Dr. Michael E. Kreger

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Michael E. Kreger is recognized internationally as a leader in reinforced concrete structures and earthquake engineering. His research, which has resulted in more than 150 technical publications, has focused on earthquake resistance and rehabilitation of structural concrete buildings, behavior of pre- and post-tensioned concrete bridge structures and durability of structural concrete. His work has been recognized… Read more about Dr. Michael E. Kreger

In The News: America needs an upgrade _ the sacramento bee

In the entire political realm, perhaps no arena illustrates this gap between rhetoric and reality more starkly than infrastructure repair and replacement: Politicians regularly opine about the need to rebuild America and produce millions of jobs in the process … Michael Kreger, an award-winning professor of civil engineering at the… Read more

Sources: Gas and Electricity

In The News: NASA Responds to an S.O.S. of Historic Proportions: Rocket technology could save our (historic) structures from earthquakes

The earth shakes millions of times every year. Often, these earthquakes strike in familiar places, such as the recent, deadly quakes in Ecuador and Japan. At other times, a quake may hit in a spot less familiar with the temblors, such as the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that struck Virginia in 2011 and damaged the Washington Monument. Historic… Read more

Sources: Smithsonian.com, Now Space

In The News: University of Alabama, NASA partner on earthquakes

It seems like an unlikely collaboration when it comes to earthquakes: the University of Alabama and NASA. After all, NASA is more commonly associated with the space program, and Alabama isn’t an area notorious for recent, devastating seismic activity. However, NASA is testing what’s known as disruptive tuned mass technology… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42, NASA, WBRC Fox 6, WCFT ABC 33/40, WVUA 23

In The News: Human Cost Rises as Old Bridges, Dams and Roads Go Unrepaired: Dr. Michael E. Kreger quoted

A routine trip to run errands almost cost Katherine Dean her life. In February, just as Ms. Dean, of suburban Maryland, drove underneath a bridge on the Capital Beltway, a large chunk of concrete fell from the structure, crushing the hood of her car and smashing the windshield. Read more

Sources: The New York Times

In The News: State to inspect aging bridges after overpass concrete falls on car

Maryland’s top transportation official on Thursday ordered immediate inspections of 27 aging, state-owned bridges after a chunk of concrete fell on a Prince George’s County woman’s car from the bottom of the Interstate 495 overpass in Morningside… Michael Kreger, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Alabama who has… Read more

Sources: The Baltimore Sun