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In Memoriam - Dr. Haaren Albert Miklofsky

Dr. Haaren Albert Miklofsky (November 25, 1920-October 2, 2011) was born in Rochester, New York, on November 25th, 1920. With a lifelong passion for education, he took night classes to get a BS in Civil Engineering from George Washington University then got his MS and PhD from Yale. He taught at many universities, the last being the University of Arizona, where he retired as Professor Emeritus. He was a member of Civic Orchestra of Tucson on violin and Tucson Concert and Shrine bands on trumpet...



UA Engineering Leads Haiti Earthquake Survey Team

Article taken from the College of Engineering website and may be found here.One year ago today a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. An engineering team from UA is looking at ways to reduce the carnage inflicted by future earthquakes while the island and its people recover slowly amid disease and mountains of rubble.A team led by University of Arizona earthquake engineer Robert B. Fleischman, associate professor in the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, traveled to...



Earthquake Engineering Research Aims to Save Lies, Billions of Dollars

Article taken from the University of Arizona website and may be found here.Shaking a scale-model parking garage to pieces could help design buildings and roadways withstand catastrophic seismic events.The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Los Angeles community of Northridge at 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, killed 57 people, injured more than 5,000, and caused an estimated $20 billion in damage, making it the costliest seismic disaster in U.S. history.Structures that should have withstood...



Engineering Professor Offers Free Engineering Services for Haiti Victims

Article taken from the College of Engineering website and may be found here.‘Magic Wallpaper’ Can Rebuild Haiti’s Earthquake-Damaged StructuresAs aftershocks continue to rock Haiti, a University of Arizona engineering professor who runs a structural engineering company has offered to send earthquake engineers to Haiti and to provide engineering consultation, both free of charge.Professor Mo Ehsani of the department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics is president of Arizona-based...



UA Engineers Without Borders make the News

Volunteers with the UA chapter of Engineers Without Borders assist villagers in Ghana with rock sieves to help filter water. UA Student Engineers Head to West Africa to Fix Village Water SupplyGlobal water projects keep UA group busy



Yi-Chang Chiu Receives Support from Cambridge Systematics

Assistant Professor Yi-Chang Chiu has received a generous donation from Cambridge Systematics to support his laboratory research and graduate students. Dr. Chiu specializes in traffic modeling and is currently assisting the Federal Highway Administration with traffic rerouting following the Minneapolis bridge collapse. Cambridge Systematics Inc. specializes in innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analysis, and technology applications for the public transportation sector.



CEEM Names New Geo-environmental/Geotechnical

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Lianyang Zhang, Ph.D., P.E. has accepted a position as Geo-environmental/Geotechnical Assistant Professor in our department starting this fall.  Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999.  Since then he has been a Technical specialist with ICF Consulting in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Furthermore, the department would like to Congratulate Dr. Zhang on his appointment to the Journal of...



UA Researcher to Address UNESCO Forum on Water

Article taken from the University of Arizona website and may be found here.Juan Valdes, head of the UA civil engineering department, will address how to bring technological advances to third-world countries.A water researcher at The University of Arizona will address a forum in Washington on practical solutions to water issues in the world’s semi-arid regions.Juan Valdes, the head of the UA civil engineering department and deputy director of the National Science Foundation Center for...



UA Prof Has Low-Cost, High-Tech Way to Strengthen Deteriorating Bridges

Article taken from the University of Arizona website and may be found here.A University of Arizona engineering professor has developed an easy, low-cost way to strengthen thousands of aging steel and concrete bridges across the country.The technology could have prevented Minnesota's IH-35W bridge collapse and could be used to repair tens of thousands of substandard bridges, says Professor Hamid Saadatmanesh, of UA's Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department.The American Society of...

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