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808, 2022

Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee

August 8th, 2022|Tags: |

Knights' Research Notes: UCF's Undergraduate Research Blog / Engineering, Faculty mentors, interdisciplinary research, materials science, research mentor, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee in his lab What is the benefit of research experience to students who will pursue careers in industry, rather than in academia? A lot, according to the 37 [...]

906, 2022

UCF Awards Promotions to Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Faculty

June 9th, 2022|Tags: |

Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching, and service Eighty-nine UCF faculty received promotions and another 48 earned tenure status for the 2021-22 cycle following a rigorous evaluation process. The Department of Civil, Environmental, and [...]

2504, 2022

Wahl Receives NSF CAREER Award

April 25th, 2022|Tags: |

Thomas Wahl, an assistant professor in the UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his research proposal, The Effect of Spatiotemporal Storm Surge Clusters on Coastal Flood Risk. The NSF CAREER [...]

804, 2022

Mohamed Abdel-Aty Receives National Transportation Award

April 8th, 2022|Tags: |

Mohamed Abdel-Aty, professor and trustee chair for the UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, is the 2022 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) prestigious S.S. Steinberg Award. The honor recognizes an individual who has made remarkable contributions to transportation education. “I am [...]

204, 2022

Researchers Develop Method to Determine Where Storm Surges Are Increasing Most

April 2nd, 2022|Tags: |

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 [...]

2602, 2022

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

February 26th, 2022|Tags: |

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 [...]

1802, 2022

UCF students are winners at Florida’s Water Conference

February 18th, 2022|Tags: , |

UCF environmental engineering students recently participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2021 Annual Conference that was held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida between November 28 and December 1. Photo (right depicts Dr. Duranceau and CECE graduate students [...]

1312, 2021

National-level industrial donation from the Terracon

December 13th, 2021|Tags: |

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 [...]

110, 2021

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

October 1st, 2021|Tags: |

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 [...]

2506, 2021

Doctoral Candidate Jessica Cormier Wins National Award!

June 25th, 2021|Tags: |

Jessica Cormier has received the American Water Works Association’s 2021 Holly A. Cornell Scholarship from Jacobs Engineering for her studies in Environmental Engineering. The award was created in 1990 in honor of Jacobs/CH2M co-founder Holly A. Cornell to encourage and support outstanding female and/or minority [...]

2506, 2021

Doctoral Student Paula Campesino Receives Award by the Southeast Desalting Association

June 25th, 2021|Tags: |

Paula Campesino, an Environmental Engineering doctoral student, received the Southeast Desalting Association’s (SEDA’s) 2021 Scholarship Award, which is annually awarded students with outstanding academic and service records pursuing a degree relating to drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. The award provides $2,500 of support to Paula for the 2021-2022 [...]

1504, 2021

Congratulations ABC team members!

April 15th, 2021|Tags: , |

Chapter Advisor Dr. Amr Oloufa Associated Builders & Contractors Student Chapter won third place in the Project Management AND Quality Control section for the competition! Anabelle Manriquez - President Juan-Pablo Gomez - Vice President Alden Gunder - Ambassador Matthew Sullivan - Ambassador Austin Haven - Next Year Officer Eliana Bodhert [...]

1404, 2021

Daniela Diaz received the 2020-2021 University Award for the Outstanding Mater’s Thesis

April 14th, 2021|Tags: |

Daniela Diaz received the 2020-2021 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 her field of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Daniela’s thesis was entitled [...]

904, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Wahl and Dr. Wang on the UCF awards

April 9th, 2021|Tags: |

The annual recognition celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students. The Founders’ Day Awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students. As we recognize these achievements, we remember the efforts of those women and men who made this university a reality, [...]

904, 2021

UCF ITE Student Chapter was selected for the ITE Florida Puerto Rico District 2020-2021 Student Chapter Momentum Award

April 9th, 2021|Tags: |

The UCF student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has recently received the Student Chapter Momentum Award for the Florida Puerto Rico district of ITE.  This award is designed to recognize a student chapter that has experienced the greatest momentum/improvement in the past year. This year, the [...]

3003, 2021

Congratulations Dr. Wahl on the IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal

March 30th, 2021|Tags: |

Dr. Thomas Wahl, University of Central Florida, USA, is the recipient of the 2021 IAPSO Early Career Scientist medal in physical ocean science. This is awarded in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the research on changes in mean sea level, tides, storm surges, waves, and their interactions. [...]

1301, 2021

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

January 13th, 2021|Tags: |

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. [...]

1611, 2020

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 100th Annual Meeting

November 16th, 2020|Tags: |

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 [...]

2909, 2020

Dr. Aty is 2020 Roy W. Crum Award recipient

September 29th, 2020|Tags: |

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, 2020 Roy W. Crum Award recipient Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty is the recipient of the 2020 Roy W. Crum Award, to be received at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Dr. Aty is recognized for his distinguished achievements in the development of immediate practical applications of [...]

1009, 2020

Dr. Thomas Wahl is in the news with his research

September 10th, 2020|Tags: |

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 [...]

1907, 2020

UCF is Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation for Transportation Science and Technology

July 19th, 2020|Tags: |

ShanghaiRankings placed the engineering programs at UCF above Georgia Tech, Purdue, Arizona State, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Florida. UCF was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States and No. 29 in the world for transportation science and technology, according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects [...]

2901, 2020

Dr. Catbas and his team received Kikuchi-Karlaftis Award

January 29th, 2020|Tags: , |

Dr. Catbas and his team from CITRS made three presentations during the Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting about some of their on-going work: 1) “Fast Track Ultrasonic Imaging of Concrete Bridge Decks, 2) Load Testing and Rating Bridges Using Computer Vision, 3) Mixed reality with AI for bridge inspections [...]

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 [...]

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