NJACI Dinner Meeting (3/24/2015)

Date: on 3/24/15

The New Jersey Chapter ACI invited Jean H. Laird, P.E., Senior Project engineering in Structures Design Division and Joseph J. Sheedy, P.E., Project Engineer, Construction Division in New Jersey Turnpike Authority and Gregory P. Johnson, Branch Manager in Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. to the dinner meeting on 3/24/2015.

NJACI Dinner Meeting (2/11/2015)

Date: on 2/11/15

The New Jersey Chapter ACI invited Raj Navalurkar, PhD, P.E., Vice President of AECOM to the dinner meeting on 2/11/2015.

Topic: Rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge Concrete Deck, Approach, and Barriers

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting

Date: 1/11/2015 ~ 1/15/2015

I-BEAM laboratory researchers had a major presence at the Annual TRB Conference in Washington D.C. with 3 paper presentations overall.

Left to right- Dr. Hwang (Kyunghee Uni., Korea) and Dr. Na (Rutgers)

List of papers

NJACI Dinner Meeting (11/20/2014)

Date: on 11/20/14

The New Jersey Chapter ACI invited Nick DeCristofaro, Ph.D. , Chief Technology Officer of Solidia Technologies to the dinner meeting on 11/20/2014.

Nick spearheads both Solidia’s research and development program and the company’s intellectual property strategy. Nick has extensive experience managing materials science innovation in an industrial context.

Throughout his career, Nick has focused on the development and commercialization of advanced materials. He came to Solidia from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he directed the Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property. Prior to joining UMass, Nick held a variety of research and business management roles over a 28-year period, cumulatively, at AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, and Hitachi Metals in the US and abroad. He has 66 patents and 30 publications to his credit. Nick earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in metallurgy and a doctorate in materials science and engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

ACI 444 committee (SHM) during ACI Fall 2014 Convention was successfully hosted.

Date: 10/28/2014

The ACI 444 committee meeting-Structural Health Monitoring and Instrumentation (Chair-Dr. Hani Nassif) was successfully hosted on October 28, 2014 during ACI Fall 2014 Convention.

ACI 444 committee is aiming to develop and report information on the experimental analysis and structural health monitoring of concrete structures. The goals of this committee are 1) Sponsor technical sessions and workshops; 2) Publish special publications; 3) Sponsor new technology demonstrations; 4) Develop guidelines on test methodology for structural health monitoring, sensor technology, and forensic engineering of concrete structures.

The RIME Group presented 4 papers in ACI Fall 2014 Convention in D.C.

Date: 10/26/2014

RIME Group Presented Various Project during the 16th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase

Date: 10/23/2014, Thursday

Research Showcase Program

RIME Group researchers presented the results of their research projects at The 16th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase held on October 23, 2014. The showcase took place at the Conference Center at Mercer. During the showcase, Dr. Hani Nassif made a presentation on the ongoing project "Evaluation of Surface Resistivity Indication of Ability of Concrete to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration" in the Environment Session.

List of Posters
1. Impact of Freight on Highway Infrastructure in New Jersey

Dr. Hani Nassif, RE-CAST Associate Director, invited as a keynote speaker to an international conference held between October 8-11, 2014, in Natal, Brazil.

Date: 10/8/2014

Dr. Hani Nassif, Professor of Rutgers University and associate director of RE-CAST Center, was invited to the 56th Brazilian Congress of Concrete (IBRACON) as a keynote speaker. IBRACON is the largest Brazilian Congress for technical discussions on concrete technology and innovation in structural analysis and design, construction methods, building materials and their properties, and various aspects related to the civil industry. Professor Nassif presented a remarkable keynote talk entitled “Structural Health Monitoring for the Assessment of Cracking Potential in Concrete Structures”, which highlighted various structural health monitoring projects applied to concrete bridge structures in New Jersey. In addition to the keynote presentation, Dr. Nassif presented two research papers entitled “Structural health monitoring for the evaluation of railroad bridges” and “Field monitoring of rebar vibrations in concrete bridge decks under traffic loads”.

Dr. Nassif invited as a keynote speaker at Transportation Infrastructure Conference

Date: 10/3/2014

Dr. Nassif was invited as a Keynote Speaker on the 3rd Annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. His topic is "Structural Health Monitoring for the Assessment of Cracking Potential in Concrete Structures"

The program will feature recent findings in advanced construction materials, resilient structural systems, non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring of transportation infrastructure.

The conference will be of interest to academicians, public transportation agencies, professional and consulting engineers, testing labs, and undergraduate and graduate students. Conference participants will receive six PDHs.

RE-CAST (Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation) where Dr. Nassif is co-director sponsors this conference.

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The RIME Group attended a special workshop at Missouri University

Date: 7/14/2014

Three RIME Group member (Adi Abu-Obeidah, Ph.D. Candidate, Dalexander Gonzalez and Zaina Hamdan, Undergraduate students) attended a special workshop at Missouri University for a 4-day accelerated short course on the fundamentals of rheology and applications on cement-based materials. The workshop offered participants classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences, including an introduction to state-of-the-art rheometers. The workshop was led by three faculty members from the RE-CAST team, as indicated below. Students from the RE-CAST consortium universities attended the workshop, which allowed students working
on joint projects to meet face-to-face, as well as network with students from other universities across the country working on similar RE-CAST focus areas.


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