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Civil Engineering Labs

Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering Research Laboratory (CHERL). This lab offers a wide range of research opportunities to study topics on coastal engineering, fluid mechanics, and hydraulics in civil engineering. The state-of-the-art combined wave and bi-directional current flume of 80 ft long, 5 ft wide, and 5 ft deep, as well as other advanced instruments are used to conduct experiments on coastal structures, beach morphology, marine and hydrokinetic energy, open channel flow, and other applications. PI: Ali Farhadzadeh.

Environmental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.  Major equipment in this lab include: a 6545B Agilent quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometer (QTOF-MS); an Agilent 1290 Infinity ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) system with an online solid-phase extraction (SPE) system; an Organomation 12-position nitrogen evaporating water bath (N-EVAP). PI: Carrie McDonough.

High-Performance Supercomputing Cluster. Our department has recently commissioned a high-performance computing cluster, named “Zagros”. Zagros is equipped with execution and compute nodes connected by low-latency/high-throughput local interconnects (InfiniBand). This supercomputing cluster is a 76-node Intel Xeon E5-2670 which contains 1,216 cores. Each node has 128GB RAM and for a total of 9.728TB memory system wide. Each node is connected via 40Gbps Infiniband network for intranode communications. Storage for the cluster is a Lustre system with 72GB usable and connected via Infiniband. PI: Ali Khosronejad.

Lightweight and Multifunctional Structures Laboratory. The Lightweight and Multifunctional Structures Laboratory is dedicated to the development and meso-scale characterization of engineered materials (e.g., hybrids, composites, and metamaterials); lightweight (i.e., slender, thin-walled) structures; and multifunctional structures (e.g., smart, adaptive, multi-physics). The laboratory is equipped for experimental research in the areas of engineered materials for energy management; energy harvesting materials and devices; slender thin-walled structures; and structural health monitoring. PI: Rigoberto Burgueño.

Dynamic Structures Laboratory. The dynamic structures laboratory is decidated to: (1) the realization and experimental testing of innovative structures that are capable of adaptation and shape-morphing; and (2) to experimental studies in the area of structural dynamics and wave physics. PI: Paolo Celli.

Geosystems Engineering Laboratory. This lab facilitates the preparation, characterization, testing and visualization of geosystems from nanometer to meter scales. It is equipped with XRD, XRF, BET and TGA for nanoscale characterization of the mineralogy and pore space. It uses two fully automated triaxial systems to simulate the shallow and deep geosystems in their in-situ temperature-, stress- and flow conditions. In addition, the photoporomechanics and ring shear testing setup provide novel and unique probes into the intrinsic physics of geosystems with strong fluid coupling. PI: Wei Li.


University Labs and Centers

New York State Center for Clean Water Technology.The NYS Center for Clean Water Technology aims to foster business and job creation through the development of novel water technology, with an initial emphasis on on-site wastewater technology. The Center is a joint effort between Civil Engineering and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in coordination with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County, and the town of Southampton. 

Institute for AI-Driven Technology and Innovation

Southampton Marine Station

Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center

Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology

Infrastructure, Transportation and Security Center (ITSC). ITSC aims at  strengthening the security of various infrastructure and transportation systems across Long Island; it stems from a collaboration between the Departments of Civil Engineering and Computer Science, and teams from Farmingdale State College, Maritime College and Nassau Community College.