Conference Presentations with Publication

(underline indicates the presenter(s))

Segal, E. M., Ramsburg, L., Draper, J., Thompson, S., Draper, P., Lindsay, B., Dowd, M. and Cheng, A. A. H. (2022). “Cast & Place: A Cast Aluminum Pavilion Defined by Clay.” ICSA 2022: 5th International Conference on Structures & Architecture, Aalborg, Denmark.

Chao, A., Segal, E. M., Ramsburg, L., and Draper, P. (2022). “Reuse and Misuse with Heat Formed Acrylic.” ICSA 2022: 5th International Conference on Structures & Architecture, Aalborg, Denmark.

Draper, P. and Segal, E. M. (2019). “Travel and the Structural Engineer.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium and Structural Membranes, Barcelona, Spain, 301-308.

Ramsburg, L., Chao, A., Segal, E. M., and Draper, P. (2019). “Design of Discretized Acrylic Shells with Heat-Induced Form-Finding.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium and Structural Membranes, Barcelona, Spain, 482-489.

Cheng, A. A. H., Segal, E. M., Draper, P., Ramsburg, L., Draper, J., Dowd, M., Thompson, S., and Lindsay, B. (2018). “Structural Design of Cast & Place, a Cast Aluminum Pavilion.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium, Cambridge, MA.

Segal, E. M. and Draper, P. (2018). “Travel and the Education of the Structural Engineer.” IV International Conference on Structural Engineering Education, Madrid, Spain.

Segal, E. M. (2018). “Physical Form-Finding: A Central Design Method in a Structural Engineering Studio Course.” IV International Conference on Structural Engineering Education, Madrid, Spain.

Segal, E. M., Woodward, R., Adriaenssens, S., and Zoli, T. P. (2017). “A Polyester-Rope Suspended Footbridge in Ait Bayoud, Morocco: Structural Analysis and Key Details.” Footbridge 2017, Berlin, Germany, doi: 10.24904/footbridge2017.09282.

Segal, E. M. and Adriaenssens, S. (2016). “Developing Design Skills in an Introductory Mechanics of Solids Course.” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Fang, D. L., Adriaenssens, S., Bands, H. V., and Segal, E. M. (2015). “The Digital Engineering Classroom: Collaborative Structural Design Space and Supplementary Educational Material.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Filomeno Coelho, R. D., and Adriaenssens, S. (2014). “An Automated Robust Design Methodology for Suspended Structures.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium-6th Latin American Symposium on Tension Structures, Brasília, Brazil.

Segal, E. M. and Adriaenssens, S. (2013). “Norfolk Scope Arena: A US Dome with a Unique Configuration of Interior Ribs and Buttresses.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium, Wroclaw, Poland.

Draper, P., Segal, E., and O’Connor, A. (2011). “Site and Sight: Examining the Forms of Hudson River Bridges.” 6th New York City Bridge Conference, New York, NY.

Draper, P., Segal, E. M., and Sicurelli, R. (2010). “Introductory Structural Engineering Education through Computational and Physical Model Building.” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Segal, E. M. (2009). “The Thin Concrete Shells of Jack Christiansen.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium, Valencia, Spain.

Segal, E. M., Garlock, M. E., and Billington, D. P. (2008). “A Comparative Analysis of the Bacardí Rum Factory and the Lambert-St. Louis Airport Terminal.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium, Acapulco, Mexico.


Conference Presentations without Publication

(underline indicates the presenter)

Segal, E. M. (2020). “Full-Scale Physical Form-Finding.” 1st Italian Workshop on Shell and Spatial Structures, Online.

Segal, E. M., Weingartner, K. M., and Rooney, D. M. (2018). “Designing an Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum with an Internationally Focused Liberal Arts Concentration and On-Site Project.” National Center for Science and Civil Engagement: Science and Engineering for Social Good, Atlanta, GA.

Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Smith, I. F. C., Segal, E., and Adriaenssens, S. (2015). “Exploring Tensegrity for the Design of a Passive and Active Footbridge System.” 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, College Station, TX.

Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Adriaenssens, S. and Zoli, T. (2015). “Design and Development of Polyester-Rope Suspended Footbridges.” Structural Engineering Institute Structures Congress, Portland, OR.


Invited Presentations

(Edward M. Segal was the presenter unless indicated otherwise)

“Building in Unconventional Ways with Novel Design-to-Fabrication Methods.” Hofstra University, 58th Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Hempstead, NY, Apr. 13, 2022.

“Rapidly Deployable Suspended Footbridges.” Hofstra University, Spring 2022 Grants Recognition Luncheon, Hempstead, NY, Apr. 6, 2022.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” Kent State University, Online, Mar. 4, 2022.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” Engineers Joint Committee of Long Island, Engineers Week Seminar Series, Plainview, NY, Feb. 16, 2022.

