Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Department.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Biotransformation of Trace Organic Compounds via Microbial Ammonia Oxidation in Biofiltration Systems for Water Reuse, Nicholas Babcock

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Developing LRFD Side Shear and End Bearing Resistance Factors for Design of Axially Loaded Drilled Shafts in Soil Containing Caliche Layers Using the Monte Carlo Approach, Visar Farhangi

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Improving Pedestrian Safety with the Implementation of the Demand-Responsive Transverse Rumble Strip as a New Traffic Safety Countermeasure, Md Shakhawat Hossen

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Geometric Quality Assessment of a Modular House using BIM and Photogrammetric Point Clouds, Preetam Kapsikar

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Quaternary Ammonium Compounds as Precursors to Disinfection Byproducts, Padmanabhan Krishnaswamy

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Behavior of Aged Reinforced Concrete Columns Under High Sustained Concentric and Eccentric Loads, Wenchen Ma

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Estimation of Spatial Change in Cropland Area and Evaluation of Irrigation Performance in Imperial Valley Using Remotely Sensed Data, Usha Poudel

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Investigation of Bench-Scale Packed Bioreactor for Perchlorate Reduction in the Presence of Co-Contaminants and High Salinity, Julia Ribeiro Rabello

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Kaleidoscope of Urban Evapotranspiration: Exploring the Science and Modeling Approaches, Rubab Saher

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A Fusion of Remotely Sensed Data to Map the Impervious Surfaces of Growing Cities of Punjab, Pakistan, Binita Shrestha

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Relationship between Standardization Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and Project Performance, Binit Kumar Shrestha

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Analysis of High-Speed Rail Operations Using Vissim Simulation to Determine Access Charges and the Impact of Incidents on a Shared Network, Komal Sree Teja Boyapati

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Public-Private Partnership Contract Framework Development and Project Performance Analysis Compared to Design-Build in the US Highway Projects, Medya Fathi

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Alternate Novel Thermal Structure Interaction Designs of Molten Salt Shell Structures at High Temperatures Ranging from 565˚C to 700˚C, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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Impact of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Participation and Mobilization Cost on Highway Project Performance, Shristy Maharjan

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High Salinity, High Concentration Perchlorate Reduction in the Presence of Hexavalent Chromium, Nitrate, and Chlorate, Nicole Martin

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A Hybrid Experimental-Numerical Study on the Flow Topology in the Confluence Hydrodynamics Zone of an Open Channel with Lateral Drainage Pipe Discharge, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian

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Temporal and Spatial Analysis of the Wage Gap for Women and Underrepresented Minorities in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Workforce, Saba Nikkhah Manesh

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Acoustic Sonolysis of Antibiotics in Water, Natalie Pinon

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Abiotic, Biotic, and Bio-Enhanced Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium, Chloroform and Co-Contaminants Using Nano-Scale Zero Valent Iron in Highly Contaminated Groundwater, Eduardo Robleto Martinez

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An Evaluation of Bank Storage at Lake Mead Reservoir in the Southwest United States, Jon Woodrow Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Effects Associated with the Deployment of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Insights from Las Vegas, NV, Sarah Dennis

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Investigating Sources of Selenium in Shallow Groundwater in the Las Vegas Valley, Sahar Ehsani

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Treatment of Perchlorate and Multiple Oxyanions: Chemical and Biological Investigations, Mark Elkouz

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Galena Creek Bridge Structural Health Monitoring Instrumentation and Modeling, Leopold Falkensammer

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Examining the Effectiveness of a 4D Schedule and a Virtual Reality Model on a Modular Project: UNLV Solar Decathlon Case, Rajarshi Ghimire

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Comparison of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) and ZVI+Sludge for the Removal of High Levels of Hexavalent Chromium and Chlorate from Waters, Kenneth R. Greenhalgh

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Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Mortars Containing Natural Pozzolan, Arash Kian

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Modeling Driver-Pedestrian-Infrastructure Interactions at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks, Boniphace Kutela

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Utilization of Remote Sensing Data for Estimation of the Groundwater Storage Variation, Gaurang Mistry

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Development of Natural Perlite Based Concrete for Sustainable Construction, Seyedmahmoud Motaharikarein

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Sizing a New Bike Sharing System for the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nesley Orochena

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Opportunities and Challenges of Modular Construction in a Hospitality Centric Environment, Shreyansh Paliwal

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Impact of Design Cost Percentage on Cost Growth, Schedule Growth, and Construction Intensity of Road Construction Projects, Elina Prajapati

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The Effects of Ventilation on Trihalomethanes Removal by Spray Aeration, Alicia Qiu Cheung

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Application of Data-Driven and Process-Based Modeling Approaches for Water Quality Simulation in Lakes and Freshwater Reservoirs, Ali Saber Sichani

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Estimation of Stage-Area-Storage Relationships in Reservoirs and Stage-Discharge Relationships in Rivers Using Remotely Sensed Data, Sailuj Shakya

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Multi-Resolution Spatio-Temporal Change Analyses of Hydro-Climatological Variables in Association with Large-Scale Oceanic-Atmospheric Climate Signals, Kazi Ali Tamaddun

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Investigation of Efficiency Loss of Distributed Solar Power Due to Soiling and Efficiency Recovery by Rainfall, Amanda Mayumi Tanaka

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Evaluation of Titanosilicate Materials for the Sorption of Cesium and Strontium from High Level Wastes, Matheus Tolentino Lauar

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Chromium(VI) and Oxyanion Remediation Of Vadose Zone Soils With Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) and Biological Reduction, Nicolas Kim Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Impacts of Ozone Dose and Empty Bed Contact Time on Bulk Organic Removal and Disinfection Byproduct Mitigation in Ozone-Biofiltration Systems, Mayara Aquino

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Specification of Mixed Logit Models Using an Optimization Approach, Cristian David Arteaga Sanchez

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Re-evaluation of Acceptance Testing Criteria for Structural Masonry Using the Prism Test Method, James Bristow

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Understanding the Long-Term Changes in Hydrologic Processes on a Watershed Scale Due to Climate Variability and Change, Chao Chen

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Remote sensing of the environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy plants, Mohammad Masih Edalat

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Investigation of Setting Time and Compressive Strength of Ready-Mixed Concrete Blended with Returned Fresh Concrete, Negasi Niguse Gebremichael

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Evaluating the Chemical and Biological Stability of Finished Waters Blended for Direct Potable Reuse in a Simulated Distribution System, Assumption Grimaldi

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Evaluation of the Properties of Rubberized Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Kazem Jadidirendi

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Generalized Clusterwise Regression for Simultaneous Estimation of Optimal Pavement Clusters and Performance Models, Mukesh Khadka

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Effects of Contract Procurement Factors on Performance of Transportation Projects, Ruiko Maharjan

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High Early-Age Strength Concrete for Rapid Repair, Matthew O. Maler

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Surface Hydrologic Modeling and Analyzing Watershed Hydrologic Response to Landcover Change, Roshan Poudel

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Cost Comparison of Cement Concrete and Polymer Concrete Manholes in Sewer Systems, Sayan Sakhakarmi

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An Investigation of Employment and Wage Distribution in the Construction Industry by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Binit Kumar Shrestha

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Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models Enabling Simultaneous Selection of Specific Links and Parameters, Kul Prasad Shrestha

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Dynamic Risk Analysis of Construction Delays Using Fuzzy-Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Mohammadsoroush Tafazzoli

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Sulfate Resistance of Nanosilica Contained Portland Cement Mortars, Iani Batilov Batilov

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Removal of High and Low Levels of Ammonium from Industrial Wastewaters, Gregory Bock

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Effects of Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Buildings, Sara Jean George

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Seismic Response of an Older Bridge in Nevada under Maximum Considered Earthquake, Ryan Thomas Isaac

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Solar Energy Storage in Molten Salt Shell Structures, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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Ozonation in Water Reuse: Formation and Mitigation of N-~nitrosodimethylamine, Erica J. Marti

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Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Binder for Sustainable Concrete, Meysam Najimi

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Causes and Impacts of Geotechnical Problems on Bridge and Road Construction Projects, Krishna Prasad Neupane

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Occurrence and Proliferation of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Majid Neyestani

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Evaluation of Electron Donors for Perchlorate and Nitrate Biodegradation in Contaminated Groundwater Applications, Mayra Alejandra Sarria Cortes

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Laboratory Evaluation of Geogrid-Reinforced Flexible Pavements, Mohammadreza Sharbaf

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Causes of Change Orders and Its Impact on Road Maintenance Contracts, Kabindra Kumar Shrestha

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Framework of Performance-Based Contracting for Chip Seal and Striping Maintenance Activities, Kishor Shrestha

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Perchlorate Bioremediation: Controlling Media Loss in Ex-Situ Fluidized Bed Reactors and In-Situ Biological Reduction by Slow-Release Electron Donor, Sichu Shrestha

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Analyses of Streamflow Change Patterns and Correlation of These Changes with Sea-Surface Temperature Fluctuations, Kazi Ali Tamaddun

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A Business Intelligence Framework for Network-level Traffic Safety Analyses, Naveen Kumar Veeramisti

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Bulbous Pier: Alternative to Bridge Pier Extensions, Amilcar Chavez

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The Use of COD, TOC, Fluorescence, and Absorbance Spectroscopy to Estimate Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Wastewater, Evelyn Aramaine Christian

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Fluoride and Phosphate Removal From Industrial and Domestic Wastewaters Using Cerium Chloride, John Michael Gonzales

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Prediction of Shear Strength and Ductility of Cyclically Loaded Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Artificial Intelligence, Nicholas Gordon

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Properties of concrete containing GGBF slag and nano-silica, Mohammad Sajjadul Islam

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Development of a Decision Support Framework for the Planning of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Pankaj Maheshwari

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A Process for Optimal Resource Allocation for Integrated Resorts, Benjamin Mammina

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Safety Analysis of Freeway segments with unobserved heterogeneity and Second order spatial effects, Eneliko Mujuni Mulokozi

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A Multi-~Procedural Approach to Evaluating Walkability and Pedestrian Safety, Peris Nyagah

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Geotechnical Surrogates for Sediment Shear Behavior in Southern Nevada, Rinu Ann Samuel

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Impacts of Ozone Dose and Empty Bed Contact Time on Total Organic Carbon Removal Through Ozone-Biological Activated Carbon Treatment, Ashley Selvy

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Alkali-~Activated Fly Ash Binders: Feasibility as a Sustainable Alternative to Ordinary Portland Cement for Pre-~Cast Systems, Kimberly Sierra

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Effect of Void Geometry on Strength, Stiffness, and Failure Modes of Rock-like Materials, Omed Yousif