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Previous CIVE 6111 Seminars

Date Title Speaker
09/01/2023 - 2:45pm Geology and Deformation at the Conditions of Slow Slip in Subduction Zones Melodie French
08/25/2023 - 2:45pm Tailoring Structure and Flow Properties of Colloidal Suspensions Through Polymer Molecular Weight Jacinta Conrad
04/28/2023 - 2:45pm Revolutionizing Storm Surge Hazard Estimation: Surrogate Models at our Service Aikaterini P. Kyprioti
04/14/2023 - 2:45pm AFM-Based Mechanical Characterization of Nanomembranes Yifan Rao
04/07/2023 - 2:45pm Highly Ductile Concrete Materials in Seismic Applications: Transitioning from Component Behavior to SystemLevel Performance Matthew J. Bandelt
03/31/2023 - 2:45pm Emerging Technologies for Mitigating Climate Change Mahmoud Reda Taha
03/24/2023 - 2:45pm Humans, rivers, and climate change Bart Nijssen
03/10/2023 - 2:45pm Parametric Studies of Structures via Model Reduction Ruda Zhang
03/03/2023 - 2:45pm Modifying Existing Buildings Doug Antwiler
02/24/2023 - 2:45pm Decision Support Tool for Cost Estimating of Conventional and Accelerated Bridge Construction Methods Khaled El-Rayes
02/17/2023 - 2:45pm Advances in Real-time Cyber-Physical Simulation: Enhancement of Performance-Based Engineered Structural Systems for Multi-Natural Hazards James M. Ricles
02/10/2023 - 2:45pm Development of Eco-Filament for 3D Printing in Construction and CO2 Sequestration Hee-Jeong Kim
02/03/2023 - 2:45pm What Yields the Best Performance? The Design and Repair of Lap Splices with a View on Deformability Kinsey C. Skillen
01/27/2023 - 2:45pm Regional Hazard Risk Assessment through High-Performance Computing, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning Ertugrul Taciroglu
01/20/2023 - 2:45pm From bridge structure to intermodal network scale: Resilience modeling of transportation infrastructure Jamie E. Padgett
12/02/2022 - 2:45pm New Large-scale Facilities to Advance Knowledge and Mitigate Windstorm Impacts Arindam Chowdhury
11/18/2022 - 2:45pm Data-Driven Discovery of Intrinsic Dynamics Daniel Floryan
11/11/2022 - 2:45pm Joint Optimization of Budget Allocation and Maintenance Planning of Multi-Facility Transporation Infrastructure Systems Yisha Xiang
11/04/2022 - 2:45pm Advancing Fluid-Structure Interaction Knowledge to Characterize Flexibility Effects in Hurricane-Induced Structural Responses Dimitrios Kalliontzis
10/28/2022 - 2:45pm Some Rational Designs of Transformable Surfaces Tian Chen
10/21/2022 - 2:45pm Houston Harris Heat Action Team(H3AT): Using Community Science to Map Houston's Hot Spots Meredith Jennings and Ebrahim Eslami
10/14/2022 - 2:45pm Uncertainty-aware crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to support rapid and reliable post-disaster damage assessment Arash Noshadravan,
10/07/2022 - 2:45pm Emerging InSAR Applications for Observing the Dynamics of Earth Systems Ann Chen
09/30/2022 - 2:45pm Predicting Roadway Pluvial Flash Flooding Risk Using Crowd-Sourced Waze Traffic Alerts and a Hybrid Machine Learning Model Barbara Minsker
09/23/2022 - 2:45pm Investigation into the Feasibility for Open FORM Utilization to Solve Fluid Structure Interaction Problems pertinent to USACE Research Areas Chris "Ryan" Denney
09/16/2022 - 2:45pm Texas Integrated Flooding Framework Planning Project:From Redundancy to Synergy Amin Kiaghadi
09/09/2022 - 2:45pm Pollution Control in Agricultural Systems using Nanoscale Iron and Machine Learning Adeyemi Adeleye,
04/29/2022 - 2:30pm Effect of Foundation Flexibility on the Interaction between Elevated Light-Framed Timber Coastal Housing and Solitary Waves Vasileios Kotzamanis
04/22/2022 - 2:45pm Creating a Road Map to Adoption of High Strength Steel in Masonry-Phase 1 Omar Khalid and Muhammad Waleed Khan
04/15/2022 - 2:45pm Deep learning-based Post Hurricane Damage and Property Loss Estimation Deepank Singh
04/08/2022 - 2:45pm Organic Solvent Nano-Filtration Using Covalent Organic Frameworks and Unravelling the Effect of Solvent-Membrane Interactions on Permeate Flux Parisa Taheri
04/01/2022 - 2:45pm Seismically Resilient Bridge through Hybrid Sliding-Rocking (HSR) and Polyurethane-enhanced Rocking Bridge Columns Petros Sideris
03/25/2022 - 2:45pm Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) Mahdi Safa
03/04/2022 - 2:45pm Dynamics of West Antarctic glaciers using remote sensing observations and icesheet models Natalya Maslennikova
02/25/2022 - 2:45pm Introducing HyRiver: Hydroclimate data retriever, with an application to urban hydrology Taher Chegini
02/18/2022 - 2:45pm Rocking Isolation: An effective strategy for limiting forces, permanent displacements, damage and cost Nicos Makris
02/11/2022 - 2:45pm Multi-Scale Links Between Catchment Water Balance and Vegetation Dynamics Guta Wakbulcho Abeshu
