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January 2020

Dr. Harold S. Hamada, past professor and chairman, and currently professor emeritus and member of the department’s Industry Advisory Committee was awarded the inaugural CEE at Illinois Distinguished Alumni Advocate Award by the University of Illinois civil engineering alumni association. Please click here for more coverage. Congratulations to Dr. Hamada! ( Photo curtsy: CEE Dept UIUC Fall 2019 )

The Standing Committee on Geosynthetics of the Transportation Research Board presented Dr. Phillip Ooi (center of picture) and his co-authors with the Section Best Paper Award. Adams (second from left) is with FHWA at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA where Dr. Ooi spent his Fall 2011 sabbatical working on Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil research. Lawrence is a former B.S. and M.S. CE student who works at the Pearl Harbor shipyard. Congrats to all! Their paper is as follows.

Ooi, P.S.K., Adams, M.T. and Lawrence, J.B.  (2019).  Long-term Behavior of a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System in Hawaii.  Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board.  Sage Journals. 

Strong presence of civil engineers from the University of Hawaii at the 99th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Two more department faculty members and a couple students couldn’t make it for the group photo.

The department is very proud of its undergrads Josh Burroughs and Moana Nomura for being 2020 TRB Fellows. They presented posters and were prominently featured in the conference program. Drs. Zhang and Prevedouros were their advisors. TRB attendance was about 15,000.

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