MCEER News

Keep up to date with the lastest MCEER news.

2/6/18
An article on Eos, a publication of the American Geophysical Union, about using airborne lidar, a pulsed laser light technology, to hasten rescues from compromised buildings interviews Chris Renschler, associate professor of geography and an investigator with MCEER.
Photo of Andrew Whittaker outside of Ketter Hall
2/6/18
A new research project, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), uses biologically inspired structural engineering. Specifically, the research team hopes to develop a lightweight composite system similar, in concept, to the armoring systems in turtle shells.
Photo of Pinar Okumus and students
2/5/18
Last year, a UB assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and two of her PhD students participated in two international bridge engineering events in 2017.
2/2/18
An article in Modern Steel Construction, a publication of the American Institute of Steel Construction, looks at research by Michel Bruneau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, that uses a new composite assembly, a concrete-filled composite plate shear wall core system, in the construction of high-rise buildings.
1/16/18
An article on Stuff about the increasing use of steel building construction following earthquakes in Christchurch reports on research by Michel Bruneau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, that showed that steel framed buildings that already existed at the time of the earthquakes stood up well.
photo of MCEER lab
11/13/17
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.
Photo of alumna Sissy Nikolaou
11/10/17

Sissy Nikolaou (MS ’95, PhD ‘98), PE was elected governor of the ASCE G-I Board last month. The G-I is a membership organization, within ASCE, focused on geoprofessionals and the geo-industry.

10/10/17

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 September earthquake.