Durham - Achievements 2019-20
New Faculty and Staff
Kyungki Kim, assistant professor: Kim’s research includes Building Information Modeling (BIM), Immersive Augmented Reality (AR) for construction education and training, construction safety and health, and real-time sensing for construction operation monitoring.
Jennifer Lather, assistant professor: Lather’s research includes interactive workspaces to support integrative project delivery and collaborative teams, quantitative layout planning and optimization, stochastic simulation for healthcare operations, and data-driven decision making.
Marc Maguire, assistant professor: Maguire’s research includes accelerated bridge construction, integrating sustainability, energy efficiency and structural performance, and nondestructive testing, computer vision, and machine learning in structural engineering.
Adam Page, assistant professor of practice: Page has 14 years of construction and project management experience and five years legal department/in-house counsel experience for ENRranked AE firms, and has been in project management and construction administration.
Mary Anne Phillippi, outreach program coordinator: Phillippi is a former lab manager at University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she focused on tumor experiments and projects in both cancer and NASH-model systems. Her professional interests include education of experts in scientific fields and the mentoring and education of K-12 students in STEM fields.
Ece Erdogmus Skourup, professor of architectural engineering, received a $52,957 grant from
the Nebraska Department of Transportation for a project titled, “Detection of Flaws with Asphalt
Overlaid Concrete Decks Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves.”
George Morcous, professor of construction engineering, has received
a $78,648 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation for a project titled, “Design and
Detailing of Cast-in-Place and Precast Concrete Approach Slabs.”
Zhigang Shen, associate professor of construction engineering and management, received a
$109,844 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation for a
project titled, “To Automate Detecting, Quantifying, and Mapping of Delamination of Bridge
Decks using Aerial Thermographic NDE.” Shen also received a $249,964 grant from NDOTPHMSA
for “An Autonomous UAS Inspection Platform for High-Efficiency 3D Pipeline/Route
Modeling/Change-Detection and Gas Leak Detection-Localization.”
David Yuill, assistant professor of architectural engineering, has received
a $749,792 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project titled, “A Field Study to
Characterize Fault Prevalence in Residential Comfort Systems.”
Student, faculty go global, bring home seven ASC regional awards
Construction programs students and faculty brought home plenty of awards from recent Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competitions and conferences - one on another continent and the other only a few miles from campus. At the North Central Region 4 annual conference and 27th annual Construction Management Student Competition Oct. 27-30 Nebraska City.
Alumni News: Weber receives Best Outstanding Paper from ASA
Jonathan Weber, a postdoctoral research associate in architectural engineering, recently received
a Best Outstanding Paper by a Young Presenter Award from the Acoustical Society of America
(ASA) Technical Committee on Noise.
Alumni News: Construction management alumni Mark Behning and Alex Henery were inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in September 2019.
Henery ended his four-year career at Nebraska as one of the most accurate kickers in college
football history. He connected on an NCAA-record 88.9 percent (68 of 76) field goal attempts
from 2007-10 and was good on 193 of 194 career point- after-touchdown tries. Behning was a
starter at left tackle from 1982-84 and was first-team All-Big Eight selection in 1984.