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U.S.-China Workshop on Trenchless Technologies and Critical Underground Infrastructure Issues
The U.S.-China Workshop on Trenchless Technology and Critical Underground Infrastructure Technologies was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)1 and was held at the China University of Geosciences (CUG) in Wuhan, in October 2007. The U.S. team included well known researchers from major universities and research centers. This award provided travel support for U.S. participation in the workshop, where researchers from both countries reviewed the state-of-the-art of critical underground techniques, the experiences in China to-date, and exchanged ideas on development of research strategies. Dr. Mohammad Najafi, Director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), was the Principal Investigator (PI) on this project, assisted by several Co-PIs indicated in this proposal. The Chinese collaborators included: Dr. Baosong Ma, Professor of Civil Engineering (CUG), the foreign organizer of this unique workshop, Dr. Huiming Tang, Dean of College of Engineering (CUG), and Dr. Xiaoming Wu, Professor of Civil Engineering (CUG). Dr. Tang and Dr. Wu assisted Dr. Ma with logistics, coordination, publicity, and organization of Chinese contributions to the research agenda.
1 This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0741764. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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