Research Interest

 Areas of Research Interest
Micromechanical damage mechanics for
microcrack- or microvoid-weakened brittle or ductile solids. Interfacial
micromechanics of multiphase composite materials. Microcrack
interaction and evolution (nucleation, growth and kinking). Solids with
many randomly dispersed microcracks or microvoids. Micro-macro
correlation in mechanical properties of composite materials. Overall
damaged moduli and microcrack kinetics (evolutionary models) based on
advanced micromechanics, microstructures, and fracture mechanics. 2-D
and 3-D effective medium micromechanical methods and statistical
micromechanical interaction methods in tensile and compressive loadings.
Many randomly distributed interfacial and intergranular microcracks and
their effects on composite materials (including ceramics).
Micromechanical experimental validation. Efficient computational
algorithms for statistical micromechanical evolutionary damage modeling.
Statistical microcrack array shielding and amplification effects on a
macrocrack tip. Thermo-mechanical-chemical constitutive and damage
modeling of airfield concrete pavement under high temperature; coupled
heat transfer, mass transport and mechanical stress-strain fields of
airfield concrete pavement for JSFs.

Continuum elastoplastic damage mechanics
for brittle and ductile solids. Energy-based coupled
elasto-(visco-)plastic (visco-)damage theories and computational
algorithms. Thermodynamics basis. Physically motivated characterizations
of brittle and ductile damage. Damage criteria and evolution equations.
Elastic-damage and elastoplastic-damage tangent moduli. Rate-dependent
damage mechanism. Microcrack opening and closing mechanisms. Isotropic
and anisotropic damage models. Finite strain elastoplastic damage
models. Efficient computational algorithms and operator splitting
methods for evolutionary damage modeling within finite element methods.
Extensive experimental validation. Structural damage indices and
assessment.

Micromechanics of heterogeneous composites
with many randomly distributed, strongly interacting inhomogeneities.
Advanced particulate and fibrous brittle or metal matrix composites.
Ceramics and ceramic composites. Probabilistic microstructures and
microgeometry, including locations, sizes, densities, shapes,
orientations, and relative configurations of many inclusions. Strong
micromechanical interactions among many inclusions randomly dispersed in
a matrix material based on Eshelby’s eigenstrain concept. Overall
ensemble-volume averaged moduli and material responses rigorously
derived from interacting micromechanics and microstructures.
Micromechanical experimental validation using SEM (scanning electron
microscopy) and X-ray diffractometer. Mechanical (elastic and
elasto-(visco-)plastic) and conductive properties of advanced
particulate and fibrous composite materials. Elastic stress fields
arising from the single fiber pullout problem. Extension to effective
shear viscosities in colloidal suspensions at high shear rates.
Efficient numerical algorithms for computational micromechanical
modeling of composites.

Plasticity and viscoplasticity theories
and computational algorithms
. Non-smooth multi-surface plasticity
and viscoplasticity. Stability, uniqueness, softening, and completeness
issues. Efficient operator splitting and return mapping algorithms.
Consistent tangent moduli for plasticity and viscoplasticity. Unified
computational treatment for viscoplasticity and plasticity.

Nonlinear computational solid mechanics.
Nonlinear elastoplastic and finite deformation frictional contact
problems, including consistent tangent operators for superior asymptotic
rate of convergence, and perturbed and augmented Lagrangian
formulations. Advanced constitutive modeling and finite element
computations for engineering materials and structures. Nonlinear
equation solution strategies. Strain softening, material stability,
well-posedness, and uniqueness problems. Large scale computations.
Structural dynamics and transient analysis with finite element methods.

Nondestructive testing, destructive
testing, and chemically induced damage models of concrete
subjected
to external aggressive species attack (e.g., sulfate attack). Damage/
deterioration of concrete foundations and construction defects. Modeling
of the water/cement ratios, gel porosities and capillary porosities,
permeability and damage (microcracking), reduction of elastic properties
and tensile strength, damage mechanisms under combined chemical attack
and mechanical loads, and service life predictions. Testing by using the
low-frequency ultrasonic NDT, 4-point flexural bending tests, direct
tension tests, splitting tension tests, and compression tests of the
laboratory-cast concrete cylinders and of the concrete cores drilled
from actual structures. In-situ impact-echo NDT of concrete structures.

