Ph.D. Students


Chuanrui Guo

Graphene/AgNW-based Long Period Fiber Grating Sensors with Fe-C Coating for Corrosion Monitoring and Evaluation in Civil Infrastructure

Expected to graduate in Summer Semester 2019


Fan Liang

Chemically-bonded Enamel-coated Steel Pipelines for Corrosion Protection and Flow Efficiency

Graduated in Winter Semester 2019


Zhaochao Li

Critical Buckling and Post-buckling Behavior of Thin-walled Liners Encased by Underground Pipelines in Saturated Soils. (Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at Morehead State University, Kentucky)

Graduated in Summer Semester 2018


Hongya Qu

Adaptive Data Analysis for Damage Detection and System Identification in Civil Infrastructure

Graduated in Spring Semester 2018


Yi Bao

Novel Applications of Pulse Pre-pump Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analysis for Behavior Evaluation of Structures under Thermal and Mechanical Loading. (Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey since August 1, 2018)

Graduated in Summer Semester 2017


Yizheng Chen

Long-Period Fiber Grating Corrosion Sensors for Life-cycle Monitoring and Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Graduated in Fall Semester 2016


Yan Tang

Remote Sensing and Localization of Smart Rocks with Orientation-controlled Magnets for Real-time Monitoring of Bridge Scour and Riprap Effectiveness

Graduated in Fall Semester 2016


John Finke

Static and Dynamic Characterization of Tied Arch Bridges

Graduated in Summer Semester 2016 (Doctor of Engineering)


Mostafa Fakharifar

Composite Confinement Systems for RC Column Repair and Construction under Seismic Loads: Concept, Characterization, and Performance

Graduate in Fall Semester 2015


Chenglin Wu (Assistant Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri since August 1, 2017)

A Unified Bond Theory, Probabilistic Meso-scale Modeling, and Experimental Validation of Deformed Steel Rebar

Graduated in Summer Semester 2014


Fujian Tang

Enamel-coated Steel Reinforcement for Improved Durability and Life-cycle Performance of Concrete Structures: Microstructure, Corrosion, and Deterioration. (Associate Professor at Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning, China since August 1, 2017)

Graduated in Fall Semester 2013


Ying Huang

A Progressive Collapse Evaluation of Steel Structures in High Temperature Environment with Optical Fiber Sensors. (Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University, North Dakota since August 1, 2012)

Graduated in Summer Semester 2012


Zuocai Wang

Hilbert Transform Applications in Signal Analysis and Non-Parametric Identification of Linear and Nonlinear Systems. (Huangshan Young Scholar and Professor, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China since January 1, 2012))

Graduated in Fall Semester 2011


Wenjian Wang

Structural Condition Assessment of the Bill Emerson Memorial Cable-stayed Bridged Neural Networks. (Senior Structural Engineer, Weidlinger Associated, Inc., Boston, USA)

Graduated in Winter Semester 2007


Yuxiang Xin

Seismic Performance of Mass-Variable Tuned Liquid Dampers with Particles Liquidation in Building Applications. (Structural Engineer, HNTB Corporation, California, USA)

Graduated in Summer Semester 2006


Xiaofei Ying

Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Columns, and Joints with Thin Steel Sheets and Steel Plates

Graduated in Summer Semester 2006


Xi Huang

An Integrated VE Damping and FRP Strengthening System for Performance-based Seismic Retrofit of RC Columns

Graduated in Winter Semester 2005


Chaoqiang Chen

Semi-active Control of Elastic and Inelastic Building Structures with Piezoelectric Friction Dampers

Graduated in Winter Semester 2003


Huimin Mu

Development and Validation of Coaxial Cable Sensors for Damage Detection of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Graduated in Fall Semester 2002


Xinbao Yang (Co-Advisor with Dr. Antonio Nanni)

The Engineering of Construction Specifications for Externally Bonded FRP Composites

Graduated in Fall Semester 2001


Jingning Wu

Seismic Performance, Design and Placement of Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers in Building Applications

Graduated in Summer Semester 2000