Prof. Phillip Ooi was awarded a 2018-2019 Fulbright research award to collaborate with Prof. Teruo Nakai, emeritus professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology. Dr. Nakai, who also taught a graduate course in Fall 2015 at our department, is renowned for the development of the “tij constitutive model” for soils.  Prof. Ooi’s research in Nagoya, Japan will take place in the summers of 2019 and 2020; it will be on Numerical Load Testing of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil.

CEE Associate Professor Albert S. Kim explored storm inundation risk in a preliminary study using static information of the initial stages of hurricane events and specific modeling for risk assessment to better calculate how to reduce risk and loss of life and property.