Selected Past Seminars in the CEE Seminar Series

December 11, 2015
Assembly of micro/nano-materials into complex, three-dimensional architectures by compressive buckling
Yonggang Huang, Walter P. Murphy Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

November 19, 2015
Honouliuli WWTP Proposed Liquid Stream Evolution
Mr. Tiow Ping Wong, P.E., Project Coordinator, R.M. Towill Corp., Honolulu, Hawaii

November 12, 2015
What Can We Do against a Large Scale Tsunami?
Professor Yoshihiro Okumura, Kyoto University

November 5, 2015
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Built Environment
Professor Wendy Meguro, School of Architecture and Sea Grant College Program, UHM

October 29, 2015
Transit Stop Spacing Optimization on a Realistic Street Network
Dr. Maaza Mekuria, Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HDOT) and Research Associate, San Jose State University, California

Oct. 22, 2015
Bio/Phytoremediation of Energetics Residuals in Training Range at Makua Military Reservation (MMR), Oahu
Dr. Krishna Lamichhane, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), UHM

Oct. 15, 2015
Nano-Bio Interactions at the Surface of Pulmonary Surfactant Films
Professor Yi Zuo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, and Department of Pediatrics, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM

Oct. 8, 2015
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Professor Gerard Nihous, Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering, UHM

October 1, 2015
DoDEA MILCON Project: Replacing Zukeran Elementary School, Okinawa, Japan
Jennifer Hirata, P.E., Vice President, Hirata and Associates, Inc., Honolulu

September 24, 2015
Smart Electric Grid Optimization Architecture
Professor Reza Ghorbani, Director, Renewable Energy Design Laboratory (REDLab), Department of Mechanical Engineering, UHM

September 17, 2015
Sustainability Initiatives at UHM 2010-2015
Dr. Peter J. Mouginis-Mark, Professor, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, SOEST, UH Manoa and Director, Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center

September 10, 2015
Signal and Information Processing for the Smart Grid
Dr. Tony Kuh, Professor of EE and Director of REIS Center, UH Manoa

September 3, 2015
New Measure, Evaluation Method, and Consensus Building for Livable Streets
Dr. Aya Kojima, Assistant Professor, Saitama University, Japan

August 27, 2015
Variable Speed Limit Control to Improve Freeway Operations ““ A Theory-grounded Control System
Dr. Danjue Chen, Research Associate, University of  Wisconsin at Madison


September 18, 2014
Water-Driven Debris Impact Forces on Structures: Experimental and Analytical Program
Professor Ron Riggs, CEE, UH Manoa

September 25, 2014
Sustainable Development of Water Resources for Food Security
Professor Chittaranjan Ray, Director and Professorm Nebraska Water Center, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska

October 30, 2014
Geotechnical Engineering ““ what can we expect in the 21st Century?
Mr. Robin Lim, P.E., Vice President, Geolabs, Inc. Hawaii

November 13, 2014
Hydraulic Design Engineer – Introduction to Roles and Responsibilities
Mr. Curtis Matsuda, P.E., Head, Hydraulic Design Section, State Department of Transportation (HDOT)

November 20, 2014
City and County of Honolulu Stormwater Management Program
Dr. Ming Ding, P.E., Manager, Engineering Department, AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii


January 21, 2011
Collapse Analysis of Framed Structures under Extreme Conditions
Professor David Ma, CEE

January 28, 2011
National Geographic Society videotape Nature’s Fury

February 4, 2011
Highlights in an Engineering Career, Stressing OTEC
Donald Evans

February 11, 2011
Tools for Processing and Visualizing Pavement Information
Professor Ricardo Archilla, CEE

February 18, 2011
Designing for Tsunamis
Professor Ian Robertson, CEE

February 25, 2011
The State-of-the-Art Parallel Computing
Professor Albert Kim, CEE

March 4, 2011
Forensic Investigation of a Distressed Pavement Supported on a Base Course Containing Recycled Concrete Aggregate
Professor Phillip Ooi, CEE

