SAFE C.I.T.I.Structures Research LAB


SAFE C.I.T.I.Structures Research Lab

Welcome to SAFE C.I.T.I. (Community and InTegrated Infra) Structures Research Lab.

Post-doctoral and Graduate Student Research Assistant positions are available !

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Poster Presentation at the CWRU's Engineers Week Reception

February 22, 2018

Maryam Mortazavi (Ph.D. candidate, on the left) and Jennifer DoVale (MS candidate, in the middle) collaboratively presneted a poster on a project sponsored by the NASEM Gulf Research Program, titled "Lifetime Multi-Hazard Probabilistic Risk Modeling for Energy Infrastructure Systems" at the CWRU's annual Engineers Week Reception.

Congratulations! Maryam Mortazavi passes her Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

October 09, 2017

Maryam Mortazavi, the first Ph.D. candidate in MHS DRISK Research Lab, successfully passes her Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

Talk on Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation in the 2nd Annual DigitalC-CLE X, Cleveland, OH

September 26, 2017

Prof. Heo gave a talk in the 2nd Annual DigitalC-CLE X, Cleveland, OH. DigitalC-CLE X is an experimental day-long event to bring together Cleveland’s best minds in tech, design, art, science and education and to share creativity, spark ideas developing in Cleveland through 7-minute rapid-fire presentations. Professor Heo gave a talk titled “Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation” during this local networking event.

The 2017 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellow

August 08, 2017

Professor Heo has been selected as an Early-Career Research Fellow of the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEMfor Award Year 2017. These competitive fellowships recognize emerging professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health and well-being, or environmental protection. Prof. Heo is the only recipient from Structural Engineering out of ten recipients mostly from biology, chemistry, environmental engineering and policy across the country in 2017.

Presention on Multi-hazard Community Resilience at UKC 2017

August 10, 2017

Professor Heo gave a talk about multi-phase community resilience during the 19th US-KOREA Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC) in DC.

Presentation on nonlinear dynamic effects of offshore hazards at OMAE 2017

June 27, 2017

Professor Heo presented an important issue in evaluating the system-level performance using the finite element analysis method (FEM) for structures composed of strain-rate dependent materials during the 36 International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Artic Engineering (OMAE 2017) in Trondheim, Bergen.

CWRU Undergraduate Research ShowCASE 2017

April 21, 2017

Five undergraduate students of MHS DRISK Research Lab teamed up to presnet their research during the Research ShowCASE 2017 at CWRU. From the left, Saurav Shama (Sophomore), Annastasia Wong (Junior), Rachel Zable (Freshman), Olivia Okafor (Sophomore), Jessica McCoy (Senior-ShowCASE Team Leader), Prof. Heo, Maryam Mortazavi (Ph.D. candidate).

Moderated Two Sessions at 2017 ASCE SEI Conference

April 06~08, 2017

Professor Heo moderated two sessions titled 'Extreme Loads on Offshore Structures' during the 2017 ASCE-SEI Structures Congress in Denver, Colorado. Profesor Heo also gave a presentation on 'Multi-Hazards for Offshore Structure Installation' in one of her sessions.

Invited Seminar at University of Akron

November 18, 2016 (available at CWRU on November 28)

Professor Heo has been invited to University of Akron for a seminar on "How to Determine Design Level Blast Load for a Gas Explosion?"