Recent Journal Publications By Faculty from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

The UNM Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) prides itself on a highly research-active faculty, with publications appearing in nationally and internationally respected journals. Publications appearing within approximately the last year are included here, with CCEE Faculty names in bold. See individual faculty web pages for more complete publication lists and additional information about faculty research.


Bogus, Susan

Zhang, Su, Lippitt, Christopher, Bogus, Susan M. (2017) “Pavement Surface Condition Estimation Based on Geospatial Modeling” Annals of GIS, doi: 10.1080/19475683.2017.1325404.

Zhang, Su, Bogus, Susan M., Lippitt, Christopher D., and Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2017) “Estimating Location Adjustment Factors for Conceptual Cost Estimating Based on Nighttime Light Satellite Imagery.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(1), January 2017, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001216.


Cerrato, Jose

Rahman, Asifur, El Hayek, Eliane, Blake, Johanna M., Bixby, Rebecca, Ali, Abdul-Mehdi S., Spilde, Michael, Otieno, Amanda A., Miltenberger, Keely, Ridgeway, Cyrena, Artyushkova, Kateryna, Atudorei, Viorel, and Cerrato, José M., (2018). Metal Reactivity in Laboratory Burned Wood from a Watershed Affected by Wildfires. Environmental Science and Technology, Accepted.     (

Shaikh, Nabil; Zhang, Huichun; Rasamani, Kowsalya Devi; Artyushkova, Kateryna; Ali, Abdul-Mehdi; Cerrato, José M; (2018) Reaction of Bisphenol A with Synthetic and Commercial MnOx(s): Spectroscopic and Kinetic Study. Environmental Science: Processes & ImpactsAccepted. (

Zychowski, Katherine E; Kodali, Vamsi; Harmon, Molly; Tyler, Christina; Sanchez, Bethany; OrdonezSuarez, Yoselin; Herbert, Guy; Wheeler, Abigail;  Avasarala, Sumant; Cerrato, José M.; Kunda, Nitesh K.; Muttil, Pavan; Shuey, Chris; Brearley, Adrian; Ali, Abdul-Mehdi; Lin, Yan; Shoeb, Mohammad; Erdely, Aaron; and Campen, Matthew J. (2018) Respirable Uranyl-Vanadate Containing Particulate Matter Derived from a Legacy Uranium Mine Site Exhibits Potentiated Cardiopulmonary Toxicity.Toxicological Sciences, 164, 101-114. (

Lopez Moruno, Francisco; Rubio, Juan E.; Atanassov, Plamen; Cerrato, José M.; Arges, Christopher G.; and Santoro, Carlo (2018) . Microbial desalination cell with sulfonated sodium poly(ether ether ketone) as cation exchange membranes for enhancing power generation and salt reductionBioelectrochemistry, 121, 176-184.(

Lopez Moruno, Francisco, Rubio, Juan E., Santoro, Carlo, Atanassov, Plamen, Cerrato, José M., and Arges, Christopher G., (2017) Investigation of patterned and non-patterned poly(2,6-dimethyl 1,4- phenylene) oxide based anion exchange membranes for enhanced desalination and power generation in a microbial desalination cell. Solid State Ionics, 314, 141-148.

Avasarala, Sumant, Lichtner, Peter, Ali, Abdul-Mehdi S., González-Pinzón, R., Blake, Johanna M., and Cerrato, José M. (2017) Reactive Transport of U and V from Abandoned Uranium Mine Wastes. Environmental Science and Technology, 51, 12385-1293. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03823

Ilgen A.G., Kukkadapu R.K., Dunphy D.R., Artyushkova K., Cerrato J.M., Kruichak J.N., Janish M.T., Sun C. J., Argo J. M., and Washington R. E. (2017). Synthesis and characterization of redox-active ferric nontronite.  Chemical Geology, 470, 1-12.

Blake, Johanna, DeVore, Cherie, Avasarala, Sumant, Ali, Abdul-Mehdi, Roldan, Claudia, Bowers, Fenton, Spilde, Michael, Artyushkova, Kateryna, Kirk, Matthew F., Peterson, Eric, Rodríguez-Freire, Lucia, and Cerrato, José M., (2017). Uranium mobility and accumulation along the Rio Paguate, Jackpile Mine in Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts,19, 605-621.  DOI: 10.1039/C6EM00612D.!divAbstract

Saup, Casey, Williams, Kenneth, Rodríguez-Freire, Lucia, Cerrato, José M., Johnston, Michael D., and Wilkins, Michael J. (2017). Anoxia stimulates microbially catalyzed metal release from Animas River sediments. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 19, 578-585. DOI: 10.1039/C7EM00036G.!divAbstract 

Howe, Kerry

Minakata, D., Howe, K.J., and Zhang, M. (2018) “Predicting the Partitioning of Organic Compounds through Polymer Materials: Quantum Mechanical Applications,” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, vol. 144, no. 4.

