Resilient Infrastructures

Balancing man-made and natural

A sustainable and well-managed critical infrastructure is vital to the security, economy and health of any civilization. Critical infrastructure includes transportation systems, buildings, bridges, water and sewer systems, food and agriculture, and national power grids. Our researchers are at the forefront of addressing these pressing issues due to the significant aging of America’s infrastructure. Engineers are faced with the challenging task of developing innovative and creative solutions to monitor and modernize our infrastructure and improve the environment while making it resilient, efficient and sustainable.


  • Complex fluid dynamics
  • Complex systems analysis/optimization
  • Information systems and data analytics
  • Large-scale and field testing
  • Multifunctional smart materials
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Risk analysis
  • Structural health monitoring and sensing

Focus Areas

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