MCEER Movers & Shakers
Saeed Fathali and Andre Filiatrault received a 2008 ASHRAE Transactions Paper Award for their paper, “Experimental Seismic Performance Evaluation of Integrated Isolation/Restraint Systems for Heavy HVAC Equipment.” The paper appeared in Vol. 114, Part I of ASHRAE Transactions. Saeed Fathali received his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo in 2008. He is now a design engineer with Rutherford and Chekene, Structural and Geotechnical Engineers in Lafayette, California. Andre Filiatrault is a professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, at the University of Buffalo. The award was presented at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 21, 2009.
Gilberto Mosqueda, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, received a 2008 Young Investigator Award from the University at Buffalo. The Young Investigator Award is one of UB’s Exceptional Scholar Awards, given to untenured faculty members who have received their Ph.D’s within the last eight years and who have garnered accolades beyond the norm in their fields. Mosqueda received the award at a joint reception for winners of 2008 and 2009 awards.
MCEER staff bid a fond farewell to Michelle Zuppa, our Media Production Specialist and webmaster. Michelle joined MCEER in 2000, and since then, has made her mark on hundreds of MCEER publications, including this newsletter. She has also done an excellent job of keeping our vast website organized and up to date. She is leaving MCEER to pursue graduate studies in creative writing at Bowling Green University in Ohio. We wish her all the best in her academic pursuits and will miss her cheerful personality and cooperative spirit.