Dr. Charles-Darwin Annan's research interests lie in the general area of sustainable infrastructure and the development of resilient structural systems meeting multiple performance objectives. In the last few years, he has been leading an industry-driven research in collaboration with a leading steel bridge fabricator, Canam-Bridges, and the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to characterize the resistance of corrosion-resistant metallized faying surfaces used with slip-critical bolted connections in steel bridge construction. Dr. Annan is currently a researcher of the strategic inter-university Research Centre for Structures under Extreme Loading (CEISCE) and the Research Center on Aluminium (REGAL), where he is conducting a number of different research on sustainable civil infrastructure. Dr. Annan was nominated for the 2014 Mitacs Award of Exceptional Leadership, which recognizes excellence in collaboration and highlights superior research achievements. He is currently serving in a number of technical committees, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division Technical Committee. Dr. Annan currently chairs the Steel Structures subcommittee of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and has been serving as an editorial board member of Structural Engineering International of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).
Dr. Charles-Darwin Annan's research interests lie in the general area of sustainable infrastructure and the development of resilient structural systems meeting multiple performance objectives