FREESE AND NICHOLS ADDS WADE BARNES IN LUBBOCK TO LEAD STORMWATER PROJECTS
Freese and Nichols, Inc., has added Wade Barnes, PhD, PE, CFM, to its growing Lubbock office to lead stormwater projects that will strengthen flood protections for clients across the West Texas region. Read full story here.
Faculty - Dr. Kishor Mehta, NAE, has been recognized as a National Academy of Inventors Fellow in 2018
Dr. Kishor Mehta, NAE, has been recognized as a National Academy of Inventors Fellow in 2018. The list Dr. Mehta joins is a who is who among luminaries in the engineering field in the nation
Faculty - Three new faculty join CECE in Fall 2018
Dr. Ting Lin, who specializes in hazard, risk and uncertainty modeling, and performance based engineering of large built environments Dr. Jennifer Guelfo, who specializes in drinking water contaminant research, risk-based and geospatial tools for contaminant evaluation, and remediation Dr. Evan Gray, who specializes in screening level and high resolution analysis techniques for emerging 1 and 2D nanomaterials, their fate transport in biological and environmental systems, and development of nanotechnologies for environmental applications
Faculty - Dr. Ting Lin is leading a US-Germany workshop on “Advancing Infrastructure Resilience – mastering extremes in complex environments”
Dr. Ting Lin is leading a US-Germany workshop on “Advancing Infrastructure Resilience – mastering extremes in complex environments”. This workshop will take place on October 9, 2018 at the Merket Alumni Center at Texas Tech. The Texas Tech University Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering, USA in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, Germany are co-hosts. More information can be found here. Luminaries in the civil infrastructure field are expected to attend.
Faculty - Dr. Joseph Minor will be giving a Distinguished Lecture on “Timing and People”
Dr. Joseph Minor, former Horn Professor of Civil Engineering will be giving a Distinguished Lecture on “Timing and People” at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion at 4 PM on Monday, September 10, 2018. Reception to be held after the lecture.
Faculty - Dr. Hoyoung Seo
Dr. Hoyoung Seo inducted in to the Teaching Academy at Texas Tech – recognition of outstanding teaching at the university level, with the highest award for teaching
Faculty - Dr. Andrew Jackson
Dr. Andrew Jackson recognized as President’s Excellence in Research Professor
Student - Second Place for Best Research Posters
Environmental students Haley Schneider and Ilektra Dryginniaki won second place for best research posters at the 9th Annual Geosyntec Student Paper Competition. Faculty advisors were Drs. Andrew Jackson and Danny Reible
Student - First Place in the Heavy Civil and Design Build
Construction engineering student teams won first place in the Heavy Civil and Design Build student competitions at the Associated Schools of Construction Region 5 competition; Nijat Jabrayilzade won second place in the individual presentation competition in the Heavy Civil competition. Faculty advisors were Drs. Mukkades Darwish and Ali Nejat
Student - CECE Department Confers 238 Degrees in 2017-2018
CECE department confers 238 degrees in 2017-2018 including the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD degrees. Congratulations to the graduates and their faculty mentors and advisors!
Alumni - Dr. Kancheepuram Gunalan PhD (1986, Texas Tech)
Dr. Kancheepuram Gunalan, PhD (1986, Texas Tech), Vice President of AECOM has been elected President of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Alumni - Leslie Duke BS (1994, Texas Tech)
Leslie Duke, BS (1994, Texas Tech), Principal of Burns & McDonnell's Houston office was recognized with the Distinguished Engineer of the Whitacre College of Engineering award in 2018
Alumni - Dr. Joseph Minor PhD (1974, Texas Tech
Dr. Joseph Minor, PhD (1974, Texas Tech), former Horn Professor, has been recognize with the Distinguished Member of ASCE award in 2018
Alumni - Gary Thomas, BS (1980, Texas Tech)
Gary Thomas, BS (1980, Texas Tech), President and Executive Director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit was recognized with the University Distinguished Alum award in 2018
Two Full-Time Tenure-Track Positions Open in CECE
The Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) Department invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the general area of Environmental Engineering. More information can be found here.
The Civil, Enviromental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) Department also invite applications for a full-time tenure track position in structural and building systems at the assistant/associaate professor level. More information can be found here.
Dr. Hoyoung Seo Awarded Research Grant
Dr. Hoyoung Seo, assistant professor of civil engineering was awarded a research grant by United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER). The grant aims to develop a library of demonstration activities to create ‘aha moments’ in classrooms and learning modules associated with the activities. USUCGER is a national organization among academicians in the geotechnical engineering area, and the learning modules will be disseminated nation-wide through USUCGER.
Dr. Hoyoung Seo First Runner-Up in DFI
Dr. Seo also won the First Runner-Up Award in the 2017 Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) Educational Trust Young Professor Paper Competition. The paper he wrote with his Ph.D. student presented visualization of soil plugging process during the installation of pile foundation through high-quality model pile testing.
Dr. Venki Uddameri Named Editor-in-Chief of JAWRA
Dr. Venki Uddameri, Professor of Civil Engineering has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). Dr. Uddameri will begin his term January 2018. JAWRA, formerly known as the Water Resources Bulletin, is an interdisciplinary journal known for its broad audience spanning the fields of water resources engineering, the environmental sciences as well as the geosciences.
Dr. Xinzhong Chen Wins Jack Cermak Medal
Dr. Xinzhong Chen, Professor of Civil Engineering has been named the 2017 winner of the Jack Cermak medal for work in advancing wind engineering through advanced modeling and analysis approaches for wind load effects on structures, such as high-rise buildings, long-span bridges and wind turbines. The Cermak medal is a recognition of the elite in the world in wind engineering. Tech has two Cermak medalists now in Dr. Xinzhong Chen and Dr. Kishor Mehta.
Dr. Ted Cleveland Awarded for Outstanding Teaching
Dr. Ted Cleveland, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering has been recognized with the George T. and Gladys Abell-Hanger Faculty Award For Outstanding Graduate or Undergraduate Teaching in the Whitacre College of Engineering. Dr. Cleveland joins a pantheon of great CECE teachers who have been recognized for exceptional teaching in the college and on campus over the years.