Construction defects; Damage, fracture and
failure of concrete (and stucco) components and structures; Durability;
Reliability, Construction defect expert witness
.

Fracture mechanics and failure analysis.
Structural damage assessment
due to earthquakes.

Computational geomechanics; Probabilistic
and statistical mechanics of advanced composites.
.

Nano-mechanics and nano-materials
(such as carbon nanotubes, nano-composites).

Biomechanics of bones and muscles;
computational biomechanics and micro-damage-healing; biomaterials
.

Fiber reinforced concrete and cementitious
composites
.
 Supervision
of Researchers and Students

A.  Post-Doctoral
Researchers

[1] Dr.
Xiaogong Lee, Jan. 1989 to Feb. 1990, Department of Civil Engineering and
Operations Research, Princeton
University. Research on
two-dimensional and three-dimensional micromechanical damage models for
concrete and brittle composite materials.

[2]  Dr.
Hang Deng, Oct. 1993 to March 1995, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA. Research on micromechanics of randomly dispersed fiber composites,
micromechanics of damage, and thermo-micro-mechanics of damage for
heterogeneous concrete under high temperatures.

[3] Dr.
Kuang-Hui Tseng, Dec. 1994 to Sep. 1995, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA. Research on micromechanics of randomly dispersed fiber and
particle reinforced composites, particle reinforced plastic and viscoplastic
matrix composites, and micromechanics of damage.

[4] Dr.
Lun-Chang Chou, June 1997 to July
1998, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research on
micromechanics of fiber composites, and elastic stress fields arising from the
single fiber pull-out problem.

[5]  Dr.
Yong Zhang, June 1997 to June 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.  Research on coupled
thermo-micromechanical damage modeling for airfield concrete pavement, mass
transport and heat transfer, fracture mechanics and spalling/ scaling damage,
and numerical methods (finite differences and finite elements).

[6]  Dr. Lizhi Sun, April 1998 to June 1999, Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. 
Research on local micromechanics, ensemble-volume-orientational
averaging procedures, overall elastic/ elastoplastic behavior of spheroidal
particle-reinforced brittle/ ductile matrix composites.

[7] Dr.
Yong-Bock Rhee, Feb. 1998 to Feb. 1999, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA. Research on computational damage mechanics, localization,
and meshless methods.

[8] Dr. Lisheng Weng, July 2000 to August 2001, Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research on nondestructive and
mechanical testing of concrete and composites.

[9]   Dr. Yu-Fu (Paul)
Ko
,
Jan. to July 2006, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.
Research on micromechanics and damage mechanics of fiber reinforced composites.

[10] Dr.
Fariborz M. Tehrani, September 2008 to August 2010, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research on performance-based structural
design and analysis of fiber reinforced concrete members.

[11] 
Dr.
Kuo-Yao (Matt) Yuan, Jan. to October 2009, and May 2010 to Feb 2014,
Post-doctoral Fellow and then Staff Research Associate– SRA Step III, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research on coupled
elastoplastic damage and healing models for geomaterials and composite
materials; NIST project of using nano-molecular resin as patching repair
material for asphalt potholes, involving multi-scale nano-structural and
microstructural modeling, damage modeling, failure mechanism, deformations,
fatigue, durability, and service life predictions.

[12] Dr.
Yi Wu, Jan. 2014 to present; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA. Research on micromechanical damage models for continuous fiber reinforced
composite materials.

B.  Visiting
Professors and Researchers

[1]  Dr.
Kuang-Hui (Kevin) Tseng, Jan. 1994 to Nov. 1994, Visiting Assistant Researcher
at UCLA, from the Princeton
University. Research on
micromechanics and effective elastoplastic behavior of ductile matrix
composites containing randomly dispersed inhomogeneities.

[2]   Mr.
Yaw-Dawn Pai, August 1998 to Feb. 1999, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave
from the Institute
of Nuclear Energy Research,
Taiwan.
Research on nondestructive testing of concrete members and structures.

