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Sustainable Infrastructure Materials

This Sustainable Infrastructure Materials subdiscipline seeks to provide a platform for future sustainable engineering of civil infrastructure systems, linking the material microstructural tailoring to the full-scale field performance of civil infrastructure. This program covers the development, application, characterization, recycling, remediation, disposal, modeling, and monitoring of engineering materials as part of infrastructure design, development, and management. It will emphasize fundamental understanding of materials and property relationships, knowledge-guided microstructural development and its impact on long-term performance, durability, and sustainability of civil engineering materials, as well as rehabilitation, assessment, and repair of infrastructure. Major research areas include: Multiphysics coupled degradation, multiscale control for improved microstructure, predictive modeling and performance-based design, high-performance infrastructure materials, and materials at high-strain rates and extreme events for hazard resilience.

Recommended Courses for the Sustainable Infrastructure Materials subdiscipline focus area:
• CE 502 Computational Techniques
• CE 597 Introduction to Micro- and Nano-Mechanics
• CE 597 Microstructure property and performance of concrete
• CE 597 Advanced Transportation Materials

Elective Courses (Any of the following courses* can be taken to satisfy the remaining coursework requirement of the degree with the approval of the student’s advisor)
• CE 570 Highway Systems Design
• CE 597 Advanced Transportation Materials
• CE 540 Pavement Design and Evaluation
• CE 564 Seepage, Drainage, Flow Nets and Embankments
• CE 597 In-situ Testing of Soil for Geotechnical Applications
• CE 597 Finite Element Methods
• Math Applied Math

*Any other courses deemed necessary by the advisor based on the student’s research.