Structural Materials Engineering
Guiding graduate and undergraduate students in Applied Science with the language proficiencies, knowledge of rhetorical strategies and genre expectations of their profession; assisting students to succeed as professionals in both their scholarly writing and speaking; investigation of the gap between international students’ assumptions about success and an Applied Science professor’s measurement of that success.
Utilization of waste materials and industrial by-products in cement composites
Long-term durability performance of cement-based materials
Alkali silica reactivity in cement composites
Smart and sustainable repair materials
Application of macro and nanofibrillated cellulose as internal curing and self-healing agents in cement composites
Non-destructive assessment and structural health monitoring of concrete structures
Novel Construction Materials; Concrete Technology; Integrated Structures-Materials Schemes; Engineered Cementitious Composites; Micromechanics; Smart Sensors; Structural Rehabilitation; Heritage Restoration; Seismic Retrofit; Masonry; Structural Health Monitoring; Non-Destructive Testing; Structural Dynamics; Impact Loading; Early Warning Systems.
Finite element analysis; Mechanics of composite materials; Constitutive modeling of engineering materials, Plasticity, Damage mechanics; Process modeling of composite structures; Analysis of impact and blast loading of metallic and composite structures.
Infrastructure repair and durability, sustainable construction materials, alternative cementitious materials, durability of concrete structures, historical heritage structures, concrete-concrete bond, numerical analysis of reinforced concrete structures, early-age thermal cracking, fiber reinforced concrete.