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News Announcement (Latest Update: January 20th 2015):

New Faculty in 2014

Dr. "Max" Min Liu joined the Civil Engineering Department as an assistant professor in August 2014. His research expertise is life-cycle analysis and design of civil structures towards enhance resilience and sustainability. Dr. Liu is a professional structural engineer (S.E.), professional engineer (P.E.), and accredited green building professional (LEED AP BD+C). More ... 

New Faculty in 2013

Dr. Chanseok Jeong, Ph.D., joined the civil engineering department as an assistant professor in August 2013. Prior to joining CUA he was a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of California, Los Angeles. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and 2011, respectively and his BS degree in civil engineering from Yonsei University, Korea, in 2003. His current research interests include wave propagation analysis and inverse problems, associated with energy geoscience (elastic wave-based enhanced oil recovery and geophysical inversion of a hydrocarbon reservoir), nondestructive evaluation, and condition assessment of structures, and dynamic soil-structure-interaction analysis. 

New faculty position in Structural Engineering
The Catholic University of America invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Civil Engineering beginning August 20, 2014. The department seeks candidates in but not limited to areas of structural engineering, structural health monitoring, structural nondestructive testing and evaluation, experimental mechanics and engineering mechanics. Candidates with strong background in infrastructure monitoring, sensor and sensor network application and multiphysics finite/discrete element analysis are encouraged to apply. For more information please see the full announcement.
Dr. Gunnar Lucko receives the Daniel W. Halpin award for scholarship in Construction

Dr. Gunnar Lucko receives the prestigious Halpin award. The award is given to Dr Lucko for his "extraordinary creativity and innovation in introducing singularity functions into construction management scholarship and developing novel modeling and analytical procedures for integrated project scheduling and budgeting" 

Six CUA students received awards from professional associations

Six of the Civil Engineering students received awards from ASCE National Capital Chapter and American Concrete Institution (ACI). The awardees include:

1. Timothy Cork (ASCE Outstanding Senior Award)

2. Joseph Husted (ACI/NCC Student Award)

3. Alexandra Wildes (ACI/NCC Student Award)

4. Nicholas Colameco (ASCE/NCS Scholarship Award)

4. Eamon Hughes (ASCE/NCS Scholarship Award)

5. Brenda Tedrick (ASCE/NCS Scholarship Award)

Civil Engineering Students achieved the first place in ASCE regional steel bridge competition

Catholic University’s Steel Bridge Building Team has been invited to participate in a national competition as a result of its first-place win in the regional contest of the three-day American Society of Civil Engineers Virginia Conference. The other schools at the regional competition included George Mason University, George Washington University, Howard University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Military Institute, West Virginia University, and the West Virginia Institute of Technology. 




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