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2016 Spring Seminars

Date Presenter Title
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 TitleSorted descending
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
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

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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