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.

Distinguished Visitors Tour RAIL

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth and Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones met with RailTEC faculty and students and toured the Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) on December 15, 2017.

19th RREC Photos

Click here to see more photos from the 19th Railroad Environmental Conference and mark your calendars now for the 20th RREC on October 23-24, 2018.

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.

Fall 2017 Technical Tours

The RailTEC Infrastructure Group participated in the AREMA Committee 30 (TIES) technical tour of Cajon Pass on November 1, 2017 as well as a tour of Mission Tower at LA Metrolink on October 31.

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