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April 23, 2021

In-situ Capping for the Remediation of Sediments Contaminated with Nutrients and Heavy metals

Dr. Seong-Jik Park

Bio: Dr. Seong-Jik Park is a Professor of the Department of Bioresources and Rural Systems Engineering at Hankyong National University, Anseong, South Korea. He is joining the CEE department as a one-year visiting scholar since January 2021 and will collaborate with Prof. Albert S. Kim. His research interests include sediment remediation/monitoring in a coastal area, river, and lakes, development of functional materials for wastewater treatment, advanced water treatment, and nutrient management in water and soil. Dr. Park’s accomplishments can be found on his website.

April 23, 2021 at 1 pm via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2549099173?pwd=Unl0RWZ6ZXpsL3ovekRwelFKWEFOQT09
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December 8, 2020

How we got here:  History and Development of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project

Dr. Ryan Tam

Bio: Dr. Ryan Tam is the Director of Planning, Environmental Compliance, and Sustainable Mobility for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, and has been working on the Honolulu Rail Transit project since 2009.  Previously, Ryan worked on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system for Honolulu.  Ryan has a Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a Masters in Transportation.  He is also an adjunct graduate faculty member in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

December 8, 2020, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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December 1, 2020

Edge Computing Applications for Safer Transportation

Dr. Wei Sun

Bio: Dr. Wei Sun is a research associate in transportation engineering in the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the University of Washington (UW). He has a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from University of Florida (2019) and a bachelor’s degree in transportation engineering from South China University of Technology (2014). Dr. Sun’s active research fields include Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), transportation data analytics, traffic operations and safety, and traffic simulation and software development. Dr. Sun has worked on a variety of research projects funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Center for Safety Equity in Transportation (CSET), Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI), and the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE). Through these projects, he has applied data analytics and statistical modeling to solve transportation engineering related problems, contributed in the technical transfer activities through developing several simulation and data analytical software programs, published technical reports and research papers, and presented lectures of research findings at conferences such as the Transportation Research Board Annual Meetings.

December 1, 2020, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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November 24, 2020

Travel Safely with Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Technology

Keoni Wasano

Bio: Keoni Wasano is the Director of ITS Engineering for Goldwings Supply Service, Inc. He has 12 years of experience delivering intelligent transportation solutions, deploying communications infrastructure, implementing traffic signal controllers, and managing civil design projects. After graduating with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he moved to California where he gained technical and program management experience with Econolite and Cordoba Corporation. Keoni returned to his roots in Hawaii, and was welcomed by Goldwings, to invest his time, energy, and talents in the place he calls home. It is with Hawaiian values that we conduct the art of business, delivering the art of the possible (http://goldwings-supply.com/).

November 24, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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November 17, 2020

Everything is Interrelated

Wayne Y. Yoshioka, PE

Bio: Mr. Yoshioka has over 40 years of experience in project management and technical analysis of major transportation studies and engineering projects requiring broad, multidisciplinary knowledge of engineering, planning, finance, and public relations. For most of his career, Wayne has worked for consulting firms in California, Colorado, and Hawai‘i. Wayne served two mayoral administrations as the director of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services. The Honolulu Rail project and the Complete Streets Ordinance both were established during his administration. He now serves as Transportation Technical Lead/Project Manager for AECOM. Mr. Yoshioka has skills in both multimodal traffic engineering and transportation planning ranging from intersection analysis to corridor and regional studies.  He understands both detailed design requirements and “big picture” planning issues and how to make them consistent with each other. He understands the importance of how transportation modes interact with each other and with the land uses that they serve.

November 17, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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November 10, 2020

Hawaii Road Usage Charge Strategy Development in Hawaii

Scot T. Urada, PE

Ging Ging Fernandez, Milestone Solutions

Bio: Scot Urada is responsible for the receipt, application, obligation and expenditure of $185 million in federal highway funds for Hawaii DOT annually. In the RUC arena, he currently serves as a Hawaii’s RUC West Steering Committee representative and is the State Project Manager for Hawaii’s Road Usage Charge Demonstration project (HiRUC). He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Civil Engineering and has 15 years of design, 6 years of construction, 11 years of transportation financing, and 2 years of environmental engineering experience.

