Structural Engineering

Structural Concrete Including Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Theresa M. Ahlborn

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Center for Structural Durability

906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu
Dillman 108

Teaching Interests

  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Engineering - Design and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Applications of UHPC for Buildings and Bridges
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Remote Sensing for Bridge Condition Assessment
  • Bridge Inspection with Today’s Advancing Technologies
  • Anchorage and Development of Reinforcement

Devin Harris

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Structural engineering, with a main focus on bridges and innovative materials for civil infrastructure

Wood Engineering and Timber Frames

William M. Bulleit

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2853
wmbullei@mtu.edu
Dillman 201C

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Reliability
  • Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Timber Design
  • Advanced Structural Analysis: Energy Methods and Structural Stability
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

Research Interests

  • Structural Reliability/Probabilistic Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Computational Intelligence Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Philosophy of Engineering
  • Wood Structures and Elements
  • Structural Wood Engineering
  • Load-Duration Behavior of Wood Members and Connections

Earthquake Engineering

Yue Li

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-1485
yueli@mtu.edu
Dillman 201B

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Structural reliability analysis and probabilistic design
  • Multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation
  • Resilient civil infrastructure and sustainability
  • Effects of climate change on infrastructure risk assessment and climatic adaptation
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Wood engineering
  • Wind engineering

Remote Sensing Systems and NDE for Infrastructure Monitoring

R. Andrew Swartz

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2439
raswartz@mtu.edu
Dillman 201I

Research Interests

  • Application computationally efficient and robust embedded algorithms for monitoring and protection of civil infrastructure assets such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, wind turbines, roadways, and railroads.

Devin Harris

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Structural engineering, with a main focus on bridges and innovative materials for civil infrastructure

Theresa M. Ahlborn

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Center for Structural Durability

906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu
Dillman 108

Teaching Interests

  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Engineering - Design and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Applications of UHPC for Buildings and Bridges
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Remote Sensing for Bridge Condition Assessment
  • Bridge Inspection with Today’s Advancing Technologies
  • Anchorage and Development of Reinforcement

Structural Reliability and Probabilistic Design

William M. Bulleit

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2853
wmbullei@mtu.edu
Dillman 201C

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Reliability
  • Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Timber Design
  • Advanced Structural Analysis: Energy Methods and Structural Stability
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

Research Interests

  • Structural Reliability/Probabilistic Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Computational Intelligence Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Philosophy of Engineering
  • Wood Structures and Elements
  • Structural Wood Engineering
  • Load-Duration Behavior of Wood Members and Connections

Yue Li

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-1485
yueli@mtu.edu
Dillman 201B

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Structural reliability analysis and probabilistic design
  • Multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation
  • Resilient civil infrastructure and sustainability
  • Effects of climate change on infrastructure risk assessment and climatic adaptation
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Wood engineering
  • Wind engineering

Structural Mechanics and Modeling

Qingli Dai

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu
Dow 862

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, constitutive modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Properties and performance of asphalt mixtures
  • Cement microstructure and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative asphalt materials
  • Active piezoelectric materials, structural damping control
  • Acoustic emission damage detection, X-ray tomography, imaging processing