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Workshop to Introduce New Structural Integrity Research Center Will Be Held in August

July 26, 2019

On August 14-15, 2019, Louisiana State University and Louisiana Tech will hold a workshop to introduce the proposed Center for Innovations in Structural Integrity Assurance (CISIA). The workshop will present the mission, concept, and potential focus areas for the new industry/academic research center, which will be sponsored by the National Foundation of Science and industrial members.

The need for a national technology center that can advance new technologies to address aging infrastructure and enable the safe, economical use of emerging materials and processes is now more important than ever. EWI, a provider of comprehensive structural integrity assessment and engineering services to companies across industry, has been in collaboration with LSU in the planning of CISIA, helping to identify scope, objective, and potential industrial partners for the project.

The workshop will kick off with a discussion of challenges and opportunities presented by Tom McGaughy, EWI Senior Technology Advisor for Structural Integrity. Discussions of potential projects in testing, sensing, analysis and prediction, and inspection will follow. To see the full agenda, click here.

To register for inaugural CISIA industry workshop or for more information, click here.