UB’s MCEER, as part of a consortium with other research
associations and companies, received a significant grant from the
U.S. Department of Energy for a project entitled Seismic
Isolation of Major Advanced Reactor Systems for Economic
Improvement and Safety Assurance.
Andreas Stavridis, an assistant professor in UB's Department of
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, is part of team
traveling to Mexico City to investigate damage following the
An article in Engineering News-Record reports on
research, co-led by UB earthquake engineer Michel Bruneau, that
examines how a new wall-building system could transform how office
towers are constructed.
An article on Futurism about how engineering
earthquake-proof buildings could have saved lives in the Sept. 20
earthquake in Mexico City interviews Andrew Whittaker, professor of
civil, structural and environmental engineering.
An article in The Wall Street Journal about the role
geography and building codes played in Tuesday’s deadly
earthquake in Mexico City quotes Andreas Stavridis, assistant
professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
A story on WKBW-TV about the 7.1 magnitude
earthquake that hit Mexico earlier this week featured an interview
with Amjad Aref, a professor in the department of civil, structural
and environmental engineering.
Michel Bruneau, a professor in UB’s Department of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering and Amit Varma of Purdue
University have received over $750,000 in research grants from the
Charles Pankow Foundation in partnership with the American
Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).