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Structural Engineering Assistant Professor Wassim Ghannoum arrived in Haiti on January 21, 2010 to assess structures in the earthquake-torn area. His week-long safety assessment will focus mainly on hospitals and ports and will help determine which structures remain safe to re-enter. Ghannoum's research interests are in seismic performance of reinforced concrete with older-type reinforcement details and in estimation of structural component fragility.

Ghannoum was selected from 150 French-speaking engineers volunteering for the assignment with the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG), a national organization that helps provide developing countries with affordable renewable energy, sanitation and clean water.

To read more about Assistant Professor Ghannoum's trip to Haiti, please visit: Engineer Assessing Human Safety of Remaining Shelter in Haiti — Cockrell School of Engineering

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