March 11, 2011
Source and Fate of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Recreational Beach Sand
Professor Tao Yan, CEE

April 8, 2011
Testing and Modeling Segregation of Self Consolidating Concrete
Lin Shen
Senior Research Engineer
Kal Krishnan Consulting Engineer
abstract and bio of Lin Shen


November 18, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Managing Variability on the Grid
Mr. Dean Arakawa and Dr. Dora Nakafuji
Renewable Energy Planning Staff at Hawaiian Electric Company
abstract and bios of Dean Arakawa and Dora Nakafuji

November 4, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Get Smart ““ What Is a Smart Grid and Why Does It Matter
Michael Jung
Policy Director, Silver Spring Networks, California
abstract and bio of Michael Jung

October 28, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Pacific Regional Medical Command Facility Renewable Energy and Sustainability Program
Martin Lau
Facility Director, Pacific Regional Medical Command, Tripler Army Medical Center, HI
and
Nathan Chong
M&R Facility Concepts, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
abstract and bios of Martin Lau & Nathan Chong

October 21, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Solar Decathlon
David Cook, Justin Carland, Tyler Phillips, Ryan Nakamitsu
Solar Decathlon Team Hawai`i
abstract

October 14, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
The Smart Grid Needs Smart Consumers
Dr. Philip Johnson
Professor, Information and Computer Sciences, UH Manoa
abstract and biography of Philip Johnson

October 7, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
U.S. DOE Integrated Deployment Program
Steve Lindenberg
Senior Advisor, Renewable Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, D.C.
abstract and biography of Steve Lindenberg

Septmber 30, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Biodiesel fuels our future”¦and our present!
Jenna Long
Fuel Sales Manager, Pacific Biodiesel, Inc.
abstract and biography of Jenna Long

Septmber 23, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Hawaiian Climate and Impacts of Projected Climate Change
Professor Thomas Schroeder, Ph.D.
Director, Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), UH Manoa
abstract and biography of Thomas Schroeder

Septmber 16, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Civil Engineers Role in LEED, Sustainability and Renewable Energy
Ms. June J. Nakamura, PE
Vice President and Hawaii Office Manager, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
abstract and biography of June J. Nakamura

September 9, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Dr. Gí©rard Nihous,
Associate Professor, University of Hawai`i
Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering
abstract and biography of Gí©rard Hihous

September 2, 2010, 4:40″“5:30
Keeping an Operational Eye on Wind and Solar
Mr. Thomas Aukai, Dr. Dora Nakafuji and Ms. Rebecca Choy
Renewable Energy Planning Staff at Hawaiian Electric Company
abstract and speakers’ bios

August 26, 2010, 4:30″“5:30
Introduction to the Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability (REIS) Program
Professor Tony Kuh
Chair, UH EE Department and Director, REIS Center
abstract and biography of Tony Kuh


February 24, 2010, 3:30″“4:30; Marine Science Building
114

Joint Ocean and Resources Engineering and Civil Engineering Seminar
Numerical and Experimental Study on Tsunami and Typhoon Impact on Coastal
Structures
Dr. Taro Arikawa
Senior Researcher and Associate Professor, Tsunami Research Center,
Port and Airport Research Institute and Yokoham National University,
Japan
abstract and biography of Taro Arikawa

November 19, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
LEED Design for Buildings and Communities with an Emphasis on Energy Conservation
Dr. Melek Yalcintas
P.E., LEED-AP, AMEL Technologies, Inc. Honolulu
abstract and biography of Melek Yalcintas

November 12, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Hawaii Utility Integration EffortsDr. Dora Nakafuji
Director of Renewable Energy Planning, HECO
abstract and biography of Dora Nakafuji

November 5, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Residential Photovoltaics in Hawaii
Andrew Keith
Senior Environmental Scientist, HECO
abstract and biography of Andrew Keith

October 29, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
At the Intersection of Resident, Research and Recreation Stakeholder Interests
– the Hawaiian Islands as a Sustainable Tourism Destination
Dr. John Cusick
The UH Environmental Center
abstract and biography of John Cusick

October 22, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Biomass Conversion to Biofuel and Biobased ProductSamir K. KhanalProfessor of Bioengineering at UHMabstract and biography of Samai Khanal

October 15, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Smart Grid
Shari Ishikawa
Operations Superintendent, HECO
abstract and biography of Shari Ishikawa

October 8, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Hawaii
Dr. Denise Eby Konan
Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Sustainable Coastal
Tourism, UHM
abstract and biography of Denise Eby Konan

September 24, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Wind Energy in Hawaii
Art Seki
Director of Renewable Technology, HECO
abstract and biography of Art Seki

September 17, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Managing the Winds of Change – California Experiences
Dr. Dora Nakafuji
Director of Renewable Energy Planning, HECO
abstract and biography of Dora Nakafuji

September 10, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Hawaiian Electric: Helping Our State Achieve the Goals of the Hawaii Clean
Energy Initiative
Peter Rosegg
Senior Corporate Relations Specialist, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)
abstract and biography of Peter Rosegg

September 3, 2009, 4:30″“5:30
Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative and NREL: Implementing Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy
Paul Norton
Senior Project Leader from the DoE National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL)
abstract and biography of Paul Norton


June 26, 2009
Renewable Integration”“Opportunities & Challenges
Shari Ishikawa
Operations Superintendent, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO)
abstract and biography
of Shari Ishikawa

June 5, 2009
Marine Energy Resources and Development
Professor George H. Smith, Ph.D.
Scottish and Southern Professor in Renewable Energy, School of Geography,
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, UK
abstract and
biography of Professor Smith

April 17, 2009
Kakaako: An Exercise in Urban Redevelopment in Honolulu”“Past
Experience and Future Direction

Deepak Neupane,
P.E., AIA, Director of Planning & Development, Hawaii Community Development
Authority, State of Hawaii
abstract

April 3, 2009
TTWISE — The Six Pillars of Sustainability for Hawaii: Tourism, Technology,
Waste Management, Infrastructure, Supply Chain, and Energy

Dr. Panos Prevedouros
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii
at Manoa
abstract

March 20, 2009
Sustainable Development and Management of Deep Ocean Water Resources
Dr. Hyeon-Ju Kim
Visiting Scholar, Water Resources Research Center, UHM
Principal Researcher, Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute,
Korea
abstract

March 13, 2009
Microtunneling in Marginal Ground Conditions
Dr. James Kwong, P.E.
Principal, Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC, Honolulu
abstract

March 6, 2009
Environmental Projects ““ Interstate Route H-3 & Storm
Water Management Program (SWMP)

Richard Dahilig, P.E.,
Senior Project Manager, PB Americas (Parsons Brinckerhoff)
abstract

February 27, 2009
Fundamental Mechanism of Three-Component Combined Fouling of Membranes
with Experimental Verification

Professor Albert Kim
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii
at Manoa
abstract

February 20, 2009
Concrete Oceangoing Vessels and Platforms for the Recovery of Natural
Resources and Energy

Dr. Alfred A. Yee, M. NAE
President, Applied Technology Corporation, Honolulu
abstract

February 13, 2009
Laboratory Study on Wave Breaking and Wave Impact on Structures by Using
Advanced Measurement Techniques

Dr. In Mei Sou
Visiting scholar in CEE
abstract

February 6, 2009
Civil Engineering in the Real World
Dr. Ming Ding,
P.E, Engineering Department Manager at M&E Pacific, Inc.
abstract

January 30, 2009
Life-Cycle Based Feasibility Study of a Wind-Powered Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric
System

Professor Edmond D.H. Cheng
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii
at Manoa
abstract


September 25, 2008
Seismic Base Isolation.
Dr. Anoop S. Mokha
Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc.
abstract

May 14, 2008
Case Histories in Soil and Rock Erosion
Prof. Jean-Louis Briaud
Professor and Holder of the Buchanan Chair
Zachry Dept. of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
abstract

April 4, 2008
Material Health Monitoring of Concrete: A Vital
Component of Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Farshad Rajabipour, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

