Our research group recently attended the Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) – National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) – IAB Spring 2023 Meeting hosted by North Carolina State University, Raleigh. We presented the progress on four ongoing research topics. We are proud to report that our presentation was well-received and generated a lot of interest from attendees.
Dr. Surya Congress presented the benefits of natural fibers in concrete to improve mechanical properties like compressive strength and flexural strength. Dr. Anand Puppala and Hiramani Raj Chimauriya discussed the role of EPS Geofoam blocks in encapsulating the foundation. Similarly, Dr. Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Krishneswar Ramineni provided updates on their project related to the benefits of using high-strength geogrids for pavement foundation systems. And finally, Dr. Nripojyoti Biswas presented the work related to the application of wicking geosynthetics for improving pavement drainage and long-term performance.
We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers and industry partners in advancing our research and look forward to continuing to make significant contributions in our field.
We are also excited to announce that we have been selected to host the Fall 2023 IAB meeting and looking forward to welcoming the partner universities and industry members in Aggieland.
Dr. Anand Puppala presented on “Application of Geofoam in Thermal Encapsulation of Foundations”
Dr. Nripojyoti Biswas presented on “Performance of Pavement Sections with Wicking Geosynthetics”