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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 ( 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 [...]

1711, 2018

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 98th Annual Meeting

November 17th, 2018|Tags: |

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will be held January 13–17, 2019, 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. Our UCF Future City Initiative will present 54 [...]

2810, 2018

We are Stage I semi-finalist

October 28th, 2018|Tags: |

About the Solver: The University of Central Florida's Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering is a Stage I semi-finalist. Real-Time Crash Risk Visualization Tools for Traffic Safety Management Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management. The project will integrate real-time and static data, providing predictive [...]

2510, 2018

CECE Student Projects Receive Two Awards from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

October 25th, 2018|Tags: |

Two UCF CECE student teams were selected for the 15th Annual P3 Award (Phase I): A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One project is entitled “A Biopolymer-based Simple Lead Check in Tap Water”. This [...]

1209, 2018

Dr. Mayo’s undergraduate student’s research was discussed on the House floor

September 12th, 2018|Tags: |

Recently, U.S. Representative Jerry McNerney discussed the research of CECE undergraduate student Cindi-Ann Findley on the House floor to demonstrate the impact of STEM subjects in solving real-world problems.  Cindi-Ann uses numerical models to study hurricane storm surges under the direction of Dr. Talea Mayo.  Cindi-Ann spent the summer at the [...]

3008, 2018

Dr. Talea Mayo is 2018 Early-Career Research Fellow

August 30th, 2018|Tags: |

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced the recipients of  2018 Early-Career Research Fellowships. These competitive awards will support the development of twenty emerging scientific leaders at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers as they take risks on research [...]

2807, 2018

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang Receives NSF Grant

July 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

Ni-Bin Chang, PhD, Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental Engineering, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant entitled: “(ENLARGE) Enabling large-scale adaptive integration of technology hubs to enhance community resilience through decentralized urban food-water-energy nexus [...]

1407, 2018

UCF CECE Students present in Vegas

July 14th, 2018|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering students Carlyn Higgins (left), Angela Rodriguez (center), and Daniel Whalen (right) traveled with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau to attend and present at the American Water Works Association’s 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Las Vegas, Nevada between June 12th and 14th. [...]

407, 2018

Dr. Thomas Wahl is in the news!

July 4th, 2018|Tags: |

Dr. Thomas Wahl is in the UCFTODAY International Team of Researchers Links Coastal Nuisance Flooding to Special Type of Slow-moving Ocean Wave Coastal communities may get some help to predict rising tides A team of international researchers has found a link between seasonal fluctuations in sea level to a [...]

2305, 2018

Prof. Catbas was awarded Aftab Mufti medal

May 23rd, 2018|Tags: , |

CECE Faculty Prof. Catbas was awarded Aftab Mufti medal from the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) and Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).  The medal was awarded for Dr. Catbas and his team’s work “Performance-based structural health monitoring through an innovative hybrid data [...]

1805, 2018

Dr. Talea Mayo selected to present research to congress

May 18th, 2018|Tags: |

Dr. Talea Mayo and CECE undergraduate student Cindi-Ann Findley showcased their work on tides and hurricane storm surges during the Coalition for National Science Funding’s Capitol Hill Exhibition on May 9.  The exhibition is held annually to encourage political support for the National Science Foundation.  While in DC, Mayo [...]

1105, 2018

Dr. Boo Hyun Nam keynote speaker at ICGSIR Conference, Cairo, Egypt

May 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

Dr. Boo Hyun Nam provided keynote lectures at 1st International Conference Green Sustainable Industry Roads (ICGSIR) to be held on May 3-5, 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. The topics include sustainable road materials and highway geohazard and mitigation. Nam received an Appreciation plague from Dr. Essam Sharaf (former [...]

1105, 2018

UCF students sweep awards at Sinkhole Conference

May 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

UCF geotechnical engineering students together with faculty advisor Dr. Boo Hyun Nam participated in the 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes held at Shepherdstown, West Virginia (April 6, 2018). Ryan Shamet, Moataz Soliman, and Yong Je Kim received 2018 Beck Scholarship.

2704, 2018

Dr. Wahl attended EGU 2018 to receive Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

April 27th, 2018|Tags: , |

From April 8th to 13th the European Geoscience Union (EGU) held its annual General Assembly in Vienna. As Europe’s premier geosciences union, the EGU is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. Among the over 15,000 attendees [...]

1004, 2018

Winners in 2018 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

April 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Zachary Loeb, a CECE undergraduate won the Judges Choice Award for the Engineering, Optics, Photonics, and Computer Science category.  Zachary presented a modified and improved version of his IDEAS project (originally developed with another 2 CECE students: Shadi Tamimi and Caleb Enot) The title is Force-Vector Analysis and [...]

504, 2018

UCF CECE Students to Exhibit Oil-Cleanup Invention at D.C. Expo

April 5th, 2018|Tags: |

A group of University of Central Florida students has developed super high-tech sponges to clean up ocean oil spills. The sponges soak up oil but repel water, leaving behind no toxic byproduct. It’s a green solution with a bonus – the oil could be recycled for future use. The [...]

3003, 2018

We are in Top 100 Scientific Reports Chemistry papers in 2017

March 30th, 2018|Tags: |

A research article written by Jared Church and Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee is in the Top 100 Scientific Reports Chemistry paper in 2017 A research article written by Jared Church and Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, ‘Noble metal-coated MoS₂ nanofilms with vertically-aligned 2D layers for visible light-driven photocatalytic degradation [...]

2803, 2018

UCF CECE Students Present At Membrane Technology Conference

March 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

UCF environmental engineering students (from right to left) Daniel Whalen, Carlyn Higgins and Angela Rodriguez joined Dr. Duranceau to participate in the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference, a joint international event sponsored by the American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association. The event was held March 12-16, [...]

903, 2018

Dr. Wahl receives Early Career Award from NASA

March 9th, 2018|Tags: |

For the first time in UCF’s history, one of our faculty members has been selected for the prestigious New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) Award in Earth Science from NASA. Assistant Professor Dr. Thomas Wahl from the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering department and National Center for Integrated Coastal [...]

2802, 2018

UCF Transportation Researchers Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

February 28th, 2018|Tags: |

Transportation Research Board (TRB) holds an annual meeting in January in Washington D.C.  Our Transportation Researchers presented 56 papers. We have 16 papers accepted for publication and we got 7 Best paper awards and recognitions. Congratulations to our team! Brochure in pdf

2302, 2018

Ucf Participates In The Pacific Water Conference

February 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

UCF environmental engineering doctoral student Angela Rodriguez together with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau participated in the 2018 Pacific Water Conference held in Honolulu on February 7 and 8th. UCF CECE student and NSF Fellow Angela Rodriguez presented the paper “Evaluating Corrosion Rates in an Island Water [...]

2302, 2018

The UCF student team has been selected for 14th Annual P3 Award

February 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

The UCF student team has been selected for 14th Annual P3 Award (Phase I): A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project title is “A Noble 2D MoS2 Sponge Oil-Water Separator (MDSOS)”. This technology proposes [...]

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