Santoro, C., Abad, F.B., Serov, A., Kodali, M., Howe, K.J., Soavi, F., and Atanassov, P. (2017) “Supercapacitive Microbial Desalination Cells: New Class of Power Generating Devices for Reduction of Salinity Content,” Applied Energy, Vol. 208, pp. 25-36.

Ali., A., Labrier, D., Howe, K.J., and Blandford, E.D. (2017) “Experimental Study of Aqueous Chemical Trisodium Phosphate-Buffered Environment Under Post-LOCA Conditions With Head Loss Measurements.” ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science. Vol. 3, no. 2.

Labrier, D., Ali., A., Howe, K.J., and Blandford, E.D. (2017) “Integrated Chemical Effects Head-Loss Experiments Using Multi-Constituent Fibrous Debris Beds.” ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science. Vol. 3, no. 1.


Ng, Tang-Tat Percy

Ma, G., Zhang, Y., Zhou, W., Ng, T.-T., Wang, Q. and Chen, X. (2017) “The effect of different fracture mechanisms on impact fragmentation of brittle heterogeneous solid,” International Journal of Impact Engineering,

Rashidyan, S., Ng, T.-T. and Maji, A. (2017) “Estimating the Depth of Concrete Pier Wall Bridge Foundations Using Nondestructive Sonic Echo,” Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 36(56).

Ng, T.-T., Zhou, W., and Chang X.-L. (2017) Closure to “Effect of Particle Shape and Fine Content on the Behavior of Binary Mixture.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE, 143(9), 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001324.

Ng, T.-T., Zhou, W., Ma, G., and Chang, X.-L. (2017), “Macroscopic and Microscopic Behaviors of Binary Mixtures of Different Particle Shapes and Particle Sizes”, International Journal of Solids and Structures,

Ali, Yousefi; Ng, T.-T. (2017) “Dimensionless input parameters in discrete element modeling and assessment of scaling techniques,” Computers and Geotechniques, 88, 164-173 (


Moreu, Fernando

Gomez, J. A., Ozdagli, A. I., & Moreu, F. (2017). Reference-free dynamic displacements of railroad bridges using low-cost sensors. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 1045389X17721375.

Ozdagli, A. I., Gomez, J. A., & Moreu, F. (2017). Real-Time Reference-Free Displacement of Railroad Bridges during Train-Crossing Events. Journal of Bridge Engineering22(10), 04017073.

Hoag, A., Hoult, N. A., Take, W. A., Moreu, F., Le, H., & Tolikonda, V. (2017). Measuring displacements of a railroad bridge using DIC and accelerometers. SMART STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS19(2), 225-236.

Moreu F., Kim R. E., and Spencer B. F. Jr. (2017) Railroad bridge monitoring using wireless smart sensors, Struct. Control Health Monit., 24: e1863. doi: 10.1002/stc.1863.

Moreu, F., Spencer Jr, B. F., Foutch, D. A., & Scola, S. (2017). Consequence-based management of railroad bridge networks. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 13(2), 273-286.

Garg, P., Ozdagli, A., & Moreu, F. (2017). Optimal Bridge Displacement Controlled by Train Speed on Real-Time. In Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2 (pp. 291-299). Springer, Cham.

Vemuganti, S., Ozdagli, A., Liu, B., Bajric, A., Moreu, F., Brake, M. R., & Troyer, K. (2017). Sensing and Rating of Vehicle–Railroad Bridge Collision. In Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2 (pp. 227-234). Springer, Cham

Taha, Mahmoud

Genedy, M., Kandil, U. F., Matteo, E., Stormont, J., Reda Taha, M. M., “A new polymer nanocomposite repair material for restoring wellbore seal integrity”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 58, pp. 290-298, 2017.

Al-Sabagh, A., Taha, E., Kandil, U. F., Awadallah, A. E., Nasr, G., Reda Taha, M.M. “Monitoring moisture damage propagation in GFRP composites using carbon nanoparticles”, Polymers, Vol. 9, No. 94, doi:10.3390/polym9030094, 2017.    

Douba, A., Genedy, M., Matteo, E., Kandil, U. F., Stormont, J., Reda Taha, M.M. “The Significance of Nanoparticles on Bond Strength of Polymer Concrete to Steel”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Vol. 74, pp. 77-85, 2017.

Awadallah, A. E., Aboul-Enein, A. A., Kandil, U. F., Reda Taha, M.M. “Facile and large-scale synthesis of high quality few-layered graphene nano-platelets via methane decomposition over unsupported iron family catalysts”, Polymer Chemistry & Physics, Vol. 191, pp. 75-85, 2017. 

Gomez, S., Sobolik, S., Matteo, E., Reda Taha, M. M., Stormont, J., “Investigation of wellbore microannulus permeability under stress via experimental wellbore mock-up and finite element modeling”, Computers and Geotechniques, Vol. 83, pp. 168-177, 2017. 

