Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Civil and Environmental Engineering Department faculty.


Submissions from 2020

Photodegradation of (E)- and (Z)-Endoxifen in Water by Ultraviolet Light: Efficiency, Kinetics, By-Products, and Toxicity Assessment, Marina Ariño Martin, Jayaraman Sivaguru, John McEvoy, Prinpida Sonthiphand, Andre Delorme, and Eakalak Khan

Building Design and Its Effect on Evacuation Efficiency and Casualty Levels During an Indoor Active Shooter Incidenta, Cristian Arteaga and JeeWoong Park


The Impact of Advanced Treatment Technologies on the Engery Use in Satellite Water Reuse Plants, Jonathan R. Bailey, Sajjad Ahmad, and Jacimaria Batista

Seatbelt Laws and Seatbelt Use Among Front- and Rear-Seat Vehicle Occupants in Fatal Crashes in the United States, Kwaku F. Boakye and Shashi S. Nambisan

Water -Energy -Carbon Nexus Approach for Sustainable Large-Scale Drinking Water Treatment Operation, Saria Bukhary, Jacimara Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Time Dependent Strength and Stiffness of Shear Controlled Reinforced Concrete Beams under High Sustained Stresses, Russell Clark, Mohammed Shubali, Ali Elawadi, Sarah Orton, and Ying Tian

Abundance and Activity of Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria in Bulk Water and Biofilm in Water Supply Systems Practicing Chlorination and Chloramination: Full and Laboratory Scale Investigations, Roy Dhritikshama, John McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan


Effect of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Tubes Filled with Recycled Materials and Concrete on Structural Capacity of Pile Foundations, Visar Farhangi and Moses Karakouzian


Real-Time PM10 Emission Rates From Paved Roads by Measurement of Concentrations in the Vehicle's Wake Using On-Board Sensors Part 1. SCAMPER Method Characterization, Dennis R. Fitz, Kurt Bumiller, Charles Bufalino, and David E. James

Multiobjective Optimization of Postdisaster Reconstruction Processes for Ensuring Long-Term Socioeconomic Benefits, Pedram Ghannad, Yong-Cheol Lee, Carol J. Friedland, Jin Ouk Choi, and Eunhwa Yang

Vacuum Ultraviolet Irradiation for Mitigating Dissolved Organic Nitrogen and Formation of Haloacetonitriles, Pradabduang Kiattisaksiri, Eakalak Khan, Patiparn Punyapalakul, Charongpun Musikavong, Daniel C.W. Tsang, and Thunyalux Ratpukdi

Spatial Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Occupations in the United States, Saba Nkkihah Manesh, Jin Ouk Choi, Binit Kumar Shrestha, Jaewon Lim, and Pramen P. Shrestha


Relationship between Sunspot Numbers and Mean Annual Precipitation: Application of Cross-Wavelet Transform—A Case Study, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian and Moses Karakouzian

Sensitivity Analysis of the DEM Resolution and Effective Parameters of Runoff Yield in the SWAT Model: A Case Study, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Masoud Taheriyoun, and Moses Karakouzian

Investigation of Transient Sea Level Rise Impacts on Water Quality of Unconfined Shallow Coastal Aquifer, Ali Ranjbar, Claudia Cherubini, and Ali Saber

Inhibitory Effect of Phenol on Wastewater Ammonification, Chaiwat Rongsayamanont, Piyamart Khongkhaem, Ekawan Luepromchai, and Eakalak Khan

Effects of Lake Water Level Fluctuation Due to Drought and Extreme Winter Precipitation on Mixing and Water Quality of an Alpine Lake, Case Study: Lake Arrowhead, California, Ali Saber, David E. James, and Imad A. Hannoun


Multi-Level-Phase Deep Learning Using Divide-and-Conquer for Scaffolding Safety, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Jee Woong Park

How Design Standardization CSFs Can Impact Project Performance of Capital Projects, Binit K. Shrestha, Jin Ouk Choi, Young Hoon Kwak, and Jennifer S. Shane

Employment and Wage Distribution Investigation in the Construction Industry by Gender, Binit K. Shrestha, Jin Ouk Choi, Pramen P. Shrestha, Jaewon Lim, and Saba Nikkhah Manesh

Framework Development of Performance-Based Striping Maintenance Contracts, Kishor Shrestha and Pramen P. Shrestha

Lessons Learned in Design-Build and Construction-Manager-at-Risk Water and Wastewater Project, Pramen P. Shrestha and Jacimara Batista

Investigation of Legal Issues in Construction-Manager-at-Risk Projects: Case Study of Airport Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha, Brandon Davis, and Ghada M. Gad

Identification of Geotechnical-Related Problems Impacting Cost, Schedule, and Claims on Bridge Construction Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha and Krishna P. Neupane

Sustainable Impact of Tartaric Acid as Electron Shuttle on Hierarchical Iron-Incorporated Biochar, Zhongtao Wan, Yuqing Sun, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Eakalak Khan, Shou-Heng Liu, and Xinde Cao

The Roles of Suspended Solids in Persulfate/Fe2+ Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater: Synergistic Interplay of Inherent Wastewater Components, Di Yang, Yuquing Sun, Daniel C. W. Tsang, Deyi Hou, Eakalak Khan, Daniel S. Alessi, Yaoyu Zhao, Jianyu Gong, and Linling Wang

Simultaneous Manganese Adsorption and Biotransformation by Streptomyces Violarus Strain SBP1 Cell-Immobilized Biochar, Atcharaporn Youngwilai, Pinit Kidkhunthod, Nichada Jearanaikoon, Jitrin Chaiprapa, Nontipa Supanchaiyamat, Andrew J. Hunt, Yuvarat Ngernyen, Thunyalux Ratpukdi, Eakalak Khan, and Sumana Siripattanakul-Ratpukdi

Submissions from 2019

Iron Turning Waste Media for Treating Endosulfan and Heptachlor Contaminated Water, Tauqeer Abbas, Tanush Wadhawan, Asad Khan, John McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan


GIS Framework for Spatiotemporal Mapping of Urban Flooding, Sayed Joinal Hossain Abedin and Haroon Stephen

Relating Urbanization and Irrigation Water Demand in Gujranwala District of Pakistan, Abhusan Achhami, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen


A Dynamic Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for Norovirus in Potable Reuse System, Erfaneh Amoueyan, Sajjad Ahmad, Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, and Daniel Gerrity

Equivalency of Indirect and Direct Potable Reuse Paradigms Based on a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Framework, Erfaneh Amoueyan, Yongsheng He, Hongjie Wu, Chuanwei Zhu, Shichun Huang, and Jian Huang

Phage Shock Protein and Gene Responses of Escherichia Coli Exposed to Carbon Nanotubes, Tu Thi Anh Le, Pumis Thuptimdang, John M. McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan


Identification of Critical Source Areas (CSAs) and Evaluation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Controlling Eutrophication in the Dez River Basin, Hadi Babaei, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Moses Karakouzian, and Sajjad Ahmad

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (Ndma) Formation and Mitigation in Potable Reuse Treatment Trains Employing Ozone and Biofiltration, Fernando Bacaro, Eric Dickenson, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Daniel Gerrity

Urban Heat Island Intensity Mapping of Las Vegas Using Landsat Thermal Infrared Data, Adam Black, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen


An Analysis of Energy Consumption and the Use of Renewables for a Small Drinking Water Treatment Plant, Saria Bukhary, Jacimara Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Using Solar and Wind Energy for Water Treatment in the Southwest, Saria Bukhary, Jacimaria Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Emergency response: Effect of human detection resolution on risks during indoor mass shooting events, Chunhee Cho, Jee Woong Park, and Sayan Sakhakarmi

Modularization Business Case Analysis Model for Industrial Projects Journal of Management in Engineering, Jin O. Choi, James T. Oconnor, Young H. Kwak, and Binit K. Shrestha

Identifying Potential Innovative Technologies and Management Approaches for Design Standardization, Jin Ouk Choi, Young Hoon Kwak, Jennifer S. Shane, and Binit K. Shrestha

Spatiotemporal Dynamics Assessment of Snow Cover to Infer Snowline Elevation Mobility in the Moutainous Regions, Bahram Choubin, Esmail Heydari Alamdarloo, Amir Mosavi, Farzaneh Sajedi Hosseini, Sajjad Ahmad, Massoud Goodarzi, and Shahaboddin Shamshirband


Phytoplankton Community and Algal Toxicity at a Recurring Bloom in Sullivan Bay, Kabetogama Lake, Minnesota, USA, Victoria G. Christensen, Ryan P. Maki, Erin A. Stelzer, Jack E. Norlan, and Eakalak Khan

Fracture Toughness Characterization of High-Performance Steel for Bridge Girder Applications, Williams Collins, Ryan Sherman, Roberto Leon, and Robert Connor

Socio-Economic Drought Assessment in Lake Mead, USA, Based on a Multivariate Standardized Water-Scarcity Index, Mohammad Masih Edalat and Haroon Stephen

Change Orders and Schedule Performance of Design-Build Infrastructure Projects: Comparison between Highway and Water and Wastewater Projects, Medya Fathi, Pramen Shrestha, and Binita Shakya

Legal and Contractual Issues in Lump-Sum Design-Build Implementation on Large-Scale Airport Projects, Ghada M. Gad, Brandon Davis, Pramen Shrestha, and Medya Fathi

Lessons Learned from Progressive Design-Build Implementation on Airport Projects, Ghada M. Gad, Brandon Davis, Pramen P. Shrestha, and Patrick Harder

Impacts of Solids Retention Time and Antibiotic Loading in Activated Sludge Systems on Secondary Effluent Water Quality and Microbial Community Structure, Daniel Gerrity and Majid Neyestani

A Sustainable Solution for Removal of Glutaraldehyde in Saline Water with Visible Light Photocatalysis, Soklida Hong, Thunyalux Ratpukdi, Bunleu Sungthong, Jayaraman Sivaguru, and Eakalak Khan


Toughness, Tenacity and Maximum Initial Strength of Rubber Modified Asphalt Binders, Kazem Jadidi, Mehdi Khalili, Moses Karakouzian, and Serji Amirkhanian

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Using the Margin of Error Statistic to Examine the Effects of Aggregating Student Evaluations of Teaching, David James, Gregory Schraw, and Fred Kuch

Rainfall-Runoff Simulation in Cache River Basin, Illinois, Using HEC-HMS, Neekita Joshi, Astha Bista, Indira Pokhrel, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Application of HEC-RAS to Study the Sediment Transport Characteristics of Maumee River in Ohio, Neekita Joshi, Gaurav Raj Lamichhane, Md. Mafuzur Rahaman, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Entrapped-Cells-Based Anaerobic Forward Osmosis Membrane Bioreactor Treating Medium-Strength Domestic Wastewater: Fouling Characterization and Performance Evaluation, Chaipon Juntawang, Chaiwat Rongsayamanont, and Eakalak Khan


Bulbous Pier: An Alternative to Bridge Pier Extension as a Countermeasure against Bridge Deck Splashing, Moses Karakouzian, Amilcar Chavez, Donald Hayes, and Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian


Flow-Induced Stresses and Displacements in Jointed Concrete Pipes Installed by Pipe Jacking Method, Moses Karakouzian, Mehrdad Karami, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Sajjad Ahmad


Effect of Overburden Height on Hydraulic Fracturing of Concrete-Lined Pressure Tunnels Excavated in Intact Rock: A Numerical Study, Moses Karakouzian, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Mehrdad Karami

