Rapid-repair cements are a hot research topic and are being used across the industry to reduce construction times. This seminar gives an overview of various types of rapid-repair cement materials, their chemistry, uses, durability, and constructability.
Ground displacement or collapsed buildings caused by natural disasters can lead to explosions, injuries, and environmental catastrophes. Jie Gong integrated several remote-sensing technologies, data processing, and decision-support tools to help pipeline owners monitor assets post-disaster and assess increased risks.
Hurricanes or other extreme events can cause pipeline leaks, joint-weakening, or even ruptures. Dr. Jie Gong developed a mapping, monitoring, and risk-evaluation system combining lidar, infrared imagery analysis, and GIS-based assessment tools to identify vulnerable pipelines after a disaster.
PHMSA invited Rutgers grad student Milad Salemi to present his research at a workshop to encourage high school students to pursue STEM fields and to expose them to transportation careers. The event was part of the USDOT 50th Anniversary celebration.