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Apr 30 2021

Webinar to showcase High-Bay Structures Laboratory capabilities

April 30, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM




Chicago, IL 60607

Lesley Sneed and Didem Ozevin, faculty in the civil, materials, and environmental engineering department at the University of Illinois Chicago, are set to present the webinar “Research and Testing Capabilities of the New High-Bay Structures Laboratory at UIC” on April 30, 2021, at 11 a.m. CT.

This webinar, which is being hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, will showcase the new High-Bay Structures Laboratory at UIC and highlight its capabilities for conducting cutting-edge, large-scale testing of civil infrastructure that will enable research advances in structural systems, structural monitoring and evaluation, and new structural materials. Previous and ongoing research activities of the affiliated faculty also will be presented.

Sneed is the director of the High-Bay Structures Laboratory at UIC. Her research focus includes reinforced and prestressed concrete structural members and systems, structural models and experimental methods, innovative methods of repair and strengthening of structures subjected to seismic loading or other extreme hazards, and design codes for structural concrete. She has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in these areas, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Education, state DOTs, and industry. Sneed is a registered professional engineer in Georgia and Missouri, is a registered structural engineer in Georgia, and has more than seven years of professional consulting experience in structural design and rehabilitation. She is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and she is a member of ACI 318, Building Code Committee; ACI/ASCE Joint Committee 445, Shear and Torsion; and ACI Committee 549, Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement. She is an associate editor for Engineering Structures and the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction. Sneed received her PhD from Purdue University in 2007.

Didem Ozevin is the director of the Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory at UIC. Before this appointment, she worked as a research scientist at Physical Acoustics Corporation for four years, where she gained expertise in many nondestructive evaluation methods such as acoustic emission, ultrasonics, and eddy currents. Her research is integrating structural design and damage assessment methods for resilient infrastructures, elastic wave problem for acoustics and ultrasonics, nonlinear ultrasonics, MEMS sensors for structural health monitoring, and real-time process and crack detection in various metallic and composite materials and structures. Ozevin’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. She is a recipient of the ASNT Faculty Award in 2014, and the NSF CAREER Award in 2016. She has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings. She is a registered professional engineer in Illinois, a member of ISHMII and ASCE, and she is chair of the Acoustic Emission Working Group. Ozevin received her PhD from Lehigh University in 2005.

Register for the webinar at Research and Testing Capabilities of the New High-Bay Structures Laboratory at UIC.


Prof. Lesley Sneed

Date posted

Apr 27, 2021

Date updated

Apr 27, 2021