Geotechnical centrifuge modeling, in situ testing of soils, laboratory instrumentation, concrete technology.
Structural analysis, vehicle impact simulation, heat and mass
transport in concrete, bridge engineering, 3-D Visualization,
Traffic operations, signal control optimization, highway capacity analysis, and traffic simulation.
Steel structures, cold-formed steel, pre-engineered metal
Wind engineering, random vibrations, reliability, non-gaussian
simulation, structural dynamics.
Structures, non-linear analysis, computer methods, finite
analysis of bridges.
Construction management, computer applications, estimating,
scheduling and planning.
Geotechnical engineering, soil and foundation dynamics, site characterization, engineering geophysics, nondestructive testing, instrumentation and data acquisition.
Structural behavior under severe dynamic loads, survivability and fragility of critical
facilities subject to blast, shock,
impact and vibrations.
Structures, reinforced concrete structures.
Dr. Forrest Masters serves as Associate Dean for Research and Facilities and is a professor in our Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment. He earned his Ph.D. in civil (structural) engineering from the University of Florida in 2004. Dr. Masters has received support from more than 40 grants from state, federal and private sources, including the NSF CAREER and MRI Programs.…
Soil-structure interaction, theoretical soil mechanics, numerical
methods in geotechnical engineering, flow through porous media.
Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, sediment transport.
Public works planning and management, construction engineering and
management, legal aspects of engineering, engineering cost analysis,
transportation systems planning and engineering.
Ocean engineering, stochastic prediction of wind, waves and
hydrodynamics of marine structures, applied stochastic
Responsible for processing Department payroll: certifying payroll, payroll sign-up (including OPS Graduate appointments, Student Assistant appointments, Courtesy appointments, Fellowships, Post-Docs, Faculty, Adjuncts, TEAMS employees and USPS employees), handling Central Leave and personnel records.
Highway materials, pavement response, design and evaluation, non-destructive testing of
pavements, geotechnical engineering.
Sheng is a hurricane expert working with Florida counties in flood zone preparation. He uses hurricane wind forecasts
and data to study and predict storm surge, waves and coastal flooding during hurricanes.
Fluid-structure interaction, structure-induced sediment scour, eolian
Ocean waves, nearshore waves, wave-sediment interaction.
Coastal engineering; wave, current, and sediment transport modeling;
storm surge, hurricanes, internal waves, turbulent mixing, numerical
simulation, beach erosion and protection, navigation in waterways,
Transportation planning and policy evaluation, activity-based approaches for travel-demand modeling and forecasting, travel impacts of new Information and communication technologies.
Wave mechanics, coastal hydrodynamics, surf zone processes.
Geotechnical centrifugal testing, construction, construction
management, public works, civil engineering materials.
Concrete and asphalt materials, concrete and asphalt pavements,
Laboratory testing, centrifugal modeling, soil mechanics and