Probabilistic system identification of structures, signal processing, Bayesian inference, model updating, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, uncertainty quantification, verification and validation of computational models.
Science focused on energy, development and environmental management. Computational
modeling of electrical grid integration of renewable energy and storage. Interaction of science and
policy in academia, industry and government
Professor and Louis Berger Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Resilient and equitable infrastructure
- Impacts of extreme events (e.g., drought, flood, wildfire) in a changing climate on infrastructure and communities
- Climate adaptation of infrastructure
- Slopes, dams, and levees
- Unsaturated soil mechanics
- Multi-physics (e.g., hydro-mechanical, thermo-hydro-mechanical) processes in soils
- Analytical and numerical methods in geotechnical engineering
Dr. Corlin is an environmental epidemiologist who develops and applies cutting-edge epidemiological and exposure assessment methods to characterize and mitigate the health effects of exposure to environmental toxicants among vulnerable populations.
How to scale up package of health, nutrition and agricultural interventions (individually known to work at a small scale) to a national scale, so as to improve maternal and child health and nutrition, the human, animal, and environmental epidemiology of the emerging pathogen Cryptosporidium, development of an ultrastable measles vaccine for use where there is no refrigeration or during emergencies, influence of malnutrition and environmental factors, such as air pollution and heavy metals, on common infectious diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia.
Occupational and environmental health; designing effective safety systems; creating systems of production that do not harm workers or the environment; drivers for corporations to create those systems of production and overcoming obstacles that they encounter to this endeavor, public health improvements as social change.
Current focus is safety systems and safety culture. Recent projects include: 1)health and safety curriculum development for the United Steelworkers of America, 2) health and safety systems in former nuclear weapons production sites and 3) improving safety conditions in the offshore wind industry.
Improving the design and implementation of in-situ groundwater and soil remediation, including permeable reactive barriers for treatment of large groundwater plumes, treatment solutions for emerging contaminants, and integrating ways to combine chemical remediation and bioremediation.
geometric modeling of manufactured products and constructed systems, spatial visualization, the use of technology in teaching mechanics, computer-aided design, and the use of computer tools for engineering problem solving