[3]   Professor Huaining Ruan, Oct. 1999 to July 2001, Visiting
Researcher at UCLA, on leave from Hohai
University, China.
Research on micromechanics of composites and material modeling. Full Professor
rank.

[4]     Professor
Jun-Shang (Jay) Kuang
,
July 2000 to Jan. 2001, Visiting Associate Professor at UCLA, on leave from the
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Research on composites and
retrofitting of structures. Associate Professor rank.

[5]   Professor
Geon-Ho Hong, July 2001 to August 2003, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave
from Hoseo University, Korea. Research on civil
infrastructure repair and rehabilitation in Korea and U.S., and
structural health monitoring. Full Professor rank.

[6]   Professor Frank Yazdani, Sep. 2001 to August 2002, Visiting
Associate Professor at UCLA, on leave from the North Dakota State
University. Research on
damage mechanics, plasticity and computational mechanics. Currently a Full Professor
and Dept. Chair at NDSU.

[7]    Professor
Kang-Suk Suh, July 2001 to July 2003, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave
from Honam University, Korea. Research on civil
engineering construction, construction management and infrastructure. Associate
Professor rank and Vice President.

[8]  Professor
Shiyong Jiang, July 2002 to Dec.
2002, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from Chongqing University, China.
Research on structural health monitoring, seismic retrofitting, repair and
rehabilitation methods. Full Professor rank.

[9]     
Professor
Menashi Cohen, Sep. 2002 to August 2003, and Sep. 2004 to Aug. 2005, Visiting
Professor at UCLA, on leave from Purdue
University. Research on durability
and damage of concrete, and materials science of concrete and advanced
cementitious composites. Full Professor rank.

[10] 
Professor
Ping-Ju Lin, August 2003 to July
2004, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from Tungnan Institute of Science
& Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Research on fracture
mechanics, microstructures of concrete, interfacial mechanics and
micromechanics of concrete. Currently a Full Professor and Dept. Chair at Tungnan
Institute of S&T.

[11] 
Professor
Jang-Ho Jay Kim, Sep. 2006 to March
2007, Visiting Associate Professor at UCLA, on leave from Sejong University,
and Yonsei University (current), Seoul, Korea.
Research on fracture mechanics of concrete, and fiber or plastic reinforced
concrete. Associate Professor rank.

[12] 
Mr.
Zheng-Han Zhang, March to Oct. 2007,
Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from the Ph.D. program of Mechanical
Engineering, Yuan-Ze
University (Taiwan).
Research on the fatigue property of MWCNT/epoxy composite.

[13] 
Professor
Ching S. Chang,
Sep. 2007 to Dec. 2007, Visiting Professor at UCLA, on leave from the University of Massachusetts at Amhurst. Research on damage
and plasticity of concrete and soils. Full Professor rank.

[14] 
Dean
and Professor Lufeng Yang, August
2007 to August 2008, Visiting Professor at UCLA, on leave from Guangxi University (Nanning, China).
Research on structural reliability. Full Professor rank and Dean of School of Civil
Engineering and Architecture.

[15] 
Ms.
Biwan Xu, Sep. 2007 to March 2009, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from
the Ph.D. program of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University
(Shanghai, China). Research on hybrid fiber
reinforced concrete and fracture toughness of self-consolidating cementitious
composites. Co-Advised Ph.D. Thesis Student.

[16] 
Professor
Volker Slowik, August 2008 to Dec. 2008, Visiting Professor at UCLA, on leave
from Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Research on concrete
durability and fracture mechanics of concrete. Full Professor rank.

[17] 
Professor
Wenhua Wu, October 2008 to October 2009, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave
from Dalian University of Technology (Dalian, China).
Research on numerical simulation, thermomechanical coupling,
elasto-viscoplastic constitutive modeling, polymer materials and forming
processes. Associate Professor rank.

[18] 
Dr.
Genwei Wang, November 2008 to December 2009, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on
leave from Taiyuan University of Technology (Taiyuan, China). Research on surfaces,
interfaces and size effects of carbon nanotubes based nanocomposites, including
experiments, formulations and modeling. Lecturer rank.

[19] 
Professor
Liang-Jenq Leu, August to December 2009, Visiting Professor at UCLA, on leave
from National Taiwan University. Research on topology optimization, finite
element methods, and computational structural mechanics. Full Professor rank
and Dept. Chair.

[20] 
Professor
Tai-Ping Chang, August 2009 to February 2010, Visiting Professor at UCLA, on
leave from National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
(Taiwan). Research on structural dynamics, carbon nanotubes, nanomechanics,
nanomaterials, structural reliability, risk assessment, and computational
structural mechanics. Full Professor rank and Dept. Chair.

[21] 
Professor
Laurent Champaney, August 2009 to August 2010, Visiting Professor at UCLA, on
leave from ENS Cachan (Paris, France). Research on structural dynamics, contact
problems, reliability, probabilistic analysis, finite element methods,
composite materials and structures, and computational structural mechanics.
Full Professor rank and Dept. Chair.

[22] 
Ms.
Gangqin Zhang, Oct. 2009 to Oct. 2011, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave
from the Ph.D. program of the College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University (Shanghai,
China). Research on fiber reinforced concrete, concrete durability and
underground tunnel concrete lining and connections. Co-Advised Ph.D. Thesis
Student.

[23] 
Ms.
Ying Ma, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2010, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from the
Ph.D. program of the College of Civil Engineering, Southeast University (Nanjing,
China). Research on long-term deformation of segmental large-span prestressed
concrete box girders.

[24] 
Dr.
Zhiguo Yan, January 2011 to January 2012, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave
from Tongji University (Shanghai, China). Research on high temperature and fire
resistance modeling tunnel fiber reinforced concrete structures. Assistant Professor
rank.

[25] 
Professor
Pengfei Hou, July 2011 to July 2012, Visiting Professor at UCLA, on leave from Hunan
University (Changsha, China). Research on smart, piezoelectric composites, and
engineering applications of Green’s functions to advanced materials. Professor and
Department Chair rank.

[26] Professor Yanjun Chang, Jan. 2013 to Jan. 2014,
Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from Guangxi University (Nanning, China).
Research on damage mechanics, micromechanics, plasticity, metals, metal matrix composites,
and textile composites. Associate Professor rank.

[27] Professor
Chang-Jiang Shao, Sep. 2013 to Oct. 2014, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave
from Southwest Jiaotong University (Chengdu, China). Research on damage
mechanics, and damage mechanisms of concrete structures under seismic
excitations. Associate Professor rank.

[28] Dr.
Jun Ma, Sep. 2013 to Sep. 2014, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from
Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin, China). Research on bridge engineering,
and long-term performance research of pre-stressed concrete continuous rigid
frame bridges under environmental effects. Assistant Professor rank.

[29] Dr.
Ji Zhang, Feb. 2014 to May 2014, Visiting Researcher at UCLA, on leave from
Tongji University (Shanghai, China). Research on thermodynamics basis and
formulation for continuum damage mechanics of concrete. Assistant Professor
rank.

C.  Habilitation
(D’Habilitation a Diriger des
Recherches) Jury Member

[1]    Gilles
Lubineau, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, December 8, 2008, Ecole Normale
Superieure de Cachan, France. Habilitation Thesis Title: “Vers une pyramide d’outils pour la modelisation et l’identification des
materiaux composites”,
Habilitation Jury Member.

 

D.  Doctoral
Dissertations (Ph.D.)

[1]   Tsung-Muh
Chen, Ph.D., April 7, 1993,
Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University;
Dissertation Title: “Micromechanics and
Effective Properties of Particulate Composites and Fluid Suspensions
”. Thesis
Advisor.

[2]   Kuang-Hui
(Kevin) Tseng, Ph.D., Dec. 2, 1994, Department of Civil Engineering and
Operations Research, Princeton University; Dissertation Title: “Effective Elastic and Elastoplastic Behavior
of Composite Materials with Randomly Dispersed Interacting Microcracks or
Inhomogeneities: Statistical Micromechanical Formulations and Computational
Aspects
”. Thesis Advisor.

