2 projects led by scholars from the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) have been honoured with the 2018 State Science and Technology Awards. Prof. Yong Xia of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and his collaborators from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and China Railway Bridge Science Research Institute Ltd. were rewarded with a Technological Invention Award (second-class) for their work on safety assessment and precise local damage detection technologies for long-span bridges, while Prof. Xiaoli Ding, Associate Dean (Partnership), and his collaborators from Central South University, China University of Mining and Technology, Guangdong Institute of Geological Survey, and Chang’An University were rewarded with a State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (second-class) for their research on key InSAR technologies for millimetre-level ground deformation monitoring and their applications.

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Prof. Xia with his award

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Prof. Ding with his award