Previous CIVE 6111 Seminars

Date Title Speaker
09/07/2012 - 12:00pm
Innovation in Accelerated Bridges Construction in High Seismic Zones
Professor Mehdi Saiid Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno
09/21/2012 - 12:00pm
Bond Strength and Development Lengths of Large-Diameter Reinforcing Bars in Well-Confined Concrete
Prof. P. Benson Shing, University of California, San Diego
10/05/2012 - 12:00pm
Integrated Seismic Assessment and Design of Plan-Irregular Structures
Amr S. Elnashai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10/12/2012 - 12:00pm
Implementation of University Transportation Research
Dennis Christiansen, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
11/02/2012 - 12:00pm
Control of Inelastic Structures by Weakening and Damping
Andrei M. Reinhorn, University at Buffalo, New York State University
11/13/2012 - 1:00pm
Multifunctional Continuous Carbon Fiber Polymer-Matrix Composite Materials for Thermoelectricity, Heat Dissipation and Strain/Damage Monitoring
Professor Deborah D.L. Chung, University at Buffalo, New York State University
11/16/2012 - 12:00pm
Nano Technology in Civil Infrastructure and Materials
Ken P. Chong, The George Washington University
11/30/2012 - 12:00pm
Experimental Studies of the Seismic Performance of a Curved Highway Bridge using Multiple Shake Tables
Professor Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno
12/07/2012 - 1:30pm
Bayesian Network for Infrastructure Seismic Risk Assessment and Decision
Armen Der Kiureghian, University of CA, Berkeley
01/28/2013 - 10:30am
Using Surface Complexation Modeling to Quantify Metal Adsorption and Bioavailability to Bacteria in Geologic Systems
Jeremy B. Fein, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
02/04/2013 - 10:30am
Exploring the Microbiome of the Built Environment
Kerry A. Kinney, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
02/11/2013 - 10:30am
Impact of Mixing-Controlled Reactions on the Transport of Groundwater Contaminants: Modeling and Pore-Scale Experiments
Albert J. Valocchi, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
02/25/2013 - 10:30am
Effects of Surface Oxides and Natural Organic Matter on Environmentally Relevant Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
William P. Ball, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
03/04/2013 - 10:30am
Biological Drinking Water Treatment – Opportunities and Challenges
Lutgarde Raskin, Ph.D., University of Michigan
03/18/2013 - 10:30am
Case Studies of Bioremediation Solutions- Win-Win Solutions for All Stakeholders
Stephanie Fiorenza, Ph.D., BP North America Inc.
03/25/2013 - 10:30am
Environmental Issues Related to Shale Oil and Gas in Western US
Mason Tomson, Ph.D., Rice University
09/09/2013 - 10:30am
Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction
Dr. Yuri Bazilevs (University of California, San Diego)
09/23/2013 - 10:30am
Numerical Modeling of Stents and Hemodynamics
Dr. Suncica Canic (University of Houston, Mathematics)
10/28/2013 - 10:30am
Nanomechanics (Tentative)
Dr. Pradeep Sharma (University of Houston, Mechanical Engineering)
11/04/2013 - 10:30am
Durability of Cement-Based Materials
Dr. Kimberly Kurtis (Georgia Institute of Technology)
11/11/2013 - 10:30am
Listening to Rock
Dr. Joseph Labus (University of Minnesota)
11/25/2013 - 10:30am
Isochronous Integrators (iINTEGRATORS) and the Next Generation Computational Framework for Multiphysics / Multiscale Applications: Future Directions
Dr. Kumar Tamma (University of Minnesota)
12/02/2013 - 10:30am
Hydraulic Fracturing: Innovative Working Fluids and Their Interactions with Rocks, Fractures, and Hydrocarbons
Dr. Hari Viswanathan (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
08/25/2014 - 10:20am
Structural Testing at the Micro and Nano Scales: Breaking Invisible Specimens with Zero Force
Dr. Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston
09/08/2014 - 10:30am
The Counterintuitive Nature of Concrete
Dr. Zachary Grasley, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Peter C. Forster Faculty Fellow I at Texas A&M University
09/15/2014 - 10:30am
Tension-stiffening and Bond-slip in Reinforced Ductile Cement-based Composites
Dr. Sarah Billington, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University
09/22/2014 - 10:30am
Two Thousand Years of Concrete Technology and Challenges for the New Millennium
Dr. Paulo J. M. Monteiro, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California Berkeley
10/06/2014 - 1:00pm
Challenges in Protective Engineering and the Application of Ultra High Performance Concrete
Dr. Theodor Krauthammer, Professor at the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Physical Security (CIPPS) at the University of Florida
10/13/2014 - 10:30am
Magnetorheological CNT Nanocomposites and Their Viscoelastic Responses
Dr. Lizhi Sun, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California Irvine
10/20/2014 - 10:30am
Seismic Behavior of Concrete-Filled Steel Sandwich Walls (and Concrete-Filled Steel Tube Columns)
Dr. Michel Bruneau, Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
10/27/2014 - 10:30am
Multi-Hazard Assessment of Dry Casks for Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Structural Behavior of Thin Prestressed Slab Beams in Bridges
Dr. Yihui Zhou, University of Houston Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher, and Sinjaya Tran, University of Houston Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student
11/03/2014 - 10:30am
Hysteresis from Multiscale Porosity: Water Sorption and Shrinkage in Cement Paste
Dr. Hamlin M. Jennings, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11/10/2014 - 10:30am
What Have We Learned About Concrete-Polymer Materials?
Dr. David Fowler, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin
11/17/2014 - 10:30am
Geochemical Reactions: Bridging the Gap between Microscopic and Macroscopic
Dr. Carl Steefel, Senior Scientist, Geochemistry Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
11/24/2014 - 10:30am
Atomic- to Pore-Scale Understanding and Prediction of Mineral Precipitation
Dr. Andrew Stack, Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
12/01/2014 - 10:30am
Cementing in the Oil & Gas Field - Bottom-Up
Dr. Franz-Josef Ulm, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
01/30/2015 - 2:30pm
The Enhanced Effective Thickness Method for Laminated Glass
Dr. Gianni Royer-Carfagni, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma
09/04/2015 - 2:30pm
Life at the Interface
Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston
09/11/2015 - 2:30pm
Designing Water Treatment Membranes to Improve Longevity and Performance
Dr. Katherine R. Zodrow, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
09/18/2015 - 2:30pm
Microfracture Processes Triggering Shear Band Bifurcation in Porous Crystalline Rocks
Dr. Ronaldo I. Borja, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
09/25/2015 - 2:30pm
On the Mechanical Properties of Novel Metallic Glass Architectures: A Molecular Dynamics Investigation
Dr. Sara Adibi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
10/02/2015 - 2:30pm
Cyberinfrastructure Enabled Analysis, Simulation, Design and Monitoring of Structures under Winds
Dr. Ashan Kareem, Robert M Moran Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame
10/09/2015 - 2:30pm
New Progress and Innovation in Desalination Technology for Water Resources
Dr. Lucy Mar Camacho, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University Kingsville
10/16/2015 - 2:30pm
Major Issues Regarding Thermoelectrics
Dr. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Professor, Department of Physics and TcSUH, University of Houston
10/23/2015 - 2:30pm
Micromechanics of Heterogeneous Materials and Cross-Property Connections
Dr. Mark Kachanov, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
11/06/2015 - 2:30pm
Case Histories of Artificial Intelligence Application in Transportation Engineering
Dr. Yachi Wanyan, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Texas Southern University
11/13/2015 - 2:30pm
An Extended Finite Element Model of Crevice and Pitting Corrosion
Dr. Ravindra Duddu, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
11/20/2015 - 2:30pm
Discrete Fracture Network Modeling for Subsurface Systems
Dr. Satish Karra, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory