2 04, 2022

Researchers Develop Method to Determine Where Storm Surges Are Increasing Most

2022-04-02T09:35:01-04:00April 2nd, 2022|

The study analyzed tide gauge observations along coastlines in Europe, and the researchers have plans to further develop the method for use in the U.S. and other parts of the world. By Robert Wells, March 31, 2022 The research provides important information cities can use to help put flood-protection resources where they are [...]

26 02, 2022

Dr. Ricardo Zaurin received the 2022 AIM High Impact Individual Award

2022-02-26T08:41:10-05:00February 26th, 2022|

Nominated by fellow faculty member Necati Catbas, Dr. Ricardo Zaurin, a Lecturer in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, received the 2022 AIM High Impact Individual Award for his dedication to reducing the cost of instructional materials for his students. This individual impact awardee was selected because of the accessibility, quantity, and [...]

13 12, 2021

National-level industrial donation from the Terracon

2021-12-13T14:03:48-05:00December 13th, 2021|

Terracon Foundation has awarded Dr. Jiannan (Nick) Chen, $8,000 to support the research and students at our department. The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where we live [...]

1 10, 2021

UCF Researcher is Part of New $20 Million NSF Megalopolitan Coastal Project

2021-10-01T10:30:52-04:00October 1st, 2021|

The project aims to create climate-resilient decision-making frameworks to equitably support coastal communities. The UCF research group will work on analyzing co-evolving hazards, including sea-level rise, storm surges, compound flooding, and coastal erosion, and how these will be affected by climate change in time and space. This information will be absorbed by other [...]

13 06, 2021

Our Alumni is the new Dean of Engineering at the Northern Border University in Saudi Arabia

2021-06-14T07:33:29-04:00June 13th, 2021|

Dr. Yahya Alassaf (Construction Engineering, UCF) has been appointed as the new Dean of Engineering at the Northern Border University in Saudi Arabia.  NBU was established in 2008 and has 16 Colleges.  The University is the home of over 15,000 students with over two-thirds of them female. The College of Engineering at NBU has [...]

13 01, 2021

UCF students participation in Florida’s 1st Virtual Water Conference pays dividends

2021-01-13T19:39:23-05:00January 13th, 2021|

UCF environmental engineering students recently participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2020 Annual Conference that was originally scheduled to be held at Champions Gate, Florida between November 30 and December 2 but then changed to a virtual format due to COVID-19. Doctoral candidate Jessica [...]

16 11, 2020

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 100th Annual Meeting

2020-11-16T20:08:41-05:00November 16th, 2020|

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the TRB 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM), originally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. TRBAM in its traditional face-to-face format attracts more than 14,000 transportation professionals from all over the world. “If other [...]

10 09, 2020

Dr. Thomas Wahl is in the news with his research

2020-09-10T19:19:00-04:00September 10th, 2020|

UCF Study Could Predict Future Hurricane Storm Surge ORLANDO, Fla. — As we enter peak Hurricane season, University of Central Florida’s National Center for Integrated Coastal Research team is developing models to better predict storm surges in the future. Storm surge is often the most dangerous threat to life and property along the coast during a hurricane, [...]

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