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Distinguished Seminar Series

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosts a departmental seminar series in which top researchers and practitioners from around the country and around the world are invited to speak. The seminars are free and open to the public.

Spring 2017 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

January 26, 2017Igor Linkov
US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
TBD
February 2, 2017David Dzombak
Carnegie Mellon University
Climate Change Adaptation for Infrastructure: A Grand Challenge for Civil and Environmental Engineering
February 9, 2017G. Edward Gibson
Arizona State University
TBD
February 23, 2017Gregory Deierlein
Stanford University
From Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience

Fall 2016 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

September 23, 2016Ashish Sharma
University of New South Wales
Estimating Design Floods in a Warming Climate – Gaps, Challenges, and the Way Forward
October 24, 2016Harry Shenton
University of Delaware
Structural Health Monitoring: Case of the Indian River Inlet Bridge
November 14, 2016Menachem Elimelech
Yale University
High-Performance Membranes for Energy-Efficient Desalination and Wastewater Reuse
November 17, 2016Shuyang Cao
Tongji University, Shanghai
Advanced physical and numerical modeling of atmospheric boundary layer flow for wind engineering applications
November 21, 2016Frederick Hammes
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences and Technology
MicrobiHomes: managing building plumbing biofilms through material selection
November 28, 2016Mehrdad Sasani
Northeastern University
From elements to systems and from collapse to resilience under extreme events

Spring 2016 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

February 11, 2016Haeng-Ki Lee
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
NT- and BT-based functional construction materials and low-carbon, eco-friendly construction materials
February 25, 2016William Howard
CDM Smith
The Precarious State of the World's Water
February 29, 2016Lori Graham-Brady
Johns Hopkins University
What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us: the Case for Stochastic Multi-scale Mechanics
March 14, 2016Michael Lowry
University of Idaho
Tools and Strategies for Improving Citywide Bicycle Travel
April 5, 2016Glenn Bell
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Supercharging Your Career and Making a Difference
April 20, 2016David Mendonca
NSF, RPI
Research Opportunities in Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE) at the National Science Foundation

Fall 2015 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

September 10, 2015Prof. Raimondo Betti
Columbia University
Monitoring the Structural Health of Main Cables of Suspension Bridges
October 28, 2015Vilas Mujumdar, P.E., S.E.
World Federation of Engineering Organizations
Critical Urban Infrastructure, and Community Resilience to Natural Hazards - A Complex System View
November 2, 2015Prof. Stephen Monismith
Stanford University
Waves and Wave-Driven Flow over Reefs
November 5, 2015Chris D. Poland
Consulting Engineer
COE DIstinguished Seminar: Community Resilience and the Built Environment
November 23, 2015Matthias Ruth
Northeastern University
Stakeholder-Driven Strategies in Regional Assessment Models: the Case of Energy Transitions in Northwest Germany
November 30, 2015Svend Ole Hansen
Svend Ole Hansen ApS & SOH Wind Engineering LLC
Wind-Induced Vibrations of Structures
December 3, 2015Amvrossios Bagtzoglou
University of Connecticut
Using Atmospheric Tracers to Reduce Uncertainty in Groundwater Recharge Areas and Quality Trends in Transient Flow Systems