Teizer, an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, speaks on "Nanotechnology and Its Impact on Construction," as part of the Institute’s nanotechnology seminar series. Abstract: This presentation will review nanotechnology programs and summarize the existing knowledge and understanding of nanotechnology, explore existing nanotechnology ideas, needs, and products in various industry fields, learn from their history and experiences during product implementation, and quantify their potential value and implementation for construction. Benefits and limitations of selected nanotechnology applications will be evaluated for high impact potential in construction. Bio: Dr. Jochen Teizer has been working in the area of construction engineering and management, real-time image and machine vision data processing, work zone safety, automation and emerging sensing technology systems since 1991. He has degrees in civil engineering from the Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany) and has consulted for various construction and IT companies. Dr. Teizer joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 2006, and is currently building the Real-time Automated Project Information Decision Systems (RAPIDS) Laboratory, which is a unique facility that focuses on developing and applying innovative technologies and methods to improve construction and transportation performance.
Location: room 102, Microelectronics Research Center
Contact: Katie Hutchinson, Microelectronics Research Center