Student Research Accomplishments Volume: 2004-2005
Navid Haji Allahverdi Pur
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
This edition of the Student Research Accomplishments is the fifth in a series featuring the work of MCEER students on topics ranging from traditional civil and lifeline engineering to applications of advanced technologies, to social impacts and economic modeling.
All papers included in this volume were entered into MCEER's Best Student Article Competition. Members of MCEER's Industry Advisory Board (IAB) judged the 10 submissions, and selected a winner and two honorable mentions. The winner of this year's competition is Ramiro Vargas, University of Buffalo, and honorable mentions were awarded to T. Shenthan and Dong Wang, both also from the University of Buffalo,for their outstanding efforts. The winner of the Best Paper Award was invited to present his research at the 2006 MCEER Annual Meeting. Our thanks go to Steve Eder, Facility Risk Consultants, Inc., Andy Taylor, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Doug Taylor, Taylor Devices, Inc., Walterio Lopez, Rutherford and Chekene, and Ali Porbaha, California State University, Sacramento for their reviews and recommendations.