to the Challenge
Advanced Characterization of Infrastructure Materials Lab
Development of advanced materials characterization, nondestructive evaluation and computational modeling of infrastructure materials.
Advanced Infrastructure Materials and Manufacturing Lab
Creates new opportunities to revolutionize infrastructure materials and manufacturing by taking advantage of rapid evolutions in robotics, additive manufacturing, and computation.
Artificial Intelligence and Built Environment Lab
With a primary focus on human-aware AI/ML, researchers in the Urban.AI Lab contribute innovative methods, data, and engineering systems that improve human life and promote the effective and responsible collaboration between humans and technology in areas such as disaster resilience, drone analytics, infrastructure performance, and safety and ergonomics.
Asphalt Innovation Lab
Developing next-generation asphalt binders and mixtures that are environmentally friendly and provide cost-effective solutions to the ever expanding need to build and maintain our roads and highways.
Concrete Innovation Lab
Developing next-generation alternative binders and supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) and performance-based approaches for formulating durable and climate-adaptive concrete mixes.
Connected Infrastructure Lab
Collaborative work space where different disciplines work together to develop, test and deploy next generation sensors and data applications for the connected and automated vehicle environment, allowing vehicles and infrastructure to “talk” to each other and communicate their real-time conditions.
Geotechnical and Unbound Materials
Use existing or locally available soils, unbound or treated bases, and recycled materials in challenging operational environments to provide durable, resilient pavement layer solutions.
Intelligent Infrastructure Assessment Lab
Development of smart structures, including structural health monitoring techniques and techniques for quantitative nondestructive testing.
National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Lab
Provides solutions to the corrosion needs of industry and government to preserve and extend the integrity of the structures, such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, roads, ports and off-shore platforms.
Shield Lab (Hypervelocity Impact Lab) for Infrastructure Protection
The Shield Lab, also known as the Hypervelocity Impact Lab (HVIL), for Infrastructure Protection is aimed at enabling unique high-rate materials characterization and multiscale numerical model development and implementation.
Smart Grid Center (Control Room Lab)
This Testbed is being developed with an innovative vision of a large-scale, seamlessly integrated Power System Control Center of the future, to ensure the reliability, sustainability, and security of the electric energy supply.
Structural and Materials Testing
Develops advanced assessment techniques for aging infrastructure with a focus on structural systems, evaluation/improvement of current design standards to improve national specifications, and addressing Texas infrastructure problems.