Dr. Catbas has completed and on-going several funded research projects sponsored with support from federal, state, local agencies and private companies within the USA and also from abroad. He has served as PI, co-PI or Project manager for projects totaling to more than $8 Million. In 2008, Dr. Catbas was induced into Class of the University of Central Florida Research Millionaire’s Club.
Dr. Catbas is the founding director of Civil Infrastructure Technologies for Resilience and Safety (CITRS) (https://www.cece.ucf.edu/CITRS/)
Some of the recent sponsoring and partnering agencies include but not limited to:
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Federal Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium
- NASA Kennedy Space Center, NASA Marshall Space and Flight Center
- Space Research Initiative (SRI)
- West-Nippon Expressway Authority, Japan
- NEXCO-West USA
- Qatar National Science Foundation, Qatar
- Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey etc
AREAS OF RESEARCH SPECIALIZATION
- Analysis, Design and Assessment of Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
- Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
- Structural Identification (St-Id)
- Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
- Condition Evaluation of Constructed Facilities
- Disaster Mitigation and Management
- Analytical Simulation and Characterization
- Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Technologies
- Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamics
- Bridge Engineering
- Engineering Education
Dr. Catbas’ research has evolved around structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure systems. In this context, he concentrates on several topics within an integrated research framework. As his immediate research interests, his efforts are focused on the following topics, which are essentially closely linked with each other:
VARIOUS RESEARCH VIDEO CLIPS
Associate Editor, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):The Journal of Structural Engineering reports on fundamental knowledge that contributes to the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in structural engineering. Authors discuss the art and science of structural design; investigate the physical properties of engineering materials as related to structural behavior; develop methods of analysis; and study the merits of various types of structures and methods of construction. Dr. Catbas’s primary areas of expertise identified for the journal are Dynamics and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).
Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (SIE) Journal Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance: Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal is an international journal dedicated to recent advances in maintenance, management and life-cycle performance of a wide range of infrastructures such as: buildings, bridges, dams, underground constructions, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels, ocean structures, nuclear power plants, airplanes and other types of structures including aerospace and automotive structures. SIE is in the Science Citation Index. www.informaworld.com/sie
Editorial Board Member, Structure Monitoring and Maintenance, An International Journal: Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal. The journal publishes the high quality papers within the journal scope: Environmental loads and effects, Spot/Periodic/Permanent/Online monitoring, Identification/Diagnosis/Assessment/Decision analysis, Design/Retrofit/Maintenance/Renewal/Risk management, and related areas of structural engineering.
Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor Structural Control and Health Monitoring Journal: The Journal Structural Control and Health Monitoring encompasses all theoretical and technological aspects of structural control, structural health monitoring theory and smart materials and structures. The journal focuses on aerospace, civil, infrastructure and mechanical engineering applications.
Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor of Frontiers Built Environment, Structural Sensing: As an established field of interdisciplinary study, the built environment is very much concerned with societal interrelations: how the various fields of civil engineering affect their surroundings; the effects and constraints of transportation and transit systems; public (urban) policy and developments – from building conservation to landscape architecture to renewable energy – and how all of these issues contribute to and play a role in human-made environments.
Member of the Editorial Board CSC2015: The Fourth International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSC2015) held in Prague, Czech Republic from 1-4 September 2015.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICES
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Past Chair, ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Technical Committee: “System Identification of Constructed Facilities” 2010-2014
- Committee Member, ASCE SEI Technical Administrative Committee, Performance of Structures
- Past Council Secretary, SEI-ASCE Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structural Systems
- Past Chair, ASCE SEI Technical Committee: “Safety of Bridges”
- Committee Member, ASCE SEI Technical Committee, Methods of Monitoring and Evaluating Structural Performance Committee;
- Committee Member of the Task Group 2 (Reliability-Based Structural System Performance Indicators) of the ASCE Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability, and Risk of Structural Systems, Sept 2014-2017
- Committee Member, ASCE SEI Technical Committee, Safety of Buildings
- Member, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Technical Committee on Structural Health Monitoring and Control Engineering
- Member, Local Organizing Committee of ASCE Structures Congress, 2009-2010
- International Association for Bridge Management and Safety (IABMAS)
- Secretary, IABMAS Technical Committee: “Bridge Health Monitoring”
- Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
- Member at-Large, Executive Board of SEM (nominated, elected), 2014-
- Vice Chair of the SEM Technical Activities Council (TAC). TAC oversees the Technical Divisions, Committees and Focus groups.
- Chair, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) “Civil Structures Testing Technical Division”
- International Society of Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) member
- International Association for Live Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) member
- Transportation Research Board of National Academies of Science and Engineering
- Member, TRB Committee – AFF 40 Field testing and NDE of Transportation Structures.
- Member, TRB Sub-Committee – Non-Destructive Evaluation of Structures
- Past Member, TRB Sub-Committee – Analysis of Steel Bridges
- Federal Highway Administration
- Member, Virtual-Team (v-Team) for Structural Health Monitoring
- American Association for Engineering Education (ASEE)
- International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) (expired)