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2016 Spring Seminars

Date Presenter Title
04-29-16 Dr. Daniel Work,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible,
"Traffic Estimation for Extreme Congestion Events"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
04-15-16 Dr. Genevieve Giuliano,
University of Southern California
Host: Dr. Bo Zou,
"Spatial dynamics of the logistics industry in California metropolitan areas"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
04-08-16 Dr. Hamed Hatami-Marbini,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Host: Dr. Sheng-Wei Chi,
"Mechanical Properties of Three-Dimensional Random Fiber Networks"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
03-18-16 Dr. Kimberly A. Gray,
Northwestern University
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible,
"Imagining the Urban Future: Two Scenarios of Change"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
03-11-16 Jeffrey Sriver,
Chicago Department of Transportation
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible,
"Chicago Department of Transportation – An Overview with Details on Two Key Projects, CREATE and Union Station"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
03-04-16 Shobha K. Bhatia,
Syracuse University
Host: Dr. Krishna Reddy,
"Actively Engaging the Millennial Students in Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering Education"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
02-26-16 Greg Mulac and Brad Carter,
Turner Construction Company
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin,
"Overview of Turner Construction and Project Case Study"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
02-12-16 Dr. Umakant Mishra,
Argonne National Laboratory
Host: Dr. Ben O'Connor,
"Benchmarking Earth System Models: An Emerging Domain in Earth System Science"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
02-05-16 Dr. Shruti K Mishra,

Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"Integrated Assessment Approach for Valuation of Externality to Inform Policy"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
1-29-16 Charles R. Stack,
MPH, DrPH Candidate, UIC School of Public Health
Host: Dr. Krishna Reddy
"Practical Applications of Biological Odor Filtration"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
1-22-16 Dr. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin
"Energy Storage at Atomic Resolutions"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
1-15-16 Gregório Luis Silva Araujo,
University of Brasilia, Brazil
Host: Dr. Krishna Reddy
"Geosynthetic Encased Columns for Embankments on Soft Soils"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon

2015 Fall Seminars

Date Presenter Title
12-04-15 C.S. Chen,
University of Southern Mississippi
Host: Dr. Sheng-Wei Chi
"A Modified Method of Approximate Particular Solutions for Solving Partial Differential Equations"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
11-20-15 Dawn Cosentino,
Water Resource Expert at PRIMERA
Host: Dr. Craig Foster
"IDOT's Phase 1 Process: IL 102 over Rayns Creek Bridge Replacement Project."
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
11-13-15 Dr. Max Berkelhammer,
UIC Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"Where Land and Sky Meet; Atmosphere-Surface Interactions Across Space and Time."
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
11-06-15 Dr. Lili Du,
IIT Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Host: Dr. Bo Zou
"Distributed Coordinated in-Vehicle Online Routing Using Mixed-Strategy Congestion Game"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
10-28-15 Dr. Andrew Dombard,
UIC Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Host: Dr. Craig Foster
"Mechanics of Impact Cratering and the Stories They Tell"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
10-23-15 Dr. Brian Ziebart,
UIC Department of Computer Science
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"Supervised Machine Learning as an Adversarial Game"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
10-16-15 Dr. Ting Lin,
MU’s Institutional Representative, Southern California Earthquake Center
Host: Dr. Craig Foster
"Multi-Hazard Sustainability: Opportunities for Investigating Hazards in Engineering"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
10-9-15 Dr. Adilson E. Motter,
Northwestern University
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"Controlling Complex Networks Away from Equilibrium"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1043 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
10-6-15 Mohammad Amin Hashemian,
PHD Candidate
PHD Thesis Defense: "Reaction Current Phenomenon in Bifunctional Catalytic Metal-Semiconductor Nanostructures"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
2 p.m.
10-2-15 Dr. Eugene Mohareb,
Lecturer, University of Reading
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"The Importance of Food in Direct & Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation in Cities"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
09-25-15 John Mulrow,
Former Director, Plant Chicago and Ph.D. Candidate, Civil Engineering
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"Building a Local Circular Economy in Chicago"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
09-24-15 Janet Attarian,
Chicago’s Department of Transportation
Host: ASCE’s Illinois Section Environmental Water Resource Institute
"Cermak Road Sustainable Streetscape"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person or $10 for students
Register at http://www.isasce.org/technical-groups/ewri/
09-18-15 Dr. Donald E. Yuhas,
Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin
"Temperature and Heat Flux Measurement Methods Using Ultrasound"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon
09-11-15 Dr. M.T. Mathew,
Rush University Medical Center
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin
"Acoustic Emission (AE) as a Diagnostic Method for Hip Implant Performance in Orthopedics: Perspective Review and Initial Outcomes"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF
11 a.m. - noon

