Dr. Nadine Ibrahim is the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering, and a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She comes from a cross-section of industry and academia in the areas of urban infrastructure, sustainable cities, and sustainable development, focusing on climate change mitigation in global cities and megacities, and most recently sustainability assessments in megaregions. She leads new educational attitudes and advocates for civil engineers as municipal leaders, where she leverages her industry experience in Canada and abroad, to expand her inquiry into cities through urban and environmental projects. Nadine has taken an interdisciplinary approach to her education, where she holds a BASc, MASc, and PhD in Civil Engineering, and a Certificate of Preventive Engineering and Social Development, from the University of Toronto. She was a post-doctoral fellow working on Engineering Education for Sustainable Cities in Africa (EESC-A), launching a Sustainable Cities course online, and piloting a Global Classroom. Her exposure to municipal engineering leadership and global industry best practices imparts transferable skills that she applies and teaches to generate and seek collaborative opportunities to bring real world engineering leadership examples into the classroom and with other disciplines interfacing with engineering. She is also active in the scholarship and teaching and learning in engineering education, exploring the qualities of the Engineer of 2050.

Innocent Musonda, holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Management and qualifications in construction management and civil engineering. He is professionally registered as a civil engineer (Zambia), construction manager (South Africa), a full member of the chartered institute of building (CIOB) and full member of the International Council for research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). He has worked in both the public and private sector in Southern Africa. He is currently a researcher, invited speaker, founder and director of the Centre for applied research and innovation in the built environment (CARINBE) based at the University of Johannesburg. He has served as a chairperson of an international conference series on Infrastructure Development and Investment in Africa from its inception in 2014. Prof. Musonda, is also a roaming scholar at the University of Toronto on the Engineering Education for Sustainable Cities in Africa Project (EESC-A).

His research focus is on site-to-office digital applications and BIM integration to improve infrastructure delivery. Other projects include the strategic application of building information modelling (BIM) to the role of construction project management. Recent focus has been on leveraging 4D BIM to improve safety in construction industry and improving infrastructure sustainability using new technology applications. His primary goal is to see improvement in the delivery of infrastructure, to have more sustainable infrastructure developed and that construction of projects is undertaken in a safe and healthy manner

The award-winning Engr. (Dr) Thomas Bassey Eyo is a registered civil engineer with specialization in Highway Maintenance & Rehabilitation. He is a retired director of Design/Research & Development, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency(FERMA), Abuja and currently into highway Consultancy and is also the Lease Manager of FERMA 70/80 TPH asphalt plant in Kuje. He is the National Technical Secretary of Nigerian Institute of Highway and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE) and also the President, National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).

He commenced his meritorious civil service career as Higher Technical Officer with Federal Ministry of Works where he served in Plateau, Ondo and Oyo state. He has supervised new road construction projects, rehabilitation projects, maintenance, highway materials/research and Design projects.

He was seconded to Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) in 2004 as the first set of Chief Maintenance Engineer, Yobe State.
Based on his spectacular achievement, Engr. (Dr) Eyo nicked the “professor” was the first Chief Maintenance Engineer to be redeployed after one year to create and head Research and Development Division of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency(FERMA), a position he held till December 2018, when he retired as a Director, Research & Development.

During his period of service of excellence in the civil service, he introduced Pavement Resurfacing by Fumigation, first Central Plant Recycling, fabricated Mobile Asphalt Plant, bitumen sprayer, produced road mat for pothole patching, sustainable green bitumen emulsion and invented the 1st locally produced cold asphalt in Nigeria which was patented. He also engaged in the publication of technical journal on road maintenance READOP ISBN:978-36738-5-8 and Ferma Road Nugget.

Engr (Dr). Eyo is a member of numerous professional bodies and has received awards both locally and internationally, among which are:

  • i. Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers
  • ii. Member, Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria
  • iii. Member, American Society of Engineers
  • iv. Fellow Institute of Management Consultant
  • v. Letters of Commendation from the Honourable Minister of Works and Managing Director of FERMA for outstanding performance.
  • vi. Award of Selfless Service in Nigeria (NASSEN 2000).
  • vii. Letter of Commendation from Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on the discovery of Pavement Resurfacing by Fumigation and publications.
  • Letter of commendation from National University Commission (NUC) and Universities for publications
  • ix. Certificate of Professional Excellence by the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineer.
  • x. Patent Certificate for Production of Cold Asphalt