12-15 September 2016
Russia  I  Saint Petersburg
15th World Conference
of Associated research Centers for the Urban Underground Space
Underground Urbanisation as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development

Scientific committee


Nikolai BOBYLEV, Russia

Saint Petersburg State University, Associate Professor,
Saint Petersburg Research Centre for Ecological Safety of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Lead Scientist


Andrey BOKOV, Russia

Union of Architects of Russia, president


Aleksander BREIDBURD, Russia

International Association of Horizontal Directional Drilling Specialists, President


Michel DEFFAYET, France

CETU Manager


Dmitry GOLITSINSKY, Russia 

Petersburg State Transport University, Department “Tunnels and Subways”, Professor


Franklin van der HOEVEN, Netherlands

TU Delf, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Director of Research, Chair of Urban Design, Associate Professor



University  of Birmingham, Professor


Aleksander KARAULOV, Russia

Siberian Transport University, Head of the Department “Geology, Foundation engineering"


Dimitris KALIAMPAKOS, Greece

ACUUS President, National Technical University of Athens Dept. of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy, Professor


Takayuki KISHII, Japan

ACUUS Director, Nihon University, Professor, Urban Underground Space Center of Japan


Evasio LAVAGNO, Italy

ACUUS Director,Politecnico di Torino, Professor


Michael LISYUK, Russia

Director for Development of "Georeconstruction" Group of Companies


Vladimir MAKAROV, Russia

Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Department of Mining Engineering, School of Engineering, Professor, Doctor of Technical Science


Eduardo F.J. DE MULDER, Netherlands

Earth Science Matters Foundation, Director



Viktor OSIPOV, Russia

Institute of Geo-ecology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director, member of the Academy of Sciences


Fang PENG, China

Tongji University, Professor, Research Center for Underground Space, Director


Gennady POLYANKIN, Russia

Siberian Transport University, Head of the Department “Tunnels and Subways”


Hong Chul RHIM, Korea

Yonsei University, Professor, Research Center for Urban Underground Space, Director

    Gulnara ROLL, Switzerland

Committee on Housing and Land Management the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Chairman


Mohamad Mahdi SAFAEE, Iran

Academic member of Azad University school of Art and architecture of South Tehran branch, Managing director of Fanavaran Consulting Engineers Construction Technology Developers 


Francisco SCHMIDT, Chile

Architect and planner


Kenichi SOGA, UK

University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, Professor of Civil Engineering



ACUUS Fellow
Louisiana Tech University, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor


Markus THEWES, Germany

Ruhr University Bochum, Professor


Vladimir ULITSKY, Russia

St. Petersburg Transport University, Professor and Head of department of Soils and Foundations



Ilkka VÄHÄAHO, Finland

City of Helsinki, Head of Geotechnical Division, MEng, Chairman of the Finnish Tunnelling Association International Activity Group


Aleksander VIKTOROV, Russia

Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council of the Autonomous Nonprofit Organisation "Strategic Partnership on economic and social development of the North-West Federal District"


Johan VISSER, The Netherlands 

Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, section Transport and Planning


Mark WALLACE, Hong Kong 

ARUP Director of Infrastructure


John ZACHARIAS, Canada

ACUUS Director, Peking University, College of Architecture and Landscape, Chair Professor, Laboratory for Urban Process Modelling and Applications, Director


Yingxin ZHOU, Singapore

ACUUS Vice-president, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Head Engineering  (Underground FAcilitis) Building and Infrastructure, Professor



ACUUS Secretary General, HNTB CORPORATION, Vice President and Chief Tunnel Engineer

Askar ZHUSSUPBEKOV, Republic of Kazakhstan

Eurasian National University, Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Professor