ATLSS Engineering Research Center
at Lehigh University
Lehigh University’s Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center, under the direction of Joseph T. Stuart Professor of Structural Engineering Richard Sause, Ph.D., P.E, is a national center for research and education on structures and materials of the infrastructure. We welcome you to learn more about the Center, including its people, projects, programs, and educational opportunities, and how the Center can be of benefit to you or your organization.
The Engineering Technician performs technical duties in support of the ATLSS Engineering Research Center in the ATLSS Multidirectional Experimental Laboratory and ATLSS Mechanical Test Laboratory under general supervision. Job duties include specimen and fixture fabrication; work in a two-person technician crew; setup large and complex test assemblies; rigging and material handling; form and pour concrete; setup high capacity test machines; and perform tests. The successful applicant will be the Lead Technician in the ATLSS laboratory for critical welding and certified welding.
Lehigh University’s NHERI Experimental Facility will be hosting a 1-day Research Workshop on Monday, November 9th at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The objectives of the workshop are:
Lehigh has received a highly competitive grant of $5 million to participate in a national initiative aimed at improving the resiliency and sustainability of the civil infrastructure to better withstand the effects of earthquakes and other natural hazards.
The five-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will support the operation and maintenance to perform research using the unique experimental facilities located in Lehigh's ATLSS (Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems) Research Center.
The award is being made through NSF's $40 million Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program, which was launched today.
NHERI will support a network of state-of-the-art shared-use research facilities at seven U.S. universities that will evaluate the performance of engineering designs and materials during earthquakes, hurricanes and other storms, tsunamis, landslides and other disasters.
This project aims to develop integrated maintenance-monitoring-management systems for highway bridge infrastructure at both project-level and network-level, based on simulated and monitored time-dependent bridge health as well as reliability and life-cycle cost analyses.
This project is investigating a family of innovative self-centering (SC) steel frame systems with the potential to withstand the currently accepted design basis earthquake (DBE) for buildings without damage.