REU 2019
Student Projects

 

The 2019 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program featured thirty-one students 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 encouraged to publish their research presentations and papers to the DesignSafe Depot.


Mitchell Stiles

Home University: University of South Carolina

NHERI EF Site: Lehigh University

Research team: Liang Cao, James Ricles, Austin Downey

Research project title: Fabrication of a Semi-Active Friction Damper

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2474

Cecilia Maginot

Home University: Purdue University

NHERI EF Site: Lehigh University

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

Research project title: Advancing Knowledge on the Performance of Seismic Collectors in Steel Building Structures: Top Flange Weld Investigation

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2475

Anthony Clay

Home University: University of Idaho

NHERI EF Site: Lehigh University

Research team: Alia Amer, Richard Sause, James Ricles

Research project title: Seismic Tests of Self-Centering CLT Wall with Floor Diaphragm and Gravity Load System

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2487

Allison Stevens

Home University: Missouri University of Science & Technology

NHERI EF Site: University of Florida

Research team: Dr. Kurtis Gurley

Research project title: Survey and Investigation of Homes Damaged by Hurricane Michael

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2494

D’Angelo Portis

Home University: University of Alabama in Huntsville

NHERI EF Site: University of Florida

Research team: Dr. Kurtis Gurley

Research project title: Calibration of Dwyer Sensors for a Future Project

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2494

Eduardo Vilanova

Home University: International University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon

NHERI EF Site: University of Florida

Research team: Dr. Kurtis Gurley

Research project title: Monitoring the Behavior of Wave Impacts

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2494

Karen Vazquez

Home University: University of Kansas

NHERI EF Site: Florida International University

Research team: Dr. Arindam G. Chowdhury, Dr. Changda Feng

Research project title: Experimental and Analytical Assessment of Wind Loads on Roof to Wall Connections

Morgan Wetz

Home University: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

NHERI EF Site: Florida International University

Research team: Manuel Matus, Changda Feng

Research project title: Evaluation of Wind Induced Loads on Irregular Shaped One-Story Houses

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2492

Muhammad Jamal

Home University: University of Texas at Austin

NHERI EF Site: Florida International University

Research team: Dr. Amal Elawady, Dr. Changda Feng, Nourham Abdelfatah

Research project title: Large Scale Testing to Investigate the Aerodynamics of Elevated Houses

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2505

Natasha M. Mejias Ramirez

Home University: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Patricia Clayton, Ahmed Hussein

Research project title: Effects of Cyclic Loading on Jacket Foundations of Offshore Wind Turbines in Sandy Soils

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2478

Kathryn Popp

Home University: Georgia Institute of Technology

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Patricia Clayton, Ahmed Hussein

Research project title: Effects of Cyclic Loading on Jacket Foundations of Offshore Wind Turbines in Sandy Soils

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2484

Jethro Ssengonzi

Home University: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Brady R Cox, Jodie Crocker, Joseph Vantassel, Ugur Arslam

Research project title: Limitations of Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) Method on Subsurface Anomaly Detection

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2476

Fernanda Lago

Home University: Rice University

NHERI EF Site: University of Texas at Austin

Research team: Dr. Patricia Clayton, Dr. Dhiraj Murthy

Research project title: Using Social Media for Post-Disaster Infrastructure Assessment

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2477

Fernanda Breña

Home University: Tufts University

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Berkeley

Research team: Dr. Matt Schoettler, Dr. Gabriel Gomes

Research project title: Assessing the Impacts of Traffic Network Damage from Earthquakes

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2536

Paola Vargas

Home University: University of Michigan

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Berkeley

Research team: Dr. Adam Zsarnoczay, Dr. Matt Schoettler

Research project title: Integration of Damage and Loss Data with Social Vulnerability Measures

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2550

Haley Hostetter

Home University: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Berkeley

Research team: Dr. Matthew Schoettler, Dr. Michael Gardner

Research project title: A Stochastic Ground Motion Simulation Model Developed for Shallow Crustal Earthquakes Evaluated in a Subduction Zone Setting

