3 PhDs in 3 Months

Congratulations to the 3 RailTEC PhD students who successfully defended their dissertations in a 3 month time period between May and July. Left to right are: Alexander Lovett, Samantha Chadwick and Mei-Cheng Shih.

RIVIT Conference

Over 100 people attended the Rail Infrastructure and Vehicle Inspection Technology conference on the Illinois campus on June 20 – 21, 2017.

NURail Center Site Visit

LaChaundra Graham, the NURail Center Grant Manager from the USDOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology, visited the Illinois campus on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 for a site visit.

Fall 2017 Research Prep Work

Trying to improve concrete crosstie design, small scale prestressed concrete beams were manufactured in Newmark Lab in September. These will be subjected to fatigue loading to quantify the effect of moisture on fatigue life.

Spring 2017 Hay Seminar Series

Thank you to our guest speakers for a successful Spring 2017 William W. Hay Seminar series. This semester alone we were able to reach over 540 in-house and online participants.

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