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Seminars 2019-2020

Challenges and Innovation in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Spring 2020
3:30pm – 4:30pm, 140 Debartolo

Suzanne M. Provanzana, PE, SE, LEED AP, ND CE ‘98

Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering, Chicago

Adaptive Reuse: Recycling Structure

January 23, 2020

James E. Alleman, ND CE BS ’71, MS ’72, PhD ‘78

Director – Master of Engineering, ND CEEES Department

The World’s Largest Land-Based Moving Structure @ Chernobyl, Ukraine January 30, 2020

Nima Rahbar, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Bioinspired Design of Novel Structural Materials February 6, 2020

 Abigail Weaver

PhD Postdoc, Shrout Lab, ND CEEES Department

Detecting Fake and Tainted Medicines Globally

February 13, 2020

Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, PhD, MPH

Director, Master of Science in Global Health Program, Eck Institute for Global Health and Assistant Director of Community Health and Policy for the Center for Civic Innovation, ND


Lead Screening Kit: Development and Implications of a Low-cost, Proactive Screening Tool for Environmental Lead in Homes February 20, 2020

Dr. Erol Kalkan, PhD, PE

CEO & Founder, QuakeLogic

Next Generation of Structural Health Monitoring and Smart Cities

March 19, 2020

 William E. Kelly, PE

ND Geology ’65, ND CE BS ’65, MS ’69, PhD ’72 Retired. Director of External Affairs, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Retired Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering, Catholic University of America

Infrastructure Underpins Sustainable Development

March 26, 2020

Edward M. DePaola, PE, SECB, F.SEI, ND CE ’76, MS ‘78

President & CEO, Severud Associates Consulting Engineers

One Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY April 2, 2020

Joan B. Rose, PhD

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Michigan State University

My Life at the Intersection of Water Microbiology, Engineering and Health

April 16, 2020

*Edison Lecture

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Fall 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm, 126 Debartolo

Michael Massman, ND CE ’13

Project Manager, Massman Construction Co.

Design/Build on the Mississippi: The Champ Clark Bridge Replacement

August 29, 2019

Chad Quaglia, ND CE MS ‘14 

Bridge Engineer III, HNTB Corporation  

Bridge Design Challenges in an Urban Environment September 12, 2019

Paul Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE 

Senior Estimating Manager, Kiewit; Civil Engineering 


Building the Transcontinental Railroad  September 26, 2019

Veronica Cedillos, PE 

President, GeoHazards International, GHI 

Reducing Natural Hazard Risk in Vulnerable Communities through Science and Engineering 

October 3, 2019

Victoria Warren, ND alum 

Director, Hydrogeology and Superfund, Republic Services, Inc. 

Groundwater Protection at a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill…Tales from the Field 

October 17, 2019 

Joe Adams 

Recently retired, President of Energy and Industry, MWH (now Stantec); Past President, Engineers Without Borders USA 

Working in 30 Countries Over 40 Years:Opportunities for Engineers Have No Bounds

October 31, 2019

Jeremy Isenberg PE, NAE, Dist.M. ASCE, F.SEI 

Past-President & CEO, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.; 

Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford 

A Planetarium in a Jewel Box and a Tunnel Beneath Boston Harbor 

November 14, 2019