MANOJ CHOPRA, Ph. D., P.E., M. ASCE

Professor of Engineering

NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for UCF

Former Member, Florida Board of Governors, SUS Florida

Former Member, UCF Board of Trustees



Contact Information

Room: Engr2-442B
Phone: (407) 823-5037
E-mail: Manoj.Chopra@ucf.edu

Current Courses


Undergraduate Courses

  • Engineering Mechanics - Statics
  • Statics (Honors)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Geotechnical Engineering I and II
  • Introduction to the
  • Engineering Profession
    Civil Engineering Capstone Design

Graduate Courses

  • Geotechnical Engineering II
  • Boundary Elements in Civil Engineering
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering

Detailed CV


 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo, February 1992.

Major: Civil Engineering
Dissertation:
Linear and Nonlinear Analyses of Axisymmetric Problems in Thermomechanics and Soil Consolidation using FEM and BEM.


M.S. Civil Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo, June 1988.

Major: Civil Engineering
Thesis:
A Constitutive Model for Anisotropically Consolidated Clays Under Axisymmetric, Plane strain and General Three-dimensional Loading Conditions.


B.E. Civil Engineering (with Honors)

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, May 1985.

Major: Civil Engineering (with Honors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

July 2012 – present
Member of the Florida Board of Governors
(Ex-Officio as Chair of the Advisory Council of Faculty Senates)

State University Systems of Florida

  • Serve on the FL Board of Governors that governs all state universities in Florida
  • Representing all faculty members in the state on matters related to education,
    tuition and budgetary issues, state appropriations and legislative actions.
  • Served on the Search Committee that selected Frank Brogan as the Chancellor
    of Higher Education for Florida in 2010.
  • Member of the Search Committee for the Presidential Search for FAMU

 

January 2013 – present

Executive Director
Director Stormwater Management Academy
University of Central Florida

  • Manage a staff of five and coordinate research and educational outreach activities of the Academy with participating faculty.
  • Chair meetings of the Board, meet with current and potential sponsors and make presentations about Academy activities to public and private sectors.

 

May 2005 – April 2009
Member of the Board of Trustees
University of Central Florida

  • Representative of the entire UCF faculty body with all powers of a Trustee for the university
  • Fiduciary responsibility for all matters related to the University
  • Served on several important standing and ad-hoc committees dealing with educational curriculum, finance, audit and fund-raising for the university.
  • Served on a committee that developed guidelines for Presidential search process.
  • Voted for the establishment of the College of Medicine and the new on-campus Football stadium at UCF.

May 2005 – April 2009
Chair of the Faculty Senate
University of Central Florida

  • Chaired all meetings of the Senate and Senate Steering Committee.
  • Worked closely with the University Provost on Resolutions from the Senate. Some of these resolutions were transformational and resulted in new or revised policies.
  • Served on the President’s Advisory Staff.

 

October 2008 and October 2002
CECE Department ABET Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator
University of Central Florida

  • Primary Responsibility for the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Program Reviews by ABET.
  • Prepared self-studies for civil program and assisted with the environmental and constructions programs.
  • Chaired committees to develop assessment criteria, and collect and evaluate assessment data.
  • Completed all state and university assessment requirements. ? Made presentation to President,
  • Provost and others at UCF on CECE assessment plan which was selected as a Role Model for the campus.

 

ACADEMIA EXPERIENCE

 

April 2014 - present
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Central Florida

 

May 1998 - present
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Joint Appointment: Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Department, University of Central Florida

May 1998 - December 2003

Assistant Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Central Florida Duties: Undergraduate advisement, course scheduling and development, FTIC and transfer orientations, Undergraduate Curriculum committee for CEE.

July 1993 - present

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida

February, 1992 - February, 1993

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University at Buffalo Research Foundation, State University of New York at Buffalo

July, 1988-December, 1991

Graduate Research Assistant
Computational Mechanics Laboratory Department of Civil Engineering State University of New York at Buffalo

 

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

Feb. 1993 - July 1993
Project Engineer
Automated Analysis Corporation Ann Arbor, Michigan

1985-1986

Resident Site Engineer
Planners Group - Architects and Engineers State Bank of India Project, Chandigarh, India

 

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

  1. ECS - Florida, LLC, Jacksonville, Florida
    3Description: Study of Permeable Asphalt Pavement Failure in Jacksonville
  2. DPC Engineering, Inc. Orlando, Florida, 1997. Description: Investigation of cracks in the walls of Flagler County Courthouse in Bunnell, Florida.
  3. Bromwell Carrier Company, Lakeland, Florida, 1995. Description: Finite element analysis of the seepage through a phosphatic clay dam in South Florida.
  4. BEST Software Corporation, Getzville, New York, 1994. Description: Development of the Boundary Element computer program GPBEST.

 

Areas Of Research Specialization

  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Control using a Rainfall Simulator
  • Pervious Pavement Systems
  • Fertilizer Impacts on Ground and Surface Waters
  • Computational Methods: Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods
  • Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction and Poroelasticity and Thermoelasticity
  • Nonlinear Soil Consolidation and Stress Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics and Vibrations of Bridges
  • Permeable Treatment Walls for In Situ Groundwater Remediation
  • Stability of Sinkholes
  • Soil Properties and Earthwork.

 

PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS

  1. Reactive Material Placement Technique for Groundwater Treatment, Inventors: J. Quinn, Clausen, C., Reinhart, D. and Chopra, M., Patent Number 6207114, March 27, 2001.
  2. SHARP Model for Storm Water Harvesting and Assessment for Reduction of Pollutants. Copyright Issued, REGISTRATION NUMBER TX 7-621-400, June 2012.

 

 

 

FUNDED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Obtained $5.20 Million of sponsored research as PI or Co-PI, not including the NSFSTEP grant of $1.23 Million shared with several faculty in the college. Participated in several Interdisciplinary projects with colleagues from CECE, CECS, Chemistry and other institutions.

 

 

Sponsored Research

  1. Title: “Evaluation of Pollution Levels Due to the Use of Consumer Fertilizers under Florida Conditions: Examination of Lower Slopes and Rainfall Intensities Taking into account Overland Flow”, PI, Florida Department of Transportation, August 2012-May 2014, $89,495, (16-60-7050)
  2. Title: “Erosion and Sediment Control BMP Standards and Manual Update”, PI (with Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, April 2012 - Nov 2014, $126,134, (16-60-7043)
  3. Title: “Field Implementation of Polyacrylamide Treatment Systems”, PI (with Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, Nov 2011-Nov 2013, $95,000, (16-60-7040)
  4. Title: “Performance Testing and Analysis of Silt Fences using the Tilting Soil Test Beds with Simulated Rainfall”, PI (with Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, October 2011-Nov 2013, $119,650, (16-60-7039)
  5. Title: “Demonstration Project for Bio-sorption Activated Media for Ultra-urban Stormwater Management Treatment”, co-PI (with Martin Wanielista, Andrew Randall and Ni-Bin Chang), Florida Department of Transportation, September 2012-May 2014, $277,999, (16-60-7051)
  6. Title: “Nutrient based Stormwater Management Design Tools”, Co-PI (with Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, April 2012-Feb 2014, $228,168, (16-60-7044 to 16-60-7048)
  7. Title: "Floating Wetland Systems for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds", Co-PI (with Ni-Bin Chang and Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, April 2010-April 2012, $200,706, (16-60-7026)
  8. Title: "Evaluation of Pollution Levels Due to the Use of Consumer Fertilizers under Florida Conditions", PI, Florida Department of Transportation, May 2008-August 2010, $150,000, (16-60-7025)
  9. Title:"Inlet Protection Devices and their Effectiveness", Co-PI (with Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, May 2008-August 2010, $160,000, (16-60-7022)
  10. Title: "Pervious Pavements, Installation, Operation and Strength', PI, Florida Department of Transportation, May 2008-May 2011, $210,036, (16-60-7024)
  11. Title: "Stormwater Reuse Using Retention and In-Line Pipes for Treatment consistent with the new Statewide Stormwater Rule", Co-PI (with Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, May 2008-May 2011, $370,000, (16-60-7023)
  12. Title: "Index Testing to Support the Stormwater Management Erosion and Sediment Control Laboratory", PI, Florida Department of Transportation, October 2007- January 2010, $100,032, (16-60-7018)
  13. Title: "UCF STEP Pathways to STEM: From promise to Prominence", Co-PI (with several CECS faculty, PIs: Michael Georgiopoulos and Cynthia Young), National Science Foundation, $1.23 Million.
  14. Title: “Waste Tires for Pollution Control”, Co-PI (with Dr. Martin Wanielista), Seminole County, October 2005, $200,000. (16-60-8003).
  15. Title:” Stormwater Management Academy Research and Testing Laboratory”, Co-PI (with Dr. Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, August 2004, $643,000. (16-60-7008)
  16. Title:” Performance Assessment of Portland Cement Pervious Pavements”, Co-PI (with Dr. Martin Wanielista), Florida Department of Transportation, August 2004, $92,432. (16-60-7006)
  17. Title:” Performance Assessment of Portland Cement Pervious Pavements”, Co-PI (with Dr. Martin Wanielista), Rinker Materials Corporation, February 2004, $50,000. (16-60-8001)
  18. Title: “Design and Operational Issues Related to the Co-disposal of Sludges and Biosolids in Class I Landfills – Phase II,” Co-Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart and T. Townsend), Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, September 2003 – July 2004, $70,000. (16-20-7025)
  19. Title: “Design and Evaluation of Tall and Absorptive Noise Barrier Walls”, Duratek Corporation, April – July 2003, $ 6358 (TBD).
  20. Title: “Site Preparation for a Deep Foundation Test Site at the University of Central Florida”, Principal Investigator, Florida Department of Transportation, September 2001 – September 2002, $71,174. (16-21-735)
  21. Title: “Vehicle Collision with Bridge Piers”, Principal Investigator (with Sherif El-Tawil), Florida Department of Transportation, September 2002 – September 2003, $67,462. (16-50-709)
  22. Title: “US-Jordan Hazardous Waste Management Collaborative Research-Phase II” Co-Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart), National Science Foundation, April 2002 – December 2003, $25,900. (16-20-409)
  23. Title: “Design and Operational Issues Related to the Co-disposal of Sludges and Biosolids in Class I Landfills,” Co-Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart and T. Townsend), Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, September 2001 – May 2003, $73,530. (16-21-736)
  24. Title: "US-Jordan Municipal Solid Waste Management Collaborative Research" Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart), National Science Foundation, September 2000 – December 2001, $36,400. (16-20-406)
  25. Title: "Research Study into Material Performance Testing of Soil Surface Properties using Cyanobacteria Inoculant" Principal Investigator, Engineering Technology Incorporated, August 2000 – August 2001, $13,000. (16-21-844)
  26. Title: "Leachate Collection Systems for the New Millenium," Co-Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart), Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, April 1999 – May 2000, $14,000. (16-10-740)
  27. Title: "The Interaction of Microbial Activity and Zero Valent Iron Permeable Barrier Technology – Year III", Co-Principal Investigator (with A.A. Randall, D.R. Reinhart), Agency: Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, 09/01/98 to 08/31/99, $69,729. (16-20-)
  28. Title: "Development of a Graduate Transportation Simulation Curriculum through CATSS", Co-Principal Investigator (with C. Bauer and H. Al-Deek), Agency: CATSS, 03/99-02/2001, $20,000. (16-20-).
  29. Title: "Effect of Asphalt Cement Deficiency on Open Graded Friction Course" Principal Investigator, Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), November 1998-April 2000, $100,000. (16-20-799)
  30. Title: "The Interaction of Microbial Activity and Zero Valent Iron Permeable Barrier Technology – Year II", Co-Principal Investigator (with A.A. Randall, D.R. Reinhart), Agency: Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, 09/01/98 to 08/31/99, $69,729. (16-21-831)
  31. Title: "Investigation of Shrink and Swell Factors for Soils used in FDOT Construction - Phase II", Principal Investigator, Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), November 1997 to February 1999, $70,000. (16-20-782)
  32. Title: "Permeable Reactive Walls: Field Scale Studies", Co-Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart and C. Clausen), Agency: NASA, Kennedy Space Center, 1996-99, $550,000. (16-20-205)
  33. Title: "The Interaction of Microbial Activity and Zero Valent Iron Permeable Barrier Technology – Year I", Co-Principal Investigator (with A.A. Randall, D.R. Reinhart), Agency: Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, 09/01/97 to 08/31/98, $66,659. (16-21-828)
  34. Title: "Investigation of Shrink and Swell Factors for Soils used in FDOT Construction – Phase I", Principal Investigator, Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), 1996-97, $66,223. (16-20-782)
  35. Title: "Influence of Modeling Parameters on the Dynamic Response of Concrete Bridges", Co-Principal Investigator (with S.K. Kunnath), Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), 1996-97, $39,000.
  36. Title: "Detection and Stability Analysis of Sinkholes using a Combined NDE and Analytical Approach, Principal Investigator, Agency: UCF - Department of Sponsored Research (In-House Grants Program), 1996-97, $7,500.
  37. Title: "Effect of Increased Superstructure Flexibility on the Dynamic Response of Concrete Bridges", Co-Principal Investigator (with S.K. Kunnath), Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), $55,000, 1995-96.
  38. Title: "Hydrodynamic Modeling of Leachate Recirculating Landfills", Co-Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart), Agency: Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, Lamar University, TX, $64,934, 1995-96.
  39. Title: "Active MSW Landfill: Bio-Chemical Reactor II", Co-Principal Investigator (with D.R. Reinhart), Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grant # 50194, $90,000, 1994-95.
  40. Title: "Development of BEM for Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction", Principal Investigator, Research Initiation Grant, University of Central Florida / EIES Seed Grant, $10,000, 1993.