Bio: Ging Ging Fernandez, partner at Milestone Solutions and consultant side project manager for the Hawai’i Road Usage Charge Project (HiRUC), has over two decades of experience in systems engineering and transportation. She has deployed cutting-edge toll systems across the country, led the development of international transit ITS standards through the International Organization of Standards (ISO), and while working for DIRECTV, served as a US delegate to the International Telecommunications Union. Ms. Fernandez most enjoys working in cross-cultural environments to achieve consensus amongst a wide range of stakeholders. She has worked in Asia, Europe, Abu Dhabi, and across the United States. Ging Ging is a board member of the Hawaii Chapter of Women in Transportation Seminars.  When not playing with cars, trucks and buses, she enjoys volleyball, exploring trails, untangling fishing line, and digging big holes at the beach with her three boys.

November 10, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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October 27, 2020

Planning, Transportation, Disasters and the Pandemic: Opportunities for Research and Resilience

Dr. Karl Kim, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, UH Manoa

Bio: Dr. Karl Kim is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the Graduate Program in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. He is also director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (ndptc.hawaii.edu) which develops and delivers FEMA-certified training courses to first responders and emergency managers. He is Editor-in-chief of Transportation Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part D:  Transport and Environment. He has generated more than $75 million in extramural research and training grants for the University of Hawaii.  Dr. Kim was educated at Brown University and M.I.T. and has conducted research and training programs in Indonesia, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, and other island communities.

October 27, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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October 20, 2020

What makes us choose shared mobility: modeling and data-driven approaches in evaluating the performance of shared mobility service

Dr. Zhuo Chen

Bio: Dr. Zhuo Chen is a research assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Utah in 2017. Dr. Chen’s research activities concern the operational performance evaluation of freeway facilities, data-driven decision-making in highway infrastructure management, simulation of the large-scale multimodal transportation network.

October 20, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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October 13, 2020

Technical Communication and Engineering: Why Writing Matters

Dr. John Gagnon

Bio: Dr. John Gagnon is an assistant professor of English and former director of the Writing Center at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. His area of specialization is cultural rhetorics. He teaches classes at the graduate and undergraduate level in areas such as technical writing, argumentative writing, and rhetorical theory. His research has been published in Rhetoric Review, Pacific Coast Philology, Reflections, Poroi, Present Tense, The Liminal, Interdisciplinary Humanities, and other major journals. Dr. Gagnon’s current book project, Care as a Research Practice: Reorienting Research in Rhetoric and Composition, is currently under review with the University of South Carolina Press.

October 6, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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October 6, 2020

Diversity in Cognition and Behavior

Dr. Joni Sasaki

Bio: Dr. Joni Sasaki was born and raised here in Honolulu, Hawaii and received her PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She was Assistant and Associate Professor at York University in Toronto before returning to Hawaii in 2018. She is now Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UH Mānoa and PI of the Culture and Religion Lab. She is in the Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology area, and her main area of research expertise is cultural psychology.

October 6, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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September 29, 2020

Impact of COVID on Transportation

Cathy A. Leong, P.E.

Bio: Cathy Leong is an Associate Director for the Traffic & Transportation Group at Wilson Okamoto Corporation where she has worked for over 22 years as a licensed Professional Engineer. She earned her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her MS in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.  In addition, Cathy currently serves as an International Director for the ITE Western District and as Section Administrator for the ITE Hawaii Section.  She first joined ITE as a student member at UH and has since served at all levels of this International professional transportation organization.

September 29, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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September 22, 2020

Only Rain Goes Down the Drain: Protecting Our MS4 and Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Dr. Daniel Garcia, Civil Engineer, Hawaii DOT State Highways

Bio: Daniel Garcia is a Civil Engineer III working for the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Maui Division. He helps to maintain the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) which is responsible for conveying stormwater runoff in the county of Maui to the ocean. He is also a member of the Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) committee composed of a multidisciplinary team of government officials and other technical subject matter experts. The aim of the CAV committee is to facilitate the introduction of CAVs into the state of Hawaii. This includes providing a vision of what future roadway infrastructure should be invested into and creating state regulations to govern this new technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida for his research on novel micro-indentation methods to characterize soft materials. His novel method has been used for Alcon, a contact lens producer, to characterize the elastic modulus of their contact lenses. He has also served as lecturer for the course Mechanics of Materials at the University of Florida. He hopes to continue serving the public and giving back to the community.

