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Infrastructure Technology Institute

Research at the institute

ITI Research Engineer Daniel Marron instruments the JFK Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky


Northwestern University’s Infrastructure Technology Institute (ITI) is committed to ensuring our nation’s surface transportation infrastructure against failure. A primary focus of the work of ITI is structural health monitoring (SHM) – developing and deploying technologies and methods to assess the condition of key transportation components and to convert this condition and performance data into information that is useful in decision making.

ITI SHM research and development efforts gather data during different periods in the life of a structure – from construction through long term utilization and life extension. Using static or real-time measurements, our engineers deploy powerful tools to capture, transmit, store and display infrastructure data, often in challenging environments and over
great distances.

ITI researchers are also engaged in the development of advanced structural modeling methods and the creation of new, designer materials that solve old transportation infrastructure problems and meet new needs. Much of the work of ITI is done in conjunction with external partners, usually owners and operators of major infrastructure facilities and systems who bring us problems and a willingness to collaborate in the pursuit of solutions.

If you are interested in working with or learning more about the Research Engineering Group, please contact ITI's Chief Research Engineer Daniel Marron.