Accomplishments: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

December 19, 2016
Daniel Gerrity (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Duane Moser of the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) submitted a winning proposal for the first year of the UNLV-DRI Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This award will allow the pair to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to work on their proposed project for two years.  
July 13, 2016
Daniel Emaasit (Civil & Environmental Engineering) was invited by the United Nations Global Pulse to present his research at the 2016 Data Science Africa Workshop. This unique conference brought together experts from academia, industry, government, and development partners to discuss how big data and data science can be used to monitor and track progress in achieving the United Nations' sustainable development goals in Africa. He presented work that he is doing as part of his Ph.D. research...
April 14, 2016
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) received a $13,505 grant from the Mountain West CTR-IN and National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health for his “Prosthetic Assessments of Gait and Mobility in Individuals with Lower Limb Loss” research study, which will explore functional mobility and limb loading during locomotor activities among people with lower extremity amputations. Janet Dufek (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Edward Neumann (Civil and...
March 29, 2016
Daniel Gerrity (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has a $330,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research grant that was highlighted during the White House’s water summit outlining the country’s commitments to a sustainable water future. The summit took place March 22. The grant was part of the EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program and was awarded to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices. With this...
February 23, 2016
Donald Hayes (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was recognized with the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering's inaugural Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to faculty showing outstanding commitment to the department, college, and university during the previous five years. Service contributions include committee work, leading accreditation efforts, undergraduate and graduate coordinator work and recruitment efforts, and community engagement and service...
February 19, 2016
David James (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) participated in the TedXLasVegasLive event this month at the Springs Preserve. Director of solar and renewable energy programs at UNLV, he is an expert on the interactive sustainability panel. The all-day event brought together local gurus on important topics concerning Southern Nevada and provided a forum to engage the community.
October 1, 2015
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) and Edward Neumann (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, Emeritus) spoke during the 2015 World Congress of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Lyon, France. Their presentation, "Optimizing Functions for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputation: Clinicians' Perspective on Prosthetic Care and Education," addressed the clinical applications of direct prosthetic measurement technology in improving amputee patient function.  
April 1, 2015
Erica Marti (Civil and Environmental Engineering) was selected to join the U.S. delegation and attend the 2015 Interdisciplinary Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany. She is one of 55 U.S. students chosen by Oak Ridge Associated Universities to participate in this international scientific meeting with 70 Nobel Laureates in attendance. Participants, representing 88 countries, were chosen through a competitive application process based on scientific achievements, merit, and...
October 1, 2014
Kishor Shrestha, Pramen Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), and Evangelos Yfantis (Computer Science) are co-authors of a book, Framework Development for Construction Safety Visualization, that is based on Kishor Shrestha's thesis.
July 1, 2014
Erica Marti (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) is among 25 graduate students across the country selected to conduct research in Australia as part of the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI). For eight weeks this summer, she is doing research at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, involving potable water reuse and an emerging water disinfection byproduct. EAPSI is a National Science Foundation program. Participants are chosen through a competitive process based...
July 1, 2013
Neil Opfer (Civil and Environmental Engineering) has been named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International. A selective and prestigious honor, the designation is in recognition of his professional attainment and significant accomplishment in cost management or cost engineering. He will be officially presented the award at the organization's annual meeting this month. His areas of expertise include construction management; estimating and cost analysis;...
June 1, 2013
Dave James (Provost) has been named a fellow member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The fellow member grade was established 13 years ago to honor those active NSPE members who have demonstrated exemplary service to their profession, their society, and their community. This honor for his outstanding service was presented at the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers luncheon in April.