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Here, you will see some of the publications that our undergraduate students have published in collaboration with faculty from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. For further lists of publications, visit individual faculty’s site on the Faculty and Staff page.

Some of the studies below have stemmed from term projects students complete as part of their coursework, while others have been carried out as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), or as a result of an Independent Study under faculty guidance. The ability to carry out research and publish and present findings at academic and professional conferences is a valuable experience that we enable and encourage our students here at the CEE Department. Such experiential education opportunities builds self-confidence, broadens students’ knowledge in a particular field, and are also important ways to network and meet other professionals.

ConferenceA group of students and Dr. Aktas from the CEE Department in Tempe, AZ, while attending the 2016 ICSDEC and ISSST conferences.

From left to right: Jessica Zielinski, Cassandra Champagne, Daniel Delgado, Rebecca Andreucci, Dr. Jon Aktas, Daniel Perrucci, Bianca Antonella Vazquez, Maryam Golbazi

 

 

 

Conference

The group of students who attended and presented posters at the 2016 SNEAPA conference in Hartford, CT.

Poster presenters from left to right: Bianca Antonella Vazquez, Daniel Perrucci, Samantha Santos, Cassandra Charles, Rula Alawwad

 

Journal Articles and Conference Papers

Sea Level

Rebecca Andreucci, Can B. Aktas (2017). “Assessing the Vulnerability and Resilience of Coastal Connecticut to Sea Level Rise”, accepted by Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems

 

 

 

Rail

Daniel Delgado, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Resilience of Rail Infrastructure in the U.S. Northeast Corridor,” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), Tempe, AZ, May 2016.

 

LEED

Cassandra L. Champagne, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Assessing the Resilience of LEED Certified Green Buildings,” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), Tempe, AZ, May 2016.

 

 

housing

Bianca A. Vazquez, Daniel V. Perrucci, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Sustainable Temporary Housing: Global Trends and Outlook,” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), Tempe, AZ, May 2016.

 

fuel

Jessica R. Zielinski, Rebecca Andreucci, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Prospects for Meeting the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards in the U.S.,” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), Tempe, AZ, May 2016.

 

 

 

photoboltaic

Jongsung Lee, Byungik Chang, Can Aktas, Ravi Gorthala (2016). “Economic Feasibility of Campus-Wide Photovoltaic Systems in New England”, Renewable Energy, 99, pp. 452-464.

 

 

construction

Kyle Pustola, Can B. Aktas, “Quantifying Sustainable Improvements: Interactions of Energy Efficient Construction Techniques and Estimating Their Efficiency,” Proceedings of the ASEE 2014 Zone I Conference. April 2014, Bridgeport, CT.

 

Conference Posters

    • Bianca A. Vazquez, Daniel V. Perrucci, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Planners’ Role in Promoting Green and Healthy Buildings,” 2016 Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) Conference, Worcester, MA, October 2016.
    • Samantha M. Santos, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Emergency Sanitation Stations as Part of Community Resilience Plans,” 2016 Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) Conference, Worcester, MA, October 2016.
    • Daniel Delgado, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Assessing the Resilience of U.S. Northeast Rail Infrastructure,” 2016 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) Conference, Tempe, AZ, May 2016.
    • Bianca A. Vazquez, Daniel V. Perrucci, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Sustainable Disaster-Relief Housing,” 2016 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) Conference, Tempe, AZ, May 2016.
    • Jongsung Lee, Can B. Aktas (2016). “Advances in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure: Economic and Environmental Impact Analysis of OLEV Technology for U.S. Transportation,” Poster presentation at the Advanced Energy Conference, NYC, NY, April 2016.
    • Rebecca Andreucci, Can B. Aktas (2015). Improving Resiliency of Urban Centers to the Effects of Climate Change, Poster presentation at the 2015 Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) Conference, Hartford, CT.
    • Jessica Zielinski, Can B. Aktas (2015). Green Infrastructure: Scalable, Triple Bottom Line Solutions, Poster presentation at the 2015 Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) Conference, Hartford, CT.
    • Jessica Zielinski, Can B. Aktas (2015). “Green Infrastructure Adaptations to Intensifying Rainfall at the UNH Campus,” Poster presentation at the Engineering Sustainability 2015 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Jessica Zielinski, Can B. Aktas (2015). “Performance and Life Cycle Cost of Green Infrastructure,” Poster presentation at the 2015 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) Conference, Dearborn, MI.