Khan, A., Borowski, E., Soliman, E., Reda Taha, M.M. “Examining Energy Dissipation of Deployable Aerospace Composites Using Matrix Viscoelasticity", ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2017. 

Moon, J., Reda Taha, M.M., Kim, J. J..,“ Flexural Strengthening of RC Slabs Using A Hybrid FRP-UHPC System Including Shear Connector", Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2017, Article ID 4387545, 7 pp., 2017. 

Kanann, D. M., Aboubakr, S., H., El-Dieb, A. S., Reda Taha, M.M. “High Performance Concrete Incorporating Ceramic Waste Powder as Large Replacement of Portland Cement”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 144, pp. 35-41, 2017. 

Chennareddy, R., Reda Taha, M. M., “Effect of Combining NSM and U-Wrap FRP Strengthening Techniques on Behavior of RC Beams”, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 114, No. 3, pp: 719-728, 2017. 

Douba, A.E., Emiroglu, M., Tarefder, R., Kandil, U. F., Reda Taha, M. M., “Improving fracture toughness of polymer concrete using carbon nanotubes”, Journal of Transportation Research Board (TRB), Vol. 2612, pp. 96–103, 2017. 

Emiroglu, M., Douba, A.E., Tarefder, R., Kandil, U. F., Reda Taha, M. M., “New Polymer Concrete with Superior Ductility and Fracture Toughness Using Alumina Nanoparticle”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 8, 2017. 

Nehdi, M., El-Dieb, A. S., Reda Taha, M. M. “Recycling Tire Rubber in Cement-Based Materials”, ACI SP-314: Eco-Efficient and Sustainable Concrete Incorporating Recycled Post-Consumer and Industrial Byproducts, Nehdi, N., Ed., 2017.   

Soliman, E., Aboubakr, S. H., Reda Taha, M.M., “Estimating Fracture Toughness of C-S-H using Nanoindentation and The Extended Finite Element Method", International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, 2017. 

Genedy, M., Chennareddy, R., Soliman, E., Kandil, U. F., Reda Taha, M.M. “Improving Shear Strength of GFRP Bolted Lap Joints Using Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 36, No. 13, pp. 958-971, 2017.


Rowangould, Gregory

Tayarani, M., R. Nadafianshahamabadi, A. Poorfakhraei, and G. Rowangould. (accepted, in-press). Evaluating the Cumulative Impacts of a Long Range Regional Transportation Plan: Particulate Matter Exposure, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Transportation System Performance. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment.

Rowangould, D., Rowangould, G., Niemeier, D., (accepted, in-press). Evaluation of the Health Impacts of Rolling Back a Port Clean Trucks Program. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Rowangould, G., Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Poorfakhraei, A., (accepted, in-press). Programing Flexible Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program Funds: Best Practices for State DOTs. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Tayarani, M., Poorfakhraei, A., Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Rowangould, G., (2018). Can Regional Transportation and Land-Use Planning Achieve Deep Reductions in GHG Emissions from Vehicles? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 63, 222-235.

Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Tayarani, M., Rowangould, G.M., 2017. Differences in expertise and values: Comparing community and expert assessments of a transportation project. Sustainable Cities and Society 28, 67–75.

Poorfakhraei, A., M. Tayarani, and G. Rowangould. (2017) Evaluating Health Outcomes from Vehicle Emissions Exposure in the Long Range Regional Transportation Planning Process.  Journal of Transport & Health.

Water Resources

Gonzalez-Pinzon, Ricardo

Drummond, J. D., Larsen, L. G., González‐Pinzón, R., Packman, A. I., & Harvey, J. W. (2018). Less fine particle retention in a restored versus unrestored urban stream: Balance between hyporheic exchange, resuspension, and immobilization. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123.

Pai, H., Malenda, H., Briggs, M., Singha, K., González-Pinzón, R., Gooseff, M., Tyler, S. W. & the AirCTEMPS Team (2017). Potential for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems applications for identifying groundwater-surface water exchange in a meandering river reach. Geophysical Research Letters, 44.

Avasarala, Sumant, Lichtner, Peter, Ali, Abdul-Mehdi S., González-Pinzón, R., Blake, Johanna M., and Cerrato, José M. (2017) Reactive Transport of U and V from Abandoned Uranium Mine Wastes. Environmental Science and Technology, Accepted. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03823

Drummond, J. D., Larsen, L. G., González-Pinzón, R., Packman, A. I. and Harvey, J. W. (2017), Fine particle retention within stream storage areas at baseflow and in response to a storm event. Water Resour. Res., doi:10.1002/2016WR020202

Knapp, J. L.A., González-Pinzón, R., Drummond, J. D., Larsen, L. G., Cirpka, O. A. and Harvey, J. W. (2017), Tracer-based characterization of hyporheic exchange and benthic biolayers in streams. Water Resour. Res.., DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019393.,