After almost 2 years, I am reviving my Stony Brook University blog on how engineers learn from engineering failures and disasters, how both theory and case studies involving such failures can be used to enhance undergraduate courses and curricula, and related issues. We will also discuss topics such as risk, complexity and failure analysis, and relate these to some of today’s emerging technologies as they respond to society’s growing needs for energy, environmental protection and human health.
So not everything discussed here will be a disaster – our real focus is on developing solutions in an an increasingly complex engineered landscape.
Please send your comments and thoughts, and please have a look at the older posts on this site.
– Gary Halada
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY