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Addressing Aging Infrastructure: From Components to Networks


Arash Zaghi, Civil and Environmental Engineering; 860-486-5648; arash.esmaili_zaghi@uconn.edu

Timothy Vadas, Civil and Environmental Engineering; 860-486-5552; timothy.vadas@uconn.edu


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut invites Civil Engineering PhD applicants to apply for a GAANN Fellowship supported by the US Department of Education in the area of addressing aging infrastructure. GAANN fellows will be engaged in cutting-edge research in several areas, including, but not limited to, “big data”, advanced sensors, optimization of transportation networks, monitoring and feedback loops to control wastewater treatment processes, new components for bridge repairs, and prediction modeling. Fellows will develop research through collaborations with faculty and stakeholders.

Financial support:

Fellowships are available for doctoral students interested in working to address the urgent national needs of aging infrastructure through repairing, upgrading and optimizing infrastructure in the areas of transportation, water resources, and power transmission. Student stipends are up to $34,000 per year depending on financial need.  The fellowship also covers tuition, university fees and health benefits.  Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and must fill out a FAFSA application.

Core Faculty:

For additional information, please see the following websites:

UConn GAANN: gaann.engr.uconn.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering: cee.engr.uconn.edu/