CEE Professors Awarded CMU Berkman Faculty Development Grants
Two CEE faculty members have been awarded CMU's Berkman Faculty Development Grants.
Assistant Professor Hae Young Noh's proposal was entitled Smart Train for Efficient Monitoring of Bridges which is a project in conjunction with Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) and PennDot (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) light rail systems where sensors are placed in and around a rail car that will deliver data about the structural health of existing railway bridges.
Assistant Research Professor Semiha Ergan's proposal was entitled A Visualization Based, Integrated Information Repository for Troubleshooting HVAC Related Problems. This project takes raw data from various data sources available for Facilities Management ( such as building automation systems and building information models) in relation to a building, utilizes an integrated data model to identify applicable data to troubleshoot an HVAC related problem. This model then provides information to HVAC mechanics in a user-friendly format.
The Berkman program was established to help support projects that would otherwise be difficult to fund. The program is directed primarily to junior faculty whose access to external support is less well developed, and to faculty working in chronically under-funded areas. The Berkman Faculty Development Fund, supported by a gift in the memory of Sybiel Altman Berkman, A'31, is a small grants program in support of professional development. Full-time faculty in teaching, research, tenure and librarian/archivist tracks are eligible.
Congratulations Hae Young and Semiha!