SPONSORED RESEARCH (PRIOR TO JOINING UCF)


Title: “Nonlinear Analysis of Composite Structures using Fourier Series and Green's Function Representations”, Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI with P.K. Banerjee, A.L. Russo, G.F. Dargush, D.P Henry and S.T. Raveendra), NASA Contract No. NAS3- 26491, CALSPAN-UB Research Center, Agency: NASA Lewis Research Center, $734,000, 1992-93.


SELECT LIST OF SIGNIFICANT DECLINED PROPOSALS


  1. Title: “Figure it Out: A Collaborative Effort for the Development, Promotion and Delivery of Basic and Applied STEM Content Presented in an Informal Framework”, Co-PI, National Science Foundation, $3,199,259, August 2009.
  2. Title: “Advanced Sensing, Material and Analysis Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Systems”, Co-PI, National Institute for Standards and Technology, $1,499,751, September 2009.
  3. Title: “Advanced Concepts for Simulation Based Engineering Education”, Co-PI, National Science Foundation, $632,547, January 2007.
  4. Title: “Assessing Student Achievement using an Adaptation of a Performance Mapping Approach used by the US Coast Guard”, Co-PI, National Science Foundation, $194,913, February 2003.



IMPACT OF MY RESEARCH

The broader aspects of the impact of my research activities are summarized below:

 

  • The results of the research on pervious pavements and stormwater reuse have been included in the new Statewide Rule and Stormwater Applicant Handbook by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Water Management Districts in Florida. The work at the Stormwater Management Academy forms the basis for many of the best management practices included in these publications.
  • The recently completed research project on the impact of fertilization on slopes using the innovative rainfall simulator has been published in the FDOT Research Showcase as a success story in quantifying the nutrients in the runoff from fertilization. The new practice adopted by FDOT is significantly reducing the amount of nitrogen and eliminating all phosphorus in the discharge from these slopes.
  • My research on the investigation of shrink and swell factors for soils used in earthwork calculations has led to millions in savings to the state of Florida due to improved factors. The results of the research were incorporated into the FDOT payment schedules and form the basis for earthwork in the state.
  • I served as a member of the ACI 522 Committee that developed the specifications for the construction and testing of pervious concrete pavement. Our research formed the basis for a portion of this national publication.
  • The research on Zero-Valent Permeable Treatment walls has been used as the basis for enhanced technologies in groundwater cleanup for TCE contamination.

 

 

Books

  • Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, The Water Cycle under Climate Change: Using Hydroscience and Engineering for a Sustainable Future, (www.ICHE2012.org), Editors: Hagen, S.C., M. Chopra, K. Madani, S.C. Medeiros, and D. Wang, ISBN 978-0-615-72135-4, Orlando, FL Nov 4-8, 2012.
  • Boundary Element XX – Advances in Boundary Elements Series, Editors: A. Kassab, C. Brebbia and M. Chopra, Computational Mechanics Publications, U.K., 1998.


Book Chapter

  • Chopra, M., Stuart E., and Wanielista, M. “Pervious Pavement Systems in Florida – Research Results”, Low Impact Development 2010: Redefining Water in the City (Editors: Scott D. Struck and Keith H. Lichten), Environmental and Water Institute, ASCE Press, 2010.
  • Chopra, M. B.. "Recent Developments in Poroelasticity using BEM", Book Chapter in Coupled Problems (Eds, Aliabadi and Kassab), July 2000.
  • Chopra, M.B., Dargush, G.F. and Banerjee, P.K., "Finite Deformation Analysis of Soil Penetration Problems", Chapter 5 in Developments in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - 4, (P.K. Banerjee and R. Butterfield, Eds.) Elsevier Applied Science, London, 1990.


Refereed Journal Publications

PUBLISHED

  • Gogo-Abite, I, Chopra, M., Hardin, M., Wanielista, M. and Stuart, E., “In situ Permeability Determination Device for Porous Pavement Systems”, J. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Accepted, April 2014.
  • Gogo-Abite, I, Chopra, M., and Wanielista, M., “Performance Evaluation of Two Silt Fence Fabrics using a Tilting Test-Bed with Simulated Rainfall”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 39, pp 30-38, doi: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2013.07.001, 2013.
  • Gogo-Abite, I., Chopra, M., and Uju, I., “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties and Structural Integrity for Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems”, J. Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE) MT.1943-5533.0000918, 2013.
  • Chen, X, Wang, D, and Chopra, M., “Constructing Comprehensive Datasets for Understanding Human and Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrologic Cycle”, Invited Article, Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering, 2:106. doi: 10.4172/2168-9768.1000106.
  • Butler, B, Chopra, M., Kassab, A, and Chaitanya, V. “Boundary Element Model for Electrochemical Dissolution under Externally Applied Low Level Stress”, Eng. Anal. Boundary Elem. (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.10.16/j.enganabound.2013.03.010.
  • Hood, A., Chopra, M., and Wanielista, M., “Assessment of Biosorption Activated Media Under Roadside Swales for the Removal of Phosphorus from Stormwater”. Water, 5(1), 53-66; doi: 10.3390/w5010053.
  • Gogo-Abite, I, Chopra, M., and Wanielista, M., “Integrated Surface-Ground Water Model for Stormwater Harvesting Using Basic Mass Balance Principles”, J. Irrigation CHOPRA CV-­‐ AUGUST 16 2013, PAGE 16 and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, DOI 10.1061/(ASCE) IR.1943-4774.0000518, 2012.
  • Kakuturu, S., Chopra, M, Hardin, M., and Wanielista, M. “Runoff Curve Numbers for Simulated Highway Slopes under Different Slope, Soil-Turf, and Rainfall Conditions”, J. of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, DOI 10.1061/(ASCE) HE.1943-­‐ 5584.0000605, 2012.
  • Kakuturu, S., Chopra, M, Hardin, M., and Wanielista, M. “Effect of Rainfall, Slope, Soil, and Fertilizer Type on Losses of Total Nitrogen (TN) from Fertilized Turfs on Highway Slopes”, J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE, DOI 10.1061/(ASCE) HE.1943-­‐7870.0000690, 2012.
  • Haddad, A., Reinhart, D.R., and Chopra, M., ÒField Assessment of Vegetative Mulch Covers as Intermediate Alternative Landfill CoverÓ, J. of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, submitted, 2011.
  • Kakuturu, S., Chopra, M, Hardin, M., and Wanielista, M. ÒEffect of Rainfall Intensity and Slopes on the Total Nitrogen Losses from Fertilized Highway SlopesÓ, Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, submitted, 2011.
  • Kakuturu, S., Chopra, M, Hardin, M., and Wanielista, M. ÒRunoff Curve Numbers for Simulated Highway Slopes under Different Slope, Soil-Turf, and Rainfall ConditionsÓ, J. of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, submitted, 2011.
  • Haddad, A., Chopra, M., and Reinhart, D.R., ÒGeotechnical and Hydraulic Behavior of Vegetative Mulch used as Alternative Daily and Intermediate Landfill CoverÓ, Waste Management, submitted, 2011.
  • Chopra, M., Mulligan, A. and Uju, I., ÒCompressive and Flexural Strength of Pervious Concrete PavementÓ, American Concrete Institute (ACI) Materials Journal, submitted 2011.
  • Chopra, M, Kakuturu, S., Ballock, C, Spence, J and Wanielista, M. ÒDetermination of the Infiltration Rates and the Effect of Rejuvenation Methods for Pervious Concrete Pavements, J. of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE (Special Issue on LID), Vol 15, No. 6, pp. 426-433, 2010.
  • Butler, B, Kassab, A, Chopra, M. and Desai, V. ÒBoundary Element Model of Electrochemical Dissolution with Geometric NonlinearitiesÓ, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 34, pp. 714-720, 2010.
  • Chen, L., Kassab, A.J., Nicholson, D.W., and Chopra, M.B., "Generalized Boundary Element Method for Solids Exhibiting Nonhomogeneities," Engineering Analysis, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 407-422, 2001.
  • Dargush G.F. and Chopra, M.B., "Dynamic Analysis of Circular Foundations on a Poroelastic Soil Stratum using the Boundary Element Method", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 7, pp. 623-632, July 1996.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush G.F., " Boundary Element Analysis of Stresses in an Axisymmetric Soil Mass Undergoing Consolidation", International Journal of Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 195-218, 1995, 24 pages.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., "Development of BEM for Thermoplasticity", Int. J. Solids Structures, Vol. 31, No. 12/13, pp. 1635-1656, 1994.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., "Thermal Stress Analysis of Axisymmetric Bodies via the Boundary Element Method", Comp. Meth. in Appl. Mech. Engng., Vol. 108, pp 53-71, 1993.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., "Finite Element Analysis of Time-Dependent Large Deformation Problems", Int. J. Num. Anal. Methods in Geomechanics, Vol.16, No.2, pp. 101-130, 1992.


UNDER REVIEW, FINAL REVISIONS OR IN PRESS

  • Hardin, M., Chopra, M., Wanielista, M. and Gogo-Abite, I, “Determination of Porosity and Curve Numbers for Pervious Pavement Systems”, J. of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE , Under Final Revisions, Submitted May 2013.
  • Behring, Z., Nam, B.-Y., and Chopra, M., “The Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregate in French Drain Applications”, Transportation Research Board, Under Review, Submitted August 2013.
  • Yun, H.-B., Park, S.-Y., Mehdawi, N., Chopra, M. and Reddi, L.N., “Monitoring for Close Proximity Tunneling Effects on Existing Tunnel using Blind Source Separation Technique with Limited Sensor Data”, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, Under Review, Submitted February 2013.
  • Haddad, A., Chopra, M., and Reinhart, D.R., “Geotechnical and Hydraulic Behavior of Vegetative Mulch used as Alternative Daily and Intermediate Landfill Cover”, Land, Under Review, Submitted for Publication, February 2013.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS (Reviewed)

  • Chopra, Manoj, Hagen Scott, and Reddi, L.N., “Hydro-Environmental Education at the University of Central Florida, The Florida Watershed Journal, An Official Publication of the FWEA and the Florida Section of AWRA, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2010.


REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Behring, Z., Nam, B-H, Chopra, M., and Shoucair, J., 2014, “Drainage Performance Evaluation of Reclaimed Concrete Aggregate”, ASCE T&DI Congress, Orlando, FL, June 2014.
  • Behring, Z., Nam, B-H, Chopra, M., and Shoucair, J., 2014, “Evaluating the Use of Recycyled Concrete Aggregate in French Drain Applications”, GeoCongress 2014, Atlanta, GA, February 2014.
  • Younes, S., Reddi, L. and Chopra M., “Mutual Influence of Two Inadvertent High-Permeability Zones on Hydraulic Gradients in Earth Dams”, Paper 328, GeoHubei 2014, Geohubei International Conference, Hubei China, July 2014.
  • Dubinsky, G., Gogo-Abite, I. and Chopra, M., “Evaluation of Silt Fence Materials During and After Rainfall Events”, Environmental Connection 2014, International Erosion Control Association (IECA), Nashville, TN, February 2014.
  • Gogo-Abite, I., and Chopra, M., 2011. "Performance Evaluation of Silt Fence and Polyacrylamide Enhanced Silt Fence" Environmental Connection (EC11) Conference, Orlando, Florida. February 20 - 23, 2011. International Erosion Control Association, Section 7 online.
  • Haddad, A., Reinhart, D. R. and Chopra, M., “Use of Vegetative Mulch as Alternative Landfill Cover”, 2010 Global Waste Management Symposium, San Antonio, TX, October 2010.
  • Chopra, M., Wanielista, M. and Stuart, E., “Pervious Pavement Systems”, Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Council (GMEC) Conference, Florida Engineering Society, Orlando, FL, May 2010.
  • Chopra, M, Wanielista, M. and Stuart E. “Pervious Pavement Systems in the Statewide Stormwater Rule”, Florida Stormwater Association, Winter Conference, Tampa, FL, December 2009.
  • Chopra, M., Kakuturu, S. and Hardin, M., “Runoff and Erosion Testing at the Stormwater Academy Laboratory at UCF”, 2009 H2O and Erosion Control Workshop, March 2009.
  • Chopra, M., “Pervious Pavement Systems, ASCE Annual Low Impact Design Conference, (Invited), Seattle, WA, November 18, 2008.
  • Chopra, M., “Design and Construction of a Test Bed for Erosion and Sediment Control BMP Testing”, STORMCON 2008, Orlando, FL, August 5, 2008.
  • Chopra, M, and Wanielista, M, “Performance of Pervious Pavements” Design Conference, Florida Department of Transportation, July 29, 2008
  • Chopra, M., “Index Testing to Support the Stormwater Management Erosion and Sediment Control Laboratory, FDOT Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Conference, July 17, 2008
  • Chopra, M., “Ongoing and new research efforts at the UCF Stormwater Management Academy”, (invited paper), 24th Annual ASCE Water Resources Technical Group Seminar, May 2008.
  • Chopra, M., “UCF Erosion and Index testing”, H2O and Erosion Control Workshop, UCF, March 14, 2008.
  • Chopra, M., “Sediment Control Countermeasures”, GMEC Conference, Florida Engineering Society, Orlando, FL, April 2007.
  • Chopra, M., “Alum and Polymers from a Design Perspective”, H2O and Erosion Control Workshop, Stormwater Management Academy, UCF, March 2007.
  • Chopra, M., “UCF Research and Education Laboratory”, H2O and Erosion Control Workshop, Stormwater Management Academy, UCF, March 2007.
  • Chopra, M, Wanielista, M, Offenberg, M., Spence J. and Ballock, C., “Pervious Concrete Pavements – Geotechnical and Materials Issues”, GMEC Conference, Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando, FL, April 2006.
  • Chopra, M, Wanielista, M, Spence J. and Ballock, C. and Offenberg, M., “Hydraulic Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavements”, 2006 Concrete Technology Forum, Focus on Pervious Concrete, National Ready Mix Concrete Association, Publication 2PCTF06, May 2006, Nashville, TN.
  • Chopra, M, Wanielista, M, Spence J. and Ballock, C. and Offenberg, M., “System Performance of Pervious Concrete Parking Areas”, 2nd Biennial Stormwater Management Research Symposium, (editors M. Wanielista and J. Smoot) pp. 285-298, May 2006.
  • Chopra, M., Reinhart, D., Vajirkar, M. and Koodhathinkal, B., “Stability of Slopes of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills with Co-disposal of Biosolids”, Geo-Environment and Landscape Evolution II, Rhodos, Greece, June 2006, WIT Press, (Editors. Martin-Duque, Brebbia, Emmanoloudis and Mander), pp. 215-224.
  • Chopra, M. and Wanielista, M., “Green Pavements – Feasibility and Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavements”, India 2006, Proceedings of the International Perspective on Environmental and Water Resources Conference, New Delhi, December 2006.
  • Wanielista, M. and Chopra, M., “Florida Erosion and Sediment Control Initiative”, FICE/FDOT Design Conference-Designing for More than Bridges and Roads, Orlando, FL, July, 2006.
  • Wanielista, M., Chopra, M., Offenberg, M., Spence. J., and Ballock, C., “Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavements”, Annual Meeting of the Florida Stormwater Association, June 29-July 1, 2005, Sanibel Island, FL.
  • Chopra, M., Wanielista, M., Offenberg, M., Spence. J., and Ballock, C., “Stormwater Management Issues related to Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavements”, Stormwater Management for Highways, Transportation Research Board TRB AFB60 Special Symposium, July 11-12, 2005, Bonita Springs, FL.
  • Chopra, M., “Sinkholes and bearing capacity failures on Mars”, Invited paper, Conference on Granular Materials on Lunar and Martian Surface”, NASA Kennedy Space Center, February 2 and 3, 2005. (to be published in the Report of the Group to MARS Mission Director).
  • Chopra, M.B. “Outcomes Assessment Tools Identified for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Programs at the University of Central Florida”, ASCE National Convention, Nashville, TN, November 14, 2003.
  • Chopra, M.B. “Deep Foundation and Geotechnical Test Site at University of Central Florida”, FDOT – GRIP Conference, July 22, 2003.
  • Khare, M., Chopra, M.B. and Reinhart, D.R., “Innovative Landfill Leachate Collection Systems”, Environmental Engineering Conference, IIT Chennai, India, October, 2003.
  • Khare, M., Chopra, M.B. and Reinhart, D.R., “Design Issues with MSW Landfill Leachate Collection Systems”, Waste Tech 2002.
