Research Grants and Awards

See the research grants and awards earned by IBE investigators.

2016 - 2017

  • Assistant professor Pinar Okumus received a National Science Foundation Award for Collaborative Research: Resilient Seismic Retrofit by Integrating Selective Weakening and Self-Centering. In this project, a new seismic retrofit method, integrating the concepts of selective weakening, hinged walls, and self-centering, will be investigated to achieve low seismic damage. Read More about her accomplishments here
  • Assistant professor Andreas Stavridis is the primary investigator on a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Michel Bruneau, a professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering received a grant from the Pankow Foundation to research R-Factors developed from FEMA P-695 studies for Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls - Concrete Filled. Read More about the grant at this link
  • Pinar Okumus received a grant from FM Global and Business and Industry.
  • Professor Michel bruneau is a Co-PI on a project funded by the Pankow Foundation, and will produce research with the intnet of advancing the wind and seismic design of Concrete-Filled Composite Shear Walls. Read More about the funded project here
  • Assistant Professor Ravi Ranade received a grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.