkk, THAILAND (2012)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Advancement of Geotechnical Engineering and Their Application in Construction Industry and Beyond” Myanmar Geoscience Society, MYANMAR (2012)

  •    Special Lecture on “An Introduction on Contaminated Land and Their Assessment”, Joint Seminar between Canadian Geotechnical Society and Professional Engineers Ontario, Lakehead Chapter, Thunder Bay, CANADA (2013)

  •    Special Lecture on “Mega Offshore Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement Project in Singapore”, Western University, London, Ontario, CANADA (2013)

  •    Keynote Lecture on “Mega Offshore Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement Project in Singapore”, BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Ocean-2013, Hangzhou, CHINA (2013)

  •    Special lecture on “Basic Concept on Assessment of Contaminated Land”, Myanmar Geosciences Society, Yangon, MYANMAR (2015)

  •    Keynote Lecture on “Basic Concept on Assessment of Contaminated Land”, International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health, Beijing, CHINA (2015)

  •    Guest lecture on “Advancement of Geotechnics” Western University, Ontario, CANADA (2016)

  •    Special Lecture on “Advancement of Geotechnical Engineering and Their Application in Construction Industry and Beyond” Nanyang Techological University, SINGAPORE, (2015)

  •    Special Public Lecture on “Why Finite Element Modeling is Required for Geotechnical Analyses”, Swinburne University of Technology, AUSTRALIA (2016)

  •    Public lecture on “Research Oriented Geotechnical and Ground Improvement Projects”, Myanmar Applied Earth Science Association Yangon, MYANMAR (2017)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Research Oriented Ground Improvement Projects in Changi, Singapore”, Proceedings of the International Convention on Civil Engineering, Nakhon Ratchastma, THAILAND (2017)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Engineering Geology and Geotechnics & Their Application”, Myanmar Applied Earth Science Association, Yangon, MYANMAR (2017)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Development of Geotechnical Engineering”, Regina Geotechnical Society, University of Regina, CANADA (2019)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Aspect of Municipal Landfill Development”, Second International Conference on Applied Earth Sciences in Myanmar and Neighboring Regions, Yangon, MYANMAR, Nov-Dec (2019)

  •    Pre-conference Workshop on “Ground Investigation”, Conference on Applied Earth Sciences in Myanmar and Neighboring Regions, Yangon, MYANMAR, Nov-Dec (2019)

  •    Keynote lecture on “Development of Geotechnical Engineering and Their Application”, Myanmar Engineering Society, , Mandalay Division, MYANMAR (2019)