Graduate studies in structural engineering include experimental research in the core areas of cold-formed steel, fiber-reinforced polymer composites, high-performance concrete, constitutive modeling of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, seismic behavior of structures and damage detection. This includes the application of concrete, composite, steel and masonry materials to structures. Analytical modeling and research are being conducted in the core areas of earthquake engineering, structural control, structural health monitoring systems, structural control, soil-structure interaction, the high-speed impact of space structures and mitigation of structural systems. Two laboratories are available for research and teaching, including a new state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot high-bay lab and a 10,000-square-foot concrete lab. These research efforts and interdisciplinary activities are supported by several research centers at Missouri S&T, including the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, the Center for Cold Formed Steel Structures and the Intelligent Systems Center.
The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Systems (CIES) focuses on the rehabilitation of bridges and buildings by applying new materials, such as self-consolidating, fiber-reinforced composite materials.