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Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Spring 2016 
3:30pm – 4:30pm, 129 DeBartolo

John Peronto, S.E., P.E., SECB, LEED AP

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

The Building of the Kingdom Tower: The Challenges, Triumphs and Lessons Learned

February 4, 2016

Kimberly Kurtis, FACI, FACerS

Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Scholarship, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Nuclear Power Infrastructure: Research Needs in Civil Engineering

February 11, 2016

Lakhwinder S. Hundal, CPSS

Supervising Environmental Soil Scientist, Biosolids Utilization & Soil Science Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC)

Today’s Disposable Society and Future Generations: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment

February 18, 2016

Kimberly A. Gray

Professor & Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

Reinventing the City: Nature as Muse

February 25, 2016

Art K. Umble, PhD, PE, BCEE

Wastewater Practice Leader, MWH

Innovations in Wastewater Treatment Technology: Bridging Uncertainty Gaps

March 17, 2016

Jamie Padgett

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and its Role in Characterizing Infrastructure Sustainability

March 31, 2016

James E. Alleman

Joel and Judy Cerwick Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University

Chernobyl: 30 Years Later

April 14, 2016

Dave Lamoureux, P.E.

Structural Engineering Manager Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Construction Engineering Challenges: Innovative Solutions, Two Case Studies

April 21, 2016

Fall 2015
4:00pm – 5:00pm, 141 DeBartolo

Raymond N. Matasci

Senior Vice President, Pacific Area Leader, Brown and Caldwell

The Kailua-Kaneohe Sewer Tunnel and Pumping Station

September 3, 2015

Jon K. Galsworthy

Principal, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Canada

Wind Engineering Challenges for Today’s Skinny High-Rise Buildings

September 10, 2015

Daniel Norman, ND Class 2000

Assistant Construction Director, Elizabeth River Crossings

Engineering Mega Projects – Connecting the Past with the Future

September 17, 2015

Ryan Kavanagh, ND Class 2012

Facilities Engineer and Project Manager, Deepwater Facilities, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Red Hawk Spar Decommissioning – Technical Challenges and Industry Firsts

October 8, 2015

Paul Giroux

Senior Engineer, Kiewit Corporation

Great Builders

October 15, 2015

Joel Gebbie

Site Vice President, Cook Nuclear Plant, American Electric Power

Making U.S. Nuclear Plants Safer by Incorporating Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

October 29, 2015

Anne Kiremidjian

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

Time-Dependent Risk Modeling – Capturing Dynamic System Change

November 5, 2015

Genevieve Malone, ND Class 2011

Project Engineer II, Barton Malow Company, Campus Crossroads Project UND

Preserving the Echoes: Challenges of the Campus Crossroads Project

November 12, 2015

Scott Sanborn

Senior Member, Technical Staff, Structural & Thermal Analysis Department, Sandia National Labs

A Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Approach to Weld Stability in Nuclear Power Plant Piping

November 19, 2015

Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Spring 2016 Seminar Series
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. @ 127 Hayes-Healy

Dr. Nikola Vasiljević́́

Postdoctoral Researcher Technical University of Denmark

Past, Present and future of multi-lidar instrument long-range WindScanner system

January 18, 2016
(2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 258 Fitzpatrick Hall)

Dr. Brian Atwater, NAS

Senior Research Geologist U.S. Geological Survey Research Professor University of Washington

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700--North American and Japanese Clues to a Giant Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

January 19, 2016

Dr. David Benson

Associate Professor Director, Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO

Mixing and Unmixing in Natural Flows: Qualifying the Throttle on Chemical Reactions

January 26, 2016

Dr. Farzan Kazemifar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Notre Dame

Experiments in Environmental Flows: Flow in Porous Media for 𝑪𝑶𝟐 Sequestration and Biofilm-Flow Interaction

February 2, 2016

Dr. Randy Ewoldt

Assistant Professor Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign

Hagfish Slime: Rheology of a Marine Predator Defense Mechanism

February 9, 2016

Dr. Ed Bensman

Research Associate Professor Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences University of Notre Dame

Physics and Dynamics of a New Lake Effect Snow Type Classification

February 15, 2016

Dr. Dara Entekhabi

Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Chair Professor in the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Water and Energy Cycles Coupling Diagnosed from Remotely Sensed Global Observations

February 23, 2016

Dr. Ewa Jarosz

Principal Investigator Oceanography Division Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center Mississippi

Synoptic Variability of the Exchange Flow in the Turkish Straits

April 12, 2016

Robert Hetland

Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas

Shelf circulation and associated ecosystem impacts in the northern Gulf of Mexico

April 19, 2016

William Berry Lyons

Director, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio

The Hydrology and Aquatic Geochemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valleys

April 26, 2016

Dr. Sean McKenna

Senior Research Manager IBM Smarter Cities Program Dublin, Ireland

Modelling Ground Water Flow and Transport in Strongly Heterogeneous Formations

April 28, 2016


Fall 2015 Seminar Series
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. @ 127 Hayes-Healy

Sivaguru Sritharan

Provost and Vice Chancellor, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Dayton Ohio

High Energy Laser Propagation in the Atmosphere

September 1, 2015

Dr. Ismail Gultepe

Senior Research Scientist
Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Division, Environment Canada Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Fog Observations and Modeling: A Review of Fog Types and Forecasting

October 6, 2015

William Gray

Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina

Physics-based Models of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media

November 3, 2015

George Em Karniadakis

Professor, Brown University

Multi-fidelity Information Fusion Algorithms for High Dimensional Systems and Massive Data-sets

November 10, 2015

George Homsy, NAE

Professor, University of Washington

Interfacial Fluid Mechanics: New Twists on an Old Subject

November 17, 2015

Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Spring 2016 Seminar Series 

Dr. Chen Zhu

Indiana University

The Past 25 and Next 25 Years

February 26 @ 4pm in 116 DeBartolo

Jay Regan

Professor, Penn State University

Bioelectrochemical Systems as Experimental Platforms for Studying Microbial Physiology: Nitrate and Electrode Utilization by Geobacter metallireducens Biofilms

April 15, 2016

John Rakovan

Professor Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Selective mineral placement reactions at Llallagua Bolivia: Geochronologic and materials implications

April 22, 2016