Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Series
Fall 2008 Semester
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Hayder Rasheed
Co-Coordinator: Md. Shaidur Rahman, M.S. Candidate

All seminars will be held in Rathbone Hall, Room DUR 1052 at 4:00 p.m. (unless noted otherwise) with refreshments being served
at 3:45 p.m. The speaker must submit an abstract to Peggy Selvidge at selvidg@ksu.edu by Friday prior to the scheduled date.

Aug. 27th Welcome and Pizza Party  
Sept. 3rd Ahmed Abd El Fattah, M.S. Candidate: Partial Confinement Utilization for Ultimate Analysis of Circular Concrete Columns Abstract
Sept. 10th Jacqueline M. Cooper, Career and Employment Services: Job Search for Graduate Students in Civil Engineering Abstract
Sept. 17th Mbaki Onyango, Ph.D. Candidate: Verification of Mechanistic Prediction Models for Asphalt Mix Permanent Deformation (Rutting) Using Accelerated Pavement Testing Abstract
Sept. 24th Trevor Ahring, M.S. Candidate, Phreatophytes in Southwest Kansas: An Ecohydrologic Study Abstract
Oct. 1st Chandra Manandhar, PhD Candidate: Development of Laboratory-Based Accelerated Mix Testing Models Using Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device Abstract
Oct. 8th Stelios Kapsalis, M.S. Candidate: Construction and Development in the Small Mediterranean Island of Cyprus Abstract
Oct. 15th Jason Eichenberger , M.S., Distance Learning Candidate: Civil Engineering: From KSU to Burns & McDonnell Abstract
Oct. 22nd Dr. Kyle Riding, Assistant Professor: Autogenous Deformation of Concrete Abstract
Oct. 29th Becky Welsh / Tom Allen, KDOT Editor: Technical Writing Abstract
Nov. 5th Loshaka Perera, M.S. Candidate: Highway Safety Issues of Older Drivers in Kansas Abstract
Nov. 12th Tomasz Arciszewski, Professor: Bio-Inspiration in Engineering Abstract
Nov. 19th Kevin Smith , M.S., Distance Learning Candidate: Steel Joist Engineering, Fabrication, and Application Abstract
Nov. 26th Thanksgiving Break – Student Holiday  
Dec. 3rd Long Qiao, PhD Candidate: Structural Damage Detection Using Signal-Based Pattern Recognition Method Abstract
Dec. 10th Ranjit Prasad Godavarthy, M.S. Candidate: Reducing Excessive Delay to Drivers at Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossing by Using a HAWK Beacon Signal Abstract