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1403, 2019

T&DI Announces Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty is a winner of Francis C. Turner Award

March 14th, 2019|Tags: |

The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) is pleased to announce the selection of Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, to receive the  Francis C. Turner Award for his outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally. In addition, his exceptional impact on the transportation field with an extensive [...]

103, 2019

Kamol Roy received the 2018-2019 university award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis

March 1st, 2019|Tags: |

The University of Central Florida Graduate Council has recommended Kamol Roy, to receive the 2018-2019 university award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis in the Engineering, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences category. This award recognizes the quality, content and exceptional contribution in the field of Civil Engineering in the College [...]

103, 2019

Jared Church received the 2018-2019 University Award for the outstanding dissertation

March 1st, 2019|Tags: |

Dr. Jared Church received the 2018-2019 university award for the Outstanding Dissertation in the Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences category. This award recognizes the quality, content and exceptional contribution in his field of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Church’s dissertation was entitled [...]

1902, 2019

UCF Water First Seminar – Wednesday, February 27

February 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Time: 3:00 PM Room: R1 101/101A Dr. Vasileios Kitsikoudis (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Central Florida) Title: How does oyster reef restoration affect flow and turbulence? Abstract: Oysters are ecosystem engineers that provide numerous beneficial services to coastal areas. Despite the fact that these services are widely acknowledged, oyster populations [...]

602, 2019

UCF Transportation Researchers Active at TRB 98th Annual Meeting

February 6th, 2019|Tags: |

TRB-2019 brochure Transportation Research Board (TRB)  98th Annual Meeting was held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program attracts more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Our Transportation Researchers presented 55 papers. We have 11 papers accepted or under [...]

2801, 2019

Dr. Haitham Al-Deek research team has won three best paper awards at the TRB conference 2019

January 28th, 2019|Tags: |

Dr. Haitham Al-Deek research team has won three best paper awards at the TRB conference in Washington DC in January of this year. The papers were all related to Dr. Haitham Al-Deek  UCF wrong-way driving research.  The three papers were: 1) Best Freeway Operations Paper.  This was on the analysis of [...]

2401, 2019

Real-Time Data Analytics Aims to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

January 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Researchers at the University of Central Florida, in partnership with the city of Orlando, are using real-time traffic data to uncover strategies for reducing car crashes and ultimately creating fatality-free roads. MetroLab Network has partnered with Government Technology to bring its readers a segment called the MetroLab Innovation of the Month Series, which [...]

1812, 2018

UCF faculty and students present at AGU Fall Meeting

December 18th, 2018|Tags: |

Together with more than 25,000 scientists UCF faculty members and students attended the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union at the Walter E. Washington convention center in Washington D.C. from December 9-15. Our faculty and students from the Water Resources and Environmental Engineering groups presented 20 abstracts during the [...]

1212, 2018

Prof. Ni-Bin Chang Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

December 12th, 2018|Tags: |

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2018 and was recognized for his contributions to the field of nutrient monitoring, removal, and possible recovery in aquatic environment. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors [...]

512, 2018

UCF students sweep awards at State Water Conference

December 5th, 2018|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering students WIN BIG at the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2018 Annual Conference held at Champions Gate between November 25-29th. Together with their faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau, UCF students participated in several activities that included paper presentations, competing in the state’s Water [...]

412, 2018

First prize to UG Researcher

December 4th, 2018|Tags: |

At a research meeting focused on Florida’s Indian River Lagoon, undergraduate researcher Samantha Maldonado won First Prize for her poster titled “Ecosystem Services of Oyster Reef and Vegetated Shorelines: Potential for Blue Carbon Sequestration in a Coastal Lagoon”. Sam is a member of UCF’s Ecohydraulics Laboratory and a participant [...]

2311, 2018

We Are One Of Five Semi-Finalists Selected In USDOT Safety Data Contest

November 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

The USDOT chose five semi-finalists on Oct. 26 for its Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge, which seeks “innovative analytical visualization tools” to help improve safety on U.S. road and railroad systems. Read More

2211, 2018

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang has been appointed as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2018

November 22nd, 2018|Tags: |

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang has been appointed as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2018 by the IEEE Systems Council (https://www.ieeesystemscouncil.org/pages/distinguished-lecturers). Sponsored by the IEEE Systems Council, he presented an invited talk titled “Multi-sensor Satellite Image Fusion, Data Merging, and Machine Learning for Monitoring the Changing Urban Food-Energy-Water Nexus“ at the [...]

1711, 2018

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 98th Annual Meeting

November 17th, 2018|Tags: |

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Our UCF Future City Initiative will present 54 [...]

2810, 2018

We are Stage I semi-finalist

October 28th, 2018|Tags: |

About the Solver: The University of Central Florida's Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering is a Stage I semi-finalist. Real-Time Crash Risk Visualization Tools for Traffic Safety Management Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management. The project will integrate real-time and static data, providing predictive [...]

2510, 2018

CECE Student Projects Receive Two Awards from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

October 25th, 2018|Tags: |

Two UCF CECE student teams were selected for the 15th 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). One project is entitled “A Biopolymer-based Simple Lead Check in Tap Water”. This [...]

1209, 2018

Dr. Mayo’s undergraduate student’s research was discussed on the House floor

September 12th, 2018|Tags: |

Recently, U.S. Representative Jerry McNerney discussed the research of CECE undergraduate student Cindi-Ann Findley on the House floor to demonstrate the impact of STEM subjects in solving real-world problems.  Cindi-Ann uses numerical models to study hurricane storm surges under the direction of Dr. Talea Mayo.  Cindi-Ann spent the summer at the [...]

3008, 2018

Dr. Talea Mayo is 2018 Early-Career Research Fellow

August 30th, 2018|Tags: |

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced the recipients of  2018 Early-Career Research Fellowships. These competitive awards will support the development of twenty emerging scientific leaders at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers as they take risks on research [...]

2807, 2018

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang Receives NSF Grant

July 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

Ni-Bin Chang, PhD, Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental Engineering, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant entitled: “(ENLARGE) Enabling large-scale adaptive integration of technology hubs to enhance community resilience through decentralized urban food-water-energy nexus [...]

1407, 2018

UCF CECE Students present in Vegas

July 14th, 2018|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering students Carlyn Higgins (left), Angela Rodriguez (center), and Daniel Whalen (right) traveled with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau to attend and present at the American Water Works Association’s 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Las Vegas, Nevada between June 12th and 14th. [...]

407, 2018

Dr. Thomas Wahl is in the news!

July 4th, 2018|Tags: |

Dr. Thomas Wahl is in the UCFTODAY International Team of Researchers Links Coastal Nuisance Flooding to Special Type of Slow-moving Ocean Wave Coastal communities may get some help to predict rising tides A team of international researchers has found a link between seasonal fluctuations in sea level to a [...]

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

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