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The interdisciplinary Ph.D. track on “Automation in Civil Infrastructure” focuses on advancing all aspects of civil infrastructure, including construction and operation, and its interaction with its environment and humans by harnessing developments in automation, robotics, manufacturing and artificial intelligence (AI). Courses for students pursuing this track will be determined by the Ph.D. committee and the student to best benefit the student and their specific doctoral research.

Some of Our Research Specialties

  • Construction 3D printing
  • Robotic construction and assembly
  • AI, robotics and augmented reality in infrastructure design, construction, maintenance and management
  • Additive manufacturing (AM) of metamaterials for civil infrastructure applications
  • AM with sustainable materials, such as bio-composites
  • Smart structures and sensing
  • Autonomous vehicles and infrastructure
  • Human-infrastructure interaction

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