Accomplishments: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

October 28, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) with his colleagues Yong-Cheol Lee and Pedram Ghannad of  Louisiana State University published a paper, "Prioritizing Postdisaster Recovery of Transportation Infrastructure Systems Using Multiagent Reinforcement Learning," in the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Management in Engineering.
September 21, 2020
George William Kajjumba (Civil & Environmental Engineering) was selected for the 2020 Dr. Pankaj Parekh Memorial Scholarship awarded by the California-Nevada American Water Works Association. This scholarship was established in memory of Parekh, late director of water quality at the Los Angeles department of water and power, who passionately dedicated more than 40 years of his life to ensuring safe drinking water and to protecting public health. Only one award is presented per year to...
September 17, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and Honors College) and Joshua Padilla (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently co-authored, "Students Shortchanged by Lack of Oversight, Transparency at NSHE." Their Las Vegas Sun OpEd discusses the need to fix the culture within NSHE, citing current and past occurrences where "the system has failed to condemn the mistreatment of women in the workplaces it oversees." Cheche is pursuing a major in political...
August 21, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) with his colleagues at Louisiana State University published a paper, "Feasibility and Implications of the Modular Construction Approach for Rapid Post-Disaster Recovery," in the International Journal of Industrialized Construction. 
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 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 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 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"...
April 15, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "How Design Standardization CSFs Can Impact Project Performance 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.