March 14, 2008
Development of Performance Based Tsunami Engineering
– PBTE

Ian Robertson
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

March 7, 2008
Near-interfacial and Interfacial Fracture Simulation
by the Extended
Finite Element Method

Yuhai Yan, PhD Candidate
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

March 7, 2008
1:00 to 2:00 PM, Holmes Hall 244
Special Seminar on Fiber Reinforced Concrete:
Macro Fibers in Concrete for Bridge Deck, PCC Pavement, Pre-Cast Pipe, Toppings,
Overlays and Slab-On-Ground

Dr. V. Ramakrishnan
Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
abstract

February 29, 2008
The Transport and Fate of Pesticides in the Soils of Central
Oahu

Dr. Ghasem Alavi, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

February 22, 2008
Study of Microburst-Induced Wind Flow and its Effects on Cube-Shaped
Buildings using Numerical and Experimental Simulations

Dr. Anindya Sengupta, WDIT Researcher
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

February 21, 2008 (Thursday), 1:30-2:30 pm, Holmes Hall 244
Research Activities for Assessment of Vibration and Noise Problems
with Respect to Human Responses

Dr. Yasunao Matsumoto
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Saitama University
Tokyo, Japan

February 20, 2008 (Wednesday), 2:00-3:00 pm, Holmes Hall 244
Multi-Scale Time-Dependent Model of Solidifying Cementitious
Composites

Dr. Shingo Asamoto
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Saitama University
Tokyo, Japan

February 20, 2008 (Wednesday), 1:00-2:00 pm, Holmes Hall 244
Analysis of Scattered Waves on Ground with Irregular Topography
Using the Direct Boundary Element Method and Neumann Series Expansion

Dr. Hidenori Mogi
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Saitama University
Tokyo, Japan

February 19, 2008 (Tuesday), 2:00-3:00 pm, Holmes Hall 244
Chloride-Induced Corrosion in Post-Tensioned Concrete Beams with
Poor Grouting Conditions

Dr. Ha Minh
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Saitama University
Tokyo, Japan

February 19, 2008 (Tuesday), 1:00-2:00 pm, Holmes Hall 244
Web Slenderness Limit for Section Classification of Steel-Concrete
Composite Girder

Dr. Yoshiaki Okui
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Saitama University
Tokyo, Japan

February 15, 2008
Mitigation of Tsunami Threat through Better Planning
Janaka Ruwanpura, Durectir and Associate Professor
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
Canada
abstract

February 8 , 2008
Changing Paradigm in Environmental Engineering Research: From
Waste Treatment to Bioenergy and Value-added Product Recovery

Samir K. Khanal, Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

February 1, 2008
Microbial Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls
(PCBs) in Sediment

Tao Yan, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

January 25, 2008
A Framework for Assessing the Sorption Potential
of Emerging Organic Contaminants in Soil Systems

Dharni Vasudevan, Associate Professor
Chemistry and Environmental Studies
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
abstract


March 9, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Hawaii’s Dams
Horst Brandes, Associate Professor, CEE UHManoa
abstract

March 2, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Public Private Partnerships for Civil Infrastructure: A Primer
Panos Prevedouros, Professor, CEE UHManoa
abstract

February 23, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Simplified Test Method for Stability Assessment of Asphalt Cold
Mixes

Luis G. Diaz, PhD, CEE UH Manoa
abstract

February 16, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
The Expression “That Can’t Happen” Has No Place in
the Ocean

Robert Grace, Professor, CEE UHManoa
abstract

February 9, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Chemical Admixtures for Concrete ““ What are they and how
do they work?
Kevin J. Folliard, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Austin Industries
Endowed Teaching Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin
abstract

February 2, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Network of Energy Flow in Framed Structures and its Preliminary
Application

Leiming Zhang, Associate Professor, Deparment of Civil Engineering, Shanghai
Jiaotong University
abstract

January 19, 2007, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Assessment of the Sorption Potential of Hawaii Soils for Pathogens
and Organic Chemicals

