Recent Journal Publications By Civil Engineering Faculty

The UNM Department of Civil Engineering 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 Civil Engineering Faculty names in bold. See individual faculty web pages for more complete publication lists and additional information about faculty research.


Bogus, Susan

Zhang, Su, Bogus, Susan M., Lippitt, Christopher D., and Migliaccio, Giovanni C. (2016) “Estimating Location Adjustment Factors for Conceptual Cost Estimating Based on Nighttime Light Satellite Imagery.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, In Press.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001216

Zhang, Su, Lippitt, Christopher D., Bogus, Susan M., and Neville, Paul R.H. (2016). “Characterizing Pavement Surface Distress Conditions with Hyper-Spatial Resolution Natural Color Aerial Photography.” Remote Sensing, 8, 392, doi: 10.3390/rs8050392.

Zhang, Su, Lippitt, Christopher D., Bogus, Susan M., Loerch, Andrew, and Sturm, Jennie O. (2016) “The Accuracy of Aerial Triangulation Products Automatically Generated From Hyper-spatial Resolution Digital Aerial Photography,” Remote Sensing Letters, 7:2, 160-169, DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2015.1121299.


Cerrato, Jose

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, Accepted.

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, 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, DOI: 10.1039/C7EM00036G.!divAbstract 

Ruiz, Omar, Thomson, Bruce, and Cerrato, José M., (2016) Investigation of in-situ leach (ISL) mining of uranium in New Mexico and post-mining reclamation. New Mexico Geology, 38 (4) pp. 77-89,

Rodriguez-Freire, Lucia, Avasarala, Sumant, Ali, Abdul-Mehdi S., Agnew, Diane, Hoover, Joseph, Artyushkova, Kateryna, Latta, Drew, Peterson, Eric, Lewis, Johnnye, Brearley, Adrian J., and Cerrato, José M. (2016) Post Gold King Mine spill investigation of metal stability in water and sediments of the Animas River watershed. Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (21), pp 11539–11548. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03092.

Shaikh, Nabil, Taujale, Saru, Zhang, Huichun, Ali, Abdul-Mehdi S., Artyushkova, Kateryna, and Cerrato, José M. (2016). Spectroscopic investigation of interfacial interaction of manganese oxide with triclosan, aniline, and phenol. Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (20), pp 10978-10987 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02673.

Aasadi, M., Kim, K., Liu, C., Addepalli, A.V., Abbasi, P., Yasaei, P., Phillips, P., Behranginia, A., Cerrato J.M., Haasch, R., Zapol, P., Kumar, B., Klie, R.F., Abiade, J., Curtiss, L.A., Salehi-Kojin, A., (2016). Nanostructured transition metal dichalcogenide electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction in ionic liquid.  Science, 353 (6298), pp. 467-470.

Cerrato, José M., Blake J.M., Johanna M., Hirani, Chris, Clark, Alexander L., Ali, Abdul-Mehdi S., Artyushkova, Kateryna, Peterson, Eric, and Bixby, Rebecca (2016). Wildfires and Water Chemistry: Effect of Metals Associated with Wood Ash. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 18, 1078-1089.!divAbstract

Schuler, Andrew

Jahnke, Justin P., James J. Sumner, Andrew J. Schuler,
Jose A. Cornejo, Plamen Atanassov, Linnea K. Ista (2016). Conjugated gold nanoparticles as a tool for probing the bacterial cell envelope: the case of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Biointerphases 11(1) 011003. doi: 10.1116/1.4939244

Santoro, Carlo, Sofia Babanova, Benjamin Erable, Andrew J. Schuler, Plamen Atanassov (2016). Bilirubin Oxidase Based Enzymatic Air-breathing Cathode: Operation under Pristine and Contaminated Conditions. Bioelectrochemistry. 108: 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.bioelechem.2015.10.005.


Ng, Tang-Tat Percy

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

Ng, T.-T. and Zhou, W. (2017) “Effect of sample size of binary mixtures,” Springer Proceedings in Physics, Vol. 188, 73-80.

Yang, Y., Ng, T.-T., Wang, Z, and Li, Z (2017) “Study on Micro-mechanism of Concrete Hydraulic Fracturing Using DEM, Springer Proceedings in Physics, Vol. 188, 343-350.

