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Professor Li in Hour Detroit magazine

Hour Detroit magazine interviewed Professor Victor Li on the self-healing concrete his lab developed. | Short Read

The article included a quote from Popular Mechanics which stated that in the next 110 years bridges will repair themselves thanks to Li’s engineered cementitious composite (ECC) or “self-healing concrete.”

Li told Hour Detroit that self-healing concrete is several times more expensive than regular concrete “but commercial optimization could bring the cost down.” Li explained it would make economic sense in the long run to use ECC because infrastructures that can repair themselves are more sustainable and require less maintenance than regular infrastructures.

Emily Herbert, a Rackham RMF Fellow, participated in this research. The research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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