The seminar was organized by AUST Civil Engineering Society (ACES). The seminar speaker was Mr. Asif Ahmed, PhD candidate from University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Prof. Dr. A.M.M. Safiullah, Vice-chancellor of AUST graced the seminar as chief guest. The seminar was chaired by Prof. Dr. Md. Mahmudur Rahman, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, AUST. Faculty members along with the students from final year of Civil Engineering Dept. were present in the seminar. Asif Ahmed organized his presentation in two sections. He shared his innovative idea to use plastic material as reinforcement for improving slope stability which contributes mainly to recycle wastes at landfill. Second presentation included using "magic box" for resistivity imaging by applying small electric currents across electrodes. Different values of resistivity can be used to identify different types of soil.