The Michigan Engineer News Center

Philip Park receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

CEE graduate student, Philip Park, was selected to receive a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for the year 2011-2012.| Short Read

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships support outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. Philip’s research aims to develop a high performance fiber reinforced asphalt concrete (HPFRAC) for pavement application. The innovative use of randomly oriented discrete steel fibers is expected to improve mechanical performance and electrical conductivity of asphalt concrete. Improved mechanical performance can extend the service life of pavements while electrical conductivity has potential for various multifunctional applications such as self-healing, self monitoring, and snow and ice removal on the pavement surface. Professors Sherif El-Tawil and Professor Antoine E. Naaman are the academic advisors of Philip.

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