MCEER News

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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.
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.
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.
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.

10/4/17
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.