Center for Infrastructure and
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
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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