ICT Kent Seminars for Fall 2015

ICT is pleased to announce upcoming speakers for the Fall 2015 Kent Seminar series.

November 5: Siyang Xie, M.S. student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Topic TBA

November 12: Issam Qamhia, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Topic TBA

November 19:  Youssef Hashash, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Topic TBA

December 3: Sushobhan Sen, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Impact of Pavements on the Urban Heat Island”

All seminars will be held at ATREL, 1611 Titan Drive, Rantoul, Illinois, at 12:30 p.m. The seminars will also available live online.


 

The following seminars from earlier this semester are available for viewing online at any time:

September 10: Jaime Hernandez, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:  “Deformable Tire−Pavement Contact Stress Prediction at Various Operating Conditions Using Validated Finite Element Model”

September 17: Amlan Mukharjee, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech: “Empirical Assessment of Pavement Roughness to Estimate Pavement Life Cycle Use-Phase Emissions”

September 24: Alex Brand, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Interfacial Transition Zone Composition and Bonding in Cementitious Materials with Asphalt-Coated Particles”

October 1: Negin Alemazkoor, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Data-Driven Identification of Inherent Deterioration Models of Infrastructures”

October 8: Ryan Fries, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: “Real-Time Traveler Information Research: Is IDOT Freeway Information Accurate?”

October 15: Lev Khazanovich, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota. Topic TBA

October 22: Kurt Pfeifer, Senior Vice President, Dynatest. Topic TBA

October 29: Halil Ceylan, Professor and Director of the Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research, Iowa State University. Topic TBA

The Paul Fraser Kent Memorial Lecture, initiated in 2007, honors outstanding leadership in the field of transportation engineering. Kent was a 1920 graduate of the University of Illinois in civil engineering. As a highway contractor and materials supplier, he owned and operated two Champaign-based companies, General Paving and Builders Supply. Throughout his professional career, he expressed the highest regard and great esteem for the education in civil engineering he received at the University of Illinois. Kent dedicated himself to civic service in Illinois and surrounding states. He was the founder and president of the University of Illinois Civil Engineering Alumni Association and was the recipient of the U of I Loyalty Award and the Civil Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.