Over 15 years of research in polymer based materials. Research includes quantum dots and development nanoclay composite, Associate Dean for research for the past 3 years. Expertise: Polymer composites, nanomaterials, characterization and modeling.
Director of Hsu Structural Engineering Laboratory
Director, National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM)
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director of Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology
Director of Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology
Over 25 years of research in the areas of design and rehabilitation of civil infrastructures. Developing and characterizing smart materials for various anchor systems and coastal protection. Published over 150 refereed papers and performed research with over $6 million in funding. Expertise: Infrastructure Rehabilitation, Repair Materials, Life Cycle Cost Model, Nondestructive Testing, Development of Anchor Systems, Coastal Protection, Finite Element Analyses, Smart Materials, Nanotechnology.
Director of Civil Engineering Graduate Program