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Breakthrough research finds hyperspectral imaging can characterize building material strengths


Debra Laefer is an associate professor of civil and urban engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Professor Debra Laefer from NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), in collaboration with Professor Aoife Gowen and Zohreh Zahiri from the University College Dublin, recently demonstrated for the first time the ability to use hyperspectral imaging to characterize differing strengths within a single type of construction material. … The concrete results were just published in Construction and Building Materials.

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