News 2017-10-07T17:23:46+00:00
903, 2018

Dr. Wahl receives Early Career Award from NASA

March 9th, 2018|Tags: |

For the first time in UCF’s history, one of our faculty members has been selected for the prestigious New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) Award in Earth Science from NASA. Assistant Professor Dr. Thomas Wahl from the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering department and National Center for Integrated Coastal [...]

2802, 2018

UCF Transportation Researchers Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

February 28th, 2018|Tags: |

Transportation Research Board (TRB) holds an annual meeting in January in Washington D.C.  Our Transportation Researchers presented 56 papers. We have 16 papers accepted for publication and we got 7 Best paper awards and recognitions. Congratulations to our team! Brochure in pdf

2302, 2018

Ucf Participates In The Pacific Water Conference

February 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering doctoral student Angela Rodriguez together with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau participated in the 2018 Pacific Water Conference held in Honolulu on February 7 and 8th. UCF CECE student and NSF Fellow Angela Rodriguez presented the paper “Evaluating Corrosion Rates in an Island Water [...]

2302, 2018

The UCF student team has been selected for 14th Annual P3 Award

February 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

The UCF student team has been selected for 14th Annual P3 Award (Phase I): A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project title is “A Noble 2D MoS2 Sponge Oil-Water Separator (MDSOS)”. This technology proposes [...]

3012, 2017

Prof Radwan is retiring

December 30th, 2017|Tags: |

After 27 years of distinguished career at UCF as Chair, CATSS director and distinguished professor, Dr. Radwan is retiring. We hope he has a wonderful retirement! He will be missed, but not forgotten. He has done so much for the department and his students.

1812, 2017

UCF Students Sweep Awards at State Water Conference

December 18th, 2017|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering students together with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2017 Annual Conference held at Champions Gate between November 26-30. UCF CECE students Jessica Cormier, Frances Martinez, Maria Arenas, Martin Coleman and Daniel [...]

412, 2017

Environmental Engineering Graduate Students Take Top Awards At Water Quality Technology Conference!

December 4th, 2017|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering graduate students and faculty actively participated in the American Water Works Association’s 2017 Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC) held in Portland, Oregon (Nov. 12-16, 2017). Everyone representing UCF at the WQTC either presented papers or posters at a conference focused on water quality, treatment and [...]

412, 2017

Undergraduate Civil Engineering student got two awards

December 4th, 2017|Tags: |

Undergraduate Civil Engineering student, Lailee Bottom, took home both First Prize and the People’s Choice award for her presentation at the 2017 ShORE meeting. Dr. Kelly Kibler was her research mentor. Lailee’s research was funded by grants awarded to UCF from the National Estuaries Program and National Science [...]

2811, 2017

Honorable Mention in the Data for Climate Action Challenge

November 28th, 2017|Tags: |

A team of researchers from UCF has been selected as an honorable mention in the Data for Climate Action Challenge organized by UN Global Pulse. Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. UN Global Pulse organized Data for Climate Action Challenge [...]

2511, 2017

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

November 25th, 2017|Tags: |

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, January 2018: Ni-Bin Chang, Professor of Environmental Engineering with University of Central Florida, from Orlando, Florida, USA has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to computational techniques for the analysis of environmental sustainability.  He made seminal advancements through various environmental [...]

1611, 2017

Xiangmeng Ma received the Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC) Student Award

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |

Xiangmeng Ma received the Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC) Student Award at the 2017 WQTC which was held in Portland, Oregon, November 12-16, 2017 (Two student awards per year). WQTC is the premier national conference for water quality professionals around the world which was supported by American Water Works Association [...]

811, 2017

Jared Church received the first prize in poster competition

November 8th, 2017|Tags: , |

Jared Church received the first prize in poster competition in the 2017 Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) Symposium on Nov. 6, 2017 supported by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). UCF MISA center was founded in 2016 in an effort to foster [...]

