Michael Cox

I am a senior undergraduate student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. I am following the Structural Engineering concentration and also pursuing a certificate in Finance.  I have had the pleasure to work with Professor Adriaenssens in her “Mechanics of Solids” and “Extraordinary Processes” classes.  I am currently working with her on my senior thesis. My thesis will explore the use of ice as a structural material.  I will be specifically focusing material properties and construction methods for thin-shelled ice structures.  I hope to discover efficiencies that can be applied to both functional ice structures and the construction process of more permanent structures that rely on compressive strength.

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