October 2019

October 31, 2019
ASCE Central Jersey honors members dedicated to the advancement of the profession every year at its annual awards ceremony. This year, they selected CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Husam Najm for the Educator of the Year Award due to his dedication to helping train and educate the next generation of civil engineers at Rutgers.
October 15, 2019
Victor Abril ENG’21 wants to learn what makes tech tick As a young child in Ecuador rising junior Victor Abril was fascinated by technology and determined to learn how things worked. “I remember my mom had bought me a toy car and as soon as she gave it to me, I wanted to know how it worked,” he recalls. “I grabbed a screw driver and opened it up. My mom wasn’t too happy about that.”

September 2019

September 27, 2019
Professor Xiang Liu along with graduate research assistants Asim F. Saman and Baozhang Ren authored an article in the July/August issue of TR News on deploying artificial intelligence in detecting railroad trespassing. 

June 2019

June 27, 2019
CEE professor Qizhong (George) Guo participated in a series of essays that appeared in the Star-Ledger on Sunday, June 23, discussing how we can adapt to the rising sea along the New Jersey coast. According to Guo, in New Jersey’s effort to adapt to rising sea levels, we are facing infrastructure challenges on two fronts – structural deterioration and environmental change.

May 2019

May 31, 2019
Jingnan Zhao received the TRB ACRP Graduate Research Award (2018-2019) which includes a $12,000 fellowship. The competition is nationwide and only 10 recipients are selected each year. Zhao works under CEE professor Hao Wang. Their area of focus is in energy harvesting, a promising technique that can help solve global energy challenges without depleting natural resources. Their particular emphasis is on the energy harvesting performance of piezoelectric transducers in airfield pavements.
May 23, 2019
Symposium explores how to improve the built environment through innovative solutions and government-industry-academia collaboration Public and private sector leaders convened at Rutgers University School of Engineering recently to discuss how government, industry, and academia can collaborate and innovate to improve New Jersey’s stressed infrastructure.

March 2019

March 12, 2019
Assistant Professor Nicole Fahrenfeld (CEE) is the principal investigator of a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award titled “Controls on the Host and Transfer of Hazardous Genes.” The goal of this project is to apply new techniques to monitor antibiotic resistant (AR) microbes in different environmental settings. This information will be used to track the transmission of antibiotic resistance through the environment. 

November 2018

November 29, 2018
With recent onsite tests, Rutgers University’s Nenad Gucunski hopes to improve bridge testing methodologies using the T-Rex mobile shaker from the NHERI facility at University of Texas, Austin. Gucunski and his colleagues aimed to overcome limitations of existing dynamic testing methodologies for structural systems with his EAGER project, “Informing Infrastructure Decisions through Large-Amplitude Forced Vibration Testing,”

June 2018

June 26, 2018
WNBC News 4 featured bridge innovation technology implemented by faculty associated with Rutgers School of Engineering and its Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. View the video below: If your daily commute takes you over a bridge, chances are you see rusted steel, cracked concrete and other signs of poor condition. Then there are other problems you can't see with the naked eye. That's why engineers are turning to technology to make sure wear and tear doesn't turn into a disaster.
June 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) selected Rutgers School of Engineering's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) to lead a consortium of universities that will compose the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center (Region 2 UTC). Region 2 comprises New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.