Ng, T.-T., Zhou, W., Ma, G. and Chang X.-L. (2016) “Effect of Particle Shape and Fine Content on the Behavior of Binary Mixture.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001070.

Ma, G., Zhou, W., Chang, X.-L., Ng, T.-T. and Yang, L.-F. (2016) “Formation of shear bands in crushable and irregularly shaped granular materials and the associated microstructural evolution”, Powder Technology, 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.05.068

Zhou, W., Ma, X., Ng, T.-T., Ma, G., and Chang X.-L. (2016)  “Numerical and experimental verification of a damping model used in DEM,” Granular Matter, DOI 10.1007/s10035-015-0597-6.


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.

Vemuganti, S., & Moreu, F. (2017). Survey about Bottom Surface Abrasion of Concrete Crossties TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers (No. 17-06121).

Gomez, L., Vemuganti, S., & Moreu, F. (2017). Invited Student Paper-Cyber-Physical Systems Related to Historic Infrastructure Maintenance TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers (No. 17-06016).

Kim, R. E., Moreu, F., & Spencer Jr, B. F. (2016). “Hybrid Model for Railroad Bridge Dynamics.” Journal of Structural Engineering, 04016066.

Ross, Timothy

Ross, Timothy (2016), Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications, 4th ed., John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, ISBN: 9781119235866.

Taha, Mahmoud

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), In press, 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, In press, 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, In press, 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, Accepted for Publication, 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., In press, 2017.

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, In press, 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., and 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.

El-Sabagh, A., Taha, O. E., Kandil, U. F., Nasr, G. M., Reda Taha, M.M., “Monitoring Damage Propagation in Glass Fiber Composites Using Carbon Nanofibers”, Nanomaterials, Vol. 6, No. 169; 2016, doi:10.3390/nano6090169

Daghash, S. M., Soliman, E., Kandil, U. F., Reda Taha, M. M. (2016) “Improving Impact Resistance of Polymer Concrete Using CNTs", International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, in print.

Kim J.J., Fan, T., Reda Taha, M.M., Shrive N.G., (2016) “Warning Signs of Impending Failure of Historical Masonry Structures”, Masonry International, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 65-70.

Azerbaijani, M., Jalalpour, M., El-Osery, A., and Reda Taha, M.M. (2016) “A New Damage Detection and Tracking Method Using Smart Sensor Network”, Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 291-3016.

Aboubakr, S. H., Begaye, M. L. Soliman, E., Reda Taha, M. M. (2016) “Correlating Microstructural Features, elastic and Viscoelastic Characteristics of Synthetic C-S-H.”, ACI SP: Novel Characterization Techniques and Advanced Cementitious Materials: Tribute to James J. Beaudoin, Pour-Ghaz, M., Ed., 2016.

Moon, J., Reda Taha, M. M., Youm, K-S., Kim, J. J. (2016) “Investigation of Pozzolanic Reaction in Nanosilica-Cement Blended Pastes Based on Solid-State Kinetic Models and 29Si MAS NMR”, Materials, Vol. 9, No. 2, Article # 99; 12 p.


Rowangould, Gregory

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.

Tayarani, M., Poorfakhraei, A., Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Rowangould, G.M., 2016. “Evaluating unintended outcomes of regional smart-growth strategies: Environmental justice and public health concerns.” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 49, 280–290. doi:10.1016/j.trd.2016.10.011

Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Tayarani, M., Rowangould, G.M., (2016). “Differences in Expertise and Values: Comparing Community and Expert Assessments of a Transportation Project”. Sustainable Cities and Society. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2016.08.027

Rowangould, G. and Tayarani, M. (2016). “Effect if Bicycle Facilities on Travel Mode Choice Decisions”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000341

Water Resources

Gonzalez-Pinzon, Ricardo

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.,

Mortensen, J. G., R. González-Pinzón, C. N. Dahm, J. Wang, L. H. Zeglin, and D. J. Van Horn (2016), Advancing the food-energy-water nexus: Closing nutrient loops in arid river corridors, Environmental Science & Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b01351.,