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Center for Infrastructure and

Constructed Facilities

Director – Madasamy Arockiasamy, Ph.D., P.E.

The Center for Infrastructure and Constructed

Facilities (CICF) focuses on civil infrastructure

systems and construction type applications.

Interdisciplinary areas of research involving

computer science, mechanical engineering

and electrical engineering include infrastructure

safety and security, intermodal transportation

network security, hurricane resistant

infrastructure, fiber reinforced polymer composites

for bridges, artificial intelligence applications,

smart materials and structures.

Center for Intermodal Transportation

Safety and Security

Director – Panagiotis D. Scarlatos, Dr.Eng., P.E.

The Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety

and Security is a state university system-wide

project led by FAU and designed to address

the potential threat of terrorism affecting the

safety and general economic welfare of Florida

and its transportation-based infrastructure.

The center’s primary mission is to support

initiatives by the state to protect and encourage

the economic vitality of Florida by preventing

both terrorism and transportation gridlock. This

project includes Florida’s 1,197-mile coastline

and existing maritime facilities, airspace and

airports,telecommunications, surface transportation

and subsurface systems such as pipelines.

Center for Marine Materials

Director – Richard Granata, Ph.D.

The Center for Marine Materials is dedicated


understanding the mechanisms whereby

materials deteriorate in marine


developing means for reducing and

preventing such deterioration,

promoting transfer of developed

technologies for integrity retention to

the private sector.

Although corrosion of materials in marine

environments has been estimated to cost

approximately one percent of the GNP per annum,

the Center is the only stand-alone academic unit

in the country that focuses exclusively upon marine


Center for Marine Structures and


Director – Dronnadula V. Reddy, Ph.D., P.E.

The Center for Marine Structures and

Geotechnique enhances the research ( basic

and applied) activities and industry relations in the

structures, geotechnical, geoenvironmental and

materials areas. It also strengthens the teaching

at the graduate and undergraduate levels,

and the interaction with other centers in the

College, i.e.

Marine Materials,

Hydrodynamics and Physical


Acoustics and Vibrations,

Applied Stochastics Research and

Infrastructure and Constructed Facilities.

Center for Systems Integration

Director – Ravi Shankar, Ph.D., P.E.

TheCenter for System Integrationprovides a state-

of-the-art center for multidisciplinary research,

teaching and training with a component of

service and nucleating beneficial economical

activities. The Center’s focus is on emerging

technologies for real-time embedded system

modeling, co-design, co-verification and

integration. The Center is envisioned to provide

a collaborative environment that induces

individual performance and rewards excellence

for both University and industry participants,

and to contribute to a research and development

infrastructure in South Florida.

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