University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Ravi Ranade is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo. He is actively involved in the newly formed Institute of Bridge Engineering within the department. He is a registered civil engineer in the State of Michigan. He is an active member of the ACI Committee 544 on fiber reinforced concretes and serves as a reviewer/scientific committee member of several international conferences and journals. He has been a panel reviewer for the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy. Ranade conducts fundamental and applied research in the area of advanced concrete materials. His fundamental research on understanding the micromechanics of fiber/matrix interactions in high-performance concretes has led to the invention of a new class of concrete materials that possess unique combination of high compressive strength and tensile ductility. Ranade and his students at UB are developing a systematic method for designing ductile ultra-high performance concretes with given ingredients to achieve target mechanical and rheological properties. This work has been recognized by the Sandia National Labs and the US Army Corps of Engineers who have both funded Ranade’s research to develop resilient concretes with high energy absorption capacity.
Saturday, April 27
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM