2016 VCASE Research Symposium

Resilience in Engineering Design or Practice

September 9th, 2016

VCASE hosted its second annual research symposium on September 9th, 2016. 

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Watch the presentations here!

 

Thanks to our sponsors - O'Brien & Gere (OBG) and Urban Engineers

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Program

Welcome

Gary A. Gabriele, Ph.D.
Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering 

Introduction and VCASE Overview

Dr. Robert Traver, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F. ASCE
Edward A. Daylor Chair in Civil Engineering
Professor & Director,
Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering
Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership  

Views of Resilience from the City’s Perspective

Christine Knapp, Director of the Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

Panel Discussion

Resilience in Engineering Design or Practice

Jennifer A. Albert, Ph.D., P.E.
Pavement/Materials Engineer, Federal Highway Administration - Pennsylvania Division Office

Charles Hertz, Ph.D.
Manager – Laboratory and Research at Aqua America

Daniel Marut
Director of Sustainability, Comcast Energy Technology Team, Comcast Corporation

Charles A Mullen, Ph.D.
Research Chemist, Agricultural Research Service, USDA

Breakout Session - I: Energy 

Presentations by faculty from the VCASE focus groups - A & RE and BRCT

Overview of Research in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Sector at Villanova University
Aaron Wemhoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Biomass Utilization: A Renewable Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals
Charles Coe, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Breakout Session - II: Environment

Presentations by faculty from the VCASE focus groups - ENV and VUSP

Resiliency of Stormwater Control Measure Performance from a Water Quality Perspective
John Komlos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Black carbon facilitated in situ remediation of halogenated contaminants
Wenqing Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Breakout Session - III: Resilient Infrastructure 

Presentations by faculty from the VCASE focus groups - SIM, VUSP and SST

Sustainability Research at Villanova's Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory
Eric Musselman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Resiliency in Stormwater Management: Understanding Climate Patterns and Risk
Bridget Wadzuk, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Networking Reception and Student Poster Session 

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Speaker Bios

Presentations

PDH - As per Pennsylvania's PE Act 25 Section 4.5c (d) (iv);One hour of professional development in course work, seminars or professional, technical presentations made at meetings, employer-sponsored courses, conventions or conferences shall equal one PDH unit. Note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to track their participation. This form is provided for your convenience.

PDH Form

Have questions?

Contact Ms. Sonali Joshi  sonali.joshi@villanova.edu