Patricia Culligan, professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, is leading a team of 20 investigators who have just won a five-year $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how urban green infrastructure (GI) can mitigate the city's role in coastal zone pollution. The award is one of only 11 grants—totaling $13.1 million—given by the NSF as part of its new coastal sustainability program. These are the first Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) awards to fund studies of coasts in the U.S. and around the world.
Associate Professor Haim Waisman has recently been awarded two new grants: one from the National Science Foundation ($350,000) and the other from the Army Research Office ($300,000) to develop innovative computational methods for important engineering mechanics problems.
Shiho Kawashima, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, won a two-year $171,796 Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) award from the National Science Foundation, for “BRIGE: Characterizing the Rheological and Microstructural Evolution of Oil Well Cement Slurries under Elevated Temperature and Pressure Conditions.”