  • Chopra, M.B., McCreanor, P.T. and Reinhart, D.R., “Hydrodynamic Modeling of Leachate Recirculating Landfills, SECTAM, Orlando, June 2002.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Andre, R. “Asphalt Pavement Deterioration”, GMEC Conference, Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando, FL, May 2001.
  • Butler, B, Chopra, M.B. and Kassab, A.J. “Boundary Element Model for Stress Field – Electrochemical Dissolution Interactions”, 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference (EM2000), Austin, May 21-24, 2000.
  • Sfeir, H, Randall, A., Reinhart, D. and Chopra, M. “Biotic Attenuation and Zero-Valent Iron Permeable Barrier Technology”, presented at Battelle Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Second International Conference, Monterey, CA, May 22-25, 2000.
  • Reinhart, D., M. Chopra, C. Clausen, and J. Quinn, “NASA PRB Installation Using Deep Soil Mixing,” RTDF Permeable Reactive Barriers Action Team Meeting, Melbourne, FL, Feb. 16-17, 2000.
  • Chun, L., Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F. “Response of a Pile to Impinging Seismic Waves using a Poroelastic Boundary Element Method “, presented at the 13th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Baltimore, June 13-16, 1999.
  • Eaglin, R., Miller, R., Batarseh, I. And Chopra, M., “Planning and Evaluation of a New Engineering Freshman Experience Course at the University of Central Florida”, presented at the ASEE Southeast Regional Conference, Clemson University, April 12, 1999.
  • Chopra, M.B., S. Burwinkel, D. R. Reinhart, and J. Quinn, “Installation of a Field-Scale permeable Reactive Wall Using Deep Soil Mixing,” Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1998.
  • D. R. Reinhart, J W. Quinn, C. A. Clausen, M. B. Chopra, C. Geiger, N. Ruiz, S. Burwinkel, “Scale-Up Of Zero-Valent Iron Permeable Treatment Wall Design Parameters.” Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation Conference, Orlando, FL, Oct. 5-8, 1998.
  • Chen, L., Kassab, A.J. and Chopra, M.B., “Strain Energy Density Based BEM for Rotor Dynamic Analysis, 12th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference Proceedings, La Jolla, CA., May 17-20, 1998.
  • Dargush, G.F. and Chopra, M.B., “Seismic Response of Poroelastic Media via BEM”, 12th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference Proceedings, La Jolla, CA., May 17-20, 1998.
  • Reinhart D.R., M. B. Chopra, S. Burwinkel, and J. Quinn, “Installation of a Filed-Scale permeable Reactive Wall Using Deep Soil Mixing,” 4th Annual Florida Remediation Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov. 10-11, 1998.
  • Chopra, M.B., Wang, J., Williams, M.E., Kunnath, S.K. and Shahawy, M., “Dynamic Response of Highway Girder Bridges Subjected to Traffic Loads”, Proceedings of the Structural Engineers World Congress in San Francisco, July 1998.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., “Dynamic Response of Embedded Strip and Rectangular Foundations using a Poroelastic BEM”, Proceedings of the19th World Conference on the Boundary Element Method (BEM19), Rome, Italy, September 1997.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., “Dynamic Response of Embedded Circular Foundations using a Poroelastic BEM”, Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Wuhan, China, November, 1997.
  • Chopra, M.B., Reinhart, D.R., Touati, R. and Quinn, J.W., “Design of a Field Scale Permeable Reactive Wall for Zero Valent Metal Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater”, Proceedings of the 1997 CSCE-ASCE Environmental Engineering Conference, Edmonton, Canada, July 1997.
  • Wang, Jie, Chopra, M.B. and Kunnath, S.K., “Sectional Analysis for Nonlinear System Identification of Concrete Structures” Proceedings of the 11th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 1996.
  • Butler, B., Kassab, A.J., Desai, V.H. and Chopra, M.B., “Boundary Element Model for Pitting Corrosion in Passivated Metals”, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Boundary Element Technology (BETECH96), Hawaii, April 1996.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., “Seismic Analysis of Pile-Soil Interaction with a Poroelastic Soil Model using the Boundary Element Method”, Special Session on the Performance of Deep Foundations under Seismic Loading, Proceedings of ASCE National Convention, San Diego, October, 1995.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., “Dynamic Analysis of Axisymmetric Foundations on a Poroelastic Stratum using BEM”, Proceedings of 10th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995.
  • Onyemelukwe, U.O., Mirmiran, A.M. and Chopra, M.B., “Application of Boundary Element Method for Structural Damage Assessment”, Proceedings of ASCE Structures Congress `95, Boston, Massachusetts, April 1995.
  • Butler, B., Kassab, A., Chopra, M.B. and Desai, V., “Galvanic Corrosion Prediction of Roof Systems at Walt Disney World”, Proceedings of BETECH 95, Madison, Wisconsin, August 1995.
  • Butler, B., Chopra, M.B., Desai, V.H. and Kassab, A.J., “A Coupled BEM-Experimental Method for the Detection of Corrosion Activity in Buried Pipelines”, Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995.
  • Butler, B., Kassab, A.J., Chopra, M.B. and Desai, V.H. “Galvanic Corrosion Predictions of Roof Systems at Walt Disney World”, Proceedings of BEM17, 17th World Conference on the Boundary Element Method, Hawaii, July 1995.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., “Application of BEM to problems of Elastoplasticity and Nonlinear Soil Consolidation”, Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Boundary Element Technology (BETECH94); Orlando, Florida, March 1994.
  • Chopra, M.B., Dargush, G.F. and Banerjee, P. K., “Development of BEM for Thermoplastic Analyses”, Proceedings of the Second U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Washington, D.C., August 1993.
  • Dargush, G.F. and Chopra, M.B., “An Advanced BEM for Thermoplastic and Nonlinear Soil Consolidation Analysis”, Proceedings of the First U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Chicago, July 1991.
  • Chopra, M.B. and Dargush, G.F., “Numerical Solutions to Some Geotechnical Problems with Material and Geometric Nonlinearities”, Proceedings of Seventh Annual Joint Meeting of Geotechnical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, July, 1990.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS (Reviewed)

  • Chopra, Manoj, Hagen Scott, and Reddi, L.N., ÒHydro-Environmental Education at the University of Central Florida, The Florida Watershed Journal, An Official Publication of the FWEA and the Florida Section of AWRA, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2010.
  • Chopra, M. and Arvelo, Jose, ÒAdapting the Modified Cam Clay Model to the behavior of Dense SandsÓ, J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Under Review, 2010.
    Other Published Abstracts or Presentations at Scholarly Meetings
  • Chopra, M.B., Negron, C.A. and Morgan, K. "Improved Shrinkage and Bulkage Factors for Borrow Soils used in Florida Earthwork", submitted for presentation at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), January 1998.
  • Dargush, G.F. and Chopra, M.B., "An Advanced BEM for Thermoplastic and Nonlinear Soil Consolidation Analysis", The First U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Chicago, July 1991.

 

HONORS, AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  1. Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in April 2013 as a Distinguished Faculty
  2. Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
    University of Central Florida (2012)
  3. CECE Corporate Affiliate Board’s Gold Star Award for Faculty Excellence,
    Builders of the Realm, October 2011
  4. 2010 University of Central Florida, Excellence in Professional Service Award
  5. Gold Apple Award (by the CECE students) for Outstanding Teaching, November 2009.
  6. 2009 Certificate of Commendation for Faculty Advisor, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
  7. 2009 CECE Department Excellence in Professional Service Award, Nov. 2009
  8. 2009 CECE Department Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Nov. 2009
  9. Gold Apple Award (by the CECE students) for Outstanding Teaching, November 2008.
  10. 2008 CECE Department Excellence in Professional Service Award, Nov, 2008
  11. Gold Apple Award (by the CECE students) for Outstanding Teaching, November 2007.
  12. 2007 CEE Department Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
  13. 2007 Region 5 Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on Student Activities Ð EXCEED Program
  14. Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award,University of Central Florida (2006-07)
  15. 2003-2004 ASCE East-Central Branch, Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
  16. 2003-2004 Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award for the Southern District. Chi Epsilon - Civil Engineering Honors Society
  17. 2003 Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year, CEE
  18. Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award University of Central Florida (2002)
  19. 2002 Engineering Faculty of the Year Florida Engineering Society, FES Annual Meeting, August 2002
  20. 2001 Excellence in Environmental Engineering (shared with 4 others) American Association of Environmental Engineers Washington, DC.
  21. Gold Quality Dollar Award for Continual Improvement, 2001 NASA Ð Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  22. University Excellence in Faculty Advising, 2001 University of Central Florida
  23. Engineer of the Year 2000, Central Florida 2000 National Engineers Week
  24. Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award State of Florida (1996)
  25. Excellence in Faculty Advising, 1998 College of Engineering, University of Central Florida
  26. Engineering Professor of the Year, 1998 Tau Beta Pi - Delta Chapter, College of Engineering, University of Central Florida.
  27. Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1997, University of Central Florida
  28. Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, 1996-97 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida.
  29. Engineering Professor of the Year, 1997 and 1996 Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honors Society, 1995



NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

  • Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the 10th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE) in Orlando, November 4-9, 2012.
  • Travelled to Jordan on three occasions (1999-2002) to collaborate on research in water and solid waste issues funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Invited Speaker and International Presentations –
  • “Pervious Pavement Systems”, ASCE Annual Low Impact Design Conference, (Invited), Seattle, WA, November 18, 2008.
  • “Stability of Slopes of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills with Co-disposal of Biosolids”, (Invited) Geo-Environment and Landscape Evolution II, Rhodes, Greece, June 2006.
  • “Green Pavements – Feasibility and Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavements”, India 2006, The International Perspective on Environmental and Water Resources Conference, New Delhi, December 2006.
  • “Dynamic Response of Embedded Circular Foundations using a Poroelastic BEM”, (Invited) Ninth Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Wuhan, China, November, 1997.
  • Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Project Panel E21-06, Corrosion in the Soil Environment – Soil Resistivity Measurements, 1999-00.
  • Member, TRB Project Panel 24-11, Specifications for Geofoam as Lightweight Fill, 1997-2010.
  • Member, TRB Project Panel 24-13, Tensioned Systems in Geotechnical Applications, 1997-present.
  • Member of Committee 522 of the American Concrete Institute dealing with Pervious Concrete Pavements.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE and Journal of Geotechnical, Geomechanical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE and International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics.
  • Reviewer for the journal “Water”
  • Reviewer for Transportation Research Board Journal
  • Reviewer for International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Reviewer for the 9th Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Wuhan, China.
  • Received the NASA Certificates of Honor for Contributions to Technical Briefs and for Submission of Patent through NASA.
  • Recognized by the UCF Board of Trustees for NASA Research project and AAEE award, January 23, 2003.


 

GRADUATE THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

DOCTORAL as CHAIR or CO-CHAIR (Chronological)

 

  1. Bruce Butler, “Modeling of the Interactions between Electrochemical Dissolution and
    Externally Applied Stress Fields” (Co-Chair), Spring 2000.
  2. Li Chen, “Non-homogeneous stress behavior using the Boundary Element Method”
    (Co-Chair), Fall 2000.
  3. Mohamed Hassan, “Inelastic Dynamic Behavior and Design of Hybrid Coupled Wall
    Systems” (Chair), Spring 2004.
  4. Assal Hadded, “Use of Vegetative Mulch as Daily and Intermediate Landfill Cover”
    (Co-Chair), Assal Haddad, Fall 2010.
  5. Ikiensinma Gogo-Abite, “Hydrologic Modification of Stormwater Harvesting Ponds
    and Effluent Control from Construction Sites”, Summer 2012.
  6. Samar Younes, “Use of Geosynthetics to Prevent Piping Failures due to Seepage in
    Earth Dams”, PhD. Candidate, Expected Graduation Fall 2013
  7. Mohammed Al Rowaimi, “Sinkhole Detection using Groundwater Level Sensor
    Networks”, PhD Student, Qualifying Examination Completed in Fall 2011.
  8. Mike Hardin, “Integrated Stormwater Management with Reuse”, PhD Student,
    Qualifying Examination Completed in Spring 2013.
  9. Andrew Hood, “Use of Soil Amendment BAM in Stormwater Management”, PhD
    Student (Co-Advisor), Started Summer 2012.
  10. Scott Kirts, “Consolidation Behavior of Florida Soils Based on Existing Database and
    Further Testing”, PhD Student, Started Spring 2013.

