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Charles Nunoo, visiting assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Florida International University, gave a talk on “An Evolutionary-Based Optimization of Pavement Preservation Programming” Wednesday in Acopian Engineering Center room 327.

The talk was sponsored by the civil and environmental engineering department.

Nunoo specializes in pavement engineering with a particular interest in pavement construction and management systems, asset management systems, and applications of evolutionary programming techniques in pavement engineering. He has taught engineering drawing courses and others such as Pavement Rehabilitation and Construction, Pavement Management System, Superpave Design and Analysis, and Pavement Analysis and Design.

His research projects include a program to optimize pavement maintenance and rehabilitation for the Florida Department of Transportation’s District VI and a survey of the Florida construction industry’s use of in-service warranties in road construction projects.

His work experience includes the following positions:

  • project engineer, 1996-98, Stantec Consulting, Canada (formerly ITX Stanley Ltd.)
  • assistant project engineer, 1995-96, Public Works Department, City of North York, Ontario, Canada
  • operations engineer, 1991-94, Public Roads Administration, Trondheim, Norway
  • development/regional engineer, 1986-91, Ghana Highway Authority, Ghana.
    assistant engineer, 1984-96, Ghana Highway Authority, Ghana /Construction Pioneers-CP GmbH, Germany

Nunoo received a B.S. in civil engineering with honors from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana in 1985, an M.S. in civil engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Norway in 1994, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Florida International University in spring 2001.

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