[3]     Lun-Chang Chou, Ph.D., May 23, 1997, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA; Dissertation Title: “Elastic
Stress Fields Arising from the Single Fiber Pull-out Problem
”. Thesis
Advisor. Currently: Associate Professor,
Chien-Kuo Technology University,
Taiwan.

[4]  Yong
Zhang, Ph.D., May 22, 1997,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; Dissertation Title: “Thermo-micromechanical Damage Modeling for
Airfield Concrete Pavement
”. Thesis Advisor.

[5]  John
Hah, Ph.D., June 25, 1997,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA;
Dissertation Title: “Nonlinear Finite
Element Analysis with Parallel Element Modeling Technique
”. Thesis Advisor.
Currently: Principal, Creative Engineering Solutions, Inc., Culver City, CA.

[6]  Lizhi
Sun
,
Ph.D., Feb. 4, 1998; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; Dissertation Title: “Micromechanics and Overall Elastoplasticity of Discontinuously
Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites
”; Recipient of UCLA
Campus-wide 1997-98 Dissertation Year Fellowship. Recipient
of the 1998 Outstanding Ph.D. Award, School
of Engineering and
Applied Science, UCLA. Thesis Advisor. Currently: Full Professor and Department Vice Chair, Dept. of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, University
of California, Irvine
.

[7]   Haeng-Ki
Lee
,
Ph.D., Oct. 12, 1998;
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; Dissertation Title: “Three-Dimensional Micromechanical Damage
Models for Effective Elastic and Elastoplastic Behavior of Composite Materials
with Inhomogeneities or Microcracks
”. Thesis Advisor. Currently: Full Professor with tenure and Department
Head
, Dept. of Civil Engineering, KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology)
, Korea.

[8]     Xiaodong Zhang, Ph.D., March 18, 1999; Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; Dissertation Title: “Micromechanics and Effective Mechanical
Behavior of Composites with Randomly Located Aligned Fibers
”. Recipient of
the 1999 Outstanding Ph.D. Award, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA. Thesis Advisor. Currently: Senior Research Engineer,
Simulation and Modeling Group, General Motor Co.

[9]  
Hongwei Gong, Ph.D., May 17, 2000; Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; Dissertation Title: “Thermo-Micromechanical Damage Models of
Airfield Concrete Pavement under High Temperature Loading
”. Thesis Advisor.
Currently: Senior Engineer, Carter and Burgess Architects and Engineers, Costa Mesa.

[10] 
Lisheng
Weng
, Ph.D., May 22, 2000; Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA; Dissertation Title: “On
the Investigation of the Effects of Grain Size, Damage and Exciting Frequency
upon P-Wave Characteristics of Ultrasonic NDE
of Concrete
”. Winner of the 2000 ACI-James-Instruments Award for Research in
Nondestructive Testing
. Recipient of the 2000 Outstanding Ph.D. Award,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Thesis Advisor. Currently:
Design Integrator and Senior Research Engineer, Intel Corp., Phoenix, AZ.

[11] Alberto
Felix Salamanca
Pinzon, Ph.D., Nov. 23,
2004; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation
Title: “Development, Modeling,
Identification and Simulation of a Small Shaking Table System
”. Thesis
Co-Advisor (with Prof. Joel Conte of UCSD). Currently: Research Associate and
Lecturer, NEES Project, Dept. of CEE, UCLA.

[12]  Yu-Fu (Paul) Ko, Ph.D., Nov.
22, 2005; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation
Title: “Effective Elastoplastic-Damage
Model for Fiber-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites with Evolutionary Fibers
Debonding
”. Recipient of the 2003 TA
of the Year Award
from the ASCE Student Chapter at UCLA. Recipient of the Martin Rubin Scholarships in AY 2003-2004. Recipient
of the 2003 Concrete Masonry Association
of California
and Nevada
Scholarships
. Recipient of the 2006
Outstanding Ph.D. Award, Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Thesis Advisor. Currently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil
Engineering, California State University, Long Beach.

