Engineering Monthly March 2022

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College of Engineering | Engineering Monthly, March 2022

From the Dean
Scott A. Ashford, Ph.D., P.E. (California)

I want to bring your attention to two special lectures coming in the weeks ahead. 

On March 31, as part of the Edwards Distinguished Lecture Series, Harry Yeh will present his work related to tsunami hazard mitigation and nonlinear long-wave runup. Harry will be joined by Costas Synolakis, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Southern California, and Philip Liu, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore.

This Special Valedictorian Lecture is an opportunity to honor and celebrate Harry’s remarkable career. He has been a part of our engineering faculty since 2003, and his research, teaching, and leadership have influenced countless engineering students and peers. I want to congratulate Harry on his retirement, and I look forward to this commemorative lecture.

On April 20, Richard J. Robertson, B.S. civil engineering ’85, M.S. civil engineering ’87, will present a talk on the Panama Canal Expansion Program, for which he served 12 years as program manager. Rick will discuss the program and offer career advice and job search strategies for engineers. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about a massive project with global implications.

Go Beavs!


March 31

Special Valedictorian Lecture by Harry Yeh as part of the Edwards Distinguished Lecture Series

April 20

ASCE Panama Canal Lecture

Virtual Lecture Series

April 20

Chih-hung Chang, professor of chemical engineering

May 10

Camille Palmer, associate professor of nuclear and radiological engineering

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