IBE and MCEER to Receive Upto $15M in Funding from FHWA
The Institute of Bridge Engineering and MCEER received a
contract valued at up to $15M over a period of five years to
provide structural engineering services to the Federal Highway
Administration’s Office of Bridges and Structures.
After a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal in late April, CSEE
Assistant Professor Andreas Stavridis received an NSF grant to
travel to Nepal with a team of researchers to examine why certain
structures held up and others did not.
CSEE researchers found that green algae blooms (orange strands
in the smaller picture) act as a barrier between UV radiation and
bacteria, such as salmonella (green dots), which allows organisms
to grow unheeded on Great Lakes beaches.
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.
A research team led by CSEE Professor Andreas Stavridis recently
subjected an existing 10-story concrete warehouse in Utica, N.Y.,
to a series of shake tests in order to study the behavior of
archaic concrete structures under lateral loads.
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.
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.