Professional Development Seminars

 Sponsored by BP bp logo

The UAA College of Engineering welcomes all students and local engineers to a seminar series which aims to foster collaboration and information exchange among Alaskan engineers. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, BP.

Location: EIB - Engineering and Industry Building (2900 Spirit Dr), Room 211.  

Parking: Parking is FREE on Fridays!  Parking is available in the bookstore parking lot or across the street at the Health Sciences Building, with access to the EIB through the new pedestrian skybridge.

Time: Fridays from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Seminars will last one hour including Q&A.

Additional Information: Please contact Getu Hailu at  or Mohammed Heidari at mhkapourchali@alaska.edu7u彩票网址.

*PDH CREDIT:  To be eligible for PDH credit, a presentation must be viewed live or within 1 week of the presentation, and the related survey must also be completed/submitted within 1 week of the presentation.

Date Topic Presenter Livestream Qualtrics
PDH Eligible*
9/6/19 Photoreactivity of Petrogenic Dissolved Organic Matter Phoebe Zito, University of New Orleans 1.0
9/13/19 Seasonal Solar Thermal Storage Philip Hayes, P.E. (Alyeska Pipeline) 1.0
9/20/19 Sustainable Power Production by Biomass Gasification Internal Combustion Engine Farshid Zabihian, M.E. (California State University) 1.0
9/27/19 Solar in Alaska Michelle Wilber (ACEP) 1.0
10/4/19 Oil Beneath Arctic Sea Ice: Predicting Under-Ice Storage Capacity as a Means to Anticipate Oil Slick Spreading Under Ice Kelsey Frazier, UAA Graduate Fellow with ADAC


10/11/19 Expedient Airstrips in NPRA, 1974-1981 Tom Brooks, P.E. 1.0
10/18/19 Anchorage Storm Drain Pipes: Inspection Results and Findings Matt Stephl, P.E. 1.0
10/25/19 Development of Test Sites and Atmospheric Corrosion Studies in Cold Arctic Climate Dr. Raghu Srinivasan (UAA) 1.0
11/1/19 Security Costs in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Dr. Sebastian Neumayer (UAA) 1.0
11/8/19 Integrated Design Considerations for Net Zero Energy, Resilient Solar Communities in the Canadian Context Dr. Caroline Hachem Vermette (University of Calgary) 1.0
11/15/19 AI in Medical Applications with Small Datasets and Limited Labels Dr. Syed Muhammad Anwar (UET Taxila) 1.0
11/22/19 Enhancing Power Grid Resilience and Online Situational Awareness of Black-Sky Hazards Dr. Payman Dehghanian (George Washington University) 1.0
12/6/19 Clean Energy in Alaska Colleen Fisk (REAP) 1.0
1/17/20 Update on the Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge Cameron Wilson (UAA Graduate Student)
Livestream 1.0
1/24/20 Rehabilitation of 34,000 ft of Water Main Using Pipe Bursting Brian Gastrock, P.E. Livestream 1.0
1/31/20 Development of an IoT-Based Power Monitoring System for the Substation of Petrochemical Facilities Long Zhao (University of Texas at Arlington) Livestream 1.0
2/7/20 TBD TBD Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
2/14/20 TBD TBD Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
2/21/20 Detection of Internal Corrosion in Pipelines: Challenges and Opportunities Dr. Oleg Shiryayev (UAA)
Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
2/28/20 Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology Elena Hartford (Mechanical Sales, Inc.)
Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
3/6/20 TBD TBD Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
3/20/20 TBD TBD Livestream Qualtrics 1.0

Presenter Guidelines:

  1. People watching the seminar via livestream can only hear what is said into the microphone. During the Q&A session, the presenter should repeat any questions so the distance participants can hear them, too.
  2. Larger print on PowerPoint presentations make viewing easier for distance participants.
  3. Any pointer used in the presentation will not appear on the livestream, so verbal cues from the presenter are necessary.