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Department News

The UH Mānoa Civil Engineering team excelled among intercollegiate rivals at the 2014 Student Steel Bridge Competition jointly organized by the American Steel Bridge Construction (AISC) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). For details, see[August 2014]

The prestigious "Applied Physics Letters" published a breakthrough in sensor network technology by Prof. David T. Ma and graduate student Hui Zhang. See [June 2014]

Civil Engineering students excel at Pacific Southwest competition: Details [April 2014]

On December 13, 2013, Glenn Okimoto, Director of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, presented a plaque to "Professor C. S. Papacostas in recognition and appreciation of outstanding dedication and service as executive director of the Hawaii Local Technical Assistance Program." Professor Papacostas has guided the federal and state funded training and technology transfer program since 1998. [December 2013]

The Board of Governors of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of  Civil Engineers has approved the formation of the Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization (GI-GSO) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Details [December 2013]

University of Hawaii at Manoa Student Chapter Wins Pacific District Chi Epsilon Cup for the First Time See full report and photo [November 2013]

Emeritus Professor Wai-Fah Chen has co-edited the first ever Handbook of International Bridge Engineering with Lian Duan of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The handbook was recently published by CRC Press. [October 2013]

On October 8, 2013, Professor Lin Shen served on a Panel titled "Advanced Communications, Energy, and Manufacturing" for 2013 Hawaii Aerospace Summit held at State Capital. Professor Shen gave a presentation about "PISCES Sustainable Concrete Project", which will be funded by the County of Hawaii in $100,000 matching fund in 2014. The project is about placing and testing prototype cementless concrete walkway using alkaline-activated Fly Ash (a waste material from local power plants) and other alternative binders. [October 2013]

The Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute of ASCE has appointed Prof. H.R. Riggs to be the Editor of the ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, effective October 1, 2013. [September 2013]

Dr. Sayed M. Bateni has joined the department as assistant professor specializing in hydrology, remote sensing and land-atmosphere interaction. He earned the Ph.D. at MIT and was a lecturer and post-doctoral scholar at UCLA. [August 2013]

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