Ali Abolmaali, Ph. D., P.E.
Director, Center for Structural Engineering Research
Education: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1999
Area of Expertise: Nonlinear structural mechanics and dynamics, finite element method, structural failure analysis.
Shih-ho Chao Ph.D.
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2005
Areas of Expertise: Fiber reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, reinforced concrete, self-consolidated concrete, performance of reinforced concrete and steel structures under earthquake loads, seismic design of structures, large-scale structural testing.
Sahadat Hossain, Ph. D., P.E.
Education: Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2002
Area of Expertise: Landfill and brownfields, contaminated site characterization and remediation, numerical modeling in geotechnics, excavation support systems, deep foundations and reliability-based designs, embankments and levees.
Laureano R. Hoyos, Ph.D., P.E.
Education: Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998
Area of Expertise: Behavior of earth materials - landfills and brownfields, contaminated site characterization and remediation, numerical modeling in geotechnics, foundations, embankments and levees.
Mohammad Najafi, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE)
Coordinator, Construction Engineering and Management Program
Education: Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, 1993
Area of Expertise: Construction engineering and management, trenchless technology, asset management of transportation and infrastructure systems.
Stefan A. Romanoschi, Ph.D., P.E.
Education: Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999
Areas of Expertise: In situ and laboratory testing of highway materials, soil stabilization, pavement design, instrumentation and data acquisition, accelerated pavement testing, constitutive modeling of pavement materials, pavement management systems.