Research – Jiann-Wen Woody JU, Ph.D., P.E.

 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.