Effects of Transient Flow in Concrete-Lined Pressure Tunnels, and Developing a New Analytical Formula for Pressure Wave Velocity, Mehrdad Karami, Abdorreza Kabiri-Samani, Mohammad Nazari Sharabian, and Moses Karakouzian

Investigating the Effects of Transient Flow in Concrete-Lined Pressure Tunnels, and Developing a New Analytical Formula for Pressure Wave Velocity, Mehrdad Karami, Abdorreza Kabiri-Samani, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Moses Karakouzian


Rheological Properties of Modified Crumb Rubber Asphalt Binder and Selecting the Best Modified Binder Using AHP Method, Mehdi Khalili, Kazem Jadidi, and Serji Amirkhanian

Rheological Properties of Modified Crumb Rubber Asphalt Binder and Selecting the Best Modified Binder Using AHP Method, Mehdi Khalili, Kazem Jadidi, Moses Karakouzian, and Serji Amirkhanian

Editorial, Eakalak Khan

Evaluating the Influential Factors for Pushbutton Utilization at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng

Exploring the Associated Factors for Multiple-Threats and Near-Miss Incidents at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng

Modeling Transitional States of Drivers Yielding Right-Of-Way to Pedestrians at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks using a Hazard-Based Multistate Model, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng

Prediction of Drivers and Pedestrians' Behaviors at Signalized Mid-Block Danish Offset Crosswalks Using Bayesian Networks, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng

The Influence of Campus Characteristics, Temporal Factors, and Weather Events on Campuses-Related Daily Bike-Share Trips, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng

Assessment of Methodological Alternatives for Modeling the Spatiotemporal Crossing Compliance of Pedestrians at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang "Harry" Teng


A Graph-Based Reinforcement Learning Method with Converged State Exploration and Exploitation, Han Li, Tianding Chen, Hualiang Teng, and Yingtao Jiang

Current Progress in Treatment Techniques of Triclosan from Wastewater: A Review, Zirui Luo, Yangzhuo He, Dan Zhi, Lin Luo, Yuqing Sun, Eakalak Khan, Lei Wang, Yutao Peng, Yaoyu Zhou, and Daniel C.W. Tsang

Impact of Precipitation and Agricultural Productivity on Groundwater Storage in Rahim Yar Khan District, Pakistan, Guarang Mistry, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Improving the hardened and transport properties of perlite incorporated mixture through different solutions: Surface area increase, nanosilica incorporation or both, Seyed Mahmoud Motahari Karein, Mohammad Balapour, and Moses Karakouzian

Transport and Durability Properties of Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Concrete, Meysam Najimi and Nadar Ghafoori

Engineering Properties of Natural Pozzolan/Slag Based Alkali-Activated Concrete, Meysam Najimi and Nader Ghafoori


Water Quality Modeling of Mahabad Dam Watershed–Reservoir System under Climate Change Conditions, Using SWAT and System Dynamics, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Masoud Taheriyoun, Sajjad Ahmad, Moses Karakouzian, and Azadeh Ahmadi

Surface Runoff and Pollutant Load Response to Urbanization, Climate Variability, and Low Impact Developments-a Case Study, Mohammed Nazari-Sharabian, Masoud Taheriyoun, and Moses Karakouzian

Viral Surrogates in Potable Reuse Applications: Evaluation of a Membrane Bioreactor and Full Advanced Treatment, Katerina Papp, Duane Moser, and Daniel Gerrity

Specification of Mixed Logit Models Assisted by an Optimization Framework, Alexander Paz, Cristian Arteaga, and Carlos Cobos

Using SWAT to Simulate Streamflow in Trinity River Basin, Texas, USA, Md. Mafuzur Rahaman, Gaurav Raj Lamichhane, Alen Shrestha, Balbhadra Thakur, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad


