The workshop will focus on advancing infrastructure resilience.
WHAT: Texas Tech University's Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, housed within the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, will host the “Advancing Infrastructure Resilience – Mastering Extremes in Complex Environments” workshop alongside Fraunhofer EMI, Germany.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9)
WHERE: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 2521 17th St.
EVENT: Texas Tech's Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering is hosting the “Advancing Infrastructure Resilience – Mastering Extremes in Complex Environments” workshop. The workshop will include experts and practitioners from academia, applied research and private and public sectors who will exchange concepts and applications in infrastructure resilience.
The event also will identify joint research opportunities for German-U.S. research teams. The workshop will feature the leading applied research organization in Europe and pioneering researchers in the U.S.
Alexandros Taflanidis, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will be the keynote speaker. Taflanidis is an expert in natural hazards research, including storm surge to sea level rise, earthquakes, floods and wind. He has extensive experience in both developed and developing nations, including decision support at the frontlines of extreme events to advance infrastructure resilience and disaster reconnaissance.
The event will cover topics such as hazards from wind and flood in a changing climate, while exploring systems from civil infrastructure to agriculture and will feature an expert panel and TED talks.
The event is free and open to the public. Register online here.
CONTACT: Ting Lin, assistant professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 834 -5327 or firstname.lastname@example.org