PARTNERSHIPS NETWORK WELCOMES PARTNERS AND ADVISORS
Strategic Partnerships Network welcomes eight Charter Members to its Structural
Control Specialty Interest Group (SIG), and seven Center investigators to serve
as Technology Advisors on structural control issues.
Charter Members of the Strategic Partnership Network
At the Flagship Partner level, new charter members include
At the Premier Partners level:
At the Partner level:
Devices, Dynamic Isolation Systems, and Earthquake Protection Systems are
leading manufacturers of structural control technologies.
Cannon Design, Imbsen & Associates, and Thornton-Tomasetti are consulting
Profiles of these partner companies will appear in future
issues of the MCEER Bulletin.
Additional information on MCEER's
Strategic Partnerships Network, and links to these companies' web sites can be
found at http://mceer.buffalo.edu/partnerships/spn/default.asp.
New Technology Advisors for Structural Control Interest Group
Structural Control Technology Advisors include:
- Andrew Whittaker (UB)
- Michael Constantinou (UB)
- George Lee (MCEER/UB)
- Andrei Reinhorn (UB)
- Larry Soong (UB)
- Stuart Chen (UB)
- Gary Dargush (UB), and
- Zach Liang (UB).
Constantinou, Lee, Reinhorn, and Soong
will serve as Principal Technology Advisors due to their years of structural
control experience. Technology Advisors will serve as a resource to members of
the Strategic Partnerships Network, sharing their knowledge and expertise
through meetings, lectures and discussions. They will also assist in the
development of member programs such as educational short courses,
"Practitioner in Residence Fellowships," student projects and internships,
and other programs that advance member interests. Additional partners and
advisors will be added as the program expands.
Strategic Partnerships Network at MCEER's Annual
Members of the Strategic Partnerships Network gathered at MCEER's Annual
Investigators Meeting, November 2-4, 2000, in Buffalo. They received updates and
previews regarding future plans of Center research. Partners also provided input
and feedback, and met to discuss new initiatives for the Structural Control
Specialty Interest Group.
A report on this meeting is available in appears in the Fall
2000 Issue of MCEER Bulletin. (145kb)
About MCEER's Strategic Partnerships Network
MCEER's Strategic Partnerships Network links world-renowned researchers
with practitioners in business, industry, and government, to serve common goals.
The program seeks to unite the entire technology "application chain" -
researchers, manufacturers, consultants, software developers, and users of
advancing technologies - in an effort to collectively advance technology
application. It offers numerous member benefits including Specialty Interest
Groups (SIGs) that focus on research, development and application of specific
technologies such as structural control. The program's hope is to develop
greater opportunities for all, through increased networking and cooperative
initiatives. For information on the MCEER Strategic Partnerships Network,
contact Donald J. Goralski at:
Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
University at Buffalo
133A Ketter Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
or visit the "Partnerships" section on the MCEER Web site at http://mceer.buffalo.edu/partnerships/default.asp.