The Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI, Morgantown, WV, US) was established with a planning grant in 2008 and full grant in 2009, and is currently in its seventh year of operation. CICI is the only I/UCRC focusing on polymer composites for infrastructure applications. The primary objective of the center is to usher innovative new applications and cost effective rehabilitation schemes using composites in civil and military structures to the next level through collaborative research between member universities in collaboration with both the composites and construction industries.
In addition to exhibiting, Dr. Liang of WVU CICI will conduct a session, entitled “Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Infrastructure Applications." This session will introduce the Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI), its research programs and accomplishments over the past seven years, and showcase how the center’s R&D achieves have met the market and industry’s need. The session will also solicit market needs from composite industries and owners of infrastructure systems and call for participation in CICI’s Industrial Advisory Board.
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