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2111, 2019

University of Central Florida is the winner of the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge

November 21st, 2019|Tags: |

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge Winner Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced University of Central Florida (UCF) as the winner of the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge. The challenge is a $350,000 national, multistage competition seeking innovative [...]

2011, 2019

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 99th Annual Meeting

November 20th, 2019|Tags: |

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting will be held January 12–16, 2020, 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. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, [...]

1811, 2019

UCF is leading an NSF project to design a smart air quality monitoring network for Orlando

November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

The National Science Foundation has recently awarded a new $1.2 million grant to UCF to design a smart air quality monitoring network for Orlando. The study team consists of three UCF professors: Dr. Haofei Yu from Environmental Engineering, Dr. Kelly Stevens and Dr. Thomas Bryer from Public Administration, and [...]

808, 2019

Pretty Soon, Floridians May No Longer Need to Wait to Turn Left on Red

August 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Ch9 coverage of the research on left turn signals. UCF researcher and alum Hatem Abou-Senna ’03MS ’12PhD worked on a project with the Florida Department of Transportation to make left turns safer and more efficient. Waiting for a left-turn signal to change at an intersection can seem like [...]

3105, 2019

Dr. Wahl receives NSF funding for two new projects

May 31st, 2019|Tags: |

The National Science Foundation has recently awarded two new grants to Dr. Wahl and his research group. One of the projects is funded under the US NSF/GEO - UK NERC Lead Agency Opportunity, fostering close collaboration between Dr. Wahl and his group at UCF with multiple scientists at the [...]

1005, 2019

Kelsey Rodriguez, received an American Chemical Society 2019 Undergraduate Award

May 10th, 2019|Tags: |

CECE undergraduate students, Kelsey Rodriguez, received an American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry 2019 Undergraduate Award. This is a prestigious award by ACS scientific community. Ms. Kelsey Rodriguez is one of the outstanding full-time undergraduate students in Environmental Engineering at UCF with an excellent GPA and has been [...]

705, 2019

The UCF Student Team Win EPA grant (P3 Phase II) for Environmental Sustainability

May 7th, 2019|Tags: |

After one-year of EPA P3 Phase I research, the UCF student team finally received the Phase II award for the 14th Annual EPA P3 Award. The EPA P3 Program is an annual-based unique national student design competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future focusing on People, Prosperity and [...]

1804, 2019

Florida Sinkhole Research Institute (FSRI) K-12 Education Outreach

April 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Ryan Shamet a PhD student (advisor: Dr. Boo Hyun Nam) was invited to give a fun SINKHOLE talk to K-12 students who attended the National Math and Science Competition (NMSC) 2019 organized by Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Orlando Chapter. Dr. Boo Hyun Nam, one of [...]

804, 2019

CECE students win awards during UCF Student Research Week

April 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Undergraduate students Kelsey Perez and Maria Bower, and Michael Tadesse a PhD student, win awards during UCF Student Research Week, April 1-5 2019 Kelsey Perez won the  Judges’ Choice Award at the 2019 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for her poster, “The Impact of Wave Energy Conversion on Coastal [...]

504, 2019

UCF ASCE Student Chapter got Distinguished Chapter Award 2019

April 5th, 2019|Tags: |

University of Central Florida ASCE Student Chapter has been awarded the 2019 ASCE Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 5 by the ASCE Committee on Student Members. This award is made annually to the most outstanding Student Organization in your Region. Faculty advisors are Dr. Kevin Mackie and Dr. Boo Hyun Nam. [...]

3103, 2019

Dr. Talea Mayo’s outreach work featured by the AAAS

March 31st, 2019|Tags: |

Numbers: More than the Book in the Bible Dr. Talea Mayo discusses math with church youth. One key takeaway--always bring candy! My college band director always used to say that if ever a church had no children, that church may as well lock its doors right then. What he [...]

2303, 2019

Faris Munshi is one of the finalist at the 3MT Competition

March 23rd, 2019|Tags: , |

Faris Munshi in Environmental Engineering is one of the finalists and is the only engineering student for 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition. His dissertation title is “Forward Osmosis for Algae Dewatering and Electrical Field-driven Membrane Fouling Mitigation”. His advisor is Woo Hyoung Lee, Ph.D.

1403, 2019

ASCE’s Transportation and Development Institute (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 [...]

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Chair
Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, P.E.

Engr II 211-F
Email:M.Aty@ucf.edu
Associate Chair
Kevin Mackie, Ph.D., P.E.,
Engr II 211-H
Email:Kevin.Mackie@ucf.edu
Graduate Director
Dr. Andrew A. Randall, P.E.
Engr II 211-L
Email:Andrew.Randall@ucf.edu
Senior Graduate Admissions Specialist
Ana Lucia Salas
Engr II 211-K
Phone E: 407-823-1299
Email:AnaLucia.Salas@ucf.edu
Undergraduate Academic Support Coordinator
Lorrenza Vandiver

Engr II 211-G
Phone E: 407-823-2128
Email:Lorrenza.Vandiver@ucf.edu

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Upcoming Events

  1. Spring 2020 CECE Career Mixer

    January 27, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm