Student Spotlight

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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Student Spotlight: Saamiya Seraj

Student Spotlight: Saamiya Seraj

Working on a project at the Pickle campusName: Saamiya Seraj Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Maria Juenger, co-advised by Dr. Raissa Ferron Hobbies: I love traveling and getting to experience different cultures! Very recently I visited Italy, and it was an amazing experience to see the beautiful remnants of Roman …


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Student Spotlight: Sergio Martinez

Name: Sergio Martinez Hometown: Bucaramanga, Colombia Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. C. Michael Walton, and Master’s Candidate in Transportation Engineering Recent work: Urban Transport Consultant for the World Bank, specializing in the Latin America Region. Hobbies: Big soccer fan (captain of a UT intramurals team which just made it to the tournament’s playoffs, …


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