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The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies and the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety (National University Transportation Center) will host an information session and presentation at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Room 101 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. All faculty researchers interested in learning about the centers’ research areas, potential collaborations and funding opportunities are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the atrium following the meeting. RSVP to Abbie Sherman (email@example.com) by Monday, Feb. 6, if you plan to attend.
The mission of the CIES is to provide leadership in research and education for solving the problems affecting the nation’s infrastructure systems. The mission of the NUTC mission is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many disciplines comprising transportation through the mechanisms of education, research and technology transfer.
Research thrust areas of the centers include:
- Improvement of existing civil engineering construction materials for conventional and extreme events.
- Developing new design methods for civil structures such as highways, bridges and buildings.
- Utilizing non-destructive techniques to assess structural damage due to earthquakes, traffic or other stresses on civil infrastructure.
- Creating new composite materials for use in construction and structural engineering.
- Rehabilitating bridges and buildings by applying lightweight fiber-reinforced composite materials.
- Modeling of composite hydrogen storage cylinders.