 

 

MASTERS THESIS as CHAIR (Chronological)

 

  1. “Settlement and Flow Characteristics of Municipal Landfills”, M.S. Thesis, Riad
    Touati, Summer 1996
  2. “Dynamic Response of Bridges under Moving Loads”, M.S. Thesis, Jie Wang,
    Summer 1996
  3. “Influence of Traffic Loads and Boundary Conditions on the Dynamic Response of
    Pre-stressed Concrete Bridges”, M.S. Thesis, Mark E. Williams, Spring 1997.
  4. “Consolidation Settlement of Embankments on Poor Soils using BEM”, M.S Thesis,
    William D. Sartor, Summer 1997.
  5. “Laboratory Testing of Florida Soils to Determine Shrink and Swell Factors for
    Earthwork Calculations”, M.S. Thesis, Ravi Mehta, Summer 1997.
  6. “Shrinkage and Bulkage Factors of Florida Soils used in Earthwork Calculations”,
    M.S. Thesis, Carlos Negron, Summer 1997.
  7. “Modeling and Field Investigation of a Permeable Reactive Wall for Groundwater
    Cleanup”, Stephen Burwinkel, Summer 1998.
  8. “Fracture Mechanics for Modeling Pull-Out Tests in Fiber-Reinforced Concrete”,
    Dragana Jankovic, Summer 1998.
  9. “Statewide Investigation of Shrinkage and Bulkage Factors of Florida Earthwork”,
    Raja Hatoum, Summer 1998.
  10. “Seismic Response of Deep Foundations using Dynamic Poroelastic BEM”, Li Chun,
    Spring 2000
  11. “Effect of Asphalt Cement Deficiency on Open-Graded Friction Courses”, Rachel
    Andre, Spring 2000.
  12. “Modeling of the Combined Behavior of Zero Valent Iron and Methanogenic Archae
    for the Anaerobic Dechlorination of TCE”, Ashish Kulkarni, Fall 2000.
  13. “Design and Operational Issues for Improvements in MSW Landfill Leachate
    Collection System”, Makarand Khare, Fall 2000.
  14. “Material Performance Testing of Soil Surface Properties using Cyanobacteria
    Inoculant”, Caesar Cabral, Fall 2001.
  15. “Variations in Pile Lengths between Geotechnical Design and Actual Installations”,
    Jessica AlKhub, Spring 2003.
  16. “Determination of In-situ Unit Weight of Soils using Cone Penetrometer Data and
    Soil Properties”, Charles Braun, Summer 2003.
  17. “Stability of Slopes in Class I Landfills with Co-disposal of Sludges and Biosolids”,
    Binoy Koodhathinkal, Summer 2003.
  18. “Design of Tall and Absorptive Noise Barrier Walls”, Judy Martinez, Summer 2003.
  19. “Slope Stability Analysis of Class I Landfills with Co-disposal of Biosolids using Field
    Test Data”, Mrutyunjay M. Vajirkar, Fall 2004.
  20. “Attainable Compressive Strength of Pervious Concrete Paving Systems”, Ann Marie
    Mulligan, Summer 2005.
  21. “Slope Stability Analysis of Laterite Soil Embankments”, Ikiensinma Gogo-Abite, Fall
    2005.
  22. “Adapting the Modified Cam Clay Constitutive Model to the Computational Analysis
    of Dense Granular Soils”, Jose Arvelo, Fall 2005.
  23. “Time Variations of Geotechnical Properties of Landfills Accepting Biosolids”,
    Kishore Pinapati, Spring 2006.
  24. “Construction Specifications and Analysis of Rehabilitation Techniques of Pervious
    Concrete Pavements”, Craig G. Ballock, Fall 2007.
  25. “Development of Hydraulic and Soil Properties for Soil Amendments and Native Soils
    for Retention Ponds in Marion County, Florida”, Lisa Naujock, Fall 2008
  26. “Strength of Pervious Pavement System”, Ikenna Uju, Summer 2010.
  27. “Field Implementation of Polyacrylamides for Runoff from Construction Sites”,
    Rafiqul Chowdhury, Masters Thesis, completed Summer 2011.
  28. “Viability Study of a Residential Integrated Stormwater, Graywater, and Wastewater
    Treatment System at Florida’s Showcase Green Envirohome”, Matthew Goolsby,
    Masters Thesis, completed Fall 2011.
  29. “Turbidity Removal Efficiency and Toxicity Issues Associated with the Chitosan-
    Based Dual Polymer Systems”, Rylee Hernandez, Masters Thesis, completed Spring
    2012.
  30. “Evaluation of Biosorption Activated Media under Roadside Swales for Stormwater
    Quality Improvement and Harvesting”, Andrew Hood, Masters Thesis, completed
    Spring 2012.
  31. “Computer Tool for Stormwater BMP Selection”, Przemek Kuzlo, Masters Candidate,
    Spring 2013 expected.
  32. “Fertilizer runoff from lower slopes and rainfall intensities”, Zuzanna Wasowska,
    Masters Candidate, Spring 2014 expected.
  33. “Toxicity in residual stormwater runoff after polymer treatment”, Alicia McDougal,
    Masters Candidate, Spring 2014 expected.
  34. “Performance of Silt Fence under Different Rainfall Intensities and Soil Slopes”,
    Gregg Dubinsky, Masters Candidate, Spring 2014 expected.