Tag: infrastructure

Robotic bridge inspection, preservation is focus of new transportation center

Posted by on December 5, 2016

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Your commute to work may be smoother in the future, thanks to new federally funded research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T to host Transportation Infrastructure Conference

Posted by on August 22, 2014

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Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the third annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The program will feature recent findings in advanced construction materials, resilient structural systems, non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring of transportation infrastructure.

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First two of four ‘signature’ areas named

Posted by on January 17, 2014

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Missouri University of Science and Technology made significant headway in carrying out its strategic plan this week by identifying two of four areas in which the campus aims to achieve best-in-class, or signature, status as a research university.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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S&T selected to lead effort to improve sustainability in nation’s transportation

Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Missouri S&T has been selected to lead a consortium of four universities sharing in a 2013 University Transportation Centers (UTC) tier 1 grant. This program was authorized by Congress under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The center’s research will focus on developing the next generation of cement-based construction materials.

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Coating developed at S&T could strengthen nation’s infrastructure and create jobs in Rolla

Posted by on May 20, 2009

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a glass-based coating for reinforcement bars that helps prevent corrosion and strengthens the bond between steel and concrete. This material could help engineers build stronger bridges and increase the longevity of other steel-reinforced structures.

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New sensors capable of measuring damage to infrastructure

Posted by on January 5, 2009

Dr. Genda Chen, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was recently awarded a patent for “Strain Sensitive Coax Cable Sensors for Monitoring Structures.”

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UMR center receives $16 million through federal transportation bill

Posted by on August 3, 2005

Congress’ passage of a new transportation bill last week means the University of Missouri-Rolla’s University Transportation Center (UTC) will receive $16 million over the next five years to research critical national transportation issues.

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Former Rhode Island transportation official picked to lead UMR’s Missouri Transportation Institute

Posted by on June 22, 2004

Dr. William D. Ankner, the former director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, has been selected to lead the Missouri Transportation Institute (MTI), a new statewide research program involving 11 Missouri colleges and universities and led by the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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Several St. Louis-area bridges not ready for quake, student discovers

Posted by on February 10, 2004

Many bridges in the St. Louis area are incapable of withstanding the impact of a major earthquake, according to a recent study by University of Missouri-Rolla student Robert Riess, a senior in civil engineering from The Woodlands, Texas.

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