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.
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
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.
Professor; Ph.D., P.E., Queen's University
Structural fire engineering;
thermal and mechanical properties of steel, concrete and FRP
materials at elevated temperatures; performance-based design for
Soroushian, Professor; Ph.D., P.E., Cornell
Structures and materials; fiber-reinforced concrete
composites; durability and repair of concrete materials
and structures; recycling in concrete.
Ravanbakhsh, Civil Infrastructure Lab
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.
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.