2015 Spring Seminars

Date Presenter Title
04-17-15 Distinguished Speaker
Dr. Roy Haggerty,
Oregon State University.
Host: Dr. Ben O'Connor
"Water Resources Outlook for 21st Century in the Willamette Basin of the Pacific Northwest (USA)"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
04-10-15 Dr. Dimitrios Zekkos,
University of Michigan.
Host: Dr. Krishna Reddy
"Seismic Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
04-03-15 Dr. C. Armando Duarte,
University of Illinois at Urbana-­Champaign.
Host: Dr. Sheng-Wei Chi
"Recent Developments in the Generalized Finite Element Method for the Simulation of 3-­D Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Interactions"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
03-20-15 Dr. Charles J. Carter, PESE,
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
Host: Dr. Mustafa Mahamid
"Innovations in Steel"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
03-13-15 Mr. Matthew Huffman,
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Host: Dr. Craig Foster
"Phase I Engineering: Introduction and Case Studies"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
03-06-15 Dr. Amanda Stathopoulos,
Northwestern University.
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"Reported or calculated travel model inputs? Modeling errors in travel time in transport mode choices"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
02-27-15 Dr. Greg Newmark,
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT).
Host: Dr. Bo Zou
"Income, Location Efficiency, and VMT: Considering California’s Affordable Housing as Climate Change Policy"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
02-27-15 Distinguished Lecture Series
City of Chicago Water Commissioner Thomas Powers, P.E.
Host: CME Department
"Water Infrastructure Renewal in Chicago"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
02-20-15 Dr. Youssef Hashash,
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC).
Host: Dr. Krishna Reddy
"Geotechnical Aspects of October 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the US East Coast"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
02-13-15 Dr. Greg Wagner,
Northwestern University.
Host: Dr. Eduard Karpov
"Computational Approaches to Large-Scale Multi-Physics Simulations: Methods and Tools for National Laboratory Applications"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
02-06-15 Dr. Brent Stephens,
Illinois Institute of Technology.
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"Energy and air quality in the built environment"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
02-05-15 Dr. Sean Vitousek,
U.S. Geological Survey.
Host: Dr. Karl Rockne
"Modeling Environmental Fluid Mechanics: Challenges in simulating hydrodynamics, waves, and sediment transport"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 4:00pm - 5:00pm.
01-30-15 John Pearson, S.E., P.E.,
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc..
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin
"Full Scale Testing of Structures and Components"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
01-29-15 Dr. Meead Saberi,
Monash University, Australia.
Host: Dr. Bo Zou
"Developing an Integrated Transportation Infrastructure Decision Support Platform: Focusing on Big and Open Data Visualization"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
01-23-15 Dr. Daniel C. Simkins, Jr.,
University of South Florida, Formerics, LLC.
Host: Dr. Sheng-Wei Chi
"Florida Is Not Just Retiree's, Oranges And Beaches: Computational Mechanics Research At USF"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:30am - noon.
01-16-15 Dr. Jamshid Mohammadi,
IIT.
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin
"Urban Systems Engineering — Research on Infrastructure Network Management"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1043 ERF, 11:30am - noon.

