Nature Scientific Data Publishes Morrison Article on Changes in Floodplains

Ryan Morrison co-authored the paper “The changing face of floodplains in the Mississippi River Basin detected by a 60-year land use change dataset” which was published in Nature Scientific Data this month. The study was a large collaborative effort between researchers at the EPA, Texas A&M, CSU, University of Tennessee, and the University for Foreigners…Read more

2021-22 ASCE Society O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship Awarded to Wanting (Lisa) Wang

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Lisa Wang who received an $8000 2021-22  ASCE O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship in Structural Engineering to assist with her.  Said research consists of a systematic community-level analysis of linked physical, social and economic systems to de-aggregate performance targets of buildings to enable the community to achieve pre-defined socio-economic community-wide resilience goals.

Sacramento KOVR Interviews Mahmoud on Effects of Smoke and Ash on Homes

El Dorado County (CBS13) interviewed Hussam Mahmoud regarding what possible damages could the smoke and ash from the Caldor Fire do to existing homes. Residents had received a letter from an attorney in Glendale warning of hidden damage that can’t be seen.  Interviewer, Anna Giles, reached out to Mahmoud for an expert opinion.  View interview…Read more

ASCE Awards Christopher Bareither the 2020 Associate Editor Award

Christopher Bareither received the ASCE 2020 Associate Editor Award for the 2020 Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  The Associate Editor award recognizes an Associate Editor who has provided consistent and exemplary service to a particular journal or practice periodical, or a substantial unique contribution to the enhancement of ASCE’s publication activities.

Omar Nofal Receives ISEC-11 Conference Best Presentation Award

Omar Nofal Receives ISEC 11 Best Presentation Award Certificate Omar presented NIST’s multi-hazard hurricane damage and risk assessment as a part of the NSF-funded coastline and people project. In this research, they developed a multi-hazard approach to account for the combined impacts of hurricane-induced hazards including surge, wave, and wind on coastal communities. The developed…Read more

NASEM Selects Hussam Mahmoud for the 2021-23 New Voices Cohort

On July 10, 2021, Hussam Mahmoud was notified by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that he was selected for the 2021-23 New Voices Cohort. This was a very competitive process and 22 New Voices members out of nearly 300 applications were selected. According to NAESM, “New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine…Read more

Masters Student Brandon Perry is Winner of the 6th Thornton Tomasetti Student Innovation Fellowship

Congratulations to Brandon Perry for receiving a 2021-22 $5000.00 Thornton Tomasetti Student Innovation Fellowship.  The funding is awarded for specific projects that fulfill the goal of innovation in the structural engineering and applied mechanics practice.  Brandon is involved in a research project with Dr. Yanlin Guo where they are trying to extract useful information for…Read more

Deniz Besiktepe becomes Second Ph.D. Graduate in the Construction Engineering and ManagementProgram

The Construction Engineering and Management degree in Civil Engineering is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Management.  Besiktepe enrolled in this Ph.D. program in 2016.  She is originally from Istanbul, Turkey and graduated from architecture school in 2003.  While in architecture school, her in internships took place at…Read more

Hussam Mahmoud’s Research on Health Care Systems Featured on NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering web site featured Hussam Mahmoud’s research on optimizing health care systems for dealing with pandemics and natural disasters.  Health care systems could save lives and minimize losses by optimizing resource allocation and implementing mitigation strategies. Mahmoud and Emad Hassan are exploring how our health care systems might…Read more

Two CEE Graduate Students Receive Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Collin Brehmer and Blythe Johnston, M.S. Students in the Department, were both awarded the prestigious and highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Collin is working with Dr. Ellison Carter on her HEI-funded Beijing-based project and Blythe Johnston’s research focuses on finding techniques for data integration that preserve the integrity of data…Read more