September 22, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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September 15, 2020

Aged Water Infrastructures in Honolulu

Dr. Ming Ding, Engineering Department Manager at AECOM

Bio: : Dr. Ming Ding earned a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2000. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor teaching geotechnical engineering and engineering geology classes. Dr. Ding currently serves as Engineering Department Manager for AECOM, Pacific District. Dr. Ding manages 30+ civil engineers on a variety of civil engineering projects, including but not limited to, highway and bridge, subdivision, commercial development, municipal infrastructure improvements, storm water management, flood control and military support systems.

September 15, 2020, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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September 8, 2020

Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles on How We Travel

Dr. Yuntao Guo

Bio: Dr. Yuntao Guo is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his undergraduate degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, masters from University of Southern California, and doctorate from Purdue University. His research interests are in the application of econometric and statistical methods to a variety of engineering problems, travel behavior, technology adoption, connected and autonomous transportation, and road user safety.

September 8, 2020, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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September 1, 2020

Overview of Perpetual Pavements

Mr. Jon Young

Bio: Jon Young has been the Executive Director of HAPI for over 9 years. Previous to that he spent 10 years as a Senior Project Manager at Belt Collins Hawaii (BCH). Before BCH he spent 10 years as the Design and Construction Site Development Manager for Gentry Homes, Ltd. His experiences have provided him the ability to see projects from the designer, contractor, and owner perspective.

September 1, 2020, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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August 25, 2020

Guidance on Graduate Studies: Standards, Milestones, Expectations, and Resources at UH CEE

Dr. Albert Kim, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UH Manoa

August 25, 2020, 1:30 to 2:30pm, on Zoom

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December 20, 2019

Structure-reactivity Relationships for the Reductive Degradation of Four Major Categories of PFAS Pollutants

Dr. Jinyong Liu, UC Riverside

December 20, 2019, Holmes Hall 287, 11:00 to 12:00pm

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November 18, 2019

Pathogen-Based Water Quality Monitoring

Mr. Prakit Saingam, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

November 18, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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November 4, 2019

Waste to Resource

Dr. Samir Khanal, Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

November 4, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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October 28, 2019

Recreational Water Quality Monitoring in Hawaii

Dr. Marek Kirs, Associate Researcher, Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

September 23, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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October 21, 2019

Deep Learning in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science

Dr. Harry Lee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

October 21, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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October 14, 2019

Municipal Wastewater Surveillance for Community Health Monitoring

Ms. Sabrina Demert, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

October 14, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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October 7, 2019

Integration of Isolates Libraries and Metagenomics Sequencing for Quantitative Antimicrobial Risk Assessment in Cattle Manure

Mr. Bo Li, PhD student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

October 7, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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September 30, 2019

Geospatial Big Data for Disaster Management

Dr. Yi Qiong, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

September 30, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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September 23, 2019

Multi-intersectional signal timing controls using advanced control strategies

Dr. Hong Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

September 23, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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September 16, 2019

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Features, Scenarios and Research at UHM

Dr. Panos Prevedouros, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

September 16, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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September 9, 2019

How to Use Open-Source Software to Publish Journal Papers: Academic Guides to Graduate Students

Dr. Albert Kim, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa

September 9, 2019, Holmes Hall 244, 1:00 to 2:00pm

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May 16, 2019

Distributed Resource Recovery from Brewery Wastewater.See Abstract.

Dr. Paige Novak, Alfred A. Yee Visiting Professor at University of Hawai’i, Manoa and Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Minnesota

May 16, 2019, Holmes Hall 287, 1:30 to 2:30PM

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April 17, 2019

Unraveling Organochlorine-respirers and Organochlorine Respiration. See Abstract.

Dr. Paige Novak,  Alfred A. Yee Visiting Professor at University of Hawai’i, Manoa and Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Minnesota

April 17, 2019, Holmes Hall 287, 1:00 to 2:00PM

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February 27, 2019

No more stop-and-go-traffic: Bilateral Cruise Control. See Abstract. See Abstract

Dr. Berthold K.P. Horn, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

February 27, 2019, Holmes Hall 242, 10:30 to 11:45AM

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Fabruary 4, 2019

Reactive Transport in Porous Media: Microfluidics applications for calcium carbonate precipitation and dissolution

Dr. Hong Kyu Yoon, Geoscience Research & Applications, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

February, 4, 2019, Holmes Hall 287, 12:00 to 1:00pm

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November 21, 2018

Estimation of Turbulent Heat Fluxes via the Synergistic Assimilation of Land Surface Temperature, Air Temperature and Specific Humidity into a Variational Data Assimilation Model
Elahe Tajfar, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
November 14, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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November 14, 2018

Seismic Fragility Analysis of RC Frame Structures with Plan Irregularity
Dr.DoSoo Moon, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
November 14, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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November 8, 2018

Earthquake and Tsunami in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Dr. Ian Robertson, Arthur N. L. Chiu Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
November 8, 2018, Kuykendal Auditorium 101, 10:30 to 11:45AM. See Palu Seminar Flyer

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November 7, 2018

Guidance on Preparation of Technical Reports, Papers and Presentations
Dr. Roger Babcock Jr., Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
November 7, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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October 31, 2018

Sustainable Concrete such as Geopolymer Concrete
Dr. Lin Shen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
October 31, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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October 24, 2018

Transportation of Hazardous Materials on Interurban Highways and Tunnels
Dr.Eftychia Nathanail, TTlog’s Director and Associate Professor in Transportation Systems Design and Evaluation of the Department of Civil Engineering, at the University of Thessaly &  Visiting Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
October 24, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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October 17, 2018

Forensic Investigation of a Pavement Distress
Dr. Phillip Ooi, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
October 17, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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October 10, 2018

Kaneohe-Kailua Wastewater Facilities Treatment Project
Kealohi Sandefur, Associate, Yogi Kwong Engineers LLC
October 10, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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October 3, 2018

Geotechnical Engineering Case Histories
Andrew HigniteSr. Staff Engineer, Geolabs, Inc.
October 3, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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September 26, 2018

Fast Linear Algebra and Its Applications in Water Resources Engineering
Dr. Harry Lee, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
September 26, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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September 19, 2018

The Rail Project from a Structural Engineer’s Perspective
Take Kimura, Fixed Facilities Design Manager, Jacobs Engineering, Honolulu HI, see Poster the Rail Project
September 19, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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September 12, 2018

Autonomous and Driverless Vehicles: Hype, Reality and Sample Major Impacts
Dr. Panos Prevedouros, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
September 12, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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September 5, 2018
Smart Structural Systems
Dr. Chunhee Cho, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
September 5, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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August 29, 2018

Soil Liquefaction and Effects of the Initial Static Shear Stress on the Cyclic Resistance of Sands
Dr. Gonzalo Corral
Principal Consultant, Inteligencia Geotecnica SpA, Santiago, Chile
Visiting Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
August 29, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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August 22, 2018

A Landslide Warning System for a Soil Slope on Oahu
Dr. Melia Iwamoto, Post-Doc, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
August 22, 2018, Holmes Hall 243, 3:00 to 4:00pm

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December 6, 2017

Investigating Sea Level Rise Impacts on the Sanitary Sewer System
Fung, Adrienne C., MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

Concrete Runway Pavement Sensor Installation for Honolulu Airport
B. M. Melo, Manuela, MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

December 6, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


November 29, 2017

Rapid Response: Application of a QPCR Based Test for Enterococci and Human-associated Bacteroides As a Rapid Beach Management Tool in Hawaii
E. Vaz Guimaraes, Eduardo, MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

Marine Dredging
Tramontano, Rocco M. MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

Shoreline Protection Revetments
Takimoto, Jason T., MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

November 29, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


November 22, 2017

Oahu’s Resilience to Tsunami
Bhatta, Kisor, MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

Generating Electricity From Water
Yu, Jian, PhD student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

A Marginal Analysis to Determine the Optimal Shear Capacity for Composite Beam Design
Karr, Grant, MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

November 22, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


November 15 , 2017

Effect of Gradation and Non-plastic Fines on Monotonic and Cyclic Simple Shear Strength of Silica Sand
Doygun, Ogul, PhD student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

Traffic Safety in Hawaii
Miah, Md Mintu, MS student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

The MPN Quantification With Rapid Identification for Gastroenteric Pathogen Detection From Environment
Saingam, Prakit, PhD student, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa

