Civil faculty members awarded significant NSERC funding as results of 2015 competition announced

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin

Civil engineering faculty members were 6 of the 160 UBC researchers to receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as part of the 2015 funding competition. A Discovery Accelerator Supplement was awarded to Associate Professor Mahdi Taiebat for his Multidimensional constitutive and numerical modeling in geotechnical seismic analysis and design research project. Individual Discovery Grants went to: Professor Perry Adebar for the Seismic design and evaluation of high-rise concrete shear wall buildings in Canada research project; Professor Thomas Froese for the Civil Information Modeling and Social Assessment for Sustainable Infrastructure Management research project; Professor Barbara Lence for the Accounting for Environmental and Life Safety Risks of Reservoir Releases in Regulated Watersheds: Reservoir and Land Management research project; Professor Marc Parlange for the Land-atmosphere Interaction over complex terrain: Hydrology and Large Eddy Simulation research project, and Associate Professor Mahdi Taiebat for the Multidimensional constitutive and numerical modeling in geotechnical seismic analysis and design research project. A Research Tool and Instrument Grant went to Assistant Professor Thomas Tannert for a robotic milling cell for timber design and manufacturing.

          
   Dr. M. Taiebat    Dr. P. Adebar    Dr. T. Froese    Dr. B. Lence     Dr. M. Parlange    Dr. T. Tannert

The full list of award recipients is available on the NSERC website.

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