Craig Foster

    Email Address: fosterc@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Civil and Materials Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 3085 ERF Phone: 312-996-8086
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/cme/people/faculty/fosterc.html
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    For 2016-2017 I am seeking a student to measure material properties of soils for tracked vehicle analysis. The ultimate goal of the project to predict from material testing whether a given vehicle will be able to pass on a given soil. Students will help conducting geotechnical tests and analyzing results.

    Other research interests focus on numerical modeling (mostly finite element analysis) of solid and porous solid materials. Soils, rocks, and the cornea and other materials are of interest.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students performing experimental work should have experience testing soils and concrete, e.g CME 315 and ideally CME 300 or equivalent.

    Most likely, applicants will be from Civil, Materials, Mechanical, or Biological Engineering, but others are welcome to apply.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students performing experiments will conduct experiments according to the relevant standards and analyze results. If there is time, students will fit results to material models used for evaluating soils.

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