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Ferraro Receives Leadership Award from Concrete Institute

Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., P.E., a civil engineering assistant professor within the University of Florida Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), has received the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award for his work on technical… Read More

Building Blocks – Christopher Ferraro

“We all know we’re going to have to become much more sustainable if this species is going to be able to persist on this planet,” said Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., an assistant professor in civil engineering. “And a lot of us are working to make that happen.”

Dr. Ferraro talks about the science of concrete, its durability and its impact on the environment.

Simmons Receives ASCE’s Editor’s Choice from a Third Journal

Denise R. Simmons, Ph.D., a civil engineering associate professor in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), recently had a manuscript featured as the Editor’s Choice in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Civil Engineering… Read More

ARPA-E Supports Ferraro $1.1 Million to Research Boron Concrete to Mitigate Neutron-Induced Expansion

Chris Ferraro, ESSIE Assistant Professor

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program has awarded $1.1 million to Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., P.E., to perform research on the prevention of damage on concrete used to house nuclear reactors. When concrete is exposed… Read More

Virtually Improving Emergency Response Training with NSF Award

Eric Jing Du, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), along with colleagues from Texas A&M University and Virginia Tech, has been awarded a $999,327 grant by the National Science Foundation’s… Read More