The Michigan Engineer News Center

Gustavo Parra-Montesinos selected for research prize

Professor Parra-Montesinos was selected by the American Society of Civil engineers to receive one of the 2010 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes.| Short Read

This prize was in recognition of his “research on frame and wall structural systems that opened new doors of perception and enabled use of strain-hardening fiber-reinforced concrete, a highly effective composite, to improve the safety and behavior of connections and members subjects to intensive shear force.” Professor Parra-Montesinos was particularly noted for his landmark work on the shear behavior of frame and slab systems and exploration of the use of strut-and-tie models for application to design codes and procedures. The award will be given at the Joint NASCC and Structures Congress, May 12-15, 2010 in Orlando, FL. Congratulations, Professor Parra-Montesinos!

The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read