Modeling of GRACE-Derived Groundwater Information in the Colorado River Basin, Md Mafuzur Rahaman, Balbhadra Thakur, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Dissolved Oxygen/Free Ammonia (DO/FA) Ratio Manipulation to Gain Distinct Proportions of Nitrogen Species in Effluent of Entrapped-Cell-Based Reactors, Chaiwat Rongsayamanont, Eakalak Khan, and Tawan Limpiyakorn

Application of a Novel Grid-Based Method Using a Wavelet Artificial Neural Network System for Predicting Water Quality Profiles in Deep Lakes: Effects of High and Low Frequency Wavelet Decomposed Components, Ali Saber, David E. James, and Donald F. Hayes

Estimation of Water Quality Profiles in Deep Lakes Based on Easily Measurable Constituents at the Water Surface Using Artificial Neural Networks Coupled with Stationary Wavelet Transform, Ali Saber, David E. James, and Donald F. Hayes


Optimization of Photocatalytic Degradation of Acid Blue 113 and Acid Red 88 Textile Dyes in a UV-C/TiO2 Suspension System: Application of Response Surface Methodology (RSM), Ali Saber, David E. James, and Soroosh Mortazavian

Analysis of Changes in Surface Energy Fluxes Due to Urbanization in Las Vegas, Rubab Saher, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen


Development of Threshold Levels and a Climate-Sensitivity Model of the Hydrological Regime of the High-Altitude Catchment of the Western Himalayas, Pakistan, Muhammad Saifullah, Shiyin Liu, Adnan Ahmad Tahir, Muhammad Zaman, Sajjad Ahmad, Muhammad Adnan, Dianyu Chen, Muhammad Ashraf, and Asif Mehmood


Investigation of Tactile Sensory System Configuration for Construction Hazard Perception, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Jeewoong Park

Simultaneous Bioprecipitation of Cadmium to Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles and Nitrogen Fixation by Rhodopseudomonas Palustris TN110, Jakkapan Sakpirom, Duangporn Kantachote, Sumana Siripattanakul-Ratpukdi, John McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan

Persistent Pockets of Low Chlorine Residual in New York City's Drinking Water Distribution System: A Case Study, Ousmane Sy Savane, Eakalak Khan, Salome Freud, Amy Murphy, Kibre Tesfargiog, and Virginia Murray

Cave Temperature and Management Implications in Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park, USA, Stanka Šebela, Gretchen Baker, and Barbara Luke

Urban Runoff and Pollutant Reduction by Retrofitting Green Infrastructure in Storm Water Management System, Sailuj Shakya, Kazi Ali Tamaddun, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Large-Scale Flexure Fracture Experiiments on High-Toughness Steel, Ryan J. Sherman, William N. Collins, and Robert J. Connor

Large-Scale Flexure Fracture Experiments on High-Toughness Steel, Ryan J. Sherman PhD, PE; William N. Collins PhD, PE; and Robert J. Connor PhD

Material Characterization of High-Toughness Steel, Ryan J. Sherman, William N. Collins, and Robert J. Connor

Change Orders on Road Maintenance Contracts: Causes and Preventive Measures, Kabindra K. Shrestha Ph.D, P.E. and Pramen P. Shrestha Ph.D, P.E.

Life-Cycle Cost Comparison of Chip Seal and Striping: In-House Workers versus Private Contractors, Kishor Shrestha, Pramen P. Shrestha, and Mylinh Lidder

Impacts of Change Orders on Cost and Schedule Performance and the Correlation with Project Size of DB Building Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha PhD, PE and Medya Fathi

Effect of Change Orders on Cost and Schedule for Small Low-Bid Highway Contracts, Pramen P. Shrestha and Ruiko Maharjan

Probability of Change Orders and the Effect on Cost and Schedule for New Public School Buildings, Pramen P. Shrestha, Kabindra Kumar Shrestha, and Haileab B. Zeleke