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404, 2023

CECE PhD student inducted into the Order of Pegasus

April 4th, 2023|Tags: |

Javed Ali, one of our Civil Engineering Ph.D. students, has been honored with the prestigious Order of Pegasus Award. It is the highest honor bestowed upon UCF students, acknowledging their unwavering dedication to academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, professional or community service, and research experience. Javed's academic [...]

2303, 2023

UCF Hosts Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Cliff Davidson of the Syracuse University

March 23rd, 2023|Tags: |

Each year, the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) selects a Distinguished Lecturer in recognition of his or her excellence as both a researcher and educator and ability to give engaging oral presentations to members of the environmental engineering community and the general public. UCF was awarded [...]

1703, 2023

Thomas Wahl is the recipient of the 2023 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

March 17th, 2023|Tags: |

Dr. Wahl won this important (ASCE) Award for his “pioneering work on coastal compound flooding and developing innovative multivariate design concepts.” The Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (Huber Award) is the highest-level mid-career research award in all areas of civil engineering. The award is annually given to individuals with notable [...]

1103, 2023

Dr. Fudong Liu group’s work has been featured in the WFTV news

March 11th, 2023|Tags: |

How UCF research could crack down on catalytic converter thefts ORLANDO, Fla. — A group at the University of Central Florida hopes their research makes cars less alluring to crooks stealing pricey catalytic converters from cars. At UCF, catalytic converters have been a focus for the police department. They [...]

1302, 2023

New Study Identifies Hotspots Where Climate Change Could Impact Internet

February 13th, 2023|Tags: |

How the Earth’s changing climate could impact the vast undersea network of seafloor cables has been relatively understudied until now. Seafloor cables carry over 95% of all digital data traffic worldwide, including financial trading information and social media communications. However, how the Earth’s changing climate could impact this [...]

3001, 2023

UCF Assistant Professor Fudong Liu and his research were in the UCF Today news.

January 30th, 2023|Tags: , |

Here are the latest articles about his research. UCF Researchers Work to Reduce the Amount of Precious Metals in Catalytic Converters  Not only could the research make catalytic converters less attractive to thieves, but it could also help the environment. Research Team Turns to Nanotechnology for Chemical Reaction Promoters [...]

1601, 2023

UCF students make a splash at Florida’s water conference

January 16th, 2023|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering students recently participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2022 Annual Conference that was held the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress between November 27th and 30th. Three UCF graduate students and one post-doctoral scholar, all supervised by Dr. [...]

1001, 2023

Mohamed Abdel-Aty Named a Highly-Cited Researcher for 2022

January 10th, 2023|Tags: |

Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Pegasus Professor and Chair of the UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, has been recognized as a highly-cited researcher in transportation safety by analytics company Clarivate. The distinction recognizes the world’s most influential researchers – those in the top .1% – as measured by [...]

1312, 2022

Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee received a SERDP 2022 Project of the Year Award

December 13th, 2022|Tags: , |

A Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) project team consisting of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, the University of Central Florida, and the Naval Research Laboratory received the 2022 SERDP Project of the Year Award for Weapons Systems and Platforms (only one award is provided [...]

411, 2022

UCF researchers receive award from Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) Funding Program

November 4th, 2022|Tags: , |

UCF researchers from the RISES and Sustainable Coastal Systems clusters teamed up to receive 1 million dollar grant from DOE to assess how Photovoltaic systems and energy storage can help vulnerable communities across Central Florida and in the Panhandle to become more resilient to impacts from extreme weather events. [...]

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, [...]

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