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Civil and Environmental Engineering Research

The Pavements/Materials Lab

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For more details on faculty research projects, please visit our department website.

Faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering focus on four main research areas:

  • Structural engineering for extreme events
  • Water and environmental sustainability
  • Pavement materials and pavement-soil interaction
  • Intelligent transportation systems

Research facilities

Advanced Geotechnical Testing Laboratory

Primary Contact: Raj Siddharthan
Major Focus: Complex stress path testing with feedback of soils under drained and undrained conditions; cyclic triaxial testing; flex wall permeability measurements.

Center for Advanced Technology in Bridges and Infrastructure

Primary Contact: M. Saiid Saiidi
Website: CATBI
Major Focus: Development of efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation systems.

Center for Advanced Transportation, Education and Research (CATER)

Primary Contact: Zong Tian
Website: CATER
Major Focus: Development of efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation systems.

Large-Scale Structures Laboratory (NEES)

Primary Contact: Ian Buckle
Website: NEES@UNR
Major Focus: Response of structures to earthquakes and other dynamic loads, component and system studies (bridge and building systems, non-structural components and assemblies), innovative and conventional materials, shake table and hybrid simulation of earthquake loads, shared-use access using NEES telepresence facilities.

Environmental Engineering Laboratories

Primary Contact: Eric Marchand
Major Focus: Water quality analyses, bench-and-pilot-scale testing, large scale hydraulic flume studies, surface and colloid characterization.

Western Regional Superpave Center

Primary Contacts: Peter Sebaaly, Elie Hajj
Website: WRSC
Major Focus: The WRSC is one of five centers established by the Federal Highway Administration to promote the implementation of superpave technology for asphalt pavements. Research focuses on pavement materials, design, performance and rehabilitation. This lab is fully accredited and certified by the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory.

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