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Emeritus Regents Professor Awarded Honorary Professorship

Dr. Chandrakant Desai, CEEM Emeritus Regents Professor, was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Nottingham, U.K. The title Honorary Professor is appropriate only for someone worthy of a Chair position at the University or the equivalent, i.e. someone very eminent in their field.  Nominations for serving academics from other world leading universities (whether in the UK or abroad) may be considered only if they hold professorial positions within those institutions....



UA-Developed Mobile App to Help Drivers Steer Clear of Traffic Headaches

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.The Smartrek app, developed by the UA's Yi-Chang Chiu, is set to launch this month in the Los Angeles and Phoenix metro areas. The Smartrek app uses advanced traffic prediction and vehicle routing technology, combined with user rewards, to give drivers the best suggestions for avoiding traffic while helping reduce traffic congestion.When we suddenly realize we're stuck in highway traffic, we usually ask ourselves why didn't we...



UA Civil Engineers Blast-Proof New UN Headquarters in Beirut

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.Rabih Hajjar stands in the U.N. building in Beirut as contractors apply blast-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer to the interior wall. (Quakewrap photo) When UA Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Mo Ehsani’s company, QuakeWrap, was awarded a contract in fall 2013 to blast-proof the United Nations headquarters in Beirut, a travel ban threatened to stymie the project.QuakeWrap was contracted to retrofit the newly constructed U.N...



Engineering researchers help Tucson plan for drier days ahead

Article from National Science Foundation website, and may be found here. New designs for water supply improve quality, use less energyWith water resources dwindling as the population continues to rise, many communities in the desert southwest are proactively seeking to make the tough choices now, so they can avoid more drastic measures in the future. The communities are seeking help from scientists and engineers, such as University of Arizona civil engineer Kevin Lansey.With support from the...



UA Tunnels Get Carbon Fiber Makeover

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.Workers apply carbon fiber mats soaked in epoxy resin to stabilize the utility tunnels that crisscross underneath the UA campus. (Photo: Carina Johnson/UANews) Ten feet beneath the pavement where students walk and bike on their way to class, workers clad in yellow protection suits, goggles and disposable gloves crowd inside a tunnel, attaching what appears to be wallpaper to the inside.But the sheets they're tacking up are not...
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