Nabil F. Grace Ph.D, PE

Chair and University Distinguished Professor, Civil Engineering Department
Director, Center for Innovative Materials Research

Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075



Congressman Joe Knollenberg Visits Lawrence Tech

I am proud that Lawrence Tech University is in Oakland County. This is a world class institution of higher learning.

Source: Congressman Joe Knollenberg's Blog


On the Go ...
Congressman Knollenberg recently dropped by Lawrence Tech University to say hi and check out the exciting new solar house being built by engineering students. The congressman also visited to learn more about the innovative carbon fiber technology being developed by Dr. Nabil Grace. Congressman Knollenberg has funded the development of this technology in the past for use in bridges. He is excited about its potential and believes more resources should be put into materials science R&D.

Ten Times Stronger than Steel
Carbon fiber is ten times stronger than steel and significantly lighter. This technology should be used in more bridges in America. Carbon fiber will end up saving taxpayers a lot of money as maintenance costs drop and our bridges become safer and more durable.

Dr. Grace
Congressman Knollenberg visiting with Dr. Nabil Grace. Dr. Grace is the Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at Lawrence Tech and one of the nation's foremost experts on carbon fiber technology and bridges.

The Team at Lawrence Tech
Congressman Knollenberg with the President of Lawrence Tech, the Provost, the Head of the Civil Engineering Department and several other leaders at this great, great engineering school in Oakland County.