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Chakrabartty & LajnefResearchers at Michigan State University are “creating smart infrastructure sensors that are powered by the pavement and bridges they are designed to monitor.” Nizar Lajnef, an assistant professor of civil and environment engineering, and Shantanu Chakrabartty, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, are creating sensors that can diagnose damage and mechanical. Lajnef said, “This passive system harvests its energy from the infrastructure that becomes its host.”

Click the link below to read the full article in CBS Detroit "Monitors From MSU Engineering Watch For Road, Bridge Defects" by Matt Roush