Accomplishments: Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

June 25, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has been selected as an associate editor for the American Society of Civil Engineers’s Journal of Management in Engineering. The journal presents contemporary issues on management and leadership for civil engineers. It is one of the top journals in the area of construction engineering management.
June 16, 2020
Saba Nikkhah Manesh worked with Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was recognized by Horrocks Engineers in an interview about the poor participation of women and the gender wage gap in the construction and engineering industry. The construction industry is one of the largest job providers in the United States, but still struggles with insufficient interest and participation from underrepresented demographic groups, including women. Saba, an engineering intern at...
June 11, 2020
Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, along with Moses Karakouzian and Mehrdad Karami (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), and joined by Mohammad Aghababaei of Washington State University, published a review paper, "Water on Mars—A Literature Review," in the latest issue of the journal GALAXIES. Their article was featured on the journal's cover.
June 10, 2020
Cameron-Keokolo Tabion (Computer Science) has received a 2020 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award to complete a summer research project at UNLV with a student employment award of $6,000. An undergraduate, he has been working at DataX Lab, directed by professor Mingon Kang, and he will continue his research this fall semester with the support from the Nevada INBRE program.
June 8, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Critical Success Factors and Enablers for Facility Design Standardization of Capital Projects," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha is a doctoral student studying under Choi.
May 21, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Innovative Technologies and Management Approaches for Facility Design Standardization and Modularization of Capital Projects," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha is a doctoral student studying under Choi.
May 20, 2020
Sai Kosaraju and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) published a journal paper, "Deep-Hipo: Multi-scale Receptive Field Deep Learning for Histopathological Image Analysis" in Methods. In the study, they developed a novel multi-task-based deep learning model for histopathology (named Deep-Hipo) that takes multi-scale patches simultaneously for accurate histopathological image analysis. Deep-Hipo extracts two patches of the same size in both high- and low-magnification levels and captures complex...
May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral alums, Orie Berezan, assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Shaurya Agarwal, assistant professor at University of...
May 12, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Multiobjective Optimization of PostDisaster Reconstruction Processes for Ensuring Long-term Socioeconomic Benefits" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.   
May 12, 2020
Pouya Shojaei (Mechanical Engineering) will have a new study appear in the Journal of Composites Part B: Engineering — a highly ranked journal in the areas of materials science and composites. Collaborators included UNLV’s Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O’Toole and Richard Jennings (all Mechanical Engineering) with material preparation from Xing Zhang and Yilang Liao at UNR. The study, “Enhancing Hypervelocity Impact Resistance of Titanium Substrate Using Ti/SiC Metal Matrix Nanocomposite Coating”...
May 7, 2020
Shubhra Bansal (Mechanical Engineering) received the 2020 CSUN Faculty Achievement Award for the College of Engineering. The award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events.
May 5, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce its 2019-20 award winners.  UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards Each year the Graduate College presents four awards for outstanding theses and dissertations (within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM). This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM): Rachel Rahib, M.S. Geoscience, "Petrogenesis of Enriched and Intermediate Poikilitic Shergottites: From Magmatic Source to Emplacement"...