Accomplishments: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

September 4, 2019
Jee Woong Park (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and his doctoral students, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Cristian Arteaga, published a journal paper, "Automated Scaffolding Safety Analysis Strain Feature Investigation Using Support Vector Machines," in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.  
June 5, 2019
Jee Woong Park and Sayan Sakhakarmi (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) are the authors of "Investigation of Tactile Sensory System Configuration for Construction Hazard Perception," which has been published in the Jouarnal of MDPI Sensors. Sakhakarmi is a doctoral student.
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...
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/...
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 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.
September 21, 2018
Erica Marti (Civil and Environmental Engineering) was awarded $189,945 by the National Science Foundation for her project “RII Track-4: Advanced Techniques for Assessing Toxicity and Chemical Uptake in Plants in Water Reuse Solutions.” The project aims to study the effects in food, water, and health that result from the chemical disinfection of alternative water supplies. In addition, research studies will be conducted over two summers at George Washington University developing comprehensive...
September 21, 2018
Ryan Sherman and Jee Woong Park (both Civil and Environmental Engineering) in collaboration with structural engineer Erol Kalkan received $299,782 from the Nevada NDOT Research Program for their project, Galena Creek Bridge Health Monitoring Instrumentation. Their project aims to design a permanent structural health monitoring system on the Galena Creek Bridge in Washoe County that is capable of measuring structural response to traffic, wind, seismic, and thermal loadings.  
June 18, 2018
Patrick Moore and Matthew Shepard (both Film) received an Emmy Award from the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their short documentary, Splashing the Streets. Moore and Shepard, who are undergraduates, won for writing in the student craft category. The documentary was produced in collaboration with Brett Levner (Film) and Daniel Gerrity (Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction) as part of a research project funded by the U.S...
March 23, 2018
The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that four 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: Civil Engineering- #89 Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering- #144...