Genda Chen

Klegseth honored for transportation center work

Posted by on January 8, 2018

Matthew Klegseth, an S&T alumnus and a doctoral student in civil engineering, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Council of University Transportation Centers (UTC).

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Chen speaks on transportation center at state conference

Posted by on March 7, 2017

Dr. Genda Chen was a guest speaker at the 2017 Missouri Transportation Conference held on Feb. 16 in Jefferson City. Chen is the Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering at Missouri S&T and director of a new University Transportation Center. In his presentation, “Inspecting and Preserving Infrastructure through Robotic Exploration (INSPIRE),” he spoke about the center’s vision, upcoming research and innovative workforce training.

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University receives $1.4 million grant for transportation center

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Missouri S&T is one of 35 universities to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a University Transportation Center (UTC). Missouri S&T received a $1.4 million UTC “tier 1” grant to develop robotic tools to inspect and maintain bridges and portions of highway from the air or from the side of the structure. Dr. Genda Chen, the Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering, is director of the new center. Other faculty involved in the project include:

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Chen interviewed by The Economist

Posted by on October 31, 2016

Dr. Genda Chen, the Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering, was interviewed by The Economist for an article, “Stopping Bridge Collapses,” published Oct. 15. Chen spoke about his research on bridge scour and “smart rocks.”

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