MCEER News

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6/12/18
An article on Design Build Network about the need to make buildings more earthquake resistant in light of predictions that there will be a noticeable increase in earthquakes in 2018 as a result of changes in the earth’s rotational patterns interviews Andrew Whittaker, professor of civil and structural engineering.
6/4/18
Reda Snaiki, a PhD structural engineering student, received the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean’s Graduate Achievement Award.
5/23/18
Assistant professor Negar Elhami Khorasani and PhD student Ramla Qureshi will travel to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) next week to participate in three different sessions Elhami Khorasani has organized with international colleagues.
5/21/18
SUNY Distinguished Professor Andrew S. Whittaker recently secured an award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) related to the seismic isolation of nuclear power plants and their internal structures, systems and components.
5/10/18
Geotechnical engineers at UB and Tongji University will utilize each other’s unique lab equipment and experience in a joint-research project, to begin later this year. Tongji University is the top civil engineering school in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World University (AWRU), or Shanghai Rankings.
5/9/18
An article in Construction Equipment Guide about accelerated bridge construction, which was pushed into the spotlight after a Florida bridge failure in March killed six, interviews Amjad Aref, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, who said it was unclear what the builders in Florida were using in lieu of a tower to support the segment that collapsed.
5/8/18
An article on Durability + Design about a panel that has given the go-ahead for construction of Seattle’s Rainier Square Tower, an 850-foot-tall structure that will feature a composite structural steel frame instead of the traditional steel frame around a reinforced concrete core interviews Michel Bruneau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
5/7/18
Kamelia Atefi Monfared, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at UB was an invited speaker at the first-ever International Congress on Clean Cooling. She held a workshop and was a featured speaker in a discussion panel.