CEE Current Research Projects

  

Environmental Engineering Research Projects

Derick Brown

  1. PITA XVI:  Feasibility Study for Development of an Advanced Wastewater Treatment Research Center at the  City of Easton Wastewater Treatment Plant (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)

Derick Brown and John Fox

  1. Benchmarking Antimicrobial Nature of Granular Activated Carbon (NSF)

Kristen Jellison

  1. PITA XVI:  Biomimetic Biofilm Surfaces for In Situ Detection of Waterborne Contaminants (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)
  2. Cryptosporidium Source Tracking in Philadelphia's Watershed (Philadelphia Water Department)
  3. PITA XVI:  Biometric Biofilm Surfaces for In Situ Detection of Waterborne Contaminants (PADCED)

Arup SenGupta

  1. PITA XVI:  Addressing Water Problems for Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania:  Innovative Use of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Water Through Ion Exchange Technology (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)
  2. PFI:  AIR Technology Translation - Moving Reversible Ion Exchange-Membrane (RIX-M) Technology for Desalination into the Market Place:  Technology Translation Plan Competition (NSF)
  3. PITA XVI:  Addressing Water Problems for Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania:  Innovative Use of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Water Through Ion Exchange Technology (PADCED)
  4. REU Supplement to 542888:  AIR Option 1:  Technology Translation-Moving Reversible Ion Exchange-Membrane (RIX-M) Technology for Desalination into the Market Place:  Technology Translation Plan (NSF)
  5. Synergy at Water Interface:  Transforming Arsenic and Flouride Crisis (Institute of Int'l Education)
Geotechnical Engineering Research Projects

Muhannad Suleiman

  1. Analytical Investigation of the Installation Effects on the Response of CMC (DGI-Menard)
  2. Long-term Behavior of Geothermal Deep Foundation Systems in Cooling-Dominated Environments (Qatar National Research Fund)

Muhannad Suleiman and Derick Brown

  1. Collaborative Research:  Enhancement of Vertical Elements for Foundation Support by Ureolytic Carbonate Precipitation (NSF)

Sibel Pamukcu

  1. "ADVANCE: Institutional Transformation," NSF, (Co-PI with P. Farrell, D. Hyland, J. Sands, and J. Krasas) (October 2010- September 2015)
  2. "Smart Polymer Modified Particles for Environmental Separation and Filtration.” PITA FY2015 PA Dept of Community & Economic Development, PI (January 2015 - July  2016)
Structrual Engineering Research Projects

Dan Frangopol

  1. Integrated Framework for the Application of Probabilistic Optimization Technology (POTech) to Weapons:  Emphasis on Modeling and Simulation (PIE/PIATA) »
  2. Development of Characterization of Failure Modes for Mechanical Components (Progeny Systems Corp.) »
  3. Integrating SHM and Time-Variant System Performance of Naval Ship Structures for Near Real-Time Decision Making under Uncertainty:  A Comprehensive Framework (DOD–Navy–Arlington) »
  4. Core Fund: Advancing Steel and Concrete Bridge Technology to Improve Infrastructure Performance, Task 8:  System Reliability in Special Steel and Concrete Bridge Systems (U.S. Dept. of Transportation) »
  5. PITA XVI:  Reliability, Maturity, and Readiness of Complex Systems (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development) »

Clay Naito

  1. I-Corps: Innovation Corps Teams Program:  Innovative Insulated Wall Panel Connector (NSF–Directorate for Engineering)
  2. Development of a Blast and Ballistic Resistant Precast Concrete Armored Wall System (PCI)
  3. Core Fund: Advancing Steel and Concrete Bridge Technology to Improve Infrastructure Performance, Task 11: Designing and Detailing Post Tensioned Bridges to Accommodate Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) (U.S. Dept. of Transportation)

Gary Novak

  1. NEESR:  Reserve Capacity for New and Existing Low-Ductility Steel Braced Frames (University of Illinois)

Shamim Pakzad

  1. CAREER:  Toward a Mobile Sensing Platform for Bridge Condition Monitoring (NSF–Directorate for Engineering)
  2. Participant Support:  CAREER:  Toward a Mobile Sensing Platform for Bridge Condition Monitoring (NSF–Directorate for Engineering)
  3. REU Supplement to 542995:  CAREER:  Toward a Mobile Sensing Platform for Bridge Condition Monitoring (NSF–Directorate for Engineering)
  4. PITA XVI:  High Density Joint Sensing and Compression Design for Structural Damage Detection (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)

Stephen Pessiki

  1. Rapid Detection of Fatigue Cracking in Steel Anchor Rods Using the Impulse Response Method (NRC–Transportation Research Board)
  2. Task 11a:  Designing and Detailing Post Tensioned Bridges to Accommodate Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) (U.S. Department of Transportation)
  3. PITA XVI:  Experimental Verification of a Concrete Model for Numerical Simulation of Radiographic Testing (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)

Spencer Quiel

  1. Progressive Collapse Resistance of Precast Concrete Frames:  Design Criteria and Connection Detailing (PCI) »
  2. PITA XVI:  Tensile Properties of Modern Steel Cables at Elevated Temperatures (NSF–Directorate for Engineering) »

Jim Ricles

  1. NEESR Planning/Collaborative Research:  Engineered Timber Structural Systems for Seismically Resilient Tall Buildings (NSF–Directorate for Engineering)
  2. PITA XVI:  Development of Liquid Silicon Rubber Dampers for Vibration Control of Civil Engineering Structures (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)

Richard Sause

  1. NEESR:  Inertial Force-Limiting Floor Anchorage Systems for Seismic-resistant Building Structures (University of Arizona)
  2. Core Fund: Advancing Steel and Concrete Bridge Technology to Improve Infrastructure Performance (U.S. Dept. of Transportation), as follows:
    1. Task 1: Development of Criteria for Refined Analysis for the Purpose of Improving the Evaluation and Design of Bridges
    2. Task 2:  Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Specifications and Manual of
    3. Task 3: Post-Tensioned Box Girder Design Manual
    4. Task 6:  Report on Techniques for Bridge Strengthening
    5. Task 9:  Implementation of Tubular Steel Design in Bridges
    6. Task 10:  Bridge Deck Durability Study
    7. Task 12:  Bridge Data File Protocols for Interoperability and Life Cycle Management
    8. Task: 12a Bridge Data File Protocols for Interoperability and Life Cycle Management
  3. PITA XVI:  Core Fund (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)
  4. PITA XVI:  CMU Subcontract (PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development)
Water-Resources Research Projects

Panos Diplas

  1. Flow Induced Particle Movement in Turbulent Flows: A Force-Time History Formulation (National Science Foundation) »
  2. Scour at the Base of Retaining Walls and Other Longitudinal Structures (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) »
  3. Assessing the Potential Impact of Tailings Released from a Containment Structure to Downstream Rivers and Reservoirs (Virginia Uranium, Inc.) »
  4. Why Rivers Meander (Lehigh University) »

Tara Troy

  1. WSC-Category 3 Collaborative: America's Water–The Changing (Columbia University NSF (PRIME) »

 

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