Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Katrina@10: UNO Kicks Off Urban Resilience Lecture Series with Dean's Talk on Geotechnical Failures Resulting from Hurricane Katrina

The University of New Orleans kicks off a Katrina @ 10 Urban Resilience Lecture Series this month with a talk by the University’s new dean of the College of Engineering.

Katrina at 10 - UNO Kicks off Urban Resilience Lecture Series with Dean's Talk on Geotechnical Failures from Hurricane Katrina.

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UNO College of Engineering Dean Emir José Macari gives a noontime talk entitled “Ten Years Later — Geotechnical Failures resulting from Hurricane Katrina: The Intersection of a Metropolis, Infrastructure and a Natural Hazard from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 in the University Center, Innsbruck A&B.

Brown Bag Event: Bring your lunch and join us!

UNO Engineering Dean Emir Jose Macari gives a noontime talk entitled “Ten Years Later — Geotechnical Failures resulting from Hurricane Katrina: The Intersection of a Metropolis, Infrastructure and a Natural Hazard on Wednesday, March 25.

Macari, who took the helm of the engineering college in January, was recently awarded the highest honor from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) bestowed on an individual, the Jaime Oaxaca Award.

Macari was dean and professor of engineering and computer science and director of the California Smart Grid Center at the California State University, Sacramento. Macari also spent two years working at the National Science Foundation as Program Director of the Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology.

In addition, Macari was the department chair and Bingham C. Stewart Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at LSU, where he formed the LSU Hurricane Center, two years before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Macari also held tenured positions at Georgia Tech and the University of Puerto Rico where he was the Director of the Civil Infrastructure Research Center. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers.