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Date added: 2024-02-27

The only and unique lecture by a professor from the USA

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The Department of Transportation Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering cordially invite to the guest lecture by Professor Björn Birgisson from Georgia University (USA) on "Towards a Resilient Road and Bridge Infrastructure".

Professor Birgisson will be a guest of the Department of Transport Engineering on March 2nd - 9th(2-9.03.2024) as part of the Einsteinium IDUB program


Mr. Birgisson is Chair of the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering a former J.L. “Corky Frank/Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC Chair in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), Fellow in the Institute for Science and Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

The lecture he is going to present will provides a vision for a large-scale vulnerability and resilience analysis of pavement and bridge infrastructure on both the network and the project levels. The framework is capable of addressing transportation system vulnerabilities related to natural disasters including flooding, autonomous as well as other stressors on the highway infrastructure, such as the introduction of and platoon truck traffic. The results presented may form the basis for planning decisions by road authorities to ensure that engineers and planners make the right decisions leading to successful and longer-lasting infrastructure that is less vulnerable to the climate change, as well as technology related factors, such as the introduction of truck automation and platooning technologies.

The guest lecture will take place on March 4th 2024, 12:00-14:00 in the Main Building, room 155 (1st floor)

Professor Bjorn Birgisson