Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Series
Fall 2009 Semester
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Hayder Rasheed
Co-Coordinator: Md. Shaidur Rahman, M.S. Candidate

All seminars will be held in Fiedler Hall, Room 2114 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 by Friday prior to the scheduled date.

Aug 26th Welcome and Pizza Party  
Sept 2nd Yuki Mamiya, MS Student, DCE: Motor Vehicle Crash Accident and Trends in the USA and Japan by Teenage Drivers Abstract
Sept 9th Nishitha Bezwada, MS Student: Characteristics and Contributory Causes for Fatal Truck Crashes in the United States Abstract
Sept 16th Greg Sanders, MS Student, DCE: Design and Construction of Tunnels and Underground Structures Abstract
Sept 23rd Dr. David Steward, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering: Leveraging Engineering Design from our Doorsteps to our World Abstract
Sept 30 Nassim Rahmani, Ph.D. Student in ME: Characterization of Mechanical and Adhesion Related Properties by Means of Contact Mechanics Theories Abstract
Oct 7th Dr. Sharon Wood, CE Dept Head, University of Texas Austin: Development of Rapid, Reliable, and Economical Methods for Inspection and Monitoring of Highway Bridges Abstract
Oct 14th Jorge M. Gonzalez, P.E., MS Student, DCE: ORNL Melton Valley Restoration Project, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Abstract
Oct 21st Scott Sutherland, MS Student, DCE: K-18 Project in Manhattan, Kansas Abstract
Oct 28th Nathan Johnson, MS Student, DCE: Structural Design Simplified: Practical Lessons from a Design Office Abstract
Nov 4th Charles Strauss, MS Student, DCE: Where Steel and Concrete Meet: An Introduction to Anchoring to Concrete Abstract
Nov 11th Shahin Nayyeri Amiri, PhD Student: Buckling of Spherical Shells Under a Concentrated Load Abstract
Nov 18th Shahin Nayyeri Amiri, MS Student: A Realistic Theory of Soils Consolidation Abstract
Dec 2nd Walter Schultz, MS Student, DCE: Design and Analysis of Steel Deck Diaphragms Abstract
Dec 9th G. Ranjit Prasad, MS Student: High Risk Rural Roads Abstract

* TBA: Topic to be announced