Along with other Purdue Faculty members, Dr. Dyke helped host members of the Federal Highway Administration and the Indiana Department of Transportation at their visit to Purdue. After a brief presentation on the research conducted at the Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Laboratory, Dr. Dyke and Alana Wilbee led the visitors on a tour of the Bowen Laboratory.

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2 December 2016

The IISL hosted the 2nd Midwest Smart Structures Colloquium at Purdue University on September 30 - October 2. The group was pleased to welcome Dr. Chung-Bang Yun as the Keynote Speaker. In addition to learning from his lecture, participants from the IISL and SSTL shared their research in seminar sessions and socialized at various group activities.

Several members of the IISL were recognized for the quality of their presentations, as listed below.

Daniel Gomez - First Place
Chul Min Yeum - Third Place
Amin Maghareh - Honorable Mention
Francisco Pena - Honorable Mention
Christian Silva - Honorable Mention
Alana Wilbee - Honorable Mention

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5 November 2016


Ghazi Binarandi was invited to give a talk at the Institution of Civil Engineers Technical Meeting on Thursday, 29 September 2016. His talk was entitled Novel Sensing Technologies in Civil Engineering and focused on developments in sensing, data acquisition, and data processing that can be applied to enrich the field of structural health monitoring. Ghazi is a recent Masters graduate of the IISL.

5 October 2016

The 2016 Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology is a three-week programme of coursework, lectures, laboratory exercises and non-academic activities, where participants learn about smart structures technologies and their application. This year, the APESS was held at Cambridge University from June 24th-July 13th, 2016. 

Alana Wilbee and Ghazi Binarandi had the opportunity to travel to the U.K. to participate in the summer school. Alana‚Äôs team won the SHM competition held as part of the summer school. Ghazi served as the leader of his team. 

Prof. Shirley Dyke was invited to lecture at the summer school. Her talk was entitled: Real-time Hybrid Simulation: Design and Execution, given on Friday, 1st July 2016 

15 July 2016

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Our Group

The Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Laboratory works to bring technological advances to infrastructure design and implementation. Headed by Dr. Shirley J. Dyke, the lab joins the fields of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the betterment of our building systems. Our projects range widely through the interconnections of these two fields. One of the primary focuses of the group is the development of the Real Time Hybrid Simulation technique, which couples physical and numerical systems to produce a full structural experiment. Several students also study structural control techniques, particularly methods incorporating base isolation devices and magneto-rheological dampers. Vision based monitoring strategies are also a focus of the group, as students develop and improve methods to detect and report structural damage.


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Undergraduates are encouraged to join the group as well. Applications are taken yearly through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. For opportunities to get involved during the semester, please contact us at the email listed below.

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1040 South River Road
West Lafayette, IN, 47907