Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

An Inherent “Technology” for Steel Braced Structures

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | February 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Konstantinos Skalomenos

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Steel braced frames constitute the main earthquake-resistant mechanism in steel structures but exhibit two main drawbacks. Steel braces provide with a limited post-yielding stiffness that may result in a soft-story failure mechanism and exhibit severe mid-length local buckling that leads to unstable energy dissipation and finally fracture.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Insights into the properites of biomass burning aerosol particles from field and lab observations: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Chris Cappa, Professor, UC Davis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Measurable Commute Reduction and the War on SOV

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 23 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Steve Raney, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The Big Picture covers: state SB375 15% per capita driving reduction goal, auto-centered Silicon Valley versus transit-centered Helsinki, Proposition 26 (Chevron spent $3.4 backing it) as barrier to protecting the climate, public policy political viability comparison, trip caps, carrot/stick, state bills, city ordinances, next generation employer commute programs. The Fair Value...   More >

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Enhancing Seismic Performance through Protective Structural Systems

Seminar: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Tracy Becker

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

While major advances have been made in seismic design, there still exists a large disconnect between the performance level that buildings are designed to achieve and the performance level required for community resiliency. Although current building codes limit fatalities in new construction, they do little to limit socioeconomic losses.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Consequences of Groundwater Sustainability in California: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Jeff Mount, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Managing Transportation in a New Era of Innovation

Lecture | March 2 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Jeff Morales, ITS Senior Fellow

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: A combination of forces is affecting the development and delivery of infrastructure and transportation services and presenting the industry with new challenges. Forces such as politics, budgetary constraints, organizational and workforce issues, and technology continue to change and require innovative approaches and solutions. With a new and different level of engagement by the private...   More >

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Air Around Us: Science, Technology, and Health: CEE Spring Distinguished Lecture

Lecture: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | March 6 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 William Nazaroff, Daniel Tellep Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept., UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This lecture features three vignettes that illustrate recent advances in knowledge about the air we breathe. The advanced analytical capability combined with deep domain knowledge is yielding surprising new insights about the composition of the air around us.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dr. Eric Hoek Seminar: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Eric Hoek, Professor, UCLA

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

A Drive for Better Air Service: How air service imbalances across megaregions integrate air and highway demands

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Megan Smirti Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Between 2000 and 2010, newly merged U.S. airlines decreased service to airports in small and mid-sized metropolitan regions, opting to consolidate their operations at high-value airport hubs (passenger transfer points). At this point travelers living in small and mid-sized regions likely began leaking, or abandoning their local airport to take flights from hub airports offering more...   More >

Friday, March 16, 2018

Microbially-assisted Phytoremediation of a Solid Waste Management Site Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Lara Reichmann, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Friday, March 23, 2018

The interaction of wetland hydraulics and land subsidence reversal in a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetland: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Cristina Poindexter, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Towards Vision Zero: Intelligent Intersection Infrastructure to enhance safe operations of (self-driving) cars

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 23 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Pravin Varaiya, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Vision Zero plans concentrate on intersections that present a demanding environment. Challenges arise from complex vehicle trajectories; absence of lane markings to guide vehicles; split phases that prevent determining who has the right of way; conflicting vehicle approaches with no line of sight; illegal movements; simultaneous interactions among pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles....   More >

Friday, April 13, 2018

Exploring Bioactive Chemicals in Aquatic Environments: Where is Our Attention Needed?: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Ed Kolodziej, Associate Professor, University of Washington

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Understanding, Utilizing, and Predicting Human Mobility Data


Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Jessie Li, Penn State

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Large scale human mobility data can be collected from mobile phones, car navigation systems, location-based applications, social media, Wi-Fi, and traffic cameras. Turning such raw data into knowledge can provide insights in social science, urban problems, and prevention health, and can also benefit applications in transportation, advertisement targeting, and urban planning. In this...   More >

Friday, April 20, 2018

CSI East Bay: Probing Classroom and Residential Air Composition: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Bill Nazaroff, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Mind in the Gutter: Radically Rethinking Stormwater with Environmental Chemistry: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Joe Charbonnet, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Stochastic Modeling of Traffic Dynamics

Lecture: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Saif Jabari, New York University, Abu Dhabi

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Stochastic models of traffic flow are used in a variety of applications, e.g., traffic state estimation, travel time reliability, and traffic control. This talk will present techniques used to develop stochastic models. A main source of uncertainty in traffic dynamics is heterogeneity among drivers. This is captured using parametric uncertainty, resulting in stochastic microscopic...   More >