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ACI National Convention Presentation

Dr. Chris Pantelides recently made a presentation at the ACI National Convention on Oct. 25 2020, whose theme was Emerging Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). The presentation was web-based.

His presentation was titled: ABC Bridge Column-Footing Connections with Recessed Grouted Splice Sleeve Connectors. There were 55 attendees.

Tazarv & Hart Awarded Research Fellowship

Dr. Mostafa Tazarv and student Kallan Hart (of South Dakota State University have been awarded the Dennis R. Mertz Bridge Research Fellowship for 2020-21 by PCI for their research fellowship proposal “Repairable Precast Bridge Bents for Extreme Events.” Congratulations! The researchers will be working on this project in collaboration with Gage Brothers Concrete Products and TriDurLE.

Mostafa Tazarv

Mostafa Tazarv

Kallan Hart

Kallan Hart

Shi Named ASCE Fellow

Xianming Shi, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Congratulations!  Read More

Research wins AASHTO award

The research project titled “Bio-Based Renewable Additives for Anti-Icing Applications” has won a High Value Research – Maintenance, Management & Preservation Supplemental Award from the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials. Congratulations to WSU researchers

Mehdi Honarvar Nazari
Taekil Oh
Alexander Charlemagne Ewing
Deborah Ave Okon
Yan Zhang
Brandon Avalos
Eisa Alnuaimi
Eden Adele Havens
Xianming Shi

Nazari Presents at NW Transportation Conference

Dr. Mehdi Honarvar Nazari presented a talk entitled “Ecofriendly Deicers for Protecting Infrastructure, Motor Vehicles, and the Environment” at the 2020 Northwest Transportation Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis on March 10, 2020.

Liu serves as panelist at Beyond NSF workshop

The Office of the Vie Chancellor of Research at Missouri S&T organized the Beyond NSF workshop about writing proposals to DOT, DOE, DOD, DARPA, and NASA on February 28th. As one of the invited panelists, Dr. Jenny Liu shared her experience and thoughts on working with U.S. and state DOTs.

Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Mehdi Hanavar Nazari for being selected by the WSU Graduate School to receive the Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship for the 2020/21 academic year in the amount of $1500!

Zhang invited as keynote speaker

Dr. Xiong Zhang, Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Missouri S&T, was invited to give a keynote speech on “Use of Wicking Fabric to Dehydrate Road Embankment under Unsaturated Conditions” at GEO-Omaha 2020, 37th Annual Geotechnical Conference, organized  by American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section – Geotechnical Group and Geo-Institute Nebraska Chapter in Omaha, NE on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Call for Project Proposals for Year 1

The National University Transportation Center (UTC), National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life-Extension (, led by Washington State University (WSU), is now soliciting project ideas from researchers at all consortium member universities. The due date is Friday, February 28. More Info