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Washington State University National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life-Extension (TriDurLE)

Researchers

Mohamad Ashour, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor and Coordinator
Geotechnical Engineering
Alabama A&M University
Email: mohamed.ashour@aamu.edu
Website
Research Project
Evaluation of Downdrag Loads on Bridge Pile Foundations in Inundated Collapsible Soils

Pierre-Phillipe Beaujean, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Email: pbeaujea@fau.edu     
Website
Research Project
Modeling and Measurement of Rebar Corrosion on Crack Formation Using High Frequency Ultrasonics in Three Dimensions and with No Contact with the Sample

Christian Carloni, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor,Department of Civil Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Email: christian.carloni@case.edu
Website
Research Project
Fatigue Life Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Composites

Xianbio (XB) Hu, Ph.D.    

Assistant Professor, Transportation Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Email: xbhu@mst.edu
Website
Research Project
Analyzing the Impact of Autonomous Maintenance Technology to Transportation Infrastructure Capacity for Condition Monitoring and Performance Management

Arunprakash Karunanithi, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Colorado Denver
Email: arunprakash.karunanithi@ucdenver.edu
Website
Research Project
Evaluating Sidewalk Infrastructure Durability and Life Extension

Yail Jimmy Kim, PhD, PEng, FACI

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Colorado Denver
Email: jimmy.kim@ucdenver.edu

Website
Research Project
Performance of ABC Columns and Cost-Effective Retrofit Strategies Subjected to Synergistic Distress Resulting from Corrosion and Seismic Loading

Ji Yun Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering  
Washington State University
Email: jiyun.lee@wsu.edu
Website
Research Project
Multi-Level Resilience-Based Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Framework using Bayesian Network

Yue Li, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Email: yue.li10@case.edu
Website
Research Project
Multi-Level Resilience-Based Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Framework using Bayesian Network

Jenny Liu, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Materials and Pavement Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Email: jennyliu@mst.edu
Website
Research Projects
1. Use of Recycled Plastics in Asphalt Pavements
2. Development of Holistic Methodologies for Improving Asphalt Mix Durability
3. Exploring the Feasibility of Innovative Integration of Place Change Materials for Thermo-Adaptive Asphalt Pavements
4. Durability of Transverse Sawcut Joints in Mid-Western Jointed Concrete Pavements

Wesley Marshall, Ph.D., P.E. 

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Colorado, Denver
Email:  wesley.marshall@ucdenver.edu
Website
Research Project
Evaluating Sidewalk Infrastructure Durability and Life Extension

Chris Motter, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
Email: c.motter@wsu.edu
Website
Research Project
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Vulnerable to Long-Duration Subduction Zone Earthquakes

Chris Pantelides, Ph.D.   

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Utah
Email: c.pantelides@utah.edu
Website
Research Project
Performance of ABC Columns and Cost-Effective Retrofit Strategies Subjected to Synergistic Distress Resulting from Corrosion and Seismic Loading

Adam Phillips, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
Email: a.phillips@wsu.edu
Website
Research Project
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Vulnerable to Long-Duration Subduction Zone Earthquakes

Balasingam Muhunthan, Ph.D.          

Department Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
Email: muhuntha@wsu.edu
Website
Research Project
An Innovative Approach to Enhance Self-Healing in Cementitiously Stabilized Soils and Mitigate Shrinkage Cracking

Francisco Presuel-Moreno, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Email: f.presuel@fau.edu
Website
Research Project
Corrosion Propagation Monitoring Using Galvanostatic Pulse on Reinforced Concrete Legacy Samples

Pizhong Qiao, Ph.D., P.E.    

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
Email: qiao@wsu.edu
Website
Research Project
Test Methods and Bond Performance Characterization of Shotcrete-Concrete Interface

Pedro Romero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Utah
Email: Romero@civil.utah.edu
Website
Research Project
Development of Holistic Methodologies for Improving Asphalt Mix Durability

Xianming Shi, Ph.D.   

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director, TriDurLE
Washington State University
Email: xianming.shi@wsu.edu
Website
Research Projects
1. Developing Enhanced Performance Curves of ITD Asphalt Pavements by Mining the Historical Data
2, Impacts of Magnesium Chloride Deicer on the Durability of Nanosilica-Modified HVA Concrete
3. Design of Long-Lasting Discrete Sacrificial Anode for Corrosion Mitigation of Reinforcement in Chloride Contaminated Concrete
4. Development of a Multi-Scale Self-Healing High-Volume Fly Ash UHPC

Mostafa Tazarv, Ph.D.   

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
South Dakota State University
Email: mostafa.tazarv@sdstate.edu
Website
Research Project
Post-Earthquake Serviceability of RC Bridge Bents Using Visual Inspection

Waheed Uddin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Mississippi
Email:  cvuddin@olemiss.edu
Website
Research Project
Highway Pavement Condition Deterioration Modeling Considering Maintenance History

Hakan Yasarer, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
The University of Mississippi
Email: hy@olemiss.edu
Website
Research Project
Highway Pavement Condition Deterioration Modeling Considering Maintenance History

Xiong (Bill) Yu, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Email: xxy21@case.edu
Website
Research Projects
1. Development of Environmental Responsive Asphalt Technology for Asphalt Pavement Life Extension
2. Multi-Level Resilience-Based Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Framework using Bayesian Network
3. Develop an Innovative Self-Healing Concrete Technology for Bridge Deck Life Extension

Xiong Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Email: zhangxi@mst.edu
Website
Research Projects
1. Automated Detection of Characterization of Cracks Using Structure-From-Motion Based Photogrammetry: A Feasibility Study
2. Extended Monitoring of Performance of Wicking Geotextile to Mitigate Pumping in Pavement Shoulder
3. Numerical Simulation of Pavement Installed with Wicking Geotextile in Responses to Climatic Conditions

Fugie Zhou, Ph.D.

Research Engineer, Transportation Institute
A&M University
Email: f-zhou@tti.tamu.edu
Website
Research Project
Development of Holistic Methodologies for Improving Asphalt Mix Durability

Dan Zollinger, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Program Manager, Associate Research Engineer
Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University
Email: d-zollinger@tamu.edu
Website
Research Project
Durability of Transverse Sawcut Joints in Mid-Western Jointed Concrete Pavements