P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

CEE's Frangopol named to Romanian Academy

Dan M. Frangopol, the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture in the department of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy.

Founded in Bucharest in 1866, the Romanian Academy promotes the study of Romania’s literature and history and the Romanian language, as well as scientific research. The academy has 181 acting members who are elected for life.

Banerjee awarded NSF grant to study impact of turbulent marine environment on tidal turbines

Arindam Banerjee, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics, was awarded a three-year NSF grant to study the impact of free-stream turbulence on tidal turbines.

Tidal energy is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into electricity. Hydrokinetic power has great potential for future energy generation since the tides are more predictable than the wind and sun.