[13] 
Ms. Sejin Oh, Ph.D., Sep. 7,
2007; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “Stationary and Quasi-Static Evolutionary Analysis of Elastic Crack
Interaction with Dislocation Arrays
”. Recipient of the 2003 Engineering Sciences Summer Institute Fellowships, Sandia
National Lab (at Livermore,
CA), under my direction.
Recipient of the Martin Rubin
Scholarships in AY 2004—2005
. Recipient of the 2005 TA of the Year Award from the ASCE Student Chapter at UCLA.
Thesis Advisor. Currently: Research Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Livermore,
CA.

[14] 
Prechaporn
Suwatnodom, Ph.D., Dec. 12, 2007; Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “3-D Micromechanical Damage Models, Fiber Pullout Models and Fracture
Toughness of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites
”. Recipient
of the 2001-2005 Thai Government
Fellowships
. Recipient of the Most
Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award
from the Engineering
Society of UCLA in May 2005 (the
first recipient from the CEE Dept. ever to receive the Schoolwide TA award).
Thesis Advisor. Currently: Senior Engineer, Ministry of Transportation,
Thailand.

[15] 
Fariborz M.
Tehrani
,
Ph.D., May 22, 2008; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation
Title: “Performance of Steel Fiber
Reinforced Concrete in Beam-Column Connections
”. Recipient of the 2004 Concrete Masonry Association of
California and Nevada Scholarships
. Thesis Advisor. Currently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and
Geomatics Engineering, California State University, Fresno.

[16] Kuo-Yao
(Matt) Yuan, Ph.D., December 18, 2008; Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “Energy
Based Coupled Elastoplastic Damage-Healing Formulations for Earth Moving
Processes
”. Recipient of the 2005
Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada Scholarships
. Thesis
Advisor. Currently: Post-Doc and Lecturer at UCLA.

[17] 
Keiji Yanase, Ph.D., August 26, 2009; Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “Micromechanics and Effective
Thermo-Mechanical Damage and Deformation Responses of Composite Materials
”.
Recipient of the 2007 Concrete Masonry
Association of California and Nevada Scholarships
. Thesis Advisor. Currently:
Assistant Professor, Dept. of
Mechanical Engineering, Fukuoka University, Kyushu, Japan.

[18] 
Ms.
Biwan Xu, Ph.D., September 16, 2009; School of Materials Science and
Engineering, Tongji University (Shanghai, China). Dissertation Title: “Modeling Prediction of Tensile Property and
Fracture Energy of Hooked End Steel Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites
”.
Thesis Co-Advisor. Currently: Post-Doctoral fellow, Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology.

[19] 
Shih-Jie
(Jay) Huang, Ph.D.; July 14, 2010; Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “Carbon
Nanotube as Biosensors to Detect and Measure Protein Activities Embedded within
Lipid Membranes
”.

[20]  Ms.
Gangqin Zhang, Ph.D., February 27, 2013; College of Civil Engineering, Tongji
University (Shanghai, China). Joint Training Ph.D. Student at UCLA, October
2009-November 2011. Dissertation Title: “The
Durability of Sub-water Tunnel Based on Chloride Ion and Fracture Performance
of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete with PCM
”. Thesis Co-Advisor. Currently:
Post-Doctoral fellow, Tongji University.

[21] Yu-Kai
(Carl) Wang, Ph.D., September 17, 2013; Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “Multi-level
Micromechanical Modeling of Bone Tissues
”. Recipient of the 2006 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada Scholarships.
Thesis Advisor.

[22] 
Ms.
Yi Wu, Ph.D., November 21, 2013; Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “Micromechanical Damage Models for Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composite
Materials
”. Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Recipient of the 2008 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada Scholarships.
Thesis Advisor.

[23]  Seongwon
(Jason) Hong, Ph.D., May 22, 2014; Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA. Dissertation Title: “Energy
Based Thermo-Elastoviscoplastic Damage-Self Healing Formulations for Bituminous
Composites
”. Recipient of the 2013
Mendez Scholarships NonProfit
. Thesis Advisor.

[24] 
Ms.
Anny W. Kuo, Ph.D. student, 4th
Year; Preliminary Written Exam passed in Jan. 2002; Preliminary Oral Exam
passed in May 2003; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.
Recipient of the 2001 and 2002 Engineering
Sciences Summer Institute Fellowships,
Sandia National Lab (at Livermore, CA),
under my direction. Recipient of the inaugural Martin Rubin Scholarships in AY 2002—2003. Thesis Advisor.

[25] 
Ms.
Hsuan-Ju (Ruth) Hung, Ph.D. student, 3rd Year; Preliminary Written
Exam passed in June 2009; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA. Recipient of the 2009 Concrete
Masonry Association of California and Nevada Scholarships
. Thesis Advisor.

[26] 
Chung-Wen
Chuang, Ph.D. student, 3rd Year; Preliminary Written Exam passed in
June 2009; Oral Qualifying Exam (Prospectus and Doctoral
Candidacy) passed on August 23, 2012; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Recipient
of the 2010 Concrete Masonry Association
of California and Nevada Scholarships
. Thesis Advisor.

[27] 
Chia-So
Chuang, Ph.D. student, 3rd Year; Preliminary Written Exam passed in
June 2010; Oral Qualifying Exam (Prospectus and Doctoral
Candidacy) passed on August 23, 2012; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Recipient
of the 2010 Concrete Masonry Association
of California and Nevada Scholarships
. Thesis Advisor.

E.  Degree of
Engineer

[1] Fariborz
Mohammadi Tehrani, degree conferred in Dec. 2003; Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research Advisor.

[2] Shih-Jie
(Jay) Huang, degree conferred in March 2004; Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research Advisor.

[3] Yu-Fu
(Paul) Ko, degree conferred in March 2004; Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research Advisor.

[4] Sejin Oh, degree
conferred in June 2006; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA. Research Advisor.

[5] Kuo-Yao
(Matt) Yuan, degree conferred in June 2007; Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA. Research Advisor.

 

F.  Master Theses/
M.S. Degree

[1] Tsung-Muh
Chen, M.S., June 1990, Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research,
Princeton University, “Effective Elastic Moduli of Two-Dimensional Brittle
Solids with Interacting Microcracks”.

[2]
Kuang-Hui
Tseng, M.S., June 1991, Department of Civil Engineering and Operations
Research, Princeton
University, “A
Three-Dimensional Statistical Micromechanical Theory for Brittle Solids with
Interacting Microcracks”.

[3]   Wen-Sen
Lin, M.S., June 1992, Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research,
Princeton University,  “Evolutionary
Micromechanical Damage Models for Polycrystalline Ceramics”.

[4]    Yong
Zhang, M.S. (Plan II), June 1996, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[5]     Lizhi
Sun
,
M.S. (Plan II), June 1997, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[6] Xiaodong Zhang, M.S. (Plan
II), June 1997, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[7]
Haeng-Ki
Lee
,
M.S. (Plan II), June 1997, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[8] Lisheng
Weng
, M.S. (Plan II), June 1997, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[9]    Dalnim
Kang, M.S. (Plan II), June 1997, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[10] Hongwei Gong, M.S. (Plan
II), June 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[11] 
Shuen-Ching
Cheng, M.S. (Plan II), Sep. 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[12] 
Chang-Shien Lin, M.S.
(Plan II), Dec. 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[13] 
Pin-Hsiu
Yeh, M.S. (Plan II), June 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[14] 
Hsiao-Chun
Chao, M.S. (Plan II), June 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[15] 
Tanya
M. Reidy, M.S. (Plan II), Sep. 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[16] 
David
Bates, M.S. (Plan II), Sep. 1998, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[17] 
Mikael
Azran, M.S. (Plan II), June 1999, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[18] 
Kregg
Koch, M.S. (Plan II), June 2000, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[19] 
Khoi
Do, M.S. (Plan II), June 2000, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[20] 
Alex
J.C. Lee, M.S. (Plan II), June 2000, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[21] 
Sherwin
Shoraka, M.S. (Plan II), June 2000, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[22] 
Naushad
Hossain, M.S. Thesis, November 2001,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; Title: “Characterization
of the Young’s Modulus of CMOS
Thin Films”.

[23] 
Simon H.Y. Fu, M.S. Thesis, in progress;. Recipient of
the 2000 Outstanding M.S. Award, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[24] 
Anny W. Kuo, M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2001; Recipient
of the 2002 Outstanding M.S. Award, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[25] 
Shih-Jie (Jay)
Huang
,
M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2001, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[26] 
Yu-Fu (Paul) Ko, M.S. (Plan
II), Dec. 2001, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[27] 
John
Cheng-Ming Sun, M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2001, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[28] 
Prechaporn
Suwatnodom
, M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2001, Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[29] 
Sejin
Oh
,
M.S. (Plan II), March 2003; Recipient of the 2003 Outstanding M.S. Award,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[30] 
Alan
Edouard Jalil, M.S. (Plan II), June 2003, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[31] 
Ali
Monshizadeh, M.S. (Plan II), June 2003, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[32] 
Hsiao
Tsung Hsiung, M.S. (Plan II), June 2004, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[33] 
Jorge Chen, M.S. (Plan
II), June 2004, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[34] 
Richard
James Henry Gash, M.S. (Plan II), June 2005, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[35] 
Hodong
Han, M.S. (Plan II), June 2005, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[36] 
Daniel
Wook Kwon, M.S. (Plan II), June 2005, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[37] 
Albert
Yo-Jen Chen, M.S. (Plan II), June 2006, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[38] 
Chen-Min
Huang, M.S. (Plan II), June 2006, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[39] 
Parham
Hendifar, M.S. (Plan II), June 2006, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[40] 
Ashpica
Chhabra, M.S. (Plan II), June 2006, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[41] 
Diane
Amy-Marie Hurley, M.S. (Plan II), June 2007, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[42] 
Xiao
Xuan Du, M.S. (Plan II), June 2010, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UCLA.

[43] 
Matthew
John Fontanesi, M.S. (Plan II), June 2007, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[44] 
Adam
Thomas Holman, M.S. (Plan II), June 2007, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[45] 
Albert Tam, M.S. (Plan II),
June 2008 expected, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[46] 
Kuo-Yao
(Matt) Yuan, M.S. (Plan II), June 2007, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[47] 
Alessandro
Paglia, M.S. Thesis, September 2009,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; Title: “A Fiber Pull-out
Based Model for Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams under a Flexural Load”.

[48] 
Pierre
Alex Augustin, M.S. (Plan II), June 2008, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[49] 
Jan
Yi Chen, M.S. (Plan II), June 2008, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[50] 
Kamalpreet
Singh Kalsi, M.S. (Plan II), June 2008, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[51] 
Larry
Quach, M.S. (Plan II), June 2008, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[52] 
Cameron
Brooke Samuelson-Sanford, M.S. (Plan II), June 2008, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[53] 
Yi
Wu, M.S. (Plan II), June 2008, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[54] 
Nergal
Daniel, M.S. (Plan II), June 2009, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[55] 
Michael
Allen Guzzi, M.S. (Plan II), June 2009, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[56] 
Michael
Charles Hillman, M.S. (Plan II), June 2009, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[57] 
Camille
Marodon, M.S. (Plan II), June 2009, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[58] 
Derrick
Masulis, M.S. (Plan II), June 2009, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[59] 
Andrew
Ahmad Ziaei, M.S. (Plan II), June 2009, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[60] 
Alexander
Ryan Chung, M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2010 (expected), Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[61]    
Armin
Mehdizadeh, M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2010, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[62]    
Nima
Nikbakht, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[63]    
Anthony
Sefong Wong, M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2010 (expected), Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[64]    
Kuntai
Cyrus Jeff Lin, M.S. (Plan II), June 2011, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.

[65]    
Hsuan-Ju
Hung, M.S. (Plan II), March 2011, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[66]    
Simson
Ka-Hing Chiu, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[67]    
Yajuan
Duan, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[68]    
Hubert
Helouis, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[69]    
Phuong-Quynh
Ho, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[70] 
Angela
Lynne Lin, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[71] 
Ehsan
Mohajerani, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[72] 
Tyler
Bret Moser, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[73] 
Khoi
Phu Pham, M.S. (Plan II), June 2012, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, UCLA.

[74] 
Maham
Haghighat, M.S. (Plan II), Dec. 2012 (expected), Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, UCLA.