REU 2018
Student Projects

 

The 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program featured thirty students assigned to twenty eight projects throughout the network of NHERI facilities.

Near the conclusion of the ten-week summer program, each student traveled to Oregon State University to present a research poster and give a presentation on their experience.  The posters and details of each project can be found below.  Students were encouranged to publish their research presentations and papers to the DesignSafe Depot.


Ahmed Saleh Ahmed

Home University: Virginia Tech

NHERI EF Site: Florida International University

Research team: Dr. Arindam Chowdhury, Ziad Azzi

Research project title: Testing Multi-Dimensional Fragilities of Transmission Systems for Hurricane Resilience

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2066

Enrique Rubio Delgado

Home University: Iowa State University

NHERI EF Site: Florida International University

Research team: Arindam Gan Chowdhury

Research project title: Implementation of Honeycombs to Improve Flow Quality at the Wall of Wind (WOW)

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2055

Walker Thomas Hood

Home University: University of Texas at Austin

NHERI EF Site: Florida International University

Research team: Manuel Matus, Dr. Ioannis Zisis, Dr. Arindam Chowdhury

Research project title: Techniques to Mitigate Forces Experienced by Dual Cable Signal Support Systems

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2044

Robert Bailey Bond

Home University: University of Texas at Austin

NHERI EF Site: Lehigh University

Research team: Alia Amer, Dr. Richard Sause, Dr. James Ricles

Research project title: Self-Centering Cross-Laminated Timber Wall Instrumentation Plan

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2059

Thomas Magnus Nelles Cain

Home University: University of Oklahoma

NHERI EF Site: Lehigh University

Research team: Spencer Quiel, Liang Cao, Safwan al-Subaihawi, James Ricles

Research project title: Design of a Novel Flexible Cladding Connection for Blast Loading Mitigation

Aaron Fabian

Home University: Arizona State University

NHERI EF Site: Lehigh University

Research team: Dr. Sause, Dr. Ricles, Max Beedle

Research project title: Advancing Knowledge on the Performance of Seismic Collections in Steel Structures

Ana Lopez, Jorge Santiago, and Bryan Avecedo

Home University: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

NHERI EF Site: Oregon State University

Research team: Dr. Dan Cox, Jason Burke, Matthew Karny, Pedro Lomonaco, Tim Maddux

Research project title: Scaling Impact of Wave Forces on Light-Frame Wood Residences

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2073

Angela Del Rosario

Home University: University of California, Davis

NHERI EF Site: Oregon State University

Research team: Dr. Hermann Fritz, Zhongduo Zhang, Yibin Liu

Research project title: Tsunami Generation by Submarine Volcanic Explosions

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2071

Zachariah Lance Bettner

Home University: University of California, San Diego

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Berkeley

Research team: Dr. Matthew Schoettler

Research project title: Regional Earthquake Simulation in Charleston County, South Carolina

Zachary Ryan Martin

Home University: University of Alaska, Anchorage

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Berkeley

Research team: Matt Schoettler

Research project title: Automated Model Validation of the SimCenter Regional Earthquake Workflow

Evan Michaela Mazur

Home University: University of South Alabama

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Berkeley

Research team: Dr. Matthew Schoettler

Research project title: Regional Hazard Simulation and Workflow Adaptation

Joel Given

Home University: Widener University

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Davis

Research team: Jason DeJong, Alex Sturm

Research project title: Maximum Shear Modulus of Coarse-Grained Soil Mixtures

Rachel Zanobia Ibrahim-Watkins

Home University: California State University

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Davis

Research team: Margaret Exton, Sam Harry, Harry Yeh, Bruce Kutter

Research project title: Impact of Centrifuge Modeled Gravitational Acceleration on Pressure within the Tsunami Maker

Joyner Elliott Deamer

Home University: Southern University and A&M College

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Dr. Benson Shing, Jianyu Cheng

Research project title: Effects of Soil-Structure Interaction on the Seismic Performance of Reinforced Masonry Structures

Faith Duffy

Home University: University of Massachusetts Amherst

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Dr. Tara Hutchinson, Dr. Kara Peterman, Amanpreet Singh

Research project title: Predicting Lateral Resistance Sharing Between Shear and Gravity Walls

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2069

Jeffrey Eric Lee

Home University: University of California, San Diego

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Dr. Pui-Shum Shing, Jianyu Cheng

Research project title: Natural Frequency of a Reinforced Masonry Structure

Derek James McDanell

Home University: Purdue University

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Dr. Tara Hutchinson, Brandon Schiller

Research project title: Quantifying the Performance of a Cripple Wall Retrofit

Stephanie Boggs

Home University: Jackson State University

NHERI EF Site: University of Florida

Research team: Sakshi Singh, Dr. David Prevatt

Research project title: Determination of Design Pressure Equalization Factors for Discontinuous Metal Roofing Systems

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2058

Victoria Chan

Home University: Missouri University of Science & Technology

NHERI EF Site: University of Florida

Research team: Kurtis R. Gurley

Research project title: Curation of Hurricane Wind Velocity Data for DesignSafe

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2056

Daniel Perez

Home University: San Francisco State University

NHERI EF Site: University of Florida

Research team: Kurtis R. Gurley

Research project title: Modifications to a Real-Time Data Transmission System for Hurricane Wind Data Collection

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2046

Salwa Adel Bader

Home University: Tennessee State University

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Patricia Clayton

Research project title: Determining Natural Frequency and Dynamic Characteristics of Structures Using Free and Force Vibration Testing Methods

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2045

Emma Sidney Donnelly-Bullington

Home University: University of Alabama in Huntsville

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Patricia Clayton

Research project title: Determining Dynamic Properties of Structures and Using Geophones as Mobile Shaker Models for High School Outreach

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2047

Nilo Riveria Espinoza Jr.

Home University: University of Guam

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Clint N. Dawson, Jennifer Proft

Research project title: Evaluating Typhoon Haiyan's Performance and Identifying Storm Surge Prone Areas in Key Locations Across the Philippines using Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC)

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2063

Jack Gaither

Home University: University of Arkansas

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Clint Dawson

Research project title: ADCIRC Analysis of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte Gulf

Djata Nyaawie

Home University: Purdue University

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Patricia Clayton, Brady Cox,

Research project title: Assessing the Efficacy of the Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves Method to Identify Subsurface Irregularities from Theoretical Models

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2072

Abigail Morgan Re

Home University: Virginia Tech

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Patricia Clayton, Dr. Kenneth Stokoe, Zhongze Xu

Research project title: The Liquefaction Potential of Ground Modified by Poorly Built Rammed Aggregate Piers

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2053

Natalie Ozor

Home University: University of Texas at Austin

NHERI EF Site: University of Washington

Research team: Jake Dafni, Joseph Wartman

Research project title: Developing 3D-Printed Models of Morphologies from SfM Photogrammetry

Jakob Aaron Strasilla

Home University: University of California, Davis

NHERI EF Site: University of Washington

Research team: Joseph Wartman, Jack Dafni

Research project title: Reliability and Optimization of Structure from Motion Photogrammetry