Environmental Engineering ENVE 5992 Seminars, Spring 2014

Unless otherwise noted, 3:05 pm - 3:55 pm, Mondays, Great Lakes Research Center Room 0202, unless noted otherwise.

DatePresenter and AffiliationTitlePlace

Jan. 27

Ali Mirchi and David Watkins

A Virtual Winter Vacation: Modeling Ecosystem Services and Water Management in South Florida

Fisher 139

Feb. 3

Kathy Halvorsen

 The Socioecological Sustainability of Forest-based Bioenergy

GLRC 202

Feb. 10

Rasika Gawde
Marcel Dykstra


Hydrodynamics and Thermal Structure in Lake Superior: Impacts of an Episodic Climate Anomaly
Ecosystem function in Lake Superior: Impacts of an episodic climate anomaly

GLRC 202

Feb. 17

Kaye Lafond
Anika Kuczynski

Forcing Hydrologic Models with GCM Output: Bias Correction vs. the “Delta Change” Method

Management implications of Cladophora resurgence in the Great Lakes

GLRC 202

Feb. 24 

Jay Green

Stormwater Here and There (Houghton, Michigan and King County, Washington)

GLRC 202

March 4

Marc Blanchard

Clean cooking technologies for low-income communities

Dow 641

Mar 17Pengfei XueDoes Regional Ocean-Atmosphere Model Coupling Matter? Case studies of Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia and implications for Great Lakes studyGLRC 202
Mar 24Wayne PenningtonNuts and Bolts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development (Including all you might like to know about the technology and practice of hydraulic fracturing)”GLRC 202
Mar 31Brian Barkdoll, Dept. of Civil and Environmental EngineeringDoes Injecting Air in Water Reduce ErosionGLRC 202
Apr 7Riqing Yu, school of civil and environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of TechnologyNew Pathways of Microbial Hg Methylation and MeHg Degradation in Freshwater EcosystemsGLRC 202
Apr 14Andrew Burton, Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental ScienceGlobal Change Effects on Carbon Storage in Northern ForestsGLRC 202
Apr 21Lauren Fry, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI"Linking Hydrological and Hydrodynamics Models to Determine the Impacts of Rivers on Nearshore Water Quality"GLRC 202
Apr 21Mark Rowe, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI"Modeling the Effects of Stratification and Bathymetry on the Interaction of Phytoplankton and Invasive Quagga Mussels in Nearshore Lake Michigan"
GLRC 202

Civil Engineering CE 5990 Seminars, Spring 2014

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are from 4:00–5:00 PM in Room 642 of the Dow Building.

DatePresenter and AffiliationTitlePlace
Jan 23Andrew Swartz,  Michigan Technological University,Bioinspired Magnetostrictive Whisker Sensors for Autonomous Bridge Scour Sensing"Dow 642
Jan 30Stan Vitton,  Michigan Technological University,Interesting Geology- An Investigation into the Stability of an Abandoned Quarry High Wall Affecting US-31 at Petosky, MichiganDow 642
Feb 13Ulrich Leister, SMA Partner AG, Zurich, SwitzerlandCharacteristics of Railway Operation and System DesignDow 642
Feb 20Ruilong Han, Ph.D. candidate in structural engineeringPerformance Based Engineering for Evaluation of Base Isolated Older Reinforced Concrete Buildings Incorporating Aftershock HazardDow 642
Feb 27William Leder,  Michigan Technological University,A Short History of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at Age 40 with Some Lessons LearnedDow 642
Mar 6Adriano Rothschild, graduate student in civil engineeringProspects and Issues for Fuel Cells with Heavy Duty Freight RailDow 642
Mar 20Steven C. Bower, Engineer of Research, Michigan Department of TransportationMichigan DOT Research Program Past Successes-Future OpportunitiesDow 642
Mar 27Irfan Rasul and Akalu TafesseAn Upper Peninsula Rail Freight StudyDow 642
Apr 7Aaron Mazeika of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM)Structural Systems for High-Rise TowersDow 642
Apr 17Caitlin Piehl Bukovitz, MS Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Abdullahi Salman, MS Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Planning for the Pebble Mine in Alaska


Age-Dependent Fragility and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Timber and Steel Distribution Poles Subjected to Hurricanes

Dow 642