The seminar series aims to provide a platform for research interaction and expose UDC faculty and students to a broad perspective on cutting-edge research and practice in engineering and applied science fields. CAM-STAR provides the researchers with an opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills, extend their network of research activities, share their latest research achievements, and set the stage for future research collaborations with distinguished CAM-STAR faculty and promising researchers.


Dr. LiuTuesday, March 3, 2020
Building 42 / Room A-09A


Yi Liu, D.Eng, P.G. Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering Morgan State University

Sea Level Rise and Land Subsidence at Galveston Pier 21, Texas

BIOGRAPHY: Before Dr. Liu joined Morgan’s land subsidence research for his doctoral study in 2002, he worked on geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology and land subsidence for 14 years in Shanghai Geological Survey. Before he joined the MSU faculty in September 2014, Dr. Liu worked in Texas AgriLife Research Center at El Paso for 7 years on agricultural hydrology. He is a registered Professional Geoscientist in Texas Board of Professional Scientists. In August 2018, Dr. Liu got a NSF grant on a project entitled as ‘Identification of Urban Flood Impacts Caused by Land Subsidence and Sea Level Rise in the Houston-Galveston Region’ (9/1/2018 to 8/31/2020).

Dr. Liu is a Professional Geoscientist licensed by Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (TBPG) and an Affiliate Member (Aff.M.ASCE) elected by American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and attended the AGU 2019 Fall Meeting Advancing Earth and Space Science in Washington DC. Dr. Liu attended the annual World Environmental & Water Resources Congress (2009, 2016 and 2019). Additionally, Dr. Liu was accepted to attend and present at the Engineering Sustainability Conference 2019 at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and he was invited to attend a meeting on Exploring Collaborations on Sustainable Urban Waterfronts organized by Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (UMCES) and Morgan State University in Baltimore. Dr. Liu has been manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering since 2008. Dr. Liu has an active research group, which includes 2 doctoral graduates, 1 master graduate, and 2 undergraduates from civil engineering.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Virtual Seminar

Dr. Calin Tarau, Principal Engineer at ACT

Thermal Concept for Planetary Ice Melting Probe

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Tarau is as principal engineer at Advanced Cooling Technologies, in Lancaster, PA. His education includes BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Naval Architecture) from University of Galati, Romania and a PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU. He has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of applications involving heat transfer, energy conversion, air pollution control, aero-acoustics and incompressible and compressible flow diagnostics. He specializes, however, in low and high temperature, passive and active thermal management technologies for ground, space and planetary applications including extreme environments.

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