Dr. Mostafa Tazarv has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University. He is the SDSU Site Director in the TriDurLE consortium and currently the PI on the research project Drone-Based Measurements for Bridge Field Testing – Development Phase. Congratulations, Mostafa!
Dr. Jenny Liu recently has been appointed a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Pavement Preservation — AKT20 from 2021-2024. TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conducts other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. Dr. Liu has been actively involved in TRB activities. Currently she is also a member of TRB AKM80 Committee on Mineral Aggregates. She has served on other TRB committees including AFK30, AFK50, and AFH50 for years in the past. https://www.nationalacademies.org/trb/transportation-research-board
Dr. Jenny Liu from the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T was invited to serve as associate editor of ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, which is a world’s leading peer-reviewed scientific journal in the general area of cold regions engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Established in 1987, the topics of this journal include ice engineering, ice force, construction on permafrost and seasonal frost, cold weather construction, environmental quality and engineering in cold regions, snow and ice control, cold regions materials, and surveying and planning in cold regions. Dr. Liu has been serving as an Associate Editor for another two ASCE journals (Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering and Journal of Transportation Engineering Part B: Pavements) for more than10 years. https://ascelibrary.org/journal/jcrgei
Dr. Jenny Liu’s Ph.D. student, Jun Liu, from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T has been awarded the 2020-2021 CEC Dean’s PhD Scholar Award in recognition of his scholarly productivity. The college of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T implemented the Dean’s Ph.D. Scholar award in the 2020-2021 academic year to honor its most productive Ph.D. students. There are eight awardees from six engineering departments within the college.
Dr. Xianbiao (XB) Hu, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, and his Ph.D. student Chris Yang Song of Missouri S&T are working with Kansas City planning officials to find the optimal locations for electric vehicle charging stations at streetlights. Their research was featured in two trade publications: Stamping Journal and Renewable Energy Magazine.
Zhipeng Li has received the 2021 Outstanding Research Assistant Award within Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Washington State University. Congratulations Zhipeng
Ph.D. Candidate Mehdi Honarvarnazari has received the 2021 Best Dissertation Award from both the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and the Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture at Washington State University. Congratulations Mehdi!
WSU doctoral student Yan Zhang has been named the University Transportation Center (UTC) Student of the Year. Congratulations Yan!
A paper by Xianming Shi and Gang Xu titled “Characteristics and applications of fly ash as a sustainable construction material: state-of-the-art review” (published in 2018) was awarded the 2020 Most Cited Paper Award by Resources Conservation & Recycling! Congratulations! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S092134491830140X?via%3Dihub=
Professor Issam Harik, a member of the TriDurLe Advisory Committee, won the prestigious ACI Design Award bestowed by the American Concrete Institute: “Improving The Durability Of Impact Damaged Pc Bridge Girders Using CFRP Rod Panel Retrofit”, SP331-06, February 2019, pp. 80-100.
The award recognizes advanced concepts and techniques applied to a specific design project. Awards are given to the author or coauthors of the paper and to the engineer or engineering firm responsible for the design. Congratulations, Professor Harik.
Dr. Chris Pantelides recently made a presentation at the ACI National Convention on Oct. 25 2020, whose theme was Emerging Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). The presentation was web-based.
His presentation was titled: ABC Bridge Column-Footing Connections with Recessed Grouted Splice Sleeve Connectors. There were 55 attendees.