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Hannah Blum is the Principal Investigator spearheading the Steel Systems Innovation Research Lab’s pioneering initiatives. With expertise in Monitoring, Modeling, and Visualization of Structures, she leads groundbreaking research efforts.

Hannah’s team has devised a quantitative method for monitoring historic structures, revolutionizing the field. Through mixed reality visualization, they assess structural damage evolution. Collaborating with the Constructional Engineering Research Lab and Prof. Jesse Hampton’s GeoD Group, Hannah’s work sets new standards.

Hannah’s dedication extends to steel safety, resilience, and fabrication. Her team enhances metal building resiliency in tornadoes and develops prototype vacuum boxes for steel deck testing. They also pioneer augmented reality in steel fabrication and contribute to stainless steel advancements. Hannah Blum’s leadership drives structural engineering’s future.