Materials previously weighed in the laboratory and ready for the elaboration of four concrete formulations

Incorporation of Metal-Laden Granular Activated Carbon in Concrete Formulations

May 13, 2018

The principal objective of this project is to translate the already successful obtained laboratory results to a practice in an industrial trial jointly with Forterra, which is an international company that is dedicated to the fabrication of concrete sewer pipelines and manholes.

Juan Carlos Tiznado Aitken

Seismic Response with Compacted Granular Columns

May 13, 2018

The main goal of this project is to investigate how the use of compacted granular columns (CGC) may help improve the seismic performance of embankments on potentially liquefiable soils.

Camera image from inside centrifuge, looking out at Hiral Gandhi

Sandia Senior Design Test

March 19, 2018

The Sandia Senior Design Team were tasked to design a switch that activates at 9g as part of a cubesat subsystem for their senior design project.

Dream chaser side view

Dream Chaser

Jan. 16, 2018

The Dream Chaser reusable spacecraft prototype was load tested in two configurations to validate analytical models of the vehicle.

shear specimen loaded in frame

Alkali Silica Reaction Expansion in Concrete

Dec. 30, 2017

The focus of this project is to model the shear strength of concrete panels that have experienced alkali silica reaction.


Polyurethane Characterization

Oct. 18, 2017

Experimental characterization of visco-elasto-plastic response of polyurethanes for damage-resistant structures

A computer in the foreground shows results of a test underway in the lab

Nanoparticle Injection Technology

Oct. 18, 2017

Nanoparticle Injection Technology for Remediating Leaks of CO2 Storage Formation

Matrix Inclusions and Fracture Toughness

Oct. 18, 2017

Experimental investigation of matrix inclusions on the fracture toughness of composite material.

A concrete sample breaks under pressure during an experimen

Aerosol Generation in Compressive Concrete Fragmentation

Oct. 18, 2017

Eric Heichelheim, Harish Gadde, Prof. Mija Hubler, Prof. Lupita Montoya


Shake Table with a 2-Story Frame

Oct. 18, 2017

Structural Dynamics students work with CIEST to apply learning in labs.