01/28/2022 - 2:45pm CIVE 6111 Gradauate Seminar: Structural Testing at the Micro and Nano Scales: Breaking Invisible Specimens with Zero Force Dr. Roberto Ballarini
12/03/2021 - 2:45pm How much of the transient friction of geological shear zones can be explained using granular physics alone? Behrooz Ferdowsi, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston
11/19/2021 - 2:45pm DAMAGE DETECTION – A KEY TO ROBUST STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING Anne S. Kiremidjian, The C.L. Peck, Class of 1906 Professor in the School of Engineering, Stanford University
11/05/2021 - 2:45pm Biomimetic Ideas for Sustainable Separations Manish Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
10/22/2021 - 2:45pm Beyer Distinguished Lecture Series: Adaptive Stiffness Structural Systems: State of the Art and Practice Satish Nagarajaiah, Professor of Civil Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
10/08/2021 - 2:45pm Satellite remote sensing of water quality in Houston-Galveston Waters Rose Sobel, Ph.D., P.E., Associate and Water Quality Practice Lead, Seagull PME
10/01/2021 - 2:45pm Recent Advances in Sustainable Concrete Materials and Technologies Jan Olek, James H. and Carol H. Cure Professor of Civil Engineering, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
09/24/2021 - 2:45pm Space Geodetic monitoring of engineered structures and the role of spaceborne synthetic aperture radar Pietro Milillo, Ph.D, Assistant Professor in Geo-sensing System Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston
09/17/2021 - 2:45pm Disaster Resilience Community-level Simulation Models to Enable Decision Making Maria Koliou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Zachry Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University
09/10/2021 - 2:45pm Structural Connection Monitoring Gangbing Song, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston
09/03/2021 - 2:45pm The Material Practice of Architecture Andrew Kudless, William D. Kendall Professor, University of Houston
08/27/2021 - 2:45pm Emerging Electrochemical Processes for Climate Change Mitigation Dr. Mim Rahimi, Assistant Professor, University of Houston
10/04/2019 - 2:30pm Advances in Computer Vision–based Civil Infrastructure Inspection and Monitoring Dr. Billie Spencer
11/16/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar: Drone-aided Healthcare Delivery for Patients with Chronic Diseases in Rural Areas and Uncertain Battery Duration Dr. Gino Lim
11/09/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar: New trends in modeling granular media: applications to geosciences and planetary exploration Dr. Jose Andrade
11/02/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar: Computational Design Optimization Dr. Daniel A. Tortorelli
10/26/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar Dr. Joseph Colaco
09/28/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Growing Pains: Ductile Damage Evolution in Layered Materials Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi
09/21/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Convection: from small plumes to large coherent turbulent structures Dr. Rodolfo Ostilla Mónico
09/19/2018 - 2:45pm A review of hurricane rainfall prediction guidance and probability distribution function formulations for flood mitigation Dr. Pat Fitzpatrick
09/14/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Understanding Water-Energy-Ecology Nexus from an Integrated Earth-Human System Perspective Dr. HongYi Li
09/07/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design Reginald DesRoches
08/31/2018 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Model-Free Network Control Dr. Gemunu Gunaratne
11/17/2017 - 2:30pm Kappe Lecture/CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar Dr. Danny Reible
11/10/2017 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Lead in drinking water: The role of water chemistry and reactions at the pipe scale-water interface Dr. Daniel Giammar
11/03/2017 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Development and Global Applications of Hybrid Ion Exchange Nanotechnology (HIX-Nano): From Decontamination to Desalination Dr. Arup K. Sengupta
10/17/2017 - 12:00pm ASTM International: Using Technical Standards for Engineering Nate Osburn, Cesar Constantino, John Fletcher
10/13/2017 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Nanotechnology Based Strategies for Controlling Membrane Biofouling Dr. Qilin Li
08/25/2017 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Heterogeneous Nucleation and Growth of Nanoparticles under Environmentally Relevant Conditions Chong Dai
03/01/2017 - 2:30pm Special Seminar: Wastewater treatment plants as chemical observatories to assess environmental and population health Dr. Arjun K. Venkatesan
