College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

This super strong concrete could repair aging bridges. Here’s what’s standing in the way

As part of the PBS Newshour’s Breakthroughs series, special correspondent Cat Wise visited research labs on campus to learn more about ultra-high performance concrete. Iowa State associate research professor Brent Phares and engineering grad student Quin Rogers discussed UHPC research and what their team has been doing to help make infrastructure safer.    

CCEE researchers feature on PBS News Hour – watch video

Researchers in the CCEE department are utilizing Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges and to develop non-proprietary mixes of UHPC. Contributors to the project include Terry Wipf, Behrouz Shafei, Katelyn Freeseman, and others. Click on the link above to see the video feature of this work.

Iowa State co-hosts Second International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Iowa State University (ISU) co-hosted the second annual International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in Albany, New York, from June 2-5.

ISU CCEE team sweeps student UHPC beam competition

Chris Levandowski knows what makes a team work. “The most important things in developing a successful beam and team are dedication and communication,” the structural engineering student said. Last week, Iowa State CCEE students took first place in the First International Interactive Symposium on Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Student Competition. Levandowski was one member of that …Continue reading “ISU CCEE team sweeps student UHPC beam competition”