311, 2017

Dr. Luis G. Arboleda-Monsalve keynote speaker at Los Angeles Geo-Institute Chapter

November 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

Dr. Arboleda-Monsalve is a keynote speaker in the following seminar of the Geotechnical Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to be held on  11/3/2017 in Irvine, California. Dr. Arboleda-Monsalve will speak about Geotechnical Modeling in PLAXIS. flyer

311, 2017

UCF Part of National Team Helping Protect Infrastructure from Future Hurricanes

November 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

Simple words spoken by an elderly woman in Cape Coral are an example of why UCF engineering Assistant Professor Luis Arboleda-Monsalve works so hard to make a difference in his profession, which in turn has a direct impact on hurricane readiness. “She told us to make sure to do [...]

2410, 2017

Dr. Wahl receives prestigious Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

October 24th, 2017|Tags: , |

Every year the European Geosciences Union (EGU) grants a limited number of awards to outstanding scientists among its more than 12,500 members. This includes Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards for students, postdocs, or young scientists within seven years of completion of their PhD degree. This year, CECE Assistant Professor [...]

1910, 2017

Dr. Catbas Honored by UCF as Luminary Leader for Changing the World

October 19th, 2017|Tags: , |

UCF recognized 45 faculty members Wednesday during the university’s inaugural Luminary Award presentations for making an impact on the world. The event, themed like Oscar night, honored those who are academic leaders in their field and are making contributions to the world that are having a significant impact. Individuals [...]

1210, 2017

Our team won the first prize at Transportation Data Challenge

October 12th, 2017|Tags: |

The four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs announce the Transportation Data Challenge, a series of community problem-solving sessions, hackathons, and demonstrations to be held in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Data Science Inc., and a growing community of partners. As a part of [...]

710, 2017

UCF Helps Lead $12M Smart Transportation Project

October 7th, 2017|Tags: |

New Safety Features Coming to Campus and Central Florida UCF will help advance several intelligent transportation system technologies across Central Florida aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety and easing congestion, thanks to a nearly $12 million federal grant. The Federal Highway Administration just awarded $11.9 million to a team of experts [...]

3008, 2017

APHA Scholarship 2017

August 30th, 2017|Tags: |

Congratulations! Our two students Qing Cai and Yina Wu got the Scholarship from the American Public Health Association. It is very unusual to Civil Engineers to receive this award from APHA. They used different papers to apply the scholarship.

2308, 2017

Dr. Essam Radwan was an invited speaker at 4th ICTIS 2017

August 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

Dr. Essam Radwan was an invited speaker at the 4th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS 2017) held in Banff, Alberta, Canada during the period August 8-10, 2017. This event was hosted by Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China Communications and Transportation Association (CCTA), American Society of [...]

1908, 2017

Dr. Essam Radwan And Dr. Hatem Abou-Senna Won 2017 ITE Best Project Award

August 19th, 2017|Tags: , |

Robert Murphy, P.E. (ITE Ped/Bike Standing Committee Chair), Dr. Hatem Abou-Senna, P.E. and Kirsten Tynch P.E., PTOE (Chair of the Ped/bike awards committee). Florida Section ITE newsletter: http://www.floridasectionite.org/ Dr. Essam Radwan and Dr. Hatem Abou-Senna won the 2017 ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee Best Project Award. Dr. Abou-Senna [...]

1708, 2017

UCF CECE Students Present In Philly

August 17th, 2017|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering students Carlyn Higgins (left) and Angela Rodriguez (center) traveled with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau (right) to attend and present papers at the American Water Works Association’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between June 11th and 14th. Master’s student Carlyn [...]

1708, 2017

Summer Research Experience (SUMREX)

August 17th, 2017|Tags: |

Diego Delgado Sabrina Welch CECE Lecturer Dr. Stephen Medeiros, PE, recently hosted two students at the annual Summer Research Experience (SUMREX) program for the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at UNC – Chapel Hill (CRC) funded by the Department of Homeland Security. The CRC is a large [...]

1708, 2017

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, is UCF Trustee Chair!

August 17th, 2017|Tags: , |

Congratulations to our Chair Mohamed Abdel-Aty, on being Honored As UCF Trustee Chair! Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty is a Pegasus Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Deputy Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation, and Chair of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. He has co-authored more [...]


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