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2519

Ellie Month

Home University: Cornell University

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Berkeley

Research team: Dr. Matthew Schoettler, Adam Zsarnoczay

Research project title: Post-Earthquake Damage and Loss Assessments of a Clean Water Network

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2535

Rebeca Molina

Home University: University of Texas at Austin

NHERI EF Site: Rice University

Research team: Catalina Gonzalez Duenas, Jamie E. Padgett

Research project title: Data Processing for the Advancement of Hurricane Debris Modeling

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2499

Brandon Dukes

Home University: New Mexico State University

NHERI EF Site: Rice University

Research team: Catalina Gonzalez Duenas, Jamie E. Padgett

Research project title: Hurricane Debris Modeling: A Data Driven Approach

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2498

Emily Mongold

Home University: University of Delaware

NHERI EF Site: University of Washington

Research team: Dr. Jeffrey Berman, Dr. Laura Lowes, Dr. Joseph Wartman

Research project title: Analyzing Structure Damage During Hurricane Michael of Low-rise Large-volume Steel Structures using Structure-from-Motion and LiDAR

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2522

Dominic Grasso

Home University: Cornell University

NHERI EF Site: University of Washington

Research team: Dr. Jeffrey Berman, Dr. Laura Lowes, Dr. Joseph Wartman

Research project title: Assessing Building Uplift Due to Hurricane Michael Storm Surge using Structure-from-Motion and LiDAR Point Clouds

Harriet Wright

Home University: Smith College

NHERI EF Site: University of Washington

Research team: Dr. Jeffrey Berman, Dr. Laura Lowes, Dr. Joseph Wartman

Research project title: Developing Structure-from-Motion Models from Applied Streetview and UAV Images

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2528

Micah Tang

Home University: University of Hawaii at Manoa

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Davis

Research team: Brian Sawyer, Srikanth Madabhushi

Research project title: CPT Behavior of Well-Graded Granular Soils

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2539

Jasmin Lugo

Home University: University of Connecticut

NHERI EF Site: University of California, Davis

Research team: Srikanth Madabhushi, Alejandro Martinez

Research project title: Measuring the Geotechnical Properties and Behavior of Fly Ash

Caileen Yu

Home University: University of California, Los Angeles

NHERI EF Site: Oregon State University

Research team: Daniel Cox

Research project title: Progressive Damage Assessment on On-slab and Elevated Structures from Storm Surge and Waves using LiDAR

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2513

Ephraim Bryski

Home University: Stony Brook University

NHERI EF Site: Oregon State University

Research team: Daniel Cox, Sean Duncan

Research project title: Analysis of Impact on Model Wood-frame Residential Houses

Priscilla Araujo

Home University: University of California, Davis

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Dr. Ozgur Ozcelik, Alvin Zhou

Research project title: Configuring a Dynamic Data Acquisition System to Collect Ambient and Forced Vibration Response Data from a Steel Frame Building

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2515

Alvin Zhou

Home University: University of California, San Diego

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Dr. Ozgur Ozcelik, Dr. Van Den Einde, Priscilla Araujo

Research project title: Collection of Ambient Vibration Response Data from a Steel Frame Building and Post-processing of the Recorded Data

Peter Davis

Home University: Stony Brook University

NHERI EF Site: site

Research team: Dr. Chia Ming Uang, Chao-Hsien Li

Research project title: Seismic Performance and Modeling of a Steel-framed Composite Diaphragm Structure

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2518

Grace Mauberret

Home University: Louisiana State University

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Chao-Hsien Lu, Dr. Chia-Ming Uang

Research project title: Seismic Performance of a Steel Structure using SAP 2000

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2514

Alissa Gonzalez

Home University: University of California, San Diego

NHERI EF Site: University of California, San Diego

Research team: Mathew Reynolds, Ryan Mansing, Dr. Chia-Ming Yang

Research project title: The Effects of Modern Residual Stress Patterns on Inelastic Buckling of Hot-rolled Steel Sections

Research presentation: DesignSafe Data Depot publication #2524