2014 May

Graduate Profile, Maria Burton, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Maria Burton, M.S.

Name: Maria Burton Hometown: Grew up in the Military :-). Childhood spent in Lakenheath AFB, England, family is from Washington State and the Philippines. Advisor: Dr. Jorge Prozzi Area of research: Pavement Management How does it feel to be graduating? It feels great to be graduating. I am looking forward to getting some experience in …


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Graduate Profile, Christian Armstrong, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Christian Armstrong, M.S.

Name: Christian Armstrong Hometown: Grapevine, TX Advisor: Dr. Jorge Zornberg Area of research: Geotechnical Engineering or, more specifically, expansive soils How does it feel to be graduating? It really feels great to finally achieve my goal of getting a Master’s and taking another step closer to my ultimate goal of getting a Ph.D. I’m very …


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Graduate Profile, Nazmus Sakib, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Nazmus Sakib, M.S.

Name: Nazmus Sakib Hometown: Barisal, Bangladesh Advisor: Dr. Amit Bhasin Area of research: Asphalt technology, Transportation Engineering How does it feel to be graduating? It does feel interesting. It is a combination achievement and a humbling realization of the magnitude of knowledge I am yet to touch. My successful graduation validates the difficult journey I …


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Graduate Profile, Li Wang, Ph.D.

Graduate Profile, Li Wang, Ph.D.

Name: Li Wang Hometown: Beijing, China Advisor: Dr. Fernanda Leite Area of research: Knowledge formalization and reuse in BIM-based design coordination in new building projects How does it feel to be graduating? It reminds me of the saying “it always seems impossible until it’s done”. I feel very grateful for the help and support from …


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Graduate Profile, Cody Stone, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Cody Stone, M.S.

Name: Cody Stone Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida Advisor: Dr. Zhanmin Zhang Area of research: Transportation Engineering How does it feel to be graduating? It feels great. I have a great sense of relief and accomplishment from finishing the sometimes-daunting task of finishing a thesis. After five and a half years of college, I’m ready to …


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CTR Staff @ CAEE Awards

CTR Staff @ CAEE Awards

The 2014 Civil, Architectural, Environmental Engineering (CAEE) departmental award ceremony was held on May 9, 2014.  Seven CTR staff members were recognized for service, performance, and excellence. Vicki Simpson and Kevyn Barnes were awarded CAEE Staff Excellence Awards and Vicki also received her 30–year service award. Nabeel Khwaja and Lisa Macias were both recognized for …


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CTR Staff @ President’s Staff Awards

CTR Staff @ President’s Staff Awards

Today, three CTR staff members were recognized at the 2014 President’s Staff Awards at the LBJ Auditorium. Presented by UT Austin President, Bill Powers, these individuals received their awards for their invaluable work, dedication, and service during their time at The University of Texas at Austin. Sarah Janak received an Outstanding Staff Award. As the …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : Awards

Chandra Bhat Receives Humboldt Research Award

Chandra Bhat Receives Humboldt Research Award

News Release For Immediate Release May 2, 2014 Chandra Bhat awarded Humboldt Research Award Chandra Bhat, Director of the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas, was recently awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. This prestigious award is given to “recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements …


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