Research-Design-Build at Hofstra.” Hofstra University, Presidential Inauguration Celebration Week Symposia, Hempstead, NY, Sept. 28, 2021.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter, Online, Apr. 28, 2021.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” The Pennsylvania State University, Online, Mar. 31, 2021.

“Building the Unconventional: Two Experimental Pavilions.” The Cooper Union, Online, Mar. 22, 2021.

Designing and Building with Unconventional Materials.” Hofstra University, Online, Jan. 26, 2021.

“Building with Unconventional Materials.” Oceanside Library, Science Cafe, Online, Jan. 13, 2021.

“Suspended Footbridges: From Permanent to Rapidly Deployable.” Universitat Politècnica de València, Online, Nov. 30, 2020.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CSEE Seminar, Online, Nov. 20, 2020.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” University of Miami, Online, Nov. 18, 2020.

“Designing and Building with Unconventional Materials.” Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, Online, Nov. 17, 2020.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” Syracuse University, Online, Nov. 16, 2020.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” Kent State University, Online, Nov. 6, 2020.

“Designing and Building with Unconventional Materials.” Hofstra University, Family Month, Online, Oct. 20, 2020.

“Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Two Experimental Pavilions.” Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Online, Oct. 6, 2020.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Architectural Engineering Lecture Series, Online, Sept. 17, 2020.

“Forms for Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials.” MARG Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi, Online, Aug. 17, 2020.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section, Long Island Branch, Online, July 30, 2020.

“Introduction to Suspended Structures.” Milwaukee School of Engineering, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department, Milwaukee, WI, Jan. 23, 2020.

“Suspended Footbridges: From Permanent to Rapidly Deployable.” schlaich bergermann partner, New York, NY, Co-Presenter with Laurie Elkowitz, Jan. 22, 2020.

“Suspended Footbridges: From Permanent to Rapidly Deployable.” Thornton Tomasetti, New York, NY, Co-Presenter with Nicholas Belitsis and Laurie Elkowitz, Dec. 19, 2019.

“Building with Unconventional Materials.” Hofstra University, Science Night Live, Hempstead, NY, Nov. 21, 2019.

“Unconventional Materials and Form-Finding.” Manhattan College, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Riverdale, NY, Feb. 8, 2019.

“Unconventional Materials and Experimental Structures.” American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section, Structural Engineering Institute, New York, NY, Dec. 13, 2018.

“Unconventional Materials and Form-Finding.” Arup, New York, NY, Oct. 26, 2018.

“Unconventional Materials and Form-Finding.” Guy Nordenson and Associates, New York, NY, Oct. 15, 2018.

“Unconventional Materials and Form-Finding.” BuroHappold Engineering, New York, NY, Sept. 28, 2018.

“Forms for Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials.” Princeton University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, Sept. 21, 2018.

“Forms for Unconventional Materials.” Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, New York, NY, Aug. 15, 2018.

“Building with Unconventional Materials.” Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., New York, NY, Aug. 18, 2017.

“Cast & Place; Winner of the Figment City of Dreams Competition.” Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) meeting, New York, NY, Co-Presenter with Max Dowd, Josh Draper (PrePost), Powell Draper (schlaich bergermann partner), and Lisa Ramsburg (schlaich bergermann partner), Feb. 21, 2017.

“Form Generation and Material Investigation.” Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, Online, Jan. 12, 2017.

“Is STEAM the New STEM?” Oceanside Library, Science Cafe, Oceanside, NY, Apr. 13, 2016.

“Analyzing, Testing, and Optimizing Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials.” Johns Hopkins University, Department of Civil Engineering, Baltimore, MD, Apr. 1, 2015.

“Seminar on Axial Displacement.” Youngstown State University, School of Engineering Technology, Youngstown, OH, Mar. 25, 2015.

“Analyzing, Testing, and Optimizing Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials.” University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Buffalo, NY, Mar. 18, 2015.

“Analyzing, Testing, and Optimizing Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials.” Hofstra University, Department of Engineering, Hempstead, NY, Feb. 11, 2015.

“Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools.” The Cooper Union, Civil Engineering Department, Nov. 14, 2013.

“Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools.” Carnegie Mellon University, American Society of Civil Engineers chapter, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 8, 2012.

“Thin Concrete Shell Roofs: Designing with a Builder’s Mentality.” American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar. 22, 2012.

“Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools.” Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc., Boston, MA, Feb. 3, 2012.

“Rural, Synthetic Rope Pedestrian Bridges.” Cordage Institute Technical Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 31, 2012.

“Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools.” SHoP Construction, New York, NY, Jan. 27, 2012.

“2008 SOM Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship.” Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY, Dec. 8, 2011.

“Engineers Without Borders: Engineering Opportunities Outside the Classroom.” Manhattan College, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New York, NY, Sept. 28, 2010.

“The Bacardí Rum Factory.” Symposium on Félix Candela, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Oct. 10, 2008.