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Structural Engineering, Mechanics & Materials:
Faculty & Staff


Rigoberto Burgueño, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of California-San Diego. Structures: advanced and high-performance materials and structures through/on applied mechanics, applied materials science, design optimization, structural design, large-scale testing, earthquake engineering, and bridge design.

Ronald S. Harichandran, Professor and Chairperson; Ph.D., P.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Structures: random vibrations and probabilistic methods; earthquake engineering; structural dynamics; applications of finite element method; fiber-reinforced polymers for infrastructure.

Jung-Wuk Hong, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Structures and materials: computational mechanics, finite element method, meshless method, material plasticity, biomechanics and structural health monitoring.

Nizar Lajnef, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Sensors design for civil infrastructure and biomechanical systems, sensors networks design and implementation, nano-watt and self-powered sensors, and smart materials/composites/alloys and systems.

Venkatesh Kodur, Professor; Ph.D., P.E., Queen's University at Kingston.
Structural fire engineering; thermal and mechanical properties of steel, concrete and FRP materials at elevated temperatures; performance-based design for fire.

Parviz Soroushian, Professor; Ph.D., P.E., Cornell University.
Structures and materials; fiber-reinforced concrete composites; durability and repair of concrete materials and structures; recycling in concrete.


Siavosh Ravanbakhsh, Civil Infrastructure Lab Manager.
Function/Duties: Planning and supervising experimental research projects in the civil infrastructure area; ordering, operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment; hiring and organization of the work of laboratory personnel; general research support; development of industrial contacts; organization of technology transfer seminars in the area of concrete materials.

James C. Brenton, Department Technician.
Function/Duties: Coordinates and performs complex design, fabrication, modification, maintenance and repair of one-of-a-kind research and instructional equipment and systems. Assists in the day-to-day coordination of the operations of the facility.

Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3546 Engineering Building Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226