Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Lab

The Purdue University Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Lab is dedicated to research and education toward improving the ability of structures to resist both natural and man-made hazards. Educational and research efforts are integrated to facilitate advancing the relevant technologies and training the next generation of engineers in their effective use.



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Francisco Pena is a recipient of the 2015 SE Solutions Scholarship, awarded by the School of Civil Engineering, for a Master’s student for his considerable service to the school and university, including mentoring for the seismic design competition and minority outreach events, and support for his peers inside and outside of the classroom.

Christian Silva is a recipient of the 2016 Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the College of Engineering. This award is presented for his dedication to outstanding classroom teaching, and exceptional interactions with undergraduate students. 

Gaby Ou is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award in Civil Engineering, awarded by the College of Engineering. This award is given to a student approaching graduation for research accomplishments in terms of journal publications, presentations, service to the school, and overall contributions to the field. 


Zhuoxiong "Charlie" Sun, PhD student in the School of Mechanical Engineering, made a research presentations during the 6th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering & 11th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology held jointly at the University of Illinois, August 1-2, 2015. The topic of the presentation was Wireless Structural Control Benchmark Problem


A mini-symposium was held in Bowen lab at Purdue university. Nine vistors from top Chinese research universities and members of the IISL exchanged their latest research findings. picture







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Six Degree of Freedom Shake Table


Allowable motion ranges up to six degrees of freedom, including translation and rotation about the three orthogonal axes.

Cyber-physical Instrument for Real-time hybrid Structural Testing (CIRST)


Real-time hybrid testing combines simulation and physical testing to help in assessing structural integrity in large scale civil infrastructures.

Small-scale Earthquake Simulator


Constructed by Quanser Consulting
Used as the standard shake table of the UCISTconsortium




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1040 South River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2101
(765) 494-9340

Graduate Students: Graduate assistantships (such as teaching assistantship and research assistantship) are available for qualified students for graduate degrees. To be considered students must first apply to the graduate program in the School of Mechanical or Civil Engineering.

ME Graduate Admissions

CE Graduate Admissions

Undergraduate Students: The lab encourages undergraduate students to get involved in research next summer. Qualified undergraduate students will be hosted by the lab or the SURF program