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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.

Sustainable Infrastructure and Materials Engineering MS Curriculum

RequirementCourse # (Credits)Course Title
Research BasicsCE 597 (1)Research Methods
Choose 2 Out of 3 Courses
Theoretical/FundamentalCE 542 (3)Microstructural Properties of Concrete
ExperimentalCE 540 (3)Pavement Design and Evaluation
NumericalCE 502 (3)Computational Methods
CE Electives (Choose 12-18 Credits)
CE 597 (3)Infrastructure Condition Assessment
CE 566 (3)Ground Improvement Design
CE 552 (3)Structural Steel Design
CE 550 (3)Reinforced Concrete Design
CE 597 (3)Geoenvironmental Engineering
Non-CE Electives (Choose 0-6 Credits)
CS 533 (3)Introduction to Data Science
CES 534 (3)Machine Science
MATH 527 (3)Introduction to Applied Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers
ME 510 (3)Continuum Mechanics
ME 570 (3)Finite Element Methods
GEOG 560 (3)Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEO 522 (3)Data Analysis and Geostatistics