This research examines the expected structural damage in a tunnel during a fire event, and concludes that, although safety may not be compromised, significant damage to the tunnel structure could be incurred.
Ramla Qureshi, a PhD structural engineering student, working with assistant professor Negar Elhami Khorasani, received an award from the Mark Diamond Research Fund to support part of her research in fire engineering and multi-hazard analysis.
A UB study involving faculty members Adel Sadek and Qing He examined how weather-related tweets can be analyzed to bolster computer models that recommend safe driving speeds and routes during inclement weather.
Michel Bruneau, a Professor in UB's Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering co-authored a reporting highlighting the reconstruction of Christichurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, following a 2010-11 earthquake series.
A research team led by CSEE Professor Cemal Basaran received a $800,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop graphene nanoribbons that may revolutionize how power is controlled in ships, smartphones and other devices.
Ketan Ragalwar, a PhD student working with assistant professor Ravi Ranade, received a grant to partially fund his research on concrete filled steel tubes used in bridges and piles in seismically active regions.
Teng Wu, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and his PhD student, Red Snaiki developed an analytical framework to estimate rain rate during tropical cyclones.
MS environmental engineering student Kristina Macro, PhD environmental engineering student Abdulraham Hassaballah and environmental engineering undergraduate student Jeremy Nyitrai presented research on water and wastewater at the 2018 NYWEA conference. The group was advised by environmental engineering faculty members Lauren Sassoubre and Ning Dai
Research in bridge engineering drives the use of new construction methods, components and materials. Current areas of investigation are Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), multiple-hazard mitigation, and response modification devices.
Research in computational engineering mechanics involves the application of the fundamental principles of solid and fluid mechanics to a variety of emerging engineering problems, using state-of-the-science numerical algorithms and high-performance computing technology.
Research in environmental engineering seeks to better understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the health of our environment and to pursue innovative solutions for its protection.
Research in geotechnical engineering addresses computational geomechanics, deep foundations, ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls.