UT Professor Covers February Earthquake

Electrical Engineering Professor Alexis Kwasinski traveled to Chile following the February earthquake to inventory damage and share ideas on how to better prevent future power failures.

Watch the audio slide show to learn more about Kwasinski's discoveries and suggestions to better reinforce power and telecommunication systems when natural disasters occur. Click on captions in bottom right hand corner of slide show box to follow script.

Kwasinski's research website offers more background on his findings. He also is part of the interdisciplinary team from the Cockrell School working on the Pecan Street Project.

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