Civil Engineering Seminar Series

Speakers and Dates

2018-2019

May 10, 2019 Jonathan A. Black
11 a.m. Senior Lecturer, Director
140 Ketter Hall University of Sheffield; Centre for Energy & Infrastructure Ground Research
April 26, 2019 Kasian Warenycia
11 a.m. Bridge Engineer
140 Ketter Hall Arup
April 12, 2019 Dr. Claudia P. Ostertag
11 a.m. T.Y. and Margaret Lin Endowed Chair of Engineering
140 Ketter Hall Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  University of California, Berkeley
April 5, 2019 Professor John W. van de Lindt
2 p.m.. Harold H. Short Endowed Chair Professor
140 Ketter Hall Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  Colorado State University
Seminar Page Quantitative Modeling of Community Resilience to Natural Hazards
March 29, 2019 James O. Malley
11 a.m. Senior Principal
140 Ketter Hall Degenkolb Engineers
March 15, 2019 Mark Bajorek, PE & Joseph Fonzi, PE
11 a.m. Supervising Structural Engineers
140 Ketter Hall WSP, Buffalo, NY
Seminar Page Re-Engineering the DL&W Terminal
March 1, 2019 Daniel Linzell, PhD
1:30 p.m. Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs
140 Ketter Hall Professor of Civil Engineering
  University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Seminar Page "Dropping and Popping" What Can (or Should) Structural Engineers Do? Collapse, Impact and Blast Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
March 1, 2019 Tod A. Laursen, PhD
11 a.m. Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor
322 Clemens Hall State University of New York System
Seminar Page Mortar-Based Approaches to Contact Problems in Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics
December 7, 2018 Chris S. Williams, PhD
11 a.m. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
140 Ketter Hall Purdue University
Seminar Page Structural Performance of post-tensioned spliced girder bridges
November 30, 2018 Jerome Lynch, PhD
11 a.m. Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
140 Ketter Hall University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Seminar Page
Long-term management and control of critical infrastructure systems using cyber-physical system architectures
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
Seminar Page Performance of nonrectangualr RC walls subjected to multidrectional loading and development of resilient wall systems utilizing unbonded post-tensioning
November 9, 2018 Aaron Mazeika
11 a.m. Associate Director
140 Ketter Hall Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
November 2, 2018 Katerina Genikomsou
11 a.m. Assistant Professor
140 Ketter Hall Civil Engineering Department
  Queen's University
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
Seminar Page Innovations in fiber and textile reinforced concrete in support of sustainable infrastructure systems
October 11, 2018 Dingqing Li, PhD
11 a.m. Executive Director of Government Programs and
140 Ketter Hall Engineering Services
  TTCI
October 5, 2018 Alexandros Nikellis
11 a.m. PhD Candidate
140 Ketter Hall Major Advisor: Kallol Sett
  University at Buffalo
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
Seminar Page Evolution of assessment of wind speeds in tornadoes
September 21, 2018 Dr. Kimberly E. Kurtis, PhD, FACI, FACerS
11 a.m. Professor of Civil Engineering
140 Ketter Hall Georgia Institute of Technology
Seminar Page 21st Century concrete technology: Addressing sustainability through innovation
September 7, 2018 Dr. Paul Gauvreau
11 a.m. Professor of Civil Engineering
140 Ketter Hall University of Toronto
Seminar Page
The robots are coming! The next revolution in construction and its impact on bridge design

2017-2018

April 20, 2018 Laura N. Lowes, PhD
3 p.m. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
101 Davis Hall University of Washington
Seminar Page Earthquake behavior, design and modeling of slender reinforced concrete walls
April 13, 2018 Eric Manuel, PE
11 a.m. M3 Engineering and Technology
140 Ketter Hall Tucson, Arizona
Seminar Page Seismic isolation of Giant Magellan Telescope
April 6, 2018 Faiz I, Makdisi, PhD, PE, DGE
11 a.m. Senior Principal Engineer
140 Ketter Hall SAGE Engineers, Inc. 
  Oakland, California
Seminar Page Seismic stability and deformation of embankment dams
April 4, 2018 Gilbert Brindley
10 a.m. UHPC Solutions
  Oakland, California
March 30, 2018 Shoma Kitayama, PhD
11 a.m. Postdoctoral Associate
140 Ketter Hall Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  University at Buffalo
Seminar Page Seismic performance assessment of seismically isolated buildings designed by the procedures of ASCE/SEI 7
March 16, 2018 Mark Bajorek, PE & Joseph Fonzi, PE
11 a.m. Supervising Structural Engineers
140 Ketter Hall WSP, Buffalo, NY
Seminar Page The Maid of the Mist docking facility
March 9, 2018 Paul Anderson, PhD
11 a.m. Postdoctoral Researcher
140 Ketter Hall Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  University of California, Berkley
Seminar Page Conditional signal priority: Its effect on transit, reilability, transfers and traffic
February 23, 2018 Andrew Cushing, P.Eng.
11 a.m. Senior Engineer - Tunneling and Geotechnics
140 Ketter Hall ARUP, Toronto, Canada
Seminar Page Case histories in geotechnical design & construction: Embankments on soft ground and tunneling in weak rock
February 16, 2018 Mohammed Alnaggar, PhD
11 a.m. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
140 Ketter Hall  
Seminar Page Reinforced concrete aging, deterioration and the environment: Can we predict that?
February 7, 2018 Radomir Slavchov, PhD
4 p.m. Research Fellow
140 Ketter Hall BP-International Centre of Advanced Materials
Seminar Page Capillary forces in patch clamping: Creep under the action of pressure, adhesion and voltage
December 1, 2017 Michel Bruneau
11 a.m. Professor
140 Ketter Hall University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
November 17, 2017 Kallol Sett
11 a.m. Assistant Professor
140 Ketter Hall University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
November 13, 2017 Troy Morgan, PE
11 a.m. Exponent
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 3, 2017 Jongmin Shim and ABM Tahidul Haque
11 a.m. University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
140 Ketter Hall  
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
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 13, 2017 Negar Elhami Khorasani, PhD
11 a.m. Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering
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
September 29, 2017 Ravi Ranade, PhD
11 a.m. Assistant Professor
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 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 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
August 14, 2017 Dr. Oren Lavan
11 a.m. Associate Professor
223 Jarvis Hall Technion
  Israel Institute of Technology Israel

2016-2017

May 5, 2017 Gregory G. Deierlein
2:00 p.m. John A Blume Professor of Engineering
  Civil and Environmental Engineering
  Stanford University
Seminar Page
From performance based engineering to earthquake resilience
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
Seminar Page Mechanically guided deterministic three-dimensional assembly
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
Seminar Page
Passive Control of structures using apparent weakening and damping for seismic protection
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