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Faculty Spotlight: Welcome Dr. Cancan Yang

 

 

Dr. Cancan Yang has joined the Department of Civil Engineering as an Assistant Professor focusing on Infrastructure. Dr. Cancan Yang received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Structural and Earthquake Engineering) in 2019 at University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (UB). She obtained her Bachelor's Degree and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Chongqing University (China) and UB respectively.

Dr. Yang’s research focuses on highway bridge engineering, specifically regarding precast concrete bridges. She uses experimental and computational methods to investigate structural systems and materials that can reduce earthquake-induced damage to precast concrete bridges. Her research contributes to deploying accelerated bridge construction in seismic regions.

Civil Engineering Alumni Spotlight

Rob Casasanta, B.Eng. `93

“My engineering degree has been very valuable in the design and manufacturing work I do. It also taught me how to learn and adapt to new and different situations. Every day brings its challenges and rewards which allows me to continuously learn and improve.” 

Rob Casasanta, along with his two younger brothers, Vic and Luigi, runs Brantford’s LC Bakery Equipment Services Ltd., a successful manufacturer of industrial and commercial bakery and food services equipment.

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