Past Seminars

2014 Fall Seminars

Date Presenter Title
11-11-14 Dr. Ayhan Irfanoglu,
Purdue University.
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin
"Analysis, Analytics, and Engineering Judgement in Understanding the Collapse of WTC-1"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1043 ERF, 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
11-07-14 Dr. William Baker,
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP.
Host: Dr. Mustafa Mahamid
"Geometry and Structure”
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
10-31-14 Dr. Giuseppe Buscarnera,
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University.
Host: Dr. Craig Foster
“An energy-based approach to model grain crushing in partially saturated granular soils”
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
10-24-14 Dr. David Kosnik,
Emergent Solutions, CTLGroup and Research Engineer, Northwestern University.
Host: Dr. Didem Ozevin
"Diagnosis of Movable Structures by Acoustic Emission Monitoring"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
10-17-14 Dr. George Wells,
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Host: Dr. Karl Rockne
"The Nitrogen Challenge: New Players, Processes and Paradigms in the Quest for Sustainable Nutrient Pollution Prevention"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
10-10-14 Dr. Kurt Spokas,
Research Soil Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota
Host: Dr. Krishna Reddy
"Examining biochar’s impact in soil: More than meets the eye"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.
10-3-14 Dr. David Levinson,
Professor, University of Minnesota and Director of NEXUS Research Group
Host: Dr. Sybil Derrible
"The Transportation Experience: From Steamboats to Streetcars”
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047, ERF, 11:00am - noon.
9-26-14 Shih-Po Lin, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow, UIC
Host: Dr. Sheng-Wei Chi
"Micro-crack informed stochastic multiscale damage modeling"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047, ERF, 11:00am - noon.
9-19-14 John Fortmann,
Region One Engineer at IDOT and Deputy Director of Highways
Host: Dr. Karl Rockne
"Circle Interchange Rehabilitation Project"
842 W. Taylor St. Room 1047 ERF, 11:00am - noon.

2012 Fall Seminars

Date Presenter Title
8-28-12 Albert T. Yeung,
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Environmental Improvements on Pile Installation in Hong Kong and Macau
842 West Taylor Street, Rm. 1047ERF
8-29-12 Kaniraj Shenbaga,
Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Electro-osmotic Consolidation of Peat and Organic Soils of Sarawak, Malaysia
Science and Engineering South (SES) Building, Room 138
8-30-12 Albert T. Yeung,
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Green Management of Construction and Demolition Materials in Hong Kong
842 West Taylor Street, Rm. 1047ERF

2012 Spring Seminars

Date Presenter Title
2-3-12 Dr. Al Ghorbanpoor
Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
Distinguished Guest Speaker: Corrosion and its Detection in Tendons of Segmental Concrete Bridges

2011 Fall Seminars

Date Presenter Title
11-4-11 Dr. Robert E. Paaswell
Professor
City College of New York
Distinguished Guest Presentation: Emerging Context of Transportation Planning and Design: How must we think in 2011
11-7-11 Dr. Yuanjie Li
Professor
Xi'an Jiatong University, China
Doping and Characterization of Zinc Oxide Based Thin Films for Optoelectronic Device Applications

2011 Summer Seminars

Date Presenter Title
7-22-11 Dr. Aftab Mufti
Professor
University of Manitoba, Canada
Distinguished Guest Presentation: A Method to Estimate Effective Modules of Elasticity and Shear Modulus for Brick Masonry Walls

2011 Spring Seminars

Date Presenter Title
3-24-11 Maria Feng
Professor
University of California, Irvine
Distinguised Lecture Series: Intelligent and Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

2010 Fall Seminars

Date Presenter Title
10-15-11 Hermann Nienhaus
Professor
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Distinguised Lecture Series:Conversion of chemical energy into electricity in chemoelectronic devices
10-22-11 Richard Brachman
Associate Professor
Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Physical response of landfill geosynthetics
10-26-11 Mark Milke
Reader, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury
Disaster Waste Management: A Systems Approach
10-29-11 Imad Al-Qadi
Professor, Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Development and Implementation of Ground Penetrating Radar

2010 Spring Seminars

Date Presenter Title
3-1-10 Daniel Sperling
Professor & Director Institute of Transportation Studies
UC, Davis
Two Billion Cars: Is it Sustainable?
3-17-10 Deb Niemeier
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
UC, Davis
California Bellwether or Bust?
4-2-10 Oliver Gao
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Cornell University
From Transportation Emissions Control to Public Hearth - Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?
4-9-10 Craig H. Benson
PhD , PE, DGE, F ASCE
Chairman and Distinguished Professor, Geological Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Prediction in Geoenvironmental Engineering:How Good are our Models?
4-15-10 Victor Giurgiutiu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina
Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors - Concepts & Applications
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