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Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Spring 2015
3:30pm – 4:30pm, 138 DeBartolo

Rodney A. Beadle, PE, CFM

President and Founder, Engineering Resource Associates, Inc.

No good deed unpunished; An aid worker’s journey to Liberia and home again

January 22, 2015

Forrest Masters, PhD, PE

Associate Professor of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Program Director for Industrial Relations, Engineering School for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, University of Florida

Recent Advancements in “Full-Scale” Wind Engineering

January 29, 2015

Paul Gauvreau, Dr.sc.techn., P.E.

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Creating a Culture of Good Bridges

February 19, 2015

Dennis Murphy

Retired, President of Kiewit Engineering Company

Introduction to the Design and Construction of Drilled Shafts

February 26, 2015

Andrew Whittaker, Ph.D., S.E.

Professor and Chair, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Recent Advances in the Analysis and Design of Nuclear Power Plants

March 5, 2015

Vilas Mujumdar, D.P.A., P.E., S.E., Dist.M.ASCE, FACI, FPCI, F.I.Struct.E.(U.K.)

Consulting Engineer and retired National Science Foundation’s Director of Engineering Research Centers and the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Programs

Complex System Construct Considerations for Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Systems to Natural Hazards

March 19, 2015

Kurt Gurley, PhD

Associate Professor, Structures Group, University of Florida

Wind Hazard Engineering: Models vs. Nature

March 26, 2015

David J. Odeh, P.E., SECB.F.SEI, M.ASCE

Vice President and Principal, Odeh Engineers, Inc.

Towards a New Structure: A Vision for the Engineer of the Future

April 9, 2015

Fall 2014
3:30pm – 4:30pm, 138 DeBartolo

Paul Giroux

Senior Engineer, Kiewit Bridge and Marine, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co

Building Brooklyn Bridge September 4, 2014

Reginald DesRoches, PhD

Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Reducing Earthquake Risks around the World September 18, 2014

Imad A. Hannoun, PhD, PE

Principal Consultant, Water Quality Solutions Inc.

The Use of Water Quality Models for Optimizing Hydraulic Structures October 2, 2014

Mike Szomjassy

Executive Vice President, Chief Operational Excellence Officer and Chief Delivery Officer, CH2M HILL

Engineering Challenges: International Capacity Building around Sport and Education October 9, 2014

Rodney A. Beadle, PE, CFM

President and Founder, Engineering Resource Associations, Inc.

Blown Away, Responding to Typhoon Yolanda November 6, 2014

Forrest Masters, PhD, PE

Associate Professor of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Program Director for Industrial Relations, Engineering School for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, University of Florida

Recent Advancements in “Full-Scale” Wind Engineering November 13, 2014

Andrew Kennedy, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Waves, Surge, and Damage to the Built Environmental During Super Typhoon Haiyan November 20, 2014

Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Spring 2015 Seminar Series
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. @ 258 Fitzpatrick Hall

Dr. Tetsu Hara

Professor of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Wind Turbulence Over Ocean Surface Waves

January 20, 2015

Jésus Planella-Morato

Associate Professor at the University of Girona

Intermittency of Turbulence in Natural Waters

January 27, 2015

Dr. Gianluca Blois

Research Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Notre Dame

The Morphodynamics of Interacting Bedforms

February 3, 2015

Dr. Hemantha Wijesekera

Senior Research Scientist at Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis.

Dr. Wijesekera

Mixing over Rough Topography; Recent Observations of Southern Bay of Bengal Currents

February 17, 2015

Prof. Ruben Juanes

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, MA

Fingering, fracturing and dissolution in granular media

February 24, 2015

Dr. Hassan Nagib

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Wind Tunnel modeling of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows

March 24, 2015

Dr. Fazle Hussain

 NAE, President’s Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Science, Texas Tech University

Order within Disorder of Fluid Turbulence

March 31, 2015

Qingyan Chen

Vincent P. Reilly Professor Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

State of the Art Methods for Inverse Design of an Enclosed Air Environment

April 7, 2015

Dr. Semion Sukoriansky

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Anisotropic Turbulence and Internal Waves in Stably Stratified Flows (QNSE Theory)

April 14, 2015

Christiane Jablonowski

Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Mesh Refinement (AMR) and Variable-Resolution Techniques for Weather and Climate Models

April 16, 2015

Joseph Powers

Professor, AME Department of Notre Dame

Detailed and reduced modeling of reacting fluid mechanics

April 21, 2015

Fall 2014 Seminar Series
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. @ 131 DeBartolo Hall

Dr. Marina Neophytou

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Head of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, University of Cyprus

Urban fluid dynamics and implications for urban-scale environmental and energy-efficient design August 26, 2014

Prof. Madis-Jaak Lilover 

Institute of Marine Systems, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Wind-induced low-fequency currents in a shallow elongated gulf September 2, 2014

Noboru Nakamura

Professor, University of Chicago

Transport and mixing associated with Rossby wave breaking in the atmosphere September 9, 2014

Dr. Marko Princevac

University of California, Riverside

Laboratory Modeling of Environmental Flows: From Mesoscale to Streetscale September 23, 2014

Dr. Sam Paolucci

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Notre Dame

Using Exascale Computing to Design New Materials September 30, 2014

Dr. Antoine Aubeneau

Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Civil & Environmental and Earth Sciences Department, Notre Dame

Conservative and reactive transport in streams and rivers October 7, 2014

Prof. Murugesu Sivapalan

Department Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Regional Patterns of Water Balance Variability across the United States: A Newtonian-Darwinian Synthesis September 23, 2014

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series

 Spring 2015

Cristian Picioreanu

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Advances in biofilm modeling

January 29, 2015(@

4:30 p.m-5:30 p.m., 214 DeBartolo Hall)

Daniel Giammar

Associate Professor, Department of Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering at Washington University, St. Louis

The influence of interfacial processes on the fate and transport of uranium in subsurface environments

February 26, 2015 (@ 214 Debartaloo Hall 4-5 p.m.)

Timothy Filley

Associate Professor, Purdue University

Linking biomass source and pyrolysis temperature to the stability and biological reactivity of pyrogenic organic matter in soils

March 5, 2015

Dr. Patricia Maurice

Professor, University of Notre Dame

How Aerobic Bacteria Acquire Fe: Environmenal and Biomedical Perspectives

March 19, 2015

Dr. Ameet Pinto

Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Managing and Exploiting Microbial Communities in Drinking Water Systems

March 23, 2015

Rose Cory, Ph.D

University of Michigan

Controls on Dissolved Organic Carbon Oxidation in Arctic Soils and Surface Waters

March 26, 2015

David Hanigan

Ph.D candidate, Arizona State University

Removal, Characterization, and Identification of N-nitrosamine Precursors in Natural Waters

March 31, 2015

Dr. Qiang Yu

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame

The role of sulfhydryl sites in metal binding onto bacterial cells

April 2, 2015

Structural Engineering Seminar Series

 Spring 2015

Andrew Whittaker

Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo

Seismic Protective Systems for Safety-Related Nuclear Facilitie

March 7, 2015

Larry Howell

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University

Origami and Engineering? Surprising Opportunities for Devices with Unprecedented Performance

April 20, 2015