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Four CAREER awards within past year

News date: 
2014-01-29

Assistant Professors Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ann Jeffers, Carol Menassa and Krista Wigginton have each earned National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards within the past twelve months.

This award is given to those who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. It is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

Flannigan Earns First Prize in EMI Paper Competition

U-M Steel Bridge Team Advances to National Competition

U-M Steel Bridge Team
U-M Steel Bridge Team
U-M Steel Bridge Team
News date: 
2017-08-16

The University of Michigan Steel Bridge Team (SBT) finished up a very successful season of competition. After placing second at the ASCE North Central Regional Competition, the U-M SBT was one of only 43 teams to advance to the ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). Oregon State University hosted the event, held on May 26-27, 2017.

'Missing lead' in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

Terese Olson, a U-M associate professor of civil and environmental engineering
Brian Ellis, U-M assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering
News date: 
2017-07-28

ANN ARBOR—A study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be.

Menassa Receives ASCE’s Alfred Noble Prize

News date: 
2017-07-10

Carol Menassa, Associate Professor and John L. Tishman Construction Management Faculty Scholar, has been selected to receive the Alfred Noble Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  The award is given for a technical paper of exceptional merit published prior to the lead author’s 35th birthday.
 

Mcity demos: Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology

Henry Liu
News date: 
2017-06-22

by Nicole Cassal Moore

ANN ARBOR—A car barrels through a red light, but the Lincoln MKZ leading the cross traffic doesn't T-bone it. In fact, the Lincoln never enters the intersection. It gradually slows down and yields to the law-breaking vehicle with time to spare.

A car is stopped dead in the road around a blind curve, but the Kia Soul that comes up behind it doesn't rear-end it. The Kia doesn't even brake hard. It gently comes to a stop before its passengers even register the obstacle.

Jerome Lynch named chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

News date: 
2017-06-19

by Nicole Casal Moore

Jerome Lynch

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 approved the appointment today.

Professor Kamat Receives the CII Distinguished Professor Award

Vineet Kamat, 2017 CII Distinguished Professor Award
News date: 
2017-08-01

Professor Vineet R. Kamat was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII).  Professor Kamat was presented with the award during the CII Annual Conference on August 1 in Orlando, Fl.

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

News date: 
2017-05-24

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-million investment in Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI).

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