News and Events
· The 24th RI Transportation Forum was held on Friday, 10/28/11. Honorable US Senator Reed sent his congratulatory remarks through a DVD. Honorable US Congressman Langevin sent a congratulatory message. Honorable Lt. Governor Roberts and Honorable RI Senator Sosnowski attended and provided congratulatory remarks. Keynote speakers include Prof. Imad L Al-Qadi of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Prof. Mike Sullivan of URI (former RIDEM Director) and Mr. Charles Odimgbe, CEO of RIPTA.
· Dr. Cho made a presentation about High Speed Rail at the CVE Graduate Seminar on 9/28.
· A NSF PIRE pre-proposal entitled “Sustainable Roadway System and Energy Harvesting” was submitted. Following three groups participated:
(1) Solar energy harvesting by Yang, Lee, Xiao and Elsen.
(2) Perpetual composite pavement by Sadd, Shukla, Greenfield, Bradshaw and Lee.
(3) Sustainable Transportation through Congestion Mitigation by Hunter and Thomas.
· Prof. Lee visited Prof. Dennes T. Bergado at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok for further cooperation on 8/2/11.
· Prof. Lee met with Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) President Suh, Korean National Research Foundation (NRF) President Oh and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Science and Technology Kim on 8/8/11 to discuss about further cooperation.
· Prof. Lee gave a seminar at LG Electronics Advanced Research Center on 8/9, and gave another one at Korean Institute of Construction Technology (KICT) on 8/10.
· CVE 334 Construction Management took a field trip to URI Pharmacy building at 5pm, Thursday, 7/21.
· Prof. Lee made a presentation about “Construction and Evaluation of Fiber Composite Caps for Protection of Pier Caps” at the 19th Annual Int. Conference on Composites, Nano or Metals Engineering (ICCE) in Shanghai, China on 7/28/11.
· Prof. Lee met with Vice Chief of Jiangsu Transportation Research Institute Yu in Nanjing, China for further cooperation on 7/30/11.
· There was a Special Seminar by Prof. Ha, IEEE Fellow of Virginia Tech at 3pm, Wednesday, 6/8/11. The title was “Low-Power Design of a Self-Powered Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting System with Maximum Power Point Tracking.”
· There was a FHWA Webinar about RAP management from 8 to 9:30am on Wednesday, 6/15.
· There was a NCAT Webinar about RAP from 9 to 10:30am on Wed, 6/15.
· There was a USDOT Webinar about TIFIA Federal Credit Program from 1 to 3pm on Wednesday, 6/15.
· There was a NHI Webinar about Transportation and Natural Resources with GIS from 2:30 to 4:00pm on Thursday, 6/16.
· CVE 348 students visited PJ Keating Company on 5/2.
· There was a College of Engineering picnic on 5/2.
· Prof. Thomas and Prof. Lee are working with faculty from University of New Hampshire (UNH) and University of Southern Maine to participate in the proposed Research Collaboratory Network. The URI research team will work on energy and infrastructure broadly within the context of life cycles as well as with hazards and risk management.
· Prof. Lee attended a meeting with Mayor Oh of the City of Seoul (Cambridge, MA) on Monday (4/18) and attended the Northeast Asphalt User Group steering committee meeting in Hartford, CT with Ajay Singh on Tuesday (4/19).
· CVE 348 students visited D’Ambra Construction Co. Inc. on 4/27 and J. H.Lynch & Sons Inc. on 4/29.
· Dr. Nam Geon Cho of Korea Research Institute of Human Settlements (KRIHS) joined RITRC as a visiting research fellow from 3/1/11 to 3/1/12. He will work on the integration of land use and transportation planning. There was a welcoming lunch at the U-Club on Thursday, 3/3/11.
· There was a presentation session for the accepted FY12 problem statements of the RIDOT-URITC joint program on Friday morning (3/4). Ajay Singh and Andrew Correia presented their problem statements.