Current Research Group

Joshua White

Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University

M.S. Texas A&M University, 2012

B.S. Abilene Christian University, 2011

Justin Buskmiller

M.S. Student, Texas A&M University

B.S. Texas A&M University, 2015

Shengyi Shi

M.S. Student, Texas A&M University

B.S. Zhejiang University City College, 2016

Roshan Sharma

M.S. Student, Texas A&M University

B.S. University of Louisiana Lafayette, 2014

Christoph Weichenrieder

M.S. Student, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg

B.S. Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg

Georg Leiseder

M.S. Student, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg

B.S. Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg

Former Members

Dr. Tevfik Terzioglu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2015

M.S. Bogazici University, 2011

B.S. Bogazici University, 2008

 

 

Natasha Boger

Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University

M.S. North Carolina State University, 2008

B.S. North Carolina State University, 2008

 

 

 

 

Hungjoo Kwon

Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University

M.S. Hanyang University, 2012

B.S. Hanyang University, 2010

 

 

 

 

Sun Hee Park

Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University

M.S. Hongik University 2013

B.S. Hongik University 2011

 

 

Jilong Cui

Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University

M.S. Korea University, 2015

B.S. Yanbian University of Science and Technology, 2012

 

Nathan Schulz

Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University

M.S. Texas A&M University, 2016

B.S. Texas A&M University, 2014

Former Ph.D. Students (advised or co-advised)

 

Dr. Madhu Karthik Murugesan Reddiar: Strut and Tie Modeling of Bridge Piers. currently Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Parakkad, India

 

Dr. Kyle Wieghaus: Vibration Mitigation of Traffic Signal Structures, currently Forensic Structural Engineer at Knotts Laboratories.

 

Dr. Jai Baik: Automated Detection of Cracked Axle Journals, currently at Samsung C&T, South Korea

 

Dr. Ardeshir Tehrani: Microstructure-Based Computational Modeling of the Mechanical Behavior of Polymer Nano-Composites, currently at Siemens

 

Dr. Stacey Tucker: Induced Polarization for Determining Unknown Foundations of Bridges, currently Assistant Professor at Kansas State University

 

Dr. Mahmood Ettehad: Analysis of Particle Size and Interface Effects on the Strength and Ductility of Advanced High Strength Steels, currently pursues Ph.D. at Texas A&M University (Mathematics)

 

Dr. Shobeir Pirayah Gar: Aramid Fiber to Replace Steel Reinforcement of Bridges, currently with Houston Offshore

 

Dr. Hrishikesh Sharma: Reliability Analysis of Bridges Subjected to Vehicle Collision, currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Assam, India

 

Dr. Maryam Bitaraf: Enhancing the Performance of the Structure with Active and Semi-active Devices using Adaptive Control Strategy, currently Assistant Professor at University of Tehran, Iran

 

Dr. Osman Ozbulut: Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Response Mitigation, currently Assistant Professor at University of Virginia

 

Dr. David Valliyappan: Constitutive Behavior of a Twaron Fabric/Natural Rubber Composite: Experiments and Modeling, currently Senior Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

 

Dr. Seok Been Im: Inspection, Assessment and Repair of Voids in Grouted, Post-tensioned Concrete Bridge Construction, (received Excellent Ph.D Dissertation Award from Korean Society of Civil Engineers), currently at Korea Infrastructure Safety Corporation KISC, South Korea

 

Dr. Yeesock Kim: Nonlinear Identification and Control of Building Structures Equipped with MR Dampers for Seismic and Wind Resistance,† currently Associate Professor at California Baptist University

 

 

Former Masterís Students (advised or co-advised)

 

 

Mrs. Jacqueline Byndas: High Speed Nondestructive Evaluation for Transportation Infrastructure

 

Mr. Ryan Posluszny: Application of AFRP Bars in Concrete Railroad Ties

 

Mr. Nathan Schulz: Development of a Finite Element Computer Model of a Motorcycle using Reverse Engineering Technique

 

Mrs. Harika Prodduturu: Project Investigation of the Correlation between Roadside Safety Hardware and Vehicle Safety Standards Evaluation Criteria

 

Mr. Casey Jones: Nondestructive Testing of Post-tensioning and Cable Stay Bridges

 

Mr. Nathan Williams: Nondestructive Testing Methods for Railroad Tunnel Lining Inspection

 

Mrs. Michelle Prouty: Evaluation of Advanced Construction Materials for Sustainable and Durable Infrastructure

 

Mr. Samuel Hurley: Determination of the Longitudinal Stress in Rails

 

Mrs. Katlyn McCoy: Nondestructive Testing of Stay Cable and External Post-tensioning System

 

Mr. Wesley Cummings: Aramid Fiber for Prestressed Bridge Girders

 

Mrs. Alejandra Roldan: Inspection of Historic Steel Bridges using Ultrasonic Phased Array

 

Mr. Joshua White: Nondestructive Testing of Tunnel Linings

 

Mr. Mo Kim: Vibrations of Traffic Signal Structures

 

Mrs. Julie Samuels: Wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring of Historic Structures, (received Ludwig C. Allen Jr. Award and Civil Engineering Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Masterís Level Research)

 

Mr. Ferdinand Djayaputra: Determination of the Longitudinal Stress in Rails

 

Dr. Taesun You: Iterative Damage Index Method for Structural Health Monitoring

 

Mr. Salil Kulkarni: Nondestructive Testing of Overhead Transmission Lines: Numerical and Experimental Investigation

 

Dr. Hrishikesh Sharma: Design of a Bridge Bumper to Protect Bridge Girders against Collisions from Overheight Vehicles

 

Mr. Shailesh Gokhale: Identification of the Stress Free Temperature in Rails using the Polarization of Rayleigh Waves, (received Eisenhower Fellowship)

 

Mr. Michael Reyer: Wireless Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges

Dr. Florian Kerber: Control of an active vibration isolation system

Mr. Thorsten MŁller: Modeling and control of an active vibration isolation system

Ms. Patrizia Pinto: Structural health monitoring in platelike structures using Lamb waves

Mr. Christoph Riess: Fatigue and damage tolerance of 728 spoilers

Dr. Paolo Alvez: Power Flow Analysis using Pulse ESPI

Dr. Peter Julisch: Vibrational analysis of impacted cfr-plates