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.
Applied AI and data analytics,Internet of Things,Humans and technology,Transportation,Personalized learning,Lifelong workforce development
Christopher Ferraro specializes in the development sustainable, high-performance cement-based materials & carbon-dioxide produced as part of the construction involving portland cement concrete. The concrete materials research group conducts research on a wide variety issues and include efforts across cross disciplinary research efforts within civil engineering as well other departments including; Environmental, Materials, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering.
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.
Forrest Masters, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor of Civil and Coastal Engineering in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment at the University of Florida. His research primarily focuses on hurricane effects on the built environment. Dr. Masters has conducted field experiments in 36 named storms, including recent Category 4 storms Harvey and Laura and Category 5 Michael.…
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.
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.
Denise Rutledge Simmons, Ph.D., F. ASEE, PE, PMP, LEED-AP, is a civil engineer, civil engineering researcher, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, and the Associate Dean for Workforce Development in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida. She earned her B.S. (1990), M.S. (1995), and Ph.D. (2012) in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.…
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.
Dr. Subgranon’s research involves the general area of structural engineering with emphasis on performance-based design, structural optimization, natural-hazard mitigation, and multicriteria decision analysis. She aims to expand her research efforts to areas that contribute to the resilience and sustainability of the built environment, such as life-cycle engineering, post-hazard recovery, and data-informed optimal design and maintenance of infrastructure systems.
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
Physical oceanography, observations and numerical modeling of estuarine and coastal hydrodynamic processes, estuary-ocean exchange, competition between buoyancy and mixing.
Traffic flow theory, traffic operations, video imaging analysis,
econometric methods, simulation modeling and development, geometric
Applied AI and data analytics,Internet of Things,Sensors,Transportation,Energy,Lifelong workforce development