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

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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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Jennifer DoVale's Exit Seminar for her Master's Project

May 08, 2018

The first BSMS student of the SAFE C.I.T.I.Structures Research LAB, Jennifer DoVale successfully completed her Master's project on Non-linear Dynamic Performance Evaluation of Vertical Process Vessels Subjected to Multiple Debris Impact Loads for the Hurricane Harvey. More details TBA.

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.