Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Series
Spring 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.

Jan. 21st Welcome and Pizza Party  
Jan. 28th Dr. Xiaoying Yang, Research Associate: Application of a Conceptual Groundwater Data Model with MODFLOW to Study the Upper Arkansas River Corridor Groundwater System, Kansas Abstract
Feb. 4th Dr. Daba Gedafa, Research Associate: Estimation of Remaining Service Life of the Flexible Pavements from Surface Deflections Abstract
Feb. 11th Dr. Ahmed R. El-Sotouhy, K-State: Effect of Breathing, Posture, and Air Velocity on Breathing Zone Gas Concentrations for Human Subjects in a Wind Tunnel Abstract
Feb. 18th Dr. Dave Chandler, K-State: Long-Term Snow, Climate, and Streamflow Trends at the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Owyhee Mountains, Idaho, USA Abstract
Feb. 25th Dr. Todd Gabberd, LEED AP: An Introduction to LEED Abstract
Mar. 4th Prof. Ahmad Elgamal, UCSD: Sensor Networks, Data Interpretation, and Large Scale Simulation Abstract
Mar. 11th Brad Rognlie, M.S., P.E., KDOT: Drainage and Bridge Issues for the Proposed KDOT Project: K-18 Ogden to Manhattan Abstract
Mar. 25th Jose Villarreal, M.S. Student: Assessment of Pavement Conditions and Development of a MicroPAVER-Based Database for General Aviation Airports in Kansas Abstract
Apr. 1st Brian Geiger, M.S. Student: Increasing the Usage of Demand Response Transit in Rural Kansas Abstract
Apr. 8th Hakan Yasarer, M.S. Student: Characterizing the permeability of concrete via neural network approach Abstract
Apr. 15th Jeff Gutawsky, M.S. Student-DCE: The Structural Design of a Four-Story Health Care Facility Abstract
Apr. 22nd Farhana Rahman, Ph.D. Candidate: Evaluation of Performance of 4.75 mm NMAS Superpave Mix Abstract
Apr. 29th Patrick Sheedy, M.S. Student: Alleviating Concrete Placement Issues Due to Congestion of Reinforcement in Post-Tensioned Haunch Slab Bridges Abstract
May 6th Abhiteja Rallabandi, M.S. Student: Contributing Factors for Fatal Crash Involvement of Older Drivers Abstract

* TBA: Topic to be announced