Research at Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
at UCF

 

 

CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS:

One of the main assets of a nation is its civil infrastructure systems. The term “infrastructure” here is inclusive of various infrastructure assets such as bridges, buildings, highway structures, pavements, roads, stadiums convention centers, airports, ports, dams, tunnel levees, and other lifelines. An inter-disciplinary group of researchers are needed to generate knowledge and products through the development and application of smart monitoring, sensing, material, information technologies as well as management and policy concepts for safe and resilient civil infrastructure systems.

Civil Infrastructure Technologies for Resilience and Safety (CITRS)

Director: Dr. F. Necati Catbas, P.E.
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Phone: (407) 823-3743
Email: catbas@ucf.edu

 

Structural Engineering:

Structural health monitoring, Smart technologies for civil infrastructure systems, Life cycle assessment and decision making, Non-parametric modeling of civil infrastructure systems, Reliability-based simulation, Performance-based assessment of bridges and buildings to extreme events – earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.

Structures Lab

Dr. Necati Catbas
Dr. Kevin R. Mackie
Dr. Hae-Bum Yun
Dr. Amir H. Behzadan
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816
Engineering Building II, Rm 116


GEOTECHNICAL AND PAVEMENT ENGINEERING:

Characterization of geotechnical and pavement materials, Subsurface characterization by geophysical methods, Environmental geotechnics, Pavement monitoring, evaluation, and analysis, Microstructure mechanics of civil materials

Dr. Manoj Chopra
Dr. BooHyun Nam
Dr. Ricardo Zaurin

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

Pavement Material Laboratory

 

Transportation Engineering:

Pricing congestion on roads in metropolitan areas, Transportation safety, Technology deployment for origin-destination studies, Transportation Systems Simulation.

Related Centers and Institutes:

Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation

Executive Director: Dr. Essam Radwan, P.E., F. ASCE
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816
Email: Ahmed.Radwan@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-4738
Fax: 407-823-4676

 

Water Resources Engineering:

Coastal hydroscience analysis, modeling, and predictive simulations, Hurricane storm surge modeling, Application of high-resolution satellite imagery to improve coastal and estuarine models, Soil erosion simulation, Non-point source pollution, Sediment transport and watershed management, Green engineering, Impact assessments of Global Climate Change.

Related Centers and Institutes:

CHAMPS Lab
Director: Dr. Dingbao Wang
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816
Email: Dingbao.Wang@ucf.edu
Phone: (407) 823-1449
Fax: (407) 823 - 3315

 

 

Stormwater Management Academy
Director: Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, P.E., BCEE, D. WRE, LEED, F. ASCE,
F. SPIE, F. RSC, F. AAAS, M. EAS
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816
Phone: (407) 823-1375
E-mail: nchang@ucf.edu

 

 


Environmental Engineering:

Water treatment processes and post-treatment stabilization of desalted permeate water, Air pollution – emissions inventories and reductions, dispersion modeling, Bioreactor landfills, waste to energy, cover systems for control of landfill odors, Wastewater treatment and bacterial concentrations in drinking water distribution systems.

Related Centers and Institutes:

Environmental
Systems Engineering Institute

Director: Dr. Steven J. Duranceau
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816
Email: Steven.Duranceau@ucf.edu
Phone: (407) 823 - 1440