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Jerome Lynch named chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: June 19, 2017

by Nicole Casal Moore

A boundary-crossing researcher who aims to make infrastructure more intelligent has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Jerome Lynch will be the Donald Malloure Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering beginning July 1. The U-M Board of Regents...

Professor Kamat to receive CII Distinguished Professor Award

Date: June 19, 2017

Professor Vineet R. Kamat has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII).

The award “recognizes the most outstanding university faculty member incorporating published CII research findings in the courses that they teach.” The criteria emphasizes introduction of newly published research each year and a...

Emeritus Professor Richard Woods named to the NSF’s Network Independent Advisory Committee

Date: May 24, 2017

The National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) system replaces the former George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) with a broader scope covering multiple natural hazards. Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40...

Smarter Stormwater Systems’ wins best feature article

Date: May 10, 2017

by Nicole Casal Moore

Sensor networks that enable real-time control of stormwater infrastructure could dramatically improve urban water quality, reduce flooding, and revolutionize how those systems are managed. Branko Kerkez, U-M assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the lead writer of a piece on this approach that was selected as the top feature article of...

Steps for Flint residents to reduce bacteria in filtered water

Date: May 9, 2017

by Nicole Casal Moore

ANN ARBOR—A team of researchers from Michigan universities and hospitals has recommendations for Flint water customers to most effectively use the point-of-use water filters on their taps.

The recommendations go beyond filter manufacturers' instructions. They advise users to flush the pipes and filters for longer periods of time each morning or...

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