November 15, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


November 8 , 2017

Development of Asphalt Concrete Dogbone Shape Specimens for Uniaxial Tension Testing
Dr. A. Ricardo Archilla, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Univ.of Hawaii at Manoa
November 8, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


November 1, 2017

Casual Analysis of En Route Flight Inefficiency in the U.S.
Dr. David Lovell, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland
November 1, 2017, 3:00 -4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


October 25, 2017

Experimental and Field -based Research Activities to Advance Tsunami Engineering
Dr. Ian Robertson, Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See Abstract Oct 25 2017
October 25, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


October 18, 2017

Global Sea Level Rise and Local Impacts.
Dr.Charles Fletcher, Assoc Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa.
October 18, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


October 4, 2017

Congestion Pricing Strategy Development for Traffic Congestion Mitigation on Freeways. See Abstract  Oct 4 2017
Dr. Guihui Zhang, Assistant Professor, Dept. of  Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
October 4, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


September 27, 2017

UHM Library Resources for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Myra Waddell,  Librarian, Library Services at the University of Hawaii at Manao.
September 27, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


September 20, 2017

Stormwater management using green roofs: Design and performance predictions.
Dr. Roger Babcock, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
September 20, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


September 15, 2017

Design of Tsunami Evacuation Buildings for Ship Impact Loads
Dr. Tatsuya Asai, a visiting scholar from University of Tokyo.  Abstract Sept 15 2017
September 15, 2017, 2:00 -3:00pm, Homes Hall 244


September 13, 2017

Engineering Assessment of Rock Slope Stability and Rock Falls
Dr. Horst Brandes, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
September 13, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


August 30, 2017

Microbially Induced Calcium Precipitation (MICP): Opportunities and Challenges in Geotechnical Engineering
Dr. Ningjun Jiang, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Abstract Aug 30 2017
August 30, 2017, 3:00-4:0pm, Holmes Hall 244


August 23, 2017

Methodology for Updating Numerical Predictions of Excavation Performance
Dr.Gonzalo Corral, Principal Consultant, Inteligencia Geotecnica SpA, Santiago, Chile
August 23, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Holmes Hall 244


August 10, 2017

Hydrological Modeling in Alpine Catchments on the Tibetan Plateau
Dr. Fan Zhang, Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. See Abstract Aug 10 2017
August 10, 2017, 3:00-4:30pm in Holmes 287


May 11, 2017

Model-Based Management of Groundwater Resources Under Uncertainty
Dr. Ahmed S. Elshall, Dept. Scientific Computing, Florida State University. See Abstract Elshall_Talk_Flyer
May 11, 2017 at 10:30 A.M in Holmes Hall 244


May 5, 2017

The 6th Workshop in A‘o in Engineering series- Alaka‘ina a me wahi noho like o ka poʻe: Leadership and community
4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Holmes 244
Guests: Dr. Michael Chun and Dr. Kā‘eo Duarte
Open to all NHSEMP students and teacher education candidates in mathematics, science, and technology.

The distinguished guests will be Dr. Michael Chun and Dr. Kā‘eo Duarte. Both are of Hawaiian ancestry and earned their PhDs in engineering. Join us as they share their experiences earning their engineering degrees, their path in industry, and how they connect their Hawaiian identity with giving back to the community.


May 2, 2017

This week’s engineering seminar will feature a series of presentations by the Graduate Students from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. See Abstract May 2 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105

Wasted Opportunities: Seeking Information from Wastewater
Sabrina Diemert, PhD Student

Rickover Principles to Become a Better Engineer
Margaret Lum, MS Candidate

Construction Specications, Drawings, and Symbology of Steel Structures
Kristy Nakamoto, MS Student

Deep Mixing and Jet Grouting in Hawai’i
Eric Schwab, MS Student

Geo technical Centrifuge Modeling
Arshia Taeb, MS Student

What the Consent Decree Means for Oahu’s Wastewater Treatment Plants
Tyler T. Tsuchida, MS student


April 11, 2017
Relating To the High Technology Development Corporation
Mr. Duke Hartman, Vice President, Makai Ocean Engineering. See Abstract April 11 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105


April 4, 2017
Concrete in Hawaii
Mr. Kirk Hashimoto, Executive Director, Cement and Concrete Pro ducts Industry (CCPI) of Hawaii. See Abstract April 4th 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105


March 21, 2017
Career Options for New Engineers with Examination of Common Assignments
Mr. Gary Hutchinson, Waste Water Engineer,  Sand Island Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant, City and County of Honolulu. See Abstract March 21 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105


March 14, 2017
Design of Structures for Extreme Loading
Dr. Clay Naito, Associate Professor, P.E., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University. See Abstract March 14 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105


March 7, 2017
Plankton-inspired robots: modeling and experiments
Dr. Daisuke Takagi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Hawaii at Manoa. See Abstract March 7 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105


February 28, 2017
Ductile Fracture of Mild Steel: Theory and Experiments
Dr. Dale G. Karr, Associate Professor, P.E., Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan. See Abstract Feb 28 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105

February 21, 2017
Diffusiophoresis: from targeted particle delivery to membraneless water filtration
Dr. Sangwoo Shin, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See Abstract Feb 21 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105


February 16, 2017
Scalable subsurface modeling, characterization and optimal control for integrated management system
Dr. Jonghyun Harry Lee, Post‐doctoral Scholar, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering Stanford University. See Abstract Feb 16 2017
11:00 AM, Holmes Hall 244


February 14, 2017
Groundwater-Surface Water Modeling in an Evolving Environment: Integrated Risk Analysis Approaches and Applications in Hawai‘I
Dr. Erica Siirila‐Woodburn, postdoctoral fellow in the Energy Geosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. See Abstract Feb 14 2017
11:00 AM, Holmes Hall 244


February 7, 2017
Microbially Induced Calcium Precipitation (MICP): Opportunities and Challenges in Geotechnical Engineering
Dr. Ningjun Jiang, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See Abstract Feb 7 2017
2:30-3:20 pm, Crawford Hall 105


January 31, 2017
Robot Autonomy: Are Robots the New Immigrants?
Dr. Song Choi, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See -Abstract-Jan-31-17
2:30 – 3:20 p.m., Crawford Hall 105


January 24, 2017
 ITS Sensor Data-based Active Traffic Management for Freeway Congestion Mitigation and Safety Improvement
Dr. Guohui Zhang, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See -Abstract-Jan-24-17
2:30 – 3:20 p.m., Crawford Hall 105


December 8, 2016

This week’s engineering seminar will feature a series of presentations by the Graduate Students from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. See-Abstract-Dec-8-16

Designing Sustainable Structures through Corrosion Control and Prevention of Steel and Concrete Buildings
Tyler Allen, MS Candidate

Petroleum Remediation Feasibility Selection Tool for Tropical Island Environments
Hope Mariska, MS Candidate

Requirements and Costs of Residential Saferooms in Hawaii
Bryce Iwami and Amy Yagi, MS Candidates

Autonomous Vehicle-Enabled Interoperable Arterial Management Mechanism Optimization
Qiong Wu, PhD Student

Traffic signal timing plans with connected vehicles
Zhenning Li, PhD Student


December 1, 2016
This week’s engineering seminar will feature a series of presentations by the Graduate Students from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. See-Abstract-Dec-1-2016

Punching Shear Analysis of RC Two Ways Reinforced Concrete Flat Slab to Column Connection
Wen Bo Cao & Ryan Leonardo, MS Candidates

Structural Engineering: Designing Under the Parameters of Sustainability
Brandon Cezar, MS Candidate

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test in Concrete
Spencer Chung, MS Candidate

Proposed Changes to Punching Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete
Katrina Higa, MS Candidate

PZT and Beam Vibration
Ryan Hobson, MS Candidate


November 17, 2016
Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC): Contingency Engineering and Pacific Partnership
LT Joseph P Blauwiekel, Civil Engineer Corps, U.S. Navy. See-Abstract-Blauwiekel


November 10, 2016
Assessing Vulnerability to Inform Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning in Waikiki
Rob Porro, P.E., Coastal Planning & Engineering Specialist, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. See-Abstract-Porro


November 3, 2016
Monitoring the Current Inner Part of the Suruga Bay in Japan
Dr. Masato Niki, Professor, School of Marine Science and Technologies, Tokai University, Japan. See-Abstract-Dr-Niki


October 27, 2016
Submarine Groundwater Discharge: Geochemistry and Microbiology in Reef Ecosystems
Dr. Craig Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Center for Microbial Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See-Abstract-Dr-Nelson


Dr. Masato Niki, a Professor in the School of Marine Science and Technologies at Tokai University, Japan, is visiting the department to collaborate with Dr. Oceana Francis.

