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Structural, Materials and Construction Engineering

Faculty in the structural and materials engineering areas are focused on research in:

  • CAE, smart bridges and structures, large-scale numerical
  • Static/dynamic characterization of composite materials
  • System analysis/infrastructure planning/management
  • Analytical modeling and experimental evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, seismic loading, evaluation/retrofit methods
  • Performance enhancement of complex systems and critical infrastructures against extreme hazard scenarios
  • Quality control and risk analysis, construction safety
  • Soil mechanics modeling, beneficial use of coal fly ash
  • Construction safety and simulation in virtual reality and artificial intelligence