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SMILab holding free webinar July 9 on smart structures and technologies

June 25, 2020 - by Kim Delker

The Smart Management Infrastructure Laboratory (SMILab) at The University of New Mexico has converted the seminar they were planning to hold in person this summer to a free virtual session.

photo of SMILab members

SMIWeb 2020 will be held 10-noon on July 9 via Zoom.

Fernando Moreu, organizer of the webinar and assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, said this webinar is geared toward a broad audience, from undergraduate or graduate engineering students to practicing engineers involved in infrastructure or maintenance, consulting firms, national laboratory researchers, and entrepreneurs and inventors.

“This is a great way to bring together a diverse group of people who are interested in innovation, especially as it relates to the infrastructure of our transportation systems,” Moreu said. “We are offering this event this year online for the first time out of necessity, but we’re also hoping that virtual format will make it more accessible to a wider range of people.”

Topics to be covered include the latest innovations in smart structures, including wireless sensing, augmented reality, computer vision, nonlinear dynamics, robotics and artificial intelligence. Applications and impacts of these technologies will also be explored, including inspection, design, assessment and structural health monitoring.

See flier for complete program information.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by July 8 to Roya Nasimi at rhnasimi@unm.edu or Jiaqi Xu at xujiaqi@unm.edu. One participant will be randomly selected to win a drone.

Partners of the event are the UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing, the UNM Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the City of Albuquerque, Air Force Research Laboratory, the New Mexico Space Grant, the New Mexico Consortium, the Albuquerque Rocket Society, the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management, Tran-SET, and the UNM student chapters of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineering, and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association.