Accomplishments: Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

April 11, 2019
Sajjad Ahmad (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jun Yong Kang (Chemistry) recently were selected for the Barrick Scholar Awards, which recognize UNLV faculty members who have produced a significant amount of high-quality, interdisciplinary research or creative output recognized by scholars and journals within and outside their primary disciplines. Funded through an endowment from the late Marjorie Barrick since 1981 and conferred by the executive vice president and...
April 4, 2019
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) is the lead author of the article “The Use of Social Media and mEMA Technology in Comparing Compliance Rate Among Users" in The Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal. Serafica co-published with Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering). The article reports the results of two approaches to dietary monitoring using social media and mEMA technology and the lessons learned from the two studies for improving participant compliance. 
April 1, 2019
Robert Schill (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was awarded a patent for his “Auto-Triggered Methods and Systems for Protecting Against Direct and Indirect Electronic Attack.” Since plasma, at a high enough density, can be used to disrupt a high power electromagnetic pulse or continuous wave, by controlling the density, one could prevent electronic attacks on battlefield equipment, industrial equipment, or satellites protecting our cyber infrastructure.
March 27, 2019
Daniel Gerrity (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently was awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to the college through continual research and his contributions to the field of water quality and the re-use of potable water. In the last five years, he has secured funding from a variety of national and local agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...
March 15, 2019
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that three of its engineering graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News is a global authority in university rankings whose criteria include graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, and graduate rate performance. The programs recognized are: Environmental Engineering - #81 Civil Engineering - #102 Electrical/Electronic/...
March 8, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) along with co-authors Mark Callis Sanders and Marshall Tuten (Slippery Rock University) have published an opinion commentary in the journal Trends in Technical and Scientific Research titled “Over Fossil Fueled: The Fundamentals for a Low-Carbon Diet." Their commentary highlights a few of the challenges, benefits, and risks of the global transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to green energy alternatives, as policy-makers seek to create an...
March 5, 2019
Dallas Leong (Accounting), Emi Leong (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Matthew Dobbs (Journalism and Media Studies) will be traveling to Dallas this week with the UNLV Bowling Club for the sectional bowling competition. Dallas Leong, a senior, now is ranked #2 in the nation by the United States Bowling Congress. Emi Leong, a junior, is ranked #30 with a 182 average in the Women's Division of the United States Bowling Congress. Matthew Dobbs, a junior, is ranked  #37 in the Men's...
February 12, 2019
Charlotta Sanders (Mechanical Engineering) and Mark Callis Sanders are co-authors of a paper, “Two Roads in a Yellow Wood: Consent or Science Based Siting,” which has been accepted for publication and will be presented at the American Nuclear Society-sponsored International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management 2019 Conference, which will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee in April. Their paper considers the dynamics of consent-based and scientific-based siting approaches and their impact on...
January 31, 2019
Jee Woong Park and doctoral student Sayan Sakhakarmi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a journal, titled "Emergency response: Effect of human detection resolution on risks during indoor mass shooting events," in the journal of Safety Science.  This work was collaborated with Park's past post doctoral researcher, Chunhee Cho, currently a faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  
January 28, 2019
Janet Dufek and Daniel Lidstone (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) along with Mohamed Trabia and Jessica DeBerardinis (both Mechanical Engineering) authored “Electronic Measurement of Plantar Contact Area During Walking Using an Adaptive Thresholding Method for Medilogic Pressure-measuring Insoles.” The study sought to develop an adaptive-threshold method using pressure-measuring insoles that can improve the accuracy of the measurement of plantar tissue contact area during walking, and...
January 18, 2019
Numerous UNLV Students won awards at the Media Innovation Hackathon sponsored by the Beasley Media Group in collaboration with UNLV at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Student teams aimed to generate potential commercial products. Winners include: First Place: Converting Radio Waves to Energy. Matias Allieti (Mechanical Engineering), Yuria Mann (Computer Science), Kristine Monsada (Computer Science), Ricardo Rodriguez (Computer Science), and Erick Serrano (Computer Science)...
December 7, 2018
Jee Woong Park and Sayan Sakhakarmi (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently received the best paper award for their paper, "Machine Learning for Real-time Safety Condition Assessment of Scaffolds," at one of the most reputable conferences in construction research, the 35rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. Sakhakarmi is a Ph.D. student.