TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • Concrete durability
  • Transportation Asset Management
  • Sustainable Winter Road Operations
  • Nanotechnology for Civil Engineers
  • Corrosion of Metals
  • Durable & Sustainable Pavements and Bridges

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, 1999 – Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • M.S., Industrial & Management Engineering, 2002 – Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • M.S., Applied Chemistry, 1996 – Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • B.S., Corrosion & Protection, 1993 – Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU-Pullman, 2014-present
  • Associate Director, USDOT Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), 2013 – 2014; Assistant Director, 2014 – Present
  • Founding Director, Corrosion & Sustainable Infrastructure Lab, MSU-Bozeman, 2004-2014
  • Program Manager, Winter Maintenance & Effects, Western Transportation Institute, 2005–2014
  • Research Professor, Civil Engineering, Montana State University (MSU), 2012–2014
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, MSU-Bozeman, 2009-2010
  • Associate Research Professor, Civil Engineering, Montana State University, 2007–2012
  • Research Scientist/Associate/Aide, Western Transportation Institute, 2002-2005
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, MSU-Bozeman, Spring 2002
  • Graduate Research Assistant, NSF Center for Biofilm Engineering, MSU-Bozeman, 1999-2001
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1996-1999
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Materials Science & Engineering, Tianjin University, 1993-1996

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Certificate of Scholarly Achievement, The Friends of Montana State University Library, 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions as Reviewer of the CORROSION 2013 Symposium, NACE International, March 2013, Orlando, FL.
  • Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2012 & 2013.
  • Best Paper, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering 2011-2012
  • Winner for ITS America 2007 Award for Best “Return on Investment”.
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Montana State University, 2005
  • Outstanding Student, Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, 1992-1993

TEACHING

  • Concrete Durability (CE 501)
  • Durable & Sustainable Pavements and Bridges (CE 498)