Rugeyya Aldim graduated at the Civil Engineering Department, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey, and came to IGT to complete an internship for 3 months. She started her undergraduate thesis at the Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco in Portugal last year, and performed research and experiments on improvement of clay soils with plastic waste. At her home university she continued her research and conducted experiments on the improvement of clay soils using glass powder. In her thesis studies, she had the chance to learn how to do the CBR test, Standard and Modified Compaction test, Unconfined Compressive test and basic experiments used to determine soil properties.
I am Zhi Li (Allen), an exchange student from HKUST under supervision of Prof. Charles W. W. Ng. My research interest is debris flow mitigation. I am really thankful that BOKU provides me the opportunity to join the research group lead by Prof. Wu Wei. I believe that studying at BOKU is a good way for me to be passionate about and achieve a deeper understanding of my research field. I hope that through my research I can make a worldwide contribution to preventing debris flow by creating more knowledge about it.