Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Civil Engineering Seminars

2011-2012 Civil Engineering CE 5990 Seminars

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

Fall 2011

DatePresenter and AffiliationTitle
09/01/2011Professor William SprouleTake Me Out to the Ball Game – Transportation Planning for Sports Stadiums
09/08/2011Professor Zhanping YouPreliminary Study of Transportation Materials Simulation using Numerical Models: A Ten Year Review
09/15/2011Kim Nowack, Michigan Technological University Civil Engineering alumna and member of the Presidential Council of AlumnaeMackinac Bridge In-Depth Cable Inspection
09/22/2011Dr. Debra D. Charlesworth, Assistant to the Dean of Graduate School.Two keys to effective scholarship: Proper citations and great images.
09/29/2011Dr. Nancy Grimm, Professor of Humanities and Director of Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center and Kirsti Arko, Administrative Coordinator of Michigan Tech Multiliteracies CenterGeneral Presentation about the Multiliteracies Center
10/13/2011Mr. Bob Tracy PE and Principle Investigator – MTU Class of 74/75Restoration Engineering Fundamentals of Practice and Case Studies: Part 1
10/20/2011Khatereh Vaghefi, Graduate Student of CEEApplication of Thermal IR Imagery for Concrete Bridge Inspection
10/27/2011Ammu Ganesan, CE Graduate student Michigan TechHistoric Civil Engineering Landmark Program- the Mackinac Bridge
11/03/2011 Energy Harvesting and Storage: A View From Nanoscale
11/10/2011Antonio Velazquez, Ph.D StudentProbabilistic Analysis via Aeroelasticity and System Identification on Wind Turbine Blades for Operational Structural Integrity Assessment
11/10/2011Eric L. Kreiger, Civil/Structural Engineering Master’s StudentThe Incorporation of Discontinuous Fibers into the Structural Design of Cementitious Materials: A Look at UHPC
11/10/2011Miguel Angel Carbonell, CEE Graduate StudentBond Strength between UHPC and Normal Strength Concrete (NSC) in accordance with Split Prism and Freeze-Thaw cycling tests
11/17/2011Mr. Bob Tracy PE and Principle Investigator – MTU Class of 74/75Restoration Engineering Fundamentals of Practice and Case Studies: Part II
12/01/2011Michael Hochscheidt, Karl Krueger, and Tony Oxley, Graduate Students at Michigan Tech

The Michigan Cone Tests: A Reliability Study

Comparison of Three Methods for Driven Pile Capacity

Cut Slope Design for the Access to an Underground Copper Mine

Spring 2012

DatePresenter and AffiliationTitle
01/12/2012Dr. Qingli Dai, Assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Two- and Three-Dimensional Micromechanical Constitutive Modeling of Heterogeneous Infrastructure Materials with X-Ray Computed Tomography Images
01/19/2012Dr. Xiaoming Huang, Professor, Associate Dean, School of Transportation, Southeast University, China BriefThe Aging Properties of SBS Modified Bitumen and Its Recycling
01/26/2012Mohd Rosli Bin Mohd Hasan, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringDevelopment of Dynamic Asphalt Stripping Machine for Better Prediction of Moisture Damage of Porous Asphalt Pavement in Malaysia
01/26/2012Baron Colbert, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe Properties of Modified Asphalt Binders Blended with Electronic Waste Powders
02/02/2012Dr. Gregory M. Odegard, Associate Professor,  ME-EM, Michigan TechMolecular Modeling of Polymers and Nanocomposites
02/16/2012William Leder, Adjunct Professor and Roland A. Mariucci Distinguished Practitioner in ResidenceA Short History of Downtown Automated People Movers in U.S. Cities — An example of why technology alone cannot solve urban problems
02/23/2012Benjamin Roskoskey, MS Civil Engineering Student Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringIncreasing the Piezoelectric Effect in Cement Paste
03/01/2012Sarah Shann, MS student, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringApplication of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) as Thin-Bonded Overlay for Concrete Bridge Decks
03/15/2012Ruiqiang Song, Ph.D. Student, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringIntegration of Mainshock-Aftershock Sequences Into Performance-Based Engineering
03/29/2012Dr. Yongmei M. Jin, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Michigan Technological UniversityDomain Microstructure Evolution and Magnetomechanical Property of Giant Magnetostrictive Materials