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

Publications

  • Yang, H.S., P. Qiao, and M.P Wolcott.  2010.  Fatigue characterization and reliability analysis of wood flour filled polypropylene composites.  Polymer Composites.  31(4):553-560.
  • Yang, H.S., P. Qiao, and M.P Wolcott.  2010.  Flexural fatigue and reliability analysis of wood flour/high-density polyethylene composites.  Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites.  29(9):1295-1310.
  • Qiao, P.Z. and M.S. Cao. 2008. Waveform Fractal Dimension for Mode Shape-based Damage Identification of Beam-type Structures. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 45(22-23):5946-5961. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2008.07.006.
  • Davalos, J.F., P.Z. Qiao, V. Ramayanam, L.Y. Shan, and J. Robinson. 2009. Torsion of Honeycomb FPR Sandwich Beams with a Sinusoidal Core Configuration. Composite Structures. 88(1):97-111. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2008.02.005.