Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Series
Spring 2011 Semester
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Hayder Rasheed
Co-Coordinator: Mohammed Albahttiti, M.S. Candidate

All seminars will be held in Fiedler Hall, Room 2144 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 19th Welcome and Pizza Party  
Jan 26th Dr. Camilla Roberts, K-State Honor and Integrity System: "Honor and Integrity System as it Relates to Graduate Students" Abstract
Feb 2nd Prof. Amr Elnashai, CEE Dept Head, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign: "Torsional Response of Kinematically-Irregular Buildings"* CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER Abstract
Feb 9th Asad Esmaeily, K-State CE Faculty: "San Francisco Bay Bridge East Span Seismic Safety Project" Abstract
Feb 16th Jeremiah Thomas, MS Student: "Structural Characteristics of Aged Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements" Abstract
Feb 23rd Paul Bartley, MS Student: "Characterization of the Sand Stabilizing Potential of a Plant Derived Biomass" Abstract
Mar 2nd Harrison Poole, MS Student: "Analysis of Load Distribution for an FRP Panel Bearing on Steel Beams" Abstract
Mar 9th Robert Matlock, DCE MS Student: "PCC Mix Design for Rosebud Airport, Rosebud, South Dakota" Abstract
Mar 16th Brandon Bortz, PhD Student: "Innovative Uses of Quarry Waste and Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement" Abstract
Mar 23rd Spring Break  
Mar 30th Bryan Donze, DCE MS Student: "An Introduction to Pavement Preservation" Abstract
Apr 6th Lisa Beck, MS Student: "Permeability and Resistance to Deterioration from Freezing and Thawing of Optimized Ternary Concrete Mixture Blends" Abstract
Apr 13th Vahid Rahmani, MS Student: "Water Quality Modeling of Minab River Using QUAL2Kw Model" Abstract
Apr 20th Emily Asnicar, DCE MS Student: TBA** Abstract
Apr 27th Paul Owings, MS Student: "High Gradient Magnetic Separation of Nano-scale Magnetite" Abstract
May 2nd Dr. Harshinie Karunarathna, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, "Global Climate Change and Modelling Coastal Morphology" Abstract

* Special Seminar presented at 11:30 am in Rathbone 1052
** TBA: Topic to be announced