Prof. Niki has been working on coastal engineering and coastal physical oceanography. His research interests are an interdisciplinary research to link between coastal physics and marine ecosystem. Information on his research can be found at his Tokai University faculty profile.

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October 20, 2016
Estimating the Opportunity for Residential Load-Shifting in Hawaii: An Analysis of Proposed Time-of-Use Rates
Dr. Makena Coffman, Associate Professor, UH Urban and Regional Planning Department. See-abstract-Dr-Coffman

October 13, 2016
Engineering for Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge
Dr. Oceana Francis, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See-abstract-Dr-Francis


Dr. Meiyan Xing, an associate professor from Tongji University in Shanghai, China, is visiting the department from Oct. 2016 to Oct. 2017 to collaborate with Dr. Tao Yan.

Prof. Xing’s research focuses on ecological principles of waste treatment (e.g. earthworm-assisted wastewater treatment) and new waste sludge disposal technologies. Information on her research can be found at her Tonji University faculty profile.

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October 6, 2016
The REIS program and Applications of Signal and Information Processing to the Smart Grid
Dr. Anthony Kuh, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

September 29, 2016
Wastewater management from a planning perspective
Dr. Daniele Spirandelli, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

September 22, 2016
Sustainable Resilience and/or Resilient Sustainability: Implications for Urban Planning
Dr. Karl Kim, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

September 15, 2016
Influence of anthropogenic and climatic forcing on water quality within a tropical coastal ecosystem
Dr. Rosie Alegado, Assistant Research Professor of Oceanography and the Sea Grant College Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

September 8, 2016
Designing a 100% Renewable Power System in Hawaii
Dr. Matthias Fripp, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

September 1, 2016
Models used to assess the impacts of climate change on global food production
Dr. Michael J. Roberts, Professor in the Department of Economics, UHERO and Sea Grant at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

August 25, 2016
Transportation, Economy and Energy
Dr. Panos Prevedouros, Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


April 6, 2016
Application of rapid qPCR-based tests for enterococci (Method 1611) in Hawaiian coastal water.
Marek Kirs, Assistant Researcher, Water Resources Research Center See abstract

March 30, 2016
Coupled Estimation of Surface Heat Fluxes and Vegetation Dynamics Using Remotely Sensed Data
Sayed Bateni, Assistant Professor, CEE

March 16, 2016
Mesoscale Modeling of Calcium Silicate Hydrates (C-S-H).
Denvid Lau, Assistant Professor of Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at City University of Hong Kong See abstract

March 9, 2016
Engineering Considerations to Build Capacity for Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting on Moku-o-Lo’e (Coconut Island).
Lelemia Irvine, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. See abstract

March 2, 2016
Validating Vegetation Index Time Series Data from Suomi NPP Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite.
Tomoaki Miura, Professor of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) at UH Manoa See abstract

February 24, 2016
Rainfall Variability and Change in Hawaii
Pao-Shin Chu, Hawaii State Climatologist and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
See abstract

February 17, 2016
USGS Water Programs in Hawaii and the Pacific
Stephan Anthony, Director, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center See abstract

February 10, 2016
Metrics of El Nino nonlinearity as constraints for tropical Pacific climate change.
Christina Karamperidou, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
See abstract

February 3, 2016
Erodibility of Cohesive Soils in Hawaii
Reza Rahimnejad, PhD candidate in the Department of Civil and Environnemental Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See abstract

January 27, 2010
Load Forecasting and Storage Control in Distribution Grids
Dr. Ehsan Reihani, postdoctoral scholar at GridSTART (Grid System Technologies Advanced Research Team) in Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) See abstract

January 20, 2016
Adaptive State of Charge Estimation for Battery Packs
Dr. Saeed Sepasi, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), University of Hawai’i at Manoa
See abstract

January 13, 2016
Using GPS Buoys in the Nankai Trough and Tsunami Modelling to Avoid Underestimation of Tsunami Warning
Shuji Seto, Ph.D student in the Hydrosphere Disaster Laboratory, Graduate School of Safety Science, Kansai UniversitySee Abstract

Selected Past Seminars in the CEE Seminar Series

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