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Kamal H. Khayat - Director

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Design and performance of advanced structural materials, including high-performance concrete with adapted rheology, self-consolidating concrete and specialty grouts, Repair and rehabilitation of civil engineering infrastructure, Rheology and workability of cement grout, mortar, and concrete, Physico-chemical interaction of chemical admixtures and modern hydraulic binders, Microstructure and properties of cement-based materials
Mechanical properties, visco-elastic properties, and structural performance of specialty concrete, Durability and deterioration of cement-based materials in aggressive environments, Use of chemical admixtures, supplementary cementitous materials and fibers in concrete

Magdy Abdelrahman

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Recycling of asphalt pavement, Modified asphalt binders, Quality control/quality assurance in pavement construction, Road materials and construction, Design and characterization of asphalt binders and mixtures, Pavement design and analysis, Advanced materials characterization and modeling, Pavement rehabilitation and management, and Environmental aspects of road material recycling

Kwame Awuah-Offei

Mining & Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Life cycle assessment, Sustainability assessment of new construction materials, Agent-based modeling for sustainability, Community engagement for sustainable construction

Rui Bo

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Large-scale power grid planning, Power grid operational efficiency and resilience, Power system computation, optimization and economics, High performance computing, Electricity market simulation and design

K. Chandrashekhara (KC)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Fiber reinforced polymer composites, modeling and simulation, additive manufacturing,  transparent composites, bio-composites, and multifunctional composites

Genda Chen

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Structural health monitoring, smart materials and structures, interface mechanics and deterioration, multi-hazard assessment and mitigation, bridge inspection and preservation

Kristen Donnell

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Electromagnetics, Embedded sensors, Modulated antennas/scatterers, Microwave/millimeter wave engineering, Microwave material characterization, Terahertz methodologies, Electronics design

Dimitri Feys

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Behavior of highly workable concrete in the fresh state, Rheology of complex materials and suspensions, Suspension flow and sedimentation, Fluid mechanics and flow modeling, Concrete made with recycled materials and advanced sustainability

Abhijit Gosavi

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Research Interests

Markov Decision Processes, Simulation-Based Optimization, Reinforcement Learning, Disaster Management, Risk Analytics, Airline Revenue Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Remanufacturing

Ivan Guardiola

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Research Interests

Applied Statistics, Data Analytics, Data Science, Applied Probability, Prediction Modeling, and Systems Engineering, Traffic Prediction Models, Safety Maps, Risk Assessment, Optimization

Xiaoming He

Mathematics & Statistics

Research Interests

Finite element methods, domain decomposition methods, interface problems, computational fluid dynamics, data assimilation, feedback control, stochastic PDEs

Xianbiao (XB) Hu

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Smart transportation systems, Big data analytics and applications in transportation engineering, Incentive-based travel behavior research, Transportation system modeling and simulation, Driving safety and insurance telematics, Performance evaluation and traffic operation

Jie Huang

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Sensors and instrumentation for applications in harsh environments, Photonic/microwave micro/nano materials, structures, devices and sensors, Structural health monitoring, Distributed sensor networks, Intelligent infrastructures, Environmental monitoring, Biomedical sensing and imaging, Distributed sensor networks

Abdulmohsin Imqam

Geosciences, Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Deepwater well integrity technologies. This includes technologies that provide improved understanding of cement/geopolymer cement properties under extreme temperature and pressure conditions and in the presence of contaminants in wellbore fluids during drilling and completion operations. It also includes new cement formulations utilizing additives such as polymers, resins, or nanoparticles to improve cement properties and long-term reliability. 

