Sep 17, 2020 | No Comments | By Vivian Sun
Nick Glumac, a research area lead within the Materials Science in Extreme Environments University Research Alliance (MSEE URA) and a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently provided insight regarding the deadly blast in Beirut in a New York Times article titled, “How a Massive Bomb Came Together in Beirut’s Port.”
The MSEE URA is a newly established center within HEMI comprised of 18 research institutions that work closely with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Research within the URA is focused on understanding, predicting, and controlling the behavior of materials in extreme conditions caused by weapons of mass destruction. A full list of current member organizations can be found on the MSEE URA website.