Civil Engineering Seminar Series

Gregory G. Deierlein seminar

As part of the graduate seminar series, the CSEE Department welcomes a speaker from academia or industry every week to present their work. The goal of the seminar series is to give our graduate students an opportunity to learn more about current cutting edge research and challenging applications from civil and structural engineering. A few seminars every semester are delivered from our doctoral students to give them the chance to share their research findings and practice their presentation skills.

Speakers and Dates

2018-2019

September 7, 2018 Dr. Paul Gauvreau
11 a.m. Professor of Civil Engineering
140 Ketter Hall University of Toronto
September 21, 2018 Dr. Kimberly E. Kurtis, PhD, FACI, FACerS
11 a.m. Professor of Civil Engineering
140 Ketter Hall Georgia Institute of Technology
September 28, 2018 Dr. Kishor C. Mehta, PhD
4 p.m. SEAS Distinguished Speaker
101 Davis Hall P.W. Horn Professor of Civil Engineering
  Texas Tech University
October 5, 2018 Alexandros Nikellis
11 a.m. PhD Candidate
140 Ketter Hall Major Advisor: Kallol Sett
  University at Buffalo
October 11, 2018 Dingqing Li, PhD
11 a.m. Executive Director of Government Programs and
140 Ketter Hall Engineering Services
  TTCI
October 26, 2018 Barzin Mobasher, PhD, PE
11 a.m. Professor of Strutural Materials Engineering
140 Ketter Hall School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
  Arizona State University
November 2, 2018 Katerina Genikomsou
11 a.m. Assistant Professor
140 Ketter Hall Civil Engineering Department
  Queen's University
November 9, 2018 Aaron Mazeika
11 a.m. Associate Director
140 Ketter Hall Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
November 16, 2018 Catherine French, PhD, PE, FACI, FPCI, Dist.MASCE
11 a.m. Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
140 Ketter Hall University of Minnesota

2017-2018

August 14, 2017 Dr. Oren Lavan
11 a.m. Associate Professor
223 Jarvis Hall Technion
  Israel Institute of Technology Israel
September 8, 2017 Andreas Stavridis and Xuan Gao
11 a.m. Assistant Professor and Student
140 Ketter Hall Univeristy at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
September 15, 2017 Anthony F. Tessari, PhD, PE
11 a.m. Assistant Professor and Student
140 Ketter Hall Univeristy at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
September 22, 2017 Cemal Basaran PhD
11 a.m. Professor
140 Ketter Hall Univeristy at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
September 29, 2017 Ravi Ranade, PhD
11 a.m. Assistant Professor
140 Ketter Hall Univeristy at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
October 6, 2017 Andre Filiatrault, PhD, PE
11 a.m. Professor of Structural Engineering
140 Ketter Hall Univeristy at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
October 13, 2017 Negar Elhami Jhorasani, PhD
11 a.m. Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering
140 Ketter Hall Univeristy at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
October 20, 2017 Professor Kenneth H. Stokoe, II
11 a.m. Jennie C. and Milton T. Graves Chair
140 Ketter Hall Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
  University of Texas at Austin
October 27, 2017 M.V. Sivaselvan
11 a.m. Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Civil Engineering
140 Ketter Hall University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and ENvironmental Engineering
November 3, 2017 Jongmin Shim and ABM Tahidul Haque
11 a.m. University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
140 Ketter Hall  
November 10, 2017 Jianming Hao, Haifeng Wang, Reda Snaiki and Assistant Professor Teng Wu
11 a.m. Univeristy at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
140 Ketter Hall  
November 13, 2017 Troy Morgan, PE
11 a.m. Exponent
140 Ketter Hall  
November 17, 2017 Kallol Sett
11 a.m. Assistant Professor
140 Ketter Hall University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
December 1, 2017 Michel Bruneau
11 a.m. Professor
140 Ketter Hall University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
February 7, 2018 Radomir Slavchov, PhD
4 p.m. Research Fellow
140 Ketter Hall BP-International Centre of Advanced Materials
February 16, 2018 Mohammed Alnaggar, PhD
11 a.m. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
140 Ketter Hall  
February 23, 2018 Andrew Cushing, P.Eng.
11 a.m. Senior Engineer - Tunneling and Geotechnics
140 Ketter Hall ARUP, Toronto, Canada
March 16, 2018 Mark Bajorek, PE & Joseph Fonzi, PE
11 a.m. Supervising Structural Engineers
140 Ketter Hall WSP, Buffalo, NY
March 30, 2018 Shoma Kitayama, PhD
11 a.m. Postdoctoral Associate
140 Ketter Hall Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  University at Buffalo
April 4, 2018 Gilbert Brindley
10 a.m. UHPC Solutions
  Oakland, California
April 6, 2018 Faiz I, Makdisi, PhD, PE, DGE
11 a.m. Senior Principal Engineer
140 Ketter Hall SAGE Engineers, Inc. 
  Oakland, California
April 13, 2018 Eric Manuel, PE
11 a.m. M3 Engineering and Technology
140 Ketter Hall Tucson, Arizona
April 20, 2018 Laura N. Lowes, PhD
3 p.m. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
101 Davis Hall University of Washington

2016-2017

May 5, 2017 Gregory G. Deierlein
2:00 p.m. John A Blume Professor of Engineering
  Civil and Environmental Engineering
  Stanford University
April 28, 2017 Sissy Nikolaou, PE, F. ASCE
11:00 a.m. Principlal, Multi-Hazard & Geotechnical & Tunneling
  WSP Technical Fellow of Earthquake Engineering
April 21, 2017 Dr. Chris Letchford
11:00 a.m. Professor and Head of Department of Civil and
  Environmental Engineering
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
April 14, 2017 Dr. George Lee
11:00 a.m. Research Professor and
  SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus
April 7, 2017 Siddharth S. Parida
11:00 a.m. Doctoral Student
  Advised by Professors Kallol Sett and Puneet Singla
March 31, 2017 Yonggang Huang
12:45 p.m. Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil & Environmental
  Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and
  Materials Science and Engineering
  Northwestern University
March 15, 2017 Professor Xinzhong Chen
11:00 a.m. National Wind Institute
  Department of Civil, Environmental and
  Construction Engineering
  Texas Tech University
March 10, 2017 Andrei M Reinhorn, PhD, PE
11:00 a.m. Emeritus - Clifford C. Furnas Eminent Professor
  University at Buffalo
March 3, 2017 Dr. Andreas Stavridis, Sina Yousefian, Supratik Bose
11:00 a.m. University at Buffalo
February 24, 2017 Pinar Okumus, Maurizio Diaz Arancibia and
11:00 a.m. Cancan Yang
  University at Buffalo
February 17, 2017 Mark S. Adams and Edward G. Szpala
11:00 a.m.
Current and Past President of NY State Society of
  Professional Engineers - Erie Niagara Chapter