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