Environmental Engineering ENVE 5992 Seminars, Fall 2014

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

DatePresenter and AffiliationTitle Place

Sep 8

Eric Seagren, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Michigan Tech

"Environmental Impacts of Scientific Research"

GLRC 202

Sep 15 Peace Corps Masters International students

Global Environmental Issues-Graduate Student Perspective

GLRC 202
Sep 22

Pei Hou, Ph.D. Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences, Michigan Tech

Yaoxian Huang, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech

"Impact of Climate Change on Extreme Meteorological Events and the Implications for Air Quality


"Evaluating GEOS-Chem simulations of ozone and ozone precursors at Summit, Greenland"

GLRC 202
Sep 29 Abhilash “Abhi” Kantamneni, PhD Student, Department of CS, Michigan Tech,  Engineer, Keweenaw Research Center Solar Powering Rural America GLRC 202
Oct 6 Richard C. Flagan, California Institute of Technology Much Ado About Almost Nothing—Atmospheric Nanoparticles M&M U115
Oct 13

Fernanda Lares Orozco, School of Natural Resources at the Technological Institute of Sonora (ITSON), Mexico


Agustin Robles-Morua Water and Environmental Science and School of Natural Resources at the Technological Institute of Sonora (ITSON), Mexico

“Life Cycle Assessment of Wheat Production Systems in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, Mexico”



“Ecohydrological Monitoring Program for the Adaptation to Climate Change in Northwest Mexico: An Overview”

GLRC 202
Oct 20 Steven C. Chapra, Professor and Berger Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Tufts University
Rubbish, Stink and Death in the Developing World: Déjà Vu All Over Again GLRC 202
Oct 27 Alex Mayer, Judith Perlinger, and David Watkins, Michigan Tech A Panel Presentation on Interdisciplinary Research on Coupled Natural Human Systems in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MTU M&M U113
Nov 3 Jianqiu Zheng, Atmospheric Sciences, Michigan Tech N2O emissions GLRC 202
Nov 10  Jessica Daignault, SEH Inc. From Student to Consultant: Building a Career after Michigan Tech GLRC 202
Nov 17 Charles Brumleve, KBIC Environmental MIning Specialist and Jessica Koski, KBIC Mining Technical Assistant he Role of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in UP Mining Issues: A Closer Look at Groundwater & the Eagle Min GLRC 202


Civil Engineering CE 5990 Seminars, Fall 2014

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

DatePresenter and AffiliationTitle Place
Sep 9 Paul Kolisoja, Department of Civil Engineering at Tampere University of Technology Railway Track Structures Research at Tampere University of Technology Fisher 101
Sep 11 Daniel Cerminaro, Michigan Tech Proactive Assessment of Retaining Walls Along Transportation Corridors Using Optical Remote Sensing Dow 642
Sep 18 Colin Brooks, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) Evaluating the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Transportation Purposes Dow 642
Sep 25 Matt Smith, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation Intelligent Technology in Transportation Dow 642
Oct 02 Baibhav Rajbhandari, MS student in Civil Engineering, Michigan Tech Automated Scour Detection Arrays Using Bio-inspired Magnetostrictive Flow Sensors 642 Dow
Oct 09  University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute Big brother is my Co-pilot: Impacts of and Attitudes Towards Driver Behavior Regulations 642 Dow
Oct 16 Bonnie Zwissler, Civil Engineering
Michigan Tech
Geotechnical Engineering Educational Workshop at the University of Cambridge - Lessons Learned and Broader Impacts to all CE disciplines 642 Dow
Oct 23 William Bulliet, Civil Engineering
Michigan Tech
Uncertainty in Civil Engineering Design 642 Dow
Oct 30 Aneesha Reddy, Civil Engineering
Michigan Tech
Analysis of Pile- Supported Slabs under Concentrated loads 642 Dow
Nov 6 Christopher King, an MSCE candidate at MTU Lessons from Lean Manufacturing: Some Applications and Relations to Civil Engineering 642 Dow
Nov 13 Zigeng Wang, Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering, MTU Investigation of induction healing effects on asphalt concrete beam through fracture-healing tests and digital imaging analysis 642 Dow
Nov 20 Daniel J. VanSlembrouck,  Civil Engineering, MTU A Comparison of Compression Behavior at High Strain Rate for Various Ultra High Performance Concretes 642 Dow