Dincer Knour

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Research Interests

Operational planning in transportation projects, distribution and logistics management, railroad safety, work zone safety

Aditya Kumar

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Composition-structure-property relationships in silicate materials, Experimental characterization and numerical simulation of reaction processes (thermodynamics and kinetics) and evolution of microstructure, Development of sustainable binders for construction infrastructure, Simulation of fluid/ion transport in porous media

Jenny Liu

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Engineering characterization and modeling of materials, Materials’ recycling, reuse, and renewal, Sustainable materials and resilient infrastructure adapting to climate change and extreme events, Pavement design, testing, and evaluation, Pavement preservation, repair and rehabilitation, Non-destructive testing, Pavement management
Environmental sustainability in life cycle of transportation infrastructure

Suzanna Long

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Research Interests

Critical Infrastructure Systems, Strategic Management, Sustainable Infrastructures, Management, Supply Chain and Transportation, Systems Management, Organizational Behavior, Sociotechnical Systems Analysis

Hongyan Ma

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Nano- and biological technologies in construction, Phase change materials in concrete, Magnesia-phosphate cement (MPC) and MPC-based functional materials, Acoustics- and optics-based NDTs and sensing, Hydration kinetics of (blended) cementitious materials, Microstructural characterization and modeling of cement paste, interfacial transition zone and mortar/concrete, Measuring and multi-scale modeling of transport properties of concrete, Mechanisms and properties of novel construction/rehabilitation materials, Deterioration mechanisms of concrete structures, Molecular simulation of C-S-H

Sanjay Madria

Computer Science

Research Interests

IoT and sensor cloud based smart city applications, ride sharing and cyber-physical transportation applications, sensor networks, big data analytics, security

John J. Myers

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Structures/high performance concrete (HPC) behavior and durability performance, Fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) in structural repair and strengthening applications with an emphasis related to concrete and masonry structures, and their durability performance, Development of environmentally sensitive construction materials
Hybrid materials and enhanced systems for blast resistant structures

Jonghyun Park

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Advanced li-ion battery, Beyond li-ion battery, Energy storage systems, Renewable energy systems, Grid energy storage systems, Nano-/macro-mechanics of materials, Self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructures, multiphysics/multiscale experiment and simulations

Joontaek Park

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

Shape-based particle separation in micro-scale flows as well as field-flow fractionation, Non-spherical particle transport in micro-scale fluids, Rheology of entangled polymeric liquids, Viscoelastic fluids for acoustic streaming as well as additive manufacturing, Non-Newtonian thixotropic and yield stress fluids

Ruwen Qin

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Research Interests

Optimization under uncertainty, Statistical/stochastic modeling, Coordination of centralized/decentralized flexible systems, Modeling and computational methods for cyber physical systems with applications to transportation workforce safety enhancement, transportation workforce training, and coordination of transportation systems

Sahra Sedighsarvestani

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Critical infrastructure protection, Cyber-physical systems, Quantitative modeling; pervasive systems, Development, modeling, and assessment of dependable networks and embedded systems, System and information assurance, Engineering education

Lesley Sneed

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Reinforced and prestressed concrete structural members and systems, Structural models and experimental methods, Innovative methods of repair and strengthening of structures subjected to seismic loading or other extreme hazards, Evaluation of existing structures, Design codes for structural concrete

Jianmin Wang

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Environmental impact of construction materials

Chenglin (Bob) Wu

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Multi-scale experimental mechanics and numerical modeling, Mechanics of adhesion and friction, Interfacial fracture mechanics, Composite materials, Microelectronic packaging, Nano indentation of thin films and micro-pillars, Seismic modeling in elastic/poroelastic media, Waveform inversion/optimization method, Vison-based structural health monitoring method

Xiong Zhang

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Advanced testing techniques for geo-material characterization, Modeling of coupled hydro-chemo-thermo-mechanical behavior of geo-materials, Numerical methods and modeling, Geothermal and ground source heat pump systems, Soil structure interaction, Foundation on expansive and cllapsible soils, Slope stability and retaining walls, Soil stabilization and ground improvement, Geotechnical applications in pavement engineering
Frozen ground engineering, Remote sensing for geo-engineering applications

Y. Rosa Zheng

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Underwater wireless communications, Wireless sensor networks, Embedded systems and electronics, Signal Processing and compressive sensing for non-destructive testing, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Smart and connected communities, Underwater autonomous vehicles and underwater robots, Smart rocks or smart particles for civil infrastructure monitoring

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Reza Zoughi

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Microwave and Millimeter Wave Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation (ND&T) for Materials Characterization, Imaging, Composites and Structural Materials Inspection