02/17/2017 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Soil Model Assessment for Subsea Wellhead Fatigue using Monitoring Data Dr. Bulent Mercan
02/10/2017 - 2:30pm CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-The Analysis of Geomorphic Features in the Digital Terrain Era Dr. Paola Passalacqua
11/20/2015 - 2:30pm Discrete Fracture Network Modeling for Subsurface Systems Dr. Satish Karra, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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
11/06/2015 - 2:30pm Case Histories of Artificial Intelligence Application in Transportation Engineering Dr. Yachi Wanyan, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Texas Southern University
10/23/2015 - 2:30pm Micromechanics of Heterogeneous Materials and Cross-Property Connections Dr. Mark Kachanov, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
10/16/2015 - 2:30pm Major Issues Regarding Thermoelectrics Dr. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Professor, Department of Physics and TcSUH, University of Houston
10/09/2015 - 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
10/02/2015 - 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
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
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
09/11/2015 - 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
09/04/2015 - 2:30pm Life at the Interface Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston
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
12/01/2014 - 10:30am Cementing in the Oil & Gas Field - Bottom-Up Dr. Franz-Josef Ulm, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11/24/2014 - 10:30am Atomic- to Pore-Scale Understanding and Prediction of Mineral Precipitation Dr. Andrew Stack, Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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
11/10/2014 - 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
11/03/2014 - 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
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
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
10/13/2014 - 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
10/06/2014 - 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
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
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
09/08/2014 - 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
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
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)
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)
11/11/2013 - 10:30am Listening to Rock Dr. Joseph Labus (University of Minnesota)
11/04/2013 - 10:30am Durability of Cement-Based Materials Dr. Kimberly Kurtis (Georgia Institute of Technology)
10/28/2013 - 10:30am Nanomechanics (Tentative) Dr. Pradeep Sharma (University of Houston, Mechanical Engineering)
09/23/2013 - 10:30am Numerical Modeling of Stents and Hemodynamics Dr. Suncica Canic (University of Houston, Mathematics)
09/09/2013 - 10:30am Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction Dr. Yuri Bazilevs (University of California, San Diego)
03/25/2013 - 10:30am Environmental Issues Related to Shale Oil and Gas in Western US Mason Tomson, Ph.D., Rice University
03/18/2013 - 10:30am Case Studies of Bioremediation Solutions- Win-Win Solutions for All Stakeholders Stephanie Fiorenza, Ph.D., BP North America Inc.
03/04/2013 - 10:30am Biological Drinking Water Treatment – Opportunities and Challenges Lutgarde Raskin, Ph.D., University of Michigan
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
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
02/04/2013 - 10:30am Exploring the Microbiome of the Built Environment Kerry A. Kinney, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
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
12/07/2012 - 1:30pm Bayesian Network for Infrastructure Seismic Risk Assessment and Decision Armen Der Kiureghian, University of CA, Berkeley
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
11/16/2012 - 12:00pm Nano Technology in Civil Infrastructure and Materials Ken P. Chong, The George Washington 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
11/02/2012 - 12:00pm Control of Inelastic Structures by Weakening and Damping Andrei M. Reinhorn, University at Buffalo, New York State University
10/12/2012 - 12:00pm Implementation of University Transportation Research Dennis Christiansen, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
10/05/2012 - 12:00pm Integrated Seismic Assessment and Design of Plan-Irregular Structures Amr S. Elnashai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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
09/07/2012 - 12:00pm Innovation in Accelerated Bridges Construction in High Seismic Zones Professor Mehdi Saiid Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno