Civil & Evironmental Engineering

Street smarts: Monitors being created to watch for road, bridge defects

Sensors being developed to extract their power from the vibration and strain of their environment.
Nizar Lajnef, of civil and environment engineering, and Shantanu Chakrabartty, of electrical and computer engineering, are creating smart infrastructure sensors that are powered by the pavement and bridges they are designed to monitor. Their work has generated one patent, three patent applications and grants totaling $1.7 million.

October 17, 2013