Chittaranjan Ray, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
University of Hawaii at Manoa
abstract

January 3, 2007, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., MSB 114
An Experimental Study of Surf and Swash Zone Hydrodynamics Using
a Particle Image Velocimetry Technique and the Other Applications of
Imaging-based Measurement Technique

Dr. In Mei Sou, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State
University
abstract


November 17, 2006 (Friday), 3:00 p.m., HIG 110
Environmental Science and Engineering Teaching and Research at
Tongji University and A UNEP Platform

Dr. Siqing Xia, Professor and Vice Dean, College of Environmental Science and
Engineering
Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China   abstract

March 3 , 2006, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Modern Freeway Infrastructure and Automated Incident Detection
Panos Prevedouros, Professor, UHM
abstract

February 17, 2006, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Hurricane Katrina Storm Surge Damage to Engineering Structures
Ian Robertson, Professor, UHM
abstract

February 10, 2006, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Understanding Transit Costs, Fares, and Subsidies:  An Analysis
of the
Los Angeles MTA

Brian Taylor, Professor, UCLA
abstract

February 3, 2006, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Bridge Design Process: From RFP through Construction
Michael Hunneman, KAI Hawaii
abstract

January 27, 2006, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Reinforced Concrete Ocean Platforms for the Recovery of Natural
Resources and Energy

Alfred Yee, NAE, Adjunct Professor, CEE UHManoa
abstract

January 20, 2006, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Hydrodynamics of an ideal aggregate with quadratically increasing
permeability

Albert Kim, Assistant Professor, UHM
abstract


March 31, 2005, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m., Holmes Hall 244
Social And Environmental Benefits Of Precast Concrete Technology
Dr. Alfred Yee, Adjunct Professor, CEE UHManoa

March 17, 2005, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Holmes Hall 287
Smart Structures – Introduction & Applications
Guest Speaker: Dr. Stefan Hurlebaus (Institute A of Mechanics,
University of Stuttgart)

March 8, 2005, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Holmes Hall 244
Towards Bridging Atomistic to Continuum Scales
Joint Seminar with Mechanical Engineering
Jacob Fish (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)


September 24, 2004, 1:30 – 2:20 pm, Holmes Hall 244
Bonded Materials
Jeff Deer (President, Bonded Materials)

July 21, 2004
Collaborative Research Opportunities Using the NSF NEES Tsunami Wave Basin
at Oregon State University
Solomon Yim (Oregon State University)

June 18, 2004
Dynamics of Air Cushion Supported Structures
Krish Thiagarajan (School of Oil & Gas Engineering, The University
of Western Australia)

April 21, 2004
Use of Masonry as a Structural Material
Daniel P. Abrams (Bob Y.K. Wong Distinguished Visiting Professor,
UH Manoa and Director of Mid-America Earthquake Center, Willet Professor
of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


October 21, 2003
Attracting and Managing an Engineering Research Center: Views
from a Center Director

Daniel P. Abrams (Bob Y.K. Wong Distinguished Visiting Professor, UH Manoa
and Director of Mid-America Earthquake Center, Willet Professor of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

October 17, 2003
Waipi’o: the bend in the water

Kaeo Duarte (Water Resources Research Center and Dept. of Botany, UH Manoa)

October 7, 2003
Structural Control of Soft First-Story Buildings with HPFRCC Damper
Hiroshi Fukuyama (Chief Research Engineer & Research Coordinator,
Department of Structural Engineering, Building Research Institute, Tsukuba,
Japan)

August 14, 2003
Recent Advances in Concrete Technology and Construction
V. Ramakrishnan (Regents Distinguished Professor, South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology)

July 21, 2003
New Networking Opportunities in Earthquake Engineering Research
Daniel P. Abrams (Bob Y.K. Wong Distinguished visiting Professor,
UH Manoa and Director of Mid-America Earthquake Center Willet Professor
of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

May 29, 2003
Research on Shear-Cracked Reinforced Concrete Deck-Girder Bridges in Oregon
Solomon Yim (Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental
Engineering, Oregon State University)