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2305, 2018

Prof. Catbas was awarded Aftab Mufti medal

May 23rd, 2018|Tags: , |

CECE Faculty Prof. Catbas was awarded Aftab Mufti medal from the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) and Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).  The medal was awarded for Dr. Catbas and his team’s work “Performance-based structural health monitoring through an innovative hybrid data [...]

1805, 2018

Dr. Talea Mayo selected to present research to congress

May 18th, 2018|Tags: |

Dr. Talea Mayo and CECE undergraduate student Cindi-Ann Findley showcased their work on tides and hurricane storm surges during the Coalition for National Science Funding’s Capitol Hill Exhibition on May 9.  The exhibition is held annually to encourage political support for the National Science Foundation.  While in DC, Mayo [...]

1105, 2018

Dr. Boo Hyun Nam keynote speaker at ICGSIR Conference, Cairo, Egypt

May 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

Dr. Boo Hyun Nam provided keynote lectures at 1st International Conference Green Sustainable Industry Roads (ICGSIR) to be held on May 3-5, 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. The topics include sustainable road materials and highway geohazard and mitigation. Nam received an Appreciation plague from Dr. Essam Sharaf (former [...]

1105, 2018

UCF students sweep awards at Sinkhole Conference

May 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

UCF geotechnical engineering students together with faculty advisor Dr. Boo Hyun Nam participated in the 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes held at Shepherdstown, West Virginia (April 6, 2018). Ryan Shamet, Moataz Soliman, and Yong Je Kim received 2018 Beck Scholarship. www.sinkholeconference.com/2018-beck-student-scholars-0

2704, 2018

Dr. Wahl attended EGU 2018 to receive Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

April 27th, 2018|Tags: , |

From April 8th to 13th the European Geoscience Union (EGU) held its annual General Assembly in Vienna. As Europe’s premier geosciences union, the EGU is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. Among the over 15,000 attendees [...]

1004, 2018

Winners in 2018 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

April 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Zachary Loeb, a CECE undergraduate won the Judges Choice Award for the Engineering, Optics, Photonics, and Computer Science category.  Zachary presented a modified and improved version of his IDEAS project (originally developed with another 2 CECE students: Shadi Tamimi and Caleb Enot) The title is Force-Vector Analysis and [...]

504, 2018

UCF CECE Students to Exhibit Oil-Cleanup Invention at D.C. Expo

April 5th, 2018|Tags: |

A group of University of Central Florida students has developed super high-tech sponges to clean up ocean oil spills. The sponges soak up oil but repel water, leaving behind no toxic byproduct. It’s a green solution with a bonus – the oil could be recycled for future use. The [...]

3003, 2018

We are in Top 100 Scientific Reports Chemistry papers in 2017

March 30th, 2018|Tags: |

A research article written by Jared Church and Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee is in the Top 100 Scientific Reports Chemistry paper in 2017 A research article written by Jared Church and Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, ‘Noble metal-coated MoS₂ nanofilms with vertically-aligned 2D layers for visible light-driven photocatalytic degradation [...]

2803, 2018

UCF CECE Students Present At Membrane Technology Conference

March 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

UCF environmental engineering students (from right to left) Daniel Whalen, Carlyn Higgins and Angela Rodriguez joined Dr. Duranceau to participate in the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference, a joint international event sponsored by the American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association. The event was held March 12-16, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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