TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • Analytical and applied mechanics
  • Characterization and mechanics of concrete materials
  • Advanced polymer composite materials in civil infrastructure (infrastructure composites)
  • Mechanics of composite materials and structures
  • Fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) structural shapes
  • Smart composites and structures
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Impact mechanics and high energy absorption materials
  • Fracture of bonded interfaces (FRP-wood and FRP-concrete)
  • Advanced and high performance materials for highway bridge applications

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, (Solid Mechanics, Structures, and Advanced Materials), 1997, West Virginia University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Structures), 1993, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S., Naval Architecture (Structures), 1991, East China Shipbuilding Institute

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2008 – present, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University
  • 2006 – 2008, Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University
  • 2002 – 2006, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron
  • 1992 – 2002, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron
  • 1998 – 1999, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University
  • 1997 – 1998, Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University